Fat Joe is an immoral cheat who betrayed his protege, Big Pun ... so claims Big Pun's widow who claims Joe has left her out in the cold since her husband's death.
Liza Rios is beside herself ... she says in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- hubby Big Pun had a deal with Fat Joe to split the fortune Pun made from songs like "I'm Not A Player."
Liza says a few years after her 700-pound husband died from a heart attack in 2000 ... Joe turned off the spigot and she hasn't gotten a penny since 2005 ... even though the records continued to sell.
It's especially maddening for Liza, because Fat Joe released posthumous albums years after Big Pun died.
She wants more than a million bucks.
BTW ... Fat Joe is skinny now.
Trina's a Hypocrite
She's a Homewrecker Too
9/16/2014 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Trina has some nerve hating on Khloe Kardashian for stealing French Montana away from her ... because Trina did the exact same thing to French's wife ... so claim friends of French (FOF).
Trina's blasting French and Khloe in a new song "F*** Love" ... "You can keep that purse, you can keep that whip, you can have that bitch."
But FOF say the song should have been called "Karma" ... because she started banging French while he was still married.
We're told French had feelings for Trina ... but she was never "his main girl" ... so it's a case of no harm, no foul.
Final shot ...FOF say Trina's new song is a lame attempt to jump start her career off French and Khloe.
NFL/CBS Deceived Everyone
I NEVER Signed on for Football
9/16/2014 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rihanna is livid at the NFL and CBS ... claiming the league and the network had no right to make it look like she was part of the Ravens/Steelers Thursday night pre-game show ... and had no right to single her out when it was scrapped.
Sources connected with Rihanna tell TMZ ... the singer was pissed when someone sent her the joint NFL/CBS press release last week, with the headline, "CBS & NFL Network 'Run This Town' for Thursday Night Football Open with Music Featuring Rihanna & Narration by Don Cheadle."
In fact Rihanna never did anything special for the game ... all CBS/NFL did was license a Jay Z song that featured Rihanna.
Rihanna's rep tells TMZ, "Due to the misuse and misrepresentation of Rihanna's name and participation in connection to CBS TNF, CBS was not allowed to license and utilize the song 'Run This Town.' Roc Nation made the decision to not grant the song’s usage."
Translation: Because her name was used to promote the show, she felt she then had the right to block the production.
Rihanna also made it clear on social media Tuesday ... she is also angry that CBS yanked the production and insinuated it was because she was the victim of domestic violence.
CBS's plan was to use the Jay Z song along with a voiceover by Don Cheadle that would be customized for each match up -- but CBS said today the song will NOT be used.
We called CBS and the NFL ... so far, no comment.
French Montana's Ex Calls Khloe a Bitch
In New Diss Rap
9/16/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Trina is on the attack ... BLASTING her ex French Montana and Khloe Kardashian for screwing behind her back -- and TMZ obtained a snippet of her new anger filled track about the affair.
Trina never mentions either French or Khloe by name in the new song called "F*** Love" feat. Tory Lanez ... but sources close to the rapper tell us their tryst last year was definitely the track's inspiration.
Trina doesn't pull punches ... insinuating French tried to play her for a fool -- and referring to Khloe with the line, "You can keep that bitch!"
As we previously reported ... Trina and French were living together in New Jersey when Khloe came on the scene. Sources close to the couple said Trina was devastated by the break-up.
So, what does Trina think now that Khloe and French are done? We reached out to her about the break-up and the track ... no word back yet.
I Was Too Wasted on Vicodin
To Write 'Blurred Lines'
9/15/2014 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
4:34 P.M. PDT -- Thicke's attorney Howard King tells TMZ ... “Robin's moment of personal vulnerability is being exploited in the hope of diverting attention from the obvious weakness of their legal claim.”
Robin Thicke was wasted on Vicodin and booze when he helped create "Blurred Lines" ... and that's his defense to allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye.
Thicke sat for a deposition in the case where Gaye's family sued him for allegedly lifting Marvin's song, "Got to Give it Up."
The lawyer for Gaye's family asked Thicke if he was present when Pharrell created "Blurred Lines." Thicke responded, "I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio." He goes on to say he was so out of it he really wasn't involved in the creative process.
Thicke then kind of throws Pharrell under the bus in the depo, saying, "The reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song."
Thicke has a problem ... he gave a GQ interview where he said, "Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give it Up.' I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.'"
Thicke had a great answer for his GQ interview, telling the lawyer, "With all due respect, I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year."
In fact, Thicke said, "Every day, I woke up, I would take a Vicodin to start the day and then I would fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews."
Robin says he's now drug free, telling the Gaye family lawyer, "I've been sober for the last 2 months ... When your wife leaves you, it gives you good reason to sober up."
But here's the thing. Later in the depo Robin says he's sober in the sense he no longer pops Vicodins but he still drinks.
Hologram Triggers Gun, Hitler Threats
9/15/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A feud over the Michael Jackson hologram triggered a war so fierce between 2 prominent men ... a judge has now ordered one of them to 86 his firearms and his Hitler pics.
You may recall the epic MJ hologram rolled out during this year's Billboard Music Awards. You almost didn't see it, because a mogul named Alki David went to court claiming a guy named John Textor stole the technology and asked the judge to block Textor from showcasing the hologram on the show.
The judge told David to pound sand, and that's where the craziness began.
According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- David went on a hate campaign against Textor, posting a pic of Hitler flipping off the camera on Instagram and tagging Textor. David also allegedly sent Textor death threats and allegedly tried extorting him with photos and illicit money transfers.
And most ominous ... David posted pics of himself holding a gun to a dog's head, which Textor says was a not-so-veiled threat to him.
