Brawl Erupts at Nightclub Gig
9/11/2014 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
12:45 PM PT -- A rep for the VIP Room tells TMZ that Chris Brown was "completely oblivious" to the incident and it occurred roughly 50 feet away from Brown and his group. The rep says the entire ordeal was completely unrelated to Brown.
A bottle-throwing brawl erupted at a club where Chris Brown was performing early Thursday morning, and police want to know if he was involved ... TMZ has learned.
According to our sources, it all went down at the VIP Room in the Meatpacking District where Chris was performing for a New York Fashion Week after-party.
Police arrived at the club at around 3:20 AM, after reports of a bottle-throwing melee, but no arrests were made. We're told one victim suffered an eye injury as a result of the bottle-tossing.
Law enforcement sources tell us they are not sure if Chris was directly involved ... but a witness tells us he was in the club, in a V.I.P. section, when the brawl broke out.
Brown tweeted about the fight saying, "There was no brawl involving me or anyone from my camp last night at VIP room. The devil is in full effect at all times. God is the way."
Back in June 2012, Brown was directly involved in a similar brawl with Drake and his crew at W.i.P. Nightclub in NYC.
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner
Security Beat ME Up
But I Got Arrested For Assault
9/11/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Season 2 winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race" got busted for assault ... but he tells TMZ he's the one who got beat down by a security guard during an autograph session.
James Ross, who goes by Tyra Sanchez, tells TMZ he was signing autographs at the Rainbow-Cactus Company in Virginia Beach a few weeks ago ... when a guy in the crowd started heckling him.
Tyra claims he approached the man to try to calm the situation, but a security guard for the venue suddenly grabbed him, slammed him to the ground, and cuffed him ... though he eventually let him go. He claims he suffered a cut to his head, a sprained shoulder, and bruises.
On Monday, Tyra went to police to file charges against the venue ... only to discover there was a warrant out for HIS arrest. He says he turned himself in, posted bond, and was released.
Tyra says he still plans to take legal action against the guard and the Rainbow-Cactus Company. We haven't heard back from the venue.
Rica, Famosa, Latina
Las New Mujeres
On the Reality TV Block
9/11/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The new reality show “Rica, Famosa, Latina” – which is kinda like a Latin version of 'Real Housewives' -- hasn’t even aired yet, but there’s already been a massive fight!
Bienvenidos a reality TV, mamitas!
Dios Mio! Pelea de Realidad TV!
The new reality show “Rica, Famosa, Latina” – which is kinda the Latin version of “Real Housewives” -- hasn’t even aired yet, but there’s already been a massive fight! Welcome to reality TV, mamitas!
I Was Blindsided
By 'Piece of S**t' TV Reporter
9/10/2014 12:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mike Tyson just WENT OFF during a live TV interview -- cussing out one of the hosts while cameras rolled ... and Mike's rep tells TMZ Sports it's all because the guy "deceived" Tyson on the air.
It all went down on CP24 -- an all-news network in Toronto -- when one of the moderators asked Tyson if his recent endorsement of Rob Ford could hurt Ford because Mike's a "convicted rapist."
Mike was furious -- at first, he admonished the guy for being "negative" ... until he finally blew up on the guy -- saying, "You’re really a piece of s**t. F**k you."
Mike's personal rep tells TMZ Sports ... "Mike was there to promote his very successful 1-man show and we felt deceived, bamboozled by the reporter when he broke our agreement to focus on the show by going off-topic."
Story developing ...
Katy Perry Stole My Dancers
And I'm Pissed
9/10/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift believes Katy Perry is a thief ... and we've learned that's the basis of their feud.
The girl-on-girl war ignited when 3 of Taylor's dancers jumped ship and joined Katy's tour. Taylor felt betrayed because she became very close to the dancers and considered them family.
But here's the thing. The 3 dancers had actually worked with Katy first, but when Katy's tour ended several years ago they needed work. So they signed up as dancers during Taylor's tour.
We're told the dancers told Taylor up front ... they did not want to sign for the full tour -- they wanted a 30-day out, and we're told it's because they were just waiting for Katy to go back on tour.
When Katy hit the stage again, they gave their 30-day notice, but Taylor got so pissed off she fired them on the spot.
All of this went down a year ago but we're told Taylor held a grudge, which boiled over when she wrote a song -- "Bad Blood" -- alluding to Katy screwing her over.
It's turned into a full on war, with Taylor not-so-coyly talking about the alleged betrayal -- and Katy responding on Twitter by calling Swift ... Regina George in sheep's clothing.
Rich & Famous Latinas
Celebrate New TV Show ...
With All-Out Brawl (VIDEO)
9/10/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brunch turned into a crazy chick fight -- busted up by cops -- during the launch party for a reality show called, "Rica, Famosa, Latina" ... and TMZ got the wild video.
