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02-22-2008, 05:08 PM

Hot Boys Reunion Cancelled After Shooting
February 19th, 2008 | Author: Slava Kuperstein

The much-anticipated Hot Boys reunion at club Dream in New Orleans was over before it started, after two 24-year-old women and a 26-year-old man were shot by the venue around 12:57am on Monday (Feb. 18).

According to MTV News, police said that the victims were standing on the sidewalk and began running when gunshots were heard. All three victims were taken to a nearby hospital, where their injuries were deemed no life-threatening. The shooting closed the club, and the event was canceled.

None of the Hot Boys were at club Dream at the time of the shooting, though Lil' Wayne was reached shortly after the shooting. He described a Hot Boys reunion as "only a phone call away."

The reunion was set to be the finisher on this year's NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, and would've marked the first time in years that the group performed together. Only rapper Turk would be unavailable due to his incarceration. Rick Ross, Baby and DJ Khaled, as well as numerous NBA players were expected to attend.

Local police said that they have no suspects or motive in the shooting.

02-22-2008, 06:48 PM
When Turk gettin out?

02-23-2008, 05:14 PM
^well not anytime soon unless his case gets overturned. he's serving a ten year sentence.



Turk Withdraws Guilty Plea From '04 Murder Case
written by Lauren Carter
Friday - February 22, 2008

New Orleans rapper and former Hot Boys member Turk has been allowed to withdraw a guilty plea in a second-degree murder charge.

Turk (real name Tab Virgil) is currently serving a 10-year sentence (reduced from 12) for allegedly shooting SWAT team member, Deputy Chris Harris, four times during a raid in Memphis, Tenn. on Jan. 26, 2004.

The rapper had originally entered an Alford plea, also known as a best-interest plea, which allows a defendant to dispute some of the allegations but has the same legal effect as a guilty plea. Turk entered this plea presumably to accept an agreed-upon sentence and avoid a longer sentence if convicted at trial.

The original charges of first-degree murder would have brought a sentence of up to 25 years in prison.

Local Memphis news outlet, The Commerical Appeal, obtained a statement from appellate Judge J.C. Mclin, saying the rapper was allowed to withdraw his plea because it was "not knowingly, voluntarily, and understandingly entered, and that the pleas were entered through a misunderstanding as to their effects."

In related news, this past fall Turk confirmed with SOHH a forthcoming reunion project from the Hot Boys - Turk with B.G., Lil' Wayne and Juvenile - though no date has been set.

02-25-2008, 01:47 AM
It's good that they at least tried to have a reunion. I hope they can get another chance to have it.