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Stacey Abrams met with drill rapper Lil Baby at a recent sit-down, where she thanked him for his support.

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate also met with Quality Control Records co-founder and COO Kevin "Coach K" Lee.

Abrams posted a video of their chat on Instagram.

She captioned the video:

"It was a pleasure to meet with you and hear your story. And I appreciate you taking the time to hear mine. We have an election to win and support like yours reminds everyone that they have a place here too."

Last month, Abrams blamed Kemp for the cancellation of the Music Midtown festival, where rappers Future, 2 Chainz, Denzel Curry, and Key Glock were scheduled to perform.

Music Midtown officials blamed the cancellation on Kemp, saying they couldn't keep guns out of the venue.

Gov. Kemp signed a law legalizing concealed handguns in public without a permit.

Abrams trails behind Kemp by single digits in every poll. She lost to Kemp in 2018 by a 50.2% to 48.8% margin.

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Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (center) also embraced Atlanta's hip-hop community after winning the election in 2018. She lasted only one term in office and now works for the Biden administration.

Watch the video below.

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Rapper Lil Baby's 4PF artist Dirty Tay, real name Kentavious Wright, was arrested and charged with allegedly shooting a 3-year-old boy in the head.

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Wright, 24, was arrested during a traffic stop in Atlanta on Friday, August 19. He is charged with aggravated assault, attempted murder, cruelty to children and gang-related charges.

The drive-by shooting occurred on August 3, at a traffic light at the intersection of Peters Street and Chapel Street in Atlanta.

Dajuan Jewell and his son were leaving a barbershop when a car that was driving erratically pulled alongside his car and someone opened fire.

In a Facebook video, Atlanta police said the shooting was "targeted" and meant for Jewell.

Wright denied the charges against him in a post on Instagram. He is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond.

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Wright is a member of rapper Lil Baby's 4PF (4 Pockets Full) street gang, a faction of the notorious Bloods gang.

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Lil Baby is currently on tour with R&B singer Chris Brown.

Lil Baby's record label imprint is also called 4PF. There is speculation that Lil Baby and his 4PF gang are on Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' short RICO indictments list.

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Lil Baby is looking for "young Black millionaires" to form an investment group in Atlanta.

The rapper is looking for safe investments to park his money, before Fulton County DA Fani Willis comes knocking.

Baby, whose Twitter handle is @lilbaby4PF, tweeted: "I'm looking for the young black millionaires!! We can run the world if we play it right!"

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It doesn't appear that Lil Baby has a background in investment and financing. He doesn't seem to have a investment broker's license.

Lil Baby, 27, dropped out of Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School in the 9th grade to focus on drug dealing as a long-term career goal.

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The rapper was arrested three times on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and was sent to prison for 2 years.

At age 19, Lil Baby became the in-house drug dealer at Atlanta-based Quality Control Records, until rap mogul Kevin "Coach K" Lee convinced him that he should change career fields.

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Coach K told Lil Baby he should legitimize his profits by becoming a rapper since he had "the swag, the lingo, [and] respect around the city."

Fellow rappers Young Thug and Gunna took Baby under their wings as mentors and helped him develop his rap style. Thug and Gunna are currently in jail in Atlanta on RICO gang charges.

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Sources say Lil Baby's alleged 4PF (4 pockets full) street gang may be on DA Willis' short list of RICO gang indictments to be announced soon.

There has been a flurry of activity in Atlanta ever since Willis announced her intention to indict two more "high-profile" rappers on RICO charges.

Some rappers, such as Lil Durk, have already packed up and moved far outside of Atlanta's city limits.

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Are you under 21, and looking for a job in Atlanta? Drill rapper Lil Baby has partnered with business owner Lemont Bradley to hire 100 young people under 21 to work in his Clutch restaurant, Auto Spa Bistro, and Eco Car Spa car wash.

Bradley is looking to hire young people for his various businesses throughout the Atlanta area.

"We are looking to give out 100 jobs to teenagers and young adults in the metro Atlanta area," Bradley said. "With the crime rate surrounding scams, robbery, and even murder being so high, we are looking to provide a positive outlet and revenue stream to those who are looking for an income."

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Lil Baby has a strong fanbase of directionless teenagers in Atlanta who support his drill music.

Caribbean-American Clutch restaurants are looking for bartenders, bar backs, waiters, line cooks, dishwashers, and promoters for night events, Bradley said.

Bradley's car spas need car washers, window tinters, and front desk positions.

