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Karlie Redd

I'm Choosing Playboy Over Porn

8/27/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0826-swipe-karlie-redd-playboy-plus-01Karlie Redd is taking the high road when it comes to stripping for cameras, opting for Playboy instead of porn.

The ‘Love & Hip Hop: ATL’ star will be getting fully naked for Playboy Plus, the magazine’s NSFW sister site (act like you don’t know). 

Karlie thinks the Playboy route is classier than the Vivid route ...  the company offered her $25k for a sex tape, which she seriously considered but ultimately rejected. 

Playboy Plus says they'll shoot Karlie next month and the pics will go public this fall. They plan on putting Karlie in the celebrity section where she'll be right at home with Kim Kardashian and Madonna.

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Mally Mall and Malaysia

Snaked in Hollywood

8/20/2015 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mally Mall and Malaysia wore fancy boas Wednesday after celebrating her birthday, and it looks like they've hooked up.

The famed hip-hop producer and "Basketball Wives" star had dinner at the House of Macau, where it appears he placed a necklace around ... her neck.

Cut to their exit, where dudes on Hollywood Blvd. walk around with boa constrictors ... which accentuated the neckwear of both. 

And then they slithered away ... and so did the snakes. 

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Ray J

Making it Right with My Ex

... With a Mercedes

8/15/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ray J just dropped $165k for a car, on the woman who got arrested for beating him up.  

Ray gave Princess Love -- who allegedly attacked Ray J in February in New Orleans -- a 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG for her birthday.

She needs a car, because after they broke up he ungifted her 2012 Bentley.

We're told the two are talking again, but Ray says they're not dating.  

And get this ... Ray sold his Ferrari and plunked down the proceeds at RD Whittington's Scottsdale Sports Car Group to buy 2 cars -- the Mercedes for her and a Maybach for him.

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'Love And Hip Hop' Stars

Mally Mall & Nikki Mudarris

Back Together ... After Epic Fight

8/13/2015 12:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mally Mall and estranged girlfriend Nikki Mudarris put their differences aside -- y'know $30k worth of shattered china -- and reunited in Hollywood.

It's been about a month since Nikki's epic tirade at Mall's pad where she became a human tornado and allegedly smashed the fancy plates.

They say time heals all wounds ... but Nikki shied away from confirming whether or not the two had actually rekindled their relationship. Instead, she opts for some (friendly) name-calling.

But there's always hope. 

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Omarion

Gay Rapper Is Good

... For 'L&HH Hollywood'

8/12/2015 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Omarion has no problem with gay rapper Milan Christopher appearing on the new season of "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" ... but he also doesn't want his storyline riddled with homophobia.

Truth is ... Omarion's confusing. He's either saying he doesn't want to shoot scenes with Milan, or he doesn't want to get roped into Milan's claims that other rappers on the show are homophobic.

Omarion says it's good for the show, because homosexuality is very popular right now. As in what ... everyone should have one?

'Love and Hip Hop Hollywood'

New Cast Member ...

Rappers Won't Shoot with Me 'Cause I'm Gay

8/11/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0810_milan_christopher_launchThe newest member of "Love and Hip Hop Hollywood" believes he's being shunned by cast members because they don't want to share the small screen with an openly gay rapper.

Milan Christopher has been filming for 3 weeks, but we're told the majority of rappers on the show are shunning him. Rappers on the show include Ray J, Soulja BoyOmarion and Mally Mall.

We're told a number of the rappers are upset with producers for hiring Milan ... not because he's gay but because he has no cred in the rap game. They believe producers hired Milan as a "sideshow" and a "circus" to goose ratings.

Milan, who calls himself a rapper/model, has worked with big rappers, but mostly as a writer. 

We're told at least 3 of the rappers on the show have made it clear to producers ... they don't want to film scenes with Milan. They won't show up to parties or other events where Milan is present.  

The rappers say they want nothing to do with Milan because he's a joke, but we're told Milan's made it clear to producers the other rappers have made their feelings about gay rappers obvious.

‘Love And Hip Hop’ Star

My Uber Driver Wouldn't Charge Me

And I Got Arrested!!!

7/31/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0730-teairra-mari-instagram-02Love and Hip Hop’ star Teairra Mari just learned the age-old Hollywood maxim isn't true... fact is, actresses who don't have juice CAN get arrested.

Teairra ate a delicious lunch at Crustacean Wednesday in Bev Hills, and called for an Uber to take her to her next stop.

The drive started ok, but went to hell when Teairra asked the driver if she could use his charger for her iPhone. He said no, and she got pissed. The driver claims she began punching him and grabbed the charger. He pulled over, she refused get out and the cops were called.

Teairra says she never tried stealing his charger, says she only "tapped him" and he was beyond rude and told her to get out of the car like she was a "f***ing prostitute."

