Rapper and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant Master P will stand trial on felony gun possession charges. TMZ was the only media in court as Master P and his brother, co-defendant Vyshonn Miller, watched UCLA officer Ethan Shear testify how he pulled a gun on the pair after noticing two weapons in the car they were driving.
Rap acts on television this week include Master P, who talks about being voted off ‘Dancing With The Stars’ on ‘The Tony Danza Show’ on Tuesday; Snoop Dogg, who visits ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Wednesday; Young Jeezy, who apparently visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday; Nick Cannon, who visits ‘TRL’ on Thursday; will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, who performs with Sergio Mendes on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Thursday; and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who visits ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Friday.
Master P tells AllHipHop.com that Kanye West’s criticism of George Bush came at the wrong time — during a telethon to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. “I think that if Kanye West [felt] like that, he needed to wait cause I got people in my community dying right now,” Master P said. “I got kids lost, I got parents lost, I got people got nowhere to go back to right now, so we need the government. We gon’ need the president.”
Where are the 504 Boys, and Master P in the wake of the devastation that has hit Louisiana due to Hurricane Katrina? We all buy their music and make them filthy rich. We watch them flash their bling and various cars, but where are they now? We see various celebrities on TV, donating money and starting fund raisers to help support the recovery efforts, but we haven’t seen not one of them or heard of not one of them donating to help the cause. The rappers brag on how much money they have and show us their beautiful mansions, but “WHERE ARE THEY NOW”, when their own state that they claim and represent needs them. WHERE ARE THEY NOW, for the hundreds of people across 4 states that buy their records that where affected by Hurricane Katrina??????? I feel they need to step up to the plate. I know that their lives have been affected by this tradgedy as well, but you have to HELP YOUR OWN PEOPLE, AND THE ONES THAT SUPPORT YOU, and helped you get to your current social status!!
Master P and Juvenile attended a press conference on Thursday (September 1) in New York City to announce they will take part in a telethon to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The prime-time telethon is Friday (September 9) on BET which is partnering with the Urban League, American Red Cross and Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and will feature numerous celebrities. Check out pictures from FilmMagic, GettyImages, and WireImage.
With possibly thousands dead, water and food supplies running out and 80 percent of New Orleans submerged in rising waters, rap mogul and native son Master P has been busy trying to coordinate relief efforts to help citizens cope with perhaps the most catastrophic natural disaster ever experienced on US soil. “Too many people cherish material things. They should be concerned about being alright. They should cherish their lives.” Master P said yesterday. “Talking to people who stayed, man … they’re just in shock. Seeing bodies floating in the water. Seeing family and people they know and grew up with dead. Watching neighbors trapped in attics, trying to get out and then knowing that they drown. It’s just awful.”
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Next Friday, BET will hold a telethon to raise money for the victims of Katrina. Debra Lee, the CEO of BET, spoke with ‘The Early Show’ about the effort, which David Banner and Master P have offered their help. The telethon airs September 9th. Watch the clip below.
Master P is out with the video to his new single ‘I Need Dubs’, from his new album ‘Ghetto Bill: The Best Hustler In The Game, Vol.1’. Watch it via Blastro below.
Rap acts on television this week include Fat Joe, who visits ‘Daily Download’ on Monday; Master P, who visits ‘Cold Pizza’ on Tuesday; Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday; and Black Eyed Peas, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Wednesday.