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Joe Budden Fires Podcast Co-Hosts Rory and Mal



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Over the last few months, it’s been pretty intense over at The Joe Budden Podcast. After the abrupt vacation of podcast co-hosts Rory and Mal, followed by their return a month later, Joe Budden took to Patreon to announce that Rory and Mal have been fired and the podcast is done.

Joe Budden on Twitter: “Helluva run!! God bless. / Twitter”

Helluva run!! God bless.

The Joe Budden Podcast had a week-long hiatus last week and led with today’s episode exclusively on Patreon.

“You niggas ain’t brought shit!” said Budden during his rant. “And got the nerve to have y’all representation that ain’t been around in six years hit Ian’s phone about something?! I won’t say what I want to say! But y’all will not continue to treat me this way.”

Budden continued with the following: “We gonna do this since Rory thinks he has so many options here. He somehow feels like he’s still running the show. He still feels like he has choices and options, he feels like he’s entitled to more. Rory, you are in breach of your contract and from this point forward you are fired and you’re not welcome back!”

Throughout the remainder of the episode, Budden laid out the problems he’s had with Rory and Mal and even addressed the beef between Rory and Akademics.

“We sit here and talk about ‘respect, respect, respect.’ When are we gonna talk about you niggas having the same lawyer?! […] Your lawyer has all these problems with the current contract. It’s the same lawyer that made the contract! I don’t play lawyer games! And I don’t do well when people try to take advantage of me!”

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Young Thug’s Lawyer Files Emergency Motion For Bond Hearing



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Earlier this week, Young Thug and Gunna were arrested on what is now an 88-count indictment against 28 members of YSL.

After being taken into custody, Thugger and Gunna were both denied bond the following morning and are to remain in Fulton County Jail until further notice. However, Young Thug’s lawyer, Brian Steele, has since filed an emergency motion for a bond hearing as he states that the rapper’s living conditions are inhumane.

According to TMZ, Young Thug is being held in solitary confinement described as a “windowless cement compartment with only a bed and a toilet.” The outlet also reports that he has been given inedible food and isn’t allowed to have any human contact, exercise, or even shave.

Young Thug is being charged with conspiracy to violate the racketeer-influenced and corrupt organizations act (RICO) and participation in criminal street gang activity. However, following the raid on his home, the rapper has since been indicted on seven more felonies that include gun and drug possession charges.

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Brooklyn Rapper Casanova Pleads Guilty In Federal Racketeering Case



Casanova Pleads Guilty Federal Racketeering
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On December 1, 2020, Brooklyn rapper Casanova turned himself in to authorities after a warrant was issued by the FBI for his arrest, as part of the 18-member gang sweep of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation (UGSNB).

Today (May 11), Casanova,  born Caswell Senior, has entered a guilty plea on the charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The “So Brooklyn” rapper is the 13th defendant in the racketeering case against the UGSNB gang to plead guilty, according to ABC7. In addition to his guilty plea, Senior “admitted to a July 2020 shooting in Florida, an Aug. 2018 robbery in New York City, and to trafficking more than 100 kilograms of marijuana,” according to NBC New York.

Senior will be sentenced in December and faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 60 years.

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Gunna Surrenders to Law Enforcement Following 56-Count Indictment



Gunna Arrested Young Thug YSL Indictment

Gunna has surrendered to Fulton County police following Monday’s arrest of Young Thug and 28 other YSL members on RICO charges.

Gunna, born Sergio Kitchens, was taken into custody Tuesday (May 10) afternoon on one charge of Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), according to Atlanta news outlet, CBS46.

On Tuesday, Young Thug was arrested in his home in Buckhead following a raid after Fulton County Police filed a 56-count indictment against Thugger and 28 other members of Young Slime Life (YSL) with charges of murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, theft and possession of controlled substances and firearms.

“It does not matter what your notoriety is, what your fame is if you come to Fulton County Georgia and you commit crimes, and certainly if those crimes are in furtherance of street gangs that you are going to become a target and a focus of this district attorney’s office, and we are going to prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law,” said  Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis.

Young Thug appeared in court Tuesday morning in front of Judge Rashida Oliver via Zoom and was formally read his charges. The 30-year-old is being charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity.

According to the 88-page indictment, charges stem from incidents that occurred between January 2013 and April 2022, including the attempted murder of YFN Lucci. Prosecutors have alleged that Thugger gave YSL members Christian Eppinger and Antonio Sumlin the go-ahead to take YFN Lucci out while in jail.

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