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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.

Remy Ma Probed for Alleged Assault At Concert in New York

4/18/2019 7:37 PM PDT
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7:37 PM PT -- Law enforcement says Brittney told cops she was attacked by Remy after she entered the backstage area at Irving Plaza.

Brittney claims they "exchanged words" in the greenroom -- relating to an attack on Remy's stepdaughter, Dejanae, that happened a few weeks ago -- and Remy threw the punch. Brittney claims Remy accused her of knowing about the attack on Dejanae.

Brittney went to the hospital for treatment, and then filed a police report.

On Remy's side, sources close to her say there's no validity to this story.

Remy Ma is being investigated by police for allegedly punching another woman at a concert in New York ... law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ.

'Love & Hip Hop' star Brittney Taylor claims Remy Ma punched her right eye Tuesday night during the Pretty Lou Benefit Concert at Irving Plaza near Union Square. Brittney and Remy have beefed on the show in the past.

Remy Ma was scheduled to perform at the event, which featured a set from Fat Joe

Our law enforcement sources say there's an open assault investigation stemming from an altercation at the event, which included a female being punched. No charges have been filed and no arrests have been made. 

Britney posted a picture of her black eye on Instagram and said ... "So, here am I on my way to a very important meeting and it’s hard to even focus because of what occurred last night. I didn’t wanna bring it to social media because Its pretty embarrassing and not a good look tbh. I tried my best to cover it up with make up and move on but that still didn’t work. My Question is @remyma why did you really do this?”

Remy Ma has been in trouble with the law before ... she was arrested on an attempted murder charge in 2007 and served six years in prison. She is currently on parole.

We've reached out to Remy Ma's team ... So far, no word back.

Originally Published -- 6:40 PM PT

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 

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.

Dog the Bounty Hunter Frantic to Locate His Son During Colorado Schools' Columbine Threat

4/17/2019 5:19 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Forgive Dog the Bounty Hunter if emergency alerts on his phone make him jumpy -- because the one about a possible Columbine copycat threat threw Beth and him into a panic to find their son.

Dog was on "TMZ Live" Wednesday and revealed his family's harrowing day after the FBI announced a massive manhunt to find Sol Pais -- the woman authorities described as armed and extremely dangerous due to her Columbine obsession, her purchase of a shotgun and "pilgrimage" to Colorado days before the tragedy's 20th anniversary. 

Dog says he got the emergency alert Tuesday about an immediate lockdown at his son, Garry's high school ... while he and Beth were in Hawaii. The fact they couldn't get Garry on the phone created some moments of terror as they jetted back to Denver.

As you know, the crisis was averted ... as Pais was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The whole ordeal reminded Dog of another alert he got while on the islands last year -- that one was about a "ballistic missile inbound." Of course, that turned out to be a false alarm.

The good news is, Dog told us there's a happy ending for Garry and his classmates.

Dave Bautista Car Smashes Through His Gym Gate ... 'I'm Fine!'

4/17/2019 8:26 AM PDT
Breaking News

Good news, bad news for Dave Bautista ... 

Bad News ... someone lost control of their car Tuesday night and smashed through the front gate of Bautista's gym in Florida. 

Good News ... miraculously, no one was hurt!!!

It all went down outside of Dave's boutique gym in Tampa -- which looks like a house from the front -- where a black SUV crashed into the outside fence of the property in the middle of the night. 

Bautista personally went down to the gym to check out the damage -- and admits he was in a "sh*tty mood" when he saw what happened. 

But, the former WWE superstar says, "Thankfully no one was hurt."

Several Tampa Police Dept. officers also responded to the crash scene -- and Bautista says they couldn't have been nicer and more understanding. 

So, what did Bautista do next? He took pics with everyone!!!

Afterward, the Tampa PD replied to the "Guardians of the Galaxy" star ... saying, "Thanks [Bautista] for the kind words regarding our officers. We too, are glad no one was hurt."

Soulja Boy Home Burglarized During Jail Stint Suspects Bragged On IG Live

4/17/2019 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Soulja Boy's home was burglarized a few days after he was thrown in jail for a probation violation ... and the suspects allegedly used his stolen iPhone to brag about the crime on social media.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... a caretaker for Soulja Boy's Agoura Hills home called police Monday night to report a burglary. We're told thieves made off with tons of jewelry, cash, a phone and other personal items. 

Sources close to Soulja Boy tell us the stolen jewelry is worth over $500,000 -- a mix of chains, earrings and luxury watches ... and the burglars cleaned out the safe in his room, stealing another $100,000 in cash. 

We're told the thieves broke into Soulja's home shortly after we first reported the rapper was back in custody after violating his probation.

And, get this ... cops say a group of 5 men went on Soulja's IG Live bragging about the theft, and police believe these are their burglary suspects -- and they gained access to SB's Instagram through his stolen phone. 

We're told the men from the video have also been reaching out to Soulja's celebrity friends ... telling them they're his new artists, claiming Soulja wants their music video posted on the celebs' IG accounts and hounding them for features.  

And, because Soulja's behind bars, we're told he hasn't heard a single thing about the burglary.

YG Shots Fired at Coachella Party ... Cops Search for Suspect

4/15/2019 6:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

YG's party following his Coachella performance was busted up when someone opened fire outside the event -- causing a panic, just 2 weeks after his friend Nipsey Hussle's murder.

Hours after the rapper left the Coachella stage Sunday night, his after-party was going down at a nearby equestrian center. Our law enforcement sources say they got a call around 2 AM Monday morning for shots fired.

Witnesses told cops someone driving past the bash fired multiple shots -- however, once on the scene, cops found no victims and no evidence of the shooting.

The parking lot was crawling with cops who had to shut down the party while they investigated. We're told they have no suspects.

