- Associated Press - Friday, September 3, 2010

COLTON, CALIF. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a rapper known as 40 Glocc who touted his gang member status in songs and videos is subject to a 2008 gang injunction barring him from an apartment complex in his hometown of Colton.

The San Bernardino County district attorney said Friday that the judge ruled against 40 Glocc, whose real name is Lawrence White. The rapper argued his connection to the Colton City Crips was just for show.

The court agreed with three police officers who testified White was a member of the gang, and loitered with other members as they packaged and sold drugs at the Arbor Terrace Apartments.

The 35-year-old White has gained some national attention because of his affiliation with 50 Cent’s label and feuds with famous hip-hop artists.