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Mumford & Sons

Gear Hurled into Concert Crowd

... Fan Gets Injured

8/22/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Don't let the horns and banjo fool you ... Mumford & Sons can rock hard, so hard in fact ... the band sent a guitar stand flying into the crowd and smashed a fan in the head.

A woman suffered the heinous blow during the band's recent show in Walla Walla, Washington, during the encore. The band was jamming pretty hard (as hard as they can) to "Ditmas" when ... for some reason ... Marcus Mumford chucked the metal rod about 10-15 rows deep

According to witnesses, she was clearly hurt and the crowd tried to get the band to stop playing so she could get medical attention. But M&S kept going, and so did she ... sticking it out for the rest of the show.

It's unclear how badly she was injured. Reps for the band haven't gotten back to us yet. 

Ironically ... the tour's called Gentlemen of the Road. 

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Charlamagne Tha God

Iman Shumpert's New Rap Doesn't Suck

... But He Should Quit

8/21/2015 4:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Charlamagne tha God thinks NBA star Iman Shumpert SUCKS as a rapper -- which is why it's kind of a big deal that he just admitted Iman's new song is actually "not garbage."

The MTV 2 star -- and host of "The Breakfast Club" -- was on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" and gave Shumpert quasi-props on his new rap, "290 West."

"I will say sonically it was okay. It wasnt garbage."

But the problem with Iman as a rapper, according to Charlamagne ... "[He's] shot so many times and missed, that I don't trust him with the ball."

For the record, Charlamagne has been super critical of Iman for a while ... to the point where Iman previously fired back in a diss track. 

So, as frosty as this review seems, it's still progress ... right? 

Waka Flocka

Cops Called to Music Video Shoot

For N-Word and Loud Music

8/21/2015 11:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Waka Flocka had sheriff's deputies come to the set of his new music video and it's allegedly all because some neighbors didn't like hearing the n-word blasting into their homes.

We're told Flocka and his crew were in Georgia Thursday night shooting the video for his song "Workin." That's when deputies rolled up on the scene to speak with Flocka about turning the music and language down.

A source at the video shoot says the whole thing happened because cops had complaints from neighbors over loud music and cussing ... including the n-word and "f*** the police" chants.

One lyric from the song says, "Where the youngins going crazy, shooting cops my n****."

We're told no arrests were made and the video shoot continued because Flocka had all of his permits and agreed to turn it down. 

Dr. Dre

Apologizes for Abusing Women in the Past

8/21/2015 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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is finally coming clean about allegations he abused multiple women decades ago ... saying he deeply regrets the things he did to them.

It's no coincidence the apology comes on the heels of the success of "Straight Outta Compton." Critics have pointed out the film skirts Dre's violent past with girlfriends, a journalist, and a female rapper -- several of whom have spoken out against him recently.

Dre finally addressed it with the New York Times, saying ... "Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did."

He added, "I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives."

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Rick Ross

Wasn't the Boss at Super Bowl XLIX ...

Give Us Back Our $55k!

8/21/2015 10:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0821-rick-ross-superbowlRick Ross' gig at a Super Bowl party turned into a disaster because he's no social media guru ... in fact he sucks at Instagram and Twitter ... according to the company that paid him to headline.

Conexts is suing Rick for the Jan. 30 event that was scheduled to go down at the Scottsdale Mall Amphitheater. According to the docs, Ricky Rozay agreed to do some heavy duty social media promotion for the party and concert.

The company says he was supposed to do DAILY social postings for 2 weeks leading up to it -- but only did ONE post. Conexts says it was crucial for the event's success for Rick to reach out to his 13 million followers.

0821-subasset-rick-ross-superbowl2Rick got $55,000 up front, and was scheduled to get another $55k the night of party ... however, the event was canceled just a few days before, and they had to issue refunds.

Conexts wants its $55k plus damages.

Biggie Smalls Detective

Dies While Interviewing Cop

For Explosive Book

8/21/2015 8:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0821-smalls-poole-getty-youtube-01The LAPD detective who investigated the death of Biggie Smalls died of an apparent heart attack while interviewing an L.A. County Sheriff's captain about Biggie's murder ... TMZ has learned. 

Russell Poole was at the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau Wednesday interviewing the captain for a book he was writing about the case. Poole believed LAPD officers who worked off duty for Suge Knight had a hand in Biggie's killing ... as retaliation for Tupac's murder. 

We're told Poole was interviewing the captain when he clutched his chest, said "I think I'm having a heart attack," and then keeled over. 

