Lil Boosie Pray For Me ... I Have Cancer
11/25/2015 8:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Boosie is asking fans to pray for him because he just found out he has kidney cancer.
The Louisiana rapper posted his plea on Instagram, saying, "prayer is power that's why I'm letting the world know" about the diagnosis, but his announcement caught some people close to him off guard.
We're told Boosie's team was not happy he revealed his condition ... which is why the caption was deleted shortly after the initial posting. The photo of Boosie eating a meal remains on his IG.
Boosie is only 33, but he's been living with diabetes for years.
He just got out of prison last year ... after serving 5 years on a drug charge.
Charlie Hunnam My Dream Is to Fight Conor McGregor
11/25/2015 8:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hunnam says he's a HUUUGE fan of Conor ... and watched a bunch of McGregor fight videos to help motivate him to get in shape for his new flick, "Knights of the Roundtable."
In fact, Hunnam says the Notorious One had such an impact on him during his training ... "In my mind I thought, 'Maybe I could fight Conor McGregor?!'"
Don't worry ... Hunnam's not crazy ... and says he knows EXACTLY how that fight would go.
Ya gotta watch the clip ... Hunnam predicts how long he thinks he would last in the cage. He may have overestimated.
Chris Rock Mystery 7-Year-Old Lived with Family on Pleasure Visa
11/25/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The 7-year-old South African girl who mysteriously began living with Chris Rock and his now estranged wife for years has been in the U.S. with the help of a visitor visa ... TMZ has learned.
As TMZ reported, a little girl named Ntombi began living with Chris and Malaak in 2008, when she was just 6 months old. There is no evidence the Rock family ever adopted the child, but they treated her like a daughter, making her part of the family and enrolling her in school.
Our sources say Ntombi entered the country on a B2 "visitor for pleasure" visa. The visa allows the visitor to stay in the U.S. for up to 1 year, after which time the visitor must go back to her country and fill out paperwork before coming back.
We're told Ntombi and Malaak went back to South Africa every year and reconnected with the girl's biological family, which included a mom, a dad, a brother and a sister. We're told each time, Ntombi and Malaak returned to the U.S. in short order.
Sources connected with Chris say he has no idea if money ever changed hands from his family to Ntombi's parents. We tried reaching Malaak's lawyer, but never got a call back.
Rita Ora Birthday Collision with ... Lewis Hamilton and a Pole!
11/25/2015 7:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rita Ora's 25th birthday was almost a night she'd never remember because she almost knocked herself out by smashing into a giant metal pole.
Ora was leaving a London restaurant Tuesday night after celebrating her bday with friends, including Formula One stud Lewis Hamilton. Looks like it was a verrry good night ... based on Rita's near headfirst stumble, anyway.
Friends don't let friends concuss alone.
'Shahs' Star Jessica Parido Here's How I Rolls Now
11/25/2015 7:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Shahs of Sunset" star Jessica Parido made a big entrance at Craig's in WeHo Tuesday night, showing up in the brand new car she got from the new guy holding her hand.
We don't know the identity of the guy, but we're told he gave her the Rolls-Royce they rolled up in.
Maybe she should rethink the ring ...
Anna Trebunskaya Hurls at 'DWTS' After-Party
11/25/2015 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
'DWTS' dancing pro Anna Trebunskaya looked fabulous when she arrived at the big after-party at Beso Tuesday night, but an hour and 40 minutes later she was puking her brains out.
Anna beat a hasty retreat just after 11 PM but lost it at the front door. The gnarliest part ... she's wiping her mouth when someone asks her for an autograph and she obliges.
We're guessing it wasn't the food.
Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid Rebound Date
11/25/2015 6:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
They showed up at The Nice Guy in WeHo at around 10:30 PM where they entered from the back so there's only a fleeting glimpse. Two hours later they resurfaced and left together.
Gigi hit up the same spot Sunday night at Justin Bieber's after-party, where she was photographed leaving in a SUV with Zayn.
Wu-Tang Clan Sells ONE Album ... For MILLIONS!!!!
11/25/2015 6:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Wu-Tang Clan ain't as crazy as you thought -- they just sold a single top secret album for more than $1 MILLION, and what IS crazy is ... the buyer can't share the music publicly!!
You'll recall the Wu announced it had spent 6 years recording a double album called "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" ... and would auction it off. Not a copy, but THE only album. Well, Forbes says the bizarre plan worked -- it sold at auction for a "price in the millions."
The American buyer wants to remain anonymous, like the record itself.
Part of the deal is he or she must wait 88 years to release the 31 cuts to the public -- which means RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Method Man et al. will NEVER hear the music played in a club or on the radio. On the plus side ... they'll probably die rich.
"Diversify your bonds, bitches!"
Floyd Mayweather My Thanksgiving Weigh In 100lbs of Turkey!!!
11/25/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Coco I Got 3 Baby Bumps ... But Only One's Gonna Pop
11/25/2015 6:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Coco's carrying just as much baby weight in her bra as in her belly these days ... which isn't exactly a bad thing.
Coco is around 36 weeks along ... shocking on several fronts.
The Game IG's Cool with Kim K Nude But My Package Is Getting Profiled!
11/25/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
We broke the story ... IG plans to delete his attempt to break the Internet -- the 2 famous shots of his manhood outlined in boxer briefs. Game tells us he had no idea the IG cops were busting him ... and he's shocked since the pics have been up for a month.
Game says no matter what Instagram does, it won't change the fact he put a sizeable dent in the Internet -- plus, he's still very blessed. Respect.
The Gap Band Lawsuit I Dropped a Bomb on My Brother
11/25/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
R&B legend "Uncle" Charlie Wilson is at war with his brother over just who exactly IS The Gap Band ... and who gets to keep making money off of the name.
Ronnie Wilson filed a lawsuit claiming Charlie is derailing his efforts to launch a comeback tour. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Ronnie says he recently booked 2 big gigs -- one at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in NYC, and another at Howard Theatere in Washington, D.C.
Ronnie says after he sealed the deals, Charlie -- who left the band in 2009 -- had his people step in and somehow interfere with the bookings. Ronnie says both venues pulled the plug.
The elder Wilson points out his band existed for years before kid bro Charlie joined in '72.
Ronnie says his new Gap Band stood to make more than $20k from the 2 gigs. He's suing for damages and to get the court to block Charlie from interfering with future bookings.
His point -- you might have been the lead singer, but this band is MINE, bro.