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Kanye West

I'm Running for President!!!

8/30/2015 8:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West just announced he's running for President in 2020.

On almost every level, it would seem like a gag to end his endless speech at the VMA's, but the Filibuster was so self-aggrandizing he just may mean it.

Here's the thing ... CNN's Brian Stelter just tweeted "Kanye for President" was registered earlier this year.

The whole speech was bizarre ... he relived the Taylor Swift hijack in endless detail, choking up, then acting contrite and the next moment outraged.


Sexiest VMA Moments

See The Show's Hot History!

8/28/2015 12:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Since the very first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984 when Madonna rolled around on the floor singing "Like A Virgin," the award show has been known to deliver a jaw-dropping sexy moment or two each go-round.

Check out the hottest things that have happened in the show's 32 year history!

Safaree Samuels

DESTROYED in Rap Battle

Over Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill's Penis

6/18/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicki Minaj was running through her ex Safaree Samuels' head -- over and over and over -- as he got ripped to shreds over their breakup in a rap battle on "Wild 'N Out."

For some bizarre reason Safaree subjected himself to the EPIC humiliation on Nick Cannon's show ... going head-to-head with Chico ... and it was barely a competition. 

Sure, he got in like ONE shot ... but watch, this is 98% destruction of Nicki's ex and a celebration of Meek Mill's penis!

Guess this means Safaree's over the breakup -- but his loss is our victory. 


'Beavis & Butt-Head' Rapper

It's Still So Damn Cold in the 'D'

... Remixed!!!

5/30/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There is life after "Beavis and Butt-head" for rapper T-Baby, who blew up when the show roasted her song, “It’s So Cold In The D” -- and now she’s making her return with an official remix.

No lie, the re-up version – shot in Detroit’s rough East Side -- is just as ghetto fab as the original 2006 salute to life in the Motor City ... although the mix is smoother and T-Baby's wardrobe got an upgrade. Is that lynx or rabbit?

T-Baby says the new banger is for all her haters. Plus, it’s still really cold in the D.

R.I.P. Beavis and Butt-head, who are no longer available to review the remix -- but we're confident they would've called it ... uh huh huh huh… cool.

'16 and Pregnant'

Valerie Fairman

Busted For Prostitution

2/13/2015 1:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Valerie Fairman -- one of the stars of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" -- was arrested for prostitution after cops say they spotted her streetwalking ... TMZ has learned.

21-year-old Fairman -- who appeared on season 2 of the show -- was allegedly walking the streets in New Castle, Delaware. We're told cops conducted the sting after getting a slew of citizen complaints about prostitution in the area. Valerie allegedly agreed to perform a sexual act for cash.

Valerie was arrested along with 7 other women.  

Valerie became  popular on "16 and Pregnant" after getting in multiple fights with her baby daddy over their daughter, Nevaeh.  

We're told Valerie's still in custody.



MTV Star

I'm Raffling Off My Moldy Vagina

On Webcam Site

12/8/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Are You The One Vagina Mold"Are You The One" star Alex Kim is living the Hollywood dream ... and by dream we mean she's raffling off a mold of her vagina to dudes on a nude webcam site.  

Kim -- a contestant on the MTV dating competition -- is pulling double duty ... she's also a webcam model on a popular XXX site.

We're told Alex has been webcamming long before her first TV appearance -- the show's finale is Monday -- but never told producers. Now she's exploiting her fame ... by including the MTV credit in her username.

But the craziest part ... check out this ad on her page for an upcoming raffle.


'The Challenge' Star Theo Von

I Hope Diem Brown Sleeps With Angels

11/15/2014 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"The Challenge" star Theo Von says his former co-star Diem Brown was the bravest person to ever appear on the show ... and he's praying she's in a better place now. 

As we previously reported ... Brown died this week after a long battle with cancer -- and Theo told our camera guy he's already checked in with show producers about her memorial.

The reality star also went into detail about how inspirational Diem was ... and says she always put life into perspective for him.


MTV Star Diem Brown

Dies From

Cancer at 34

11/14/2014 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news
Diem Brown Dead"Real World/Road Rules Challenge" star Diem Brown has died after a long battle with cancer.

