Remy Ma Charges Dropped in Assault Case


Remy Ma's off the hook in her assault case -- a judge just dropped all charges against her.

The rapper was in an NYC courthouse Monday with her legal team, and prosecutors made it clear ... they couldn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt Remy had committed the alleged assault on "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star Brittney Taylor back in April.

They said there was no surveillance video capturing the alleged punch, and no witnesses had seen an altercation between them either. Thus, a judge dismissed the case entirely.

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You'll recall ... Remy was initially slapped with 4 charges over this -- 2 counts of assault, 1 count of aggravated harassment and another count off harassment in the 2nd degree.

Remy always maintained her innocence, saying she had visual evidence she wasn't even at the concert where it allegedly went down.

Her attorney, Dawn Florio, tells TMZ, "Remy has always maintained her complete innocence as she never laid a hand on her celebrity-obsessed, clout chasing, credibility challenged accuser. Unfortunately, these manufactured allegations caused my client to suffer the indignities of having to wear an ankle monitor while having her freedom limited by travel restrictions and an 8:00 PM curfew."

She adds, "These restrictions have hurt my client's ability to perform, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars of lost income. District Attorney Vance’s office should be commended for its exercise of sound judgment in agreeing to dismiss these unwarranted charges."

Unclear if Remy's planning to sue Brittney, but it sure sounds like it.

Safaree Drops $42K on Necklace For Erica ... Birthday Motivation


Safaree knows how to motivate his wife ... spending a fat stack of cash on a necklace for Erica Mena's birthday, a present that also serves as inspiration to restart her business.

Safaree's new wife celebrated her 32nd bday earlier this month, and we've learned he showered her with gifts, including a custom pendant and necklace worth $42,750.


The piece bears the name of Erica's clothing and jewelry line, Her. Safaree commissioned Eden Diamonds to make the pendant, which features rose and white gold alongside 28.5 carats of VS 1/2 clarity diamonds.

Sources close to Erica tell TMZ ... she's relaunching her jewelry line in the first quarter of 2020, this after she completely shut down the business in the wake of finding out one of her employees was allegedly embezzling.

We're told after Erica discovered the employee's double-cross she just needed a break from it all. Now she's ready for a comeback, and Safaree's hoping the birthday bling will inspire her to get her brand back up off the ground.

Trina Lady Called Me N***** When I Tried to Console Her!!!


Trina is dropping a bombshell about that heated Walmart confrontation with a white woman who called her the n-word -- the whole thing started with the rapper trying to help a stranger.

The iconic emcee was on "TMZ Live" when she revealed what led up to the madness last Friday in a Florida Walmart. Trina says all she did was try to console the woman, who was openly crying in the store.

You have to see Trina break down what happened after she asked the weeping woman if she was okay. As they say, no good deed ...


As you know, Trina wasn't having it after the woman called her "n****r bitch." TMZ got the video of all hell breaking loose ... as Trina fired back at her, but only verbally.

Trina told us she was able to restrain herself and not inflict any physical harm on the woman -- which she notes likely would've resulted in major legal trouble for herself instead of the mouthy customer.


The only silver lining in this whole mess -- Trina said other Walmart shoppers were supportive after the incident, with at least one of them coming up, tearfully, to hug her.

Tory Lanez Allegedly Hits 'Love & Hip Hop' Star ... LIV Miami Breaks It Up


Tory Lanez wasn't liking what he was hearing from a guy he swung on shortly before taking the stage at a Florida club this weekend -- a guy who's allegedly on 'Love & Hip Hop.'

The Canadian rapper-singer was LIV Miami Friday night, where he was booked to do a show. Prior to taking the stage, however, he got into a little dust-up with someone who must've said something truly out of pocket ... 'cause Tory tried punching him near the VIP area.

TMZ got a hold of this video in the moments Tory swung -- it's unclear if he connected with the guy cleanly, but the dude fell back and Tory charged after him. Eyewitnesses tell us that the rest of Tory's security team and entourage allegedly joined in on the beat down too.

As for who the alleged victim is, a rep for LIV Mimai tells TMZ it's Prince Michael Harty ... a rapper/promoter on 'L&HH: Miami'. The club tells us, "Last night our security broke up an altercation between Love and Hip Hop’s Prince and Tory Lanez. We have a zero tolerance policy towards violence and both parties were immediately asked to leave the venue."


Either way, it doesn't seem Tory let the fight get to him. We're told after his initial swing and charge, he allegedly let his team handle the rest and went back to his table ... later even performing on stage. As you can see, he also had some cheeky company nearby.

Police were eventually called, but we're told they didn't respond for the fight. We've reached out to Tory's team for comment ... so far, no word back.

