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Busta Rhymes

Alleged Threats at BET Awards

Trigger Criminal Investigation

8/12/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0811-busta-rhymes-tmz-03Busta Rhymes is under investigation for allegedly threatening to slap fans at the BET Awards.

Kim Simpson says it all started when her friend accidentally bumped into the rapper while dancing at the June awards show. They apologized, but she says Busta went nuts, warning, “I’ll bite you and not that kinda bite” if it happened again.

Things escalated later when the two gals started snapping pics with reality star Deelishis, and Busta somehow got caught in the camera flash crossfire.


His reaction … “Don’t make me slap you” and then charged them, but security stopped him.  

Kim filed a police report and cops are trying to find Busta to interview him.

We reached out to Busta's lawyer ... he had no comment.


Rich Homie Quan

Bails on BET Performance

After Stage Demotion

6/29/2015 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0323-rich-homie-quan-tmz-2Rich Homie Quan is main stage or no stage at all ... and that's why you didn't see him at Sunday night's BET Awards.

RHQ was supposed to be on the telecast, but according to our sources ... he showed up to rehearsal Saturday and was told by producers he'd be the headlining act for the red carpet pre-show ... which did not go over well with him.  

We're told Quan was pissed, feeling totally disrespected.

Fans noticed his absence, with one tweeting, "I mean this a real nice put together BET Awards but um... 😐👀 where's Rich Homie Quan???"


2 Chainz vs. Flo Rida

My Chainz Bigger Than Yours

6/29/2015 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0526-2-chainz-flo-rida-splash2 Chainz and Flo Rida squared off at this weekend's BET Awards ... and one of them won by a neck.

Both showed up with giant jewel-encrusted chains ... it's debatable who's got the bigger and badder bling ... but both look like they could cover a kid's college tuition.

One thing's for sure ... sometimes one is enough ... even for 2 Chainz.



Hits the Stage

...Then His Ass

6/29/2015 3:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You can't keep Diddy down ... even when he falls into a giant hole.

It happened Sunday night during an epic Bad Boys Records tribute at the BET Awards featuring Mase, Faith Evans, Lil' Kim, and 112  ... Diddy danced over what appeared to be an elevator lift opening. He fell smack on his ass ... hard.

But the football father took it like a champ -- popping right up and finishing to a standing ovation.

Now that's what you call strength and conditioning.

Diddy seemed in good shape when he hit up BOA after the show, but wasn't into our questions about his UCLA football fight.


Meek Mill Party

LAPD in Overdrive

For BET Awards Weekend

6/27/2015 8:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Meek Mill's party was overrun Friday night by both clubgoers and cops, who were determined to keep the peace in Hollywood during the BET Awards weekend.

The rapper hosted a big party at Playhouse Hollywood, which was packed to capacity just after midnight. A slew of cops showed up -- on the ground and in the air -- to control the crowd and prevent a repeat of last year's violence during pre-show parties.

An eyewitness says YG was rejected after he refused a pat-down.

All was calm and it looks like only one or two people were busted for disorderly conduct.

One down, one to go.

Rick Ross

Jail is Costing Me a Fortune!!!

I'm Losing BET Weekend Money

6/26/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0625-rick-ross-party-jail-missing-out-fun-art-01Rick Ross has lost a lot more than his freedom after getting jailed for alleged kidnapping and assault ... we're talking a small fortune.

Turns out Ross had a HUGE weekend planned to celebrate the BET Awards.

According to our sources, Ross is losing out on all sorts of deals, including $80,000 for a party appearance and $50,000 for a club appearance.

He's also forfeiting some big money ... $30,000 for a private jet from ATL to LAX, and $60,000 for a mansion rental.

Ross is stuck behind bars until his next court date July 1.


Kanye West

I Ain't Saying Kim's a Gold Digger ...

But the Black Thing Is Real

2/24/2015 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

022415_kanye_west_launch_v2Kanye West roasted his wife Kim Kardashian for her legendary love of the black man ... and brought the house down at the BET Honors.

Kanye was accepting the Visionary Award at the ceremony -- which was pre-taped, but aired Monday night -- and talked about how guys in Chicago barbershops talk about black men in entertainment hooking up with white women ... and white women nabbing rich black guys.  

You gotta watch for the punch line because he absolutely nails Kim ... and then concludes, "It ain't got nothing to do with the money." 

Ye also recalls a story Kim told him ... about her dad, Robert Kardashian, losing it when someone spray painted "ni**er lover" on his car -- and how he used it to teach Kim a lesson about racism.

Check it out ... it's Kanye at his funniest and most poignant. 


Chris Brown

Takes a Shot

Falling Down Drunk

7/1/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown DrunkChris Brown is now privately admitting he was falling-down drunk after the BET awards Sunday ... but says it's not because he drank to excess -- it's because he can't hold his liquor.

We posted the video first thing Monday morning ... showing an absolutely obliterated CB being carried out of Playhouse in Hollywood. 

Chris is saying ... he hadn't had a drink in 6 months -- mostly because he was either in rehab or jail. Chris says he was goaded at Playhouse into drinking ... by famous folk like Lil Wayne, Tyga and Soulja Boy. They wanted him to celebrate his triumphant return on the BET stage by doing shots.

Chris admits to having the proverbial "several" shots, but that was all she wrote.

Check out the video of Chris at the DJ booth at Playhouse.  He's feelin' good, and standing upright ... kinda.

Ex-Color Me Badd Singer

BET Gig Sounded Awful

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

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.


Chris Brown

Carried Out

of BET Awards After-Party

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


BET Awards

Shooting After Show

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


... 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.

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