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Chris Brown Publicist Says You Call Me 'Bitch' ... I Quit

6/28/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0627-chris-brown-tmzChris Brown went ballistic on a publicist, referring to her as a do-nothing "bitch," and the publicist fired back that she spent all of her time cleaning up his "s***t."

Chris had an angry exchange with PR guru Nicole Perna over magazine covers he wanted for his clothing line. The conversation started with Perna texting him, "Loooove all the black pyramid pieces ... awesome collection!"

A frustrated Brown did not receive the compliment well, saying, "I don't want you texting me compliments with no results." He went on to accuse Perna of doing nothing to secure Vogue, GQ or any other publications, telling her, "Get in the game."

0627-chris-brown-text-tmzAnd then the fireworks started. Perna lashed out, "Anna Wintour doesn't want to f*** with you. These editors don't want to f*** with you." She goes on, "The majority of my time is spent on damage control. I am constantly cleaning s*** up and having your back."

Brown fires back, "NICOLE, you texting me as if I will give a f*** if u dont work for me or not ... Do whatever makes u feel better. Me personally, I DONT GIVE A F***!!!"

Mick G, Chris' manager who just sued the singer for allegedly attacking him, was included in the string of texts. Chris then texted, "Mike, this bitch got all the balls in the world talking to me but can't talk to the editors or anyone for that matter when they release bulls*** in the press ... Send this bitch her termination."

And then, Perna texts Chris, "Chris, respect. You're in my prayers x."

Chris's final shot, "Bitch u in my nightmares."

Perna sent her resignation letter to Chris. 

Calvin Harris Taylor Meeting Tom's Mom Is a Joke ... Just Ask MY Mom

6/28/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0627-calvin-harris-tom-hiddleston-taylor-swift-TMZ-GETTY-01Calvin Harris thinks it's "f****** laughable" that Taylor Swift has already met Tom Hiddleston's mother ... considering she NEVER met Calvin's parents during their 15-month relationship.

Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ ... Calvin wanted Taylor to meet his parents, who live in the U.K., but Taylor always told him it was too far away.

We're told Calvin was understandably "bewildered and astonished" when he heard about TayTom's visit to meet his mother, Diana ... in the freakin' U.K.!! Remember, Hiddleston's only been in the picture for a few weeks at this point.

0627_Taylor-with-Tom's-Mom_akm_gsiWhat's the rush? One source says Calvin thinks Taylor's cozying up to Tom to lock down a Bond girl role ... IF he becomes the new James Bond, as rumored.

If it sounds like sour grapes, it's not -- we're told it's more comical to Calvin, who also feels like he dodged a bullet.

Sean Kingston Dudes Jacked My $300k Chain!!

6/28/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0627-sean-kingston-tmzSean Kingston's got an accessories problem ... someone straight up yanked a $300k chain off his neck ... so claims the singer.

Two suspects approached Sean inside Penthouse Nightclub & Dayclub in L.A. and somehow the altercation turned physical ... they began punching him before one forcibly took the pricey chain -- this according to the police report.

By the time cops arrived Sean and the 2 suspects had split. We're told someone from Sean's camp filed a police report, and an investigation will be launched.

First his watch ... now this.

Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown It's Your Fault I Got Shot!

6/27/2016 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0627-suge-knight-chris-brown-tmzSuge Knight thinks Chris Brown's crappy security is the reason he got shot 7 times ... so now he's suing Brown.

According to the docs, Knight says Brown and 1 OAK Nightclub should have had better security in August 2014 when Suge was shot multiple times inside the club. He was hit in the abdomen, chest, and left forearm.

Suge, who's currently in jail awaiting trial for murder, calls out Brown in the suit ... for being a "known gang associate" with a history of hosting events where violent incidents happened.

He's also suing singer Pia Mia, who was co-hosting the party.

Knight claims since the shooting he's had major health complications ... including a blood clot.

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'Happy Birthday' Song Lawsuit Lawyers, Plaintiff Do a Sing-Along

6/27/2016 1:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A bunch of lawyers belted out "Happy Birthday" outside an L.A. courthouse to celebrate a landmark victory involving the song, and ... they might wanna stick to the law.

The group performed Monday morning in downtown L.A. where a judge is set to approve a class action lawsuit settlement. The court already ruled Warner/Chappell doesn't own "Happy Birthday" ... so it can't charge licensing fees for it.  

Now the parties have settled on a $14 million refund to anyone who did pay. Bottom line here -- expect to hear more of this in public. Thanks a lot, Lady Justice.

Lil Jon to Dave Chappelle You Ruined My Life!! (In The Best Way Possible)

6/27/2016 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Yeah ... Lil Jon's got a few things to get off his chest when it comes to Dave Chappelle.

We caught up with the rapper/producer at LAX and our guy asked if Dave's famous 2004 skit has had any impact on his life and career. Holy crap, we stumbled on to a hot topic for Jon!

Check out the vid ... and yes, people -- he says a lot more than "Yeah!"

