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Rappers DaBaby and 42 Dugg have offered to pay bail money for a Missouri woman after she fatally shot a man who allegedly killed her 16-year-old brother.

Tityana Coppage, 21, was arrested after shooting 36-year-old Keith Lars multiple times in a Kansas City parking lot on January 13.

Her brother, Jayson Ugwuh Jr. was shot and killed as he walked home with two friends on January 10.

The family believes Lars killed him, but he was never charged with Jayson's murder.

Coppage, who is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action, is being held on $200,000 bail at the Jackson County Detention Center. The rappers will have to pay 10% of the bail -- $20,000 -- to free her.

Detroit rapper 42 Dugg wrote on Instagram: "I got 20 thousand if they can get her out on ten percent tell her people get with me."

DaBaby shared Dugg's post, saying he will match the money Dugg pays for the bond.

Coppage's story went viral on Wednesday, with many social media users offering their support and sympathy.

Coppage told police she accidentally shot Lars when he stepped in the way as she was shooting at the occupant(s) of a black SUV in a parking lot.

But police found text messages on her phone that conflicts with her story.

Coppage requested more .45 caliber bullets in a text sent to someone she referred to as "Auntie": "Lol I used to many on bro [sic]."

A text was also sent to her dead brother's cell phone: "sent a Ni**a to my brother I owe em that body [sic]."

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DaBaby was arrested Thursday on a concealed weapon charge while on a shopping spree with his crew of hard legs in Beverly Hills, according to multiple reports.

The rapper, real name Jonathan lyndale Kirk, 29, is pictured above holding a stack of cash in a typical photo he shares on his social media.

DaBaby was arrested after a security guard at the Gucci store on Rodeo Drive called 911 to report a man with a gun in his waistband walking among a group of men on the prestigious street.

Police arrived just after 5 p.m. and "made contact with the group after they entered a vehicle and were preparing to leave the area."

A 9mm handgun was found after a search of the vehicle, according to the police report. DaBaby, who was previously arrested in January 2020 for assault and battery, was charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

He was released from the Beverly Hills Police Department on $35,000 bond. The rapper's court hearing is scheduled for March 25 at the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles.

Following his arrest, DaBaby posted photos of himself in a studio with his children. He captioned the photos, "Swipe left to see why I can't stop hustling."
 

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It doesn't take much for McDonald's to fire an employee these days. There's always another job seeker waiting in the wings.

On Dec. 13, rapper DaBaby pulled into a North Carolina McDonald's drive thru to pick up an order. The drive thru employee recognized the rapper and begged DaBaby to listen to his freestyle. DaBaby streamed the freestyle on his Instagram Story.

The former McDonald's employee and aspiring rapper, Mouf, who goes by @therealmouf on Instagram, shared DaBaby's video of his impromptu audition on Instagram, which gained him thousands of followers.

But his manager didn't appreciate the worker spewing profane language in earshot of his customers. After all, McDonald's has a reputation to uphold.

Mouf was terminated from McDonald's on Monday, but his track, "The Messenger" is streaming on all platforms. Was DaBaby worth losing his job over?

WARNING: Video contains excessive profanity.
 

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Rapper DaBaby paid tribute to his older brother Glen Johnson after he committed suicide on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The father-of-four reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Charlotte, North Carolina, hours after he posted a video of himself armed with a gun and crying about the way his life had turned out.

Sources say Johnson claimed he had been wronged in the past. Afterwards, he shot himself in the head. He was found in his car in a parking lot on Berkeley Place Drive off Mallard Creek Church Road, WSOCTV reports. Johnson leaves behind three daughters and a son.

Following the tragic news, the "Rockstar" rapper, real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, changed his Instagram bio to, "LONG LIVE MY BROTHER," along with a black heart and a white dove emoji.

DaBaby previously mentioned his brother's mental health struggles on his 2019 lead single "Intro" from his second studio album Kirk, according to Rap-Up magazine.

"My brother be thinkin' that we don't love him and let him struggle like we ain't family / Like I won't give up all I got to see you happy," he raps.

