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Ex-Color Me Badd Singer

BET Gig Sounded Awful

7/1/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ex-Color Me Badd lead singer Bryan Abrams was less than impressed by the band's BET Awards gig Sunday night.

Bryan was not-so diplomatic, saying "I'm not trying to hate on them, but I thought it sounded kinda horrible."

As for why Abrams wasn't there ... he says he parted ways with CMB last year to focus on his sobriety ... checking into a treatment center for alcohol related issues. He was there 6 months.

Now he's sober and brutally honest.

Ooooh oooh oooh ooh.

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Chris Brown

Carried Out

of BET Awards After-Party

6/30/2014 5:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Brown BET Awards After PartyChris Brown's hos ain't loyal, but his bros sure are ... 'cause they straight up carried him out of a Hollywood club and into the waiting ride of Karrueche Tran.

Brown was leaving Playhouse in the wee hours of Monday morning, but not under his own power. Brown's arms were squarely wrapped around the shoulders of two guys ... while a few other people cleared the way.

Tran -- Chris' on-again/off-again girlfriend -- was waiting in a sick orange Lambo ... ready to whisk CB away. No doubt he napped the whole ride.



Brown performed at the BET Awards earlier in the evening -- his first show since getting out of jail.

As TMZ previously reported, Brown emerged from jail earlier this month pledging he would change his partying ways and never go back behind bars. So much for that.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Denied by T.I.'s Wife

on the BET Awards Red Carpet

6/30/2014 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

063014_tiny_floyd_launchFloyd Mayweather Jr. tried to re-connect with rapper T.I.'s wife on the red carpet of the BET Awards, but she was having none of it ... possibly to avoid another Floyd/T.I. brawl.

Tiny was doing an interview on the red carpet Sunday night when Floyd came rolling by with his girl. He tried to get her attention -- calling her name and trying to grab her elbow -- but she ignored him and just hightailed it out of there.

It's amazing that Floyd would do this, since ... as TMZ previously reported ... it was Floyd's relationship with Tiny that set off the Floyd/T.I. fight at Fatburger in Las Vegas last month.

Round 2, anyone?

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BET Awards

Shooting After Show

6/30/2014 3:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

063014_supperclub_launch_v2There was a shooting at a Hollywood nightclub -- filled with famous rappers -- hours after the BET Awards.

The incident occurred at around 2:30 AM PT Monday at Supper Club. Someone fired a shot outside the club. One eyewitness tells TMZ the shooter was aiming at the Game's car ... although that does not appear to be the case. Another witness says the shot was fired in the air.

We're told no one was hit.

A witness says the man in the white T-shirt had a gun in his right hand at the time of the shooting and was running from the area where shots were fired.

A number of rappers were inside the club following the BET awards, including Game, Meek Mill, T-Pain, and Busta Rhymes.

This is the third BET-related incident of violence over the weekend.  There was also a stabbing inside a party hosted by Meek Mill and there was a fatal shooting outside an unauthorized BET party in Hollywood ... one man died and 4 others were injured after a man opened fire.

Chris Brown & Bieber

ONE OF US CAN BALL

... For Real

6/30/2014 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Chris Brown and Justin Bieber both showed up to the BET Celebrity basketball game this weekend -- and one of 'em REALLY IMPRESSED with his hoops skills. 

Of course, Bieber has been practicing his game like a maniac over the past year -- training in gyms all over the country and even at Lil Wayne's basketball court at his private sports compound. 

Meantime, Brown has been putting on weight -- and doesn't look like his old, usual shifty self ... but check out the video ... sometimes, looks can be deceiving.

BET Awards

Stabbing During Pre-Party

Inside Hollywood Nightclub

6/29/2014 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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-- Lure tells TMZ ... the club is shocked and saddened by the stabbing -- "which did not take place inside our venue." We're told the attack occurred on the street outside the club. Management says it's cooperating with the LAPD in its investigation.
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There was a stabbing last night at a BET Awards pre-party filled with famous rappers ... somebody was seriously injured -- and we got crazy footage as it all was going down.

Law enforcement says a man in his 20s was stabbed inside Lure Nightclub on the dance floor Saturday night after a fight broke out ... and in the video, he's seen laying on the curb waiting for help while a panicked friend yells at cops to hurry the ambulance.

We're told the man was rushed to Cedars-Sinai with two stab wounds in the stomach and he's currently in stable condition.

The party was hosted by rapper Meek Mill ... The GameLil Boosie, Mase and actress Kyla Pratt were also there.

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So far ... it's unclear why the fight that led to the stabbing broke out.

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Floyd Mayweather

Takes GF on $70,000

Pre-BET Awards Shopping Spree

6/29/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0627_floyd_mayweather_bet_awards_jewelry_launchFloyd Mayweather's girlfriend put on a few pounds this week ... of jewelry ... following a ridiculous shopping spree to get her blinged out for the BET Awards this weekend.

