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T.I. Buys $225k Birthday Benz for Tiny!!!

7/16/2018 3:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

T.I. pulled a fast one for his wife, Tiny, getting an Atlanta customizer to soup up a $225k whip in less than 24 hours ... so he could hand her the keys on her 43rd birthday.

T.I. hooked up Tiny with a convertible Benz S550. The ride alone costs about $130k, but Tip had another $95k in bells and whistles added.

True Cooper from Atl Custom Auto Sales tells us they added a custom black wrap with an all-black-everything finish, and put it all on 22" wheels.

They had to work fast ... True says he got the call a little after 2 PM Friday, and T.I. said he need it by Saturday, which was Tiny's birthday. A crew of three was able to complete the order by 1 PM the next day.

As for the giant Christian Louboutin bags in the backseat waiting for Tiny -- those were not included. Score a few hundred more hubby points for T.I.

Tekashi69 Didn't Squeeze Cop's Hand Too Bad ... Felony Charge Reduced

7/16/2018 9:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 must not have gotten a good grip on that cop's hand back in May -- allegedly, of course -- 'cause his felony assault on a police officer charge didn't stick ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Tekashi's felony assault on an officer charge was reduced to a basic misdemeanor assault charge. Tekashi was facing up to 7 years in prison before. Now, he's just facing up to a year in jail. 

As we reported ... Tekashi was booked for assaulting a police officer earlier this year after a traffic stop quickly escalated. Cops say he was being taken into custody when he allegedly squeezed a lieutenant's hand very hard, causing it to swell.

We're told the alleged injuries were not severe enough to warrant a felony charge, so prosecutors decided to reduce it. 

It's good news for 6ix9ine, if you ask us ... he's already got his hands full in Texas. Last thing he needs is another reason for NYC authorities to be breathing down his neck.

Michelle Obama, Tina Knowles We're Cool Moms Who Dance At Jay-Z & Beyonce's Concert

7/16/2018 6:37 AM PDT

Michelle Obama didn't just crash Jay-Z and Beyonce's Sunday concert at Paris' Stade de France, she cut a rug with Bey's mom, Tina Knowles, in the best seats in the house.

The former First Lady was there with both daughters, Sasha and Malia, and it doesn't look like she embarrassed them too much with her dance moves. Malia also brought her boyfriend. No sign of Barack ... because he's in Kenya.

No doubt Michelle was having a good time with Tina Sunday in what looked like a VIP area on the floor. The Obamas have always been tight with Jay and Bey, and looks like that still holds. 

Tekashi69 Giving Mood After Jail Release ... Have Some Cash, Kids!!!

7/14/2018 4:24 PM PDT
Breaking News

Tekashi69's feeling so good about being out of the slammer, he says he's starting up a soccer league for the community ... and it looks like he's paying the players!

The rapper just shared a vid on Instagram -- he's all smiles as he claims he started a league right after being released from jail ... and hands out $20 bills to about a dozen youngsters, and even some parents.

At one point someone yells out "Bail money!" ... which might be true.

We broke the story ... 6ix9ine got sprung from his Rikers Island cell Friday after his lawyers scored him a deal, with the catch being he MUST surrender Monday in Harris County, TX to pay $5,000 bail there.

Tekashi was arrested in NYC earlier this week for an outstanding warrant out of Harris County, where he allegedly choked a 16-year-old back in January.

Looks like now he's trying to show he's got nothing but love -- and money -- for kids.

Tekashi69 Getting Sprung from Rikers Island ... Gets Bail in NY AND TX

7/13/2018 1:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69's lawyers just scored him a sweet deal that's getting him out of his Rikers Island jail cell a week early ... TMZ has learned.

The rapper's been granted bail and, once he pays $150k, he'll be released -- but there's a string attached. He MUST surrender Monday in Harris County, TX to pay $5,000 bail there.

TMZ broke the story ... 6ix9ine was arrested in NYC earlier this week for an outstanding warrant out of Harris County, where he allegedly choked a 16-year-old back in January.

On Thursday, a NY judge refused to grant him bail, saying he was a flight risk -- but Tekashi's lawyers first got Texas prosecutors to agree to a bail amount and then, during an emergency hearing in NYC, a judge granted him bail there.

As we reported, Tekashi was going to be held in NYC until July 20, when Texas officials planned to extradite him.

We're told he'll be released once his $150k bail payment is processed. 

YG Arrested for Robbery ... In Vegas Casino

7/13/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

YG's facing a felony robbery charge for allegedly yanking a dude's chain off his neck and taking off with the diamond-laced pendant ... and we're told there's video evidence too.

The rapper was in a Vegas court Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest and he turned himself in. YG was hit with felony robbery and he was released after posting $20k bail. 

Vegas police tell us ... the incident went down in late May at the Cosmopolitan around 4 AM, after a man approached YG and asked for a pic but was turned away by his crew. We're told the guy told YG he's not a real celeb ... and casino's surveillance footage shows YG retaliating by yanking a chain off his neck.

We're told the chain fell to the ground, and YG is then seen on video picking up the necklace pendant -- valued somewhere between $3,000 and $9,000 -- before taking off.

We broke the story ... the alleged victim is also suing YG, claiming he had his goons beat him up before he snatched his jewelry. The guy wants at least $250k.

Danielle Bregoli Bodyguard Hurls Stage Crasher ... Then Takes Dive Himself

7/13/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Danielle Bregoli's bodyguard sprung into action like a caped crusader, flying over the crowd after someone tried to crash the stage during her show in Amsterdam.

