KANYE LEADS BET NOMS
The nominees for the BET Hip-Hop Awards were announced yesterday . . . and KANYE WEST dominated the field with 17 nominations. Which is interesting.. since it’s been TWO YEARS since he released his last solo album.
2 CHAINZ followed Kanye with 13 nominations, and DRAKE was next with 11.
MIKE EPPS will return to host for the fourth straight year.
1990s rapper CHI ALI, who was in prison for MURDER. He served 12 years in prison and now is ready to re-enter the world of music.
As to what put him in jail E! News is reporting:
Chi-Ali [says that] once his second album got permanently stalled and the fame went away, he turned to selling drugs to make ends meet.
“Did I carry a gun? Yeah. Guns, drugs… that scene goes together.” But soon found out that having a gun available can mean trouble when tensions get high, as they did when the mother of his child called and asked for money on Jan. 14, 2000.
Chi-Ali asked her brother to let her borrow $20 and [the brother] allegedly insulted him. “One thing led to another, we got into it and he (said something offensive) . Those were fighting words, and those are words that usually bring aggression.”
Chi-Ali said he never thought to walk away. Instead he shot an killed Sean Raymond.