Rap News Rundown: Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Drake

Lil Wayne shops a book, Chris Brown gets off probation, and Drake disses the 'Homecoming' film in this week's Rap News Rundown.

Lil Wayne Working on an Autobiography

Lil Wayne is reportedly shopping an autobiography that will reveal personal details about his life, including his state of mind during his one-year stint in the Rikers Island correctional facility for gun possession.

According to TMZ, the proposal proves that not even the leader of Young Money is safe from the "smashed the homie" epidemic. In an excerpt, Lil Wayne recalls finding out that Drake had slept with his girlfriend the day before they got involved. "This is the type of s*** that a man never wants to find out when he's locked out," writes Weezy. "Or, maybe so, 'cause only God knows what I would have done if I wasn't locked up right now."

He also reveals that Drake visited him in prison to warn him about getting involved with the woman.

Chris Brown's Probation for Rihanna Assault Ends

Late last week, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge decided that singer Chris Brown had finally met all the conditions of his probation, and closed out the felony assault case linked to his infamous attack on former girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, just before the Grammy Awards. It has been more than six years since Brown was placed on probation, and the road has been rocky, to say the least. Naturally, the singer was jubilant to learn he could finally put it behind him.

"I'm off probation!! Thank the Lord!!" wrote Brown on Twitter.

His lawyer Mark Geragos called it "a monumental feat for him," and added, "He is in a spot right now and a place right now that I couldn't be prouder of him."

Some consequences of the high-profile case linger. Most recently, Brown was denied entry into Canada because of his legal troubles.

Drake Hit With Lawsuit After Dissing Concert Documentary

A documentary featuring footage from a 2009 Drake concert hit theaters this past Thursday as a one-night special. However, if social media followers of Young Money read Drake's comments on the film, it is unlikely to have pulled in much at the box office. He trashed the film and distanced himself and his team from it, tweeting, "The Drake: Homecoming film is not something OVO or Drake have any part in. I feel it is my responsibility to inform and protect my fans."

After speculation that his comments are evidence of his rift with James Prince, one of the film's executive producers, Drake followed up with: "James Prince and I stand together on not supporting the Drake: Homecoming footage in theatres."

Specticast, the company distributing the flick, responded by filing a lawsuit against the YM star, alleging that Drake may have dissed the documentary as a marketing ploy to draw attention to his upcoming OVO Fest, which he mentioned in tweets shortly thereafter.


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