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

12/14/2018 4:43 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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.

Tony Hawk I Personally Picked Soundtrack for New Skate Video Game

12/14/2018 3:47 PM PST
Breaking News

Tony Hawk didn't just slap his name on his "Skate Jam" video game -- he personally picked the soundtrack ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The skating legend just dropped the mobile game on Thursday -- continuing his legendary Tony Hawk video game empire ... and it's dope. 

Not only does the game look sick -- and Tony approved the gameplay -- he made it his mission to load it up with sick music ... the same way the other game always deliver when it comes to the soundtrack. 

Tony says he selected bands like Interpol, Cold Cave, Frontside Hanni El Khatib, Se Vende and more -- but there was a big challenge. 

The game was being developed on the sly ... so, he wanted to contact the bands but didn't want to risk letting the secret out. 

In the end, it all worked out ... and the game is dope as hell. 

Billboard Travis Scott is Winner in Album Dispute ... Sorry, Tekashi

12/14/2018 12:58 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

We have a winner in Travis Scott and Tekashi69's battle for the top of the album charts -- and Billboard says it's Travis ... but admits it was ridiculously close.

A spokesperson for Billboard tells TMZ ... "In a historically close race, after a rigorous review of the process and the methodology by which the No. 1 ranking on last week’s Billboard 200 album chart was awarded to Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld,’ we concluded that no correction was warranted.”

You'll recall ... Travis' album was named #1 for the last week in November, but then Nielsen -- which compiles the sales data for Billboard -- said there was some discrepancy that it believed opened the door for Tekashi's "Dummy Boy" to take the top spot.

In essence ... they demanded a recount.

Now, Billboard says there was no need for the recount, and is going with the original data.

Bottom line ... Tekashi loses again. As if his federal indictment and jailing wasn't bad enough.

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 ... 

Cardi B Airport Blues Got Me Like ...

12/14/2018 7:46 AM PST

Cardi B just seems over it ... 10 days after announcing she's calling it quits with Offset.

Cardi was walking through JFK Airport in NYC Thursday night looking kinda down and exhausted while talking on her phone. Girl was still rocking her Balenciaga, though.

You can understand why she might be feeling run down -- she's been on the go almost nonstop since the breakup -- performing a bunch of shows, while also dealing with all the drama involving her estranged husband. Traveling during the holidays can't help either.

We broke the story ... Offset wants to spend Christmas with Cardi and their baby girl, Kulture, and hopes to bring lots of presents for his girls to help smooth things over. We're told Cardi hasn't decided yet whether or not to allow it.

Offset's made it crystal clear he wants his wife back, but so far Cardi's standing her ground. 

Lil Pump Booted Off Flight and Arrested

12/13/2018 6:15 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

12/14 8:50 AM PT -- According to court records, Pump and his manager entered a not guilty plea through their attorney.

12/14 6:50 AM PT 
-- Law enforcement sources now confirm Pump's story. The baggage handlers who were putting luggage in the baggage compartment smelled a strong odor of weed coming from a bag labeled Garcia -- Pump's government name. The captain then went to Pump and the rapper felt the pilot was being accusatory. The pilot eventually kicked Pump and his manager off the plane for being disruptive and it continued to get contentious in the terminal when cops were talking to them, so both were arrested for disorderly conduct. The bag, which was owned by a member of Pump's crew, was opened and NO DRUGS were inside. 

6:15 PM PT -- A source connected with Pump tells TMZ, no drugs were found. The source says TSA flagged a bag that smelled like weed and was "mistagged."  Agents questioned Pump, who insisted he was not carrying drugs. The source adds no drugs were found in the bag, which another person in Pump's crew said was his. Pump was arrested along with his manager because they allegedly became disorderly during the argument with TSA agents.

Lil Pump's flight to L.A. was cut short -- as in, he never got off the ground because TSA allegedly found drugs in his luggage ... TMZ has learned.

