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Police Arrest Rapper Young Jeezy, Again

January 22nd, 2014 9:06am EST
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For the second time this month, rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested - this time for obstructing police officers.

Police responded to a call at his girlfriend's home in Alpharetta, Georgia, and the rapper, real name Jay Wayne Jenkins, reportedly refused to cooperate with officers or identify himself.

The rapper has been booked at the Fulton County Jail, according to 

Earlier this month, Young Jeezy was arrested for battery, false imprisonment and making threats after getting into an altercation with his son.

Meanwhile, the rapper is also dealing with a copyright infringement la...

Young Jeezy arrested again

January 21st, 2014 8:30pm EST
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested for the second time this month (Jan14) - for obstructing police officers.

Reports suggest the hip-hop star, real name Jay Wayne Jenkins, was arrested in Alpharetta, Georgia as cops responded to an alarm call at his girlfriend's home.

Sources tell Jenkins was uncooperative with officers, refusing to identify himself.

The rapper has been booked at the Fulton County Jail.

The arrest is the latest legal woe for Jenkins - he was arrested earlier this month (Jan14) for battery, false imprisonment and making threats after a fight with his son, and i...

Young Jeezy threatens to leak new album

November 15th, 2013 3:10am EST
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy has threatened to leak his upcoming album to fans for free after becoming embroiled in a dispute with bosses at his record label.

The Put On hitmaker announced plans for his fifth studio release, The Statute of Limitations is Over, in September (13), and he has since completed work on the new music.

However, he has accused executives at Def Jam Records and Universal Music Group of stalling the project after failing to set an official release date, and now he has vowed to release it online in time for the holidays.

In a series of posts on Tuesday (12Nov13), ...

Young Jeezy's Clothing Line Sued By Hells Angels

October 29th, 2013 12:32pm EDT
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy has been hit with a lawsuit from the Hells Angels over claims his clothing line copies their famous logo.

Honchos at the infamous motorcycle club have instructed lawyers to sue the hip-hop star, alleging his 8732 fashion range has a very similar emblem to their 'Death Head' image.

They want the 36 year-old rapper to pull all clothing featuring the design, and are demanding unspecified damages.

Last year, the Hells Angels sued skateboarder-turned-reality star Rob Dyrdek over similar claims he stole their logo and plastered it on T-shirts without their permission.


Young Jeezy sued by soul star Leroy Hutson

September 1st, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy is facing a lawsuit from soul veteran Leroy Hutson over allegations of copyright infringement.

The former lead singer of The Impressions claims portions of his track Getting It On are featured heavily on the hip-hop star's song Time, which was released as part of his 2010 mixtape, Trap or Die 2 - but insists he never gave Jeezy or his producer Don Cannon permission to use the composition.

Hutson, who found fame in the 1970s, was only made aware of the alleged infringement after his daughter came across the information on the website, which lists where ori...

Rick Ross And Young Jeezy At Center Of BET Hip-Hop Awards Brawl

September 30th, 2012 5:09pm EDT
Rick Ross
The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were taped Saturday night in Atlanta, Georgia, went off without a hitch -- at least, that's what viewers will think when the show airs October 9.

Organizers of the night's event were forced to call police to the Atlanta Civic Center after a fight erupted between the entourages of rappers Rick Ross and Young Jeezy.

Officers dispatched to the scene had to use pepper spray to break up the fracas, a spokesperson told; but no arrests were made.

"Atlanta Police Department officers on scene responded to break up the fight and used OC spray (pepper spra...

Young Jeezy Being Sued $5M By Former Business Partner

August 22nd, 2012 4:30pm EDT
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy has been hit with a lawsuit from his own business partner.

Demetrius Ellerbee has accused the 34 year old, real name Jay Jenkins, of locking him out of royalties earned from several songs he helped produce and promote.

According to papers filed at the Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia, Ellerbee is seeking at least $5 million, as well as punitive damages for breach of contract and a handful of other charges, including conversion and fraudulent misrepresentation.

The entrepreneur is also seeking a declaratory judgment stating he is the co-owner of Corporate Thug...

Young Jeezy Concert Descends Into Chaos

March 1st, 2012 8:11am EST
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy was pulled off stage by security guards at his gig in Orlando, Florida on Sunday after the show descended into violence.

The atmosphere at the B.B. King Blues Club grew tense when bodyguards urged fans at the front of the stage to move back for their own safety, and violence broke out after a member of the audience hurled a drink at the star.

