*After one fan was shot dead outside of his tour bus in Philly on Feb. 28, rapper French Montana took to his Instagram to post the above pic of himself being questioned by the police along with the caption, “Nobody got time for this sh*t.”
As previously reported, two fans were shot in a drive-by that took place outside of his tour bus following his performance at Philadelphia’s the Theatre of Living Arts.
The Philadelphia Police Department tells HollywoodLife.com: “At 11.52pm a 27-year-old male was shot once in the abdomen, and he transported to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at 1.30 a.m. A second male, 29, was shot in his shoulder and was taken to Jefferson hospital in a private vehicle. He is in stable condition. No arrests have been made. The situation is under investigation.”
As for whether French is involved, the police said: “we do not know.”
French Montana attends VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Songwriters Music Series Remix featuring Swizz Beatz & Friends, presented by Monster DNA Headphones & William Hill Estate Winery at Hard Rock Cafe New York on January 17, 2013 in New York City
*A man was pronounced dead and another bystander was injured Thursday night during a drive-by shooting outside rapper French Montana’s tour bus in Philadelphia.
According to reports, a crowd had gathered around the 28-year-old rapper’s bus as it pulled into a local hotel after a show when someone in a passing car opened fire on the group.
Authorities said a 27-year-old man died after being shot in the abdomen, and another man sustained a bullet wound to the shoulder.
Local news outlets are reporting that police are questioning 25 people, including the rapper and his entourage. Three people, meanwhile, were reportedly taken into custody after police discovered they were carrying guns.
Authorities said they didn’t believe Montana or his crew were specifically targeted by the shooting, and that neither of the victims was connected to the rapper.
The incident comes just a week after rapper Kenny Clutch was gunned down during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.
*Massachusetts child welfare authorities are investigating the family of a 9-year-old rapper whose music videos posted on YouTube show him in adult-themed situations – including scenes that are sexually suggestive and mention illegal drugs.
Luie Rivera Jr., whose stage name is “Lil Poopy,” is part of Moroccan-born rapper French Montana’s group, Coke Boys. The youngster is seen in videos smacking a woman’s backside, flashing wads of cash, riding in a Ferrari and rapping about how “coke is not a bad word.” A separate video shows him in a nightclub with a dancing woman in a sexually suggestive position, with people in the crowd throwing cash.
The Brockton, Massachusetts, police department contacted the state’s Department of Children and Families after receiving a call from a “concerned citizen” who saw the boy in the videos. The state agency is brought in when there is suspicion of physical, mental, or emotional abuse of a child, according to Brockton police Lt. Robert Sergio.
“An investigation is now open,” said Cayenne Isaksen, public affairs director for the state agency. Isaksen would not discuss details about the investigation, but added that non-emergency investigations typically take no longer than 15 days.
According to CNN affiliate WCVB, Lil Poopy’s father, Luis Rivera, says his son is “not doing anything wrong.” His attorney Joseph Krowski Jr. said Monday the boy is a thriving, well-adjusted fourth-grader with a good home life, good grades and musical talent.
“This is just what I would call a racially-tinged investigation because whoever watched it probably doesn’t understand rap,” Krowski said of his client, who is of Puerto Rican descent. “…This isn’t some child left alone that’s not going to school. It all comes down to content in the videos, which is protected by the First Amendment.”
Early this morning (Wed., Oct. 10), 50 tweeted some verbal shots at French for an interview he did with Complex in which he talked about, of all things, beefs. French referenced 50 when he told Complex that he doesn’t get involved in feuds because they ultimately compromise one’s career.
“You should avoid beef if you trying to make money. People get scared when you try to beef with people,” French told Complex. “In general, [even in street sh*t] nobody want to stand next to you if somebody about to shoot you, unless you have a big lick [hustle]. They [used to] do that with 50 because 50 was the bank. They knew he was going to win. People ain’t doing that [anymore].”
“I feel like beef hurt him. I feel like it helped [Rick] Ross unite people. That’s why Maybach Music is one of the biggest labels. It just makes sense,” he continued.
In response, 50 tweeted: “Read your little interview.”
“French Montana you ain’t Sh!t boy,” he continued. “You out your league talking about me you hoe. i read your little interview what the fucx is you high,” he tweeted. “French your Sh!t so weak you never had a song by your self fool. Ain’t nobody’s waiting to hear your verse. Girl. Do you realize this fool @FrenchMontana hasn’t sold one record and talking about sales. I’m not tweeting about this little fool No more. I’m see him and he gonna explain that’s it.”
French came back at 50 by tweeting, “@50cent damn homie last year u was da mannnnn homieeeeeee wat da f****ckkk happen to uuuuuu.”
In an interview with MTV, the rapper said he separated his shoulder in early May while filming an appearance in rapper French Montana’s new video “Pop That.” [Scroll down to watch.]
“I broke my clavicle, like, two months ago,” he said. “What happened was, I didn’t go to the doctor when I broke it, so it healed on its own. Whenever you let a break heal on its own, it don’t heal right (sic), so I got a lot of bone callouses around it. So this tape keeps my bone from popping out of my skin. It’s fun.”
It’s the second serious injury Wayne has sustained from skateboarding. Last August, he received nine stitches to his forehead to fix a bloody cut above his left eye.
*After dropping his viral video for “Up” last week, rapper J-Lie has added his own ideas over French Montana’s, “Shot Caller” record. J-Lie, hailing from both Los Angeles and Atlanta, has been working with SlowBucks.TV in New York for the last few months. After the release of his first single, “Throwin’ Money” feat. Waka Flocka. The rapper teamed up with Waka Flocka to deliver this certifiable club banger guaranteed to take the industry by storm.
Recently performing live with Wyclef Jean at Webster Hall in New York City, this LA/ATL native is gearing up for a 2012 takeover. J-Lie’s career is successfully gaining momentum garnering interest from major players in the industry. Proclaimed one of the most talked about new artist New York has seen in a while, J-Lie is proving he truly is the “Champion.