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XXXTentacion Finishing Dream Home ... Just Before Murder

6/19/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

XXXTentacion was putting the finishing touches on his dream home when he was shot and killed Monday ... something that was supposed to be a crowning moment of achievement. 

XXX plunked down $1.4 million in November on the Parkland, Florida mansion located 15 minutes from the shooting. The nearly 6,000 square foot home has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a pool on more than an acre of land. 

Neighbors tell us construction crews had been working to complete the project, installing a security fence on the perimeter. XXX moved in recently and neighbors say he was quiet, but friendly.  

TMZ broke the story, XXX was gunned down Monday in what the Broward County Sheriff's Office says appears to be an attempted robbery as he left a local motorcycle store.

So far, no arrests.

Nas Everything IS Love with Jay & Bey ... Despite New Album Timing

6/19/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jay-Z and Beyonce dropping their surprise album the day after Nas released his, has many fans thinking the legendary Jay-Nas beef is back, but this won't be a throwback to 2001 ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Nas tell us the Queensbridge rapper isn't fuming about "Everything Is Love" being released on Saturday, and doesn't think the Carters will steal any thunder from his new album, "Nasir." We're told Nas fully appreciates the fact Jay and Bey are hip-hop royalty at this point, and actually really likes their new record.

If you don't know, and you should, Nas and Jay had a huge feud going in the late '90s and early 2000s. They went at each other in songs and interviews for years before burying the whole thing in 2005.

They've been friends ever since, and we're told Nas is more interested in "black excellence" these days ... rather than drama.

Sorry, Internet. See Tekashi69 or Bhad Bhabie if you're looking for smoke this week.

XXXTentacion Dead at 20 ... Shot in S. Florida

6/18/2018 1:16 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

6:00 PM PT -- The Broward Co. Sheriff's Dept. tweeted it's offering a reward up to $3,000 for anyone who might have a tip that leads to an arrest in the XXX shooting. 

4:07 PM PT -- The Sheriff's Dept. just released a statement saying XXX was approached by two armed suspects as he left the dealership. They say at least one of the suspects fired their gun, striking XXX. Cops say they believe the incident was a possible robbery.

2:40 PM PT -- Broward Co. Sheriff's Dept. says XXXTentacion has been pronounced dead.

According to the dispatch call the suspects were described as 2 black males wearing hoodies, and the shooter was wearing a red mask.

The car has been confirmed as a black Dodge Journey, with dark tint and black wheels.

2:14 PM PT -- Witnesses told cops a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from XXX's vehicle.

1:57 PM PT -- Additional dispatch audio has revealed XXX was transported as a "Level 1" trauma patient ... dispatchers described him as comatose.

1:48 PM PT -- According to dispatch audio -- the incident was a possible drive-by -- dispatchers named a black Dodge Journey as the possible getaway.

1:35 PM PT -- The Broward Co. Fire Dept. tells us XXX has been rushed to a hospital. Witnesses say they heard multiple shots fired. His condition is unknown at this point.

XXXTentacion was shot Monday -- TMZ has learned -- and an eyewitness tells us he appeared lifeless with no pulse.

The 20-year-old rapper was shopping for motorcycles in South Florida and, as he was leaving the motorcycle dealer, a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him.

XXX was in his share of feuds ... but, as far as we know, there were no ominous fights between him and anyone else.

He's had serious legal trouble ... he's awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend. He's facing more than a dozen felony charges. Prosecutors accused him of witness tampering.  

XXX was on house arrest, but the judge recently let him out so he could tour.

XXX was well respected by other artists for his musical talent. Shortly after news of his death, Kanye West reacted.

He'd had real success in his brief career -- his last album debuted at #1.

Last year he got jumped by a bunch of guys in L.A., and initially thought Migos was responsible. He later apologized to them, but he told us the incident did not shake him enough to increase his security detail.

Meek Mill New Face-Off with Judge for Freedom

6/18/2018 9:46 AM PDT

1:00 PM PT -- Meek and his attorneys spoke outside the courthouse. Meek said he had low expectations going into the hearing, and Judge Brinkley didn't disappoint.

His attorney, Joe Tacopina was less subtle ... describing what went down in court as "an asylum."

