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Charlamagne tha God I Wish XXXTentacion Focused on His Life More Than His Death

6/20/2018 8:33 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Charlamagne tha God wants new-school rappers to learn one thing from XXXTentacion's murder -- gain better perspective about life, and talk a lot less about dying.

We got the 'Breakfast Club' cohost Tuesday night at NYC's Tribeca Film Center, and talked to him about the tragic death of the 20-year-old rapper ... who was killed by a gunman Monday in South Florida.

Charlamagne recalled the videos XXX posted, openly talking about possibly dying and also his legacy. One of them went viral after he was gunned down. X said, "If I'm gonna die, or ever be a sacrifice, I want to make sure that my life made at least 5 million kids happy."

Charlamagne says he wants to encourage young rappers to have a better point of view.

He feels strongly that OG rappers can make a difference for the new heads coming up in the game.

Jay-Z I Turned Down NFL's Super Bowl Offer

6/20/2018 6:44 AM PDT
Breaking News

Jay-Z says the NFL approached him to perform at the Super Bowl -- but he shot them down saying, "You need me, I don't need you."

It's all part of Jay and Beyonce's new song, "Apesh*t" (featuring Quavo and Offset), which dropped this past weekend. Scroll to 3:31. 

One of the key lyrics is when Jay says, "I said no to the Super Bowl: you need me, I don't need you. Every night we in the endzone, tell the NFL we in stadiums too."

Seems to imply Jay rejected the NFL over the handling of the Colin Kaepernick kneeling situation -- a situation Jay has publicly criticized the league for in the past. 

Another clue ... in the music video, Jay features at least 11 people taking a knee during that line. 

There were reports back in Sept. 2017 that Jay gave a thumbs-down to the NFL -- but he hadn't commented before and the NFL essentially denied it saying no decisions had been made. 

But, Jay doesn't mince words here ... 

Danielle Bregoli Breaks Down Over XXXTentacion's Murder ...

6/20/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Danielle Bregoli is still taking the news of XXXTentacion's murder hard, and pleading for the violence to end.

We got Bregoli in downtown L.A. where she shed tears over XXX's murder, which Bregoli says needs to be a wake-up call for others like Tekashi69 and Trippie Red who act all big and tough.

Bregoli and XXXTentacion were good friends apparently ... something people didn't really know 'til Danielle shared a video Monday of a phone call she recorded with the late rapper. In the call, XXX apologized about something, although Danielle didn't elaborate on it.

We also asked Danielle about changing her own bad girl image in the wake of XXXTentacion's death, but she couldn't muster up an answer ... because she was too choked up.

Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Living Large Together in NYC

6/20/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have been moving fast since they hooked up, and now it's onward and upward in the form of a super deluxe apartment in the sky.

The newly engaged couple just moved into a $16 MILLION apartment in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood ... it's a new luxury complex designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid.

Their unit is more than 4,000 sq. ft. with 5 beds and 4.5 baths, and features amazing views of the city and the Empire State Building. The complex has a fitness center, a 75-foot sky lit pool, a private IMAX theater ... and Sting as their neighbor. 

It's unclear if Pete and Ariana dropped a ton of cash to buy the place or if they're just renting, but all signs point to a move over the weekend when she shared a SpongeBob meme with the caption, "Us in our new apartment with no furniture 1 speaker and red vines."

As we reported ... they were arm-in-arm Monday in NYC while out furniture shopping for their new digs, as she flaunted a huge rock on her finger.

Travis Barker Back in Hospital Clots, Infections Get Worse

6/20/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Travis Barker's good news has turned bad -- shortly after getting out of the hospital where he was getting treatment for blood clots, he had to be readmitted ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us the Blink-182 drummer was released from the L.A.-area hospital on Monday evening, but had to be readmitted Tuesday morning. Travis went in late last week when doctors discovered he had blood clots in both arms. 

We're told the situation's more complicated now. He's also battling a staph infection and something called cellulitis -- an infection of the skin -- in addition to the clots. Doctors are monitoring to see how he responds to blood thinners, and to make sure the clots don't travel to his heart or lungs.

As bad as it sounds, our sources say Travis is keeping a positive attitude, and looking forward to getting back onstage.

Blink had to cancel upcoming shows for their Las Vegas residency at the Palms, but we're told they're planning to make up the dates this fall. 

Blac Chyna Splits With Boyfriend YBN Almighty Jay

6/19/2018 4:11 PM PDT
Breaking News

Blac Chyna and her significantly younger boyfriend, YBN Almighty Jay, are no more ... at least according to YBN.

The 18-year-old just announced he and 30-year-old Chyna are no longer together after several months of dating. YBN doesn't get into specifics, but it's been a couple weeks since we've seen the two hanging out.

As we reported -- the two started officially dating back in March -- and enjoyed some pretty PG date nights ... including one at the bowling alley.

YBN was also with Chyna when she went nuts at Six Flags just outside of L.A. -- swinging her daughter Dream's stroller at a woman who allegedly started beef.

YBN was seemingly Chyna's longest, most serious relationship since her split with Rob Kardashian.

XXXTentacion Murder Has 6lack on High Alert For Upcoming Tour

6/19/2018 3:58 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

XXXTentacion's tragic death and Rich the Kid getting beat down are reminders to all artists to watch their backs, now more than ever ... according to 6lack.

We got the "Prblms" rapper at LAX and asked him if the latest violent incidents will make up-and-comers in the music industry reconsider getting into the game. 6lack says it's clear rappers need to think twice about their safety.

