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    Russian Rap Star's SUV Allegedly Hits a Taxi And Bursts into Flames (VIDEO)

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    The "Black Star" of Russian commercial rap, who's rubbed shoulders with everybody from Snoop Dogg to Ramzan Kadyrov, has seen his name hit the headlines again - as usual, it wasn't thanks to his musical talents.

    A Mercedes G-Wagon, which reportedly normally carries recording artist Timati's security detail, was reportedly involved in an accident and burned down in downtown Moscow. In this video, the G-Wagon is seen colliding with another vehicle and a pole, and subsequently catching on fire.

    According to Russian broadcaster NTV, the driver was hospitalized, while Ren-TV reports courtesy of Moscow traffic police, that the accident did not result in any serious injuries.

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    Timati's representatives refused to comment on the incident, but it's not the first time the rapper's Benz made the headlines: last August it was seen cruising along the sidewalk at Sheremetyevo airport.

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