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600 Breezy Offers Clarification On His Arrest & Tells Drake Got His Back

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WATERLOO, IA – A Waterloo, Iowa court appearance for Chicago rapper 600Breezy took a wrong turn when the artist was reportedly sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Details of the arrest were shared in a now-deleted upload to 600Breezy’s Instagram profile, which stated the rapper, who had three months left on probation, was taken into custody because he apparently smoked marijuana and was “black while on probation.”

“Six-O-Breezo was taken into custody for probation violation,” read the screen capture of the Instagram post, which was obtained by a relative. “We will keep his fans updated. It was very extreme but his team will be working to get him back to his kids & right back to work. Please understand it was over smoking Gods gift & being black while on probation.”

A few months ago, the rising Chiraq driller 600 Breezy landed at the end of Drake‘s More Life track, “Lose You.” This past Friday (June 2), the rapper, who appeared on stage with Drizzy, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards a couple of weeks back, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating his probation, which stems from his May 2012 arrest for crack cocaine possession.

According to a Facebook post from Breezo—real name Antonio Valentino King—he was headed to a Waterloo, Iowa courtroom for traveling without permission, which is technically a violation of his probation.
“This long ass drive the Waterloo I’m about to walk in court on straight asshole mode … cause if I been violating for traveling…that mean I’m violating coming to court.. and the crazy part my supervising p.o in Chicago didn’t violate me . Iowa did….. After 5 years now Iowa wanna all of a sudden step in,” Breezy wrote in the post.

Breezy’s mother, Renita King, used her Facebook account to confirm Breezy’s 10-year sentence. “Iowa just locked up Antonio Valentino King for 10 yrs. This is the worst birthday of my life,” she wrote.

According to Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Breezy was one of several people arrested for “possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine” on May 30, 2012. Five years later, Breezy’s past is once again come back to bite him.
Thing’s aren’t necessarily all gloom and doom for Breezy, though. In a leaked text message, Drizzy revealed he has no intentions to let the young rapper he’d taken a liking to sit in prison.

“They took him in revoked his probation and gave him 10yrs. He won’t have to do it but basically lock him up for smoking weed & being black,” reads a text from someone on Breezy’s team, now claiming Breezy had gotten in trouble for smoking weed. Drizzy replied, “I won’t let him sit. We will do everything we can.” It’s something.
According to Breezy’s team, he only had three months left on his probation when he was allegedly penalized for smoking weed. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Breezy’s squad claimed he would be out of a cell in less than year’s time.

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Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand Pledge $100 Million To Fight Social Injustice

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Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand have pledged $100,000,000 USD over the next decade in support of black communities. Following in the footsteps of Nike, Inc’s $40,000,000 USD donation — split between the Swoosh, the Jumpman, and Converse — Jordan’s funds will go to organizations that ensure racial equality and social justice as well as help provide greater access to education for underprivileged children.

The President of Jordan Brand, Craig Williams, said in an statement:



“Through our Jordan Wings Program, we have been focused on providing access to education, mentorship and opportunity for Black youth facing the obstacles of systemic racism. But we know we can do more. In addition to the investment from NIKE Inc., we are announcing a joint commitment from Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand to donate $100 million over the next 10 years. We must join forces with the community, government and civic leaders to create a lasting impact together. There is still more work for us to do to drive real impact for the Black community. We embrace the responsibility.”

You might also like: How Does Supreme’s Ostensible Demarketing Strategy Works ?!Apart from Williams’ quote and Michael Jordan’s statement on George Floyd’s death earlier this week, Jordan Brand also made an official announcement, which can be viewed in its entirety below.

Jordan Brand is us, the Black Community.

Jordan Brand is more than one man. It has always been a family. We represent a proud family that has overcome obstacles, fought against discrimination in communities worldwide and that works every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice. The will, the work, the excellence the world has come to know is the result of one generation after another, pouring their dreams into the next.

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Banksy Honors Black Lives Matter with Latest Work

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Ever-reclusive British street art icon Banksy has resurfaced, posting a new work on Instagram in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Somber in shade yet undeniably striking in presentation, the painting shows a memorial with a lit vigil candle that’s beginning to burn a US flag, plus a portrait of a ghostly figure surrounded by flowers and more commemorative candles.

A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on Jun 6, 2020 at 3:30am PDT

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The piece is a tact acknowledgement of Banksy’s support for Black Lives Matter and social justice initiatives following the tragic death of George Floyd. It’s also accompanied by a full statement from the artist himself:

“At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue. But why would I do that? It’s not their problem, it’s mine.

“People of colour are being failed by the system. The white system. Like a broken pipe flooding the apartment of the people living downstairs. The faulty system is making their life a misery, but it’s not their job to fix it. They can’t, no one will let them in the apartment upstairs.

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Yung Lean to Donate All Streaming Royalties and Merch Profits to BLM

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After dropping his fourth studio album Starz in May, Swedish cloud rap pioneer Yung Lean has announced that he’ll be donating all his streaming royalties and merchandise profits to #BlackLivesMatter and bailout funds for the foreseeable future.

In a multi-slide Instagram post teeming with emotion, the rapper born Jonatan Leandoer Håstad acknowledged that as a child growing up in Stockholm, Sweden, all his “heroes were Black American musicians.” He then goes on to directly state his disgust for racism and acknowledge his white privilege, quipping “I’m disgusted by any person who looks like me who thinks anyone with a different skin color’s life is worth less,” and “I know my [white] privilege, and anyone who has privilege should use it to help others who don’t.”



Lean then pleads for his followers to join in the fight against inequality, and ends his statement by saying that all his merch and stream royalties will be donated to social justice-centric causes for “the foreseeable future.”

You might also like: How Does Supreme’s Ostensible Demarketing Strategy Works ?!See Lean’s original post in full directly below, and for more music news check out Talib Kweli‘s interview with Jimmy Fallon — in which the rapper discusses activism, protesting systemic racism and the ever-present problems presented by Donald Trump.

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