Category Archives: Breaking News

Rick Ross Allegedly Facing Kidnapping and Assault Charges

Rick Ross was arrested this morning at 6:30 a.m. at his Fayette County, G.A. home; the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force confirmed this information to Billboard.

Rick Ross is allegedly facing kidnapping and assault charges and unfortunately, his bodyguard is also facing those charges.

Details of the accusation have yet to be released but according to Complex Magazine, a few weeks ago Rick Ross allegedly pistol-whipped someone who was working on his house.

The Hip Hop Times will provide updates on the story as they become available.

Chinx Dead, Rapper Shot and Murdered in New York City

Rapper Chinx is dead at age 31. The “Off the Rip” rapper was shot and killed this morning at 5 a.m. in the Jamaica Queens section of New York City.

Vlad TV reported and confirmed the news with French Montana’s sources. Lionel Pickens (better known to the hip hop community as Chinx Drugz) just finished partying at a hookah lounge with Cokeboy Yemen.

The Daily News reported that the car was shot at as Chinx drove his porsche down the street and rolled until it eventually stopped in the front of a Dunkin Donuts.

Chinx was the victim of a a drive-by shooting and was shot 8 times.

The vehicle found at the murder scene. Chinx Drugz was a close friend of rapper French Montana, he was 31 years old.
The vehicle found at the murder scene. Chinx Drugz was a close friend of rapper French Montana, he was 31 years old.

Legion Media Group made a statement:

“It is with a heavy heart that The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management announce the passing of Lionel “Chinx” Pickens this morning. He was 31. Few details are available about his passing but his management confirmed his passing this morning. The rapper from Queens, New York was a member of French Montana’s Coke Boys. Chinx’s dedication, humor and vision will always be remembered Chinx was one of the most talented, professional, and determined rappers this industry had to offer, further more, he was a friend.”

Chinx is known for his collaborations with French Montana, but he was more than an industry companion to Montana. The Far Rockaway native and “Dont Chu” rapper were close friends. No statement has been made by French Montana at this time.

Chinx Drugz is known for his collaborations with French Montana, but he was more than an industry companion to Montana. The Far Rockaway native and "Dont Chu" rapper were close friends.
Chinx Drugz is known for his collaborations with French Montana, but he was more than an industry companion to Montana. The Far Rockaway native and “Dont Chu” rapper were close friends.

The Hip Hop Times will update this post as details become available.

Breaking News: Shots Were Fired at Lil Wayne’s House

Seems like Lil Wayne just can’t seem to get out of the limelight. From record label feuds to new music, the rapper has a lot going on.

One more thing was just added to his plate; according to News 7 shots were fired at Lil Wayne’s house located at 94 Lagorce Circle in Miami Beach, FL this afternoon.

The shooting comes a month and a half after Lil Wayne announced he was suing his mentor Birdman and the Cash Money record label for the release of his contract.

Has the tense situation between Lil Wayne and Birdman escalated? We all know just last month Birdman was denied entry to Nicki Minaj’s Pre-Grammy Party, although Baby (tried) to shut those rumors.

Surely I’m not the only one questioning whether or not this was an attempt to warn to the “Truffle Butter” rapper about leaving Cash Money.

Do you think the shooting was Cash Money related or is this a mere coincidence?