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Tekashi69 Former Booking Agency Calls BS on $3.6 MIL Deal

11/17/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 is full of s**t if he thinks he was cheated out of a $3.6 million deal by his former booking agency ... so says a rep for the agency. 

Tekashi went on an all out assault on MTA Booking during an interview on "The Breakfast Club" Friday. He claimed the company stole a ton of cash from him ... and said he only received a couple hundred thousand dollars from what should have been a $3.6 million deal.

A rep for MTA tells us there never was a $3.6 million concert deal ... that was only something that came up in discussions as a possibility ... and the agency went above and beyond for Tekashi.

We're told MTA & Tr3way Entertainment handled the rapper's security, travel, transportation and worked around the clock to make sure he made it to his multiple court appearances safely. 

MTA tells us they booked 9 upcoming U.S. shows and 2 in Mexico for Tekashi -- all of which he promoted -- and was sent a $700k deposit for those. There were also 5 in Germany already booked for which he was paid close to $160k in deposits. 

MTA tells us they're considering serious legal action against 6ix9ine for bashing them on "The Breakfast Club."

Tekashi's attorney, Lance Lazzaro, hit back against MTA, telling TMZ, "We have asked [MTA] to show us any contracts with Tekashi69's signature showing they were acting as an agent to book performances on his behalf and they haven't provided us with any to date ... Their cooperation has been very limited."

He also stated, "I would take anything MTA says with a grain of salt," and added that they have asked MTA to cease and desist from booking any more shows for 6ix9ine.

Boxing Champ Mikey Garcia My Fight With Errol Spence ... Will Top Manny & Floyd

11/17/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Mikey Garcia's HUGE upcoming fight with Errol Spence will be way better than Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather's 2015 fight ... and Garcia is telling us why. 

Little background first ... Manny and Floyd had been dancing around each other for years, with fans clamoring for the two men to get in the ring and make the biggest fight in the sport.

The results in the ring were kinda meh ... and when we talked to Garcia in L.A. at an event for Premier Boxing and FOX Sports he said his long-awaited face off with Errol Spence won't let fans down. 

"I didn't want to wait 'til the end of our careers. I'm doing it in our primes. Mayweather and Pacquiao should've fought 6 years before it happened. I'm fighting a guy at his prime. He's fighting in my prime. That's the kinda fight we wanna give the fans."

Both men are undefeated champs -- with 51 KO's between them -- so many people in the boxing world say the fight is gonna be an all-time great bout when it sparks off March 16 at Jerry's World in Dallas.

BTW -- Floyd and Manny are talking about possibly getting in the ring again ... so if anyone is looking for something to help them to sleep, set your DVR's.

Dana White To Floyd Mayweather Want $150 Million? ... Fight Khabib In The UFC

11/17/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White's FIRING BACK at Floyd Mayweather -- sayin' if he wants a 9-figure payday for fighting Khabib, it's gotta be in the UFC.

TMZ Sports saw the UFC honcho outside the Montage in L.A. and asked him about Floyd's make-or-break terms for the potential megafight with the UFC champ.

Remember, earlier this week, F.M. told us, "It's my way, my rules. I'm Floyd 'Money' Mayweather!" 

So, you could say Dana/Khabib and Floyd are at a stalemate.

"The answer is 'no.' He's gonna have to come here and get his ass whoopin'," White said ... "We did that last time. You gotta come here this time."

"Every time he wants to box. You wanna fight? Want to make 150 million? Come over here and get your ass whooped."

So, unless someone gives in ... this thing ain't happening. 

Speaking of fights that seem unlikely to go down ... Dana also addresses the rumored Conor McGregor vs. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone fight.

Olivia Culpo Rocks Amendola's Birthday Rolex & Skin-Tight Leather Pants

11/16/2018 11:27 AM PST

Olivia Culpo wasn't lyin' when she said she was keeping Danny Amendola's birthday present ... rockin' her ex's $12,000 Rolex and a bad ass leather outfit in Miami!!

The gorgeous model shaded the Dolphins star on social media after he was spotted flirting with a sports reporter on the beach last month ... saying she was gonna keep the flashy watch for herself.

Not only was O.C. sporting her ex-boo's ex-birthday present ... she was wearing skin-tight leather pants that would make Olivia Newton-John's "Grease" character jealous ... along with a black hoodie, leather jacket and black beanie.

