Darren Sharper was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor who called the former NFL star’s actions a “disgraceful abuse of trust.” But the conditions of the plea deal negotiated for Sharper, who plead guilty or no contest to raping nine women across four states, may reduce the time he serves to as little as eight years.
Erykah Badu Shares What She And Her Momma Thought About Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson”
“I was working on Mama’s Gun at the item and James Poyser busted into the door. ‘Have you heard “Ms. Jackson” yet?’ I was like, ‘No, I haven’t.’ Then he started playing it. And I still had kind of sore spot. I didn’t want to hear that, especially when I heard Big Boi’s verse. Then when I heard Andre’s verse, I felt very good because his verse was really, really inspiring. You know, ‘Me and you daughter got a special thang going…” He just told how he felt and it was his honest feelings. I always respected that. And listening to what he felt, appreciated it. So I liked it.
U-God Suing Entire Wu-Tang Clan For $2.5M
In the docs filed in NYC, U-God says he’s contributed to about 170 tracks for the group since its inception in 1993 … but says he hasn’t been getting his share of royalties off 12 Wu-Tang albums, for at least the last 6 years.
U also says his Wu contract requires him to get 2 annual payments for his share of merchandising dough, but says he’s been cut off from that too. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, it’s clear he has particular beef with RZA and his brother, Mitchell Diggs — claiming they’re abusing their power as Wu founders, and pulling strings to leave him out in the cold.
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