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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 »

Lawyer: ICE to Release Grammy-Nominated Rapper

21 Savage 'won his freedom'

(Newser) - It's too late for him to attend the Grammys, where he was nominated for two awards, but lawyers for Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage say they have secured his release from immigration custody. The 26-year-old, whose real name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3 and many fans... More »

Rapper Up for 2 Grammys Nabbed by ICE Agents

21 Savage was arrested Sunday

(Newser) - Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was taken into federal immigration custody early Sunday, authorities said. The artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation in the Atlanta area involving local and federal law enforcement officers, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox said... More »

7 Months After His Murder, Rapper Is a Father

XXXTentacion's girlfriend gives birth to a son

(Newser) - Seven months after XXXTentacion was killed, the AP reports that the rapper's son has been born. Jenesis Sanchez, XXXTentacion's girlfriend, gave birth Saturday to baby boy Gekyume Onfroy. The birth was announced Saturday evening by XXXTentacion's mother, Cleopatra Bernard. Gekyume's name is derived from a word... More »

Rapper Sells 823 Albums, Tops Billboard Chart

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie had 83M streams

(Newser) - Scoring the Billboard No. 1 spot with album Hoodie SZN was a big moment for New York rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie—and a new low for traditional album sales. The rapper made the top spot on the Billboard 200 by selling just 823 albums, all of them downloads,... More »

Fortnite Makers Accused of Stealing Dance Moves

2 Milly is first artist to allege copyright infringement

(Newser) - Characters in the wildly popular video game Fortnite can snag celebratory emotes—read dances—based on real moves. There's The Floss , The Worm , and the Electro Shuffle . There's the Turk Dance as featured on Scrubs and this Seinfeld scene . And, to 2 Milly's dismay, his Milly Rock... More »

Rapper's Gig Was Banned So He Performed on Car. Now, Jail

Russian rapper Husky sentenced on charges of hooliganism

(Newser) - A popular Russian rapper was sentenced Thursday to 12 days in jail for performing on a car after prosecutors banned his gig. Husky, who has a wide following among young Russians with his videos scoring up to 6 million views on YouTube , was arrested Wednesday. A court in the southern... More »

Snoop to Snoop During Star Ceremony: 'You a Bad Mother'

Rapper thanks himself, among others

(Newser) - Snoop Dogg got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday, and the final person the rapper thanked in his speech wasn't God, his wife, or his parents—it was himself. "Last but not least, I want to thank me for believing in me. I want to... More »

Kanye West 'Distancing Himself' From Politics

'I've been used to spread messages I don’t believe in'

(Newser) - Kanye West might not be making any more visits to the Oval Office : The rapper, who was heavily criticized by other artists for his bizarre meeting with President Trump earlier this month, is planning to take a step back from politics. "My eyes are now wide open and now... More »

TI Attacks Melania, Kanye With 'Vulgar' Video

TI music short shows actress who looks like first lady dancing naked on fake Oval Office desk

(Newser) - It's a "vulgar attack" against the first lady, and it comes courtesy of Clifford Harris. The rapper otherwise known as TI has a new short music video out, and it has sparked an angry response out of the White House thanks to a Melania Trump lookalike. In the... More »

Rapper Mac Miller Dead

Cause of death at age 26 is believed to be a drug overdose

(Newser) - Rapper Mac Miller died Friday at age 26 of a suspected drug overdose in his Los Angeles home, reports USA Today . The LA Times says Miller, real name Malcolm McCormick, "was a rare figure in contemporary hip-hop, equally comfortable accompanying major pop acts and hard-edged hip-hop peers while crafting... More »

He Climbed a Freeway Sign, Then Put on a Show

Environmental activist arrested for his traffic-stopping stunt in Los Angeles

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times describes him as an "aspiring rapper," but Alexander Dunn apparently aspired to snarl traffic and get arrested instead on Wednesday. The 29-year-old performer, sans shirt but with boxer shorts, ascended an exit sign around 8am on one of the 110 Freeway's southbound offramps,... More »

Thousands Gather to Mourn XXXTentacion

They lined up for hours to view murdered rapper's casket

(Newser) - Loudspeakers blasted songs by the late rapper XXXTentacion as thousands of fans chanting his lyrics lined up for hours at a Florida stadium Wednesday to see the performer laid out in a casket, two braids flowing over the side. XXXTentacion was gunned down last week at the age of 20.... More »

Supermarket Bans Black Man for Questioning Its Policy

Rory Ferreira, 26, says it was 'the scariest thing in the world'

(Newser) - A Maine man says he's pursuing legal action after an unpleasant encounter that smacks of racism, the Hill reports. Rory Ferreira, 26, says he wasn't surprised to be carded Tuesday when buying wine at a Shaw's store in Saco, Maine—but got suspicious when his wife was... More »

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