Multi-platinum rapper Yo Gotti has teamed up with Atlanta MC Lil Baby on a new track. He is also one of the hip-hoppers who derive part of their stage names from the late New York Mafioso John Gotti.
YO GOTTI – Judge Orders Yo Gotti To Pay $6.6 Million Judgment
On Monday (June 24), the Winston-Salem Journal reported that a North Carolina judge decided to uphold the $6.6 million judgment against the Memphis rapper in the lawsuit filed by the manager of North Carolinian singer Young Fletcher. The Memphis rapper and his team were not seriously injured from the dangerous incident but it is believed he was targeted. Memphis rapper Yo Gotti outfitted the entire student body of Grandview Heights Middle School with new uniforms during a back-to-school giveaway on Friday.
Yo Gotti was featured on 2 Chainz’ 2010 single “Boo”, which peaked at No. 76 on U.S. R&B charts. The Memphis rapper took cash for a feature on North Carolina artist Young Fletcher’s track but it was never released.
American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. In 1996, Gotti released his debut album Youngsta’s On a Come Up under the alias Lil Yo Yo Gotti comes through with a brand new single titled Pose (Remix) featuring Lil Uzi Vert & Megan Thee Stallion.
Yo Gotti, whose legal name is Mario Mims, was accused of wiggling out of a deal in which he was paid $20,000 to rap a verse over Young Fletcher’s song, an effort to boost the singer’s sales and airplay. Terry accused Yo Gotti of not signing paperwork allowing for that song’s release on streaming services such as Spotify and on sites such as YouTube. He also accused the rapper of trying to pay $150,000 to lure Young Fletcher to the rapper’s label.
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When Yo Gotti comes to Baltimore, he feels at home. The 30-year-old rapper from Memphis, Tenn., says Charm City reminds him of his gritty hometown. Can’t believe Yo Gotti kept performing on stage in Memphis while his pants were on fire lol.
The organization also crowned the melody as music history’s fastest song to attain diamond status. This feat is coupled with the single’s chart-breaking run at 19 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. When the song reached a peak, chatter about which genre it should reside in was heavily debated. The majority claimed it to be a country record while others vehemently vocalized that it’s a hip-hop tune.
In his legal defense on Monday, Mims claimed that he was never properly served the lawsuit. Thus, he couldn’t defend himself at a nonjury trial last month which the rapper didn’t attend. The move backfired, however, after Terry’s legal team revealed that they had served Yo Gotti after a performance on May 6th, 2018.
The nonjury trial was presided over by Judge Burke Tuesday morning in Forsyth Superior Court; Yo Gotti didn’t attend, not did he or his company, Collective Music Group, send lawyers for the hearing, resulting in the default judgment.
As expected, Yo Gotti and his legal team will file an appeal at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He declined to comment after leaving the courtroom on Monday. Yo Gotti (formerly Mario Mims and Lil Yo) is one of the most noteworthy artists to emerge from Memphis, Tennessee in recent memory.
Yo Gotti, however, isn’t from the West Coast any more than he is from New Orleans; his stomping ground is Memphis, the city that gave us the Three 6 Mafia, Gangsta Blac, Eightball & MJG, Kingpin Skinny Pimp, and quite a few other Dirty South artists. When Gotti boasts that he is “straight from the North,” he doesn’t mean the northern part of the United States; he means the northern part of Memphis, where he lived in the infamous, crime-ridden Ridge Crest housing projects. And Memphis’ more dangerous neighborhoods have inspired many of Gotti’s lyrics, which often describe the dangers of life in the hood. Gotti, however, doesn’t always rap about crime and inner-city thug life; he also raps about sex quite a bit.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge is refusing to throw out a $6.6 million judgment against rapper Yo Gotti. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis native and hip-hop superstar Yo Gotti outfitted an entire Shelby County middle school with uniforms.
Judge Todd Burke of Forsyth Superior Court speaks with council for Mario Mims and Lamont Fletcher prior to a hearing on Monday in Winston-Salem. Stream Yo Gotti’s full three-hour Birthday Bash 7 show right now on TIDAL , which includes appearances from Rick Ross, Master P, Megan Thee Stallion and many more.
Memphis-born Yo Gotti, 38, has been putting out music since the 1990s and his latest project, I Still Am,” was released in 2017. He is preparing for the release of his next album, Trapped,” and has been on tour.
Last month, Judge Todd Burke of Forsyth Superior Court awarded that amount to Michael Terry, manager of Winston-Salem singer Young Fletcher, whose legal name is Lamont Fletcher. The judge found that the rapper was legally served and must pay up.
Fletcher says Yo Gotti stole one of his verses from a song they wrote together, then used it in another song without paying him. Dummit said Yo Gotti has performed in North Carolina more than 20 times and that he did business with a Winston-Salem man.
While performing Rake It Up” at his seventh annual Birthday Bash on Friday, the rapper put his leg on a pyrotechnic machine right as it shot flames. Despite his pants catching fire, he kept on rapping, until somebody rushed on stage and beat the flames out. Gotti seemed totally unfazed by the incident. Watch the lit performance below.
Following the release of “Pose” back in August, Yo Gotti has recruited Megan Thee Stallion to hop on the official remix with Lil Uzi Vert to give his single a second wind. The Hot Girl remix dropped on Friday (Oct. 18), while Gotti and Uzi’s contributions remain the same as the track’s original verses.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Monday June 24, 2019 Rapper Yo Gotti, aka Mario Mims, appeared in Forsyth County Superior Court today in response to last month’s $6.6 million judgment on a breach of contract.
Yo Gotti isn’t likely to pay up anytime soon. His attorneys told Burke that they plan to file an appeal with the N.C. Court of Appeals. It will likely take months before the appellate court issues a decision.
However, the jump-starting” halted because Yo Gotti didn’t sign what’s known as a side artist agreement,” which would give Young Fletcher the green light to release his song with Yo Gotti’s verse on it to streaming services such Apple Music and Youtube.
What a young Gotti witnessed wasn’t just the glitz and glamour of hustling. He saw a first-hand account of the consequences: a cycle he viewed early, when his mother’s father was jailed and then his big brother after him. These incidents inspired him: to become shrewder, to focus on his path and forgo the shine. There was more value in the re-up and the process. It’s what created the work ethic that’s seen him release a wealth of independent projects, from the startling Youngsta’s On A Come Up to his most recent project, 2013’s I AM.
According to the report, Gotti and his legal team plan to file an appeal. This action will likely take months before the appellate court issues a decision. Either way, Terry and Fletcher are pleased with the outcome and still want to work with Gotti if he would like to change his mind.
Yo Gotti is among the many hardcore rappers who came out of hip-hop’s Dirty South school in the late ’90s. He is also one of the hip-hoppers who derive part of their stage names from the late New York Mafioso John Gotti. Not all Dirty South recordings are gangsta rap, but Yo Gotti has favored this thugged-out gangsta style, and he gets his inspiration from both Southern and non-Southern rappers. Master P and his New Orleans-based No Limit posse are an influence; so are N.W.A, Dr. Dre, and the late Tupac Shakur. Gotti’s more sexually explicit lyrics also owe something to Oakland native Too $hort, who was never a gangsta rapper but did a lot to popularize X-rated rap lyrics.