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Chris Brown Baby Mama's Treating Me Like Her Meal Ticket I'm No Deadbeat Dad

9/23/2016 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown says his baby mama, Nia Guzman, is exploiting his latest arrest in hopes of getting a little more money out of him.

Chris responded to the story TMZ broke about Nia filing a complaint with child services after the standoff with cops that led to his arrest for assault with a deadly weapon. 

They've repeatedly fought over child support and custody of 2-year-old Royalty, with Nia frequently coming up on the short end of the stick.

Since the arrest all Chris' visits with Royalty are monitored, still ... he insists he has the father thing down pat. 

Future to Ciara Put Up Or Shut Up About Your $500k Deal

9/23/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922-future-ciara-tmz-01Future had nothing to do with Ciara losing a huge paycheck -- if there ever was one -- so it shouldn't be part of her lawsuit against him ... according to the rapper.

We broke the story, Ciara says her baby daddy cost her half a million bucks by trash-talking her and scaring an international cosmetics company away from doing business with her.

Future believes the whole cosmetics story is B.S. ... and in docs he says Ciara has no proof any such deal fell apart. Further, he points out she hasn't even said which company was supposedly courting her

Ciara's $15 mil defamation suit against Future is still in play, but he wants the judge to at least dismiss this part of her claims.

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Chris Brown Royalty Visits Now Monitored ... Baby Mama Blew Whistle

9/23/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922-chris-brown-royalty-nia-guzman-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Chris Brown's baby mama is fed up with all the drama in his life, so much so ... she dimed him out to DCFS.

Sources close to Nia Guzman tell TMZ ... she filed the complaint with DCFS some time after Chris was arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on Baylee Curran -- and that's exactly why child services went to Chris' house Thursday.

We're told Nia's worried about 2-year-old Royalty's safety -- although she was NOT in the house during the alleged gun incident. Our sources say Nia thinks he's a good dad on his own, but he continues to hang with a bad crowd.

Since Chris' arrest, all of his visits with Royalty must be supervised by his mother ... at least until the case is settled. 

We're told Nia isn't fighting to reduce Chris' custody at this point, but she agrees monitored visits are best for now. 

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The Game Russell Simmons Doesn't Speak for Me! Meek Mill Beef Still On

9/22/2016 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922_the_game_russell_simmons_tmzThe Game has a clear message for Russell Simmons when it comes to getting involved in his business -- stay in your damn lane!

Game's manager, Wack 100, tells TMZ ... Simmons' claim he arranged a peace treaty between Meek Mill and Game ... is full BS. Wack says Simmons "must have discussed this in yoga classes with Meek," but he has no right to discuss Game's business.

He says Russell did briefly speak to Game, but the rapper basically told the mogul to butt out ... in more colorful language, we're guessing.

Check out the vid we got with Simmons Thursday morning in NYC -- he told us the beef was not only squashed, but he hoped there was a chance Meek and Game would work together in the future.

Game obviously disagrees. Strongly.

Lady Gaga Frank Zappa's Casa Es Mi Casa Now

9/22/2016 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-lady-gaga-frank-zappa-house-tmz-hiltonhyland-02Lady Gaga's gonna be cutting tracks inside Frank Zappa's old L.A. crib, which she just purchased for $5.25 million.

The Hollywood Hills tudor hit the market in June for the first time in about 40 years. Frank purchased the 7 bedroom, 6 bath home in the '70s and it remained in the family till his wife, Gail, passed away.

Gaga was likely drawn to the 6,759 square foot home because of its recording studio, which Frank famously christened the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen. 

There's also a relaxation/massage room, pool, and plenty of room for guests or collaborators to shack up. The property has TWO guesthouses, plus a one bedroom apartment.

Gucci Mane Off House Arrest ... Off to Strip Club With $10k!

9/22/2016 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Gucci Mane didn't waste any time when he got off of house arrest this week -- he celebrated by hitting up a strip club ... with RACKS to blow.

We got Gucci in NY Wednesday, just a day after he wrapped up a 4 month house arrest sentence -- and he was all smiles, posing with fans outside SiriusXM HQ. 

And then he made his way to Aces strip club with GF Keyshia Ka'oir ... where we're told he dropped $10,000 worth of George Washingtons. 

Sources tell us Gucci didn't have a drop of liquor for himself, but did buy 10 bottles for his crew ... which included Fabolous, Metro Boomin and Uncle Murda.

We're told his "Welcome Home" cake -- by Nerwan Khalife -- was decorated with 24K gold, and cost $975.

What more could a man want -- strippers AND cake!

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Chris Brown Sayonara, Japan! Gun Case Holds Up Tour

9/22/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0921-chris-brown-tmz-getty-03Chris Brown fans in Japan are getting screwed by LAPD's investigation into his gun case ... which is preventing the singer from boarding a jet plane to perform there.

CB has shows scheduled in Tokyo next week and sources close to Chris tell us he applied for permission to enter the country on a working visa. However, we're told Japanese officials flagged Chris and denied him entry due to the investigation into claims he pulled a gun on a woman.

