Young Jeezy has been arrested after a gun thought to have been used in a fatal shooting on Friday, August 22, was found on his tour bus.
Eric Johnson was shot five times backstage in Mountain View, California, last week during a stop on Wiz Khalifa’s multi-artist Under the Influence of Music Tour, which features rapper Young Jeezy alongside the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan and DJ Drama.
The 38-year-old victim died in a local hospital on Saturday morning.
Young Jeezy has been arrested after a gun thought to have been used in a fatal shooting was found on his tour bus (photo Fulton County Sheriff Department)
According to TMZ, officers investigating the incident raided Young Jeezy’s vehicle on August 23, when an assault rifle believed to belong to Jeezy was uncovered.
Authorities suspect the weapon was used to gun down Eric Johnson.
Young Jeezy, real name Jay Jenkins, and a number of his entourage members were arrested on gun possession charges following the bus search.
Young Jeezy is currently being held on $1 million bail.
Jessica Simpson would like her baby son to excel like his father, former NFL player Eric Johnson, his middle name is Knute – apparently in homage to Knute Rockne, regarded as one of the greatest coaches in American football history.
However, others have not been so quick to appreciate the name chosen by the celebrity couple.
Just hours after his birth, Ace Knute Johnson has been targeted by “cowardly” online bullies.
Becoming the latest celebrity new-born to be attacked by internet trolls over his name, Ace has been branded “stupid and ugly” in dozens of Twitter messages.
Jessica Simpson, 32, has been accused of preparing him for a lifetime of bullying.
The singer, who is engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson, gave birth to her son on Sunday afternoon.
The couple revealed their baby’s name to a US magazine and within hours they were being plagued by hateful messages.
Jessica Simpson’s newborn son Ace Knute Johnson was mocked by online bullies for his unusual name
One Tweeter speculated that Ace would be nicknamed “Ass Nut Johnson” at school while others questioned whether the name was a mistake.
“Knute? Did she mean Newt? Because Knute is a made up word, or Eskimo for <<Jessica Simpson is an idiot>>!” one wrote.
Referring to the trend celebrity parents to give their offspring unusual names, another posted: “Another week, another ridiculous baby name. Yes, Jessica Simpson, I mean you.”
Last night campaigners reacted to the tweets by branding those responsible “cowardly” and “small and nasty”. And they called for an end to trolling.
Susie Boone, of parenting site Made for Mums, said: “Celebrity or not these people are brand new parents and any new mum and dad will be feeling extremely vulnerable just after giving birth.
“It’s a very emotional experience, sometimes it can be a very worrying experience and it can be quite long and exhausting.
“There’s a pressure now for celebrities to announce the birth of their child and then everyone wants to know what the name is.
“They’re trying to get that information out and it’s very sad that people are coming in straight away and attacking them.”
Siobhan Freegard, founder of Net Mums, added that she was “fed up with this cowardly practice” and described the people responsible as “mean spirited, small and nasty”.
She went on to say that Ace, which means first, is an “unusual but not unheard of” name.
The middle name, Knute, is in honor of Eric Johnson’s Swedish grandfather.
This is not the first time Jessica Simpson has been targeted by Twitter trolls.
When she announced the name of her daughter, Maxwell, 14 months, she was accused of being a “terrible mother” for naming the girl “after an elderly man”.
Other stars to have been subjected to online bullying following the birth of their children include television presenter Fearne Cotton, reality star Kim Kardashian and Coleen Rooney, wife of England footballer Wayne Rooney.
Jessica Simpson, who gave birth via a scheduled C-section, was open with her fans throughout her pregnancy.
In March she revealed she was expecting a boy and admitted finding pregnancy much harder the second time round.
Jessica Simpson said: “This pregnancy is the complete opposite. With Maxwell, I felt amazing. I could do everything, eat everything, do whatever I wanted. I had a lot of energy. This time around I’m exhausted.”
Jessica Simpson piled on 70lbs while she was pregnant with daughter Maxwell Drew but now she is determined to keep her baby weight under control as she hit the gym in Los Angeles, California, on Friday.
Jessica Simpson, 32, who has 11-month-old daughter Maxwell Drew with NFL player fiancé Eric Johnson, gained 70lbs during her first pregnancy, and admitted that this time around she is trying to keep her cravings under control as she knows how difficult it was to shift her baby weight.
Jessica Simpson piled on 70lbs while she was pregnant with daughter Maxwell Drew but now she is determined to keep her baby weight under control
Speaking to chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, Jessica Simpson recently said: “The first pregnancy I like let loose and I kind of ate everything that I wanted to eat and I just really enjoyed it.
“This time around I think because I was doing Weight Watchers and I felt super healthy. I’m not really craving as much and I know how hard it is to get off so I’m trying to make healthier, wiser decisions.”
