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Chance the Rapper VIP Fan Sues ... My Backstage Trip Was a Painful One

9/20/2017 5:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Scoring backstage passes for Chance the Rapper was the worst VIP experience ever ... according to a fan who's suing for a header she took during the Chi-town concert.

The woman says she had a wristband for meet and greet access to Chance during his 2016 Magnificent Coloring Day Festival. Sweet score, right? Wrong ... according to the fan who says she was on her way backstage when she tripped over a chain that was left unsecured, and on the floor of a tunnel.

She says she was slammed to the ground and was injured, though she's not specific about her boo-boos. 

In the suit, she says the concert promoter, AEG Live, had a duty to keep the grounds safe ... but failed miserably. She's suing the music giant for damages.

Chance is not a defendant in the case.

F**kJerry Sued You Screwed My Kid Outta Instagram Riches, Bitches!

9/20/2017 3:48 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The wildly popular Instagram account F**kJerry pulled some shenanigans on a 16-year-old kid -- jacking his Instagram handle, and costing him tons of dough ... according to a lawsuit.

The kid's father, Tom Chau, filed the suit ... claiming the company F**kJerry and its CEO struck a deal to post promotional content on his son's account. The kid's no IG slouch himself -- his account @3.141592 (yeah, that's pi to you math nerds) has 2.6 million followers.

Mr. Chau says the problem is F**kJerry didn't get his approval to deal with his minor son, and as the deal stands ... it should have ended in May 2017. Instead, Chau says the F**kJerry people seized control of his kid's account -- memes and all -- and changed his password.

He's suing to get back control of the account, and for the revenue his kid has lost while under F**kJerry's thumb.

Offset Cardi B Called Me After 'Choke Hold' ... Hip-Hop Cops Are Real!!!

9/20/2017 1:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B's alleged choking incident with a NYC cop has all the earmarkings of the so-called hip-hop cops ... at least as far as her bf, Offset, is concerned.

The Migos rapper told us how he reacted when Cardi called him after the alleged incident. We broke the story ... Cardi says a NYC cop put her in a choke hold Tuesday night and pinned her against her Bentley SUV.

Neither Cardi nor NYPD have offered an explanation for why the cop would have done this ... IF he did. So, we raised the possibility it was the hip-hop cops -- the alleged secret unit of law enforcement tasked with pinning crimes on innocent hip-hop stars.

Offset believes it's a strong theory ... although he ain't gung-ho to talk about it in public.

Side note: Offset just launched a great campaign to raise money for cancer research. You can read about it and donate at cancer.org/offset.

Oscar De La Hoya GGG Vs. Canelo Judge Must Be Suspended ... Score Was 'Atrocious'

9/20/2017 1:56 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Oscar De La Hoya tells TMZ Sports ... boxing officials ARE moving to suspend Adalaide Byrd, the judge who insanely scored the GGG vs. Canelo Alvarez fight 118 to 110. 

Oscar joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs tonight on FS1) -- and expressed his outrage over the way Byrd scored the fight, despite the fact her decision benefited Canelo, who's Oscar's fighter. 

"Atrocious," Oscar said ... "What the hell was she thinking?"

Oscar says he does believe Canelo should have won the fight -- but not by that lopsided of a score. 

In the end, the fight was ruled a draw -- and if you watch the show tonight, you'll hear Oscar tell us the status of rematch conversations with Gennady Golovkin's people. 

'Ink Master' Star My Daughter Framed Me for Child Abuse!!!

9/20/2017 1:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Ink Master" star Chris Blinston believes his daughter researched online how to make it look like she was strangled, right before accusing him of strangling her ... TMZ has learned.

Blinston's attorney tells us ... Chris obtained info that his 13-year-old daughter used her school computer to look up how to make bruises on one's neck prior to telling police he choked her twice so hard he squeezed off her airway.

A judge has now granted Blinston's motion to obtain school records of his daughter's computer activity from before his arrest to see if it's true.

