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BIG_DADDY 03-17-2005 06:05 PM

20 years for not being a snitch, wonderful.
 
Funny thing is they can't prove she ever saw anything and they are still sending her down the road for 20. Our legal system has become a joke.

Rapper Lil' Kim Convicted of Perjury


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Mar 17, 6:39 PM (ET)

By LARRY NEUMEISTER

(AP) Lil' Kim whose real name is Kimberly Jones enters Manhattan federal court, Thursday, March 17,...
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NEW YORK (AP) - Rap diva Lil' Kim was convicted Thursday of lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends who were involved in a shootout outside a radio station.

Lil' Kim and her assistant were both convicted of perjury and conspiracy but acquitted of obstruction of justice. Kim faces up to 20 years in prison - five years each for three perjury counts and one count of conspiracy - at her June 24 sentencing.

The former sidekick and mistress of the late Notorious B.I.G., known for her revealing outfits and raunchy raps, testified that she didn't notice two close friends at the scene of the 2001 gun battle - her manager, Damion Butler, and Suif "Gutta" Jackson. Both men have since pleaded guilty to gun charges.

The jury saw radio station security photos showing Butler opening a door for Lil' Kim. And witnesses Antoine "Banger" Spain and James "Lil' Cease" Lloyd, who once made hit records with Lil' Kim in the group Junior M.A.F.I.A, testified that Butler and Jackson were at the station with her.


Both defendants shook their heads as the verdicts were delivered. Lil' Kim's supporters broke out in sobs. While many rappers have gone to prison, Lil' Kim, 29, would be the first big-name female to do time.

Asked outside court whether she had any comment, Lil' Kim, wearing a beige pants suit and a pink jacket, shook her head and said no. "We love you," a bystander shouted.

"Atlantic Records remains completely supportive of Lil' Kim, one of hip-hop's most talented artists," her label in a statement. She has an album scheduled for release later this year.

The shootout occurred outside WQHT, a.k.a. Hot 97, when Lil' Kim's entourage crossed paths with a rival rap group, Capone-N-Noreaga. Kim's entourage confronted them about the song "Bang, Bang" from a Capone-N-Noreaga album, which contained a scathing dis to Kim from her longtime rival, Foxy Brown. A shootout erupted, leaving one man injured and more than two dozen rounds fired.

The shooting took place outside the same station where the posses of 50 Cent and The Game traded bullets last week. No arrests have been made in that shooting, which left one of Game's henchmen wounded in the leg.


(AP) Rap star Lil' Kim, center, accompanied by her attorney Mel Sachs, arrives at federal court as jury...
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Assistant U.S. Attorney Cathy Seibel told jurors that the 4-foot-11 Lil' Kim, born Kimberly Jones, had repeatedly lied to them, just as she did to the grand jury. The prosecutor belittled the defense claim that the sunglasses-wearing Lil' Kim didn't notice her two close friends at the scene of the crime.

"You would have to believe they were magic sunglasses that only block out your friends who were shooting people," Seibel told the jury.

Defense lawyer Mel Sachs argued that Lil' Kim had no reason to protect Butler and Jackson because she had already eliminated them from her life.

Lil' Kim testified that after the shooting she had a falling out with Butler, Banger and Cease because they were freeloading at her New Jersey town house. She said she decided to cut off Butler completely after he caused a ruckus outside a video shoot with Phil Collins.

"I was just fed up," she said on the stand. "They were taking advantage of me."

The rapper also testified at length about her modest background and mercurial career, which began with an impromptu performance for B.I.G. on the street in their Brooklyn neighborhood.

As B.I.G. became a superstar, Lil' Kim became "Queen Bee," the oversexed gangsta girl in his otherwise all-male clique. Her first album, 1996's "Hard Core," lived up to its title with its sexually explicit lyrics - and became a big hit, thanks to songs like "Crush On You" and others with unmentionable titles.

Lil' Kim developed into one of the few female rappers with a commercially viable career. As plastic surgery slowly transformed her from cute around-the-way girl to glam, top-heavy pinup, she morphed into a sexy fashionista who, for some, exemplified female empowerment.

Her bigger-than-rap status was cemented in 1999 when, while presenting an MTV award wearing a pasty over one exposed breast, co-presenter Diana Ross jiggled Kim's bare flesh.

She won a Grammy in 2001 for her part in the hit remake of "Lady Marmalade." Now she's probably headed to prison, adding a chapter to a remarkable life that already has produced an accredited Syracuse University course titled "The Life and Times of Lil' Kim."

BIG_DADDY 03-17-2005 06:06 PM

BTW, no way this holds up. What a waste of money.

Rain Man 03-17-2005 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by BIG_DADDY
Her bigger-than-rap status was cemented in 1999 when, while presenting an MTV award wearing a pasty over one exposed breast, co-presenter Diana Ross jiggled Kim's bare flesh.


Um, link?


(That'll be good practice for prison, by the way.)

Pitt Gorilla 03-17-2005 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by BIG_DADDY
BTW, no way this holds up. What a waste of money.

Is this the type of thread where people start to get on you about you stance on the war on drugs and pregnancy rates? :)

(BTW, our legal system just gets sadder by the day...)

Hammock Parties 03-17-2005 06:12 PM

I thought this thread was about Carl. ROFL

Saulbadguy 03-17-2005 06:13 PM

Pics?

Wallcrawler 03-17-2005 06:16 PM

She lied under oath. She committed perjury.

She asked for anything that she receives.

Simplex3 03-17-2005 06:16 PM

Ok, is it just me or has anyone else noticed:

Rappers must be TERRIBLE shots! You always hear about them being in group shootouts, but then they only manage to hit one guy in the leg? Christ, go to the range and practice already...

:shake:

runnercyclist 03-17-2005 06:18 PM

Let's just hope she gets the full 20

Calcountry 03-17-2005 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Simplex3
Ok, is it just me or has anyone else noticed:

Rappers must be TERRIBLE shots! You always hear about them being in group shootouts, but then they only manage to hit one guy in the leg? Christ, go to the range and practice already...

:shake:

I think its becaue they think its cool to turn their piece sideways when they shoot.

Mile High Mania 03-17-2005 06:26 PM

And, how many people care... I'm more interested in what Martha is going to do now that she is free.

Rain Man 03-17-2005 06:27 PM

Here we go.

http://i.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs...__lilkim_l.jpg

Deberg_1990 03-17-2005 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by The Stinger
She lied under oath. She committed perjury.

She asked for anything that she receives.


She was probably screwed either way....If she ratted out her friends, they would have found her lying face down in an alley a few months later. She lied to try and save them and she takes the fall for it now. But hell, thats the price you pay for hanging out with such shady characters....

eazyb81 03-17-2005 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by bunnytrdr
I think its becaue they think its cool to turn their piece sideways when they shoot.

you mean it's not cool? :shrug:

Simplex3 03-17-2005 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Mile High Mania
And, how many people care... I'm more interested in what Martha is going to do now that she is free.

I'm only interrested in Martha if she gets in a shootout with a rap group...


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