Iggy Azalea's former boyfriend/manager now claims Iggy signed her rights away to him, giving him legal authority to market their sex tape ... TMZ has learned.
Hefe Wine says Iggy signed a lengthy agreement with him in 2009 -- obtained by TMZ -- which gives him exclusive rights to "manufacture, sell, distribute and advertise 'any' recording embodying visual images."
Iggy signed the contract to cut records and music videos, but Wine believes all he has to do is put a music bed under the sex tape which he claims would then give him exclusive rights to sell it.
In other words, he believes Iggy has no legal ability to block a sex tape if he wants to sell it.
What's more ... the contract provides that Wine has the legal right to create, host and maintain a website to market Iggy's works, so he believes he could create a website which would host the video.
Re-Buffed By Buffett
9/16/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather was snubbed by Warren Buffett before his championship fight Saturday night, because the billionaire and his company had issues with the champ, weed and women.
Sources connected to both Mayweather and Buffett tell TMZ ... the mogul had agreed to walk Floyd into the ring ... accompanied by Justin Bieber and Wiz Khalifa. In fact, we're told Buffett was excited to be part of Team Money.
But our sources say Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, had problems with the spectacle, primarily because of a Mayweather documentary -- "All Access." Buffett is featured in the flick with Floyd ... and the very next scene shows Money carousing with women while his posse rolls joints.
The documentary didn't sit well with Buffett's people -- they felt it reflected badly on their boss. We're told at around 10 A.M. Saturday ... Warren agreed and 86'd his plan to walk Floyd into the ring.
After Floyd found out Buffett bailed ... he decided to walk out alone.
Buffett still went to the fight and was with Floyd in his dressing room before the bout.
French Montana's Ex Calls Khloe a Bitch
In New Diss Rap
9/16/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Trina is on the attack ... BLASTING her ex French Montana and Khloe Kardashian for screwing behind her back -- and TMZ obtained her new anger filled track about the affair.
Trina never mentions either French or Khloe by name in the new song called "F*** Love" ... but sources close to the rapper tell us their tryst last year was definitely the track's inspiration.
Trina doesn't pull any punches in the song either ... insinuating French tried to play her for a fool -- and calling Khloe a bitch.
As we previously reported ... Trina and French weren't officially BF and GF -- but they were living together in New Jersey -- and sources close to the couple said she was devastated by how their breakup went down.
Check out the track and tell us what you think in the comments.
MIKE DAMONE IN
'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'
9/16/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robert Romanus is best known for playing the ticket scalping salesman Mike Damone -- opposite Judge Reinhold and Phoebe Cates -- in the 1982 classic comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." Guess what he looks like now!
Pool Boy Flooded My Penthouse
9/16/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders is completely underwater after his pool emptied into his Dallas penthouse apartment ... and now he wants millions from the company he blames for drenching him.
The NFL Hall of Famer had been trying to sell his $6.5 million Dallas pad in the ritzy Azure tower -- where Terrell Owens and Jason Kidd have also lived -- when he hired WWPS, Inc. to work on the pool back in 2012. Mind you, the pool is INSIDE Deion's home. Baller style.
According to the docs ... 2 days after the work was done, Deion's realtor stopped by and found the place flooded. This all went down while he was in the middle of a nasty divorce ... so the cash flow would've come in handy.
Deion still hasn't sold the place -- even though he dropped the asking price to $4.8 mil. He wants at least a million from the the pool co. for his troubles.
Her Ass Critics
9/16/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suffers Scary Collapse on Stage (VIDEO)
9/15/2014 9:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Singer August Alsina fell unconscious right in the middle of his performance tonight in NYC ... and paramedics are on scene.
BET's best new artist of the year appeared to faint during his gig at Irving Plaza in downtown Manhattan. August was walking near the front of the stage when he suddenly fell over into the crowd.
Witnesses tell TMZ ... he appeared to be out cold when security guards ran to him in the crowd ... and quickly moved him backstage. Paramedics were seen entering the venue to treat the singer -- most famous for "Ghetto" (with Rich Homie Quan) and his "No Love" remix with Nicki Minaj.
Witnesses say August was taken out on a stretcher, but was alert enough to wave to fans on the way out. It's unclear what his condition is now. We've called his reps ... so far, no word back.
Story developing ...
Another Child Abuse Investigation
9/15/2014 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
5:05 PM PT -- Sources close to the investigation tell TMZ the reason the case went nowhere is because Adrian did NOT strike the boy in the forehead -- but instead the child accidentally hit his head on a carseat while Adrian was punishing him.
We're also told the form of discipline was "not impermissible." Under Texas law parents are allowed to administer reasonable punishment.