DaBaby also shared photos of himself in Charlotte offering to take voters to the polls as part of his commitment to the #NOCAP2020 project.

The rap star accompanied the pictures with just a black heart emoji in the caption.
 

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Rapper DaBaby claims his Twitter account was hacked after he sent a threatening tweet over the weekend.

The incident happened on Saturday night, when the pint-sized rapper threatened to beat down anyone and happily pay a lawsuit.

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"Ion know who need to hear this, but I'll slap da f*** out any one of you ni**as and pay the lawsuit. Lol noooo cap."

Many of his followers accepted the challenge in exchange for a lawsuit settlement.

Realizing his error, DaBaby followed up his tweet the next day by claiming his Twitter was hacked.

"My Twitter was hacked last night," he wrote alongside a laughing emoji.

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Rapper DaBaby and organizers behind his Saturday night concert near Atlanta have come under fire on social media for failing to protect concertgoers against the coronavirus.

Several fans took to social media to say they tested positive after attending his rap concert in Georgia, where organizers failed to enforce social distancing measures.

The "Suge" star ignored coronavirus concerns and pressed ahead with his Fourth of July celebration at the Cosmopolitan Premier Lounge in Decatur, even though positive tests across the state have spiked in recent days.

Prior to the gig, promoter MyDJDre told TMZ the venue would only be at 40 per cent capacity to allow for attendees to socially distance while inside the club.

Organizers said they would turn away fans at the door if they failed to wear a mask or refused to have their temperature checked upon entry.

But concertgoers did not socially distance or wear masks as they stood shoulder-to-shoulder inside the packed club which has room for 4,000 people.

DaBaby was also supposed to be limited to having a three-person entourage with him during his performance, but he arrived at the venue with a bus load of people and brought a crowd up on the stage too.

After the footage began circulating on social media, many concerned users shared their disapproval at the apparent lack of concern for public safety.

Responding to the club's DJ, who boasted about DaBaby's gig attracting "the whole city" in an Instagram post, one person remarked, "I wouldn't be bragging that 'the whole city came out' in the middle of a pandemic."

"This is so irresponsible. You should be ashamed," read another comment.

Another user tweeted: "I absolutely love Dababy and his music but this is such an awful idea. Risking thousands of lives for a silly a** concert is so foolish. Cancel this ridiculousness."

A third user wrote: "For god's sake man America stay home do you not fear death at this point? Who's going to a dababy concert to just see this guy lip sync all of his songs that sound the same anyway."

DaBaby and MyDJDre have yet to respond to the latest backlash.

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The 2020 BET Awards featured several mentions of the recent Black Lives Matter protests, sparked by George Floyd's death, including rapper DaBaby's performance in which he is pinned to the ground by a police officer's knee on his neck - a reference to the killing of Floyd, 46, in Minneapolis, Minnesota last month.
 

 

Rapper Lil Wayne closed out the 2020 BET Awards by saluting the memory of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died alongside his teenage daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash in January.

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In the awards ceremony's In Memoriam segment, Weezy performed his 2009 song "Kobe Bryant" as footage from the basketball icon's career flashed on the screen.

Lil Wayne previously honored the sportsman on his album Funeral earlier this year - one track, "Bing James," included 24 seconds of silence - a nod to Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers number 24.

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Host Amanda Seales paid tribute to the late Rock-n-Roll singer Little Richard. She made references to Breonna Taylor, the emergency medical technician who was killed when police officers raided her apartment during a wrong house no-knock warrant.

Seales also poked fun at all the well-meaning and opportunistic white folk who passionately support the Black Lives Matter movement.

"I must admit, this BET Awards is a little different," Seales said. "The main thing is it's virtual. We're getting real in touch with being real inside. Because outside is on one. It's got COVID and cops... It's like we hated on 2019 so much, it called its brother, 2020, to come through and provide a collective Molly whop. And that's precisely why we had to do the awards, because we deserve a break.

"And when I say 'we', I mean all us black folks watching the kneeling... the 'I take responsibility' vids, and saying to ourselves, 'Wow, Y'all goofy...!' America is acting brand new about racism, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was doing all the speeches for album interludes...

