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Kodak Black GPS Screwed Me!!! Led to Drug, Gun Bust

4/19/2019 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"In 100 feet, your destination is on the left ... JAIL!!!"

Kodak Black's GPS probably didn't say those exact words but he is blaming it for getting busted at the border, because that's what made him unwittingly drive into Canada.

As we told you, the rapper set out Wednesday to drive himself from Detroit to Boston, punched the destination into his GPS, and it put him on the most direct route ... through Canada, NY and onto Massachusetts. The problem for KB, we're told, is he had no idea he was leaving the good ole U.S. of A.

We're told he didn't realize until he was asked to present a passport, and at that point, there was no turning back ... so they stayed on the route. TMZ broke the story ... Kodak and co. got arrested when they tried to get back on U.S. soil at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge into NY's Niagara County.

Cops say they found a Glock 9mm pistol and weed in the Cadillac Escalade the rapper was driving. A Porsche traveling with Kodak's team was also popped for 2 loaded handguns and a third in the trunk ... plus more weed.

Kodak ultimately posted a $20k cash bond and hid behind a wad of cash as he left jail. Kodak was forced to cancel his show in Boston Wednesday night and his Thursday night show in Connecticut. His Friday night show in Philly is scheduled to go on as planned.

The lesson for Kodak? Actually READ the map, instead of just listening to the GPS voice.

Bonus lesson: Don't travel with guns and weed. 

Bella Thorne Kicked Out Of Ex-BF Mod Sun's Home ... While Picking Up Her S***

4/19/2019 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bella Thorne's split from Mod Sun is already getting ugly, she got booted from her ex's house after she snuck in and tried to grab some of her stuff ... and the cops got involved. 

Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ ... Bella waltzed into Mod Sun's Woodland Hills home unannounced Tuesday night, coming in through a back door when he wasn't home. We're told Bella wasn't supposed to be there and Mod Sun's team asked her to leave, but she got angry and refused -- so they called the police.

Our sources say Bella told Mod Sun's people she was just there to pick up some personal items ... and she kept rummaging through the house while being asked to get the hell outta there.

Cops responded, but they didn't arrest Bella ... and we're told she hit the road without further incident. 

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Bella and Mod Sun started dating back in 2017 ... but she announced their split Monday night after they went to Coachella together. 

We're told Bella didn't even grab all her things before she got the heave-ho ... and she still has some belongings at his place.

Might be time for Bella to let professional movers take over -- she's clearly persona non grata.

Rapper G Herbo Arrested for Getting Physical with Ari Fletcher

4/19/2019 5:36 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

4/19 -- G Herbo was released from jail late Thursday night, and went on Instagram Live to talk about the altercation.

Rapper G Herbo is facing a battery charge after an argument with his baby mama, Ariana Fletcher, allegedly turned physical ... TMZ has learned.

According to Atlanta Police ... the rapper and Ari got into it Wednesday morning -- mostly yelling at each other -- but at some point, cops say Herbo assaulted her. Cops say he then left the location with their son but later returned ... and after officers spoke to him, they arrested him for simple battery.

Cops say Ariana sustained minor scratches during the altercation, and right now it's unclear what triggered the alleged assault. Cops are continuing their investigation. 

Perhaps complicating matters for G Herbo is the fact Ari is now dating boxer Gervonta Davis ... and is actually about 14 weeks pregnant with his child.

What's interesting is Ari and Gervonta were out partying Tuesday night at Allure Gentlemen's Club where G Herbo also happened to be. The trio was NOT there together. It's unclear if any encounter there might have led to the alleged assault the next morning. 

Herbo is still in jail. His bond has been set at $2,000.

Originally Published -- 4/18 10:06 AM PT

Report: Tyreek Hill Temporarily Lost Custody Of Child ... Amid Abuse Probe

4/18/2019 4:18 PM PDT
Breaking News

Tyreek Hill's 3-year-old child was temporarily placed in another home during an investigation into allegations the boy was physically abused at the NFL star's home ... this according to KCTV in Kansas

The Kansas City Chiefs WR appeared in court on April 5 for an emergency hearing in the matter -- and that's when officials removed the child from Hill's care and placed him in another home, the report says. 

Hill returned to the courthouse on April 17 -- holding hands with his fiancee, Crystal Espinal, the mother of the 3-year-old child. 

