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DMX to Panhandler Why Can't You Just Be Happy ... With This $5, Bro?!

2/1/2016 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

DMX tried to play master negotiator with a panhandler in NYC ... after the guy tried to upsell him on how big of a donation the rapper should make.

We'd say this interaction outside Haus nightclub on Sunday night was bizarre, but honestly ... strange things ALWAYS happen when we run into DMX.

But watch how the guy managed to talk his way OUT of getting $5! At least X got something out it.  

Celine Dion I'm Ready To Take The Stage Again

2/1/2016 2:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0201-celine-dion-Rene-Angelil-TMZ-GETTY-01Celine Dion is about to take center stage for the first time since husband Rene Angelil died, but not to sing.

We're told Celine's back in Vegas where she'll honor her late husband Wednesday with a celebration of life service. The venue is the Caesars Palace Colosseum ... the site of her Vegas residency.

Celine will speak at the event ... but we're told there's no plan for her to sing.

Rene was laid to rest in Montreal at an elaborate funeral in the Notre-Dame Basilica. A day later, Celine buried her brother ... so it's been a rough start to 2016.

As we previously reported ... she's canceled her Vegas shows until February 23.


Chief Keef You Made Us Homeless!! College Girls Say Fans Attacked Their Pad

2/1/2016 2:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0201-chief-keef-TMZ-01Chief Keef endangered the lives of 3 female college students who say they've been forced to flee their crib after Keef sent his 1.11 million Twitter followers on the attack. 

Keef's tweet on Friday instructed his followers to "throw eggs and s**t in a bag and rocks and all that at this address." The tweet included the address of a Minneapolis area home.

One of the 3 women who lives there tells TMZ she was terrified when dozens of people surrounded the house, taking pictures and videos. Although it appears no one threw stuff, they did shoot videos ... some of which Keef reposted.

The women say they're innocent victims because it appears Keef's real beef is with a previous renter. Still, the damage is done -- they no longer feel safe because of all the people hanging around outside. They're no longer staying there, and are actively searching for a new place.

They've reached out to Chief Keef to get him to pay for their relocation, but haven't heard back from him. They'd rather not sue, but in the meantime they're trying to scrounge up the money on their own.

Keef's peeps haven't gotten back to us either.

Harry Styles Trolls Ex Taylor Swift With Birthday Tweet

2/1/2016 11:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Harry Styles either threw a not so silent shot at ex Taylor Swift or waved the white flag by quoting one of her songs in a birthday tweet.

The 1D-er turned 22 Monday and posted the on-point lyrics to Taylor's "Red" album throwback "22."

Seems innocent enough until you factor in Harry getting chummy with Taylor's gal pal, Kendall Jenner.

We'll give him the pass ... chances are he was song material in the past.


Tim Tebow Terrible Lip Syncer ... Crazy Insane Physique

2/1/2016 11:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tim Tebow can't sing. 

He can't even pretend to sing. 

But damn ... dude is jacked. 

Tim is a contender on Thursday's "Lip Sync Battle" -- and one of his songs is "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. 

Right from the beginning, Tim abandons the faux vocal part of the show ... instead, spending most of his time flexing ... while Chrissy Teigen fawns over him from the DJ booth. 

"Magic Mike 3," anyone? 

Jay Z's Company Sues Rita Ora We Didn't Screw You You Screwed Us

2/1/2016 10:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0201-jay-z-rita-ora-TMZ_01Roc Nation, the music label run by Jay Z, is now suing Rita Ora.

The label claims it signed Rita in 2008 when she was unknown and invested millions in her career. In return she had to deliver 5 albums, but the label says it only got one.

As we previously reported ... Rita filed a lawsuit back in December claiming she had a bunch of new music for her second album but the label hadn't released it, instead focusing on repping pro athletes.

But according to Roc Nation's lawsuit, the label has already spent more than $2.3 million marketing her second LP and the point of the lawsuit is to get the money back.

There's another twist ... Ora's attorney, Howard King, claims Jay Z's  already promised to release Rita from her contract ... so the lawsuit will probably just go away.

Scott Weiland Ex-Wife Tries to Take Guitar ... Cops Called

2/1/2016 11:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0201-scott-weiland-getty-02Scott Weiland's ex-wife needed cops to keep the peace after going nuclear when she was barred from taking some of his instruments.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... officers were called to a recording studio in Burbank, CA last week -- where Scott's ex, Mary Forsberg, was causing a scene while trying to make off with a keepsake.

Mary showed up with her and Scott's teenage son -- we're told he wanted one of his dad's guitars -- but an employee of the recording studio refused to give them access.

An argument ensued ... and cops were called to calm everyone down.

Mary was told it was a civil issue ... and would need her lawyer to work out any division of property.

The tension's been building -- as we first reported, Mary filed docs stating Scott wanted her, not widow, Jamie Weiland, to be executor of his will

Start the countdown to a lawsuit.


