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T.I. Resumes Filming 'Family Hustle' Show ... After Death of Sister

3/17/2019 12:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

T.I. is back on set and ready to move forward with his show in the aftermath of his sister's tragic death.

Sources connected to Tip tell TMZ ... he, Tiny and the rest of his family have resumed filming 'Friends & Family Hustle.' We're told they started production again about two weeks ago, after the funeral for T.I.'s older sister, Precious Harris ... who died last month.

We broke the story ... Precious passed away in late February after an asthma attack led to her slamming into a telephone pole while she was behind the wheel of T.I.'s Dodge Avenger. She died about a week later while in the ICU on life support. She was 66. 

T.I. had halted production of his show as soon as heard Precious was in the accident, not wanting to continue filming without one of their own. It'd been on a hiatus since mid-February, but it's back in full swing now. 

Our sources say T.I. and his fam recently filmed a kickball episode called "Team Family vs. Team Hustle." Looks like the games might've gone down in an indoor arena. It also seems like T.I. didn't choose sides either way ... as he's dressed in a neutral black outfit here.

We're told T.I. and co. have completed about half of this season's 23 episodes. The show airs on VH1 -- it's one of their biggest hits and longest running series.

Drake Drops MJ Song from His UK Tour In Wake of 'Leaving Neverland'

3/11/2019 7:05 AM PDT

Drake is leaving behind one of his biggest songs featuring Michael Jackson as he heads across the pond to tour -- and it's all because of "Leaving Neverland." 

Sources tell TMZ Drizzy's removed the song "Don't Matter to Me" -- a "Scorpion" track featuring MJ's vocals -- from his setlist on the UK leg of his international tour. His first show went down Sunday, and the omission didn't go unnoticed. 

Drake was performing at Manchester Arena ... he started with the same opening and closing songs that he picked for his North America tour, with one big exception ... the Jackson track, which he'd performed in the USA throughout 2018.

Of course, that was all before HBO aired the explosive documentary about MJ, in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck accuse him of sexually abusing them as children in extremely graphic detail.

The Manchester show was the first of about a dozen more shows across the pond. Drake will make stops in London, Birmingham and Dublin before it's all said and done. 

No word on whether Drake actually believes the allegations against Michael -- our sources didn't speak on that one way or another. Regardless, Drake's move to mute MJ speaks volumes.

Chance the Rapper Marries Longtime Girlfriend ... In Star-Studded Ceremony

3/10/2019 3:56 PM PDT

Chance the Rapper became Chance the Groom this weekend, 'cause he married his longtime girlfriend and mother of his child in a ceremony that was filled with celebs.

The Chicago MC tied the knot Saturday with Kristen Corley in a relatively small gathering at the Pelican Hill resort in Newport Beach, CA. According to reports, about 150 guests were in attendance ... including stars like Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Dave Chappelle. Chance and Kristen have one daughter together, 3-year-old Kensli.

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TSR STAFF: Tanya P.! @tanyaxpayne _____________________________ #TSRExclusive: #Roommates, it looks like #ChanceTheRapper is now Chance the husband! We have exclusive pictures of Chance getting hitched this weekend to his longtime girlfriend #KristenCorley in a private, outdoor ceremony surrounded by white roses! The wedding took place in Newport, CA where a few of Chance’s famous friends like #DaveChapelle, #Kim and #KanyeWest were in attendance. ______________________________ The lovebirds have known each other since they were 9 years old and share a beautiful daughter #Kensli, who was sitting front row to watch her parents jump the broom! Congrats to the pair! 🙌🏽❤️❤️ (📸: Splash News/Backgrid)

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The Shade Room got photos of the wedding, and you can see it was a gorgeous affair, with Chance opting for a white tux. You can also see Kim, Ye and Dave looking sharp for their good pal.

Apparently, Chance and Kristen got legally married back in December ... but held off on an official ceremony until now. Congrats to the happy couple!!!

Ye, Cudi & Ty Dolla $ign Sued 'Kids See Ghosts' Used My Voice ... Where's My Cut, Bros?

3/7/2019 2:21 PM PST

Kanye West's hit collab with Ty Dolla $ign and Kid Cudi left out another featured artist ... at least according to the guy suing all 3 rap stars for stealing his voice.

"Kids See Ghosts" dropped back in June 2018 ... big hit for Ye and co. -- but the song doesn't open with any of their voices. A guy named Ronald Oslin Bobb-Semple says the first voice you hear is his. It's a portion of a 45-minute presentation Ronald's been performing around the world for decades now ... according to the suit.

Ronald says his presentation is a tribute to Marcus Garvey, the historic pioneer for black rights in the Americas. In the suit, he points out Ye, Cudi and Ty have received accolades and "substantial profits" from "Kids See Ghosts" -- but he hasn't seen a dime.

He says it's time for all 3 men to pay the piper, and yeah ... Ronald's the piper.

He's suing for his fair cut of the 'Ghosts' profits.