A Japanese consulate official tells TMZ the country has a very low tolerance for admitting visitors with criminal backgrounds and open cases. Brown faced this same kind of scrutiny in Australia over his probation due to the Rihanna case.

A source close to Chris tells us there's a chance he'll reapply for Japan before the tour dates. His legal team thinks the case is dragging because cops have no case, and Chris' pockets shouldn't suffer in the interim.   

Swizz Beatz Sued for $42 Million Allegations of Massive Car Theft

9/22/2016 6:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-swizz-beatz-TMZ-01Swizz Beatz screwed a car leasing company out of 10s of millions of dollars in super expensive whips, including McLarens, Bentleys, Porsches and Ferraris ... this according to a new lawsuit.

The famed music producer formed a car leasing company and used another company -- Metro-Gem Leasing and Funding -- to bankroll the venture.

Metro claims it plunked down millions so Swizz's company could snag the fancy cars, but over a 3 year period screwed them out of millions.

The suit mentions Swizz's wife, Alicia Keys, claiming in 2013 Swizz and Alicia started leasing some of the vehicles for personal use. She is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

The suit alleges massive fraud with 27 vehicles. Metro is asking for $42 mil in damages.

Swizz has responded, "People just do and say anything these days for $ Wow! The crazy part is people also believe anything these days SMH! Going back to bed." 

T.I. Concert Shooting 'Trampled' Fans Sue Live Nation

9/21/2016 4:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The T.I. concert where gunshots rang out causing a mass panic left 2 fans seriously injured ... according to the lawsuit they just dropped on the show's promoter and venue.

You'll recall ... rapper Troy Ave's been charged with attempted murder for opening fire backstage before the May concert at Irving Plaza in NYC. Four people were hit ... one fatally, but the lawsuit was filed by fans who were NOT shot.

In the suit, they say the venue didn't adequately screen people entering the concert ... which led to the shooting. The plaintiffs say they suffered serious physical injuries and mental anguish.

Their attorney, Vincent Provenzano, tells us his clients were trampled in the chaos of people rushing for exits during the shooting. 

They're suing Live Nation and Irving Plaza -- aka the deep pockets -- for unspecified damages.

Shawty Lo Death Beanie Sigel Steps in for Tribute Originally for Shawty's Dad

9/21/2016 3:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0921_beanie_sigal_shawty_lo_hot-boy_instagram_gettyA tribute concert Shawty Lo planned for his recently deceased father, will now be his own memorial ... TMZ has learned.

Shawty's dad died Sept. 6 of a sudden heart attack, and the rapper canceled live gigs while he was grieving -- but he intended to return to the stage this Thursday in Baltimore at Club Oxygen with Hot Boy Turk.

Shawty's manager, Johnnie Cabbell, says Shawty was going to perform the new track he wrote for his dad, called "Letter To My Father" ... aka 'L2MF.'

As we reported, Shawty died early Wednesday morning when his car hit 2 trees in Atlanta.

The manager says the tribute show is still on, but now it's dedicated to Shawty instead and Beanie Sigel will be onstage too.

Check out his last music video ... for 'L2MF.' 

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Chris Brown Lawyer D.A.'s Got Zilch on My Client LAPD Says Not So Fast

9/21/2016 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0921-chris-brown-tmzChris Brown's attorney seems to have an idea where the singer's assault case is headed ... nowhere. But cops are saying ... the investigation's in full swing.

Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, just suggested the case against Chris has fallen apart. When Chris was arrested August 30, he was due in court for an arraignment this past Tuesday. Not only did the authorities miss that deadline, we've confirmed cops haven't even presented the file to the D.A.

But law enforcement sources say ... detectives are knee-deep in the investigation, interviewing witnesses and compiling evidence. We've learned the arraignment date has been extended 15 days so detectives can complete their investigation and send the case on to prosecutors.

As we reported, Brown was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, after allegedly pointing a gun at houseguest Baylee Curran.

Meantime ... Chris is cashing in on the whole ordeal. He's selling these shirts and, in his own artistic way, tells us exactly how he feels about Curran. 

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Rapper Shawty Lo Dead at 40

9/21/2016 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

remembering-shawty-lo-main-launchRapper Shawty Lo -- famous for "Dey Know" -- died early Wednesday morning in a car crash.

The 40-year-old was driving a 2016 Audi in Atlanta when the vehicle struck 2 trees. He was reportedly ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

0921_shawty_lo_car_crash_subJust hours before he posted videos of himself in an ATL strip club.

In 2008, he snagged Rookie of the Year BET Award.

He also founded the group, D4L ... famous for "Laffy Taffy."

He leaves behind 11 kids and 10 baby mamas. 

Adele Send My Love To Brangelina

9/20/2016 9:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Video

Adele is so shaken by the "end of an era," she dedicated her NYC concert to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt -- and it doesn't seem like she was kidding.

Between songs at her Madison Square Garden gig Tuesday night, Adele blurted out ... "Brangelina are broken up!" She admitted the celeb split had been on her mind all day, and this was going to be her moment to work out some feelings. One big giant therapy session ... except her fans were paying.

Check out the clip, if you've seen Adele in concert, you know girl likes to chat. A lot.

Makes ya wonder though ... is Jennifer Aniston an Adele fan?

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