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Drake I Opened Up to Kanye ... And He Betrayed Me

10/13/2018 11:46 AM PDT

Drake spilled a whole lotta tea about this past summer's beef with Kanye West and Pusha T ... telling LeBron James it all started with what he thought was a friendly meetup in Wyoming ... then got very dark.

Drake opened up to Bron and Maverick Carter on their new HBO show "The Shop" on Friday about what went down with Ye ... which ultimately led to diss tracks, competing album drops and the big reveal -- Drake has a son.

There's so much info dished out it's hard to know where to begin, but Drake suggests the nastiness started when Kanye essentially lured him to Wyoming to record music ... but ended up backstabbing him and betraying his trust.

Drake claims he opened up to Ye about personal stuff -- including his son -- and shortly afterward news about his son broke. This was followed by Kanye announcing his and Pusha T's album releases ... which were very close to Drake's release date for "Scorpion."

Drake says this is when he realized Kanye was "manipulative" and trolling him, so he tried to back away ... but it didn't stop.

As you know, next came Pusha T's diss track "Infrared," which Drake says he actually helped him work on in Wyoming, adding ... “I was just there with you as friends helping you, and now you’re dissing me? So I’m like, ‘Man, this is dark.'”

He also blasts Pusha, more than anything, for crossing the line -- not with his lyrics about Drake's son or being a deadbeat dad -- but for mentioning Drake's producer Shebib's battle with multiple sclerosis.

Drake suggests Pusha will get what's coming to him eventually, but that's when he knew it wasn't worth it to respond with a diss track of his own.

There's a lot more, including Drake showing Bron a photo of his son, in the full interview below.

Ex-'American Idol' Contestant Busted for Heroin

10/13/2018 10:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Antonella Barba -- known for her appearance on the 6th season of "American Idol" -- has been arrested for allegedly trying to distribute heroin ... TMZ has learned.

The singer was busted Thursday in Virginia around 11:30 AM and is facing a felony charge of heroin distribution of 100g or more ... according to the Norfolk Sheriff's Office. Details are scarce, but Barba is still being held in jail without bond and has a court date set for next week.

Antonella was eliminated right before the top 12 were chosen on Season 6 of 'Idol' in 2007, amid some notoriety for posing in a wet t-shirt in the fountain of the World War II Memorial in D.C.

She was also busted for shoplifting in NYC in 2011, but that didn't stop her from appearing on an episode of "Fear Factor" in 2012.

Her latest TV gig was in a funny 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' video that brought a bunch of past 'Idol' stars together for a musical "Where Are They Now?" segment.

We reached out to Barba's rep ... so far no word back. 

Kanye and Kim Our African Safari is Awesome!!!

10/13/2018 7:38 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West were pretty much like any other fam visiting Africa ... except they had a phalanx of security at a five-star luxury resort.

Kim, Kanye and their brood arrived at Entebee International Airport Friday with a huge entourage.  They were shuttled to the resort where they'll be staying until October 19th.

Check out the video ... Kanye hops on the counter during check-in, as hotel staff gawks.  Enter Kim and what appears to be a nanny.  Ye swings North West in circles, and flips her before she runs back to mama.

We're told Kim is so stoked she wants to extend their stay.

Kanye is working on his next album -- they will be producing music and shooting some videos while they are there. Big Sean is at the hotel as well, most likely to collaborate with Kanye on the album.

Kanye's told us he wanted to go to Africa to "feel the energy."  He wants to record into a mic that's in the middle of nature.  

Cardi B and Offset Here's Our Position on Birthday Sex ...

10/13/2018 8:34 AM PDT

Cardi B and Offset were out on the town Friday night -- LATE -- Migos performed with Drake at an L.A. concert.

The couple left Poppy in WeHo Saturday at around 2 AM ... mostly in silence, although Cardi was happily posing super hard for a slew of paparazzi.

Offset and crew performed at Staples Center to a packed house earlier in the evening.

We asked Cardi if her 26th birthday went off with a bang ... referring to her birthday wish that her husband put her in 30 different positions ... like a New York pretzel.

Mission accomplished?

Michael Buble Social Media is For Narcissists I May Even Quit Show Biz

10/13/2018 8:13 AM PDT

Michael Buble has just revealed how devastating his son's cancer diagnosis was ... it has fundamentally altered his life to the point he may quit showbiz.

Michael told the Daily Mail his upcoming album, "Love", may be the last one he ever records.  According to the article, he says, "I'm retiring from the business. I've made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top."

Michael also says he's done with social media forever, saying the 2016 cancer diagnosis of son Noah has put everything into rack focus and that he realized the absurdity of "celebrity narcissism."

The singer says Noah's cancer made it almost impossible for him to go on, saying, "You just want to die. I don't even know how I was breathing."

The great news ... Noah, now 5, is in remission. 

Fair to say ... if Michael really does leave it will be a gigantic loss to music.  

RZA Unloads on Hospital Doctors Treating Son ... Cops Called

10/13/2018 7:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

RZA was desperately seeking medical help for his son, and when doctors didn't jump in quickly enough he went into full on Papa Bear mode ... so much so the cops were called.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the famous rapper had taken his son to the ER at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA early Saturday morning. We're told RZA was extremely unhappy with the medical care his son was receiving, and he began screaming at the medical staff.

We're told RZA was so agitated a hospital supervisor called the cops. By the time the police arrived RZA had calmed down so the police left. The rapper wasn't cited or arrested.

We're also told RZA and his son remained at Cedars.

We do not know the nature of his son's medical issue.

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Ronda to Conor You Don't Have to Get Arrested ... To Promote a Fight

10/13/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey says Conor McGregor crossed the line promoting UFC 229 -- and injured her friends in the process -- telling TMZ Sports no one should break the law to sell a fight. 

