Rick Ross

AHH Stray News: Rick Ross Won’t Stop, Rappers Support Graduating High Schoolers, Big Boi Cops A Plea

(AllHipHop News) Reps for Rick Ross have confirmed the rapper will make a scheduled performance in Greensboro, North Carolina tonight (October 15). The news comes just one day after Rick Ross suffered from two seizures in one day. In the first incident, a Delta Airlines flight was forced to return to Fort Lauderdale, when the rap star fell unconscious on board the plane. EMT’s revived Rick Ross, who was released from a local hospital. The rapper then boarded a private jet bound for a gig in Memphis, Tennessee. He was forced to cancel a show with Yo Gotti last night, after he suffered a second seizure on the private jet. That flight was grounded in Birmingham, Alabama, where he received treatment at a local hospital. According to TMZ.com, Ross’ reps said the rapper will make a scheduled performance at North Carolina A&T’s homecoming tonight.

A number of rappers, artists and celebrities will take part in the 3rd annual “I Will Graduate Day Celebration.” The event, which takes place October 26 at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Haft Auditorium, aims to encourage students to pursue higher education. Rappers like Jim Jones and Maino will make appearances, while popular TV/radio personality Sway Calloway will be among the celebrities that will be present, to encourage students to graduate from high school this year. Also making appearances are Terrence J. from 106 & Park, NBA star Allan Houston, singer Wynter Gordon, Damon John of , Cipha Sounds and songwriter/producer Sean Garrett, along with other celebrities, actors, activists and community leaders. “We have received tremendous support from New York City and school officials, community organizations, schools, parents, civic leaders and community leaders. We are confident that through our collective efforts, the dropout rate will continue to decrease,” stated Tonya Lewis, Executive Director of E4EA. The event begins at 10:00am and winds down at 3:00pm. The event is presented by Teenkonec and sponsored by Verizon, Time Warner Cable, the Council of Supervisors and Administrators, BMI, MTV and HOT 97FM. For more info visit http://www.iwillgraduateday.com.

Outkast rapper Big Boi appeared in court on Thursday (October 13), where he pleaded guilty to drug charges stemming from an arrest in August. Big Boi, Antwan Patton, was arrested as he passed through a security checkpoint after disembarking from a cruise a ship, after drug sniffing dogs reacted to the rapper’s luggage. A search uncovered a cigarette with marijuana residue, ecstasy tablets, and residue of MDMA, the active ingredient in Ecstasy, resulting in four felony charges. Since he pleaded guilty, he must complete 30 hours of community service, submit to drug testing for three months and donate $2,000 to charity.

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