The incriminating video showing Britney Spears' now ex-boyfriend cheating on her is now owned by none other than Britney's dad ... TMZ has learned.
TMZ broke the story ... a video has surfaced of David Lucado dancing with and kissing a woman a couple of weeks ago. A rep for Jamie Spears tells TMZ ... when Jamie got wind of the video he contacted the agency that was selling it and swiftly coughed up a SUBSTANTIAL amount of money to secure it.
We're told Jamie -- who has been Britney's conservator for over 6 years -- then called Britney and told her he had something to show her ... and it was important. When Brit saw the evidence that was all she needed ... she immediately declared the relationship over.
Jamie's rep tells us he took the action to protect his daughter from David and from the embarrassment of the video going public.
Jamie's rep says the video is under lock and key and will never be seen again.
The wild card -- we don't know if the "other woman" who secretly shot the video made other copies, but Jamie's rep tells TMZ in no uncertain terms ... if anybody posts or publishes the video he will sue them for copyright infringement.
50 CENT SHOULD FIGHT MY SON
That Would End the Feud
8/29/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather Sr. is sick and tired of 50 Cent cracking jokes at his son's expense -- and says the real laughs would come if the two ever fought ... because Floyd would kick 50's WHOLE ASS!
Daddy Mayweather made the comments during an interview with Brian Shapiro from "The Vegas Take" on Fox Sports 670 Las Vegas -- and explained why he thinks 50 has declared war on Floyd.
"50 Cent seems like he's got a problem since Floyd left him. He's a world known singer and he's acting like a kid."
Money Sr. says the real hilarity would ensue if Floyd and 50 ever got in the ring ... promising that the 147 lb. Mayweather would punish the two-hundred-and-something pound rap star.
"He weighs over 100 pounds more than Floyd. Let him go up against Floyd ... put that on video. Floyd would stop all that. Wouldn't be no more said."
There were rumors that Floyd recently challenged 50 to a 12 round fight -- but that later turned out to be a hoax.
Too bad ... would be GREAT to watch.
The Shmoney Dance
Unites Us All
8/29/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jamaican-American rapper Bobby Shmurda probably never dreamed his song "Hot N***a" and his infamous Shmurda dance would unite the races, but that's exactly what happened.
Check out what went down when our photog tried to chat up Shmurda on the streets of New York City ... it was like a Bennetton ad on steroids.
Breaks Up with BF
After Video Surfaces of Him Cheating
8/28/2014 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Britney Spears just dumped her boyfriend of 18 months ... after finding out there's a video of him cheating on her that's being shopped around Hollywood.
We're told David Lucado is seen in the video making out with a woman and dancing with her. It looks like they're in someone's living room. We're told the video was shot in early August.
When we called Lucado ... a rep told us, "David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out."
Well, it didn't. We called Britney's camp for comment, and we were told her father Jamie wanted to say something about it, but wanted to tell Britney first. It appears as soon he told her ... she broke up with David.
She just tweeted, "Ahhhh the single life!"
Sued Over Unpaid Jewelry Bill
And Some of It Was Fake!
8/28/2014 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sean Kingston is being sued by a NYC jeweler for not paying for several pieces of really, really nice jewelry -- and two pieces of cubic zirconia ... TMZ has learned.
According to the lawsuit, filed in New York, Kingston got more than $200,000 worth of ice from Avi Da Jeweler from 2008-2013 ... but never paid for any of it. In the suit, Avi says Kingston wrote checks seven different times over the years, and they all bounced.
Avi claims the orders throughout the years included watches and chains (two featuring Kingston's initials), a diamond "Jesus piece," a belly button chain (we're guessing not for him) ... and a cubic zirconia necklace and bracelet.
The jeweler also claims Kingston never returned a $12,000 ring he loaned him for a "106 & Park" appearance.
In all, Avi claims he's owed $226,200 and he wants an additional million bucks in punitive damages.
A rep for Kingston tells TMZ, "Mr. Kingston has paid Avi Da Jeweler well over $300,000 for jewelry that was appraised at far less than that and has the cashed checks to prove it. Additionally, no one would continue to supply jewelry to another individual for 5 years without ever receiving payment. Mr. Kingston fully intends to fight this lawsuit in a court of law."
At Nightclub Gig
8/28/2014 10:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bobby Shmurda fans heard gun shots ring out early this morning during his nightclub appearance last night in New Jersey ... as a drive-by shooter opened fire.
