Hip Hop Beats: Yo Gotti, YG, Lizzo & More!
YO GOTTI’S PANTS CATCH ON FIRE DURING PERFORMANCE: Yo Gotti’s pants caught on fire during a recent performance in Memphis, but the rapper kept on with his show. According to Complex, during his performance of "Rack It Up," Gotti placed his leg on a pyrotechnic device while flames shot out, causing his leg to catch on fire. He continued to perform and someone quickly rushed to the stage to pat out the fire.
YG AFFILIATE SLIM 400 SHOT IN L.A.: YG affiliate, rapper Slim 400, was shot several times in L.A. on Friday (June 28th). According to TMZ, law enforcement sources said they received a call at around 8:30 p.m. for a man who was suffering from multiple gunshot sounds. Sources close to the rapper said that he was shot eight times and underwent surgery. 400 was reported to be in critical, but stable condition. Meanwhile, Fameolous has reported that his recovery time frame is two months and that his mouth will be wired shot. The rapper was reportedly shot in the jaw, the side of the face, the hip and a few other places on his body.
RAPPER LIZZO ASSAULTED BY FESTIVAL SECURITY: Rapper Lizzo has revealed that she assaulted by festival security following her performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest on Thursday (June 27th). She took to Instagram and revealed that she was assaulted by a "bigoted" security guard at the event. She wrote, "DID ANYBODY GET FOOTAGE OF THE SECURITY GUARD THAT TACKLED AND ATTACKED MY TEAM @SUMMERFEST ?! THEY SLAPPED AND MANHANDLED MY HAIR STYLIST AND STYLIST AND IM OUT FOR BLOOD." She continued, "Tonight was beautiful. You are beautiful. But the struggle ain’t over. Racism and bigotry don’t care if you’re a headliner. Thank you @summerfest. We will be filing a complaint against that bigoted ‘security’ guard and I hope you’ll be cooperative in seeking justice." The festival caught wind of the incident and said, "Lizzo gave an incredible performance which she now feels is tarnished by events which occurred during the performance. We do not tolerate racism in any form. We will conduct a thorough investigation. We have an experienced crowd management staff who strive to protect performers & fans. While there may be challenges during a performance, we expect those challenges to be handled professionally & respectfully. If those standards were not met, we will take appropriate action."
RICH THE KID ORDERED TO PAY $11K-A-MONTH IS CHILD SUPPORT: Rich The Kid has been ordered to pay his soon-to-be ex-wife $11,000 a month in child support payments. According to The Blast, the rapper will have to pay the hefty amount to the mother of his two children while they settle their divorce. As previously reported, the mother of Rich The Kid’s children filed for a divorce last year amid cheating allegations. She is also seeking physical custody of both of their toddler children, joint legal custody between both parents and spousal support.
BOW WOW’S EX ACCUSES HIM OF BEATING WOMEN: Bow Wow’s ex, Kiyomi Leslie, has accused the rapper of beating women. In a series of tweets, she said, "A n**** get a few scratches on his face and he loss and got beat up? LMAO… man what y’all wanted me to do? let the lame beat me up like he did in the past? Bet he won’t tell y’all the police been called out more than that one occasion and his family lied & covered for him that time. He beat me while I was pregnant. Punched me in my stomach & all... lost my baby and still covered for the weak a** n***a." She continued, "I refuse to let him and his washed up family belittle me and trash my name just because their WEAK A** child/family member wanted to date me. I wish I would turned him down and kept it moving." She also called out his mother, saying, "His weak a** momma called me sounding all concerned that her son beat me... TERESA KNEW her son beat me numerous times and still got on national television to lie... YOU LUCKY MY MOMMA RAISED ME TO RESPECT WOMEN BECAUSE WHEEEEEW ! Trashhhhh." Erica Mena, who was once engaged to Bow Wow, chimed in with Kiyomi, revealing that Bow Wow "broke Ciara’s finger years ago so this been going on." Bow Wow once dated Ciara as well.
LIL NAS X COMES OUT AS GAY IN PRIDE POST: Lil Nas X came out as gay in a pride post uploaded to Instagram on Sunday (June 30th). The rapper asked his fans to listen to a song off of his new EP, saying, "Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure." In the song, Nas X raps, "Brand new places I’ll choose and I’ll go, I know / Embracin’ this news I behold unfolding / I know, I know, I know it don’t feel like it’s time / But I look back at this moment, I’ll see that I’m fine."
DA BABY SENTENCED TO PROBATION IN WALMART SHOOTING CASE: Rapper DaBaby has been sentenced to probation in his Walmart shooting case, despite a judge dismissing the gun-related charge back in 2018. According to Complex, the rapper was charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon. However, the misdemeanor was tossed because a key witness failed to appear in court. State attorney’s were not satisfied with the judge’s decision and decided to pursue the case further. DaBaby was found guilty of the concealed weapon charge on Thursday (June 27th) after prosecutors secured a retrial. DaBaby was sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation and 30 days in jail. However, the jail sentence was suspended.