News Bites: Slick Rick, R. Kelly, J.D., Nelly, Ciara, Bow Wow, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kanye

Slick Rick granted pardon. Full story.

Woman arrested after allegedly shouting “Free R. Kelly” to jury. Details.

Watch J.D. on the set of “Stepped on My J’z” with Nelly and Ciara.

Bow Wow says he wants to be “the next Will Smith.” Umm… Didn’t he once diss Will?

New albums from Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Black Eyed Peas due in the fourth-quarter. More.

Kanye West, Common, and Method Man sued over jazz sample. Find out why.