Mother's Day came in January for Karl Joseph's mom ... the Oakland Raiders rookie safety just bought her a brand new house in Florida ... TMZ Sports has confirmed.
The 14th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft was laser-focused on hookin' up his mom with something nice after he signed a 4-year $12 million deal ... and pulled the trigger when he found her dream home.
We spoke with Karl's agent, Chafie Fields, who tells us the home is in central Florida where he grew up after the family moved to the U.S. from Haiti.
"He comes from very humble beginnings," Fields says ... "Ultimately, his goal was being able to provide for his mom."
"He didn't want to buy himself a car. Didn't want to buy himself a house. He wanted to get his mom a house."
Fields says his team helped with the house hunt but ultimately Karl made the final call -- "He wanted to see the house for himself, so that's why we waited until after the season."
"He has brothers and sisters that still live at home. He wanted to do this for all of them."
Mike Posner's father passed away last week, and his son honored him by performing at his funeral ... after revealing the man had cancer last year on TV.
Mike's dad, Jon, died last Wednesday from his months-long battle with cancer at the age of 73 -- and Mike chose to remember him in song by covering a classic.
The singer performed Bright Eyes' "First Day Of My Life" in front of an audience Friday at the Ira Kaufman Chapel in Southfield, Michigan, where Jon was an attorney.
Back in May, Mike had alluded to his father's illness while performing on "Conan," where he changed the lyrics to his hit song "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" to ...
And my dad has cancer I'm still wrapping my head 'round that Sat by the hospital bed, nurses poked in their heads And asked me to sign autographs And my dad has cancer! I shouldn't be here, I should be home But in case you couldn't tell, I'm busy playing myself In this little Mike Posner show
Ciara tried hitting Future where it hurts after he showed up at her hubby's football game.
She posted a pic of her and baby Future after the Seahawks lost to the Falcons 36-20. As we reported, Future showed up at the game, close to the field, as he cheered on Atlanta ... clearly hoping Seattle's QB Russell Wilson would notice.
Ciara captioned the pic, "No greater blessing than having family. We're proud of you @dangerusswilson."
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West weren't just trying to look "middle class" in a photo set Kim recently released -- the shots are real and capture a challenging time for the family.
Sources close to the couple confirm the pics were taken at music producer Rick Rubin's Malibu home. We're told Rick offered the pad up to Kanye post-hospitalization as a place to escape and get his mind right.
Our sources say he stayed at the sparsely furnished home on and off for a few weeks after he was discharged. Kim and the kids would stay there regularly as well.
Kim took a lot of heat on social media for the pics. Some people thought they were just trying to look "poor" -- but we're told the pics were simply captured during a crucial moment in their lives.
Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza's mom is now calling the shots for his estate, and we've learned what caused his death.
Nick's mom, Rose, filed legal docs to be named administrator of the estate, which means she's now in line to collect any royalties owed to her son ... who spent more than a decade with Megadeth in its peak years.
As we first reported, Nick died after collapsing onstage last May during a gig in Los Angeles.
Rose filed Nick's death certificate in probate court ... and according to the docs his cause of death was heart disease and blood pressure.
Sylvester Stallone's daughters dropped the mic after they were -- perhaps foolishly -- compared to the Kardashians.
We caught up with the girls -- Scarlet, Sistine and Sophia -- out with their mom, Jennifer Flavin, Wednesday at LAX, where our photog asked if there's any chance of a reality show. Check it out ... they're definitely NOT trying to keep up with you-know-who.