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This post contains hard news that may be triggering to some who believe "rappers" should not be held accountable for their crimes.
 
New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap pleaded guilty to federal drug charges after his bail was revoked in New York this month.

Fetty was arrested after he threatened to kill a man on FaceTime.

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Fetty Wap pled guilty Monday to conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams of cocaine. If convicted, the charge carries a minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison.

The rapper, real name Willie Maxwell II, told Judge Steven I. Locke that he conspired with others to distribute cocaine while he was on tour in 2021.

"I agreed with other people to distribute cocaine," he said.

The aspiring drug kingpin was arrested on Oct. 28, 2021 ahead of his performance at the Rolling Loud Music Festival in New York.

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A search of his tour bus turned up a large quantity of drugs and $1.5 million in cash.
 
RELATED: Rapper Fetty Wap Arrested On Federal Drug Charges in NY
 
Fetty's attorney, Elizabeth Macedonio, made it clear that her client was not cooperating with federal authorities (i.e., snitching).

"He's not cooperating. I want that to be very, very clear," she told reporters gathered in the hallway of the courthouse. She said his guilty plea was "standard".

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The one-eyed rapper seemed happy in court. He smiled and exchanged words with family and friends in the courtroom.

"I love you," Fetty Wap told them before being escorted out by US Marshals.

Fetty is the latest rapper to be arrested in state and federal drug stings and RICO indictments.

The indictment referred to Fetty as a "kingpin" and the feds say rappers like Fetty are leaders of organized crime enterprises that commit murders and distribute drugs throughout the United States.

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R. Kelly's attorney filed a motion to block potential jurors who have seen the Lifetime docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly."

Kelly, 55, was convicted of trafficking women in New York, and sentenced to 30 years in prison in June.

The disgraced R&B singer has returned to his native Chicago, where he will stand trial for child sex trafficking and other federal offenses.

About 100 potential jurors filled out questionnaires last week, the Chicago Tribune reported. The questionnaires are the first steps to seat a jury pool in Kelly's upcoming federal trial.

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In her motion, Kelly's attorney Jennifer Bonjean said a number of potential jurors indicated they had watched "Surviving R. Kelly."

"Some potential jurors who have seen the documentary have indicated that they are still capable of being impartial. This representation is in a word – absurd," she wrote.

Jury selection in the case begins Monday, Aug. 15.

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Meanwhile, Kelly's former live-in girlfriend, Joycelyn Savage claims she is pregnant with his unborn child.
 
RELATED: R. Kelly's lawyer denies Joycelyn Savage's claims she is pregnant
 
She made the revelation in her 11-page pamphlet, strong>available on Amazon, titled "Love and Joy of Robert."

Joycelyn, 26, didn't explain how she managed to fall pregnant when Kelly has been incarcerated for three years and was never allowed conjugal visits.

Bonjean adamantly denied Joycelyn is carrying Kelly's child.

She told TMZ that Joycelyn is "certainly not pregnant with R. Kelly's child."

The attorney added that some "people are just insane."

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New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap is back behind bars after his bail was revoked for threatening to kill a man on FaceTime.

The aspiring drug kingpin was arrested on Oct. 28, 2021 ahead of his performance at the Rolling Loud Music Festival in New York. A search of his tour bus turned up a large quantity of drugs and $1.5 million cash.
 
RELATED: Rapper Fetty Wap Arrested On Federal Drug Charges in NY
 
Fetty and five other individuals, including a corrections officer, were charged with "conspiring to distribute and possess controlled substances" including cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.

The indictment referred to Fetty as a "kingpin".

He was eventually released on $500,000 secured bond in November 2021. The 30-year-old rapper was ordered to wear an ankle monitor and report to a parole officer for random drug tests.

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For a while no one heard from Fetty. He seemed to be complying with the terms of his release and staying out of trouble.
 
READ ALSO: Fetty Wap’s Baby Mama, Lezhae, Explains Why She Doesn’t Seek Child Support
 
Then, on Monday, he was arrested for violating conditions of his pre-trial release after he allegedly waved a firearm in the air on FaceTime and threatened to kill a man whom he repeatedly referred to as a "rat", authorities said.

The FaceTime video was initially recorded in December. It shows Fetty waving a gun menacingly, and telling the unnamed man that he would "kill you and everybody you with," according to an affidavit seeking to revoke his bail.

