Longtime Jay-Z friend Tyran "Ty-Ty" Smith recently confessed to pepper-spraying four of R. Kelly's

ImageLongtime Jay-Z friend Tyran "Ty-Ty" Smith recently confessed to pepper-spraying four of R. Kelly's bodyguards during a Madison Square Garden concert in October 2004.

Smith was initially charged with assault, but was able to plead guilty to disorderly conduct and will serve four days of community service. Shortly after the incident, word is Hov gave Smith an executive job at Def Jam Records.

A rep for Kells told the New York Daily News the singer's $16 million lawsuit against Jiggaman is close to reaching a settlement.

The incident took place during the "Best of Both Worlds" tour's New York stop. Shortly after telling the audience that men were flashing guns at him from the stands, Kelly left the stage. When things appeared stabilized, word is Kells intended to return to the stage when he and his security were pepper-sprayed by Smith.

Kelly was later kicked off the tour, which became "Jay-Z and friends"- prompting the crooner to file a breach of contract lawsuit against the Brooklyn rapper.

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