Chris Brown is at war with his baby mama, who claims he's stopped paying the measly $2,500 a month in child support, and now she's gunning for 6 times that.
Multiple sources connected with the couple tell TMZ, Chris has been paying baby Royalty's mom, Nia Guzman, the $2,500, but the gravy train stopped in March. Our Chris sources say he stopped paying because Nia demanded $15k a month, which he thinks is ridiculous.
We're told Chris says Nia's treating the baby like a winning lottery ticket, but she claims he's being incredibly cheap and their daughter is suffering as a result.
We're told Nia's lawyer, Carl Moore, will be filing legal docs in the next 2 weeks demanding back child supportand a huge monthly hike.
Chris Brownwill be allowed back in the Vegas hotel where he brawled during a basketball game ... but there are serious strings attached.
Brown wants to spend part of the Memorial Day weekend at The Palms, but the hotel has reservations.
You'll recall during the Mayweather/Pacquaio fight weekend Chris had a ridiculous suite at The Palms, which had its own basketball court and at around 3 AM he allegedly attacked an opponent. Police investigated but no charges were filed.
The Palms management is agreeable to allowing Chris back, but now there are rules. For starters, he is not allowed to throw parties in the suite without pre-approval from hotel honchos. The rule doesn't apply if he has fewer than 15 guests.
But there's more. No outside food or alcohol, which sounds more than a money-maker for the hotel than a real rule.
Chris will be tested, because Karrueche is booked at the same hotel Saturday night, and this will be the first time they've seen each other since their breakup.
Vegas, Karrueche, basketball, and a bunch of rules … what could possibly go wrong?
Scott Stapp looks incredible after a stint in rehab following one of the most bizarre meltdowns in recent memory.
The Creed frontman and wife Jaclyn breezed into LAX Friday, and we're blown away by how good Scott looks and sounds.
You may recall his paranoid rants last November, where Scott put himself on video saying he was on the run because the CIA was trying to kill him. Jaclyn filed legal docs trying to get him committed.
Fast forward to Friday ... he's lucid and seemingly clean. Scott says he's looking forward to seeing their friend, Jennifer Gimenez, who appears on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." She's been a big part of Scott's recovery.
We're told they're in town to appear on "Couples Therapy."
The Atlanta Hawks' best defense against LeBron James during home games might be their badass organist who keeps the fans turnt up, and has 2 Chainz and Ludacris hanging on every note.
Sir Foster's become a breakout star during the Hawks' playoff run by busting out renditions of songs by Chris Brown, Outkast, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi ... pretty much every genre of popular music. He tells TMZ Sports it's all thanks to Craigslist.
Foster says he landed his dream job when "the team put out a Craigslist ad for an organist. I had zero experience playing sporting events, but I figured, 'I have nothing to do today,' so I went."
He nailed that audition 6 years ago -- and now that the Hawks are dominating deep into the playoffs, he's getting national recognition, and local celebs dig him too. "I've gotten a lot of support from artists like Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Pastor Troy and The Dream."
Foster says the key to his success is staying away from traditional (aka boring) stadium music -- "I play the songs people in Atlanta like to listen to."
Common sense would tell you a rapper doesn't have the power to "curse" NBA players, but just in case ... the Golden State Warriors aren't taking any chances.
The Dubs tweeted rapper Lil B Friday afternoon in an effort to get on his good side, and to thank him for allegedly waging voodoo against Houston Rockets guard James Harden. They wrote, "#THANKYOUBASEDGOD @LILBTHEBASEDGOD."
B hasn't officially cursed Harden yet -- that will come before Game 3 if The Beard doesn't apologize for stealing his "cooking dance."
Even the Atlanta Hawks are afraid of the man who calls himself "The Based God," tweeting, "Dear @LILBTHEBASEDGOD: We're not like the others. Please show mercy and spare us #THEBASEDGODSCURSE. Sincerely, The Hawks."
Casey Kasem's widow Jean has been cleared in the elder abuse investigation, which has lingered for a year.
TMZ broke the story ... police launched an investigation after Casey's kids filed a report claiming Jean had taken the famous DJ on a wild, multi-state car ride which compromised Casey's health, creating bedsores that became infected.
Casey died last June, and Jean took the body to Norway, where it remained for months. Police wanted it brought back to the U.S. for a complete autopsy but that never happened.
We've just learned the L.A. County D.A. rejected the case, saying Jean did a good job caring for her husband, and concluded, "The development of a bedsore by itself is insufficient evidence of abuse or neglect."
Rick Ross was responsible for blasting the sex tape of his baby mama out to the world ... so claims 50 Cent who is now taking aim at Ross in court.
50 has filed a lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- in which he's trying to deflect blame from himself for the video which now has millions of views. Lastonia Leviston has sued 50 claiming she was so distraught after 50 posted the video she contemplated suicide.
But now 50 says Ross is actually the one who created the problem because he or one of his lackeys was first to post it ... 50 just linked to it. 50 points to an interview Ross did with a radio station the day before the video was posted in which he said he was going to put the sex tape online.
50 says in his legal docs if he loses his lawsuit to Leviston, Ross should cover most of the judgment because he's really the guilty party.
Leviston claims in her lawsuit the guy in her sex tape gave the video to 50 -- who was more than eager to blast it out because it would embarrass his rival, Rick Ross.
Kanye West isn't the new Hamburglar, but he should be ... he rolled through a McDonald's Thursday in his slick black Lambo Aventador ... proving even icons need a fry fix.
Yeezy must have been suffering a DEFCON 1 Mac attack, since keeping a low profile was obviously not a priority. Hey, sometimes the golden arches call out to ya ... even if the aroma clashes with the fancy leather scent in your $500k whip.
Question is ... did he save any fries for Kim? The man's only human -- of course he didn't.
Roger Daltrey damn near shut down The Who's latest concert because someone was smoking marijuana, and video of the incident is graphic -- for its severely un-rock and roll nature.
During Wednesday night’s show on Long Island ... the Hall of Fame frontman stopped singing three songs in so he could berate a fan whose weed smoke was bothering his voice. His bandmate Pete Townshend joined in, screaming at the toker ... “eat it up your f***ing arse.”
At first glance, this is shocking behavior for The Who -- once dubbed the loudest band in the world. But we're told by fans who attended, there was a huge anti-smoking announcement before the concert. So everyone knew the deal.
Plus, Daltrey's had multiple procedures on his throat -- and the tour was even postponed when he got a throat infection in December.
Rock and roll never dies ... but it does grow old.