It isn't clear why it took authorities 8 months to act on the alleged threat.

Fetty Wap is best known for his hit single "Trap Queen". The prolific breeder has fathered 7 children with 6 baby mamas. He reportedly houses some of them in 14 apartment buildings he owns.
 

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Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and an associate were indicted Wednesday on conspiracy and wire fraud charges, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Jason R. Coody announced.

Gillum, 42, and Sharon Janet Lettman-Hicks, 53, are accused of unlawfully soliciting funds between 2016-19 through false and fraudulent promises.

The 21-count indictment alleges Gillum and Lettman-Hicks used third parties to divert funds to a company owned by Lettman-Hicks, who then fraudulently misrepresented the funds as payroll payments.

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The funds were allegedly diverted by Gillum for his own personal.

Both defendants are charged with 19 counts of wire fraud and Gillum is also charged with making false statements to the FBI, a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Gillum and Lettman-Hicks also face 20 years in prison on the conspiracy to commit fraud charge, and 20 years for wire fraud.

Gillum acknowledged the charges in a written statement to NBC News. He claimed the federal case is a political hit job.

"I have spent the last 20 years of my life in public service and continue to fight for the people," Gillum told NBC News. "Every campaign I've run has been done with integrity. Make no mistake that this case is not legal, it is political. Throughout my career I have always stood up for the people of Florida and have spoken truth to power.

"There's been a target on my back ever since I was the mayor of Tallahassee. They found nothing then, and I have full confidence that my legal team will prove my innocence now."

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Gillum, who lost to Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2018, was endorsed by former President Barack Obama, among other Black elites.

Gillum's political career has been hamstrung by one scandal after another.

His fall from grace began when he was found unconscious on the bathroom floor of a hotel room registered in the name of a gay male escort in Florida.

The married father of three came out as bisexual during an appearance on The Tamron Hall show in 2020.

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A Maryland man faces 13 years in prison for impersonating a police officer for 15 years.

Police say Antione Tuckson had a police uniform, a badge, a gun, and a trained "bite dog" as part of his scheme.

Tucson was caught when he called the George's County Police Department during a dispute with two women over an unpaid bill at a restaurant where he worked security.

Tuckson flashed his badge when officers pulled up near the restaurant. Police noticed he left his K9 dog behind in the restaurant - something a real canine handler officer would never do.

According to a police report, Tuckson then called a female friend to verify his identity as a US Marshal. When that didn't work, the friend, Nijea Rich, showed up at the restaurant wearing "police-style" clothing and identified herself as a US Marshal.

Rich was armed with a handgun, handcuffs, a police radio and an expandable baton.

According to documents, Rich asked police: "You locked up a US Marshal?"

The next day, Rich showed up at the Prince George's County Animal Services Division and said that she was a US Marshal. She had the dog released to her.

Police raided Tuckson's home and seized an AR-style rifle with scope and a pump-action shotgun.

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The feds say Tuckson created a fake US Marshal's ID card on a printer they found in his home in Waldorf, Maryland.

Tuckson and Rich were indicted on May 19 and arrested on May 20 in Maryland.

Tuckson was previously arrested on similar charges in 2018. He has an extensive criminal record dating back to 2005. He faces a maximum of 13 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

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Rapper 42 Dugg was arrested by federal agents in Detroit for failing to surrender to begin serving a 6 month prison sentence.

The pint sized rapper's stage name reportedly signifies the number of bodies he allegedly buried.

According to The Detroit News, Dugg was supposed to report to a West Virginia prison on April 12th, but he never showed up.

Dugg, whose real name is Dion Marquise Hayes, was sentenced to 6 months in prison following a conviction on a federal gun charge. He reportedly discharged a weapon inside a gun range in Atlanta in November 2019.

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He was taken into custody in Detroit on Wednesday after he arrived on a private jet from Memphis, Tennessee.

"He got off the plane and they were waiting there to greet him," the rapper's attorney Steve Scharg told a reporter.

The feds may tack on an extra charge for absconding, which means he could be facing 5 years in prison.

Say goodbye to Mr. Dugg, kids. You won't be seeing him for a while.

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Back in October, troubled rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again (aka NBA YoungBoy) was released from St. Martin Parish Jail on $500,000 cash bond.

YoungBoy, real name Kentrell Gaulden, was serving time on a weapons possession charge.

