RAP MUSIC ON TRIAL: Bill Passes New York Senate
There may soon be a limit to how lyrics can be used in court — at least in New York state.
Pitchfork reports that a Senate Bill called “Rap Music on Trial” has passed in the New York Senate. The legislation still allows lyrics to be used as evidence, but only if they can be proven to be “literal, rather than figurative or fictional.” There’s still an additional hurdle before the bill can become a law — it will need to pass a vote by the state assembly.
The bill was supported by Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Killer Mike and Fat Joe to name a few
That’s good I guess, seeing as some songs are basically just recorded confessions with a beat.
FLAVOR FLAV: Father of Eight
You’re never too old to be a father — at least that’s what Flavor Flav is finding out.
The 63 year old Public Enemy hype man recently took a paternity test which confirmed that he is the father… of a three-year-old boy named Jordan. The kid’s mother is Flav’s former manager.
Now, child support and custody are being worked out, while Flav spends more time with his youngest of eight children. Flav might want to take the Nick Cannon route and considers a vasectomy
LIL MEECH: Arrested for Unpaid Watch Bill
We’re learning that BMF star Lil Meech was arrested earlier this year on charges of first-degree grand theft and organized fraud.
Apparently back in February, the actor and son of BMF founder Big Meech showed up at a Miami jewelry shop where he put $80,000 down on a Richard Mille watch, trading in his $80,000 platinum Rolex. The problem is, he never got around to paying the remaining $200,000 on the tab. According to records, he bonded out just hours after being taken into custody.
Law enforcement claims he also tried to get over by trading the watch for a different Richard Mille at another store.