Fetty Wap ruthlessly cut the lyrics written by a former Remy Boyz member for his mega hit "679" and cheated him out of major cash ... so claims Fetty's ex-homie.
Rapper P-Dice says he helped write the multi-platinum song, and Fetty cut a deal to give him 16.9% of the profits off the track, but in a lawsuit PD says he was scrubbed from the song to avoid the payout.
According to the docs, Fetty verbally agreed to give P-Dice writing credit -- but after they finished recording, Fetty deleted his entire performance and reduced his share of the profits to 5%.
P-Dice -- who appears prominently in the "679" music video -- says the edited version ended up on Fetty's album which debuted No. 1 on Billboard. The music vid alone has topped 238 million views.
P-Dice is suing for damages in excess of $7 million. We reached out to Fetty, so far no word back.
Mariah sushied out at Nobu in Malibu with Bryan Tanaka, the backup dancer who got super flirty with her ... so much so Packer had it out with him in Mariah's dressing room and then got Tanaka banned from Caesar's Palace, where MC performs.
As we reported ... Mariah and James had a nuclear breakup ... she claims after he did something terrible to her assistant last month on a yacht in Greece.
Lady Gaga does not mind a hand or 2 -- or 10 -- on her ass when she's performing ... 'cause she let her fans do just that Thursday night.
Gaga was performing at The Satellite in L.A. Thursday wearing booty shorts, when she fell butt first into a full-on crowd surf. In their defense, concertgoers were just holding her up ... but her cheeks were fully up for grabs in the process.
James Packerwent crazy on a guy he suspected was making moves on Mariah Carey ... sources connected with Mariah tell TMZ.
Our Mariah sources say Packer grew jealous of her relationship with Bryan Tanaka -- her dancer and choreographer -- and the tension boiled over in June at Mariah's show.
We're told Bryan wasn't dancing that night due to an injury, so Packer thought it was weird he botherd to show up. Packer pulled Bryan into a room for a little mano a mano. Our sources say there was a ton of yelling, but it's unclear if it got physical.
We're told Packer was so crazed he used his casino ties -- he owns several in Australia and Asia -- to get Tanaka banned from Caesar's Palace, where MC performs. This photo of Bryan was circulated to security.
We're told Mariah didn't make a fuss because Bryan, who was nursing a knee injury, wasn't dancing. Mariah sources say she feared Packer. As we've reported, she thinks he's "mentally unstable."
Our Mariah sources think James got suspicious after she gave Bryan a lap dance -- a staple in her show -- during a May performance in South Africa.
The answer is ... nothing -- although Irina Shayk's little black dress made it seem like she had something in the oven Thursday night in London.
Irina hit up Mark's Club in London with fellow model Lara Stone -- flashing max cleavage, but everyone's looking a little lower. Yeah, it kinda looked like she had a little extra in the belly area, and honestly ... we had to look closely more than twice.
But the dress is just a poor-fitting, optical illusion. Check out a side view of the supermodel 3 weeks ago.
We'll consider this confirmation, Bradley Cooper -- you're in the clear.
The guy who played Darth Maul in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a woman ... TMZ has learned.
Raymond Park was a panelist at Super Megafest Comic-con in Massachusetts last weekend, and law enforcement sources tell us they got a 911 call early Sunday reporting an assault at his hotel. Park's rep says cops woke the actor in his room, and spoke to him about claims he struck a woman.
Park was questioned, but never detained or arrested. His rep says Park was partying with fans Saturday night at his hotel bar, but insists he never assaulted anyone. Witnesses tell us he seemed kinda wasted while throwing darts, but no one saw anything violent.
For what it's worth, Park was back at the convention Sunday. Cops say their investigation is still ongoing.
The New York woman who's got Hillary Clinton's head on a stake in her front yard says people are threatening to burn her house down.
Eileen Fuscaldo of Bellmore, NY tells us she's getting hammered by passersby who are threatening to turn her house into a pile of ashes ... because they're offended by her Hillary-themed haunted house.
You gotta see the place -- it's strewn with Halloween decor and Hillary's face plastered all over.
Watch -- Eileen's pad has already fallen victim to a paintball drive-by. She vows not to back down.
The makers of some 'Elf on the Shelf' merch awoke to find a lawsuit ... courtesy of the woman who literally wrote the book on the holiday craze.
Carol Aebersold, co-author of "The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition" ... made a fortune selling gear based on the book. But in a lawsuit she says Maureen and Manus McGee have been hawking knockoffs, and even participated in the illegal download of 'Elf' movies.
In the docs, Carol says the McGees even bitch about eBay yanking their listings -- because they're unauthorized -- insisting they have a right to sell their version.
Carol's elf co. is suing for every dime the couple's made in the elf game -- and yes, they want all the "counterfeit" dolls hauled off shelves.