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Cody Simpson

Hey, Gigi Hadid ...

I Got Your Crash Pad Right Here

2/22/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0220_cody_simpson_weho_launch_2Cody Simpson ain't your average struggling 18-year-old ... the singer just scored his own townhome in the middle of West Hollywood -- and no one's happier than his smoking hot GF Gigi Hadid.

Our real estate sources tell us the Aussie pop star laid down $1.18 million for a 2 bedroom, 3 bath unit. It's got just over 1,600 sq. ft. ... a ton of space for a teenager striking out on his own.

Cody's also getting some sick city views from his FOUR outdoor patios and rooftop deck -- and best of all ... he can share that with modeling's 'it' girl, Gigi.

The pad is a major bonus for Hadid ... who now gets a place to crash near all the action in Hollywood -- instead of trekking out to her parent's Malibu mansion.

Congrats, Cody! Mostly on landing Gigi ... but the crib's cool too.

Kanye West

Tyga and Kylie are 'In Love'

2/20/2015 10:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West said something explosive on "The Breakfast Club" Friday ... something that was edited out of the prerecorded interview but was just leaked  -- that his 17-year-old sister-in-law Kylie and Tyga are in love. 

The edited version was already interesting, with Kanye saying, "I think he got in early. I think he was smart." But now we know the words that preceded Kanye's thoughts. When you combine the notion that Tyga and Kylie are in love with the bragging rights that he "got in early" ... it raises obvious questions.

Tyga fiercely denied dating Kylie on "The Breakfast Club" Tuesday.

It's getting interesting.

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Kanye West

Amber Was So Skanky

Kim Made Me Take 30 Showers

2/20/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

021915_kanye_west_power_primary_v6 Kanye West says he couldn't have sex with Kim Kardashian until he took 30 showers to rid himself of the stench of Amber Rose.

Kanye taped a segment with "The Breakfast Club" Thursday and made it clear ... he's no fan of his ex, who is now calling his wife a whore.

Kanye was obviously talking metaphorically, but his point was clear ... Kim found him unappealing at first because of his relationship with Amber. 

And then Kanye stirred up a hornet's nest, making it clear to the "TBC" DJs that Tyga is in deep with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner. Kanye said ... "I think he got in early. I think he was smart."

And check out this audio. Kanye says when he went to dinner the other night with Taylor Swift the restaurant was playing Beck and it's the first time he ever heard the album! As for why he trashed Beck at the Grammys ... Kanye explains why Beck actually needs to thank him.

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Kanye West

Grouses Over 8th Grade Basketball Snub

'I Shoulda Made the Team'

2/20/2015 9:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

021915_kanye_west_power_launch_v2Talk about holding a grudge ... Kanye West is clearly still pissed at his 8th grade basketball coach --who didn't put Yeezy on the squad ... despite the fact West claims his try-out was Jordan-esque. 

Kanye opened up about the hoops snub on "The Breakfast Club" radio show ... telling Charlamagne tha God that he vividly remembers hitting every free throw and every lay up ... but got screwed by the coach. 

"I looked at the list and I wasn't on the list ... and then the coach just gave me the Kanye shrug."

He continued, "You not gonna have somebody hit all the shots and you not gonna give him that credit."

He's also using the metaphor to explain why he always goes so hard for Beyonce -- essentially saying she's the 8th grader who's making all the shots ... but never gets the respect from the coach.

NFL's Eric Decker

Terrible (Hot) Fake Guitarist

In Wife's Music Video

2/20/2015 6:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

NY Jets wide receiver Eric Decker may have found his second calling ... MUSIC VIDEO VIXEN ... 'cause the guy plays "sexy model" in his wife's new video ... complete with bad fake guitar playing. 

FYI -- Decker's married to country music superstar Jessie James ... who just released a video for her new song, "Clint Eastwood."

The video has all the traditional staples of a country song -- a trailer, daisy dukes ... and dudes playing guitars.  

One of those guys is Decker ... who chews on a stogie and pretends to play along in Jessie's backup band while she belts out the main tune. It's pretty funny to watch.  

Bottom line -- he's a terrible pretender ... but as one person in the newsroom put it, "OH MY GOD, HE'S SO HOT!" 

Nickelback Singer

This is How Bieber Reminds Me

... Of Embarrasment!!

2/20/2015 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

022015_chad_kroeger_launchThings are getting hot in Canada after Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger dropped the a verbal bomb on fellow countryman Justin Bieber.

Kroeger appeared on NXFM's morning show Friday, and when the hosts asked him about Bieber ...Chad blasted away, saying ... "I think that he’s going to look back at this time in his life and he’s going be ashamed of the things that he’s done."

Kroeger also thinks Bieber was treated like a king too early in his career ... and said he hoped Justin would turn out like another celebrity -- take a listen to find out which one.

No response from Bieber, but clearly ...this means war, eh?

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Afroman Assault Victim

That Knockout Is Gonna Cost Him ...

Preps for Lawsuit

2/20/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

021715_afroman_facebook_launchThe woman Afromansucker punched during a concert this week is getting ready to strike back ... in court. 

