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Young Thug

I'm Coming to L.A.

The Game's Gun Threats Don't Scare Me

5/6/2015 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Threats are already flying between Young Thug and The Game -- but bullets could be next because Thug is REFUSING to change his upcoming plans to visit Game's turf.

The rappers have been blasting each other verbally since last night when Game got on the mic at a New Orleans club ... and warned Young Thug to squash his beef with Lil Wayne, or the Piru Bloods would get involved. He also dared Thug to come to L.A.

It got worse when Thug posted a video response -- complete with a friend brandishing an automatic weapon. 

Sources close to YT say he'll be in L.A. soon (they wouldn't be more specific) for some studio time, and he has no plans to change that after Game's threats. Ditto for a summer concert scheduled for the L.A. area. We're told Thug doesn't plan to do anything differently. In short, he ain't scurred.

We've reached out to Game -- no word back yet, but his threats are getting more detailed. 

Richie Sambora

Off The Hook for Alleged Threats

Against Ex-Girlfriend

5/6/2015 1:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Richie Sambora No ChargesRichie Sambora's alleged death threats against his ex-girlfriend were really just a huge misunderstanding between the gf and a publicist -- so he will not be charged.

Nikki Lund had claimed Sambora pointed a gun at her and was physically abusive before they broke up, but she never reported it ... according to the L.A. County D.A.'s office.

Lund claims she only went to police recently because her publicist heard from a friend that Sambora had threatened to throw acid in her face. But prosecutors say the publicist told investigators he only warned her "bad things" could happen in a bad breakup -- and Lund just misunderstood him.

Prosecutors also say emails and texts between Sambora and Lund back up his story -- that the whole mess was really an argument over a business deal. 

Case closed.

Zayn vs. 1D's Louis

Bad Blood

5/6/2015 10:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0506-zayn-malik-mac-filters-TWITTER-01Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction apparently wasn't as friendly as they wanted us to believe ... because Zayn and Louis Tomlinson are publicly trash talking each other.

Zayn just posted this heavily-filtered photo of himself with record producer Naughty Boy. Louis jumped on it, tweeting, "Remember when you were 12 and you used to think those Mac filters for your picture were cool haha! Some people still do HA!"

Zayn was locked and loaded, firing back, "Remember when you had a life and stopped making bitchy comments about mine?"

People connected with 1D were insisting to us when Zayn left ... everyone was cool about his departure ... which made no sense.  

Harry ... your move.

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'You Sexy Thing' Singer

Dies at 71

5/6/2015 9:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guy who sang one of the catchiest hits of the '70s -- "You Sexy Thing" -- has died. 

Errol Brown was the lead singer of Hot Chocolate, who were big in the '70s and '80s.

"You Sexy Thing" had a second wind in 1997, when it was featured in "The Full Monty."

Brown and Hot Chocolate had other hits as well, including "Every 1's a Winner." If you don't think you know it, think again. You can name that tune when you hear it.

Brown died of liver cancer. He was 71.   

RIP 

'Trap Queen' Rapper Fetty Wap

I Didn't Get My Eye Shot Out!

That Should Be Obvious

5/6/2015 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Now that Fetty Wap is blowing up with his hit "Trap Queen" ... he wants to clear up the biggest rumor about how he lost his left eye, and says the truth is as obvious as the nose on his face.

We got the rapper in NYC after a late night TV appearance ... and just as Fetty was schooling our photog about losing his eye to glaucoma -- Fetty's mom popped up and taught him something he never knew about the eye.

You also gotta hear the Jersey native explain why all that talk about him getting blasted with a shotgun ... makes ZERO sense. Watch ... you will definitely say, "Duh!"

Mariah Carey

KILLS IT In Vegas Rehearsal

Nails the High Notes

5/6/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mariah Carey is unreal ... we got audio of her full dress rehearsal for her Vegas show which opens tonight, and she sounds as good as she did in 1990 when she hit #1 with "Vision of Love."

Mariah performed for more than an hour Monday night to a packed house at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace, and you gotta hear it. She hits every high note and sounds flawless.  

We got audio from someone in the audience ... filled with various people who work in Vegas-related businesses. We posted a minute-and-a-half and sampled 4 songs. Wait till you hear her hit the high notes in "Emotions."

As for the naysayers who claimed she wasn't rehearsing enough ... whatever she did was clearly enough.

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Chris Brown

Two Huge Falls

At Vegas Birthday Bash

5/6/2015 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown's birthday celebration on the Vegas strip had bottles poppin', hot chicks dancing, and ... absolutely adorable little baby videos.

Yeah, Chris' 26th bday party at Drai's was way different from his others, because this one featured home vids of Royalty on a big screen -- and you've gotta see the look on Chris' face ... daddy's totally fallen for his baby girl.

