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Katt Williams I'm Heading to 'Build-A-Bitch' ... Looking for a New GF!!!

9/20/2018 7:51 AM PDT
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Katt Williams is giving "cruising the mall for chicks" a whole new meaning.

We got the comedian at the Westfield Mall Wednesday in Culver City -- our photog, Charlie, was also there and happened to bump into him. He had to convince Katt he was a legit TMZ employee.

Anyway, it all got pretty hilarious when Charlie asked what Katt was shopping for in the mall. It wasn't clothes, shoes or accessories. Think Build-A-Bear ... but for adults.

You just gotta see how it played out, especially when some young fans walked up to Katt for a photo. Don't worry, he keeps it clean for the kids.

Katt's ripping a page from Lil Wayne's playbook -- 'cause he ain't got no worries days after getting chased by an angry, gun-toting husband in the ATL.

Plies Arrested at Tampa Intl. for Gun Found in Carry-On Bag

9/19/2018 12:18 PM PDT
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Plies was arrested after a gun was found in his carry-on bag as he was trying to board a plane in Tampa ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us the rapper was getting a bag scanned Wednesday morning at Tampa International Airport before getting onto a Delta flight when TSA agents discovered a Glock 43 in one of his bags, as well as a fully-loaded magazine lying beside it.

We're told Plies had no permit for the gun, and was arrested by airport police for carrying a concealed weapon -- a felony. We're told he's currently in custody at Tampa International ... and will be transferred to Hillsborough County Jail.

Sources close to Plies tell TMZ he mistakenly grabbed the wrong bag before heading to the airport, and admits the gun is his. We're also told he is a registered gun owner. 

Katt Williams Gun Incident Caught on Video ... 'Katt Hauled Ass in the Store!!!'

9/19/2018 11:23 AM PDT
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There's video to back up Katt Williams story about the husband of a radio DJ charging at him with a gun and we just got it. 

It all went down Saturday night outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater, where Wanda Smith of V-103's 'Frank and Wanda' was hosting. The video starts with Katt fuming in the parking lot while rocking a Deion Sanders jersey and gold chains -- he even confronts the guy recording him.

You'll recall ... Katt said he got into it with Wanda's husband, Lamorris Sellers, who was pissed Katt roasted the hell out of Wanda on the radio. There was a ton of jawing back and forth until Lamorris and a friend gave chase. Katt initially said Lamorris pointed a gun in his face -- and in this video you can see a gun in Lamorris' hand as Katt bolted into a grocery store.

The view of their face-to-face confrontation is blocked in the video, so it's hard to tell if Lamorris really did point the gun. He told cops he only dropped it while chasing Katt, but never pulled the weapon on him. 

Wanda addressed the incident on her show Monday, but wouldn't confirm or deny her husband pulling a gun, citing legal reasons. She did claim, however, that Katt started dissing her right away at the comedy club ... which is what started the drama in the first place.

Nipsey Hussle Gunfire Erupts at Rapper's Famous Clothing Store

9/15/2018 6:47 AM PDT
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Nipsey Hussle's L.A. clothing store was the backdrop for fighting and gunfire Friday.

Eyewitnesses tell TMZ 2 customers got into an all-out brawl in the parking lot. One of them was getting beaten up pretty badly, and that guy decided to even the playing field he'd pull out his gun and fire shots in the air ... which he did.

The beater got the message and fled. 

Cops were called to the Crenshaw-area store and found blood in the parking lot. When they went inside the 3 employees refused to talk.

Nipsey was not at the store, which has become quite the thing in the area ... super popular.

Nipsey was in NYC at the Diamond Ball.

Cops want to review surveillance video, but it's unclear if the people who own the cam are willing to fork it over.

No one was taken into custody and so far ... no suspects.  

Rep. Steve Scalise Draining the Swamp (Sort of) with Trump Jr.

9/14/2018 7:31 AM PDT
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Later, gator. GOP House Majority Whip Steve Scalise went on a hunting trip with Donald Trump Jr. ... and they bagged a 9-foot alligator!!!

We got Steve at Reagan National Airport in D.C. and Scalise tells us the gator meat was finger-lickin' good, and gave us a taste of what it's like to hunt gators, fry 'em up and make gator jambalaya. Guess that's what Don Jr. had in mind when his father famously said, "drain the swamp."

He also defended President Trump's controversial stance on Puerto Rico's hurricane relief.

Steve and Don Jr. hit the bayou last week for Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's annual gator hunt ... and they were joined by Kimberly Guilfoyle and GOP Rep. Brian Babin.

