"Love and Hip Hop" star K. Michelle had a close encounter with a touchy-feely fan ... that is until her bodyguard knocked the guy out cold.
Sources close to K. tell us the fan -- who they say appeared to be drunk -- approached the reality star at her hotel early Sunday morning, but when the guy got rude and too close, she warned him to back off.
We're told the fan wouldn't leave and continued trying to touch K. Michelle ... so her bodyguard punched the guy in the face and it was lights out.
Cops were called, but before they arrived the fan came to and then bounced, so authorities will take no action.
Pulls a Ray Rice
Reconciles with Girlfriend after Assault
12/2/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sorry, ladies ... "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood" star Yung Berg is taken, because the woman who claimed he beat her up has taken him back.
Masika Tucker -- who told cops last month that Berg hit her, dragged her by the hair, pinned her against a wall and grabbed her by her throat -- now believes a la Rice it was totally out of character.
Tucker and Berg have known each other for four years and we're told she feels heavily invested in the relationship and doesn't want to abandon it because of one bad night.
Berg was arrested for the alleged attack but now it looks like the case could be compromised with a reluctant victim.
Berg has already been punished ... he was fired from the show.
'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta'
After Alleged Death Threats
11/20/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Death threats from "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Benzino triggered his firing ... so claims Stevie J, but the guy who got the boot says it's a crock.
TMZ broke the story ... Benzino got the ax right after the brawl on the reunion taping, which sent people to the hospital and resulted in criminal charges filed against Joseline Hernandez.
Stevie J tells TMZ ... Benzino wouldn't let it go ... he went on a campaign of terror, threatening the lives of him and Joseline, producers and other staffers. Stevie tells us, "He said flat out he was going to kill us."
The threats were too much for VH1 and we're told that's why Benzino was banished.
But Benzino tells us, "Stevie J is a habitual liar and VH1 has never given me a reason for being fired."
Benzino thinks this is all about star power and he's the scapegoat because "They wanted to keep the crackhead whore."
Ex-NBA Star Joe Smith
$$$ Still Missing After Reality Star Ex Duped Me
11/17/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former NBA star Joe Smith claims his ex-girlfriend, "Love & Hip Hollywood" star Moniece Slaughter, bilked him out of a ton of money ... and he's pissed that cops have done nothing about it.
According to a report filed with the Manhattan Beach Police Department, Smith claims that between October 2011 and March 2012, nine checks were written from his checkbook to a Timothy Clayton Carr ... totaling $109,000.
Smith told police he did not write the checks and does not know a man by that name.
In June 2012, police were able to get a hold of Carr, who told them he was a friend of Slaughter and that he was cashing the checks for her as a favor because she didn't have a bank account. Carr told cops he was unaware the checks were stolen or that anything was wrong until Smith canceled the last check.
Carr also told police Slaughter had agreed to pay him back for the canceled check, but it when it came time to meet up ... she disappeared.
But Slaughter told police an entirely different story. According to the report, Slaughter claims Smith knew all about the checks and signed them personally. She claims Smith only canceled the last check because the pair broke up.
After talking to Slaughter, police went back to Smith and explained her story. His response ... "She's crazy."
Smith has told police he wants to press charges, but nearly 2.5 years later ... nothing has come of it. He tells TMZ Sports he's frustrated the case remains unresolved and feels police have been giving him the runaround.
Cops tell TMZ Sports the case remains open and active.
'Love & Hip Hop' Star
It Wasn't Me, Babe!
But Here's a Brand New Car Anyway
11/15/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Being on "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" just cost Mally Mall $250K -- in the form of the brand new car he had to buy his girlfriend to repair their relationship after a full season of reality show BS.
Mally Mall just scooped up a 2014 Bentley Continental coupe for his gf Nikki Mudarris. We're told the rapper/producer's dodged most of the serious drama (as in, physical violence) through Season 1 -- but felt guilty Nikki had to deal with some cast gossip about him.
Pretty sweet trade off for Nikki ... who's gotta be used to drama, anyway. She manages a bunch of strip clubs in L.A and Las Vegas.
Strippers = Drama.
'Love and Hip Hop' Star
I'll Never Forgive Ray J and GF
... But Their Dogs Are Cool
11/9/2014 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Love and Hip Hop Hollywood" star Morgan Hardman says she'll never forgive Princess Love for getting violent with her -- or her boyfriend Ray J for instigating -- but their dogs get a cute pass.
Hardman was dashing out of LAX when she told our photog her friendship with P.L. and Ray J is over and out, following their fight this week during a taping of the show's reunion special -- but she'll always love their dogs.
Hardman also claims she wasn't knocked out from the punch Princess Love gave her -- but she did get injured. Only problem, it was self inflicted.
As for her treatment ... turns out Ebola got in the way.
Fired from 'Love and Hip Hop'
Over Beating Arrest
11/8/2014 6:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Yung Berg has been 86'ed from "Love and Hip Hop Hollywood" ... after he allegedly left his girlfriend cut and bruised from a violent hotel room fight.