12:40 PM PT -- The hearing is over, and Judge Brinkley did not make a ruling yet on Meek getting a new trial. Multiple reports describe the hearing as contentious.

Meek Mill marched into court Monday, ready to continue fighting for a new trial -- which could mean he goes free -- but that's IF his legal team can change Judge Genece Brinkley's mind. 

Before he went into court for the hearing, Meek addressed a crowd of supporters rallying outside the Pennsylvania courthouse. The rapper thanked them for sticking with him, and allowing him to spend Father's Day with his son, and vowed to continue fighting for wrongly convicted inmates.

Of course, he's got his own battle to fight right now. Judge Brinkley's expected to hear evidence before deciding if Meek should get a new trial -- due to his arresting officer being at the center of a police corruption scandal.

Up to this point, she's dug in her heels and refused ... but we'll see if the state Supreme Court's decision to release Meek on bail affects her ruling this time around.

Drake to Dennis Graham Happy Father's Day ... Here's a Bentley!!!

6/18/2018 12:09 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Drake just made a giant leap in the Son of the Year award standings ... plunking down some serious money to get his dad, Dennis Graham, a baller-ass gift on Father's Day.

Our sources say Dennis was home Sunday and got a call saying there was a gift outside for him. Thinking it was just some package delivery, Dennis strolled outside and, lo and behold ... someone pulled up in this SICK baby blue Bentley.

The guy delivering the whip told Dennis it was a Father's Day gift from Drake. In obvious shock, Dennis called Drake right away and couldn't be more thankful for the new wheels.

The Bentley's estimated value is about $150k ... so, yeah, baller gift!!

Tekashi69 Under Investigation In Chief Keef Shooting

6/18/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cops are taking a hard look at Tekashi69 to see what, if any, role he played in the events leading up to the attempted shooting of Chief Keef ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources say NYPD wants to see if Tekashi has any connection to the 2 men who shot at Keef outside the W Hotel in Times Square. 6ix9ine was in L.A. at the time of the shooting, but we're told cops want to know if he ordered the hit.

We're told NYPD has 2 suspects based on surveillance video, and know they stalked Keef the night of the shooting -- first showing up at China Chalet restaurant where Keef was hanging downtown ... then jumping into a dark-colored Ford Econovan.

After driving to midtown, we're told the suspects parked the van around the block from the W and walked to the hotel to wait for Keef. When the rapper walked outside with a friend to smoke a cig, the suspects pounced. Keef and his friend heard shots and saw a muzzle flash.

As we reported ... the shooters missed, hitting only a nearby sign. We're told the suspects fled in the van. Cops eventually found it in Brooklyn.

Tekashi's denied any involvement. We reached out to NYPD for official comment. So far ... no word back.

Paul McCartney I Make A Great Wedding Singer Too

6/18/2018 6:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If Paul McCartney ever gets tired of selling out stadiums, he's got a career as a wedding singer, which he proved when he grabbed the mic over the weekend at his nephew's nuptials.

Macca did an impromptu performance for about 300 guests at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Long Island on Saturday with the 20-piece wedding band. The groom was from his wife Nancy's side of the family.

So, what track did Paul --  who turns 76 today BTW -- pick from The Beatles' catalog? "All You Need Is Love"? "In My Life"? "I Saw Her Standing There"? "Twist & Shout"?

Let's just say, he picked wisely because the dance floor was fired up.

Drake's Mom Screw Rap Beefs ... Roll with Cakes Like Me!!!

6/18/2018 7:43 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Drake's mom, Sandi Graham, says rap beefs are for kids ... and she wants 'em dropped, stat.

We got Sandi leaving Delilah in WeHo -- rolling deep with some hotties, btw -- and we ask her about Jay-Z throwing shade. Jay and Bey dropped their new joint album, "Everything is Love," and Jay goes after Drizzy in "BOSS" for turning down his TIDAL offer and choosing Apple Music.

Jay also references the Pusha-T beef and calls out Drake for sending him a $100k invoice. All of that is kid's play ... according to Sandi, who says it's time everyone act like grown men.

Side note: did we mention Sandi has some pretty hot friends?

