If Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend are still together, then he's got a weird way of showing the love ... having 2 of his 3 Nicki tats covered up with new ink.
Check out the pics for yourself ... Safaree Samuels had some work done on his chest -- though it's unclear when -- and he clearly covered up Nicki's name/mug.
Not only that, but his forearm ink looks drastically faded as well.
Neither have commented on rumors of their breakup, but Nicki definitely hinted at one back in May when she tweeted "SINGLE N READY TO MINGLE."
At the time, sources told us it was just a temporary argument and that the 2 were still together.
But healthy couples don't typically deface their better half's face, do they?
Man, love hurts.
Cheesy B-Day Wish Comes True
10/20/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ask and ye shall receive ... if you're Katy Perry and your dream is to have a giant pizza-themed birthday celebration.
The pop diva turns 29 in a few days and tweeted that all she wanted was her name on the marquee of the Shakey's Pizza parlor on Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles.
The chain obliged Monday morning ... and a rep for the company tells us they're taking it a step further -- they plan on posting a b-day message on the marquee of all their California locations.
We're told the pizza spot also wants to name a pie after Katy, and throw her a birthday bash -- but so far, there's no firm plan in place with team Perry.
'Buffy' Star's Arrest
I'm Going to Rehab
For Booze & Pills
10/20/2014 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon says he made a bad decision to mix pain meds with alcohol this weekend ... and now he's going to rehab to get help.
Brendon posted an apology on Facebook Monday afternoon ... saying he was on pain meds for 5 days to manage a cyst behind his knee -- but when he drank as well, things got bad.
We broke the story -- cops say Brendon was causing a disturbance in the lobby of a hotel Friday night in Idaho -- and was arrested when he didn't cooperate with officers.
Brendon says he plans to check into a rehab facility, and adds ... "I apologize. Those two small words don’t begin to express my regrets, but they do mark the beginning of my recovery."
Spills Guts On Dennis Rodman
Marriage Was Super Volatile
10/20/2014 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
16 years after they tied the knot, Carmen Electra is telling all about her marriage to Dennis Rodman -- saying it was one of the most bipolar relationships she's ever been a part of.
Electra sat down with Oprah's "Where Are They Now?" ... and explained why she fell in love with Rodman back in 1998.
Quarantined Like an Ebola Patient
10/20/2014 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tori Spelling had several of the symptoms, and got treated like an Ebola patient this weekend when she was hospitalized with a bunch of illnesses ... TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us Tori was running a fever, coughing uncontrollably, and having trouble breathing ... when she was taken to Cedars Sinai Hospital. We're told Tori was quarantined from other patients, and medical staff took precautions while treating her.
While it sounds scary ... we're told it's NOT Ebola -- but instead Tori was admitted for a severe case of bronchitis with a sinus infection. Doctors are running blood tests, and a lung specialist is going to check out her bronchitis.
We're told Tori had to cancel a scheduled press tour for the 2nd season of her reality show.
Kylie Jenner & Tyga
Legally Cleared to ...
Voulez-Vous Coucher in France
10/20/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kylie Jenner and Tyga still deny they're a couple -- smart since she's 17 and he's 24 -- but that's not stopping them from flying together all over Europe, where it just so happens the age of consent would be more favorable for them to ... y'know.
Tyga and Kylie were spotted together at England's Gatwick Airport on Friday ... then traveled on to Bordeaux, France and Geneva, Switzerland ... before landing in Athens, Greece where Tyga had a gig Sunday night.
Seems odd that Kylie would go on tour with Tyga -- if they're just friends -- but then we noticed the age of consent for sex in those countries:
England -- 16
France -- 15
Switzerland -- 16
Greece -- 15
The consent age is 18 under Federal and California law. Of course, there's still no evidence they're banging -- and Tyga's been adamant they're NOT -- but ya gotta wonder if they read up on international laws before departing ... just in case.
In other news...
Kourtney Kardashian isn't exactly sticking with traditional maternity wear. Wait until you see the "dress" she borrowed ... from her little sister, Kylie.
Lied About Pope Duet Plans
10/20/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
American Music Awards sources are saying they never wanted Sinead O'Connor to stand alongside Pope Francis on their show ... they say she was the one pushing for the appearance.
