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'Love & Hip Hop' Benzino Cuts Althea a Break In Domestic Beating Case

3/11/2018 12:20 AM PST

Ex-"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Althea Eaton won't be prosecuted for smacking her baby daddy, Benzinoupside his head, and she can partially thank Benzino himself for that.

TMZ broke the story ... Althea and Benzino had a domestic dispute a few weeks ago, and things got out of control when she whacked Benzino in front of cops. Althea was promptly arrested and booked for misdemeanor battery.

But, the City Attorney's Office tells TMZ ... the case was rejected because Benzino suffered no actual injuries. Other than, maybe ... his ego. More importantly, we're told Benzino didn't want to press charges.

And they lived happily ever after ... for now.

'L&HH' Star Tommie Lee Leaves Jail After Turning Herself In For Mall Attack Case

3/8/2018 11:01 AM PST

Tommie Lee's out of jail after turning herself in for an alleged attack on a mall employee last month ... TMZ has learned.

The 'Love & Hip Hop' star was booked on a misdemeanor battery charge, but doesn't seem to be sweating it. We got her Wednesday, shortly after she bailed out of Atlanta's Fulton County, and she quickly summed up the case this way ... "It wasn't me." 

We broke the story ... a warrant was issued for her arrest for an alleged beatdown of a mall jewelry store employee. Sources close to Tommie tell us she had her bond man pick her up, so she could turn herself in late Tuesday night to get it over with, but she had to spend one night in the slammer.

She was released once she got in front of the judge and posted a $3k bond.

'L&HH' Star Tommie Lee Wanted by Cops For Alleged Mall Beating

2/26/2018 9:58 AM PST

"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Tommie Lee is now a wanted woman for allegedly attacking a mall employee earlier this month ... TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell us a warrant has been issued for Tommie in connection with a battery case in Atlanta -- meaning, if she pops up on cops' radar for whatever reason, she'll be hauled into custody.

We broke the story ... Tommie's accused of punching an employee at a fancy jewelry store in Atlanta's Lenox Square mall. The reality TV star allegedly got into an argument with the woman, and then came around the display to "slap and punch her repeatedly."

The alleged victim told cops she wants to press charges.

Ex-'LHHA' Star Althea Busted for Smacking Benzino ... In Front of Cops!!!

2/19/2018 6:56 AM PST

"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Benzino's baby mama, Althea Eaton, went upside his head during an argument Sunday night ... according to cops who witnessed it, and quickly arrested Althea.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... LAPD was called to Althea's home in the San Fernando Valley to check out a domestic dispute. We're told Althea wanted Benzino to get out, and he wasn't cooperating.

Responding officers tried to calm things down, but 'LHHA's' first couple of trouble didn't disappoint -- we're told Althea whacked Benzino in the head right in front of the cops. She was arrested and booked for misdemeanor battery.

Her bail was set at $20k, and we're told she bonded out early Monday morning.

As for Benzino, he might be shopping for jewelry ... again.

Yung Berg Wanted Man Again!! ... For Missing Court Date

1/22/2018 12:25 AM PST

Yung Berg apparently loves to learn the hard way -- not showing up to court is asking for trouble.

The 'Love & Hip Hop' star is a wanted man in Miami after missing ANOTHER court date following a weed bust. TMZ broke the story ... cops were called following an altercation in his hotel room back in October and they found 2 blunts on him. Normally, not a big deal but Berg had a 9-year-old warrant, so they arrested his ass.

He was later released, but was supposed to appear in court for his arraignment in the weed case on January 11 but -- you know how Berg's favorite game goes -- he never showed.

It's called Google Calendar, Berg.

'Love & Hip Hop' James R.'s 'Bah Gurl' Track Triggers 'Bad' Lawsuit

1/18/2018 6:57 PM PST

James R. -- a newcomer on this season of "Love & Hip Hop" -- jacked a song that doesn't belong to him and is trying to pass it off as his own -- including on the show ... according to a new suit.

Music producer Luis Vargas is going after James R. and Viacom -- which owns VH1 -- claiming 'L&HH' used his song "Bad Girl" on 2 episodes of season 8 so far ... but the show has no right to do that.

Here's the backstory -- Vargas says he signed James R. to his label, Bully Sound Records, last year, and together they made "Bad Girl" ... but Vargas' company owns the rights to the track.

Vargas claims James R. tried to part ways with Bully and take "Bad Girl" with him, but when they couldn't work out a deal ... Vargas says James R. just jacked the song and changed the name to "Bah Gurl."

According to the docs ... James R. appears on 2 eps. of this season VH1's show making an unauthorized music vid for "Bah Gurl" and having a release party for it. To make it worse -- he claims James R.'s promoting the jacked version of "Bad Girl" online, as well.

Vargas is suing for damages ... which he believes are more than $1 million.

We reached out to Viacom and James R. ... so far no word back.

'Love & Hip Hop: Miami' Star Gets Death Threats ... After Heated Clash with Amara La Negra

1/11/2018 12:40 AM PST

"Love & Hip Hop: Miami" star Young Hollywood says his life is in danger ... all because he's been labeled a racist following a heated confrontation with co-star Amara La Negra.

A little backstory ... YH told Amara in the series premiere last week she needed to be "more Beyonce and less Macy Gray." He also called her psychotic after Amara took offense to YH suggesting she switch up her look ... most notably her Afro.

