After serving six months in jail for allegedly kicking a woman in the chest during a show, Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates was arrested again back in March — on the same exact day of his release for — gun charges. According to reports, he stood before a judge today in Cook County, Illinois where he pled guilty to charges of felony gun possession and was sentenced to an additional 30 months in jail. No official statement has been released from his camp or Atlantic Records as of yet; stay tuned and check out his recent Murder For Hire 2 EP here if you haven’t already.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida judge allegedly found Kodak Black guilty of five counts of violating his house arrest. Judge Thomas M. Lynch made the ruling; prosecutors are looking to give the rapper a maximum of eight years of incarceration for the violation. Last August Kodak went on probation after facing several serious charges. With one year of house arrest and five years probation, the Healthy Kid was allowed to leave home only for work purposes.
Today’s hearing revolved around allegations by a Club Lexx bartender named Jennifer Cunningham, who claimed Kodak had assaulted her while he was there in February. Although he was ultimately found not guilty of the battery charges, he was found guilty for going to a strip club without approval from his PO. It’s not known whether the ruling contribute to Kodak’s jail time; Kodak will return to the courtroom for the follow-up hearing on May 4.
Live Nation and Apple Music have plans to promote and distribute a new Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Records documentary titled Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. The film centers around last year’s string of 20th anniversary Bad Boy shows, which reunited Puff with artists such as Mase, Lil’ Kim, Faith Evans and others. “I think Puff and Bad Boy’s story is incredible and one that a lot of people can relate to in any genre or in any business. His story is powerful. He really overcame a lot to get to where he’s at today and the documentary shows that,” Apple Music CEO and chairman Jimmy Iovine explains to Billboard.
Apple Music currently holds the rights to Can’t Stop Won’t Stop for the next year, and plans to debut the documentary on June 25. Besides the iconic Bad Boy Records cast, the film will also feature appearances by Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell, music industry legend Clive Davis, The Notorious B.I.G.’s mother Voletta Wallace and more. In an official statement to Billboard, Puff had the following words to share regarding the movie:
I knew this was a story that should be shared with the world… Heather Parry and Live Nation Productions, and Director Daniel Kaufman, helped create this very special documentary. Now I’m blessed to also be working with Apple to showcase the film and share Bad Boy’s history and impact with fans. The support Live Nation, Apple and everyone on the team has given to this project is a true testament to the Bad Boy legacy.