Rick Ross Takes Jab at Birdman Over Report That He’s About to Lose a Mansion

Rick Ross is going to constantly remind Birdman about his money problems and legal situation with Lil Wayne until he pays up.

The latest jab comes from Renzel’s Snapchat, responding to an AllHipHop report (via The Blast) that Birdman is selling his Miami mansion on Palm Island. Stunna bought the 19,000 sq. ft. mansion for $14.5 million in 2012, which was once owned by former Rockstar Energy CEO Russell Weiner and Scott Storch.

In June, he listed the home for $20 million to recoup the renovations he’s done over the years. You can check out images of the mansion below.

In his Snap, Ross breaks down the logic behind Birdman’s purchase. He allegedly took out a loan in 2015 for $12 million from a company named Easy Money EMG that's based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He put the mansion as a collateral for the loan.

“You ain’t have no money in six-seven years, n***a. You should have came and borrowed some from Rozay. Now you want to fuck that old lady life up too. You probably borrowing some money from her,” Ross says.

“I might go buy that house on the water,” he adds. “Just to keep my boat at it. I won’t even stay there, that shit is too small.”


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Earlier this year, Ross called out Birdman for not paying Lil Wayne and countless other Cash Money producers on “Idols Become Rivals.” He hasn’t stopped spreading the message, urging Birdman to “pay that man.” And this is after Birdman exploded on Instagram Live about all the chatter surrounding him and Weezy, telling his followers about their history and that he’ll make sure he’s “straight” when the timing is right.

If Birdman can’t pay for his mansion, what makes us think he can pay Wayne’s $51 million lawsuit?

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Officer Wounded in 2016 Baton Rouge Shooting Sues Black Lives Matter Leaders

Friday, a Louisiana police officer wounded in the 2016 protests sparked by the killing of Alton Sterling filed a lawsuit against Black Lives Matter activists DeRay Mckesson, Johnetta “Netta” Elzie, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometti. 

According to reports by both MSN and Reuters, the unnamed officer is seeking at least $75,000 in damages. The lawsuit was filed in a U.S. district court in Louisiana, and it alleges members of Black Lives Matter incited the violence and failed to condemn illegal behavior that ultimately led to the deaths of three other officers.

In July of 2016, officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake apprehended Sterling outside of a Baton Rouge convenience store. The officers were reportedly responding to a 911 call about a man making threats with a firearm. Footage shot by a bystander shows Salamoni and Lake tackling Sterling to the ground. A voice off-camera could be heard yelling “he’s got a gun!” during the encounter before the officers opened fire and killed Sterling. 

Witness accounts initially varied on if Sterling had a weapon, and tensions ran high in Baton Rogue as Sterling became the latest in series of black men killed during encounters with police officers. During local protests, former U.S. Marine Gavin Long shot six police officers, killing the three aforementioned Baton Rouge officers during his rampage.

Court documents linked Long with the Sovereign Citizen Movement, but no connection with Black Lives Matter was found.

In May, the Department of Justice declined to press federal civil rights charges against Salamoni and Lake for the killing of Sterling. 

Mckesson also filed a class action lawsuit against Baton Rouge over the arrests of demonstrators during the Baton Rogue protests. Mckesson’s suit sought no damages but called to recoup money spent on what he deemed unlawful arrests.

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Kevin Gates Could Be Released From Prison in June 2018

Kevin Gates was close to being released from jail earlier this year, until a separate weapons charge landed him in prison for another 30 months in a different state. But based on public records, it looks like he'll be up for parole much sooner than that sentence would indicate.

As you can see in this image provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections (via DJ Akademiks), Gates' parole date is in late-June 2018, which would have him out of prison—at least for this sentence—in just under 14 months:

This is a photo of Kevin Gates.
Image via Illnois Department of Corrections

There's no guarantees, of course, and we've seen things go south for Gates in the recent past. The prosecution for his 2015 assault case originally asked for a 60-day sentence (alongside probation and anger-management classes) only for a judge to triple the sentence. As the end of his stay in prison for kicking a woman neared, Gates had his release taken off the table when a separate, unrelated weapons charge was discovered in the state of Illinois. Upon discovery of the charge, Gates was transferred from Florida to the midwest and had his request for bail denied.

A 2018 return to the public would be nice to see for the Baton Rouge native, whose career and life has gone off track over the last couple years as he's dealt with these legal issues. His debut studio album Islah was a definite success, peaking as high as No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and eventually being certified platinum by the RIAA last August. Just as he appeared to be on the rise as an artist, Gates found himself on the wrong side of the law.

If he can keep his nose clean in prison—and assuming no more outstanding charges pop up on the radar—Gates could be returning to a speaker near you next summer.


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