Billy Sammeth Manager To Cher, Joan Rivers & Dolly Parton Dead at 66

6/18/2018 7:26 AM PDT
Breaking News

Billy Sammeth -- who managed the careers of superstars like Cher, Dolly Parton, Joan Rivers and KC and The Sunshine Band -- has died.

Sammeth, who started his own agency -- The Bill Sammeth Organization -- in 1983, passed away over the weekend after battling what family members are calling a long-term illness.

Sammeth first got his start working in the mail room of a Hollywood PR firm -- and used the job to connect with The Osmond Brothers -- whom he later represented and helped to bring Osmondmania! to the masses at just 21 years old.

Billy's The Bill Sammeth Organization has been in existence for more than 30 years. The company's first clients included Cher, Olivia Newton-John, Joan Rivers and Adam Bowen.

Sammeth sued Rivers back in 2010, just after her win on "The Celebrity Apprentice" for defamation and owed money. Billy claimed Joan's portrayal of him as a "missing manager" in her documentary was damaging to his career. The case settled before it went to court. 

Billy was 66.

Post Malone Choke Slammed by The Undertaker!!!

6/17/2018 9:52 AM PDT

Post Malone might have a side gig in the WWE after a killer entrance into his concert, which featured The Undertaker and a pretty badass choke slam!

Post performed in Austin, TX Saturday night, and during the show he played a video of him bumping into Undertaker backstage. You gotta see how well they pulled off the slam. 

Later, he brought out 21 Savage for their huge hit, "Rockstar" and that's when Undertaker returned for his encore -- all 3 guys smashed the hell out of guitars. 

The only thing missing here is a Tombstone Piledriver. Post ain't ready for that just yet.

Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Let's Make a Real Life Rom-Com ... . Sucking Face in the Park!!!

6/17/2018 7:18 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin reunion is now complete after an intense make out session in a Brooklyn park ... which looks like it's straight out of a Nicholas Sparks movie.

Biebs and the Baldwin were overlooking the NYC's East River on Saturday while their lips got totally reacquainted up against a railing. After the PDA in BK's Domino Park they didn't exactly come up for air. They crossed the river into lower Manhattan in the evening, and kissed some more in Rockefeller Park.

All this romance tops off more than a week of non-stop contact between the former exes.

The couple spent all last weekend together in Miami, before jetting off to NYC ... where Justin's been in a ridiculously great mood.

Now we can see why.

Common Jay & Bey's New Album? Love & Creativity is Beautiful!!!

6/17/2018 7:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Beyonce and Jay-Z working together is a win, win, win -- for their marriage, for their fans and for music, in general ... according to Common.

We got him leaving Craig's Saturday night and he gave the new "Everything is Love" album a 5-star Yelp review. Common gushed, "That album is dope!! I love that s**t!!"

Jay and Bey announced the surprise release Friday night during their London concert, and fans immediately started streaming and downloading. Count Common in that group, as he told us the couple's managed to bring 2 great things together.

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BTW, the new album includes some shots at Kanye West -- on tracks like "Boss" and "Friends."

But based on his high praise ... it's pretty clear Common, who works closely with 'Ye, ain't getting in the middle of any beef.

Pete Davidson 'On a Break' with Cazzie When Ariana Relationship Began

6/17/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Pete Davidson was technically single when he started dating Ariana Grande ... TECHNICALLY, but "Friends" fans might not agree.

Sources close to the newly engaged couple say Pete and his ex-gf, Cazzie David, were "on a break" in early May -- but not necessarily broken up for good -- when his relationship with Ariana sparked. But they hit if off, and it quickly became clear Pete was serious about moving on with Ariana.

The good news -- it seems all parties involved are happy with the end result. As we reported, Cazzie's not upset or dwelling on her ex's quick rebound. Hey, if it's good enough for Ross and Rachel.

As for Ariana and Pete -- they're still in full PDA mode with Davidson posting a pic wrapped up with his fiancee, captioned ... "u know what you’d dream it be like ? it’s better than that."

u know what you’d dream it be like ? it’s better than that

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As we reported ... the couple got engaged last week after just over a month of dating, firmly cementing themselves in the Whirlwind Romance Hall of Fame.

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