Pump was flying from Miami Thursday afternoon, and our sources say he and his crew had all boarded the flight, but before it pushed back from the gate ... a flight attendant told them there was a problem.

We're told Pump and co. were booted off the flight, and cops met them in the terminal to question Pump about what 2 airline sources said were drugs found in a checked bag with his name on it.

The flight was delayed over an hour, and we're told cops are talking to Pump right now.

Story developing ...

Originally Published -- 12/13/2018 4:35 PM PST

Nicki Minaj New BF Racked Up Violations While Doing Hard Time

12/14/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nicki Minaj's new beau is the ultimate bad boy -- and has been for quite some time, including while he was behind bars.

Kenneth Petty's inmate disciplinary history, obtained by TMZ, shows Nicki's BF was written up 18 times from 2006 to 2013 while he was serving time for a manslaughter conviction in New York.

Some of Petty's violations were major -- he got slapped with 2 violent conduct violations in 2010 for threats and fighting. Before that, he also racked up another fighting violation, and 5 violations for disobeying a direct order.

He got off to a ROUGH start too ... just one day after he entered the prison he got tagged for creating a disturbance.

There was also a 2009 incident where he was cited for 9 separate violations, and got 4 months in solitary as punishment. Mostly though ... he lost phone, recreation and commissary privileges for bad behavior.

As you know, Minaj's BF was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in 1995 when he was 16. He served almost 4 years for that ... before the 2006 manslaughter conviction.

Still, the man did his time ... and our Nicki sources say she believes Kenny -- an old flame from Queens -- has changed, and she's happier than she's been in years. 

DJ Pauly D 16 Shows, $$$,$$$,$$$? Oh Yeah, More Residency, Yeah

12/14/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Pauly D is doubling down in his love for Jersey by committing to another 2 years of melting your face off with epic tunes.

Sources tell us that PD -- who, if you've forgotten, is a world-renowned DJ -- has struck a deal with Caesars Entertainment to continue his residency at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City ... where he's been behind the turntables since first signing with them in 2012. 

The extension is for two years, and we're told it's valued in the 7 figures. There's more ... Pauly is signing up for 16 shows total -- 8 in 2019, and another 8 in 2020.

Pauly tells us ... "The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort continues to be 'the' place in Atlantic City to party." He adds ... "I could not be more excited to continue the tradition of providing guests an unforgettable experience. The past six years have been surreal and I couldn’t have asked for a better family than Caesars Entertainment."

It's kinda perfect timing for Pauly, seeing how MTV just reportedly renewed "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" for a third season following season 2's strong ratings. 

T.I. Ponies Up $300 for Potty Mouth ... Security Guard Case Closed

12/13/2018 12:58 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

T.I.'s run-in with a security guard at his gated community is now water under the bridge -- at least in court -- because he paid a small fine and put the case to bed ... TMZ has learned.

The rapper's attorney, Steve Sadow, tells us ... Tip pled no contest to disorderly conduct -- for cursing at the guard -- and was ordered to pay a $300 fine. All other charges were dropped.

We're told T.I. appeared in person Thursday in the Henry County, GA courtroom. 

As we reported, T.I. was arrested for assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct in May after he allegedly confronted the security guard for not letting him enter the gated community. The rapper claimed the guard was asleep on the job and cussed out his wife, Tiny, when he called her to verify T.I. lived there.

T.I. denied ever getting physical with the guy but admitted to yelling obscenities at him. In the end ... that's the only thing that stuck.

Offset Hey Cardi, I'll Be Home for XMAS ... If You Let Me

12/13/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B and Offset might officially be on the outs, but Daddy wants to come home for Christmas. 

Sources close to the couple tell us ... Offset wants to spend the holidays with Cardi and their little girl -- specifically, Xmas Eve and day as well as a few days leading up to that. We're told Offset knows how important spending Kulture's first Christmas with his daughter will be, and wants to be there. 

Our sources also say Offset won't be coming over empty-handed. As a notoriously generous gift giver, we're told he'll have lots of presents for his new baby ... and, of course, some things for Cardi as well (assuming she accepts them, and we're guessing she will).

