Larsa Pippen & Marcus Jordan Pose Together In Front Of His Store ... Trolling Scottie?!

Larsa Pippen and Michael Jordan's son, Marcus, just went Instagram official ... and Scottie Pippen may have taken a stray in the process!

Scottie's ex-wife of 24+ years (they divorced in 2021) posed in a see-through shirt and short-shorts with 32-year-old Marcus on Monday at his Trophy Room retail boutique in Orlando ... and the two are clearly holding hands.

But, what makes the whole thing a bit awkward ... the two are standing right in front of a floral arrangement designed to look like the Chicago Bulls legend's number 23 jersey.

Of course, Scottie and MJ had a notoriously rocky relationship ... and the all-time legendary teammates are far from best friends.

Larsa has downplayed the situation from the jump, claiming several times it's not an issue because the families don't hang out.

Marcus and Larsa first sparked dating rumors when they were spotted in Miami late last year, and haven't shied away from cameras since.

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Pippen previously claimed they were just friends ... but this picture says differently.

Kyle Richards Chrissy Should Be Next Housewife ... She Can Replace Lisa!!!

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Kyle Richards disagrees with Erika Jayne saying Lisa Rinna can't be replaced on 'RHOBH' ... Kyle thinks Chrissy Teigen would be a great addition to the show.

We got Kyle leaving Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills on Monday and our photog asked her who she would cast to replace Lisa, who is leaving the reality TV franchise after 8 seasons.

Kyle says Chrissy would be the best option ... and she's always felt CT had what it takes to make it on 'RHOBH.'

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Kyle's answer is in stark contrast to what Erika believes ... as we reported, Erika says producers can try but they won't be able to replace Lisa because she's the "f***** G.O.A.T."

Chrissy and Kyle have been friends for years ... and it sounds like she's got someone in her corner if 'RHOBH' producers come calling.

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Of course, Chrissy's a little busy at the moment ... she just gave birth to her and John Legend's fourth child ... so it's unclear if she would even be interested in joining Kyle on the show.

Take notice, Chrissy ... Kyle tells us why Lisa isn't lying about some of the show's pitfalls.

Prince William & Kate All Smiles in Liverpool ... After Harry's 'Spare' Rips into Them

Prince William and Kate Middleton are lookin' as unbothered as they can in their first public appearance since Prince Harry's bombshell new memoir aired out a ton of royal family dirt -- much of it related to his brother.

The Prince and Princess of Wales were smiling from ear to ear Thursday as they left Windsor Castle and took off to Liverpool ... where royal fans/subjects greeted them at the opening of a new hospital.

While their faces say everything's peachy keen, Harry's "Spare" has to be on their minds. As it's been WIDELY reported, Harry unloaded his side of the royal family drama in the book, revealing he and Wills have been bitter rivals since even before Meghan Markle came into the picture.

Of course, the Duke of Sussex says things got even more heated post-Megan -- claiming big bro William grabbed him by the collar, ripped his necklace, and knocked him to the ground during a 2019 fight sparked by William allegedly calling Meghan "difficult" and "rude."

It is an interesting coincidence Kate and William are in Liverpool ... birthplace of The Beatles. In better days, at least publicly, royal watchers referred to Harry, Megan, William and Kate as the new Fab Four.

We know who's been painted as the new Yoko Ono, since those days too.

50 Cent Apologizes to Megan for Siding with Tory ... Soulja Wants Others to Follow Suit

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50 Cent is taking the high road ... despite all his social media posts to the contrary, he's apologizing to Megan Thee Stallion for not believing her testimony about Tory Lanez shooting her.

The G-Unit legend switched from promoting season 2 of "BMF" to reflecting on his wild Instagram posts where he compared the embattled hottie to Jussie Smollett's lying ways via a meme that went viral.

50 explains he was taken aback by Megan's infamous interview with CBS' Gayle King where she denied having a sexual relationship with Tory -- which we now know was a lie -- but 50 says that fib prompted him to disbelieve everything else she said for nearly a year!!!

