5 Charged in Murder of Chicago Rapper FBG Duck

Five alleged gang members have been indicted on murder charges in last year’s shooting death of a Chicago rapper that prosecutors say was part of an ongoing violent effort to protect gang territories on the city’s South Side, officials announced Wednesday.

5 Charged in Murder of Chicago Rapper FBG Duck

Five alleged gang members have been indicted on murder charges in last year’s shooting death of a Chicago rapper that prosecutors say was part of an ongoing violent effort to protect gang territories on the city’s South Side, officials announced Wednesday (Oct. 13).

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said in a news release that the O-Block gang gunned down Carlton Weekly, also known as FBG Duck, in August 2020 in the fashionable Gold Coast neighborhood, and “claimed responsibility for acts of violence in Chicago and used social media and music to increase their criminal enterprise.”

Charged with committing murder in aid of racketeering, assault in the aid of racketeering and various weapons charges are Chicago residents Charles Liggins, 30, Kenneth Roberson, 28, Tacarlos Offerd, 30, Christopher Thomas, 22, and Marcus Smart, 22. At an afternoon court hearing, Liggins, Offerd, Thomas and Smart entered pleas of not guilty, and the judge ordered that they remain in custody pending detention hearings. Roberson was not in court and the U.S. Attorney’s Office said his initial hearing was not scheduled.

Weekly was standing outside a store on Oak Street in broad daylight when two men climbed from two vehicles, opened fire, then climbed back into the vehicles and drove off. Weekly was killed and a woman and another man were injured. Police said it appeared to be a “targeted” attack on either Weekly or another man nearby. The Chicago Tribune reported that police determined the 26-year-old Weekly may have been targeted because days earlier he had made a video in which he disparaged rival gang members who had died.

Liggins, Offerd, Thomas, and Smart were arrested Wednesday morning, and Roberson was already in custody in Cook County Jail, according to the release.

The federal murder count carries a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison and the maximum sentence of the death penalty.

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Troye Sivan is looking for love in all the right places -- especially in his brand-new music video for "Angel Baby."

Troye Sivan Searches for His Own ‘Angel Baby’ in Flirtatious New Video: Watch

Troye Sivan is looking for love in all the right places — especially in his brand-new music video.

On Wednesday (Oct. 13), Sivan dropped his new video for “Angel Baby,” a tender love ballad that sees the singer embracing his saccharine side to sing to a partner about how much he adores them. The video follows that same thread, as Sivan travels across the world to find the perfect person who is “bringing me back to life,” as he sings on the track.

Directed by Luke Gilford, who previously worked with Sivan on his music video for “Heaven,” the video shows Sivan in a variety of different vignettes, each one featuring Sivan flirting with a variety of people. Whether he’s dressed in jeans and a thong on the back of a hunk’s motorcycle, or lying in bed with a dozen other partners, the video sees Sivan embracing exploration as he sings, “Started giving up on the word forever/ Until you gave up heaven so we could be together.”

In a post on Instagram, Sivan shared his thoughts on the video, touting Gilford’s work and praising the cast he worked with throughout the shoot. “This song and video are a celebration of love and queerness and tenderness and sex and fantasy,” he wrote. “Thanks to the whole team, the incredible cast, and of course to @lukegilford for bringing it to life. Hope you guys love it.”

The video comes just after Sivan made a head-turning appearance at Rihanna’s latest Savage x Fenty fashion show, where the star walked the runway clad in a set of sparkling boxer shorts. “As someone who struggled with my sexuality when I was younger and body image later in life, it’s so, so important,” he said of the experience. “It’s cool to get everyone together and feel really hot and feel really cool. Just to celebrate that humanity is really nice.”

Check out the full music video for Troye Sivan’s “Angel Baby” below:

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