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Seven people were shot in what police are saying was a gang related shooting at a video release party for 13-year old Chicago rapper Lil Mouse.
The party was being held at Mr. G’s Entertainment Center on Chicago’s South Side last night when someone threw a chair, sparking a fight. Three gunmen opened fire inside the club where there were hundreds of people according to the Chicago Tribune.
All of the injured showed up at area hospitals.
Three people showed up at Advocate Christ Medical Center: A 19-year-old woman, a 21-year-old man and a 23-year-old man. A man in his 20s was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and another man, 21, showed up there on his own. Two others, a 26-year-old man and a 36-year-old man, went to Little Company of Mary Hospital. There were no reported deaths.
Mouse and King Samson had been performing at the club
Raheem “Big Cuz” Karriem, president of Hella Bandz Music Group, said Lil Mouse performed at the club and left two hours before the shooting.
Mr. G’s Supper Club and Entertainment Center released this statement on behalf of their management:
“Our establishment is deeply saddened concerning the senseless incident which initiated on the exterior of our building after hours. We ask that the general public join us in praying for the victims of this cowardly act. We also have pledged our full and complete cooperation with the Chicago Police Department in its investigation of this matter.”
Mouse recently released a music video for “I’m 4Real” where he references killings and having “shooters.”
So far no arrests have been made.
ABC Chicago news coverage
Another aspiring rapper has lost his life on the streets of Chicago.
Ulysses “Chris” Gissendanner III is the 19-year old stepbrother of Chief Keef. Like Keef he was trying to make it in the music business as a rapper. He and Keef are related by marriage. Gissendanner’s stepfather, Alfonso Cozart, says he is the father of Chief Keef
Authorities say Gissendanner was gunned down while sitting in a car last Wednesday as he visited his uncle. It isn’t believed that his death had anything to do with his family connection to Keef according to authorities.
Somebody shot my son in the back of his head, and now he’s dead,” Gissendanner’s mother, Aridecy Tate, told DNAinfo.com.
Gissendanner is at least the fourth aspiring teen rapper to get shot and killed in Chicago since September.
“He rapped about struggling and what he was going to do,” said Gissendanner’s friend and manager Tommy Rice. “He was going to make it big. We were going to make it big.”
Although they had been close at one time, Chief Keef, real name Keith Cozart, wasn’t on friendly terms with Gissendanner at the time of his death according to his attorney Dennis Berkson.
Chief Keef “wasn’t friendly” with Gissendanner and had “nothing to do with the kid,” Berkson said “And [Chief Keef] has no relationship with his father.“
As we reported earlier, former correctional officer turned gangster rapper Rick Ross has come out claiming that he didn’t cancel the rest of his Maybach Music Group tour because he feared the GD’s (Gangster Disciples). Ross instead placed the blame on his promoter, but a new report has surfaced that says the Chicago Police Department is looking into threats the rapper received from the GD’s.
“Never was it due to any threats,” Ross told Miami radio station WEDR, of the cancelled tour dates. “I was just in Chicago a week and a half ago. That’s the birth place of the GD’s. And if I’ll go to Chicago to handle my business like I did I have no problem going to North Carolina.“
Video tapes have hit the nets with factions of the GD’s in several states warning Ross he can’t perform anywhere they are located.
Today TMZ is reporting that the Chicago PD was made aware of the videos and are looking into them.
It’s hard for many people to believe an American city could be an all-out war zone, but if you live in Chicago than you know first hand that seeing truly is believing.
With over two months left in the year, Chicago already has over 400 murders,, meaning more people lost their lives there than the number of American soldiers killed in Afghanistan this year.
ABC Nightline paid a visit to the city for a segment titled: “Hidden America: Inside Chicago’s Gang War.”
They spoke to people who have lost loved ones and also to the gang members who are involved in the ongoing war.
Rivals are put together inside a meeting to discuss the violence and why the cycle seems to be never-ending.
