"Ink Master" contestant Madison "Maddie la Belle" Loftis tattooed her boyfriend, but not with ink ... with her fists, and she ended up in the slammer.
Maddie -- who appeared on Season 3 -- tells TMZ she got into a fight that started with words and ended with fists. She says it was mutual combat, but she's the one who called the cops.
Greensboro cops tell us when they arrived Maddie was fine, but her boyfriend had a swollen eye.
Maddie's man didn't want to press charges, but North Carolina requires cops to arrest someone who inflicts injury during a domestic fight ... so she got busted for misdemeanor assault and battery.
Maddie says all is forgiven and they're back together.
As for whether she would punch him again, Maddie told us, "Every day, all day."
Boxes Ex-NFL Badass ...
Gets BLACK EYE
11/20/2014 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Armie Hammer thinks he's such a badass boxer ... he dared to step in the ring against a former NFL linebacker whose nickname was "Lights Out" -- which explains the shiner on Armie's eye.
TMZ Sports got this shot of Armie's bruised face after his sparring match with ex-Chargers star Shawne Merriman -- who's 6'4" and 280 lbs! Nonetheless, we're told Hammer's the one who sought out Merriman as a sparring partner.
The bout went down Wednesday at Unbreakable Performance -- a new gym on the Sunset Strip owned and run by ex-Bears star Brian Urlacher and Jay Glazer from FOX Sports. We're told Armie's been training with Glazer for several months ... and word is everyone in the gym was stoked Armie wanted to challenge Shawne.
We're guessing Armie's agent isn't so stoked about his swollen face -- which makes it even cooler he's doing it. Can't wait for the rematch!
'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta'
After Alleged Death Threats
11/20/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Death threats from "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Benzino triggered his firing ... so claims Stevie J, but the guy who got the boot says it's a crock.
TMZ broke the story ... Benzino got the ax right after the brawl on the reunion taping, which sent people to the hospital and resulted in criminal charges filed against Joseline Hernandez.
Stevie J tells TMZ ... Benzino wouldn't let it go ... he went on a campaign of terror, threatening the lives of him and Joseline, producers and other staffers. Stevie tells us, "He said flat out he was going to kill us."
The threats were too much for VH1 and we're told that's why Benzino was banished.
But Benzino tells us, "Stevie J is a habitual liar and VH1 has never given me a reason for being fired."
Benzino thinks this is all about star power and he's the scapegoat because "They wanted to keep the crackhead whore."
Floyd Mayweather's Son
14-Year-Old Blasts Boxer
... He's a Coward
11/19/2014 8:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather's 14-year-old son is lashing out against his father -- claiming he's a coward for refusing to admit he beat the crap out of his mother Josie Harris back in 2010.
Koraun Mayweather spoke with USA Today with his mother's permission and described what happened in September 2010 ... when he witnessed Floyd punching and kicking Josie ... so he snuck out of his Vegas home and alerted security, who then summoned police.
"[My dad] said to lock my door and stay in my room. I sat there and thought about what I was going to do next ... just for like a minute."
Koraun said he eventually "ran back out my bathroom and then hopped over the gate and went to the main entrance gate. I just told [the guard] that my mom was getting hurt and to call the ambulance and the police."
Eventually cops arrived ... and Koraun told investigators what he saw. Mayweather pled guilty to a reduced battery domestic violence charge and was sentenced to 90 days behind bars. Koraun says he's upset that his father never apologized for the incident publicly.
Koraun also says he still spends time with his father -- but he's less than enthusiastic about it.
"We just hang out. We either watch a movie or something, or go bowling. I find [boxing] boring. It is just like how people sit in the ring and fight for 12 rounds and it gets boring after a while."
Floyd's team has yet to respond to the story.
Hollywood Street Fight
Dude, Your Foot is DANGLING!!
11/18/2014 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Monday night's alright for fighting too -- unless you're the dude whose foot was damn near torn from his body in a brutal West Hollywood street brawl last night.
The fight went down outside DBA Nightclub around 2 AM ... when no fewer than 3 guys surrounded another guy in the middle of Santa Monica Boulevard and unleashed holy hell -- repeatedly kicking and punching the victim.
When he ends up on all fours ... things really get gruesome, because he gets rolled ... and his ankle fully SNAPS IN TWO!!! It's unclear what started the fight --- but it's obvious from the video what ends it.
Warning to Joe Theismann: You probably don't want to see this.
'RHOA' Star Porsha Williams
Demotion Was No Big Deal
But We Don't Believe Her
11/16/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Porsha Williams SAYS she's not fazed by her recent demotion on "Real Housewives of Atlanta"... but she sounds like she's lying.
Porsha was at LAX Thursday when she told our photog her dance card is filled with work now that she's no long a series regular, but watch the video ... it just doesn't ring true.
We broke the story ... Porsha was demoted back in October from main cast member to friend for being a pain in the ass.
There have been reports of a possible spin-off ... and she adds fuel to the fire.
