Hip Hop Beats: Nelly, YG, Tekashi 6ix9ine & More!
NELLY WON’T FACE CHARGES IN UK SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE: Nelly will not be facing charges in his UK sexual assault case. According to TMZ, the case has been dropped after the alleged victim failed to cooperate with the police. The alleged victim’s attorney, Karen Koehler, said, "We told the Essex police we would no longer participate in their shoddy investigation and shifted our focus to the federal lawsuit where we will wait on the judge to decide that outcome." As previously reported, the accuser identified as Jane Doe filed a lawsuit against Nelly in 2018, alleging that the rapper forced her to perform oral sex on him after one of his shows in Europe.
YG PUSHES BACK SURPRISE ALBUM: YG has revealed that he planned to drop a surprise album this month, but it has been pushed back due to the death of Nipsey Hussle. He tweeted Wednesday afternoon (April 3rd), "I was dropping a Surprise album April 12th but man. Now that we gotta deal with Big bro goin to heaven I will not drop the album this month. Pushing it to May, Sorry! LONG LIVE @NipseyHussle my brother from the other color!"
FOURTH PERSON REPORTEDLY PLEADS GUILTY IN 6IX9INE’S CASE: A fourth person has reportedly plead guilty in Tekashi 6ix9ine’s racketeering case. According to the New York Daily News, Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones, a former associated of 6ix9ine, has taken a plea deal. Jones made the deal in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday (April 3rd), where he admitted to helping to move "heroin and fentanyl" twice. Because Jones has taken the plea deal, prosecutors will not reportedly pursue a sentence of more than 14 years. Jones’ sentencing has been scheduled for July. According to The Blast, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said, "Jamel Jones admitted in open court to his involvement in Nine Trey and distributing drugs for the gang. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to keep our communities safe and vigorously investigate and prosecute those who bring violence and drugs into our communities."
DRAKE SHOWS OFF $1 MILLION OUTFIT: During the OVO edition of the YouTube series, "How Much Is Your Outfit?," Drake looked like a million bucks. According to Rap-Up, while backstage at London’s O2 Arena during Drake’s "Assassination Vacation Tour," Drizzy’s OVO crew showed off their designer outfits and flashy jewelry, ranging from $2,000 to $122,000. However, when it came to Drake, he outfit almost cost $1 million. He wore a custom Brioni jacket for $11,000, $15,000 Tom Ford crocodile shoes, $200,000 chain, and a $750,000 Richard Mille watch.
MALLY MALL ARRESTED FOR HUMAN AND EXOTIC ANIMAL TRAFFICKING: Producer Mally Mall was reportedly taken into custody after a police raid at his San Fernando Valley home. According to TMZ, he was arrested for human trafficking and trafficking of exotic animals. The arrest warrant to enter Mally’s home was served by LAPD’s Robbery/Homicide division, in conjunction with California Fish & Wildlife. Captain Patrick Foy of California Fish & Wildlife said that a Cotton-top Tamarin was seized from the property. A Serval cat was also seized from the property and a spider monkey that allegedly belonged to Mall was seized from another property in Los Angeles. However, Mall later told TMZ that he was never taken into custody, nor was he arrested. The producer said that he was just detained at his home while police searched and then released him. Law enforcement says that the search warrant was for exotic animal possession and human trafficking, but Mall and his lawyer say the allegations are false. His attorney, Steve Shadow, told TMZ, "If they had real evidence they would have arrested him. They don't have evidence. It's bogus. Period." Also, the spider monkey that was seized from another residence was taken from Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd’s home. The Cotton-top Tamarin that was listed in the search warrant for Mally’s home was not found at his property.