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Blac Chyna Plans to Sue Hairdresser ... She Pulled a Jussie!!!

5/19/2019 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna insists she was the victim, not the aggressor, in an altercation with her hairdresser -- which means exactly what you think it does ... Chyna's gearing up to sue her ass.

Sources close to BC tell TMZ ... her team has spoken to detectives about last weekend's hairdresser brouhaha and told authorities the woman "pulled a Jussie Smollett" by filing a false police report.

We're told BC's adamant she was the victim of an attack and not the other way around. She claims she suffered damage to her home and her Rolls-Royce when the hairdresser hurled soda cans. The house damage is a window ledge, we're told -- and the car damage is a banged-up bumper.

Might sound like much, but remember ...we're talking about a Rolls.

Chyna also denies pulling a knife during the incident, and as we've told you ... there's no video evidence so far showing she wielded a weapon.

Our sources say once Chyna is back from NYC -- where she's been hanging out with Wendy Williams -- she plans on getting with her legal team and filing a lawsuit against the hairdresser. She also has an appointment to get an estimate on the damage to her car and home.

As we reported ... Chyna is listed as a suspect in the police report for assault with a deadly weapon, and because her 6-year-old son, King, was at the house during the fracas, the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services got involved.

The case has yet to be turned over to prosecutors.

Dwayne Bowe Chiefs 'Pulling For' Tyreek Hill ... Amid Child Abuse Probe

5/19/2019 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tyreek Hill's teammates still have his back and are still pulling for him to rejoin the team ... so says Dwayne Bowe, who tells TMZ Sports he heard that straight from Chiefs players last week.

"When I talk to guys on the team, they're still rooting for him," the ex-Kansas City wideout says ... "They're pulling for him."

As we previously reported ... Hill's been indefinitely banished from the Chiefs until an investigation into child abuse allegations finishes up in Missouri.

Bowe says both he AND current Chiefs players are still in Hill's corner for now ... and claims the only way they're going to change their mind is when all the facts come out about the case.

"It's all he said, she said until the final word is out," Bowe tells us.

In the meantime, Bowe is vouching for Tyreek, saying, "He's a good guy. I've met him. I really don't believe all the things I hear on the internet and in the news."

As for how the whole drama is impacting the current team ... Bowe says he doesn't see it affecting K.C. much -- he tells us the team looked GREAT when he was out at practice last week.

DaBaby Posse Thrashes a Fan ... DB Bailed For Fear of Safety

5/18/2019 4:38 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DaBaby bailed on a concert he was supposed to perform at because of an overzealous fan -- who allegedly became confrontational and handsy ... and, thus, got the crap beat of him by the rapper's crew.

The North Carolina-bred MC was all set to take the stage Friday night at Centro Nightclub in Lawrence, MA -- where he was headlining.  DB never made it in the building 'cause his security team and entourage were too busy beating some guy to a pulp outside ... according to Derek Lemire, who was promoting the event for NTS Entertainment.

We're told the fan wanted a photo with DaBaby, but got turned down. When the dude persisted by asking again, Lemire says he got swarmed by DB's posse ... and took a severe beating.

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You can see DaBaby looking on nearby as the dude gets thrashed. He's wearing his signature "KIRK" chain that he's always wearing on stage and social media. We're told the fan was carried away by stretcher and taken to the hospital.

To make matters worse, Lemire tells us that DaBaby completely flaked on the gig ... bouncing after the altercation and allegedly taking the money he was paid with him. Lemire says NTS shelled out $22k for DaBaby, and he's working on getting it back.

A police spokesperson tells us cops responded to the scene early Saturday morning -- but when officers arrived, none of the witnesses would cooperate. 

As far as how this went down from the DaBaby's point of view, we're told it was a classic case of look-but-don't-touch. The fan persisted on getting a photo, and when he was repeatedly denied ... the guy allegedly started talking smack and getting handsy with Baby's security. Our sources say the dude touched the hand of the rapper's bodyguard ... and then it was on.

We're told DaBaby left because of a contract provision that allowed him to bounce if he wasn't feeling safe. Our sources say DaBaby just felt the venue didn't have it together.

Jenelle Evans' Husband David Came to Court w/ Gun on the Dash ... Or So It Seems

5/18/2019 2:17 PM PDT

Jenelle Evans and her husband, David Eason, showed up to court for their child services case with what appears to be a gun in plain sight on the dashboard of their car.

