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Master P's Wife

He's Tossing Me ...

Out in the Street!

9/1/2015 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0901_master_p_sonya_miller_tmz_instagramMaster P won't rest until his estranged wife is homeless, phone-less, and penniless -- according to Sonya Miller who is begging the court to force him to pay up immediately. 

Sonya says Master P pulled out the big guns last week in their divorce war ... by having security guards block her from entering the Calabasas gated community where she lives with their 7 kids. The issue is ... Master P pays the rent, but in docs filed last week ... Sonya says he's threatening to stop paying. She also says he cut off her cable service at the home, and her cell phone. 

There's more ... Sonya says Master P told her he was going to have her SUV repossessed ... which, she points out, would force her and the children to walk in the blazing summer heat of the Valley -- possibly aggravating her hernia and vertigo.

Sonya wants MP to start forking over some cash while they sort out the divorce. In the docs, she says her soon-to-be-ex is estimated to be worth $178 million ... but he's yet to pay a cent of child or spousal support.  

Taylor Swift

Mics Didn't Hear It & No One Smelt It

... So I Never Dealt It

9/1/2015 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

MTV is saying a noise that sounded like Taylor Swift passing gas on live TV was just a faulty microphone ... but the impeccable timing of the toot makes that hard to believe. 

The sound happened while Swift was introducing her new music video "Wildest Dreams" during the MTV VMAs pre-show. 

So many things happened at the right time to make you believe Taylor squeezed it easy: her crouching at the same time as the toot, the open-mouth reaction and the wince on Karlie Kloss' face who was right behind Taylor.  

MTV claims their mics are so directional there's "absolutely no possibility" of them picking up a fart that loudly.

Still, we have to ask ... 

Kevin Gates

Cops Investigate Fan Kick

Charges Coming Down

9/1/2015 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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11:38 AM PT -- The Lakeland PD has filed a criminal complaint against Gates, charging him with simple battery. The case is now in the hands of the State Attorney's Office.update_grey_gray_barKevin Gates is learning ... brutally kicking a fan is a good way to get the cops crawling up your ass, and he's about to face criminal charges. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... police in Lakeland, FL are working with the State Attorney's Office and expect the rapper to be charged for the incident that went down over the weekend. Gates unleashed the kick on a woman who had tugged at his shorts. 

The woman was struck in the midsection, and went to the hospital. Based on the video alone ... it appears he severely overreacted.

It's unclear what the charge will be against Gates, but it's expected to come down sooner than later.

Gates also got into it with fans during a March show in Michigan ... but was not charged. 

Jay Z

Always Big Pimpin'

Just Don't Tell The Jury

9/1/2015 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0901-jay-z-tmz-02Jay Z raps about being a "pimp in every sense of the word" -- but in reality, Jigga wants to keep his fat pockets and criminal past under wraps when it comes to his court battle over "Big Pimpin'."

Jay filed docs asking a judge to keep his wealth from the eyes of the jury hearing his illegal sampling lawsuit. He's being sued by a man who claims Jay lifted an Egyptian composition for the 2000 mega-smash hit. In the docs, Jay Z says his bank account and rap sheet have nothing to do with the case.

The plaintiff claims Jay stole the tune, so that makes the rapper's criminal past relevant.

The judge is still deciding what he'll allow in court.

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Janet Jackson

Tears and Tribute to Michael

... For Tour Opener

9/1/2015 7:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Janet Jackson's emotions started pouring out on the first night of her "Unbreakable" tour ... which she kicked off in Vancouver Monday night. 

Janet got a massive ovation at the very start of the show -- and broke down before launching into her string of hit songs. Her set included "Scream" ... the mega hit she recorded with her brother, Michael.

As for what everyone really came to see -- 49-year-old Janet's still pulling off her signature dance moves.

Oh, and note to Justin Bieber ... this is how you really get choked up onstage. 

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Taylor Swift

Sings Over Felony Assault Onstage

... Fan Busted for Brawl

9/1/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Taylor Swift never broke stride as a crazed fan jumped onstage and went toe-to-toe with her security force in a fight so nasty ... bones were broken. 

The intense brawl went down Saturday night at San Diego's Petco Park, and law enforcement sources tell us 26-year-old Christian Ewing snuck into the concert -- repeatedly evading security guards trying to toss him. 

We're told Ewing eventually charged onto the stage just as Taylor was runway strutting during "Style." Check out the video ... 4 security guards immediately pounced on him, but he put up a hell of a fight.

The guards eventually dragged him away -- but one guard broke a rib. Ewing was booked for felony and misdemeanor battery, and obstruction. His bail is set at $35k.

Besides a quick glance ... Taylor was able to shake it off. 

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Chris Brown

My Baby Mama's Got Terrible Judgment

In Boyfriends

9/1/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0831-chris-brown-king-ba-TMZ-Instagram-01Chris Brown is chomping at the bit to face his baby mama in custody court ... and the biggest weapon in his arsenal is the woman's boyfriend. 