We broke the story ... the "Ink Master" star was arrested on September 1 on charges of child abuse and felony domestic violence. He wholly denies the allegations and hopes this helps resolve the case quickly.

Lisa Bloom Kevin Hart Accused My Client of Extortion

9/20/2017 11:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Attorney Lisa Bloom seems to say Kevin Hart contacted her client and accused her of being the extortionist behind the sex tape.

Lisa just spoke with Harvey Levin on "TMZ Live" and said she believes Kevin may have contacted her client once, but Montia Sabbag vigorously denied any allegation of being the extortionist.

Bloom also says the sex scene in the bedroom does indeed seem to be the liaison between Kevin and her client, which she said lasted a weekend.

She explains how her client met Kevin and also says Montia has a suspicion as to the identity of the extortionists. She will be sharing that with cops.

'Shahs of Sunset' Star GG Hubby Says Not So Fast with Divorce ... Wants Spousal Support

9/20/2017 11:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Shahs of Sunset" star Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi filed for divorce after just 2 months of marriage, but there's a problem -- her husband claims they were together 'til just last week.

According to new legal docs ... Shalom Yeroushalmi agrees he and GG got married on January 25, but he claims their separation date is September 13. GG previously claimed March 27 was the day they split.

Shalom's also fighting GG's request to block him from getting spousal support. He's asking the court to award him some, and wants her to pay his attorney's fees too.

As we reported ... friends were worried GG was rushing to the altar, and now it looks like her divorce proceedings are going to last much longer than her marriage.

Kevin Hart Extortion Case Search Warrants are Being Written

9/20/2017 10:56 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Law enforcement officers have been busy writing multiple search warrants Tuesday as they hone in on the people they believe are the extortionists in the Kevin Hart sex tape investigation ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources say the declarations in support of the warrants will outline reasons they believe their targets may be the ones who contacted Kevin's people and made 8-figure demands in return for keeping the tape under wraps.

We're told the warrants, which still need to be signed by a judge, will ask permission to seize cell phones, computers and other electronic devices. As we reported, the extortion demands were sent by emails that were encrypted.

Authorities believe the sex video was shot on an iPhone, so authorities are particularly interested in that device.

Montia Sabbag, Kevin's sex partner, maintains she's a victim who had no knowledge she was being recorded in Kevin's Vegas hotel room. As we reported, cops have their suspicions but we don't know if she is one of the search warrant targets.

Albert Haynesworth: My Baby Mama Attacked Me ... I Have Witnesses

9/20/2017 11:21 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NFL superstar Albert Haynesworth claims he's the victim of domestic violence -- alleging his baby mama physically and verbally abused him ... and TMZ Sports has the police report.

The drama between Haynesworth and his ex, Brittany Jackson, went public Wednesday when she accused him of skipping out on child support for their young son. 

Jackson's a former college basketball star who says she also played in the WNBA. 

Haynesworth -- who reportedly made more than $50 MILLION during his NFL career -- fired back with allegations of his own. 

"Not only has she called me unthinkable names she has been extremely violent," Haynesworth claims.

The 6'6", 350-pound defensive tackle says he called police on the woman more than 10 times during their rocky 2-year relationship. 

"I have witnesses and bruises but me for some reason still tried to protect her by not sending her to jail bc I didn't want to ruin her so called career and name."

TMZ Sports obtained a police report filed back in January in which Haynesworth told police in Tennessee that Jackson kicked him in the groin twice after an argument at a friend's house. Albert told cops she had been drinking wine. 

According to the police report, Haynesworth refused medical attention. Albert never pushed forward with charges. 

Haynesworth claims his ex, who is white, would call him the n-word -- despite the fact they have a mixed race child together -- because "she said she wanted me to feel hurt bc I didn't show her affection."

Haynesworth adds, "Being a man I am a provider and protecter I have millions of faults that are not flattering but NO ONE deserves to be mentally and physically abuse!!!"

