Producer Ramsay Tha Great Pleads Guilty To Pimping Charges, Gets 10 Years

The 25-year-old producer pimped out four women beginning in July 2016. 

Budding rap producer Ramsay Tha Great was sentenced to 10 years in prison for pimping four women in Orange County, Calif. for close to a year. On Tuesday (Nov. 7) the producer, whose birth name is  Brandon Christopher Ramsay, pleaded guilty to four felony counts of pimping, in addition to counts of pandering, human trafficking, and assault with a firearm.

Ramsay, a Chicago native who has worked with Soulja Boy and Chief Keef, was arrested in February following a sting operation. One of his victims was reportedly a 19-year-old woman that he met on the set of a music video and subsequently pimped out between July and November of 2016, according to a press release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Ramsay and the teen were living together, and he assaulted her on “multiple occasions,” including choking her at least twice, and attacking her with a gun.

In February, members of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force were able to uncover Ramsay’s pimping activity through sex ads that all four women, who range from ages 18 to 21, placed online. An undercover officer subsequently reached out to one of the women, identified only as  20-year-old Jane Doe 2, and arranged a meeting at a motel in Anaheim, Calif.

The woman possessed “evidence of pimping,” including text messages “containing language consistent with pimping.” During the investigation, OCHTTF discovered two additional victims identified only as Jane Doe 3 and Jane Doe 4. The women were described as Ramsay's social media "girlfriends."

According to an Instagram post in March, Ramsay had been sober from "xanax and opiates" for 38 days, and was taking a break from social media to "focus" on his sobriety. "I no longer am influenced by what people think or say," reads the post. "Especially people who have never met me, all I need is family. With that said I'm out. Peace IG for another 60 days I'm focused on recovery."

Two months earlier, which was around the same time that he was reportedly pimping at least one of the four women, Ramsay called the cops on Keef for breaking into his house and allegedly assaulting him while carrying an AK-47. The Chicago rapper was later arrested and booked for robbery.

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Tyga Claps Back At Soulja Boy, Compares 2018 Streaming Stats

Tyga is clapping back at Soulja Boy after he claimed that he had a bigger comeback than the Young Money artist in 2018. Tyga dropped some receipts on Twitter on Thursday (Jan. 17), proving that his bounce-back was far more superior than Soulja's.

"Who had the biggest comeback?!" Tyga tweeted, referencing Soulja Boy's previous comments. The caption was attached to a side-by-side comparison of Tyga and Soulja's streaming numbers from 2018. The receipts showed that Tyga earned 884 million streams from 58 million fans, while Soulja had only 98 million streams from 16 million streams.

Who had the biggest comeback?! 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/bWS2mMZ5B4

— T-Raww (@Tyga) January 17, 2019

Despite the clear evidence, Soulja Boy insisted that he was still the "comeback king" of last year due to his other business ventures. "I HAD THE BIGGEST COMEBACK OF 2018," he wrote. "I RELEASED MY OWN VIDEO GAME CONSOLE IM THE FIRST RAPPER IN HISTORY TO DO SO!"

As previously reported, Soulja first made the declaration during his interview on The Breakfast Club on Jan. 16. Meek Mill, Tory Lanez, and Lil Yachty previously defended Tyga against Soulja's remarks. Additionally, Soulja took shots at Drake, Kanye West, and the Migos for influencing their musical style.

Check out Tyga's tweets here.


— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) 💲🔌🔫 (@souljaboy) January 17, 2019


— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) 💲🔌🔫 (@souljaboy) January 17, 2019

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Janelle Monae And Cardi B To Perform At The 61st Annual Grammy Awards

According to a press release, Janelle Monae and Cardi B are among the first performers announced to hit the stage for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10.

Monae is up for two honors including Album Of The Year for Dirty Computer, while Cardi could win a total of five awards, including Best Rap Album and Album Of The Year for Invasion Of Privacy. The Wondaland artist performed "We Are Young" with the group .fun during the 55th Annual ceremony, and the Bronx-bred MC rapped alongside Bruno Mars during a performance of "Finesse" at last year's big event. Both Dirty Computer and Invasion Of Privacy were named to the list of VIBE's Best Albums of 2018.

Some of the other announced performers for the evening's festivities include Post Malone, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Dan + Shay and Kacey Musgraves. More performers will be announced as the Grammys draw closer.

"The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Ben Winston is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Chantal Sausedo is the talent producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers," said the statement.

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A$AP Rocky Comments On R. Kelly: "He Needs To Be Dealt With"

A$AP Rocky stopped by Angie Martinez's Power 105.1 radio show to discuss his annual Yams Day celebration in honor of deceased A$AP Mob member, A$AP Yams. The event will take place Thursday (Jan. 17) at the Barclays Center.

While discussing the special guests that will take the stage, Rocky said that his "brother" French Montana is one of the MCs who will be there. When asked about French's recent comments about R. Kelly, Rocky decided to put his two cents in on the highly-publicized sexual misconduct allegations against the Pied Piper of R&B.

"Can I say something about that?" said Rocky when queried abut French's take on Kelly's legacy.  "I think [French] had a Kanye moment where he was trying to articulate something and his delivery just wasn't right. I think what he was trying to say was people like Bill Cosby, people like R. Kelly, [they] build up this legacy for a long time, and it just gets taken away."

Rocky continued by bringing up Kelly's marriage to the then-underage Aaliyah, expressing shock that her age on their marriage certificate was forged.

"Don't get me wrong- do I know if R. Kelly is a rapist and all that other stuff? It seems like he is," he exclaimed. "I mean, like he married Aaliyah when she was, like, 15... He married Aaliyah at 14, 15… how old was he when that alleged video came out? Too g*d damn old. I look at it like this. If that man has a sickness, he needs to be dealt with. He done beat the court dates… it goes to show the whole system is corrupted… R. Kelly was the King of R&B… and this motherf**ker now is known for being a sex pedophile.”

Watch his comments above around the 16:40 mark.

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