Lyckety-Splyt lost to Eminem in 8 Mile as B Rabbit said he looked like a worm with braids. Now he’s banned from doing business in Iowa.

The man from that famous battle rap scene from 8 Mile is in hot water and now he’s not allowed to return to Iowa. The battle rapper hasn’t been really seen since the 2002 classic, but now Iowa state Attorney General has told him to get out of the state, and it has nothing to do with his lackluster emcee skills.

Gerald “Strike” Sanders, who layed Lyckety-Splyt in the film, is accused of running a fraud racket with kids involve. Those kids were going door-to-door selling magazine subscriptions, clothes, and pet accessories. It is alleged that Sanders told employees to misrepresent themselves as a charity. That was not the case at all.

He defended himself by denying those claims. Documents revealed on June 16th saw that Sanders has agreed to stop doing business in Iowa. He also won’t be pursued to pay any future fines because he’s getting out of the state.


Lyckety-Splyt believes he was strong-armed into the agreement by having blackmail held over his head. He claims that Iowa officials threatened him, “We could go after you for these crazy amounts, but if you sign this paper saying you’ll never come back to Iowa we’ll leave it alone.”

It looks like Lyckety-Splyt’s career in sales might not be over, but he can’t stick around Iowa.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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