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Meek Mill Dirty Cop + Biased Judge = My Freedom

3/19/2018 1:16 PM PDT

Meek Mill wants Pennsylvania's Supreme Court to do some simple math ... which he believes should add up to his immediate release from prison.

Meek's attorneys filed docs Monday requesting he be released from prison on bail while he awaits a hearing to overturn his 2-4 year prison sentence. He points out the Philly D.A.'s Office has said it would not oppose his release on bail ... due to a wide-reaching police corruption case involving Meek's arresting officer, Reginald Graham.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Meek says his initial conviction was based on Graham's perjured testimony. Team Meek lays out the laundry list of allegations against Graham, including performing poorly on a polygraph test (not related to Meek) ... and stealing money from a crime scene.

The other part of the equation is Judge Brinkley, who Meek's team has called out for allegedly making inappropriate comments, including asking the rapper for a shout-out on a song he was doing with Nicki Minaj

Meek's new docs include the Philly's D.A. statement that it's likely his conviction would be overturned. Basically, he's asking the PA Supreme Court ... what more do ya need to spring me?

Rick Ross 1st Show Since Hospitalization ... 'Free Meek Mill'!

3/18/2018 9:07 PM PDT
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Rick Ross returned to the stage for the first time this weekend since his hospitalization, and one of his main orders of business was shouting out his locked up label mate, Meek Mill

Da Boss performed early Sunday morning at The Light nightclub in Vegas in what appears to be the first show he's done since his heart-related health scare earlier this month.

We broke the story ... Ross was hospitalized in Florida after someone found him unresponsive at his home and "slobbing at the mouth." He was put on ECMO to facilitate respiratory and heart functions, and eventually got sent back home to recover.

Definitely looks like Rick is doing better -- he rapped through a few songs, drank from his double cup ... and, most importantly, led a chant demanding authorities #FreeMeekMill. The takeaway ... Renzel seems to be back to his old self, and he hasn't forgotten Meek.


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Oh, he also poured some champagne for some ladies in the front row. Wouldn't be a Rick Ross concert without that. Good to have you back, Rozay!

'Black Panther' Actor Got a Grand a Day To Play Young Killmonger

3/18/2018 1:00 AM PDT

"Black Panther" is a smashing success and producers probably always knew it would be ... because they paid good money to a kid hardly even in the movie.

10-year-old Seth Carr -- who plays the child version of Michael B. Jordan's character Killmonger in the movie -- got paid $1,000 a day on set ... according to his contract obtained by TMZ.

It is unclear how many days young Seth worked on the film, but his guaranteed paycheck was at least $7,654 ... plus any future residuals.

Not bad at all for the few minutes of screen time.

Along with Young Killmonger, Carr is known for his roles on the shows "Bosch" and "Knight Squad" ... and also played Young Holt on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." 

Jay-Z and Beyonce Our Daughter's a Baller at the Art Auction!!!

3/18/2018 7:08 AM PDT

Blue Ivy is only 6, but she's already wheeling and dealing with the best of them.  

Beyonce and Jay-Z took their daughter to the Wearable Art Gala Saturday night in L.A. Grandma Tina Knowles Lawson and her hubby Richard organized the event, which raised dough for a new, non-profit art and performance complex.

A piece of art clearly caught Blue Ivy's eye because she held up her little sign and threw down a $19k bid.  It's unclear if Blue Ivy was the highest bidder, but she sure acted determined and that's gotta count for something.  

Truth be told ... it looks like Jay wasn't into the piece so much, because he tried to gently put his daughter's hand down. Even if she scored the piece, we're guessing Jay and Bey could afford it.

Blue Ivy and her mom wore matching, futuristic gold dresses to the event.  

The Game Subtle Threats to Tekashi 69

3/18/2018 7:15 AM PDT

The Game's in a big beef with Tekashi69 ... warning 69 he better get humble quick ... or else.

The Beef started Friday when The Game called Tekashi69 a "Fake-ass Blood" during a European concert,  leading the crowd in a "F*** 6ix9ine" chant. 

