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Kanye West Goal is to Resume Tour in Early 2018 With Bonuses

6/29/2017 1:00 AM PDT

The pieces are now in place for Kanye West to go back on tour as soon as early 2018 ... and we're told it's moving in just that direction.

Sources familiar with the situation tells us Live Nation -- which produced the 2016 Saint Pablo Tour -- has been in talks with Kanye's team and, as one source puts it, "We're ready to jump as soon as he gives the green light." 

Various sources tell us Kanye is physically and mentally back ... in fact, better than they've ever seen him. They say he's focused, engaged, and has overcome the issues that landed him in the hospital last year.

We're told when Kanye decides to go back on stage, it will not be a replica of last year's tour. Although the floating stage was pretty awesome, we're told Kanye will almost certainly improve on it or replace it, as well as other various effects. 

We're also told he will update the set list. TMZ broke the story ... Kanye had gone to a Wyoming retreat over the last few months to work on a new album.

But ... Kanye is aggressively avoiding artificial deadlines, because it creates stress that leads to bad things. He doesn't have a specific timeline for releasing the album or firing up the tour ... although our tour sources say early next year is the goal.

DJ Khaled's Son The Boy Who Cried Bieber!!!

6/29/2017 12:50 AM PDT

When DJ Khaled's son met Justin Bieber ... tears were shed. 

TMZ has obtained video of Justin getting an audience with Khaled's beloved baby boy, Asahd. The meeting went down while Asahd's pop and JB were shooting their "I'm the One" music video, and let's just say it didn't go too well.

Asahd -- who famously never cries or fusses in public -- gave Justin the once-over, and then came the bawling. The Biebs tried his best to soothe the kid ... NOT by singing, "Baby," but that would've been cool.

Khaled's spawn always gets his way -- look at him, you can see why -- and even Justin knows it. 

Prodigy's Funeral East Coast Hip-Hop Legends Expected

6/29/2017 12:40 AM PDT
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Prodigy's funeral should bring together some huge names -- his fellow legends of hip-hop ... especially from the East Coast scene. 

Sources connected to the service tell us Prodigy's family has invited an A-list of rappers who worked with Mobb Deep or came up at the same time ... including Nas, Lil Kim, Big Daddy Kane, Ice-T, Naughty By Nature, Onyx. Of course, Prodigy's partner, Havoc, will also be there.

We're told the private ceremony will go down Thursday at NYC's Frank E. Campbell "Funeral Chapel." A public service for fans to pay final respects will happen there from 2 to 5 PM. 

TMZ broke the story ... Prodigy died last week in Las Vegas after a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia. 

KYLE 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' Sounds Like a #1!

6/28/2017 12:54 PM PDT

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" might have a place on Billboard's hip-hop chart if rapper KYLE ever decides to turn it into a banger.

We got KYLE at LAX and asked him what childhood nursery rhyme has a shot at following his debut single, "iSpy", to the top of the charts. He'd know since his track plays off the childhood game. 

KYLE says he doesn't mind crossing over into the kids' music market because there's potential to score even bigger paydays ... as long as a certain rodent comes calling.

Rihanna's New Guy Accepts Guinness Records Challenge But ...

6/28/2017 11:51 AM PDT
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Rihanna's new beau is certainly up for a new challenge -- whether it's landing a smoking hot chick or lining up hundreds of cars to smash world records.

Hassan Jameel -- the guy RiRi was sucking face with in Spain -- accepted a challenge from Guinness back in 2013 to break the world record for the largest Toyota car parade. Makes sense -- Hassan's the heir to Saudi Arabia's largest Toyota distributor.

But we did a little digging and a rep at Guinness tells TMZ no application's been submitted from Saudi Arabia Toyota since Hassan accepted the challenge. Colombia and South Africa, however, did apply.

The current record holder is Toyota Cyprus ... which paraded 742 whips back in 2015. If you're wondering what the hell a Toyota car parade is ... think your local highway at rush hour, with ONLY Toyotas.

Beyonce, Jay-Z Becoming Prince and Princess of Bel-Air Real Estate Sources Say

6/28/2017 10:58 AM PDT

It looks like there's a super secret real estate deal that's going down in Bel-Air, and the buzz is that Beyonce and Jay-Z are the buyers.

It's all over the real estate community in the area ... the house is not on the market, but it has been quietly shopped for $130 MILLION. It's 30,000 square feet on 1.86 acres, 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 4 pools, a basketball court, recording studio, spa and paddle tennis court. It's also fully furnished.

Multiple real estate sources claim the house is currently in escrow, but the amount is a mystery. Two sources claim Beyonce and Jay-Z are paying $120 million ... way over their $80 million budget, but most other sources say they're ONLY paying around $90 million. 

Get this ... the people who are selling the estate bought it in 2013 for $15 million. They tore the house down and the last 4 years has been almost nonstop construction.

TMZ has reported Beyonce and Jay have been frustrated, looking at every available property in their price range for 2 years, without success. They didn't want anything more than $80 mil. Based on what we're hearing now, it seems they made this secret deal and stretched their budget.

We're told the Bel-Air estate is "spectacular."

Bill Belichick's Biggest Secret? Dude Can Sing ... Says Girlfriend

6/28/2017 10:52 AM PDT
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Bill Belichick is secretly the Bill Belichick of music -- so says his longtime girlfriend who just revealed the Patriots coach is a closet SINGING SENSATION! 

