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Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson You Get the Ring ... I Get the Pig

10/16/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have called it quits, and that usually means dividing up the pots and pans, or in their case the pet pig and a super expensive engagement ring.

Sources close to Ariana tell us she's already returned the nearly $100k engagement ring Davidson gave her back in June. The ring -- a 3.03 carat diamond set in platinum -- was a one of a kind, made specifically for Grande, and took weeks to complete. We're told there was no struggle over who'd keep the ring. He bought it in contemplation of marriage, and she was quick to fork it over.

Piggy Smallz -- the couple's teacup pig they adopted last month -- became a signature of their relationship ... in fact, Davidson got a tattoo of Smallz on his torso shortly after she became part of their family.

Here's the thing. Ariana bought the pig and it was really hers from the get-go, so she's keeping it ... again, no fight over the porker. 

TMZ broke the story ... Ariana and Pete ended their engagement over the weekend. We're told the death of Ariana's former boyfriend, Mac Miller, was a breaking point for the couple's relationship ... and the split was a long time coming. 

Offset I Blinded Cardi with Birthday Bling!!!

10/16/2018 12:30 AM PDT
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Offset's not slowing down just 'cause Cardi B's birthday has come and gone ... he's still dropping tons of cash for his new wife ... for some super expensive jewelry.

We're told the Migos rapper is giving the "I Like It" rapper a necklace, charm bracelet and Kulture's name emblazoned on a set of earrings. Offset reached out to Pristine Jewelers' owners Avi and Ofir 2 months ago to plan something special for Cardi's 26th birthday.

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The 3 pieces are 100 carats strong in diamonds. Offset flew out the jewelers to personally hand over the cache to Cardi ... who couldn't contain herself and flaunted the sparkle at parties last weekend.

Cardi also sported the new bling Saturday night when she performed at Drake's concert. All in all ... we're told Offset dropped over six figures. And, that's just the tip of the birthday iceberg. Remember ... Offset also gave Cardi a Lambo earlier this month.

No word yet if Cardi's sexual birthday request was fulfilled.

New Wave Singer Enya 'Memba Her?!

10/16/2018 12:01 AM PDT

Irish Singer Enya gained international fame in the late '80s and early '90s when hit songs like 'Orinoco Flow,' "Book Of Days" and "On My Way Home" made their way into the world's new age listening lives. Guess what she looks like now! 

Slash Bans Perla From Their Son's Show ... She Says She's Going

10/15/2018 3:35 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Slash is slamming the door on his ex-wife, Perla Ferrar ... blocking her from their son's huge Hollywood performance -- opening for Slash -- but it looks like she's totally ignoring the ban.

Sources close to Perla tell TMZ ... the Guns 'n Roses rocker banned her from attending the Tuesday night gig at the Hollywood Palladium -- 16-year-old London's band, Classless Act, will warm up the crowd before Slash takes the stage.

We're told someone from Slash's camp reached out to Perla and told her she wouldn't be able to attend. The bad blood between them is nothing new -- they just settled a drawn-out, contentious divorce that ended with him having to shell out serious gwap.

Despite the stay-away notice ... Perla said Monday she was planning to be at the show. She said on social media, "Can’t wait to see my baby boy London open for his father at this historical event tomorrow night! #icouldntbemoreproud."

Unclear if Slash is going to take more drastic steps to keep her out. We've reached out to his camp, but no word back yet. 

Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson PDA at 'SNL' ... Couple Was Going Through the Motions Before Breakup

10/15/2018 10:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's relationship was crumbling for weeks ... and the couple's PDA at 'SNL' over the weekend was the pair holding on for dear life. 

TMZ broke the story, Ariana was at 30 Rock Saturday night to support her then-fiance -- we're told the two shared plenty of hugs and kisses through the night -- and looked the opposite of a couple on the verge of a major split.

Sources close to the couple say there was no big fight or fallout between 'SNL' and when we broke the news of the split ... it was just time.

Our sources say the 'SNL' PDA was that of a couple holding on for dear life and desperately trying to make their relationship work. We're told they'd been trying to repair things for a while, but were essentially just going through the motions without real feelings anymore. 

As we reported ... Pete and Ariana got engaged back in June after only dating for a short period of time.

Neither has commented since we reported their split. 

Quavo 'Big Bro' Lyrics Weren't for Peep Never Speak on the Dead!!!

10/15/2018 1:08 PM PDT

Quavo is setting the record straight after Lil Peep's stans got furious at what they thought were lyrics mocking the late rapper's death ... and he's doing it by announcing a self-imposed rule.

The Migos rapper tweeted out a message Monday that addressed the massive backlash he received over the weekend on the heels of dropping his solo album, "Quavo Huncho."

On the song "BIG BRO," Quavo raps ... "Think you poppin' Xanax bars, but it's Fentanyl // Think you're living like rockstars but you're dead now."

Tons of people took that as a diss aimed at Lil Peep, and were justifiably pissed over the apparent low blow. But, Quavo clarified his intent behind the lyrics, saying, "Lil Peep Is A Legend A Real Rockstar N E V E R will speak on the deceased."

He went on to explain that he believes in God, and doesn't question his plans ... adding that he had a 10-year barber who died from Fentanyl use. He capped off his tweet with ... "RIP TO ANYBODY WHO LOST THERE LIFE TO DRUG ABUSE!"

As we reported ... Peep died from a Xanax and Fentanyl overdose. Many other drugs were discovered in his system as well. He was 21 years old. 

David Ortiz Drops F-Bomb When He Learns Red Sox Score

10/15/2018 9:11 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

This is great -- David Ortiz with some real emotion when he learned his beloved Red Sox lost to the Astros on Saturday night. 

"AH, F**K!" 

So, why didn't he know the score himself? 