Textor went to court this week with the help of legal pit bull Marty Singer, asking for a protective order and the judge agreed. David has been ordered to stop the harassment, stay clear of Textor and get rid of his guns and not get new ones.
David has also been ordered to remove the Hitler pics and the various threats from social media.
Shreds Ex-Fiancee Naya On New Track
9/15/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Big Sean is so damn happy Naya Rivera is out of his life, he rapped about it on his new single ... and the track is pretty vicious.
"I Don't F*** With You" is all about how infrequently Sean thinks about Naya after their nasty break-up ... even though the whole track is about her. So ... irony?
The song was produced by Kanye West -- and in the spirit of a good Yeezy rant -- Sean calls Naya a ho, a bird brain, and lays down the instant classic ... "I just dodged a bullet from a crazy bitch."
That's just a taste. Enjoy the rest ... especially if you're Lea Michele.
'Love & Hip Hop: Hwood' Star
I'm Going Bulletproof
Rap Game is Too Deadly
9/14/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hip hop producer Mally Mall is pimping his sick ride -- not for style, but for safety -- bulletproofing his Maybach because he tells us there's way too much shooting in the biz these days.
The new "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" cast member says he sent his custom whip to Richie Rich at West Coast Customs for what you might call the POTUS treatment -- full bulletproofing AND bombproofing.
Mall says the windows all have double-pane glass (with the holes to return fire if needed) -- and the frame is layered with steel plates. He says the vehicle virtually indestructible now ... though we'd love to see who was dumb brave enough to test it.
As we first told you ... Mally helped squash the Drake-Chris Brown beef -- but he says recent shootings involving Suge Knight and Chris Brown, and backstage at Wiz Khalifa's show ... made him think it's time for security upgrades.
Carpooling with African wild cats doesn't hurt either.
Katy Perry Stole My Dancers
And I'm Pissed
9/10/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift believes Katy Perry is a thief ... and we've learned that's the basis of their feud.
The girl-on-girl war ignited when 3 of Taylor's dancers jumped ship and joined Katy's tour. Taylor felt betrayed because she became very close to the dancers and considered them family.
But here's the thing. The 3 dancers had actually worked with Katy first, but when Katy's tour ended several years ago they needed work. So they signed up as dancers during Taylor's tour.
We're told the dancers told Taylor up front ... they did not want to sign for the full tour -- they wanted a 30-day out, and we're told it's because they were just waiting for Katy to go back on tour.
When Katy hit the stage again, they gave their 30-day notice, but Taylor got so pissed off she fired them on the spot.
All of this went down a year ago but we're told Taylor held a grudge, which boiled over when she wrote a song -- "Bad Blood" -- alluding to Katy screwing her over.
It's turned into a full on war, with Taylor not-so-coyly talking about the alleged betrayal -- and Katy responding on Twitter by calling Swift ... Regina George in sheep's clothing.
Kanye, Diddy, Rick Ross
Kings Of Rap Ripped Me Off
... Claims Artist
9/8/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Atlanta rapper 9gotti's got himself some brass ones -- firing off a legal threat to 3 powerful rap icons -- Kanye West, Diddy and Rick Ross -- warning them to quit jacking his music.
At issue ... a French Montana track called "Gucci Mane" -- which Kanye helped produce. Chinga Chang Records claims the song belonged to 9gotti ... before Yeezus and the others stole it from him.
The record label sent a cease and desist letter that's pretty comical ... saying the ripoff may have been a "drunken oversight." It also takes a shot at Diddy -- accusing him of being a music thief -- and says Rick Ross should know better because he's an ex-correctional officer.
According to the letter ... French's song and 9gotti's tune are nearly identical. French's version hasn't been released yet ... and Chinga Chang is dead-set on making sure it never comes out.
Former 'View' Host
I LOVE the New Panel ...
With ONE Exception
9/6/2014 9:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Original "View" co-host Debbie Matenopoulos doesn't need an umbrella, because she has plenty of shade ... which she happily threw at one of the show's new panelists.
A very pregnant Matenopoulos was hanging out at Craig's in West Hollywood and had glowing reviews for 3 members of the new foursome -- Rosie Perez, Nicole Wallace ... along with Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell. Debbie laid out her issues with one of them.
Debbie -- who's now repped by Wendy Feldman -- doesn't have hard feelings though about getting canned in '99, and replaced by Lisa Ling. Last night she told our photog she'd be down for a return, and she's even cooked up a ploy to score ratings.
So What If I'm Uneducated?!
9/4/2014 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather says he doesn't care that 50 Cent and Manny Pacquaio call him "uneducated" -- because he says if it's true ... "it makes my story that much more interesting."
Mayweather was talking with Brian Shapiro from The Vegas Take on Fox Sports 670 -- when he said personal attacks are just part of the job.
"When you get to this level, people are gonna take shots at you in every way possible."
Mayweather also said he's not bothered by all of 50 Cent's social media smacktalk -- saying, "My beef is with boxers. I stay in my lane."
Kim Kardashian & Rita Ora
Drama Brewing ...
On Same Flight Out of LAX
9/2/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Rita Ora ended up on the same flight out of Los Angeles Monday, which wouldn't be a big deal ... until you remember Kim has MAJOR BEEF with Rita!!!
As TMZ first reported, Kim still blames Rita for her bad breakup with Rob Kardashian ... which she considers the cause of a lot of his problems since then.
Things are still so bad between them ... Kim refused to sit near Rita at the VMAs.
Rita arrived about 30 minutes before Kim -- who was with Kanye West and North -- but they probably ended up in first class together.
Power up the noise-cancelling headphones.