Nelly I'm Gonna Be A No-Show In Oz 'Cause I Never Agreed to Go

2/1/2016 6:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


update_graphic_red_bar9:15 AM -- T-Pain will not be performing at the event either. The singer took to Twitter annoucing he "never received a payment."


Nelly's not headed to the Land Down Under anytime soon despite an Australian festival claiming he's one of its headliners.

The Boulevard tour is billing itself as "Perth’s newest and only outdoor urban music festival." It's set to go down Saturday, March 19 with Nelly, T-Pain and August Alsina all hitting the stage, but we're told fans are being misled. 

According to Nelly's team ... the fest is falsely advertising Nelly's performance because he'll be miles away and has nothing to do with the fest. 

His camp says Nelly loves Australia and wants to go back some day but that's not going down anytime soon and they don't want fans to hunker down for the $106 AUD ticket ... that's $75 US. 

We looked, and T-Pain and August also don't appear to be promoting the shows. We reached out to the promoters at Fundamental Creative, but so far no word back.


Chris Brown Asthma Schmazma My Baby Mama's a Greedy B

1/31/2016 5:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0131-chris-brown-nia-guzman-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Chris Brown is calling BS on his baby mama ... saying she's making him look like a bad dad just to line her pockets with more of his money.

Nia Guzman claims Chris and his buddies have been smoking weed and cigarettes around 1-year-old Royalty and the second hand smoke has given her asthma.  Chris posted but then deleted an Instagram post which said, "I quit cigarettes on New Years.  NO ONE smokes around my daughter."

Chris did not mention weed in the post.

He does say it's "obviously a play to get some sort of increased income."  On that front, he seems to have a point ... Nia wants an enormous increase in child support -- from $2,500k a month to $16k a month.

Chris ended by saying, "I take care of my daughter and I would never ever put her in a position that will harm her."

Drake Fires Back at Obama My Rhymes are Bulletproof

1/31/2016 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Drake doesn't like coming in second, even if the judge is the President of the United States, because he has now responded in rap to Obama's choice for #1.

You'll recall the Prez was asked who would win in a rap battle -- Drake or Kendrick Lamar.  Obama chose Kendrick because the lyrics in his last album were "outstanding."

So here's how Drake responded.

Looking for revenge
To do what you couldn't do
Tell Obama that my verses are just like the whips that he in
They bulletproof
Minus twenty we in Pitfield
That Kai's kitchen in a Canada Goose
Famous as f*** but I’m still in the cut when they round up the troops
I’m just a sicko a real sicko when you get to know me n*****
I let the diss record drop, you was staying right below me, n****
Why would I put a vest I expect you to aim for his head?
I coulda killed you the first time 

Canadian beef ... it's tough.

Rihanna Alleged Stalker Sends Alarming Masturbation Video

1/31/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0129-rihanna-tmzRihanna has an alleged stalker who was so invasive in her life, he sent her a masturbation video.

According to a search warrant, obtained by TMZ, the man had been dogging Rihanna, sending her threatening tweets between April and June of last year, saying among other things, "Should have killed @rihanna a minute back I would be good right now."

The man also said, "I use guns, bout to get a gun license."

But the search warrant makes it clear the man did things even more deranged, posting a 15 second masturbation video to Rihanna.

As we reported, the man also posted a pic (below) of him standing outside Rihanna's former home, saying, "Outside yo house."

0707-sub-rihanna-ralph-alexander-stalker-instagram-4The warrant says Rihanna's in fear for her life.

We're told cops found the guy and put him in a psychiatric hospital, where he remains.

Andre 3000 Picks Up Random Girl In Uber ... Takes Her To 'Waves' Studio Session!!

1/30/2016 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0129-andre-3000-tmz-01An Andre 3000 fan got the surprise of her life after hopping in an Uber with the rapper and witnessing some music history.

Sources close to 3000 tell TMZ he landed in L.A. Friday night for a studio session with Kanye to put some finishing touches on "Waves".  He meant to order a single passenger Uber but accidentally got an "Uber Pool" -- where one driver picks up multiple people -- and another passenger got in with him.

0130-sub-andre-kanye-cudi-instagram-01After some small talk, Andre and the girl hit it off, even finding out they'd lived in the same place.

So Andre decided to bring her along to the studio with him, introducing her to Kanye, French Montana, Diddy, Kid Cudi and 2 Chainz when they got there. 

We're told the girl didn't stay long, but what a freakin' awesome experience. 


Miguel I Know How To Party ... Just Ask Rihanna

1/30/2016 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Miguel was a big time baller Friday night -- renting out an entire hotel for a party -- and even Rihanna couldn't help herself from performing.

The singer shut down the Summit Motel in L.A. for the event to promote his new "Wildheart" album and fittingly changed the name to the "Wildheart Motel." You can see from the vids, both Miguel and RiRi hit the stage for performances.

Miguel livestreamed the whole thing on his Periscope account so fans around the world could enjoy.

Now that's a party.

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