While the fact that a hip-hop group won this Oscar almost makes up for the fact that Brokeback Mountain didn't win Best Picture, I still find it funny that Crunchy Black threatened to shoot someone and can still win this award.
Memphis' Fox 13 recently reported that on January 24 gunshots were fired at the Flinn Broadcasting sales office, home of Memphis radio station HOT 107. At least 15 bullets pierced the walls of the office, leaving some serious damage to the station, including a transmission line that will need repairs. Fortunately no one was injured in that shooting.
According to a police report, D.J. 'Lil' Larry' Armstrong, stated that he'd received death threats from Black after a nightclub concert by rapper Project Pat last weekend. Armstrong said Black accused him of disrupting the event. He says he also received threatening cell phone calls from Black.
Armstrong was in an adjoining studio when the shots were fired.
In related news, ex-Three 6 Mafia member Koopsta Knicca also has beef with the group. The Memphis MC says DJ Paul and Juicy J are having him blackballed by local radio stations.
Also, what's with iTunes not selling this song!?!