VH1 made the quick decision based on the severity of the allegations.
As we previously reported ... Berg and his girlfriend Masika Tucker got into it after he filmed the L.A.H.H.H. reunion special. We're told the fight was over Berg's credit card being declined during a night out on the town.
His girlfriend told cops the rapper hit her and dragged her around by the hair and grabbed her by the neck -- and on Wednesday he was arrested for obstruction of breathing.
GF Left Cut & Bruised All Over
After Alleged Beating
11/6/2014 2:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star Yung Berg allegedly did a real number on his girlfriend -- leaving her with nasty injuries over much of her body when they had a hotel room brawl in NYC.
Masika Tucker told police ... "He hit me and dragged me by my hair. He pinned me to the wall and grabbed me by my throat" -- this according to the criminal complaint obtained by TMZ.
In the docs, Tucker says she suffered a laceration to her right forearm, a laceration above her left eyebrow, bruising to the left side of her neck, and a laceration to her chest.
In all, Berg was hit with four charges -- three assaults and one harassment -- but managed to avoid the "obstruction of breathing" misdemeanor ... which he was initially booked for when he got arrested.
As TMZ first reported, the fight was triggered after Yung Berg's credit card was declined during a night on the town.
'Love & Hip Hop Hollywood' Star
Bad Credit Triggered Assault
11/5/2014 11:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Yung Berg flew into a drunken rage that ended with his GF allegedly getting choked ... all because his credit card was declined.
According to sources close to Yung's GF, Masika Tucker ... after a booze-filled night at the "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" reunion show in NYC, Berg went to pay his bill, but the card was over the limit.
Yung stormed out, went to his hotel and Masika followed. She told him she paid the bill and schooled him for leaving her ... and he reacted by grabbing her by the neck, throwing her on the bed and pulling her out of the room by her hair.
Yung then allegedly continued his assault by choking her out.
TMZ broke the story ... Yung was arrested for "obstruction of breathing."
Masika is already jumping to Yung's defense, saying it's totally out of character for him ... and she blames it all on alcohol.
Congrats, MasterCard ... you're off the hook.
'Love & Hip Hop Hollywood'
One Punch, One Chick KO'd
11/5/2014 9:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One punch ... that's all it took for Princess Love to lay one of her castmates out flat ... during a brawl while taping the "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" reunion show.
Production sources tell TMZ ... Morgan Hardman was bad-mouthing Princess' BF, Ray J, while they were filming Monday in NYC ... so Princess allegedly hauled off and decked her ... knocking her flat on her back.
Hardman was telling everyone in earshot that Ray J physically abused her. She went on to say Ray J threw her son off his basketball team out of spite. Ray J fired back ... saying the kid wasn't old enough to be on the team, but will next year. He also said he never laid a hand on Hardman.
Apparently, Princess Love reached her breaking point and cold-cocked her. An ambulance came and paramedics treated her on scene.
'Love & Hip Hop' Star
Busted for Attacking GF
'Obstruction of Breathing'
11/5/2014 3:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Yung Berg -- the rapper who stars on "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" -- was arrested in NYC early Wednesday for allegedly brutalizing his girlfriend, and the charge is "obstruction of breathing" ... TMZ has learned.
Berg -- aka Hitmaka -- and the woman were at the Gershwin Hotel when they got in an argument ... where he allegedly grabbed her by the neck, threw her to the floor, dragged her by her hair and hit her in the face.
Apparently, the neck grab was enough for the breathing obstruction charge.
When cops came, the woman had bruises and complained she was in pain.
He's currently in custody.
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star
Wanted By Cops
For Reunion Show Brawl
11/4/2014 12:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The fallout from the epic "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" reunion show brawl just keeps coming ... TMZ has learned Joseline Hernandez is now wanted by NY cops for assault.
The reunion turned into a massive fight, with castmates Benzino, his fiancée Althea, Stevie J, Joseline, Debra, Tammy, and Mimi all duking it out.
Althea filed a police report, claiming Joseline was the instigator, and apparently the NYPD saw it Althea's way ... because there's now an open case against Joseline. If she comes to NYC and gets pulled over or they spot her, she'll be arrested for the alleged crime and possibly face charges.
Since the brawl ... Benzino and Althea got the boot ... and Althea filed suit against Joseline, claiming she was high on cocaine during the fight. She was served at her home last week.
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'
Producers Take Sides
FIRE 2 Castmates
10/29/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Benzino and fiancee Althea Eaton think "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" should air on Animal Planet ... because they think producers are making them scapegoats.
Production sources tell us the couple was given the boot Wednesday AM ... with no explanation.
Benzino says it's obvious he and Althea are being blamed for the fight between them and castmates Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J ... a brawl that proved irresistible for other cast members.
TMZ broke the story ... Althea sued Joseline, claiming she started the fight while she was high on crack.
Although Althea got her ass whooped ... producers sided with Joseline, even though other castmates felt Joseline should have gotten the boot.
VH1 wouldn't comment, but it's pretty obvious. Joseline's better TV, and that trumps everything.