We reached out to Haynesworth's ex multiple times for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Roy Jones Jr. Praises Jake LaMotta 'Top 10 Boxer Of All Time'

9/20/2017 9:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Roy Jones Jr. says Jake LaMotta is one of the 10 greatest fighters EVER -- and says the late, great boxer had a very real impact on his own legendary career. 

"He taught me that no matter how tough things got, no matter how hard things got, you don't stop," Jones tells TMZ Sports.

"That's why he's called a Raging Bull. You don't stop for nothing."

As for why Jake belongs on the All-Time Top 10 list, Roy says the way he pushed Sugar Ray Robinson (widely considered to be the best boxer ever) to the brink 6 TIMES is one of the most incredible feats anyone has ever accomplished in the ring.

Jake died on Tuesday. He was 95.  

Anthony Weiner Prosecutors Want Him Locked Up For Up to 27 Months

9/20/2017 9:24 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The United States government wants Anthony Weiner locked up for up to 27 months for getting sexual with a minor.

Prosecutors just filed their sentencing proposal with the court ... this after Weiner copped a plea to transferring obscene material to a minor.

The government says, "This is not merely a sexting case ... With full knowledge that he was communicating with a real, 15-year-old girl, the defendant asked her to engage in sexually explicit conduct via Skype and Snapchat, where her body was on display, and where she was asked to sexually perform for him."

Prosecutors say Weiner needs a stiff sentence because his prior conduct shows he's slow to learn what he's done is wrong.

And, prosecutors say, "With that depth of awareness ... [he has] a dangerous level of denial and lack of self-control."

Sentencing is set for Sept. 25.

Senator Bill Cassidy Kimmel is Wrong ... My Health Bill Works

9/20/2017 9:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Senator Bill Cassidy respectfully disagrees with Jimmy Kimmel as to whether his new health care bill is the right fix to Obamacare -- but as for that "Kimmel test" ... uhhh.

We got the Louisiana senator Wednesday on Capitol Hill -- where he and Lindsey Graham are trying to get a new health bill passed to repeal and replace Obamacare by the end of the month -- and he says Kimmel's misinformed about what this new law would do.

He says it WILL protect folks with pre-existing conditions, and WILL get more people covered in general. Jimmy believes the opposite, saying the bill gives states more power to allocate money from the government -- and he thinks that will backfire.

Jimmy went on the attack on his show Tuesday night ... saying Cassidy's bill is too complicated ... and furthermore, he lied ... in Jimmy's eyes.

One thing is clear from Cassidy here ... the so-called "Kimmel test" he once endorsed might be out the window.

Cardi B NYPD Cop Put Me in a Choke Hold!!!

9/20/2017 8:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B says a New York City cop put her in a choke hold Tuesday evening and slammed her against her car.

Sources connected to the "Bodak Yellow" rapper say the incident went down around 6 PM near Columbus Circle -- Cardi was riding in her new Bentley SUV when another driver hit her.

We're told Cardi wasn't driving, but she and a cousin -- who was also in the Bentley -- got out and started arguing with the other driver, and that's when the NYPD officer got involved. We're told the officer, who Cardi says was white, grabbed her with his arms around her neck and pinned her against the Bentley.

Once everyone involved calmed down, we're told the cop let Cardi go ... and left the accident scene without taking a report or issuing any citations. Moments later she angrily tweeted about the incident and blasted cops for not knowing "how to do they job F**K."

 

Cardi deleted her tweet after a few minutes. Her sister also posted about it, and later deleted. Our sources say Cardi was not injured by the choke hold, and it doesn't seem, at this point, she's looking to take legal action.

A spokesman tells us NYPD has no records or information about Cardi's claim, and adds it's unclear if police will try to get a statement from her about the alleged incident.

As for the accident ... sounds like Cardi's Bentley didn't suffer too much damage.

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