DX News Bits: Rick Ross, Remy Ma, Distant Relatives

posted April 26, 2010 12:04:00 PM CDT | 9 comments

DX News Bits: Rick Ross, Remy Ma, Distant Relatives

Rick Ross says he was the victim in lawsuit, Universal Music Group to be sued because of Remy Ma shooting, and police to protest at a festival featuring Damian Marley and Nas.

In a recent radio interview, rapper Rick Ross claims that he was the real victim in the $300,000 lawsuit filed against him by DJ Vlad.

"I ain't even fight," Ross explained to Atlanta radio personality Greg Street, reports SOHH.com. "I ain't even fight, I'm a victim like your momma always said. It's a beautiful thing though you know. It's New York, they try to sell you homie. They were trying to hit the boy for four of them big ones. It ain't work though. Had defense, had to fight the power."

DJ Vlad’s lawsuit stems from an incident that took place during the weekend of the Ozone Awards in 2008. DJ Vlad claims that he was beaten in an altercation that was set up by Rick Ross. Vlad was awarded the $300,000 last week.

As the DJ Vlad/Rick Ross lawsuit closes another lawsuit is on the verge of being renewed.

According to AllHipHop.com Makeda Barnes-Joseph, the woman who was shot by rapper Remy Ma, has renewed a lawsuit against the rapper’s label, Universal Music Group.

Joseph believes that the label encouraged Remy Ma’s violent ways by tolerating violence in her music. It is unclear how much money Joseph is seeking in her lawsuit.

In other Hip Hop news, police are expected to protest at SunFest, a festival in West Palm Beach that will feature performances from Nas and Damian Marley.

The officers will protest because of the city’s decision to eliminate pay raises and reduce benefits.

"The public thinks all we're doing is asking for raises," Lou Penque, a West Palm sergeant and union treasurer, explained to the Palm Beach Post. "We are more than willing to work with the city and they refuse to work with us.”

SunFest will take place from April 28-May 2.

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