The two did not comment when questioned by KCTV about the custody situation or the allegations of abuse. 

We know Hill and Espinal were named in a police report filed on March 5. Cops described the incident as "child abuse/neglect." 

According to police documents, neither Hill nor Espinal were prosecuted. 

Another police report was filed regarding a March 14 incident -- cops responded to a call for a battery on an unnamed juvenile. Hill is not named in the report. Espinal is listed as an "involved person."

Both incidents occurred at Hill's home in Overland Park, Kansas. 

Now, the Kansas Dept. for Children and Families is investigating the allegations at Hill's home. That investigation is expected to wrap up soon. 

The Johnson County D.A.'s office is also investigating. Unclear where that investigation stands at this point. 

The Chiefs have previously said they are aware of the situation involving Hill and are conducting their own investigation. 

Travis Scott Loses Super Bowl Gig Suit Gotta Cough Up Almost $400k!!!

4/18/2019 3:34 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Travis Scott's gonna be a little lighter in the pockets ... after a jury just awarded the company suing him for skipping a Super Bowl gig.

A jury decided Travis has to pay the entertainment events company PJAM $382,932.79 after it sued the rapper back in March 2018 claiming Travis skipped out on a concert in Minnesota the night before the Super Bowl.

Travis' attorney, Howard King, tells us, "The jury verdict of $383k is disappointing, but far less than the seven figure demands made by the promoters. We believe the verdict will be substantially reduced or overturned in subsequent proceedings."

As we reported ... PJAM claimed it paid Travis $150k up front and provided him with a private jet but then, hours before the show, he backed out.

A source close to Travis told us at the time it was due to weather and logistics, but according to the lawsuit ... PJAM says Scott "refused to show up to the event." Travis did, however, make other scheduled appearances on Super Bowl Sunday. Kylie gave birth to Stormi a couple of days before on February 1.

PJAM's attorney, Stephen Tomasulo, says he and his client feel vindicated by the verdict. 

It's worth noting ... Travis just finished his hugely successful Astroworld Tour, which hit 55 stops and made millions of bucks.

Tekashi69 Sued by Danish Rapper ... Let Me Release Our Hot New Track!!!

4/18/2019 4:12 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69's got a new banger just begging to be heard, but a Danish rapper claims his label's stonewalling it and screwing him over ... so he wants a judge to step in and help him out.

According to new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Tekashi struck a deal with Danish musician Sleiman in September 2018 to drop the vocals on his track, titled "Red Bandnna [sic]/Black Hoodie." Sleiman claims Tekashi signed over the rights to him, and got paid 88,000 euros for his services.

That's nearly $100k in the U.S.

Sleiman claims after the song was recorded, he began working on getting it released when Tekaski's label, 10k Projects, reached out saying it had exclusive rights to Tekashi, so the track couldn't be released without its permission.

According to the docs ... 10k also threatened Sleiman with legal action if he released the track on his own online.

Sleiman claims 10k's meddling has thwarted him landing a recording deal to release the song ... and he's also out the 88k euros.

He's asking the judge to declare him the rightful owner of the track so he can distribute it ... and he wants his Tekashi money back for his troubles.

We reached out to Tekashi's team ... no word back, so far.

Nipsey Hussle Friend Shot During Attack Expected to Be Released from Jail

4/18/2019 12:34 PM PDT
Breaking News

Nipsey Hussle's friend who was shot during the fatal attack is about to get sprung from jail.

As we first reported ... Kerry Lathan -- a 56-year-old man who was shot in the back when Nipsey was killed outside his The Marathon clothing store -- was arrested days after because one of his parole conditions is not associating with known gang members. You'll recall cops said Nipsey was a member of the Rollin 60s Crips.

Lathan was transferred to Men's Central Jail in downtown L.A. but a rep with L.A. Superior Court tells us the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation withdrew its petition to revoke his parole.

It's unclear why the Corrections Department is making this move but as you know ... Nipsey's been celebrated as a hero in his community by everyone from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to President Obama. 

In fact, Nipsey was supposed to meet with city officials the day after he was brutally gunned down ... to hold a gang violence summit with LAPD.

Lathan could reportedly be a free man again by Thursday afternoon.

Kodak Black Released After Drugs & Weapons Arrest Hiding Behind a Ton of Cash

4/18/2019 11:33 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

11:33 AM PT -- WKBW Buffalo just got video of Kodak leaving jail ... and covering his face with a big stack of cash. He kept quiet before piling into a minivan and driving off. 

