Hip hop artists Lil Wayne and Ja Rule were arrested Sunday (Jul. 22) evening after a Hot 97 sponsored concert at Manhattan’s Beacon Theater on charges of criminal possession of weapons, each in separate incidents, a New York Police Department spokesman told CNN. According to officers, they pulled over a luxury car with Ja Rule and two others inside. Police say they recovered a .40-caliber pistol from the vehicle. Lil Wayne however, was arrested about an hour later, in a separate incident, after police say the caught him and another man smoking marijuana. They also the rapper was found carrying a .40-caliber pistol. 31-year-old Jeffrey Atkins, better known as Ja Rule was last busted in 2004 for marijuana possession and driving without a license. 24-year-old Lil' Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter is also no stranger to trouble. He was arrested last August for marijuana possession and possession of a controlled substance. Lil Wayne and Ja Rule are both are platinum-selling rap artists.
VH1 is going big with this year's "VH1 Hip Honors" show. The network revealed its list of performers for the 5th annual show including Lil Wayne and MC Lyte Monday. Slated to air October 6th, the 5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors has tapped Big Boi, Biz Markie, Bun B, DJ Kaos, Ghostface Killah, Kid Rock, MC Lyte, Lil' Jon, Lil' Wayne, Q-Tip, Scarface, Wyclef Jean, Cheech and Chong and Sanaa Lathan to pay homage to hip-hop luminaries who broke new ground and pioneered the genre into a true cultural phenomenon. This year's honorees include Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick and Too $hort. Tracy Morgan will once again host this year's VH1 Hip Hop Honors festivities which are scheduled to tape at New York City's famed Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, October 2. The "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" broadcast will premiere on VH1 and VH1 Soul on Monday, October 6 at 10PM ET/PT. Additional performances and appearances will be announced shortly. The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances in collaboration with some of today's hottest talent. Generations of hip hop will bridge the gap for one exceptional night to set it off with the original style and flavor that sparked and inspired the evolution of the music.
Hip Hop heavy weight Lil Wayne has been hit with a $1 million lawsuit from a woman who claims she was trampled by the rapper during his concert at Morgan State University. Tyrique Layne says the rapper caused a mini-riot when he tossed money into the audience. Layne, who was injured along with two other women, says she suffers from headaches, memory loss, fatigue and neck and back pain. The lawsuit, filed August 28th, list Lil Wayne, Cash Money Records, Universal Records and Wayne’s touring company, Young Money Touring as defendants. The incident stems from a concert on October 19, 2006. Police considered charging Lil' Wayne for causing mayhem, but officials at Morgan State University instead chose to permanently ban the rapper from performing on campus. "It was as dangerous a thing to do as standing in a crowded movie theater and shouting, 'Fire,'" said Morgan State University spokesman Clinton Coleman.
Look like a criminal, act like a criminal then you get arrested. This time it’s my boy Lil Wayne (A.K.A Michael Carter, Jr). Lil Wayne was arrested by DEA agents in Arizona on three serious felony drug charges. He was arrested yesterday, after police dogs went through his tour bus and sniffed out multiple drugs; including cocaine and ecstasy. Police found 105 grams of weed, 29 grams of cocaine, 41 grams of ecstasy, $22,000 dollars in cash and several firearms, including a 44 caliber pistol. Lil Wayne and 11 others were traveling along Interstate 8 near Yuma when they were stopped for inspection by a K-9 unit. Lil Wayne does have a concealed weapon permit from Florida but not in Arizona laws where he was stopped. Lil Wayne and two other friends; 23-year-old Harold Johnson, Jr. and 24-year-old Curtis Stewart are still being held at the Yuma County jail. Lil Wayne has been charged with possession of the cocaine and ecstasy, and possession of miscellaneous paraphernalia while the 2 other gentlemen are charged with possession of marijuana. Lil Wayne’s bond was set at $10,185 dollars, and Johnson and Stewart are being held on $3,009 bond. Stunnin Like My Daddy - Lil' Wayne and Birdman
Lil Wayne hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart today with “Lollipop” featuring Static/Major. It’s Weezy’s 1st time on the Billboard throne! The Lolli-li-lolli-song was downloaded 183,000 times this week! The #1 Tune In America - “Lollipop” Billboard.com