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Meek Mill

Goes HAM on Drake ...

Write Your Own Lyrics!

7/22/2015 6:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Meek Mill
's unloading on Drake ... accusing him of the worst crime possible in the hip-hop game -- his raps verses are written by other hands!  

Hours after his GF, Nicki Minaj, jabbed Taylor Swift ... Meek ripped Drizzy, saying ... "Stop comparing drake to me too.... He don't write his own raps!" 

The criticism was even more shocking since Drake is ON MEEK'S ALBUM!! But Meek ... "He ain't even write that verse on my album and if I woulda knew I woulda took it off my album..... I don't trick my fans! Lol."

Upping the awkward factor -- Drake's tight with Nicki. So, Meek's pillow talk should be interesting.

Meanwhile in fake Twitter beef news, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran went at it too. As best they could, anyway .... 

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Nicki Minaj vs. Taylor Swift

Bad Blood

Over VMA Snub

7/21/2015 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0721-taylor-swift-nicki-minaj-TMZ-GETTY-01Nicki Minaj went for Taylor Swift's neck when “Anaconda” and “Feeling Myself” got snubbed in the VMAs Video of the Year category, and just like that ... TWITTER WAR!

Minaj thinks her solo vid and her duet with Beyoncé got dissed because they don't fit the required body type -- “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.”

Considering Bey (for "7/11") and Taylor (for "Bad Blood") are the only other female nominees ... Swift immediately took offense to Nicki's shot, and fired back, "It's unlike you to pit women against each other."

Minaj claims she wasn't trying to start beef, but the damage has been done.

Y'know it used to be mad love ...

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Matt Barnes

Sorry Scottie, Shaq's Right

... Lakers Were Better

7/21/2015 8:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Shaq's got an ally in his war on Scottie Pippen ... Matt Barnes ... who says the NBA star is delusional if he thinks the Bulls would beat the Lakers in a battle of the greats. 

Barnes didn't know about all the personal shots Shaq and Scottie were taking at each other when we saw him at LAX yesterday, but he definitely had an opinion on the 5-on-5 debate. 

Shaq claimed the 5 best Lakers of all time would smash the 5 greatest Bulls of all time ... Pippen disagreed. So Shaq called him a woman, a bum and Michael Jordan's bitch

For the record, Matt's fought alongside Shaq in the past ... bet he'd be down to do it again. 

John McCain

I'm Not Saying Trump Owes Me An Apology

... But He Does

7/21/2015 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sen. John McCain isn't explicitly saying it, but he clearly thinks Donald Trump owes him an apology, because he squarely falls into the category of soldiers he believes are heroes. 

Our photog, Colin, got McCain Monday night arriving at Reagan National Airport and he did not mince words ... he says Trump owes an apology to the families of POWs and the POWs themselves.   

The apology is rooted in Trump's comments that POWs are not heroes. McCain was a POW, ergo he's a hero.

Trump remains at the top of the field among Republican presidential candidates, but a poll released Monday showed his McCain remarks hurt his standing. 

Shaq

RIPS SCOTTIE PIPPEN

... You Were MJ's Bitch

7/20/2015 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Shaq just opened fire on Scottie Pippen -- saying he can't talk smack when it comes to championships because all he did was ride Michael Jordan's coattails. 

It all started when Shaq posted a pic of the 5 greatest Bulls of all time (including Pippen) ... and the 5 greatest Lakers of all time (including Shaq) and said the Lake Show would crush CHI by 50!! 

Pippen responded with a pic of him and MJ after winning a title and said, "Sorry @shaq but I don't get caught up in hypotheticals. All I know is we won 6 titles, twice the amount you claimed while in LA.."

0720-SUB-shaq-scottie-pippen-face-swap-no-swipe-INSTAGRAM-01That's when Shaq hit back -- replacing Pippen's face in the original shot with MJ's face and writing, "Sorry @scottiepippen I don't believe in hypotheticals either, but I seen most of those final you did ok, but this guy did most the work."

And he didn't stop there -- "#youwereok steve kerr and Ron harper deserve more credit than you , remember I WAS BATMAN YOU WAS ROBIN , I was PUFFY YOU WAS MASE."

Stay tuned -- this probably ain't over yet!! 

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Ghostface Killah

I'll Burn Your Beard, Action Bronson!!

If My Shooters Don't Get You First

7/20/2015 11:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ghostface Killah is threatening to put a hit out on Action Bronson -- bragging to the Queens rapper that he's got "shooters" ready to get the job done.

The beef exploded this morning when Ghostface responded to a few cracks Action made on ESPN's "Sportsnation" -- hinting the legendary Wu-Tang Clan MC was washed up.

If AB was joking ... Ghostface did NOT see the humor. Watch his video response ... it's borderline criminal.

Action got the message though -- he apologized moments after Ghostface posted the video, saying ... "When ur wrong ur wrong and I was wrong. I apologized for the comments."

One funny part of this -- the smooth Teddy Pendergrass cut in the background. Soul music makes everything better. 

