Bus-ted: Assault rifle found on Jeezy tour bus after fatal shooting

Posted: August 27, 2014

AS TATTLE reported yesterday, Wiz Khalifa canceled his concert Saturday night in California after a person was shot and killed backstage at his Friday-night show.

Wiz is currently on tour with Jeezy.

As a follow-up to that story, TMZ.com reported that police searched Jeezy's tour bus after the shooting . . . and found an assault rifle.

As of last night, Jeezy was being held in lieu of $1 million bail. He was arrested with five others at the Verizon Amphitheatre, in Irvine.

Jeezy was nabbed during the investigation into Friday's shooting death of Eric Johnson at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, in Mountain View. He was hauled in on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms and not necessarily as a suspect in the fatal shooting.

On a more positive note, his new album, "Seen It All," drops next Tuesday.

* On an even more positive note, LL Cool J ("NCIS: Los Angeles") handed out backpacks with school supplies to children in Jamaica, Queens, on Sunday.

He noted that a relatively small contribution can have a big effect on families.

About 2,000 children attended the Worldstar Foundation event.

* And now, back to gunshots.

London's Daily Mail reports that footage taken inside L.A.'s 1OAK nightclub following the shooting of Suge Knight on Saturday night reveals that he was the target and notChris Brown.

Suge, 49, was shot six times - or as the police chief says in Ferguson, "more than just a couple [times], but I don't think it was many more than that" - five bullets to the stomach and chest and one to the arm.

Two others, including 19-year-old model Megan Hawkins (whose bum was grazed by a bullet), also were shot at the pre-VMA party.

Suge, who has experience in getting shot, reportedly calmly walked out of the club and asked a policeman for help before being rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

Yesterday, Suge's family issued a statement urging people to keep him in their prayers and to stay away from the negativity portrayed by the media.

"Suge is currently resting and has lost a lot of blood," the statement said. "He's human. He's done a lot of things for the community and the culture as a whole, so we ask that you respect that."

Miley's mission

Miley Cyrus' decision to bring a homeless youth (who looked like a young Eddie Vedder) as her date to the VMAs Sunday night was a way to shine light on the Hollywood homeless center My Friend's Place.

"I think what I realized after my last performance at the VMAs [when Miley twerked with Robin Thicke], I didn't realize my platform, I didn't realize my power and I didn't realize my voice and how loud it is," she said yesterday, in an interview with the Associated Press. "And I thought, you know, rather than sit here and talk about, 'Oh, on every news cover, every time you go to AOL or wherever you go everybody's sitting there talking about me,' instead of using it as a negative, how can I use it as a positive? If I'm going to be speaking this loud, what am I trying to scream at the world? And this is it. It's kind of a wake-up [call], which is what I had to do."

(After homelessness, maybe Miley can fix grammar.)

Miley said that the high of winning awards and memorable performances doesn't last long, unlike her charity work.

"This fills you up and it feels good for a long time," she said. "I feel incredible today. I feel like I have a jet strapped to me and I am ready to take off from this. I feel like there's a way that I can incorporate everything I do in the future around youth homelessness. . . . It just gives me more of a purpose. I tell everybody, I mean, dying a pop star is not what I want to have on my tombstone."

For her campaign, Miley is asking fans to donate $5 through Sept. 21, which will enter them in a raffle. Winners will meet her at her Sept. 28 concert, in Rio de Janeiro.

"I'm really happy. I'm in the best place," she continued. "I'm just in constant gratitude of life. I'm in the happiest spot I've gotten to be in. I'm just beyond."

TATTBITS

* Quick follow-up to yesterday's item about "Motown the Musical" taking a Broadway hiatus. No worries, it will be at the Academy of Music from Jan. 6 to 18.

And there will be dancing in the street.

* As this seems to be Naked Week in Tattle, following yesterday's bare-facts items, TMZ.com reports that a naked walk by Cersei Lannister ( Lena Headey) to be shot for the upcoming season of "Game of Thrones," has been blocked by Croatia's Church of St. Nicholas, which wouldn't give the production a permit to shoot the nude scene.

Trust Tattle on this: There's no way any church in Dubrovnik is going to stop HBO from getting Lena Headey naked.

- Daily News wire services

contributed to this report.


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