He may hate Nike's guts, but Kanye West says he's got NO BEEF with Drake for signing a deal with the shoe giant -- in fact, he's downright happy for the guy, TMZ has learned
Sources close to Yeezus tell us ... Kanye is still real upset with the Swoosh for refusing to give him royalties for a shoe line. But we're told when he found out about Drake's new partnership with Nike for his own special OVO Air Jordans, Kanye was proud.
As one source put it, "Kanye will always be happy with rappers taking steps in the fashion world."
Bros before OVOs.
I've Been Burglareezed
Thief Stole $100K of Jewelry
12/9/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Famed radio DJ and "Disco Duck" singer Rick Dees just got taken to the cleaners -- TMZ has learned someone allegedly broke into his L.A. home and stole roughly $100,000 worth of jewelry.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the burglary went down recently while Dees was out of town. We're told RD's window was smashed in when he got back home ... and his large jewelry collection was missing.
So far, no arrests have been made ... but the LAPD is pouring over surveillance tapes for leads.
Do your thing, Duck.
Life After Rehab
Enrolls In Fashion School
12/6/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes is wasting no time trying to rebuild her life after rehab ... and plans to hit the books at a private design school because she wants to become a fashion designer, TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Amanda tell us she's enrolled as a student at FIDM -- the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising -- registering under an alias for 2 classes at the Orange County campus.
As we reported ... Amanda was sprung from rehab in Malibu last week and released to her parents' care. She was being treated for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
We're told ... the people close to Amanda believe school will help ease her back into society by giving her some sort of structure for her life. She's taking a light class load -- by design -- and will be escorted to and from her classes.
We're also told ... the treatment that began in rehab will continue during the school year ... Amanda will juggle her classes with 4-times-a-week therapy sessions.
SHOE DEAL WITH MICHAEL JORDAN
... I Just Did It
12/4/2013 8:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Drake has a new business partner -- MICHAEL JORDAN -- 'cause the rapper just announced he signed a new shoe deal with Nike and MJ ... and he's fired up about it.
Drake made the announcement during a concert last night in Portland -- which also happens to be where Nike's headquarters are located.
During the show, Drake said, "Today I came to Portland, and I officially became inducted into the Team Jordan family." Drake said it was one of the best days of his life.
The rapper then posted a shot of his special OVO Air Jordans to his Instagram page -- it's unclear when they'll hit the market.
The move comes in the wake of Kanye West revealing that he recently pulled out of a deal with Nike because they wouldn't give him royalties on his shoes.
So far, the terms of Drake's deal with the swoosh have not been released!
Kanye's Boycott Is Misdirected
'I Didn't Even Know We Were Mad'
12/2/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Katt Williams says if Kanye West's going to throw his weight around ... he could do something a lot more important than boycotting a pricey fashion designer.
We talked to Katt at LAX and asked him about Kanye's mission ... to boycott Louis Vuitton because he was snubbed by the company's leaders.
Katt told us, "I would hope that's not what we use all that black power for" ... and said he didn't realize people were all that mad at LV in the first place.
So, bottom line ... will Katt support Kanye's boycott of LV? Wait 'til you hear his answer. He even demonstrates with props.
Lady Gaga's Greatest
11/28/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
I'm a Louis Vuitton-Toting Hypocrite
11/27/2013 10:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Do as Yeezy says, not as Yeezy does -- because Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were traipsing around NYC with a bunch of Louis Vuitton bags last night ... just one day after the rapper called for a boycott on the designer label.
As we reported, Ye went on a New York radio station Monday and ordered NYC not to purchase LV until after January ... because he's pissed the label head refused to meet with him in Paris recently.
But last night, even Kanye couldn't resist Louis' supple leather ... meandering around NYC while faithful handlers lugged his and Kim's LV bags.
Caught up in the moment, right? 'Cause it's Louis Vuitton Don night.
BOYCOTT LOUIS VUITTON
11/25/2013 2:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West just ordered all of New York City to stop buying Louis Vuitton ... STAT!
Kanye was on 92.3 NOW radio station moments ago when he handed down the edict, saying, "Everybody in New York City right now, don't buy any Louis Vuitton until after January."
Kanye says he's trying to make a point to the head of Louis Vuitton, Yves Carcelle, who refused to meet with the rapper the last time he was in Paris.
Kanye's point ... Yeezy's got power and influence ... and he's using it to teach Frenchie a lesson.
FYI, Kanye's been on an anti-fashion crusade recently, claiming the world's top designers have essentially blackballed him from the industry because he's a black rapper.
The crosses Yeezus has to bear.
2013 American Music Awards
THE GOOD THE BAD
AND THE UGLY!
11/24/2013 4:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
2012 American Music Awards
Red Carpet Rewind!
11/24/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
With the 41st American Music Awards just hours away, take a little walk down nostalgia street and check out all the stylish snapshots from last year's red carpet.
**Be sure to check back this evening to see all the latest looks from this year's red carpet!**
I'm Selling My Spice Girls Crap
... To Help the Philippines
11/22/2013 10:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Wanna pretend you're Posh Spice?
Well, now you can (you should probably stop eating first), 'cause Victoria Beckham is selling some of her old Spice Girls clothes ... and it's all to raise money for the Philippines.
Posh and David Beckham packed up 20 boxes of clothes -- from Spice Girls hoodies to fancy dresses, designer shoes, suits, boots, etc. -- and hauled it to the British Red Cross.
Some of the stuff is actually affordable -- Beckham suit jacket's are on sale for 75 pounds a piece ($121) ... and the money raised from the sale will go towards aiding the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
And if you can't make it to England -- some opportunists are already trying to re-sell some of the stuff on eBay ... for triple the price.
Grizzlies Star Zach Randolph
I'm Reppin THE BULLS
11/19/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Zach Randolph has some serious 'splainin' to do ... 'cause the Memphis Grizzlies star hit up the L.A. club scene this weekend wearing a CHICAGO BULLS HAT ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
Randolph and his crew rolled into Greystone Manor in Hollywood on Sunday night ... and even though he didn't feel like talking, he definitely made a huge statement with his choice of headgear.
Of course, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick took a TON of heat for a similar situation earlier this year ... when he was seen out with a Miami Dolphins hat on.
So, the question is ...
Impostor Pulls Off Jewelry Heist
11/17/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
People in Nick Cannon's life have a problem with Glitter ... someone pretended to be part of Nick's posse and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from Fred Segal.
Here's what happened. A guy who called himself Michael called the Santa Monica store and said he worked for Nick, and, being the hubby of Mariah Carey, he needed some jewelry STAT.
Michael asked the woman from Fred Segal to meet him at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood with the goods. The woman obliged, put the jewelry in a bag and drove to the Hotel.
A guy met the woman at the front door, but it wasn't Michael ... it was a guy claiming to be a security guard and dressed like one. The guy apparently indicated he would take the goods up to Nick's room and come down with cash -- in order to avoid paying taxes.
You guessed it. The woman gave the dude the goods and that was the last she saw of anyone.
The LAPD is on the case.
As for how much the jewelry is worth, let's put it this way. You can't buy a pair of pants at that store for less than $300.