Doralie Medina did some major work to Floyd's credit card, dropping $30,000 at Saks Fifth Ave on things like Birkin bags (yes, two), a CÉLINE python (another handbag), some new shoes and a few pieces of jewelry.

But wait, there's more! He then took her to a jewelry store in downtown Los Angeles and dropped ANOTHER $40,000 on jewelry in the diamond district.

Normally we'd be worried someone might try and snatch her new bling, but considering she'll be standing next to the most lethal fighter on Earth ... we think she'll be fine.

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Cheech and Chong

'Free Weed' For Audience Members

At Spike Awards Show

6/8/2014 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cheech and Chong doled out a bunch of "free weed" at the Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards show Saturday night ... but they're not going to jail for it -- 'cause the buds were fake.

The famous marijuana-enthusiasts took to the stage to present an award ... and during the speech gave audience members an impromptu examination for medical marijuana prescriptions.

According to C&C, the audience passed ... so the duo instructed everyone to reach under their seats for some sticky green stuff -- and surprisingly, there were actual bags of fake pot taped to the bottom.

We're guessing some hopeful stoner went home and smoked it anyway.

Robin Thicke

Worst Timed Crotch Thrust

During Plea for Wife's Forgiveness

5/19/2014 5:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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 sang his heart out at the Billboard Music Awards ... begging for estranged wife Paula Patton's forgiveness -- and also gave a random woman in the crowd a face full of his crotch. Bad timing?

As TMZ first reported, Thicke penned the song "Get Her Back" specifically to try and win back Patton ... with lyrics like "All I wanna do is make it right" and "I'll wait for forever for you."

The song was catchy and filled with the requisite amount of pleading but at the end of the song he made the poor choice to drop to his knees and pump his hips at a cute chick in the front row. 

Now we wait and see if the song worked. On Paula, not the fan.

Kendall Jenner

Billboard Awards Disaster

I Can't Read Good

5/19/2014 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kendall Jenner was doing just fine during her introduction of 5 Seconds of Summer during last night's Billboard Music Awards ... when suddenly words became her enemy and the whole thing went to hell.

Jenner got through the first part without a hiccup, but suddenly got thrown off track ... which led to her blurting out, "Guys, I'm the worst reader!" 

Jenner took to Twitter afterwards and seemed to blame her eyesight for the debacle, writing, "Anndddd as if I wasn't nervous already!!!! #NeverLeavinMyContactsAtHomeAgain! #LOL #LessonLearned"

Better luck next time.

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Robin Thicke

Will BEG for Paula Back at Awards ...

'I Should've Kissed You Longer'

5/15/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0514_ROBIN_THICKE_BILLBOARD_TMZRobin Thicke is so desperate to get his wife back ... he WROTE A NEW SONG about it -- including the lyrics "I should've kissed you longer / I should've held you stronger" -- and TMZ has learned he'll debut it live on stage ... at the Billboard Music Awards.

TMZ has obtained a copy of the lyrics for the new song -- called "Get Her Back" -- and the whole thing is dripping with regret over his split from Paula Patton.

Some highlights: 
-- "All I wanna do is make it right"
-- "I gotta get her, go get her back / I gotta treat her right / I gotta cherish her for life"
-- "I should've kissed you longer / I should've held you stronger / And I'll wait for forever for you."

Robin's other public pleas to Paula -- opening up during concerts about forgiveness -- have fallen on deaf ears.

If at first you don't succeed ... beg in front of a national TV audience Sunday night at 8:00 PM on ABC.

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Ice Cube

I 'Was Robbed' Comment Was Not a Diss to Paul Walker

4/14/2014 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ice Cube is setting the record straight ... saying he was not taking a huge shot at Paul Walker when he griped about losing to him at the MTV Movie Awards -- and claims his words were misinterpreted.

Cube raised eyebrows when, according to USA Today, he said ... "We was robbed" in the Best Onscreen Duo category. He and Kevin Hart's "Ride Along" lost to Paul Walker and Vin Diesel's "Fast & Furious 6."

He added, "We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy." 

Sounds like Cube was getting some heat ... because he's now saying, "I wasn't really mad we didn't win. So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker."

Ice Cube also tweeted, "Ice Cube is not a sore loser. I was born losing. This winning s*** is what I gotta get use to."

Sources close to the actor/rapper tell us he had a joking tone during the USA Today interview ... and was just busting on award shows since he doesn't take them seriously.

We feel you on that, Cube.

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2013 MTV Movie Awards

Red Carpet Rewind!

4/13/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0407_mtv_movie_awards_launch_v2Take some deep breaths and try not to panic because the 2014 MTV Movie Awards are just hours away -- but before they smack you in the face with this year's hottest looks -- take a magical trip back in time and check out all of the looks from last year's fashion photos.

**Head over to TooFab to check out all of this year's MTV Movie Awards awesomeness!**

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