Video footage from the gig, obtained by, shows the music being turned off and Young Jeezy attempting to calm the crowd, but he is forced to retreat after being pelted by missiles.

Bottles and chairs are then thrown at t...

Young Jeezy To Shoot Documentary

December 19th, 2011 8:15pm EST
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy is set to air his life story in a new documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

The private star, real name Jay Jenkins, will invite cameras into his life to shoot TM103: Hustlerz Ambition The Movie so he can create his own legacy.

He tells, "I didn't wanna do it at first, but when you think about the late greats, 2Pac, Biggie, Big L, Big Pun... cats like that; they never got a chance to control their story. Always you find out how great they are after they're gone. So I just felt like let me go and get mine now.

"It's dope (great). I think it motivate...

T.I. Makes His Return At BET Hip-Hop Awards

October 2nd, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Newly-freed rapper T.I. made his post-prison return to the stage at the BET Hip-Hop awards on Saturday night.

The hip-hop star was recently released from jail to a halfway house after serving a 10-month sentence for a probation violation, and was made a free man on Thursday.

T.I. made his return to the spotlight official by making a surprise appearance at the glitzy prizegiving in Atlanta, Georgia, taking to the stage with Young Jeezy, who opened the show.

The star then performed solo, while later in the ceremony, DMX, who was freed from prison in July, also made his return by performing...

Starpulse Snapshots: Young Jeezy's Birthday Bash

September 30th, 2011 3:34pm EDT
Young Jeezy
Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, and Ne-Yo celebrated Young Jeezy's birthday with Ciroc Coconut specialty cocktails at Frank Ski's in Atlanta. Now, that's a sweet party!

Young Jeezy Drawn Into Phony Concert Lawsuit

December 14th, 2010 4:47pm EST
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy has found himself at the center of a concert fraud lawsuit after a man allegedly posing as his agent accepted $50,000 to stage a bogus show in Texas.

Carlos Godspeed from Top Agent Booking is facing legal action from live promoters Chris Moreno, Sonny Manila and Roger Manila after allegedly misrepresenting himself as a booking agent for the hip-hop star. He reportedly agreed to set up a Jeezy gig in Houston in 2008 in exchange for an advanced payment of $50,000.

However, the concert never materialized and Godspeed only returned $23,000 of the cash, prompting the three...

Lil Wayne Performs With Jay-Z Before Prison Stint

March 3rd, 2010 11:38am EST
Lil Wayne
Jail-bound rapper Lil Wayne made the most of his last night of freedom on Tuesday - he thrilled fans with a surprise performance at Jay-Z's concert in New York's Madison Square Garden.

The Lollipop hit-maker was due to be sentenced to prison time on Tuesday but a basement fire at New York's Manhattan Criminal Court forced officials to shut down the building and delay the hearing. Wayne was determined to enjoy the extra time he was granted, making a special appearance as Jay-Z brought his Blueprint 3 tour to his hometown, reports

The Big Pimpin' star was performing with rapper ...

Happy 40th Birthday Jay-Z!

December 4th, 2009 8:35am EST
Jay-Z will celebrate his 40th birthday in style on Friday with a number-one single, the queen of the Grammy nominations as his wife and a reputation as one of the key cultural figures in the world.

The rapper, who scored a third week at number one with New York anthem Empire State of Mind on Thursday, is now one of the coolest 40-somethings on the planet and, as he celebrates his birthday with his stunning wife Beyonce, WENN would like to wish him the very best.

WENN trawled through the archives and dug out 12 fascinating facts about Shawn Carter:

- Born to Gloria Carter and Adnes ...

Jay-Z Is MTV's 'Hottest MC'

October 5th, 2009 12:05pm EDT
Jay-Z Is Hottest MC
Jay-Z is continuing his reign as the King of Hip-Hop - he's been named the best rapper alive in a new poll by MTV.

The Run This Town superstar, real name Shawn Carter, landed the top spot on the annual Hottest MCs in the Game countdown, beating Lil Wayne and his protégé Drake into second and third place, respectively.

The MTV accolade comes just three months after Jay-Z was placed at number one on Forbes magazine's Hip-Hop Cash Kings list with his past year earnings of $35 million - and that was before he made history with his new release The Blueprint 3.

The disc debuted atop t...

Jay-Z Stuns Crowd At Summer Jam, Debuts New Song 'D.O.A.'

June 8th, 2009 2:55pm EDT
Rap superstar Jay-Z stunned concert goers in New Jersey on Sunday when he made a surprise appearance at the annual Summer Jam event to debut his new song.

