Rick Ross isn't just the boss in hip hop -- he's stacking up tons of cash in the chicken biz too ... and it sounds like he's planning a wing takeover.
Rick talked fowl with Arsenio Hall last night ... enlightening the host on how his barber got him hooked on Wingstop chicken -- and reveals lemon pepper was his chosen poison.
Rick says he instantly knew ... "That's not your regular colored chicken" -- which is why he now OWNS a bunch of franchises.
How dedicated is the Maybach Music boss to Wingstop? Back in 2011 ... we got a shot of him outside a Memphis branch ... hours after he'd suffered 2 seizures!
You gotta watch Rick break down his plans for total wing domination.
Move over Colonel.
Calle 13 Rapper
Destroys Own Maserati with a Baseball Bat
Wealth Is Killing Hip Hop
3/6/2014 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Calle 13 rapper René Pérez Joglar is leading the charge against conspicuous consumption in the hip hop world -- he just beat his own Maserati to pieces and drove it off a cliff ... all to prove the point that money is killing music.
René pulled off the stunt for his new music video "Adentro" -- and if that wasn't cool enough ... baseball legend Willie Mays actually hands him the bat.
Rene tells us, "I bought the Maserati because I myself fell victim to the stereotypes. I thought that once I had a nice house and a nice car that meant I had made it in the entertainment industry."
He adds, "When I started using the car, it made me feel uncomfortable owning it ... because I realized that the car stood for everything that is wrong with society ... Material goods aren't what makes life worthwhile."
I Need Retail Therapy
After Years Of Prison
3/6/2014 3:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Boosie is carrying serious baggage after rotting in the slammer for 5 years.
Boosie -- who was just released after serving his sentence on drug charges -- took his kids to The Esplanade Mall in Kenner, Louisiana Thursday where he dropped wads of cash on new clothes.
Sources tell TMZ, Boosie spent most of his time in the Polo section at Macy's and also bought some new kicks at Footaction USA. He also stopped at some store called Nouveau, hence the bags.
No word on whether he also hit up Cinnabon or Sbarro.
Screwed by the Law
Over Stolen Dog
3/6/2014 3:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
MJ's Alleged Son
Positive DNA Match
Or So They Say
3/6/2014 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There's a 99.9% chance a 31-year-old man is Michael Jackson's illegitimate son ... at least that's the claim after an alleged DNA test turned up a match.
According to the test results -- obtained by Alki David and his company, FilmOn.com -- Brandon Howard is almost certainly Michael's son. David told TMZ Live he got MJ's dental impression from a Beverly Hills doctor that he got at an auction. The impression is 30 years old but David says its filled with DNA.
Brandon -- who now goes by B Howard and looks and acts very much like Michael -- was not present for the unveiling, but David says he had Howard's DNA and it matched up.
David would not say which lab performed the DNA test, but says it showed a clear match.
Brandon's mom -- Miki Howard -- is a famous gospel singer who Michael knew. She went by the name "Billy" back in 1982. Interestingly ... a year later Michael released "Billie Jean," which included the lyrics, "Billie Jean's not my lover" and "The kid is not my son."
For B Howard's part -- he's distancing himself from the whole spectacle, insisting he had nothing to do with it.
Boxer Adrien Broner
RAPPING W/ RICK ROSS
Spits About Strip Clubs, Guns, Booze
3/6/2014 12:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If boxing phenom Adrien Broner is trying to make noise outside the ring -- he found the right way to do it ... teaming up with Rick Ross on a new rap that's all about spendin' cash and stripper ass.
The 24-year-old former WBC champ just dropped his new joint, "40," which includes lyrics like:
-- "Hit the club at 12:40 with like 40 on me"
-- "The watch I got, it cost me 40."
-- “Miami nightlife [King of Diamonds] man they took 40 pictures"
-- "Man there was 40 bottles of liquor and 40 strippers"
-- "Strapped at the 40/40 with two 40s on me”
Interesting timing for Broner to drop the new song, considering Floyd Mayweather just told the media he thinks Broner should spend less time rapping and more time boxing.
Fun Fact -- In 3 years, Mayweather will be 40.
3/6/2014 11:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry are calling each other dirty bitches ... in a full-on feud that erupted over that kiss at Miley's L.A. concert last month.
You may recall ... Miley went in for the kiss as Katy sat in the front row. It looked like Miley was going in for some tongue, but Katy pulled away.
Now the feud.
Katy went on Australian TV and explained, "I just walked up to her to give her like a friendly girl kiss, you know, as girls do." Perry then explained how she was stunned when Miley went in for the kill, adding, "God knows where that tongue has been. We don't know. The tongue is so infamous!"
If Katy meant it as a joke, Miley isn't taking it that way, firing back on Twitter, "Girl if ur worried abt where tongues have been good thing ur ex boo is ur EX BOO cause we ALL know where THAT [tongue] been."
