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Marvin Gaye circa 1976 (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Marvin Gaye Shoots Back on the Charts Following ‘Blurred Lines’ Decision

The late R&B icon Marvin Gaye returns to the Billboard charts in the wake of the landmark decision in his family’s favor against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke.

03/24/2015

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Pharrell Warns of Future Music Industry ‘Frozen in Litigation’ After ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict

And he thinks the trial verdict may not just pertain to music, either.

03/19/2015

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Suge Knight Claims to Be Blind in One Eye

The latest line of defense in the one-time rap mogul’s hit and run case is that he couldn’t avoid it because he can’t see out of this left eye. Wait, what?

03/11/2015

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Suge Knight’s $2 Million Bail in Hit-and-Run Case Revoked

Bail for Suge Knight, who was arrested in a fatal hit-and-run last week, has been revoked.

02/02/2015

Pharrell Williams (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Lawyer for Pharrell, Eagles and John Lennon Threatens to Sue YouTube for $1 Billion

A new group has singled out YouTube over other sharing services for a slew of reasons, including “their attitude.”

12/22/2014

Bobby Shmurda (Justin Hogan)

Bobby Shmurda Pleads Not Guilty to Gun, Drug Charges

Shmurda is being held on a $2 million bail.

12/18/2014

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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

From left: Lil Twist (via David Livingston/Getty Images); Khalil (mugshot via Miami PD); Lil Za (via Bryan Steffy/WireImage)

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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