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Rather than send the gang-affiliated rapper home to Atlanta or Louisiana -- where he was certain to get into more trouble -- a judge ordered him to wear an ankle monitor on house arrest in Utah.

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His legal team convinced the judge that YoungBoy would live quietly in Utah near a family friend who mentored him as a child.
 
RELATED: Rapper NBA YoungBoy released on house arrest in Utah
 
But rather than sit down and be quiet, YoungBoy took to social media and began taunting his "opps" -- including mumble rapper NLE Choppa.

Then the 22-year-old father-of-8 made the mistake of kicking his baby mama and their 1-year-old son out of an Airbnb he rented for them in Utah.

After his baby mama blasted him on social media, YoungBoy wrote this disrespectful message to her:

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Sources say the baby mama went directly to the feds and started singing like a canary. She allegedly knows where the bodies are buried and where the murder weapons are stashed.

Within days, Harris Co. Sheriff's Office SWAT officers served a search warrant on a home YoungBoy bought for his mother in Texas.

His mother was not at home during the raid on Wednesday, according to TMZ. But officers arrested three men and seized a cache of weapons, including AR-15s, pistols and long guns.

A Sheriff's spokesperson told TMZ that the arrests are related to a November shooting of a 20-year-old man. The man was shot multiple times but survived his injuries.

YoungBoy has not been arrested and he remains on house arrest in Utah. However, sources say it's just a matter of time before he ends up back behind bars.

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Maryland's top cop Marilyn Mosby was indicted for lying on mortgage loan applications for two vacation properties she purchased in Florida.

Mosby, a Democrat, was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of perjury and making false statements on mortgage loan applications, Yahoo News reported. The indictment was unsealed on Thursday.

The indictment alleges the mom-of-two lied about experiencing "adverse financial consequences" during the pandemic in 2020.

Federal prosecutors say her gross salary of nearly $250,000 increased by nearly $10,000 between 2019 and 2020.

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The indictment also alleges that Mosby lied on a COVID relief application. She claimed she lost income during the pandemic and received $36,000, which she used "toward a down payment for a vacation home in Kissimmee Florida" in September 2020.

The indictment accuses Mosby of lying on applications for mortgages of nearly $500,000 for the Kissimmee, Florida, home and a nearly $430,000 mortgage for a condominium in Long Boat Key, Florida.

Mosby faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for each count of perjury and a maximum of 30 years for each count of making false mortgage applications.

Mosby, 41, gained notoriety in 2015 for prosecuting five Baltimore police officers who arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray in 2015.

Gray was found unresponsive in the back of a paddy wagon. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The five officers were eventually acquitted of all charges.

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A Nevada woman and an ex-CNN producer have been charged with sexually abusing a child.

Heather Carriker, 48, and former CNN producer John Griffin are charged with child abuse, sexual assault against a child under 14 and lewdness with a minor under 14.

Carriker is accused of providing a child victim to Griffin who was indicted by a federal grand jury for alleged sex crimes with underage girls.

Henderson police in Nevada arrested Carriker in August 2020, according to 8NewsNow.

Prosecutor's say Carriker took $3,000 from Griffin in June 2020 to transport a 9-year-old girl from Nevada to Boston. Carriker and the girl were met at the airport by Griffin in his red Tesla and driven to his ski cabin in Ludlow, Vermont.

Once there, the child was directed to engage in unlawful sexual activity with both adults, according to federal prosecutors in the news release.

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Griffin worked with disgraced news anchor Chris Cuomo on CNN's "New Day" from the show's launch in 2013. CNN fired Griffin after he was indicted by a federal grand jury last week.

Cuomo was fired by CNN earlier this month for digging up dirt on women who accused his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, of sexual harassment.

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An Arkansas jury found Josh Duggar guilty on both counts of downloading and possessing child porn. Duggar and his wife Anna are pictured arriving to court on Thursday morning.

The jury deliberated for six hours before finding him guilty.

The 33-year-old former reality TV star broke down in tears as U.S. marshals handcuffed him after the verdict was read in the courtroom.

The judge remanded him into custody under a rule based on the seriousness of his crimes. Prosecutors say Duggar downloaded "the worst of the worst" child porn.

He mouthed the words "I love you" to Anna as he was led away on Thursday. Duggar and Anna share seven children.
 
