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Lil Wayne Says Being Sober Feels GREAT!

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According to the terms of his probation, Lil Wayne has been ordered to refrain from drinking or using drugs for the next three years, a major adjustment for the New Orleans MC who previously relied heavily on weed and cough syrup as part of his writing process.

Though Wayne has noted that his straight edge lifestyle has made recording more difficult, he appears to have finally come to terms with his court-enforced sobriety, revealing that it’s a “great feeling” during a recent interview at the Providence, R.I. stop on his I Am Still Music tour. READ MORE

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My girl the one and only  Antonia “Toya” Carter, talked to my homies Hot 107.9′s Beestroh and Jazzy McBee aka the Beauty and the Beest about her book “Priceless Inspirations” and what it’s like trying to make a name for herself outside of being Lil Wayne’s ex-wife and baby mother.

Toya is owning her independence, she says her claim to fame has nothing to do with the fact that she is the ex-wife of iconic rapper Lil Wayne. She in fact is developing into a feisty little entrepreneur and is building her own empire . In her book “Priceless Inspirations”, Toya said that she tackles tough subjects in her book like rape, domestic violence, her mother’s well-documented drug addiction and being a teenage mother. She also talked more about her upcoming BET reality show, “Toya Carter: Family Affair.”

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Tyler Perry made good on a Christmas promise today when he handed the keys of a new four-bedroom house to an 88-year-old woman who lost her rural Georgia home to a fire.

Rosa Lee Ransby and her seven grand- and great-grandchildren lost their home a week before Christmas. Perry saw the story on a local TV newscast and not only decided to rebuild the house, but also fill it with furniture. READ MORE

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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