T.I. ON JEEZY AND GUCCI MANE BEEF: 'I DON'T REALLY SEE IT'
T.I. wants no part of the Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane beef. In an Atlanta radio interview, T.I. said that he was focused on getting money and not beef. He explained, "I got my mind set on a big sack with a lot of money in it. Anything not of that understanding and of that nature, I don't really see it. So I don't really know what you're asking me about it."
He continued, " . . . I don't know. A lot of times things happen in life and we never know why. The focus is what counts, man. I'm focused on that sack, champ. I'm focused on that sack. I'm trying to get myself right up there where Jay[-Z] and them are at."
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FLAVOR FLAV ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Flavor Flav was arrested yesterday morning (October 17th) in Las Vegas after he allegedly threatened a teenager in his house with a deadly weapon. According to TMZ.com, law enforcement sources say that the teen is the son of Flavor Flav's fiance.
Flav allegedly got into an argument with the teen and his mom before it turned violent. Cops say that Flav got physical with his fiance and threatened her son with a knife. During the altercation, Flav's fiance called 911.
JAY-Z AUCTIONS AUTOGRAPHED 'CARTER 4' JERSEYS FOR CHARITY: According to VIBE.com, Jay-Z's Shawn Carter Foundation is auctioning off 10 autographed Carter 4 Brooklyn Nets jerseys on NBA.com. All proceeds from the auction are set to benefit AIDS student facing economic hardships. The auction ends on October 31st.
FOOTAGE OF KANYE'S RECENT RUN-IN WITH PAPARAZZI: Footage of Kanye West's recent run in with the paparazzi has leaked onto the Internet. As previously reported, Kanye tried to grab a female paparazzi's camera when she tried to ask Kim K questions about her ex Reggie Bush.
LIL WAYNE RELEASES COVER ART FOR 'GONE TILL NOVEMBER': Lil Wayne has released the cover art for his new prison memoir Gone Till November: Eight Months On Rikers Island. The book is described as an internal monologue based on journals that the rapper kept during his eight-month bid on Rikers Island. The book is due out on May 14, 2013.
WYCLEF SHOWS OFF HIS BODY: Wyclef showed off his rock hard body in a picture on Twitter in celebration of his 43rd birthday. He tweeted, "TODAY I AM 43 YEARS OLD! I look And feel 26! U cant keep à good Man down! Keep à smile when they want you to frown!"
DRAKE GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL: Drake has finally received his high school diploma. He announced the news via Twitter, "97% on my final exam. 88% in the course," he tweeted. "One of the greatest feelings in my entire life. As of tonight I have graduated high school! Thank you to my teacher Kim Janzen for spending the last 5 months working tirelessly with me!!" Drake dropped out of high school to pursue a role on the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He was one credit short of graduating.
MEEK MILL RELEASES 'MAYBACH CURTAINS': Meek Mill has released "Maybach Curtains" -- his new single feautring Nas, Rick Ross and John Legend. Meek's album Dreams & Nightmares hits stores on October 30th.
PROSECUTORS WANT CHIEF KEEF BACK IN JAIL: According to The Chicago Sun Times, Cook County prosecutors want Chief Keef back in jail because he violated his probation because he did an interview with Pitchfork back in June at a gun range. Prosecutors also said that Keef failed to complete his GED by a court ordered deadline. The rapper is on probation for an incident where he pointed a gun at a cop. The rapper is currently recording his debut album in California. He will return to court on November 20th.
?UESTLOVE TO CO-TEACH COURSE AT NYU: The Roots' ?uestlove confirmed via Twitter that he will be co-teaching a courst at the Clive Davis Institute of Recording Music at NYU. The course that he will teach is called Classic Albums. The two credit class will cover various albums that have donned the "classic" label over the years and study the music, production, promotion and marketing that led to their seminal status.
KATT WILLIAMS ARRESTED IN LOS ANGELES
Comedian Katt Williams was arrested yesterday morning (October 17th) in Los Angeles for a possible gun violation -- but it turned out to be a misunderstanding. According to TMZ.com, law enforcement sources say that cops got a call around 1 am that someone was brandishing a gun outside of Hollywood club Supperclub. When officers arrived on the scene a witness identified Katt as the suspect.
Cops did not find a gun on Katt, but they found one in his car. That's when Katt and two other members of his entourage were taken into custody for questioning.
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Brothers Wait Six Years to Claim $5 Million Lottery Prize
New York State lottery officials said yesterday (October 17th) that two brothers from the upstate town of Cicero had waited six years to claim a $5 million lottery prize for a scratch-off ticket, coming forward just 11 days before the ticket would have expired. The lottery officials said 34-year-old Andy Ashkar bought the ticket at his parents' convenience store in 2006, and decided to share the winnings with his older brother Nayel, who's now 36. Nayel told the lottery agency that he waited so long to claim the prize because he was concerned it would negatively influence his life if he didn't plan properly before being introduced as the winner. Similarly, Andy said he didn't want the money to influence his engagement and subsequent marriage.