'Love & Hip Hop' Star
It Wasn't Me, Babe!
But Here's a Brand New Car Anyway
11/15/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Being on "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" just cost Mally Mall $250K -- in the form of the brand new car he had to buy his girlfriend to repair their relationship after a full season of reality show BS.
Mally Mall just scooped up a 2014 Bentley Continental coupe for his gf Nikki Mudarris. We're told the rapper/producer's dodged most of the serious drama (as in, physical violence) through Season 1 -- but felt guilty Nikki had to deal with some cast gossip about him.
Pretty sweet trade off for Nikki ... who's gotta be used to drama, anyway. She manages a bunch of strip clubs in L.A and Las Vegas.
Strippers = Drama.
Shannon Briggs Is An Asshat
Fight Me Instead, Punk!
11/14/2014 5:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Boxing legend James Toney is calling out Shannon Briggs -- claiming he should stop chasing Wladimir Klitschko around the world ... and fight him instead!!
The 3-time world champ was out in L.A. Friday and told us ... Briggs is wasting his time trying to lock up a fight with Wlad -- because Klitschko would beat his ass anyway.
So, his advice to Shannon ... bring your ass back to the U.S. and "come see me!"
We'll see if Shannon takes Toney up on his offer ... just as soon as he gets back from Germany.
Stay tuned ...
FELONY Arrest Warrant
In Massey Bros. Robbery
11/14/2014 3:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Twist is officially a wanted man -- a felony warrant has been issued for his arrest in the Chris Massey beatdown ... and the warrant is for home invasion and robbery.
We broke the story ... Twist, and 4 other guys, allegedly busted into Kyle's apartment and pummeled Chris with brass knuckles last Friday and stole his wallet and cell phone.
The Massey brothers' attorney says a judge issued the arrest warrant and claims Twist has been charged with felony home invasion and robbery, but the D.A. says no charges have been filed ... yet.
LAPD is still trying to identify the 4 other men who were with Twist.
Speaks On Alleged Pimp Slap
'Sorry for the Distraction'
11/13/2014 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Blake Griffin is finally talking about the pimp slap he allegedly delivered at a Vegas nightclub -- saying he's very confident he will be exonerated.
The L.A. Clippers star spoke with reporters before practice Thursday -- saying, "I'm really not allowed to speak on [the case] ... but I'm very confident in the situation, so once I can [speak on it], I will."
When asked if facing a misdemeanor battery charge is "scary" -- Griffin replied, "I definitely wouldn't say scary. I feel more badly just for the fact that it's a distraction. I really don't know how big of a distraction it really is, but it is. So that's what I feel mostly bad about."
Chris Paul -- who was also at the club the night of the incident -- wouldn't open up about the case, but says the team has Blake's back ... "He's a teammate, he's a brother and we're always going to be there for him."
Surveillance Footage Shows Confrontation
... But No Slap
11/13/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Investigators in the Blake Griffin pimp slap case have obtained nightclub security footage which shows a confrontation between the NBA star and his accuser ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... the footage from Tao nightclub in Vegas shows Blake and his accuser Daniel Schuman in a heated situation -- but we're told the alleged slap was not captured by the security cameras.
We broke the story ... Griffin has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly going all Zsa Zsa Gabor on Schuman on October 19th.
In the moments following the incident, Schuman gave a report to Tao security saying Blake got physical with him because he thought Daniel was sneaking a cell phone pic.
Blake's teammate DeAndre Jordan -- who was with Blake and several other Clippers at the club -- told us he NEVER saw Blake strike anyone that night (video below).
As for Blake, he has yet to comment on the situation.
Yeah, We Got Scars
After Twist Brawl, But ...
11/13/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Massey has a swollen face and a gash on his head after a brawl with Lil Twist -- but he and his bro Kyle Massey aren't backing the bus over Justin Bieber's pal ... not yet, anyway.
We broke the story ... Chris claims he got robbed and beaten up by someone with brass knuckles at Kyle's home last week -- and Twist is now a felony robbery and battery suspect.
We got the Massey bros at LAX Wednesday and asked about the incident ... which landed Chris in the hospital. For some reason they're going out of their way to go soft on Twist.
Seems a little late to kill him with kindness.
Clippers Star Charged
In Vegas Bitch Slapping
11/12/2014 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Blake Griffin has been charged with a crime for allegedly slapping the crap out of a man inside a Las Vegas nightclub ...TMZ Sports has learned.
The incident went down last month when Blake was at Tao Nightclub. According to the alleged victim -- Daniel Schuman -- the Clippers superstar was upset by camera flashes in his face ... so he grabbed Daniel's phone and neck. Daniel says Blake squeezed his neck, and demanded he give up his phone.
According to docs -- obtained by TMZ Sports ... the Clark County D.A. has now charged Griffin with one count of misdemeanor battery. He faces 6 months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine -- though a jail sentence is highly unlikely since Blake has no prior convictions for violent crimes.
Blake was with DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul that night. None of the other players were involved in the alleged incident.