NYPD Removes Local Rappers From Rolling Loud Over Potential Violence
Five local rappers from New York City were cut from the Rolling Loud lineup last weekend because of pressure from the New York Police Department. According to Complex, the Assistant Chief Martin Morales of Queens North said that rappers Casanova, Sheff G, Don Q, 22Gz, and Pop Smoke were... Read more
Lil Peep’s Mother Sues Management Team Over Late Son’s ‘Wrongful Death’
The mother of late rapper Lil Peep has filed a lawsuit of wrongful death this week against his former management team. According to the New York Times, Lil Peep’s mom, Liza Womack, is seeking damages against First Access Entertainment,as well as several staff members that played a role in... Read more
NoCal Man Scams Promoters Out of $550K For Snoop Dogg, Rihanna Shows
A Northern California man admitted to defrauding concert promoters and investors in a scam this week, taking more than half a million dollars that he promised would go toward securing concerts with A-list stars like Rihanna and Snoop Dogg. The 39-year-old man from Patterson, Jordan Mouton, who also goes... Read more
Investors Lose $31M In Scam For Pitbull, Jay-Z Concerts
Investors jumped at the chance to try and score a huge profit from concerts like Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Pitbull, however, things all came crashing down when they found out it was all a giant scam. According to the Orlando Sentinel, two Orlando men scammed multiple investors.... Read more
Live Nation Cries Foul, Files Appeal After AEG Renews London Deal
London’s Royal Parks renewed its contract with AEG for concerts at Hyde Park, but Live Nation isn’t having it. According to Billboard, Royal Parks rejected a competing bid from Live Nation and instead renewed its contract with AEG to hold concerts at the park through 2025. The deal was... Read more
Hologram Firm Faces Charges For Misleading Investors
Hologram USA Networks faces charges for misleading investors for various holographic concerts displaying late artists like Tupac Shakur, Whitney Houston, and Roy Orbison. According to Law360, Hologram USA Networks CEO Alki David sold $100,000 worth of unregistered shared ahead of an aborted IPO and misled investors about having rights... Read more
Musical Director Pleads Guilty To Stealing $750K From Charity
A former music director, known for his work on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” pleaded guilty to embezzling $750,000 from a charity to pay off his own debts, the NY Daily News reports. According to NY Daily, Robin Dimmagio was convicted of fraud after he used stolen money from an... Read more
Lil Wayne Ordered To Pay $150K After Failing To Fight Concert Lawsuit
Lil Wayne has been ordered to pay $150,000 in a lawsuit that he failed to respond to over fraudulent concerts. The rap star has been ordered to pay the funds to Ramin Natan, who had sued him over breach of contract and fraud. In the suit, Natan claimed that... Read more
Australian Ticket Startup Suffers Substantial Data Breach
An Australian online ticket start-up company, Get, reportedly suffered a “potential data leak” which led to personal details of thousands of people to be exposed. Get, a Sydney-based company founded in 2016, manages memberships and allows students from various university clubs and associations to sell tickets to events in... Read more
R. Kelly Sex Crimes Trial Set For April 2020
R. Kelly’s trial for charges of child pornography, enticement, and obstruction of justice has been scheduled for next April. The announcement came on Wednesday during a hearing where Kelly pleaded not guilty to all charges. Kelly has been held in a Chicago correctional facility since June and it was... Read more