If Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend are still together, then he's got a weird way of showing the love ... having 2 of his 3 Nicki tats covered up with new ink.
Check out the pics for yourself ... Safaree Samuels had some work done on his chest -- though it's unclear when -- and he clearly covered up Nicki's name/mug.
Not only that, but his forearm ink looks drastically faded as well.
Neither have commented on rumors of their breakup, but Nicki definitely hinted at one back in May when she tweeted "SINGLE N READY TO MINGLE."
At the time, sources told us it was just a temporary argument and that the 2 were still together.
But healthy couples don't typically deface their better half's face, do they?
Man, love hurts.
Spills Guts On Dennis Rodman
Marriage Was Super Volatile
10/20/2014 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
16 years after they tied the knot, Carmen Electra is telling all about her marriage to Dennis Rodman -- saying it was one of the most bipolar relationships she's ever been a part of.
Electra sat down with Oprah's "Where Are They Now?" ... and explained why she fell in love with Rodman back in 1998.
In fact, Electra and Rodman were both arrested in 1999 for allegedly battering each other during a domestic dispute -- but the charges were eventually dropped.
They divorced a short time later.
Kylie Jenner & Tyga
Legally Cleared to ...
Voulez-Vous Coucher in France
10/20/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kylie Jenner and Tyga still deny they're a couple -- smart since she's 17 and he's 24 -- but that's not stopping them from flying together all over Europe, where it just so happens the age of consent would be more favorable for them to ... y'know.
Tyga and Kylie were spotted together at England's Gatwick Airport on Friday ... then traveled on to Bordeaux, France and Geneva, Switzerland ... before landing in Athens, Greece where Tyga had a gig Sunday night.
Seems odd that Kylie would go on tour with Tyga -- if they're just friends -- but then we noticed the age of consent for sex in those countries:
England -- 16
France -- 15
Switzerland -- 16
Greece -- 15
The consent age is 18 under Federal and California law. Of course, there's still no evidence they're banging -- and Tyga's been adamant they're NOT -- but ya gotta wonder if they read up on international laws before departing ... just in case.
Chris Paul & Blake Griffin
HILARIOUS ROOKIE HAZING
In Vegas Nightclub
10/20/2014 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Seems the L.A. Clippers are over that whole Donald Sterling thing -- because the team hit up a Vegas nightclub together Saturday night ... and even (playfully) hazed one of their rookies right on the dance floor.
It all went down at Tao in the Venetian -- where Chris Paul was the "celebrity host." But CP3 didn't come alone ... he was joined by teammates Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick, Big Baby Davis and more.
There were bottles, there were hot ladies ... and there was a moment where the guys forced rookie C.J. Wilcox to get on the dance floor and turn up while the team cheered him on.
Not exactly Miami Dolphins-style hazing.
At one point, Big Baby grabbed the mic and led the crowd in a rendition of his single, "Big Baby Gon Turn It Up" ... and everyone loved it.
It's clear these guys really like each other off the court -- question is ... will their close-knit bond translate to wins ON the court? Stay tuned ...
Cashing in on Ebola Fears
With Tricked Out Masks
10/20/2014 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you're looking to stay safe from Ebola in style ... Cam'ron has you covered for less than $20 -- or at least that's what he's advertising.
The rapper's line of Ebola masks -- with his mug plastered across the front -- start shipping in a few weeks ... and while the price might be right, the science behind it isn't.
The website is selling them for $19.99 and says they offer a "soft, fluid protection barrier while the cellulose inner facing assures comfort and breathability." All of that might be true, but it ignores the fact Ebola isn't an airborne virus -- so, the mask is pretty much useless ... for now.
Still, looks cool.
I Swear I'm Not Creeping with Amber
And Here's Why ...
10/20/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Just because freshly single Nick Cannon spends a night with smoking hot (and freshly single) Amber Rose at an amusement park ... does NOT mean they're banging -- it just looks like it.
But Nick broke it down for us last night on his way out of a sushi joint in the Valley -- explaining why the video TMZ got of Amber and Nick on a roller coaster Friday night ... is proof they're absolutely nothing more than friends.
He makes a solid point ... unless he's using reverse psychology. Nick does cop to getting into bed with someone -- Robin Leach.
My Butt is Back!
... And It Wants Taco Bell
10/19/2014 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dammmmmmmmmmnn .... is pretty much all you can say about Kim Kardashian's ass-entuating outfit for a Sunday afternoon outing with Kanye West.
The couple hit up a theater in Calabasas for a movie date and on the way out Kim proudly displayed her trademark in cutoff jeans and a back-baring top -- then they hit up a Taco Bell drive-thru.
