It's bad enough The Game famously beat down 40 Glocc on video -- but now he's verbally slapping the guy around ... claiming 40 is only suing him to extend his 15 minutes of fame, and soak up Game's shine.
40 Glocc filed the lawsuit after Game humiliated him 2 years ago by beating the crap out of him, recording it, and posting it on YouTube. Now, Game says -- in new docs obtained by TMZ -- he was acting in self-defense during the fight and only started punching after 40 pulled a gun.
40 has claimed Game pulled a gun, though neither is seen with a firearm in the video.
In the docs, Game throws a few jabs -- for instance ... he has Grammy nominations and a TV show, and 40 does not. He also points out his 1.1 million Twitter followers compared to 40 Glocc's measly 53,000.
Best of all ... Game claims the whole lawsuit is part of Mr. Glocc's "gangster agenda to profit from threats, intimidation and taunts" -- said the guy who made 40 Glocc cower in fear during that infamous ass whoopin'.
Whatever happens in court -- the awesome video will live forever.
Tracy Morgan's Mom
BLOCKED AT HOSPITAL
By His Fiancée
6/10/2014 11:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tracy Morgan's estranged mother was turned away at the hospital when she first went to visit her critically injured son ... this according to the mother herself.
Alicia Warden -- who has had a well-publicized, strained relationship with Morgan -- tells TMZ no one called her about her son ... she heard about it on TV.
She says she went to visit Tracy in the hospital on Saturday, but was turned away by hospital security and Tracy's fiancee, Megan Wollover. Warden believes Tracy's fiancee has a thing against her.
Warden says she returned the next day and she was let in ... but Tracy was unconscious and she was only allowed to stay for 5 minutes -- never alone with him. She says his friends and a pastor were in the room.
Warden says, "All I wanted was for our family to be alone with him. I wanted to pray over him and couldn’t do that because so many people were in the room."
Morgan said in a 2012 interview, he hadn't seen her in 11 years.
'I Don't Like Kanye West!'
6/10/2014 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner's Instagram page was hacked this morning ... with fake messages blasting Kanye West and French Montana.
The posts surfaced around 7:30 AM PT ... the first one reading in part, "I don't like Kanye west! I just pretend I do so my daughters can make a profit."
The fake post also ripped on French Montana, who's dating Khloe, saying, "He's not even black. If I liked blacks so much I'd date one!"
The posts were quickly deleted.
Disses Selena Gomez ...
6/10/2014 5:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus used her concert stage to wage a very public war against Selena Gomez ... singing her song "FU" while holding a cardboard cutout of the "Spring Breakers" star's face.
Cyrus was performing in Milan on Sunday when she spotted someone in the crowd holding the Gomez cutout. She snatched it up and sung with it for a bit ... before winding up and tossing it away.
It's unclear what Miley's beef with Selena is ... but there was nothing subtle about her message. We do know Miley and Justin Bieber hung out a little bit last summer.
Miley denied there was anything going on, but this video makes you wonder.
50 Cent to Slowbucks
Hey Liar, I Never Stole Your Damn Chain
6/9/2014 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Slowbucks is a dirty liar for accusing 50 Cent of masterminding a plot to attack him and stealing his bling ... so says 50 Cent himself.
50 just went on a preemptive tirade against Slowbucks saying the theft allegation is made up and Slowbucks is treading on dangerous territory spreading his story to TMZ and others.
As for Slowbucks ... he claimed he was jumped on June 1 by 50's goons who jacked his gold chain while 50 was onstage at the Summer Jam Festival in Jersey.
Slowbucks tells TMZ ... he's not scared of 50 or his posse, telling us, "People know how I roll in the streets." He says 50 can keep the chain, saying he doesn't want this to escalate into a Tupac/Biggie situation.
I'm Done Talking About
6/3/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
T.I. says the beef between him and Floyd Mayweather is over -- and if you think he's going to spill any details about what went down between them ... think again.
The rapper was out in NYC on Monday with a few friends when our photog hit him with a barrage of questions about his recent fight with Floyd ... but T.I. insisted things were all good now.
As for why he wouldn't spill any details about the actual fight, T.I. explained, "He may be used to talking after his fights ... where I'm from, we don't talk after ours."
Allegedly Beats Up Comic
for Telling Jokes About Him
6/2/2014 11:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Comedian Mike Epps allegedly took part in beating down a comic in Atlanta who reportedly cracked a few jokes mocking the Kevin Hart/Epps "feud" ... TMZ has learned.
Atlanta Police is investigating an alleged fight that went down Saturday night at the Uptown Comedy Corner. The alleged victim, Lavar Walker, told police someone told him that Epps was waiting outside the club to speak to him.
When Walker got outside, he told police he was struck in the face by Epps ... and then attacked by Epps and two other men. Walker was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment (see his injuries below).
A rep for the Atlanta PD tells TMZ ... thus far, no arrest warrants have been issued.
We reached out to a rep for Epps for comment ... so far, no word back.
