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Meek Mill & Rick Ross Gunshots Fired During Music Video Shoot

10/20/2016 4:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1020_2chainz_rick_ross_meek_mill_gucci_mane_tmzGunfire erupted dangerously close to Meek Mill, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane while they were on the set of their new music video ... TMZ has learned.

The 4 rap heavy hitters were up on a rooftop in Atlanta shooting their vid for "Buy Back the Block." Everything seemed to be running according to plan until several shots rang out ... forcing the rappers to hit the deck.

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Our sources say the gunfire didn't happen on set, but at an apartment complex nearby.

The Atlanta PD tells us they got a call for shots fired in the area ... but there were no injuries or arrests made.

The impressive part -- we're told everyone remained on set and completed the shoot ... for the music vid.

RZA Russell Spit At Azealia ... But She Was Out of Her Mind

10/20/2016 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

RZA has broken his silence ... condemning Azealia Banks for the confrontation with Russell Crowe ... claiming Russell was simply trying to prevent her from intentionally cutting another guest with a glass.

RZA came on "TMZ Live" and told us ... Russell did indeed spit at Azealia like she claims, but he didn't choke her ... nor did he hurl the n-word. He also said she was out of control and violent ... and hinted she was wasted.

RZA says he told cops the same story he told us. Azealia has filed a battery report with the BHPD.

DJ Porter Robinson Helter Shelter ... Mobbed in Japan!!!

10/20/2016 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Porter Robinson almost didn't make it out of Tokyo's busiest intersection alive after premiering his new -- and super dope! -- anime video on one of its Jumbotrons.

The Shibuya mob is insane and just looking at Porter in the crowd can give someone a case of claustrophobia.

For those wondering ... the track's called "Shelter" and it's a collab with Madeon, and the video created by Porter is already trending on YouTube, so safe to say Porter won over the crowd. 

Consider the clusterf*** a compliment, Porter ... Japan knows its anime. 

Vince Neil No Jail In Vegas Hair Pull Case

10/20/2016 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019_VINCE_NEIL-TMZVince Neil just got lucky in Las Vegas ... he struck a deal to avoid jail time for yanking a woman to the ground by her hair in a casino. 

Neil's lawyers, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, appeared in court for him Wednesday and pled guilty to misdemeanor battery. Neil will have to pay $1,000 and spend 6 months on informal probation. He's also been ordered to undergo impulse control counseling.

We broke the story ... Neil and Nic Cage were seen arguing outside the Aria Hotel after Neil attacked the woman. Surveillance footage showed the hair grab and pull.

The woman also sued Neil for at least $150k, and that case is still pending.

Vanilla Ice's Wife I Wanna Stay in the Crib, You Gotta Pay

10/20/2016 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1020-vanilla-ice-laura-giaritta-tmz-getty-01Vanilla Ice's estranged wife wants to make a clean sweep in their divorce.

Laura Van Winkle wants to keep the Wellington, FL home she's been living in with their 18 and 16-year-old daughters and she's asking for child and spousal support ... according to the divorce petition, obtained by TMZ.

In the docs, Laura says she's down to share responsibility for their minor child. She wants Vanilla on the hook for her legal fees.

She says they've been separated since 2011, confirming what our sources said when Laura filed the divorce docs Tuesday. They'd been together for nearly 20 years.

Kanye West Apple vs. Tidal BS Crushed My Song with Drake & Jay Z

10/20/2016 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West is holding a major grudge against Tidal and Apple, and now he's blasting the "bulls***" between them for destroying his super-collaboration with Drake and Jay Z

Kanye launched into the rant during his Seattle concert Wednesday night ... right before he performed Drake's hit, "Pop Style." The track originally included all 3 superstars -- but a showdown between streaming services shut it down, and it's obvious 'Ye still pissed.

And get this ... it wasn't just finances that screwed the deal -- Kanye says Drake's nemesis, Meek Mill, was also involved.

For once, we can ALL get on board with this 'Ye rant -- which, for some reason, included a bit about Kim's Paris robbery.

Oh, and here's what people who paid for the "Views" album missed out on. Thanks a lot Apple, Tidal ... and Meek. 

Vanilla Ice Wife Files for Divorce

10/19/2016 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019-vanilla-ice-laura-giaritta-tmz-getty-01Vanilla Ice's marriage is officially ice, ice baby -- his wife just filed for divorce after nearly 20 years together ... TMZ has learned.

