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Drake Beefing Up Home Security ... Kanye Lives Nearby!!!

12/15/2018 1:00 AM PST
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Drake isn't taking any chances in his escalating feud with Kanye West -- he's adding extra security outside his SoCal mansion because they live in the same hood!!!

Our sources in Hidden Hills -- where the Wests and Drizzy all lay their heads -- say Drake's crib has at least 2 new guards standing watch outside the gate to his driveway. We're told it's no coincidence the security was added the day after his war with Ye erupted with tweets and an alleged threatening phone call. 

If you didn't know, their homes are verrry close to each other -- we're talking just a half-mile. Not much of a buffer zone. In addition to the added muscle, we're told there's an SUV stationed just inside Drake's front gate. 

It's interesting ... Kanye claims Drake is the one who started making threats, but Drizzy's the one beefing up his home security. 

One thing's for sure -- none of the Kardashian-Wests, especially North, Saint and Chicago, will be caroling outside Drake's pad. 

Sugar Ray Leonard Chill, Floyd Mayweather ... Muhammad Ali Is The G.O.A.T.

12/15/2018 12:40 AM PST
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Floyd Mayweather is wrong when he calls himself THE BEST EVER ... because, according to Sugar Ray Leonard, there's only one guy in that discussion ... the great Muhammad Ali.

A little backstory here ... Mayweather and Leonard ain't exactly the best of friends, having exchanged several barbs over the years over boxing, and the fact the Sugar Ray KO'd Floyd Sr.

The two men even reportedly traded insults IN PERSON once ... with Floyd reminding Leonard he's TBE, and Leonard telling Floyd he'd KO him just like he did his father.

Even still ... Sugar Ray has always been complimentary of Floyd as a boxer, so when we got him out in NYC we thought it was fair to ask him if Money has a legit claim to calling himself TBE.

"Muhammad Ali. Without question."

Cue Floyd's disrespectful response in 4,3,2,1 ...

Tyrese to Kanye & Drake Take it From Me ... Beefing on Social Media's Not Smart!!!

12/14/2018 4:43 PM PST
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Tyrese is weighing in on Kanye West and Drake's beef and wants to know -- how you gonna act like that? And on social media, no less!!!

We got the singer leaving Avra Friday in Bev Hills and he says there's no reason for Kanye and Drake to be feuding on Twitter when "they live literally 2 blocks from each other." If anyone knows about beefing with someone on social media and how bad of a look that is, it's Tyrese.

Remember ... Tyrese went after The Rock for being selfish. When the dust settled ... Tyrese was the first one to publicly say beefing was straight-up unprofessional.

As for Ye and Drake ... what started as a simple demand for an apology morphed into a standoff and allegations of threats. Tyrese says the rappers gotta put male ego aside.

Kanye & Kim K To Drake ... DON'T THREATEN OUR FAMILY

12/14/2018 8:37 AM PST
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8:05 AM PT -- We just got Kanye out in NYC, and he's a LOT less chatty than he was Thursday night on Twitter. We asked him about the threats Drake made and he flashed us a big smile before sprinting to his car. 

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian claim Drake has threatened to hurt their family -- and they're warning the rapper that if anything happens ... there will be hell to pay. 

Long story short ... Kanye claims Drake called him on the phone Thursday and threatened physical harm. 

"You threatened the safety of me and my family," Kanye posted on Twitter ... adding, "Never threaten north saint and Chicago’s dad bro."

Kim Kardashian entered the fray at 2:30 AM on Friday morning -- saying, "Drake Never threaten my husband or our family. He paved the way for there to be a Drake."

She added, "My husband is the most brilliant person, the most genius person that I know. He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world."

So, how did this whole thing start?

Kanye posted a screenshot of his phone on Thursday that allegedly showed that someone from Drakes's team had reached out to clear one of Ye's songs for a project. 

