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Kanye West

One Crappy Homecoming

You've Been Served!

4/16/2015 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West's goodwill tour to Armenia and the Middle East came to a sucky ending for him -- moments after touching down at LAX ... he got served with legal papers.

Kanye, Kim Kardashian and North flew back to L.A. Thursday and the scene was absolute chaos. While Yeezy was running the gauntlet -- with North in his arms -- he never saw the guy in a suit sneak up behind him.

As Kanye got into his waiting SUV ... the process server reached in behind him and tossed the papers onto one of the seats. Kim followed a few seconds later, when it appears someone threw the papers out of the vehicle. The process server did not reveal the nature of the legal action.

Two things to watch here: 1. Kanye really keeps his cool under pressure ... and 2. That process server is REALLY brave reaching past bodyguards and into Kanye's vehicle.

North West Baptism

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son ...

and the Paparazzi

4/13/2015 11:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The baptism of North West was like any Kardashian event ... a total and complete circus. 

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Khloe Kardashian showed up Monday afternoon to the Saint James Cathedral -- an Armenian church in Jerusalem -- to baptize 22-month-old North.

Kim was mobbed as she walked into the church, shielding baby North from the massive crowd that had gathered outside the church. 

Once the ceremony was over, Kim and Kanye reportedly had lunch with the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat.

Just another quiet Kardashian family gathering.

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Kardashians

Jet to Israel for Baptism

Bring on the Holy Water

4/13/2015 6:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and North West have left Armenia for the Holy Land ... and the end game is watering the baby.

It was supposed to be an 8 day trip to Armenia, but they bailed 5 days in and jumped on a plane to Jerusalem.

North West will be baptized in a 12th-century Armenian church, according to the Jerusalem Post.

It's interesting ... cameras for "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" are recording the entire trip, and Kanye is happily playing along.

They'll only be in Israel for a day. They leave Tuesday for Jordan.

Kanye West

Gets Wet and Wild

During Surprise Free Armenian Concert

4/12/2015 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Turns out Yeezus can't walk on water, he just falls in it like the rest of us. 

Kanye West performed a free concert Sunday night in the capital of Armenia, which came to an end after Kanye jumped into Swan Lake ... and dozens of fans followed suit. 

Kanye's been over there with Kim Kardashian all week as she taps into her Armenian roots -- and shoots scenes for 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'. He performed six songs: "Stronger," "Jesus Walks," "Power," "Touch the Sky," "All of the Lights" and "Good Life."

West's lake dive ended the show -- the crowd went bonkers and cops had to shut it down -- but you know it'll make great promo footage for the reality show.  

Kim and Kanye

Crowd Loses Control

Outside Genocide Memorial

4/11/2015 7:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Kim and Kanye have turned Armenia upside down ... creating pandemonium among fans, photogs and soldiers.

The video is insane.  They were leaving the genocide memorial when everyone just went nuts.   It's weird ... the most moving symbol marking the 100th anniversary of the genocide looks more like a Hollywood event.

Listen to the crowd as Kim and Kanye get in their SUV.  The language differences are fascinating, especially the way everyone refers to them.

Kim and Kanye

Arrive in Armenia

To GIANT Crowd

4/8/2015 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West got the full diplomat treatment as they arrived in Armenia to the cheers of an enormous crowd and tons of media.

Although their trip is just days short of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Kim's rep says it has nothing to do with the commemoration. Kim says she simply wants to get in touch with her Armenian roots.

North and Khloe were also there -- as they were greeted by women in traditional Armenian garb, who presented the fam with bread and salt ... a tradition for greeting dignitaries. They all left the airport together in a minivan.

They plan to visit the genocide monument, museums, meet with politicians and they will reportedly go to the town of Gyumri ... where relatives of her dad may live.

Kanye West

Settles Paparazzi Beatdown Case with Apology

4/7/2015 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West has settled the civil lawsuit filed by the photog he assaulted at LAX ... TMZ has learned.

Kanye and Daniel Ramos shook hands as the case was put to bed.

TMZ broke the story, Kanye was criminally charged with misdemeanor battery and pled no contest. He's currently on probation.

According to Ramos' lawyer, Gloria Allred, one term of the settlement was an apology from Kanye to Ramos. We don't know if any money changed hands. 