As for Culpo's next move ... it sounds like she's not jumping right back onto the dating scene ... telling reporters at the CMA Awards she's not looking for a replacement just yet. 

'Teen Mom' Kailyn Lowry I'll Bust Backdoor Teen Mom's Ass!!! Challenges Farrah Abraham

11/16/2018 12:40 AM PST
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"Teen Mom 2" star Kailyn Lowry's ready and willing to get in the ring with Farrah Abraham and open a can of whoop ass ... but Farrah's first gotta say yes, and she might wanna think twice.

Damon Feldman -- the guy who set up a charity boxing match Farrah backed out of -- tells TMZ Kailyn's set to sign a deal with his company Friday for a charity match ... with proceeds going to charity. And, Kailyn's making no bones about it -- she wants Farrah. Yeah, they got beef.

Damon says if Farrah accepts the challenge he will NOT take legal action against her for bailing on the first event. Remember ... TMZ broke the story Farrah backed out of fighting Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander, claiming Damon broke his end of the deal.

You'll recall Farrah trash talked Damon and the entire event before he fired off a cease and desist letter to shut her trap. Damon now says bygones will be bygones ... IF Farrah steps into the ring.

As for Kailyn ... she and Farrah have lobbed verbal jabs at each other for years now. Kailyn's ready to strap on some gloves and let her fists do the talking. Again, for charity.

Floyd Mayweather Ultimatum To Khabib: Box Me, Or We Ain't Fightin'

11/16/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather is giving Khabib a simple choice -- we fight in the boxing ring ... or we ain't fightin' at all!

Of course, the two have been goin' back and forth since Khabib beat Conor and called out Floyd ... but Nurmagomedov's team AND Dana White both say it's gotta be MMA.

Now, Floyd's firing back ... telling TMZ Sports HE makes the rules -- 'cause he makes the money and that makes him the guy who calls the shots ... and mixed martial arts isn't happening.

"They said it has to happen in the Octagon. And I said, 'Just tell me where Khabib has made 9 figures before in the Octagon!'"

"If he hasn't made 9 figures, he's not the A-side. So, I'm the A-side."

Remember, Floyd told us he's likely to fight on New Year's Eve in Tokyo ... and if he and Khabib can't strike a deal, that's cool with him.

"It's my way, my rules. I'm Floyd 'Money' Mayweather!"

Danielle Bregoli Attacks Iggy Azalea ... Haha, You're All Wet, Bitch!!!

11/15/2018 5:52 AM PST
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Bhad Bhabie's got fresh beef on her hands after going off on Iggy Azalea at a Hollywood Party, savagely attacking her ... with a full drink! Yeah, she hasn't come that far from her Dr. Phil days.

We got video of Bhabie (nee Danielle Bregoli) going nuclear on Iggy Wednesday night inside Boulevard3 in Hollywood. You can tell she was ready to pounce because the second she saw Iggy, she unloaded a full cup of clear liquid.

It was immediate bedlam -- Iggy's crew started jawing back and Bhabie's security held her back. They couldn't stop her from running her mouth, though. It's great video ... when you remember this is a 15-year-old attacking a 28-year-old.

The beef apparently started because Iggy talked smack on social media, saying who would even go to one of Bhabie's shows. Of course, Danielle fired back, Iggy should so she could remember what a sold-out show looks like (quality burn, there).

Bhabie was still fired up when we, uh ... caught her outside, and she insisted "ain't nobody worried about that f**kin' hoe!!"

As for Iggy -- this is gonna sound weird -- but she was totally the adult. Seeming unfazed, she said she hopes it wasn't alcohol Bhabie threw because "she's a little kid." She also insinuated Bhabie's age is the only thing saving her from a can of whoopass. Hmmm ... who's your money on?

Sidenote: This all went down at Cardi B's Fashion Nova event. Something tells us, Cardi would give this beef her stamp of approval.

WWE's Becky Lynch Blasts Rousey ... For Post-Holm Fight Depression

11/14/2018 1:08 PM PST
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WWE Superstar Becky Lynch just ripped Ronda Rousey ... saying the depression she had after losing to Holly Holm in 2015 proves she's a weak-minded person.

