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Tyron Woodley Kendrick Should've Given 'N-Word Pass' ... To White Concertgoer

5/25/2018 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC Champ Tyron Woodley says Kendrick Lamar should've let a white concertgoer get away with saying the n-word ... saying the young lady deserved a pass.

It happened last week during a concert in Alabama ... Kendrick admonished the fan when she let the word slip during a performance of "M.A.A.D. City," and of course it instantly went viral.

Woodley was on his show "The Hollywood Beatdown" when the topic came up ... and Tyron took the wrong less traveled by black dudes, saying he thought the young lady was GREAT.

"I thought it was hilarious. I thought how confident she was, no reservation, no hesitation, she came right off the nugget. She didn't miss one line."

Hope you didn't think he'd stop there ... Tyron went to explain that he routinely gives n-word passes when he does stand-up comedy, and tries to get his co-host Evan (white dude) to says the word.

Evan passes ... which is UNDOUBTEDLY the smart decision.

Check out the 'Beatdown' every Friday on the TMZ Sports YouTube channel.

Kanye West Paid $85k for Whitney Houston Bathroom Pic ... Says Pusha T

5/24/2018 12:00 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kanye West apparently threw down $85k for a photo of Whitney Houston's drug-ridden bathroom that'll now be the cover of Pusha T's new album, "Daytona."

Pusha T told Angie Martinez in an interview Wednesday that his original album art was canned at the last minute in favor of a photo West licensed for the obscene amount of money. Pusha said that Ye put his own cash down on it too since they'd already agreed on something else previously -- telling Push, “This is what people need to see to go along with this music.”

"Daytona" drops Friday, but the artwork was released Thursday.

As for the final cover image ... it's a photo of the bathroom in Whitney's home, taken in 2006 after an alleged drug binge. The room was littered with paraphernalia like a crack-smoking pipe, spoons, white powder, and booze -- which can all be seen in the photo. Ya just gotta look closely.

Jacquees Arrested for Drugs After Speeding at 116 MPH

5/24/2018 11:31 AM PDT

Jacquees didn't make it hard for cops to pull him over and subsequently arrest him this week -- he was allegedly driving over 100 MPH ... and got busted for weed.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Jacuqees was arrested near Atlanta early Thursday morning after police pulled him over for speeding. Cops say he clocked in at 116 MPH. Before stopping, police say something was tossed out of Jacquees' passenger side window, which they claim he later told them was marijuana. They say they found 3 more grams inside.

He was taken to jail and booked for speeding, reckless driving, littering and possession of a controlled substance. His passenger was also booked for possession. 

This is the second run-in with law enforcement in about a month for Jacquees. He was briefly detained at an airport in Milwaukee a couple weeks ago after getting into an argument with someone, and then allegedly telling a cop he was "just a white boy with a badge."

Camila Cabello Getting Lots of Water & Mom's Love After Hospital Stay

5/24/2018 10:08 AM PDT

Camila Cabello's out in the streets with a big ole bottle in hand ... of water, which is smart since she was recently rushed to a hospital for dehydration.

The "Havana" singer was spotted out Wednesday afternoon in Bev Hills with her mother, looking like she's well on the mend. She was hospitalized after the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night ... for dehydration and a fever.

Camila was forced to cancel her opening spot for Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour in Seattle. Barring any setbacks, she should be onstage Friday night when the tour hits Denver.

Drink up, Camila!

Alex Rodriguez Topless, Sweaty Bootcamp ... with J Lo

5/24/2018 7:01 AM PDT
Breaking News

The couple that does sweaty yoga together, stays together??

Seems to be the case with Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez ... who hit up a group Hot Pilates workout class at TruFusion in the Miami area -- and put in that work! 

J-Rod seemed to enjoy it ... doing breath exercises, chopping moves, dancing and posing for selfies with everyone in the class.

They also threw fake money to promote J Lo's new song, "Dinero," with Cardi B and DJ Khaled

The people in the class loved it -- and gave the couple an ovation after the workout. J Lo rewarded the group with a little dance number. 

Good times. 

Lil Pump Bust Down Watches For Everyone ... Even My Lawyer!

5/24/2018 7:49 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Pump is sharing his wealth, in the iciest way possible -- snapping up bust down watches for his whole crew ... 'cause that's what you do when you're dripping in half a mil.

We spotted Pump at Avianne & Co jewelers Wednesday night in NYC, and he and his crew happily flashed us their shiny new timepieces -- even his lawyer got one! If you're wondering what a bust down watch is ... it's essentially a watch covered in diamonds.

So, yeah ... not cheap.

Pump reportedly inked an $8 million recording deal in March, so he's got plenty of money to toss around. He admitted ... his days with one dollar bills in his pockets are behind him now -- with one major exception.

Common NFL Anthem Policy Is Un-American

5/24/2018 6:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Common says the new NFL anthem policy is robbing players of their freedom of speech -- and that's not what this country is supposed to be about. 

"I just think ... telling people what they should do during a ceremony is not really what the country is based on," Common told us while out in Bev Hills. 

"Freedom of speech, freedom to be who you are ... This country is supposed to be about us being independent and being able to be who we are. Especially in a ceremony where people aren't trying to disrespect anything."

Common says Colin Kaepernick's intent with his demonstration wasn't to disrespect the flag or the military -- but rather put a spotlight on racial injustice, specifically the wave of black people being killed by police.  

But at the end of the day, Common says the NFL is a business and the kneeling was hurting the bottom line ... so the NFL made a business move. 

