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CBP Arrest Rapper Vic Mensa After Allegedly Finding Drugs in Suitcase

Drugs allegedly found in the luggage of rapper Vic Mensa. Photo: CBP

By Steve Neavling

CBP officers arrested raper Vic Mensa at Washington Dulles International Airport over the weekend after allegedly finding illegal drugs in his luggage. 

Officers said they found 41 grams of LSD and more than 300 grams of psilocybin capsules, gummies, and mushrooms in the 28-year-old’s luggage after he arrived from Ghana at about 7 a.m. Saturday. 

Mensa’s real name is Victor Kwesi Mensah. 

Mensa was arrested and charged with felony narcotic possession. 

“Travelers can save themselves time and potential criminal charges during their international arrivals inspection if they took a few minutes to ensure that their luggage is drug free,” Daniel Escobedo, area port director for CBP’s Area Port of Washington, D.C., said in a statement. “Narcotics interdiction remains a Customs and Border Protection enforcement priority and we remain committed to working closely with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to ensure that those who transport illegal narcotics into the United States are investigated and prosecuted.”

On an average day, CBP process more than 650,000 travelers at airports, seaports and land border crossings.  

Rapper YG Hounded by Secret Service Over Anti-Donald Trump Song

Rapper YG

Rapper YG

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Rapper YG said the Secret Service is harassing him and his label over a song entitled “FDT,” or Fuck Donald Trump.

“The Secret Service holla’d at the label,” YG told Spin in mild annoyance. “They asked to see the lyrics to my album… Because if I’m talking about [Trump] on my album, they’re going to try to take it off the shelves.”

The song is part of a yet-to-be-released album.

Los Angeles Police shout down the song’s video shoot in April.

Secret Service Wants to Know about 50 Cent’s Stacks of Cash on Instagram

50 Cent performing.

50 Cent performing.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Secret Service is grilling rapper and actor 50 Cent over “prop” money used in photos.

50 Cent, whose name is Curtis Jackson III, was in bankruptcy court in Connecticut last week and was asked about Instagram photos showing stacks of cash, CBS News reports. 

The rapper’s lawyers said the cash was used as a prop.

The Secret Service wants to know whether the cash was counterfeit. 50 Cent said he didn’t know on Instagram.

50 Cent claims that he has been treated unfairly in court, where he filed Chapter 11 because of a $36 million debt.

Rapper Notorious B.I.G. Was Killed With Rare Armor Piercing Ammunition, FBI Files Show


By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — Brooklyn-born rapper Christopher Wallace — aka Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls — was killed on March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles with a “very rare” Gecko 9 mm armor piercing ammunition seldom found in the U.S., newly released FBI files show.

ABC News  reported that information, which is included in hundreds of heavily redacted FBI files on the rapper’s unsolved murder probe, which was closed in 2005.

Notorious B.I.G., an east coast rapper, was part of an ongoing east coast-west coast beef involving rappers.

The FBI documents also show at the time of his murder he was carrying a plastic baggie of marijuana, an asthma inhaler and three Magnum condoms, ABC reported, and he was wearing  size 48 Karl Kani jeans, size 13 Timberlands and a size 54 Bernini sweater. He was murdered six months  after the Los Angeles-based rapper Tupac Shakur was murdered.

The FBI documents showed that a search warrant of  Wallace’s home after his murder showed a “shrine of TUPAC SHAKUR and numerous 9mm guns and ammunition, LAPD radios, scanners and other tactical items.”

According to the FBI files, Biggie was murdered after he left the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles after attending a post Music Awards ceremony.

“Wallace was in the middle car of a 3-car caravan when a dark Chevy SS Impala pulled next to him and fired several times into the passenger area where Wallace was sitting,” the FBI document said. “Wallace died minutes later at a local hospital.”

“Several sources identified the shooter as a light skinned black male wearing a suit and bow tie,” the FBI file said.

Read FBI files.

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