Linda Holliday dropped the musical bombshell in an interview with N Magazine, saying:

"I’ll tell you something about Bill ... He can sing. And he can sing well."

She noted, "You won’t hear it. You won’t see it. But he can sing well.”

Belichick -- who was sitting next to Holliday for the interview -- reportedly busted out a "boyish grin" when Linda spilled his secret.

So, we did some digging and actually FOUND a clip of Bill's pipes in action -- singing with Jon Bon Jovi! 

Look, he ain't exactly Pavarotti ... but cut the guy a break -- he was probably just a little tired from WINNING SUPER BOWLS! 

One more note, the interview was to raise awareness for the Bill Belichick Foundation which helps kids through sports. 

Steam Singer Gary DeCarlo Dead at 75 'Hey Hey Hey Goodbye'

6/28/2017 10:22 AM PDT
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Gary DeCarlo, the lead singer of Steam, has died after battling cancer ... TMZ has confirmed.

Gary and Steam are, of course, best known for their number one hit, "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye." The song topped the charts in 1969, but went on to become one of the most ubiquitous tracks of all time.

Gary's close friend, Pat Horgan, tells us the singer died in hospice care in Connecticut. He had lung cancer, which spread all over his body. Horgan says Gary's wife was by his side when he passed.  

As for his huge hit -- y'know you hear it ALL the time. It's the standard sing-along at sporting events when one team loses, and it's been featured in tons of movies -- most notably, "Remember the Titans."

Most recently, the song was even sung in Congress .... after the House passed the Obamacare repeal bill.

Gary was 75. RIP.

Now everybody sing along ...

Rihanna Pool Kisser's Got a Billion Worth O' Toyota, Soccer Dough

6/28/2017 8:53 AM PDT
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Rihanna's new face-sucking partner is NOT with her for her money -- bro's got a ton of his own!

Turns out the pool kisser is Hassan Jameel, the heir to Saudi Arabia's largest Toyota distributor. After we posted the pics of their makeout sesh in Spain, there was a lot of speculation he was a Spanish soccer star. Well, that's laughable ... because Hassan OWNS an entire soccer league.

The Saudi pro soccer league is called the Jameel league, and net worth for the Jameel fam is a reported $1.5 BILLION.

Also ... he's dated Naomi Campbell. Hassan's definitely living the dream.

The big question: Will RiRi roll in a Prius?

David Guetta Asstonishing Views in Spain Got Him Like ...

6/28/2017 8:04 AM PDT

Smoking hot chicks in bikinis? Check. Vacationing on a baller yacht in Spain? Yup -- and David Guetta's happy ass is enjoying it all.

The EDM superstar DJ grinned ear-to-ear as his drop-dead gorgeous gf, Jessica Ledon, hung all over him during their vacay on the Spanish island of Formentera. Butts weren't the only things popping ... Jessica's sporting some shiny bling on her ring finger.

Unclear if Guetta locked it down, but Jessica looks extremely happy.

Getting filthy in Spain ... it's worked out for David.

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen A Little Bump, A Little Grind, A Little Boob

6/28/2017 7:15 AM PDT

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were kind of Ricky and Lucy Tuesday night, when she got in the act and then jacked his performance with the help of a nip slip.

John was smooth as silk Tuesday night while singing "Slow Dance." That's when he brought Chrissy up for some slow dancing. It all looked fantastic ... and then the boob -- let's get real, even more fantastic!

Chrissy owned it, and the show went on.


Justin Bieber My Right Yeezy ... Fan Smelling Big Cash!!

6/28/2017 12:30 AM PDT

Justin Bieber's discarded shoe could land a lucky fan a few thousand bucks ... and there's still another one out there.

Biebs took the Yeezys off his feet and hurled 'em into the crowd during a Sunday night concert in Germany. The lucky dog who nabbed the right sneaker already has it up on eBay ... for a starting bid of 5,000 euros (about $5,670 in U.S. dollars).

The seller claims it's the original, and there are more pics to prove it, if needed. The description also says part of the sale will be donated ... but it's unclear to what.

Bieber's left shoe is also online, but not for profit -- @theleftyeezy has more than 5,000 followers on Instagram. And if you're curious about JB's shoe size, here it is ... allegedly.

Tupac's Estate Sued I Sang on 'Bury Me a G' ... Now Bury Me in Royalties!

6/28/2017 12:20 AM PDT

One of Tupac's hits from the 90's features a singer who says she never got paid for her vocals, so she's suing ... even though it appears 20 years too late to collect.

Natasha Walker -- who was in the R&B group Y?N-Vee -- sang backups on "Bury Me a G" and even has a credit on the track. But in docs, obtained by TMZ, she says she and Pac made a deal in '93 that the song would be a joint effort and she'd have equal ownership.

Natasha says she's never seen a dime from the song's release ... hence her lawsuit. One potential problem for her: It's 2017 and the statute of limitations for contract claims in California is just 4 years.

Walker's attorney, Jennifer Harris, tells us because the song continues to make money and will for the foreseeable future ... her client has every right to come-a-knockin' now. She wants all royalties, back and current, plus damages and attorney's fees.

We've reached out to Tupac's estate ... so far, no word back.

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