ICYMI ... Rousey and Lynch have been feuding for weeks ... and were set to fight this weekend at WWE's "Survivor Series" to settle things.

But, Lynch had to pull out of the tilt after suffering a "broken face" on Monday's RAW ... which pissed Rousey off.

"I’m really sorry to hear The Millennial Man will not be showing up for her legally arranged ass whooping on November 18th at the Staples Center," Rousey wrote in a lengthy post on her Instagram.

Lynch responded shortly after ... and didn't hold back, saying, "When I got my face broke I got up, owned you THEN showed up the next day looking to fight some more."

"When you got your face broke you hid for a year under your blankie. Your mind is as weak as your jaw, & I’m going to move heaven & earth to come destroy them both."

Of course, she's referencing TMZ Sports' video from '15 ... where Ronda covered her face with a pillow after returning from the Holm fight.

We know ... storylines are scripted -- but this one feels personal.

Rousey has called the post-Holm fight period the lowest point of her life ... saying she had suicidal thoughts after the loss.

Unclear when the Lynch-Rousey match will be rescheduled for ... but one thing is clear -- there's some pretty bad blood between these two. 

Lorde Says Kanye & Cudi Stole Stage ... But Set Designer Shuts Lorde Down

11/13/2018 7:19 AM PST
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7:15 AM PT -- Es just revealed she first debuted the floating box for the English National Opera in 2007 in a pic posted to Instagram. Clearly, the first time the design was used ... and disabling Lorde's claim in an interview that she came up with the concept on her own ... it was always Devlin's. 

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11/13 8:55 PM PT -- Turns out the set designer, Es Devlin, has worked with Kanye since 2005. She's helped him design sets for MASSIVE tours including Touch The Sky, Glow in the Dark, Watch the Throne, YEEZUS and Saint Pablo.

What's more ... it's puzzling Lorde tried making the alleged "theft" a gender issue, Devlin is female. Devlin designed Kanye's floating stage for Saint Pablo in 2016. Just one year later, Lorde hired her to design the suspended box look for her Coachella show and then Lorde copied the concept, making it float for her tour ... ironic.

Our Kanye sources say he's never seen a Lorde show and would never think to copy her. There are also striking similarities between other Kanye tour looks, and what Lorde recently did on tour.

6:28 PM PT -- Kanye just announced he will NOT be releasing his "Yandhi" album on Nov. 23 as he'd previously told us, and the decision seems to be tied to his performance with Cudi. In a tweet, Ye says ... "It felt so good being on the stage last night with my brother Cudi. After performing again, I realize the new album I’ve been working on isn’t ready yet. I’ll announce the release date once it’s done. Thank you for understanding." If that means more collabs with KC ... we're not mad.

Lorde is calling out Kid Cudi and Kanye West for allegedly stealing her idea to perform in a floating glass box -- something she did BEFORE Cudi and Ye.

The "Green Light" singer posted photos on her Instagram story Monday, displaying her floating glass box stage design along with the one KC and KW used Sunday night during their Camp Flog Gnaw performance in L.A. The 2 are almost identical. 

She captioned one of her pics with clear disapproval, saying ... "I'm proud of the work I do and it's flattering when other artists feel inspired by it, to the extent that they choose to try it on themselves." She continues ... "But don't steal -- not from women or anyone else -- not in 2018 or ever."

Lorde put dancers in her floating box, and even hopped in there herself during her 2017 international "Melodrama" tour. She also used the stage prop during her 2017 Coachella performance.

You may recall ... Kanye was the first big artist to use a floating platform stage during a concert, which was a highlight of the "Saint Pablo Tour" of 2016.  It's not the same as Lorde's, but, one could argue, Kanye is the OG of suspended stages.

Originally Published -- 6:34 PM PST   

Stanley the Giraffe Doing Just Fine!!! ... But PETA is Furious

11/12/2018 11:59 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Stanley the Giraffe is standing tall and doing perfectly okay ... contrary to reports the famous exotic animal was harmed during the devastating California wildfires. But, not everyone's buying it.

A rep at Malibu Wine Safaris tells TMZ ... Stanley was moved out of his enclosure just after midnight Friday to a stable away from the fires. The move paid off big-time because the fires reached the property early Saturday morning.

Contrary to rumors ... Stanley's eyelashes were not burned.

