Rapper Lil Scrappy has been threatened with a $2,000 (£1,300) lawsuit after allegedly wrecking a Texas hotel room. The star played a gig in McAllen, Texas on 16 November (13) but the show's promoter has accused him of causing damage at a nearby hotel after the concert.
The agent, who has not been named, claims police visited the hotel after receiving complaints of a loud party being held in a room and found a phone underwater, food all over the carpet, and drink stains on the walls, according to TMZ.com.
The promoter is threatening to call in lawyers if the bill for the damage is not reimbursed, but the hip-hop star tells the website he was only at the party for a few minutes and was not responsible for the state of the room.
Rapper Lil Scrappy was arrested in Georgia on Tuesday (27Aug13) after an altercation at a gas station. Cops were called to the fuel stop in Atlanta following reports the hip-hop star had attacked a man who allegedly insulted his girlfriend.
The pair was taken into custody for disorderly conduct, but were released shortly afterwards.
Lil Scrappy tells TMZ.com, "He was calling my girlfriend names and then put his hands on me... so I had to lay them paws on him."
Rapper Lil Scrappy has kicked his addiction to marijuana after a successful stint in a rehabilitation facility. The hip-hop star, real name Darryl Kevin Richardson II, voluntarily checked into a treatment centre in Atlanta, Georgia, in May (13) to seek professional help for his habit after allegedly failing a court-ordered drug test.
On Saturday (29Jun13), he was released from rehab and his attorney Mawuli Mel Davis insists Lil Scrappy has changed his ways.
Davis tells TMZ.com his client will even begin mentoring teens in the coming weeks, adding, "Scrappy has had time to reflect, read, and write. He is now drug and alcohol free."
Rapper Lil Scrappy has entered a rehabilitation facility to kick his addiction to marijuana. The hip-hop star, real name Darryl Kevin Richardson II, checked into a treatment centre in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday (30May13) and will remain there until a court hearing on 16 June (13).
Earlier this week (29May13), it emerged Scrappy voluntarily decided to seek professional help for his habit after he allegedly failed a court-ordered drug test.
The 29 year old stands accused of violating his probation, which stems from a 2008 pot possession charge.
Rapper Lil Scrappy is preparing to check himself into a rehabilitation centre after revealing his addiction to marijuana is "out-of-control". The hip-hop star, real name Darryl Kevin Richardson II, is facing probation violation allegations after he submitted a cold urine sample in March (13) and then refused to take a second test, amid speculation the original one had been tampered with.
He spent a night in jail in April (13) over the incident, which relates to his probation from a 2008 pot possession charge, and he failed another drug test during a court hearing in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month (May13).
Now Scrappy is planning to seek professional treatment in a bid to kick his habit and help him avoid "longer-term trouble".
He says, "I'm not just trying to cure the feeling for right now. There's no good in it. The only good I get out of it is the feeling for the time being. After that, it's trouble right after that."
Scrappy has also learned to take responsibility for his actions and he insists he's serious about giving up pot: "I don't blame the judicial system for me being in my situation. I've put all fingers on myself. I have a willpower that God blessed me with, but I wasn't able to use it because of my addiction."
The 29 year old is planning to enter a drug treatment facility before his next court date in early June (13).
Rapper Lil Scrappy is a free man again after he was released from jail on Wednesday (24Apr13). The hip-hop star, real name Darryl Kevin Richardson II, surrendered himself to police in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday (23Apr13), after lawmakers issued a warrant for his arrest over a possible probation violation of his 2008 marijuana possession charge.
The issue stemmed from his refusal to submit a second urine test after the original sample he provided last month (Mar13) was cold to the touch, prompting the suggestion it had been tampered with.
A judge decided to recall the warrant on Wednesday upon request from Richardson's lawyer and he was allowed to go home.
A hearing has been set for 16 May (13) to resolve the issue.
Hip-hop star Lil Scrappy has been taken into custody after surrendering to police in Atlanta, Georgia. A warrant for the rapper's arrest was issued after he allegedly refused to submit to a second urine test after the sample he provided last month (Mar13) was cold to the touch and prompted the suggestion it had been tampered with.
