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DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Police say Radric Davis, also known as Gucci Mane, was arrested by the DeKalb County Fugitive Squad Friday.

Davis was arrested while visiting his probation officer at the Georgia Department of Corrections Probation Office on Sylvan Road in Atlanta, say authorities. It’s so funny man I just seen the homie over at Doppler Studios and then about thirty minutes later I get word he’s had an altercation at the gas station.

Davis is charged with battery, a misdemeanor but as a result of the arrest will be also charged with violating his probation. Davis is on probation for previous unrelated charges. READ MORE

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Two heavily promoted Drake concerts have been canceled in Pennsylvania, thanks to the shady dealings of a fake booking agent. TMZ.com says a con artist was able to schedule two concerts for next month at Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theater.

A rep for Drake says the rap star was shocked to learn of the concerts, stating that “Drizzy” never agreed to, or even heard of the shows. The rep goes on to say that Drake is currently working on his second album and is “not touring at this time.” Tickets for the Pennsylvania concerts have since been refunded and police are investigating the incident. READ MORE

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Former NBA star Allen Iverson had some choice words for Atlanta police after his Lamborghini was pulled over March 30, according to a police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News. An officer was patrolling the area of Peachtree and Piedmont roads when he noticed a gray Lamborghini change lanes without signaling. The vehicle, which had a drive out tag, was being driven by one of Iverson’s associates, Antwuan Clisby, according to the report.

According to the report, Clisby told police that his passenger needed to go inside and eat. The officer said no one could leave the vehicle until the investigation was complete, the report stated. The officer called for backup when the passenger, identified as Allen Iverson, became irate, according to the police report, and stated,

“I’m the (expletive) passenger.”

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When you think of Lamar Odom the only things that come to mind are LA Lakers and being the Husband to hit reality star Khloe Kardashian. Months ago the happily married couple revealed they were coming gout with their own reality show Call “Klomar”. When I initailly got wind of that I thought nothing of it except it being a spin off from “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. Recently it was revealed that some heartfel substance would be aired on the show involving Lamar and his past and how he dealt with continuous issues of his father being an addict majority of his life.

Lamar States:

“Our relationship is completely different from the normal father/son relationship. My father’s a heroin addict. I was six-years-old when my parents split up. I grew up with my mother and my grandmother. We lived in Queens in a rough neighborhood. I had my mother around until I was 12-years-old, she passed away. After that my father wasn’t around.

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Several hundred pages of records pertaining to the murder investigation of the Notorious B.I.G. have been released by the FBI. The “Los Angeles Times” says the files cover eight years, and were the result of a civil rights probe the FBI launched into the murder. The records, which were heavily redacted, have been posted on the FBI’s website. READ MORE

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Recently, Debra, who has been with the network for 26 years, spoke with FOX Business Network’s Gerri Willis and revealed that BET has made long strides in improving and getting more strict about what they allow to air. The shift in programming has caused them to deny videos from major money-making artists such as Kanye West, Rihanna, and Ciara

On the Criticism of Degrading Women

“I think the criticism has gone away. The first thing I did, which was in the works anyway, was to create more original programming that shows different images of women. So our sitcoms have started doing that. We’ve got more documentaries. We’re going to get into the drama business. We’ve cut back on the amount of music videos, that’s how we grew up but now we’re in a position where we can do other kinds programming.”

On Becoming More Selective With Programming

“We’ve gotten more strict on what we allow on air. We used to live by broadcast standards, but as the hip hop industry got a little more risqué we had actually had to bring that back some and say just because it can be on the air doesn’t mean it has to be on the air.”

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FreddyO Update: Dj Megatron Murderer’s Found!

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Authorities and Megatron’s family believe the murderers were after Megatron’s dough and a watch he got as a gift from his little girl

Authorities revealed:

The sad revelation came after police announced the arrest of William Williams, 21, and Richard Cromwell, 20, for the murder of the 32-year-old, whose real name was Corey McGriff.

The two men approached McGriff on Osgood Ave. about 2 a.m. March 27 and one of the men fired a single shot in the DJ’s body, killing him, police said.

The heartless pair swiped a wad of cash from McGriff’s pocket and the watch off his wrist, police and family said.

“It was an inexpensive watch that his daughter gave him,” his mother, Louvenia McGriff, 60, told the Daily News from her Georgia home.

“He loved it because she gave it to him,” she said.

The grieving mother said detectives told the family the watch was recovered shortly before the two men were arrested. READ MORE

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Last night, WE tv toasted the premiere of their upcoming reality series “BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES” on the rooftop of the posh London Hotel in West Hollywood. The striking cast of, her sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar and their mom Evelyn, wowed the pink carpet along with Gabrielle Union, Toya Carter, Michael Jai White, Shanice Wilson, Interscope R&B newcomer Timothy Bloom and more.

BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES premieres Tuesday, April 12 at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv. I said it before and i’ll say it again,when they came to the ATL to give us an exclusive look into the first episode. They ladies are going to give you everything you need when it comes to the world of entertaining. Please take my word for it and tune in next week.