FINALLY Apologizes to the Black Keys
5/31/2014 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The feud between Jack White and The Black Keys is one step closer to being squashed -- 'cause the ex-White Stripes singer released a lengthy apology Saturday to try making amends.
Rolling Stone published an interview with Jack White Saturday that seemed to further his beef with the Black Keys ... but hours later White backtracked saying his words came out wrong -- so he felt inclined to apologize.
We broke the story ... Jack's ex-wife submitted a bunch of emails last year to a judge saying the rocker was a threat to her safety -- including one message where he called Black Keys lead singer Dan Auerbach an "a**hole" who rips off his music.
Jack says his wife's lawyer only submitted the emails to "villainize me in a private legal scenario" -- and his comments were part of a "bigger scenario that is difficult to elaborate on."
As for the Keys ... Jack says he wishes them nothing but success from here on out ... and apologizes to everybody else he may have offended -- like Meg White, Adele ... and the list goes on (he's ticked off a lot of people.)
Kissed and Made Up
With Eric Stonestreet
5/30/2014 9:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Kiss vs. Eric Stonetreet (and his mother) beef is over ... so says Paul Stanley, who has even extended an invite to a Kiss concert as a show of friendship.
The social media battle between the "Modern Family" star and the makeup-clad rockers began when Stonestreet felt Stanley and Gene Simmons were rude to his mother on a flight from Los Angeles to Kansas City. Stanley and Simmons said the whole thing was a misunderstanding and Stonestreet calmed down.
This morning at LAX, Stanley reiterated that point and had nothing but nice things to say about Stonestreet and his mother ... but carefully danced around saying he was sorry about any of it.
Either way ... everybody's on the same page now. Until Eric gets on Twitter.
Beefs with Kiss
Over Perceived Mom Diss
5/29/2014 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet called out Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for being rude to his mother on a flight yesterday, but Stanley claims the whole thing was a misunderstanding.
Stonestreet ripped the rockers on Instagram, claiming Simmons tried to "bully" his mom out of her seat and then mocked her by asking for her autograph -- and even threw in an old lady jab, calling her ... "Aunt Bee."
But Simmons fired back ... claiming the whole thing was made up, and he "would never be mean, especially to mothers."
Stanley also tweeted that the whole mess was just a "misunderstanding of joking."
Stonestreet accepted the sort-of-apology with a white flag tweet, "Thank u for that. She did tell me you let her go first. I will tape my glow in the dark KISS posters back together now."
Stonestreet tweeted a separate response to Simmons, throwing his mother under the bus. He wrote, "Ok @genesimmons. Take care. I assure u, I will have a stern talk with my mom about making up stories. Old people, ya know? OUR apologies:)"
Neutral in Lil Wayne/Scooter War
5/28/2014 5:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is Switzerland when it comes to the beef between Lil Wayne and Biebs' manager, Scooter Braun ... giving them both shout-outs ... but giving Scooter top billing.
Bieber was leaving the Rainbow Bar and Grill on the Sunset Strip Tuesday night, and could not have been nicer to fans who wanted a pic.
Our photog asked Bieber about Lil Wayne's veiled death threat against Scooter. He clearly wanted to answer because he rolled the window back down to make one thing clear ... he would not clearly take sides.
Vows to Dump the Plump
After Wedding Meltdown
5/28/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian is determined to drop his considerable gut after fleeing Kimye's wedding in fat shame ... vowing to hit the gym EVERY DAY until he sees his toes again, Rob's trainer tells TMZ.
Celeb trainer Gunnar Peterson tells us ... Rob texted him when he arrived back from Italy, where he bailed on Kimye's wedding because he felt too fat to pose for family photographs.
Gunnar says Rob's text was clear as crystal -- he wanted to hit the ground running ... literally ... posting up workouts every day this week, and continuing the intensity until the fat is gone.
As we reported, Rob's gym regimen hit a lull before Kim's wedding -- he worked out just a couple times a week -- but we're told Rob is now determined to get his old body back.
Gunnar tells us ... he will show Rob no mercy -- he'll endure a full hour of high-intensity full body exercises, cardio, resistance training ... the whole hog -- daily.
Gunnar tells us ... "Rob is locked and loaded" ... and NOT with cheeseburgers.
Shoving Match at Vegas Pool Party
Hours Before Floyd Fight
5/28/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
T.I.'s temper was already revved up just hours before he got into a violent brawl with Floyd Mayweather on the Vegas Strip -- when security at a crowded pool party DENIED his ass ... and it's all caught on video.
Witnesses tell TMZ T.I. had shown up to Liquid -- the pool party at Aria where Nicki Minaj was performing last weekend -- but he tried to side step security with his posse.
Security wasn't having it ... insisting T.I. had to be searched just like the normies entering the party.
The real problem -- we're told the door staff didn't recognize Tip ... and once they did realize it was him they let him right into the event.
But the standoff was intense -- Vegas PD even got involved -- and after watching the video, you'll understand why T.I. had a short fuse when he faced off against Floyd later that night. Pretty nuts.