DJ Paul Drake Finished After K-Dot Beef?!? 😂 Time to Make More Hits!!!

PLAYING BOTH SIDES!!!
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DJ Paul says it's crazy to write off Drake after his heavy Kendrick Lamar battle -- insane, actually, because Drake ... is Drake!!!

The Three 6 Mafia star chopped it up with TMZ Hip Hop at LAX, where he told us the Kendrick-Drake beef was great entertainment ... but the subsequent convos about Drake's career being over are totally overblown.

Paul says Drake and Kendrick's feud diverted his attention from the action of the NBA Playoffs -- it was that good -- and, in his book, he doesn't see either rapper as a loser!

Nicki Minaj Detained For Alleged Drugs ... Cops Says She's Under Arrest!!!

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1:46 PM PT -- Despite fans' high hopes, it appears the concert in Manchester's been canceled ... with some sharing a notice they say they received at the venue on X.

1:03 PM PT -- It appears Nicki Minaj's been released from custody ... the police department put out a statement saying it had released a 41-year-old American from custody with just a €350 fine. While again they don't name Nicki, it appears they're referring to her.

Nicki Minaj's flight out of Amsterdam didn't proceed as planned ... 'cause cops detained her on her way to the UK -- and, now, she's seemingly been arrested.

DIDDY WALK OF FAME STAR Won't Be Removed

Calls to remove Diddy's Hollywood Walk of Fame star are gaining traction amid his downfall -- but the team behind the honor has made no such move.

A Hollywood Chamber of Commerce spokesperson tells TMZ ... they have not discussed it and the org is powerless to make the star disappear.

The Chamber says, while it has the authority to nominate star recipients, manufacture and install stars upon city approval and conduct the Walk of Fame installation ceremony, it lacks the authority to remove them.

TMZ TV Hot Takes Diddy's New Lawsuit ... Kabosu, Travis Kelce

First day of a long weekend ... and, TMZ's got the best stories on TV to kick off three days of fun in the sun. Check out the best from our past week.

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FACING ANOTHER LAWSUIT
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On "TMZ Live," Charles and Harvey discuss another new lawsuit against Diddy from a woman who claims he raped her multiple times.

KANYE WEST BATTERY INVESTIGATION ON ICE!!!

Kanye West may end up avoiding legal trouble for allegedly punching a guy at a famous hotel last month ... 'cause cops say everyone involved has gone radio silent.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the rapper and twin brothers Mark and Jonnie Houston have clammed up over claims Ye socked the wrong twin in the face at the Chateau Marmont after he thought one of them assaulted his wife Bianca Censori in April.

KANYE SPEAKS OUT
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Although Kanye's camp claimed Bianca got assaulted ... cops said they saw no evidence of an assault when they checked out surveillance footage. Best they could figure, it was just one of the twins accidentally bumping into Bianca.

Houston Storm Trae Tha Truth & Relief Gang Workin' OT Debris Cleanup Post Derecho Disaster

Certain areas in Houston are still reeling from the May 16 storm that toppled homes, and that's keeping Trae Tha Truth and his Relief Gang on the move -- without much sleep -- for days.

Trae tells TMZ Hip Hop he and the crew have managed to deliver over 1,000 meals to families, along with cutting fallen tree branches and removing debris ... but there's still much to be done.

The Houston rapper notes some people in low-income areas are still without power nearly 10 days later and others have resorted to sleeping in cars and checking in to hotels.

J. Cole Trying Sexy Drill After K. Dot Battle ... Fans Think He's Shell-Shocked

J. Cole's 2nd guest appearance since apologizing and exiting his lyrical duel with Kendrick Lamar isn't striking the right chord with fans ... even though he's riding rap's hottest wave at the moment!!!

On Friday, Cash Cobain released his new "sexy drill" single, "Grippy" with a rare Cole feature on what's really just an updated version of CC's 2023 track "Dunk Contest."

Sources close to the song's production tell us Cole DM'd Cash to hop on the song, and the rest is now history.

Cole avoids all references to his abbreviated K. Dot beef with playful lyrics -- "I call her that 'cause it's grippy/She thinkin' it hip, she a hippie/And she thinkin' of lips, she gon' lick me" and "Believe it or not likе Ripley's/She said she was gay until I slayed/Now she's strictly dickly!"

Fans didn't find it cool that Cole dumbed down his lyrics -- even if it was for the sexy drill cause., and gave him an earful on social media .. where the consensus is Kendrick is still in his head.

Cole also got flak for a line that appeared to be yet another dig at the LGBTQ community ... 2024 has been one backfire after another for the North Carolina rapper.

Not "Fo' Sho," It's "Fisherrr"
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CC outlined criteria for the sexy drill movement to TMZ Hip Hop when the original version of his smash hit "Fisherrr" came out ... too bad the Cole collab isn't checking boxes for fans.

Sean Kingston Arrest Caught on Video ... Cops Waiting After Concert

LED AWAY BY COPS
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Sean Kingston's sitting in county lockup, awaiting extradition to Florida ... after cops nabbed him Thursday night, and TMZ got footage of authorities meeting him moments after his concert on a military base.

Check out the clip ... you see officers leading Sean to an RV, right after he stepped off the stage. While they don't immediately cuff him -- his hands are free in the video -- we know he was subsequently arrested, and cops did note that he went peacefully.

Eyewitnesses tell TMZ ... the video was taken around 4 PM Thursday at Fort Irwin, the base in the Mojave Desert where SK was performing.

'South Park' Mocks Lizzo, Body Positivity ... Pans Ozempic Craze!!!

