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Justin Bieber's Producer Slow Your Roll on Bashing Biebs for 'Despacito'

6/16/2017 11:21 AM PDT

Justin Bieber's got a perfectly good reason for not singing "Despacito" anymore so get off his back ... says his producer pal who co-wrote the hit.

Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd -- a prolific music producer credited with a bunch of Bieber's hit songs -- was at LAX and we asked him about the Biebs getting a water bottle thrown at him after telling concertgoers in Stockholm he's no longer singing the hit Spanish song.

Poo's adamant ... it comes down to respect, and it'd be nice if pissed off fans showed some, too.

Jada Pinkett Smith 'All Eyez on Me' Is Filled with Lies About Tupac and Me

6/16/2017 10:19 AM PDT

Jada Pinkett Smith is pissed off about "All Eyez On Me" and how it portrays her relationship with Tupac ... calling the movie, "deeply hurtful."

Jada, who clearly just saw the movie, is taking issue with several scenes, including one where Pac reads her a poem. She says, "I didn't know that poem existed until it was printed in his book."

She also says they never fought backstage at any of his shows ... as they do in the movie.

Jada and Tupac met in high school in the mid '80s. She's described him as one of her best friends, and although they kissed once ... she says it was never a romantic relationship. Jada was even the inspiration for some of his poems that were published after his death.

She does praise Demetrius Shipp and Kat Graham -- who play Pac and Jada -- for their performances ... but definitely shades the screenwriter.

Janet Jackson Back with Hubby ... In Divorce Court

6/16/2017 9:15 AM PDT

Janet Jackson and her estranged husband were together again this week ... in a courtroom to begin divorce proceedings.

Janet and Wissam Al Mana were spotted leaving the Royal Courts of Justice in London Thursday afternoon after the apparent first round of their divorce battle wrapped up. The singer left with her assistant and legal team while her Qatari multi-millionaire ex flew solo.

As you recall ... Janet married Wissam in 2012 and they had a son together named Eissa in January. They split just a few months later.

Simon Cowell Producing Charity Single ... For London Tower Fire Victims

6/16/2017 10:33 AM PDT

For Simon Cowell, the devastating London tower fire struck too close to home, and it's motivated him to to do something to help the victims.

The music mogul announced he will produce a track that "will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy." Cowell said he was heartbroken when the Grenfell Tower was engulfed in flames ... killing at least 30 people.

The tower is just a few miles from where Simon lives, and he says he's now working the phones to line up talent to write and record the song. He'll have no lack of potential artists to choose from with Fifth Harmony, Little Mix and Louis Tomlinson all signed to his Syco label. Not to mention all his contacts from 'Idol,' 'AGT' and "Britain's Got Talent."

Simon said of the project, "I'm not going to sit here and do nothing -- for me in my position to not do something would be appalling."

40 Glocc Injured in Shooting ... At a Funeral

6/16/2017 7:59 AM PDT
Breaking News

Rapper 40 Glocc was gunned down while attending a funeral in San Bernardino, CA ... and remains hospitalized with his injuries.

Law enforcement sources confirm the rapper was shot in the arm and chest around 2:30 PM Thursday at a cemetery. At the same time, a woman in the area was run over by a car ... though it's unclear if the 2 incidents are connected.

40 Glocc, who's famously beefed with the Game and Lil Wayne, is reportedly in stable condition.

Police detained several people at the crime scene, but no arrests have been made yet.

President Obama Spills the Tea ... Jay & Bey Poppin' Twin Girls?!

6/16/2017 7:38 AM PDT

President Barack Obama is great at many things, but keeping Jay Z and Beyonce's baby secrets might not be one of 'em.

Obama recorded a message congratulating his pal, Jay, for making it into the Songwriters Hall of Fame -- but during the message he broke major baby news -- possibly -- by saying Jay was about to top him in the daughter department.

As 44 put it ... "He's gonna have me beat once those 2 twins show up."

There's a lot of ways to interpret that, but we're pretty sure the Beyhive's running with ... Blue Ivy's getting baby sisters!

Also, did Obama just put to rest all the rumors Bey's already had the twins?

Again. Possibly.

Justin Bieber I'm Pumped for Retirement ... My New Ink Proves It!

6/16/2017 6:56 AM PDT

Justin Bieber got himself some fresh ink to celebrate his golden years! Seriously, he can't wait to turn 70.

Justin and some friends got matching tattoos that say, "Better at 70" ... and he's got a whole philosophy behind it.

The 23-year-old admits he's made mistakes and "wasted a lot of time," but it all just makes him want to be better. His new motto is, "For me personally I want to work everyday to be BETTER at 70."

Sounds like a big fat juicy rationalization, but we'll go with it.

Just 47 years to go!

New smash

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Hot Boys Rapper Turk C'mon, Rick Ross ... Leave Me Out of Your Birdman Beef

6/16/2017 12:30 AM PDT

Turk from the Hot Boys is begging Rick Ross to quit dragging him into the longstanding feud between Rozay and Birdman.

