Rapper Gets Career Boost From Inauguration Playlist, Lupita Nyong’o

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration playlist is taking Brooklyn rapper Kota the Friend’s career to new heights … and he’s also giving thanks to Lupita Nyong’o. Kota the Friend’s camp tells TMZ … the independent rapper was blindsided when… TMZ.com

Rapper A Boogie Wit da Hoodie sued for allegedly clogging toilets at NJ mansion

The Bronx-born rapper is being sued for allegedly causing more than $ 250,000 in damage to a New Jersey rental mansion — including by clogging its toilets so badly, sewage seeped through the floors, reports said Monday. Page Six

Rapper YFN Lucci, wanted for murder, turns self in to cops

Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci, who is wanted for murder in connection with a shootout in December that left one man dead and another injured, turned himself in to police late Wednesday, according to local reports. The 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, surrendered hours after releasing a new music video for his song… […]

Rapper Lil Tjay busted for alleged gun and weed possession in NYC

The Bronx-born rapper was arraigned New Year’s Eve on charges of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of marijuana.  Page Six

Rapper MF Doom Remembered By Musicians: ‘May Your Sound Inspire Music Forever’

Following Thursday’s announcement of rapper MF Doom’s death on Oct. 31, musicians and industry professionals took to social media to remember his career. No cause of death was provided in a post written by his wife, only that the hip-hop artist had “transitioned.” Brooklyn-based rapper Kota mourned his death, writing, “2020 had to do us […]

MAGA Rapper Lil Pump Banned by Airline After Anti-Mask Tantrum

Lil Pump, the rapper recently most famous for hitching his hip-hop wagon to the Trump train, has been banned from JetBlue Airlines after reportedly refusing to keep a mask on during a Sunday flight. A representative for JetBlue confirmed to USA Today that a passenger assumed to be the MAGA-boosting rapper “became verbally abusive with […]

Rapper Lil Tjay Swarmed by NYPD Police During Music Video Shoot

Rapper Lil Tjay had his music video shoot unceremoniously interrupted by New York cops, and it’s unclear why he was targeted. The 19-year-old rapper was shooting the vid when cops searched his car. Lil Tjay hopped on Instagram during the stop and… TMZ.com

Whodini Rapper John ‘Ecstasy’ Fletcher Dead at 56

John “Ecstasy” Fletcher, who co-founded the legendary hip-hop group Whodini and was known for rocking a Zorro hat like no other, has died. John’s death was announced Wednesday by Questlove, who remembers Fletcher as a “legendary and a pivotal… TMZ.com

Late Rapper King Von Honored By NFL’s Tajae Sharpe With Cleat Tribute

Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tajae Sharpe is paying tribute to King Von with his newest cleats … repping the late rapper with an incredible custom paint job. As we previously reported, the 26-year-old rising rap star was shot and killed last month… TMZ.com

Rapper Action Bronson has lost 127 pounds since March

“This journey started way long ago. I was born heavy. I was a heavy child. This transformation was long overdue.” Page Six

Chance the Rapper Freaked Out by Dionne Warwick

Chance the Rapper is a study in redundancy … this according to none other than Dionne Warwick, and her words sent Chance into orbit!!! Dionne tweeted Saturday night, “If you are very obviously a rapper why did you ut it in your stage name?… TMZ.com

Dionne Warwick’s tweet exchange with Chance the Rapper goes viral

“If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this,” the legend tweeted to the famous rapper.  Page Six

Rapper Casanova allegedly promoted gang ties with diamond-encrusted gorilla pendants

Rapper Casanova allegedly promoted his ties to a violent street gang by posting images of diamond-encrusted gorilla pendants on social media, prosecutors wrote in a memo urging a judge to hold him and most of his associates without bail. Page Six

Bay Area Rapper Lil Yase Shot Dead at 25, Mysterious Circumstances

Lil Yase — an up-and-coming Bay Area rapper — was shot and killed this weekend in what amounts to a mysterious murder with no explanation thus far … TMZ has learned. Sources close to Yase tell us … he was, indeed, shot early Saturday morning… TMZ.com

Rapper Benny the Butcher Shot in Leg at Houston Walmart

Benny the Butcher is the latest rapper to suffer a gunshot wound below the belt this week — this time, it happened out in Houston during what sounds like an attempted robbery. Houston PD tells TMZ … the New York rapper was in town Saturday and… TMZ.com

Rapper Mo3 Was Chased, Ran for His Life Before Fatal Shooting

Rapper Mo3 was desperate to get away from his killers before he was gunned down on a Dallas freeway … a chase that allegedly started the minute he’d left a friend’s house. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ … the Dallas-based rapper left a… TMZ.com

Jalen Rose goes inside the wisdom and witticism of rapper and activist Killer Mike

Rapper and activist Killer Mike went mainstream this year when he appeared next to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in the wake of the horrific George Floyd killing. As cities were burning and the country was hurting, he stood up and in an emotional, powerful plea, urged for calm. As the son of an Atlanta… […]

Rapper Mo3 Shot and Killed in Dallas

Rapper Mo3 is dead after being gunned down on a Texas interstate … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Mo3 was shot just before noon Wednesday on I-35 in Dallas and was transported to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.… TMZ.com

Rapper King Von Shot and Killed in Atlanta, Cops Say It Wasn’t Them

Authorities say King Von was NOT shot by Atlanta Police Department officers, contrary to rumors, and cops say investigators believe the rapper was shot during the initial shoot-out between the 2 groups, which happened before police responded and… TMZ.com

Brax, Rapper and Social Media Influencer, Dies at 21

Brax, a social media influencer and rapper, has died at the age of 21. Born Braxton Baker, she was working on two albums and three novels at the time of her death, according to an Instagram post from her mother, Letricia Loftin, on Thursday. The specifics of Brax’s death are still unclear. “At the time […]

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