When "South Park" drops a new special called, "The End of Obesity," ya gotta know someone or something's getting destroyed -- and in this case, it's weight loss drugs and Lizzo ... via "body positivity."

Here's the deal ... in the Paramount+ special, which started streaming Friday, the women of "South Park" (and, of course, the buffoon Randy), all turn to Ozempic to lose weight ... while lying by saying they're exercising to drop the lbs.

Cartman, the iconic angry, fat kid on the long-running cartoon, wants some of that sweet Ozempic for himself -- but since he doesn't have diabetes, insurance won't cover it, and he can't afford the hefty price tag.

Travis Scott Brawls with Cher's BF in Cannes!!!

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12:55 PM PT -- We've now spoken to other witnesses at the party who claim Alexander "AE" Edwards was the instigator, as he ran up on stage and initiated physical contact with Travis Scott.

Travis Scott and Tyga's camps are leaving their mark on Cannes, courtesy of an all out melee inside an after-party ... and from the looks of things, a few ice packs will be needed.

TMZ Hip Hop got video showing multiple angles of the altercation, which also involved Cher's boyfriend Alexander "AE" Edwards and 808 Mafia producer Southside -- and it all went down at acclaimed promoter Richie Akiva's event.

Drake Raps Over 'BBL Drizzy' Challenge With Sexyy Redd No Credit For Metro?!? 🤔

Metro Boomin has still been taunting Drake in the aftermath of his Kendrick Lamar battle, but Drake might've just gotten the last laugh!!!

On "U My Everything," his latest collab with Sexyy Red, producer Tay Keith switches the beat midway to Metro's "BBL Drizzy" instrumental ... opening the door for Drake to address some plastic surgery topics.

Drake says his deep pockets sponsor ladies with surgeons worldwide but urges his "Rich Baby Daddy" costar to avoid the knife ... "BBL Drizzy, they want a new body, they ask me for it ... But Red, don’t even worry about all of that s**t/Just keep it natural for ’em, I swear.”

Diddy New Sexual Assault Lawsuit Woman Claims He Drugged, Raped Her

A new Diddy accuser is suing him over multiple sexual assaults she claims started back in the 1990s after they met in New York City ... TMZ has learned.

April Lampros says she was a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and she says he offered to mentor her in the fashion industry. After showering her with gifts and flowers, April claims they met up in 1995 at a SoHo bar, where he plied her with alcohol ... and then brought her back to his room at the Millennium Hotel.

In the docs, April says she started to feel ill and as if "the walls were closing in on her" as Diddy allegedly started to force himself on her. She says she was still conscious, but unable to defend herself when he began raping her. April says she woke up the next morning "nude, sore and confused."

Sean Kingston House Raided, Mom Arrested

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12:12 PM PT -- Sean Kingston just addressed the raid on his IG Story writing, "People love negative energy! I am good and so is my mother!.. my lawyers are handling everything as we speak🙏🏽🙏🏽."

Sean Kingston is in the crosshairs of a criminal investigation ... and the hard evidence is that his house was just raided.

COPS ON THE PREMISES

The Broward Sheriff’s Office raided Kingston's residence in Southwest Ranches, FL Thursday morning. We're told his mother, Janice Turner, was arrested at the house during the raid and is facing multiple charges, including fraud and theft. Sean wasn't home at the time.

Chaka Khan's Daughter Diddy Dissed, Screamed at Mom ... Happy He's Going Down

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5/23 -- 3:20 PM PT -- Chaka Khan tells TMZ ... "In these troubling times, I'm reminded that the energies of violence and abuse can take many forms, affecting individuals and communities worldwide. As someone who has faced personal lessons, I believe in the power of meditation, prayer and inner peace to bring light and hope to our lives and the world around us."

"We can address most issues, prevent negativity, and cultivate compassion by seeking Self. Let us take responsibility for our actions, strive to be better, and support those who are hurting."

She concluded, "May we find strength in grace and wisdom as human beings, walking towards a more loving and just world."

Cassie Breaks Silence On Diddy's Brutal Beating 'I Will Always Be Recovering'

Cassie has just spoken out about the horrific video of her then-boyfriend Diddy brutally beating her, and her words were clearly chosen carefully given the NDA she signed to settle her lawsuit.

Cassie posted on Instagram early Thursday ... "Thank you for all of the love and support from my family, friends, strangers, and those I have yet to meet. The outpouring of love has created a place for my younger self to settle and feel safe now, but this is only the beginning. Domestic Violence is THE issue. It broke me down to someone I never thought I would become."

TMZ EXPLAINS: CASSIE BREAKS HER SILENCE
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She goes on ... "With a lot of hard work, I am better today, but I will always be recovering from my past. Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to take this matter seriously. My only ask is that EVERYONE open your heart to believing victims the first time. It takes a lot of heart to tell the truth out of a situation that you were powerless in."

NYC Councilman Erik Bottcher Diddy Losing Key to the City a 'No-Brainer'

SHOULD BE A NO-BRAINER
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NYC Councilman Erik Bottcher is taking a far more direct stance than Mayor Eric Adams regarding Diddy's key to the city -- he wants to yank the honor, and stat.

Erik jumped on "TMZ Live" Wednesday, and said taking away the honor is a "no-brainer" in the wake of the Cassie beatdown video. EB says Diddy has no right to be in the company of Nelson Mandela ... the Nobel Peace Prize recipient who received a key back in 1990.

The Councilman says, "It would be bad enough if it was just the video, but [Diddy] put out a statement before accusing these women of lying, accusing them of looking for a payday. So, it's despicable and consequences need to follow."

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