10:00 AM PT -- Kodak's show tonight in Connecticut at Foxwoods Resort Casino has been canceled. A rep tells us his show Friday night in Philadelphia will still happen. 

9:12 AM PT -- Kodak has been released on $20,000 cash bond.

5:24 AM PT -- Cops say Kodak and 2 others attempted to enter the U.S. at the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge in a Cadillac Escalade with a temporary California registration. They say Kodak was the driver, and officers discovered weed on him ... after further inspection of the vehicle they also found a Glock 9mm pistol which was undeclared by anyone in the Escalade.

There was also a Porsche traveling with Kodak's team with 3 other individuals. The driver of the Porsche copped to having 2 loaded handguns and a third was found in the trunk ... aaaand more marijuana. A law enforcement source described one of the weapons as an "AK-style handgun with a 30-round magazine. It looks like an AK, but it's a handgun."

Stetson President and Madarrow Smith were both arrested for criminal possession of a weapon ... Jeantony Saintmelus -- who was driving the Porsche -- was booked for criminal possession of a weapon and possession of marijuana.

While Kodak never made it to his show in Boston ... his tour bus did, and angry fans surrounded it after getting word he was a no-show. 

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4/18 3:27 AM PT -- It's now very clear why Kodak Black canceled his show in Boston ... the rapper was arrested on weapons and drugs charges at the U.S. Border. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Kodak and 3 other people were stopped by U.S. Customs Agents Wednesday. We're told Kodak was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon -- a  felony -- and a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge.

Multiple sources familiar with the arrest tell us Kodak was traveling with at least two guns ... and stopped when entering the U.S. from Canada.

The rapper is still in custody, being held on a $20,000 cash bond or $40,000 bond.

Kodak Black mysteriously canceled a concert last minute -- pissing off a ton of fans in the process -- and his team tells us his location and the reason for the cancellation is currently unknown.

Kodak was supposed to perform at The House of Blues in Boston Wednesday night but never showed. Fans waited for hours for the rapper before Kodak's team pulled the plug on the gig ... forcing local cops to have to assist in clearing the venue.

Here's where things get weird, we've spoken with several members of Kodak's team -- and everyone is telling us the same thing -- they don't know why the show was canceled and they can't get in touch with Kodak or those traveling with him.

What we know for sure, Kodak performed in Detroit Saturday night ... but at some point between then and Wednesday's show he's allegedly gone off the radar.  

While it's highly unlikely his team just doesn't know where he is, or what happened, that's the story they've been sticking to for the last several hours.

Originally Published -- 4/17 8:32 PM PT 

Pauly D I'm About To Visit Mike In Prison ... Situation Wants Fan Mail!!!

4/18/2019 11:14 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Pauly D says Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is holding up well behind bars ... and he's about to check up on the Sitch in person for a mini "Jersey Shore" reunion. 

We got Pauly D heading into NBC Studios in NYC, and he gave us a super positive update on his buddy's prison stint. Sounds like Mike's making the most of his situation, all things considered.  

Pauly D knows what's up, he says they communicate all the time -- and you can do the same, because Mike's an avid reader who loves getting fan mail. 

Pauly says the best way for fans to show their support is by busting out a pen and paper and showing some love to Mike in prison.

Of course, there's nothing like a face-to-face meeting, and Pauly says his is going down soon.

Sitch is 3 months into his 8-month sentence for tax evasion, and he's got plenty of good things waiting for him on the outside ... but while he's inside, ya gotta imagine he's getting jacked, and Pauly thinks he's gonna come out rocking abs like you've never seen before!!!

Conor McGregor New Arrest Video From Cell Phone Incident

4/18/2019 11:37 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained police body cam footage showing Conor McGregor being handcuffed and arrested at a private home by Miami Beach PD over the cell phone smashing incident. 

The footage was shot on March 11 ... hours after Conor got into it with Ahmed Abdirzak outside the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami. 

As we previously reported, McGregor went after Abdirzak around 5:21 AM -- snatching the guy's phone and then stomping it multiple times. McGregor eventually left the premises with Abdirzak's phone. 

Abdirzak filed a police report and the Miami Beach PD tracked down McGregor at a private residence nearby -- eventually arresting him just before 10 AM. 

