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Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj

Storming into Famous Strip Club

7/20/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill didn't have to make up a story for his GF Nicki Minaj about going out to the strip club ... because she was right there with him!

Meek and Nicki hit up V Live Houston on Saturday night -- and brought the rain with 'em. We're told Meek dropped around $40,000 in cash on the dancers.

Nicki gave Meek some room to operate ... hanging in her own VIP section while he and his boys paid bills for the club's most wanted -- Barbie Monroe, Karma, and Phu**ed Fame ... to name a few.

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Rihanna

There's a Little Nip in the Air

7/18/2015 8:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0718-rihanna-splash-02Rihanna does her best work unrestrained, which may be why her nipples are about to bust free at a NYC recording studio.

The singer was wearing pink satin nightwear and a white lace bra as she sauntered inside the studio.

It's already a hit with us.

Jeremih

Busted for DUI

... Happy Birthday!

7/17/2015 3:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0717-jeremih-instagram-01R&B star Jeremih rang in his birthday by singing the DUI blues -- he got arrested early Friday morning in the Valley ... TMZ has learned.

The "Don't Tell 'Em" singer was pulled over by California Highway Patrol around 2:15 AM and booked for misdemeanor DUI. 

Jeremih turned 28 on Friday ... so, we're guessing he was out celebrating. He ended up spending the rest of the night behind bars. Bail was set at $15k, and he was released around 11 AM.

Hope the turn up was good ... 'cause tonight's gonna suck.

Johnny Gill

Caitlyn's Definitely NOT My Type

7/17/2015 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Johnny Gill has declined to join the chorus praising Caitlyn Jenner for her looks.

Our photog spotted Johnny Thursday in Bev Hills ... he started out diplomatic, but diplomacy quickly gave way to honesty ... he's not into Caitlyn, at all.

But when it comes to Kim Kardashian ...well, he needs to take a cold shower.

Rapper Rico Richie

Cops Wanted Young Thug

But 'Popped' Me for Drugs & Guns

7/16/2015 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0716-richie-thung-instagram-tmz-01Rico Richie -- whose song "Poppin" is blowing up -- got busted by cops who weren't even looking for him ... they were investigating Young Thug and the Lil Wayne tour bus shooting. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the rapper got busted in Atlanta on Wednesday for selling weed, and possession of firearms. According to Richie's reps, the arrest went down in a recording studio ... which happens to be the same studio where Young Thug shot his "Halftime" music video. 

As we've reported ... that music video is part of the indictment against the guy cops say shot up Wayne's bus.  

Richie's peeps say the cops were investigating Thug, but instead found Richie with marijuana and 2 guns. Richie's camp claim the drugs and guns weren't his, but since he didn't want to snitch ... he "accepted responsibility."

Positive spin: Richie's an up and comer, and the Young Thug/Lil Wayne related arrest could give him street cred. 

Reality: He has previous felonies, so he could be facing hard time in prison.

Funny case of wrong place, wrong time ... unless you're Richie.  

Young Thug

Hit with Drugs and Weapons Charges

7/16/2015 9:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cops are dropping the hammer on Young Thug ... he's reportedly been slapped with drugs and weapons violations after a raid at his home.

Police executed a search warrant on Wednesday at the mansion in Sandy Springs, outside Atlanta. TMZ has learned cops issued the following arrest warrants after the search:

- felony cocaine possession
- felony marijuana possession
- 3 counts felony gun possession 

Thugger and Birdman have also been tied to the alleged Lil Wayne tour bus shooter.

YT was already in police custody. As we told you ... U.S. Marshals arrested him Wednesday for terroristic threats involving a mall security officer. 

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Fetty Wap

Named In Assault Investigation

7/15/2015 3:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Video

"Trap Queen" rapper Fetty Wap and his boys jumped a store clerk and beat the hell out of him -- maybe, possibly ... according to the clerk who's got cops hot on Fetty's ass now.

Cops in Paramus, NJ tell us the 19-year-old Shop Rite clerk claims a female patron slapped him Friday night, and then her male friends jumped in and started whupping him in the middle of the store. TMZ obtained this video of the melee.

The clerk told cops he thought one of the male attackers was Fetty Wap, but admits he's not positive it was the rapper because of all the commotion. He only suffered minor injuries and doesn't want to press charges ... but if cops can ID Fetty as one of the suspects, he could still be arrested.