Ross dropped his Birdman diss track, "Idols Become Rivals," this week, calling out the Cash Money honcho for allegedly withholding royalties from most, if not all, of his label's artists ... including Turk.

Rick raps, "Turk came home, take that boy a three piece" -- insinuating he can't afford food because Birdman ain't paying him. It's true, he once sued Birdman for $1.3 mil in unpaid royalties -- but Turk tells us he squashed the money war, and is on good terms with Baby.

He wants to keep it that way, and insists Rick should leave others out of his fights, or even better ... just stop fighting. 

'All Eyez On Me' Star Playing 'Pac Was Dope But I'm Moving On!

6/15/2017 2:16 PM PDT

The guy who's playing Tupac Shakur is already calling it quits ... when it comes to reprising the role in any other movies.

We got "All Eyez On Me" star Demetrius Shipp Jr.  -- he was clearly excited about last night's big Hollywood premiere and the positive reviews he's getting. So, we asked if he's down to do what his co-star Jamal Woolard has done ... playing Notorious B.I.G. in 3 movies.

Demetrius explained why he's one and done, but basically ... the guy's got big plans, and Tupac is just the start.

Of course, if he keeps getting props from random celebs on the street, Demetrius might change his mind. As we were talking to him ... this really cool Hollywood moment with Big Boi went down!

Karrueche Tran Judge Grants 5 Year Restraining Order Against Chris Brown

6/15/2017 11:55 AM PDT

12:01 PM PT -- The judge just sided with Tran ... ordering the restraining order stay in place for the next 5 years.Chris Brown threatened violence against his ex-GF after they broke up, demanding she give back money and gifts he had given her during their relationship ... this according to Karrueche Tran's in-person testimony in court.

Karrueche took the stand Thursday in her restraining order case against Chris, telling a judge after she broke up with the singer ... he demanded diamond rings he bought for her to be returned. When she refused ... Karrueche says Chris became aggressive. 

Karrueche explained that in text messages between herself and Chris post-breakup, he would say things like "I'm not being nice to you no more, if I see you out in public again and I'm there I will make you hate me even more, don't be anywhere I'm out in public, I'm going to ban you from all events."

She claims he also texted her more violent threats like ... "I can get my money back and I'm tired of playing games" as well as "Bitch I will beat the s**t out of you" and "I promise you I will make your life hell." She says he also once wrote "Imma kill blood" under a photo of her and actor Michael B. Jordan.

Karrueche also testified that Chris had beaten her before.

Chris Brown's attorney, David Gammill, grilled Karrueche on cross-examination, and pressed her on allegedly taunting Chris about the rings by saying she had sold them. Karrueche told Gammill she never planned to return the rings because they were hers. Gammill also brought up the point of Karrueche never reporting any of the alleged behavior to authorities.

Karrueche insists she fears for her safety and needs permanent protection. Chris wasn't in court today and the judge refused to let him join the hearing via phone. 

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Feeling Right at Home on Tour

6/15/2017 9:30 AM PDT

John Legend has been treated to family-style digs while touring around the country, which is perfect since he's brought his wife and kid along for part of the ride.

John's currently on tour and Chrissy Teigen and baby Luna have come along for some recent stops ... including Tennessee, Washington and Missouri. The fam most recently crashed at a Kansas City estate that goes for $10k per night.

One of the first places John stayed, courtesy of AirBnb, was a colonial-esque estate in Nashville with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. It normally goes for $1,600/night. 

When he played in Woodinville, WA earlier this month, our sources say he and his family stayed in a 3 bed, 3 bath house in Seattle with a great view of the city's skyline. The place rents for $720/night.

Whatever way you look at it ... John and co. are keeping it all in the family on the road. 

Chief Keef Here's My Advice On Smuggling Marijuana Edibles

6/15/2017 7:50 AM PDT

Chief Keef knows why he got busted at a South Dakota airport ... problem is he should've figured this out BEFORE he tried to board a plane.

The rapper was at LAX Wednesday when we asked him about his Monday morning arrest in Sioux Falls. Remember, authorities say Keef had 4 blunts and an edible in his backpack, and the edible wrapper clearly said it contained 200 mg of THC.

But Keef says the real issue was his attempt to bring them back to L.A. ... not that he got caught. He's learning. Slowly. We think.

Bow Wow Yes, Fan Chase Was the Real Deal ... I'm Laughing at Haters

6/14/2017 4:50 PM PDT

Bow Wow is sticking to his story ... that pack of rabid fans really was on his tail, and no ... he did NOT pay them. In other words -- NO #BowWowChallenge.

We talked to Shad Moss on TMZ Live and he broke down the story behind that viral video of screaming fans in Charlotte. He's seen all the haters come for him on the Internet ... and even understands why they'd be skeptical.

But Shad's finally able to laugh along with all the Bow Wow Challenge memes and videos on social media. So, he's not really sweating the haters.

However, he did offer an explanation for the private jet post that started the whole thing, and claims it was all about his mood.

If you're still skeptical, we get it -- but props to Bow Wow for addressing it. For real.

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