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Jason Derulo Jay Z's Trayvon Martin Film It'll Tug at the Heart Strings

3/24/2017 4:48 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jason Derulo's already giving Jay Z mad props for his upcoming film on Trayvon Martin ... long before it hits the big screen.

Jason was arriving at LAX Friday when we asked about the rapper's project -- a flick and docu-series about the killing that sparked and divided our nation. Jason's adamant.

He thinks the movie can do what the media didn't ... show what really happened.

Rick Ross What, Me Worry? Hits Strip Club Before Court

3/24/2017 11:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The night before his big court hearing for allegedly kidnapping his groundskeeper, Rick Ross was being held hostage by a lot of shaking ass at a strip club.

Ross was at Club Platinum in Atlanta Thursday with Gucci Mane shooting the video for "She On My Dick." While Gucci is featured on the track, DJ Khaled, Young Dolph and Gucci's protege, Ralo, were there too and make cameos. 

We're told the shoot took about 5 hours and ended at 1 AM. We know hours later, Ross showed up to court Friday morning in Fayette County, GA to testify.

Ross didn't seem too worried throwing bills in the air the night before. Our source tells The Bawse also let the dancers keep the change.

Kevin Gates Thrown Back in Jail on Release Day Over Felony Warrant

3/24/2017 6:08 AM PDT
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2:34 PM PT -- Kevin will remain behind bars without bond until he's extradited back to Illinois. 

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Rapper Kevin Gates got a kick in the face himself today, after he got re-arrested as authorities were about to let him out of jail.

Gates had just completed his sentence for kicking a woman in the face at a Florida show back in 2015. He was sentenced to 6 months but was scheduled to get out a month early.

Today was the day Kevin would taste freedom again, but as he was being processed out of jail authorities found an outstanding weapons-related warrant, so he went back inside the pokey.

Gates has a hearing set for later today. It's unclear what will happen.

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star Explosive Encounter with Cops Before Arrest

3/23/2017 10:49 AM PDT
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1:26 PM PT -- We've now obtained the police report, which says Erica told the state trooper -- after being pulled over for speeding -- she had taken 3 shots of Grand Marnier. When asked to perform a field sobriety test Erica refused. According to the report, the trooper ordered her not to drive and call a friend to pick her up. Instead, she fled and was ultimately arrested.

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Former "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Erica Dixon was damn near yanked out of her car by cops after she allegedly fled the scene of a traffic stop.

The video starts with a street scene, where Erica had just been pulled over for speeding. She says she accepted the ticket, jumped in her car and started driving, but it's clear cops believe she was still being detained and just started to flee.

You then see a cop car roar up to her car and cops then jump out to confront her.

Erica was enraged, which just ratcheted things up. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to a nearby detention center where she was cited and released.

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Bow Wow Nonstop Partying For 30th Blows $15k on Strippers

3/23/2017 8:48 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bow Wow celebrated his big 3-0 two weeks ago but that hasn't stopped his party train from rolling into strip club after strip club with stacks to blow.

Bow Wow's latest stop was Club Onyx in Dallas Wednesday. It was thrown together last minute but Bow Wow still managed to shell out over $15k on the dance floor and even got a FaceTime call from Snoop!

You'd think 9 parties deep into celebrating his birthday he'd be done, but he's got 2 more coming up this weekend.

Bow Wow ... best birthday party thrower ever.

Wyclef Jean Sheriff Says Cuffing Him was 'Lawful,' 'Reasonable'

3/21/2017 1:42 PM PDT

0321-wyclef-jean-TMZ-01Wyclef Jean fit the description of an armed robber, and the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. says they did nothing wrong when the artist was cuffed and put in the back of a patrol car.

The Sheriff's Dept. just explained why they took the action they did, starting with the fact that they had an armed robber on the loose who was a passenger in an old gold or tan Toyota or Honda sedan. The suspect was black and was wearing a red or grey bandana around his neck.

The Dept. goes on to say they spotted Wyclef a few blocks from the crime scene in the passenger seat of a tan Toyota. He was wearing a red and blue bandana.

After the car was stopped, Wyclef and another occupant immediately hopped out of the car. Deputies say Wyclef started to walk toward the trunk of the car to get his things, despite deputies telling him not to approach the trunk. The Sheriff adds he was ordered several times not to place his hands near his waistband or pockets, but he did anyway. 

The Sheriff concludes, "Due to the violent nature of the call (armed robbery) the similarity of the suspect vehicle to Mr. Jean's vehicle ... and Mr. Jean's furtive movements and demeanor, he was handcuffed." The Sheriff explains he was placed in the backseat of a patrol car for security reasons.

The Sheriff says it was a "lawful detention" and "reasonable" as well. And, 6 minutes after being cuffed, when deputies determined Wyclef wasn't the culprit, he was released.

The Sheriff does say, they are "apologetic for any inconvenience this process caused Mr. Jean."  

By the way, the actual robber was caught a short time later.

update_graphic_red_bar1:55 PM PT -- Wyclef Jean has just issued a statement: 

“I was asked by the police to put my hands up. Then I was told, ‘Do not move.’ I was instantly hand cuffed before being asked to identify myself and before being told why. In the process I said my name and told them they have wrong person. They proceeded to ignore me and I was treated like a criminal. I am sure no father wants his sons or daughters to see him in Handcuffs especially if he is innocent. As someone who has law enforcers in my family, I was appalled by the behavior of the LAPD.”

