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Teyana Taylor Highjacks Jeremih's Tour I Run This S*** Now!!

8/16/2018 11:08 AM PDT

Teyana Taylor's war of words with Jeremih has reached a whole new level -- the tour Jeremih was headlining has just been rebranded and Teyana's now running the show.

Teyana announced Thursday morning on Twitter that the Later That Night tour will now be the KTSE on Aisle VII tour. She also said DaniLeigh will join her and all tour dates will go on as scheduled ... save for Toronto, which will be rescheduled later this week.

The move comes on the heels of Teyana putting Jeremih on blast Wednesday ... calling him every name in the book. She later tweeted she was done with him because she'd been extremely mistreated on the tour. She added, "I will NO longer continue to stay on the #LaterThatNightTour because if I do ima end up knocking this n**** out. I'm sorry to all who has already purchased tickets to see me. I will make sure everyone gets refunded."

Turns out it might not even come to that ... 'cause there's 15 dates left on the tour and Teyana's pushing forward. We've reached out to tour organizers, so far no word back.

Aretha Franklin Hollywood Star Crowned To Honor Queen of Soul

8/16/2018 8:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Aretha Franklin's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has received a fitting tribute in the wake of her death ... a crown to honor the Queen of Soul. 

Franklin's passing Thursday morning sparked a wave of memories and tributes, and fans were quick to flock to Hollywood Boulevard to do their part as well. Unclear who placed the crown, but the meaning is obvious ... Aretha was the Queen of Soul.

As we reported ... Aretha died at her home in Detroit surrounded by friends and family after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Aretha's family released a statement, saying, "In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family." 

Franklin was 76. 

Aretha Franklin Outpouring of Emotions by Celebs

8/16/2018 7:27 AM PDT

It's no surprise ... there has been a cascade of grief, sympathy and tributes from celebrities around the world in the wake of Aretha Franklin's passing.

Mary Wilson -- founding member of the Supremes -- tells TMZ, "When God created Soul, he created Aretha Franklin to sing it!"

Gladys Knight wrote Aretha a note, which states, "Well my sister our Father in Heaven has called you home, but we are so very grateful to him for blessing you with such an awesome gift to share with us. Your music set a standard for every single lady in this industry to rise to. You have touched minds, hearts and spirits, including my own."

She continues, "Yes, we are sisters and we squabbled as sisters do, but we also loved, supported and laughed together through our lifetime. I pray you have a smooth journey Ree Ree and hopefully I'll get to sing with you in the Heavenly choir, if I make it. Love you, Gladys"

And the tributes go on:

Best voice ever. Miss you already.

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Four Tops Ronnie McNeir Pays Homage in Song to Aretha

8/16/2018 7:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronnie McNeir, a member of The Four Tops, knew Aretha Franklin well, and says long, long ago he became mesmerized by her amazing voice.

Ronnie says he wrote a song for Aretha -- "Sister Ree" -- and sang it for her last Christmas. He sings part of the song in this clip, with the words ...

   Sister Rer
   Greatest in this Century

Ronnie says Aretha loved the song so much ... she said she wanted it included in her upcoming biopic.  BTW, Aretha will be played by Jennifer Hudson.

Ronnie, like all of us, has a favorite Aretha song.

Aretha Franklin The Queen Dies the Same Day ... As the King

8/16/2018 7:58 AM PDT

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died on the same day as Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, 41 years later ... and it's both weird and fitting.

Aretha's passing fell on Elvis' 41st death anniversary -- August 16, 1977 -- albeit under extremely different circumstances.

As we reported ... Aretha died in her Detroit home after being placed in hospice care earlier in the week. She'd been suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer, and had been gravely ill in the days leading up to her death. The singer was 76 years old. 

As for Elvis, he died of a heart attack. He was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of his Graceland home in Memphis, TN.

The two singers proved to be American icons and international fixtures in pop culture. In honor of their passings ... RIP to the Queen and King.

Aretha Franklin Detroit Lions Pay Tribute

8/16/2018 7:59 AM PDT
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The Detroit Lions are remembering the city's greatest singer -- sending their "deepest condolences to the family and friends of Aretha Franklin."

The Lions tweeted out, "Aretha was a groundbreaker and an icon whose legacy will live on forever."

Aretha famously busted out a FOUR-AND-A-HALF MINUTE rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at a Lions game on Thanksgiving 2016 ... one of the greatest National Anthem performances ever. 

Former Detroit Pistons star Isiah Thomas also showed Aretha some love -- tweeting, "Rest In Peace dear friend, I will remember your wisdom, laughter and music you gave us. #aintnoway #natuaralwoman #sayalittleprayerforyou."

The Detroit Tigers honored Aretha by posting a tribute on their video board ... with the message "Forever our queen."

ESPN's Jemele Hill -- who's from Detroit -- also weighed in ... saying, "Rest in power, Aretha. You were not only the Queen of Soul, but a warrior, a survivor, an icon, and a protector. You are Detroit’s heartbeat. Rest well, Queen."

Hill added, "Aretha was Detroit’s sister, auntie, momma, Queen and homegirl — all in one career. There are few people that defend, honor and protect someone the way we did Aretha. You can talk about our economy, and our crime, but say something about Re-Re, and you’ll get dealt with. Quick."

Aretha died Thursday. She was 76

Halsey Mexican Bikini Shots ... Grip It and Zip It!

8/16/2018 9:08 AM PDT

Here's the best zip file we've seen in years -- thanks to Halsey's bikini. 

The singer rocked this awesome zippered 2-piece while relaxing with friends in Tulum, Mexico ... off the Caribbean coastline. 

Besides the insane physique and the cool fashion, check out the water in the pics -- crystal clear in front of a jungle background with some cliffs that you KNOW you gotta jump off of. 