As you'd imagine, guests were on edge because the reported shots came so closely on the heels of Nipsey's shooting. YG -- who spoke at Nip's Staples Center memorial service -- paid tribute to his friend again during his Coachella gig.

Of course, YG was way less kind when it came to talking about President Trump -- but let's keep it real ... that's what his fans came to see.

Michigan Gymnastics Coach Sex Arrest Caught On Video ... 'This Is Awkward'

4/15/2019 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained police footage of the moment cops busted U. of Michigan gymnastics coach Scott Vetere for banging one of his gymnasts in public ... AND IT'S SUPER AWKWARD!!!

First off, police HEAVILY pixilated the video before they released it (you watching, Robert Kraft?) ... but you can still make out every bizarre moment ... from the second the cop arrives to the scene. 

It all went down in October when someone called the Ann Arbor Police Dept. to report two people having sex in a car in the middle of the day in a public parking lot. 

You can hear the cop bang on the car door to announce his arrival -- and he tells the couple, "Well, this is awkward. Clothes please."

The officer proceeds to lecture the 39-year-old coach and the 18-year-old female student -- telling them how dumb their actions were.

"Do we even need to have a talk right now? Everything's crystal clear?" One officer tells Vetere ... "There's a lot I could say right now, and I'm not even sure that there's a point to it."

Both the woman and Vetere -- who was the 2000 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year back in the day --were hit with disorderly conduct charges for the incident.

Vetere later resigned from his coaching position at UM and left the school. He reached an agreement with prosecutors last month ... and got his charge reduced to a civil infraction. He paid off a fine and now the case is closed.

But, the best part of the video might be the end ... when the officer sends Vetere on his way and says, "You know what? Forgive me if we don't shake hands."

HA!!!

R. Kelly Feds Turn Up Heat in His Own Backyard ... Over Alleged Sex Trafficking

4/14/2019 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R. Kelly's virtually getting smoked out by the feds in his own backyard as prosecutors frantically look to interview Kelly's associates in connection with their sex trafficking investigation. 

Sources close to the case tell TMZ ... federal prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois this week contacted parties closely associated with Kelly. We're told there was a sense of urgency to the calls ... prosecutors wanted to speak to them ASAP.

As you know ... there are 2 separate U.S. Attorney probes into Kelly -- one by the Eastern District of NY and another by the Southern District. Our sources tell us the Northern District of Illinois' investigation is unrelated to either of those other cases. This appears to be a third and entirely separate case that Illinois is building against Kelly. 

Either way, it's bad news for him ... the feds are now in Kelly's own backyard looking into the singer. BTW ... Homeland Security is also looking into possible human trafficking ... so things are really piling on for Kelly.

We've reached out to the Northern District of Illinois for comment ... a spokesperson declined to comment.

The Game Accuses LAPD of Insulting Nipsey's Family at Funeral Cops Say It's Not Them on Radio Frequency

4/12/2019 11:52 AM PDT
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The Game accused LAPD officers of insulting Nipsey Hussle's family while chatting on their radios and manning Thursday's funeral at Staples Center ... but LAPD says it's not them.

The rapper posted the audio Friday, blasting LAPD, saying it, "seems to be LAPD officers intercepted on police radio & caught disrespecting Nips parents, his home-going & celebration."

In the audio, you hear someone take shots at Nipsey's parents. Another person's heard saying, "What they should've done after the funeral is drove the mother f***er and put him in the ground before he starts stinking up the place."

The LAPD tells TMZ ... the department is NOT conducting an investigation, contrary to reports, because they've determined it's not their officers on the radio frequency. LAPD says its department broadcasts using digital frequencies and the audio Game posted doesn't appear to be a digital frequency.

What's more ... LAPD says its broadcasts can't be intercepted using a toy walkie-talkie. 

Jussie Smollett Sued By City of Chicago Half a Mil on the Line

4/11/2019 3:37 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jussie Smollett has just been hammered with a lawsuit the City of Chicago promised ... and he may effectively go on trial for allegedly staging the "attack" in January. All told, the City wants what will almost certainly be upwards of a half a million dollars. 

The lawsuit -- to recover the costs of investigating the case -- outlines what the City claims Jussie did.  It says Jussie and Abel Osundairo had been friends since 2017 -- socializing and exercising together. It says Abel assisted Jussie in obtaining recreational drugs.

The lawsuit claims Jussie told Abel shortly before the "attack," "Might need your help on the low."

The lawsuit claims, as we reported, Jussie scoped out the location for the "attack" with Abel and Ola 2 days before the attack and a dry run the day before. They agreed Abel would attack Jussie but would not hurt him too badly and would give Jussie a chance to appear to fight back.  

The suit claims they also scripted the entire attack ... starting with the brothers calling Jussie "Empire f***** Empire n*****" -- referring to the homophobic and racist slurs. 

They discussed the brothers placing a rope around Jussie's neck and pouring a liquid on him.  

The brothers were also instructed not to bring their cellphones -- presumably, so they couldn't be tracked.

The suit says Jussie intentionally misled officers into believing his attackers were white, when he knew otherwise. 

As we reported ... the city threatened to sue Jussie if he didn't fork over $130k to cover the cost of investigating a case it says was faked by the "Empire" star. The City of Chicago fired off a letter to Jussie's people earlier this month ... but his camp told the City to go pound sand.

The City says the cost of investigating the case was at least $130,000 in overtime alone, but it wants hundreds of thousands of dollars on top of that to cover attorneys fees and additional expenses.  And then the City wants the judge to multiply that times 3, to punish Jussie.  

As you know ... prosecutors shockingly dropped 16 criminal counts against Jussie, which pissed off Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago PD -- and now has many calling for State's Attorney Kim Foxx's job.

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