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U. of New Hampshire Sorority Free to Sing N-Word ... Never Was an Investigation

9/21/2017 12:35 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The sorority whose members loudly sang Kanye West's "Gold Digger" and included the n-word ... will NOT be punished ... TMZ has learned. 

A rep from the University of New Hampshire tells us the Alpha Phi sisters showed poor judgment in the video of them using the n-word, but UNH is not investigating the matter. The rep says the initial report claiming UNH had opened a probe was incorrect -- and there will be no discipline for the sorority.

We're told the women of Alpha Phi have apologized.

The university rep also tells us UNH has a strong commitment to the First Amendment, but also has a duty to help students understand how their actions and words can affect people.

Francia Raisa Ain't Worried About Scars Check Out My Guns!

9/21/2017 11:35 AM PDT

Francia Raisa is getting ripped again ... but this time we're talkin' muscles.

Selena Gomez's best friend is back in the gym getting her sweat on just months after donating her kidney to save Selena's life. You can see her scars where doctors made the incision, but we suggest you check out her it's-always-bikini-season bod.

The surgery took its toll on Francia, a fitness queen forced to put her workouts on hold.

She wasn't ready to pose for paps last week on the set of her new TV show, "Grown-Ish," but she's now ready to show us what she's got.

And we dig it.

Tyga Settles with Former Manager Rapper to Pay $1.5 MILLION!!!

9/21/2017 9:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tyga just agreed to pay the management company that had sued him for $4 million, but he doesn't have to pay the full amount and he can pay in installments.

Kylie's ex agreed to pay C&J Management $1.5 million. He's required to pay $250k within 10 days of signing the settlement agreement. There are 4 additional installments of $137,500 each, and there's a final payment due June 1, 2019 of $700,000.

The lawsuit claims Tyga fired C&J with no cause and stiffed the company out of millions of dollars in commissions.

C&J says in the lawsuit it turned Tyga "from a relative nobody to a world known superstar." The suit gave Kylie no credit!

UNH Sorority Racial Investigation Over Kanye Song Rhymes with Gold Digger

9/21/2017 7:36 AM PDT
Breaking News

White sorority girls singin' the n-word ... yep.

Question is, should they be thrown out of the Univ. of New Hampshire for their bars ... considering it was all part of a Kanye West sing-along?

The Alpha Phi Sorority is now under the microscope of UNH officials for yelling out the n-word in "Gold Digger."

Someone posted video of the sorority performance on Facebook, and some people are really pissed.

BTW ... New Hampshire is the "Live Free or Die" state ... it's emblazoned on their license plates.

'70s Superstar Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round My Bloodied Finger!!!

9/21/2017 7:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Let's just say Tony Orlando will NOT be knocking three times on a ceiling anytime soon -- not with his left hand, anyway.

The '70s pop star -- who sang 'Tie a Yellow Ribbon' and "Knock Three Times" -- sliced the tip of his middle finger clean off in a garage door accident at his home in Branson, Missouri.

Tony's son, Jon, tells us he was calm and collected -- way more than you'll be when you see the damage. He found the tip of the finger, picked it up and drove himself to a hospital ... like a boss!

We don't know yet how the surgery turned out, but gotta say ... his manicurist is gonna be pissed.

Diplo Lights It Up in WeHo Cops Douse Him In Cold Water

9/21/2017 7:14 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Diplo tried to turn up in the Hollywood Hills -- but the cops had a simple message for him and his party pals ... fool us once.

Diplo was throwing a house party Wednesday night just outside of WeHo, which included some celebs like Lil Dicky ... who you can see clearly in the DJ's Snapchat story.

Unfortunately, law enforcement sources tell us it became too much of a rager, 'cause cops had to be called twice -- with the 2nd visit shutting the whole thing down.

We're told cops first came out a little before 10 PM, and were told the music would be turned down and guests would be kept inside. They came back again at 11:30 PM and that's when they kicked everyone out ... but didn't cite anyone. Police never talked to Diplo.

Watch out for ... noise complaints. 

Suge Knight I Think Tupac Is Still Alive!!! Listen Up, Ice-T & Soledad

9/21/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Suge Knight is pouring fuel all over a legendary conspiracy theory by speaking out from jail to explain why he believes there's a good chance Tupac Shakur is alive.

The notorious Death Row Records CEO spoke to Ice-T and Soledad O'Brien -- on the phone from the L.A. County jail -- when he dropped the bombshell. Suge told them something about Pac's hospital stay after the 1996 shooting just doesn't add up for him.

TMZ got this exclusive clip from the special, "Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?" ... where Ice and Soledad lead an investigation into the unsolved murders and uncover new accounts of the shootings from people who were there. It airs Sunday, September 24 on Fox.

