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Soulja Boy Threatens to Kill Ex-GF's New Guy

8/19/2016 12:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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12:57 PM PT -- Nia tells TMZ she's NOT calling cops to report Soulja. She says she doesn't have a BF, and the person he threatened is just an Internet troll trying to piss off the rapper.

A rep for Soulja claims the gun was a fake, and adds he's already reached out to Nia to apologize. 

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Soulja Boy is making disturbing threats against the guy he thinks took his place ... with his ex-girlfriend.

The "Crank That" rapper made the vicious threat Friday in a video post ... waving and pointing what appears to be a Glock with an extended magazine.

It's unclear why the threat's being directed at Nia Riley and her BF. Not the smartest move -- especially considering Soulja's on probation for a weapons charge

We've reached out to Soulja, so far no word back.

Ryan Lochte My Story Was Mostly True Tape Edited At Critical Point

8/18/2016 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0817-ryan-lochte-tmzRyan Lochte did not lie about the "robbery" incident ... and there are 3 minutes of missing surveillance video that will back up most of his story ... this according to sources directly connected to the swimmer. 

Our sources say Lochte and his team claim they were indeed taken out of a cab at gunpoint, but the video doesn't show that because the gas station edited it out. 

We're told Lochte mistook the uniforms worn by the security guards as police uniforms, and he claims during the missing 3 minutes he and the other swimmers were pulled out of the taxi at gunpoint. 

As for his claim the cab was pulled over en route, one of the sources concedes, "That's a problem."

And our Lochte sources say reports that his 3 teammates admitted the story was a lie are untrue.

In fact ... Jimmy Feigen just spoke with local news in San Antonio, denying a cover-up and affirming he was robbed.

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Ed Hartwell I'm Not Trying To Kill Keshia's Baby ... And Those Are My Guns!!

8/18/2016 10:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0818_ed-hartwell_keshia_pulliam_getty_tmzEd Hartwell denies Keshia Knight Pulliam's claims he's trying to kill their unborn kid ... and says she's the one who was mentally and emotionally abusive during their relationship. 

In new docs, obtained by TMZ, Ed says Keshia should be "ashamed" for saying he wants their baby dead, and thinks she's going over the top to make him look bad. He says Keshia's claims of his "deep-seated rage and uncontrollable anger" actually apply more to her. 

TMZ broke the story ... last week Keshia said Ed was being abusive in an effort to kill their baby. She also said he was unstable and should be stripped of his guns. However, Ed says he's got no issues upstairs, and is more than capable of safely owning weapons. 

In the docs, Ed adds he's 100% down for a paternity test ... but wants to wait until Keshia gives birth because it's healthier for the baby. 

Young Buck Sentenced To 7 Months In Prison

8/11/2016 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0810-young-buck-instagram-no-comment-02Young Buck is heading back to prison. 

Buck was in court Wednesday for a probation violation, and the judge didn't go easy on him ... he was sentenced to 7 months behind bars. 

TMZ broke the story ... Buck was arrested last month for allegedly threatening to torch his ex-GF's apartment.

The probation all stems from a 2012 gun charge when federal agents found illegal firearms in his home during a raid.

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O.T. Genasis Answers Charges of Carrying Loaded, Stolen Gun at LAX

8/10/2016 2:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0810-OT-Genasis-tmzO.T. Genasis was in court Wednesday after learning the hard way -- you can't fly strapped -- especially if you're traveling with heat that's stolen and loaded. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the "CoCo" rapper was leaving LAX last month and got stopped at a security screening when officials noticed the weapon. We're told cops found the loaded Regent R350 CR in his bag ... and after further investigation, determined the handgun was stolen.

O.T. was booked for possession of a loaded firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. 

He was in court Wednesday for his arraignment.

Donald Trump Cracks Hillary Clinton Assassination Joke

8/9/2016 1:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Donald Trump just made a shocking wisecrack during a speech, in which he mused Hillary Clinton was out to abolish the Second Amendment but the Second Amendment people know how to stop her.

Trump spoke at a North Carolina rally when he made the remark.

Clinton's campaign manager just fired back, "This is simple -- what Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to be President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way."

Trump's campaign said, "2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power."

Ex-Boxing Champ Charles Martin I Almost Bled to Death in L.A. Shooting

8/4/2016 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0804-charles-martin-getty-03Former heavyweight champion Charles Martin was shot in the forearm earlier this week, and is laid up in the hospital ... TMZ Sports has learned.

A passenger in Martin's car told LAPD officers they were in downtown L.A. around 5 AM Tuesday when 2 men approached the vehicle and got into an argument with the boxer. According to the police report ... the men started shooting, but missed and fled. Martin got in his car and chased the alleged shooters, but crashed into a utility pole.

