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Her Fingers Just Stole a Twista Show

Amber Galloway Gallego can sign at lightning speed

(Newser) - The "fastest rapper of all time" isn't too fast for Amber Galloway Gallego. The sign language interpreter with memorable magenta hair is drawing raves for her ability to keep up with Twista at a Saturday concert in North Carolina, the New York Post reports. A tweeted clip of... More »

Trump Celebrates the Return of A$AP Rocky

The American rapper returns to US soil

(Newser) - Nearly a month after he was arrested in Sweden, rapper A$AP Rocky returned to the United States as the verdict in an assault case against him and two other Americans looms, the AP reports. Los Angeles television stations reported the 30-year-old artist was among a group of people shown emerging... More »

A$AP Rocky Will Be Freed

But the rapper has to return for his verdict on Aug. 14

(Newser) - Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other US suspects will be freed from jail until Aug. 14, when judges are expected to announce a verdict in the assault case against them , a Swedish court announced Friday. It wasn't immediately clear from the decision by the Stockholm District Court whether the... More »

Outcry Dismissed, Sweden Puts A$AP Rocky on Trial

Rapper's assault trial has started in Stockholm despite Trump's efforts to free him

(Newser) - It's been a long month for A$AP Rocky, detained by Swedish officials after allegedly attacking someone in a street fight at the end of June, and on Tuesday, the next phase of his overseas experience began. The 30-year-old American rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, pleaded not guilty at the... More »

Trump Slams Sweden Over Rapper's Detention

'Give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM'

(Newser) - Sweden has decided to detain American rapper A$AP Rocky until his trial on an assault charge begins Tuesday—and President Trump is hopping mad about it. He slammed the country and its prime minister in tweets Thursday night, the Guardian reports. "Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven... More »

A$AP Rocky Stuck Despite Trump's Offer

Rapper will remain in Sweden for assault trial

(Newser) - President Trump's offer of help for A$AP Rocky wasn't enough. On Thursday Swedish prosecutors said the 30-year-old rapper will remain in custody in Sweden until his trial on an assault charge begins Tuesday, per NBC News . Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, and two members of his entourage are... More »

Trump Makes Surprise Offer for A$AP Rocky

The president offers to 'personally vouch' for the rapper's bail

(Newser) - President Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail," the AP reports. Trump tweeted that during "a very good call" with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, he also "assured him that A$AP... More »

US Rapper Held in Solitary Confinement in Sweden

ASAP Rocky has been held nearly 2 weeks over a street fight

(Newser) - An American rapper remains detained in Sweden as authorities investigate a street fight, and the plight of ASAP Rocky has now caught the attention of the State Department, reports Politico . "There are certainly some facts about the arrest and detention that raise concerns,” says a spokesperson. "We... More »

Kanye West Got Rich Again. Here's How

The rapper sits down with Forbes magazine

(Newser) - Kanye West is wealthy again. The rapper/singer/songwriter who bottomed out three years ago—hospitalized with temporary psychosis while apparently $53 million in debt—is now on the cover of Forbes and crediting his comeback to an old love: sneakers. "I am a product guy at my core," West... More »

Rapper Slim 400 Shot 8 Times

He's still alive after assault in Compton

(Newser) - A Compton rapper and producer by the name of Slim 400 is in critical condition after being shot eight times during a Friday night assault, reports TMZ . It's not clear what led to the shooting, which took place in Compton about 8:30pm, reports the Los Angeles Times . The... More »

Geto Boys Rapper Bushwick Bill Is Dead

Performer born Richard Shaw had pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - A big name in hip-hop has died: Bushwick Bill, a member of the influential Geto Boys trio, died at age 52 on Sunday night from pancreatic cancer, reports the AP . The band exploded into fame in the 1980s behind hits such as "Mind Playing Tricks on Me ." Bushwick... More »

Rapper Charged With Felony Human Trafficking

Sosamann is accused of forcing women to become sex workers

(Newser) - A rapper was arrested in LA earlier this month after women nabbed in a prostitution sting accused him of human trafficking, TMZ reports. According to authorities, he took two women to California with promises of big dreams and forced them to become prostitutes. Site XXL confirms that Sosamann, who has... More »

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Escapes Bullets in Studio

Police say 3 men shot into Atlanta facility, injuring one person

(Newser) - The rap world nearly had a second fatal shooting days after the slaying of Nipsey Hussle . Waka Flocka Flame had to dodge bullets while in an Atlanta recording studio when three men fired shots into the building, police tell WSB-TV . The incident took place in the early morning hours of... More »

Nipsey Hussle's Longtime Love: 'I'm Completely Lost'

Lauren London refers to rapper as 'my protector, my soul'

(Newser) - Days after the murder of longtime boyfriend Nipsey Hussle, Lauren London is "completely lost." "I've lost my best friend, my sanctuary, my protector, my soul," the actress and model posted to Instagram on Wednesday in her first comment since the rapper's death Sunday , per... More »

South LA Residents: Hussle's Killing Wasn't Gang-Related

Police believe motive in Nipsey Hussle slaying was personal

(Newser) - Nipsey Hussle spoke openly of his youthful membership in one of Los Angeles' biggest gangs—but police don't believe that's why the 33-year-old rapper was gunned down on Sunday. Law enforcement sources tells the Los Angeles Times they believe the suspect has gang ties, but they believe the... More »

Suspect Named in Nipsey Hussle Murder

19 hurt as LA vigil turns violent

(Newser) - Los Angeles police say they have identified a man suspected of gunning down rapper Nipsey Hussle outside his clothing store Sunday. Police said late Monday that they are searching for Eric Holder, 29, who they said in a news release is suspected of fatally shooting Hussle and wounding two others... More »

Beloved LA Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead

33-year-old was killed outside store he owned

(Newser) - "Having strong enemies is a blessing," rapper Nipsey Hussle tweeted Sunday. Hours later, the 33-year-old was shot dead outside the Marathon Clothing Company store he owned in Los Angeles' Hyde Park neighborhood. Police say two other men were shot and injured in the shooting in the store's... More »

Elon Musk Releases 'Harambe' Rap Track

'RIP Harambe/Smoking on some strong/In the gorilla zoo'

(Newser) - Elon Musk apparently had some fun over the weekend: The Tesla and SpaceX CEO released a rap song called "RIP Harambe" on SoundCloud Saturday, Billboard reports. The "Emo G Records" release, which can be heard here , pays tribute to the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2016... More »

NYPD Officer's Alleged 50 Cent Threat: 'Shoot Him on Sight'

Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez is being investigated for supposed 'WTF' remark

(Newser) - An apparent beef between 50 Cent and an NYPD precinct commander now has the officer under investigation after an incident that allegedly happened last spring. The New York Daily News reports that on June 7, the rapper was set to appear at an NYPD-sanctioned boxing match in the Bronx, and... More »

'Never Going to Get Over This': 6 Cops Shoot Dozing Rapper

Family of Willie McCoy (Willie Bo) lawyers up

(Newser) - Relatives of a 21-year-old rapper shot dead by police in Vallejo, Calif., on Saturday say he was sleeping. "We cannot fathom why they would have to shoot him. This was senseless," David Harrison, cousin of rapper Willie McCoy, tells the Guardian . Police say McCoy, known as Willie Bo... More »

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