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Soulja Boy I Don't Kill Rappers ... But My Money Sure Kills Beef

11/17/2016 6:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Soulja Boy has the perfect antidote for phony death threats gone awry ... and it rhymes with a million dollars.  

We got Soulja at LAX where he cleared up a recent Twitter spat he escalated with Chi-Town MC Rico Recklezz ... on whom he put a $100k bounty. 

Soulja makes no bones about it -- his focus is on new money, not old beefs with nobody rappers. Catch that, Rico and Yachty?

Nick Diaz Reacts To Conor McGregor's Club Rant ... 'F*** You'

11/16/2016 2:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nick Diaz was inside 1 Oak nightclub when Conor McGregor went off on Floyd Mayweather Tuesday night -- and had this 2 word reaction -- "F*** you."

Diaz began Snapchatting himself during Conor's rant -- and said, "I was already the 2-weight world champion, bitch."

Then he threw up a middle finger and said, "F*** you."

Our Diaz sources tell us Nick wants a piece of the Irish superstar at some point in the future ... though no word if there's been any real talks behind the scenes. 

John Legend LeBron's Beef Is Valid His Partners Ain't No 'Posse'

11/16/2016 1:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John Legend has a message for anyone dismissing LeBron James' diss of Phil Jackson ... slow your roll ... saying LBJ's got the right to be pissed over Phil calling his business partners a "posse."

You've heard the beef by now ... LeBron thinks Phil was out of line ... maybe even racist ... for referring to his agent and business manager as his "posse" -- and saying Jackson wouldn't have used the term if LeBron's business team was white.

It's raised a huge conversation about how young black men are viewed and characterized ... and when we got Legend out at LAX he stopped short of calling Phil a racist ... but admitted, LeBron's beef is valid.

'RHONY' Star Down and Dirty in Divorce Court

11/16/2016 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1116-michael-jules-waintsein-tmz-03Only thing missing between 'Real Housewives of New York' star Jules Wainstein and estranged hubby Michael was some actual slimy mud during a vicious back-and-forth slinging in court. 

The estranged couple appeared in court Wednesday in NYC for a spousal and child support hearing that quickly went south ... with their lawyers going at each other's throats with allegations of money troubles, drug use and being unfit parents.

Michael painted Jules as someone living way beyond her means ... whose spending quadrupled when she joined 'RHONY.' Michael pointed to a $40k AmEx bill in 2015 and $2k spent on Uber the first 15 days of October.  

He also brought up Jules' history of drug use documented on TV ... to which the judge snapped back by saying, "I don't decide my cases based on what's on TV."

Jules admitted to making $60k during her 1 year stint on 'RHONY' while she was married. She blamed Michael for a pile of unpaid bills and not having filed proper tax returns in nearly a decade.

She said Michael doesn't deserve more time with their kids. She claims every other weekend is more than enough, since all he does is pawn the kids off on their nanny.

The judge made no decisions, saying they need to resolve their money issues first. Same goes for custody ... though the judge added there could well be a trial.

As we reported ... Michael filed for divorce back in July and wanted full custody of their 2 kids.

Ron Harper 'Phil Jackson Is No Racist' 'This Story Is Dumb & Stupid'

11/16/2016 10:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1116-lebron-ron-phil-tmzRon Harper is coming out strong in defense of his ex-Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson -- saying straight-up, "He's no racist" ... despite comments made by LeBron James

Phil's been under fire this week -- ever since LeBron slammed Jackson for describing his close business associates as a "posse."

LeBron says he was offended by the term -- claiming it was used in a derogatory manner toward a group of African-Americans.

We reached out to Harper -- who played under Jackson with the Bulls and Lakers from 1994 to 2001 -- and he sent us a statement on the situation. Here it is in its entirety: 

"Don't want no part of this story it's dumb and stupid. Phil is no racist and back when Phil coached, we all call them the p word."

"I respect LBJ and that's how he feel I'm sorry pj is great. The world needs to stop taking words out of context. Everything about life is not a white and black thing. We're one race and that's a human race and if we let dumb people's put us into a box and then no one would survive."

"This is not an excuse for what Phil said or down playing the story but to me it's a no story."

He continued, "LBJ, we'll respect you and the things you do on the court and no one can take those away from you and all the great work off the court in Ohio and with your foundation. The people's life that you've change the kids you touch helping your friends and family reach new heights in life. Just keep It positive and never let the world see you frown. The work you do is awesome....  respect :fist: & honor."

Cedric the Entertainer LeBron's Right ... Phil's 'Posse' Comment Was Wack!

11/16/2016 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Cedric the Entertainer is Team LeBron in the NBA star's beef with Phil Jackson -- telling TMZ Sports LeBron is right ... the word "posse" is "wack."

Phil's been under fire this week -- ever since LeBron slammed Jackson for describing his close business associates as a "posse." 

LeBron says he was offended by the term -- claiming it was used in a derogatory manner toward a group of African-Americans. 

Some people have said LeBron is overreacting -- Cedric is not one of those people. 

Conor McGregor I Want $100 MILLION to Box Floyd 'He's Afraid of Real Fight'

11/16/2016 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conor McGregor has set his terms to box Floyd Mayweather -- $100 MILLION!

The two had been going back and forth on TMZ Sports earlier this week -- with Floyd calling him an "ant" and Conor daring him to "say that to my face."