You can tell from the photo ... Kanye gives this rearview two thumbs up. Way up.
Not to be a buzzkill -- but rubbing your bare back on a movie theater seat? Risky business.
My Cigar Can Wait
'Cause I'm Addicted To Fatherhood
10/19/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jordan loves a lit cigar ... but there are two things he loves even more -- 'cause when it came to puffing his stogie or carrying his newborn in Vegas ... MJ chose wisely.
Jordan was in Sin City for a golf tournament recently with all his normal accessories -- hoop earrings, twin daughters, and his now trademark cigar ... except this time his stogie coals were on chill.
Despite the fact he was chewing on a fat one -- and there were people smoking all around him -- we're told MJ fought the urge to light up until his kids were put to bed.
Look, it's not the greatest accomplishment in the world ... but when you love stogies like MJ loves stogies (see: MJ double-fisting) .... it's the little victories that count.
I'm a Stand Up Comedian Now
Obviously, I Do Penis Jokes
10/19/2014 9:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Christ Bearer -- the rapper who chopped off his own penis -- is ready to laugh about the night he got all slice and dicey ... by getting on stage and telling jokes about his shredded man meat.
The former Wu-Tang affiliated MC hit up the Ha Ha Cafe Comedy Club in North Hollywood last week, and we're told it was only his second time getting on stage ... after a few months of studying stand up at various clubs.
Christ Bearer says he loves doing it, and telling jokes makes him feel better about ... y'know.
For his second time on stage, the guy's not bad -- check out the video and see for yourself.
BRINGIN' REEBOK PUMPS BACK
... With Custom Paint Job
10/19/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's like 1989 all over again ... 'cause Dominique Wilkins is teaming up with a famous sneaker artist to swag out a sick pair of Reebok Pumps -- and it's all for charity.
TMZ Sports spoke with Kickstradomis -- a legend in the shoe world who even created custom cleats for L.A. Dodgers stars Andre Ethier and Dee Gordon.
Kickstradomis tells us Wilkins contacted him to work on a custom shoe that could be auctioned off at an event in November which raises money for the Spina Bifida Association.
The shoe-artist says he was all about it from the start and immediately came up with "three mock-ups" in an effort to turn a classic pair of red and white Pumps into a luxury Hawks-themed masterpiece.
We're told Dominique was FIRED UP when he saw the final design and will sign them before they hit the auction block.
Pretty cool, right?
'American Idol' Contestant
Joanne Borgella Dead at 32
From 'Rare Case' of Cancer
10/18/2014 3:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former "American Idol" contestant Joanne Borgella died Saturday at the age of 32 ... after fighting for the past year against what she described as a "rare case" of cancer.
Borgella's family broke the news on her Facebook page Saturday ... saying the singer passed away around 5:45 A.M. -- adding, "Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered."
Joanne was the first winner of "Mo'Nique's Fat Chance" using the name "Miss F.A.T." in 2005. In 2008, she was on Season 7 of "A.I." and made it into the top 12 girls category.
Last year, Joanne said her cancer was rare because it had spread to her chest -- the family's post on Facebook described it as endometrial cancer ... a form of cancer that attacks the lining of the womb.
Borgella last updated her social media pages about her battle in September ... and said she was going back to radiation for 2 more procedures.
Nick Cannon and Amber Rose
Alone at Last
10/18/2014 12:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
First it looked like Amber Rose was into Nick Cannon ... then she threw everyone off the trail by grinding on Nick Simmons -- but this new video might tell a different story.
Cannon and Rose hit up Knott's Berry Farm Friday night in Buena Park, CA ... and they were spotted in the front row of Xcelerator -- with all the rows behind them apparently cleared out for some reason.
Now we know it's just a ride ... they're not walking hand-in-hand or anything -- but it's still pretty telling that the two of them went to a theme park together, alone.
Plus, Nick Simmons has repeatedly said he and Amber are just friends -- even though it seemed like BS.
So, we gotta ask ...
LAX Bus Driver Rehired
... It's the 'Kevin Hart Effect'
10/18/2014 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Hart no doubt has power in Hollywood ... he got a suspended National Car Rental driver her job back ... and then got a pass from cops for making an illegal turn.
It all started when driver Genesha Bradley-Douglas stopped her bus at LAX -- leaving passengers stranded for less than a minute -- so she could take a selfie with Kevin Hart. Apparently National wasn't happy when they saw our video and sidelined her.
But Thursday Kevin made his plea for mercy in a short video directed at National ... and hours later Genesha was back on the bus.
You gotta see this video. He calls it "The Kevin Hart Effect" ... an effect that also works on cops.