News: Yo Gotti Pleads His Case In Nightclub Shootout, "When You're A Celebrity, People Want To Tie Negative Things To You"
Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010 9:02AM
Southern rapper Mario "Yo Gotti" Mims appeared in court yesterday (December 14) and pleaded his case in relation to a November nightclub shooting in Memphis.
The rapper appeared briefly in court and denied taking part in the incident.
Mario Mims, better known as Yo Gotti, is charged with starting a riot. In court Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty. "We're confident that at the end of this that Yo Gotti will be found not guilty and this case will be dismissed," said Yo Gotti's attorney, Art Horne said. "When you're a celebrity, people automatically want to tie negative things to you and build them up, and that's what has happened in this case. (WMCTV News)
Following his appearance, Gotti hopped on Twitter to keep fans abreast with the situation.
"Back On Da Streetz!!!!! Just Left Court!!!! Strait 2Da Studio!!!!!," he tweeted Tuesday (December 14).
"Dam!! It's Cold OutSide!!!!!"
"Need Sum Thick To Warm Me Up!!!!! Where She AT??????" (Yo Gotti's Twitter)
The rapper turned himself over to authorities Monday night.
Mario Mims, 29, also known as Yo Gotti, turned himself in to authorities at about 5:30 p.m. Monday. Police also issued an arrest warrant for Lance N. Taylor, 24, also known as OG Boo Dirty. Police are charging Mims and nine other men with aggravated riot, a felony charge that can carry a penalty of one to six years behind bars, according to the Shelby County DistrictAttorney's Office. Investigators are charging Taylor with inciting to riot as well as aggravated riot. (The Commercial Appeal)
The shoot-out reportedly took place a few weeks ago at a Memphis nightclub.
Rappers Yo Gotti and OG Boo Dirty are among 11 people wanted in connection with a fight that happened outside the Level II nightclub on Nov. 29. A police affidavit states that Lance Taylor, a.k.a. OG Boo Dirty, and Mario Mims, a.k.a. Yo Gotti, "were involved in a verbal altercation." A third man got involved, and Boo Dirty allegedly punched him. A fight ensued, resulting in six people shot. Three were struck in the buttocks, one in the wrist and one in the shoulder, according to the affidavit. The sixth victim was an off-duty security guard, who was standing about 40 yards from the melee. Neither Yo Gotti nor OG Boo Dirty is in custody, as of Saturday night. (WREG News)
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