Chris and Nia Guzman will fight it out in 2 weeks. She wants full custody of 1-year-old Royalty and visitation for Chris, BUT only if it's monitored. She says he's a bad guy who hangs with criminals and smokes weed. Chris wants joint custody. 

But we're told Chris thinks her argument will boomerang right back in her face, because her boyfriend, King Ba -- the guy who lived with her and is even named on Royalty's birth certificate -- is a wanted man ... on the run for felony forgery

We're told Chris is eager to tell the judge Nia has terrible judgment ... hooking up with a con man.

As we first reported, Chris believes Nia's real motivation has nothing to do with custody ... she wants to squeeze more child support out of him. He's currently paying $2,500. She wants $15k.

As for Nia, her rep tells us, she's no longer with King Ba.

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Chris Brown Sued

Your Lack of Security ...

Got Me Shot!

8/31/2015 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0831-chris-brown-tmz-02One of Chris Brown's fans is blaming the singer for the gunshot wound he suffered during a Bay Area concert back in January.

Paul Briley filed a lawsuit against Brown for the shooting that went down at San Jose's Capricorn Bash. In the suit, Briley says Brown failed to provide enough security.

TMZ broke the story ... 5 people were injured when the shots rang out around 1:30 AM.

Briley says he sustained permanent injuries. He points out that Brown had multiple violent incidents at concerts before the San Jose show ... and therefore, should have had more security.

Justin Bieber

Sobbing Was Real

Jitters Got Best of Me

8/31/2015 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber wasn't crying crocodile tears ... he really did get choked up and overcome with emotion when his VMA gig ended, and he's blaming his nerves for the sobfest.

Sources at the award show tell TMZ ... the Biebs was super nervous before his big "What Do You Mean?" performance ... because it's been five years since he last sang at the VMAs. 

Although Justin included a message about his "journey" -- with clear religious undertones -- we're told his break down was more about a sense of relief that he got through the comeback performance.

Justin recovered just fine from his butterflies though -- one video posted on Shots showed him onstage at Henry's singing his new hit again. No tears this time. 


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Kanye West

Over a Barrel ...

On Presidential Domain Name

8/31/2015 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0831-kanye-president-VMAs-GETTY-01Kanye West may have just made a young man a fortune by announcing his possible run for President.

Tramall Ferguson registered "KanyeForPresident.com" back in April on a whim ... thinking maybe one day Yeezy would make it in the oval office.

The 24-year-old recent graduate said he registered a few other domains, including "PeterGriffinForPresident.com." 

After Kanye's announcement at the MTV VMAs ... Tramal's phone is blowing up with huge offers to own the domain ... upwards of $80k.

0831-kanye-president-domain-SUB-INSTAGRAM-01Tramal says he's holding out ... waiting for Kanye to call.  He wouldn't say how much he'd charge, but he was clear ... Kanye's not getting it for free.

It'll take a lot more than a pair of those Yeezys.

Trick Daddy

Bankrupt!

Baby Mamas Are Expensive

8/31/2015 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0831-trick-daddy-getty-01Trick Daddy has filed for bankruptcy because, according to him ... he’s got next to ZERO money in the bank, and his baby mama bills keep piling up.

The Miami rapper filed for Chapter 11 saying he’s got about $430k in assets – which sounds decent, except he's also $645k in the red! Including: $34,837 child support to one mother, $22,282 to another,  $290k in back taxes, and $280k for his first mortgage.

Interestingly, Trick Daddy says he still makes about $14,500 a month -- most of it off music publishing and club gigs -- and doesn't live a baller lifestyle. Hell, TD says he only has $550 in clothes and jewelry!

So fiscally responsible. Outside of baby mamas and the IRS. 

Justin Bieber

Breaks Down in Tears

During VMA Performance

8/30/2015 7:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber totally lost it during the VMA's, sobbing as he explained his life's journey in progress.

Bieber was singing his new song, "What Do you Mean," when he began musing abut the twists and turns of life ... clearly referring to his own rocky road over the last few years.

More therapeutic than Dr. Phil.

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Justin Bieber

Nailed By Cops for Speeding

8/30/2015 1:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... speed was a factor, but Justin was cited for unsafe passing on the right. JB was also given an equipment violation for window tint. 

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Justin Bieber's passion for fast cars got the best of him Saturday night, when he got stopped by a Beverly Hills cop ... and plenty of reinforcements.

Witnesses tell TMZ, Justin was going well over the 25 MPH speed limit in his new Ferrari when he was spotted on a residential street in Bev Hills.

After the stop, 3 other squad cars rolled up.  It's unclear why.  We're told Justin got a speeding ticket and went on his way.

He did not ask the cops, "What do you mean?"  They were clear.

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