The congressman -- who was nearly fatally shot last year at the Congressional baseball practice -- has recovered enough to throw on some hunting gear and hit the swamp with his pals.

No word why Dick Cheney wasn't there, but we have a few guesses.

Floyd Mayweather Shooting Cops Stumped ... Still No Suspects

9/13/2018 8:48 AM PDT
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It's only been 5 months since a gunman opened fire on Floyd Mayweather's entourage in Atlanta -- wounding his bodyguard -- but cops now tell TMZ Sports the case has essentially gone cold. 

No arrests. No suspects. No leads. 

As we previously reported, Floyd and his entourage were returning to the Intercontinental hotel in Buckhead around 3 AM on April 9 when someone sprayed at least 12 shots at one of the sprinter vans in the caravan. 

Floyd's bodyguard, Greg La Rosa, was shot in the leg and was rushed to the hospital. Miraculously, none of the other 6 people inside the sprinter van were hit. 

In the wake of the shooting, cops said it appeared Floyd's crew was specifically targeted -- though it's unclear if the shooter was trying to kill Floyd.

Now, the Atlanta PD tells TMZ Sports ... "Investigators have followed up on all available leads, met with the victim, and attempted to locate video."

"Unfortunately, we have not been able to identify any suspects in this case."

Cops are still encouraging people with information to come forward.

As for Greg, he tells us ... the recovery is going very well and he expects to be 100%. 

Young Thug Turns Himself In For Felony Drug Case

9/13/2018 8:51 AM PDT
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Young Thug's got a brand new mug shot after surrendering to cops in Georgia to face multiple drug possession charges.

The rapper turned himself in Tuesday and remains behind bars. He's been held without bail, but will get to face a judge Thursday afternoon during a hearing to decide if he'll be allowed to post bail.

As TMZ first reported ... there was a grand jury warrant out for Thug's arrest in DeKalb County after he was indicted on 8 felony charges ... including possession and intent to distribute meth, hydrocodone and weed.

Young Thug's also been charged with possession of amphetamine, Alprazolam, codeine (2 counts) and a firearm. Cops say they found the drug cache in his car when they pulled him over last year ... for having tinted windows.

Disney Star David Henrie Arrested at LAX for Loaded Gun ... But, No Hard Feelings w/ Cops!!!

9/10/2018 3:13 PM PDT
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3:05 PM PT -- Henrie just released the statement he promised earlier on social media, and took full responsibility for the "situation." He apologized for any trouble he caused and said, "More than anything I am humiliated and embarrassed that this even happened." He also made sure to give another shout-out to TSA and LAPD. 

1:56 PM PT -- We got David leaving jail, and he tells us the gun was his and totally legal. He's got nothing but respect for the officers who arrested him, and says he'll clear everything up later today.

"Wizards of Waverly Place" star David Henrie -- who costarred with Selena Gomez on the show -- was just arrested for carrying a loaded gun at LAX.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Henrie was going through a TSA screening Monday morning at the airport and agents discovered the weapon. We're told the gun was an M&P Shield 9mm pistol and it was loaded.

Henrie was immediately detained and taken to a nearby station.

Henrie starred as Gomez's brother on "Wizards of Waverly Place" from 2007-2012. He's also made appearances on "How I Met Your Mother" and "Arrested Development." David was also on "That's So Raven" for 12 episodes with Raven-Symone and Orlando Brown.

Brown's had his fair share of run-ins with the law -- with several arrests over the years -- he was most recently caught on surveillance in a burglary. 

Henrie recently revealed he and his wife, Maria Cahill, are expecting a daughter. In announcing the pregnancy, Henrie said, "That reminds me. Where's my shotgun. I don't have a shotgun. Someone get me a shotgun!" 

Jake T. Austin -- who played Henrie and Gomez's younger brother on the show -- was involved in a 4-car hit-and-run crash back in 2013.

We reached out to his reps ... so far, no word back. Henrie is still in custody.

Originally published -- 11:06 AM PT

Young Thug Felony Arrest Warrant Issued

9/10/2018 9:36 AM PDT
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Young Thug's got a pair of handcuffs in his future -- there's a new warrant out for his arrest in Georgia ... TMZ has learned.

The grand jury warrant was issued in DeKalb County after Thug was indicted on a slew of drug possession charges ... according to our law enforcement sources. We broke the story, the grand jury rung him up last week on a total of 8 FELONIES!

YT was charged with possession and intent to distribute meth, hydrocodone and weed. He's also charged with possession of amphetamine, Alprazolam, codeine (2 counts) and a firearm.

