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Kanye West I Gave Ray J a Heads Up I Rapped About Him Hitting Kim First

45 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West mocked Ray J during his album release concert Thursday -- about both of them having sex with Kim Kardashian -- but we've learned Kanye called Ray ahead of time to squash any beef.

In one of the tracks, Kanye rapped, "Me and Ray J would probably be friends if we wasn't in love with the same bitch ... you might have hit it first, but I'm rich, though."

The kinder, gentler Kanye must have realized Ray could have taken it badly and launched an attack, so Kim's hubby launched his preemptive strike.

We're told Kanye ran into Brandy and they talked face-to-face, he asked her to tell her brother he meant no harm or disrespect by the lyrics ... he said is was pure fun and he was not talking trash about Ray J's bank account.

In addition, Kanye's rep contacted Ray J's manager, David Weintraub, to reaffirm the message.

As for how Ray J received it, we're told he's cool with both Kanye and Kim and appreciates Kanye reaching out.  

Our Ray J sources say he also wants to make something very clear ... he's also very rich and currently has 4 TV shows on the air. 

'Bachelorette' Star Josh Seiter Trash Talking the Show Got Me Blackballed

55 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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0211-josh-seiter-INSTAGRAM-02'Bachelorette' contestant Josh Seiter says he's being blocked from talking to the media about something as innocent as a charity event, because he accused the show of being staged.

Josh -- who got booted from Kaitlyn Bristowe's season -- says he was supposed to be on "Windy City Live" this week, but ABC contacted the show and Josh's manager to say the appearance would breach his 'Bachelorette' contract.

Josh says he's been allowed to do promotional gigs in the past, and thinks this is especially strange since he was merely going to talk up a breast cancer charity event. 

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He tells us he suspects the ban has something to do with previous interviews he did after getting booted -- including one on "TMZ Live" -- where he alleged most of the 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' shows are fake.

Josh says he's been told he can still do the charity event, as long as he doesn't talk to the media. We reached out to ABC and Warner Bros. (which produces 'Bachelorette') ... but no comment from either.   

Fetty Wap I'll Take My Islands Dripping in Diamonds ... $70,000 Worth!

2/12/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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When Fetty Wap reps his crew, he reps 'em hard ... as in a brand new $70,000 diamond and gold chain hard.

We found out Fetty commissioned Elliot Avianne from Avianne & Co. jewelers in NYC to make a custom RGF Island emblazoned medallion. It's held together by 14 carat gold Cuban links blanketed with 35 carats of diamonds!

Fetty picked up the piece this week and owner Joe Avianne says the "RGF Island" is a reference to the rapper's single from his self titled debut album and his label. 

If you ain't beefin' bout the money, then what's the problem? 

Street Artist Retna From Bieber Art to Common Vandal ... Allegedly

2/12/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0909-subasset-retna-instagram-01Street artist Retna got arrested for busting out his best spray paint on a ritzy furniture store ... since they didn't hire him to do so.

Retna, who created Justin Bieber's "Purpose" album art, got busted last week at HD Buttercup in downtown L.A. Law enforcement sources tell us he tried to pull a Banksy, tagging the famous store after dark.

Of course, Banksy doesn't get caught.

Retna's had a few other famous arrests, but avoided serious jail time. He's been charged with felony vandalism, and could get 3 years behind bars if convicted.

Pim Diffy In 'PHIL OF THE FUTURE' 'MEMBA HER?!

2/12/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0211_pim_phil_of_the_future_launchAmy Bruckner is best known for playing little sister, Pim Duffy -- opposite Raviv Ullman as Phil in the Disney Channel sitcom, "Phil of the Future." Guess what she looks like now!

Kanye West Taylor Swift Had Heads Up on Sex Lyric

2/11/2016 8:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West personally called Taylor Swift late last month to tell her about a lyric in his song ... "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that bitch famous."

Sources directly connected with Swift tell TMZ Kanye called her to explain it was a joke and wanted to make sure she wouldn't be upset.  We're told Swift said she got the joke and gave him the thumbs up to release the song with the lyric.

We're told Kanye and Taylor have been cool with each other since shortly after the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when he jacked her moment on stage.  The 2 speak on the phone from time to time and are on friendly terms.

Kanye's getting blasted by Swift fans who think he's taking a shot at her.  Not the case.

TheBlaze's Tomi Lahren No Black Panthers for Me, Beyonce ... But I'm Down with MLK

2/11/2016 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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News anchor Tomi Lahren flexed her First Amendment rights all over Beyonce and her fans ... and took a strong stance against the Black Panthers.

Lahren is TheBlaze anchor who got flooded with death threats after she bashed Bey for repping the Black Panthers during the Super Bowl -- and she came on "TMZ Live" Thursday to deliver a message to her haters.

She also went hard against the Panthers, while declaring her love for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some of her historical facts are off, but there's no doubting 23-year-old Lahren's passion.

Kanye to Lamar Let Me Show You to Your Seat

2/11/2016 2:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lamar Odom had a high-priced usher escort him to his front and center seat Thursday at Madison Square Garden -- that would be the headliner, Kanye West.

