Yung Joc arrested with gun in airport

Grammy nominated rapper Yung Joc was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio this morning, after he allegedly attempted to pass through an airport security check point with a fully loaded handgun.

According to police, Yung Joc attempted to pass through a security checkpoint at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, when police found the fully loaded firearm.

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Diddy loses appeal for a new trial over Biggie sample

Sean ‘Diddy' Combs' appeal to overturn a court ruling ordering him to pay over $500,000 for sampling an Ohio Players song on Biggie's debut album, Ready To Die,was recently denied.

As reported earlier, Bridgeport Music and it’s sister company Westbound Records, filed a lawsuit in Nashville federal court in 2005 accusing Diddy and Bad Boy Records for using “Singing In The Morning” by the Ohio Players without permission on the song “Ready To Die” by the late Notorious B.I.G.

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Notorious B.I.G. Estate Says Inmate Lied

The estate of the slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. filed a federal court motion on Monday claiming that a prison inmate who implicated a former police officer in the killing was lying when he recanted his testimony.

The motion seeks access to phone and prison visitation records for Waymond Anderson, a former R&B artist now serving a life sentence for murder in a separate case.

Anderson said in an Aug. 20 deposition that he lied as part of a scam involving the slain rapper’s family members and attorneys to win a monetary settlement from the city.

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Diddy's alleged punch victim facing jail

Steven Acevedo, the man who accused Sean “Diddy” Combs of punching him in the face at a New York nightclub, was in court on Thursday facing a charge that he had a forged police plaque in his car window.

The 31-year-old was taken into custody Aug. 27 in SoHo when police spotted him driving around with the forged NYPD plaque. The offense is a misdemeanor that can carry up to a year in jail, reports the New York Daily News.

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Photos of Diddy's bling not essential in assault case, says judge

A Los Angeles judge ruled today (October 10) that pictures of Sean ‘Diddy’Combs' rings were not essential to an assault case against him.

Gerard Rechnitzer filed a lawsuit against Diddy in March claiming the mogul punched him in the jaw outside the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles in February.

Rechnitzer said Diddy attacked him while he was trying to stop the Bad Boy mogul from hitting on his fiancé.

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Promoter files $5m suit against Diddy

A hip-hop promoter has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs, claiming the rap mogul unleashed three violent bodyguards on him in a New York City nightclub.

The lawsuit claimed James Waldon, 27, spoke to Combs in The Box and then one bodyguard punched him in the mouth, knocking him backward onto a table, and two others began hitting and kicking him continuously.

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Diddy sued over B.I.G. music rights

A former associate of Sean “Diddy” Combs has filed a lawsuit from prison against the hip-hop mogul, claiming Combs owes him more than $19 million for music by the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.

James Sabatino, a former consultant for Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment Inc., said he flew B.I.G. to Miami in 1994 to perform a show and record some music. The rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, recorded about 17 minutes of vocals, and the session was also captured on about 90 minutes of video footage.

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Assault lawsuit against Diddy is dropped

Hip-hop mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is celebrating after a lawsuit accusing him of assault was dropped due to “insufficient evidence.” The rapper was alleged to have lost his temper with Gerald Rechnitzer at a post-Oscars party at Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel in February, when Combs was confronted for flirting with the clubber’s fiancee.

In court documents, Rechnitzer claims Combs shouted, “What the f&%# (are) you looking at, dude?” before threatening to “smack flames out of your ass.”

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Diddy's former bodyguard busted for identity theft

A man that provided high level security services to celebrities like Sean “Diddy” Combs and Hillary Duff has been sentenced to prison for identity theft, after years of living and working under an assumed identity.

According to The Miami Herald, Combs' bodyguard Robert A. Morillo was sentenced Friday (June 15) in federal court to two years in prison for aggravated identity theft.

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Diddy denies threatening choreographer with a chair

Rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has dismissed a complaint by his former choreographer accusing him of assault, insisting her claims are “false.” Laurie Ann Gibson, who appeared on Combs’ MTV reality show “Making The Band,” recently filed an official complaint with the New York Police Department (NYPD) after the hip-hop star allegedly threw a chair at her during filming for the program on April 25.

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Diddy named in chair scare

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ top choreographer – who took a star turn on the rap mogul’s MTV reality show “Making the Band” – has accused him of threatening her with a chair during a heated argument that ended their partnership.

