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Atlanta Hawks' Celeb DJ to Hawks Honchos: Give Quavo a 10-Day NBA Contract!!

2/22/2018 2:30 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Atlanta Hawks resident DJ Big Tigger is callin' on his squad to make the biggest pickup of the NBA season -- Quavo!!

"I think we should give Quavo a 10-day (deal) -- I don't know if he can play any defense but he can get us a couple buckets," Big Tigg told TMZ Sports outside the V103 radio station in ATL.

You'd think the former BET host was joking, but let's face facts ...

-- Quavo CRUSHED the NBA All-Star celeb game, winning MVP after Eurosteppin' on fools like James Harden.

-- Quavo's one of the biggest rap stars in the world right now, especially in his home state, and the Hawks have the lowest attendance in the league.

-- The Hawks are also last in the East, so they really got nothing to lose!!

Better move fast ... the L.A. Clippers are already trying to swoop on Huncho.

Kid Ink Advice For NBA GM's DRAFT TRAE YOUNG #1

2/22/2018 11:49 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Hip-hop superstar Kid Ink has some advice for NBA GM's looking to hold on to their jobs long-term ... TAKE TRAE YOUNG AS EARLY AS YOU CAN.

We got Ink out at a party for Ethika underwear when he began raving about the record-breaking Oklahoma freshman, who Ink says is his favorite basketball player on the planet.

Ink says Young -- who's averaging 28 points and 9 assists a game (that's after a mini-slump, mind you) -- should be the first player selected cause the dude's got game ... and SWAG!

There's only one point the Ink-Young lovefest won't go to, and that's when we asked Kid if he'd be getting a tattoo (he has hundreds) of Young to show his respect for him.

"That's taking it a little too far."

We get it.

Quincy Jones My Bad for Spilling the Beans, Guys ... My Fam Had to Intervene!

2/22/2018 9:46 AM PST
Breaking News

Quincy Jones has apologized for his recent "wordvomit" interviews -- his word -- in which he revealed A LOT of dirt on Hollywood elites ... but he isn't taking any of it back. 

The legendary music producer said Thursday his six daughters pulled him aside for a surprise "family intervention" due to some "silly things" he's said lately.

He goes on to say he'd recently stopped drinking (3 years ago) and makes a point that certain details he's spilled on don't paint the full picture of his intentions or experiences over his "long & crazy life." That said ... he doesn't correct the record on anything.

Quincy does, however, apologize to anyone he's bad-mouthed -- like Michael Jackson, for example -- adding that it's inexcusable to do so. He also hopes messages he relayed about racism, inequality, poverty, etc. aren't clouded by his outrageous remarks.

Quincy's caused quite a stir by saying lots of things -- some of which appeared to be true -- like Richard Pryor banging Marlon Brando, MJ hijacking "Billie Jean," Marilyn Monroe having "a chest that looked like pears" ... and allegedly "dating" Ivanka Trump.

For all that stuff ... he's sorry. But again ... not retracting anything.

Justin & Selena I Wanna Love Ya, Treat You Right When in Jamaica ...

2/22/2018 9:17 AM PST

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are answering Bob Marley's eternal question ... yes, this is definitely love.

Justin and Selena's PDA at Jeremy Bieber and Chelsey Rebelo's Jamaican wedding rose to epic levels, as you can tell from these shots of them hanging poolside this week ... after the ceremony. 

It wasn't only a tropical makeout session -- JB seemed to be having a blast imitating the Old Spice guy to a tee -- hands on hips, chest out ... and swan dive into the pool.

As we reported ... the young couple has been practically inseparable since arriving for the wedding Monday in the hills of Montego Bay.

Selena and the Biebs are back stateside as of Thursday, but they've gotta look back on the trip fondly.

Aside from their own relationship ... Justin's got a new baby sis on the way, as you can see from Chelsey's belly.

