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JAY-Z, MEEK MILL AND MORE LAUNCH CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ORGANIZATION: JAY-Z, Meek Mill, Michael Rubin and more are teaming up to launch a new criminal justice reform organization. According to Complex, details will be unveiled next Wednesday (January 23rd) during a press conference, where the CEO of the organization will also be revealed.

TEKASHI 6IX9INE’S FORMER MANAGER HIRES EL CHAPO’S LAWYER: Complex has reported that Tekashi 6ix9ine’s former manager, Kifano "Shotti" Jordan, has hired El Chapo’s attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman. Lichtman will represent Shotti in his federal racketeering case. The news comes weeks after attorney Scott E. Leemon was relieved of counsel for Shotti.

A$AP ROCKY WEIGHS IN ON R. KELLY: A$AP Rocky has defended French Montana’s recent comments about R. Kelly. As previously reported, French received backlash for this controversial comments about Kelly’s alleged sexual abuse and told TMZ, "All the greats went down like that. Let somebody enjoy their legacy. Whatever happened, happened, man." In a recent interview, Rocky said, "I think he had a Kanye moment where he was trying to articulate something and his delivery just wasn't right. I think what he was trying to say is was people like Bill Cosby, people like R. Kelly, they build up this legacy for a long time, and it just gets taken away. Don't get me wrong: Do I know if R. Kelly is a rapist and all that other stuff? It seems like he is." The rapper then spoke of Kelly being marriage to underaged Aaliyah and his child pornography case, saying, "I look at it like this: If that man has a sickness, he needs to be dealt with. He done beat the court dates and all that stuff. That goes to show this whole system is corrupted…"

BHAD BHABIE SCORES $900K MAKEUP ENDORSEMENT DEAL: Rapper Bhad Bhabie has scored a $900,000 makeup endorsement deal with CopyCat Beauty. Complex has reported that Bhabie and CopyCat Beauty — who sells spoofs of expensive products, made the announcement on Instagram on Wednesday (January 16th).