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Like many people following the case details, 50 says once the mountain of evidence came out, it began to sway his opinion ... with Tory's jailhouse phone call with Kelsey Harris sealing the deal for him.

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50's probably one of the least likely rappers to swallow his pride and offer Megan a mea culpa -- trolling is his thing, after all -- but Soulja Boy is calling for the entire hip hop community to do just that ... apologize!!!

SB recently went on the warpath during an Instagram Live session where he threatened to beat up Tory (if) he's ever released from prison, and wished gang rape on him throughout his stint behind bars.

Tory's sentencing is now scheduled for February 28. We're sure Soulja will be keeping an apology scorecard until then!!!

North & Kim Shout-Out to Ye ... AND Taylor Swift?!?

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Kim Kardashian's definitely gonna get her ex-husband's attention with this -- she and their daughter North West not only made a video homage to Kanye West ... but also his arch nemesis, Taylor Swift!!!

North recreated her dad's look with a damn good makeup job, and Kim recreated -- well, herself -- to make a TikTok with Ye's song "Bound 2." They didn't do any lip-synching, but ya gotta hand it to North ... she's got Ye's brooding look down pat. Kim famously co-starred with her then-husband in the OG 2013 music video.

We know North loves her some TikTok, so using it to pay tribute to her father has gotta sit well with Ye -- who hasn't always been a big fan of her even being on the platform. As for why they did it ... well, that's what's really interesting.

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Before the "Bound 2" TikTok, Kim and North posted a different one -- a fully lip synched and choreographed routine to T Swift's "Shake It Off."

As everyone knows, there's nothing but "Bad Blood" between Ye and Taylor since the 2009 VMAs Taylor interruptus incident.

So while their Taylor TikTok is totally playful and seemingly innocent ... it wouldn't necessarily land that way on dear ol' Dad, who took another infamous swipe at Taylor in his "Famous" song and music vid.

Remember, back in better times for the couple, Kim was fully in lockstep with her then-hubby when it came to the war of words with Taylor.

So, you could see this as an olive branch to the singer on Kim's part.

As for the Ye clip -- we're not saying Kim and North's TikTok was a make good to him ... but, we're not NOT saying that either.

Interestingly, both vids -- posted on the kimandnorth page -- have comments turned off. Definitely for the best in this case.

Akademiks I'm Not Lying About Young Thug!!! Responds to Gotit & Dolly

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Akademiks is sticking up for himself against Young Thug's family support group, but says he wants the same thing they do -- a fair and impartial trial for the embattled YSL Records leader.

TMZ Hip Hop caught up with Thug's sister Dolly White and Lil Gotit this week, and they accused Ak of false reporting in the case -- an accusation he's denying, while making it clear he understands the delicate nature of the case.

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According to Ak's sources, Thug isn't vibing with the onslaught of plea deals his YSL cohorts have taken in the RICO case -- but Gotit and Dolly insinuated that's not true, telling us only they know Thug's true feelings.

Ak says he understands Thug's words could be classified as witness intimidation in the courtroom, so he has to choose his words carefully.

YSL's top signee Gunna, label co-founder Walter "DK" Murphy and even Thug's own brother Unfoonk are among the individuals who have taken plea deals so far -- Ak says he doesn't want to hear about Thug slamming those decisions after the fact.

Ak points out his vlog has no impact on the final outcome, and he's still wishing Thug luck in the trial ... which is set to begin January 9.

Bobby Shmurda Lovin' Uncle Murda's 2022 Rap-Up ... Not So Much for Freddie Gibbs!!!

The end of a year means Uncle Murda's "Rap-Up" series is bound to ruffle some feathers and the G-Unit rapper clipped plenty of wings with his 2022 edition!!!

Like he always does around this time, Murda tackled the top events of the past 365 days with unapologetic aggression ... clowning Will Smith slapping Chris Rock, Yung Miami for letting Diddy have a side-baby and slamming all things Ye '22.