The video is pretty wild for a few reasons -- Chris hands out Ace of Spades bottles to fans in the crowd ... Chris shows off his badass dance moves ... AND Chris spins and goes flying off the stage!

0506-chris-brown-fall-GIF-INSTAGRAM-02Breezy also got the champ to come out -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. showed up flashing a tiny bit of the more than $200 mil he earned at the office last weekend.  

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'Love and Hip Hop'

Ain't No Love Here!

Mally Mall & Nikki Hit the Skids Again

5/6/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mally Mall and Nikki Mudarris Break Up Again
Hip-hop producer Mally Mall must be bored with love triangles -- the "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star is breaking up with Nikki Mudarris again, but this time THREE other chicks are involved.

Mall and Nikki are known to be on-again/off-again (a recurring theme from Season 1) and their relationship status was set to OFF after a blowup over a Las Vegas fight weekend party. 

According to our sources, the couple was supposed to host a Mayweather/Pacquiao party at a rented house in town, but Mally showed up with three chicks that weren't Nikki ... and she didn't show up at all.

Season 2 is just writing itself.

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Jason Alexander

I Made T. Swizzle ...

You're Welcome, Swifties

5/5/2015 4:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Taylor Swift owes Jason Alexander everything ... at least that's the way he feels because as it turns out he's not only a huge fan, he kinda put her on the map.

Word is Jason did his best Tay Tay impersonation during a Karaoke fundraiser at L.A.'s El Rey Theatre -- and outside he revealed their little known connection. 

It's all courtesy of a Brad Paisley music vid Alexander directed back in 2007 ... when Taylor was just starting to blow up in country music -- but Jason had her doing something besides singing.

Who knew? Costanza's just as country as Taylor! Well, sorta ...

Katharine McPhee

Touched

By Estranged Hubby

5/5/2015 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0505-katherine-mcphee-splash-02Katharine McPhee's estranged husband gave her a hand Tuesday ... a very gentle hand.

It's a stark contrast to her split with Nick Cokas, which allegedly came after Katharine was photographed sucking face with her "Smash" director Michael Morris. Katharine claimed in the documents she was already separated from Nick, but he says they were still together.

But things change ... or do they? A source close to Katharine insists Katharine and Nick had a friendly business breakfast in West Hollywood. He's still involved in her music stuff.

The source also says Katharine has a boyfriend. 

Tyga

Blows Off Campus Ban ...

If You Hire Me, Kylie's Coming Too

5/5/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tyga
 refuses to let anyone tell him where he can bring his underage GF, Kylie Jenner ... so he ignored a college's request to keep her off campus during his concert ... TMZ has learned.  

Tyga performed at Cal State Fullerton's Spring Concert this past Saturday, and according to our sources ... concert organizers told him he should NOT bring 17-year-old Kylie to the show.

We're told not only did the university find their relationship questionable, but the show was 18 and older. Tyga must have known he had the school by the balls -- they couldn't afford to bring in another act at the last minute -- because he went ahead and brought her anyway.

While he was performing ... she was chilling at a table full of chicken wings and other appetizers -- which we're told Tyga suddenly demanded when he arrived ... an hour late.

Organizers didn't want to risk him bailing completely ...so, we're told they just let it go.

Kylie's presence didn't go unnoticed by the students, with one tweeting, "CSUF said guests must be 18 or over to enter spring concert but Tyga brought Kylie as his guest."

As we reported ... Tyga ran into the same situation during a gig in November, but opted to boycott the club. The couple put their age issues aside Monday as they flew out of LAX -- airlines don't care if he travels with a minor.

Chris Brown

Bball Battery Case Closed

... Just Like That

5/5/2015 11:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0505-chris-brown-tmz-01In the blink of an eye, Chris Brown is no longer wanted for battery.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the guy who accused Brown of punching him early Monday morning during a basketball game in Vegas called the cops on Tuesday and told them he wanted to drop the case. He did not explain why. 

At that point it was a no-brainer ... cops closed the case. 

Brown just settled a lawsuit over a previous fight during a pickup basketball game at an L.A. gym.

Travis Barker

Hittin' Skins

With UFC's Arianny Celeste

5/5/2015 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Travis Barker has decided to enter the UFC ... sorta ... 'cause he's dating the league's most famous ring girl, Arianny Celeste

Sources close to the couple tell us ... the two have been dating for several months. We're told they met at one of Travis' concerts and the sparks flew from there.  

Ever since, we're told they've been "inseparable" ... and Travis is telling friends he thinks she could be "the one." 

In fact, Travis recently introduced Arianny to his kids -- which is a pretty HUGE step.

Mazel! 

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