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Vic Mensa Jail Looms for Packing Heat

3/25/2017 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0324_Vic-Mensa_tmzRapper Vic Mensa is facing criminal charges for carrying a loaded gun.

The L.A. County District Attorney's Office is going after Vic for carrying a loaded, unregistered handgun in his car. He'll also be prosecuted for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. 

Worst case scenario if convicted ... 2 years in jail.

The Chicago-bred rapper was arrested last month after cops pulled him over for a traffic violation. He confessed to having a gun in the car, which they promptly seized. 

Vic is due back in court in April.

Jaime Pressly Gun Stolen in Break-In ...

3/21/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0320-jaime-pressly-38-special-tmz-getty-1Jaime Pressly lost more than $30k in jewelry when burglars broke into her home over the weekend ... we've learned they also made off with a .38 caliber revolver.

The gun raises the stakes in the latest celebrity break-in. The burglars, who entered by breaking a window, got the gun because they stole the safe in which it was stored. It's unclear if they knew a gun was inside.

This is the second safe that was stolen by a celebrity. Nick Young also lost his safe when he was hit last month.

And we've now learned why Jamie's security alarm wasn't on ... she was unsure how to work it.

Catch Restaurant Gun Suspect Tased By Cops

3/20/2017 7:19 AM PDT

A man faced off with at least 4 cops outside of Catch Saturday night ... and lost hard when they fired their tasers.

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called to the famous WeHo restaurant to deal with a man with a possible gun. Things escalated quickly when the suspect didn't follow orders ... so they fired.

It's pretty gnarly -- you can hear the guy screaming out "What did I do?!" before he's taken down. Even crazier ... he's got a dog right next to him that's in the mix of the scuffle.

Cops did not find a gun. The man was booked for resisting arrest.

Donald Trump If Snoop Pointed Gun at Obama He'd Be Jailed!

3/15/2017 5:55 AM PDT

0315-donald-trump-snoop-dogg-tmz-01Donald Trump just called out Snoop over his music video, saying if the person in clown face was President Obama, Mr. Dogg would be behind bars.

Trump just tweeted, "Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!"

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We asked that very question to several rappers and politicians ... Ice-T, for e.g., thought doing the same thing to Obama would be worse. Senator Ted Cruz says whoever the president ... it's the same thing.

Ted Cruz Sorry, Snoop ... Trump Gun Video is Wrong

3/15/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ted Cruz is appalled by Snoop or anyone else pretending to assassinate a President of the United States, whoever it is, because of this country's rich, violent history.

We got the Senator on Capitol Hill Tuesday and he was clear ... the notion of advocating the assassination of a president -- even joking about it -- is just plain wrong.

Cruz clearly thinks this is a bigger issue than beef with Trump ... it goes to the foundation of democracy. 

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Donald Trump's Lawyer Snoop Should Be Ashamed of Himself Over Gun Video

3/14/2017 12:07 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Donald Trump's personal lawyer says Snoop crossed the line in a big way by mocking the president with a gun.

Michael Cohen went on "TMZ Live" Tuesday and was indignant over Snoop's "Lavender" video, in which a Trump character in clown face is confronted by Snoop with what turns out to be a gag gun.

Cohen says it doesn't matter who the president is -- Trump, Obama or anyone else -- it's just plain wrong.

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Toya Wright 'We Want JUSTICE' Brothers' Murder Suspect Arrested

3/13/2017 12:00 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

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Toya Wright says she's relieved that cops finally have a suspect in custody for the shooting deaths of her 2 brothers.

Toya tells TMZ ... "All we want is justice for my brothers .. We thank everyone for their prayers and support."

Antoine Edwards was booked Thursday in New Orleans for second degree murder. According to NOLA.com, cops narrowed it down to Edwards after several tipsters mentioned a man named "Toine" or "Tweezy" was responsible. Edwards had reportedly told at least one person he did it.

Joshua and Ryan "Rudy" Johnson were shot to death last July while in their car. Both died from multiple gunshot wounds.

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Waka Flocka Flame Not Guilty in Airport Gun Case

3/9/2017 1:08 PM PST
Breaking News

0309-waka-flacka-tmz-01Waka Flocka Flame is off the hook for packing heat at the Atlanta Airport ... he was just found not guilty.

Flame was busted in 2014 for having a handgun in his carry-on bag ... but claimed he accidentally grabbed his fiancee's bag at home and brought it to the airport in a mix-up.

A jury reportedly agreed it was an accident and only took 30 minutes to acquit the rapper ... as reported by Page Six.  Good job attorney Drew Findling.