Law enforcement sources tell us Poole -- who was 58 -- made it known he believed the LAPD wanted him dead. There's no evidence of foul play, and in fact we're told Poole suffered from chronic high blood pressure.

We're told the L.A. County Coroner's Office has conducted an autopsy but did not establish cause of death yet ... they're waiting for toxicology results.

Iman Shumpert

Calls Out Freeloaders

... In New Rap Song

8/21/2015 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cavs star Iman Shumpert is again proving how mighty his pen is ... firing shots at anyone begging for a piece of his new $40 million contract in a brand new rap song ... and TMZ Sports has your first listen.

Iman just dropped a brand new joint called "290 West" where he goes in on everyone who has a hand out ... and details just how tough it is to be young, fabulously wealthy, and dating a super hot pop goddess.

It's like Biggie said ... Mo' money, mo' problems.

'Straight Outta Compton'

Sequel Planned for ...

Snoop, Dogg Pound & Tupac

8/21/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0820_snoop_and_crew_getty_composite-2Hollywood's not done cashing in on the 'hood -- a "Straight Outta Compton" sequel, of sorts, is in the works featuring the rise of Snoop Dogg, Tupac and other West Coast rap legends.

Dogg Pound vet Daz tells TMZ the movie will pick up where N.W.A. left off -- following the careers of Snoop, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Daz and Warren G. We're told the title is "Dogg Pound 4 Life."

Tha DPG's music will be the focus, but Daz says the follow-up also won't whitewash gang violence and its impact on the rap industry.

As for casting -- we're told Dr. Dre's son, Curtis Young, will take over that role. No decision yet on who will play Snoop and Ice Cube ... but it won't be the same actors from 'Compton.' Dre and Cube won't be producing, but Daz says Cube gave him the idea to make the movie.

There is one huge loose end named Suge Knight. We're told he'll be included in the story -- hard to omit since Death Row was so huge -- but the producers won't be working with him.

Besides ... Suge's got enough on his plate.

Harry Styles

Another Epic

Onstage Fall

8/21/2015 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Harry Styles just can't seem to get the hang of walking onstage without falling down.

Styles was performing Thursday night in Toronto when he tried to do a  hop of some sort, but couldn't stick the landing. 

Just last month, Styles fell during a show in San Diego ... again for no reason other than his own clumsiness.

Maybe get the guy a stool.

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Kelly Clarkson

I Must Confess ... I'm Knocked Up!

[TMZ TV]

8/20/2015 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kelly Clarkson blurted out her big news during her L.A. concert ... she's expecting baby #2! Fans were so excited ... that some of them went out and ran up $100 bar tabs! And yes, some of them work at TMZ.

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Corey Feldman

Rips Baseball Team

Bitch Set Me Up!

8/20/2015 8:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Corey Feldman says his ill-fated performance at a minor league baseball game last month was doomed from the start ... because the team had concocted a diabolical plot to humiliate him. 

You know the gig ... Feldman's band was the post-game entertainment for the State College Spikes on July 19th -- a performance which the Spikes thought was so terrible, they issued an apology to their fans. 

But Feldman says HE'S the one who got the shaft -- telling TMZ Sports the whole thing was a "set up" ... and says the team's G.M. launched his anti-Feldman smear campaign simply for publicity. 

Check out the clip ... Corey is especially pissed because he claims the bad press cost his band a highly coveted gig at the Special Olympics. 

By the way ... watch Feldman's performance again -- even if you don't like the music, the guy sang his heart out -- and ya gotta respect that. 

Travis Scott

Fights Security at Concert

Leave That Unruly Fan Alone!!

8/20/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Travis Scott beat on security guards at his concert to protect an extremely unruly fan, and it was all caught on video.

Scott was performing at the SLS in Vegas Tuesday night when a fan in the front row tried clawing his way on stage. Security stepped in, presumably to protect Travis. But the rapper turned on them.

The situation escalated as more guards got involved and Travis got more aggressive.

Eventually, the fan made it up on stage to party with Travis for a bit before crowd surfing away.

Kelly Clarkson

Yes, That's a ...

Bun in My Oven

8/19/2015 9:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0818-kelly_clarkson-gettyKelly Clarkson just made a tearful announcement in the middle of her L.A. concert -- she's knocked up again!

Clarkson broke the news to the crowd at her Staples Center show Wednesday night ... and said she decided to come clean because she was getting emotional while singing her song, "Piece by Piece."

She joked that she didn't want fans to think she was on pills -- so, instead she blurted out she's expecting. She said she and husband Brandon Blackstock haven't really told some family members yet, so ... oops?

This is baby #2 for Kelly and Brandon. They had a baby girl in June 2014.

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