(AllHipHop News) Sean “Diddy” Combs was honored by Reverend Al Sharpton and The National Action Network (NAN) on Tuesday (October 16) in New York. Reverend Al and and NAN hosted the 3rd Annual Triumph Awards, which honored Diddy for his remarkable career as a business leader/entertainment mogul. A variety of celebrities and political activistist attended the event, which also honored filmmaker George Lucas. Diddy labeled Reverend Al Sharpton as a father figure and said he was honored to be recognized by such a “prestigious organization.”
Pioneering Run-DMC group member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will host an event for a scholarship fund, for a teen who was murdered in August. DMC will head to a benefit organized for Cristina LoBrutto, who was shot and killed during an overnight shift at a Pathmark in New Jersey. A woman named Gwen Evans, who never met Cristina LoBrutto, took on her cause, by organizing the scholarship fund raising event in LoBrutto’s name. When Evans had read articles on DMC’s active participation in such events, she reached out to his agents, who agreed the world renowned rapper would attend in order to help raise the funds. The fund raising scholarship for Cristina LoBrutto Scholarship Fund is slated for October 24 at the Robert Collins Arena on Lincroft’s campus in New Jersey.
Chicago rapper Chief Keef could be sent back to jail for violating his probation, prosecutors said in court yesterday (October 17). Prosecutors are seeking to put the 17-year-old rapper in a juvenile detention facility, for two different probation violations. Chief Keef, born Keith Cozart, is currently on 18 months of probation for pointing a gun at a police officer. The rapper is accused of violating his probation, by shooting guns at a range for a video/article that was to appear in Pitchfork magazine and failing to complete GED courses. According to reports, prosecutors are also seeking more information from Chief on the murder of rival Chicago rapper Joseph “Lil JoJo” Coleman, who was shot and killed during a war of words with Keef and his rap crew. Chicago police also said Chief Keef’s life was in danger any time he was in Chicago. “Anytime he is in Chicago, he is a potential target and anyone around him is in jeopardy, including innocent kids,” Nicholas Roti, chief of the Chicago Police Department’s Organized Crime Bureau, told the Chicago Sun-Times.