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XXXTentacion's Murder Detectives Key on Rapper Soldier Kidd's Gun Pic

6/21/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Investigators working on XXXTentacion's murder seem to be homing in on a Florida rapper who posted a pic of himself packing heat Monday, not far from the crime scene.

Soldier Kidd's been widely accused online of having possible involvement in XXX's shooting death -- mostly due to a photo of himself at Hook Fish & Chicken restaurant, which is 7 minutes from where X was killed.

In the pic, you clearly see a handgun in Kidd's lap, right next to his food. It was posted within an hour of X's shooting.

We're told detectives went to Hook Fish & Chicken late Monday to collect surveillance footage -- specifically of the time Soldier Kidd was there.

There's more -- according to the dispatch audio from the shooting, one of the 2 armed men was wearing a red mask. Kidd shared a photo of himself and a friend with a red mask in the front seat of his car.

The "Triple X" isn't necessarily a reference to XXXTentacion ... since Kidd recorded a mixtape with that title.

We're told cops have also collected security footage from the motorcycle shop where the shooting went down. Police haven't named any suspects, and Soldier Kidd has denied any involvement.

As we reported ... XXXTentacion was shot in the neck during an alleged robbery, and died instantly, according to a witness on the scene.

Blac Chyna Split from Almighty Jay Over Flirtiness, Alleged Side Piece

6/20/2018 5:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna is fed up with YBN Almighty Jay's shady ways ... and that's why she dumped his ass.

Sources close to Blac Chyna tell TMZ ... she felt disrespected because the 18-year-old rapper was slipping into a few girls' DMs. She also claims he was hanging out with several chicks after performances. Did we mention he's 18?

On top of that, we're told BC and YBN got into lots of arguments lately. We're told that -- along with his wandering eye -- is why Chyna broke off the relationship about a week ago.

And there's this ... our Chyna sources say she thinks YBN knocked up a chick too. A source close to Jay tells us there's no confirmation yet that he's got a kid on the way.

Baby or not, we're told Chyna had enough and pulled the plug. 

On to the next one ...

Mary J. Blige Just in Time for Summer I'm Single!!!

6/20/2018 3:53 PM PDT
Breaking News

Mary J. Blige is officially a single woman ... TMZ has learned.

A judge signed off Wednesday on her divorce from Martin Isaacs. As we reported ... the exes had reached a settlement back in March, but hadn't hammered out details of their assets split.

They've now worked out the specifics ... but they're keeping it all under wraps. The terms are confidential ... according to the new docs.

It's unclear if Martin got his wish list ... which included $130k per month in spousal support.

Mary and Martin got married in 2003. They do NOT have any kids together.

Tyga Sued You've Got a Crisis in the Middle East! Hand Over the $141k

6/20/2018 3:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tyga pulled a double-cross in Dubai ... according to the agent who forked out good dough to get the rapper to appear there.

In the suit, the agent says he booked Tyga to perform at Club White back in April and a couple other venues in United Arab Emirates. The agent says Tyga got $120k plus $21k in airline tickets for him and his entourage.

According to the suit, however, Tyga was working with a rival club. The agent says Tyga didn't even try to hide it and, in fact, told them ... "White should give me an offer I can't refuse." The club nor the agent made any new offer, and Tyga ended up bailing ... but promised to refund the $141k the club paid him. 

Stop us if you've heard this before ... the agent says Tyga never paid his debt.

The agent is suing him for the $141k plus additional damages in excess of $600k for the profits lost when he skipped the gig.

XXXTentaction Shot in The Neck Appeared to Die Instantly

6/20/2018 12:13 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

XXXTentacion was shot in the neck during an alleged robbery ... and, according to one person on the scene, it appeared he died instantly. 

TMZ broke the story, XXX was murdered Monday in South Florida when two armed men approached his car and shot the rapper. An eyewitness tells us a bullet struck XXX in the neck -- and he went immediately limp -- losing all signs of life, including pulse.

The police dispatch also revealed just how dire XXX's situation was ... classifying him as a level 1 trauma patient and describing his state as "comatose." The eyewitness says it was clear to him ... XXX had passed.

The dispatch revealed the alleged shooters made off in a black Dodge Journey.

A statement from the Broward County Sheriff's Office classified the incident as a likely robbery -- XXX's Louis Vuitton bag was stolen -- but, so far, no one has been arrested.

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 downtown L.A. -- on the set of her music video "Trust Me" with Ty Dolla $ign -- 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.

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