Danielle, aka Bhad Bhabie, was in the middle of her XXXTentacion tribute Thursday night when a fan rushed the stage and then, seconds later, dove off in one of the more graceful leaps on record.

Enter Frank, Danielle's bodyguard, who was on the stage crasher's tail. Frank took his own leap ... more of a cannonball -- he took out a whole section of the crowd.

We’re told Danielle wasn't really startled because her security is trained to kick off stage crashers ... exactly what Frank did.

Drake & Jay-Z's New Song 'Talk Up' is Sandi Graham's Doing ... Thanks, Drake's Mom!

7/13/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Drake linked up with Jay-Z on his new album for a fire anthem, and the collab probably happened because of Drizzy's mom ... so says the guy who made the music. 

We got Memphis-bred DJ Paul -- who produced "Talk Up" on "Scorpion" -- at LAX, and asked if his highly praised song with Drake and Jay has helped out his bottom line. Sounds like he was already making money moves, but DJP says the 6 God definitely solidified his clout.

As for how he even came to work on this project in the first place, Paul drops a bombshell ... Drake's mother, Sandi Graham, got in her boy's ear about him! Apparently, Sandi and Paul are neighbors ... how 'bout that??

Dude doesn't seem to know the woman by her name though, but it's all love. Here's to "Drake's mom" ... cheers!

Cardi B Nicki Did Not Buy $5k Gift Basket For Kulture's Birth

7/12/2018 1:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B caught wind Nicki Minaj had reportedly bought her a pricey gift basket from Petit Trésor -- but, as it turns out, it never happened ... TMZ has learned.

Sources with direct knowledge tell us Cardi's team reached out to the famed WeHo baby boutique after reading a report claiming Nicki had snapped up a $5,000 basket and sent it to Cardi after hearing she'd given birth to Kulture.

We're told Cardi's camp called Petit -- there's only one location -- looking for a tracking number for Nicki's gift, because Cardi's been flooded with presents. However, they were told by the store's owner ... Nicki had NOT purchased anything.

We also called the store, and an employee confirmed neither Nicki nor anyone on her team bought any items from them. 

The gift basket would have been an interesting olive branch because Nicki and Cardi were beefing earlier this year -- but no dice.

The good news ... Cardi's not exactly hurting for gifts or pricey baby gear.

Travis Scott & Kylie Jenner Family R&R in Hawaii ... New Album in Works!!!

7/12/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Travis Scott busted a Kanye West ... taking the fam on a retreat before getting the creative juices flowing and starting work on his new album.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... Travis, Kylie Jenner and their daughter, Stormi, recently took off to Honolulu where Travis' first order of business was getting some QT with his girls in a massive Airbnb rental. We're told the crib was loaded with Stormi's fave toys, as well as one big toy for Dad -- a recording studio.

The family spent a few days on a private beach before Travis moved on to the second order of biz. We're told barely an hour after Kylie and Stormi jetted back to L.A. ... Travis flew in Nav, Gunna and Cash.

Our sources say the whole crew is in grind mode in the home studio. Travis is keeping the private beach to himself though -- he put up the producers at a nearby hotel.

Pays to be the boss!

Teairra Mari's Ex Her Revenge Porn Lawsuit is Done If She Leaked Sex Tape

7/12/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Teairra Mari's revenge porn lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend is going nowhere fast ... according to the ex, who maintains SHE leaked their sex tape, and therefore has NO case.

Akbar Abdul-Ahad tells us, although Teairra's going forward with the lawsuit, she hasn't been shy about trying to cozy up to him for some, uh ... well, you have to see his description. Point is, he now firmly believes what Teairra's 'L&HH' costar Milan Christopher claims about her posting the explicit footage herself. 

You'll recall ... Milan said Teairra was acting strange the day the sex tape went public, accusing Akbar of leaking it before it was even posted.

Akbar believes the new info destroys Teairra's lawsuit against him, and seems to think it's just a matter of time before her attorney Lisa Bloom jumps ship.

Tekashi69 Could Be Locked Up 10 More Days ... At LEAST!!!

7/11/2018 3:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 could potentially spend at least the next week locked up in NYC before he's shipped off to face a judge in Houston.

A rep for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office tells us Tekashi was just arraigned and is now in custody until a tentative date of July 20. We're told authorities from Houston are then expected to pick him up on an arrest warrant issued by a judge back in May.

TMZ broke the story ... 69 was arrested at JFK Airport Wednesday when he landed after his European tour. Cops picked him up on the Houston warrant for allegedly choking a 16-year-old.

Tekashi had a show scheduled Friday in New Jersey, but we're told it was postponed prior to his arrest, and all ticket holders have already been refunded. 

Big Gipp Future's Right To Want Due Credit Young Rappers, Give It Up

7/11/2018 11:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Future wants some respect put on his name for giving young rappers a style to run with and a way to make a living, and he's got a point ... so says a fellow Atlanta rap legend.

We got Big Gipp -- who's part of Goodie Mob, Dungeon Family and other OG rap groups out of ATL -- and he says Future's recent Twitter rant calling on up-and-coming MCs to thank him for pioneering their styles and ad libs is more than just warranted ... it's overdue.

Gipp does mention a few rap acts by name -- calling out Migos and Lil Baby -- but it's unclear who exactly Future was referring to during his extended gripe.

One thing's for sure though ... Gipp thinks Future is right up there with Gucci Mane (often credited with creating trap music) and should be given the same type of reverence.

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