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Jay Z

Screw Tidal's Critics ...

I'm the Steve Jobs of Music Streaming

5/17/2015 1:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jay Z ripped into everyone who's bashing his new business ... as only he can -- by uncorking a blistering freestyle in which he compared himself to the founders of Apple and Nike. 

The lyrical attack came during Jay's 'B-Sides' concert last night, which aired on Tidal ... his music streaming service. Critics have accused the rap mogul of charging users more for Tidal -- compared to similar services -- simply because his name is attached to it. 

Jay Z's point? Steve Jobs was rich, and everyone bought iPhones ... and "Phil Knight is worth trillions, you still bought them kicks."

Check it out ... he also accuses Google and YouTube of underpaying artists -- or as he put it, "You know n***as die for equal pay right? You know when I work I ain't your slave, right?"  

No prisoners.

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Lakers' Jordan Clarkson

PDA with Chanel Iman

... Victoria's Secret Model

5/17/2015 11:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0517-jordan-clarkson-chanel-iman-TMZSPORTS-02Might be a hot new couple in Hollywood ... 'cause last night Lakers stud Jordan Clarkson hit the clubs with Victoria's Secret model Chanel Iman -- and TMZ Sports has a shot of the two of them holding hands on the way out!

The 22-year-old NBA rising star was leaving DBA nightclub holding hands with the supermodel ... who has been featured in everything from Sports Illustrated to Vogue.

No word on how serious they are ... or if they're even an official couple ... but our sources who were there say last night, it sure seemed like there was some chemistry between the two.

BTW, this wouldn't be Chanel's first celebrity relationship -- she was engaged to rapper ASAP Rocky ... but they broke things off back in 2014.

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Taylor Swift

I Want Calvin Close at Billboard Awards

Just Not THAT Close

5/17/2015 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0517-taylor-swift-calvin-harris-billboard-music-awards-seats-GETTY-01Taylor Swift's playing the old music game -- make your fans think you're single, 'cause it's good for business -- and that may be why she'll sit 2 seats away from her boo at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.

Taylor and Calvin Harris have been seen together in public showing lots of affection, but we're told Taylor requested that several of her friends form a human barrier between her and the famous DJ.

Apparently she wants to have interaction without reaction.

And that's why they call it the music game.

Mama June

Stripper???

We Hardly Knew Her!!!

5/17/2015 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Mama June shook what her mama gave her at a strip club Saturday night, handling the pole like a pro.

June was all over the business of one stripper, then ferociously grinded another one who was hanging on to the pole for dear life.

It all went down at Crazy Horse Gentleman's Club in Pompano Beach, Florida.  As TMZ reported, June pocketed a cool $5,500 for her appearance.

But June got more than she bargained for, because the crowd made it rain in a big way.

Redemption.

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Rapper Chinx Drugz

Murdered in Drive By Shooting

Member of French Montana's Coke Boys

5/17/2015 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0517-chinx-TMZ-01Rapper Chinx Drugz was shot and killed early Sunday morning in a drive-by.

It happened in Queens NY at around 4 AM.  Police found 2 victims in a car, one who whom was Chinx, who was shot multiple times in the torso.

0517-chinx-crime-scene-TMZ-01The 31-year-old is a member of French Montana's Coke Boys.  Chinx big song is "I'm a Coke Boy" which features French.

The second victim, who was shot in the back, has been hospitalized.  He's in critical condition.

Cops are on the hunt for the shooter.

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Robin Thicke

Our Dog Ate Weed

Now It's One Sick Puppy

5/17/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0516_robin_thicke_pot_dogRobin Thicke and his 20-year-old girlfriend aren't gonna win any SPCA awards anytime soon, because they accidentally turned their dog into a pothead.

April Love Geary gushed about Bincy last month when she and Robin plunked down $350 for the terrier mix.  

But things went south quickly.  April says a day after they took the pooch home it somehow got into their stash and got sick.  Bincy went to the vet, but apparently she still had a taste for the green stuff.

Three days after returning home, Bincy was back at the animal doc, for the same problem.  This time April insisted it was more of a contact high, but when friends started ragging on her she tweeted, "IT'S NOT ME!!! Some falls on the ground or she sits by him smoking and just inhales it hahaha."

Best we can see, Bincy's back home.  Keep those Funyons away from her, Robin ... they're dangerous.

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 April tells us in one of the trips to the vet, although they thought the dog got into the pot the stool sample revealed it was garlic.  It's unclear how the dog got into garlic.

