Category : Hip Hop News

Capone Arrested For Non-Payment of Child Support

(CelebNMusic247) Capone Arrested For Non-Payment of Child Support:

After failing to  pay over $160,000 in child support dating back to 2004, rapper Capone has been arrested.

Yesterday [Tuesday, Sept 5th] Capone was arrested on charges of child-support evasion after failing to fork over $160,000 dating back to 2004.

According to NY Post, the rapper, best known as N.O.R.E.‘s partner-in-rhyme in C-N-N, was released on a $10,000 personal-recognizance bond, and must pay $1,500 a month until his 12-year-old daughter turns 21. Prosecutors claim that the emcee has only made three payments in eight years, amounting to $144.

The Dead-Beat Dad said outside of court [9/5/12]:

“It is what it is.”

 “I know it looks bad on paper, but I take care of my daughter.”

Capone was arrested in his New Jersey home and his travel will now be limited to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Doubt Over Chris Lighty’s Suicide?

(CelebNMusic247) Doubt Over Chris Lighty’s Suicide:

The family of hip hop exec Chris Lighty have asked for a second autopsy to be performed after casting doubt over his suicide.

The 44-year-old Lighty, who helped and managed the careers of many luminaries in the industry such as Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Mariah Carey and 50 Cent, was found dead outside of his Bronx home with a single gunshot wound to the head last week. It has been reported that Lighty took his own life after allegedly arguing with his wife.

The medical examiner has rules his death a suicide but Lighty’s brother, Dave, has expressed doubt. Famed forensic pathologist Michael Baden has been brought in to perform another autopsy. Baden, who has testified on numerous high-profile cases such as the O.J. Simpson trial, says he is awaiting the results.

Lighty was laid to rest yesterday with a star-studded funeral that included Diddy, Missy, Elliot, Lauryn Hill, 50 Cent, Mary J. BligeEd LoverLloyd BanksTony YayoMichael Bivins, Rev Run, Fat Joe, Wyclef Jean and Mona Scott-Young.

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Public Enemy Declined Jay-Z’s “Made In America” Invite

(CelebNMusic247) Public Enemy Turned Down Jay-Z‘s “Made In America

Public Enemy’s Chuck D  revealed in an interview with CBC hat the legendary group was invited to perform at Jay-Z’s “Made In America” Festival this past weekend, but refused to attend.

Why you ask?

Chuck says P.E. declined for philosophical reasons. However, Drake, Maybach Music Group and a reunited Run-D.M.C. all took the stage to thousands of attendees over the Labor Day holiday.

Check D explained:

“I know I’m made in America but I’m really made on the planet.”

“I’m not made by America, or in it. So, we like to protest and be difficult. But I salute them for bringing Rap music to the forefront and being able to have Run-DMC to get that slot.”

Public Enemy is prepping its new album The Evil Empire of Everything for release next month.

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