Rapper Gucci Mane has been charged with federal gun charges and could face up to 20 years in prison. The hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, was indicted on two counts of possessing a firearm as a felon by a federal grand jury last month (19Nov13).
The charges stem from two incidents in September (13). Davis, who was a felon at the time, was found in possession of a firearm and just two days later he was caught carrying a different gun. Both times, he acted erratically and made threats to police and his attorney, according to the federal prosecutor.
Consequently, he was detained by cops on suspicion of disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon. Since he violated his probation in the incidents, he was sentenced to jail and is currently serving six months behind bars.
Each charge of carrying a firearm as a felon carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 (£152,000).
Davis has been dogged by legal troubles for years - he walked free from his most recent jail stint for a separate issue with his probation, linked to a conviction for aggravated assault, in May (13). He is also due to stand trial later this year (13) after pleading not guilty to allegations he hit a soldier over the head with a bottle in an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub in March (13).
Embattled rapper Gucci Mane has been ordered to surrender his weapons to the authorities, according to a U.S. report. The hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, has reportedly been ordered to hand over his two guns, a .40 caliber Glock and a .45 caliber Taurus, to U.S. government officials.
According to editors at TMZ.com, the order relates to the rapper's arrest in September (13), when he was detained by cops in Atlanta, Georgia on suspicion of disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.
Embattled rapper Gucci Mane is suing his former collaborator Waka Flocka Flame and his manager mother over allegations of fraud, accusing them of sabotaging his career. The Icy hitmaker hired Waka's mother, Debra Antney, to serve as his manager for four years from 2006, but the hip-hop star, who has been in and out of jail, now claims the pair released his music and collected royalties without his knowledge.
In legal papers obtained by TMZ.com, he accuses Antney of allegedly taking more than the usual manager's fee of 20 per cent, resulting in a loss of money and damage to his reputation.
Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis, is suing for damages on charges of fraud, racketeering and conspiracy. He is also demanding a judge freeze the assets of both Waka Flocka Flame and Antney, and force them to return a ring and neck chain his ex-manager allegedly took from him.
Gucci Mane served as Waka Flocka Flame's music mentor early on in his rap career and signed the 27 year old to his 1017 Brick Squad Records label in 2009, but the two stars reportedly fell out the following year after Mane parted ways with Antney.
It's the latest legal drama in Mane's life - the rapper, who is battling an addiction to prescription cough syrup, is currently serving a six-month sentence behind bars for a probation violation related to an arrest in Atlanta, Georgia in September (13).
He previously served time for a separate issue with his probation, linked to a conviction for aggravated assault, while he is due to stand trial later this year (13) after pleading not guilty to allegations he hit a soldier over the head with a bottle in an Atlanta nightclub in March (13).
Peter Gabriel's lost home video footage from the 1986 Amnesty International A Conspiracy Of Hope U.S. tour has been unearthed and restored for an upcoming DVD. The rocker kept his video camera running on plane and bus trips from venue to venue and backstage, capturing candid moments with tourmates like Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt and U2, but he thought he'd lost the footage when he was approached by RELEASED! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998 producer Martin Lewis, who was putting together a visual celebration of the star-studded Amnesty International Concerts.
Lewis tells WENN, "Peter Gabriel was obsessive with the camera but when I asked if I could use the footage he told me it (camera) had got nicked (stolen) and he had no idea where the footage was.
"I found some of the tapes in a barn in upstate New York and then set about condensing and restoring his footage from the 10-day 1986 tour into a three-minute film to be included as an extra segment for the package.
"It was amazing. I had read that the musicians on the tour staged an impromptu jam session in a Ramada Inn in Atlanta, Georgia. That was there and there were 11 minutes of U2 jamming with members of Peter Gabriel and Lou Reed's bands."
The six-disc DVD box-set and two-disc companion CD will be available from 5 November (13) and features performances at the human rights organisation's groundbreaking musical events throughout the 1980s and 1990s. It includes concert footage featuring U2, The Police, Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Youssou N'Dour, Tracy Chapman and Alanis Morissette.