Murda's fellow Brooklynite Bobby Shmurda reacted with glee over his favorable mention ... which outlined the short-lived beef between the "Hot N***a" rapper and NBA YoungBoy.

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On the contrary, Murda also addressed Freddie Gibbs' getting jumped during his tour stop in Benny The Butcher's hometown of Buffalo ... and called him a sucker for it.

Gangsta Gibbs didn't take too kindly to the comical shoutout ... and claimed Murda will have the opposite energy when they see each other in real life.

Murda has been raising eyebrows with "Rap-Ups" since 2014 but he originally got the idea from veteran Virginia rapper Mad Skillz, who called it quits in 2021 after starting back in 2002 -- and is apparently still ducking the friction.

He deleted all his social media accounts!!!

Murda is currently teasing the song's official music video ... which is bound to piss off even more artists!!!

G Herbo Tries to Sing Like Usher ... But, R&B Star Ain't Amused

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G Herbo recorded himself hitting the high notes from Usher's famed "Superstar" challenge Tuesday night — and it elicited a cryptic jab from the R&B star himself.

Herb kicked things off by light-heartedly posting to Instagram that he could sing better than Usher on his "worst day."

Clearly, Usher wasn't amused 'cuz he responded with a 🧢 emoji, which means "You're lying." Of course, the legendary crooner has good reason to be a little irritable ... he recently paid homage to his grandmother, who died earlier in the week.

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Meanwhile, Herb captured himself on a separate IG vid squaring off against his "No Regrets" collaborator YK Dee in a B-Boy dance … the Chicago rapper was sipping a clear liquid -- or some liquid courage as they say -- with every pop lock and two-step.

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Herb's fans, including Lil Wayne's daughter Reginae Carter, were eating up his brand of humor, commenting with laughing emojis.

Maybe Herb will take a stab at stand-up comedy in the new year.

Vivica A. Fox & Claudia Jordan Joe Budden is A ‘Bitch Ass’ Hater!!! Lay Off Megan Thee Stallion!!!

Joe Budden’s opinion of Megan Thee Stallion is highly unfavorable, and it’s rubbing the women of Fox Soul’s “Cocktails with Queens” the wrong way!!!

Both Vivica A. Fox and Claudia Jordan completely laid into JB during a recent episode … and despite it being a holiday-themed show, they dropped some choice words. And, we don't mean mistletoe.

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Joe was dissecting the Tory Lanez trial last week on the "Joe Budden Podcast" ... and he claimed to have seen Megan do horrible things to people close to him -- a sharp counterpoint from Claudia and Vivica's view of the case.

Vivica advised Joe to sit his “bitch ass down” from speaking on Meg … implying he was just jealous to see female rappers’ presence and success in the industry at an all-time high.

Claudia wasn’t as brutal with her delivery, but she did bring up JB’s various domestic violence allegations over the years -- and accused him of 🐍 his ex-cohosts Rory and Mal outta his podcast deal!!!

She also questioned why Meg’s sexual history had become a central topic of discussion surrounding Tory's trial ... calling out a societal double standard where sex is concerned.

The verdict of the case is around the corner, so look for more fiery opinions to be spewed ... almost hourly!!!

Lyfe Jennings R&B Guys Not Cool Like Rappers ... Mario’s 🌽 Proves It!!!

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Lyfe Jennings isn’t flinching over social media slander following his viral “bad singing” moment earlier this week -- he’s embracing it, and telling youngins like Mario to stay in their place!!!

A weekend performance clip of Lyfe loudly whiffing the high notes made the rounds on social media blogs, igniting a little tension after Mario dropped a 🤦🏾‍♂️ emoji in the comments.

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Lyfe tells TMZ Hip Hop ... he didn’t appreciate the way Mario piled on the negative vibes, but says it’s indicative of most R&B singers’ behavior, as he feels they have larger egos than most rappers!!!