Organizers get gang members to pick up a basketball instead of a gun, and a friendly game is held and attended by NBA star Joakim Noah as well as former great Isiah Thomas.
Also featured in the segment was none other than Chicago rapper Chief Keef, whose career has been shadowed by violence and speculation since bursting on the scene with his smash hit ”I Don’t Like’‘. Keef’s appearance can be seen at around the 6:00 mark.
Actress Gabrielle Union sent out a tweet from her Twitter page chastising the national news media for devoting headlines to the dead panda in Washington rather than the victims who lost their lives to street violence in Chicago over the weekend.
The panda was found dead Sunday morning and the staff at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C. are said to be “heartbroken” over the loss of the animal.
But real life reality, a 14-year-old honor student lost his life to street violence in a Chicago Suburbs over the weekend.
Dajae Coleman was shot to death while walking home from a party less than a mile from home, police said, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The boy’s father, Richard Coleman, gave Dajae permission to go to the party. He was to call his father for a ride home. “How you gonna tell a kid with good grades, star basketball player, ‘No, you can’t go out?’” Richard Coleman said. “The last thing he said to me was, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna call you, Dad.’ (He) never called.”
Slain Chicago Rapper Lil Jojo’s Funeral Service was interrupted by mayhem inside and outside of the parlor. Jones Funeral Home had to be cleared out. Jojo’s funeral was filled with family members, friends, and gang members.
As Lil Jojo’s body was laid out in a casket, family and loved ones mourned while other young people filled the parking lot smoking weed, cheering, drinking and partying according to several news sources.
Due to heavy media coverage police presence was heavy but, it wasn’t able to cut the tension, high anxiety, and fears that swept the room. As family members were viewing Lil Jojo’s body a group of young people believed to be gang affiliated swarmed the casket pushing the family aside……damn near knocked the casket over.
Thank God Chicago PD was in attendance, they were able to confiscate a .45 caliber loaded gun and restore order for the mourning family.
Mjj says “It’s heartbreaking to see a whole generation of young people deceived, lost, and wandering searching for love, acceptance and sometimes just protection. Where are the Mothers and Fathers……reclaim your kids or, the streets will….
Rip Lil Jojo, may God comfort your soul.
Siohvaughn was interviewed by ‘Real Talk With Kietta,’ right here in Chicago. Siohvaughn spoke on Dwyane’s abusive childhood that left him knocking on her mother’s door at 16 and asking for a place to stay, all the way to him getting drafted and her saying he changed after he got money in his pockets.
Gumbumpers, she also claims that he was still intimate with her while dating Gabrielle Union and detailed a time that he abused her while she was pregnant after she questioned him about where he disappeared to in the middle of the night.
Check out the highlights:
On Meeting Dwyane
We met when we in like, the 5th grade.[...]No, I didn’t ‘like’ him then, but we were friends.[...] I think that I probably was 15 or 16-years-old when we actually started dating. I think he was pretty outgoing, very funny and we were friends. Although I was a female and he was a male, I was able to interact with him like one of his male friends, one of the guys. He was loving then, he was very soft-spoken, very humble at that time.
On Dwyane Wade moving in with her mom at age 16
Siohvaughn: When He finally did confide in me what was happening in his home and what happened with his mom — he wasn’t living with her at that time — about drug use and her being in and out of prison, the abuse was pretty bad in his house. One night it had gotten really bad and him and his sister, his younger sister, had came to my home probably at like, 3 o’ clock in the morning and I opened the door and that’s when I had to tell my mom that I knew what was happening in his home and what was going on. I had to explain to her why he was coming to the door at that hour at 16-years-old. I had spoken with my mom and I had asked her is there any way he could stay with us and not have to live in that kind of environment.