Embattled rapper Gucci Mane has been sentenced to six months behind bars for violating his probation, according to a report. The hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, was handed the punishment on Friday (27Sep13) in relation to his latest arrest in Atlanta, Georgia on 14 September (13), when he was taken into custody on suspicion of disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.
Documents obtained by editors at worldwrapfederation.com show Mane was ordered to serve 183 days in prison.
The sentence emerges days after the rapper confessed to a 10-year addiction to cough syrup and finally admitted he needs to seek treatment in rehab to conquer his demons.
Mane has been dogged by legal troubles for years - he walked free from his last jail stint in May (13) following an arrest for an alleged probation violation. He is also due to stand trial later this year (13) after pleading not guilty to allegations he hit a soldier over the head with a bottle in an Atlanta nightclub in March (13).
Troubled rapper Gucci Mane has spent 10 years battling an addiction to cough syrup and has finally admitted he needs to go to rehab. The hip-hop star's erratic behaviour has hit headlines over the last few weeks, and he was most recently arrested in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month (Sep13) after an associate allegedly called cops and voiced concerns about the rapper's antics.
Mane, real name Radric Davis, was detained after allegedly threatening officers, who claimed to have found him in possession of a gun and a small amount of marijuana, and he has now issued a statement revealing he has been struggling with an addiction to prescription cough syrup, which is mixed with soft drinks and nicknamed "lean" or "purple drank".
The 33 year old, who remains in custody, insists he is now ready to seek help and hopes to start a rehab stint soon.
In the statement, posted to his Twitter.com account, he says, "Woke up the other day out this hospital bed & I'm so embarrassed & ashamed of my behaviour that was brought to my attention. I just wanna man up right now & take this time to apologise to my family, friends, the industry & most of all my fans. I'm sorry! I've been drinking lean for 10 plus years & I must admit it has destroyed me. I wanna be the first rapper to admit I'm addicted to lean & that s**t ain't no joke (sic). I can barely remember all the things I've done & said. However there's no excuse.
"I'm currently incarcerated but I will be going to rehab because I need help. I wanna thank everyone that has stood by me during this difficult time. Please keep me in your prayers."
Gucci Mane also issued an apology to stars including Drake, Rick Ross and Bryan 'Birdman' Williams, who he recently blasted in a bizarre Twitter rant, adding, "I wanna personally apologise to BirdMan, Ross & Drake.... I 100 Per Cent Regret My Words & Actions."
Rapper Nicki Minaj was also targeted in Gucci Mane's Twitter meltdown and she subsequently urged the star to seek professional help, writing in a post on the social networking website, "I'm praying 4 (for) him. 4real (sic). He's sick and in dire need of rehab."
Troubled rapper Gucci Mane was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia in the early hours of Saturday (14Sep13). The hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, was detained by cops on suspicion of disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.
The arrest reportedly occurred after one of Gucci Mane's associates called police and voiced concerns about the star's behaviour.
The police report, obtained by Ajc.com, states the rapper became "increasingly agitated with officers and began cursing and threatening them".
Officers allegedly found the 33-year-old star to be in possession of a handgun and a small amount of marijuana. He was arrested and taken to a local hospital for a check-up as a precaution.
The arrest comes just days after Gucci Mane hit headlines for lashing out at Nicki Minaj in a bizarre rant on Twitter.com, prompting the Starships hitmaker to implore him to seek help.
Gucci Mane has been dogged by legal troubles for years - he walked free from his most recent jail stint in May (13) following an arrest for an alleged probation violation. He is also due to stand trial later this year (13) after pleading not guilty to allegations he hit a soldier over the head with a bottle in an Atlanta nightclub in March (13).
Nicki Minaj has urged fellow rapper Gucci Mane to seek help in rehab after he embarked on a Twitter.com rant on Monday (09Sep13) and alleged that he had slept with the Starships hitmaker. Mane used the social networking blog to lash out at his label bosses at Atlantic Records and a slew of stars, including Drake and Waka Flocka Flame, while he also boasted about his alleged sexual exploits with Minaj and R&B beauty Ciara.