Kanye was upset because Drake has taken shots at him in various tracks recently -- yet still reached out to use his music -- and Kanye felt Drake was being a fraud. 

Then, the Twitter storm began ... with Kanye going off on his issues with Drake. 

"Been trying to meet with you for 6 months bro," Kanye said ... " You sneak dissing on [Travis Scott] records and texting [Kris Jenner] talking bout how’s the family."

Kanye says Drake eventually called him to talk Thursday night -- but it didn't go well.

 

"Drake called trying to threatened me." 

Kanye then issued this warning -- "So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect. So cut the tough talk."

Kanye said Drake is running around like he's 2Pac with no regard for human life or Kanye's family and acting like he's a hardcore gangster. 

"You trying to be a bully. I never been bullied in my life and I never will be.  That’s why I made it this far in a pink polo."

Despite the anger, Kanye tried to issue an olive branch at one point -- "I’m Ye bro Remember that I love you I would never intentionally hurt you That’s what I’ve been saying to you."

"You would be so sad if anything ever happened to me."

"I’m up for talking. We need to show all of these fans that black men can@talk without someone ending up dead or in jail."

"You are disrespectful to all people with mental health conditions so this is an opportunity for growth."

Drake hasn't said much publicly -- only posting some emojis on Instagram showing some crying/laughing faces. 

Kanye has seemingly calmed down and is now at a meeting at J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. 

Guessing this situation ain't going away any time soon. 

Stay tuned ... 

Farrah Abraham to Bristol Palin You're Jealous of Me And You're a Wimp So Leave 'Teen Mom'!!!

12/13/2018 11:06 AM PST
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Farrah Abraham has sage advice for Bristol Palin -- leave "Teen Mom" if she can't handle how she's being portrayed ... as a Farrah wannabe.

We got Farrah out Thursday at LAX and she bristled at Bristol's verbal attack this week, when she blasted MTV ... "All they want with my little segment each week is some fake fill-in Farrah Abraham/Jerry Springer BS."

Bristol griped that the program fails to showcase her work ethic -- a single mother who juggles parenting 3 kids all by her lonesome.

Farrah -- who was initially shocked when MTV picked Bristol -- says it all boils down to 2 things ... she's not cut out for reality TV.  

Oh, thing 2 is jealousy. 

Tommy Lee Hugs it Out With Brandon ... I Love You, Son!!!

12/13/2018 6:56 AM PST

Tommy and Brandon Lee seem to have made up ... after an ugly 2018 between the father and son that began with Brandon knocking him out during an argument.

The Motley Crue drummer shared a photo around midnight of the 2 embracing, captioned simply ... "I love you son." Brandon also posted a video of his dad with him in the studio late Wednesday night ... it looked like they were having a good time.

It's unclear what led to the reconciliation, but it's quite a surprise considering the physical attack that went down in March followed by a criminal investigation ... and a nasty war of words.

As we reported ... the father-son beef culminated when Brandon coldcocked Tommy in the middle of the night, claiming it was self-defense because his dad was drunk. The knockout came on the heels of Tommy taking a shot at Brandon's mom, Pam Anderson, on social media.

Tommy shared a photo of his injuries after the knockout punch, saying he gave his kid everything and he still turned on him.

Cops launched a battery investigation after the incident, but the case was ultimately rejected by the D.A. because Tommy chose not to cooperate.

Still, the 2 continued to go at each other on social media -- especially on Father's Day -- suggesting they were far away from having a loving relationship again.

But, as they say ... time heals all wounds. Or, maybe Brandon just doesn't want to miss Tommy's upcoming wedding.

Christian Yelich I'll Squash Beef With Machado ... If He Joins Brewers!!

12/13/2018 12:30 AM PST
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Christian Yelich REALLY hated Manny Machado when the two played in the NLCS this fall ... but the MVP says he's willing to squash the beef under one condition.

IF MANNY SIGNS WITH THE BREWERS!!!

