Irv Gotti I Pulled a Gun on Daughter's BF ... But in a LOL Kinda Way!!!

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Irv Gotti is standing by his take on T.I.'s controversial parenting choices, and the Murder Inc. honcho has a confession of his own ... involving HIS daughter's boyfriend and a handgun!!!

Irv was on "TMZ Live" Monday and revealed how his birds and bees chat went with his daughter, Angie, and more importantly ... with her BF. Now, mind you, Irv says this was all in good fun, but still ... imagine being the guy in this situation.

The way Irv tells it ... he was simply reminding the young man about the importance of always being respectful when he decided to emphasize the point by pulling out a gun. Again ... just jokes. Haha?

Well, sounds like he made his point -- Irv says the guy's been nothing but respectful towards his Angie during their 8 years together, and he also has a great relationship with Irv.

Huh, wonder why.

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Remember, Irv told us he fully respects T.I.'s right to parent how he chooses -- but also said going to gynecologist appointments with his daughter is not what he would do. Actually, you gotta see Irv describe his honest approach to the sex talk.

BTW ... Angie and her BF are featured on dad's new WEtv show, "Growing Up Hip Hop: New York."

Oh, and Irv's got some extra advice for all the dads out there worried about their little girls.

UFC's Paige VanZant Butt Mitzvah ... In Israel!

UFC star Paige VanZant flew all the way to Israel to watch her husband fight this weekend -- but don't worry, she brought her bikinis!

Paige's husband, Austin Vanderford, is taking on Grachik Bozinyan at Bellator 234 on Friday in Tel Aviv ... and they touched down late last week to get all settled in.

During the trip, MMA couple hit the beach for work and for play -- with some training sessions in the sand ... before switching into relaxation mode.

They hit up the Dead Sea along with seeing the sites in Tel Aviv -- good times all around.

As for Vandeford, he's 8-0 as a pro fighter and has been wrecking people -- in fact, none of his last 5 fights have made it past the 2nd round.

As for Paige, the 25-year-old recently told TMZ Sports she's dying to get back in the Octagon and fight again ASAP but so far, there's nothing in the works.

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Paige is 8-4 as a pro -- with signature wins over fighters like Bec Rawlings, Felice Herrig and Rachael Ostovich.

Popeyes Employee Chicken Sandos Made on Trash Bin Owner Apologizes, Explains

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A Popeyes employee was caught making their now-infamous chicken sandwiches above a trash can -- for which the owner has now taken full responsibility and corrected.

TMZ has obtained some pretty shocking photos taken Friday at a Popeyes restaurant in Fairfax, VA -- where it appears an employee behind the counter is fast at work putting together as many sandos as possible. But, it's being done on top of a tray that's conveniently resting on top of a large trash bin ... and the setup was in customers' line of sight.

The placement begs many different questions -- the obvious one being ... WHY? Not enough counter space? Not enough hands on deck? Too much demand? Turns out, it was pretty much all of the above, according to this location's owner.

The guy tells us that on this particular day, the restaurant was overwhelmed after only having been open a few days, and then getting slammed with a 100 chicken sandwich order.

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He says when he saw his brand new employees using the bin -- which he claims was totally empty -- he immediately ordered another table, which is in the store now.

Of course, this is just the latest eyebrow-raising behavior that's surfaced over the past week or so since Popeyes reintroduced their viral sensation sandwich.

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We already know people have been losing their minds at several different locations nationwide over these things, with customers and employees coming to blows ... and in the worst incident, someone was fatally stabbed.

Rickie Fowler Crappy Honeymoon Wrecked By Food Poisoning!

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Nothing ruins a romantic vacation quite like diarrhea ...

Just ask golf superstar Rickie Fowler who says he came down with a terrible case of food poisoning while honeymooning with his smokin' hot wife, Allison Stokke.

Fowler and Stokke got married on Oct. 5 down in Mexico ... and to celebrate the nuptials, the two hopped on Puma's private jet and took a sick vacay to some remote beaches.

But, at some point near the end of the trip, Fowler caught Campylobacter jejuni -- a nasty strain of food poisoning -- and told Golfweek he was pretty miserable.

"It was not a fun stretch," Fowler said.

In case you didn't know ... the Center for Disease Control's description of Campylobacter jejuni is awful -- symptoms include "diarrhea (often bloody), fever, and abdominal cramps."

Yeah, not good.

Rickie says he's taking meds to get better ... but the 30-year-old was forced to pull out of this weekend's Mayakoba Golf Classic while he rests up.

It's a bummer for Fowler ... but hey, a lifetime of Stokke should be more than enough to make up for it!!!

Drake Booed Off Stage at Camp Flog Gnaw ... Tyler, the Creator Says Fans Were 'Ass*****'

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9:48 AM PT -- Camp Flog Gnaw's founder, Tyler, the Creator, is responding to his buddy, Drake, getting booed off stage by people who wanted to see his other good friend, Frank Ocean, instead ... saying it's his bad, and everyone else's bad too.

