News: LEGAL UPDATES: Follow The Courtroom Drama Of Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jim Jones, Chris Brown & More
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 11:00AM
With the growing list of rappers with legal troubles, SOHH has compiled the court dates of your favorite artists and provided you the inside scoop on their charges, case backgrounds, and the dates they are due before the judge.
Rapper/Actor Coolio appears in court on one felony count of drug possession and one misdemeanor count each of battery and possession of paraphernalia after being arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in March. After appearing today (April 3) the rapper has pleaded "not guilty" and returns April 20. Read further details.
Embattled singer Chris Brown appears in court after not entering a plea on two felony charges of assault likely to cause bodily injury and making criminal threats against Rihanna earlier this year during the "Grammy Awards" in California. After appearing today (April 6), Brown pleaded not guilty to all charges and returns April 29. Read further details.
Rapper/Producer Kanye West appears in court on three misdemeanor counts of vandalism, grand theft and battery stemming from a scuffle with a paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport last September. Appearing in court a day prior, Kanye's lawyer was awarded a delay making his next appearance May 20. Read further details.
No Limit rapper and Master P's little brother, C-Murder, appears in court for retrial on a 2002 fatal shooting charge after spending the past few years under house arrest. However, the trial has now been pushed back to August 2009. Read further details.
Lil Wayne appears in court to begin trial on a 2007 weapons charge after a gun was discovered on his tour bus following a concert in New York City. Read further details.
Rapper/Actor Jim Jones appears in court on a misdemeanor assault charge after getting in an alleged scuffle with Ne-Yo associate Javon Smith. Turning down a plea deal, the rapper will now begin trial. Read further details.
Rapper/Actor The Game is scheduled to appear in court on assault charges after he allegedly had a physical scuffle with a basketball coach March 2008. He faces a possible $1.5 million compensation decision. Read further details.
Andre 3000 appears in court on speeding charges after being arrested for driving 109 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour area. Read further details.