Big Papi missed Game 1 of the ALCS to hit up the Drake show at Staples Center instead. 

Big Papi swears he was still watching the Sox during the concert ... but clearly not long enough to see the final score -- 'cause he was PISSED when we told him it was 7-2 'Stros.

Good news for D.O. ... the Sox bounced back to win Game 2 on Sunday -- and we're pretty sure he didn't miss that one.

No Papi curses here.

Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Mac Miller's Death Was Breaking Point

10/15/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson hit a life-changing fork in the road last month when Mac Miller died -- and his death was the tipping point that led to their split ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to AG and PD tell us ... Ariana was in an incredibly dark place following her ex-boyfriend's apparent fatal overdose. She didn't blame herself -- she feels she did everything she could to get him sober -- but it left her an emotional wreck.

In the aftermath of Mac's death, our sources say Ariana realized a couple of things -- she couldn't be fully invested in her relationship with Pete, and she had rushed into a looming marriage way too fast by getting engaged.

TMZ broke the story ... Ariana and Pete broke things off this weekend and called off their engagement.

She never signaled things were bad. In fact ... Ariana was at 'SNL' Saturday supporting Pete and nothing seemed amiss. Folks who were there say they looked all boo'd up, kissing and holding each other backstage. Something clearly snapped Sunday.

Neither have commented on the breakup.

Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Splitsville Engagement Off

10/14/2018 2:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are dunzo as a couple, and their engagement has officially been called off ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the former couple tell us AG and PD split this weekend, with both parties acknowledging that it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off. We're told the two still have love for each other, but things are over romantically.

Ariana and Pete announced their surprise engagement earlier this year in June -- just a few weeks after they were reported to be just casually dating. TMZ broke the story ... Grande's engagement ring cost right around $100k.

Grande's recently expressed she was going through a rough patch, tweeting a lot of personal messages and saying she needs a break from the public spotlight and asking "can i pls have one okay day. just one. pls."

As for Davidson, he's continued to appear on SNL, even mentioning his former fiancee in a couple sketches. The last time we saw them together was just last week.

Our source says while things may be done for the couple for now, the two aren't ruling out the possibility of anything in the future.

Amber Rose Bounces Around With New BF ... Moshin' It Up at SOAD Show

10/14/2018 11:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Amber Rose is one well-rounded lady -- able to strut her stuff on the SlutWalk one day ... and headbang to System of a Down right up against a mosh pit the next.

TMZ got a hold of this video of Amber and her new boyfriend -- Def Jam Records exec Alexander 'AE' Edwards -- rocking out Saturday night at a SOAD show in San Bernardino ... and they were both pretty damn close to the main thashin' action near the stage. 

They were far enough not to get sucked into the moshing in front of them, but it looks like Amber got bumped by somebody right next to her (not her BF), who gave her a slight body check. She bounced back though -- which is perfectly appropriate for the title of this song.

As we first told you ... Amber and 'AE' have been seeing each other for a few weeks now -- but they've known each other for years through their connection to Tyga and Blac Chyna ... which has its own implications. They were showing off some major PDA at Amber's 4th annual SlutWalk in L.A. last weekend, just a few short months after dumping Monte Morris.

Seems like a hardcore love connection between these two so far -- or about as hardcore as you can get wearing a System of a Down shirt ... AT a System of a Down gig. Tsk tsk, Amber.

Drake Invites LeBron on Stage ... So Who's Bigger?

10/14/2018 7:54 AM PDT

Two titans shared the stage Saturday night as the king of Toronto brought out the newly minted king of LA.

Drake invited LeBron James on stage with Travis Scott at the L.A.'s Staples Center during his Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour.

The trio jumped and danced while performing Drake and Travis' hit song, "SICKO MODE," off of Travis Scott's new album, Astroworld. 

Drake recently sat down with LeBron on his show, "The Shop," with Maverick Carter. Drake talked about his trip to Wyoming to work with Kanye on an album, and the beef between Kanye and Pusha T that followed.

'SNL' Mocks Trump/Kanye Oval Summit

10/14/2018 6:52 AM PDT

Donald Trump came to a startling revelation last night ... Kanye West is the black him!!!

Alec Baldwin made his return to 'SNL' to parody Ye's Oval chit chat. This one is especially interesting, because they danced around making fun of mental illness.

Also interesting ... most times 'SNL' takes a real event and makes it broader, but this one was pretty much true to form ... with all the hits, runs and errors from Thursday's pre-lunch meeting. The reporters in the crowd were definitely funnier than the real deal ... for sure. 

At the very end, 'SNL' makes a not-so-oblique reference to the rumored "Celebrity Apprentice" outtakes ... Omarosa and others have said Trump used the n-word during filming of the TV show.  

Kanye West Back on Twitter ... Preaching About 'Mind Control'

10/13/2018 5:01 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kanye West took a break from family time in Africa to get in touch with the world via social media once again, and his purpose was to speak out against mind control ... and oddly, social media.

Ye returned to Twitter Saturday afternoon after going dark last week, and live streamed himself from Africa, talking to the camera while constantly rubbing his forehead ... appearing to be deep in thought and focused on his words.

But ... as he even admits ... he also seems sleep deprived.

Kanye captioned his vid "Mind control," and started off by railing at social media and discussing how he's hurt by people trying to tell him what to do. He says it feels like they are trying to touch his brain ... and he hates it.

He adds to his social media bashing by saying it told us all Hillary Clinton was going to win the presidency, and claims social media falsely wants you to believe people don't like him when in fact ... "Everybody loves Ye!!"

There's more -- a lot more -- including Kanye declaring "I am the best living recording artist," boasting about his IQ and assuring us all he's not crazy ... he just needs some sleep.

Get some sleep, Kanye.

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