50 Cent may have been hoping to start a blood feud when he publicly insinuated Rick Ross and Diddy were gay lovers ... but sources close to Ross tell us there will be NO reprisals.
Sources tell us Ross won't retaliate for one simple reason -- he doesn't give a crap about 50 Cent or anything he says -- he thinks 50 is IRRELEVANT.
50 briefly posted a pic on Instagram Sunday showing Ross leaning in close to Diddy as if they're about to kiss ... with a caption that said, 'something ain't right' -- with the clear implication the rappers are gay.
We're told Rick plans to let it slide ... he wants to focus on making hit records ... and not on a childish beef with an old enemy.
Retreats After Suggesting
Diddy & Rick Ross Are Gay Lovers
3/3/2014 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
50 Cent raised the stakes in his beef with 3 rap heavyweights -- publicly insinuating Diddy, Rick Ross and former record exec Steve Stoute are gay together ... but he backed down minutes later.
The shots were fired Sunday -- Fiddy posted the 2 pics on Instagram, one showing a pink-shirted Stoute embracing a pink-shirted Diddy. The other shows Diddy and Rick Ross from an angle that makes it look like they're kissing.
Underneath, 50 wrote the caption, "I ain't saying nothing, but something ain't right. Lmao." He yanked the pics down a short time later.
The photos were the latest in 50's ongoing feuds with the rap titans -- Stoute recently appeared in a VH1 documentary about hip hop, in which he called 50 a has-been. 50's been feuding with Rick Ross and Diddy for years.
As for why he pulled the post ... 50 probably thought twice about starting a nuclear war.
I'm Still In Lust With Selena
3/3/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber just can't quit Selena Gomez ... he lustfully posted pics of his ex-GF at an Oscar party ... even though he's 2000 miles away in Atlanta
The pic shows Gomez at the Vanity Fair party last night in West Hollywood -- where she showed up in a gold, beaded Pucci gown -- with the caption, "Most elegant princess in the world."
Could be Justin's just jonesing for his old life in L.A. -- which once included Selena?
The feeling may not be mutual ... Gomez -- who went to rehab in Jan. partly over her Bieber addiction -- has kept her distance from Justin and his new crew.
My Shotgun SPITS FIRE!!!!
2/22/2014 5:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Talk about packin' heat -- UFC champ Jon "Bones" Jones was blasting away with special shotgun ammunition that actually turns his piece into a frickin' FLAMETHROWER ... and it's all on video.
Jones grabbed his Remington 870 Express pump action shotgun and went to the desert to test out some unusual ammunition ... including something called "Dragon's Breath" ... which can ENGULF YOUR TARGET IN FLAMES!!!
FYI -- Dragon's Breath is illegal in a couple of states ... but it appears Jon was shooting in New Mexico, where it's ok.
If you wanna see the full power of the ammo -- check out the clip below and scroll to 4:24.
Super into Leather
2/22/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alleged Anti-Gay Comments
... Fan Now Says He Faked Them
2/21/2014 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Major flip-flopping after a gay fan publicly accused Rihanna of saying he was going to hell for his homosexuality -- he has now changed his story ... insisting he was LYING the whole time ... and actually Photoshopped the Instagram image going around the Internet.
Benvoy Seals posted the above image on Instagram last night -- showing a back and forth between him and Rihanna on her comments section.
Benvoy writes, "Rihanna u going to hell girl" -- and, in the image, Rihanna responds, "Arnt you gay? ... Nuff said blah!"
The exchange was shocking, especially because Rihanna voiced her support for gay rights in Russia less than a week ago -- posting a photo of herself wearing a hat embroidered with "P6," which stands for Principle 6 ... a campaign against Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.
But now, Benvoy tells TMZ, he Photoshopped the picture for no reason ... "I lied. I don't know why. I just did." He also said he received thousands of death threats and hate messages.
Benvoy has since deleted the original Instagram image and posted a retraction in its place, claiming, "Rihanna would never say something like that."
We reached out to Rihanna's camp for comment -- so far, no word back.
Team USA Soccer Chick
to Sports Illustrated:
I'VE GOT A HOT BODY, TOO!!!
2/21/2014 7:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alex Morgan ain't the only chick on the U.S. National Soccer Team with a super hot body ... and Sydney Leroux is making sure Sports Illustrated knows it!!
Leroux -- who was part of the 2012 gold-medal winning Olympic team -- has been on a bikini photo posting tear ever since S.I. started to push the new Swimsuit Edition, featuring Morgan.