Fetty's reps have not returned our calls for comment.

Bobby Brown

Shout-Out to Swayze ...

For My New Baby's Name

7/15/2015 3:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0715-bobby-brown-birth-cirtificate-Document-Launch-TemplateBobby Brown and his wife are either huge "Point Break" fans, or they're in touch with their inner Buddha -- because they've named their baby girl ... Bodhi.

TMZ obtained a copy of the birth certificate ... which lists her full name as ... Bodhi Jameson Rein Brown. The little girl was born last Thursday at Cedars-Sinai in Bev Hills.

We don't know for sure why Bobby and Alicia Etheredge picked the name Bodhi -- but in Buddhism the word refers to Buddha's enlightenment. More recently ... it was the name of Patrick Swayze's badass character. 

Last year, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green also named their son Bodhi.

DMX

Locked Up

For 6 Months!

7/14/2015 6:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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You can only fight the law for so long -- DMX got thrown behind bars today, and if he's lucky ... he'll be out for the holidays.

The rapper was jailed in Buffalo, NY on Tuesday for failing to comply with a family court ruling. DMX has a history of issues with child support with one of his baby mamas who lives in the area, and it finally caught up with him.

He was slapped with a 6 month sentence, and immediately locked up in Erie County Holding Center.

It's kind of a numbers game -- DMX has been repeatedly arrested for all sorts of violations, but hasn't done hard time since 2011 ... when he did a 7 month bit in AZ.

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Brandy

This Video Is Sooo Embarrassing

Crickets for Subway Singing

7/14/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Brandy Norwood's on Broadway in "Chicago" ... but she might want to stay of the NYC subways -- after she got humiliated while singing her heart out to a bunch of commuters.

Brandy went incognito -- wearing a hoodie and shades -- and belted out a few tunes, hoping to impress subway riders. No dice. 

You've gotta see the Grammy winner fall flat. Best moment ... one passenger giving her an atta girl, and telling her to keep working at it. 

Check out the vid. Swing and a miss.

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Kim Zolciak & NeNe Leakes

Too Successful to Work Together ...

New Reality Show Killed

7/14/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0713_kim_zolciak_nene_leakes_TMZNeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak were thiiis close to reuniting on TV … but Bravo just scrapped their new show, "Road to Riches."

TMZ has learned NeNe and Kim’s road trip show -- think Oprah and Gayle with more arguing -- has been 86'd due to scheduling issues.

We’re told the 'Housewives' BFFs-turned-frenemies just couldn’t get on the same page. Kim is in the midst of shooting her show, "Don't Be Tardy" -- and NeNe is taping the ABC game show, "To Tell the Truth." 

We're told there's the slimmest of chances it could be saved in the future, but for now it's ... bye Wig and Wig's friend

James Harden & Lamar Odom

Eskimo Brothers Convention

At Meek Mill Show

7/13/2015 2:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0713-meek-mill-james-harden-drais-las-vegas-PATRICK_GRAY-KABIK-PHOTO-GROUPThe inaugural "Hell Yes, I Banged Khloe Kardashian Conference" went down in Las Vegas ... when James Harden and Lamar Odom popped up at a Meek Mill concert.

Harden and Odom -- Khloe's current boo and estranged husband -- were both in the crowd at Drai's Nightclub Saturday night for Meek's show ... and luckily, Khloe was NOT with her guy at the time.

The hoops stars never compared notes -- about basketball, and ONLY basketball -- since they reportedly kept their distance on opposite sides of VIP ... during the 'HYIBKKC.'

Harden and Khloe have been spending quite a bit of time together lately -- they took a spin class together last week in Los Angeles after spending July 4th weekend together in Vegas.

Of course, Khloe's still married to Lamar -- but she's been spending all her free time with The Beard lately ... and Harden too.

Kylie Jenner

Gets Cornrows ...

'Hunger Games' Star Gets PISSED

7/13/2015 7:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0713-kylie-jenner-instagramKylie Jenner’s cornrows started some racially-charged beef with Amandla Stenberg, who played Rue in "The Hunger Games."

Stenberg was offended by Kylie's pic showing off her new 'do -- saying, "When u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards ur wigs instead of police brutality or racism #whitegirlsdoitbetter."

Translation: If you're going to pretend to be black, do better. 

So we gotta ask …

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