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Soulja Boy Armed Robber Wanted His Cash ... Shot His Boy Instead

7/30/2016 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The armed robber who put a bullet in one of Soulja Boy's friends Friday was actually there for Soulja himself ... sources are telling TMZ.

We broke the story ... a bday guest of Soulja got shot in the arm outside of a recording studio in Hollywood. The victim is Killa J -- one of Soulja's artists. Sources connected to Soulja tell us he now suspects it was all an inside job.

We're told Soulja and his entourage noticed a black Ford SUV with four men in it waiting outside as they showed up to the studio to celebrate his 26th birthday ... and thought nothing of it at first.

As they wrapped up the party ... we're told Soulja's crew checked security cameras and saw the vehicle was still there. Killa J stepped out first to see what the deal was, and that's when four men rolled up and demanded Killa J give up Soulja Boy's Gucci bag, which is usually where he carries large amounts of cash.

We're told they asked for Soulja by name too. Probably not coincidentally ... he'd been flashing his bday stacks on social media during the party. 

According to our sources, Killa J refused to cooperate ... and that's when bullets started flying and the Memphis rapper caught one in the arm. He's expected to recover.

Cops say they don't have any suspects yet. 

Nick Jonas Republicans Threw Millions at Me Too

7/30/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0729-nick-jonas-gop-TMZ-01Nick Jonas was wanted by the GOP -- much like Justin Bieber -- and the party was also willing to hand Nick millions for a concert, but there was one critical difference.

Our Jonas sources tell us Nick's people got an offer to play a free concert in Cleveland on July 24th. The show was intended to be a thank-you to the people of Cleveland for hosting the RNC.

We're told Nick was offered somewhere in the $2 million neighborhood to play the gig, and a "private donor" would pay him directly.

We broke the story ... Bieber received a $5 million offer to play a similar concert near the RNC, but turned it down for a number of reasons -- including manager Scooter Braun's close ties to Hillary Clinton.

Interestingly, we're told the person working with the GOP told Nick's people the show would be "an All Lives Matter" event. As we reported ... Justin's people were told they could not display "Black Lives Matter" banners if he performed, but "All Lives Matter" signage was okay.

Our Jonas sources say there was no way he could have done the Cleveland show anyway, because he was already scheduled to appear at a Roc Nation event in NYC.

Sorry, GOP ... Jay Z's got way more pull with Nick.

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Iggy Azalea vs. Uncle Sam She's Too Fancy To Pay Taxes

7/30/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0725_Iggy-Azalea_tmzIggy Azalea can't catch a break this year -- she just got slammed with another tax lien.

According to docs ... Iggy's on the hook for $269,980.20 in federal taxes from 2015.

Back in April the rapper was hit with a $391,056.55 lien for unpaid taxes from 2014. Do the math and that's $661k total for both liens.

Almost makes Nick Young and his baby mama seem like no big deal. Almost.

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Bobby Brown My Baby's Got Musical Ambition ... Say Hi to Hendrix!

7/29/2016 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0729-bobby-brown-tmz-doc-launch-01Bobby Brown must be a HUGE Jimi Hendrix fan.

According to the birth certificate obtained by TMZ ... Bobby's 7th kiddo is Hendrix Estelle Sheba Brown. She was born July 21st at 10:54 AM at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A.

Robert Barisford Brown and Alicia Christine Etheredge are listed as the parents.

No word if Bobby's rocking to Hendrix somewhere.

Lil Wayne Yo Birdman ... Check Out Diss Hat

7/29/2016 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0729-lil-wayne-cash-money-hat-fame-3Lil Wayne's wardrobe is now doing his trash-talking for him.

Weezy's favorite Birdman slam is emblazoned on a white hat he's rocking in L.A.

It's a strong hint that Mr. Carter and the Cash Money honcho have made ZERO progress on settlement talks in Wayne's $51 mil lawsuit.

He's making another statement too -- if his double-cup's filled with lean, as it usually is ... it's not a good look considering his recent seizures and all.

'Pokemon' Theme Singer Down for a 'Pokemon Go' Remix But Only If ...

7/29/2016 10:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The guy who's had kids and many adults singing along to "Pokemon" for years says there absolutely should be a new tune for "Pokemon Go" ... as long as he doesn't get screwed in the deal.

Jason Paige was outside the Rockwell in L.A. Thursday night when he freestyled a possible remixed song for the current craze. He says he's tried "Pokemon Go," and it sounds like he's hooked.

He says there's only one potential downside to the game's popularity, and it's closely tied to his wallet.

BTW ... Jason busted out the old theme song inside Rockwell. It's just like you remember it, but a little more adult contemporary.

Justin Bieber Sorry, GOP ... I'm Not for Sale

7/29/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0728-justin-bieber-gop-convention-tmz-getty-01Justin Bieber got a $5 million offer to perform at a Republican event during the GOP Convention, but turned it down after his manager considered quitting and LeBron James urged him to reject it ... sources tell TMZ.

Sources connected with CAA -- the talent agency which reps Bieber and received the offer -- tell us a promoter contacted Justin's people with the offer, saying he would perform for 45 minutes at a venue near Quicken Loans Arena, where the RNC was held.