Minaj was quick to shoot down his claims, tweeting, "May God strike me dead if I ever had sex wit that man... N**ga da way ya (sic) ugliness is set up... crackhead. Jesus strike me dead right now if I ever had sex with this animal."
She later revealed she had received an apology from Mane and shared her concerns for his wellbeing with her fans.
She wrote, "Ok Gee (Gucci Mane) called me... that was fun tho (though) I'm praying 4 (for) him. 4real (sic). He's sick and in dire need of rehab. Love".
Mane's Twitter tirade comes amid unconfirmed reports the rapper has been dropped from Atlantic Records. He is no longer listed on the label's roster on its official website.
The embattled hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, has been dogged by legal troubles for years - he walked free from his most recent jail stint in May (13) following an arrest for an alleged probation violation. He is also due to stand trial later this year (13) over allegations he hit a soldier over the head with a bottle in an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub in March (13). Mane has pleaded not guilty.
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It seems a bit odd to take on a movie review of Courtney Solomon's Getaway, as only in the loosest terms is Getaway actually a movie. We begin without questions — other than a vague and frustrating "What the hell is going on?" — and end without answers, watching Ethan Hawke drive his car into things (and people) for the hour and a half in between. We learn very little along the way, probed to engage in the mystery of the journey. But we don't, because there's no reason to.
There's not a single reason to wonder about any of the things that happen to Hawke's former racecar driver/reformed criminal — forced to carry out a series of felonious commands by a mysterious stranger who is holding his wife hostage — because there doesn't seem to be a single ounce of thought poured into him beyond what he see. We learn, via exposition delivered by him to gun-toting computer whiz Selena Gomez, that he "did some bad things" before meeting the love of his life and deciding to put that all behind him. Then, we stop learning. We stop thinking. We start crashing into police cars and Christmas trees and power plants.
Why is Selena Gomez along for the ride? Well, the beginnings of her involvement are defensible: Hawke is carrying out his slew of vehicular crimes in a stolen car. It's her car. And she's on a rampage to get it back. But unaware of what she's getting herself into, Gomez confronts an idling Hawke with a gun, is yanked into the automobile, and forced to sit shotgun while the rest of the driver's "assignments" are carried out. But her willingness to stick by Hawke after hearing his story is ludicrous. Their immediate bickering falls closer to catty sexual tension than it does to genuine derision and fear (you know, the sort of feelings you'd have for someone who held you up or forced you into accessorizing a buffet of life-threatening crimes).
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The "gradual" reversal of their relationship is treated like something we should root for. But with so little meat packed into either character, the interwoven scenes of Hawke and Gomez warming up to each other and becoming a team in the quest to save the former's wife serve more than anything else as a breather from all the grotesque, impatient, deliberately unappealing scenes of city wreckage.
And as far as consolidating the mystery, the film isn't interested in that either, as evidenced by its final moments. Instead of pressing focus on the answers to whatever questions we may have, the movie's ultimate reveal is so weak, unsubstantial, and entirely disconnected to the story entirely, that it seems almost offensive to whatever semblance of a film might exist here to go out on this note. Offensive to the idea of film and story in general, as a matter of fact. But Getaway isn't concerned with these notions. Not with story, character, logic, or humanity. It just wants to show us a bunch of car crashes and explosions. So you'd think it might have at least made those look a little better.
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Gucci Mane's aggravated assault case is heading to trial after a judge refused to allow the rapper to complete community service in lieu of a possible custodial sentence. The hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, entered a not guilty plea in May (13) over allegations he hit a soldier over the head with a bottle in an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub in March (13).
Davis' lawyer asked for the star to be handed a community service stint as punishment, but a Fulton County judge denied the request on Monday (19Aug13).
The musician's attorney tells Fox News the trial is expected to take place in November (13) or December (13).