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Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am End Legal Battle by Reaching Settlement

“Happy” singer Pharrell Williams recently settled his lawsuit against artist will.i.am over the use of the phrase “I Am.”

03/22/2014

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Akon’s Money Troubles Worsening, Third Legal Claim This Year

This is not the year for Akon. In the last six months, Akon has been hit with three lawsuits asking for thousands of dollars each.

02/27/2014

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Chris Brown Sued Over Alleged Homophobic Assault

Chris Brown is being sued by a man who claims the singer beat him, broke his nose and yelled homophobic words at him. He is filing a lawsuit on the same D.C. charges that Brown currently faces.

02/21/2014

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Justin Bieber’s Party Posse: A Primer on Khalil, Lil Za & Lil Twist

There’s a not-insignificant, less-asked question about these recent troubles: Why do these young, significantly less famous black artists — Khalil, Lil Za and Lil Twist — keep getting jailed up in Bieber’s wake?

01/23/2014

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Courts are Allowing Rap Lyrics as Evidence in Criminal Trials

Notice to the rappers of the world: be careful of what you write about, as it could very well land you behind bars instead of penning them, even if the lyrics have no direct correlation to the alleged crime.

01/17/2014

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Chris Brown Goes Off On ‘Racist’ L.A. County District Attorney

Last night (Aug. 22) Brown took to Twitter to rant against the “racist a**” District Attorney who gave him an additional 1,000 hours of community service.

08/23/2013

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REWIND: Hip-Hop’s Trayvon Martin Tribute Songs

In this week’s episode of REWIND, we react to the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman verdict through tributes by Young Jeezy and Wyclef Jean.

07/19/2013

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Lil Twist Arrested, Released For DUI With Justin Bieber’s Car

Justin Bieber could be smarter about a lot of things — namely, this time, lending his cars to friends.

07/11/2013

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will.i.am Legally Battling Pharrell Over Use Of ‘i am’

It appears will.i.am’s quabble is with the eventual and probable use by Pharrell of the phrase “I Am” on branded clothing.

06/26/2013

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Tyler, The Creator Cops To Driving Justin Bieber’s Speeding Car

Odd Future leader and Bieber pal Tyler, the Creator admitted to driving the pop star’s car when it was spotted and subsequently tailed by former NFL star Johnson last Monday.

06/03/2013

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