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A$AP Rocky

Slapee Now Slap Happy?

Concert Assault Case Settled

4/19/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

ASAP Rocky Settles Slap LawsuitA$AP Rocky has one less "F**kin' Problem" ... because the woman he allegedly bitch slapped during one of his shows has dropped her lawsuit.

TMZ broke the story ... Lisa Wade claimed the rapper smacked her in the face at a Philly concert in 2013, and filed filed a civil suit against him.

According to the new court docs though, they've settled the suit, and a judge dismissed it with prejudice -- meaning Wade can't turn around and sue again.

This usually means some money's changed hands -- either to the plaintiff or her lawyers (they tend to like getting paid) -- but details of the settlement are being kept under wraps.

Now they can both pretend this never happened.

Migos

Concertus Interruptus ...

Multiple Arrests Backstage

4/18/2015 11:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A Migos concert was cut short Saturday night in Georgia when police showed up and arrested several people connected with the rappers -- and possibly Migos themselves.

The "Versace" rappers were performing at Georgia Southern University's Spring Bling concert when a stage manager told the DJ to cut the music because cops had shown up ... according to sources at the show.

We're told all 3 members of Migos left the stage -- along with a posse that was at least 15 deep -- and they were all questioned by cops.

The Bulloch County Sheriff's department made multiple arrests, and the suspects are currently being processed at the jail. Unclear what they're accused of, and we also don't know if any of the Migos guys got busted.

We've called the group's rep ... but so far no word back.

Story developing ...  

Suge Knight

Victim Says Rap Mogul

Threatened to Kill Him

4/18/2015 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Suge Knight says he was scared for his life when he ran over 2 people, killing one, but according to the victim who lived, Suge was actually out for blood.

Cle Bone Sloan told police in an audio interview shortly after the fatal incident at Tam's parking lot in Compton, Suge told him point blank during the confrontation, "I'm gonna kill you."  Bone also says he saw Suge "reaching" for something, which he assumed was a gun.

TMZ first posted video of the incident, where you see Suge drive into the lot and Bone almost immediately attack him.  

Suge's lawyer is making a big deal out of the fact that Bone seemed to take responsibility for the death of Terry Carter.  But other portions of the audio seem to hurt Suge, to the extent Bone viewed him as lethal.

Zayn Malik

He Speaks!!! He Thanks 1D

And He's Asian!

4/18/2015 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Zayn Malik broke his silence Friday night -- come to think about it we haven't heard him speak before -- and he heaped praise on his former band, One Direction.

Zayn accepted a trophy at the Asian Awards in London.  The award was for Outstanding Achievement in Music.  Interesting, because it's the only award Zayn can accept independent of the band.  He's getting it because of his Pakistani heritage.

It sounds like there's no beef with the boys.

Zayn's speech seems heartfelt ... it's actually kinda sweet. 

Lady Gaga

Can't Charm a Cop

She Got Wrote Up!!!

4/18/2015 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lady Gaga is popular with just about everyone ... except cops, because she got nailed in WeHo.

Gaga was at Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant Pump on Santa Monica Blvd. Friday around 11 PM.  It took a long time for her to wade through the crowd ... just long enough for an L.A. County Sheriff's deputy to write her driver up.

The nature of the ticket is unclear, but we think the Rolls was parking in a drop-off area and it was there too long.

The cop's clearly a Katy Perry fan.

Who Wore it Better?

Jaden Smith vs. Paris

4/18/2015 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0418-jaden-smith-paris-hilton-pcn-akm-01 Jaden Smith and Paris Hilton got all gussied up Friday at Coachella.

Jaden's choice seems ... a little on the frumpy side, while Paris is going for the swank.

So we gotta ask ...

Jay Z, Roc Nation

I'm Now the Master of My Own Destiny

4/18/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit DismissedJay Z is once again the proud owner of some historic music.

Jay has been in an epic battle with a guy who was holding the masters to The Life and Times of S. Carter and The Dynasty albums hostage. There were 41 tracks, 31 with Jay and 10 with Beanie Sigel.

Chauncey Mahan, a sound engineer on the albums, claimed ownership and stashed boxes of tracks in a San Fernando Valley storage facility.  

Cops eventually seized the masters, but Mahan didn't back down. He sued Jay and Roc Nation in July, trying to get a piece of the action.

A judge just shut him down, ruling he waited way too long to sue.