Kodak Black 3 Charges Dropped from Home Raid ... Still in Jail, Though

2/22/2018 6:51 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kodak Black and his attorneys scored a small victory in his latest legal war -- he got 3 criminal charges dropped.

The State of Florida dismissed one charge each -- for possession of a weapon or ammunition by a delinquent, grand theft of a firearm, and child neglect ... according to Kodak's attorney, Bradford Cohen.

The charges all stem from the January raid at the rapper's Florida home. You'll recall, police were alerted after he posted an IG Live video ... showing several men with guns and drugs. Kodak's young son also walked into the room. Police say they found 94.9 grams of marijuana.

Kodak's still facing other charges, including marijuana possession and possession of ammunition. He's still in jail for a probation violation.

We're told the 3 charges that were dropped were tossed because prosecutors lacked sufficient evidence to go forward.

Baby steps.

Tekashi69 Airport Brawl Triggered by Rapper Disrespecting Women

2/22/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 would have avoided a violent beatdown Wednesday at LAX if his crew hadn't mouthed off to some female friends of two other rappers.  

TMZ broke the story, Tekashi -- also known as 6ix9ine -- and his posse literally stopped traffic as the fight spilled out into the street at the busy airport.

One of the guys who attacked 6ix9ine -- Acie High (in the red jersey) -- tells us 6ix9ine has a long history of verbal abuse toward women and Acie is very clear ... he hated the guy for it.

Acie -- who's in a rap group out of Texas called Aqualeo -- says he and his partner, Priceless, were dropping some girls off at LAX when Tekashi's crew started hitting on the chicks. Acie says he and Priceless told the guys to stop, they wouldn't, so things exploded.

Acie says he always thought there would be a time when he would do a little street justice, and seems more than happy 6ix9ine and his crew pushed his buttons at the airport.  

#NoRegrets

 

Ed Sheeran & Fiancee You Likin' The Shape of Our Engagement Rings?

2/22/2018 7:28 AM PST

Ed Sheeran is bucking tradition when it comes to who wears an engagement ring -- but it's clear who's got on the nicer bling between him and his fiancee. 

Ed and his bride-to-be, Cherry Seaborn, were spotted leaving a restaurant Wednesday night in London with both of 'em rocking hardware on their ring fingers. Ed got folks all freaked out by making everyone think he'd already gotten hitched ... but he hasn't.

He addressed his silver wedding band at the 2018 BRIT Awards this week, saying his gal had made it for him and thought men should wear engagement rings, too ... adding "It's the same commitment either way."

It might be the same commitment, but it definitely ain't the same price. Ed's ring is homemade -- meanwhile, Cherry's giant diamond ring definitely looks top-shelf commercial.

Some things will probably never change ... eh, Ed. 

T.I. Yes, We Need Real Gun Control ... But, At What Cost?

2/22/2018 6:38 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

T.I. says it's time for the U.S.A. to reexamine its gun laws in the wake of the Florida shooting ... but he doesn't wanna lose his right to bear arms.

We got Tip Wednesday leaving The Palm in Bev Hills, where he weighed in on the gun control debate raging in the country right now. Somewhat surprisingly, he says he's for reform.

The rapper tells us it absolutely should be more difficult for unstable people to get their hands on a firearm, and that "not being a felon isn't enough" anymore. At the same time ... he fears messing with the 2nd Amendment could lead to "enslavement" by Uncle Sam.

You gotta hear his take here, which is interesting considering T.I. himself did prison time on federal gun charges. Also, check out how he feels about banning automatics.

Prince's Heirs Worried They'll Get Zilch Estate's Burning Cash Like Crazy!!!

2/22/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Prince's estate is spending a ton of cash -- at times more than $600k PER MONTH -- and dropping that kinda loot has the singer's heirs worried they'll be left with nothing when it's their turn to collect.

Sources close to Prince's heirs tell TMZ ... they're dumbfounded at how much money it costs to manage the late singer's estate. We're told at the current burn rate, heirs feel there's gonna be close to nothing when it's time to distribute the inheritance.