As we reported ... Jenelle and David went to court Thursday to fight a judge's order that removed three children from their home over the course of a week -- this, of course, following news that David had brutally killed the family dog when it nipped 2-year-old Ensley.

The kids were not returned to the couple by the end of it, and on their way out of the courthouse ... they got back into their vehicle, which looks like it was housing a pistol on the dash. You can make out what greatly resembles a firearm as they're driving away.

We pulled screenshots of this clip and heightened the resolution a bit -- there's no question in our eyes, the black object seen through the windshield seriously looks like a gun.

Seen at a different angle, the object still appears very much so like a gun. It sure doesn't seem like they were trying to hide it either ... the gun's openly on display, as you can see.

As we've pointed out in the past ... David is REALLY into guns, even going so far as to post multiple videos showing off his firepower after getting a visit from the Secret Service.

There's even been an alleged incident in which David was accused of chasing a woman down who drove by his house and brandishing a pistol at her. She claimed he told her, "That's right. I got a gun, I will shoot you." David denied the woman's version of events.

Still, it doesn't look great that a guy who's had the authorities on edge about his violent temper shows up to court locked and loaded. One thing he's made clear ... he means business.

Jay-Z Sued Ya Helped Yourself To My Sample ... Time For a Paper Chase!!!

5/18/2019 11:14 AM PDT

Jay-Z didn't bother reaching out to a musician whose song he sampled on one of his most popular albums, and now the dude wants his all these years later ... according to a lawsuit.

Soul artist and guitarist Ernie Hines recently filed suit against Jigga, Roc-A-Fella Records, Sony Music and Timbaland -- who produced the track Ernie's griping about -- claiming they jacked one of his songs from back in '69 and used it on Jay's 1998 record "Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life" without his permission ... and without ever paying him. 

Hines says his track "Help Me Put Out the Flame (In My Heart)" was sampled for the 'Vol. 2' song "Paper Chase" ... but he didn't even become aware of it until last year. 

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Hines asserts that he's a senior citizen -- he is, the guy's 81 years old -- and that he doesn't listen to rap music ... only learning about the alleged unauthorized use of his song in 2018. Presumably, that's his excuse on why he's doing this now, well past the statute of limitations.

Funny enough, 'Paper Chase' is listed on Tidal as having sampled 'Help Me' on a specific sampling page that lays out all the songs used to make that classic album. So, there's no question Timbaland used it to produce Jay's track. 

There's more ... Hines claims Timbaland also used 'Help Me' on Ginuwine's 1999 album, "100% Ginuwine" -- once again without his permission or without any payment. Interestingly, Ginuwine isn't a defendant on the lawsuit. 

Hines says the songs have been played on a lot of platforms over the years, and that he's owed a lot of dough because of it. He's suing for damages exceeding $2 million. We've reached out to Roc Nation for comment ... so far, no word back.

Chargers' Tre'Von Johnson Choked By Sister Cops Say In Fight Over Laundry

5/18/2019 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The sister of LA Chargers linebacker Tre'Von Johnson was arrested back in March after cops say she choked the NFL player in a fight over laundry ... TMZ Sports has learned.

According to police documents, Tre'Von and his sister, Tkeyah Johnson, got into a scrap when she wanted to wash her clothes at Tre'Von's Denton County, Texas home ... but he prevented her.

Cops say Tkeyah grabbed Tre'Von by his neck in a rage over not being allowed access to the washing machine ... and when he had trouble breathing -- he pushed her, causing her to fall to the floor.

Cops say marks were visible on Tre'Von ... and when they determined on the scene that Tkeyah was the primary aggressor in the altercation -- they arrested her.

Tkeyah was charged with domestic assault involving choking -- a felony in Texas -- and later posted bond.

Tre'Von has bounced around the NFL since signing with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Weber State in 2017 ... playing for the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks and Chargers the past 2 years.

The 24-year-old -- who played in 4 games for the Chargers this past season -- has 3 career tackles.

NBA's Tyreke Evans Banned 2 Years Violating Anti-Drug Program

5/17/2019 2:18 PM PDT
Breaking News

Tyreke Evans is getting the O.J. Mayo treatment ... 'cause the NBA vet has been BANNED from the league for violating the NBA's anti-drug program.

The details about Evans' violation is unclear -- we don't know what specific substance he's accused of using. The 29-year-old will be able to file for reinstatement in 2 years.

