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Chris Brown's Manager I Didn't Steal and ... Oops, You Forgot to Fire Me!

6/24/2016 12:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0624-chris-brown-tmzChris Brown's manager made good on his threat to add defamation to his lawsuit against Brown, and says there's no way he could have stolen the singer's cheddar.

Hours after Brown posted 2 videos saying Mike G had been fired for stealing his money, the now estranged manager filed new legal docs. In the new lawsuit, he says he's never had access to Chris' money because another business manager is solely responsible for finances.

Even though in the videos, Chris says he'd canned Mike over the cash ... we're told Mike claims he never got a termination notice until AFTER he filed his lawsuit.

We broke the story ... Mike G's also suing for assault, battery, false imprisonment and breach of contract after what he says was a bloody beatdown by Chris

'Cyborg' Justino 'I Would Kill Ronda Rousey'

6/24/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cris "Cyborg" Justino ain't mincing her words ... telling TMZ Sports she would "kill" Ronda Rousey if they ever stepped in the Octagon.

The UFC superstar was at LAX when she made it clear -- she has a burning desire to fight Ronda because they have a "novella" together ... "and you have to finish a novella."

So, how would the novella end?

"I kill her," Cyborg says ... "I would put everything [she has said] about me in my hands."

We also asked about Miesha Tate -- who recently told TMZ Sports she'd definitely take a fight with Cyborg. 

Cyborg's reaction -- bring it on!

A$AP Rocky Plays Ref in Brawl ... at Fashion Week?!!

6/23/2016 2:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A$AP Rocky tried but failed to break up a fist fight involving his famous stylist Ian Connor

The slugfest went down in Paris during Fashion Week -- of all things -- and Connor was fuming about something that happened inside fancy clothing store, Colette.

Check out the video ... Connor appears to throw the first punch before Rocky steps in to stop the madness.

Well, he tried ... but the fight eventually spilled into the street.

Chris Brown Manager Sues ... Chris Beat Me to a Pulp

6/23/2016 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chris Brown has more legal woes ... the guy he hired to rehabilitate his image after the Rihanna beating is now suing Chris for allegedly doing the same to him.

Mike G claims he was hired in 2012 not only to change Brown's image but to get him out of debt and off drugs. Mike G says he did well by Chris, who had a resurgence in popularity. 

Things allegedly turned bad last month, but Mike G claims without provocation, Brown took him in a room, brutally attacked him with repeated punches to the face and neck, which landed him in the ER.

The lawsuit claims Brown, rather than being remorseful, began mocking Mike G on social media and bragging to friends about the beating. Mike G says Brown had the audacity to tell people working on his tour, if they got out of line he'd beat them just like he beat Mike G.

Mike G says Brown's rage was drug-fueled and the suit mention concern for retaliation from Brown's "gang member friends." 

Mike G's attorney, Patty Glaser, tells TMZ, "We did everything we could to resolve this in a non-public way to avoid damage to Chris Brown. Regrettably, as outlined in our complaint, Chris Brown has proven to be his own worst enemy."

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11:00 AM PT: Chris just responded to the lawsuit in an Instagram video, claiming he fired Mike G for stealing money from him. Mike G's lawyer says that's not true and they will be adding a defamation claim to the lawsuit.

Porn Star Christy Mack Creates Domestic Violence Emojis ... Black Eyes, Bruises

6/23/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622-christy-mack-emoji-twitter-tmz-01The former porn star who claims she was attacked by her MMA star ex-boyfriend has launched a new line of emojis using images based on the brutal photos of her injuries ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The woman behind the concept is Christy Mack -- who claims ex-UFC star War Machine beat the crap out of her in 2014 ... nearly killing her in the process. 

Mack says she was recently approached to develop an emoji app and wanted to use the platform to bring attention to victims of domestic violence ... so she created MackMoji. 

"The decision to include a few emojis with a black eye, bruising, and so on is a way of bringing attention through shock value," Mack says.

"I'm willing to risk some people using them in a negative way to get the point across."

"So many are afraid to speak out, often times because they’re scared their partner will see history of their cry for help. This simple emoticon could save a life. I want everyone to know they’re not alone."

MackMoji will be released Thursday with a portion of the proceeds going to the Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence foundation.

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Drake Sued Bodyguard Beat My Ass ... Threatened My Bitches

6/22/2016 5:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622_drake_tmz-2Drake drives a hard bargain ... if he tries hiring you but you turn him down, he'll have someone beat you up -- this according to famed rapper/producer Detail.

Detail has just filed a lawsuit against Drake, claiming the famous Canadian offered Detail a plum job back in 2014 as his exclusive producer. Problem was ... Detail didn't want to be tied to one guy, so he declined.

According to the lawsuit, the rejection didn't sit well with Drake, who became irate. Time passed but the bad feelings lingered. Detail claims in June 2014, Drake invited him to his Calabasas estate, on the pretext of working together again.  

Detail says he arrived at 2 AM and was met by Drake's bodyguard, Chubbs, who coldcocked him and broke his jaw.

Detail says during the beating, Chubbs yelled, "I will beat all your asses, including your bitches. I don't give a f***. I will hit you again. Do you think Drake is soft? You think Drake's a punk?"

The producer says Drake set him up for the beating, and he wants lots of cash.

'Black Ink Crew' Star Accuses Co-Stars in Brutal Attack On Wife

6/21/2016 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0615_quani-before-the-attack_instagramPuma from VH1's "Black Ink Crew" is calling out 2 of his co-stars for allegedly masterminding an attack on his wife that left her battered and bruised.