As for the vocals, Lyfe says he’ll clear over 80 shows before the year is up and always aims to give his A-game, even if it doesn’t always rise to the top!!!

Lyfe thinks Black culture has been poisoned by too much immortality, and people need new trends to follow -- hence his graphic new music video “Till U Gone” … which was pretty quickly censored on Instagram.

The video opens with a slave master beating a slave as other slaves watch, while recording with cell phones -- a clear shot at today’s social media culture. The video also tackles other heavy topics, such as BBL surgery and street gangs.

Lyfe says now that he’s independent, he’s able to add provocative imagery to his visuals and wants to continue to release meaningful singles and speak his mind — regardless of who gets pissed at him.

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That includes critics of the story he recently told about being jailed with Jeffrey Dahmer.

Lyfe says people need to be moved the wrong way in today’s climate ... and he’s here to do the pushing!!!

Pusha T Drake's Still Secretly Dissing Me 😈 And I Left Kanye's Label For G.O.O.D.!!!

Pusha T is placing both Drake and Kanye West in his rearview mirror as the Clipse rapper's Grammy season approaches.

In a new interview with XXL, Pusha took great joy in knowing his rival Drake still drops subliminal disses in his direction … even over four years after their beef kicked off.

Pusha says every time he hears a subliminal shot from Drake, it reminds him how much his 2018 diss track "The Story of Adidon" got underneath the OVO boss' skin … as it was the bombshell revelation that Drake fathered his son with model Sophie Brussaux.

Earlier this year, an unfinished collab between Drake and Jack Harlow titled "Have a Turn" mysteriously leaked, with Drizzy throwing obvious shots at Push for his never-ending drug dealer raps.

Pusha claims he's no longer interested in lyrically sparring with Drake but still revels in knowing his song "still burns" the soul like ether.

Speaking of losing interest, Pusha also revealed he's out as G.O.O.D. Music President -- a position he's held since 2015.

Kanye's string of antisemitic and wild commentary during interviews had Pusha feeling "disappointed" in November and says they're no longer on speaking terms … citing disgust from Ye's "Infowars" interview and his peace concert with Drake as prime reasons.

Pusha will now release music through Def Jam and his own IMPRINT ... officially ending the Kanye era!!!

Akademiks Waves 🏳 In Diddy's 'Beef' ... Yung Miami's a Queen!!!

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DJ Akademiks revealed on his Tuesday night Twitch broadcast that Diddy actually DM'ed over his Yung Miami "side chick" comments ... so now he's bowing out gracefully on the topic!!!

Ak took the blame for fanning the flames following Diddy's newest baby announcement ... and vowed not to meddle in Diddy's multi-women affairs.

Diddy's public tweets were also dissected with humor, but Ak took heed to the underlying "threat" and knew it was serious when Miami was tagged in the PSA.

As Ak was making amends on his end ... Miami and Gina Huynh, however, reignited their beef in the wake of baby No. 7.

Gina took a direct shot at Miami ... captioning a TikTok "City Girls down 1000" in reference to Miami's loyalty and fandom to Diddy.

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Miami exploded on Twitter ... dousing Gina with put-downs about her race and claiming Diddy just uses her as an oral sex toy.

Things are getting messy ... let's see if Ak is able to sit back and watch the show without commentating!!! 🍿

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Meek Mill Fires Back at Kanye After Clubhouse Laugh Fest

Kanye West apparently finds the idea of Meek Mill being a high-ranking celebrity that's to be taken seriously laughable -- to which Meek says ... hey, at least I still have my wits about me.

The Philly rapper responded to a Clubhouse chat that Ye participated in this weekend -- during which, he mentioned Meek being part of a group of stars whom Kanye suggested were being rallied to reign him in amid his ongoing media appearances.

Ye -- apparently referencing someone else's plan to confront Ye in what sounds like an intervention setting -- name-dropped Diddy and Dave Chappelle ... and then Meek, which made KW laugh out loud and uncontrollably for several seconds.