Laura Van Winkle filed the docs Tuesday in Florida. They have 16 and 18-year-old daughters. Sources close to Ice tell us he and Laura have actually been separated for a few years now, and she's just making the split official.

The couple toughed it out after he was twice arrested for domestic battery ... in 2008 and 2001. 

Unclear if Ice was blindsided by Laura's filing, but he seemed pretty chipper a few weeks ago when we got a Delta employee serenading him

Bobby Shmurda 7 Year Sentence Is a Screw Job! My Lawyer Forced Me

10/19/2016 10:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1019-bobby-shmurda-twitter-02Bobby Shmurda's desperate attempt to get out of his plea deal fell on deaf ears ... as a judge sentenced him to 7 years in prison for gun possession charges.

The rapper was in court Wednesday and in a last-ditch effort ... told the judge he was forced to take the plea, and tried to withdraw it. He even turned to his lawyer in open court and said he wanted to fire him.

Judge wasn't having it, and stuck with the plea deal Bobby had agreed to last monthwhich he says he took to help his friend ... days before he was to stand trial.

Bobby's already been behind bars for 21 months, so at least he'll get credit for that.

Eminem 'Loose Cannon' Trump Can't Be Prez!

10/19/2016 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Eminem just dropped a diss track on Donald Trump and his supporters ... essentially calling him too much of a yahoo to be trusted with our nuclear weapons. 

Slim's "Campaign Speech" is almost 8 minutes of blistering freestyle -- with a few heated bars devoted to the Republican candidate ... calling him a "loose cannon" and threatening to drown his supporters.

Give it a listen ... Em's sarcastic tongue is as sharp as ever.

Azealia Banks Here's What Really Happened ... With Russell Crowe

10/19/2016 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Azealia Banks is sticking to her story -- that Russell Crowe choked her, spit on her and called her the n-word over the weekend ... and adds her so-called pal, RZA, essentially has no balls in Hollywood. 

We got Azealia in Century City and she explained her version of what happened at Russell's disastrous Beverly Hills Hotel dinner party -- and it sounds like she tried making a joke which bombed and then things got ugly, fast. 

In her eyes, she bruised some egos and then suddenly she was being choked, spit on and called racial slurs by Crowe. As for whether she used the n-word ... Azealia cops to it, but believes she has a good excuse.

Check out the clip -- she's got choice words for RZA and the deal she almost signed with him. She also plays it coy about following through on criminal charges against Crowe

Azealia Banks No More RZA Biz ... He Betrayed Me!!

10/19/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1018-azealia-banks-rza-tmz-01Azealia Banks is pissed at RZA for not defending her when Russell Crowe threw her out of his party, and says she's cutting him off for good ... personally and professionally. 

Sources close to Banks tell TMZ ... she'd been negotiating a deal to sign with RZA's record label for the past 3 weeks. We're told RZA's rep called her this week about closing the deal, and she made it clear ... the deal is OFF.

RZA -- who invited Azealia to the party -- doesn't seem to be losing any sleep over it. His camp insists she's "full of it" when it comes to the events in Crowe's suite, and she was squarely in the wrong.

Gucci Mane Back On the Road ... With a Brand New Rolls!

10/19/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gucci Mane is returning to normal life -- at least for a famous rapper -- rewarding himself with a brand new Rolls-Royce now that he can drive again.

Gucci was out in Atlanta showing off a red 2016 Phantom Drophead coupe right after he got his license back. Talk about enjoying his first ride since getting out of jail ... the whip he was rolling in is worth $500k!

The rapper announced some ambitious plans before taking his ride, and his sights are set on a top 5 list that might surprise you.



Ice Cube Tupac's a Hall of Famer! Rock and Roll Be Damned

10/18/2016 4:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ice Cube isn't concerned about Tupac getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and thinks hip-hop superstars should have their HOF anyway.

It was announced Tuesday ... Tupac is on the list of nominees for next year's ceremony. So, we asked Cube -- who got into the Hall earlier this year -- if he thinks 'Pac will get the nod on his first try.

Check out the vid ... Cube also dropped a few quick pearls about Donald Trump and the rash of sexual misconduct allegations. He said a lot with just 4 words.

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