Lil Baby and Bradley plan to collaborate again on opening a lawn care business in fall 2022.

"We are so excited about this initiative," Lil Baby said. "Of course, we are looking forward to helping boost the city's economy, but we are really focused on lowering the city's crime rate."

Lil Baby is doing good in the hood, but sources say the rapper's alleged 4PF (4 pockets full) gang may be on DA Fani Willis' short list of RICO gang indictments.

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has struck fear into the hearts of Atlanta area rappers and their fans.

As you know, Willis locked up rappers Young Thug and Gunna, as well as 26 of their associates on RICO racketeering and gang charges. She blamed the gang for 80% of violent crimes committed in Georgia.

Now Willis tells a Channel 2 Action News reporter to expect two more "high profile" RICO racketeering charges over the next 60 days.

Rap fans in Atlanta were mortified at the news that two more of their faves will soon be locked up with Young Thug and Gunna.

Some fans speculate that the unlucky rappers could be Gucci Mane, Lil Durk, or Lil Baby.

One Twitter user wrote: "I'm praying to god it's not Gucci and baby ... or even f*cking Dirk since he stay out there."

Another person tweeted: "Every rapper in Atlanta ain't getting no sleep for two months."

And a third Twitter person: "Damn she tryna tear Atlanta down."

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Lil Durk, a notorious gangster-turned-rapper from Chicago, is currently awaiting trial on an attempted murder charge in Atlanta.

According to sources, he has since moved again after becoming a target of a home invasion in 2021.

Several masked men broke into his home in Braselton and exchanged gunshots with his girlfriend India. No one was hurt.

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Rapper Lil Baby's 4PF (4 Pockets Full) record label is identified as a street gang in a leaked GBI documents that also lists rapper Young Thug's label.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is throwing a wide net over dozens of street gangs masquerading as rap record labels in Atlanta.

The GBI says gang bangers-turned-rappers in Atlanta use record labels to cover their criminal enterprises.

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Young Thug (right), Gunna (left) and 26 members of Thug's YSL street gang were arrested this week and are currently sitting in the Fulton County Jail.

Both rappers face charges of violating the Georgia RICO Act, which was originally created to combat organized crime.

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Lil Baby's 4PF label is identified as a street gang in the GBI documents that leaked online.

Last week, Lil Baby teamed up with Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant and Beats By Dre for a new TV commercial which features his new song "Dark Mode."
 

 
Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that the defendants were charged under the federal RICO Act. In fact, they are charged under Georgia's RICO law, a felony.

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Nicki Minaj sat at courtside with her family during the Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers game at Crypto.com Arena on Thursday night.

The Barbie rapper attended the game with her husband, Kenny Petty, and their infant son.

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After the game, Nicki released her new single "Do We Have A Problem?" featuring rapper Lil Baby.

The track is the first collaboration between the 39-year-old Trinidadian-born rapper and the 27-year-old Atlanta native, and her first solo single since "What That Speed Bout!?" in 2020.

"Do We Have A Problem?" is the lead single from Minaj's upcoming fifth studio album.

The full length music video is centered around the 2010 action thriller movie Salt, and features actors Cory Hardrict (The Game) and Joseph Sikora (Power).
 

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On Wednesday, July 28, Lil Baby + Kirk Franklin unveiled the official music video to their #1 hit "We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)" from Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack.

The music video (directed by Cam Robert) showcases scenes from Space Jam: A New Legacy. Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin join gospel singers who performed on the record.

"We Win" topped Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart, dated June 5.

The single, released on May 21, marks the first gospel song for the trap rapper, and Franklin's eighth chart topper.

"I'm humbled," 51-year-old Kirk Franklin told Billboard magazine.

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"We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)" has garnered over 10 million streams and counting. The two recently performed the track for the first time at the BET Awards where they opened up the show with a full choir. See the full BET Awards performance here.

Watch the official music video below.
 

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American NBA player James Harden, left, and rapper Lil Baby, 2nd from right, were briefly detained by the French police on Thursday.

Lil Baby, real name Dominique Armani Jones, was in a car that was pulled over by police on Avenue Montaigne in Paris after officers observed thick plumes of smoke wafting from the car.

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Lil Baby and his small entourage were taken to the police station for questioning. Harden, who was nearby, attempted to intervene and was also detained.

Police found 20 grams of cannabis in the car. The noxious plant is illegal in France, according to ESPN. A female police officer was seen checking a vaporizer found in the vehicle.

There were no arrests and the men were never taken into custody.