TMZ has learned the woman -- a 21-year-old named Haley -- hired an attorney ... who tells us Haley suffered multiple injuries to her neck, jaw and back after the attack. 

Her lawyer Tim Holleman also thinks she may have suffered a mild concussion ... since she doesn't remember the punch. Even though our video shows Haley wandering on stage -- Holleman says the venue should bear some responsibility since security did nothing to remove her. Especially since Afroman has a violent history with fans.  

Holleman adds ... he's not buying Afroman's claim he didn't know Haley was a woman ... because Afroman saw her when she got on stage -- something the video seems to prove.

Haley's attorney says she's already racked up medical bills, and she'll be seeking reimbursement ... if they go forward with a lawsuit.  

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27 Sexy Instagram Pics of

Rihanna That Make Us Thankful

She Was Born

2/20/2015 10:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Celebrate RiRi's big day with 27 of her sexiest Instagram pics -- one for every candle on her cake, cake, cake, cake.

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Jay Z

Maybe Baby's All Growed Up

And Trying to Rap [TMZ TV]

2/19/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A man claiming to be Jay Z's long lost love child is trying to prove it in court -- but says Jigga won't play ball. Rymir Satterthwaite remains determined, even though the case has already been dismissed once.

Rymir’s hoping the second time's the charm for him -- and if nothing else ... at least check out his rapping. Yes, he raps too. Coincidence? tmz-on-tv-3

Afroman

Losing Tour Dates

After Punching Fan

2/19/2015 4:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

When Afroman knocked out that fan on stage, he also KO'd a bunch of his upcoming tour dates -- because some of the venues don't take kindly to violence against women. 

The rapper had 7 dates scheduled in the coming weeks, but we've learned 3 venues have already cancelled. One of them ... Ziggy's By the Sea in Wilmington, NC ... tells us they have a very Christian audience that won't tolerate the kinda thing that went down Tuesday night in Biloxi, MS.

We also called Park Street Saloon in Hilliard, OH ... and we're told they cancelled Afroman's show two minutes after seeing the video. 

Another venue told us it's still on the fence -- however, 2 others say they're going forward with the scheduled shows.

Afroman actually played Wednesday night in Georgia, and says ... "The venue supported with excellent security and everyone had a great time."

On TMZ Live he said he plans to get help for his anger

Suge Knight

Shooting Injuries Lead to Medical Emergency

Robbery Case Delayed Again

2/19/2015 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0218_suge_knight_IN-COURT-TMZSuge Knight's body keeps rejecting court dates -- he was just rushed from a courthouse to a hospital ... and we've learned the problem is a stomach issue related to last summer's nightclub shooting.

Suge never made it into the courtroom for his robbery case. The judge announced that he'd been transferred from jail to the courthouse, but suddenly fell ill ... and had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Suge's attorney David Kenner tells TMZ ... the rap mogul's been dealing with bleeding in the stomach. Kenner says he met with Suge Wednesday, and he was complaining about the stomach pain. He says there have been multiple ongoing heath issues all related to Suge getting shot six times at 1Oak Nightclub in August.

The medical emergency led to the 2nd delay in proceedings for the robbery case he and Katt Williams are facing. They're accused of taking a camera from a paparazzo in Beverly Hills.

The judge said Katt will be in court later Thursday to face the robbery charges. 

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Jay Z Sued

I'm Your Son, Just Admit It ...

Says Wannabe Rapper

2/19/2015 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jay Z had a love child 21 years ago and is now blocking the guy's efforts to prove he's the son of the rap mogul ... according to legal docs.

The guy's name is Rymir Satterthwaite and he claims his mother hooked up with Jay back in the early '90s -- before he was world famous, and long before Beyonce was in the picture.

Rymir and Lillie Coley -- who calls herself his legal guardian -- say in a civil suit ... Jay Z submitted fraudulent information to the court ... to intentionally torpedo Rymir's paternity claim.

It's unclear what that fraudulent info is -- but there are reports that Jay is refusing to take a paternity test.

Rymir happens to be an aspiring rapper ... who's posted vids of himself rhyming.

The civil lawsuit was handwritten by Coley ... who claims Jay's actions have caused Rymir financial and emotional damage. We've reached out to Jay Z's attorney, but so far no word back.

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Russell Simmons

Geraldo's an Attention Whore

He Hasn't Done S**t to Help Black People

2/19/2015 6:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Russell Simmons is laughing off Geraldo Rivera's accusation that Simmons is hurting the black community -- as the ravings of a man who's desperate for attention after losing "Celebrity Apprentice."

If you missed it ... Geraldo attacked Simmons for spreading hip-hop culture which he believes cuts them off from mainstream jobs. 

Simmons isn't losing any sleep, telling us Wednesday in Hollywood ... "After losing, he needs to just talk to get himself relevant." 

Watch, there's a lot more -- including Russell's response to Geraldo calling him a "dear friend."

Hint: Would a dear friend say Geraldo "hasn't done s**t to help people" -- or intentionally mispronounce his name ... repeatedly? Yeah, that's what we thought. 

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