And we'll get Ice-T's reaction to Suge's theory on Friday's TMZ Live.

Kanye West Still Not Taking Q's from Paps ... But He Does it with a Smile

9/21/2017 6:49 AM PDT

Kanye West is definitely back to his old self, but with a twist -- he's shutting down questions from paparazzi again ... only now, doing it as a gentleman.

We got 'Ye Wednesday night coming and going from Matsuhisa in Bev Hills, and he quickly reminded our photog he doesn't take questions ... sans any hands on our gear.

He seems to be in on the "no questions" joke with himself, 'cause he shuts down an even bigger group of paps again as he's leaving with a grin and a chuckle. 

Kanye was mum on the looming peace summit with Jay ... but at least he's got his sense of humor back. Still ... can't tell him nothin'.

Janet Jackson Check Out My Baby But Don't Ask About My Ex

9/21/2017 6:40 AM PDT

Janet Jackson gave her baby a taste of Hollywood Wednesday as mother and son lunched at The Ivy.

Eissa was chill as he was cradled in Ms. Jackson's arms on their way out. As for reports her estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana, verbally abused her ... radio silence.

We're told it's a difficult, nasty divorce, but Janet had her game face on and showed no sign of distress.

As we reported, Randy Jackson claims Wissam called Janet a "bitch" every day while she was expecting. Randy had also said Wissam made Janet feel like a prisoner in her own home.

Chance the Rapper VIP Fan Sues ... My Backstage Trip Was a Painful One

9/20/2017 5:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Scoring backstage passes for Chance the Rapper was the worst VIP experience ever ... according to a fan who's suing for a header she took during the Chi-town concert.

The woman says she had a wristband for meet and greet access to Chance during his 2016 Magnificent Coloring Day Festival. Sweet score, right? Wrong ... according to the fan who says she was on her way backstage when she tripped over a chain that was left unsecured, and on the floor of a tunnel.

She says she was slammed to the ground and was injured, though she's not specific about her boo-boos. 

In the suit, she says the concert promoter, AEG Live, had a duty to keep the grounds safe ... but failed miserably. She's suing the music giant for damages.

Chance is not a defendant in the case.

Offset Cardi B Called Me After 'Choke Hold' ... Hip-Hop Cops Are Real!!!

9/20/2017 1:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B's alleged choking incident with a NYC cop has all the earmarkings of the so-called hip-hop cops ... at least as far as her bf, Offset, is concerned.

The Migos rapper told us how he reacted when Cardi called him after the alleged incident. We broke the story ... Cardi says a NYC cop put her in a choke hold Tuesday night and pinned her against her Bentley SUV.

Neither Cardi nor NYPD have offered an explanation for why the cop would have done this ... IF he did. So, we raised the possibility it was the hip-hop cops -- the alleged secret unit of law enforcement tasked with pinning crimes on innocent hip-hop stars.

Offset believes it's a strong theory ... although he ain't gung-ho to talk about it in public.

Side note: Offset just launched a great campaign to raise money for cancer research. You can read about it and donate at cancer.org/offset.

Usher Georgia Accuser in Herpes Lawsuit Reveals Her Identity

9/20/2017 11:13 AM PDT

The woman suing Usher for $20 million for allegedly giving her genital herpes has now identified herself. 

Laura Helm claims in new legal docs, she had 2 sexual encounters with the singer. She says he behaved very oddly. The docs are very descriptive, but she says she never saw him finish because she saw him run to the bathroom. She goes on ... on the second occasion he did not wear a condom and says a few days after that she noticed an unusual bump on the inside of her cheek. A few days after that she noticed a similar bump -- the size of a green pea -- on her vagina.

She says, during the second encounter Usher set the mood by putting on jazz music while performing oral sex on her.

She references reports that Usher paid $1.1 million to a previous sex partner but she offers no proof.

Helm says they were platonic friends and he wooed her by telling her about his humanitarian efforts in Africa.

Helm is suing for $20 million.

Fergie Having 'Time Of Her Life' in Brazil Post-Split from Josh

9/20/2017 9:27 AM PDT

If Fergie is upset about her breakup from Josh Duhamel ... she didn't make it obvious at her Rock in Rio after-party singing the ol' Black Eyed Peas track "The Time."

Fergie jetted to Brazil after she and Josh announced their split last week. She performed at the 2017 Rock in Rio festival Saturday and then things got a bit wild at the after-party. She's got a new solo album coming out, but still seems to have a soft spot for her old group -- given her song choice. 

Some people drown their sorrows in a pint of Ben & Jerry's ... others do it like Fergie.

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