Rapper Offset, left, showed his support for fellow Migos group member Quavo Huncho, right, following the rapper's embarrassing elevator altercation with ex-girlfriend Saweetie.
Offset and Quavo are pictured in 2019 with group member Takeoff, center, who keeps a low public profile.
You know the story: TMZ obtained exclusive video that shows Quavo and Saweetie fighting over a Call of Duty video game case inside an elevator. The fight took place sometime last year at her apartment complex in Cali.
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After video of the fight leaked, Offset 'liked' an Instagram comment by rapper Trouble that read:
"@quavohuncho innocent! Ain gon say it noooo moi!... Afta sh swung on em dawg even used da same call of duty case to hold da door open for da lady to get up an walk out. Yall Brazy af man [sic]."
The video shows Quavo struggling with Saweetie over a video game case.
She swings at him and he spins her around and drags her into the elevator, where she fell.
After the elevator reached her floor, Quavo held the door open with the Call of Duty case so she could pick herself up off the floor and limp off the elevator.
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Fans took Saweetie's side in the drama. They say she rightfully dumped Quavo after she found out he cheated on her.
She's 27 years old and her biological clock is ticking. She needs a mature man to raise a family with, not a boy who fights over video games.
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Proud mom Vanessa Bryant is celebrating her daughter Natalia Bryant getting accepted into the University of Southern California (USC) on Tuesday.
The 18-year-old is seen jumping up and down in a video shared on her mom's Instagram page.
In the video, Natalia, wearing a USC top, shouts: "I got in!"
'Nessa captioned the clip:
"Tears of joy. I'm SO happy for you Nani! I know daddy is so PROUD OF YOU. I am so PROUD OF YOU!! Your hard work and dedication was so worth it. You pushed through the most excruciating pain imaginable and you succeeded. I wish Daddy and Gigi were physically here to celebrate but I know they’re here in spirit. We love you so much! #USC #Trojan #FightOn."
Natalia is one of NBA legend Kobe Bryant's four daughters. The former Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, tragically died in a helicopter crash in January 2020.
Vanessa Bryant was left behind to raise their minor children, Bianka, 4, and 20-month-old Capri, by herself.
She said Kobe and Gianna inspire her to keep going every day.
"I guess the best way to describe it is that Kobe and Gigi motivate me to keep going," she said previously. "They inspire me to try harder and be better every day. Their love is unconditional and they motivate me in so many different ways."
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TV personality Michael Strahan has closed the distinctive gap in his teeth by getting veneers fitted.
The "Good Morning America" host admitted his fans and family advised him not to alter the distinctive feature. But he dismissed their advice and had a temporary dental veneer fitted.
Speaking in a video documenting the process, he said: "I go home they say, don't do it, if I post something, it'll be like don't do it, if I talk to my friends, they say, don't do it, my business partner, he'll say don't do it. But I gotta do what I wanna do for myself."
Later in the video, the former NFL player showed off his new smile.
"I love it! Holy f**k!" he exclaimed.
He captioned the video: "I did it. @smiledesignmanhattan #GoodbyeGap."
Michael Strahan wants to be a role model for young people with gaps in their teeth. He recalled an experience early in his NFL career, when he contemplated closing his gap.
"I was at the dentist having him do mock-ups. I thought about it, man... I was in my twenties. I was playing with the Giants. There's so much pressure to be perfect. You can fix anything now. For me, I made the conscious effort to say, 'This is who I am.' I'm not perfect. I don't want to be perfect. At this point, I don't think my kids would recognize me without it."
Comedian and TV personality Steve Harvey was a guest on BET TV's "Sip 'n Smoke with Cam Newton."
Newton introduced Harvey as "The man, the myth, the legend himself."
Among the topics of discussion were the keys to success, relevancy, marriage and fatherhood advice.
"The thing I've learned about fatherhood," said Harvey, "ain't no manual, ain't no blueprint for raising yo' kids, and you have to allow them -- because they are going to -- so it's not you allowing them. They are going to make mistakes -- and you have to allot for those mistakes. Because, no matter what you teach them as a parent, they one day are going to make a mistakes that's completely adverse to everything you've ever taught them."
Harvey said his sons are different because he raised them to be head of a household, a husband and a father. "It's going to require toughness so I make them struggle a little bit more."
