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Nicki Minaj's Ex

I'm Over Dat Ass ...

And Onto K. Michelle's Booty

2/24/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicki Minaj Ex New Girlfriend
You gotta hand it to Safaree Samuels, he knows what he likes -- because TMZ has learned he has moved on from Nicki Minaj to a new singing booty queen ... K. Michelle

According to our K. Michelle sources, she and Samuels (who did not take the breakup with Nicki well) have been getting much closer lately ... talking and texting every night.

We're told the duo spent two hours together in the VIP area of NYC club Stage 48 on Valentine's Day -- and Samuels followed up this week by sending a bouquet of sunflowers ... her favorite. 

Our sources say they're not official, meaning exclusive ... just yet -- but this video K. Michelle posted of herself twerking to Safaree's new song has to count for something!

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Rich Dollaz

Got Big Dolla Child Support Issues

... Jailed Again

2/23/2015 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Rich Dollaz Arrested AgainRich Dollaz is NOT living up to his handle -- the "Love & Hip Hop" star just got busted for not paying child support ... again.

According to the Hudson County Sheriff's Office in New Jersey, Dollaz was picked up on 2 outstanding warrants. We're told one was for owing a little less than $12,000 in support -- and the other for a whopping $188,000.

Dollaz was popped on February 19 and remains in custody.

He also got arrested back in October for ... you guessed it ... failing to pay child support.

Ray J

GF Princess Love Arrested in Big Easy

She Hit Me Like a Hurricane

2/16/2015 10:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0216_princess_love_ray_j-tmzRay J's GF Princess Love was arrested in New Orleans for allegedly beating him to a bloody pulp.

Law enforcement tells us, it happened last Wednesday, after Ray J returned to his hotel after spending the night with TV producers at a strip joint. Ray -- who stars in "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood" with Princess Love -- told cops Princess went ballistic and attacked him, cracking several ribs, busting his lip open and tearing his ACL.  

Someone in the hotel told cops they heard Princess scream, "I'm gonna kill you."

We're told Ray J ran out of the room and a hotel security guy saw him bleeding and called 911. We're told Princess was arrested and booked for domestic abuse and battery. 

And sources say Ray J himself bailed her out and paid $10K for her lawyer.

Benzino

Claims There Were No Drugs in His Car

... Only the Police Car

2/12/2015 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021215_benzino_launchBenzino's arrest for drug possession had nothing to do with pot being found in his flashy Maserati -- instead, he says the drugs were in the police car in which he got hauled off to jail.

TMZ obtained the police report from his Atlanta arrest, and it says after Benzino was placed in the back of the patrol car ... the police found a small amount of pot on the seat. Cops say the pot wasn't there before.

The officer says he then checked Benzino's waistband and found a small amount of marijuana residue there, and on the fingertips of his right hand.

Benzino and his attorneys released a video (which kinda looks like a hostage situation) ... claiming the weed was in the cop car before he got there -- even though the police report clearly makes it seem like Benzino dumped it from his waistband. 

Fun fact: The arresting officer uses a "Gain" laundry detergent air freshener ... which he says wasn't strong enough to mask the pot smell in the back seat.

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Benzino

Busted For Drugs

If Only He'd Buckled Up

2/11/2015 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Benzino ArrestedIf you cruise around on a suspended license in a slick Maserati like ex-"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Benzino allegedly just did ... make sure you wear your seat belt and don't have drugs on you.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Benzino was stopped by Atlanta cops late Wednesday afternoon simply for failing to buckle up, but then cops say they found a pot stash on him.

Benzino was hauled off to jail for the belt violation, suspended license and possession of marijuana. Bail was set at $2,269.00

This is Benzino's second arrest in the last few weeks -- he was pinched for trying to sneak a loaded 9MM through airport security in the ATL.

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Stevie J

I'm Paying Support, But ...

My Kids Spend It Too Damn Fast!

