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Rapper Pooh Shiesty is being held without bond in a Miami jail, charged with discharging a firearm in a Miami strip club.

Shiesty, born Lontrell Williams, Jr., surrendered to authorities following the shooting of a security guard at the King of Diamonds strip club on Memorial Day.

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The guard survived the shooting. Secret Service agents were able to match the serial numbers of money dropped at the crime scene to numbers on money the rapper flashed on Instagram.

Williams turned himself in on June 8, and faces charges of aggravated battery and violent crime in connection with the shooting of the security guard.

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A Miami-Dade judge ordered Williams held without bond. During the bond hearing, the rapper wore a suicide vest which is normally given to inmates who express suicidal thoughts.

The 21-year-old Memphis native is signed to Gucci Mane's 1017 Records and Atlantic Records. He is best known for his singles "Main Slime Remix" and "Shiesty Summer."

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Federal agents arrested NBA Youngboy's older brother OG 3Three (left) who was hiding under a house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

A video circulating online shows officers with a K9 service dog dragging OG 3Three out from under the house where he was hiding.

OG's brother, NBA Youngboy is in federal custody, being held without bail for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. A judge recently denied Youngboy's second request for bail.

It is unclear if his brother was arrested on the same charges.

NBA OG 3Three's attorney allege that the rapper is being targeted by police and that his arrest came as a sting operation that police called "Never Free Again."

Both OG 3Three, 23, and NBA Youngboy, 21, are affiliated with a street gang.

NBA Youngboy, real name Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, has six sons and two daughters to support while he sits in jail awaiting trial.

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Rapper YFN Lucci will remain in the Fulton County (Atlanta) jail until his trial on murder and racketeering charges. A judge recently denied bond for Lucci who surrendered to police on May 10 on new gang-related RICO charges.

YFN Lucci was among dozens of Bloods gang members named in a 75-page, 106-count racketeering indictment in May.

Lucci, real name Rayshawn Bennett, 29, was previously charged in connection with a murder that occurred in Atlanta last year. He was arrested on January 13, 2021 after turning himself in to police and released on $500,000 bond.

However, Judge Thomas Cox revoked Lucci's bond and remanded him to jail after the prosecutor filed new RICO charges, accusing the rapper of being a gang banger.

"My client is, your honor, an incredibly successful artist that is very well known nationally and even internationally," Drew Findling, Lucci's attorney, told Judge Cox during Tuesday's bond hearing.

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Judge Cox was not impressed. "The defendant will remain in a no-bond status at this time. Additionally, this court revokes any bonds previously issued in this case," Cox said.

The prosecutor's office plans to use a music video that Lucci appeared in, in the racketeering case against him and 11 others.

"We think it sends a very strong message to the public that no matter who you are, you have to follow the law and the rules, and you will be evaluated the same," Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne.

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Iyanna "Yaya" Mayweather reacted to the news that her baby daddy, NBA YoungBoy is in federal custody in Los Angeles.

Yaya is the mother of YoungBoy's youngest child. He has 7 children by various women, with an eighth baby rumored to be on the way.

The distraught single mom took to her Instagram Story to call for her baby daddy's freedom.

"My day has been ruined [sad face emoji, broken heart emoji]," wrote Yaya, the daughter of champion boxer Floyd Mayweather. In a follow-up post, she added, "#FREEKENTRELL."

The 21-year-old rapper, whose moniker means Never Broke Again YoungBoy, was taken into custody on Monday by the LAPD after they pulled over a vehicle he was in, TMZ reported. Cops unleashed a K9 officer to sniff him out when he fled on foot.

An unregistered firearm was recovered in the vehicle.

YoungBoy, real name Kentrell Gaulden, is now in the custody of the FBI, who recently formed a task force to lock up violent gang members masquerading as rappers.

Also on their list is Atlanta gangbanger YFN Lucci and Chicago gangbanger-turned-rapper Lil Durk, who currently resides in Atlanta.

YoungBoy has been arrested multiple times in the past -- mostly on drugs and firearms charges, as well as probation violations.

His most recent arrest was for drugs and weapons possession in his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana in September.
 

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Rapper NBA YoungBoy is in FBI custody tonight after LAPD cops pulled his vehicle over and then used a K9 cop to track his scent after he fled the vehicle on foot.

The 21-year-old Louisiana native, real name Kentrell Gaulden, was arrested Monday night on an outstanding warrant, TMZ reported.

LAPD and federal agents attempted to pull over a vehicle the troubled rapper was a passenger in, but the rapper bolted on foot. Police used a K9 officer to track his scent to his hiding place.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the cops set up a perimeter and used a K-9 to sniff YoungBoy out. The police dog didn't bite him -- but did locate him quickly.

Police executed a search warrant and located an unregistered firearm in the vehicle.

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Over the weekend, the father-of-7 went live on Instagram and appeared to cry out for help.

In the video he is seen smoking weed, playing new music, and behaving strangely. At one point he said he was lost and needed help.

Watch the video clip below.
 

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Rapper Silento is behind bars again after allegedly gunning down his cousin in a DeKalb County, Ga. neighborhood.

The 23-year-old, best known for his viral hit song, "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)," is charged with murder in connection with the death of his cousin, Frederick Rooks.

On Jan. 21, Rooks, 34, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the middle of a residential street in Panthersville, Georgia, about 7 miles southeast of Atlanta. Rooks was pronounced dead at the scene.

The rapper, real name Richard "Ricky" Lamar Hawk, was previously charged with attacking 2 people with a hatchet in September.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Silento had walked into a random home and tried to attack two people with a hatchet before they tackled him and disarmed him.