Fun Fact: Pablo Escobar famously owned a sick beach estate in Tulum ... but he won't look nearly as good in a bikini! 

Travis Scott Sends Cash to Fan ... To Help with Mom's Funeral

8/16/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Travis Scott's surprise cash handout isn't just a fun thing for his fans ... it's touching lives and helping people in need too.

Case in point ... Peter Valdriz, who replied to Travis' $100k Twitter giveaway announcement Tuesday -- in which fans were encouraged to tweet their Cash App tag with lyrics from "Astroworld" for a chance to get money. Peter pleaded his case by saying the dough would help with his mom's funeral cost.

Minutes later ... the rapper sent him $800 with a personal message saying he hopes it helps.

Peter tells TMZ ... his mother passed away last week after a battle with a brain virus and complications that followed. He says the gift from Travis came on what would have been her 52nd birthday and will go toward the expenses for her funeral next week.

He tells us Scott's donation really means a lot to him and his entire family, saying ... "Knowing that someone is out there trying to help us during this difficult time means the world to us."

He adds ... "I personally want to thank Travis Scott for really making a tough day for my family into a day we can cherish."

There's more -- Peter tells us Travis' gift has inspired other "generous and kindhearted" strangers to chip in to help with his mom's funeral as well.

Pretty amazing what a tweet can do.

112's Mike & Slim We Broke Up Again Q & Daron Going Their Own Way

8/16/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bad news for 112 fans -- the R&B quartet that JUST reunited after an 11-year hiatus has broken up again ... but a couple members say they want to keep the brand alive.

We spoke to Mike and Slim who tell us Q and Daron recently split from the group after a disagreement that they just couldn't resolve. They're a bit vague on what exactly they were beefing over, but it sounds like it might be a legal issue ... 'cause Slim says he's being sued.

112 hadn't put out a new album since 2005, so their loyal supporters were stoked in 2016 when they joined Diddy's Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour and then released a 6th studio album and dropped a new single last year. 

So, one thing is clear ... Mike and Slim are gonna keep touring on their own, which they've apparently been doing for months now.

XXXTentacion Murder Suspect Begs Judge to Let Him Outta Jail ... My Fiancée's Pregnant!!

8/15/2018 12:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of the suspects in XXXTentacion's murder case is swinging for the fences ... trying to convince the judge to let him outta jail, despite being indicted for first degree murder.

According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Robert Allen wants the judge to allow him to post bail because he claims there's no proof he committed a crime. He wants the judge to let him out until the trial so he can take care of his pregnant fiancée.

Allen also says if he's let out, he'll go back to work for a lawn care business in Broward County where he says he's lived his entire life with his mom. Allen, along with the 3 other suspects, remains in custody.

As we reported ... Allen was the third of four murder suspects arrested in July after he was tracked down in Georgia. Allen was the guy who was originally named a person of interest in the killing because he was caught on surveillance video at the motorcycle dealership moments before XXX was gunned down.

50 Cent & Tekashi69 Gunfire On Music Video Set

8/15/2018 10:26 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Tekashi69 and 50 Cent were in harm's way during the filming of a music video, when someone opened fire.

Witnesses say someone in a white Porsche with New Jersey license plates fired at least 11 shots during filming in Brooklyn Tuesday at around 10:30 PM. Based on the shell casings it appears the shooter use a 9 mm semi-automatic weapon. No one was hit.

Tekashi and 50 were on set at the time of the shooting, along with Casanova and Uncle Murda. Sources connected to the situation believe the shooter wasn't targeting any of the rappers, but law enforcement sources aren't so sure.

Although no one is connecting prior incidents, you may recall earlier this year someone fired shots at Chief Keef, and at the time Keef was beefing with Tekashi. There's no evidence -- at least so far -- that Keef's people were involved in the latest incident.

Cops are reviewing surveillance video, but so far no one has been taken into custody.

Offset Blows Off Stylist's Lawsuit

8/15/2018 10:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Offset's time is up to pay back a stylist for allegedly stiffing him, so the stylist is going full bore, asking a judge to order the rapper to fork over the money ... sources close to the case tell TMZ.

The Migos rapper was sued in late June in Fulton County, GA by a stylist claiming he got shorted $11,699 for his work plus clothing costs.  The services were supposedly rendered in Miami back in April ... when Offset was in town for Quavo's bday.

Offset had 45 days to file his response to the lawsuit, but the deadline has now passed. So, we're told the stylist is going to the judge ... saying it's not his problem that Offset was asleep at the wheel.  He wants his money NOW, with a little help from hizzoner. 

Demi Lovato Alleged Dealer Busted with Guns and Drugs ... Months Before OD

8/15/2018 10:24 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The man who showed up at Demi Lovato's home and allegedly smoked drugs with her hours before her OD is no stranger to the law -- cops nabbed him in a huge bust one month before he connected with the singer.

Brandon Johnson was arrested back in March with a stash of guns, drugs and cash ... according to law enforcement. When cops picked him up in North Hollywood he allegedly had narcotics, a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun and $10k in his pocket.  

Officers then searched Johnson's home and say they discovered more guns, drugs and ammo. He was also arrested in June and charged with DUI and possession of cocaine. 

TMZ broke the story ... Demi had been in contact with Johnson since April, and sources say he had supplied her with drugs.

We're also told Johnson is the man Demi texted to come over at 4 AM the morning she overdosed after freebasing Oxycodone potentially laced with fentanyl.

A source connected to Brandon tells us he's been telling friends he and Demi have had a "romantic relationship" but other sources say there was no romantic relationship.  We're also told he denies "dealing" her drugs.

We're told the D.A. has not charged him yet for the March arrest. 

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