The pics ... they're good.
To be fair, Leroux's physique hasn't been totally ignored by the media ... she WAS featured in a semi-nude pic in ESPN's 2013 "Body Issue."
And get this ... there were rumors Sydney was dating 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick -- but neither side ever confirmed.
Too bad ... for him.
Leather Lip Photo Isn't Racist
It's My Big Break!!!
2/21/2014 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The man whose lips Rihanna ruthlessly mocked on the Internet -- in front of nearly 12 million people -- doesn't think it's racist ... in fact, he's HAPPY she compared his mouth to a leather couch.
You probably saw the image Rihanna reposted on Instagram with "#MCM" (man crush Monday) -- some fans and bloggers were up in arms ... calling it racist ... but shockingly, the guy in the pic doesn't agree.
Moeblak adds ... "Now I hope people want to know what comes out of [his lips]. Hopefully she will want to collab with me and do music."
That's probably a reach.
Banging That Hooters Waitress Again
2/20/2014 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber can toot it, boot it, then toot it again -- TMZ has learned, he's back getting it on with a Vegas Hooters waitress he hooked up with last summer ... after dumping her for several other girls in between.
22-year-old Jordan Ozuna posted this photo on Instagram February 16th from inside the spaceship mansion Bieber's currently renting in Atlanta. We won't say how we know, but we know.
Bieber and Jordan first hooked up in Vegas last June -- Jordan worked as a Hooters waitress at the time. They were photographed going indoor skydiving together ... and even kissing ... but we haven't seen much of her since ... until now.
And if the bed photo isn't convincing, here's a picture of Ozuna playing around at a Dave & Buster's in Atlanta the day before Valentine's Day -- the same day Bieber was also photographed at the same location.
It's unclear what happened to Bieber's Miami chick Chantel Jeffries, but she's been replaced ... at least for now.
Back to Boozing
After Rehab Stint
2/17/2014 2:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Selena Gomez is hitting the bottle hard after bailing from rehab just weeks ago.
Selena proudly re-embraced alcohol by posting this happy hour selfie on Instagram. We've confirmed there's booze beneath that whipped cream.
TMZ previously reported ... Selena checked into The Meadows last month to rid herself of alcohol, weed and Ambien ... and Justin Bieber. She bailed 2 weeks into the 45-day program to go to Sundance and then said she was cured so she didn't need to return.
Selena's rep claims she's got no problems handling her liquor. But when you're calling your cocktails "dessert before dinner" ... you may want to think about the next 12 steps.
and NHL Boyfriend
2/14/2014 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Erin Andrews took a break from being yelled at by NFL superstars to remind you ... she's actually in pretty good shape.
Andrews and L.A. Kings star Jarret Stoll are on a little couples retreat at the moment -- and decided to spice things up with a stand-up paddle board session.
Not as exciting as getting screamed at by Richard Sherman ... but still, impressive.
Nipples Make it to the Big Time
2/14/2014 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kendall Jenner's nipples can now make it anywhere ... because they made it to a New York City high fashion runway Thursday.
18-year-old Kendall flaunted what her mama manages ... in a completely sheer brown top and a wig at the Marc Jacobs fashion show.
It was KJ's NY Fashion Week debut, and immediately after her nipples lit up the event ... Khloe Kardashian gushed on IG, "My baby sister killed it today."
Kim Kardashian also weighed in, saying ... "Proudest sister ever!!!!"
Kendall's goodies were last seen in sheer black.
First black, now brown? Kim and Khloe really are proud.
'That's What I Want Out of Life'
2/13/2014 7:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner was his old self Wednesday night, motivating college students with a pep talk about achieving your goals.
Bruce -- a very successful motivational speaker -- had the crowd at Mercyhurst University eating out of his hand. And speaking of his hand ... check out the wedding ring.
Also check out what Bruce is wearing. His hair is pulled back into his signature ponytail and he's wearing a traditional suit.
Bruce spent a good chunk of the hour talking about his 1976 Olympic victory ... a frequent topic of conversation for him.
We got a short clip of the speech. During another part he told the Erie, PA crowd, "Steal, lie, cheat and gamble ... but in a good way" ... and then went on to explain what he meant.
Bruce said people have to gamble in life by taking risks ... and they should cheat people "who would have you be less than you are." He said people must lie -- in the arms of people who love them. And finally, he urged everyone to steal .... every moment of happiness.