2/11/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021015_stevie_j_launch_v2Stevie J has no problem paying his child support -- despite facing an indictment for NOT paying more than $1 million worth -- but he says the real problem is how much his kids spend. 

We got the "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" star in NYC on Tuesday -- shortly after he entered a not guilty plea in federal court for his child support case.

Watch the video ... Stevie is remarkably calm for a guy who's facing up to 2 years in prison for allegedly ducking $1.1 mil in support for his 2 kids. He says his confidence comes from knowing the case was dismissed from state court last year ... and thinks he'll get the same result in federal court.

He also talks briefly about his recent court-ordered rehab stint -- but the best part is the gem he drops when we ask if he's up to date on support now: "My kids can go through a check really quick."

You gotta see the rest.

Benzino

I Don't Fly Loaded ...

Carry-On Gun Was an Accident

1/29/2015 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Benzino Gun ArrestIt may be difficult to mistake a MAC-10 for a MacBook Pro ... but former "Love and Hip Hop" star Benzino says his recent airport arrest was just a tech inspired accident.

Benzino tells us he stores his gun at home in a laptop bag -- unsafe, we know -- and when he left for the airport Tuesday night, the producer forgot to take his 9 millimeter out of the luggage. 

The reality star says he bought the gun last year after he was shot on the way to his mom's funeral procession ... but he doesn't carry it around at all times.

Benzino adds, "This is an unfortunate situation that was a huge honest mistake and I will always check from now on exactly where it is." 

Maybe he should take a gun safety class as well.

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Benzino

Arrested

Loaded Guns and Airports Don't Mix

1/28/2015 4:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Former "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Benzino was arrested Tuesday night at an airport for trying to send a loaded gun through a security checkpoint. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Benzino put his carry-on bag on the conveyor belt at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A suspicious TSA employee dug inside and found a loaded 9 millimeter firearm with 7 rounds in the magazine.

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Benzino didn't make his flight to L.A., but he did get his very own escort to the local jail. He was released on $3K bail.

The reality star was fired from the show after allegedly making death threats against another cast member.

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'Love & Hip Hop' Star Stevie J

Indicted For Cheating Baby Mama

Out of Over $1 Mil

1/15/2015 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
Stevie J Child Support

"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Stevie J is learning how to be a better father ... the hard way -- he's facing 2-years in prison following a grand jury indictment for ducking out on over $1M in child support.

TMZ first reported ... Stevie J was thrown in jail last June for allegedly bailing on $8,500 a month in child support for 2 of his kids ... since 2001. Total unpaid child support -- $1,107,412.  

Even though the grand jury's indicted him ... Stevie won't be arraigned on the charges until Feb. 10 in NYC. He's got other problems at the moment.

Stevie's doing a 30-day stint in a rehab facility after repeatedly violating probation by testing positive for weed and blow.

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'Love and Hip Hop: New York' Star

Brutal Attacker

Getting Off Easy

12/25/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tahira Jose Attacker"Love & Hip Hop: New York" star Tahiry Jose's is still recovering from a violent attack during a fall fashion show ... but we found out her attacker got off really light.

The guy -- Charles Suggs -- pled guilty to assault this week for his brutal attack that left the model in a neck brace and covered with cuts and bruises.

Suggs copped a plea and got off with no jail time. He has to complete an anger management program and he has to stay clear of Jose for 5 years ... or else.

Jose was backstage at the Toure Designs show in September when Suggs started arguing with her. He snapped, charged her and began throwing punches, dragged her down and kept wailing on her until the crew broke it up.

Jose is still in physical therapy.

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'Love and Hip Hop' Star K. Michelle

Bodyguard KOs Fan

It's Her Greatest Hit

12/15/2014 12:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"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.

Yung Berg

Pulls a Ray Rice

Reconciles with Girlfriend after Assault

12/2/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1201-yung-berg-masika-kalysha-GETTY-01Sorry, 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.

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'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta'

Benzino Fired

After Alleged Death Threats

11/20/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
Love And Hip Hop Benzino Stevie JDeath 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." 

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