Sources close to the production tell TMZ ... it was actually HER team who contacted the AMAs ... but having Sinead end her Pope beef during the show was NEVER discussed.
We're told show producers were interested in Sinead being on the show ... but they say her claims about the Pope -- which she made on her blog -- are ridiculous and a tweet was never sent.
Sources say producers feel Sinead's been spewing BS for decades, so this rant is nothing new. More importantly ... we're told she will absolutely not be appearing on the award show now.
Sinead famously ripped apart a photo of Pope John Paul II during her 1992 performance on "Saturday Night Live" ... which got her banned from the show for life.
BLOODY SURF ACCIDENT
Hottest Laceration Ever
10/20/2014 8:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Lowe became the handsomest piece of shark bait in the water this weekend -- when he gashed his leg open during a surf session gone bad ... and the blood came pouring out.
As you can see in the pic, Lowe ripped open his right knee -- but before he got stitched up, the guy posed for a Instagram pic ... with the blood still streaming down his leg.
In fact, 50-year-old Lowe was so impressed with his wound, he tweeted ... "The amount of blood that can unwantedly come out of one's body is amazing."
Cashing in on Ebola Fears
With Tricked Out Masks
10/20/2014 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you're looking to stay safe from Ebola in style ... Cam'ron has you covered for less than $20 -- or at least that's what he's advertising.
The rapper's line of Ebola masks -- with his mug plastered across the front -- start shipping in a few weeks ... and while the price might be right, the science behind it isn't.
The website is selling them for $19.99 and says they offer a "soft, fluid protection barrier while the cellulose inner facing assures comfort and breathability." All of that might be true, but it ignores the fact Ebola isn't an airborne virus -- so, the mask is pretty much useless ... for now.
Still, looks cool.
In other news...
Apparently Iggy Azalea needed a break from the face paint, and cameras caught her fresh-faced walking through an airport looking totally unrecognizable.SEE MORE »
Suicide Note ... Blame the Victim
10/20/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
War Machine penned a suicide note in his jail cell ... in which he paints himself as the victim as he recounts the night he brutally beat his porn star girlfriend Christy Mack within an inch of her life.
We broke the story ... War Machine tried to kill himself inside a Las Vegas jail cell last week -- a plan that was foiled by a corrections officer.
TMZ obtained a letter War Machine sent to a friend the day before his suicide attempt. It's shockingly delusional. He says after they broke up and got back together, "Something seemed different about you."
He then tries to justify the beating, by saying he was stunned when he discovered her infidelity, and saying "Finding what I found that night was devastating to me, more than you will ever know," adding, "not just the unfaithfulness, but the way u cared for him and protected him."
War Machine says in the note this time he'd let Christy's new boyfriend Corey Thomas beat him up -- because he believes she would have stopped the guy and kicked her new dude out.
He then sinks into a world of self pity ... "I still don't understand how I got into this mess. I don't know why this had to happen. My life was going so well." He then has the balls to say, "I forgive you, please forgive me."
War Machine is still facing 32 charges -- including attempted murder -- while he waits behind bars.
Will Dreaded Disease Crush the Lap Dance Industry?
10/17/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
I Swear I'm Not Creeping with Amber
And Here's Why ...
10/20/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Just because freshly single Nick Cannon spends a night with smoking hot (and freshly single) Amber Rose at an amusement park ... does NOT mean they're banging -- it just looks like it.
But Nick broke it down for us last night on his way out of a sushi joint in the Valley -- explaining why the video TMZ got of Amber and Nick on a roller coaster Friday night ... is proof they're absolutely nothing more than friends.
He makes a solid point ... unless he's using reverse psychology. Nick does cop to getting into bed with someone -- Robin Leach.
Calls Transsexual Talk Re: Bruce 'Silly'
10/20/2014 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NBC News is HILARIOUS ... pretending to be above "tabloid" celebrity news and then not-so-coyly jumping into that pool.
Hoda Kotb interviewed Kris Jenner on "Today" Monday ... pretending to care about her new cookbook -- but you gotta hear how she transitions into transsexual talk. Hysterical.
It's also interesting. Kris calls reports about Bruce Jenner becoming a woman "silly" ... saying there have been rumors since the '70s. But when it came to our story about Kris being furious that Bruce is now dating her former BFF ... she pretends she doesn't know who he's dating. She does.
Nice cooking segment.