According to docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Comerica's monthly fee to manage the estate is $125k per month. Comerica also hired the law firm Fredrikson & Byron P.A. to rep the estate in court (i.e. Prince's label suing Roc Nation), supervise and coordinate with accountants and advise on tax-related issues. Last November alone, the law firm billed more than $440k in fees and expenses.

The spending keeps going ... F&B then hired other attorneys to deal with trademarks, oversea litigation and services on deal proposals, among other things.

Comerica, for its part, has painstakingly broken down in more than 600 pages of invoices exactly where the money's going and why it costs so much to manage the estate, which is reportedly worth around $250 mil.

Tekashi69 Talkin' Gun Control, Violence ... Before LAX Brawl

2/21/2018 4:36 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 -- also known as 6ix9ine -- was dishing on some burning issues like gun control and projections of violence in rap ... just minutes before he and his crew threw down at LAX.

We got the Brooklyn MC Wednesday at LAX prior to his epic fight -- and he had some insights into guns and how they play into hip-hop.

It's interesting -- he explains why rappers flashing pieces isn't necessarily an endorsement of violence. Speaking of which ... he got caught up in some violence soon afterward. 

Tekashi also gives us his opinion on gun control before shying away from the subject altogether. In the wake of the Florida shooting ... he seems to be down with getting firearms out of the hands of children.

Tekashi69 Rapper in Massive LAX Brawl!!! Fists Flying, Cops Called

2/21/2018 10:43 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rapper Tekashi69 -- aka 6ix9ine -- and his crew got into a HUGE brawl at LAX that spilled out into the street ... as about 7 or 8 guys threw haymaker after haymaker.

The footage is insane ... Tekashi was about to walk into the terminal when someone started shouting and pointing at him. The 21-year-old rapper was urged to walk away by one of his guys, and when he did, the fists started flying.

Looks like one of 6ix9ine's friends threw the first punch, and then more people from both sides jumped into the melee. The NY rapper eventually joined his friends and the fight moved into the middle of the busy street.

Police raced to the scene and interviewed people on both sides. We're told no one wanted to press charges ... so everyone went on their merry way. 

Interestingly enough, 6ix9ine posted a video last week calling out haters who warned him not to come to Los Angeles. He came anyway, and it looks like the haters delivered.

After the fight, he told us he claimed the attackers were just trying to make a name for themselves, but as he puts it, "I'm still smiling."

Blac Chyna I Didn't Leak My Oral Sex Tape

2/21/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna says her sex tape may be dirty, but she's clean. 

The video -- which shows Chyna performing oral sex on a man -- was leaked Monday on Twitter. Her ex-bf, Mechie, claims to be the man in the video.

Sources close to Chyna tell TMZ the scene was shot on her cellphone last July, but insists she showed it to absolutely no one. We're told the phone was not stolen and there's no obvious evidence it was hacked. No photos or videos from her phone have been leaked, other than the sex tape.

Mechie says after he shot the vid on Chyna's phone, he gave it back to her, and never got a copy of the video.

We're told Chyna will file a police report with the LAPD by week's end and will fully cooperate.

Drake How Do I Top Giving Away 7 Figures? Just Stick to the Plan, G ...

2/21/2018 6:34 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Drake says giving away nearly $1 million during his recent music video shoot was one of the best things he's ever done ... and now he's contemplating how to beat that.

We pulled up on Drizzy Tuesday night leaving The Nice Guy -- not to cuddle, but to ask him how he felt donating $996,631.90 to various families and orgs in his video for "God's Plan."

He tells us it's by far the greatest thing he's done for others -- probably in his whole life, in fact. Now the million-dollar question ... how the hell do you top something like that?

Drake's got an idea on how to keep the good deeds going. And by the looks of his new $2.5 million LaFerrari that he rolled away in ... we'll go out on a limb and say he can afford it.

Got to love the Drake ... but only partly.

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