The hip-hop icon - who was not listed on the bill of performers for the gig held by New York radio station Hot 97 - sent the crowd in East Rutherford, New Jersey into a screaming frenzy when he stepped out to join Young Jeezy on stage for a remix of Put On.

But Jay-Z commanded fans' full attention when he played his brand new track D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) live for the first time at the show, just two days after premiering th...

Beyonce And T.I. Score Top Nods At BET Awards

May 13th, 2009 12:31pm EDT
Beyonce and T.I. will lead the way at the 2009 BET Awards after landing five nominations each.

The Crazy In Love hit-maker will go head to head with Dreamgirls co-star Jennifer Hudson twice - they are both competing for Female R&B Artist of the Year and Best Actress honors, while Beyonce is also nominated for a Viewers' Choice award.

Jay-Z's wife has earned a double nod in the Video of the Year category for her hits If I Were A Boy and Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), for which she'll go up against Kanye West (Heartless), Jamie Foxx (Blame It, featuring T-Pain) and T.I. (Live Y...

Young Jeezy Concert Falls Victim To Swine Flu

April 30th, 2009 3:52pm EDT
Young Jeezy
A concert headlined by rapper Young Jeezy at the University of Delaware has been scrapped by school officials after an outbreak of swine flu in the state.

Jeezy and rap newcomer Drake were due to play a show at the Bob Carpenter Center on Thursday night, but the gig was called off on Wednesday following the suspected discovery of 10 cases of the avian illness among students, reports

University of Delaware President Patrick T. Harker says, "While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have not yet confirmed any swine flu diagnoses, I have no doubt that these suspect...

Ciara And Justin Timberlake Team Up For 'Love Sex Magic'

February 25th, 2009 10:25am EST
Multi-platinum singer Ciara is teaming up with her Jive Records label mate Justin Timberlake on her newest single, "Love Sex Magic." Co-written by Timberlake and produced by The Y's, "Love Sex Magic" is an electric, dance-friendly duet that will be featured on Ciara's forthcoming album, Fantasy Ride.

Fantasy Ride will be the 23-year old, Atlanta-based R&B/hip-hop singer/dancer's third album. Ciara first came to national attention in 2004, with her 3x platinum debut album Goodies which spawned the #1 hits "Goodies," "1,2 Step" featuring Missy Elliot and "Oh" featuring Ludacris. She ...

The Bush Administration: A Musical Tribute

January 14th, 2009 9:21am EST
George W. Bush
It's been a long eight years for America…longer for some than others (see New Orleans). Luckily, we have some very creative musical artists out there suffering along with us. For them, the first amendment is expressed through their music.

These 30 selections may relate to the War in Iraq, the Katrina debacle, our shaky mantle as "The Greatest Country In The World," our desire to have a President smarter than us (see "nucular"), and the list goes on.

As we all hopefully look forward to our next President, let's take one last look back (and good-bye) at George W. Bush, and some so...

T.I. & LL Cool J Honored For Raising Political Awareness

December 18th, 2008 10:57am EST
LL Cool J
Rappers T.I., LL Cool J and Young Jeezy are set to be honored at a hip-hop ball for raising awareness of this year's presidential election.

The stars will be recognized at next month's Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC for inspiring young people ahead of November's race for the White House. The black-tie event, set up by Russell Simmons and Dr. Benjamin Chavis along with the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN), will celebrate Democrat Barack Obama's formal entrance into the Presidency and recognize the contributions of youth voters.

Simmons says, "We are celebrating the In...

Shakir Stewart, Head Of Def Jam, Found Dead

November 2nd, 2008 4:56pm EST
The music executive who succeeded rap mogul Jay-Z as head of Def Jam Records has been found shot dead in his Atlanta, Georgia apartment.

The body of Shakir Stewart, Def Jam Executive Vice President, was discovered on Saturday, allegedly with a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, according to The official cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

A statement released by label bosses reads, "L.A. Reid and all of us at Island Def Jam Music Group are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague Shakir Stewart.

"Shakir was an amazing man, in every s...

Kevin Federline Takes Ex To Vegas

August 28th, 2008 2:57pm EDT
Kevin Federline
Kevin Federline has sparked reports he's back with his ex-girlfriend Shar Jackson after taking her to Las Vegas for a birthday weekend.

Federline split from Jackson, the mother of two of the rapper/dancer's kids, to romance ex-wife Britney Spears. But now it looks as if the former lovers are an item again.

