Friday, February 8, 2008

HHDX News Bits (Game, Kim K &Teddy Riley)

The Documentary may soon take on a new meaning for The Game as he prepares for a 120-day prison sentence. In the debut issue of Monsta magazine, which hits store shelves Feb. 12, the west coast rhyme sayer maintains his innocence in surrounding a gun charge he caught in Los Angeles, but says he is not going to take the case to trial. "The crazy part about this is that I've had guns before in my life. But this time I didn't have a gun,” he said in the exclusive interview. “And because one person said I had a gun and coaxed his homies into saying that I had a gun, I'm in a predicament where I'm asking 'do I want to spend another million dollars to fight this trial so who knows what jury's gonna come in and say I'm guilty? Or do I want to save my money, go sit down for four months and accept this felony they're trying to give me for no reason?" Monsta—the new magazine from Dave Mays and Ray “Benzino” Scott—will also feature stories on the Black Mafia Family and the murder of NFL star Sean Taylor.

More details are surfacing about the law suit between Sonja Norwood (mother of Brandy and Ray-J) and Kim Kardshian. Norwood revealed Tuesday that her two star children begged her not to sue after discovering that Kardashian and her siblings racked up $120,000 in charges on her American Express card. Kardashian is Brandy’s former stylist and Ray J’s ex-girlfriend. Norwood also asserts that the pending suit is a case of last resort. "After Ray J and Brandy urged me not to file criminal charges because of their prior friendship, I decided to afford the Kardashians an opportunity to resolve this matter without a lawsuit," Norwood said. "When the fraudulent charges were brought to their attention, they apologized profusely, and advised us, through their attorneys, that they would pay the debt in full. However, they have since reneged on that promise." Norwood is seeking repayment of all charges plus an additional ten percent in interest. No trial date has been set as of press time.

One of the pioneers of the New Jack Swing era is broke. A report by The Virginian-Pilot reveals that former BlackStreet and Guy front man Teddy Riley will sell his recording studio in Virginia Beach to help pay off debt. According to the report, Riley owes $1 million dollars to several creditors. Unfortunately, the sale of the studio will not afford him all the cash he needs to wipe the slate clean. The studio was purchased for $3 million in 1991, but the recording equipment is now out of date. Riley is only expected to net $460,000 from the sale. "I'm trying to save this iconic studio for the cultural heritage it represents,” Robert J. Conrod, a lawyer for one of the creditors said. "It would be a shame for it to be mowed down or become anything but a recording studio." Concord wants to sell the property as a working business instead of another piece of real estate. Riley has had financial troubles since 2002. Since that time he has had two IRS tax liens placed on him and has sold one of his homes