News Bites on Eminem, Lil Wayne & Petey Pablo

Eminem leads this year’s nominations at the American Music Awards. The Detroit Lyricist is in the running for five trophies including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist (Pop), Favorite Album (Pop), Favorite Male Aritst (Rap) and Favorite Album (Rap). Nods were also given to B.o.B and Drake. The show is set to air on November 21 on ABC.

Lil Wayne delivered another letter today (October 13) on his website,, despite his announcement last week that that would be his last note to fans. In the letter he thanks fans for purchasing his latest release, I Am Not A Human Being, and explains why he’s currently in solitary confinement. “By now I’m guessing that you all have heard about my recent relocation to the bing, which is punitive segregation,” he said. “Basically, no T.V., no radio, no snacks/junkfood, and one phone call a week. This punishment has been handed to me for my earlier MP3 incident. I admit, I fu#ked up and now I must deal with the consequences. As I write this, I only have 25 days left, and it’ll be even less than that when you read this. So honestly, I’m fine. Obviously, this gives me a lot of time to myself and a lot of alone time with my thoughts, which can be creatively dangerous. I do miss being able to hear from my family everyday but once a week will have to suffice. To them, I apologize. I’m still able to receive mail so reading and responding is still a huge part of my day. I’d like to thank everyone that sent me B-Day cards and wishes… that was terrific. You all are wonderful, simply wonderful.” Wayne is scheduled to be released from jail on November 4.

Petey Pablo is set to surrender himself to authorities today, after he was arrested for trying to board a plane at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in his hometown of North Carolina on September 11. The rapper’s reps told that the gun was not his and he was unaware it was in his carry-on bag. PP is being charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm and attempting to take the gun onto an airplane. —Elan Mancini

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

  • King

    Cracker piece of shit!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      yo mamma

  • Estanislao

    Notice how the cracker is livin it up, while the black artists are either in prison or on their way…..

  • Anonymous




    • Anonymous

      lmao u pale face faggot

  • Anonymous

    Petey Pablo is set to surrender himself to authorities today

    ^ fed warrant. son is done…

  • killa

    petey got set up BAD. who the fuck tries to bring a weapon on board an airplane?…. nobody does that shit… he getting unjustly fucked up… damn

  • Anonymous

    god damn white ppl are so fuckin lame

    • Rudolph Thomas Jr.

      Hey they think everything is honkey doory

  • Anonymous

    Racists are even lamer

    • Anonymous

      nothing lamer than white ppl sorry bitch try again

  • power up

    Look. I’m gonna post this all over this site. We got an election nov 2nd and the republicans is voting to eliminate the mutha fucking minimum wage! They also voting to end all public college scholarships cause they rich and greedy. Last but not least, they plan to make anybody caught with so much as a joint do federal time. Who you think they wanna fuck with these laws? Like your minimum wage paycheck too generous and your employer need a break?! Are you kidding me!

    You got less than 5 days to register to vote up DEMOCRATS and beat the bigots in the republican and tea party back. You can register to vote at the DMV and you can also do a search on google for voter registration in yo state. We aint beat yet and Obama can’t do shit if we don’t vote up his allies on nov 2. DEMOCRATS NOW! Fuck the bigots in the tea party and slimy ass republicans.

  • kjkjk

    got to give props when its due..em is on top like it or not. he has earned the shit. stop hatin.

  • JohnnyK

    Music has no color barriers and neither does skill.

  • Newton

    nothing is worse than black guys who think they are the shit an run there mouths about “whiteboys” dont be mad are credit scores are higher lol

    • Anonymous

      wow racist piece of trash burn in hell

  • babyfacemonster

    damn petey a idiot!!!
    u wait all the way til sept 11th of all days then decide to bring ur gun 2 da airport. !!!! fuckn dumby! probably on probation 2. dats 2 funny dawg LMAO

  • babyfacemonster

    oh yea yall stop bein racist. Em is dope, just not as dope as he used 2 be.

  • http://facebook volcano

    d dude might b topn d charts bt i dnt fil him dats all

  • 66666666666666666666666666666

    smh @ these house niggas defendin a whiteboi bein in rap

  • Newton

    learn how to spell you ignorant piece of shit white boy being defending lol wow it’s one thing to speak a certain way but to even spell the words wrong is pathetic

  • Estanislao

    Notice how the cracker is livin it up, while the black artists are either in prison or on their way….