You'll remember ... Christian went off on Manny after the Dodgers star banged into Yelich's teammate at first base while running out a grounder in the October series ... callin' Manny "a dirty player."

"It's a dirty play by a dirty player," Yelich said at the time ... "That's what it is."

Fast forward to this week -- with the sweepstakes to land Manny in free agency at an all-time high -- and Christian was singin' a little bit of a different tune to TMZ Sports.

"Listen, emotions run high in those series, things happen," Yelich said at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year ceremony at The Beverly Hilton in L.A.

"If we ended up crossing paths -- being on the same team again -- I'm sure we'd be able to work that out no problem."

Bad news for Yelich, Milwaukee and fans of beef-squashers?? Machado reportedly ain't interested in playin' for the Brew Crew.

Good news for Christian?? Seems Bryce Harper might be ... and Yelich told us all about how dope THAT would be!!!

Canelo Alvarez To Floyd ... Enough Talk, Let's Rematch!

12/12/2018 6:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Canelo Alvarez is sick of trading insults with Floyd Mayweather -- he wants to trade punches ... telling TMZ Sports the time has come for the two to finally get back in the ring. 

Just this week, Floyd trashed Canelo again -- saying he was an "old man" (at 36) when he beat Alvarez back in 2013 ... claiming Canelo was "some of the easiest work I had."

So, when we spoke with Alvarez on Tuesday, we asked if he had a response. 

"The truth is I have nothing to say to him," Canelo told us ... "He’s bothered and I don’t know why. In reality, he said he was old, but I was too young for that fight."

"Those are just arguments that he can have and that I can have as well. It looks like it’s getting to him."

Canelo says a rematch would not only be great for boxing, but also for Floyd's bank account -- the insinuation from Alvarez is Mayweather ain't exactly as rich as he claims to be.  

And, how would the rematch go? Much different than the first fight ... 

"I’m different now, I have more experience and more confidence in the ring and it would be a different result, I can assure you of that and it would be a better fight and I know that the public would walk away very happy from wherever in the world that they’re watching."

In the meantime, Canelo is gearing up to fight Rocky Fielding this weekend on DAZN -- and Fielding tells us he's ready for war. 

Safaree Samuels Over the Meek Beef ... Dude Has Matured

12/11/2018 12:30 AM PST
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A lot has happened to Meek Mill since he allegedly sent goons to jump Safaree Samuels more than a year ago -- and that's exactly why Safaree says it's all water under the bridge.

Our Raquel Harper chopped it up with Nicki Minaj's ex about her other ex, Meek, whom Safaree accused of orchestrating the would-be jumping that went down during the BET Awards last summer ... which Meek, of course, denied

Welp, Safaree's changed his tune since then ... saying he's seen just how much Meek's been through and how much he's grown as a person since walking out of prison. He even tells Raq they were recently in the same vicinity and things were copacetic. 

Funny how petty stuff like ex-girlfriends and verbal jabs fall to the wayside when s**t gets real. Also ... time sure does fly, right? 

Catch Safaree's full interview on the newest episode of "Raq Rants" which airs Tuesday on BET at 11 PM. On the West Coast, if you have Dish or Direct TV, it's on at 8 PM.

Meghan Markle Dad Did Tell-All to Clear His Own Name ... Not to Bash Her

12/10/2018 3:06 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meghan Markle's dad is catching flak for bringing up his daughter in a new interview -- but the tell-all was aimed at clearing his name, and not tarnishing hers ... TMZ has learned.

Friends of Thomas Markle tell us the interview he did with Daily Mail over the weekend was set up for the purpose of disproving false rumors he faked a heart attack earlier this year ... right before Meghan and Prince Harry got hitched.

Thomas revealed medical receipts for his heart surgery. As we first reported, he got 3 stents implanted. Our sources say Thomas keeps tabs on what people say about him on the Internet, and was offended to read haters claiming he faked the medical emergency.