The felony charges stem from Young Thug's arrest last September, when cops pulled him over for tinted windows ... but ended up nailing him for marijuana possession. 

The rapper's legal team's gotta be racking up the billable hours -- Thug was also arrested last month in L.A. for possession of a concealed weapon.

Young Thug Charged with 8 Felonies

9/6/2018 8:45 AM PDT
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Young Thug is getting smacked with a staggering 8 FELONIES stemming from his arrest last year in Georgia ... TMZ has learned.

According to docs, Young Thug has been charged with possession and intent to distribute meth, hydrocodone and weed. He's also charged with possession of amphetamine, Alprazolam, codeine (2 counts) and a firearm.

The charges stem from YT's arrest last September in Georgia when cops booked him for drugs and tinted windows. Looks like they're letting the windows thing slide.

Young Thug's legal troubles continued last month. He was busted by cops on a felony gun charge after an album release party.

SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing Kavanaugh Snubs Handshake From Parkland Victim's Dad

9/4/2018 12:08 PM PDT

Brett Kavanaugh was in no mood to meet a father whose kid was killed during the Parkland shooting -- snubbing his handshake attempt during a SCOTUS confirmation hearing.

Judge Kavanaugh's morning session in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill was put on pause Tuesday, and as Trump's pick for the Supreme Court was getting up to leave ... Fred Guttenberg approached him out of nowhere with his hand extended.

He's the father of Jamie Guttenberg, one of the 17 killed earlier this year in the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. Rather than engage Fred, however, Kavanaugh shot him a confused look and turned away ... refusing to talk to the guy.

Fred addressed the awkward situation on social media, saying Kavanaugh apparently didn't want to "deal with the reality of gun violence." Fred's been incredibly outspoken about enacting more effective gun control in the wake of the shooting. 

Kavanaugh is said to be a strong advocate of the 2nd Amendment, and many worry his appointment to the highest court in the land could derail any effort for changing gun laws nationally.

Ice Cube Shots Fired Before Concert at Del Mar Fairgrounds: Report

9/2/2018 7:34 PM PDT
Breaking News

10:11 PM PT -- Cops say the suspect showed up at the track and went to will call for tickets. When he was told there were no tickets remaining for the show an argument followed and he fired several shots into the crowd. Officers responded and returned fire, the suspect was transported to a local hospital, cops say his condition is unknown and no one else was injured. A shooting reportedly occurred Sunday in Del Mar, CA during the final lap of a horse race ... and shortly before Ice Cube was set to take the stage there.

According to local reports, police were called to the Del Mar Fairgrounds where shots rang out and caused a panic. The initial shots appeared to go off near the venue's racetrack, where TVG announcers covering a race screamed out "gunfire" live on air.

The shooting reportedly went down before Cube ever took the stage, and according to CBS8 ... it was an officer-involved shooting. Citing witnesses, the outlet reports that a man who was waiting to get inside for the concert pulled out a gun and fired 3 rounds into the air. He was subdued by nearby officers with a taser at first ... but was then reportedly shot when that didn't stop him. CBS8 says witnesses believed the man to be dead.

We've got calls in to local authorities to confirm the news. 

Del Mar Racetrack says the situation is contained, and Cube's show is moving forward as scheduled.

Story developing ... 

Rae Sremmurd Home Hit by Armed Robbers ... Safe Stolen, 1 Injured

9/2/2018 10:12 AM PDT
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Masked gunman stormed into the home where the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd were staying, assaulted a security guard, and made off with a safe ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... 4 armed robbers knocked on the door of the San Fernando Valley home at 4:30 AM Saturday. We're told a security guard answered, got pistol-whipped ... and the crooks entered.

Our sources say the men, wearing ski masks, demanded to be taken to the safe in the house ... stole the entire thing and fled. It's unclear at this time what's inside. Slim Jxmmi was home at the time of the break in, but Swae Lee was not. 

We're told Swae and Jxmmi are staying at the pad, which doubles as a recording studio  Cops are investigating.

The home invasion comes after a busy couple weeks for robbers and thieves in the same areaWiz KhalifaBella ThorneChristina MilianYasiel Puig and John Mayer have all been victims of burglaries or attempted burglaries.

It's been a rough week for Rae Sremmurd ... especially Swae Lee. As we reported, he was hit in the face while on stage at a concert last Sunday when a fan threw her cell phone at him. Swae's mouth was bleeding, and he indicated his tooth got busted. He was unhappy to say the least.

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