Young Buck is back in prison … TMZ has learned the former G-Unit rapper has officially begun his 18-month sentence for gun possession.
Sources connected to the rapper tell us … moments ago, Buck checked into Yazoo City Medium Security Federal Prison in Southern Mississippi.
As we previously reported, federal agents recovered multiple guns in Buck’s home during a 2010 raid. At the time, he was prohibited from possessing any sort of firearm because he was already a convicted felon.
DMX is heading back to prison for one year after pleading guilty to violating the terms of his probation.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested on Nov. 18 in Phoenix, Arizona, for using cocaine and consuming alcohol during a performance in an Arizona club and later failing to check in with his probation officer. He was also accused of driving on a suspended license.
The embattled rapper has already served two stints in prison this year. DMX most recently walked free in August after serving 18 days of a 90-day sentence in connection with a reckless driving conviction from 2002. He also served four months behind bars earlier in the year for a previous parole violation charge, before being released in July.
pon receiving the guilty plea, Judge Christine Mulleneaux, who had previously rejected two requests by the rapper’s lawyer to release him on bail prior to sentencing, ordered DMX to serve a year behind bars.
Judge Mulleneaux said, “Substance abuse issues are at the root of this problem … Your criminal history goes back to 1988. It’s going to continue if you don’t take care of your mental health.”
It certainly looks like DMX will be spending his birthday behind bars. The rapper turns 40 on Dec
T.I. has had his probation revoked and was given 11 months in jail. According to tmz.com, T.I. told the judge he needed help for drug addiction and begged not to be sent back to prison.
T.I. was still on probation for federal weapons charges when he was arrested Sept. 1 on drug charges in Los Angeles. He and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, were taken into custody during a traffic stop in West Hollywood in which deputies said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana from inside the car. They were soon released on bond.
After the arrest, a U.S. probation officer alleged that T.I. committed three violations of his supervised release from prison: possessing ecstasy, testing positive for opiates and associating with a convicted felon. Pannell then ordered T.I. to appear back before him in court on Friday.
While this hasn’t been confirmed by either camps, Lyfe Jennings tweeted this earlier this afternoon:
This will be my last post. To everyone who gave me a chance I am forever in your debt. I have had a fabulous career because of you. All I can say in parting is that I have been honest with yaw. I didn’t sugarcoat a word didn’t hold back a single sylible of my life from yaw. I’ve lived a hundred lives in these 6 yrs so I not only won’t, i don’t have the right to complain. I would like to think that I’ve changed lives by changing my own, tho I can’t be sure. But one thing I am sure of is God gives and takes away in measure. He is fair, just and forever. Amen from aman… Smile, its contageous:)
Seems as though VIP treatment has been extended to Lil Wayne on Riker’s Island, and has landed a prison captain in trouble with authorities. Captain Latanya Brown has reportedly been spending time with Wayne and granting the star criminal special privileges, allowing him to remain in his cell while other inmates have been ordered out to the recreation yard. Officials at the New York City Department of Correction have launched an investigation into the claims and Brown was recently questioned about the allegations, according to the New York Post.
Wayne is expected to walk free from prison on November 5 after serving eight months of his one-year sentence.
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Rapper Lil’ Wayne is again dancing with the IRS, this time over $1.14 million in back taxes.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service filed liens last month in Dade CountyCircuit Court against the Young Money rapper’s Florida property totaling $1,138,759.71 for back taxes in 2004, 2005 and 2007, according to court filings. The address listed on the liens is the same address as Lil Wayne’s One Family Foundation. The group couldn’t be immediately reached today for comment.
Lil Wayne, who is now serving a one-year sentence in New York’s Riker’s Island prison for gun possession, paid another IRS lien of $977,840 in 2008, the Detroit News reports.
Female rapper and celeb reality TV star Da Brat, who is nearing the end of a three year prison sentence for smashing a bottle across a woman’s face back in October 2007, has been released from prison on a work release program.
The 2007 incident started when Da Brat, whose real name is Shawntae Harris got into an argument with a waitress in an Atlanta-area club owned by record producer mogul Jermaine Dupri. A shouting match between Da Brat and the waitress escalated into shoving and witnesses testified that the rapper then picked up a rum bottle and hit the worker across the face with it, leaving the woman with permanent facial scars.
“I’m overjoyed to be home and to be able to do everything that I want to do. I’m in love with this record business and I’m in love with the fans and everything and I just couldn’t wait to get back to doing that. I’m working on another album and this album is gonna mean so much. I’ve been thinking about it for 3 years and wondering what it was gone be like and what it was gonna be like to sing certain songs and wanting to sing certain songs and now I got that chance to do that.”
“It changed me a whole lot. My wife was able to visit me like three days a week and my son so that was the great thing about it. It was a little 3-hour drive for her to come to the camp where I was and I was able to get through because of that. That 3 days was everything to me man.
[But I'm home now] The family is fine. My son is 3 years old and he’s with me everyday. Me and him boy, Little Ronald.”
It appears that Ron used his time wisely while there. He helped inspire others and got involved in activities:
“…Talking to young people and crying with them and people that were gonna be in there some years and that part really hurts. To see your people and all kinds of people… older people [locked up]. And they looked up to me and like my music and we talked about our career and it was just like that man. I was working at the chapel and I did gospel shows every week and that kept me up… I’m gone do a gospel album too.”
Mr. Biggs also spoke on his other upcoming music projects and who he’s working with:“Some of the people that I’m working with on this album will be Lauryn Hill, T.I., Rick Ross and Burt Bacharach. The group is back and they were just waiting. I would like to also thank L.A. Reid and the staff at Def Jam and Fox Entertainment and Elise Murray. Just all the people that were just waiting for me to come home and for putting this together and supporting everything I’m doing. I feel like I’m 18 again and starting a new career.”
Lil Wayne sentencing has been postpone due to him needing dental surgery.
The rapper will due his time on March 2. 2010, the surgery was suppose to been done his doctor was out of the country doing charity work.
This is what Lil Wayne lawyer had to say about him and hows he’s coping for his prison term to the associate press:
“It is a medical situation that, like (it would for) any of us, has to be addressed,” she said outside court.
Meanwhile, he was preparing himself privately for jail, his lawyer said.
“He’s a strong man,” she said.
The sentence, whenever it starts, won’t mark the end of Lil Wayne’s legal woes.
He’s set to go on trial March 30 on felony drug possession and weapons charges in Yuma County, Ariz. That case stems from his January 2008 arrest at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, where authorities said they found cocaine, Ecstasy and a handgun on his tour bus.