Rap News Rundown: Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Young Pappy, Flow

Chris Brown stalks his ex-girlfriend, Lil Wayne has ref troubles, a young rapper is killed, and another is linked to a double homicide in this week's Rap News Rundown.

Chris Brown Attempts to Reconcile With Ex

Trying to win back ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, Chris Brown showed up at the Los Angeles nightclub where she was partying last week. She attempted to evade him via an Uber ride, but Brown followed behind and forced himself into her vehicle.

In video footage of the incident, Brown can be heard telling Tran's friend, "Move to the back. Move to the back before I make you move." Not wanting to create an even bigger scene, Tran reportedly had Brown dropped off at a friend's house nearby.

But the night didn't end there. According to reports, the singer showed up at Tran's house around 3:30 a.m. demanding to be let in. He caused so much ruckus that the neighbors called the cops, and in an attempt to diffuse the situation, Tran agreed to meet him at a local restaurant. However, their conversation ended in a shouting match, and Tran exited alone.

The two recently split when Tran learned that Brown had fathered a child with someone else.

Lil Wayne Attacks Ref at Charity Basketball Game

Lil Wayne takes sports seriously. So much so that he got confrontational with a referee at a charity basketball game supporting anti-violence. The YM rapper was reportedly upset after the ref made questionable calls against his team. Initial reports suggested that Weezy spit on the ref, but Wayne has since denied that.

This isn't the first time violence has marred events for the charity. The game promoter, Loose Cannon Slim, attempted to hold a game in St. Louis with singer August Alsina back in January. Alsina attacked Slim backstage after a disagreement.

Chicago Rapper Young Pappy Killed

Chicago's violent unrest has claimed the life of another rapper. Young Pappy (real name: Shaquon Thomas) was fatally shot while standing on a street corner on May 29.

The performer had just released a music video for his latest single, "Shooters." On the track, he mocked rival gang members for failing to kill him in two previous attempts. "You don't even know how to shoot," he taunted.

The first attempt on Pappy's life, outside a McDonald's restaurant in February 2014, resulted in the death of 17-year-old Markeyo Carr, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. The second time, an innocent bystander, 28-year-old Wil Lewis, was shot while waiting at a bus stop where Pappy stood.

Police have not yet arrested anyone for the shooting.

Young Money's Flow Connected to Double Murder

Rapper Flow, who is signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money imprint, has been connected to a double homicide in New Orleans. According to reports, Flow and an accomplice are suspected of murdering two brothers, Kendrick and Kendred Bishop, aged 22 and 18 respectively. The two were gunned down inside a vehicle on May 25. Kendrick was an aspiring rapper who performed under the moniker "Muddycupbuddy." His connection to Flow is unclear; however, the YM artist recently paid tribute to the fallen rapper on Instagram.

Authorities reportedly have video surveillance showing Flow and another person running from the scene. The Times-Picayune reported that after fleeing, the two went to make "a purchase at a nearby store."

Flow was accused of attempted first-degree murder in the summer of 2013, after firing shots at a would-be victim; those charges were eventually dropped after the victim failed to cooperate with the investigation.

 


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