Cops were called and the driver made a citizen's arrest for battery and theft. Law enforcement sources tell us they found the charger in her purse.

The lesson ... if she's a charger, they're gonna charger.

Benzino

Sentenced to Hit the Books

Guns in Airports for Dummies

7/20/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0717-benzino-TMZ-01Benzino dodged a year in prison for bringing his loaded gun to the airport -- and instead the judge is forcing him to go to school ... the easiest school ever, we're guessing.  

The former “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star pled no contest to putting his loaded 9mm through a TSA checkpoint in Atlanta. He says he took the wrong laptop bag.

Benzino was sentenced to one year of probation, a $500 fine, 700 hours community service, and a crash course in gun safety ... which he has 60 days to complete.

Sure, it'll take a while to tick off the 700 hours, but the gun safety class? Just remember this, Benzino ... DON'T TAKE LOADED GUNS TO THE AIRPORT -- and you should pass.

Extra credit: Nightclubs are also bad for loaded weapons.

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star

Sex Tape Dough Ain't Cutting It

... My Rent Is LATE!

7/18/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0717-nikko-smith-tmz-01"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Nikko London -- star of one of the most successful sex tapes of 2014 -- is now allegedly stiffing his landlord, and on the verge of getting evicted.

According to docs filed in Fulton County -- London owes just $786.29 in back rent on his apartment, but fees and utilities bump it up to $1,083.56.

The pink notice taped to his door is a clear sign Nikko's days are numbered in the place if he doesn't pay up quick. But we're told he's been telling neighbors he's moving to a new place up the street.

0717-sub-nikko-apartment-tmz-02As we've reported ... London's Vivid sex tape with co-star Mimi Faust was on fire when it came to sales, so you have to wonder where Nikko's cut went.

Rulers and shower rods, perhaps?

Love And Hip Hop’s Benzino

Come Get My Crabs!

7/12/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ex ‘Love And Hip Hop’ star Benzino has crabs, and he wants you snatch 'em up ... at his new Georgia restaurant, “Benzino’s Crab Trap.”

The reality TV star and recording artist also considers himself a crustacean connoisseur, so he's busting out his fave recipes at his new eatery. We're told he's especially proud of his seasoned crab. Dude is from Boston ... so, gotta figure he picked up a thing or two.

The grand opening is July 19 in Marietta, and we hear a pound of snow crab legs is going for $16.99. Pass the butter!

‘Love And Hip Hop’ War

Nikki Trashes Mally Mall's Crib

... Cops Called

7/8/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE


Love And Hip Hop’ stars Nikki Mudarris and Mally Mall's breakup just went NUCLEAR -- he says she went berserk, smashing $30k worth of fine china ... until the neighbors called the cops, and we got the video.

We’re told Nikki showed up at Mally's home in Bev Hills Monday night and refused to leave -- and took out her rage on the fancy plates ... which she claims she bought.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops showed up just before 11 PM for a report that Nikki was vandalizing the property. We're told she cooled down at the sight of badges, but Mally caught her making a quick exit in this video.

Mall didn’t want to press charges on his ex ... so cops just escorted her off the property.

Sources close to Nikki say she freaked out because Mally broke her custom made iPhone 6 in a jealous rage days earlier. Since she paid for the china ... this seems like the worst revenge ever.

Mally seemed to recover just fine -- we got him later that night leaving Ace of Diamonds strip club, where he'd just dropped $20k!

Ex 'Love & Hip Hop' Star

Not Just a Rumor ...

I'm Pregnant and Benzino's the Dad!

7/7/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0706-benzino-althea-tmz-01Former "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" stars Althea Eaton and Benzino are expecting their first child together -- and this time they mean it.

Sources close to the fiery couple tell TMZ, Althea’s 5 months deep, and expecting a baby boy in November.

Pregnancy rumblings first surfaced in March, but only because Althea blasted the news out on social media. The confusion started when she and Benzino deleted the pregnancy announcement ... leaving fans to wonder if something went wrong.

They've been mum on the topic ever since.

It's a big step for the couple. Their tumultuous relationship was well documented on 'LHHA' until they were kicked off the show after season 3 for the now infamous reunion show brawl and death threats against co-stars. 

Diaper duty should be fun ... for the hot-tempered duo.

Momma Dee from 'Love & Hip-Hop'

Gets Plowed ...

By Beefy Stripper

6/24/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Momma Dee lived her final days as an unmarried woman ... to the FULLEST -- as in, grinding on the floor with a totally yoked stripper -- and we got the video.

Lil Scrappy's ma got a next-level lap dance from a stripper at her bachelorette party in Atlanta this week. The guy came in wearing construction worker garb, which she helped him out of, real quick.

Dee says she's 51, but that's hard to believe, based on her reaction when the man-meat-for-hire tries to dry hump ... her face!  

Get it, Momma.

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