But Tuesday night at 1 OAK in NYC, Conor took over the DJ booth, hijacked the mic and called out the boxer for everyone to see.

"Floyd's not ready for this," McGregor said. 

"Much respect to Floyd. He's a solid businessman on what he's been able to do ... he's a f**king animal at what he's been able to do. But as far as real fighting ... as far as true pure unarmed combat ... Floyd don't want none of this."

"He wants a boxing match, he doesn't want a fight."

"I want a $100 million cash to fight him under boxing rules ... he's afraid of a real fight."

Ball's in Floyd's court now ... 


Dana White Fires Back at Floyd Mayweather 'You're the Cure for Insomnia'

11/16/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1115-dana-white-floyd-mayweather-conor-mcgregor-TMZ-02Dana White ain't taking too kindly to Floyd Mayweather's shots at Conor McGregor -- blasting the boxing legend as one of the most boring fighters ever ... who needs to RESPECT the Irish stud. 

After teasing a possible superfight with Conor earlier this year, Floyd has turned on McGregor -- saying the UFC star simply ain't in his league as a fighter and any comparisons are disrespectful. 

So, we reached out to Dana ... who STRONGLY defended his superstar. 

"Conor McGregor ... if he touches you, you go to sleep. Floyd puts people to sleep too, with his fighting style, not with his hands."

"You know how Floyd knocks people out? When they're not looking. Watch the Victor Ortiz fight."

White went on to praise McGregor. 

"This kid's just getting started. This kid's 28 years old. Floyd can say what he wants about Conor, but even other fighters have to respect him. He's special. Floyd's never even come close to doing to other fighters what Conor does."

White says he will give Floyd props for what he's done -- but Conor's the future. Period. 

Floyd Mayweather Conor's Piggybacking Off My Name I'm the Biggest Thing In MMA

11/15/2016 9:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Here's the FULL 5-minute shot with Floyd Mayweather -- where he blasts Conor McGregor over and over again ... and claims to be the biggest name in MMA.

It all went down on Monday -- when Floyd told our guy comparing Conor to him was "disrespectful" -- because he's an elephant and McGregor is an ant.

There's a lot more in the full clip ... including the part where Floyd accuses Conor of "piggybacking off my name."

Conor responded to part of the video on Tuesday with a message to Floyd -- "SAY IT TO MY FACE."

Conor McGregor FIRES BACK AT MAYWEATHER 'Say It To My Face!'

11/15/2016 3:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conor McGregor has a message for Floyd Mayweather -- if you wanna talk smack, "SAY IT TO MY FACE!"

We just shot the UFC superstar on the streets of NYC -- where he's still getting all sorts of love from fans -- and told him about the comments Mayweather made about him Monday.

McGregor called full B.S. on Floyd's claim that he didn't watch UFC 205 -- and then Conor straight-up called him out. 

By the way, make sure you watch "TMZ Sports" on FS1 Tuesday to see ALL of Floyd's comments about Conor ... including the part where he declares himself the BIGGEST name in MMA (yeah, you read that correctly).

Keshia Knight Pulliam Divorce Ex Says He's Paid in Full ... She's Thirsty for Attention

11/15/2016 10:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1115_keshia_pulliam_ed-hartwell_tmz_gettyEd Hartwell says the last place he belongs is behind bars ... because he's paid estranged wife Keshia Knight Pulliam every dime he was ordered to pay. 

TMZ broke the story ... Pulliam demanded Hartwell get locked up after claiming he never came through with mandatory support payments. However, according to new docs filed by Ed, he's paid in full. 

Keshia also claimed Ed missed a DNA test deadline for her unborn child -- but Ed's story's a little different -- claiming the "deadline" was something Keshia made up. He does not say whether he'll actually take the test though.

In the docs, Ed's parting shot is dismissing Keshia as an attention whore -- saying she only makes accusations against him in court to get media attention.  

Floyd Mayweather 'Don't Compare Conor McGregor to Me' ... 'Total Disrespect'

11/15/2016 6:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Floyd Mayweather is sick of the Conor McGregor comparisons -- saying it's "total disrespect" because the UFC star is an ant and Floyd is an elephant. 


Floyd went on about Conor for nearly 5 minutes -- here's a sample. We'll have more on the "TMZ Sports" TV show Tuesday night on FS1. 

Here's one of the memorable quotes ...

"I mean if you’re saying he’s the Floyd Mayweather of the MMA, I’m trying to find out. Have you ever made $300 million in one night? Have you ever made $100 million in one night? Have you ever made $70 million in one night?"

"So as far as you wanna say he’s the Floyd Mayweather of the MMA ... I mean, I mean it’s okay to just say it, it’s not true."

UFC's Tyron Woodley Conor McGregor Knows I'll Beat His Ass 'He Doesn't Want Real Beef'

11/14/2016 5:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tyron Woodley says he's done Twitter beefin' with Conor McGregor -- and if the UFC superstar really wants to settle their score with their fists, Ty has a message -- "I'll be your huckleberry."

Woodley appeared on the "TMZ Sports" show (airs Monday night on FS1) -- and told the guys he knows McGregor doesn't want "real beef" ... he just acts like it for the cameras. 

Of course, the two have been going at it ever since an icy encounter at the UFC 205 weigh-ins.

Long story short ... Tyron says Conor knows he'd get wrecked if they really did meet in the Octagon. 

Sounds like fightin' words to us.

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