As we reported Lamar flew from L.A. Wednesday night to attend the unveiling of Kanye's new album and fashion line.

The Kardashians came into the arena -- all wearing white -- under a spotlight, but the big moment was reserved for Lamar.

Kanye walked Lamar to his seat and then took the stage.

The Kardashian clan was out in full as well ... sitting right near the front with some of their super famous friends.

As for Lamar -- he had a slight limp but walked the stairs just fine.

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Amber Rose & Blac Chyna Trinidad T&A Party Don't Stop

2/11/2016 12:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0211_amber_rose_blac_Chyna_Carnival_boobs_launchAmber Rose and Blac Chyna are still in Trinidad ... feeding orphans and building local schools. 

KIDDING, of course -- they're really just keeping the party going post-Carnival in the lowest of low-cut tops and anything that hugs their asses ... which is everything.

We got shots of them all over the island. It's the perfect ass Wednesday chaser.  

FUN FACT: Ass worship really does pay, if you buy what happened to the guy in this video when he got pulled over by a cop. Yep ... Amber could get you out of a ticket someday (but don't count on it).

  
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What the..?! Meryl Streep Makes SHOCKING Claim About Africans -- Gets EXTREME Backlash

Meryl Streep responded to racial diversity questions in a VERY BIZARRE way, leaving many audience members absolutely SHOCKED and APPALLED!

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Lil Wayne Runs Up $868k Tab with Uncle Sam

2/11/2016 12:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Lil Wayne's got more lien problems ... this time it involves his 2014 tax bill.

Uncle Sam says he did not pay $868,000 in federal taxes that year, according to docs

It's a ton of dough, to most of us, but as tax liens go ... Weezy's seen bigger. He was previously hit with a $12 million lien for several years of unpaid taxes.

Wayne was in arrears as of mid-January. It's possible he's already paid it off. We reached out to his camp, but no word back yet. 

The Jasmine Brand first reported Wayne's new lien.

In other news...

Wiz Khalifa's TERRIBLE Zoo Trip With His Son -- Bring On The Tears!

Wiz Khalifa's father & son day at the Los Angeles Zoo quickly turned into a disaster he was NOT expecting!

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Caitlyn Jenner Sues Prius Driver in Fatal PCH Crash

2/11/2016 12:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Caitlyn Jenner has just filed legal docs to hold the driver of the Prius in the fatal PCH crash at least partially responsible for the accident.

Caitlyn has filed a cross-complaint against Jessica Steindorff, the Prius driver, who was in front of Caitlyn at the time of the February crash. TMZ broke the story ... Caitlyn's SUV crashed into the Lexus, driven by Kim Howe, then continued on to strike the Prius. The Lexus careened into oncoming traffic and was struck by a Hummer, killing Howe.

Caitlyn is being sued by the driver and passengers of the Hummer, but in the new legal docs she says if she's on the hook she wants Steindorff to absorb at least partial responsibility.

Our sources say the basis for the alleged negligence on Steindorff's part is that she was sitting at the light after it turned green because she had been inattentive.  

According to Jessica's attorney, Robert Simon, "It's unfortunate that she continues to not take responsibility for a crash she clearly caused."

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In other news...

Joy Behar Attributes Terrorism To The Kardashians, and OMG -- This Is Getting UGLY!

'The View' host Joy Behar is in HOT WATER after making horrifying disparaging comments about the Kardashian family and terrorism -- the internet is NOT HAPPY!

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Master P Sued You Promised Dubai ... Then Went Buh-Bye

2/11/2016 11:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0211-master-p-snoop-dogg-TMZ-01Master P got paid a quarter of a million bucks to do a New Year's Eve concert in Dubai, but the whole deal fell apart when he couldn't deliver Snoop Dogg ... according to a lawsuit.

A promoter in Dubai says he struck the deal in November 2015 and paid Master P a $255,000 deposit. The promoter says part of the deal was that P would also bring Snoop to perform at the show. The lawsuit doesn't say who would headline.

It does say Master P was supposed to refund the cash if he found out Snoop was already booked. Lo and behold ... the promoter says he discovered Snoop was scheduled to play at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

He demanded the money back, but says Master P ignored him. He's suing for the $255k plus damages for lying about Snoop's availability.

  

Lamar Odom I've Got Kanye's Back ... His Music Saved Me

2/11/2016 10:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0210-lamar-yeezy-x17-02Lamar Odom couldn't have gotten on a cross-country flight without Kanye West's help, which is why Lamar was determined to get on a flight to NYC ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Lamar tell us when he was in Cedars-Sinai hospital ... Kanye religiously showed up to visit and frequently played rough cuts of his new music for Lamar. He started remembering specific lyrics, which was one of the early signs LO's condition was improving.

We're told Lamar is well aware of the role 'Ye's music played in his comeback.

He told Khloe how important it was for him to be at Thursday's show in NYC ... to show Kanye how much he "loves and supports" him.

Guess we know who'll be singing along when the T.L.O.P. tracks start blaring in MSG.

  

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