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Nicki Minaj said she was invited to the White House following her vaccine skepticism tweets, but a White House official said the rapper was only offered ‘a call’


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Florida rapper Money Mitch dies by suicide following deputy shootout


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Rapper Wisdom charged in South Beach shooting. Cops release DaBaby after questioning


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Police: Texas rapper dead in interstate shooting in Georgia


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‘Watch Me (Whip-Nae Nae)’ rapper Silento charged with murder in Atlanta


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UPDATE 3-U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky kicked and punched me, teenager tells Swedish court

UPDATE 3-U.S. rapper A$  AP Rocky kicked and punched me, teenager tells Swedish courtA teenager told a Swedish court on Tuesday that he was kicked and punched by U.S. rapper A$ AP Rocky and two of his entourage during an altercation outside a hamburger restaurant in Stockholm last month. The 30-year-old performer, producer and model, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault on the first day of a trial that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to intervene on the artist’s behalf. Outlining his case using videos from security cameras and witnesses’ mobile phones, prosecutor Daniel Suneson said that following an altercation in central Stockholm, Mayers threw 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari to the ground, after which he and two of his entourage kicked and punched him.



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US rapper A$AP Rocky pleads self-defence at assault trial

US rapper A$  AP Rocky pleads self-defence at assault trialUS rapper A$ AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault at his trial in Sweden Tuesday over a street brawl, saying he acted in self-defence in a case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans. The 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested on July 3 along with three other people following the fight in Stockholm on June 30. One of them, the rapper’s bodyguard, was later released.



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Rapper TI helps bail out 23 prisoners in time to spend Easter with their families

Rapper TI helps bail out 23 prisoners in time to spend Easter with their familiesRapper TI has helped bail out 23 prisoners who would have spent Easter behind bars.Seven women and 16 men, all non-violent prisoners and mostly first-time offenders, arrived home just in time for the holiday thanks to the Bail Out programme.Each inmate is to be connected to a mentor and given job training and funds for their children’s college savings in a bid to “stop the cycle”.The New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia initially set out to raise $ 40,000 for the programme, in partnership with TI and American reality TV star Scrapp Deleon, but donations topped $ 120,000 (£92,400) a month later.Jamal Bryant, a senior pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, said in an Instagram post on Saturday: “Today we @newbirthmbc are bailing out of prison those who are non violent offenders in 3 counties here in Georgia. “We raised 120k over lent to get it done exceeding initial goal of 40k. In addition we are Putting them in job training programs. “We opening college fund accounts for their children at citizens trust bank (black owned) to stop the cycle.”The New Birth church said the programme was “designed to give men and women a second chance”.The programme targeted people in DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and Rockdale counties. Mr Bryant said it was a way for the church to be more outspoken when it came to prison reform.TI, whose real name is Clifford Harris, is a Grammy-winning artist with multiple platinum-selling albums and singles.



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British-born rapper 21 Savage to be released on bond amid US deportation threat

British-born rapper 21 Savage to be released on bond amid US deportation threatUK-born rap artist 21 Savage, who has been in custody in Georgia for nine days on immigration charges, was granted bond on Tuesday and will be released from custody on Wednesday, his lawyer said. The entertainer, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested on February 2 by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over accusations he had overstayed his visa by more than a decade. Officials said he came to the United States from Britain in 2005. Atlanta US Immigration Court Judge Dan Pelletier granted the 26-year-old bond during a hearing on Tuesday, his attorney Charles Kuck told Reuters by phone. The bond amount was set at $ 100,000, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Kuck declined to confirm the amount. His legal team earlier on Tuesday released a statement that said he had been released. Kuck later said Abraham-Joseph remained in ICE custody because the bond was not granted before a daily 2pm deadline, but said he would be released on Wednesday.  21 Savage was born in the UK Credit: AP The rapper, who was born in Plaistow, east London, but moved to the US with his mother when he was seven, was granted an expedited hearing after speaking with ICE officials to clarify his legal standing and bond eligibility, his legal team said in a statement. "He will not forget this ordeal or any of the other fathers, sons, family members and faceless people, he was locked up with or that remain unjustly incarcerated across the country," they said. ICE officials were not immediately available for comment. The rapper still faces deportation proceedings in federal immigration court, Kuck said. "His case is not over by a long shot," he added. t.co/2dXm2pI0wgpic.twitter.com/WkBM318ljl— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) February 7, 2019 Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in Georgia in 2014, and was arrested as part of a targeted operation with the cooperation of local law enforcement, an ICE spokesman told Reuters when the rapper was taken into custody. 21 Savage was nominated for two Grammy Awards for the hit "Rockstar," with Post Malone, including the coveted record of the year category, but was unable to attend the glitzy awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday because he was being held in Georgia. His Facebook page shows he has several concerts scheduled in the coming weeks.



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California mudslides shut down Pacific Coast Highway, ensnare motorists including rapper Soulja Boy

California mudslides shut down Pacific Coast Highway, ensnare motorists including rapper Soulja BoyA potent winter storm that hammered the West Coast over the weekend triggered mudslides in Southern California in areas scorched by wildfires.



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