Wiz Khalifa's concert near San Jose, CA Friday night turned deadly ... when a man was shot to death ... TMZ has learned.
The concert was at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. We're told just after 11 last night ... shot's rang out as Wiz performed.
One source tells TMZ ... the victim was shot backstage and was hit at least 5 times.
Police told us the victim died.
Cops are investigating and looking for witnesses. We've learned there are indeed people who saw the shooting but as far as we know they have not yet spoken to cops.
The shooter is still on the loose.
10:05 AM PST: An eyewitness tells TMZ ... the gunman and the victim were backstage arguing before shots were fired. It was at the very end of the show and Wiz was still on stage. The 2 men were in a dark hallway and we're told even the surveillance video would probably be unhelpful.
The people backstage were all held by cops for 3 - 4 hours ... most were interviewed.
Cops tell us ... they don't believe the shooter or the victim had any connection to Wiz.
I'm the One Who Left the Relationship
8/23/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Cannon is the one who decided to bail on his marriage -- not Mariah -- sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.
Nick has made it clear to all involved ... he's deeply concerned about Mariah's emotional state and is ending the marriage for the well being of their kids. He believes the environment around Mariah is toxic and fears for his kids.
We're told Nick believes his kids have already shown signs of emotional upset living with Mariah.
Our sources say Nick's MO is simple ... he wants to create an environment separate from Mariah that gives the kids a safe haven from the "chaos" at her home.
Nick is also telling his people he's deeply concerned about Mariah's mental health and believes her people don't care about anything but her ability to make money and pay their salaries.
And finally we're told Nick is taking a "passive" role in the divorce ... telling his lawyers to take the path of least resistance to end things as peacefully as possible.
I'm So Fancy ...
I Crashed HARD Off the Stage [VIDEO]
8/23/2014 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Iggy Azalea took a massive tumble off the stage she was performing on Friday night ... and the video is intense.
Azalea was rapping her hit song "Fancy" during a pre-VMA party at the Avalon when she lost sight of the stage and went down like the Titanic.
It's been rough going for pre-VMA stuff. A dancer was bit Friday by an Anaconda during a Nicki Minaj rehearsal.
As for Iggy ... security helped the 24-year old back onto the stage ... and of course, she played the whole thing off like a champ.
You already know.
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
8/23/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are done. But it seems Kevin Hart and his ex-wife are never done. So we gotta ask ...
The Many Faces Of
Sarah Jessica Parker
8/23/2014 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-College Football Star
ALLEGED SERIAL RAPIST
Busted In Oklahoma
8/22/2014 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A former college football star -- who later became a police officer -- was arrested in Oklahoma City after officials say he's suspected of raping multiple women over the past 5 months ... while on duty.
In other news...
The price tag on these celebrities' cars will make your jaw drop.
Wait 'til you see who has the most expensive one!
Tags Up 76 Station
8/23/2014 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown's graffiti monsters have reappeared ... right by the Sunset Strip ... on a famed gas station!
We got video of Chris tagging the wall ... and it's pretty awesome.
Norm's has a rich history of such displays from street artists like Banksy and Alec Monopoly ... and Alec wasn't shy about touting Chris' skills.
Norms 76 is iconic ... a million stars pump gas there, and Norm has a zillion stories.
Once the piece was complete, Chris left Norm's 76 with one of his friends ... bumping HIS OWN MUSIC on the way out.
British Rapper Suspected
In Journalist Beheading
8/23/2014 12:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary -- a 24-year old who reportedly left home last year to fight in Syria's civil war -- used to go by the name L. Jinny ... and even had some of his music played on BBC Radio.
Bary tweeted a picture of himself holding a severed head earlier this month ... and the Telegraph says he's a suspect in Foley's execution.
According to reports ... former ISIS hostages have given him the nickname "John the Beatle" -- because of his British accent.
'Friday' Star John Witherspoon
Robin Williams Was A Coke Fiend
8/23/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
John Witherspoon has thrown cold water on the homages to Robin Williams ... saying he was a hardcore junkie.
Witherspoon -- who played the father in "Friday" -- worked with Robin back in 1977 on the set of "The Richard Pryor Show" ... and tells us not only was Robin an addict, but that he even stole his coke right out from under him.
John actually cracked a cocaine joke describing Robin's prior penchant for coke.
Anaconda Bites Dancer
During VMA Rehearsal
8/22/2014 6:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A 6-foot long snake -- believed to be an anaconda -- just bit a dancer during a VMA run-through for Sunday's show ... TMZ has learned.
Nicki Minaj was on stage performing her hit, "Anaconda" when a female dancer was bit by the reptile in front of everyone.
We're told the dancer has just been taken to the hospital where she's being treated.
Anacondas are non-venomous snakes but often transmit bacteria that can lead to serious infections.
The snake was removed from the stage in a container.
It's unclear if the show will 86 the snake for the live telecast.
'Work For Diddy' Contestant
Gives Birth In Back Seat Of Car
8/23/2014 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sean "Diddy" Combs' let one of his reality show contestants slip through his hands ... because she's got real talent -- FILMING HERSELF GIVE BIRTH IN A CAR.
Brianna Smith -- who lost Season 1 of "I Wanna Work For Diddy" -- was racing to a Houston hospital with her hubby in the middle of the night when the kid starting popping out.
She had her phone out and made the most of the moment ... shooting the horrendous beautiful moment of birth.
The kid's name is Theodore Roosevelt Smith IV ... which is perfect, because he's already had a rough ride.
In other news...
LeAnn Rimes got together with some bikini-clad girlfriends and tried to recreate the infamous Sports Illustrated booty shot.
Did they pull it off?SEE MORE »
Instagram's Best Butts
8/23/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There's a Strange Chick 'In My House!'
8/23/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf called 911 after coming face-to-face with an intruder at his L.A. home ... and you hear Shia scream at the strange woman, "Don't touch me!."
LaBeouf -- who sounds relatively calm -- tells dispatchers a woman who'd been stalking him for weeks was right at his door.
Cops arrested 31-year-old Graciela Nahle. Law enforcement tells us ... she's been there twice ... both times skulking around.
Nahle copped a quick plea after last weeks' arrest .... no contest to trespassing. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail ... but she was out in just 4 days.
She's also been ordered to stay far away from LaBeouf.
Good luck with that.