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Nicki Minaj Fabulous Parting Gift From Safaree ... A Lawsuit!

11/16/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1113_nicki_minaj_safaree-samuels_TMZNicki Minaj is about to get sued by her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels, and he's gunning for a fortune.

Sources connected with Safaree tell us he wants a cut from 3 of Nicki's hugely successful albums -- The Pink Print, Pink Friday and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

Safaree also wants a piece of the pie from some of Nicki's biggest singles, including "Only" featuring Chris Brown, Drake and Lil Wayne, "Flawless (Remix)" with Beyonce and "Feeling Myself" with Bey.

We're told Safaree will present a boatload of proof he was super involved in Nicki's work. His evidence includes videos of him working with Nicki, voice memos from recording sessions, hours of footage from studio sessions. He says he also has multiple witnesses to validate his contribution.

And Safaree says Nicki herself acknowledged his contribution by giving him executive producer credit on her first 2 albums.

Our sources say Safaree has already lawyered up and a lawsuit is "imminent."


Derek Jeter's Ex-GF I'm Not Jealous of Hannah Davis ... Seriously.

11/10/2015 12:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

At least one of Derek Jeter's many MANY famous ex-girlfriends is thrilled for him now that he's engaged to Hannah Davis ... telling TMZ Sports, "He's living his dream."

We spoke with model Vida Guerra -- who dated Jeter way before Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba -- who tells us she's genuinely happy #2 found his #1. 

"He said once he retired he wanted to get married .... so he's living his dream. Congratulations to him."

Question is ... is Vida jealous that Hannah got the rock and not her??? 

We asked. She answered. Check out the clip. 

Oh, and also check out Vida's hot modeling pics to see what Derek's missing out on. Damn. 


Soulja Boy to Vivica Leave Me Out of Your 50 Cent Beef! But Apology Accepted

11/9/2015 1:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1109-soulja-boy-vivica-a-fox-TMZ-01Soulja Boy says Vivica A. Fox went too far when she dragged his name into her attack on her ex-BF 50 Cent on "Watch What Happens: Live," but he's going to let bygones be bygones.

Soulja tells us he doesn't understand why she brought his name up at all when she went off on 50 -- lightly insinuating he and Soulja are gay. Soulja says he's not, and furthermore ... he doesn't know Vivica.

Her attack included a reference to Soulja's shirtless magazine cover with Fiddy -- which he defended, telling us he looked "dope" with his blinged out chains.

That being said ... he's giving Vivica a pass. Moving on.


Nicole Murphy I've Got A Type ... And It's Ripped

3/2/2015 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0302-nicole-murphy-david-mcintosh-beach-PCNNicole Murphy likes 'em big ... real big ... and younger from the looks of things down on Miami Beach. 

The reality star was hanging with enormously buff Brit model David McIntosh over the weekend. Considering she split with ex-NFL stud Michael Strahan last August ... it definitely looks like the lady has a type. 

But sources connected to Nicole tell us despite their perfect physiques (she's freakin' 47) being so close ... they only hooked up for a photo shoot. No banging. Not yet.

The two of them together though -- quite a body of work.


Nicole Murphy Another Day, Another Date

8/17/2014 9:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0817-nicole-murphy-mystery-date-X17-01If Nicole Murphy were in the NBA she'd lead the league in rebounds.

Murphy and some young mystery man hit up Moonshadows in Malibu for lunch Saturday just days after reuniting with Michael Strahan for lunch Thursday in Beverly Hills.

And of course ... there's very handsome former NBA star Jim Jackson whom she was banging in Puerto Rico.

As we previously reported ... sources close to Strahan and Murphy told us there's a possibility for reconciliation -- so it's feasible this date was just a friendly meal.

These girls ain't loyal ... or are they?
 Mystery solved.  Turns out the dude is just Nicole's business partner in her Destiny Moscato wine business.

Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy TOGETHER AGAIN!!! 'Possibility' of Reconciliation

8/14/2014 1:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy had lunch together Thursday in Beverly Hills ... and our sources say there's "a possibility" of getting back together.

Michael and Nicole went to South Beverly Grill.  They walked out arm-in-arm.  Sources connected with the former couple tell us ... they both still have love for each other and, as one source says they'd "like to work things out."

Another source was more guarded, saying, "It was a friendly lunch.  They have 7 years of history together."

Michael seemed stunned on his way out when our photog tried to get a debrief.  And much to Michael's dismay, the restaurant has one of the worst, most congested parking lots in Bev Hills, so our guy peppered him with questions as he waited, including, "Who paid for lunch?"

Nicole had some kind things to say about Michael on her way out.

Nicole Murphy From Whine to Wine

8/8/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nicole Murphy was mum Thursday on her breakup with Michael Strahan ... but she had a lot to say about her new passion -- moscato.  

Nicole was leaving the W Hotel in Hollywood Thursday when she shut down questions about her breakup -- which some are calling a revenge breakup.  

But Nicole was unstoppable when it came to talking about the wine she's promoting.

Watch the clip ... Nicole's wine knowledge is somewhat suspect.

