DRAKE & CHRIS BROWN ON NYPD HIP HOP SQUAD WATCH LIST!

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The NYPD’s “Hip-Hop Squad” has a number of rappers and stars — including Drake, Chris Brown and French Montana — on a special watch list and is stepping up surveillance on their New York parties in the wake of the Suge Knight shooting in LA, we’re told. The shadowy specialist unit, known locally as the […]

SUGE KNIGHT RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

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Suge Knight left an L.A. hospital early Wednesday … just 3 days after taking SIX gunshots to the gut at a pre-VMA party — and he’s healing amazingly well. Suge’s rep tells TMZ … the music mogul left Cedars-Sinai around 6 AM, and doctors say he won’t need any rehab — just a few follow […]

YOUNG JEEZY PLEADS NOT GUILTY ON GUN CHARGES

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Rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing the assault rifle believed to be the gun used to kill a record label boss backstage at a concert last week. The 36-year-old MC, real name Jay Jenkins, was arrested on Sunday during a raid by police officers investigating the fatal shooting, which took […]

RAPPER JOE BUDDEN FINALLY SURRENDERS TO THE COPS!

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Rapper Joe Budden has surrendered to police in New York so he can answer allegations of assault and robbery after becoming a wanted man over the weekend. The Pump It Up hitmaker found himself on the New York Police Department’s ‘wanted’ list after a force representative tweeted out his photo in connection to a reported […]

WAS SUGE KNIGHT SHOT TO SILENCE TELL ALL BOOK?!

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One possible motive for the shooting of Suge Knight at Chris Brown’s album release party was to discourage him from releasing a tell-all book on his music industry reign. Music insiders are buzzing that Knight is shopping a story on his career, from founding Death Row Records in the early ’90s to his hard-handed business […]

DID MTV CENSOR NICKI MINAJ AT THE VMAS?!

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Nicki Minaj did everything to make her MTV VMAs performance as racy as possible, but couldn’t get a “mature audiences” rating from the network. Sources tell us Minaj pushed to get the “TV-MA” rating for her writhing, twerk-filled routine to her song “Anaconda.” The video features the female rapper in a thong, giving Drake a […]

JAS PRINCE SUING CASH MONEY OVER DRAKE ROYALTIES

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Hip-hop producer Jas Prince is seeking $4 million in damages from bosses at Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams’ record label amid allegations he was cheated out of royalties for songs released by rapper Drake. Prince claims he discovered Drake and was instrumental in helping the Worst Behavior hitmaker land a deal with Aspire Music Group, via which […]

SUGE KNIGHT RECOVERING AFTER SURGERY

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Rap mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight is reportedly in recovery after undergoing surgery in the aftermath of a shooting at Chris Brown’s party in Los Angeles over the weekend. The hip-hop boss was gunned down at the 1OAK nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning during Brown’s star-studded bash ahead of the MTV Video Music […]

SUGE KNIGHT SHOT TWICE AT A PRE VMA PARTY!!!

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Shots rang out at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood at around 1:30 AM Sunday … and Suge Knight was shot twice and taken to the hospital by ambulance where he’s currently in surgery … eyewitnesses and Suge’s family tell TMZ. Tyson Beckford, Robert Richard and Apple de Ap all tell TMZ … there were inside […]

NICKI MINAJ DANCER BITEN BY ANACONDA DURING VMA REHEARSAL

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A 6-foot long snake — believed to be an anaconda — just bit a dancer during a VMA run-through for Sunday’s show … TMZ has learned. Nicki Minaj was on stage performing her hit, “Anaconda” when a female dancer was bit by the reptile in front of everyone. We’re told the dancer has just been […]