Federline and Jackson were spotted enjoying each other's company on Friday afternoon in a private cabana at Tao Beach, before partying at Sin City's Prive nightclub on Friday night.

According to, Federline even "went to the club's DJ booth to publicly wish Sh...

Jeezy Thrilled Phelps Found Inspiration In His Music

August 22nd, 2008 11:15am EDT
Young Jeezy
Young Jeezy has discovered he was a big part of Olympics hero Michael Phelps' record-breaking eight gold medal run - the swimmer played the rapper's songs to prepare for his races.

Phelps has revealed his motivation before each race came from Jeezy's R. Kelly collaboration, "Go Getta" - and the rap star is more than thrilled.

He says, "I'm a big fan of Michael Phelps. He's a great success. I like what he's doing. He's like the Young Jeezy of the swim world."

And the rapper insists other athletes should follow the swimming hero's lead and turn to his music for inspiration: "A...

Gym Class Heroes Announce North American Tour With The Roots And Estelle

August 14th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes have announced details of their upcoming co-headline tour with The Roots.

The North American schedule – which features support from Homeschool/Atlantic Records R&B sensation Estelle – will begin on October 3rd at Baltimore's Rams Head Live! and then traverse the continent through a November 1st finale at Albany, New York's Washington Avenue Armory.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on August 15th and 16th. Furthermore, one dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva...

Fight Erupts Backstage At Ozone Awards; See Winner's List

August 13th, 2008 9:19am EDT
Mike Jones
Houston, Texas rappers Trae and Mike Jones stole the show at Monday's Ozone Awards by fighting backstage before the ceremony began. Jones was punched in the fracas, and Trae was escorted from the Houston event, but appeared later to pick up his Mixtape Monster award. The fight started while the rappers were having a conversation, and Trae threw the first punch, Jones revealed.

Talking after the ceremony, Jones called Trae’s actions a publicity stunt. He says, "It was the perfect time to do this and they don't have to pay for advertising and promotion and they need that.

"He came a...

Summer Krush Groove Concert Series: Mariah Carey in L.A.

August 1st, 2008 11:04am EDT
Mariah Carey
Hollywood swayed under the pressure of much more than just the ripple of a Southern California earthquake this week. First there was the LA TV Fest which had been going on at the Hollywood & Highland complex, in the heart of the city, all week, and then Thursday evening Samsung and AT&T presented their second annual Summer Krush Groove Concert series. Tied into a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Babylon Court was transformed into a somewhat subdued white and purple stage for a mini-concert from none other than Ms. Mariah Carey.

As usual the fans came out in droves, some waited in li...

T.I.'s 'Paper Trail' Drops In Stores And Online Sept. 9

July 25th, 2008 8:49am EDT
Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. has unveiled further details of his much-anticipated new album, Paper Trail. The multiple Grammy Award-winning superstar will release the follow-up to 2007's RIAA platinum-certified T.I. vs T.I.P. on September 9th.

"I just want everyone to know that it's coming out and that I'm going to answer a lot of questions in the music," the ATL-based rapper says of Paper Trail. "It's intense and insightful; it's gonna shake up the game and it's me at my best."

Paper Trail has been heralded by the street track, "No Matter What," on which T.I. dir...

Gym Class Heroes Roll Out 'The Quilt' Sept. 9

July 4th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes has announced the upcoming release of their eagerly anticipated third album, "The Quilt." The collection – which follows 2006's RIAA gold-certified breakthrough, As Cruel As School Children – arrives in stores and at online retailers on September 9th.

The Quilt will be preceded by the album's first single, "Cookie Jar." Produced by The-Dream (Rihanna, Usher, Chris Brown), the track will be available for digital purchase on July 8th. Gym Class Heroes recently wrapped production on a companion video for "Cookie Jar" with dire...

Young Jeezy Unconvinced By 'Fraud' McCain

July 1st, 2008 1:45pm EDT
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy was left unimpressed after appearing on TV alongside U.S. Republican presidential hopeful John McCain - branding the politician a "fraud." The 30 year old, real name Jay Jenkins, appeared with McCain on Saturday Night Live in May, and questioned the politician about his policies and how they would help improve America.

But the hip-hop star wasn't convinced by McCain's answers, and is choosing to champion Democrat leader Barack Obama instead.

He says, "I told him the 'hood was f---ed up, and he was like, 'How you doing?' (It was) real talk. They know entertainer...

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