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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
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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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Kevin Gates

Kicks Fan In Chest

Don't Touch My Shorts!!

8/29/2015 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kevin Gates doesn't like to be touched when he's on stage and one female fan learned that quickly ... with a boot to the chest.

Gates was performing at a club in Lakeland, FL Friday night -- you can see a woman in the front row reach out and touch Gates' shorts ... that's when he loses it. 

It's unclear what happened to the woman after the kick but she seems to stick around. 

We've reached out to Gates for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Chief Keef

Gets Flashed By Fan ...

Forgets Everything!!

8/29/2015 10:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Chief Keef isn't someone to be left speechless, but one female fan did just that when she flashed the rapper during a show. 

Keef was in Orange County Thursday night when the rowdy fan stood up on a barricade. Keef tells her to be careful not to fall and she thanks him for the concern by lifting up her shirt.

Check out the video ... the rapper is so stunned he can't even start his next song.  

Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill

We Partied Like Crazy

With Kylie and Crew

8/29/2015 7:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill partied together Friday night in West Hollywood with a gaggle of other celebs.

We got this shot of them leaving 1 OAK, where they rubbed elbows with Kylie Jenner, Tyga, Kevin Durant, Diddy and Russell Westbrook.

The star-studded crew were all there for The Weeknd's album release party.

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T-Pain

Wrecks Aston Martin

... Blame It On The O-O-O-Other Driver

8/29/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0826_sidebar_t-pain-car-crash-photos-launchT-Pain needs a major auto-tune-up after smashing his exotic ride in a multi-car wreck ... TMZ has learned. 

The crash happened last week in L.A. -- we're told a purple sedan was turning left at an intersection, and T-Pain ... driving in the opposite direction in his fancy Aston Martin ... went through the intersection and plowed into the sedan.

The impact was so hard it knocked a tire off the sedan and flung it back into a 3rd car at the light.

As for fault ... one witness claims T-Pain jumped the light and went into the intersection early -- but Pain's camp claims the sedan turned after the light turned red. 

We're told there were no serious injuries, and even though cops showed up ... nobody was cited.

French Montana

Summer Party Pad Up For Grabs

... For $5.3 Million

8/29/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0828_french_montana_house_sale_launch2French Montana paid $40k to rent out a secluded LA home for the month of July, but now the owner only wants to sell so it will set you back $5.3 mil. 

The modern 6-bedroom mansion sits in the gated Los Feliz community of Laughlin Park -- where Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman have lived. The place looks like it's straight out of "Miami Vice" (the remake) ... with an ultramodern, all white, open air architecture.

There's a pool, a spa, and a home theater ... but the real selling point is the insane jetliner view of the city. 

It's also photo shoot ready ... just ask Frenchie. 

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