Gunfire Errupts On Set Of Spider Loc Video Shoot
Gunfire errupted during a recent video shoot for G-Unit's Spider Loc in Compton, California, for his single, "Blutiful."
During the LaMarck Film directed video shoot, at least 12 shots were fired very close by the set, prompting individuals on the set to duck and run for cover.
Although, during a video caught of the incident, it seemed as though the set may have been getting shot at, Spider Loc said that they weren't the targets.
"Wasn't nobody shooting at us," said the rapper shortly after the shooting. "We had a wall of 60 n----s standing up elbow-to-elbow... if they shooting at us and ain't hit nobody, it was bullsh--."
According to Spider, the shots came from a location close by, and were the result of an argument between rival individuals. "It was like some little sh-- that happen to happen real close up on the sh-- because of some n----s that knew each other and didn't like each other," explained Spider.
During the video, the gunfire was so loud, people fell to the ground immediately fearing they were the targets. Even car alarms were set off because of how close the shots took place.
"That's how it is where we're from. It's wild out here," said Spider Loc.
According to witnesses present on set, no one was hurt as a result of the gunfire.
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Cam'Ron Keeps The "Stop Snitchin'" Movement Going Strong With Up-Coming Appearance On 60 Minutes
Cam'ron says there's no situation — including a serial killer living next door — that would cause him to help police in any way, because to do so would hurt his music sales and violate his "code of ethics."
Cam'ron, whose real name is Cameron Giles, talks to Anderson Cooper for a report on how the hip-hop culture's message to shun the police has undermined efforts to solve murders across the country.
Cooper's report will be broadcast on 60 Minutes this Sunday, April 22, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
"If I knew the serial killer was living next door to me?" Giles responds to a hypothetical question posed by Cooper. "I wouldn't call and tell anybody on him — but I'd probably move. But I'm not going to call and be like, 'The serial killer's in 4E.' " Giles' "code of ethics" also extends to crimes committed against him. After being shot and wounded by gunmen, Giles refused to cooperate with police. Why?
"Because … it would definitely hurt my business, and the way I was raised, I just don't do that," says Giles.
Pressed by Cooper, who says had he been the victim, he would want his attacker to be caught, Giles explains further: "But then again, you're not going to be on the stage tonight in the middle of, say, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, with people with gold and platinum teeth and dreadlocks jumping up and down singing your songs, either. We're in two different lines of business."
"So for you, it's really about business?" Cooper asks. "It's about business," Giles says, "but it's still also a code of ethics."
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Duke University Opts Against T.I. Legal Action
T.I.'s early exit at the Cameron Rocks! concert earlier this month left many students dissatisfied and allegedly broke contractual agreements, but the University has decided not to pursue legal action.
T.I. was scheduled to perform for at least 60 minutes at the April 7 show but walked off the stage after only 40 minutes.
"We'll let [T.I.'s agency] know our serious concerns about what transpired at the concert," OSAF Director Chris Roby said. "I'm not an attorney, but I have the sense that to litigate would cost more than what we would get back."
Though it will not take legal action, Roby said OSAF will use the incident to re-evaluate its relationships with student organizations.
In the days following the concert, Roby met with Union President Katelyn Donnelly, a junior, to discuss the possibility of taking legal action. The ultimate decision not to confront the William Morris Agency, which represents T.I., was a result of this meeting.
"T.I. has the largest agent in the country," Donnelly said. "If we were to continue to push for legal action, we could damage our relationship and ability to bring performers to Duke in the future."
FISHBURNE BOOKS ROLES IN ‘SURFER’ AND ‘WRATH’
Laurence Fishburne continues to pile on the work. After weeks of rumors, it was officially announced Thursday that the actor will voice the role of Silver Surfer in director Tim Story’s "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," which opens June 15.
Also principal photography began in Los Angeles Wednesday on “Days of Wrath,” an urban gang thriller co-starring Fishburne as a teacher, mentor and voice of reason to the warring gang members.
The Silver Surfer character, who rides his surfboard through space, is the herald for the planet-destroying Galactus in this sequel to Fox's 2005 adaptation of the long-running Marvel Comics series.
At the other end of the film spectrum, “Days of Wrath” revolves around a wide group of interconnected Los Angelenos who struggle to survive as a war between a Latino and black gang ravages the city. Wilmer Valderrama stars as Daniel, a thug who sets off the gang war after stealing a rapper's car and accidentally killing the mother of his own Latino gang's kingpin (Jesse Garcia).
Rappers David Banner, Stavye "Slim Thug" Thomas, Rick Ross and Kurupt are also among the cast.
Directed by Celia Fox, "Days of Wrath" follows a ruthless TV producer (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) romantically involved with his anchorwoman (Amber Valletta) who sends his correspondent (Ana Claudia Talancon) and her cameraman (Kurupt) into the crossfire. He seeks to exploit the turmoil for ratings even after discovering that the murdered woman is his ex-lover and the kingpin is his son.
Banner, Ross and Thomas play members of the black gang.
Akon Holds In The Top 3; Timbaland Stays In Top 5 Thanks To Single
Its been a slow week for new album release, making way for already released albums including Akon, Timbaland and Beyonce.
Senegalese born crooner, Akon, managed to take no. 3 on the Billboard 200 with his sophomore album, Konvicted, moving 59,700 copies in his 22nd week on the charts. He's sold over 2 million copies.
Timbaland's Shock Value dropped two spots from last week's debut, landing at no. 5, moving another 58,300 units. Currently his single, "Give It To Me" featuring Nelly Fertado and Justin Timberlake, sits pretty at no. 1 on the Billboard 100 singles chart.
Despite slipping one spot to no. 7, Beyonce is still celebrating her B'Day, with the album managing to stay in the top 10 after 32 weeks and has been certified 3x platinum by the RIAA.
Amy Winehouse chimes in at the no. 12 position with her Back To Black album, scanning 37,700 CDs, bringing her total to 228,300. While Joss Stone moved up four spots to No. 16 with 30,000 more fans picking up Introducing Joss Stone this week -- bring her grand total to 253,800.
Paul Wall slipped to no. 13 after debuting at no. 8 last week with Get Money, Stay True, managing 36,900 CDs sold, putting him just below 130,000 copies sold.
Coming in at no. 17 is Young Buck in his third week on the charts. His Buck The World album scanned an additional 31,100 units, putting his sales at 227,500 total, confirming that G-Unit's selling power has declined.
Others on the chart this week include Justin Timberlake at no. 17 with 29,700 of FutureSex/Love Sounds in its 31st week; Robin Thicke's The Evolution of Robin Thicke with 27,200 sold, putting his total just shy of the platinum mark; Lloyd's Street Love scanning 22,400, positioning him at no. 29; Mims' Music Is My Savior at no. 32, selling 21,200; Musiq Soulchild at no. 35 with 18,900 copies of Luvanmusiq scanned; Rich Boy at no. 38 with his self-titled debut moving 18,500 discs; and Marques Houston dropping ten spots up to no. 58 with Veteran, which sold 11,500 copies this week.
While all the other albums have been on the charts for sometime or briefly, Brother Ali Debuting quietly debuted at no. 69 with The Undisputed Truth, which was produced entirely by Ant of Atmosphere, moving 10,600 copies in its opening week.