We're told the promoter assured Justin's people the event was "not political" and Justin would not be endorsing Trump or any GOP policies. 

According to the contract, the $5 million was bankrolled by GOP donors. The money was to be paid "up front" -- before Justin even arrived. The donors would also cover production expenses.

It represented the biggest single payday ever for Justin. Or, for that matter, just about any other singer, and he seriously considered doing it ... partly because he's Canadian and didn't have a dog in the fight and partly because of the money.

Manager Scooter Braun, a big Hillary Clinton supporter who even held a fundraiser for her at his L.A. home, had big problems with the offer ... as did CAA. Scooter and CAA felt, regardless of the representations, this was "100 percent political."

0728-scooter_braun_hillary_clinton_fundraiser_InstagramWe're told Scooter wasn't heavy-handed at first, and talked to Justin about putting Black Lives Matter banners up in the venue. We're told Braun was told he could not display BLM banners, but the donors would accept banners that read "All Lives Matter." The donors also made it clear ... Justin could say nothing disparaging about Trump or the GOP.

We're told Scooter told Justin it was up to him if he wanted to do the show, but he said he couldn't continue to represent the singer if he did, out of principle. Scooter felt the GOP was using Bieber as its tool.

Our sources say the promoter told Scooter ... LeBron James himself was also going to attend an event in Cleveland, welcoming the GOP without taking a political stand. The sources tell us Justin's people got in touch with LeBron's people, and they were told LeBron would actually not be in Cleveland for the convention and urged Justin not to go as well.

On top of all that, we're told Justin's band, comprised entirely of African-Americans, did not want to do the show.

In the end, Justin turned the offer down.

Lil Wayne I'm Cool with Hillary Using My Lyrics

7/29/2016 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Wayne was front and center at the DNC ... or at least his music was in Hillary Clinton's speech, and Weezy was pretty amped about it when we broke the news to him.

We got Wayne leaving Playhouse early Friday morning -- a few hours after Hillary appeared to reference Tunechi's "No Ceilings" mixtape and his track, "Sky's the Limit."

Check out his reaction ... Wayne hadn't seen the speech yet, and admits he's never met Clinton -- but it sounds like Young Money could have a new artist.

That is, if she's down.

David Guetta Gets Filthy in Ibiza

7/29/2016 8:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0729-david-guetta-jessica-ledon-beach-in-ibiza-launchDavid Guetta's got major dirt on his GF, and she's got it on him too ... 'cause it's just what ya do in Ibiza.

The EDM superstar and Jessica Ledon went mudding on one of the islands near Ibiza ... just like Kate Hudson did a couple weeks ago.

Everything's better with mud ... and bikinis.

Orlando Bloom I'm with HER ... All Access with Katy Perry at DNC

7/28/2016 8:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0728-katy-perry-orlando-bloom-tmzKaty Perry had an A-list escort to the DNC stage Thursday night.

Orlando Bloom was right by her side in the moments before Katy stepped out to perform her hits, "Rise" and "Roar" ... just ahead of Hillary Clinton's intro in Philly's Wells Fargo Arena.

Our DNC sources tell us both of them milled around backstage, talking to fans and taking in all the hoopla.

You can tell by the look on her face, Katy -- who's performed at multiple Clinton campaign events -- was all business about her role in the historic night.

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Usher Ping-Pong Master on 6th Ave

7/28/2016 3:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Usher's just the latest celeb to piss off drivers on NYC's 6th Ave ... only this time it was for the sake of ping-pong. 

The R&B superstar obviously needs to work on his serve -- as you can see -- after getting into a quick match with jeweler to the stars Mr. Flawless ... who's made it a habit to block off the busy one-way street for photo shoots right outside his shop. 

Usher proved to be a good sport though -- and apparently this publicity stunt hasn't gotten anybody busted ... at least not yet. 

Check out the vid for yourself ... something tells us it won't be the last time you see Mr. Flawless getting honked at on 6th Ave

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Justin Timberlake Face Slap Culprit Was Bombed ... Cops Say

7/28/2016 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The overzealous fan who slapped Justin Timberlake on a golf course was beyond drunk at the time of the incident, according to cops.

TMZ obtained the Douglas County Sheriff's report which says Keith Weglin's BAC was 0.18% when he got to jail ... more than twice the legal limit.

TMZ broke the story ... Keith was nabbed by cops after striking Justin in the face at the American Century Celebrity Pro-Am in Lake Tahoe. He could have gotten off scot-free, but cops say he refused to leave the course ... so, they arrested him for disorderly conduct.

One law enforcement source said Weglin talked himself right into jail. We've reached out to him, but no word back yet.

Tinashe 'Baywatch' Ain't Got Nothin' On Me Check Out This Spread

7/28/2016 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0728_tinashe_bikini_beach_music_video_launchTinashe NEEDS a cameo in the new "Baywatch" movie looking as good as she does from a lifeguard tower. 

The R&B singer was caught filming beach scenes for a new music video in Malibu. She's definitely got the red swimsuit down -- and it's better than anything you've seen on "Baywatch."

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