Charges against Tenn. rapper Yo Gotti dropped

January 20, 2011 6:09:24 AM PST
Authorities in Memphis have dropped criminal charges against rapper Yo Gotti over a fight outside a nightclub. The performer, whose legal name is Mario Mims, had been arrested after the fight outside a nightclub on Nov. 29 that left five men with gunshot wounds.

Mims and nine other suspects were charged with aggravated riot in a parking lot fight at the Level II entertainment complex.

The Commercial Appeal quotes Shelby County District Attorney General's spokeswoman Jennifer Donnals, who said the charges were dropped for a lack of witnesses.

Donnals says charges against six others in the brawl were also dropped.