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Packers RB Aaron Jones Arrest Video Released 'Yeah, I Was Smokin' Weed'

11/22/2017 2:57 PM PST
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TMZ Sports has obtained video of Green Bay Packers rookie Aaron Jones' weed arrest ... showing the running back admitting he toked up before breakfast earlier that day.

Jones was initially pulled over around noon on October 1 for going 79 mph in a 55 when the officer smelled a strong odor and asked ...

"You gonna be straight with me or not gonna be straight with me? Weed."

Jones replied "I was smoking it."

"Yeahhh, there you go. I appreciate the honesty," the cop said.

Jones was then asked to take a field sobriety test ... which he bombed. Jones was cuffed and taken to a hospital for blood work.

Jones was charged with speeding, operating with a restricted controlled substance, and operating without a valid license. He pled not guilty to all 3 charges. He's due in court in February.

Cassidy Busted for Pot ... Outstanding Warrants

11/21/2017 9:39 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cassidy was just chillin' in a parked van outside his house when cops busted him -- which they say has more to do with the joint and baggie full of marijuana allegedly in the van.

The Philly MC was busted Sunday afternoon in Jersey City when police say they spotted him in the vehicle, and noticed a strong marijuana odor. Officers say there was a joint sitting in clear view on the dashboard. They also found a baggie of weed and a grinder, typically used to crush weed ... according to the police report.

Cassidy was booked for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Law enforcement tells us they discovered Cassidy has an outstanding warrant in another county -- for the exact same offenses. So, now he has 2 court dates ... for the old and new charges. 

The lesson? Don't park and smoke. Allegedly.

MLB's Joe Morgan Goes Full Tupac On Steroid Users Keep 'Em Outta Hall of Fame

11/21/2017 7:53 AM PST
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MLB Hall of Famer Joe Morgan hates steroid users ... 'cause he just destroyed them all in a SCATHING letter to Hall of Fame voters BEGGING them to keep all the alleged dopers out.

Morgan was elected to the Hall in 1990, and it's clear he doesn't want to share it with any science projects, writing an open letter on behalf of all clean members of the hall.

It's long, but here are some of the most Tupac Hit-Em-Up style gems.

"We hope the day never comes when known steroid users are voted in to the Hall of Fame. They cheated. Steroid users don't belong there."

"The cheating that tainted an era now risks tainting the Hall of Fame too."

Pretty gangsta, we know, but nothing compared to the most potent bar from the salvo ... we like to call it "The Ultimatum."

"It's gotten to the point where Hall of Famers are saying if steroid users get in, they'll no longer come to Cooperstown for induction ceremonies or other events."

BTW the finalists for this year's class were just announced, and a couple of the guys are definitely dudes Morgan is talking about. We'll have to see if they respond with some Ether of their own.

Lil Peep Took Pre-Show Nap Never Woke Up

11/20/2017 9:13 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Peep took a nap before his Tucson show and never woke up ... according to the police report.

Peep's manager says she saw the rapper early Wednesday on his tour bus and he appeared to be fine. She says Peep took a nap around 5:45 PM and when she checked on him a short time later he was snoring and breathing without issue. After being unable to wake him, she decided to let him sleep longer.

The report says when Peep's other manager checked on him later in the night, the rapper was completely unresponsive and his team began CPR.

Cops say when they arrived, they discovered several Xanax pills, loose marijuana and an unknown tan powder on the rapper's tour bus.

Lil Peep was just 21.

Diddy Loses Brother Love Trademark To Nashville Rocker

11/19/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Diddy -- aka the man of a thousand names -- is gonna run into some issues if he wants to go slapping his new Brother Love alter ego on music and merch because there's already another BL in the game.

Rocker Larry Florman has been using the Brother Love alias since 2000 and has released 2 albums under the name. Florman told us he's shocked that he's the first to go after the trademark, considering he only did so a week ago after learning about Diddy infringing on the title.

It's also too late for wrestling's OG Brother Love, Bruce Prichard, who told us last week that he would be going after the trademark.  

Unclear how far Diddy was planning on taking his own Brother Love alter ego. He told us last week it was just the booze talking when he decided to make the change.  

'Are You the One?' Star Rashida Beach Busted for DUI

11/18/2017 1:16 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rashida Beach -- a star on MTV's "Are You the One?" who returned to win the "Second Chances" spinoff -- was arrested in Georgia for a DUI ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells us ... Rashida was booked early Saturday morning by DeKalb PD and faces 4 charges -- DUI, exceeding maximum speed, driving on a roadway laned for traffic and open container. She was released on $2,400 bond.

Beach posted vids to her social media Friday night showing her partying at an Atlanta area club.

Rashida was a standout on season 3 of 'AYTO?' in 2015 with her match, Devin ... and the 2 returned to take home the top prize earlier this year on the show's "Second Chances" spinoff.

O.T. Genasis Forget Weed NBA SHOULD LEGALIZE COCAINE!!!

11/17/2017 7:59 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Hey Adam Silver, you know what would be dope, like literally DOPE?

