Kanye West is spiking the football ... bragging that he defeated NBA and NFL players like Reggie Bush and Kris Humphries to win the rights to bang Kim Kardashian.
West just appeared on Future's new single, "I Won" -- and raps about his most prized conquest, Kim ... saying, "I want to dip that ass in gold, I want to dip that ass in gold."
Then comes the smack talk -- "I made it over NBA, NFL players ... So every time I score it's like the Super Bowl."
K's obviously referring to Bush, Humphries and NFL wide receiver Miles Austin -- who all dated Kim and all happen to be pro athletes.
It's not the first time K's gone after one of Kim's exes -- he ripped Humphries in a song called "Cold" -- when he bragged that Kris was lucky K didn't get his pal Jay Z to drop him from the Nets.
Re-Enters the Danger Zone
Cool with Paparazzi
3/25/2014 9:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West was in his danger zone last night (LAX) .... surrounded by his greatest anger trigger (paparazzi) … but he went through without incident.
Ye and Kim Kardashian arrived at the airport and were met by a slew of paps. First, our guy asked if the couple had seen Seth Rogen's parody Vogue cover. A bunch of other questions were hurled, but Kanye stayed cool.
He really doesn't have an option. He's on probation in the LAX assault case and ordered to undergo anger management therapy.
But something else happened. Some random people screamed out his music sucks, and "make me rich!" Maybe they knew ... Kanye paid one of his assault victim's more than $250K for a smack to the face, so he established a going rate.
A Kelly Blue Book for assault. Who knew?
James Franco & Seth Rogen
We're More Vogue
Than Kim and Kanye
3/22/2014 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
James Franco and Seth Rogen have improved the Vogue cover with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ... although they missed one slight detail.
Rogen tweeted the cover -- we're guessing it's photoshopped -- with Seth playing bitch. We might add, not an unattractive bride.
They almost had us fooled ... but then we looked at in the vicinity of the ring and, well, you don't get that from a Hawaiian vacation.
As you recall ... the duo hilariously spoofed Kimye in November with their music video "Bound 3."
It was bound 2 happen.
Kim and Kanye
Dude Who Videoed Our Engagement
LAME AND BLIND
3/18/2014 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are suing for secretly videotaping their engagement is not only sneaky ... he's blind -- at least according to the judge.
Chad Hurley -- who co-founded YouTube -- claimed when he videotaped the proposal at AT&T Park in San Fran and later released it on his website MixBit ... he had no idea he had signed a confidentiality agreement.
The case was in court Tuesday -- Hurley was trying to get it dismissed -- but the judge scoffed at him, saying the entire document Hurley signed was 1 page and at the top the words CONFIDENTIALITY could not possibly be missed.
Kanye and Kim could score a huge payday, courtesy of their lawyer, Eric George ... because the judge said Hurley could be liable for fraud, which opens the door to punitive damages ... which theoretically could mean millions of dollars. Hurley has the money -- Google bought YouTube for $1.6 billion.
The motion to throw the case out was denied. So full steam ahead!
Viennese 'Blackface' Guy Apologizes
I'm Not a Racist!!!
2/28/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The weirdo who came up to Kim Kardashian in blackface at the Vienna Opera Ball -- pretending to be Kanye West -- now claims the entire encounter was a misunderstanding ... insisting he's NOT a racist ... and didn't mean to offend her.
Chris Stephan -- a stand-up comedian in Austria -- just posted the apology on his Facebook, saying he's "incredibly sorry" things unfolded the way they did. He says he's of Arab descent himself, and never intended to be racist.
As we reported, Kim stormed out of the fancy pants ball yesterday after Stephan came up to her in black face make-up, acting like Kanye.
Kim was paid $500,000 to be the guest of Austrian businessman Richard Lugner at the event. Lugner later said Kim was a crappy date.
Insulted Me With Kanye 'Black Face'
2/27/2014 4:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian stormed out of the hoity-toity Vienna Ball after some white dude working the event came up to her in black face, pretending to be Kanye West!
Kim was paid $500K to be the guest of Richard Lugner, an Austrian businessman who has a long history of paying starlets half-a-mil to be his arm candy at the Vienna Annual Opera Ball.
Lugner just did an interview trashing Kim for not sticking to the program, saying, "Kim is annoying me."
But we're told she was taking pics with Lugner when a guy who was working the ball came up to her ... IN BLACK FACE acting like he was Kanye. She walked away from the guy, but had to stay another hour and a half.
The final straw. A short time later a guy came up to Kim and asked her to dance. She said she wasn't a good dancer, and then the guy responded, he would dance with her if the orchestra played "N****rs in Vienna."
Kim is saying there were other problems. She told her people Lugner was aggressive, at times grabbing her and imploring her to lose her security. She said Lugner was trying to be alone with her.
And, we're told a lot of this was caught on tape because Kim was shooting for her reality show.
I Agree With Kanye
TMZ's Got Racial Issues
2/18/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian just called TMZ out ... echoing Kanye West's complaint that TMZ goes after him because we're uncomfortable with interracial relationships.
