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21 Savage's Tour Money Is Being Interfered With By ICE

21 Savage's fight against the immigration system doesn't look like it'll end anytime soon.

Today (Nov. 5), TMZ reported that the "Bank Account" rapper, who was born in England but had been living in the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant since 2006, still doesn't have a court date for his immigration case. The rapper is not permitted to travel out of the country, which is stunting his ability to tour.

Back in Feb., 21 was arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Over the past eight months, 21 worked to get his work permit so he could earn income in U.S. He reportedly got the work permit last month, but he still can't travel outside of the country for gigs overseas until his immigration situation is settled.

The immigration courts in Atlanta are apparently overwhelmed with loads of backlogged cases. Defendants have been receiving court dates set in 2022, so it could be a while before 21 gets his day in front of an immigration judge.

The rapper, who dropped his I Am > I Was album two months prior to his arrest, originally had a date to appear in immigration court back in April. But, the hearing was postponed with no date rescheduled.

21 Savage came to the United States at the age of 7. After he visited the U.K. to attend his uncle's funeral in 2005, the rapper, who was 12 at the time, re-entered the country that same year legally. However, his visa eventually expired in 2006, and he'd been living in America as an undocumented immigrant ever since.

In other 21 news, the ATL-bred has been keeping busy with new music. Yesterday (Nov. 4),  he appeared on Alicia Keys "Show Me Love (Remix)." And last week,  he released "Immortal."

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Kodak Black Sentenced To 12 Months In Jail For Gun Charges

Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty to a weapon charge after he was stopped at the Canadian border crossing near Niagara Falls last April.

According to Local10 news, the "ZeZe" rapper was arrested after he drove a Cadillac Escalade across the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge into the United States with three other men. Police say the men had marijuana and a loaded pistol without a permit when they were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.

The 22-year-old rapper pleaded guilty second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in Niagara County Court. On Monday (March 30), Kodak received 12 months, which will run concurrent with his 46 month federal prison sentence.

In November, Kodak Black was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for illegally buying a gun in his home state of Florida. The New York sentence will be served concurrently with the federal one, according to State Supreme Court Justice Richard Kloch.

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Prince’s Siblings Reportedly File Petition To Get Money From His Estate

The heirs to Prince’s fortune want his estate to pay up. According to The Blast, the music legend’s siblings, Norine, Sharon and John, filed legal documents in hopes of green lighting “payment for service and efforts provided to the Estate.”

The trio claims that while “others” have been compensated, they have yet to be paid after putting time and energy into “business matters” related to the estate, which is being run by Comerica Bank.

“As this Court is aware, the Estate has now been on-going for over three years,” the documents reportedly state. “In this time, millions have been paid to the Personal Representatives, their accountants, attorneys, and legal advisors.”

The heirs accused Comerica of making money decisions without notifying them, which the bank has denied. Last year, a Minnesota judge denied the siblings’ request to limit the bank’s power over the estate.

Prince’s brothers and sisters want a judge to force Comerica to compensate them so that they can get out of financial ruin, including paying legal bills.

The Purple One’s estate is worth an estimated $200 million (down from $300 million) since his death in 2016. Prince died without a will but a judge ruled that his estate would be split between his six half-siblings. His brother, Alfred Jackson, who was 1/6 of the estate heirs died in 2019. Last December, Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, sold off a chunk of her percentage of the estate to cover legal bills.

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Inaugural Lovers & Friends Festival Postponed Until Summer

The inaugural Lovers & Friends Festival has been postponed until the summer, adding to a long list of music events like Coachella and the 2020 Broccoli City Music Festival, which met the same fate due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus.

Lovers & Friends was originally scheduled to go down on May 8 and 9. The festival will now take place on Aug. 8.

In the coming weeks, ticket holders will be informed of details on potential refunds, and more. “All purchasers will be notified in the next few days with details about their order,” read a tweet from the festival’s Twitter account on Thursday (March 26).

Hi Friends! Thanks for your patience as we figure out how to make the show go on. Lovers & Friends has been rescheduled to Sat, Aug 8 (one day only). All purchasers will be notified in the next few days with details about their order. We look forward to hosting you this summer. pic.twitter.com/MsfWaFg2uQ

— Lovers & Friends Festival (@lvrsnfrndsfest) March 26, 2020

The sold-out music extravaganza was also trimmed from a two-day event to one day. Lauryn Hill, TLC, Usher, Ludacris and Lil Jon remain on the bill as headliners. The packed lineup also included Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Jhene AIko, Lil Kim, Brandy, Nelly, Monica, Genuine, Fat Joe, Saweetie, Ma$e, Tweet, Amerie, Montell Jordan and Nina Sky.

Lovers & Friends Fest will go down at The Grounds Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson Calif.

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