Allred says, "We believe that this case sent an important message. Celebrities are not above the law, and they have no right to physically attack someone simply because they were asked a question."

Kanye West

I'm Hyundai-ing

Over My Post-Dinner Ride

4/6/2015 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This is NOT how Kanye West typically rolls, but he wrapped up a fancy Malibu dinner by leaving in a HYUNDAI -- and you can tell he died a little inside while doing it. 

Kanye and Kim Kardashian left dinner at Nobu Saturday night, and while waiting at the valet ... Kanye starts grinning from ear-to-ear because he knows what's about to go down.

A Hyundai Elantra -- cost about $18k -- pulls up ... Kanye puts Kim in the backseat, and he jumps in the front passenger seat. Watch the look on his face -- really says it all. Now, Yeezy isn't cutting costs -- looks like the whip (with sweet sport rims wheel covers) belongs to a friend or assistant. 

$18k is probably the cost of 2 headlamps on Kanye's $400k Lambo Aventador.

FUN FACT: The affordable car line hasn't gotten a plug like this since Kanye wrote, "Win a Super Bowl and drive off in a Hyundai."  

Kanye West

Prez Obama Did NOT Call Him at Home

... But His People Did

3/17/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Score one for the President. He was right when he said he has NEVER called Kanye West's home, despite Kanye's protestations to the contrary.

Sources directly connected with Kanye tell TMZ ... Obama had a breakfast in Beverly Hills last October and a bunch of celebs attended, including Kim and Kanye. The Prez talked about using star power to get people to vote.

When it was over, Obama told Kim and Kanye he wanted to set up a call to continue the conversation. A few days later a staffer called to follow up.

Obama told Jimmy Kimmel he doesn't even have their home number, but at LAX Kanye begged to differ.

Kanye sure sounded convincing that Obama called him, but he didn't. At least it was Obama adjacent.

Kim and Kanye

Make a Run for the Border

3/14/2015 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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It looks like kind of like a dainty order ... then again, it may have just been the first bag. After all, meal portions at the Paris Fashion shows are notoriously small.

Live mas. That's what she said.

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Photogs Go Down!

Eat French Crap in Louis Vuitton Crush

3/11/2015 7:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The paparazzi swarming Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Paris might sound more sophisticated -- yelling in French -- but watch ... they go down just as hard as the American ones.

Kimye was walking into the Louis Vuitton show during Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday when multiple backpedaling paps slammed into a barricade. No one seemed seriously hurt in the carnage -- and you gotta see the one guy who persisted after Kanye ... until a bodyguard took him out.  

Not to be outdone ... Selena Gomez got an even bigger crush from photogs and fans leaving the LV show. The video is INSANE, but at least she was armed with much bigger protectors.

Wanted: Way more bodyguards in Paris before the next Fashion Week.

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Lindsay Lohan

Drops the N-Word

... Quickly Deletes It

3/11/2015 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lindsay Lohan is about to learn a life lesson ... nothing on the Internet is ever really gone ... because her attempt to delete the N-word from social media has failed miserably. 

Lohan went to see Kanye West perform Tuesday night as part of Paris Fashion Week. She posted a photo of Kanye onstage that included the caption, "#kanye&kimAlldaynigga$."

Lindsay deleted the corresponding tweet and edited the Instagram post to remove the N-word ... but her followers noticed and called her out on it, writing things like: 

-- "Why did you change what you wrote?"
-- "You said the N word?!? Wow I seen your original post and so did thousands others"
-- "She deleted N word so fast ..... Wow !!" 

0310-subasset-2-lindsay-lohan-instagramMight want to start scheduling some of those extra community service hours with the NAACP.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Move or Be Moved

Bodyguard Rams Crowd

3/5/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's bodyguard launched himself into the crowd outside a Paris Fashion Week event when fans and photogs got way too close for Kanye's comfort. 

Kimye was heading into the Balmain show Thursday morning -- entering through the back door -- to go see Kendall Jenner walk the runway. But the instant they stepped out of their car ... the crowd started to swarm and Kanye barked at security to clear a path for Kim ... which they did on her side of the car.

But on his side, things started to get hairy -- and that's when the hired muscle sprung into action.

Watch the clip ... NFL linebackers would be proud of this guy. 

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