Lil Wayne Suspect in Nightclub Assault

6/27/2016 10:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0627-lil-wayne-TMZ-01Lil Wayne slugged a nightclub doorman after the BET Awards ... according to the doorman, who's filed a battery report with LAPD.

The bouncer was working the door Sunday night at Hyde nightclub on Sunset ... where Wayne and 2 Chainz were hosting an after-party. Law enforcement sources tell us things got heated when several members of Weezy's entourage got turned away at the door.

We're told Wayne and the bouncer started arguing about who was getting in, and the bouncer says that's when Wayne uncorked a punch to his face.

The Hyde staffer went to a hospital for treatment, and called police ... who are investigating and want to talk to Wayne. Our sources in Wayne's camp say he denies punching the bouncer, and says the guy actually worked in Wayne's VIP section all night. 

They say there was a brief altercation, but only because the bouncer mistakenly grabbed Wayne by the arm ... not realizing who he was. He later apologized, according to our Wayne sources.

The injuries were minor. We're told Wayne could be looking at a misdemeanor battery.

Ray J Manager's PISSED at Kanye 'Watch Your F****** Mouth!'

6/27/2016 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

If Kanye West wanted to get under people's skin with his "Famous" music video ... it worked, and now he's got Ray J's manager on his ass ... making serious threats.

Ray was in downtown L.A. when we asked what he thought of his nude appearance in Kanye's vid. Watch this -- Ray doesn't have much to say, but his music manager, Wack 100, said a lot, and sent a message to West -- "Tell that n**** he a long way from Chicago."

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There was a lot more -- and it's obvious that something about the video has rubbed Ray J and his team the wrong way.

If you forgot, Wack is the same guy who manages The Game, and knocked out Stitches with one punch last year. Sooo ... there's that. 

Jennifer Hudson Pays Off BET's Prince Threat ... Look Away, Madonna

6/27/2016 7:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

BET did a lot of trash talking about Madonna's tribute to Prince ... and Jennifer Hudson had to back it up by performing that same song. No pressure.  

You'll recall ... the BET Awards called out the Billboard Awards for its tribute to Prince -- featuring Madonna and Stevie Wonder singing "Purple Rain." As they put it on Twitter ... "Yeah, we saw that. Don't Worry. We got you."

Sunday night, J. Hud had to put up or shut up ... check out her performance.  

Who sang it better?

Chris Brown Threatening and 'High on Drugs' ... Claims Ex-Tour Mgr.

6/27/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0624-chris-brown-tmz-02Chris Brown allegedly cornered a female tour manager and went on a threatening, drug-fueled tirade so intense, she jumped off the tour bus and quit on the spot.

Sources connected to Chris' tour tell us the incident went down May 23 during Chris' European tour. Nancy Ghosh -- who's worked with the likes of J Lo, Kanye West and Justin Bieber -- claims Brown cursed her out in a dispute over her employment terms.

The day after the incident she fired off an email to Brown's team ... in which she explained she felt unsafe because Chris has been "irrational and high on drugs." Ghosh also claimed Brown referenced "what he did to Mike G" ... and threatened to do the same to her. TMZ broke the story ... Chris' ex-manager, Mike G, sued him for an alleged beatdown.

Ghosh said she refused to stay on the bus after the argument out of fear for her safety. 

We're told a production manager on the tour also complained, through his lawyer ... claiming Brown has been verbally abusive and threatening. 

We've reached out to Chris' camp ... so far no word back.

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David Banner White Owned Club Dissed Black Patrons ... THAT's Why I Got Arrested!

6/27/2016 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

David Banner did NOT get handcuffed in DC because his friends couldn't get into a nightclub -- instead he got busted while standing up against racism.

We got the rapper at LAX and he explained the video TMZ posted of his arrest for inciting a fight. At the time, it appeared Banner was just pissed because people in his crew got turned away at the door.

Not so. According to David there was something more sinister going on, and he decided he wasn't gonna take it.

Keyshia Cole She Got Trashy with My Pad ... Landlord Sues

6/27/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0624-keyshia-cole-TMZ-01Keyshia Cole didn't take her eviction lightly, in fact she straight up trashed the place on her way out the door ... according to her ex-landlord. 

Keyshia got the boot for failing to pay $19,000 in back rent on her place in Santa Monica. The landlord already sued for that, but now he's filed a new lawsuit for the damage to his property. 

In the suit, he says the singer put holes in the walls and ceilings, scratched the floor, and destroyed door frames.

He lists the total damage at $150,000 ... and wants her to cough up that amount, plus a little something for his emotional distress. 

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Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar We Made a Big Splash at BET Awards

6/26/2016 6:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar just destroyed the big opening at the BET Awards -- mixing fire and water in spectacular fashion.

Bey led the charge at the Microsoft Theater in downtown L.A., singing "Freedom," before bringing out Kendrick ... they danced and stomped on a submerged stage with crazy pyrotechnics.

The only person having a better night than Beyonce and Kendrick ... Sam Jackson who rightly admired Bey's backup dancers.

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