ABC News obtained reports that indicate that rapper Gary “Eldorado Red” Bradford is one of the five men charged with Lil Phat 2012 murder. Strangely enough, Red had previously collaborated with Lil Phat on a number of tracks from their respective mixtapes McRado’s 2 and Return Of The Mob.
The other men who were charged with the murder include Division II college basketball star Decensea Xavier White, alleged Russian mobster Mani Chulpayev, Maurice DeWayne Conner and DeAndre Washington.
The five suspects face six counts of participation in criminal gang activity, murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Conner and Chulpayev face additional charges of possession of a deadly weapon by a convicted felon.
Bradford is being held in police custody without bond
Chad Johnson has just been arrested and sentenced to 30 days in jail by a Florida judge after a bizarre set of even ts.
The former NFL player was in a Broward County, Florida courtroom this morning because he violated his probation in his Evelyn Lozada domestic violence case recently.
Johnson’s attorney was about to seal a plea deal to keep his client out of jail when Judge Kathleen McHugh asked Chad if he was happy with his lawyer.
Chad playfully slapped his male attorney on the butt and smiled, which made the courtroom erupt in laughter. The judge then asked Chad if he thought the court proceedings were a joke.
“I had no intent to make this a joke, because my life is in shambles right now,” Chad replied.
2 Chainz was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight Sunday in San Francisco … and police say the rapper’s entourage fled “like cockroaches” when it all went down.
A San Francisco PD sergeant tells TMZ … cops responded to a shots-fired call just after 4:30 PM. We’re told when they got to the scene, 2 Chainz wasn’t cooperative … saying he wanted to handle it himself.
Chainz told police his wallet was stolen and that’s all that happened.
Police reviewed surveillance video … which revealed Chainz was clearly the intended target.
We’re told video also shows Chainz and 14 of his people all “ran away from the incident like cockroaches running from a flashlight.”
A driver opened fire on a crowd of people surrounding the tour bus of rapper French Montana after a concert in Philadelphia, killing one person and injuring another, according to police.
The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday as the entourage had arrived at a hotel near Penn’s Landing after the rapper had headlined a sold-out show at the Theatre of Living Arts. Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Scott Small said a crowd formed around the bus, a car pulled up and someone began shooting.
“A large crowd of fans, as well as some of the entourage, were loitering and just hanging out,” Small told reporters. He said one man may have fired back.
A 27-year-old man was hit in the abdomen and later pronounced dead at a hospital. A 29-year-old man, who was hit in the shoulder, was treated at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and is in stable condition,their names haven’t been released.
After Lil Wayne has words for the NBA’s Miami Heat, Luther “Luke” Campbell says Weezy is disrespecting his city. He also asks what Rick Ross and DJ Khaled are going to do about this.
Recently, Lil Wayne caused a stir when he asked a crowd of fans to scream obscenities directed at the Miami Heat and the NBA. He went on to say that he had sex with Heat player Chris Bosh’s wife, though in a more derogatory fashion.
Longtime Miami representative Luther “Luke” Campbell was deeply offended by Wayne’s comments and he wrote a blog about how fed up he is with Weezy. In his blog, Luke explains that Lil Wayne “treats Miami like his bitch because people let him.” He also says that this would have never gone down during his era, recalling that Dr. Dre had to cancel concerts in Miami as a result of their feud. Furthermore, he asks what other Miami artists are going to do about it, saying Rick Ross and DJ Khaled need to set Wayne straight. Luke’s entire post against Lil Wayne’s treatment of Miami can be read below, courtesy of his blog at Miami New Times.
Miamians are mad as hell at rapper Lil Wayne because he said fuck the Heat, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh on Sunday at a nightclub party in Houston. Lil Wayne even claimed he had sex with Bosh’s wife. That was way out of line. However, don’t blame Weezy for talking trash.
He has no respect for the city because people in Miami’s entertainment industry — from local radio DJs to South Beach nightclub promoters to the Heat’s front office — spread their legs for him and every out-of-town celebrity who rolls through town.
Lil Wayne treats Miami like his bitch because people let him.
When Weezy claimed he was thrown out of the Heat home game versus the Lakers, the franchise tried to downplay the incident, saying they only asked him to leave and he left on his own. That was a bitch move.
The Heat should have followed the Oklahoma City Thunder’s lead. Last year, Oklahoma City representatives told Lil Wayne to take a hike when he asked for courtside seats to one of the Thunder’s playoff games against the San Antonio Spurs. The
Miami Heat should be giving court-side seats to the city’s true local hip-hop heroes, like Trick Daddy and Betty Wright.
Stars can call up the Heat and get a free front-row seat or have nightclubs give them free tables and bottles of liquor whenever they want. Lil Wayne gets away with it because venue promoters are desperate to get mentioned in the gossip blogs and magazines. Local record label owners and radio station programming directors are also guilty of brown-nosing these interlopers.
Up-and-coming local artists like Alyric, K Kutta, Blaze, and YD can’t get their songs played on the radio because the stations are too busy playing shit from Cash Money Records. When the radio people get some balls and stop acting like groupies, they will stop playing Lil Wayne and company’s music.
Hell, I want to know what Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, and all these so-called 305 rappers who hang with Lil Wayne have to say about him disrespecting our home team. They need to set Lil Wayne straight. When you disrespect Miami, you can’t be allowed into any arena, restaurant, club, or even McDonald’s to get a burger. And you better not show your face in the hood.
None of this bullshit would have happened under my watch. In 1992, when I had a beef with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, they had to cancel a concert in Miami. For years, they couldn’t set foot in the 305 because it was so hot. Suge Knight had to come down and smoke a peace pipe with me.
We also kept it real at the old Miami Arena, where I had season tickets from the first tip-off on July 13, 1988. I sat in the fourth row behind the basket near former Miami City Manager Joe Arriola. For a game against the New York Knicks, filmmaker Spike Lee was sitting in front of me. It was right after he trashed me on The Arsenio Hall Show.
Joe and I cussed him out during the entire first quarter. Arriola ended up getting thrown out, but Spike didn’t come back for the second half.
I’m gonna have to come out of retirement because Miami’s entertainment industry has gone soft. I’ve got no problem telling Lil Wayne where he can go.