Safaree Robber Who Stole Cash and Jewelry Pleads Guilty


One of the guys who allegedly robbed Safaree at gunpoint last year won't roll the dice on a trial -- he's pled guilty to a felony and is cutting a pretty good deal ... considering he was staring down a potential 20 years behind bars.

Carl Harry is the only one of the 3 alleged robbers to cop a deal. He's pled guilty to 1 count of conspiracy to commit theft, and prosecutors have agreed to recommend a sentence of 364 days in the Bergen County Jail, with 5 years probation after that.

Harry's other 6 charges will be dismissed. So, pretty good tradeoff.

The other 2 men charged, Shawn Harewood -- who Safaree knew fairly well -- and Tacuma Ashman, are slated for trial in December. Their 7-count indictments still stand.


As we reported, Safaree was held at gunpoint and robbed of more than $180k in cash and jewelry. Authorities say the men had been tracking Safaree for a while and cornered him in a parking garage where it all went down ... to their dismay, right in front of security cameras.

Harry will be sentenced in January.

'L&HH' Star Rich Dollaz Arrested Again ... In Deadbeat Dad Territory


Rich Dollaz might want to think about changing his handle ... the "Love & Hip Hop New York" star just got busted for not paying child support ... again.

The Hudson County Sheriff's Office tells TMZ ... Rich Dollaz was arrested Thursday at his home in New Jersey and was booked for failure to pay child support. We're told Rich owes more than $125,000 to the mother of his child.

Police tell us Dollaz was processed at the jail and taken to Hudson County Family Court for a hearing. We're told Rich posted $20,000 bail with an agreement to start making monthly child support payments.

Child support issues are nothing new for Rich. As we've reported, the music exec got busted in October 2014 for owing $11k and again in February 2015 for owing nearly $200k.

Fool me once ...

'L&HH' Star Masika Kalysha I Don't Want My Kid To See PDA ... And It's Not Just Disney!!!


Ex-'Love & Hip Hop' star Masika Kalysha is taking her crusade against sexuality in children's programming one step further -- she doesn't want her kid to see PDA anywhere.

Masika, who has a little girl with Fetty Wap, joined us on "TMZ Live" Tuesday for an interesting discussion on parenting ... defending her IG rant against Disney shows and movies showing PDA of any sort -- be it hetero or homosexual.

She insisted her stance is in no way anti-LGBTQ.

Instead, Masika said she's trying like hell to shield 3-year-old Khari Barbie from ALL signs of affection -- even in real life.

She says she's not OKAY with Khari even seeing parents kiss goodbye, and doesn't allow any friends visiting her house to kiss in front of her daughter!

The way Masika sees it, she should be allowed to guard her kid from cursing, kissing and alcohol in any way she sees fit ... and she's got loads of issues with the content kids are consuming from a young age.

Sounds like little Khari won't be watching Dad's music videos any time soon.

Mally Mall Pleads Guilty to Running Prostitution Biz

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Mally Mall's struck a plea deal with the feds in an illegal prostitution case ... and he's coming out on the losing end this time.

Federal prosecutors in Nevada say the famous producer and 'Love and Hip Hop' star pled guilty to 1 count of use of an interstate facility in aid of unlawful activity. Translation: He was operating a prostitution ring.

Mally Mall was accused of running the illegal biz from April 2002 until September 2014. The feds say he owned, operated and managed several of these sorts of businesses in Clark County, Nevada.

Contrary to what you may believe, prostitution isn't legal everywhere in Nevada ... only certain businesses can get a license. Mally didn't have one.

The feds say he admitted to running the prostitution business while also providing, at times, his own credit card to pay for airfare and travel-related expenses for the prostitutes. He'd also pimp the women on websites like Backpage. He's set to be sentenced on January 21.

As we first reported, Mally Mall had been accused by 3 Nevada prostitutes of having a number of shell companies used to disguise the prostitution business and forcing them to work as prostitutes.


TMZ broke the story ... LAPD raided his crib back in April in connection with an investigation into human trafficking and trafficking of exotic animals. However, he was released and no charges were filed.

Erica Mena Buys Push Present for Safaree ... First-Time 'Daddy' Deserves it!!!


Erica Mena is turning tradition on its head by buying the father of her upcoming child a lavish gift for the pregnancy ... though you gotta expect Safaree will return the favor.

Sources close to the 'Love & Hip Hop' newlyweds tell TMZ ... Erica dropped nearly $50k on a 14-carat rose gold, diamond Cuban chain for her new husband. The chain's encrusted with 36.65-carat diamonds ... and appropriately comes with a white gold "Daddy" lock.

