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Rudy Gay Welcome To The Squad, Lil Wayne ... But Jay's Still #1 Rapper At Roc Nation

4/16/2017 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rudy Gay is taking Jay Z all the way in a lyrical battle of the Carters ... telling TMZ Sports even though Lil Wayne is part of the Roc Nation family now ... Hov is still the best lyricist down with the crew.

Tunechi recently announced he was joining Roc Nation (even though he's still under contract to Birdman) meaning he's now on the same team as Rudy, who's down with Roc Nation Sports.

We got Rudy out in L.A. and asked him if there's a new top rap dawg at the Roc now that Wayne is throwing his diamond up, and Gay does the smart thing ... he goes with the boss.

BTW ... Jay Z's real last name is Carter, so is Wayne's. That's why it's a battle of Carters. Get your hip-hop knowledge up.

'LHHNY' Star Mendeecees I'm No Drug Dealer! More Like a Mule

1/12/2017 4:37 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Mendeecees Harris is making an odd plea for a guy who's currently doing hard time for drug trafficking -- he's insisting he's NOT a drug dealer ... TMZ has learned.

Seems too little, too late, but the 'Love and Hip Hop NY' star -- who got 8 years in prison -- says federal prosecutors gave him the shaft during sentencing because they made it sound like he was dealing cocaine and heroin.

In docs obtained by TMZ ... Harris says he was merely "collecting drugs from one party and handing them to another." He says feds never even accused him of setting prices or having knowledge of the entire drug operation.

Translation: I was a small fry, and they know it.

Harris has been in the pen for one year, and he's fighting to get his sentence reduced.

'Basketball Wives' New Cast Revealed ... Dwyane Wade & Nick Young Won't Be Happy!

12/1/2016 2:45 PM PST
Exclusive Details

VH1's "Basketball Wives L.A." is cleaning house ... bringing in several new cast members including Evelyn Lozada, plus the infamous baby mamas to Nick Young and Dwyane Wade ... TMZ has learned.

Production sources tell us Keonna Green, who just had her 2nd kid with Nick, and Aja Metoyer ... who has a 3-year-old by Dwyane -- will join Shaunie O'Neal, Tami Roman and Jackie Christie for the next season.

Executive producer Shaunie definitely increased the drama with her new hires. Keonna made headlines when her pregnancy broke up Nick's engagement to Iggy Azalea. As for Aja, she hooked up with Dwyane when he was allegedly "on a break" from Gabrielle Union.

Nick and Dwyane probably won't watch, but we suspect their lawyers will.

Evelyn was an original cast member when 'BWLA' started in 2010, but left after the 5th season. She's also guest hosting on "The Real" next week.

Rich Homie Quan So Sorry I Dissed Biggie

7/12/2016 3:24 PM PDT
Breaking News

Rich Homie Quan is pleading for forgiveness after his Biggie disaster during the VH1 "Hip Hop Honors."

The rapper says, "I assure you that I never intended to disrespect Biggie Smalls. I have long respected his work and his contribution to the rap game."

RHQ poured his heart in the Instagram apology adding ... "I will forever be sorry to New York, my fans, Biggie Smalls, Lil Kim, and all the Hip Hop community for my performance. I hope you can accept my apology."

As for what exactly went wrong when he forgot Biggie's lyrics in "Get Money" ... he said it was a combination of nerves and technical difficulties.

And for the record ... Faith's already forgiven him.

Queen Latifah Racism's Still Alive

7/12/2016 7:28 AM PDT

Queen Latifah says you can't measure racial progress by looking at how many African Americans are on the Forbes 100 list ... it's all about getting passed over while hailing a cab.

The Queen spoke at the VH1 "Hip Hop Honors" and made it clear ... racism is flourishing in America, and it goes way beyond police brutality.

'Love & Hip Hop NY' Star Gets 8 Years in Prison

12/1/2015 12:59 PM PST
Breaking News

"Love & Hip Hop: New York" star Mendeecees Harris is apologizing for all his coke and heroin slinging -- on his way to starting a prison sentence.

Harris was sentenced Tuesday for his federal drug trafficking charges -- and got 8 years and 1 month in the slammer, plus 5 years supervised release.

He got credit for already serving 15 months ... so, he'll be in for less than 7 years. 

Mendeecees has reportedly already paid back the feds more than $100k from his earnings and appearances on 'Love & Hip Hop.'

After court, he posted a message saying, "I completely accept responsibility for all that is going on" ... and thanked his family and fans for their support.

VH1's 'Black Ink' Cops Yell, 'Cut!!' We're Arresting Your Star

11/10/2015 6:38 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

One of the tattoo artists on VH1's "Black Ink" had to unhand a customer's ass to surrender to cops ... who busted him right in the middle of a shoot in NYC.

