Gucci Mane started off the new year in a court room. XXLMag.com has learned that the Brick Squad rapper had a probation hearing earlier today (January 3), stemming from a 2005 case, and a judge had ordered him to a medical treatment facility for the next 30 days until his next court appearance.
“The court ordered Mr. Davis into the custody of a medical treatment facility, pending a revocation hearing later this month.” Gooch’s lawyer, Michael Holmes told XXL.
When asked why he was sent to the center, Holmes said that information was “confidential.”
During the hearing a probation officer said Gucci will likely be sentenced to a 17 months of jail time.
Holmes said his client’s next court date will be at the end of the month.
Rapper Waka Flocka Flame turned himself in to authorities in Atlanta on Monday (January 3) following last month's raid on his home. Flocka was booked on multiple charges, including possession of marijuana and hydrocodone, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and violation of probation for driving on a suspended license.
According to TMZ, Waka's mother and manager, Deb Antney, said the rapper turned himself in because "he wanted to do the right thing and didn't want to run."
The rapper's arrest stemmed from a warrant issued after a raid on his home in Atlanta last month, during which authorities were said to be investigating a prostitution organization but instead uncovered drugs and guns on the premises. Antney, who was home at the time of the raid, along with Waka associate Gucci Mane, fiercely denied the prostitution allegations. Although Antney and Mane were detained while police searched the home, neither party was charged.
"It had nothing to do with prostitution," Antney told MTV News. "The weapons they found were licensed weapons. There was under an ounce of marijuana, but it was nothing but a blunt. The other drugs were medication that was in Waka's room from when he got hurt," Antney said, referring to Waka Flocka Flame's shooting last year.
During a sit-down with radio station Hot 93.7 in Hartford, Connecticut, after the raid, Waka denied he was involved in any shady dealings, maintaining he has no plans to juggle life in the streets and the spotlight.
"Why would I rap and go try to street gang bang? That's hustling backwards. Why would I wanna rap all around the world and then go hit the streets and gang bang? I'm a rapper, I'm not a [gang-banger]. How can you gang-bang and be a rapper? I don't understand that," he said. "I would love to find out where their information is coming from. I can't wait."
The "No Hands" rapper, whose real name is Juaquin Malphurs, is reportedly being held on $31,950 bond. A hearing is set for Tuesday.
Recently AMR’s own LaDina sat down with Dondria to discuss her career, future goals and how she was discovered. Although Dondria’s fame is rising everyday the Texas native is incredibly humble, yet very focused. Dondria is known best by her chart topping hit ‘You’re the One’, which rocketed to number one on BET’s 106 & Park, and landed on the top ten on the Billboard.
Lil Wayne's managers have revealed that scam artists are still hard at work attempting to swindle local promoters out of their cash, by fraudulently booking the rap star.
Over the course of 2010, Cash Money/Young Money artists Lil' Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj were the targets of fake booking agents nationwide.
The booking agents usually take tens-of-thousands of dollars upfront for the artists, who never show up, since they were never really booked in the first place.
The latest scam is taking place in Tampa, Florida, where phony agents representing Lil Wayne attempted to cash in on a New Year's Eve appearance, as well as several other dates in the New Year.
Last week, Empire Nightclub in Ybor City was victimized by the scam, when the owner of the club canceled a New Year's Eve party that was supposed to feature Lil Wayne.
Ken Grossman, the owner of Empire Nightclub, has claimed that he has already suffered a financial loss due to the scam and is planning legal action against the fake promoter.
Shortly after Lil Wayne was released from prison in November of 2010, his representatives had to issue a statement regarding an outbreak of fake bookings throughout the United States.
"Lil Wayne, who is co-managed by Bryant Management and Hip Hop Since 1978, domestic tours are booked exclusively by Live Nation and Shawn Gee of SEFG, LLC," Bryant's rep said.