Tekashi69 responded Saturday, taunting Game, saying,  "A kid with rainbow hair got the whole industry right now aggravated "

Game fired back ... "This the bum y’all let call himself the king of New York ???  If you don’t take that red rag off playing wit real niggas lives & get yo dick in the booty Carlton sweater around the neck wearin ass on somewhere & stop playing wit this blood shit before somebody hurt yo mamas only daughter."

And then he dropped a subtle warning ..."You a nice guy, look at that smile...cut the tuff shit out before it’s too late. "

French Montana Uganda Hospital Up and Running

3/17/2018 3:57 PM PDT

Here's a feel-good story for the day -- French Montana's humanitarian efforts in Uganda have culminated with the opening of a hospital that's equipped to take care of 300,000 people.

We broke the story ... the "Unforgettable" rapper became hip-hop's first Global Citizen Ambassador for his work in Uganda, after he witnessed the country's healthcare hardships while he was there shooting the music video.

French's donation to help provide much-needed resources for pregnant women snowballed when The Weeknd and Diddy matched it, and because of their charity ... the Ugandan community now has a new hospital to do just that.

Great job!

Kanye & Drake Serious Collab Operation Going Down in Wyoming

3/17/2018 12:04 PM PDT

Kanye West and Drake working together on a song for Ye's new album is a big deal ... but it seems like the 2 hip-hop icons are teaming up in Wyoming for a whole lot more.

Sources in Jackson Hole tell TMZ ... both rappers are staying at the Amangani luxury hotel and resort under an alias, and have each brought a huge crew with them. We already knew about Kanye's, but we're told Drake's team includes his engineer, songwriter, and as we reported ... his personal photog/videographer.

We've learned even more big names are there than we originally thought too -- like Lil Uzi Vert -- along with a slew of major producers who work with Kanye and Drake.

There's more -- our sources say the guys brought a ton of audio and recording equipment with them, most likely to set up their own studio at Kanye's crib ... because he's staying at a separate house at the resort away from the main hotel.

We're told famed personal chef Paul Zlatos -- who used to work for Oprah -- is also on hand for the group to keep them well fed.

All in all ... it seems like Drake's hanging with Kanye in the mountains for much more than just an appearance on his new album. And with so many other artists there with them -- Travis Scott, The Dream, NAS and Kid Cudi -- this is shaping up to be well worth the wait.

Lil Xan Flees Angry Tupac Fans ... Cop Keeps Him Safe

3/17/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Lil Xan's been getting flak from the hip-hop community all week for calling Tupac's music "boring" ... and it seems the criticism's escalated to real-life harassment.

According to a police report -- obtained by TMZ -- the rapper was at a Del Taco in his hometown of Redlands, CA Thursday afternoon when he was surrounded by a group of high school-aged kids who were upset over his comments about Tupac.

There wasn't a physical fight, but the hostile environment was apparently enough to make Lil Xan run to a nearby YMCA ... where an officer picked him up and escorted him to his car safely.

The report says the large crowd was gathered at the Del Taco for a possible girl fight after school ... so the rapper possibly got caught in the middle of the frenzy. We're told no crime was committed against him, though.

Lil Xan was in town for a meet-and-greet Thursday night, but the way he was greeted is in stark contrast to the last time we saw the "Betrayed" rapper ...  when he was flanked by adoring fans in NYC.

Ray J & Princess Love Baby Registry Screams ... It's a Girl!!!

3/16/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Ray J and Princess Love are having a baby, and they've kept the sex of the kid under wraps -- but if you peep the registry they got for their shower ... it's pretty clear they're having a girl.

Ray and Princess' baby registry from Petit Tresor is littered with pink -- from onesies to cribs and literally everything in between -- so you can kinda only come to one logical conclusion. 

The gifts ain't cheap either. A baby basket made of cashmere runs about $2,800, while a travel crib costs about $300. A lot of outfits range between $25 and $200 ... and a damn rocking sheep (horses are out apparently) will set their guests back nearly $1,000!