TMZ broke the story ... XXX was gunned down Monday in South Florida after an apparent robbery. Rich the Kid was beaten and hospitalized after a home invasion robbery.

The attack on Rich affects 6lack directly ... since they're supposed to be going on tour together.

XXXTentacion Fans Create Memorial At Death Scene

6/19/2018 1:58 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Fans have been flocking to XXXTentacion's South Florida death scene and lining it with balloons, flowers, candles and stuffed animals.

TMZ has obtained several images taken Tuesday in the same spot XXX was gunned down just the day before while sitting in his car. You can still see the orange markings from the police investigation noting where his car tires had been parked.

We broke the story ... XXXTentacion was shot multiple times in his car and later pronounced dead at the hospital. Cops are offering up to $3,000 for anyone with a tip that could lead to an arrest. They believe the suspects -- two black males in hoodies -- drove off in a black Dodge Journey.

Matt Barnes Warns Tekashi69 You're Going to Get Killed

6/19/2018 11:33 AM PDT
Breaking News

Matt Barnes says the death of rapper XXXTentacion should serve as a warning to Tekashi69 ... that he could be next unless he stops getting mixed up with real-life gang members. 

The ex-NBA star comes from a tough background and knows how bad things can get when you push a real-life gangbanger too far.

Barnes insinuates that XXX got in too deep with real killers and learned the hard way what happens when you mess with the wrong people.

Then comes the warning to Tekashi -- who Barnes says is "running in every hood, talking sh*t to everybody."

"Bro must have a death wish, man, cause these motherf**kers are not playing. They eat for a living. They eat motherf**kers like this for a living."

The main message from Barnes ... the young rappers need to learn that gangs and gun violence only leads to one ending -- death. 

"You gonna end up running into somebody REAL that's gonna turn your lights out man. All for what? All for popularity or for some likes?"

XXXTentacion Alleged Abuse Victim Says His Murder Has 'Broken' Me

6/19/2018 10:52 AM PDT

The woman XXXTentacion allegedly abused while she was pregnant with his child is NOT celebrating his death ... and, instead, says she's devastated.

Geneva Ayala is upset about some of the Internet reaction to her ex-boyfriend's murder ... particularly people who assume she'd dance on XXX's grave. She said, "i didn't lose my life. he did. it's permanent. i'm still here. like how do you think that makes me feel?"

Geneva also called it "disgusting" that anyone would attempt to speak for her.

As we reported, XXX was awaiting trial for the alleged abuse of Geneva, and also for multiple counts of witness tampering in the case. Prosecutors think he coerced Geneva into not testifying against him.

She added, "everyone expecting me to be relieved or happy?! no, i'm broken."

Tekashi69 'Known Associate' to Guy Who Tailed Chief Keef Prior to NYC Shooting

6/19/2018 9:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 has a direct connection to a person of interest in the Chief Keef shooting in NYC ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... NYPD investigators are calling Tekashi a "known associate" of one of 2 men seen on surveillance cameras tracking Keef around NYC in the hours before someone opened fire on him outside the W Hotel.

TMZ broke the story ... NYPD was taking a closer look at 6ix9ine's potential ties to the men who followed Keef from a downtown Manhattan restaurant, and then uptown to the W in Times Square. 

We're told police are calling the men "persons of interest" in the attempted shooting of Keef. It's unclear if there's video showing them actually firing at, but missing Keef.

Keef and Tekashi have been beefing on social media for months.

However, Tekashi's camp tells us he was in L.A. at the time of the shooting. When he was on "TMZ Live," he denied any involvement in the incident, and downplayed any static with Keef.

XXXTentacion Music Soars on Amazon by 542,566% ... Also Climbing on iTunes

6/19/2018 7:33 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

XXXTentacion's music is climbing the charts at warp speed ... following his tragic death.

The rapper -- who was gunned down Monday in Florida -- has the no. 1 and no. 2 albums on Amazon's Movers and Shakers Digital Music list. His album "?" -- which dropped in March -- saw a whopping 41,306% spike in a matter of hours. XXX's "17" album is up nearly 9,000%.

But the success isn't limited to digital music. XXX is garnering plenty of attention in the CDs and vinyl category too. He holds the no. 2 and 3 spots with the LP of "?" jumping a staggering 542,566% and the CD "?" seeing a 54,057% spike in sales.

XXX's also dominating on iTunes ... his "SAD!" track from his latest album is currently the no. 1 song. The track "changes" from the same album sits at no. 5. The album skyrocketed to no. 3 overall on the iTunes charts. The album "17" which debuted back in 2017 is also in the top 10 at no. 5.

As for Spotify ... the streaming service pulled his music following charges filed against him based on the alleged beating of his pregnant GF. But Spotify's reversed course since he was killed in South Florida -- Spotify featured an "RIP XXXTentacion" banner and featured his playlist at the top of its browse carousel.

XXX was 20.

Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Nothing to See Here ... Except This Giant Rock on Her Hand!!

6/19/2018 9:06 AM PDT

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande are battling over who's better at showing off -- Pete proudly parading around his smoking hot fiancée, or Ariana flaunting her massive engagement ring.

Pete and Ariana were arm-in-arm Monday in NYC -- shopping for furniture, btw -- and she made sure to keep her hand at the perfect tilt for photogs. Pretty obvious, she's thrilled with Pete's choice of ring.

TMZ broke the story ... Pete dropped $93k for the 3.03 carat diamond. As they say ... if ya got it, flaunt it -- especially when ya got 3 carats of it!

As for the furniture shopping? Ariana made it seem like they've already moved in together. We'd say that's awfully quick, but remember ... quick is how these 2 operate.

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