Whitney Cummings posted a pic showing how close the fire came to Stanley's enclosure ... but we're told the fire never penetrated Stanley's safe area. BTW, a news chopper spotted Stanley Monday morning doing okay.

The comedian has spent the weekend blasting Malibu Wine Safaris, claiming it never moved Stanley out of its enclosure. In lengthy posts on Instagram, Whitney said she even found an injured pig not being looked after.

What's more ... a rep for PETA tells TMZ the org's demanding authorities investigate reports that at least some of the animals may be unaccounted for and check their condition. Lisa Lange, a senior veep with PETA, says, "It is unconscionable for any facility that keeps animals under lock and key not to have an emergency plan that allows for their immediate evacuation when one is called for."

The rep for Malibu Wine tells us the owner met with Whitney on the property and she visited the site twice to see for herself. For her part, Whitney says she's been getting conflicting information on the safari's evacuation plans. The rep tells us it followed all proper protocols.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Shades Cardi B Hires Sisters Suing Her for Nicki Minaj Music Video

11/12/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69's sending a shady message to Cardi B ... by hiring the 2 strip club bartenders who are gearing up to sue her.

Record label sources say he flew in Jade and Baddie Gi to appear in his music video with Nicki Minaj and Kanye West.

TMZ broke the story ... Cardi was arrested last month and charged with 2 crimes for allegedly ordering an attack on the 2 bartender sisters. Cardi had a longstanding beef with Jade because she thought Jade slept with Offset. The sisters were hurt so badly they were hospitalized. They're getting ready to sue Cardi, with the help of mega-lawyer Joe Tacopina.

Fast forward to this week ... when Jade and Baddie made themselves at home after arriving in Tinseltown ... hitting up Louis Vuitton in Beverly Hills, with Tekashi leading the way. They shut down the luxury joint as a throng of fans and paps desperately trying to get an up-close look.

Our sources say the sisters were on set of the video shoot when gunfire erupted Thursday night at a Bev Hills mansion ... bringing production to a screeching halt. We're told plans remain in place for the sisters to be part of the music vid, if it ever gets off the ground.

As we reported ... approximately 8 shots were fired and no one was hit. 

'Big Brother' Christmas Abbott Alleged Baby Daddy Says If I'm the Dad, I Want Custody!

11/12/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Big Brother" alum Christmas Abbott has some baby daddy issues ... because the guy she says fathered her kid is seeking a paternity test to confirm her story and, if he is, he wants joint custody.

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Benjamin Bunn claims Christmas told him he was the father, and he took care of the reality TV star during her pregnancy ... but Benjamin claims Christmas has been keeping him from the child. 

Benjamin claims Christmas has refused to voluntarily submit a genetic marker test, so he's seeking a paternity test to settle the matter once and for all.

Christmas gave birth last month in North Carolina, and Benjamin claims they were planning to raise the kid in Florida. But, Benjamin says Christmas abandoned their plan after she had an altercation with his side chick in Tampa, returning to N.C. with the kid, and they've gone MIA.

As we reported ... Christmas turned herself into Florida authorities this week and was booked for felony criminal mischief, after allegedly confronting Benjamin's side chick outside a Tampa gym and ramming into the woman's car

Farrah Abraham Screw Atlantic City I'm Going to the Maldives!!!

11/11/2018 10:50 AM PST

Farrah Abraham traded a boardwalk brouhaha for a mellow day in the Maldives -- and it looks like she's enjoying her decision to hang up her boxing gloves ... kinda.

The ex-'Teen Mom' had herself a nice little beach day Saturday at the Ayada Resort on Maguhdhuvaa, one of the islands that make up the Maldives. Interestingly enough, these photos came out the same day of her would-be boxing event in Atlantic City ... where she was supposed to fight Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander in a reality TV showdown. 

The fight went on without Farrah, who ended up getting replaced with "Mob Wives" star Natalie DiDonato. The boxing promoter ended up sending Farrah a cease and desist letter to keep her yap shut after she dropped out, and continued to trash it.

Farrah doesn't appear to have uttered a peep in public about the boxing match since, but that doesn't mean she's done trolling the good folks at Boom Cups, who put on the event.

At one point during her beach outing, she put on gloves and a robe ... in a clear attempt to mock the fight that she'd just bailed on. Touché

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