Young Money’s Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, French Montana and handfuls of other notable hip-hop acts have reportedly landed on the New York Police Department’s “Hip-Hop Squad” list.
According to reports, the revamped special watch list comes days after the near-fatal shooting of music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight in Los Angeles.
The shadowy specialist unit, known locally as the “Hip-Hop Police,” keeps a list of rappers and hip-hop stars whose shows and night club appearances are closely monitored. It also includes Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy, Fat Joe, Jim Jones and Lil Wayne. A source told us: “All New York club owners are required to inform the Hip-Hop Police in advance if anyone on the watch list is coming in. They want to be there to monitor the crowd and in case any trouble starts.” (New York Post)
A hospital released Knight following Sunday’s shooting early Wednesday (August 27).
Apparently Suge won’t need rehab. Suge must have some sort of bionic recovery strength or something because in only three days, he was able to walk out. According to Suge’s reps, he’ll be able to nurse his wounds at home and will only need a couple of check-ups to ensure his health is back to normal. Talk about bouncing back. (XXL Mag)
R&B singer Chris Brown hopped onto Twitter to shoot down some widespread rumors about his involvement.
“It’s disappointing that we as a society can’t have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the bullsh*t!!!,” Brown tweeted August 24 night. (Chris Brown’s Twitter)
Some reports claimed the near-fatal incident went down following Suge’s conversation with Chris.
“It was organized chaos, Suge was shot right after talking to Chris Brown,” described a source to Page Six. Sources close to the club tell us that around 1:35 a.m., shots rang out in the club. “People said it sounded like firecrackers,” we’re told. Another source added, “The music was on, then they shut the music off, then the music came back on because everyone thought it was fireworks. (Page Six)