However, Eric Johnson was positively enamored by her blossoming figure.
Jessica Simpson said: “Apparently Eric still wanted me. So I can gain as much weight and I will have a husband to be that loves me.”
She explained her whole pregnancy has been different the second time around, with her finding the experience “exhausting”.
Jessica Simpson said: “It’s the complete opposite. Like with Maxwell, I felt amazing. Like I could do everything, eat everything. Do whatever I wanted.
“I had a lot of energy. This time around, I’m like exhausted. Eating Tums. That’s my snack of choice.”
Jessica Simpson has previously refused to reveal the sex of her unborn child, but she accidentally revealed that she’s expecting a baby boy during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday.
“The crazy thing is I never knew a wiener could make me nauseous,” Jessica Simpson told Jimmy Kimmel.
Jessica Simpson then laughed off the on-air mistake, saying: “Well I guess I just told the world that I’m having a boy!”
She didn’t seem worried by the slip up, tweeting: “Accidental announcement tonight on @jimmykimmel.”
Jessica Simpson, 32, fell pregnant with her second child when her daughter Maxwell was less than a year old.
The pop star and her fiancé Eric Johnson confirmed they were expecting their second baby back in December.
Jimmy Kimmel joked when greeting her that “It’s time to have this baby already,” to which Jessica laughingly said: “I know, I can’t believe I’m pregnant again!”
But this time around, being pregnant is more of a challenge, she said.
“It’s a totally different pregnancy. I just feel awful, I’ve been vomiting,” said the star candidly.
Jessica Simpson then cracked the wiener joke, after which she brought her hand to her mouth in shock at her accidental slip.
“I can’t believe I just did that, that was not planned,” she said good-naturedly. Later she said: “I just did it so crude, I feel awful!”
Jessica Simpson accidentally revealed that she’s expecting a baby boy during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday
It’s been reported that Jessica Simpson and her fiancé plan to name their child Ace. When Jimmy Kimmel addressed the rumors, she didn’t answer him directly, stating: “Well let’s hope it’s a boy!”
Jimmy Kimmel also asked her whether she planned on getting married soon.
“I keep planning on getting married but I keep getting knocked up,” she quipped.
“Maybe I should go back to when I was younger – I was a virgin before I was married, so maybe I should just completely reverse and just stop having sex all together until Eric and I actually say <<I do>>.”
Jimmy Kimmel asked what Jessica Simpson’s father Joe Simpson, who is an ordained minister, said when his daughter got pregnant out of wedlock.
Jessica Simpson said when she told him she was pregnant the first time, he said: “Well what are we going to do?”
And the second time she fell pregnant, Joe Simpson was more resigned, merely stating: “Oh honey.”
When asked whether she and Eric Johnson plan on having more kids, Jessica Simpson stated: “I really don’t want to be pregnant again because this pregnancy is really rocking my world right now.”
Jimmy Kimmel also mentioned Jessica Simpson’s best friend Cacee Cobb, who is pregnant and due around the same time as Jessica.
When asked if the two had planned it, Jessica Simpson replied: “Well it’s definitely something we would love to have happened. We want our babies to be best friends, ’cause we are.
“So now we’re going to force them to go to school together, force them to eat sandwiches together.”
“Hopefully it works out, we would be heartbroken,” Jessica Simpson said, laughing.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson have been engaged for two years, and the star has revealed she and her fiance have set two separate wedding dates.
However, Jessica Simpson admitted that she hasn’t had the opportunity to walk down the aisle – because both times she then fell pregnant.
“We’ve had two different wedding dates, but he keeps knocking me up,” Jessica Simpson said when she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday night.
“We’re doing it very backwards, I know… I’ll just keep my legs crossed, I guess, this time.”
Jessica Simpson, 32, who is pregnant with her second child and confessed it was not planned, displayed her blossoming figure in a low-cut leopard print clingy dress, which displayed plenty of her ample cleavage and clung to her tiny baby bump.
“Apparently it was a part of God’s plan for my life,” she laughed as she chatted about her new pregnancy.
“I was extremely shocked because I was going through a lot of hormonal changes, trying to get back to the old, vibrant Jessica. You know, it was kind of like a one-night stand. And it happened, all over again!”
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson have been engaged for two years, and the star has revealed she and her fiance have set two separate wedding dates
The glowing star is watching what she eats this time around, after gaining what she said was “a lot more than doctors would recommend”.
Jessica Simpson admitted: “I was really happy to be pregnant and I didn’t ever step on the scale. I didn’t realize you could gain that much weight that quickly.”
She added: “I didn’t really make any healthy good decisions.”
It was recently revealed that Jessica is already plotting her return to the small screen in a new sitcom pilot for NBC, which will be inspired by her life, and the blonde was happy to divulged about it.