T.I.'s Sister Precious Harris Asthma Attack Triggered Accident ... Police Report Confirms

2/28/2019 12:32 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

T.I.'s older sister, Precious Harris, had an asthma attack on the road, which led to her crashing her vehicle and, ultimately, losing her life.

According to the Atlanta PD traffic accident report -- obtained by TMZ -- T.I.'s grandniece, Kairi Chapman, was riding passenger with Precious behind the wheel when Precious suffered an asthma attack. They were in T.I.'s 2013 Dodge Avenger.

Kairi went on to tell cops that Precious passed out and veered into a telephone pole. The responding officer says Precious was unconscious when he arrived, noting she was breathing ... but beginning to foam at the mouth. Paramedics eventually arrived and took her to a hospital. 

Cops say Kairi was treated by EMS after complaining of chest pains, but was later released. The report says both the front driver's side and front passenger side airbags were deployed.

TMZ broke the story ... Precious died Friday after just over a week in the ICU and on life support. T.I. and his wife, Tiny, shut down production of their show, 'Friends & Family Hustle,' as soon as they heard about the accident.

Her daughter wrote, "From my bestfriend on earth to My beautiful angel in heaven. I love you so much. I’m so heartbroken but the way you looked so @ peace this past week has confirmed that you are resting... no more asthma attacks... damn but baby I am going to miss you."

T.I. also commented on his sister's death, saying ... "We Love You Dearly Baby Girl...."

Precious was 66. RIP

Travis Scott, Cardi B Opening Lineup Headliners ... For New Vegas Nightclub

2/27/2019 5:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Travis Scott and Cardi B are giving you another reason to visit Sin City ... because they're headlining the insane opening lineup for a new nightclub at the Palms Casino!!! 

The first weekend in April is looking like a music festival in Vegas, to ring in the new KAOS dayclub and nightclub at the Palms ... with Alicia Keys, SkrillexG-Eazy, Kaskade and J Balvin helping TS and CB get the party started.

It all kicks off Friday, April 5, with an intimate performance by Alicia Keys inside the Pearl Concert Theatre ... followed by Travis Scott and Skrillex in the first-ever concert at KAOS nightclub. 

Cardi B, G-Eazy and J Balvin keep it moving Saturday night ... and you know it's gonna be a #SundayFunday with Kaskade and Vice rounding things out. 

The only thing bigger than the music acts might be the dance floor ... because we're told KAOS features a 73,000 square foot dayclub and a 29,000 square foot nightclub. 

Party people, assemble!!!

Offset Talks 'Real Love' with Cardi ... And the Kendrick Collab That Wasn't

2/26/2019 11:11 AM PST

Offset has a lot of marquee features on his newest album -- but there's a big fish he couldn't land ... one Kendrick Lamar.

The Migos MC was out in NYC Monday, where he told us he tried to get K. Dot to spit a verse on his latest record, "Father of 4." It would've been a nice addition to a sweet lineup of features -- J. Cole, CeeLo Green, Cardi B, Quavo, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane and others.

He doesn't get into why Kendrick didn't make it in the booth, but ya gotta imagine that collab would've been great. It doesn't appear they've worked together yet on an official project.

We asked if the "Father of 4" is thinking about expanding the fam, and let's just say ... ya gotta see his reaction.

As for his reunion with Cardi -- Offset told us the secret to their success is two simple words and one GIANT rock ...which he flaunted for us.

DMX Surprise ... I'm Down with Bhad Bhabie!!!

2/25/2019 9:32 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

DMX is back in action, because he's making a surprise cameo in Danielle Bregoli's new music video ... and it's awesome. 

Bhad Bhabie just dropped the video for her new single, "Bestie", featuring Kodak Black and it features a masked psycho killer clown. Turns out the man behind the mask ... is X. 

Sources close to the music vid's production tell TMZ ... Danielle felt DMX was perfect for the part, and she loves shocking people with her cameo choices. We're told she reached out to DMX, and he was totally down to collab. 

Danielle's only 15, so DMX had already released his biggest albums and starred in tons of movies before she was even born ... but we're told she still considers X one of her favorite artists. 

As you know ... DMX just got released from prison, and he's been looking forward to getting back to work. We gotta say, it's nice to see him back in the music scene. 

If you're wondering why Kodak's absent from the vid ... we're told the rapper just couldn't find time to be on set. 

Meek Mill Houston Honors Him w/ His Own 'Day'

2/24/2019 5:19 PM PST
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Meek Mill now has an official holiday named after himself in Houston -- and the honor appears to be tied to his work in criminal justice reform. 

The Philly-based rapper was performing Saturday night to a packed house at the Revention Music Center as part of his Motivation Tour -- his final stop. At some point in the night, he was awarded an official city proclamation dubbing February 24 as "Meek Mill Day." 

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Meek put up photos of the proclamation, which he seems to have accepted either after the show or, perhaps, backstage. The entire proclamation isn't shown in full view, but based on what we can see ... it looks like Houston appreciates his advocacy work.