"We been out here in these streets marching, and this new eruption of consciousness has been beautiful. But keep it real though, some of y'all was only at the protest because the club is closed."

The full list of BET Awards winners

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist - Lizzo

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist - Chris Brown

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist - Megan Tee Stallion

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist - Da Baby

Best New Artist - Roddy Ricch

Best Group - Migos

Best Collaboration - No Guidance by Chris Brown feat. Drake

Video of the Year - Higher by DJ Khaled feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend

Video Director of the year - Teyana 'Spike Lee' Taylor

Album of the Year - Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial by Roddy Ricch

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award - Just For Me by Kirk Franklin

BET Her Award - Brown Skin Girl by Beyonce feat. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid & Saint Jhn

Viewers' Choice Award - Hot Girl Summer by Megan Thee Stallion & Nicki Minaj

Best International Act - Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Best New International Act - Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)

Best Movie - Queen & Slim

Youngstars Award - Marsai Martin

Best Actor - Michael B. Jordan

Best Actress - Issa Rae

Humanitarian Award - Beyonce

Sportswoman of the Year - Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year - LeBron James
 

 

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Rapper DaBaby and his girlfriend DaniLeigh went out to a seafood restaurant in Beverly Hills to celebrate his studio album, Blame It On Baby, earning a gold plaque.

The lovebirds were seen leaving the restaurant after months of dating rumors. DaniLeigh walked with her hand around DaBaby's muscular arm as they made their way to their car.

The rapper dressed casually in a green t-shirt, Nike gear and one apple AirPod in his ear.

Always a gentleman, DaBaby opened the car door for DaniLeigh. The 25-year-old Sagittarius is best known for her debut single "D.O.S.E." (2015).

DaBaby is enjoying the success of his single "Rockstar", featuring Roddy Ricch, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

It was knocked out of the #1 spot this week by troubled rapper 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj's hit "Trollz."
 

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Sources say singer/dancer DaniLeigh was not born a boy. The 25-year-old Miami native, who is quarantining with rapper DaBaby, is battling rumors that she is transgender after a popular forum identified her as one.

Yes, DaniLeigh has a chiseled jaw line, a thick brow ridge and a muscular chest, but an insider reached out to Sandrarose.com to set the record straight that she is "definitely" a biological female.

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She has fallen victim to the same "man" rumors that plagued Ciara when she was at her peak in the 1990s.

DaniLeigh is best known for her star turn in Prince's music video for his single "Breakfast Can Wait". She was signed to Def Jam Records in 2017.

DaniLeigh is one of the people exposed in a lengthy thread on Lipstick Alley as a male-to-female trans. The rumor has it that a crop of new female artists are actually boys, and that they are preferred by art directors and creative directors because they are not hormonal, overly emotional, or just plain disagreeable like biological women tend to be.

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Eventually, the industry will phase out most female singers and models and replace them with Unclockables such as Instagram model Sonnis Love (pictured).

"They are easier to work with and they work harder than [women]," said one insider who knows a handful of stars who are actually transgenders.

Read the transgender celebrity thread here.

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DaBaby broke quarantine to make his way to "childhood crush" Raven-Symoné's house to deliver beer and ice cream to her while she's on quarantine during the coronavirus outbreak.

The 28-year-old rapper had been self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic, but he went live on Instagram with the 'That's So Raven' star from his car.

DaBaby was very flirtatious with the 34-year-old openly lesbian actress and singer. He said he was going to make all of his female followers mad by publicly speaking with the "Space Truck" singer.

Raven had a message for DaBaby's female fans: "Oh, they're fine. Y'all, I'm a lesbian. Y'all can have him."

The "Find My Way" rapper then showed Raven a box of Corona beers and some Snickers ice cream and she said she wanted some - so he drove over to her house to drop the groceries off.

When the pair met up outside her home, DaBaby took his mask off and got up close and personal with the former Cosby kid, who was quick to insist: "You're not supposed to be this close to me... Watch I get the coronavirus because of this one right here!"

Raven debuted her single "Space Truck" late last month. What do you think of Raven's new music?