George Lopez to Trump

F*** That Whore

7/19/2015 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

George Lopez went on a full-scale attack in Arizona Saturday night, getting the audience to send a very loud message to Donald Trump ... "F*** that Puto."

Lopez was clearly angered over Trump's comments about Mexicans, and the crowd roared with approval.

It's interesting ... "Puto" is Spanish for male prostitute, and it's considered homophobic by some.

It didn't matter ... George, whom NBC is considering as a replacement for Trump on "Celebrity Apprentice," wanted to send the loudest message he could.

Donald Trump

McCain's No War Hero

Heroes Don't Get Captured

7/18/2015 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump has ignited a fresh political fire, by saying John McCain is NOT a war hero ... more like an ineffective soldier.

Trump was speaking at The Family Leadership Summit in Iowa Saturday, when he mocked McCain's hero status for being captured during the Vietnam war when his plane was shot down.

Trump squarely said McCain's not a hero, because heroes don't get captured. 

BTW ... Trump's #1 in the polls for all Republican candidates.

Rick Ross' Baby Mama

I'm Gonna Get You, Clucker!!

Demands Wingstop Cash

7/17/2015 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0716-ross-kemp-tmz-youtube-02Rick Ross has something in common with Chris Brown – one of his baby mamas wants a fatter child support check ... due to all the cheese he's making from hawking wings.

Tia Kemp, NOT the woman in the 50 Cent-leaked sex tape, filed docs to modify Ross' child support checks for their son William III. The boss has been paying $1,951 per month, but Kemp says she deserves more because Rick's rolling: 

- 9 successful Wingstop franchises
- $5.9 million mansion in Atlanta
- $5.1 million mansion in South FL
- Luc Belaire Rose sparkling wine and mCig electronic cigarette endorsement deals
- a recent hot-selling album ("Mastermind") 

Kemp says she should get at least $2,800 -- there's already a clause in their agreement for her to get that amount if he doesn't spend enough time with his son.

She also plays the "our kid is special" card -- pointing out William III is physically gifted, and she needs more dough to put him in martial arts classes because he could be a "star athlete." 

Chris Brown's Baby Mama

Royalty's Not Safe

Around His 'Gang' Friends

7/15/2015 3:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0715_chris_brown_nia_guzman_tmz_instagramChris Brown lost more than $50k worth of gear in the home invasion ... it could also cost him daddy time, because his baby mama is worried Royalty's in danger when she's with Chris and his homies.

Sources close to Nia Guzman tell TMZ ... she thinks many of Chris' friends are gang members or gang-affiliated, and the robbery shows they've now turned on Chris. We're told she's not cool with Royalty being around that element. 

As we first reported ... Chris' mother also thinks last night's hit was an inside job.

It's bad timing for Chris. He just filed docs asking a judge to hammer out a formal custody agreement -- partly because he says Nia's been denying him visits with Royalty.

If the court sees things Nia's way it could affect custody.

NFL's Orlando Scandrick

Files Restraining Order

Against Draya Michele

7/14/2015 12:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0714_Orlando-Scandrick_draya_tmzThe Orlando Scandrick vs. Draya Michele breakup has gone from bad to NUCLEAR ... with the NFL star filing a restraining order against his reality star ex-fiancee ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Scandrick filed court docs on July 7th -- asking a judge to order the "Basketball Wives L.A." star to stay the hell away from him. 0714-orlando-draya-subassetSources connected to the case tell us ... the relationship between the two has gone downhill fast ever since Orlando called off their engagement earlier this month. And Scandrick filed the docs, in part, to get her to move out of his home ASAP. 

A rep for Orlando had no comment on the situation. 

Kim Zolciak & NeNe Leakes

Too Successful to Work Together ...

New Reality Show Killed

7/14/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0713_kim_zolciak_nene_leakes_TMZNeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak were thiiis close to reuniting on TV … but Bravo just scrapped their new show, "Road to Riches."

TMZ has learned NeNe and Kim’s road trip show -- think Oprah and Gayle with more arguing -- has been 86'd due to scheduling issues.

We’re told the 'Housewives' BFFs-turned-frenemies just couldn’t get on the same page. Kim is in the midst of shooting her show, "Don't Be Tardy" -- and NeNe is taping the ABC game show, "To Tell the Truth." 

We're told there's the slimmest of chances it could be saved in the future, but for now it's ... bye Wig and Wig's friend

Lil Wayne/Birdman

Liquid Club Brawl

New Video Shows Rapid Vodka Fire

7/13/2015 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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We just got more video of Lil Wayne getting drenched onstage Sunday night and everyone says Birdman is the culprit, but it looks like lots of people got soaked during the melee, including Birdman himself.

As we reported, Wayne was onstage at LIV Nightclub in Miami, and as he rapped about his gripes with Cash Money the liquid hits the stage, appearing to douse him. 

Check out the video ... it seems like people in the crowd are also throwing cups of what we're told is primarily vodka, and some squarely in the direction of Birdman. 

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