Sources close to Meek tell us the honor is, in fact, a nod toward his efforts to retool the criminal justice system -- a cause he now has a lot of backing for from titans in the sports and music world. 

You'll recall ... the mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, gave Travis Scott his own day as well last year, declaring Nov. 18 as "Astroworld Day."

The proclamations themselves seem to be more ceremonial than anything, but it's a nice gesture for sure. 

Offset & Cardi B Red-y to Paaaaarty For His New Album!!!

2/22/2019 8:04 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Offset and Cardi B sure know how to make an entrance ... flashing diamonds and tons of red for a long night of celebrating.

We got Offset and Cardi out Thursday night heading into 595 North in the ATL for his "Father of 4" album release party. You can tell the Migos rapper was excited to pimp his debut solo album featuring TONS of collabs ... including his wifey, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, J. Cole, Gucci Mane and Quavo.

Once inside ... it was easy to spot the theme -- lots of red to style his new music video, "Red Room." Friends and family were also treated to a little trip down memory lane ... with tons of pics and banners from his childhood hanging from the rafters. There were also home videos playing in the background.

Quavo, Takeoff and Offset's crew -- Pee and Coach K -- from his label, Quality Control Music, also hit up the joint. BTW ... there was also an art installation outside the venue -- a smashed up neon green Dodge Challenger. It's a reference to the horrific car accident Offset survived last May.

We're told the entire crew then hit up OAK in Atlanta for an after-party that went well into the night ... especially since the album officially hit the digital world at 1 AM ET. A nice time was had by all!!

T.I. Adds Burberry to Boycott List ... These Aren't Coincidences

2/20/2019 7:31 AM PST

T.I.'s gonna be rocking nothing but tighty-whities soon -- and not high-end ones -- because he's adding Burberry to his fashion boycott list in response to its noose hoodie fiasco.

Tip ripped the brand Tuesday, just as he did Gucci and Prada last week, and dismissed Burberry's apology for the controversial design -- a new hoodie with drawstrings tied into a noose. His words for Burberry were sharp ... "These aren't coincidences" ... clearly referring to the other fashion house blunders. 

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These aren’t coincidences. #🖕🏽Gucci #🖕🏽Prada #🖕🏽Moncler And now.... #🖕🏽BURBERRY

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The backlash against Burberry started Tuesday after a model pointed out that the company made her wear the controversial sweater on a runway despite her objections. It wasn't until she went public, that Burberry issued its full mea culpa. 

Not good enough for T.I., whose boycott list is now at 4 -- Gucci, Prada, Moncler and Burberry -- for their use of racist imagery.

He's also called out his longtime nemesis, Floyd Mayweather, with a diss track over his continued, and some would say brazen, support for Gucci.

Remember, Floyd bragged to our photog about dropping a bundle at Gucci, and refused to bow to any boycott.

21 Savage New Mug Shot for Missed Concert Case ... I'm So Over It!!!

2/19/2019 1:04 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

21 Savage's face kinda says it all -- 2 days after ICE finally released him, he had to pose for this mug shot in his felony theft case. Sooo ... zero reason to smile.

As we first reported, the rapper turned himself in to cops last Friday in southern Georgia. He was booked for theft by deception for allegedly skipping out on a 2016 concert.

The case came up again after his ICE arrest, because the concert promoter, Karen Smith, decided to go after him for the $17k she says he made off with when he bailed on the show.

Smith says 21 demanded he be allowed to carry a gun onstage -- which she caved to -- but says he bounced when he got annoyed about the opening act, who was a local rapper.

A warrant for 21 Savage's arrest had been sitting for at least 2 years, and he surrendered last week at the Liberty County Sheriff's Department. 

Considering he'd just been released from an ICE facility on bond, it's no surprise he didn't look pleased in the mug. He was booked and released within half an hour.

LeBron James I'm Droppin' a Rap Project ... With 2 CHAINZ!!!

2/19/2019 10:14 AM PST
Breaking News

LeBron James has a new teammate ... 2 CHAINZ!!! 'Cause the Lakers superstar just announced his first music project starring the "It's A Vibe" rapper.

The King is takin' his first shot at being an A&R exec ... teaming up with the Georgia rapper for, "Rap Or Go To The League," a 14-track album coming out March 1.

LBJ announced the collab with a video of the duo in the studio ... choppin' it up about things like the tracklist, features and release plans -- all the things a music exec has to deal with.

"Can’t wait for y’all to hear the continues evolution of his profound skills from his mind to the booth to the records itself," Bron says, "Proud of you homie and the people will be as well when this hits!"

2 Chainz added ... "It's gonna be shocking for people to know how much input you had on (the project.)"

No word on whether Bron actually got in the booth to spit some bars ... but we know he's fully capable of doing so.

By the way, 2 Chainz was recently complaining that he got snubbed from the NBA All-Star Weekend celebrity game ... guessing the league won't overlook him next year if he's biz partners with LeBron?!

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