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Kanye West to Drake I Paved Your Way ... Don't Threaten Me or My Family Again

12/13/2018 7:41 PM PST
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7:41 PM PT -- Kanye clearly had a lot more to say to Drake ... he just unleashed a Twitter-storm after revealing Drake called to threaten him earlier in the day. In the flurry of tweets, Kanye brought up Tekashi's prison time, XXXTentacion's murder and stated he paved the way for artists like Drake.

Kanye also issued a stern message to Drake ... "Never threaten north saint and Chicago's dad bro." Ye did, however, extend an olive branch, saying, "I’m Ye bro Remember that I love you I would never intentionally hurt you That’s what I’ve been saying to you"

Kanye says he only wants to talk to Drake ... and telling him, "You would be so sad if anything ever happened to me."

Some other tweets included ...

"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."

"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."

1:57 PM PT -- Drake just responded to the barrage of messages.

Kanye West is going after Drake hard for daring to ask for clearance on a sample -- before apologizing to Ye for dissing him on tracks ... and it appears playing hardball worked.

Ye revealed Thursday he got a text from his pal, Free ... who said Drake wanted to clear Kanye's song, "Say You Will." Our sources confirm the request was, in fact, sent by Drake's camp. 

Kanye did not sound like he was in a giving mood as he went off, saying he still hasn't gotten that apology he demanded from Drizzy a few months ago. He demanded he get it -- very publicly in the middle of the Tweet storm -- before he clears a damn thing.

Ye reminded Drake he wasn't the one who gave Pusha T the intel about Drake's son, and added ... "It’s all love bro bro but don’t play with me. You stay too close to be playing all these industry games bro" and followed up by saying ... "Sending purple emojis When I’m dealing with mental shit I need my apologies now Not through scooter either Not through Travis."

Kanye also claims that Drake has been sneaking diss records on Travis Scott collabs, and texting Kris Jenner to check up on the family. 

Seems like it worked, Kanye just tweeted, "Drake finally called. Mission accomplished." But, after all that he also says ... he's not clearing the sample. JK? 

Now, back to your regularly scheduled program.

Originally Published -- 1:33 PM PST 

Miss USA Kisses And Makes Up WIth Miss Vietnam ... After Mocking Her For Not Speaking English

12/13/2018 5:35 PM PST

Reigning Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers appears to be making good on her promise to smooth things over with a couple competitors she openly mocked for not speaking her tongue.

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Miss Australia Francesca Hung just posted an Instagram picture with a bunch of Miss Universe contestants ... and as you can see, Sarah is getting a big smooch from Vietnam's H'Hen Nie

Sarah's got Miss Cambodia Rern Sinat on her other side, meaning she's flanked by the two women she ridiculed for not speaking English. 

Controversy started brewing even before the Miss Universe pageant officially began ... when Sarah, Miss Colombia Valeria Morales and Francesca went on social media and started gossiping about other contestants. 

Sarah directed xenophobic insults at the contestants from Vietnam and Cambodia ... all because they weren't speaking English. 

Facing mounting backlash, Sarah apologized for the nasty comments and promised to apologize in person to her targets. It appears she's done so, and hopefully it's all water under the bridge. 

Chelsea Soccer Team Condemns Fans Over Anti-Semitic Chant

12/13/2018 3:34 PM PST
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The famous Chelsea soccer team has issued a harsh statement ripping fans who used an anti-Semitic chant during a game in Budapest on Thursday ... calling it "abhorrent."

Chelsea was playing Tottenham in a Europa League game -- but minutes into the game, several fans were heard singing a chant that used anti-Jewish slurs. 

"Barcelona, Real Madrid, Tottenham are a bunch of Yids ... Yiddos."

FYI, Yid is a derogatory term for a Jewish person. 

A rep for Chelsea issued a statement blasting the bigots -- saying, "Anti-Semitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans."

"It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities."

"Any individuals that can't summon the brain-power to comprehend this simple message and are found to have shamed the club by using anti-semitism or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club."

Story developing ... 

Jennifer Lopez Pretty (Long Ass Dress) in Pink ... For New Movie Premiere

12/13/2018 7:00 AM PST

Jennifer Lopez was front and center for the world premiere of her new movie ... and, eventually, the rest of her dress caught up with her.

J Lo showed out in an extravagant pink tulle high-low gown Wednesday night in NYC for the debut of her flick, "Second Act." As you can tell, the outfit was over-the-top -- with a loooong trail of fabric she had to be mindful of as she posed for pics.

That said, would you expect anything less from Jenny? She's kinda famous for moments like this ... just sayin'. And hey, the fashion choice paid off ... folks were wowed.

As much room as Jen had out on the red carpet of the Regal Union Square Theatre to strut her stuff, she looked a bit cramped in the car with A-Rod on the way over ... where the ruffles from the dress looked like a whole other person occupying the seat next to her. 

Sometimes ya gotta sit tight to go out in style, we suppose.

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

12/12/2018 4:20 AM PST
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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.

Jennifer Lopez Mom Clocked By Unruly Fans ... As J Lo Signs Autographs

12/12/2018 11:21 AM PST

Jennifer Lopez's mother is one tough cookie, because she kept on truckin' after taking an elbow to the side of her head while her daughter was getting mobbed by fans. 

It was a wild scene Wednesday outside Sirius Radio in New York, where J Lo and her mom were swarmed by fans upon arrival.

The video is crazy ... you see Jennifer trying to navigate her way through the crowd with her mother in tow, when someone reaches in and clocks Guadalupe Rodriguez with a nasty elbow to the dome.

J Lo looks super pissed and concerned as Guadalupe tries to shake it off, holding her right hand up to her head as they try like hell to escape the mob. 

