5:45 AM PT -- Suge is out of surgery … according to family sources. We're told Suge was shot 6 times. He's currently in ICU, but is expected to recover.
Shots rang out at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood at around 1:30 AM Sunday ... and Suge Knight was shot twice and taken to the hospital by ambulance where he was rushed into surgery ... eyewitnesses and Suge's family tell TMZ.
A source close to Suge tells us ... he was shot in the stomach and arm and apparently in other places as well.
Tyson Beckford, Robert Ri'chard and Apple de Ap all tell TMZ ... they were inside the pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown when they heard 4 shots ring out inside the club.
Suge walked out on his own power ... a cop spotted him and walked the rap mogul to the police car where Suge sat. Suge was then put in an ambulance and taken to a local hospital.
We do not know the seriousness of Suge's injuries. Multiple sources now tell us Suge was one of 3 people who were shot. At least 1 is in critical condition. Sheriff's deputies had guns drawn as clubgoers exited with their hands in the air right after the shooting.
The night started with tension. An hour-and-a-half before the shots, Game came to the club and he and his buddies got into an altercation with security guards ... there was a full-on fight. Game tried to get in, was denied and left, but his buddies stayed behind. We do not know if they were involved in the altercation.
MTV wanted to make it clear ... it wasn't their party ... it's was Chris Brown's.
Chris Brown & Justin Bieber
Partying Together Before Shooting
8/24/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is batting 1 for 2 ... he hosted a party hours before the 1OAK bullet fest and no one got shot.
Chris, Justin Bieber and other celebs were celebrating VMA weekend at an L.A. mansion. As far as we can see Suge Knight wasn't there.
Likewise ... there's no evidence Justin was at 1OAK when shots were fired later in the evening.
Bieber was too cool for school at the mansion ... sporting a brown fedora and shades. He hung with Chris and his crew for much of the time.
Stripping, Humping, Gyrating
8/24/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tyson Beckford is human hot chocolate.
We got hold of this video ... a scene from "Chocolate City" that was filmed at The Savoy in Inglewood, CA -- and it's just ridiculous -- who doesn't want to f*** him?
We could go on and on describing the video, but what's the point? It's Tyson Beckford stripping and grinding. Just watch it. OK?
8/24/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Gerard Butler displayed his vast knowledge of the female anatomy ... by administering a mammogram in a public parking lot.
Butler was in Malibu this week with an unidentified smoke show when he started exploring inside her bikini balloons -- following up with a tush grab.
Take one of these ... and don't call me in the morning.
Blac Chyna To Tyga:
Keep Your Hos Away From Our Son!
8/24/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Blac Chyna has laid down the law with Tyga --- keep your groupies and hos away from our son.
We're told Blac Chyna went nuclear after their breakup ... when Tyga began hosting raunchy pool parties with "skanky women" as their 1-year-old King Cairo looked on.
We're told they promised each other not to expose their kid to unsavory conduct -- and screwing around in swimming pools counts.
But she says there's another -- even more serious problem. She says they promised each other not to introduce King Cairo to their boyfriends and girlfriends, because if another person comes into his life and then just goes away it will traumatize him. She says Tyga's already broken that promise.
Tyga is telling friends ... maybe he's violated their deal, but she's no saint either. He claims she's been spending time with other men.
It's gotten so bad ... they're each threatening to take the other to custody court.
What's The Big Frigin'
8/24/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
War Machine Tipster
PASSES On Reward Money
8/24/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman responsible for the capture of War Machine says she's dying of cancer and has decided to pay the $20K reward forward.
Mary Casamento was staying at the same hotel where War Machine was hiding ... a fugitive from the law after allegedly brutally beating former GF Christy Mack.
Mary says she heard commotion and saw a woman run out of his room ... bloodied. She called cops who came and arrested him.
Mary scored a $20K reward -- $10K from Christy's family and an equal amount from "Pawn Stars" star Corey Harrison -- but she's not cashing in, because she already has enough to last her for the rest of her life. She's decided to give the dough to a Santa Clarita, CA battered women's shelter.
Give this woman a reward award.
In Wake of Backstage Shooting
8/23/2014 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Wiz Khalifa's concert in Chula Vista, California Saturday night has been cancelled ... following a shooting that broke out in the backstage area of his gig the night before.
A Ticketmaster employee tells us the show was cancelled this afternoon ... but no further details were made available to them at this time -- and the venue hasn't picked up their phone.
As we previously reported ... a man was shot to death backstage at Khalifa's concert near San Jose Friday night. One source tells us the man was shot at least 5 times.
Cops tell us they believe the shooter and victim had no connection to Wiz ... which makes the concert cancellation slightly confusing.
Wiz says, "Due to a situation out of our control, tonight’s UTIOM show is cancelled. This was a senseless tragedy. Violence is never the answer. My prayers go out to the victim’s family."
I'm the One Who Left the Relationship
8/23/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Cannon is the one who decided to bail on his marriage -- not Mariah -- sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.
Nick has made it clear to all involved ... he's deeply concerned about Mariah's emotional state and is ending the marriage for the well being of their kids. He believes the environment around Mariah is toxic and fears for his kids.
We're told Nick believes his kids have already shown signs of emotional upset living with Mariah.
Our sources say Nick's MO is simple ... he wants to create an environment separate from Mariah that gives the kids a safe haven from the "chaos" at her home.
Nick is also telling his people he's deeply concerned about Mariah's mental health and believes her people don't care about anything but her ability to make money and pay their salaries.
And finally we're told Nick is taking a "passive" role in the divorce ... telling his lawyers to take the path of least resistance to end things as peacefully as possible.
I'm So Fancy ...
I Crashed HARD Off the Stage [VIDEO]
8/23/2014 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Iggy Azalea took a massive tumble off the stage she was performing on Friday night ... and the video is intense.
Azalea was rapping her hit song "Fancy" during a pre-VMA party at the Avalon when she lost sight of the stage and went down like the Titanic.
It's been rough going for pre-VMA stuff. A dancer was bit Friday by an Anaconda during a Nicki Minaj rehearsal.
As for Iggy ... security helped the 24-year old back onto the stage ... and of course, she played the whole thing off like a champ.
You already know.
Man Shot and Killed During Concert
8/23/2014 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Wiz Khalifa's concert near San Jose, CA Friday night turned deadly ... when a man was shot to death ... TMZ has learned.
The concert was at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. We're told just after 11 last night ... shot's rang out as Wiz performed.
One source tells TMZ ... the victim was shot backstage and was hit at least 5 times.
Police told us the victim died.
Cops are investigating and looking for witnesses. We've learned there are indeed people who saw the shooting but as far as we know they have not yet spoken to cops.
The shooter is still on the loose.
10:05 AM PST: An eyewitness tells TMZ ... the gunman and the victim were backstage arguing before shots were fired. It was at the very end of the show and Wiz was still on stage. The 2 men were in a dark hallway and we're told even the surveillance video would probably be unhelpful.
The people backstage were all held by cops for 3 - 4 hours ... most were interviewed.
Cops tell us ... they don't believe the shooter or the victim had any connection to Wiz.
Tags Up 76 Station
8/23/2014 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown's graffiti monsters have reappeared ... right by the Sunset Strip ... on a famed gas station!
We got video of Chris tagging the wall ... and it's pretty awesome.
Norm's has a rich history of such displays from street artists like Banksy and Alec Monopoly ... and Alec wasn't shy about touting Chris' skills.
Norms 76 is iconic ... a million stars pump gas there, and Norm has a zillion stories.
Once the piece was complete, Chris left Norm's 76 with one of his friends ... bumping HIS OWN MUSIC on the way out.