The hip-hop police has struck again….Check out the mugshot of T-Pain aka Faheem Najm, the next rapper turnt singer to make a trip behind bars this week.??T. Pain turned himself into Florida officials after being “written up” while driving his Lamborghini in Florida.??I may be?wrong, but from what I read, it seems like he wasn’t “stopped” by an officer, they?simply ran the tags of?an expensive vehicle being driven by a black male and it came back registered to a person with a suspended license (who was also a habitual violator).?? Y’all know they watchin…so why not keep your nose clean???
Officers observed T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Najm, driving a Lamborghini Gallardo in June. At the time, his driver’s license had been revoked for being a habitual traffic violator, officials reported.
The 23-year-old Tallahassee native turned himself in at the Leon County jail and was later released. He was to perform Sunday at the Tallahassee Civic Center.(Source)
?Hip Hop is on Trial…and Everyone’s Snitching!? Powerful words….huh?!??? When I read those words for the first time, they rang so true to me that a chill ran up my spine.? Hip Hop has been under fire for a minute now and the war is getting bigger and bigger.?? From Don Imus to Oprah the genre has been blasted and the “hip-hop generation” has had to defend it’s actions and words from every angle.??Rodney Carmichael wrote an article the other day in Creative Loafing addressing the issue:
Though the first chapter in T.I.’s federal firearms case drew to a close with his $3 million bond release last Friday, Oct. 26, the rap industry continues to dodge bullets in a year that has been full of nonstop drama. Perhaps DJ Drama’s arrest on racketeering charges at his downtown Atlanta office was an omen. Since then, everything from violent lyrics and gratuitous sexual imagery in videos to the genre’s prolific use of degrading words like “nigga,” “bitch” and “ho” have come under fire.
It just ain’t right when a man beats up on a woman!Check out the mugshot of Da Brat aka Shawntae Harris.? Da Brat was locked up last night after an altercation with a waitress at Jermaine Dupri’s Studio 72.
Check out Keyshia Cole on the December cover of VIBE magazine.? I think she looks great…maybe a bit over-exposed…but I have breasts so I really don’t care to see hers.???
Also check out her recent appearance on the Tyra Banks show. I like Tyra but she needs more interview skills…but it’s her show so she can talk about herself if she wants too… Click Here to see part deux.
I feel so bad for Michael Vick.? I really do….but I feel obligated to tell y’all what’s going on.? This week, Mike not only put his Atlanta home on the market, he has now purchased a?condo in Miami, Florida.?
You may be scratching your head and asking….”so….why would he buy a home in Florida when he can’t even leave Virginia??”? Well…my friends….here’s the deal.??
Just like O.J., Mike has been schooled!….it is rumored that Mike is headed towards bankruptcy and since Florida’s laws allow somewhat of a safehaven for propery owners (remember?how O.J. Simpson fled to Florida from California to avoid paying anything on the judgment in the Goldman’s civil lawsuit?), Mike appears to be purchasing property there so that he can retain some of his wealth…..Anywhoo, Mike’s little brother, Marcus Vick (who has an impressive?criminal past of his own) is currently keeping the pad warm.? They may end up roomates, being that Marcus was also released from his team (the Miami Dolphins)?in May of this year.? (Source)