A friend arrived at the home and told the rapper he was in the wrong house. The two men fled before police arrived, but Silento was arrested about a block away from the home. He told police he was looking for his girlfriend.

Silento was out on bail a day after he was arrested in Santa Ana, CA., following an incident involving his girlfriend, according to ABC 7.

Silento trended on Twitter.com in September after gossip mongers claimed his girlfriend leaked a vulgar image of him online.

But the person in the image was identified as a 26-year-old p0rn star.
 

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Rapper YFN Lucci hopes an Atlanta judge will release him on bond because he has four hungry, underaged children to feed.

Lucci -- real name Rayshawn Bennett -- was arrested along with two other men and charged in the shooting death of an associate, 28-year-old James Adams, on Dec. 10.

Lucci went on the run for two weeks before turning himself in late Wednesday, Jan. 13. A judge denied his request for bail at a bond hearing on Jan. 14.

According to legal documents obtained by Hotnewhiphop.com, Lucci is asking the judge to set bond because he has "four underaged children whom he financially supports." He also said he provides a home and financial support for his mother in Fulton County, GA.

The 29-year-old rapper assured the judge that he is not a flight risk -- despite taking his time turning himself in.

If the judge denies his second request for bail he will likely stay in jail until his trial, which could be delayed for months.

The Covid-19 outbreak has been tough on rappers and other celebrities who rely on bookings and club appearances to make ends meet.

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Rapper YFN Lucci (left) made his first court appearance on Thursday, Jan. 14, where he was denied bond.

Lucci appeared via CCTV video from the jail. He wore a black face covering during the court proceeding.

Lucci's lawyer told the judge that his client had the charges read to him, which include felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in street gang activity, and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Authorities in Atlanta, Georgia, were hunting for Lucci to question him over his alleged involvement in the murder of 28-year-old James Adams (pictured right). Adams was a former member of Lucci's crew.

Lucci -- real name Rayshawn Bennett -- was identified as the driver of a white SUV seen by witnesses before the victim was shoved out of the moving vehicle.

His lawyer argued against the aggravated assault charges, saying "[Lucci's] proximity in a vehicle to someone with a gun is not what establishes aggravated assault."

However, the judge responded, saying Lucci -- being the driver of the SUV -- "allowed the occupants of the vehicle to actually get out of the vehicle, firing multiple rounds and driving off with those weapons."

The judge determined that the circumstances of his involvement warranted aggravated assault charges, and she denied bond for the rapper.

The 29-year-old father-of-2 turned himself in late Wednesday night, Jan. 13, after 2 weeks on the run.

Lucci was booked into the crowded Fulton County Jail on Thursday, just hours after dropping a music video for his new song "Rolled On" on his social media pages.

Two suspects, Ra'von Boyd, 23, and Leroy Pitts, 17, were also arrested following the shootout on December 10, which left another man wounded.

In a frantic 911 call that led to the felony murder warrant for Lucci arrest, a woman describes a man clinging to a moving SUV before he was shoved out of the SUV and left for dead in a roadway.

TMZ obtained audio of the 911 call a woman made in Atlanta last month when she saw a white SUV speeding by "with a man hanging out of the car." She says she eventually saw the man thrown out of the car onto the street.

The witness told the operator the victim appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and the man was "still trying to fight for his life."

She remained on the scene while waiting for the ambulance, standing near the victim -- and said he was "taking his last breath" and he died moments later.

The Atlanta Police Department offered a $5k award for information leading to Lucci's arrest and indictment.
 

 

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Rapper G Herbo turned himself in to federal agents in Los Angeles after proclaiming his innocence relating to a plethora of federal fraud charges.

The Chicago, Illinois native, who was just named to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 list of influential young stars, stands accused of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and 2 counts of aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft as part of an alleged 4-year scam involving stolen credit cards.

Herbo and 5 others are charged with using stolen credit cards to purchase designer puppies, rent private jets and limousines as well as finance trips to Jamaica and rent a villa there.

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, a representative for Herbo, real name Herbert Randall Wright III, denied the criminal claims, which were filed in Massachusetts. Herbo's lawyer insisted the Chicago gang banger "looks forward to establishing his innocence in court".

The PTSD star is alleged to have worked with his music promoter Antonio Strong and various other members of his crew to defraud numerous business owners by making purchases with stolen credit cards.

Strong was arrested in September and charged with a string of crimes, including wire fraud.

Rapper Casanova, real name Caswell Senior, was arrested earlier this week on RICO and racketeering charges related to criminal activities committed by his gang "Untouchable Gorilla Stones", including the murder of a 15 year old boy.

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Federal agents have arrested rap fugitive Casanova (right), who was indicted on RICO and racketeering charges related to criminal activities committed by his gang "Untouchable Gorilla Stones", including the murder of a 15 year old boy.

"Baby, I love you like cooked food," Casanova said in a video shared by his wife on social media.

The feds also indicted Chicago gangsta rapper G Herbo, real name Herbert Wright III (left and below), on 14 federal charges that included wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft, in a federal court in Massachusetts.

G Herbo's lawyer is making arrangements with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the rapper to turn himself in in Massachusetts.

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G Herbo and several crew members are accused of conducting a multi-year fraud scheme involving stolen credit cards and ID theft, totaling $1.5 million.

According to the indictment, the gang used stolen credit cards to buy designer puppies, rent private jets and luxury villas in Jamaica.

Herbo, 25, and Casanova, 34, are part of a crew of gang bangers who are signed by record labels to bring realism to the rap game.

Unlike bold name rappers such as Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, the new breed of gangsta rappers live the life of violence they rap about on records.

G Hergo and Casanova, real name Caswell Senior, are accused of murdering other "rappers", but they have not been charged without those alleged crimes.