READ ALSO: Josh Duggar Admits He Cheated On His Wife and He’s Addicted to P0rn
 
He is accused of searching the so-called "dark web" for videos of children being tortured, humiliated and abused by adults.

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A family friend testified that Duggar (3rd from left) confessed at age 15 to groping and penetrating his sisters during "bible time" and while they slept.

His fall from grace began when he believed he was sharing files from his devices with other perverts online.

But a detective using a police program caught Duggar in the act of sharing porn files online. She was able to upload video and 65 images from his computer of a young girl being abused.

She tipped off the feds who traced the IP address to Duggar's used car dealership, and seized his desktop computer, iPhone and MacBook laptop.

Duggar agreed to speak with federal agents, and asked them: "Has someone been downloading child pornography?"

Government prosecutors dismissed Duggar's claims that a "high-level hacker" broke into his computer and downloaded the material.

The government said Duggar installed a secret second operating system behind a partition on his computer that only he alone could access.

Duggar and his wholesome siblings were stars of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting." The series was canceled following his arrest in April.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for next year. He faces 40 years in prison and a $500,000 fine if convicted on both counts.

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Jason Lary, the Mayor of Stonecrest, Georgia, was arrested and arraigned on federal charges of wire fraud related to the theft of federal PPP relief funds.

Lania Boone, a bookkeeper hired by the city to disburse the funds, was also arraigned on federal charges of conspiring with Lary to steal PPP funds.

The funds were provided to the city of Stonecrest to address the city's economic needs amid the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

A total of $6 million was allocated to Stonecrest for face masks, Covid-19 education and testing, and rent relief.

The funds were distributed to churches, non-profit organizations and small businesses along with instructions to give contributions to entities Lary controlled.

For example, Lary presented a check for $150,000 to one church with instructions to give $50,000 to an entity called Real Estate Management Consultants, LLC (REMC).

Lary allegedly didn't tell the church that he controlled REMC.

Lary reportedly diverted funds to his own bank accounts to pay his taxes and to pay off the mortgage on his lakefront home.

"Lary allegedly abused the power and trust conferred on him as Mayor of Stonecrest to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars intended for COVID-19 relief," said Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine. "Instead of providing aid to Stonecrest's deserving citizens, Lary allegedly diverted funds for his own use, including to pay off his taxes and the mortgage on his lakefront home."

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Rapper Fetty Wap was denied bail during a virtual arraignment at a federal lockup in Central Islip, New York on Friday.

Wap was arrested Thursday, ahead of his performance at the Rolling Loud Music Festival New York. The "Trap Queen" rapper was taken into custody by FBI agents at the Citi Field stadium in Queens.

The New Jersey native was charged in a conspiracy to sell heroin, crack cocaine and fentanyl in California and the New York area.

He allegedly used private jets in his role as a trafficking "redistributor."

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The artist, born William Junior Maxwell II, was one of six men indicted by prosecutors in Brooklyn, the US justice department said in a statement on Friday.

Prosecutors claim Wap, along with five others, trafficked more than 100 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine from the west coast and sold the deadly drugs in New Jersey and Long Island, according to the New York Post.

One of his alleged associates, Anthony Cyntje, is a New Jersey corrections officer.

The 30-year-old father-of-7 was born with glaucoma in both eyes. Doctors were unable to save his left eye.

Wap faces life in prison if convicted.

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Fetty Wap is in FBI custody following his arrest on federal drugs charges on Thursday afternoon.

The "Trap Queen" rapper was arrested by FBI agents on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Citi Field stadium in Queens, New York, a senior law enforcement source told the New York Post's Page Six.

The stadium is where the Rolling Loud New York Festival was taking place.

The FBI typically doesn't waste time on street level drug deals or recreational marijuana use. Federal drug busts usually involve massive quantities of drugs or drug trafficking.

Wap, real name Willie Junior Maxwell II, is expected to appear in federal court later on Friday, although no further details of his arrest were immediately available about the arrest.

The 30-year-old New Jersey native was arrested two years ago in Las Vegas for allegedly punching a car valet.

He was signed to 300 Entertainment in 2014. He is ranked No. 17 on Sandrarose.com's list of prolific breeders in hip-hop with 7 kids by 6 women.

His four-year-old daughter Lauren Maxwell died over the summer.