TMZ has learned Ceaser Emanuel was arrested Monday evening on a warrant for failure to pay child support. Witnesses in the Black Ink Tattoo Studio tell us Ceaser was putting a fresh piece on a female client's butt when the cops showed up.

We're told Ceaser's co-star Dutchess followed him down to the police station ... with the show's cams rolling. It's unclear if Ceaser -- who's got a rep for being an a**hole (it's even tatted on him) -- posted bail.

Lindsay Lohan's Parents Please, Shoot Us ... For 'Family Therapy'

8/25/2015 8:30 AM PDT
Breaking News

Michael and Dina Lohan finally found a way to cash in on their dysfunction -- they're starring in a new reality show designed to cure their problems. LOL?

Lindsay's folks are doing "Family Therapy" -- a VH1 spin-off of "Couples Therapy" -- along with Bam Margera and his mom, ex "Teen Mom" Briana Dejesus and her sister ... and ex Roc-A-Fella honcho Damon Dash and his brothers.

Dr. Jenn Mann is counseling the cast during shooting ... which began on Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Even Michael and Dina are working now. No pressure, LiLo.

Momma Dee from 'Love & Hip-Hop' Gets Plowed ... By Beefy Stripper

6/24/2015 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Momma Dee lived her final days as an unmarried woman ... to the FULLEST -- as in, grinding on the floor with a totally yoked stripper -- and we got the video.

Lil Scrappy's ma got a next-level lap dance from a stripper at her bachelorette party in Atlanta this week. The guy came in wearing construction worker garb, which she helped him out of, real quick.

Dee says she's 51, but that's hard to believe, based on her reaction when the man-meat-for-hire tries to dry hump ... her face!  

Get it, Momma.

'Love and Hip Hop' Ain't No Love Here! Mally Mall & Nikki Hit the Skids Again

5/6/2015 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE


Hip-hop producer Mally Mall must be bored with love triangles -- the "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star is breaking up with Nikki Mudarris again, but this time THREE other chicks are involved.

Mall and Nikki are known to be on-again/off-again (a recurring theme from Season 1) and their relationship status was set to OFF after a blowup over a Las Vegas fight weekend party. 

According to our sources, the couple was supposed to host a Mayweather/Pacquiao party at a rented house in town, but Mally showed up with three chicks that weren't Nikki ... and she didn't show up at all.

Season 2 is just writing itself.

Big Ang Drops Blonde Bombshell After Cancer Surgery

4/26/2015 11:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Big Ang is out and about and flaunting new blonde locks ... just a few weeks after undergoing a lifesaving operation to remove a cancerous tumor from her neck.

The "Mob Wives" star was looking good Saturday outside Teak restaurant in Red Bank, NJ, and even stopped to pose with a fan. We're guessing the neckerchief is there to cover any surgery scars -- in the most stylish way possible.

Sources close to Ang tell us she lightened up before the surgery ... because she felt like she just needed a change after getting the cancer diagnosis.

Work it, Ang.

'Love & Hip Hop: NY' Star GUILTY of Slinging Coke & Heroin Off to Prison After Wedding

4/22/2015 10:36 AM PDT
Breaking News

'Love & Hip Hop' couple Mendeecees Harris and Yandy Smith might be honeymooning in a federal prison ... because the groom just plead guilty to running a drug ring in upstate NY. 

Harris struck a plea deal in the case, and will now face 5 to 40 years in the federal pen, and/or a fine of $5 million. The feds nailed him for a drug trafficking operation that shipped cocaine and heroin to Rochester for 7 years. 

Harris will remain free on bail until his sentencing in August -- good thing for him ... since he and Yandy are getting married next month on "Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding." By the way, he also has to surrender all his paychecks from 'LHH.' 

The only good news for Yandy -- when her hubby gets locked up ... she'll get back most of the $200k she put up for his bail when he originally got busted last year.

'Love & Hip Hop' Star Jhonni Blaze Co-Star Throws Shade ... Helps Spread Stripper Fight Vid

4/16/2015 12:41 PM PDT

What do you think "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star Jhonni Blaze is more pissed about -- the fact a video of her catching an ass whupping is going viral ... or the fact one of her co-stars helped spread it?

The video is from Jhonni's stripper days back in Houston ... a few years ago, and shows her in an epic fight with another stripper. All you need to know is Jhonni (who used to bang Drake) is the one on the ground ... so the clip is far from flattering to her.

As for why the video just surfaced ... Jhonni recently talked smack about being a badass on the 'LHHNY' reunion show -- so a fan of Moniece Slaughter (Jhonni's nemesis) dug up the clip to shame JB. Moniece was delighted and even reposted the clip ... though she eventually deleted it.

In the end, it doesn't really matter why -- it's a great video. Watch and enjoy.

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