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The rapper and the Brooklyn Nets star are in Paris to attend 2021 Paris Fashion Week events.

In June, Harden was named to the board of luxury brand Saks Fifth Avenue. In a press release, Harden claimed he had "a love of fashion."

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Fans have questions after Drake, right, presented his "Wants and Needs" collaborator, Lil Baby, left, with a ladies Rolex wrist watch.

The rare "Chrome Hearts" Rolex is a vintage day date wrist watch with a delicate silver link bracelet that wraps around a lady's wrist twice.

Lil Baby posted an image of the watch on his Instagram story, along with a "Thank you" note to the Canadian rapper.

The rappers worked together on "Wants and Needs," which charted at No. 2, and their 2018 single "Yes Indeed" hit No. 6 on the Billboard chart.

Lil Baby's collabo album with Chicago rapper Lil Durk debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Fans wondered about the story behind the generous, but odd, gift for a man.
 

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Lil Baby's other baby mama, Ayesha, is considering taking him back to court after an OnlyFans adult film star leaked the details of his cash transaction with her.

A woman named Ms. London, who earns a living making adult films and prostituting herself, revealed she was paid $6,000 by the father-of-two while Jayda, the mother of his youngest son, was at home caring for their child.

The rapper had just celebrated his 26th birthday at a maskless bash in Atlanta last week when he apparently hooked up with Ms. London at a hotel and left $6,000 on the nightstand afterwards.

London couldn't wait to share the details of their sexual encounter on Twitter.

"Ok I'm home, 6k richer & full of 1942," London wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "The best d*ck I ever had came from a millionaire who didn't say more than two full sentences to me," she tweeted. "He literally beat me to the mattress soon as I got in the room... Not dropping no names, but jayda not leaving this man ever," she said, referring to the rapper's long-suffering baby mama, Jayda Cheaves.

After Lil Baby's predictable denials, Ms. London shared a DM exchange in which he reportedly told her: "What's the point of paying if you do all that !! You fuccin the game up !! If I pay for pussy youn supposed to speak on it. That's bad business mama."

Now the mother of Lil Baby's eldest son, Jason, wants to know why she and her son are forced to subsist on a measly $2,000 a month when he's dropping stacks on prostitutes.

Ayesha is considering taking him back to court -- and now she has the evidence to prove her case.

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Hours after celebrating his 26th birthday in Atlanta last week, rapper Lil Baby allegedly enjoyed a brief encounter with an OnlyFans adult film actress who talks too much.

Ms. London claims the rapper allegedly paid her $6,000 to do what his baby mama, Jayda Cheaves, won't do.

"Ok I'm home, 6k richer & full of 1942," London wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "The best d*ck I ever had came from a millionaire who didn't say more than two full sentences to me," she tweeted. "He literally beat me to the mattress soon as I got in the room... Not dropping no names, but jayda not leaving this man ever,"

Lil Baby wasted no time slamming the sex worker for being unprofessional.

"Y'all need to stop the desperate shit," he tweeted. "When shit going good watch for the devil!"

But Ms. London shared a DM exchange in which he reportedly told her: "What's the point of paying if you do all that !! You fuccin the game up !! If I pay for pussy youn supposed to speak on it. That's bad business mama."

London promised to provide video of their raunchy encounter, but so far she has not produced the goods.

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Meanwhile, Lil Baby's 23-year-old fiancee, Jayda, is unbothered by the allegations. She's been down this road before when other groupies leaked details of their encounters with the rapper.

As long as Lil Baby pays her bills and drops a Hermès bag on her every time he cheats, she's good.

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Rapper Lil Baby claims he's not a deadbeat dad because he sets aside uncashed checks for his two minor sons.

The 25-year-old Atlanta rapper made the claims after his ex-girlfriend accused him of falling to make child support payments.

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Lil Baby, real name Dominique Armani Jones, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share how he's providing for his boys, who he co-parents with ex Ayesha Little, mother of his four-year-old Jason, and girlfriend Jayda Cheaves, mom of his younger son, 18-month-old Loyal.

He captioned an Instagram photo gallery that shows him with his 2 children: "I Got Some Checcs That I I Ain't Touch They For Loyal An Jason" [sic].

The post comes days after Ayesha took to her Instagram Story to accuse the rap star of not paying their son's $10,000 school tuition fees.

