October 18th, 2012
(Photo: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
In today’s top news, President Obama and Mitt Romney squared off in last night’s presidential debate, Beyoncé will headline this year’s Super Bowl halftime show and Louisiana gets its first Black chief justice.
President Obama and Mitt Romney tackled a range of issues and almost tackled each other in last night’s presidential debate. [CNN]
Beyoncé will headline this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. [BET]
Louisiana gets its first Black chief justice. [AP]
A “Puppet March” is scheduled to take place in D.C. to defend PBS funding. [AP]
Groundbreaking on new homes in September reached its fastest pace in four years. [Reuters]
Comedian Mike Epps has been cast as Richard Pryor in the forthcoming Nina Simone biopic. [BET]
Keyshia Cole denies a Gucci Mane lyric claiming she was romantically involved with Diddy. [BET]
New study shows that ancient Malian king Mansa Musa I was the richest man in all of human history. [Independent]
A U.N. report accuses Rwanda of leading rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [BBC]
Pirates capture seven European crew members from a ship off the coast of Nigeria. [BBC]
January 19th, 2010
Wacka Flocka Flame, a 23-year-old rapper signed to Gucci Mane’s label “So Icey Entertainment,” was shot twice during a robbery on Tuesday. He was shot after he refused to give up his jewerly.
From Entertainment and Showbiz
23-years-old American rapper and Gucci Mane protégé, Juaquin Malphurs from Chattanooga Tennessee, better known by his stage name Waka Flocka Flame, has reportedly been inflicted with twin gunshots.
Details are very scarce at the moment but it’s being rumored that the incident occurred in an armed robbery after Waka Flocka refused to forgo his jewelry.
Waka Flocka Flame signed fellow Atlanta rapper, Gucci Mane’s “So Icey Entertainment” recently. He was famous for his hit single “O Let’s Do It” in 2009.
According to KarenCivil.com, representatives from So Icey confirmed the shooting.
September 16th, 2008
Rapper jailed on alleged parole violation.
A dirty urine sample has led to rapper Gucci Mane’s arrest and expected jail time of a year. Gucci was taken into custody last week for reportedly violating parole on a 2005 incident when he reportedly beat a promoter with a pool cue. His recent urine test reportedly turned up drugs and alcohol. The rapper also is said to have served just 25 hours of a 600-hour community service sentence.