Tyler wrote on Twitter, "I THOUGHT BRINGING ONE OF THE BIGGEST ARTIST ON THE F**KING PLANET TO A MUSIC FESTIVAL WAS FIRE! BUT FLIPSIDE, A LIL TONE DEAF KNOWING THE SPECIFIC CROWD IT DREW." He added, "SOME CREATED A NARRATIVE IN THEIR HEAD AND ACTED OUT LIKE ASS***** WHEN IT DIDNT COME TRUE AND I DONT F*** WITH THAT."

He went on to say that people in the front row were the ones being the loudest, while most others were enjoying Drake's performance. He also called what happened to Drake "CANCEL CULTURE IN REAL LIFE", which he says he doesn't like. He thanked Drake too ... profusely.

Sounds like he acknowledges Drizzy might've not been the best choice, but also doesn't appreciate how the crowd treated his guest. Fair enough.

Rough night for Drake, who got booed off stage at his pal Tyler, the Creator's music festival ... due to a crowd that clearly wanted, and expected, to see someone else.

Champagne Papi came out as the surprise guest headliner Sunday night at Camp Flog Gnaw, which was held at Dodger Stadium. It sure seems like folks were jonesin' for Frank Ocean to the hit the stage and sing ... instead, they got Drizzy rapping.

The set didn't seem to be going well from the jump -- barely any energy from the audience, and what's worse ... when Drake offered to stay longer, the crowd didn't want him.

It seems like he heard 'em loud and clear ... Drake thanked the Flog Gnaw festivalgoers for their time and made his way off stage -- seemingly cutting his set short. No love lost between him and the mob either, because they chanted for Frank after Drake left.

As for why this happened to one of the biggest music acts in the world right now ... it might have something to do with the type of music these ticket holders are into, and who else was in the lineup -- tons of alternative hip-hop and R&B artists.

Safe for a handful of guys who can crossover to the mainstream -- DaBaby, 21 Savage, Juice WRLD, YG, etc -- the majority of the acts cater to a bit of a more indie listener. Ditto for Frank Ocean, who's the king of that whole genre right now.

Meanwhile, Drake is as mainstream as it gets. 'Tis what it is. 🤷🏽‍♂️

Originally Published -- 6:44 AM PT

Amber Portwood Alleged Machete Incident on Audio ... Argument on Video

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Amber Portwood alleged machete incident with her baby daddy was captured on audio -- and it's pretty terrifying to listen to, as Amber can apparently be heard hacking at a door.

Video and audio of the entire blowout between the "Teen Mom OG" star and Andrew Glennon from this past 4th of July has surfaced, and it gives you a sneak peek as to what led up to the alleged shoe throwing and machete wielding from Amber.

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Ring video that the family has set up in their home shows Andrew and Amber getting ready to head out with their 1-year-old son, James, to catch fireworks. But, the family has to turn around after leaving in their car due to a main road being closed ... which pissed off AP.

You can then hear Amber unloading on Andrew, telling him to STFU after he chastises her for being ill-prepared every 4th of July. The argument escalates after they head out in the car yet again, after which the family comes back to the house for a 2nd time.

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This is where s*** kinda hits the fan ... as you can see and hear Amber threatens to toss a bunch of Andrew's stuff out on the street, and then you hear Andrew ask if she chugged a bunch of her meds in one sitting ... the implication being she's threatening to kill herself.

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At this point, Andrew gets behind a door -- supposedly while holding their son -- and you hear Amber demanding he open the door. Then comes the hacking -- 3 strikes, from what Andrew says is a machete. Amber seems to acknowledge it is, in fact, a machete.

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As you know ... Amber copped a plea deal in the DV case -- pleading guilty to domestic battery and intimidation, this after initially denying any such machete attack.

She and Andrew are currently locked in a custody battle over the kid -- he wants to move to Malibu, but she's trying to prevent that by any means.

Jalen Hurts Meets Bullied Autistic Fan ... 'He Has a Friend in Me!!!'

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Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts brought a special VIP guest to celebrate with the Sooners this weekend -- 12-year-old Rayden Overbay -- and the video is awesome!

Overbay is the special needs student who was targeted in violent attacks by classmates who mocked him for being autistic, diabetic and deaf in his right ear. He suffered serious injuries and had suicidal thoughts after the incidents.

But, MMA star Justin Wren took Overbay under his wing and has rounded up famous and non-famous friends to offer support. Stars like Baker Mayfield, Mick Foley and more stepped up.

And now, Overbay can add a Heisman Trophy candidate to his friend list -- with Hurts inviting Overbay into the Sooners' locker room after their 42-41 victory over Iowa State.