When asked if it was about “a girl who keeps getting pregnant”, Jessica Simpson replied: “Yes, and how that girl deals with that and everything else. I will be playing myself, which is pretty easy.”
She went on: “We don’t have a name yet, we’re just now in the process of casting everyone, doing the pilot. I will be playing myself but we’ll have actors playing Eric and my dad. That’ll be funny.”
Jessica Simpson has confirmed she’s pregnant for the second time with a sweet tweet on Christmas morning.
Jessica Simpson, 32, who is engaged to Eric Johnson, posted a picture of her 7-month-old daughter Maxwell sitting in garden with the words “BIG SIS” scrawled in the sand.
She wrote alongside the snap: “Merry Christmas from my family to yours!”
Jessica Simpson confirmed her first pregnancy with a similarly playful post – she dressed as an ancient mummy for Halloween in October 2011 and wrote: “It’s true, I’m going to be a mummy!”
The announcement ends weeks of pregnancy rumors surrounding the star, who had just lost 50 lbs with Weight Watchers as part of a $4 million deal.
Her Expect Amazing commercial, which is officially released on TV today, showed her flaunting her lean post baby body on the back of a pick-up truck.
Weight Watchers congratulated Jessica Simpson on her baby news via a tweet which read: “Congrats to @JessicaSimpson, Eric and big-sister-to-be Maxwell! Your WW family is so thrilled for you. What an amazing year you’ve had!”
Jessica Simpson has confirmed she’s pregnant for the second time
Jessica Simpson was last pictured attending her best friend Cacee Cobb’s wedding to Scrubs star beau Donald Faison in Los Angeles on December 15.
She wore a black bridesmaid dress and had a bouquet on hand to strategically cover her bump.
Although the pregnancy wasn’t planned, Jessica Simpson and retired NFL player Eric Johnson, 33, are overjoyed to be having another baby.
A source previously said: “Jessica wasn’t planning the pregnancy but she’s beyond happy about it. She adores being a mother and she’s always wanted to have a big family so she feels totally blessed to have another baby on the way.”
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are said to be hunting for a bigger home to accommodate their growing family and have reportedly made an offer on Ozzy Osbourne’s former home.
Ozzy Osbourne’s $13.5 million Hidden Hills home in California boasts six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a recording studio and a pool.
Jessica Simpson hopes to move before her new baby is born.
Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon bought the property – which is situated in a gated community – for $12.4 million five years ago.
It also has floor-to-ceiling windows, and has examples of the couple’s eccentric style such as a black spiral staircase.
Jessica Simpson is pregnant again just seven months after having daughter Maxwell, it has been claimed.
Jessica Simpson, 32, who has dropped 60 lbs since giving birth in April, is not thought to have planned the pregnancy.
“It definitely wasn’t planned. But yes, Jessica is pregnant again,” a source revealed to Us Weekly.
It will be the second baby for the Fashion Star mentor and fiancé Eric Johnson.
“She really is overjoyed!” said the source.
According to TMZ, Jessica Simpson a staggering 60 pounds on a healthy eating plan filled with low-fat smoothies, protein and plenty of vegetables as part of a $4 million sponsorship with Weight Watchers.
Jessica Simpson is pregnant again just seven months after having daughter Maxwell
Jessica Simpson has put her extremely blooming figure down to the fact that she has a lot of amniotic fluid.
Jessica Simpson, 31, denied on several occasions that she is having twins because of her ever-increasing size.
The singer told Jimmy Kimmel last night that she had been told by doctors that the excess fluid was to blame for her larger than average baby bump.
Last week Jessica Simpson told chat show host Ellen DeGeneres that she still has a month to go, being due to give birth on April 20th.
Jessica Simpson joked: “I feel I have a bowling ball sitting on my hoo haa!”
The singer then added candidly: “Apparently I have a lot of amniotic fluid, so whenever my water breaks it will be like a fire hydrant!”
Jessica Simpson has put her extremely blooming figure down to the fact that she has a lot of amniotic fluid
Jessica Simpson also spoke about how she and fiancé Eric Johnson met, and when they are planning to tie the knot.
She said: “Eric feels like my husband already, we are just doing it a little bit backwards. We met at my house – he just came with one of my friends to my house, we were watching March madness or something.
“He came over and we sat on my stairwell and talked and I just haven’t let him leave!”
Jessica Simpson’s interview came as she was promoting her new TV show Fashion Star, and just a day after her baby shower.
Talking about the baby shower, which was attended by her sister Ashlee Simpson and famous friends including Ellen Pompeo and Jessica Alba, Jessica said: “I just had a baby shower yesterday which was unbelievable.
“It was a Charlotte’s web thing – we had a whole fair. We had fried Oreos.”
Asked by Jimmy Kimmel if she was nervous about giving birth, Jessica Simpson said: “No, I’m ready to push!”