The 2017 BET Awards hosted by Leslie Jones was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles over the weekend. The show was a snoozer. Kudos if you stayed awake to watch it all the way through. Hollywood socialite Blac Chyna, left, and her bestie Star Divine partied at Le Jardin on Friday night with rappers Dave East, Yo Gotti, singer Trey Songz and others.

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Atlanta party promoter Mr Ruggs, pictured 2nd from left, held his 4th annual White Party at Atlanta’s Gold Room on Friday. Invited guests included rappers Fabolous (left), Meek Mill (right), Yo Gotti (2nd from right) 2 Chainz, and Jadakiss; socialites Monyetta Shaw, Bernice Burgos and Toya Wright; NBA baller James Harden, and more!

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Blac Youngsta

Wells Fargo is disputing allegations made by Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta that he was racially profiled by the bank and Atlanta police after he withdrew $200,000 in cash last week.

A spokesperson for Wells Fargo bank told Hiphopenquirer.com exclusively that Youngsta never made a withdrawal, and furthermore, he doesn’t have an account at Wells Fargo bank.

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Blac Youngsta

Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta says he was racially profiled by Atlanta police and a local bank after he withdrew $200,000 of his own money from his bank account.

Youngsta, whose real name is Sam Benson, tells 11 Alive News that the incident unfolded on Friday at the Wells Fargo Bank on Peachtree Street.

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Yo Gotti and Blak Youngsta

Rap mogul Yo Gotti, left, held a private event for His newest signee, rapper Blac Youngsta yesterday at MaGic city strip club in Atlanta. Rap mogul T.I. attended. Also in the house were rappers Travis scott, Mac Boney, Snootie Wild, Shy Glizzy, and of course the world renowned Magic City dancers.
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Yo Gotti Hosts REIGN Fridays

Rapper Yo Gotti hosted REIGN Fridays at REIGN Nightclub in Atlanta. Earlier this year Gotti signed a distribution deal with his friend LA Reid at EPIC Records. His 2nd studio album I AM is scheduled for release on Nov. 19, 2013.

Yo Gotti Hosts REIGN Fridays

Of course some of Atlanta’s finest came out to welcome Gotti to the ATL!

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Dorrough, an obscure Dallas, Texas rapper (code word for dope boy) managed to get B and C-list rappers to jump on the Remix of his subpar “Get Big” single.

The remix features drops by Diddy, DJ Drama, Yo Gotti, Bun B, Diamond, Shawty Lo & Maino.

You’re probably wondering how does an unsigned artist manage to get so many recognized names to jump on his remix? Well, considering that all of their careers have seen better days, what else do they have to do with their time?

TVT Records, home to artists such as Lil Jon, Pitbull, Ying Yang Twins, Yo Gotti (pictured above) and Teedra Moses, became another casualty of the steady decline in Hip Hop record sales yesterday. According to online reports, the label filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and fired most of its staff.

The writing has been on the wall for awhile now – Lil’ Jon packed up and deserted camp for Los Angeles last year, and Pitbull expressed his dissatisfaction with the promotion his CD Boatlift received. But the news still surprised some including the artists like Teedra Moses who is seeking a new label home.

Sources close to TVT Records revealed that artists like Yo Gotti and Teedra are free to seek contracts with other labels. “Yo Gotti is a prime candidate as a free agent to go…He’s done his part as an artist, and although he’s a little under the radar and people in New York don’t know him that well, other majors like maybe Def Jam or Universal, whom he had a previous deal with, might want to pick him up,” revealed the source.

This morning, a slew of “last day at TVT” emails went out to most of the industry – including Sandrarose.com. One email’s author, considered a head honcho at TVT, wrote:

Today is my last day at TVT Records. After six years, I will be moving on to pursue new opportunities. It has been a pleasure and I sincerely appreciate all your support, guidance, and encouragement…

Splendid new beginnings…

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