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Christina Aguilera

Makes Peace with Mickey

At Disneyland

5/17/2015 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0517-christina-aguilera-disneyland-inf-splash-9Christina Aguilera made another trip to Disneyland Saturday with a pic of Mickey emblazoned on her chest ... the same mouse she called an "a**hole" just months earlier.

The famous singer strolled around with her fiance Matt Rutler and her son Max.  

You may recall, the judge of "The Voice" got into it with Mr. Mouse last December, when she wanted a pic with the rodent who was on his break.  As we reported things got heated and that's when she dropped the "a-hole" characterization of the famous character.

This time all was peaceful ... Christina was escorted by Disneyland staff.  No animals were harmed.

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Mama June

I Can't Stomach My Stomach ...

I'm Getting a Lap-Band

5/17/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0515-mama-june-lap-band-getty-01Mama June is joining a band ... in her lap.

The 'Honey Boo Boo' matriarch is so inspired by her recent 45 lb. weight loss, she's gunning to lose another 50, with the help of the Lap-Band.

We did the math ... she currently weighs in at 276 lbs., and if she achieves her gastric goal she'll go down to a svelte 226. 

June made the decision to go under the knife because she's plateaued with her trainer and her relatively healthy diet.  

She'll have the surgery this summer, which means she'll just miss bikini season. 

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Conrad Hilton

Wanted for Outrunning Cops

... At 100 MPH!!

5/17/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0515-conrad-hilton-tmz-fix-4Paris Hilton's kid brother is now facing a felony charge, and an arrest warrant for that high-speed chase he lead CHP officers on ... before wrecking his expensive ride in the desert. 

Conrad Hilton has been charged with reckless evading of an officer for the blistering chase that went down near Palm Springs last August ... according to docs filed by the Riverside County D.A. As we previously reported, cops say the then 20-year-old was dangerously weaving his BMW through freeway traffic and driving up on the shoulder. 

Police initially clocked him doing about 90 mph, but they say he punched it -- topping 100 mph to get away from an officer. Conrad eventually clipped the back of an 18-wheeler and drove off the highway.

Miraculously, no one was injured besides Conrad ... who walked away with a fractured hand. The potential 3 years in prison he faces if convicted would hurt a lot more.

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Margot Robbie

NERDGASM!!!

On 'Suicide Squad' Set

5/17/2015 7:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0517-margot-robbie-suicide-squad-PCN-01Margot Robbie became Harley Quinn Saturday ... and both the real and fictional are really hot.

A photog got this pic of Margot Saturday on the set of "Suicide Squad" in Toronto.

The "Wolf of Wall Street" star is there with co-stars Jared Leto, who plays The Joker, Scott Eastwood, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne, and Ben Affleck.

The movie sounds awesome.  And she's SOOOO hot.

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Steve Aoki

Screw Vocal Surgery

LET'S ROCK!!!

5/17/2015 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Steve Aoki made a weird appearance Saturday ... screaming his lungs out onstage just days after he announced he was cancelling European appearances because of a large nodule on his vocal cord.

Steve threw a huge concert Saturday on the streets of downtown L.A., celebrating the release of his new album, Neon Future II.

He doesn't seem to have a problem with his pipes, which is surprising since he said he was canceling the 5 performances so he could have surgery.

Given the diagnosis, doesn't seem it's just what the doctor ordered. But it's awesome.

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Jermaine Jackson

If Paris is in Love

I'm Down with Marriage!!!

5/17/2015 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Jackson has a laissez-faire attitude when it comes to his niece Paris Jackson, because he's down with her getting hitched at 17 if she's truly in love.

Paris and BF Chet Castellaw were photographed Saturday coming out of a Calabasas coffee shop and she was wearing a ring on her engagement finger.  Thing is ... there are no diamonds in the setting, and it would seem the 18-year-old soccer player would show due matrimonial respect.

Nonetheless, check out Jermaine and his snappy duds.  

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Model Holly Meowy

Watch Adorable Cat

Piss All Over Her!!!

5/17/2015 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Model Holly Meowy wants to re-cast the image of cat owners, but her plan went seriously awry when the cat she was clutching took a leak all over her getup.

Holly used to be a wrestling diva for WOW, but she's always been a cat lady.  We found her Saturday at Pussy and Pooch in Bev Hills, a "pet lifestyle" center.

You gotta watch the video.  As she describes her dream that people think of sexy when they think of cat owners, our photog sees the stream running down her stockings.

Urine for a treat. 

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