Diem -- who found out she had ovarian cancer 3 weeks before her first appearance on MTV in 2006 -- was reportedly surrounded by family this week in a New York hospital as her condition worsened.

Back in August, the reality star collapsed on set while filming "The Challenge" ... then announced she had been diagnosed with stomach and colon cancer. It eventually spread to her liver and lymph nodes as well.

Diem founded MedGift ... a support registry for other people battling illness.

One of her most inspirational moments on MTV came when she took off a wig to reveal her hair loss due to chemotherapy.

Diem was 34.


MTV Star Big Black

Defends Ray Rice

His Wife Forgave Him, We Should Too

9/8/2014 8:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Fantasy Factory" star Big Black says people need to stop bashing Ray Rice for violently punching his fiance Janay Palmer in the face ... claiming if she forgave him, everyone else should too. 

Christopher Boykin -- aka Big Black -- launched his defense of Rice in response to ESPN's Michelle Beadle ... who's been blasting Rice and the NFL ever since we published the video this morning. 

Boykin tweeted to Beadle, "She married him move on" ... adding, "Had she hired Mayweather's ex attorney & stood her ground this would be news but she didn't she supported & married him."

Beadle fired back saying, "Sadly, yes she did. And her reasons are probably sound in her mind. Probably used to it.  Doesn't matter to me though. Criminal."

As we previously reported, Janay married Ray one month after the incident.


Stagehand Sues

The Award for Best Fall Goes to...

9/5/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0904-mtv-vmas-stage-and-logo-getty-01You couldn't blame a stagehand from the MTV Video Music Awards for having stage fright -- the guy took a painful fall off a red carpet platform ... according to the lawsuit he just filed.

Barry Glenn Bass says he was part of a work crew on the 2012 award show at Staples Center ... when a stage collapsed, causing him to plunge six feet. In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, he says the stage had not been properly supported.

Bass claims he was hurt badly enough that he was unable to work and got saddled with medical bills. The suit doesn't specify his injuries.

He's suing MTV's parent company, Viacom ... and AEG, which owns the venue -- saying they were responsible for the "unsafe" conditions that caused his tumble.

We reached out to MTV and Viacom … So far, no word back.


My Life After Prison Is

Working With Ugly, Stinky Chicks

9/4/2014 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Puck from MTV's "Real World" is now an ex-con, making a living as a makeup artist ... who sounds like he hates women.

Puck was released from a Cali State Pen last year (he was in for stalking). Wednesday at the Grove he told us about his new gig doing women's makeup, which is odd for 2 reasons: He was convicted for stalking a woman, and he has a very unflattering view of women, in general.

You wouldn't believe it if we just wrote it ... so, you gotta watch to see his super-charming take.

He also explains why he's now O.J. Simpson-adjacent, and reveals people really do get shanked in prison. Well, not everyone ... obviously.

Nicki Minaj

I Missed My Snake

During VMA Performance

8/25/2014 8:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
082514_nicki_minaj_launchNicki Minaj delivered a killer performance Sunday night at the VMAs, but she says it would have been better if she'd had a live snake on stage with her as planned ... ya know, before it bit someone.

TMZ broke the story ... a 6-foot long Anaconda bit a dancer during Nicki's run-through of "Anaconda."  She had the snake with her at the Forum Sunday, but MTV opted against using it.

When our photog spotted Nicki leaving Republic Records' VMA party at Project nightclub after the show ... she said the bit dancer was actually up on stage with her. She seems upset her snake wasn't there too.

Bet that dancer isn't.


JLo & Casper

Not Ready for Primetime

8/25/2014 5:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
082514_jlo_casper_launchJennifer Lopez and Casper Smart insist they're not back together, and Sunday night at the VMAs ... they went through great lengths to show they aren't ... which totally means they are.

As TMZ first reported, despite being photographed together last week ... her people swear they're leading separate lives and just friends.

So J.Lo and Casper walked the VMA red carpet separately, sat separately at the VMAs (except for a quick reunion for candy) and each showed up at Mastro's following the show ... but left separately. 

Where there's smoke ...

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