Kim was leaving Barney's New York Tuesday afternoon when we asked her about her fiance's rant over the weekend at a concert, where he lobbed his criticism of TMZ and other media.
Kim proclaimed her blanket support for whatever Kanye says ... but it was clearly targeted at his criticism of TMZ.
Not to brag ... but we criticized Kanye long before he hooked up with Kim, like in 2008 after he attacked a photog at LAX, and after his Taylor Swift fiasco a year later.
BTW ... we've also liked De Niro.
TMZ Rags On Me
Out Of Racial Nervousness
2/16/2014 3:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West went on another endless rant Saturday night ... but this one had a racial twist.
Kanye was playing the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey when he called out TMZ and other media for criticizing him over the last year.
Kanye said we all make him look like "a maniac and an animal" ... not because of anything he did ... but because of our discomfort over interracial relationships.
Unless we're missing something ... he thinks we all have a problem with the fact that he's engaged to Kim Kardashian.
Funny ... we thought we were ragging on him long before he hooked up with Kim.
Kanye to Kim
Let's Get that Mouth Fed
2/16/2014 9:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West took his favorite mouth to dinner yesterday ... one day after he praised Kim Kardashian's oral skills on a new remix.
The two went out for a romantic evening in New York after his concert in New Jersey -- probably to make up for his recent remix of "Drunk in Love" ... where Kanye said he first fell in love with Kim after "impregnating her mouth."
D.A. Declines Prosecution
In Bev Hills Beating Case
1/31/2014 4:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West will NOT be prosecuted for beating up a guy in the waiting room of a Beverely Hills chiropractor ... TMZ has learned.
The L.A. County D.A. has REJECTED the case. As for why ... the D.A. gave several reasons:
-- A civil compromise has been reached. TMZ broke the story, Kanye agreed to pay more than $250,000 to the 18-year-old.
-- The victim was not hurt. The D.A. says "No significant injuries were documented."
-- The victim became uncooperative after the civil compromise, and would not speak with prosecutors.
The conclusion of the D.A. ... "Prosecution is accordingly declined due to Victim unavailability."
One interesting thing -- in the rejection, the D.A. notes Kim and Kanye both alleged the 18-year-old used a racial epithet.
With Bev Hills Beating Victim
1/28/2014 1:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The guy Kanye West beat up in the waiting room of a Beverly Hills chiropractor hit the jackpot ... scoring a settlement of MORE THAN $250,000 ... TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the negotiations tell us ... the young man who allegedly hurled racial epithets at Kim earlier this month has agreed to the civil settlement and now feels satisfied enough that he does NOT want to go forward with a criminal prosecution.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... the D.A. has not decided whether to charge Kanye with battery. The reality is ... there's almost no chance of that happening. First, the D.A. now has an uncooperative victim. Second, the victim's alleged racial epithets will not sit well with the jury. And there are probably lots of Kanye fans in the jury pool.
We're told during the settlement negotiations the victim's demand soared to the upper 6 figures, so $250K is just a fraction.
We called Kanye's civil lawyer, Shawn Holley for comment ... but we got nothin'.
Nevertheless ... we're calling it case closed.
18-year-old Alleged Battery Victim
Wants Cash to Settle
1/21/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The 18-year-old who Kanye West allegedly beat up last week in a chiropractor's waiting room has approached the rapper, asking for a ton of money to settle the case without criminal prosecution ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the 18-year-old tell us ... his lawyer called Kanye's people and expressed the desire to strike a civil settlement -- FOR A PRICE -- several hundred thousand dollars.
We're told the 18-year-old is adamant -- he does NOT want to go through a public trial. As we reported ... Kim Kardashian claims the young man was hurling racial epithets, calling her a "n***er lover" among other things. We're also told he has not been responsive with the police since the incident.
As for the $$$ ... although eyewitnesses in the Beverly Hills chiropractor's office say Kanye pummeled the guy ... we're hearing he has no apparent injuries. Nonetheless, avoiding a criminal trial has a price.
Sources say both sides are currently in negotiations.
Pummeled 18-Year-Old Like A Boxer
1/15/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West was like a boxer going in for the kill ... pummeling an 18-year old guy with more than 30 blows ... this according to an eyewitness.
We broke the story ... an 18-year-old allegedly called Kim a "n****r lover" on his way into the office of a Beverly Hills chiropractor. Minutes later, Kim and Kanye stormed in -- Kim ID the kid -- and her baby daddy went nuts.
The eyewitness tells TMZ ... the 18-year-old was sitting in a chair as Kanye made a beeline for him and, without saying a word, started slugging him in the face. The kid was covering his face but Kanye was unrelenting. Kim just stood there and silently watched the beating.
The receptionist was screaming, "Stop, stop," but Kanye ignored her. The kid quickly curled up into a ball to block the blows.
The massage therapist rushed into the waiting room and pushed Kanye off the kid and ordered him out of the office. Kanye got out of the building and Kim went to another office for a meeting.