Nicole Murphy Michael and I Will Always Be Friends

8/7/2014 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole Murphy addressed her breakup with Michael Strahan for the first time today, and did her best to make it seem like there are NO hard feelings between them -- but it's kinda hard to buy what she's selling in this clip.

Nicole was grabbing lunch in L.A. after a workout when she claimed, "It's all good" ... between her and Strahan -- glossing over the fact he was blindsided by the breakup announcement, and that she had hunted him down in a hotel room to accuse him of cheating.

Nicole was also asked about her relationship with ex-NBA star Jimmy Jackson ... after their Caribbean fling last month.

She may be a reality TV star, but Nicole's got some acting chops too.

Nicole Murphy Rages at Strahan's Hotel Door

8/7/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0806_nicole_murphy_strahan_beverly-hotel_composite2Nicole Murphy went on a search and destroy mission to find Michael Strahan in a Beverly Hills hotel room -- where she suspected he was cheating -- and flew into such a rage she got kicked off the premises.

It all went down at the famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel back in January. Sources tell us Nicole had gotten word that Michael was staying there ... and she suspected he was with another woman.

We're told Nicole showed up at Michael's hotel room, unannounced ... and began banging on the door shortly before midnight, causing a major scene.

Witnesses tell us Nicole was screaming Michael's name, saying, "I know you're in there with some bitch." She also yelled, for all to hear, "It's Michael from 'Kelly and Michael' in there." 

The commotion woke up several guests in neighboring rooms -- some of whom stuck their heads out into the hallway. She ranted for 20 minutes before hotel security booted Nicole from the hotel.

We have no idea if Michael was ever in the room ... but the door never opened.


Nicole Murphy Secret Vacation with Ex-NBA Star WEEKS Before Breakup Announcement

8/5/2014 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0805_NICOLE-MURPHY_on-beach-wmNicole Murphy had a secret romantic fling in the Caribbean with former NBA star Jim Jackson in early July -- the exact same time she says she suspected Michael Strahan of cheating on her.

TMZ has obtained photos of Nicole and Jim at the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton in Puerto Rico, where they stayed from July 7 through July 10.

You see them in a cabana on the beach ... and they got very snuggly.  People at the hotel tell us they were hugging, kissing ... definitely affectionate.

0805_NICOLE-MURPHY_on-beach-wm_subSources close to the exes tell us ... Nicole had gone to P.R. with some girlfriends, and just happened to run into Jim -- an old friend -- and even though they "hung out" ... it was nothing serious.

We're told Michael knew Nicole was taking the trip with her GFs, but was not aware anything went on with Jackson.

We're told Nicole now says she and Michael were "on a break" when she hooked up with Jackson -- but she did not feel the relationship was over.

Still ... it's interesting ... she's accusing Michael of cheating but she was clearly playing the field.

Michael Strahan & Nicole Murphy Breakup Announcement Triggered By 'Proof' Of Other Woman

8/5/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0804-nicole-murphy-michael-strahan-tmz-01Nicole Murphy decided to tell the world she had broken up with Michael Strahan -- right when he was entering the Hall of Fame -- because that's when she "confirmed" he was unfaithful.

A source close to the couple tells TMZ ... Nicole first got wind Michael might be dating another woman in early July and started investigating ... the way scorned women do. We're told she was finally convinced it was true on Friday  and immediately decided to go public.

The source did not know the nature of Nicole's proof.

We're told Nicole insists her timing wasn't out of revenge, rather a total coincidence because that's when she knew for sure. It just happened to come precisely when Michael was getting the greatest honor of his career.

Other sources tell us Nicole and Michael have been broken up for several weeks -- and, in fact, their bi-coastal relationship has been on and off for almost 2 years ... since Michael took the 'Live' gig.

Ultimately this may come down to that old "Friends" theory -- but we're told Nicole definitely did NOT think they were "on a break."

Reps for Michael and Nicole have not responded to calls for comment.


Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy Engagement OFF

8/1/2014 4:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0801-nicole-murphy-michael-strahan-tmz-01Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy have called off their engagement ... just one day before he's inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Strahan's rep says it's all about 2,475 air miles -- he lives in NYC and she's in L.A. and it's just too difficult.  It's especially hard because they're both real busy. 

Murphy was married to Eddie Murphy ... and Strahan divorced Jean Muggli in 2006.

We shot the "Hollywood Exes" star last month after Strahan was threatened by a homeless guy with a knife -- and she seemed in the dark. Now we know why.


R. Kelly I DID Pay Child Support ... Someone Set Me Up

12/13/2013 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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R. Kelly is not a child support dodging jerk ... so says R. Kelly AND his ex-wife Andrea Kelly -- and now the company who put him on blast for allegedly falling behind is backtracking.

Earlier today, The Custodial Support Foundation put out a press release saying "Hollywood Exes" star Andrea Kelly hired them to call out R. Kelly for falling behind on his child support -- but the singer's rep says their claim is BS ... and he's all paid up

Andrea's lawyer backs him up too ... telling TMZ his client says Kelly is up to date on his payments.

A rep for the C.S.F. tells us they're issuing a retraction to their story.

When a man pays up.

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