We're told Erica gave Safaree the "push present" this week because he's on his way to becoming a dad for the first time ... so she wanted him to have something special.

Safaree & Erica Mena We're Married ... First Look at Her Wedding Dress!!!

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Safaree and Erica Mena tied the knot in a blowout ceremony at a castle ... and we've got the first look at her wedding dress!!!

The 'Love and Hip Hop' stars got married Monday at the Legacy Castle in New Jersey ... and Erica was wearing a flowing white dress, which matched Safaree's white tuxedo.

Our sources say Safaree started crying as Erica walked down the aisle with her son ... and 'L&HH' cameras were on hand to capture the couple's very emotional day.

The wedding was super tight-knit and personal -- just family and close friends -- and there were a handful of celebs in attendance ... including Remy Ma, Joe Budden, Papoose and 'L&HH' castmates Sierra and Karlie Redd.

After the ceremony, Safaree and Erica changed into different outfits for a wild reception inside the castle ... and we're told the party lasted way past midnight!!!

Oh and check out the matching wedding bands ... they're covered with over 48 carats of invisible set baguette diamonds surrounded by solitaire brilliant round diamonds. The rings were designed by Eden Diamonds in New York, and we're told they took 2 months to complete and are valued at $128,500.



'L&HHNY' Renewed for Season 10 ... OG Cast Members Coming Back!!!

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Fans of "Love & Hip Hop: New York" will be ecstatic to hear the show's coming back, but day-one diehards will really love the fact some season 1 faves are returning too.

You heard right ... season 10 is actually being shot right now in Brooklyn, according to our sources, and we also got word on who's been involved. The list includes some OG cast members from seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 and an assortment of new couples and exes that looks like an all-star roster:

-- Joe Budden and Cyn Santana (They're broken up now, but will be featured regardless.)

-- Juelz Santana and Kimbella Vanderhee (Kimbella was also on season 2.)

-- Yandy Smith-Harris and Juju C. (She's been there from the beginning, and Juju since season 8.)

-- Safaree and Erica Mena (They're engaged now, and Mena hasn't been on since season 8.)

-- Jonathan Fernandez, Rich Dollaz, Danny Garcia and Erica Mendez

-- Tahiry Jose's back from seasons 3 & 4. Singer Jennaske is being intro'd for the first time.

Now, here are the big fish that back in the mix -- Jim Jones, Chrissy Lampkin and Somaya Reece. Sorry for those who wanted to see Cardi B back, but as we all know ... she's on to bigger things.

'L&HH' Star Teairra Mari Pleads Guilty In DWI Case ... Avoids Prison, For Now


'Love & Hip Hop' star Teairra Mari pled guilty in her DWI case in New York ... TMZ has learned.

Teairra entered a guilty plea Monday to one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence ... and she's avoiding time behind bars, at least for now.

According to the Queens District Attorney's Office ... Mari has been ordered to complete several DWI-related courses -- including a victim impact panel and an impaired driver program -- and she must install an ignition interlock device in her car, which will remain in place for the next year.

Teairra's license is also suspended for 6 months, and if she fails to comply with the terms of her sentence, we're told she could face up to a year behind bars.

We broke the story ... NYPD busted Mari for DWI back in June, pulling her over after an officer observed her Dodge Charger was missing a front wheel as she drove out of the Midtown Tunnell. Police say she reeked of booze, and her bumper was dragging on the ground, with sparks flying all around her car.

It's not her first brush with the law ... she was convicted of DUI way back in 2011 in Los Angeles.

Trina Mom 'Nessa' Dies from Cancer at 62


Trina's mother has passed away ... TMZ has learned.

The 'Love & Hip Hop' star and legendary femcee's mom, Vernessa 'Nessa' Taylor, died Tuesday morning, according to Trina's rep. We're told she lost a battle to cancer.

Trina's camp tells us that Nessa was the rock that molded her daughter into the strong, successful woman she's become, and that she was also a pillar in her community in advocating for self-love, confidence and perseverance among women in general.

The rep tells TMZ ... "Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding Trina’s mother. It truly gives the family some peace and comfort knowing that 'Nessa' lived such a fulfilling life filled with love and abundance." Trina's team asks for privacy as the family mourns.

Trina mentioned her mother in her music, notably referencing her in a song similar to Pac's "Dear Mama." In her 2017 track -- simply titled "Mama (The One)" -- Trina raps about wanting to pass before her mother did 'cause of how attached she was to her.