Lawmakers considered his behaviour to be a violation of his probation relating to a 2008 marijuana possession charge.
On Tuesday (23Apr13) morning, the 29 year old, real name Darryl Kevin Richardson II, turned himself in to a local detention centre, according to TMZ.com.
This isn't the first time the star has fallen foul with the law - he was jailed last year (12) for a previous probation problem.
Hip-hop star Lil Scrappy is a wanted man after Georgia officials issued a warrant for his arrest. The rapper, real name Darryl Kevin Richardson II, was required to submit to a urine test in Atlanta, Georgia in March (13) as part of his probation relating to a marijuana possession charge following his arrest in 2008.
According to TMZ.com, officials claim the urine sample was cold and they asked the star to provide a fresh batch - but he allegedly refused.
His refusal was classed as a violation and a warrant has been issued for his arrest - but the musician, who was jailed for a previous probation problem last year (12), wants to address the issue in court next month (May13), according to his lawyer.
Mawuli Mel Davis tells TMZ, "It is our hope that the Judge will recall the revocation warrant that is currently pending against Mr. Richardson. Since Mr. Richardson's release from jail, he has been reporting to probation as ordered and doing his best to comply with all conditions of probation."
Rapper Lil Scrappy is having the wages from his reality TV show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta docked to help settle an outstanding debt with bosses at a concert booking company. The star, real name Darryl Kevin Richardson II, lost a legal battle with Heavy Rotation executives in 2010 and was ordered to hand over more than $72,000 (£45,000) to the Atlanta, Georgia-based firm, but he's failed to do so and the plaintiffs recently filed a court motion to have Scrappy's pay from his TV venture garnished until the fee is paid off.
The request has since been granted by a Georgia judge.
According to TMZ.com, the total amount owed now stands at $108,510.38 (£67,819) due to interest and attorney's costs.
Scrappy appears on the reality show alongside his on/off girlfriend Erica Dixon, the mother of his young daughter Emani.
In today's corgi news, one of everyone's favorite short-legged dogs has been fired from her co-starring duties in the West End alongside Helen Mirren. Seven-year-old Lizzy was set to play one of Queen Elizabeth's famed canine companions in The Audience, which stars Mirren. After 16 failed attempts to hit her mark, however, Lizzy had to be let go.
According to The Telegraph, Lizzy was supposed to run across the stage on Mirren's cue — but over a dozen times during previews, she just sat in the wings. Fail to run onstage once, you're a dog who missed a command. Fail to run onstage 16 times, and you're a stubborn mutt who may not be set out for showbiz.
Stephen Daldry, The Audience's director, says of Lizzy's disobedience, "She was excited the first three times, and then I think she decided she didn’t want to be an actress any more. She decided to retire from the British stage."
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Lizzy has now been replaced by fellow corgi Coco, who managed a flawless debut on Saturday after only 20 minutes of rehearsal.
With her new replacement set, Lizzy is now happy to leave the bright lights for a more sedate lifestyle. “Now she’s back home, a resting actress, resting by the fire," Daldry tells The Telegraph.
But what could have caused Lizzy's sudden reluctance to act? According to trainer Des Jordan, of Animal Actors (Lizzy's agency — yes, she has an agency), Lizzy may have been put out by her co-star. Not, Mirren, but five-year-old corgi Rocky.
"Because Lizzy was older, she was not as fast as Rocky, so he was first to the treats," Jordan says of the dogs' ability to reach the rewards waiting for them in the wings. "There may have been a bit of jealousy involved," he adds.
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While we may be wont to shake our heads at Lizzy's sloth — what, was running 40 feet simple not worth it for fewer than five treats? — who knows what our most esteemed canine stars would do if faced with a younger companion? Did Lassie ever have to race some other collie to rescue Timmy from the well? Rin Tin Tin was never forced to battle another dog for screen time.
Somehow, however, Scooby Doo managed to make it work when Scrappy was introduced. Seems there were plenty of Scooby Snacks to go around.
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