Marvin Sapp gets candid about about his checkered past

Marvin Sapp’s film Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story is set to premiere on Aug. 21. The film is based the gospel singer’s life and his rise to stardom. Ahead of the premiere, Sapp was interviewed by the New York Post‘s Page Six on Aug. 17 and talked a little about his past, […]

Brittney Griner pleads guilty in Russian court

On the morning of July 7, two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist and WNBA player Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Russian court. Griner could face up to 10 years in prison under the charge. Her next hearing is set for July 14. In February 2022, Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport […]

Atlanta prison officer charged with smuggling drugs

One Atlanta prison guard has been charged with smuggling, according to the Department of Justice. Patrick Shackelford, a federal corrections officer at U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta, has been charged with federal inmates Patrick Kirkman and Mitchell Arms for federal bribery, smuggling and drug charges from an alleged scheme between June 2018 and February 2019, the DOJ […]

The role Houston lean culture played in Travis Scott music festival tragedy

Travis Scott‘s Astroworld Music Festival was the talk of hip hop after eight people died and hundreds more were injured on Nov. 5. The tragedy around the Houston rapper brings up the darker side of the city’s culture. For decades, Houston has been known for its grills, chop-and-screwed DJ mixes and lean drinking. Lean is […]

Rising comedian Fuquan Johnson dies from suspected overdose

Rising comedian Fuquan Johnson has passed away after overdosing on an extremely potent narcotic at a party early Sunday morning in Los Angeles, the media reports. Johnson was 42 years old. Preliminary reports suggest that Johnson along with two others died from a batch of cocaine laced with the ultra-powerful prescription drug fentanyl at his […]

Lamar Odom claims someone drugged him the night he overdosed in brothel

According to Lamar Odom, he was drugged on the night of his near-fatal overdose. The 41-year-old former basketball star ended up in a coma after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, and Lamar — who later sought treatment for drug and alcohol addiction — has claimed that someone tried to “take [his] life.” He […]

Sheriff mocks alleged drug dealers by rapping about their arrests (video)

A Georgia sheriff mocked and taunted a large group of alleged drug dealers doing a freestyle rap about their reported crimes and subsequent arrests. Sheriff Grady Judd of Pok County, Georgia, about 50 miles west of Atlanta, held a press conference following the apprehension of 29 individuals where authorities seized drugs with a street value […]

Keyshia Cole remembers her mother’s humor as she grieves openly on social media

Keyshia Cole “doesn’t know how to feel” following the death of her biological mother. The 39-year-old singer has paid tribute to Frankie Lons after she passed away earlier this week and admitted the loss of her parent wasn’t something she was prepared for. She shared a slideshow of photos on Instagram and wrote: “This is […]

Trial date set for men allegedly involved in Mac Miller’s death

The trial is almost underway for the drug dealers involved in the death of the rapper Mac Miller. According to multiple sources, the three men accused of selling Miller the drugs — Cameron Pettit, Stephen Walter and Ryan Reavis — are due in court on Nov. 16, 2021. In 2019, all three men were charged […]

Bobby Brown voices theories about Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina’s deaths

R&B crooner Bobby Brown chose “Red Table Talk” to open up about the death of his firstborn, Bobby Brown Jr., from acute drug and alcohol toxicity at the age of 28. The legendary New Edition singer, who broke off to crank out a string of era-defining hits like “Every Little Step,” “My Prerogative” and “Don’t […]

DMX in critical condition in hospital ICU

Legendary rapper DMX is currently non-responsive after suffering a sudden heart attack on Friday night. He was rushed to a local hospital and is currently in the intensive care unit hanging on to life, according to media reports. Born Earl Simmons in Mt. Vernon, New York, the 50-year-old “Gonna Make Me Lose My Mind” emcee […]

Bobby Brown speaks out angrily after son’s autopsy report released

R&B singer Bobby Brown is speaking out after the autopsy of his late son was released to the public. As rolling out reported, Bobby Brown Jr. reportedly had traces of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol in his system when he passed away on Nov. 18, 2020. The family attorney, Christopher Brown, quoted the Centers for Disease […]

DMX was charged with 13 robberies at age 15 (video)

Prodigiously talented and equally tortured rap pioneer DMX has accumulated a multitude of fascinating stories over his life and career that have been punctuated with many legal entanglements and jail stints. One such shocking anecdote that DMX, born in New York as Earl Simmons, shared during the newest episode of the N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN‘s […]

Chico DeBarge arrested and then tried to impersonate his brother

The spectacular implosion of the DeBarge musical dynasty due to rampant drug addiction is well-chronicled over the past four decades. And the latest sad chapter was just written over the weekend. Jonathan “Chico” DeBarge was reportedly arrested after being caught with drugs during a traffic stop in suburban Los Angeles. Another charge was added to […]

Lil Wayne pleads guilty to gun charge in Miami federal court

Lil Wayne pled guilty to federal gun charges, today, Friday, Dec. 11, via a virtual hearing in Miami federal court. He was charged with illegally possessing a loaded weapon while traveling on a private jet, according to multiple media outlets. The incident played out through an anonymous tip almost one year to the date on […]

Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie arrested at NJ home after police raid

25-year-old rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, born Artist Dubose, has been arrested on drugs and weapons charges, according to multiple news outlets and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. Police raided the Bronx-born rapper’s home one day after a shooting that occurred as A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie celebrated his birthday in close proximity to […]

Watermelon baby? Woman busted for smuggling drugs in fake belly of fruit

A Brazilian woman has been arrested for attempting to smuggle cocaine on her person. The woman boarded a bus on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, that was set to depart for Rio de Janeiro when authorities got a tip about a narcotics case, according to the official Facebook page of the São Paulo police. The woman […]

Mariah Carey claims older sister tried to force her into prostitution at 12

Mariah Carey has claimed her sister tried to sell her to a pimp when she was only 12 years old. The “Fantasy” singer has detailed in her upcoming memoir how her older sibling Allison “drugged” her with tranquilizers and offered her cocaine before “inflicting” injury on her and attempting to turn her to prostitution. Appearing […]

Bootsy Collins says he ‘decided to drop acid’ to prove James Brown right

Bootsy Collins claims he began taking LSD to “prove” James Brown “right” after the iconic singer “started accusing [him] of being high.” The 68-year-old musician was a member of James’ backing band, The J.B.’s, for less than a year when he was 19, and has said he was fired after he “dropped acid” before a […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ actor Jason Mitchell arrested on gun and drug charges

Jason Mitchell, who is best known for portraying the late iconic rapper Easy E in the critically acclaimed film Straight Outta Compton, is on a dangerous downward trajectory that is punctuated by his latest arrest. The 33-year-old New Orleans-born actor has been arrested in Harris County, Mississippi, for possession of guns and a copious amount […]