The bizarre part of the story is that Evans had ZERO previous public drug violations in his 10-year NBA career, before this situation. 

Evans was the 4th overall pick to the Sacramento Kings in 2009 and was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2010.

The Indiana Pacers -- Evans' former team -- released a statement on Friday, saying, "We take these matters seriously and will reach out to Tyreke to offer our support."

As for O.J. Mayo, he was suspended for violating the NBA's anti-drug program back in July 2016 -- and he hasn't played in the NBA since. 

Kodak Black Too Risky for Bail ... So Say the Feds

5/17/2019 11:23 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kodak Black is a danger to society and needs to be kept behind bars ... so say federal prosecutors who indicted him.

According to new legal docs ... the rapper's criminal history -- which typically involves firearms and drugs -- is a huge flag ... and prosecutors say he's never complied with the conditions of his probation in the past, so he'll do it again if he's released on bail.

They say Kodak's pattern of behavior is "to be arrested, get released, get arrested, get released, get arrested, get released, and so on and so on."

The docs point out that Kodak's crimes have also been "substantial and violent" ... including an armed carjacking and robbery in 2012 and possession of a weapon and fleeing police in 2016. They also tie him to a shooting in March.

Federal prosecutors argue there's no reason to believe Kodak can be trusted on the streets while he awaits trial for his latest case.

However, his attorney, Bradford Cohen, believes differently ... telling us, "If they were in such fear for the community as its being alleged, why didn't they pick him up soon after he filled out the paperwork in January? That's what this charge is about, paperwork, a non-violent crime." 

As we reported ... the rapper was arrested at Rolling Loud last weekend for allegedly lying on 2 gun applications. He's also in the middle of a criminal case for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2016.

The judge has yet to rule on Kodak's bail.

'Step Up Revolution' Director Pleads Not Guilty Arson, Domestic Violence

5/17/2019 11:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

11:10 AM PT -- Speer just entered a not guilty plea to all charges. His lawyer, Shawn Holley, said during Friday's arraignment, he's been sober now for 29 days and is currently in a Utah rehab facility. Sources connected to Speer tell TMZ, he's never had such an incident occur before and is "distraught and devastated." Holley tells TMZ, "Scott is doing everything in his power to address the issues which led to this incident."

Scott Speer's been hit with 5 felony charges for an alleged domestic violence incident that culminated with him trying to set fire to his family's home.

The L.A. County District Attorney's Office charged the "Step Up Revolution" filmmaker with arson and domestic violence as expected, but tacked on 3 more felony counts -- one each for child abuse, criminal threats and resisting arrest.

The details of the alleged child abuse are unclear, but he's looking at some serious prison time if he's convicted on all counts. On the arson charge alone he faces up to 8 years.

We broke the story ... Speer was arrested at his San Fernando Valley home last month after he allegedly roughed up his wife in a drunken rage and tried to burn the house down by igniting a broom.

Fortunately, he was unsuccessful, but he still got hauled off to jail when cops and firefighters showed up.

Originally Published -- 12:20 AM PT

NBA YoungBoy Back Behind Bars ... For Probation Violation After Miami Shooting

5/17/2019 1:40 PM PDT

1:40 PM PT -- NBA's attorney, Jimmy Manasseh, tells us the rapper was only taken into custody because of his social media post ... and says NBA was the victim of an assassination attempt. Manasseh says NBA didn't have a weapon and didn't commit any crimes ... calling the whole thing a terrible and tragic incident.NBA YoungBoy has been playing with fire on social media, and now -- in the wake of his Miami shooting incident -- he got burned, because cops arrested him for violating his probation.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the rapper was taken into custody immediately following a hearing in East Baton Rouge Friday, and he'll be detained for at least 30 days.

District Judge Bonnie Jackson ruled his involvement in the Miami fatal shooting last weekend, along with a social media post about it, constituted a probation violation -- even though he was the target, not the shooter.

As we reported, YoungBoy and his crew were shot at on Mother's Day outside the Trump Beach Resort near Miami, and at least one person was killed. We obtained video of the wild scene inside the hotel following the gunfire, in which the rapper rushes to the side of his GF, Kay Marie, who was hit by a bullet.

In the vid, YoungBoy's seen applying pressure to her wound as he and others try to get her to the hospital. She was eventually taken by ambulance after authorities pulled over the SUV they got in to leave the hotel.