He added, "What made somebody think Meek Mill could say something to me?" Somebody else on the CH tried defending Meek, saying he's a gangster -- but Ye wasn't buying it.

Welp, MM himself caught wind of the shade ... and he fired back with pretty spicy comments of his own. He took to Twitter Sunday and wrote, "Never lost my mind for fame or money … I still have my family …my people respect me … I’m freeing people from prison… I’m doing community service all month with children up close and personal."

Meek adds, "I’m chilling wit my son and his friends today.. y’all on clubhouse at 50 lol."

Meek and Kanye have been on fairly good terms in the past, having attended the same events and posing in the same shots even. MM has even gone so far as to say recently that he used to find Kanye to be a huge source of inspiration early in his career. Used to ...

No love lost now, it seems.

Styles P I Blame Drake for 21 Savage's Nas Diss ... It's 21 Who's No 'Lyricist!!!'

Drake is catching a stray from Styles P, who is reflecting on the short-lived Nas vs. 21 Savage "beef" ... and thinking Drizzy shoulda nipped the rift in the bud before it bloomed.

The Lox legend was a guest on Math Hoffa's "My Expert Opinion" where he stated he liked, not loved, 21's music ... and added he's not in the same class of rappers as Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole or even Drake -- with whom 21 just dropped the "Her Loss" album.

Nas and 21 recently patched things up with a duet track "One Mic, One Gun."

The song's been celebrated as a peaceful follow-up to 21's comments on Clubhouse that Nas was irrelevant -- a move Styles says he would never do despite how much he agreed.

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According to Styles, there are actually some legends who suck as lyricists and should bow in his presence ... but he's not here to knock anybody's hustle.

Styles will be bowing out the rap game next year with his last pair of albums, but in the meantime, consider him a gatekeeper against the BS!!!

Bobby Shmurda & Rowdy Rebel At Odds Over NBA Youngboy ... King Von Murder Fallout

Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel are typically on the same page, but now they're publicly disagreeing about what Bobby calls a "miscommunication" with NBA YoungBoy's camp.

Bobby recently visited Math Hoffa's "My Expert Opinion" show where he was attempting to clear up his pal Rowdy's previous comments, on that same show, about King Von's murder.

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Rowdy had suggested Lul Tim had "no morals" when he allegedly opened fire on the late Chicago rapper in November 2020. As we reported, Tim's been arrested for the killing.

Tim is affiliated with YoungBoy's homie, Quando Rondo ... so, the commentary angered YB, and prompted an exchange of words between Bobby and him that ultimately went nowhere.

But, according to Bobby, Rowdy misspoke and had no biz sticking his nose in that particular situation ... and therein lies the disagreement, because Rowdy's standing by his comments. He posted on IG, "I said what I said."

The "Computers" rapper did clarify there's no rift with Bobby as far as he's concerned. Remember, Shmurda famously added time to his prison sentence to shave numbers from Rowdy's stint.

Seems like they're gonna have to agree to disagree on this topic, and never bring it up again!!!

Joseph Sikora & Gianni Paolo 'Power' Beef Over... Time To Hug It Out, Bro!!!

Order has finally been restored in 50 Cent's 'Power' universe ... now that Joseph Sikora and Gianni Paolo have officially squashed their beef!!!

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The two actors, along with Michael Rainey Jr., are set to appear on The Crew Has It Podcast where they'll clear the air on their long-brewing war. In a teaser for the interview, Michael shared of pic of Joe and Gianni hugging and smiling -- promising everything would be explained on Tuesday when the podcast airs.

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TMZ Hip Hop broke the story ... Joe and Gianni had been feuding behind the scenes on set, with tension being felt by fellow cast members whenever they were around one another.

Things came to a head during 50's Houston Tycoon weekend back in August when Joe left Gianni hanging on stage for hundreds of people to see ... adding to the drama.

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