Speaking of the actual baby shower ... sources tell us Ray J and Princess Love are hosting it this weekend in L.A. at a top-of-the-line hotel, and they're not skimping on expenses. We're told the whole thing ended up costing more than $250,000.

As we reported ... Ray J announced Princess was pregnant this past fall. The kid's due sometime this summer. 

Anything for baby ... girl.

Logic Yeah, He's Gettin' Paid But, It Ain't $30 Mil

3/16/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Logic has every reason to be flying high after inking a new deal with Def Jam Records -- but he should come down to cloud 8 ... or 7, 'cause he isn't making nearly as much as he claims.

Logic's been making headlines this week with his new "Bobby Tarantino II" and after doing an interview with "Beats 1" host Zane Lowe, during which he said he'd recently signed a new contract for $30 million. 

Sources tell us the rapper's contract was, in fact, restructured to get him more dough, but it wasn't for $30 mil.

Even if he landed in the tens of millions, that's still a good chunk of change and obviously nothing to turn down. The rapper's been having a ton of fun with interviews since the project's release, so it's possible he's just trolling everyone.

Logic would have you believe Def Jam cut him a seriously fat check ... for no less than $20 mil, as he rapped on his new mixtape, "Bobby Tarantino II.'

Maybe the line just worked for his rhyming pattern, but bottom line is ... in real life, the numbers just don't add up. 

We reached out to a rep for Def Jam ... so far, no word back. 

Rick Ross Body on the Mend And So Is My Family

3/15/2018 7:06 AM PDT

Rick Ross is looking thinner, but also much stronger after his intensive care health crisis -- and he's even taking time to deal with family matters.

Rick was out with his mom, Tommie Roberts, earlier this week in Fort Lauderdale. The Boss was feeling good enough to floss for photogs as he left an attorney's office. We're told he's in the process of hammering out a child support agreement with his baby mama, Tia Kemp.

Tia and Rick have been going HAM on each other on social media in recent months ... with her accusing him of neglecting their son and calling his family ugly. For his part, Rick's claimed Tia's just salty over the fact he banged her sister first.

If Rick's ready to take on that battle, he's gotta be close to being fully recovered from that hospital stay. Silver lining?

Lil Dicky I'm Living Like Chris Brown!!! Driving Ferraris, Dropping N-Word (Sorta)

3/15/2018 7:55 AM PDT

Lil Dicky's junk is seriously enhanced, and he's dropping the n-word like crazy in his greatest fantasy, anyway -- which is, apparently, to be Chris Brown.

Okay, we're not MTV (back when they played music vids), but Dicky's latest vid -- for his song, "Freaky Friday" -- is just too awesome to not discuss. Simple premise ... he switches bodies with Breezy, and hilarity ensues.

Highlights include Dicky instantly being able to dance, instantly having a daughter, driving Ferraris, getting chicks and saying the n-word almost nonstop. Oh yeah, his d**k is really big, too.

We gotta give Chris props, too, for taking a few good-humored shots at his lifestyle in the video. 

Watch for cameos from Ed Sheeran, DJ Khaled and Kendall Jenner's vagina. Seriously ...

YFN Lucci Sued Everyday You Lit ... Is Another Day You Stole My Song!

3/14/2018 11:33 AM PDT

YFN Lucci changed two words of a lesser-known rapper's song title and lit it on fire by making it a commercial hit and pawning it off as original ... this according to a new lawsuit.

The Altanta rapper -- who's said to be dating Lil Wayne's daughter -- just got sued by another MC named Rackboy Cam ... who claims YFN jacked his song "Everything Be Lit" and warped it into the wildly successful "Everyday We Lit" with negligible differences.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Cam says his song came out first in 2015 and that YFN's 2017 track is virtually the same song, especially when it comes to the hook -- namely, "Everyday we lit" vs "Everything be lit," sung in a similar melody.

Cam also claims that YFN lifted 2 out of the 3 elements Cam brags about in his song -- his chain, his whip and his bitch ... saying YFN raps about jewelry and women.

Cam wants a judge to yank the song from airwaves and to halt all sales of it immediately. He also wants YFN to fork over any profits he's made off the tune.

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