"You got a whole squad of people behind you," Hurts told Rayden ... who was STOKED to meet the football star.

Hurts tweeted about meeting Rayden on Sunday ... saying, "It was great getting to meet Rayden Overbay this weekend! He is a true soldier and such an inspiration to many."

"He has a friend in me! Much Love! #StopBullying"

Not only did Rayden get to meet the star QB ... he also got introduced to the whole squad by head coach Lincoln Riley, who gave him a game ball and let him break the team's final huddle!!

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Props to all involved!!

American Airlines Plane Slides Off Runway at O'Hare ... Icy Conditions to Blame

'Tis the season ... for winter weather to start wreaking havoc on airports across America, and a flight landing in Chicago is the first to majorly feel its effects.

American Eagle flight 4125 was arriving from Greensboro, NC Monday morning when it slid off the runway after landing at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. As you can see in the video, snow was falling during the scary incident.

According to American Airlines ... icy conditions are to blame, but fortunately, there were no injuries. The airline adds, "All 38 passengers and three crew members were removed from the aircraft and are now safely back in the terminal."

So far Monday, more than 400 flights have been canceled at O'Hare and nearly 100 more at the nearby Midway Airport. Up to 6 inches of snow is expected to fall in the Chicago area and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect.

Trina Goes Off in Walmart ... Call Me 'N***** Bitch' Again!!!

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Trina's shopping trip to Walmart turned racial when another customer allegedly called her a "n***** bitch" ... and cops ended up getting involved.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... someone inside the Walmart in Cooper City, FL called police after people started mouthing off and screaming at each other inside the store.

Witnesses who were there tell us Trina bumped into another woman in an aisle and the lady told Trina, "Watch out, you n***** bitch."

Trina lost it, and her epic rant was caught on video. You hear Trina screaming at a white woman, "say it again you dirty-ass bitch! I am a n***** bitch. Say it again! I dare you to say it!"

Our law enforcement sources say cops didn't take a police report because Trina decided against it. Officers escorted her out of the store to her car for safety measure.

We're told police did not speak with the woman who allegedly hurled the racial slur.

We reached out to Trina's team ... so far, no word back.

Ex-NFL WR Charles Rogers Dead at 38 Reportedly Battled Cancer and Liver Disease

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12:03 PM PT -- Warriors superstar Draymond Green -- a native of Saginaw, Michigan like Rogers -- got emotional talking about Charles' death on Monday, saying, "It sucks."

Green -- who also went to Michigan State like Rogers -- says he got close to the former wide receiver over the past four or five years ... and called the guy one of his idols.

"Charles Rogers is a legend to me," Green says.

The Golden State forward added of Rogers' death, "It sucks. It really does. It's tough."

8:52 AM PT -- The Detroit Lions issued a statement ... saying, "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Charles Rogers."

"From Saginaw, to East Lansing, to Detroit, Charles' connection to the state of Michigan and its football community was felt by many during the course of his life. We extend our heartfelt and condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time."

7:33 AM PT -- Rogers had been diagnosed with liver disease and cancer and was awaiting a liver transplant before he died, his former high school coaches told MLive.com.

"He had cancer, whether that was related to his liver I don’t know,” Rogers' ex-Saginaw High basketball coach Marshall Thomas said.

"They had given him 30 days to live if he didn’t get a liver transplant."

Rogers' high school football coach Don Durrett added, "I called his mom at the hospital over the weekend and got a chance to talk to Charles ... He said he was going to the Lord."

7:21 AM PT -- New info in the death of Charles Rogers -- we're told the ex-NFL player had suffered a medical issue recently and was being treated at a medical facility last week.

Still not clear on the details surrounding Rogers' condition but we're told Charles' mother was helping out with his care.

One person close to Rogers tells us they had spoken with him as recently as this weekend and told us they believed Rogers was "in good spirits."

Charles Rogers -- the #2 overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft -- has died, TMZ Sports has confirmed. He was only 38.

The details surrounding Rogers' death are unclear. We're working on it.

One of the people confirming his death is former Michigan State teammate Chris Baker.

"Devastated to learn of the passing of my spartan brother Charles Rodgers," Baker said.

"Spoke with his mom this morning. Please pray for her and his children. Please also be respectful of their privacy at this difficult time. Rip Chuck."

Rogers was selected by the Detroit Lions and flashed huge potential -- catching 22 passes for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns during his first 5 games of the '03 season. But, he suffered a broken clavicle, which ended his rookie campaign.

The following season, he broke his clavicle again -- on just the 3rd play of the '04 season.

He was cut by the Lions in 2006, essentially ending his NFL career.

After his football career ended, Rogers admitted he had struggled with substance abuse -- including an addiction to Vicodin. He had been arrested multiple times for alcohol-related issues.

Rogers -- who reportedly signed a $40 mil rookie contract with the Lions -- is survived by 8 children.