The judge ordered the rapper detained Friday, citing the shooting and a social media post in which it appears YoungBoy talks about the shooting and threatens retaliation.

The post violates his probation from an August 2017 sentence for aggravated assault with a firearm. The judge put him on probation for 3 years after giving him a suspended 10-year prison term, and one of the conditions was that he stays off social media.

The thing is, YoungBoy's been all over social media prior to the shooting ... so, it doesn't appear he's been sticking the rules, anyway.

He's been arrested twice since then -- in Florida in 2018 and in Georgia earlier this year for weed and disorderly conduct.

We reached out to the rapper's team ... no word back so far.

Originally Published -- 9:38 AM PT

Kanye West Former Associate Sued Allegedly Forged Signature for Millions

5/16/2019 7:58 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kanye West's former friend and G.O.O.D. Music associate, Malik Yusef, is being sued for allegedly forging Ye's signature and making millions of dollars in the process.

Gentle Monster -- a Korean-based fashion brand known for its eyewear -- claims Yusef scammed the company out of $2.5 million by promising Kanye would create a video for the company. GM says Yusef even set up a meeting between Kanye and a rep for the brand, making it seem like Ye was on board for the whole thing. Kanye allegedly had no clue there was any type of business deal in place.

According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Kanye wasn't the only celeb Yusef promised to deliver ... he also claimed Pharrell, Jaden Smith and others would help out with the project. 

GM says Yusef's scam was elaborate -- spanning over 9 months -- and included forged signatures from Kanye and phony invoices made to appear like they were sent from legit talent agencies. 

The lawsuit claims GM became suspicious of Yusef's plan when he finally submitted a video to them in February 2019 that barely reflected any of the brand's wishes. The ending credits allegedly said both Kanye and Pharrell wrote and produced the music. 

Gentle Monster released the project -- touting Kanye's involvement -- and to the brand's horror, Kim Kardashian tweeted her hubby had nothing to do with it ... causing GM to pull the video. 

It's not the first time Yusef has used Kanye's name for his own personal gain ... it was back in February when he allegedly forged Kanye's signature for a deal to perform at Philipp Plein's NYFW show. The performance never happened, and Yusef made off with a ton of money, which he later returned. 

UFC's Rachael Ostovich Husband Sentenced In Dom. Violence Case

5/16/2019 3:20 PM PDT
Breaking News

The estranged husband of UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich just got 4 years probation in his domestic violence case ... stemming from a violent attack back in November. 

Arnold Berdon -- who's also an MMA fighter -- was initially arrested for attempted murder after Ostovich claimed he beat the hell out of her and fractured her eye socket. 

Ostovich initially pulled out of a high-profile UFC fight with Paige VanZant due to the injury -- but was later cleared by a different doctor. Ostovich ultimately lost the fight. 

As for Berdon ... after his initial arrest, prosecutors downgraded the charge to 2nd-degree assault -- and he pled no contest back in March. 

Berdon was sentenced on Thursday to 4 years probation -- which appears to be a good deal for Berdon considering he was facing up to 5 years in prison. 

Ostovich filed for divorce from Berdon after the attack -- and that case is still pending. 

Logan Paul Sued by Flobots for 'No Handlebars' ... Ya Know Us Now, Logan?!?

5/16/2019 3:00 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Logan Paul's musical feud with the hip-hop band Flobots is now coming to a courtroom -- the band's had enough of Logan's sense of humor, so it's suing his ass.

The Flobots and Logan have been going back and forth ever since the YouTube star decided to parody their song, "Handlebars" with his cheeky take entitled, "No Handlebars." Based on the lawsuit, it seems it was all fun and games until Logan told one of our photogs he's "not really sure" who the Flobots are.

Burn. 

So now, the band is letting them know who they are. In their lawsuit, the Flobots rip Logan for jacking their song. Parody is one thing, but the band says he crossed the line by copying way too many elements of "Handlebars."

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, they say Logan's song deliberately emulated their trumpet riff, their melody ... and "the lyrics are nearly identical for four successive bars."

Flobots are suing to get an injunction shutting Logan's song, and to get the profits he made off his parody. According to the suit, Forbes estimated in 2017 that Logan made $150k per Facebook post and $80k for his sponsored IG posts.

Their point ... dude's got money by the buckets, and we want our cut.

For what it's worth, it appears Logan's already deleted his "No Handlebars" music video.

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