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Chris Brown

Battle Over Royalty's Birth Certificate

4/25/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown is real upset he's not getting credit where it matters ... on his daughter's birth certificate.

Sources connected to Brown tell us, he found out recently the "father" on baby Royalty's birth certificate is listed as Brazil Riesling, aka King Ba.  

TMZ broke the story, 8 months after Royalty was born, DNA tests revealed Chris was the papa.

He's trying to establish a relationship with his daughter -- even trying to get baby mama Nia Guzman to move to L.A. -- but his efforts have been thwarted by Ba, who still considers himself the dad. Ba, who is still with Nia, has been taunting Chris with pics of himself and the baby.

Chris now has his lawyer in the act, negotiating with Nia and Ba to change the birth certificate to list him as the biological father.  If push comes to shove, it will end up before a judge.

Justin Bieber

Settlement Reached

In Photog Heist Case

4/24/2015 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber played Miami nice with the photog who sued him over a scrap with his bodyguard -- they've reached a settlement agreement.

As you may recall ... Jeffrey Binion claimed Biebs ordered his hired muscle to beat him up and steal his camera's memory card.

The suit got a lot of attention after Bieber's videotaped deposition was leaked to TMZ.  Bieber had a fit when the photog's lawyer asked him about  then-GF, Selena Gomez.

The terms of the settlement are sealed.

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Daniel 'Booby' Gibson

I Will Always Love Keyshia Cole

4/24/2015 8:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

More progress in what was one of the most bitter breakups EVER -- with ex-NBA star Daniel "Booby" Gibson saying he still loves his estranged R&B star wife Keyshia Cole

Don't forget, these two went to WAR with each other -- trading nasty insults in public ... until they hashed out a truce in the last few weeks. 

And good news -- seems like things are still POSITIVE ... with Gibson telling TMZ Sports he'll ALWAYS love Keyshia ... and is dedicated to being a good father to their son.

There's more ... Gibson also praises Cole's parenting skills, which again, is huge progress. 

#PositiveFriday

Ariana Grande

Big Sean's 'Billion Dollar P***y' Lyric

The Final Straw

4/24/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande Big Sean Broke Up Ariana Grande has a big problem with boyfriends screaming from the mountaintops that she has a priceless p***y ... which is why she says she called it quits with Big Sean.

Sources connected with Ariana tell us ... the last straw was when Sean dropped his track, "Stay Down," in which he raps:

I ain't even gonna lie, I got a million dollar chick
With a billion dollar p****y
Every time I c*m, I swear to God I feel like I be rich

We're told Ariana felt humiliated because Sean was treating her like a piece of meat. Ariana's grandmother came to her and asked about the lyrics, which was especially embarrassing.

But there was plenty of tension leading up to the song. Sean claims she made him pay for all sorts of extravagances. But our Ariana sources say SHE is the one who foot most of the bills, including vacations and private flights.

As we reported, Sean complained that Ariana didn't show up for his big House of Blues performance in February because she selfishly cared more about her Grammy's performance the following day.  

But our Ariana sources say it was Sean who was self-absorbed. Ariana's Grammy performance was live and during the day on Saturday when she rehearsed her voice was strained and her vocal coach ordered her not to even speak for the rest of the day, and Sean got pissed.

As for Sean saying Ariana set up the Bieber stage grab to humiliate her, Ariana says it's total B.S. ... they were already broken up and she did NOT ask Bieber to engage in a stunt.  And she says Sean never even brought it up. 

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Tyga

Takes High Road

After Blac Chyna Claims He Wants Her Back

4/24/2015 6:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0423_blac_chyna_tyga_texts-tmzWe expected Tyga to go on a profanity-laced tirade after his ex, Blac Chyna put his texts to her on Instagram for the world to see -- but instead he's taking a low-key approach ... at least for now.

Blac Chyna posting the texts was her going nuclear in her war with Kylie Jenner -- but Tyga is clearly a casualty too. In the messages, Tyga (who is apparently "Kings Father" in BC's phone) begs, "Can I just come for a lil. Just us 3. Do something or spend a lil time."

The direct shot at Kylie comes when he allegedly tells BC he wants "to be a family again" -- and adds, "Want to start this friendship. Relationship."

Tyga responded early Friday morning, writing, "Focus on what's real in life. And surround yourself with people that you really care about.its simple."

Not sure how long cooler heads will prevail in this mess.

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Charlamagne Tha God

To Iman Shumpert:

Your New Song Is Garbage!

4/24/2015 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0423_Charlamagne-Tha-God_iman_shupert_tmz_gettyMTV star Charlamagne Tha God has a message for Cavs star Iman Shumpert ... back away from the mic slowly ... telling TMZ Sports he's heard Shumpert's new rap song, and it's totally garbage.

You might remember ... the last time Iman stepped in the studio it was to record a diss track aimed at the radio host, who Shumpert labeled as a hater for blasting his rap skills on "The Breakfast Club."

Shumpert's latest track -- a motivational song dedicated to the Cavaliers' playoff run called "The Offs" --  dropped yesterday and Charlamagne says although Shumpert's changed teams, his rap skills haven't changed at all.

"It's garbage. He needs to focus on his defense and not his rapping."

It gets worse ... Charlamagne says he questions Shumpert's focus -- and wants to know why he's making terrible rap songs when Cleveland is still 10 wins away from a championship.

"LeBron doesn't even tweet in the playoffs, and he's making rap songs!? The best motivation he could provide for his team is getting in the gym."

Ouch.

Tina Knowles' New Hubby

So Tight With Beyonce & Jay Z ...