We're told Jennifer won't be hitting the streets again when they leave Sirius ... and we can't blame her. 

Matt Damon No Hard Feelings ... Dining with Ben's Ex-GF

12/12/2018 7:12 AM PST

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are like brothers, so our eyebrows went north when we saw this pic of Matt hanging out with Ben's ex after a bad breakup.

Matt broke bread with Lindsay Shookus Tuesday night for an 'SNL' bash at Lattanzi Restaurant in NYC. You're looking at the 2 of them leaving, and Matt seemed to divert more smoothly than Jason Bourne ever did on screen.

By all accounts, Ben's drinking played a big role in the breakup. TMZ broke the story Ben decided he needed help and went to rehab. He's been out for a while and is now clean and sober. 

Considering Matt is hosting 'SNL' this coming Saturday, it might just be a business thing that Ben and Lindsay were both at the same party -- Lindsay's a producer for the show. Matt, of course, also slayed as Brett Kavanaugh on 'SNL' this year, so they clearly have had interactions on the set. 

Young Thug Tasteless Rape Joke ... But My Boys Liked It

12/11/2018 6:19 PM PST

Young Thug missed the memo about rape jokes being wildly offensive ... because his bizarre way to say he's hanging with his boys was way out of line. 

The rapper posted an image Tuesday on his Insta story of him with 21 Savage and NBA YoungBoy along with the disturbing caption, "If @nba_youngboy don't like u, I hate u If @21savage say f**k u, we goin rape u."

NBA YoungBoy and 21 Savage co-signed the offensive post and added it to their IG stories ... while NBA YoungBoy included his own caption, "OnGOD BITCH."

We don't know if Thug runs his own social media, but if it ain't him, someone should be fired.

O.T. Genasis Punched Guy Who Confronted Nipsey ... And Sparked Brawl

12/11/2018 2:45 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

O.T. Genasis is technically the reason Nipsey Hussle got roped into a brawl, 'cause the dude who confronted Nip had just gotten socked by O.T. ... and confused the two.

We got footage of O.T. getting into a fight inside of Nightingale in WeHo Sunday night just moments before the rapper ran into Nipsey outside, who was just arriving with his gal. In this clip, obtained by TMZ, you can see that the guy O.T. throws a haymaker at, is the same dude who confronts Nipsey outside as he and O.T. try making their way back in. 

As we reported ... it was a classic case of mistaken identity, but now we know it was O.T. that the aggressors were after. Look at their outfits -- Nip and O.T. are both wearing plaid, which is presumably why the gentleman in white thought Nipsey had punched him.

Luckily for everyone, the madness had dispersed by the time cops showed up on the scene. No arrests were made, but a taser was pulled out at one point to de-escalate things. 

Here's hoping O.T. bought Nipsey a drink or something to make up for the fuss. It's the least he can do.

NASA Head Jim Bridenstine Claps Back At Curry We Went To Moon 6 Times!!!

12/11/2018 2:45 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jim Bridenstine -- the head of NASA -- says Steph Curry just HAS to be joking about his moon landing theory ... telling TMZ Sports, "I can't imagine he really believes that!!"

The Warriors superstar sent space nerds into a frenzy Monday when he declared on The Ringer's "Winging It" podcast that the moon landing in 1969 never happened.

Enter Bridenstine ... who says Curry's claim is so outrageous -- the point guard just cannot be serious.

"I think it's funny," Jim tells us  ... "I can't imagine he really believes that. It's outside the realm of what's possible."

In fact ... Jim REALLY set Steph straight, saying, "Here's the thing, we didn't just go to the moon once, we went to the moon six times! And, we did it from 1969 to 1972!!!"

Bridenstine also doubled down on NASA's invitation to have Curry come check out all their evidence -- saying he'd LOVE to prove Steph wrong and get him involved in the space program afterward!

"My son is a HUGE fan of Steph Curry. So, if we can get him involved in space, I'm for it!"

U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge Trump Didn't Pay Stormy to Keep Affair from Melania ... She Knew His Game

12/10/2018 3:47 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

President Trump didn't fork over hush money to Stormy Daniels to keep their sexual liaison from his wife, because Melania knows his "history" with women ... so says U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge.

The Ohio congresswoman scoffed at the notion Trump might argue his motivation for the Stormy pact was saving his marriage. As for whether it was a cover-up for election purposes ... Fudge says it's not definitive one way or the other.   

For the record ... Trump has denied all of the affairs alleged by women since he was elected.

Our camera guy misspoke and said a court of law will ultimately decide whether Trump broke the law ... that decision, at least for now, rests with Congress. 

Meghan Markle Dad Did Tell-All to Clear His Own Name ... Not to Bash Her

12/10/2018 3:06 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meghan Markle's dad is catching flak for bringing up his daughter in a new interview -- but the tell-all was aimed at clearing his name, and not tarnishing hers ... TMZ has learned.

Friends of Thomas Markle tell us the interview he did with Daily Mail over the weekend was set up for the purpose of disproving false rumors he faked a heart attack earlier this year ... right before Meghan and Prince Harry got hitched.

Thomas revealed medical receipts for his heart surgery. As we first reported, he got 3 stents implanted. Our sources say Thomas keeps tabs on what people say about him on the Internet, and was offended to read haters claiming he faked the medical emergency.

Of course, while defending himself ... Thomas described Meghan as "demanding but never rude." He was attempting to squash British rumors about his daughter being difficult to deal with and feuding with Kate Middleton.

We're told he didn't intend to bash Meghan, and he doesn't want to say anything that could harm her. In fact, we're told that's why he's been under the radar for several months. 

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