Peterson's attorney tells us an adult witness backed him up, saying Adrian "did nothing inappropriate with his son."
Adrian Peterson is under investigation for a SECOND child abuse case involving one of his other children.
This new investigation involves an incident that allegedly went down in June 2013 ... and the probe was launched after the then 4-year-old boy went home to his mother with a scar on his forehead.
The station says Adrian sent the mother a text message saying the child hit his head on a carseat -- but when the mother questioned him further ... Peterson eventually admitted hitting the child.
The mother reported the incident to Child Protective Services, but no charges were ever filed against Peterson.
Earlier today ... Peterson issued a public apology for the other case -- for which he's been indicted -- saying he was sorry for hurting the child during a visit in May.
Peterson said he'd seen a psychologist who taught him there are other ways to discipline kids.
Cuts Dongs Out
For Good After Divorce
9/15/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
STIFFS WAITRESS After $32M Fight
9/15/2014 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd "Money" Mayweather did not share A PENNY of the $32 MILLION he earned Saturday night with the waitress who served him $25,000 worth of booze and chicken wings ... TMZ has learned.
Nik Nguyen tells TMZ ... she thought she'd hit the jackpot when Floyd walked into Rehab at the Hard Rock Sunday afternoon with around 150 people. Floyd and crew ordered:
5 bottles of Patrone - $2,375
3 Grey Goose - $1,425
6 bottles of Ciroc - $2,850
20 bottles of Luc Belaire Rose champagne - $11,500
1 6-liter bottle of Luc Belaire Rose - $6,500
200 chicken wings - $600
1 fruit platter - $55
TOTAL BILL: $25,305.
Nguyen tells us ... she went the extra mile to provide Floyd and company with excellent service. Not surprisingly ... the Hard Rock ended up comping Floyd, and he showed his gratitude by leaving Nguyen ... chicken bones, empty bottles and that's it.
She says it's especially maddening because some of the people in Floyd's entourage -- including Jamie Foxx -- were throwing money at random girls who were twerking on stage.
Nguyen says she's been struggling with 2 jobs and the recent death of her father ... but she didn't walk walk away empty-handed. She says security guards felt so sorry for her they scooped up a few bucks the twerkers left behind and gave it to her.
We've called Floyd's team ... so far, no comment.
I'm Not Apologizing For Wheelchair Flub
... I'm the Victim!
9/15/2014 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West says he's not apologizing for refusing to perform until a wheelchair-bound concertgoer stood up this weekend during his concert ... because the rapper believes HE was the victim.
Yeezus attempted to explain himself during one of his signature rants Sunday night in Brisbane, Australia ... but instead, he started attacking Matt Lauer.
Kanye says people need to lay off of him ... because he's a "married, Christian man."
Watch the video ... it's pretty ridiculous.
I'M SORRY I HURT MY CHILD
I Met with a Shrink
9/15/2014 11:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Adrian Peterson has just released the following statement ... asking everyone to "understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child."
Peterson also says he has met with a psychologist and is learning there are other ways to discipline a child other than with a "switch."
The statement reads:
"My attorney has asked me not to discuss the facts of my pending case. I hope you can respect that request and help me honor it. I very much want the public to hear from me but I understand that it is not appropriate to talk about the facts in detail at this time. Nevertheless, I want everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child.
I Was Too Wasted on Vicodin
To Write 'Blurred Lines'
9/15/2014 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
4:34 P.M. PDT -- Thicke's attorney Howard King tells TMZ ... “Robin's moment of personal vulnerability is being exploited in the hope of diverting attention from the obvious weakness of their legal claim.”
Robin Thicke was wasted on Vicodin and booze when he helped create "Blurred Lines" ... and that's his defense to allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye.
Thicke sat for a deposition in the case where Gaye's family sued him for allegedly lifting Marvin's song, "Got to Give it Up."
The lawyer for Gaye's family asked Thicke if he was present when Pharrell created "Blurred Lines." Thicke responded, "I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio." He goes on to say he was so out of it he really wasn't involved in the creative process.
Thicke then kind of throws Pharrell under the bus in the depo, saying, "The reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song."
Thicke has a problem ... he gave a GQ interview where he said, "Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give it Up.' I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.'"
Thicke had a great answer for his GQ interview, telling the lawyer, "With all due respect, I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year."
In fact, Thicke said, "Every day, I woke up, I would take a Vicodin to start the day and then I would fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews."
Robin says he's now drug free, telling the Gaye family lawyer, "I've been sober for the last 2 months ... When your wife leaves you, it gives you good reason to sober up."
But here's the thing. Later in the depo Robin says he's sober in the sense he no longer pops Vicodins but he still drinks.