Your entire league running up and down the court COKED OUT OF THEIR MINDS ... but that's not a TMZ Sports suggestion, it's coming straight from Mr. "I'm In Love With The Coco" himself, O.T. Genasis.

We got O.T. out at Le Jardin (Hollywood hot spot) and asked him if the NBA should consider legalizing not only weed but COCAINE (and basically all drugs) for the players to use.

O.T. thinks it's a great idea, and now that we think about it it'd be pretty awesome to see Russell Westbrook going berserk on the court completely co-  NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.

KIDS STAY AWAY FROM THE COCAINE, YOU'RE UNCLE O.T. IS JUST MESSING AROUND.

Daz Dillinger Lil Peep Is a Warning ... Rx Pills Are Epidemic in Rap!!!

11/17/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Daz Dillinger says Lil Peep's death should set off alarms -- prescription pill addiction isn't just a problem in hip-hop, it's part of the culture.

We got Tha Dogg Pound legend at LAX Thursday, and he reacted to emo rapper Lil Peep dying of what police suspect is an overdose. Daz says this needs to be the moment when artists quit glorifying pill popping, as Peep often did with Xanax and other meds.

While DD famously rapped back in the day about marijuana, especially on The Chronic, he says the danger is way higher today. 

Strange to hear Daz talk about rappers as role models -- but that's what he thinks it's gonna take to reverse the deadly opiod epidemic among young people.

Erykah Badu RIP Lil Peep ... Kids Have It Too Rough These Days

11/16/2017 5:38 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Erykah Badu thinks Lil Peep's death is more complicated than it seems -- it's not just a cautionary tale about addiction, it's also a warning about mental illness issues for young people in America.

As we first reported, police strongly suspect the 21-year-old rapper died of a fatal overdose. When we got Erykah Thursday in NYC ... she was extremely somber about the challenges youth face these days. As a mother of 3, she says kids, in general, are desperately trying to stay stimulated while coping with a wave of negativity -- which is why they turn to drugs.

Badu's take isn't all that uplifting, but it's arguably crucial and definitely thought-provoking. 

Gene Simmons George Lopez Had a Drunken Good Time ... KISS Still Loves Him!!!

11/16/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Gene Simmons is giving his pal, George Lopez, a pass for his drunken antics at a KISS event, and says there's still room for him the next time the band parties at sea.

We got the rock legend outside The London hotel in NYC, and just had to get his take on George getting hammered and obnoxious during last week's KISS Kruise. Some fans were pissed off, but Gene says George was just enjoying himself.

Even though Gene famously doesn't drink, he's got no issues with fans rock 'n' rolling all night and partying everyday -- up to a point. You gotta see what he says about regulating unruly fans ... at least back in the day he would.

Melissa Etheridge No Jail in Border Drug Bust ... Plea Deal Struck

11/15/2017 9:11 AM PST
Exclusive Details

Melissa Etheridge can keep on smiling' -- she made a plea deal in her marijuana possession case that keeps her out of jail.

Burke County State attorney Amber Fiesel tells TMZ ... Melissa pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a Class B misdemeanor. She'll pay $1,000 in fines and fees and get 6 months of unsupervised probation. If she keeps her nose clean during that time, the case will be tossed.

Prosecutors wanted Melissa to submit to drug testing, but the judge shut that down after hearing Melissa has a medical marijuana card in Cali to treat her cancer-related pain.

As we reported ... Melissa's tour bus was stopped near the U.S.-Canada border in North Dakota back in August, and a K-9 detected her marijuana oil.

Master P Sues Cannabis Company You Left My Weed Biz High and Dry!!!

11/14/2017 6:22 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Master P teamed up with a cannabis company to help spread his own brand of bud across California, but it bailed on him and cost him millions ... according to a new suit.

The rap mogul joined the legal cannabis industry in November 2016 with the launch of his brand, Master P's Trees ... and claims he struck a deal with Privateer Holdings in March 2017 to produce and distribute his products in Cali.

According to the docs ... the deal was for 1 year, and Master P would promote the brand and cover half the production costs -- profits would be split down the middle. The official product launch was set for a July music fest where P was performing.

Problem is -- according to the suit -- Privateer reneged on the deal in late July and left Master P holding the bag.

The rapper's suing for breach of contract and fraud, claiming Privateer never really wanted to work with him but rather get "an inside look into the urban and hip-hop demographic of cannabis users" for its own benefit.

He wants at least $25 mil in lost profits and damages. We reached out to Privateer Holdings ... no word back so far.

Rose McGowan Surrenders to Cops In Felony Cocaine Case

11/14/2017 2:54 PM PST
Breaking News

Rose McGowan turned herself into cops in Virginia where she was arrested for an outstanding warrant for possession of cocaine.

Back in January, cops say they found a few small bags of cocaine in a wallet McGowan had left behind at the airport. A felony warrant was issued last month for her arrest, and the actress surrendered Tuesday to the Sheriff's Department in Loudoun County, Virginia.

After cops snapped her mug shot, Rose was released on a $5,000 bond.

She faces up to a year in prison if convicted. Shortly after news of the warrant came out, Rose made it clear the case wouldn't stop her from speaking out against Harvey Weinstein and supporting victims of sexual misconduct.

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