Harvey said his daughters are different. "I'm protective of them. If you attack my daughters or my wife, I'm coming for you."
He added: "Cats out here be running they mouth... You don't understand: I will die for them."
Both Cam Newton and Steve Harvey are raising (or raised) stepchildren. The superstar quarterback asked Harvey how he handled a stepchild who challenges him and says, "You ain't my daddy."
"When I married Marjorie, Marjorie had three children," said Harvey. "One time one of them said to me, 'you ain't my daddy.' And my question was, 'Ok, but where he at though?' 'Cause I get tight too. Don't step to me disrespectful. Because I'm doing the job [sic]."
Harvey went on to praise men who step up and take on another man's responsibility ("That's a different kind of man.").
Watch the interview below.
Jen Shah and her assistant Stuart Smith were arrested on federal fraud charges.
Shah and Smith are cast members on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Salt Lake City."
The reality TV personality is accused of running a nationwide telemarketing and money laundering scheme.
A 10-page indictment accuses Shah and Smith of defrauding victims older than age 55.
The victims were charged thousands of dollars to receive unspecified services which "provided little to no value to the victims."
Shah, 47, struggled to explain what she did for a living on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
"My background is in direct response marketing for about twenty years," she said. "Our company does advertising. We have a platform that helps people acquire customers."
She claimed to be the founder and owner of JAX Fashion, Shah Beauty and The Real Shah Lashes. But prosecutors say Shah's businesses are nonexistent.
Shah appeared in federal court on Tuesday. She was released and ordered to turn over her passport.
She is not allowed to leave Utah without the judge's approval. Shah also is not allowed to participate in telemarketing schemes.
She is set to appear in a federal court in Manhattan via CCTV on Wednesday.
Shah is the wife of University of Utah football coach Sharrieff Shah. They share two grown sons together.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted after dining at separate restaurants on the West Coast. Beyonce wore a white face mask as she was seen exiting Nobu after having lunch with her daughter Blue Ivy in Malibu. Don't Bey and Blue wear the best lacefront wigs that many can buy?
Meanwhile, Beyonce's husband Jay Z was seen leaving Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica later that night. The retired rapper rocked a black velvet bomber jacket, shorts, and white shoes paired with a blue cap as he stepped out for a dinner with friends.
Rihanna was a vision of loveliness in a colorful island-Inspired summer tunic which she wore over denim cutoffs at Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills.
Reality TV star and Instagram model Draya Michele showed off her shapely legs as she and her current boyfriend, Tyrod Taylor enjoyed a lunch date at Nobu in Malibu. Tyrod is news worthy because he plays quarterback for the LA Chargers NFL team. The happy couple was spotted at a nearby gas station where Tyrod is pictured pumping gas while flirting with his curvy girlfriend Draya. Shortly afterward, they arrived for lunch at Nobu, where Beyonce and her daughter, Blue Ivy were lunching. Draya rocked an ensemble from the House of CB that includes a brown spaghetti strap top with a tight turquoise mini skirt which she matched with a pair of brown ankle strap heels.
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Lala Anthony grabbed lunch with a friend at Cipriani restaurant in New York City. Lala was all smiles as she took selfies of her male friend. After lunch, the gentleman walked her to her waiting Uber.
Kylie Jenner looked cool in a technicolor body suit as she stepped out for dinner with friends and sister Kendall Jenner at Nobu in West Hollywood. Kylie's SUV was almost struck by a car during an auto accident while she was inside the restaurant, according to BACKGRID.com.
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Lil' Kim looked gorgeous in blue as she posed for photos after leaving the Barclays Center where she performed at halftime for the Brooklyn Nets.
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Police arrested a suspect who assaulted a 65-year-old Asian woman in an unprovoked attack outside a Manhattan building over the weekend.
Brandon Elliot, 38, is charged with assault as a hate crime, the NY Daily News reported.
Authorities arrested Elliot early Wednesday morning at the Four Points by Sheraton, a hotel-turned-homeless-shelter on W. 40th Street.
Concerned citizens phoned in tips to a Crime Stoppers hotline after watching the shocking video.
According to the NYPD, Elliot is a parolee who murdered his own mother.
At age 19, Elliot fatally stabbed his mother three times in the chest in front of his then 5-year-old sister. A jury convicted Elliot of murder and sentenced him to 15 years to life in prison.