Are we bad for LOVING a good bitch fight?
I Just Bought Bieber's Calabasas Crib
3/6/2014 9:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's Calabasas neighbors can finally breathe a sigh of relief ... because the Biebs is moving out -- after scoring a million dollar profit from the new buyer ... Khloe Kardashian.
We broke the story ... Bieber decided to move out of Calabasas in January after numerous run-ins with neighbors and law enforcement -- where he felt trapped in his own home -- and now he dumped it off on Khloe.
Bieber bought the house in 2012 for just over $6 mil. Real estate sources tell TMZ ... Khloe bought the home for $7.2 million.
As for Khloe ... she sold her Tarzana estate to "Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco for $5.49 mil.
The move makes sense for K.K. -- her sister Kourtney recently purchased the nearby home of Keyshawn Johnson ... who had his fair share of beef with J.B.
We're told Khloe will do some remodeling, because Justin's 19-year-old taste doesn't suit her.
He's all yours Atlanta!
Ex-NFL Star Michael Clayton
Thank God Lil Boosie's Free!!
3/6/2014 7:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former NFL wide receiver Michael Clayton has been friends with Lil Boosie since they were kids -- and he tells TMZ Sports he's VERY EXCITED his "dawg" is finally out of prison.
Boosie was released from Louisiana State Penitentiary on Wednesday, where the rapper had been locked up since 2009 for drugs.
Now that Boosie's free, Clayton -- who was a beast on the Tampa Bay Bucs -- says, "For me, it feels really good that he's out."
"He's got a sweet soul," Clayton says ... "He took care of a lot of people before he went to prison."
Clayton says he just spoke with Boosie's mother -- who says she's "very happy to have her baby home."
Michael -- who stayed in touch with Boosie throughout his prison stint -- is also optimistic that Boosie left the pokey a changed man.
"He learned a good lesson," Michael says ... "Sometimes being behind them bars helps you learn."
The Peeing Video
3/6/2014 7:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber either has a gigantic dong or cops are being overly cautious ... because the jailhouse video of Bieber taking a leak behind bars has an ENORMOUS black bar.
Miami Beach P.D. just released the video ... shot while Bieber was being booked at the jail.
Nine hours of video has already been released, but the judge wanted special care taken for the video showing Bieber peeing -- the judge wanted to make sure cops covered his junk before releasing it.
It's weird ... law enforcement told us they were having problems black-barring the video because Justin's penis was moving around. But the video only shows him walking to the toilet -- possibly with his penis exposed ... but the movement isn't that radical.
Grilled Like a Cheeseburger
Over Miami Pap Fight
3/6/2014 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber better grab a warm jacket ... because he's about to get the third degree -- courtesy of the lawyers repping the Miami pap who's suing the singer for battery.
Bieber just arrived for his deposition in the lawsuit filed by photog Jeffrey Binion, who claims Bieber's bodyguard Hugo Hesny choked him and stole his camera equipment last June outside a Miami recording studio. Binion claims Bieber ordered the attack.
The deposition is going to be ruthless -- sources tell us, Binion's lawyers are ready to go to war and are planning to ask Bieber hundreds of questions about EVERYTHING ... not just the Miami incident.
We're told the lawyers will cover every other pap scuffle ever -- including the most recent one in Atlanta -- as well as Bieber's drug use. And it won't end there either.
Here's hoping it will be as entertaining as Lil Wayne's.
Goldilocks Break-In At ATL Mansion
3/6/2014 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A tiny woman somehow got into Justin Bieber's house Wednesday and found her way into a bedroom ... TMZ has learned.
It's a bizarre story. Just after 5 PM, the niece of the guy who is renting his Atlanta Estate to Justin called the cops and said she came home and found "an Asian female" sleeping in one of her bedrooms.
She called the cops and when they arrived they found 5'5", 110 lb Qianying Zhao waiting outside the home and she had quite the story. She said she had met Bieber on Twitter and was visiting him for a birthday party.
Sadly, she said she realized she was too late for the party so she decided to come to his house and wait for him. She said she found an open door and let herself in.
Zhao was arrested for criminal trespass and placed into "double-locked handcuffs" with her hands behind her back.
It's unclear if Justin was home at the time.
9:25 AM PT -- We just got the 911 call. It's pretty hilarious.
FREE AT LAST...
Rapper Released From Prison
3/6/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Boosie is a free man ... the rapper has just been released from a Louisiana State Penitentiary where he's been locked up since 2009 on drug charges.
31 year old Boosie -- real name Torrence Hatch -- was intitially locked up on a marijuana charge in '09 -- but during his stay, he was busted attempting to smuggle drugs into prison -- so a judge tacked 8 years on to his original sentence.
But Boosie caught a break and has been released early. A rep for the penitentiary has told the media Boosie will be on parole until 2018.