Jaden Smith Sending More Clean Water to Flint

5/23/2018 5:12 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jaden Smith's mission to send clean water to Flint, Michigan schools is still full steam ahead.

We got Jaden in Calabasas on Wednesday, and got an update on the Flint water crisis. ICYMI ... Jaden and his famous dad's eco-friendly water company, JUST, announced back in March it would donate clean H2O until the lead levels are safe.

JUST has already donated well over 9,000 bottles so far, but Jaden told us they're work is far from done.

On a totally different, but pretty awesome note -- shortly after we ran into Jaden, Will Smith dropped a little preview of new music he's recording. He says he's "just warmin up." Welcome back, Big Willie! 

Michael Jackson Estate Disney has Unmitigated Gall Airing 'Last Days' TV Special

5/23/2018 2:35 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

The folks managing Michael Jackson's estate are outraged that ABC would dare do a documentary called "The Last Days of Michael Jackson" and trash the singer and exploit his legacy.

A rep for the estate tells TMZ ... it's especially galling that Disney -- which owns ABC, and sometimes viciously protects its image -- would sully the image of Michael. The rep called Disney's conduct "disgraceful."

The rep went on to say this -- "What if we did a documentary on the relationship between Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and some of the rumors they were drug abusers? How would Disney like that?"

We're told Disney has not paid a cent for photos or music for the upcoming TV special, and the MJ estate will be watching like a hawk to see if any of those assets appear in the show.  But, our sources say, the Estate's issue is not money ... it's that they think the show is irresponsible and dishonors Michael. 

Georgia Surgeon Accused of Dancing During Operations

5/23/2018 3:11 PM PDT

A plastic surgeon in Georgia is now being put under a microscope after allegedly putting patients under the knife with music blaring ... and her body groovin'.

Dr. Windell Davis Boutte has reportedly been sued multiple times over the last few months  -- and in some cases, reportedly settled -- for alleged malpractice after being accused of dancing during her surgeries ... and posting the clips online. 

A lot of the videos were reportedly used as evidence in the malpractice suits -- and it sure looks like Dr. Boutte was getting her boogie on while cutting patients open. One malpractice case allegedly left one woman, Icilma Cornelius, with permanent brain damage.

According to reports of the lawsuit the woman's son filed against Boutte, the doc allegedly had to call an ambulance after Cornelius suffered heart failure during a tummy tuck surgery since she didn't have the proper equipment to deal with the emergency at her practice.

Before paramedics could rush her away, Boutte is accused of needing to stitch Cornelius' skin back together to avoid the infecting the wounds, delaying transport. Not only that, but the son claims her office's elevator couldn't fit the stretcher, and his mom had to be carried down.

Once at the hospital, her son says she was diagnosed with permanent brain damage, leaving her requiring lifelong care. The case was reportedly settled ... unclear if dancing was alleged.

Britney Spears Forget More Support!!! It Was K-Fed's Idea to Have More Kids

5/23/2018 10:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Federline made his own bed when he decided to have more children after divorcing Britney Spears, and it's not her problem that he's now strapped for cash and seeking more child support ... sources close to Britney tell TMZ.

K-Fed has asked a judge to up his $20,000 a month child support payment he gets from Britney, claiming their 2 kids enjoy a lavish lifestyle with her and all he can provide them with is a lifestyle that is relatively meager. He claims the kids go on 5-star vacations, they have every toy imaginable, a lighted tennis court, all because he claims she makes $34 million a year, while he only pulls in $3k a month.

One Britney source with direct knowledge of the situation tells TMZ, "Britney spends no more on the boys than he does. He's barely getting by because he has to support 3 additional kids and his wife and himself on funds Brit gives him for their 2 kids."

The source goes on, "The law is that both parents are to contribute to their children's support. Where is his contribution?"

Federline says his expenses are around $23,000 a month. So, when you add up his earnings and Britney's $20k a month, he currently breaks even.

Offset No Charges In ATL Car Crash Case

5/23/2018 1:07 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Offset isn't going to have to answer for what led up to a nasty car crash he was in last week, or why he left the scene -- 'cause cops aren't pursuing it ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us the investigation into a wreck Offset was involved in -- which sent him to the hospital -- is officially closed, and no charges will be filed.

We're told the matter will be treated as an abandoned/recovered vehicle case, with only a tree being hit and nobody else other than Offset being hurt or injured. Of course, Offset posted multiple gruesome photos of the aftermath ... they were gnarly, to say the least.

As we reported ... police initially wanted to know why Offset had left the scene. There were no victims, witnesses or damage to other vehicles, but cops still wanted to talk to him to see if anyone else was there. He was never ID'd as the driver, BTW.

The whole thing's moot now, though ... case closed.

Pete Wentz No Shot at Fortnite's $100 Mil ... Unless You're Ninja

5/23/2018 7:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Pete Wentz is a big Fortnite gamer -- he loves it -- but he knows he's got NO CHANCE in hell of winning a single dollar from the upcoming $100 MILLION prize pool.

Instead, Wentz says the only real gamers who could get rich from Fortnite are players like Ninja ... a Fortnite god who chews up and spits out casual gamers like Drake for breakfast.

"I feel like I would have better luck doing ANYTHING than making money off Fortnite," the Fall Out Boy bassist told us in Studio City.

The company behind Fortnite -- Epic Games -- announced the 9-figure prize pool for the 2018 season earlier this week and gamers have been scrambling to put together elite squads to go after the money.

But, Wentz has a point ... players like Ninja, TSM Myth and FaZe Tfue will murder you and all of your avatars when real money is on the line. 

Good luck, though ...

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