Elliot was released on parole last year. Police say he is the brute seen in a viral video kicking and stomping the elderly woman outside a luxury Manhattan building.
He reportedly assaulted the woman as she walked through Hell's Kitchen on her way to church around 11:40 a.m. Monday.
In the video, Brandon Elliot kicked the woman in her abdomen and knocked her to the ground.
The shocking assault went viral on the internet, sparking outrage around the world.
Workers who watched the attack from inside the building were suspended from their jobs on Monday.
Rapper Lil Nas X sparked controversy in the religious community with his new video "Montero (Call Me By My Name)."
The Queens admitted they were wrong to co-sign LNX as a role model for their children.
The 21-year-old rapper came under fire for appearing to worship the devil in his music video. In one scene, Lil Nas X kisses the devil and gives Lucifer a lap dance.
The Queens looked puzzled and befuddled. You could almost hear them asking, how could we have been so wrong?
"It's a lot for the kids that are watching," said host Claudia Jordan.
Co-host Syleena Johnson was the most conflicted of the Queens. She straddled the line between expressing support for the LGBT+ community and condemning the Satanic message in LNX's music video.
"Who are the people that are advising him?" Johnson asked. Who is over there saying this is good?"
According to Johnson, Lil Nas X's advisors could have given him better guidance and rejected his anti-religious symbolism.
"Black folk don't play when it come to the Lord," said actress Vivica A. Fox.
"I think that he just went too far," said co-host LisaRaye McCoy, whose granddaughter is a huge LNX fan.
"...[H]e's an artist and he just wanted that shock value, which is what he fed into," she said.
"I don't want my grandbaby seeing that at all now," she said. "I'm like no, and I'm afraid that when she goes to [play] his 'Old Town Road' video, that that one is gon' play next..."
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Rapper Jeezy and TV personality Jeannie Mai will soon be husband and wife. The power couple picked up their marriage license one year after they announced their engagement, according to TMZ.
According to the Fulton County clerk's office in Atlanta, Jeezy and Jeannie Mai applied for their marriage license on Monday, March 29. The couple now has a 6-month window before they have to file again for another license.
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This will be Jeannie's second marriage.
The 42-year-old Capricorn was married to her high school sweetheart Freddy Harteis from 2007 until 2017. The couple divorced after she discussed their childless marriage on the Fox TV-owned talk show "The Real."
Jeanie previously discussed having two wedding ceremonies to honor both of their cultures.
Jeezy explained why he proposed to Jeannie in an interview on the Fat Joe Show.
"When you get the one, you can't even play with it," he said. "When you locked in mentally, that's the battle right there. You want to build, you want to grow."
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The 43-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper is a little gun shy about marriage. He was engaged previously to an African woman named Mahi, whose daughter he treated as his own. He also has two grown sons, Jadarius and Shyheim.
The couple started dating in 2018 and announced their engagement following a whirlwind courtship.
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For many couples who wait 3 or 4 years to tie the knot, the Dopamine has already faded and the bare bones of their relationship are exposed.
What happens next depends on how equally yoked they are.
Saweetie and her ex Quavo had serious issues before she drop kicked him to the curb for allegedly cheating on her.
TMZ obtained surveillance footage from BACKGRID.com of the couple fighting over a Call of Duty case in an elevator.
The fight which went down at Saweetie's apartment complex in North Hollywood in 2020.
The video shows them struggling over an orange Call of Duty case. She swings on him and they both crash to the elevator floor before he gets up and leaves her sitting there -- apparently injured and in agony.
Quavo glanced down at her several times, then glanced up at the camera as they ride the elevator. At no time did he assist her to her feet.
Eventually, as the elevator door opens, a guy who apparently heard the fight decides not to get on with them -- and the door shuts.
When the elevator reached her floor, Quavo got off with the case -- and Saweetie picked herself up off the floor and limps off.
TMZ spoke with sources on both sides who say the minor altercation occurred in 2020 at an apartment building where Saweetie was renting.
Saweetie and Quavo parted ways earlier this year after she accused him of cheating -- which he denied. There were also rumors he repossessed her Bentley -- which he also denied.
When will women stop dating men who were raised by bitter women?
The first question a woman should ask a man when they meet is "How's your father?"
If he says he doesn't have one -- keep it moving!
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