"I understand promoting fights and having to sell them. I really do," Ronda says ... "But, I don't think people have to get arrested in order to do that."

"I think I've been able to prove that you can make a fight exciting and make people really wanna see it without crossing any legal lines."

Ronda is obviously referring to the bus attack at Barclays Center -- when Conor and his gang of hooligans smashed up a bus with a steel dolly, injuring several UFC fighters who were inside. 

"I think that Khabib jumping out of the Octagon was not as bad as throwing objects at a bus, because my friend Rose Namajunas was on that bus. My friend, Michael Chiesa, missed his fight because [he got cut by the glass]."

When asked if the UFC needs to draw a hard line and punish Khabib harshly for the post-fight melee ... Ronda had some stern words for her former employer. 

"I think, if you're gonna draw the line there, you should have drawn it before that."

"I just feel like there has to be equal treatment all the way across the board. I don't think that anyone should get special treatment because they're a bigger draw."

Ronda is echoing the feelings of many critics who believe Conor should have received a substantial punishment from the UFC over the bus attack. 

Dana White has insisted Conor has paid dearly -- he was arrested, he's being sued and he can't fight in New York. But, others feel he deserved a substantial suspension and fine as well. 

And, Ronda doesn't stop there ... she also says the UFC should come down harder on fighters when it comes to punishing other misdeeds. 

"I would be much more strict about everything. I say you get popped for steroids once, you’re banned for life," Ronda says. 

"You know, but then again I’m not the promoter of a multi-million dollar organization."

"It’s just you have to think about, you know, from their perspective when is it not worth it anymore? I don’t want the company to be prioritizing this quarter over the next 10 years."

Ronda says she comes from a place of wanting to grow the sport and making it more family friendly. 

"I don’t want it to get to the point where people are not buying tickets to go see fights live, because they are afraid of what could happen in the arena."

All that said, Ronda is still a massive MMA fan and considers Conor McGregor a friend -- and would even go to bat for him with Vince McMahon if he ever wanted to join WWE. 

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

10/13/2018 12:45 AM PDT

Well, Donald Trump sure got TMZ'd in the Oval with Ye, and Melania says don't believe the gossip about her hubby cheating. So, we gotta ask ...

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson John Henry is More Than Being Black ... Says '90s John Henry

10/13/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dwayne Johnson is getting a raw deal from people who think he's not black enough to play John Henry ... according to Roger Aaron Brown, who had the role back in the '90s.

Roger played John Henry in the 1995 movie 'Tall Tale,' and tells us he doesn't have a problem with The Rock stepping into his shoes. He tells us there's way more to the role than being African-American, so complaints Dwayne's skin isn't dark enough are nonsense.

As Roger sees it, Dwayne has the acting chops and physical stature to play John Henry -- the railroad worker worked himself to death, according to folklore.  

The Rock is clearly thrilled about his upcoming movie, "John Henry and the Statesmen," and his lifelong passion for the story is enough for Roger to get on board. 

If you're still upset about Dwayne's skin tone, Roger has a solution for ya. 

Kool G Rap I Was Charged with 'Shopping While Black'

10/13/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hip-hop legend Kool G Rap was charged with jacking a pair of pricey shoes -- a charge that was later dropped -- and he's claiming it all happened for one reason -- he's black.

Kool G was ordered to appear in court back in June after he was accused by an employee at a PA Finish Line store of pilfering a pair of Nike LeBron 15's -- worth $185. The employee described the thief as an African-American male in his 40's.

The rapper -- who fits the description, was shopping at the mall that day, and was tracked down in the mall's parking lot by a Finish Line employee who wrote down KGR's vehicle's registration number and immediately contacted cops. KGR was hit with misdemeanor theft.

Here's where things got interesting, his lawyers -- Donte Mills and Lennon Edwards of Mills & Edwards LLP -- claim cops jumped the gun and never reviewed the store's surveillance video. Had they looked ...  they would have realized KGR never stepped foot in the joint. His attorneys say cops were just on the hunt for a black man in his 40's and that was good enough for them. 

Cops belatedly determined the employee who tracked down KGR in the parking lot never eyeballed him ... and that was enough for prosecutors to drop the case.

KGR and his legal team are prepping a massive lawsuit against Finish Line.

Rampage Jackson I Broke My Hand Beating Wanderlei Silva's Head

10/13/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Some good news, bad news for MMA legend Rampage Jackson ...

GOOD NEWS -- He beat up Wanderlei Silva at Bellator 206 last month. 

BAD NEWS -- He broke his left hand while punching the dude in the head! 

It was the 4th meeting between the two -- and Rampage was able to even the series with a 2nd round TKO. 

"I feel good," 40-year-old Rampage told TMZ Sports ... "I needed that."

Rampage revealed he was injured going into the fight -- "I hurt my right hand in my last sparring" -- but says he jacked up his other fist while inside the cage.

"I ended up fracturing my left hand on Silva's head."

Rampage showed us his hands -- you can see his left one is super swollen. He said he went to a hand specialist the very next day. 

"Sometimes we fight hurt, man," Jackson said ... "Sometimes you gotta kick through it."

Topless Babes For No Bra Day Guess Who!

10/13/2018 12:01 AM PDT

Celebrate No Bra Day by hanging out with these sexy stars that stripped down on social media! Scroll through our gallery of topless babes, and see if you can guess whose famous bod is baring it all!

What's The Big Frigin' Difference?!

10/13/2018 7:40 AM PDT

Don't let these two almost identical images of Ken Jeong make your mind pop ... Crack open some ideas and see if you can figure out the differences between these two super similar images! 

**HINT -- There are THREE differences between the above photographs!**

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