It all went down at the "Central Intelligence" premiere 2 weeks ago in NYC. Puma and his wife, Quani, were taking pics in the theater lobby when they say a woman pounced ... slugging Quani in the face.

Puma says he didn't recognize the woman, but believes she was sent by Ceaser and Dutchess -- 2 other 'BIC' cast members ... and he's at least half right.

C & D were at the premiere, and admit the woman was their "intern," but they tell us Quani is the one who attacked ... hitting the woman with a folding chair, "like some WWE s***."

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We've confirmed the intern filed a police report, but she didn't name any names in it. Puma denies going on the attack, and believes C & D are "bullies" who set up the whole mess.

#TheBeefIsReal

UFC's Rafael dos Anjos Conor McGregor Is Doomed ... No Way He Beats Nate Diaz

6/21/2016 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor is gonna need a miracle to beat Nate Diaz at UFC 202 ... so says UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.

McGregor and Diaz are set to rematch at UFC 202 in August -- and with dos Anjos having defeated Diaz in the past, we asked if he had any fight advice for Conor. 

Rafael didn't give out any free pointers -- but did drop some real talk ... telling TMZ Sports straight up, "I don't see Conor winning this fight for sure."

He goes on to explain why Conor is doomed.

Of course, dos Anjos has his fight to worry about -- he's facing Eddie Alvarez at UFC Fight Night 90 in July -- but says if Conor ever wants a shot at his belt ... "He's welcome any time." 

Miesha Tate I Need to Fight Ronda Again ... I Also Want Cyborg!

6/21/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

UFC champ Miesha Tate says she NEEDS to avenge her losses to Ronda Rousey -- telling TMZ Sports, "I feel like something would be missing from my career if I didn't fight Ronda again."

Miesha is 0-2 against Rousey -- but that was before Tate beat up Holly Holm and became the champ.

Now, Tate says she'd love a shot at redemption -- but says a possible rematch is "far off" ... and that's IF Ronda ever gets back in the Octagon. 

Meantime, Tate is gearing up for a title defense against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 on July 9th -- and says she's laser-focused on that fight. 

So, who's next? We asked if she'd ever consider fighting Brazilian sensation Cris "Cyborg" Justino -- and Tate told us simply ... BRING IT ON! 

Check out the clip -- Tate clearly respects Cyborg ... and says it would be one of the biggest challenges of her career. 

'Carmichael Show' Star Arrested For Road Rage

6/20/2016 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0620-milton-howery-lil-rel-howery-mug-shot-TMZ-01Comedian Lil Rel Howery gets praised for his punchlines but jailed for his punches.

Chicago cops say "The Carmichael Show" star was sitting shotgun Sunday night when another car slammed into his ride from behind.

According to the CPD, Lil Rel began arguing with the other driver and things got so heated he socked the guy in the face, knocking him to the ground.

Cops arrested Lil Rel and booked him for misdemeanor battery. He was released on a $1,500 bond Monday morning.

Oakland PD Fan Pushed Off 2nd Deck ... During Fight at NBA Finals

6/20/2016 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0620-cavs-warriors-game-seven-oakland-police-investigation-railing-push-GETTY-01The Oakland PD says it's on the hunt for the person who allegedly pushed a fan off the 2nd deck at Oracle Arena during Game 7 Sunday night ... in an incident that left the victim in critical condition. 

Cops say they believe the victim and the suspect were fighting in the stands -- unclear why -- with a man in his early 20s getting shoved over the rail ... and suffering serious injuries in the process. 

One witness tweeted that she saw blood coming out of the victim's ears. 

The man was transported to the hospital -- and officials say he's now in critical but stable condition.

Cops say they are looking through surveillance footage and talking to witnesses to try to find the suspect. So far, no arrests have been made. 

Gennady Golovkin Last Opponent Beat Up Woman ... Before Fighting GGG

6/20/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0617-dominic-wade-showtimeGennady Golovkin dished out karmic justice when he KO'd Dominic Wade back in April -- 'cause Wade had beaten the hell out of a woman in the months before the fight ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Triple G annihilated Wade during their April 23rd fight -- but it's shocking Wade was even allowed in the ring considering he was facing some pretty disturbing domestic violence allegations at the time.  

According to official records, obtained by TMZ Sports, Wade was charged with assault for a Dec. 23rd incident -- in which he allegedly attacked the mother of his child ... and then punched her niece in the face. 

The niece told cops she had heard the commotion in the home and ran into the room to help her aunt when Wade socked her in the mouth -- knocking out one of her teeth. 

The case went under the radar before his big fight with GGG -- but weeks later, he pled GUILTY to one count of assault with significant bodily injury.  

He's facing up to 3 years in prison when he shows up for his sentencing hearing in August. 

Constantine Maroulis Baby Mama Arrested During Kid Handoff

6/17/2016 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0617-constantine-maroulis-angel-reed-tmz-instagram"American Idol" alum Constantine Maroulis and his baby mama got into another physical fight, but this time SHE got hauled away in handcuffs ... TMZ has learned.

Angel Reed says she went to pick up their 5-year-old daughter from Constantine's house, and he started harassing her by recording video on his phone. She claims they got into an argument, and then it got physical.

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... Angel says she grabbed Constantine's phone, and he threw her down on the ground. She ran out of the house and called police, but when officers arrived they say Constantine had scratches on his chest ... so Angel got arrested.

She claims she only scratched Constantine in self-defense --still, she was booked for petty disorderly person.

Last August it was Constantine who got arrested for allegedly kicking Angel in the groin. He also claimed self-defense. That case was eventually dismissed.

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