Amara ultimately stormed off after he referred to her as "Nutella Queen" ... and Young Hollywood's been torched online and threatened ever since.

YH -- who btw has worked with 2 Chainz and reggaeton superstars Nicky Jam and Cosculluela -- says he's wrongfully being crucified and the industry's sad standards are really to blame.

Diddy's NYE Party Rah Ali Attacks Sky! 'L&HH' vs. 'Black Ink'

1/3/2018 1:29 PM PST

Rah Ali tried to exact vengeance against her archenemy and reality TV foe, Sky, in a sneak attack at Diddy's New Year's Eve "Black Excellence" party ... but Sky quickly caught on.

TMZ has obtained video of a fight between VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop' star and "Black Ink Crew" bruiser Sunday night at Diddy's crib in Miami, as the 2 met up on the black carpet.

You see Rah says "hi" to Sky, and then acts like she's going in for a hug ... before grabbing the back of Sky's head in an aggressive manner. Sky immediately starts hitting back, and the pair falls into Diddy's Ciroc backdrop before being broken up. 

This ain't the first time the 2 reality stars came to blows -- they went at it in 2016 after getting into an Instagram beef about eyelash endorsements ... yep.

The question now ... who do you think won this round?!

Fetty Wap's Baby Mama About to Give Birth 3 Months Early ... She Says Baby Is 'Fine'

1/3/2018 10:44 AM PST

Fetty Wap's baby mama, Alexis Skyy, is about to give birth any moment now ... even though she's 3 months early.

Alexis' water broke early Tuesday as she was seen being rolled in to a Georgia hospital with Fetty by her side. She's only 6-months pregnant at this point, so you'd think they'd be worried. If so ... Fetty didn't let on this video.

In fact, Fetty says he was a premature baby, too, and the kid's gonna be a soldier like her pops. They're expecting a girl, and Alexis has already been calling her Alaiya

This will be at least baby #4 for Fetty, and he has 1 more on the way with a different baby mama. This will be Alexis' first. 

Stephen Belafonte & Nikki Baby Not Dating ... Xmas Dinner Just Biz

12/30/2017 12:10 AM PST

Mel B's ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte, hasn't moved on to 'Love & Hip Hop' star Nikki Baby -- even though they grabbed Xmas dinner together ... TMZ has learned.

A source close to Nikki tell us she and Stephen's dinner at Mastro's on Christmas day was just a business meeting to discuss a shoe line he's developing with her.

While they left in the same SUV ... we're told they were simply following behind another group that had joined them inside. Stephen brought some of his associates, and Nikki brought hers ... in other words, they didn't dine alone. 

Even though Stephen's officially a single guy now ... we're told there's no romance here. 

Yung Berg Busted for Weed ... Jailed for 9-Year-Old Warrant

12/24/2017 12:20 AM PST

Yung Berg has had so many legal problems lately, he could get an honorary law degree ... the latest of which is an arrest for treating the legal system as a joke.

Here's what we know. Berg was in Miami in October for the BET awards, when cops were called to the hotel where he was staying after a woman claimed he unwantedly wrapped his arms around her. There was some sort of altercation in the hallway where one of Berg's friends allegedly put hands on her.

We're told when cops arrived at the 'Love & Hip Hop' star's hotel room, they found 2 blunts on him which probably would not have resulted in an arrest. But here's the problem ... cops ran his record and found he blew off a court date for another pot bust 9 years ago, so they hauled him off to jail.

Berg was released.

He was also arrested a few years ago in NYC for allegedly grabbing his girlfriend by the neck, throwing her to the floor, dragging her by her hair and hitting her in the face.

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Production Halted After Alleged Hit & Run

12/11/2017 12:30 AM PST

"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" production came to a screeching halt after one of its staffers was allegedly run over in a parking lot.

Production sources tell TMZ ... the scary incident went down Wednesday at the high-end Buckhead shops where Mimi Faust and co. were preparing to shoot. But we're told things went south before cameras started rolling -- a security guard was allegedly run down by an angry mall customer.

We're told security was saving a parking spot for the production, which pissed off the customer. Witnesses tell us he revved the engine and struck the security guard ... injuring his left leg.

According to cops, the driver went inside a nearby golf store before fleeing. Cops spoke to staffers at the golf store to ID the driver, and got surveillance footage of the incident from another store. No arrests yet.

'LHHH' Honcho Mona Scott-Young Hazel-E Must Go After Burning Gays Comment

10/20/2017 9:50 AM PDT

"Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" creator Mona Scott-Young is disgusted by Hazel-E's homophobic social media rant, and if she gets her way ... Hazel will be canned ASAP.

Sources close to the 'LHHH' executive producer tell TMZ ... she made it clear with VH1 she expects Hazel to get booted from the show for saying gays should burn in hell, but contrary to popular belief ... Mona doesn't get final say on personnel decisions.

Our sources say it's not just the homophobic rant that pissed her off ... Hazel's negative remarks about women of color have disgusted her as well.

We're told Mona's production company is not the only one involved with 'LHHH' so Hazel's fate will be a group decision -- but she's pressing the network hard to 86 her.

As we reported, Hazel told us she's sorry about her homophobic comments. Mostly.

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