Last week, aside from Chris Brown being ordered back to rehab, southern rappers owned the headlines. Sorry, New York.
Rich Homie Quan Denies Dissing Future
Rich Homie Quan name-checked fellow southern rapper Future in a song released in October, fueling speculation about a beef between the two Atlanta-based performers. But during an interview with MTV News, Quan denied having any problems with Future. He said, “I never dissed him. I never disrespected him as a man. I never disrespected him as a man, but you know blogs will take stuff and blow it out of proportion.”
Future addressed his relationship with Quan during an interview with Sway in the Morning back in August, and he also denied any issues between the two. “I haven’t really heard nothin’ but the song on the radio. I really don’t get into other artists like that. But he doin’ good. I wish him well,” said Future.
Chris Brown Ordered Back to Rehab
Details behind Chris Brown’s abrupt departure from a rehab facility have been revealed. According to TMZ, the singer was asked to leave after violating the center’s rules against committing acts of violence. Brown’s outburst reportedly occurred during a family therapy session with his mother. She allegedly told him that he needed to be in rehab, and he reacted by throwing a rock at her car and shattering a window.
A Superior Court judge subsequently ordered him to check in to a live-in rehab facility for 90 days, perform at least 24 hours of community service each week, submit to drug testing and take the medications prescribed to him by doctors. He will report back to court Dec. 16 for another hearing, in which the judge will review the events that resulted in his arrest and indictment for misdemeanor assault in Washington D.C.
Gucci Mane Suing Former Manager & Waka
Gucci Mane filed a lawsuit against former manager Debra Antney and her son, his former collaborator Waka Flocka Flame. In court documents, Gucci accuses Antney of releasing music and collecting royalties without his consent, and conspiring with others to inflate the prices of services with the intent of enriching herself and defrauding him. He also claims Waka, along with his mother, created and ran other companies in direct violation of his recording contract.
Gucci asked the court to freeze the pair’s assets until the issues are resolved. He accused them of fraud, racketeering, theft, breach of contract and conspiracy. Producer Zaytoven and rappers Khia Stone and OJ da Juiceman are also named in the lawsuit.
Antney responded to the allegations during an interview with RumorFix.com, telling the website, “I’m so speechless… Drugs, greed and women ruined him. That’s it… Bless his heart. Somebody call Dr. Phil.”
Trinidad James Responds to Backlash Over New York Comments
Trinidad James recently released a video responding to critics who were offended by his statements on New York rap. Though he quickly announced that he was not going to apologize, he did concede that perhaps he should not have made those comments while on stage during a concert in Brooklyn.
“I’m never apologizing for the truth. I don’t believe in it. But this is to let the City of New York know, I wasn’t trying to disrespect you at all. I could never do that, that’s against my code as a man. My only intentions when I said what I said was to get New York radio—the main stations—to play more young New York artists,” he explained.