Laurie Ann Gibson filed a complaint with the NYPD claiming Diddy picked up a chair and menaced her with it during an argument over the lackluster performance of the TV show’s latest group of contestants

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Police surveillance of Jay-Z and Diddy was "unlawful"

Rap moguls Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Sean “Diddy” Combs were closely monitored by the New York Police Department (NYPD) months before they attended a demonstration in the city in 2004 – surveillance that has been deemed “unlawful”.

The details of the NYPD operation were revealed in a 600 page top-secret document, which was released yesterday by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). The Union is suing the authorities on behalf of those demonstrators arrested at the event.

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Biggie's family sues Los Angeles again

The family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. has filed a second wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, alleging that rogue police officers were involved in his murder 10 years ago.

The suit seeks unspecified damages on behalf of the widow, mother, and two children of the rapper.

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New documents arise in Notorious B.I.G. murder case

Newly found police documents reportedly prove that The Notorious B.I.G. wasn’t killed by rogue cops as charged by the slain rapper’s family.

According to an article in The Los Angeles Times, the police documents reveal how the theory of Russell Poole, an LAPD detective assigned to the case, was put together and grew from the probe of detectives Brian Tyndall and Greg Grant, who were investigating a bank robbery that David A. Mack was involved in. Mack, a former cop, was later convicted.

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Diddy under fire again over name

Rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is in trouble again over the use of his latest monicker, with British musician Richard ‘Diddy’ Dearlove alleging the American is still using their shared nickname in the UK.

The Come To Me hitmaker settled the original lawsuit with music producer Dearlove out of court in September 2006.

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Sean John aim to stamp out fake clothing

Sean “Diddy” Combs is firing the first shot in a war against those selling counterfeit versions of his Sean John Canada clothing line.

On Tuesday (Dec. 5), the company launched “Don’t Buy a Lie,” an anti-counterfeit campaign designed to promote and generate awareness about the country’s counterfeiting issues through an alliance with Canadian media, celebrities, retailers and consumers.

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Chopper Young City sign to Cash Money Records

Kevin “Chopper” Barnes of MTV’s “Making The Band” is set to face trial December 4th on multiple counts of robbery, assault and theft charges.

Barnes, 21, was pulled over the July 31st weekend in Atlanta this year for speeding. When ticketed, police found he had prior charges pending, and detained him for the events on September 29, 2001 where the rapper allegedly robbed two men at gunpoint.

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Notorious B.I.G. lawsuite update

The family of the late Notorious B.I.G. lost a bid to expand their wrongful death lawsuit against the city to include new claims that a rogue police officer was at the scene of the killing.

The family submitted a motion last month alleging that former officers David Mack and Rafael Perez, working for Death Row Records mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, were behind the rapper’s shooting death.

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Young City arrested for armed robbery

Young City, also known as Choppa from MTV's Making The Band 2, has been arrested and detained on an outstanding warrant for armed robbery. Choppa, whose real name is Kevin Barnes, was stopped for speeding in a Gwinnett County suburb of Atlanta last month (July 31) and was arrested when police discovered the unresolved warrant stemming from an alleged incident in Baltimore.

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New task force assigned to B.I.G. case

A new task force of senior homicide detectives has been created to investigate the still-unsolved murder of the late Notorious B.I.G.

If new evidence is found, it could strengthen the Los Angeles Police Department’s claim that its officers had nothing to do with the rap icon’s death, the LA Times reports.

The launching of the task force comes nine years after B.I.G. was gunned down after leaving a music industry party at the Peterson Automotive Museum.

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Da Band's Babs due in court next week

Babs Bunny, formerly of Bad Boy group Da Band, is scheduled to make a court appearance on Monday, July 24th to face charges relating to her arrest in Brooklyn, NY last month.

As SOHH previously reported, Babs (Born Lynese Wiley) was arrested and jailed for allegedly threatening a woman and keying her car outside a Brooklyn apartment on June 24.

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B.I.G. family requests lawsuit expansion

The family of the late Notorious B.I.G. has requested an expansion to their wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles.

According to a 94-page motion, the family contends that Los Angeles Police Department officer Rafael Perez was on duty at the Petersen Automotive Museum the night of the killing.

The motion also referenced a list of incidents the family believes show a pattern linking police to crimes involving rap stars, including Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur.

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Babs arrested

Bad Boy rapper Babs of Making The Band fame was arrested early Saturday (June 24) after an altercation at a Brooklyn, N.Y., house party.

