This week's feature, "Hustle & Woe," tells the tale of Shyan Selah and a group of individuals who allege that the rapper is a fraud who has hoodwinked them in order to obtain several hundred thousand dollars over the past decade. Selah, meanwhile, maintains that he has done nothing wrong. In fact he claims that he is the victim. In March he sent a scathing "Cease and Desist" letter to his accusers, writing that they are conspiring to "defame, destroy, slander, harass, disparage, and inflict harm on" him and his company, Brave New World.
The letter is addressed to Tiffani Lindstedt (Selah's girlfriend of 10 years and the mother of one of his children), Charles Turbak (a former investor in Brave New World, who won a $35,000 judgment against the company), Mike Williams (the grandfather of another of Selah's children, to whom Selah currently owes nearly $50,000 in past-due child support), and Jessica Sims (the ex-wife of Selah's personal manager, Michael Sims).
In a fiery rant, Selah outlines his grievances. "I am seeking immediate recourse to hold you all accountable to the full extent of the law," the rapper writes, "for this outrageous evil, being perpetrated by all of you."
Read the whole thing: Shyan Selah "Cease and Desist" Indignant though it was, Selah's accusers were undeterred by the letter. "We are banding together," Mike Williams is quoted as saying in this week's story. "People want him off the streets, all of us for different reasons . . . It's absolutely breathtaking that he's walking around and talking on the radio after what he's done."
Selah has since served Williams, Lindstedt, and Turbak with a court summons, threatening to sue them for more than $4 million on the grounds that the trio participated in a "civil conspiracy" to interfere with his business opportunities and defame him. View those court documents by clicking here.