MARTIN SHKRELI’S FORMER LAWYER SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS IN PRISON

BROOKLYN, NY

The former lawyer for Martin Shkreli, A.K.A “Pharma Bro” has been sentenced to serve 18 months in a federal prison, after being convicted of charges related to the same crimes his one-time infamous client is currently serving a 7-year prison term for.

CBS News (@CBSNews) reported, Evan Greebal was sentenced in a Brooklyn District courtroom on Friday. Greebal was convicted by a jury of conspiring to commit securities and wire fraud back in December. Greebal begged the judge for leniency before the sentence was handed out.

“I will regret every day of my life the day that I met Martin Shkrelli. I’m begging for this court’s mercy to give me the lowest sentence possible.”

Prosecutors had argued that Greebel took deliberate actions to help Shkrelli defraud investors. Greebel was also ordered to pay $10.5 million in restitution to the drug company Retrophin.

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KODAK BLACK RELEASED FROM JAIL

BROWARD COUNTY, FL

Bill K. Kapri is a free man. I know you’re asking, “who the hell is Bill Kapri?” That’s your boy Kodak, who legally changed his name while he was in the bing.

Florida local news station, WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) reported, Kodak Black walked out of jail early Saturday morning and hopped into a black Bentley sport utility vehicle without saying much to the hordes of media that awaited him outside the jail.

I don’t really talk too much” was all Kodak had to say to the press before he jumped in the Bentley truck and reportedly made his way to his mothers’ house to see his son.

Kodak Black pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon. He reportedly used his time behind bars wisely, earning his G.E.D and participating in other programs. While this chapter of his legal battles are over, Kodak still has a pending case in South Carolina. That one is for an alleged sexual assault. No word yet on when he will be headed to the studio, but fans of the 21-year old rap star is hoping it will be soon.

QUEEN OF SOUL ARETHA FRANKLIN PASSES AWAY AT 76

DETROIT, MI

Ms. Aretha Franklin, who was known as the queen of soul passed away on Thursday morning.

CNN (@cnn) reported, the official cause of death was due to pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. Aretha Franklin was surrounded by family and friends in her Detroit home at the time of her passing.

The Queen of soul was born, Aretha Louise Franklin, on March 25th, 1942. Her singing career began at the New Bethel Baptist Church as a child singing in the choir. By age 18 she was recording songs for Columbia Records. Aretha Franklin went on to sign with Atlantic Records in 1967, where she received her first taste of commercial success with songs like RESPECT and NATURAL WOMAN. By the end of the 1960’s, Aretha was crowned The Queen Of Soul. Aretha Franklin went on to record a string of chart-topping songs. Way too many to list, but here are a few you may have heard before:

  1. Never Loved A Man (1967)
  2. Respect (1967)
  3. Think (1968)
  4. Call Me (1970)
  5. Until You Come Back To Me (1973)
  6. Something He Can Feel (1976)
  7. Jump To It (1982)
  8. Freeway Of Love (1985)

Aretha Franklin also made appearances in multiple movies and documentaries throughout her career. Including:

  1. Black Rodeo (1972)
  2. The Blues Brothers (1980)
  3. The Zen Of Bennett (2012)
  4. Muscle Shoals (2013)

There will never be another Queen Of Soul. Ms Franklin will always be the sole owner of that honor and title. Rest In Peace Ms Aretha “Queen Of Soul” Franklin. You will be missed.

SHOTS RING OUT ON SET OF 50 CENT & TEKASHI69 MUSIC VIDEO FILMING

BROOKLYN, NY

50 Cent, Tekashi69, and a few other big names in rap found themselves in harm’s way when someone drove by the set of the video they were filming in Brooklyn, and licked off at least 11 shots before they sped off and disappeared into the night.

TMZ (@tmz) reported, the shooting happened around 10:30 pm in Brooklyn as the rappers were filming a video. Rappers Casanova and Uncle Murda were also on set to make an appearance in the video. A white Porsche that allegedly had New Jersey license plates rolled up, and at least one shooter began letting off shots from the vehicle. No one was hit in the shooting. Police found at least 11 shell casings at the scene and said the shooter likely used a 9mm semi-automatic in the shooting. Police are reviewing surveillance video from the scene. So far, there are no suspects or motives. No word on if one of the rappers were the target of the shooter, or someone else at the video shoot.