Bev Hills PD responded to the Luxe Hotel when cast members started throwing punches, pulling hair and tearing off each other's clothes last Saturday. Several people suffered minor injuries, and one went to a hospital.
The show -- set to premiere Sept. 16th -- is sort of a Latin version of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and is produced by ex-'Housewife' Joyce Giraud ... which means, even though she may not condone it, she knows the game: a good catfight before a premiere is good for business.
'RFL' follows late singer Jenni Rivera's sister and several other wealthy Latinas ... who have awesomely adopted a Three Stooges style of fighting.
Enjoy the vid!
Rapper Rich Homie Quan
Boxing Match Brawl
In the Crowd!
9/8/2014 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Rich Homie Quan got into a brawl at a boxing match Friday with a guy he claims was trying to steal his chain -- and the fight video is pretty intense.
Quan was at the Adrien Broner fight in Cincinnati when the guy allegedly tried to steal the bling with force ... the rapper started throwing punches to thwart the attack -- which he did.
The video doesn't show the attempted snatch ... just lots of chaos.
Police say no arrests were made.
Fiancee Takes Crushing Punch (Video)
9/8/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This is what a two game suspension looks like -- Ray Rice delivering a vicious punch to his fiancee's face, knocking her out cold ... and TMZ Sports has the shocking video.
We've already shown you the aftermath outside the elevator ... Rice dragging the unconscious woman on the floor. But we've now obtained video of the punch that put her down, raising the question ... What was the NFL thinking when it wrist-slapped Rice with such feeble punishment?
The incident took place Feb. 15th at the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City -- after Ray and then-fiancee (now wife) Janay Palmer got into a heated argument on their way into the elevator.
Inside the elevator it's apparent he strikes first ... she hits back ... and then Rice delivers the knockout blow.The punch knocks Janay off her feet -- and she smashes her head on the elevator hand rail ... knocking her out cold. Ray doesn't seem fazed ... and when the door opens, he drags her out into the hotel.
An employee of the hotel -- which just shut down for good -- tells TMZ Sports he was working there at the time and says the NFL saw the elevator footage before imposing the 2-game suspension.
UPDATE -- The NFL says it did NOT see the newly-released elevator footage before it imposed a 2 game suspension on Rice.
This video is a cleaned up version of the raw surveillance elevator video -- the raw is jerky ... so we smoothed it out.
Click to Watch Raw Elevator Video
UPDATE 11:35 AM PT -- The Ravens have terminated Ray Rice's contract.
Siva of 'The Wanted'
Gets Black Eye
While Saving Domestic Violence Victim
9/6/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Siva Kaneswaran fought off a man he says was beating a woman on the street in NYC -- and ended up catching a shiner in the process.
"The Wanted" singer was walking in Chelsea last month with his rep ... when they saw the man attacking his girlfriend. The rep tells us Siva ran over and tried to break it up, telling the man to chill out -- but the attacker yelled back, "This isn't about you."
The rep says that's when it got physical -- while Siva was trying to hold the guy back, he got clocked in the face. The attacker eventually took off, but the scuffle gave the GF enough time to run away.
We're told Siva initially wanted to keep the fight -- and his shiner -- under wraps, but is now hoping the woman will get in touch with him so he can be sure she's okay.
Siva's got a bad record with good deeds. A homeless man attacked him outside a Denver movie theater earlier this year ... when he tried to give him money.
Massive Brawl with Fans
During Nashville Show
9/3/2014 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Versace" rappers Migos got into an all-out battle royale at one of their shows ... where all 3 members of the group ended up going loco on their fans.
The melee started Sunday night at LimeLight nightclub in Nashville -- when according to sources ... one member of the group had a gold chain snatched from his neck while on stage, and immediately went after it in the crowd.
It's pretty wild fight video -- bodies pile up on the floor as the whole thing plays out.
Police were called, but LimeLight security was eventually able to contain things and no arrests were made.
Of course, this isn't the first time the Migos have been involved in an attack on tour ... having nearly escaped death following a drive-by shooting in Miami earlier this year.
Migos definitely love a good "Fight Night."
NY Jets Rookie
Arrested for Assault
After Alleged Hotel Fight
9/3/2014 11:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NY Jets rookie wide receiver Quincy Enunwa -- a 6th round pick from Nebraska -- was arrested Sunday evening after allegedly getting into a fight at a New Jersey hotel ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Officials say ... 22-year-old Enunwa -- who's currently on the Jets practice squad -- was charged with simple assault stemming from an altercation while staying at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel.
Cops say Enunwa -- the MVP of the 2014 Gator Bowl -- was transported to a nearby station where he was booked and released.
We're told the alleged victim suffered minor injuries and did not need to go to the hospital. Cops have not revealed the ID of the other person involved or explained why the two were fighting in the first place.
FYI -- Enunwa was cut from the Jets the day after the arrest ... but was eventually signed to the practice squad 24 hours later.