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Diddy 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.


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Meek Mill Party LAPD in Overdrive For BET Awards Weekend

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

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
EXCLUSIVE

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.

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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

Kanye 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. 

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Chris Brown Takes a Shot Falling Down Drunk

7/1/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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
EXCLUSIVE



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
'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

Floyd 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
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
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-TV Host B. Scott Blows Off Sweet Offer from BET Could Cost Him $150K

6/18/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
0417-b-scott-02B. Scott -- the transgender host who went to war with BET -- turned down the network's offer to settle their ongoing lawsuit ... and the gamble could end up costing him 6 figures. 

As TMZ first reported, Scott lost his lawsuit against BET after suing for discrimination. He claimed network execs forced him to change into men's clothes at the BET Awards last year.

Losing the case left Scott on the hook for BET's attorney's fees ... which, according to court docs obtained by TMZ, totaled $279,000! But in a letter to Scott, his former employer offered to let him off easy for a mere $15,000 ... IF he promised to drop any appeals. 

Scott opted to roll the dice -- he rejected the offer, filed an appeal, and now BET is going after him for the fees again ... demanding at least $150K. 

Scott's not backing down, telling us ... "No one will tell me who I should be, how I should present myself, or what I do with my life."

A judge will decide what he does with his money.

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