Wyclef's spokesperson, Melanie Bonvicino, says her client was "subject to police brutality, racial profiling, police bias and the ongoing discriminatory practices of law enforcement ..."  She says he's demanding a full investigation.

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Wyclef Jean Pullover Real Suspect Arrest Video ... Wyclef Vows to Sue Cops

3/21/2017 9:27 AM PDT

Minutes after Wyclef Jean was pulled over and mistaken for an armed robbery suspect ... the ACTUAL suspect was busted a few blocks away, and we just got dramatic video of the arrest.

As we told you ... the Fugees rapper was detained in handcuffs for about 6 minutes early Tuesday morning. L.A. County Sheriff's deputies said he matched the suspect description, and the vehicle descriptions also matched.

The real guy was arrested at gunpoint.

Wyclef was so pissed during his pullover, he promised to sue cops. Although he says "LAPD" in the video, it was the Sheriff's Dept.

Wyclef Jean Pissed Off After Getting Handcuffed In Mistaken ID Pullover

3/21/2017 5:39 AM PDT
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Wyclef Jean blasted cops in L.A. for slapping the cuffs on him overnight, thinking he was an armed robbery suspect.

Wyclef and 2 female passengers, one of them his manager, were pulled over by L.A. County Sheriff's deputies around 1:30 AM in West Hollywood. Law enforcement sources tell us his vehicle matched the description of a car used in an armed robbery right around the same time, in the same neighborhood -- and Wyclef was wearing a red bandana ... also matching the suspect description.

As for how he ended up in handcuffs -- we're told one of the women got out of the vehicle abruptly, and while talking to deputies ... Wyclef reached toward his waistband. Deputies put on the cuffs for about 6 minutes while they sorted this out.

One of Wyclef's passengers shot video of him blasting LAPD (it was really the Sheriff's Dept.) for detaining him. We're told 'Clef and his passengers were released once deputies realized there were no women with the real suspect.

As it turns out, that suspect was apprehended around the same time.

Of course, Wyclef knew none of this at the time ... and is extremely heated in the video.

Young Thug's Ex Manager Sues YT's Finance Guys You Nimrods Got His Lights Turned Off

3/21/2017 12:20 AM PDT
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0320-young-thug-instagram-01Young Thug's former personal manager says his reputation has been ruined by Thug's finance guys who trashed him to cover their own incompetence.

The manager, Manny Halley -- who's repped a bunch of stars including Keyshia Cole and Nicki Minaj -- has filed a $50 million defamation suit against David Weise & Associates.

It all started when Weise's company sent an email in December to a bunch of people, claiming Manny had racked up more than $200k in unauthorized charges. The email got picked up by various urban blogs, and Manny says it's ruined his rep in the community.

Manny says the $200k was for YT's private jets for his concert tour.

Manny says he knows what's up ... claiming the Weise company bungled YT's financial affairs to the point his cell phone service and the lights in his home were shut off.  

And Manny says before he got trashed he tried to get the Weise company fired, so that's when they used the email as a preemptive strike.

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Nicki Minaj My Booty Just Took the Crown ... In Your Face, Aretha!

3/20/2017 6:04 PM PDT

When Nicki Minaj wins, we all win ... especially when she celebrates like this.

Nicki just passed Aretha Franklin for the woman with the most Billboard Hot 100 songs of all-time. Her 3 latest entries to the chart -- "No Frauds," "Regret in Your Tears" and "Changed It" -- give her a total of 76 in her career, topping Aretha's 73.

Enough numbers. Just enjoy Nicki's ass-twerking party in honor of taking the crown.

#Respect

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Rich the Kid Booted Off Plane Your Music's Too Loud!

3/20/2017 4:45 PM PDT
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Rich the Kid turned up a little too much on his flight to LAX, which pissed off the airline crew ... and got the rapper a police escort off the plane.

Rich's Delta flight touched down Monday morning and sources close to him tell us he started playing music on his phone ... no headphones. We're told the volume was too high for a flight attendant, who told him to turn it down.

Rich refused and she immediately called cops to handle the situation. When the door opened, LAX officers walked on and took him off the plane. Rich shot some video while he was standing in the jetway and cops lectured him about having respect for fellow passengers. He was not arrested

For his part, Rich seems to think he was the victim of a "rusty, dirty" flight attendant.

Lil Yachty Bodyguard Brawls at SXSW

3/20/2017 1:49 PM PDT
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Lil Yachty's crew got into a brawl at SXSW ... with themselves.

We got video of Yachty's bodyguard beating down a guy who is part of the rapper's entourage ... or at least he was. The fight went down Friday at the Omni Hotel in downtown Austin.

The clip starts with punches being thrown and Yachty standing nearby and watching the action unfold.

Law enforcement sources tell us police responded to a disturbance at the Omni, and say they investigated a fight in the lobby.

For what it's worth ... another member of Yachty's crew tried to intervene, but ultimately hotel management broke it up.

D.L. Hughley F*** Respecting Office of President ... He Doesn't Respect Us!

3/20/2017 7:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

D.L. Hughley says Steve Harvey is dead wrong about Snoop Dogg, and other entertainers, showing Donald Trump R-E-S-P-E-C-T ... because the prez doesn't know how to spell it.

D.L. told us at LAX ... that old adage about how the public should treat a sitting president just doesn't apply anymore. His pal, Steve, warned Snoop his "Lavender" music video is crossing a dangerous line.

But in D.L.'s eyes ... Trump's only getting what he's giving.

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