Of course, while defending himself ... Thomas described Meghan as "demanding but never rude." He was attempting to squash British rumors about his daughter being difficult to deal with and feuding with Kate Middleton.

We're told he didn't intend to bash Meghan, and he doesn't want to say anything that could harm her. In fact, we're told that's why he's been under the radar for several months. 

Danielle Bregoli My Least Fave Celeb? Uh, Not Iggy ... She Doesn't Qualify

12/9/2018 11:35 AM PST
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The Bhad blood between Danielle Bregoli and Iggy Azalea just took another spill, 'cause the kid says Iggy can't be her least favorite celebrity ... as IA no longer fits the criteria. 

Bhad Bhabie -- who we'd like to remind everyone is a mere 15 years old -- was in Iggy's native land down under, answering questions from audience members, and one young lady asks who was on BB's s*** list in Hollywood. She delays with a very loud, " Right now?????"  ... and the crowd seemed to finish her thought by yelling out Iggy's name. Traitors!!!

Naturally, Danielle took the opportunity to throw major shade Iggy's way by saying, "That's not even really a celebrity." As you might imagine, the reaction was very much, "OHHHHH."

There's been no love lost between these two as of late -- and things have even gotten physical (on Danielle's end, anyway) after the teen rapper threw a drink at Iggy last month. The beef was stewing even before then, though ... BB dissed Iggy in song to kick off 2018.

Knowing all that, this might be the most disrespectful barb against Iggy. Listen to how Danielle refers to her -- "THAT" ... a pronoun often used for inanimate objects, not people.

Ouch, dude.

Deontay Wilder Floyd Mayweather Is A Jealous Hater ... I'm Boxing's New Star

12/8/2018 12:40 AM PST
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Deontay Wilder says Floyd Mayweather is a TBH ... THE BIGGEST HATER, claiming Floyd is seething mad that Wilder is the new big star in boxing, and Mayweather is yesterday's news.

We got Wilder out in L.A. just days after he and Tyson Fury put together the most entertaining draw in boxing history and he says, while the world was stoked on the fight, Floyd wasn't.

"They loved it, they loved every bit of it. The world loved it, and I don't think he liked that though. He wants all the attention on him, and it's sad that it's like that."

Deontay's logic is that he's a heavyweight, and the big guys are the ones fans REALLY want to see, so it's just a matter of time before he's at the top of the sport, and the old guys have to get used to it.

When we asked him if he'll ever make Floyd Mayweather money, he says it's definitely in the future for him, and once again, seems to take shots at Money.

"I'm coming, and it's a lot of fighters that's jealous of me for no reason. I've never said nothing bad about no one, I've always wished them well."

FYI -- Floyd was SUPER critical of the decision in the Fury fight, saying Tyson was robbed in the draw, but it's clear Wilder thinks that's not just Floyd's boxing mind talking, but his hater mind.

"Some fighters just don't want to see me make it."

A shame there's like 100 pounds separating these guys ... would be fun.

'Black Ink Crew: Chicago' Star Alleged Sucker Punch 'On Set' ... Cops Called

12/8/2018 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

A party for VH1's "Black Ink Crew: Chicago" turned violent when one of the stars got into a fight with a guest ... well, it wasn't much of a fight.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Junior Diaz got into a heated convo with someone during the party in Chicago. During the argument, we're told Junior called the other guy a bitch ... then immediately sucker punched him in the face. In the face!!!

When cops showed up at the Dec. 1 bash ... they found the punchee disoriented and bleeding from the mouth. He was transported to a hospital where he got stitched up. 

Our sources say the party was being shot for 'Black Ink' ... although it's unclear if cameras captured any of the fight. Remember, it didn't last that long. Two hits: Junior's punch, then the guy hitting the ground.  

We're told Junior had bounced when cops arrived, and witnesses weren't down to talk. 

We've reached out to VH1 ... so far, no word back. 

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