In the footage, McGregor is cooperative and quiet as cops instruct him to place his hands behind his back while they place him in handcuffs and put him into a squad car to be transported to jail. 

McGregor has since been charged with felony robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief. If convicted on all counts, Conor faces up to 6 years in prison.

Conor has pled not guilty on all charges. A trial is scheduled to begin in May.

Abdirzak initially filed a lawsuit against Conor -- but later struck a settlement with the UFC fighter and dropped his suit.

Wendy Williams Estranged Husband Leaves Show

4/18/2019 8:40 AM PDT
Breaking News

Wendy Williams no longer has to deal with her estranged husband, at least when it comes to her TV show ... TMZ has learned.

As we told you Tuesday ... Kevin Hunter wasn't going to be one of the show's executive producers much longer, and the ax officially dropped Thursday.

A spokesperson for the show tells us, "Kevin Hunter is no longer an executive producer on 'The Wendy Williams Show.'"

We broke the story ... Wendy and Kevin were in the process of reaching an "accord" where he'd step down as EP. We're told there were no issues with his job duties, but Williams was suffering from distress from his presence on set, due to issues in their relationship.

Hunter, you'll recall, allegedly fathered a child with his mistress, and Wendy filed for divorce last week and announced on her show that she was focused on the future and a "whole new life" with her son.

Robert Kraft Spa Video NEEDS to Be Released ... Explains D.L. Hughley

4/18/2019 6:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

D.L. Hughley thinks it's IMPERATIVE for Florida officials to release the Robert Kraft naked spa video ASAP  ... to prove the people running the NFL are just a bunch of hypocrites. 

"I think the NFL is hypocritical," Hughley tells TMZ Sports ... "I do. I think that they didn't want Colin Kaepernick to have a job in the NFL because he took a knee."

"Robert Kraft was one of the main detractors. He didn't want him to get a job. He got busted in a prostitution ring. So, apparently, to the NFL ... a black man on one knee is too much, but a hooker or two is alright."

"So, the NFL has a problem with the number of knees you take. So I think we should see. And I think they get a chance to see how hypocritical they are."

Hughley's friend Cedric the Entertainer feels differently ... and explained to us why the judge needs to do everything in his power to BLOCK the tape from going public. 

As for Kraft himself, he's fighting like hell to keep the video under wraps -- and even though he got a temporary order which keeps the tape private for now ... a judge is expected to make a permanent ruling on April 29. 

Robert Kraft Judge Blocks Naked Spa Video ... For Now

4/17/2019 12:21 PM PDT
Breaking News

12:21 PM PT -- Temporary victory for Robert Kraft ...

Florida 15th Judicial Circuit Court Joseph Marx has BLOCKED the release of the Kraft video -- for now -- kicking the matter down the road. A hearing has been set for later this month. Florida prosecutors say they WILL release pixelated video of Robert Kraft and other men inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa where they allegedly received illegal sexual services ... but Kraft has filed an emergency motion to block the release. 

The Assistant State Attorney in Palm Beach County has filed new court docs saying he is obligated to release the footage shot inside the Day Spa to the media as a matter of law. 

The New England Patriots owner has been battling like hell to keep the video under wraps for weeks arguing several angles -- he claims the footage was illegally shot and also says the release will taint a potential jury and prevent him from getting a fair trial

But, prosecutors say in Florida ... state law requires disclosure of this type of evidence when requested by the media -- even though it includes explicit sexual images.

As we previously reported, prosecutors say the footage -- shot by a surveillance camera inside a massage room -- shows Kraft receiving sexual services in exchange for money on two separate occasions. 

Officials say the cameras were covertly installed as part of a sting operation investigating possible human trafficking at the Day Spa. 

Kraft claims the prosecutor had previously assured the court the video would not be released until a judge had an opportunity to analyze the issue ... and now he clearly feels prosecutors have mislead the court about their true intentions. 

So, what does it all mean? The case will go in front of a judge TODAY at 11:30 AM PT -- and the judge could rule from the bench immediately. 

And, there's more ... one of the patrons of the Day Spa who claims he was unknowingly recorded by the surveillance cams while receiving a legitimate massage has also filed docs seeking to block the release. He claims he had disrobed in the room and fears that private footage will humiliate him. 

Originally Published -- 10:09 AM PT

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