Siohvaughn’s Mom: The night he came to me, he had two black garbage bags and he knocked on the door late at night. He asked me, did I mean what I said when I said that I would never let a kid be out in the street with no place to go. ‘You would never let a kid go hungry and you would always help them if they needed something for school’, and I said yeah, I meant what I said. And he said, ‘Mama, I’m home.’ So I was like, okay.
Siohvaughn On Dwyane Getting Drafted
I was happy because it was a dream of his. His dreams had somehow became even my own, so I was very happy.[...]I saw him set a goal and I was proud of him. I was happy for him, but when I realized that we had gotten this fortune in exchange for our faith and our family, I was destroyed at that point. It started to get really bad the summer right after he’d been drafted. I was over the phone with him and he had said something to me very, very, angrily, and I had something to him about speaking to me and being disrespectful and he told me, ‘Do you wanna go and live in your mother’s house? ‘Cause that’s what’s gonna happen. You’re gonna end up back living in your mother’s house.’ I was very shocked. It was a very, very awful feeling. We stayed together but now that I can look back, from that moment it went downhill.
On NBA Husbands/Boyfriends Getting a Pass For Cheating
First I’d like to say that I’m not an NBA wife. I’m not an ex-wife, I’m not a basketball wife, thank God. I finally know who I am and I have my own identity but at that time I certainly was married to him and the game and the lifestyle. I do think that that’s the expectation. Absolutely. You’re seen, but you’re not heard.
On Domestic Violence in Their Relationship
I was pregnant with Zion. Shortly before being hospitalized I was in Florida and I woke up in the middle of the night because I was sick, obviously with the pregnancy. I noticed that Mr. Wade wasn’t in the house. I was calling him and calling him because it was probably like, two or three o’ clock in the morning and we went to bed together which means he must have gotten up out of the bed and just left in the middle of the night without telling me. I was looking for him. I looked around the house. I was calling his phone he didn’t answer. He finally got back several hours later, it was well into the next day and I was very upset. I was asking where was he and why he [would] just leave without saying anything.
His response was at first to be verbally abusive. He was cursing, he was calling me names, he was telling me to shut the ‘f’ up.[...]He picked me up and held me over his head literally in midair and threw me down in our bathroom. We had an ottoman in the bathroom and he slammed me down so hard that when my back hit the otooman it broke into four pieces and my back and head hit the concrete, the marble floor, excuse me, in the bathroom. After that I got up and immediately went — there’s a cordless phone in the bathroom, I immediately went to that phone and I was crying, I was hysterical, I went to go call the police. At that point more hell broke lose because I suppose he was in fear of being exposed because I certainly was going to call the police. I picked up the cordless phone, he snatched it out of my hand and he threw the cordless phone against my body so hard that the phone literally broke into pieces.
On Dwyane & Gabrielle Union
Separated and divorced are two different things. I’m not certain when it happened or when she happened but I know that I was very married. I know that me and Dwyane at that time had talked about reconciliation going back and forth. I was still even intimate sometimes with my then husband. So, does that constitute sleeping or having an affair with somebody’s husband? Yes. To me, divorce and separation are always two different things.
The lawsuit was about her having a negative effect on my children. That’s what that lawsuit was about. Her behavior and the things she did and said began to effect my sons, that’s when I opened my mouth and did something about it.
Gumbumpers be sure to tell us your thoughts on this interview and how you now look at Siohvaughn. I know she was portrayed as the ‘crazy ex’ but, after seeing this interview I’m like damnnnnnn…. What yall think?
Doc Allison a South Central L.A. native who is musically inclined when it comes to music theory and playing music. Doc Allison is a true musician who can play the cello, piano, sing, and rap. Your not going to find to many artist out there that can do that. With aspirations on being the greatest he shows in this video he has what it takes to be the greatest. Doc Allison says “I am the most inventive, creative, musician out. I push the bar where other rappers or producers, don’t because I play live instruments and I am blessed with the dexterity to do it while rapping and or singing at the same time. Musically I am reinventing the hip hop, pop sound and creating hip pop.”