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Judge to DMX I'll Let You Off House Arrest If You Get Into a Drug Program

8/23/2017 10:16 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DMX is off house arrest with one big catch -- he's gotta check into a treatment program to get clean ... TMZ has learned. 

A judge signed off this week on X entering an inpatient treatment program for substance abuse -- and as part of the deal, he'll be able to leave his house without wearing an ankle monitor.

According to the court docs, obtained by TMZ, all other bail conditions are in place for X while he's out on bond for his federal tax evasion case. He'll still have to get permission to travel out of New York state, but can travel to the facility without issue. It's unclear where the treatment program is located.

X's attorney, Murray Richman, tells us X entered rehab because his drug usage had become impossible to manage. 

As we first reported ... he's already requested approval to travel for some shows, but we don't know if his treatment will affect those concert dates.

'Straight Outta Compton' Star Charged w/ Assault at Restaurant

8/23/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R. Marcos Taylor may have taken his Suge Knight role a little too seriously -- he's been charged with multiple counts of assault for punching 2 people ... but he says THEY came at him.

The incident went down back on August 9 when sources tell us he punched the manager of a Carrabba's Italian Grill in Green Brook, NJ several times in the face after an argument escalated.

We're told several employees dragged Marcos out of the restaurant and a melee ensued ... with Marcos allegedly punching a woman on the side of the head.

Marcos was charged with 4 counts of assault, 1 count of criminal mischief and 1 count of disorderly conduct.

We reached out to Marcos, who would only tell us he got jumped that night in the parking lot but would not elaborate. His attorney tells us Marcos never punched or kicked anyone and was defending himself when he tossed one of the employees.

Migos' Quavo I Got Plans For A New National Anthem

8/23/2017 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Migos rapper Quavo doesn't want to tamper with the OG national anthem, he's got bigger plans for one.

There's a petition going around to have Quavo ad lib on the 'Star-Spangled Banner' track. 7,600 people are already on board.

We got Quavo at LAX Tuesday, and he thinks the song that's impossible to sing needs some serious updating with new messaging ... he thinks the point should be unity and equality. 

FUN FACT -- Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1814 after he saw an American flag standing after The Battle of Baltimore. 

Meek Mill I'm Just Like Drake ... I Airball 3's Too!

8/22/2017 11:39 AM PDT

If you thought Meek Mill and Drake had NOTHING in common, TMZ Sports has hilarious video to prove you totally wrong ... Meek airballin' 3's just like his former hip-hop rival!

You might remember ... Drake drew nothing but air warming up with the Kentucky Wildcats a few years ago, and has been roasted on the 'net about it since.

Meek got his chance to one-up his rival at James Harden's JH-Town charity game this past weekend, but the Philly spitter came up waaay short -- bricking a trifecta of 3's during warm-ups.

In all fairness to Meek, this was for a good cause ... but still, work on that form, bro.

Ray J, Princess Love Dog Almost Dies ... Locked in a Closet

8/22/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ray J and Princess Love's dog almost died after being left in a closet for days without food or water ... and they think the pooch was accidentally left there by a construction worker. 

Sources close to the couple tell us ... Ray and PL took a trip recently to celebrate their anniversary/her bday -- when they returned ... they found one of their Maltese dogs unconscious in the closet.

We're told Ray J and Princess are renovating their home, and construction crews were there when they were away. They say one of the workers told them they put Coco in the closet while they were doing work in the room, and just forgot to let her out.

RJ and PL say when they found Coco she was having seizures. They rushed her to the vet, where she was treated for 4 days. They shelled out more than $5k in vet bills.

We're told Coco suffered permanent organ damage and has to undergo kidney treatment for the rest of her life. Ray and Princess are considering their next move.

RJ and PL have sent the construction company the bill, but they say that's only part of what they're out. 

Mystikal Turns Himself in on Rape Charge

8/21/2017 2:47 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Mystikal has been arrested and charged with raping a woman in Louisiana.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the rapper turned himself in Monday to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department, and he was arrested and booked for first degree rape.

Shreveport PD put out the arrest warrant last week, but they hadn't been able to track him down until now. According to cops, another man, Averweone Holman, was also charged in connection with the crime.

We're told the charges stem from a 2016 incident involving a woman at a casino where Mystikal was performing ... but the details are scarce for now.

A member from Mystikal's camp tells us the charges are completely bogus, and he plans to plead not guilty.

He's being held on a $2 million bond. 

Meek Mill I'm No Criminal ... And I'm an Excellent Driver

8/18/2017 1:28 PM PDT

Meek Mill had a long night in NYC, but wants everyone to know he's a hard-working family man who didn't do anything wrong ... and he's a good driver to boot.

Meek spoke briefly Friday as he left the courthouse, shortly after he won a huge legal victory that could keep him out of jail ... according to his lawyer who was by his side.