Police say shortly before 2 AM ... someone driving out of the Club Eden parking lot in Roselle, NJ fired 2 shots ... and set off a chaotic mess. Three different police departments had to respond to control the crowd.
According to cops ... about 200 people were packed in the lot and became "unruly and agitated" when officers tried to clear the area.
Bobby was not there when cops responded. We're told no one was struck by the bullets.
There's something to shmoney dance about.
Rocks Michael Sam Jersey
... At St. Louis Concert
8/28/2014 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Sam is getting support from one of the biggest pop stars in the world -- Harry Styles ... who rocked the football player's jersey during a One Direction concert in St. Louis yesterday.
Harry threw on a #96 St. Louis Rams jersey with Sam's name across the back during the a performance at Edward Jones Dome ... where the Rams play.
It's an interesting move for Styles -- whose bandmate Liam Payne came under fire for his support for the "Duck Dynasty" guys after the reality stars came out against gay marriage.
Sam has had a helluva week -- not only with teammates rallying behind him after ESPN ran a story about his locker room showering habits ... but he also survived the 1st round of cuts.
Jay Z Divorce Rumors
Are Just a 'Jedi Mind Trick'
8/28/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mathew Knowles thinks the Beyonce/Jay Z divorce rumors ... and even the infamous Solange elevator fight video ... were both carefully orchestrated by the duo to drive up ticket sales.
Beyonce's dad was on KRBE in Houston where he theorized all the recent turmoil around the couple was simply a "Jedi mind trick" they orchestrated as a way to make their summer tour super popular.
He explained, "All I know is the Jedi mind trick. Everyone’s talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up 200%!"
Worth mentioning ... Knowles hasn't managed Beyonce for years ... so maybe he's right about all this, but maybe he isn't.
I'm Not a Wife Anymore ...
But I'm Still a Mom!
8/28/2014 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey still won't talk about her impending divorce from hubby Nick Cannon, but she put her kids on full display on Twitter ... to show she's still a loving mother.
Carey posted a trio of photos on her seldom-used Twitter page, writing, "It's a small small world!"
And once she finally files those divorce papers, Mariah's world will get even smaller.
Mariah & Adele
Top Colosseum Wish List
As Celine Bows Out
8/28/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey could pull a Britney Spears by taking her kids to Vegas and pulling down a huge paycheck to do shows there -- as Caesars Palace eyes huge new names to put on it's marquee.
TMZ has learned the Colosseum -- where Celine Dion has had a residency for years -- would love to sign soon-to-be single Mariah for a very lucrative weekend engagement. Our sources say the offer that went out was $750k for two shows!
We're told the Colosseum's operator, AEG is targeting a bunch of other heavy hitters too, including ... Adele, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Prince, and Bruce Springsteen.
Comedians Chris Rock and Chelsea Handler -- who both sell out bigger arenas than the Colosseum which seats about 4,300 -- are also wanted.
We're told this dream list was put together long before Celine's recent announcement she was taking a leave of absence until next spring to be with her ailing husband.
As it turns out, there will be plenty of open dates to fill. So far no one's signed on the dotted line.
J.Lo & Iggy
Cheek to Cheek ...
A Heavyweight Battle
8/28/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Released From Hospital ...
Nursing Wounds at Home
8/27/2014 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight left an L.A. hospital early Wednesday ... just 3 days after taking SIX gunshots to the gut at a pre-VMA party -- and he's healing amazingly well.
Suge's rep tells TMZ ... the music mogul left Cedars-Sinai around 6 AM, and doctors say he won't need any rehab -- just a few follow up visits.
As we previously reported ... Suge got blasted Saturday night at 1Oak nightclub at a Chris Brown hosted event -- but he's refusing to cooperate with the police investigation.
We're told Suge is already back on a regular diet, and if he keeps his bandages clean ... he'll be good to go.
Only Suge makes getting shot look like it's no big deal.
(The Fart Remix)
8/27/2014 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" music video is filled with ass -- but now, thanks to the glorious power of the Internet (and some editing software) ... it's also got a lot of gas.
A comedy duo out of South Africa named Derick Watts and the Sunday Blues released the flatulent remix late Tuesday night.
The concept might be is definitely juvenile ... but we dare you to watch it without cracking a smile.
For those who haven't seen Nicki's original -- SHAME ON YOU!!