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Rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again has been released from St. Martin Parish Jail on $500,000 cash bond.

The rapper, formerly known as NBA YoungBoy, was released from jail on Tuesday, Oct. 26, after 7 months behind bars on a federal weapons charge.

YoungBoy, real name Kentrell Gaulden, was ordered to wear an ankle monitor on house arrest in Utah -- far from his gang affiliates in Atlanta and Louisiana.

YoungBoy's attorneys begged the judge to release him on strict house arrest in Utah near a man who mentored him as a child.

The rapper reportedly purchased a home in Utah near his childhood tutor. YoungBoy also has relatives and some of his children living in Utah.

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However, prosecutors say the Baton Rouge rapper still committed crimes while in contact with his extended family in Utah.

Prosecutors also alleged YoungBoy paid his childhood tutor $600,000 between January 4 and February 1st for "celebrity assistant" services.

The judge ordered YoungBoy to hire three ex-military soldiers as around-the-clock security while he awaits trial on federal gun charges.

Prosecutors point out that YoungBoy will pay the ex-military soldiers $21,000 a week.

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YoungBoy was originally ordered released from a St. Martin Parish Jail on Friday, but a California court had an outstanding warrant on the rapper. That warrant was dropped, paving the way for his release.

YoungBoy is now expected to get to work on his next album from a recording studio at his Utah home, although Chief U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick stressed that visitors will be limited to three at any time. The visitors also have to be approved by the judge.

YoungBoy is ranked No. 9 on Sandrarose.com's list of prolific breeders in Hip-Hop. The 22-year-old rapper has 8 children by at least seven women.

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Federal authorities are investigating whether a former employee of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) leaked information about incarcerated singer R. Kelly to a blogger.

Kelly was arrested over 2 years ago in Chicago and extradited to New York to stand trial on racketeering and sex trafficking charges.

According to BOP records, the employee accessed R. Kelly's files on a computer server 153 times in 2019. The employee had no authority to read the records.

Prosecutors asked a judge for permission to subpoena the employee's computer after YouTube vlogger Tasha K reported information only a prison employee would know.

In the affidavit which was unsealed in federal court in Chicago August 18, the employee is identified only as "Officer A."

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Kelly is identified as "Inmate A... a nationally recognized celebrity whose criminal case has received media attention."

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Joseph Fitzpatrick, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney John Lausch, confirmed "Inmate A" is Kelly.

Details contained in the affidavit was first reported by the Chicago Tribune.

The employee accessed records pertaining to Kelly while he was an inmate at Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in 2019. The employee worked at the Thomson Correctional Center from May 2019 until December 2019 when she retired, according to the affidavit.

BOP records shows the officer in question used her BOP password to access Kelly's records between July 15, 2019 and Dec. 12, 2019 — even though the officer was not assigned to the MCC and was not authorized to access them.

In total, 60 BOP employees accessed Kelly's records from July 15, 2019, through Jan. 8, 2020, according to the affidavit. But the officer in question accessed the records 153 times.

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Tasha K, real name Latasha Kebe, 39, runs a popular Instagram blog and YouTube channel called UnwinewithTashaK. Her last known address is in Atlanta.

Tasha K reported information about Kelly known only to BOP employees, such as inmate calls, visitation logs, emails and funds, the affidavit said.

Tasha K's Instagram and YouTube channel were monitored by a federal agent after she published Kelly's visitation list and revealed a date of Dec. 5, 2019, at 8:07 a.m. in a Jan. 12, 2020 Instagram post.

The agent wrote that BOP records showed the employee accessed Kelly's records at that same time. Other BOP employees accessed the records at other times of the day, the agent wrote.

The employee also sent an email from her official BOP email address to a Gmail address on Nov. 13, 2019, and attached a 12-page document that contained Kelly's visitor records and money logs, according to the affidavit.

Tasha K reported some of the details in that email attachment in a Dec. 22, 2019 YouTube video, the agent wrote.

No charges have been filed against Tasha K.

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According to TMZ, a judge recently tossed Tasha's $3 million lawsuit against rapper Cardi B, in which she claimed the rapper assaulted her after she reported allegations about the star's minor daughter, Kulture.

Kelly faces federal racketeering charges in Brooklyn alleging he recruited women and girls for illegal sex and filmed child pornography.

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all charges. He faces up to life in prison if found guilty on all counts.