PROSECUTORS CHARGE TWO MEN IN JAM MASTER JAY MURDER
NEW YORK (AP) – Could the murder of Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC be a result of a drug deal that involved Jay himself? Federal prosecutors have charged two men, Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan Jr., with shooting Jay at a New York studio in 2002. Prosecutors say Jay had been bringing in bulk amounts of cocaine to the New York area since 1996. They say he was killed because he cut Washington out of a deal. Run-DMC had performed anti-drug concerts, and Jay was known for his anti-drug stance. Jordan was arraigned yesterday, and Washington, who is in prison in Kentucky for robbery, will be arraigned later this week.
MASTER P WILL COVER FUNERAL COSTS FOR 3-YEAR-OLD
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Master P says he will pay for the funeral of a 3-year-old girl who was shot to death while playing with her “Frozen” dollhouse at her home in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday. Authorities say Trinity Randolph and her 21-year-old father, Brandon Waddles, died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police have not released details or information on possible suspects. Master P tells the Louisville Courier-Journal the girl “could have come out of the community and be the next president, doctor, lawyer, teacher.”
KANYE WEST QUALIFIES FOR UTAH BALLOT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Kanye West has made it onto another presidential ballot: Utah. The state’s elections director, Justin Lee, says his office has verified West’s petition to qualify to be on the ballot as an unaffiliated presidential candidate. West has also qualified to be on the ballots in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Colorado.
JOSH GROBAN PLANS THREE ONLINE CONCERTS
UNDATED (AP) – Josh Groban says he gets as nervous doing online concerts as he would for a normal concert, even if people are folding laundry while they watch him. Groban is planning three online concerts in support of an album called “Harmony,” out in November. One concert will be in October, another Nov. 26 and a Christmas concert on Dec. 19. Groban says people are missing “the connectivity of real time.” He is, as well. Groban says it’s weird to sing into a computer and get only silence back.