In case you’ve been living under a rock, TI was recently released early from prison and transported to a halfway house. But in a matter of days, the rapper was sent back into the pokey for allegedly misleading officers about the method of transportation he chose for travelling. However, photos have recently surfaced showing TI being walked to the bus by a prison guard, making those reports utter crap. Then there were reports that he was sent back because there were VH1 producers for his reality TV show in the bus when he wasn’t supposed to conduct business while in transit. Those people reportedly tried to testify otherwise but they kept being ignored. TI’s lawyers are now saying that they believe that prison officials were out to get the rapper, especially with the officials changing their story around. It’s really starting to look like that. If they were planning to send him back in anyway, why release him early in the first place?
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TI just got out of prison but he just couldn’t wait to start shooting a new reality TV show for VH1. Apparently, it’s about the rapper readjusting to life as a free man after being locked up for nearly a year. The show, which has yet to be given a title, promises that viewers will get an up close and personal look as TI is “reunited with his wife and kids and thrust back into society at this crucial juncture in his life.” How much could have changed in a year that he has to go to a process of readjustment? I would have understood the premise of the whole show better if he was locked up for 15 years.
DMX was just released from jail last month and after his statements on how jail has changed him, I had some hope that he was planning to stay out of trouble. That was all dashed when the rapper was arrested again this week in Phoenix. The Arizona Highway patrol pulled DMX over after he clocked going 102 mph on the radar. He was placed under arrest for criminal speed, driving on a suspended and revoked license, and reckless driving. He was released the morning after his arrest on a bond. It looks like some people just don’t learn. I smell a probation violation.
DMX was sentenced to serve a year in Arizona prison back in December after admitting to violating his probation by drinking alcohol. The rapper was supposed to be released last week but was forced to spend an extra week behind bars for failing a drug test. Now that he’s served the extra time, DMX is finally a free man. His manager Nakia Walker released a statement about his release, saying “Earl has so much more to offer the world. His latest project has been on hold for so long! It is now time for X to redefine the world of Hip-Hop with his highly anticipated album of inspirational, painful & street accredited rhymes. It is time to let the Dog out of the kennel.” As for what DMX’s plans are, he said “I spoke to my daughter, I just got off the phone with my wife. I’m going to go see my daughter while the sun is up, then I’m going to be in the studio, man.” Here’s to hoping that he finally learned his lesson and will stay out of trouble.
Back in November, Gucci Mane got into some serious trouble for a violent altercation with another person at a traffic stop light and then was pepper-sprayed by cops for resisting arrest. In January, the rapper was sent back to prison for a violation of probation. Now, police in DeKalb, Georgia say that Gucci has been arrested yet again while visiting his probation officer. Isn’t that supposedly the time for him to be on his best behavior? The rapper was charged with misdemeanor battery after he “intentionally caused visible bodily harm to a female by pushing her out of a moving vehicle.” Is he trying to rival DMX with all the arrests?
Before going in for his 2-year jail sentence for gun possession, Ja Rule has promised his fans that he will be releasing a new album the day before reporting to jail. The rapper took to his Twitter over the weekend saying “Breaking news………RENAISSANCE PROJECT JUNE 7th!!! Mpire Music…” If you’re not aware, Ja Rule pled guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon after he was arrested during a traffic stop. Police found an unlicensed .40 caliber handgun in the backseat of his Maybach. A judge had allowed Ja Rule to finish his album and resolve an outstanding tax issue until June 8. This will be his first album release since 2007.
Like I said, when it comes to DMX, all you had to do was wait and he’ll find himself in the middle of another reason to go back behind bars. Although the rapper was released from prison on Thursday morning after serving just 18 days out of a 90-day sentence for violating his probation, DMX is in trouble yet again. He was stopped for a vehicle code violation on the Sunset Strip on the night of his release and was taken into to police custody because he didn’t have a valid driver’s license. The rapper didn’t get book but he is facing some new charges.
DMX has decided to surrender to authorities in a Los Angeles courtroom and begin serving jail time in connection to a crime that he committed several years ago. The rapper’s jail stint all stems from a 2002 reckless driving conviction. It turns out that he was placed on probation after he pleaded no contest to the crime, but has since violated his probation, and has been ordered to serve 90 days in a city jail facility. Earlier this month, DMX completed a 4-month jail stint in Arizona where he served time for a probation violation. His manager says that DMX decided to surrender as he wants to take care of all his legal issues so he can finally move on with his life.
Rapper C-Murder was sentenced to life in prison last Friday after he was convicted of second-degree murder earlier last week. C-Murder, whose real name is Corey Miller and who also happens to be the brother of Master P, was convicted of shooting a 16-year old fan in Louisiana in 2001. What would drive a celebrity to shoot down a fan anyway? Someone was definitely in need of anger management. This was the second time that a jury convicted the rapper in the case but a 2003 conviction was overturned. I don’t think having the name murder in his rap name proved to be beneficial in his case either.
DMX was released from the Maricopa County Jail in Arizona last week. I’m quite surprised that I haven’t learned of any arrests of him for anything yet. And that’s a big emphasis on the “yet”. The legally challenged rapper was released from his second home early in the morning after serving just 90 days in jail. That’s the minimum sentence for pleading guilty to the following: cruelty to animals, possession of narcotic drugs, theft and possession of marijuana. Who wants to take a bet against me that he will find himself back in jail a couple more times before the year ends?