Sources close to Cardi tell us the "Bodak Yellow" rapper hasn't yet made up her mind if she'll allow Offset to celebrate the holidays with her as a family ... and the plans haven't been discussed.

We're told Offset plans on seeing his other kids too -- he's got 3 others from previous relationships. In other words, Papa will be on the move. 

As we've already told you ... Offset wants Cardi back, plain and simple. He feels like his haters are standing in his way ... but he's determined to win back her heart. That feeling might be mutual. We're told Cardi still feels love for him, despite her publicly saying otherwise

No word on whether they'll rekindle their relationship and stave off a divorce, but our sources say that people close to both of them think there's a reasonable shot they can work it out. 

There's no better time for some magic like that than the holidays. Ya listening, Santa?

Danielle Bregoli Engineers Secret Wedding Proposal ... See, I'm Not Always Bhad

12/13/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Danielle Bregoli is a rough-acting teen with a penchant for feuding and trash-talking, so imagine our surprise when we got this video where she plays cupid.

Bhad Bhabie is Down Under for a few concerts and helped a fan at one of her shows propose to his GF.  

The sweet moment went down at her sold-out concert Wednesday at the 170 Russell venue in Melbourne. We're told it had been planned for some time ... the fan had reached out to Bhad Bhabie's camp and she greenlit the plan.

Bhabie brought them both onstage after a song. The GF was shocked when her guy got down on bended knee and popped the question.

It appears someone made it rain right in the middle of his proposal.

BTW ... she said yes. 

Charlamagne Tha God Sorry, Jacquees ... You're Not the Real King of R&B

12/12/2018 4:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

4:20 PM PT -- Charlamagne Tha God has weighed in on the debate, and he's also giving the throne to Chris Brown ... but says he's gotta share it with someone. 

We got Charlamagne Wednesday in NYC and he told us anyone calling themselves the King of R&B is spreading fake news, and he called out a long list of offenders. Sorry, guys. 

Check out the clip for Charlamagne's pick for co-king ... plus his wild take on the Kardashian clan.

Jacquees jumped the gun when he declared himself the best R&B artist of his generation, because the crown still belongs to Chris Brown ... this according to Tank.

We asked the R&B veteran for his reaction to Jacquees' bold statement, and Tank tells us no one even comes close to CB in terms of talent and hardware. Sorry, Jacquees, ya still got some work to do in the eyes of your peers. 

But, don't get it twisted, Tank isn't hating on the young singer for hyping himself ... he thinks Jacquees can handle the pressure that comes with this kind of controversial statement. 

We also talked to him about fans cutting R. Kelly out of the convo. Tank admits the sexual abuse allegations make it tough for Kelly but, personally, he's not ready to dismiss him -- at least, musically.

Originally Published -- 11:08 AM PST

Kodak Black Walks Out of Hot 97 Interview ... As Ebro Talks Sex Case

12/12/2018 2:05 PM PST

Kodak Black isn't gonna sit for anyone bringing up the most serious criminal charge he's facing -- an alleged sexual assault -- and he proved it by walking out in the middle of a Hot 97 interview.

During the "Ebro in the Morning" interview, recorded Wednesday, the Florida rapper chopped it up with Ebro for about 15 minutes before things went south. Ebro brought up Kodak's South Carolina case that's heading to trial in the spring -- and his mood immediately changed.

Check out the clip -- Ebro doesn't say anything overtly offensive, but definitely wanted to make a point about how seriously he considers sexual assault allegations. Ebro's co-host, Peter Rosenberg, tried to change the subject ... but Kodak couldn't be calmed down, and stormed out.

As we reported ... Kodak was indicted on sexual misconduct charges well over a year ago. He's accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in a hotel. Prosecutors claim he pushed her into a wall, onto a bed and then proceeded to assault her ... allegedly biting her neck and breast before forcibly having sex with her.

He's facing up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

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