Rogers was a legend at MSU -- where he earned 1st-team All-American honors during his 2002 junior season, when he posted 68 catches for 1,351 yards and 13 TDs.

Story developing ...

Originally Published -- 5:57 AM PT

Kevin Hart Standing O at Awards Show ... 1st Public Appearance Since Car Crash

Kevin Hart's getting back on his feet ... and he's got the support of Hollywood behind him.

Kevin made his first public appearance since his scary car wreck more than 2 months ago, to accept the Comedy Act Award at the E! People's Choice Awards Sunday night for his Netflix special, 'Irresponsible.'

The crowd gave Hart a standing ovation as he came out, and Robert Downey Jr. handed him the award.

Kevin said ... "First and foremost, man, thank God because I definitely don't have to be here." He went on to say he appreciates life more now after his accident, especially the things that really matter -- like his wife and kids.

Hart also thanked the people for their energy and support during his difficult time, saying ... "You have no idea the effect you have on us as entertainers."

As you know, Kevin was involved in a single-car crash on September 1 with 2 other people, and suffered serious injuries along with the driver. Hart's 3 spinal fractures required serious rehab and physical therapy ... which he recently updated his fans about.

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In the video, Kevin says ... "No matter how much you think you're in control, you're not in control," adding ... "Don't take today for granted, because tomorrow is not promised."

Post Malone Giddy About $250k Cowboys Bling!!!

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Screw jerseys, hats and jackets ... Post Malone's repping the Dallas Cowboys in the most baller way possible -- with a $250,000 diamond chain!!!

The "White Iverson" rapper is showing off some new bling to profess his fanatical admiration for his favorite NFL team. Isaac from Angel City Jewelers is the master behind the chain and massive pendant ... and delivered it to him at AT&T Stadium last weekend for Post Malone’s second annual hometown festival, Posty Fest.

We're told the new bling includes 3,000 stones, 9.7 carats of baguettes, 13.5 carats of sapphires and 8.7 carats of diamonds. There's also a "77" inscription on the back ... PM's favorite number.

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Post Malone's fandom for the Cowboys is unrivaled. He's gotten a NY Giants fan to wear his Cowboys jacket after winning a bet. PM's also put his money where his mouth is ... and it once cost him. Like when he handed over 20k to YG after the 'Boys fell short to the Rams.

Betting he'll never wager his new diamond chain.

Johnny Damon Players Should Visit White House ... Talk About Your Issues!!!

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Johnny Damon says players like Sean Doolittle and Steph Curry should NOT ditch The White House because of President Trump ... telling TMZ Sports it's the perfect time to make their voices heard with the leader of the free world!

Of course, it's become a major debate in sports ... with huge athletes boycotting celebratory visits to 1600 Penn. as a way to stick it to POTUS.

So, when we saw Damon, we spoke with the ex-Yankees superstar about some Washington Nationals players like Doolittle, Anthony Rendon and more deciding to sit out the trip last weekend ... and JD says that's the WRONG thing to do.

"That's one of the things you wanted to do when you won the World Series was go to The White House, regardless of what political affiliation you may or may not have," Damon told us outside Capitale in NYC.

"I think it's a great thing and if you do have an issue, that's the greatest time to talk about the issues that you see and try to make things work."

Damon says there's too much hate going around between both sides ... and refusing to talk it out isn't gonna make anything better.

"I'm glad the Nationals went there. I'm glad there was a great support for the president. I hope other teams elect to go in the future so they can talk about the issues that are bothering them."

As for those who DID go to The White House ... the visit looked, uh, interesting. Just ask Kurt Suzuki.

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We also talked ball with Damon ... and he tells us why the Red Sox should NOT trade Mookie Betts.

Jacquees Grants Wish & Visits Longtime Superfan ... Issues LIFETIME Concert Pass!!!

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Jacquees all but rolled out the red carpet during a Make-A-Wish visit to one of his fans ... cause he gave her one helluva royal treatment.

The singer recently visited 17-year-old Samira and her family in L.A. in coordination with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We're told Samira's been a huge fan of Jacquees for a very long time. She's been to a bunch of his concerts and owns lots of his merch.

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Samira -- who suffers from a severe nervous disorder and is confined to a wheelchair -- spent about an hour with the singer, who sang her one of his new hits, "Fact or Fiction."

The emotional meeting also included Jacquees signing all of Samira's merch and photos of her at his concerts. Jacquees then busted a move worthy of his title as the King of R&B ... he gave her a lifetime pass to his concerts.

Samira and her family, of course, were ecstatic. The singer also learned just how important he's been a part of Samira's life -- when she was in a coma, her mom played one of Jacquees' songs ... and she woke up.

Ever since, we're told Samira listens to Jacquees almost every night before she goes to sleep. Now, that's a dream come true.