According to representatives, Babs spent the night in jail after an incident involving two unidentified women. One woman allegedly believed Babs had stolen her former lover.

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Notorious B.I.G retrial pushed back until Jan. 07

U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper has postponed the wrongful death lawsuit involving rapper Notorious B.I.G. to give the family’s attorney more time to seek information from the defense the Associated Press reported today.

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Internal Affairs Cover-up in Biggie's Murder

A recently uncovered Internal Affairs Bureau file suggests that the LAPD held suspicions that two of their own were involved in the murder of Notorious B.I.G.

According to an April 26 court transcript that the NY Daily News was able to obtain, the LA Federal Judge presiding over the wrongful death suit filed by B.I.G.’s family was shocked to learn that the LAPD had covered up a 2001 Internal Affairs Bureau file. The file showed that former LAPD officers David Mack and Rafael Perez were investigatedfor their involvement in the March 9th, 1997 killing of the Brooklyn rapper.

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Buckwild talks about Diddy

Here’s a part of Buckwilds interview from has a great interview with Buckwild where he talks about “I Got a Story to Tell” (Biggie track that he produced), praises Diddy’s production talents and clears the air about the supposed lawsuit against Diddy about production royalties:

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Settlement Reached Between P. Diddy and N.C. Man

Sean “Diddy” Combs has reached a settlement with a North Carolina man who said the bodyguards hired by the rap mogul beat him after a concert in 1995.

Details of the confidential settlement reached Monday were not released.

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Court declines to hear 'Diddy' appeal

The state’s highest court declined Tuesday to hear Sean “Diddy” Combs’ appeal of a lower court decision ordering him to pay more than $19,000 a month in child support payments.

The hip-hop mogul was ordered last year to pay ex-girlfriend Misa Hylton-Brim for the care of their 12-year-old son Justin.

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Diddy may face copyright trouble over

Though his Unforgivable cologne is flying off the shelves, Sean “Diddy” Combs may soon be in legal trouble for infringing on the trademark of another fragrance.

According to the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Diddy was denied the Unforgivable trademark because the cologne’s name was too close to Unforgiven, a women’s fragrance launched by French perfumer Jacques Evard.

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Black Rob went to court today to face charges

Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (born Robert Ross) was in court on Wednesday. He agreed to waive extradition to New York to face charges of skipping bail after failing to turn himself in on January 24 to begin a two-to-six-year prison sentence for felony possession of stolen property. A Manhattan district attorney’s office spokesperson said the rapper should be arriving in New York before the end of the week after being picked up on a fugitive warrant on February 24. It’s possible he could face additional jail time.

Top producers sueing Diddy and Bad Boy

A group of super producers that helped forge the sound of Bad Boy Entertainment into a hit factory are planning to a file a lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs, alleging non-payment of publishing royalties.

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Diddy lawsuit thrown out

A lawsuit filed against Sean “Diddy” Combs by Kirk Burrowes, who served as the president of Bad Boy Entertainment for three years, was dismissed Wednesday by a New York appeals court. Judges unanimously ruled that the allegations outlined in the suit were too old for the case to move forward, according to Combs’ attorney, Benjamin Brafman.

“The bottom line is, the courts concluded — both in the federal court and the state court — that this is a baseless lawsuit and it should have no right to continue,” he said. Burrowes had accused Diddy of threatening him with a baseball bat and intimidating him into relinquishing his stake in Bad Boy.

Diddy settles suit

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Random House, Inc., have settled a lawsuit in which the publisher alleged that the hip-hop mogul never paid back a $300,000 advance for a memoir he never completed.

B.I.G. trial

A federal judge yesterday shut down the Notorious B.I.G. wrongful-death trial so lawyers can probe a new bombshell tip that two corrupt cops allegedly confessed to the rapper’s murder and the LAPD buried the information. Check CNN for thier coverage of the case.

P. Diddy ordered to pay up!

A Westchester judge upheld an earlier ruling that raised Sean (P. Diddy) Combs’ monthly child support bill for his son Justin to $35,000 from less than $3,000.

Biggie trial pushed back

The Notorious B.I.G. wrongful-death trial — in which his family is suing the LAPD, holding it accountable for his murder – was slated to start this Tuesday, but it’s been postponed.

Assault case against Loon dismissed

Felony assault charges against rapper Loon have been dismissed by a Beverly Hills Superior Court judge who decided there was a lack of evidence.