He's Already Plugging 'Em

4/23/2015 2:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tina Knowles' hubby, Richard Lawson, is all about his new stepkids Beyonce and Jay Z -- and to prove his loyalty he put in some work for one of their flailing business ventures.

TMZ broke the story ... Richard and Tina tied the knot a couple weeks ago -- and Wednesday in L.A. he said their families are totally bonding already ... partly, he says because he and Tina have been tight for decades.

But you gotta see papa-in-law go into pitch mode when the photog brings up Tidal -- Jay Z's music streaming service. Sales of the app have plummeted, but you'd never know it from Richard's enthusiasm. 

Watch ... someone just guaranteed himself a Jay & Bey Christmas card.

Louis Tomlinson

Once, Twice ...

Three Times a Player

4/23/2015 2:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Louis Tomlinson Partying WomenOne Direction's Louis Tomlinson is easing back into bachelorhood ... by hooking up with multiple chicks at once -- or so it seemed when a pack of at least 3 went to his London hotel room. 

Tomlinson was partying at Cirque Le Soir Wednesday night ... before the after-party moved to the Soho Hotel. Best part of the rendezvous -- the girls' walk of shame Thursday morning -- although maybe it's more like walk of fame ... when you've raged with a One Direction singer all night?

Tomlinson broke up with GF Eleanor Calder last month after 4 years together.

Everyone mourns in their own way.

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Frank Ocean

R.I.P. to My Homie ...

Chris Breaux Dies in Court

4/23/2015 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0423-frank-ocean-getty-01It wasn't easy, but Frank Ocean finally got a judge to help him kill off someone very close to him -- Christopher Edwin Breaux ... as in the name Frank was given at birth, but is now ditching.

Frank's request for a legal name change got a judge's stamp of approval today in L.A.

As we previously reported ... Ocean filed legal docs a year ago to make the switch, but a judge put the brakes on the process until Frank cleared up some drivers license issues.

Breaux, born in Long Beach, CA,  was 27. He died of severe anonymity and underappreciation.

R.I.P. 

Jerry Heller

Suge Knight's Getting His Comeuppance and ...

Eazy-E's Loving It!

4/23/2015 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Never would've pegged Jerry Heller as a John Lennon fan -- but the ex rap mogul says Suge Knight's murder case is absolutely a case of instant karma.

Heller and Suge's famous rivalry goes back decades ... to when Knight allegedly forced Heller's client Eazy-E to sign over the rights to Dr. Dre.

So Heller didn't pull any punches last night outside Craig's when we asked him about Suge's murder trial. He even compared Suge's arrest to O.J. Simpson's ... calling it "payback time."

As for the upcoming NWA movie, Heller's still angry he wasn't consulted, but says he'll be watching very closely ... with someone special. This is gonna get interesting ...

Big Sean

Ariana Used Bieber

As a Weapon to Hurt Me

4/23/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0422-big-sean-ariana-grande-TMZ-01Ariana Grande lashed out at Big Sean almost immediately after their breakup by staging Justin Bieber's come-from-behind stage embrace ... so claim sources close to the couple.

Sources closely connected with them tell TMZ ... Sean claims it was him who broke off the relationship because she was "immature."

Sources say the downfall of their relationship started in February, when he made the most important appearance of his career at the House of Blues in West Hollywood. Everyone showed -- Kanye, Bieber, JLo, Chris Brown, Jay Z, A$AP Rocky, Tyga, Kylie and Kendall -- everyone EXCEPT ARIANA. We're told she needed to get ready for the Grammy's the next day, which he found extremely selfish.

0422-big-sean-pre-grammy-celebrities-INSTAGRAM-02Sean also traveled to see her "10 times more" than she went to see him. He claimed once she demanded that he blow tens of thousands of dollars to take a private jet to see her. Sean, who grew up poor, felt she was a spendthrift ... a sign of immaturity.

But the crowning blow was just after the breakup. They were still talking and the door was slightly open for a reconciliation, when Bieber jumped onstage in L.A. and grabbed Ariana from behind. Even though Ariana pushed Biebs away, Sean believes it was all calculated -- NOT by Bieber but Ariana -- to hurt him.


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Questlove

Kanye Was On Troll Patrol ...

Against Amy Schumer

4/23/2015 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West had a great excuse for shooting Amy Schumer the death stare when she pulled her red carpet stunt on him and Kim Kardashian ... at least according to Amy's good friend, Questlove.

The Roots, and 'Tonight Show' drummer thinks Amy's pratfall at Time's Most Influential gala went right over Yeezy's head because the guy never lets his guard down in public ... and is way too worried about getting trolled.

The other reason, according to Questlove is ... Kanye thought Amy was just a random troll, and not a popular comedian -- with her own TV show, btw.

Check out the clip ... Q seems to think Amy can try this again next year -- and get different results.

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50 Cent

Buries Hatchet With Mayweather

'He's My Brother'

4/23/2015 5:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0423-50cent-mayweather-instagramSeems the 50 Cent vs. Floyd Mayweather feud is finally OVER -- with the two superstars coming together Wednesday night .... months after they TRASHED each other in public. 

Don't forget ... these two HATED each other after a bitter falling out -- with 50 publicly saying Floyd was so dumb, he couldn't read. Mayweather called 50 irrelevant.  

But last night in Vegas, the two didn't just hang out -- they took a photo together ... and 50 posted it to Instagram with the caption, "THE original MONEY TEAM, you gotta love it. My brother ready,may 2 don't get scared now."

So, beef squashed?!

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