As we reported ... the rapper was popped for poppin' wheelies in front of cops while shooting a music vid in Harlem. He was initially looking at felony charges, but skated by with 2 misdemeanors for reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

Meek Mill Arrested and Charged After Alleged Motorcycle Stunt

8/17/2017 8:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

9:02 PM PT -- Meek has been officially arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.

He was picked up by NYPD at 10:16 PM Thursday after a 911 call was made on Wednesday by witnesses who saw a group of people popping wheelies and riding dangerously down the street. Law enforcement turned to social media and were able to identify Meek, who was riding without a helmet. NYPD then took him into custody.

Meek Mill is currently in police custody after law enforcement sources tell us he drove a motorcycle recklessly through the streets of NYC.

Sources tell us Meek is being held for questioning in an Upper Manhattan Precinct after being taken in for the alleged stunt.

We're told at this time the rapper has not been arrested and booked ... but our law enforcement sources say that's imminent.

According to several of Meek's fans, his initial confrontation with police was documented on his Instagram's live stream.

Story developing ...

Young Thug It's My Bday Party ... And I'll Give My Mom $50k If I Want To!!!

8/17/2017 9:16 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Young Thug for Son of the Year award? He's got a helluva chance after handing his mom a $TACK to celebrate HIS birthday.

The rapper threw a huge party Wednesday night to ring in the big 2-6 at The Tago International Center in the ATL ... just across the street from 2 Chainz's 11th Street Studios.

Sure ... YT pulled all the stops to make sure the shindig was poppin ... with stars like T.I., Jacquees and Young Dolph. Young Thug's family also showed up ... including mama bear who was already shining bright -- that watch, tho -- before YT handed her a stack of 50 Gs to complete her look.

We see you, Young Thug.

Blac Chyna Kicks Mechie to the Curb And All His Crap, Too

8/17/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna's had it with her flavor of the month ... she dumped Mechie's ass and she's already back on familiar ground -- the strip club.

Sources close to BC tell us she got into an explosive argument Monday night with Mechie over his constant flirting with other women on social media. They'd been dating for less than 2 months but that didn't stop Mechie from getting BC's initials tattooed behind his ear.

The ink has barely dried and already she's told him to take a hike ... and to take all his stuff with him.

After the argument ... we're told Blac hit up a Tarzana studio and vented her frustration on the mic and spit lyrics for a new track. Inspiration.

Not long after she hit up Ace of Diamonds. As we reported ... she hit up the joint the same night her baby daddy's sister, Khloe, and her NBA superstar bf, Tristan Thompson, showed up.

We're told Khloe and BC crossed paths inside and had a brief stare down. But no one uttered a peep.

As for how long the breakup will last ... we're told BC's called it game over but Mechie's desperately trying to make things right.

After all ... tattoo removal ain't cheap.

T.I. on Trump KKK Came Callin' 'F*** Him!'

8/16/2017 6:37 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Count T.I. in the chorus of people who believe Donald Trump is in bed with white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

We got Tip at LAX Tuesday and asked what he made of Trump's flip-flop on Charlottesville.

Welp, T.I. doesn't mince words -- or cool sayings either -- to slam DT for what many are calling his worst moment yet as President.

In short ... T.I. didn't expect anything less. And it sounds like he's going with YG on this one. 

DMX I Need Out of House Arrest To Feed My Kids!!!

8/16/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DMX is losing his mind under house confinement -- because he's already asking a judge to let him out so he can support his fam.

X's lawyer, Murray Richman, fired off a letter to a NY federal judge Monday asking that his client be allowed to travel to Atlanta, Vegas, Philly, and L.A. for some August/Sept. gigs ... the most immediate being Thursday in ATL.

The judge shot down the ATL request because it came in too late. The judge made it clear ... all requests to leave the house must be submitted at least a week in advance.

As for the other requests ... X's probation officers want the judge to turn thumbs-down, because they think it'll interfere with his drug program. Murray tells TMZ ... he's negotiating to get X out for some of the upcoming dates, saying the guy's got 15 kids to feed and needs to make a living.

You'll recall ... X violated bail conditions in his tax evasion case by skipping town without a heads-up to the court ... and later failing drug tests. That's why he's now on house arrest

It seems when it comes to X, home is NOT where the heart is.

D. L. Hughley Trump was Late on Neo-Nazi Rebuke Fam Has History of Racism

8/14/2017 3:01 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

D. L. Hughley's not surprised by Donald Trump's belated rebuke of white supremacists ... because he believes the Trumps have roots in racism.

We got D. L. Monday at LAX and asked what he made of Trump's timing to come out and explicitly denounce white supremacists after violence in Charlottesville -- and he had a simple explanation.

The comedian cites reports that Trump's late father, Fred Trump, was arrested in Queens in 1927 after a KKK riot there ... although Trump has denied his dad had any involvement.

Either way ... D.L. thinks the country knows where the Prez stands on race, and it's time Americans looked themselves in the mirror on the issue.

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