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LL Cool J

Squashes Legendary Rap Feud With Canibus

12/20/2014 10:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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launchLL Cool J and Canibus' rap feud is FINALLY OVER ...  and we got video evidence to prove their on stage bro-down was totally legit.

Ladies Love told the crowd at the Barclays Center Friday night he's had a lot of beefs in his life ... but sometimes you've gotta be the bigger man -- and then brought Canibus on stage to a loud ovation.

For those of you who aren't hip hop heads ... the war started in the late '90s -- after Canibus threw an underhanded jab at LL while recording their duet "4, 3, 2, 1" ... the same track they performed last night during the reunion.

Sources tell us LL reached out to his former foe a few weeks ago to gauge the rappers interest ... and Canibus jumped at the chance to end their 17 year battle.

The two rappers hugged it out on stage afterward ... then the "NCIS: Los Angeles" star complimented Canibus' career -- even though it sounded a little backhanded.

Progress?

Nicki Minaj

Says She's Crushed Over Break-Up

In New Music Video

12/19/2014 7:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicki Minaj
is releasing a new music video in which she explains why she dumped longtime BF Safaree Samuels.

TMZ got hold of the video, in which Nicki appears to accuse Safaree of cheating. She also says he broke her heart.

In a weird turn, she also seems to say in the song -- "Love Triangle" -- she is deeply missing him.

As we reported ...  Safaree is so despondent over the breakup, he's talking to his friends about suicide.

Wes Scantlin

My Name is Mudd

In the Home Ownership Dept.

12/20/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1219_wes-scantlin_tmzWes Scantlin has gone after a neighbor with a buzz saw, and a cop was injured while responding to a flood at his home ... now the home of bad luck is going on the auction block.

The Puddle of Mudd singer -- whose group sold more than 7 million albums -- is behind on his mortgage and the bank is tired of sending him notices. So the bank foreclosed on the house and it plans on recovering the mortgage balance -- more than $375,000 when the property is sold.

Scantlin bought the house for $1.7 mil back in 2005.

The auction is set for next month.

Justin Bieber

Blazin' Again ...

But Not Like That

12/19/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber was caught speeding in the valley and it's cost him thousands ... which is just how he planned it.

Biebs was down for a little late night go-kart action Wednesday night for a bud's b-day ... and dropped a few grand for an after-hours, all-access adrenaline session at MB2 Raceway.

We're told ... JB arrived with a dozen friends -- including Hailey Baldwin. We're told he dropped $2,700 ... the cost of burning rubber for 2 hours.

The staff gladly stuck around ...  Justin threw them an extra $500.

Go Biebs Racer ... Go!

Soulja Boy

I Scored a Deal

For My Loaded Gun Case

12/19/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Soulja Boy DealSoulja Boy cut a deal Thursday ... but he wasn't signed to a new record label -- the rapper copped a plea in his loaded gun case ... and the gun in question will soon be history.

Soulja pled no contest Thursday to carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle ... in return, the possession charge was dropped.

Soulja was also sentenced to 24 months summary probation and 170 hours of community service.

As for the gun ... according to the deal it will be destroyed.

Case closed.

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Beyonce, Jay Z

Lose Bidding War for Epic L.A. House

12/18/2014 3:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1218_beyonce_jay_z_beverly_hills_home_launchA 35-year-old Swedish video game programmer just got the prized house that Jay Z and Beyonce also wanted ... TMZ has learned.

Our real estate sources tell us ... Markus Persson plunked down $70 million cash for a 23,000 square foot palace in Bev Hills.

Markus can afford it ... he sold his company, Mojang -- which created the video game Minecraft -- to Microsoft for $2.5 BILLION.

As we reported, Beyonce and Jay Z visited the house multiple times and made an offer but Markus beat them out at 70.  

The other winners ... realtors Branden Williams and Ben Bacal who get a big fat commission check.

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New 'Voice' Champ

Digging a Hole ...

With Fans Already

12/18/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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121814_tv_tune_in_craig_wayne_boyd_launch_V3Craig Wayne Boyd just won "The Voice" and he's already got fans flocking around him in NYC ... which would be awesome -- except for the fact he blew off a bunch of them. 

