Rap News Rundown: Chief Keef, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan

AEG cancels Chief Keef show, Lil Wayne loses a lawsuit, and Young Thug engages in a beef and releases a mixtape in this RNR.

AEG thwarted Chief Keef's latest attempt to put on a concert via hologram. The Chicago rapper was slated to perform at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood over the weekend to promote the release of his second album, but after an altercation during the pre-show walk-through, the venue put the kibosh on the event.

"Security tried to attack a staff member for drinking the Fonda's water during an official walk-through for the event," an exec from Keef's label told HipHopDX. "Unfortunately the Fonda tried to stop us from throwing an amazing event due to a lack of professionalism on their end, but the show will go on."

AEG released a conflicting statement to TheWrap. "We strongly dispute the allegations made by Chief Keef's associates ... based on strong concerns for the safety of our employees and the public, we exercised our contractual right and canceled the show."

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Chief Keef Concert Booted by AEG

AEG thwarted Chief Keef's latest attempt to put on a concert via hologram. The Chicago rapper was slated to perform at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood over the weekend to promote the release of his second album, but after an altercation during the pre-show walk-through, the venue put the kibosh on the event.

"Security tried to attack a staff member for drinking the Fonda's water during an official walk-through for the event," an exec from Keef's label told HipHopDX. "Unfortunately the Fonda tried to stop us from throwing an amazing event due to a lack of professionalism on their end, but the show will go on."

AEG released a conflicting statement to TheWrap. "We strongly dispute the allegations made by Chief Keef's associates ... based on strong concerns for the safety of our employees and the public, we exercised our contractual right and canceled the show."

Lil Wayne Loses Lawsuit Against Private Jet Company

Lil Wayne recently lost a lawsuit against private jet company Signature Group after failing to keep up on his payments. The company claimed that Weezy agreed to a 3-year deal but neglected to pay for two years. Wayne denied signing a contract with Signature Group, but the judge disagreed. Now Lil Wayne must fork over the missed payments, late fees and attorney fees, which balloon the cost to $2 million.

The Young Money head was also recently sued for failing to pay for tickets to several high-profile sporting events, including the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight and last year's Super Bowl. He's also the plaintiff in a lawsuit against his long-time recording home, Cash Money Records. Seems like it's a good time to be Lil Wayne's lawyer.

Young Thug & Plies Beef on Social Media

Based on his lyrics, Young Thug's code of ethics is questionable at best. Nevertheless, it seems that the line between right and wrong isn't so blurry when it comes to his children. The southern rapper unleashed a flurry of threats against Plies after the Florida-based performer posted a brief clip of one of his children cursing.

Plies denied knowing that the kid in the video was Thugga's child, but he didn't take kindly to being threatened. "If you had a problem with it ... you ask me to take it down," replied the rapper via Instagram. "You don't threaten me to do nothing."

Thug also took aim his baby's mother, captioning one of the videos: "I will never condone my child cursin'! And had I known about it... it wouldn't have been on the internet."

Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan Release Mixtapes

On a different note, Young Thug released his latest mixtape, Slime SeasonIf you haven't downloaded it yet, you're a little late to the party, but it's still worth the hard drive space. The 18-track collection features "Take Kare," the song he created with Lil Wayne before they started beefing, and includes production from frequent collaborators London On Da Track and Metro Boomin'. Hopefully, that's enough to hold you over until Thugga drops his debut album, HY!£UN35.

Former tour mate Rich Homie Quan also released a mixtape—DTSpacely Made This. The aptly titled 10-track opus was completely produced by Atlanta producer DTSpacely, and features only Migos's Offset. It's up to you to decide if it's a complete coincidence that he decided to release a surprise mixtape on the same day that Thug released Slime Season.

 


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