Grammy-Award Winning Rapper Found Guilty of Sexual Offence
In Chicago, a federal court has convicted the R&B star; R. Kelly of producing child pornography and enticing girls for sex after a monthlong trial in his hometown.
Prosecutors won convictions on six of the 13 counts against him, with many of the convictions carrying long mandatory sentences. But the government lost the marquee count — that Kelly and his then-business manager successfully rigged his state child pornography trial in 2008.
Both of his co-defendants, including longtime business manager Derrel McDavid — who had told jurors that testimony from four Kelly accusers had led him to change his mind about Kelly’s believability — were acquitted of all charges.
The trial was, in ways, a do-over of Kelly’s 2008 child pornography trial, with a key video critical to both. Kelly, who shed tears of joy when jurors acquitted him in 2008, gave a thumbs-up sign to spectators after Wednesday’s verdict but otherwise showed little emotion.
After deliberating for 11 hours over two days, jurors convicted Kelly of three counts each of producing child pornography and enticement, while acquitting him of obstruction of justice, one count of production of child porn and three counts of receiving child porn.
Grammy Award: Kidjo Visits Burna Boy And Mum In Lagos
Few days after defeating Nigerian musician, Burna Boy in the Grammy world music award category, Angelique Kidjo was filmed chatting animatedly with Burna Boy and his mother Bose Ogulu in Lagos.In the video, Angelique, who beat Burna to win the Best World Music Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards, is seen excitedly talking while Burna and Mama Burna smiled and listened intently.It is instructive to note that Kidjo has been making Burna Boy not to see himself as a lo...
Grammy-Winning Singer H.E.R Is Back In The Courts With Another Copyright Lawsuit
The first suit was filed by songwriter and piano maestro Andre Sims, claiming the song, “Focus,” on H.E.R’s debut album sounded similar to his smash hit “Endless Minds.”The Grammy-winning group Take 6 is claiming the songwriter-producer sampled their music without permission or compensation. The song in question – “Could’ve Been” – was featured on H.E.R’s debut self-titled album.The multi-count lawsuit names David A. Harris, David A. Harris d/b/a Progressive 86, Jef...
Fetty Wap Has Pleaded Guilty To Federal Drug Charges And Is Now Facing Upwards Of Five Years In Prison
Wap (real name Willie Junior Maxwell) was detained at the Rolling Loud Festival in New York in October. He was later charged with taking part in a plot to smuggle large quantities of heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs into the New York City area.Maxwell entered a not guilty plea at the time, but The Washington Post reported on Monday (August 21) that Maxwell had entered a guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.Ma...
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