Still, he should probably double check his luggage every time he flies from now on.

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Young Dolph Haters Tried to Shoot Me 'Cause I'm Rich, Biiitch!

3/8/2017 4:35 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The best $600k Young Dolph ever spent was for his 2 bulletproof vehicles because they saved his life in Charlotte, and he's expecting more threats the richer he gets.

Dolph told us about last month's shooting, where more than 100 bullets were fired into the SUV he was riding into a concert. The rapper walked away unscathed, but when he stopped by "Raq Rants" he had a message for his trigger-happy haters.

He's definitely chill, considering what he survived -- and repeatedly referred to himself, using his alter ego ... Dolph Obama. For real.

Vic Mensa Busted for Gun Possession ... CA Permit Problems

3/7/2017 1:21 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0307-vic-mensa-TMZ-01Vic Mensa got pulled over for a traffic violation, but ended up spending the night in jail for having a gun in his car with a permit -- the wrong one, allegedly.

The Roc Nation rapper was stopped in Beverly Hills last week for running a stop sign and having tinted windows ... according to law enforcement sources. We're told he informed cops he had a gun in his car and showed them his concealed carry permit. The problem is ... cops say the permit is for another state. 

According to the police report ... Vic was arrested and booked on a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon. After one night in jail, he was released on $35,000 bail.

Mensa had a run-in with Bev Hills PD last summer ... and felt he was racially profiled while shopping. 

Ezekiel Elliott Best Friend's Felony Gun Charge Dropped ... For Now

2/23/2017 12:50 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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Prosecutors have dropped the felony gun charge against Ezekiel Elliott's best friend -- at least for now -- after he allegedly tried to bring a loaded gun into an Ohio bar this past weekend.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Alvarez Jackson was arrested in front of the Park Street Patio bar in Columbus on Friday night. Ezekiel was spotted with cops during the incident but he was NOT arrested, detained or accused of any wrongdoing.

Jackson -- who's been described by Sports Illustrated as Zeke's "best friend" -- was facing up to 5 years in prison on the illegal weapons charge.

A spokesperson for the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office tells TMZ Sports ... police have not provided them with a "felony file" yet -- so they had to drop the case. 

A judge has signed off on the dismissal of the gun charge -- but we're told cops are still investigating and a felony indictment is still possible in the future. 

Bottom line ... he's not exactly off the hook just yet. 

Bankroll Fresh Video Shows Moments Before Deadly Gun Battle

2/23/2017 11:12 AM PST
Breaking News

Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh had an assault rifle in his hands and was ready for a major shoot-out seconds before getting shot and killed himself ... according to newly released video.

Atlanta PD released surveillance video Wednesday of the moments leading up to the massive gun battle last March ... after an altercation in a recording studio between himself and fellow ATL rapper No Plug.

Law enforcement sources tell us the rest of the video cannot be released due to its graphic nature. More than half a dozen firearms were involved.

No Plug has admitted to being involved in the shooting ... but claims it was all in self-defense. He has not been charged, and is a free man today.

Bankroll -- a close friend of 2 Chainz -- died at age 28. Cops continue to investigate the incident.

Ezekiel Elliott Police Incident Best Friend Arrested for Loaded Gun at Bar

2/22/2017 12:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0221-ezekiel-elliott-alvarez-GETTY-01We now know why Ezekiel Elliott was in the middle of a police incident at an Ohio bar over the weekend ... his "best friend" was getting arrested for a bringing a loaded gun to the place.

TMZ Sports posted video of Ezekiel speaking with cops in front of the Park Street Patio Bar on Friday night ... and while he was NOT detained, arrested or accused of any wrongdoing -- it's clear he was very interested in the investigation. 

Now, we know the person who was arrested that night is Alvarez Jackson ... who's been described as Zeke's "best friend" in a 2015 Sports Illustrated article. He's also a regular on EE's Instagram feed. 

According to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports, Jackson was being patted down by security on his way into the bar when they found a loaded Glock 9mm handgun inside of a purse-like bag around his neck. 

Security took the gun -- but Alvarez allegedly ran upstairs into the bar. Officials say he was tracked down and arrested. 

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Law enforcement sources tell us Alvarez tried to name-drop Ezekiel during the incident -- claiming he's the NFL star's "brother."

We previously spoke with Ezekiel's rep who says the Cowboys RB did provide information to police but was NEVER accused of any wrongdoing. 

Jackson has been charged with felony illegal gun possession in a liquor establishment and faces up to 5 years in prison. He's due in court later Wednesday.

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