Filled Under: Hip Hop Legal Woes
Lauryn Hill is moving out of the New Jersey mansion she was renting. The move comes after her landlords sued her for eviction and before she reports to prison for tax evasion, according to TMZ. The Lauryn Hill has been ordered to report to prison no later than July 8. Lauryn Hill’s landlords accused her of not paying her March rent and then filed for eviction. The singer has reportedly reached a settlement with her landlords, agreeing to pay the outstanding $7,000 in rent and move out of the residence no later than May 31, according to TMZ.
Grammy-winning pop rapper singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes. She was also sentenced Monday in Newark to three additional months of home confinement. The 37-year-old South Orange resident pleaded guilty last year in the case. During a forceful statement to the judge, Hill explained she had always meant to eventually pay the taxes but was unable to during a period of time when she dropped out of the music business. Before the sentencing, her attorney had said Hill had paid more than $970,000 to satisfy the state and federal tax liabilities. Hill had faced a maximum sentence of one year each on three counts. Her attorney had sought probation. She’s to report to prison July 8. It’s not clear where she’ll serve her sentence.
Lil Scrappy is wanted by authorities in Atlanta because he’s refused to give them a sample of his urine. Lil Scrappy was require to give up a urine test, an agreement made after he was arrested in 2008 for smoking weed. The rapper gave the authorities urine that was cold to the touch, according to TMZ, and they suspect it was not his.
Dame Grease’s claimed that Amalgam Digital sent a court order to stop the Max B-inspired clothing he attempted to sell. Amalgam Digital’s CEO, Anyextee claims Dame Greaese categorically lied and has illegally used Max B’s image, which Amalgam Digital owns. The CEO and manager of Max B responds to Dame Grease’s interview in an attempt to clear a few misconceptions.
The news confirmed that rapper Gucci Mane was in police custody after evading an arrest warrant for several days. The Warner Bros. Records star was charged with two counts of assault, after allegedly attacking an autograph-seeker with a bottle. That man happened to be a United States Army soldier, and showed authorities the wounds he claims were inflicted by Gucci Mane. In a hearing later yesterday, Gucci Mane was denied bond, meaning that the 1017 Brick Squad rapper will remain in what is believed to be Fulton County Jail. “Mr. Davis has a history, we’re not going to skirt that issue,” Gucci’s lawyer Drew Findling told press outside of the courthouse. “That history made it difficult for him to get bond today.” Gucci’s attorney did however note that there aren’t confirmed witnesses of the alleged attack, which happened in a Atlanta club less than a week ago. At present, Gucci Mane will remain incarcerated until his April 10 court date.
Meek Mill was back in court to address concerns from his probation officer that he violated the terms of his probation. Philadelphia probation officer Treas Underwood and Assistant District Attorney Noel A. DeSantis told a judge in a 2-hour hearing that Meek Mill (Robert Williams) left the state of Pennsylvania without filing a travel plan that lists the time, date, address, and phone number for Meek’s exact locations. Meek’s alleged reluctance to inform his probation officer is a direct violation of a federal law that requires Underwood to know where he is at all times especially if he leaves the city of Philadelphia. She told the judge that Meek often would not let her know his whereabouts until after he had already arrived. Meek offered an explanation on why he has not been able to fully comply with sharing his upcoming locations with Underwood beforehand. “The problem is that I don’t know,” Williams said. “It changes every day.” He also explained that he doesn’t directly handle his travel plans, and he assigned his attorney, Gary Silver, to pass on that information to Underwood. Meek also made the case that at the moment it’s better for him to be in his hometown as little as possible. “My best thing is to stay traveling,” Meek said in the hearing. “Every time I come back to Philadelphia, someone tries to shoot me or get me back in trouble.”