Police say that's when the suspects returned and opened fire again. This time, Martin took a bullet to his forearm, and the suspects fled again, this time in a car.

Officers responded and transported Martin to the hospital.

We reached out to Martin and he says the officers saved his life -- he was losing a lot of blood when they arrived at the scene. Martin says he doesn't know the suspects, and has no idea why they had beef with him.

One big difference in Martin's version of the story is he says he was trying to get away from the gunmen -- not chasing them -- when he crashed.

The former IBF heavyweight -- who lost the belt earlier this year -- adds he was worried the shooters were coming back to finish the job. He says he jumped in the bed of a parked pickup truck when he "looked down, and saw a pool of blood. I said to myself, 'I gotta get outta here. I'm gonna die. I'm gonna bleed to death.'"

"I have to pay respect to the cops. They saved my life."

Police haven't found the suspects.

Steve Wilkos Shooting Drivers with Broken Taillights ... Outrageous

8/3/2016 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Steve Wilkos worked as a cop for many years in Chicago and saw plenty of violence, but he says no one -- NO ONE -- should be shot and killed over a broken taillight.

Wilkos was leaving the Montage in Bev Hills Tuesday when he told our photog he thinks lots of cops have itchy trigger fingers, partly because of the way they've been trained in recent years.

The talk show host is especially outraged over one shooting ... where the victim was hit 16 times.

Tyson Beckford Matt Damon's a Sellout On Guns

8/3/2016 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tyson Beckford unloaded on Matt Damon ... essentially calling him 2-faced on the gun issue.

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Tyson was leaving Katana in West Hollywood when he scoffed at Damon -- who has spoken out against rampant gun ownership -- but is banking millions by toting guns in the "Jason Bourne" flicks.

Chris Brown Sued I Got Shot Because You're Down with Gangs

8/2/2016 4:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0802-chris-brown-tmzChris Brown's known gang ties set off the shooting spree inside 1 OAK, and the club should have done a better job screening for weapons ... according to one of the shooting victims.

Ginja Elms says he was among those shot in 2014 at 1 OAK on Sunset -- the same night Suge Knight got popped 7 times. In a lawsuit he's filed against Brown, Elms says the nightclub was well aware of the singer's gang affiliation, and as a result it should have patted down every single person entering that night ... including celebs and their crews.

He's also suing singer Pia Mia, who co-hosted the event with Brown. You'll recall Suge already filed a very similar suit against Brown, Mia and 1 OAK.

Aside from the obvious gunshot wound, Elms says he's suffered "disruption in his relationship with his wife."

He's suing for damages in excess of $750k.

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NFL's Tarvaris Jackson Off The Hook In Crazy Gun Case

8/2/2016 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0802_tarvaris-jackson_gettyNFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson will NOT be prosecuted for allegedly pulling a loaded gun on his wife and threatening to shoot her ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

33-year-old Jackson was initially charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at his wife during a fight in Florida on June 24th. 

When cops arrived to the scene, they found the gun -- and according to the police report, Jackson admitted to saying he should shoot his wife ... who he claimed had threatened him with a knife. 

But according to new court docs filed in Florida, the Assistant State Attorney says there's just not enough evidence to get a conviction if the case moved forward. 

"From the investigation which has been made, it is the opinion of the writer that this case is not suitable for prosecution."

Bottom line -- Jackson is off the hook ... and will even get his bond money back. 

Young Thug Scary SWAT Run-In ... Get Your Hands Up!

8/1/2016 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Young Thug and his crew came face-to-face with loaded guns during a scary misunderstanding with Pittsburgh cops ... TMZ has learned.

It all went down Sunday night after Young Thug performed at Summer Jam at Southside Event Center. Law enforcement sources tell us security at the venue alerted cops after they said they saw someone in YT's entourage brandishing a gun.

TMZ got this video showing cops and SWAT rushing toward Young Thug's sprinter van.

A source close to Young Thug tells us his team did have 4 guns on them, but they were all licensed to carry ... and presented the paperwork to officers.

Police tell us no one was arrested and everyone made it out without further incident. 

Jessica Alba Powerful Anti-Gun Violence Message At Teen Choice Awards

8/1/2016 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jessica Alba stood shoulder to shoulder with young people who've lost family members to recent gun violence atrocities ... in the most poignant moment of Sunday's Teen Choice Awards.

Jessica and the teenagers made a plea to bring an end to the violence -- reminding the audience of the loved ones they'd lost in Newtown, Orlando, San Bernardino, Baton Rouge and more. 

The tribute brought many people in the audience to tears.

Justin Timberlake had his own message about tolerance and Americans coming together.

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