So Jay Z owns his stuff outright.

BTW ... 'Life and Times' went triple platinum and contains songs like "Big Pimpin' and "Jigga my N****."

Johnny Kemp

'Just Got Paid' Singer Dies Mysteriously

4/17/2015 4:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0417-johnny-kemp-getty-01Johnny Kemp -- the guy who sang the 80s party anthem "Just Got Paid" ... died Thursday at the age of 55.

Originally from the Bahamas, Kemp died while vacationing in Jamaica. He was reportedly found floating on a beach in Montego Bay. It's unclear at this point what caused his death.

Kemp released his biggest hit in 1988 -- it reached #10 on the Billboard charts and #1 on the dance charts. It also got a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song.

R.I.P. Johnny. It's Friday night ...

Suge Knight's Big Break

Victim Blames Himself for Death

4/17/2015 2:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Suge Knight has got a powerful weapon ... not a gun, and not a car. It's the guy he ran over who lived and told cops he was responsible for the other victim's death. 

Cle Bone Sloan told LAPD officers the same day he was mowed down by Suge's truck, "I was in a rage. I f***ed up. I get that 'cause a guy is dead behind this s**t."

TMZ first posted the video of the accident, and you see Bone attack Suge almost the second he enters the Tam's parking lot in Compton.  

Suge claims it was all a set up and Bone as well as others were trying to do him in, and he gunned it to save his life. Suge ran over bone, critically injuring him. Another victim, Terry Carter, died.

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The court released photos of Suge's face, which appear to show the injuries he suffered when Bone attacked him. There's also a mug shot of Suge. 

Suge's attorneys are going to use the audio to make the argument ... how can a jury convict Suge if someone else confessed?

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Simon Cowell

Zayn Who???

One Direction's Better Than Ever

4/17/2015 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Maybe Zayn Malik should've left One Direction long ago ... is what you might think after hearing the group's producer Simon Cowell gush about the new foursome.

Simon's been mum about Zayn's departure, but finally spoke out Thursday night on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" -- and revealed how he reacted when he first got the news. Think hara-kiri.

More importantly to 1Ders everywhere ... Cowell leaked a few details about the upcoming album -- and applauds Harry Styles and the other 3 (sorry, guys) ... for not missing a beat right after Zayn bailed.

Watch and listen closely to Simon -- he's either putting the best spin possible on a bad sitch, or the group really is better now. 

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Run DMC Co-Founder

I'm Over Football

... Hockey's My Jam!

4/17/2015 8:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The reign of the NFL is over ... long live HOCKEY ... so says one of the founding member of Run DMC. Darryl McDaniels

Darryl says he used to be a HUUUGE football fan -- until he saw the NY Rangers play. 

Now, he's one of their biggest fans -- and yesterday, the guy was like a ROCK STAR on his way into Madison Square Garden to watch his squad take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

BTW, the Rangers won the game 2-1. 

The Rangers have a bunch of celebrity fans -- including Tom Hanks, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon ... and Sarah Jessica Parker, when she's not too busy.

Selena Gomez

Swimsuit Upgrade

It's All About the Fit!

4/17/2015 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0417-selena-gomez-splashSelena Gomez ditched her ill-fitting pink bikini for a smoking hot black number as she partied again Thursday in the water while on vacation in Mexico.

Gomez took some flak for the previous day's photos -- haters said she looked like she put on a few pounds -- but swimsuit experts (in our newsroom) say this black one just fits her new body type WAY better than the pink one. 

Selena responded to the criticism on Instagram -- borrowing a page from the Cindy Crawford "post a hot pic after a bad one comes out" playbook -- saying she's happy with her body.

Based on the pics she's posting ... she's also very happy chillin' at Casa Aramara -- Joe Francis' estate outside Puerto Vallarta.

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Chris Brown

I'm In The Pink With Royalty

4/16/2015 8:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0416-chris-brown-royalty-INSTAGRAM-01Chris Brown's not letting some thirsty boyfriend of his baby mama get in the way of his daughter, because he's daddying out in a big way. 

Chris posted a pic of him snuggling his 10-month-old daughter Royalty. It's a good assumption he dressed her ... because they're both wearing the same Pepto pink.

As TMZ reported, the boyfriend of baby mama Nia Guzman has made rumblings that he was taking over as the dad, but Chris has very clearly drawn a line in the sand.

Kid's got awesome hair.

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