CWB -- not just a great singer, but a great hole digger!
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Bobby Shmurda

'Driving Force' in Murderous Gang

Prosecutors Claim

12/18/2014 1:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapper Bobby Shmurda was a "driving force" in a gang that committed murders and other violent crimes ... this according to NY prosecutors.

Prosecutors from the NYC Special Narcotics Office just released their indictment, claiming more than 15 defendants committed a variety of crimes, including murder, attempted murder, assault and drug dealing. Bobby himself was charged with conspiracy to commit murder but not the murder itself and a few other weapon and drug charges.

Bobby -- who at one time called himself "Two Socks Bobby" -- is charged with firing a gun at a group of people outside a barber shop. Prosecutors say "socks" is code for firearms.

According to the indictment, members of the gang used other code words, including "suntan," which means shooting someone.  

The complaint says Bobby confessed to a fellow gang member, "You know I suntan him and shot, do issues, you know what's going on."

Prosecutors also say the ring dealt heavily in narcotics, with a pattern of violence that spread from Brooklyn to South Beach, Florida.

The D.A. says the violence was so prevalent, it turned Brooklyn into a shooting gallery.

Bobby pled not guilty to all charges Thursday in NYC.  He's being held on $2 million bail.

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'The Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd

Snubs Fans Hard

12/18/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Craig Wayne Boyd
may have just won "The Voice," but he wouldn't even be a finalist in "The Brain," because he almost immediately disrespected the fans who will determine his long-term success. 

Boyd was leaving an NYC office Building Wednesday ... when he squeezed in an autograph and a mid-stride selfie, and then blazed past the other fans.

The little people know the game, and warned the singer he's starting off on the wrong foot.

"The Voice" is a really good show. Now name one of the past winners.

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Bobby Shmurda

Arrested in Sting

Involving Drugs and Shootings

12/17/2014 11:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0828-bobby-shmurda-tmz-01Rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested Tuesday night during a sting involving multiple shootings and drug trafficking ... TMZ has confirmed.

The indictment is sealed and the specific charges have not been disclosed, but we know it's part of a long-term investigation conducted by the NYPD and a special narcotics prosecutor.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Shmurda was under surveillance by police and was arrested while he sat in a car outside a NYC recording studio.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday. 

Shumurda was arrested in October for smoking a joint with two friends while double parked on a Brooklyn street ... and in June for possession of a weapon.



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Nick Jonas

I'm a Big Pianist

... Don't Be 'Jealous'

12/17/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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121714_tv_tune_in_nick_jonas_launchNick Jonas killed it on the famous giant piano at FAO Schwarz in New York City ... playing his new hit song. And with a new show, new physique and hot GF -- we're declaring Nick the winner of 2014.

Yep, the whole damn year. Now check out his footwork!
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Cody Simpson

Patrick Schwarzenegger's Fooling Everyone ...

He's a Party Animal

12/17/2014 5:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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121714_cody_simpson_launchMiley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger took Miami by storm together, but don't get it twisted -- one of them is fueling that party train more than the other... according to their pal Cody Simpson.

The Aussie pop star was shopping at Cotton On in Santa Monica, and talking about his New Year's party plan (he's got a great one) ... which got us on Patrick, Miley, and Cody's raging times at Art Basel last week on South Beach.

We asked who goes harder in the club -- and he backs up what TMZ first told you a couple weeks ago.

You gotta hear Cody gush about Patrick though -- bromance in full bloom. 

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Taylor Swift

B-Day Party Sold a Load of S**t

12/17/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Taylor Swift Birthday PartyNot everybody was hatin' on Taylor Swift's celeb-crammed 25TH b-day bash in NYC -- a toy company just made a crap ton of money off it thanks to Justin Timberlake.

Turns out the takeaway from Taylor's now famous IG shot -- with Beyonce, Jay Z, Sam Smith, Haim, and JT -- was the poop emoji mask on Justin.

The people who make JT's turd face say they've seen a huge spike in sales since Taylor posted the shot. A rep for BigMouth Inc. tells TMZ they've seen a 315% increase and are almost sold out.

So, yeah ... #2 is now #1 on the charts. 

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