"@LILBABY_1 JASON'S SCHOOL TUITION HAD AN OUTSTANDING BALANCE BEFORE THE VIRUS EVEN CAME ABOUT I HAVE EVERY EMAIL. DUE TO YOU NEVER PAYING IT THEY TOOK MY BABY OFF THE PORTALS SO HE WON'T RECEIVE ANY VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAMS FROM HIS SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY BASICALLY KICKED HIM OUT."

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Ayesha was reportedly upset after Jayda flashed IG images of her new Birkin handbag, an expensive gift to her from Lil Baby. The high-end Hermes bags cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Lil Baby insisted he chose not to pay for his son's school due to safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He also shaded Ayesha.

"I get the n****s you f**king ain't buying you Birkins or whatever but don't go to the Internet and act like I don't go above and beyond for my son."

In another Instagram Story, the rapper is seen braiding his son Jason's hair. The adorable video won him cool points with the ladies on Instagram.
 


 

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Rapper Lil Baby is dismayed that no one told him Kanye West wanted to work with him on a song. The Atlanta rapper took to Twitter.com to respond after Kanye dropped his name in one of his rambling tweets the week.

"Lil Baby my favorite rapper but won't do a song wit me," Kanye tweeted.

Lil Baby responded, "Nobody told me ye was trying to get me on a song that's fucced up."

In a follow-up tweet, Baby tagged Kanye and wrote, "kanyewest no disrespect nobody told me."

Maybe no one told Baby because no one in his camp knew until Kanye tweeted about it this week.

The 25-year-old rapper caused a firestorm on social media after he got into a heated debate with Rolling Stone writer Charles Holmes, when the journalist insisted, "Black people can't be racist."

But Lil Baby disagreed: "Just 'cause you work in a racist system doesn't mean you racist."

"Damn near every system that got a job is a racist system. You know what I mean?" said the rapper, real name Dominique Armani Jones.

"CEOs be like old white people. You never know, they got to be some kind of racist 'cause at some certain age... that was the way of life almost. So I almost feel like all these corporations or whatnot may be racist. And black people are racist too."

"Black people can't be racist," the writer said in disagreement, prompting Baby to respond, "Why? Racist means to be just to your race."

Holmes explained: "Well, the thing about racism is you would have to have some type of power, and Black people, historically speaking, don't have any power to be racist. We can be prejudiced."

"To me, a racist is someone who treats a different race than theirs a different way than they would treat theirs," the "Drip Too Hard" rapper said.

Lil Baby's second album My Turn debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It also went platinum.

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Rapper Lil Baby got into a heated debate with Rolling Stone writer Charles Holmes, after the journalist insisted, "Black people can't be racist."

The 25-year-old rapper, who topped the U.S. Billboard 200 with his second album My Turn earlier this year, was discussing police corruption and systemic racism with Holmes.

The two men discussed a line in his song "The Bigger Picture,", "Corrupted police been the problem where I'm from / But I'd be lying if I said it was all of them."

Holmes said there can't be "good police in a fundamentally flawed and racist system".

But Lil Baby disagreed: "Just 'cause you work in a racist system doesn't mean you racist."

"Damn near every system that got a job is a racist system. You know what I mean?" said the rapper, real name Dominique Armani Jones.

"CEOs be like old white people. You never know, they got to be some kind of racist 'cause at some certain age... that was the way of life almost. So I almost feel like all these corporations or whatnot may be racist. And black people are racist too."

"Black people can't be racist," the writer said in disagreement, prompting Baby to respond, "Why? Racist means to be just to your race."

Holmes explained: "Well, the thing about racism is you would have to have some type of power, and Black people, historically speaking, don't have any power to be racist. We can be prejudiced."

"To me, a racist is someone who treats a different race than theirs a different way than they would treat theirs," the "Drip Too Hard" rapper said.

"I feel like if you're a black person and you treat all black people one way and all white people one way, you're racist. I'm not a racist, so I give a white person a chance to talk and actually we get into it before I can say I don't like you or not."

He added: "I feel the same way about a black person. You ain't gon' be my buddy just 'cause you're black. Just straight up."

In unrelated news, Lil Baby dropped aspiring rapper 42 Dugg from his 4PF label after the rapper dropped what sounds like a homosexual reference on a track.

It sounds like the rapper says: "I was out here suckin' d**k / I was tryna pay the rent."

But after the backlash on Twitter, 42 Dugg clarified the lyrics, tweeting: "HOES OUT HERE SUCKIN D**K… I WAS TRYNA PAY HER RENT."

But fans aren't convinced that's what he said on the track. Listen below and decide for yourself (if you care).