Trina's lyrics go like this ... "Thinking 'bout you mama / Got me running to the liquor / Mama where you goin'? / I'm gon' have to beg to differ / I'd rather go first, so I wanna go with you 'cause I can't do this without you." Obviously, they were incredibly close.


Just last year, Trina and co. threw Nessa an extravagant rooftop birthday party, where photos and music were in abundance and a good time was had by all. Even in this clip though, you can see Nessa struggling a bit to walk -- it's clear she was ill at the time.

We're told Trina's inner circle is trying to keep her grounded during this difficult time, and that she's surrounded by loved ones as she works through the grieving process.

Nessa was 62.


Stevie J Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Joseline ... After She Refuses to Turn Over Their Child

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2:28 PM PT -- Looks like Joseline stuck to the plan. We're told she handed over Bonnie to Stevie's adult daughter, as scheduled. Both of them are on their way to L.A. to reunite with him.

8:30 AM PT -- Plot twist! Stevie and his attorney tell us Joseline has flown back to Miami with Bonnie. Stevie is in L.A., but says one of his adult children who lives in South Florida is going to pick up Bonnie. 

At least ... that's the plan. We'll see if Joseline cooperates.

"Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Joseline Hernandez is on the verge of getting arrested after she blatantly disregarded the child custody agreement she has with Stevie J by denying him the right to see their daughter.

Stevie had a right to take custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Bonnie Bella from July 28 to August 11. Joseline was in Miami shooting "Marriage Boot Camp," so he traveled there on the 28 to pick up his daughter. According to court documents, obtained by TMZ, instead of turning Bonnie Bella over, Joseline took the child and flew to L.A.

After Stevie's attorney, Adamma McKinnon ran to court, the judge in the custody case issued an arrest warrant Thursday, ordering Joseline to turn the baby over STAT or she would be taken into custody.

We've learned Stevie J flew to L.A. late Friday and the stage is now set for a showdown. The judge made it clear ... if Joseline doesn't turn the child over, the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. is ordered to immediately arrest her.

And, there's more ... because Joseline violated the custody agreement -- which gave her physical custody and Stevie J visitation -- the judge switched it around and now Stevie has sole physical custody of Bonnie Bella ... until August 15 when they're back in Fulton County court.

We'll let you know if Joseline complies, or if she's arrested.

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'L&HH: ATL' Star Karlie Redd $300k Sex Toy Deal ... Get to Know Me Inside and Out!!!


Karlie Redd is selling her body for tons of money ... and it's all legal!!!

TMZ has learned the "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star just inked a HUGE deal with Doc Johnson for her own line of sex toys ... and there's $300,000 on the line for her to become a brand ambassador -- selling casts of her butt and vagina.


Karlie's fans are gonna get to know her super intimately ... honchos at Doc Johnson tell TMZ their experts recently made molds of Karlie's lady parts, and they're turning them into sex toys called strokers.

We're told the little gadgets feel exactly like the real thing ... so Karlie's admirers can get down with her any time, any where. What a country!!!


Karlie's worked with Doc Johnson in the past, marketing some of their other products ... and after she recently became a certified sexologist -- yes, that's a real thing -- Doc Johnson brought her back to push her own sex toy line.


The vagina and butt molds took 6 hours to make ... and the sex toys will soon be retailing for about $70 a pop. Hey, that's cheaper than most dates.

Karlie's rep, KD McNair, tells us she's creating a blog to share her sexpert advice on lovemaking and relationships, and she's also putting together special packages of sex toys for men and women.

It's truer than ever ... sex sells!!!

Yung Joc I'd Televise My Wedding for Free ... To Show the World Men Can Change


Yung Joc is doing penance for the way he treated women in the past, because he now wants to have his wedding televised without making a dime, so he can show others people can change.

The "It's Goin' Down" rapper just got engaged to Atlanta criminal defense lawyer Kendra Robinson. The date for the wedding has not been set, but YJ is a man with a plan.

Anyone who's familiar with "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" knows ... Yung Joc has been a dirty dog when it comes to women. The show has chronicled lying, cheating ... the works.

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He now says he's found his soulmate and is changing his ways. He thinks it's important to pay it forward by not getting paid for a televised wedding, so he can show other men they too can come back to the straight and narrow.

Fact is ... there's potentially a fortune he'd be leaving on the table. Gucci Mane scored a $1 million deal for his nuptials.

BTW ... his engagement to Kendra is not without issues. She made it clear she heard rumors he was stepping on her around the time leading up to their engagement, but she still said yes.

Joc tells us he wouldn't necessarily turn money away if offered, but if that were his motivation he's kind of screwing himself by putting it out there he'd say "I do" without scoring some Benjamins.

Joc was previously married for 13 years before his 2014 divorce.