Justin Bieber Reportedly Punched Man Who Grabbed a Woman by the Throat at Coachella Party

According to TMZ, Justin Bieber allegedly punched a man during a Coachella party on Saturday. Sources told the outlet that a man grabbed a woman, who could have possibly been his ex-girlfriend, by the throat and refused to let her go.

Bieber attended the event with a friend. The incident erupted as he was talking to other guests, when the attacker apparently “went ballistic.” Bieber and the friend repeatedly told the guy to let her go; when he refused by screaming, “Go fuck yourself,” Bieber hit him, freeing the woman from his grasp.

Some claim the man who grabbed the woman was on the drugs. He was reportedly seen later chasing down an SUV he believed the singer was inside. He was later arrested by local authorities. 

Of course, the alleged altercation wasn't Saturday's main story. Coachella became #Beychella as Beyoncé recruited Jay Z, Destiny's Child, and Solange to join her on stage.

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Walmart Yodeling Boy Mason Ramsey Will Perform at Coachella

Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Eminem, Cardi B, and more are set to take the stage at Coachella. But the audience will be in for a rare performance—the yodeling boy.

Earlier this month, a video of 11-year-old Mason Ramsey went viral as he sang his heart out to Hank Williams' “Lovesick Blues” complete with the yodeling parts, inside of a Walmart. Ramsey was also sporting a bow-tie and cowboy boots, adding to the out-of-the-box clip.

Since then, he's been on Ellen (of course he was), and even played a show in a Wal-Mart parking lot that was live-streamed on Facebook. But now, TMZ reports he's going to take on one of the biggest stages ever at the Southern California music festival. But that's not all. It seems he's become a hot commodity on the scene as other musicians are trying to book him to perform with them. That number of musicians includes Post Malone, who reportedly wanted to collab with Ramsey on stage on Saturday night. Unfortunately, Ramsey's scheduled is stacked, and he already had another performance set with Grand Ole Opry. Malone is set to perform during Coachella's second weekend as well though so it could still happen. But we'd be really interested in a Cardi B/Yodel boy performance. Between Cardi's unique noises and Ramsey's yodeling, it would be…interesting, to say the least.

But first up, Ramsey is slated to bring his yodeling skills to a set with Chicago DJ, Whethan, at the Sahara tent later today. It can be live-streamed here.

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Lil Wayne Cleared of Paternity Claim After Taking DNA Test

Lil Wayne doesn’t have a fifth child, after all.

According to paternity test results obtained by TMZ, Wayne is not the biological father of 16-year-old Dwayne Brown. The teen’s mother, Keiotia Watson, filed a paternity suit against the New Orleans rapper back in 2015, claiming her and Wayne’s sexual relationship in the early 2000s resulted in pregnancy. A judge reportedly ordered Wayne to begin paying Watson $5,000 a month in child support in addition to providing for the boy’s medical insurance.

The 35-year-old rapper denied the woman’s claims, insisting they never had sexual contact.

“I do not believe it is possible that I am the biological father of Dwayne Brown,” Wayne said in a statement. “I have never acknowledged Dwayne Brown as my son, nor was I ever made aware of his birth until I was served with the petition… I am the loving father of four children, all of whom I provided support for since birth. Up until now, I have never been involved in a child support case.”

Last month, it was reported that Wayne had requested to take a DNA test to determine whether or not he was Dwayne’s biological father. Sources said that if the results confirmed Watson’s claims, the rapper would take full responsibility as a parent and would provide financial support for the teen.

Well, according to science, there is a 0.00 percent chance Wayne is not Watson’s baby daddy. Though it's hard not to feel bad for the boy involved in the case, we're glad to see that the dispute has finally been settled. 

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Young Thug Says He Wants to Work With XXXTentacion

A Young Thug and XXXTentacion collaboration? It could happen if Thugger gets his way.

On Friday night, the Atlanta rapper hit up Instagram Live to share a snippet of a low-tempo track that could eventually feature XXX.  

“I want y’all to tag [XXXTentacion],” he said before previewing the cut. “[…] I like this young nigga.  He’s one of the only young niggas that I like. He’s really dope. I want y’all to tag him. I want him featured on this.”

It’s unclear when the track is expected to drop, as Thug previously announced he would not release any new material until 2019: “I’ve got a deaf brother,” he told Hypebeast back in February. “I’ve got a brother who can’t hear or talk, so I want to act deaf for a year. So I ain’t going to put out no music this year.”

Some fans are skeptical about the claim, especially in light of Birdman’s recent announcement that he and Thug may deliver Rich Gang 2 before summer’s end. Could this newly previewed record be part of the upcoming Rich Gang project? We’ll have to wait and see.

As of Saturday afternoon, XXX had not responded to Thugger’s video.

The 20-year-old Florida rapper faced more assault allegations late last month, after a newly surfaced video from 2013 showed him punching a woman. XXX's legal team, however, claims the video was not as severe as it seemed, and suggested the alleged victim is simply interested in making a quick buck.

“This ‘terrified’ woman decides to post this video now, conveniently, when [XXX] becomes famous,” attorney Jaclyn Broudy told TMZ. “Draw your own conclusions.”

On Saturday, XXX announced he would host a paintball “war” to raise awareness about gun violence.

“OK, so next Saturday, we're doing an event called Put Down the Guns,” he said in a video. “Paintball war. Broward vs. Dade County. Come.”

 

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Chris Brown Sympathizes With Conor McGregor: ‘We All Get Crazy Sometimes’

Conor McGregor's infamous bus incident is the topic on everyone's mind today, with 50 Cent in particular finding a lot of joy in the situation. Chris Brown, however, has a little more sympathy for the fighter, who just lost his UFC featherweight title. When confronted by TMZ, Brown was asked for his thoughts on the situation, and considering he's found himself in similar fits of rage before, he feels for McGregor.

“We all get crazy sometimes,” he responds, offering more support for McGregor than 50 Cent. On the same night, TMZ caught-up with Chris Brown again, this time showing him acting up once again.

In the video, Brown can be seen arguing with a valet parking attendant outside TAO Los Angeles, threatening to get violent with him. He was supposedly disputing the charge, saying at one point “I should knock you out.” It's not clear how much he was being charged, but he clearly wasn't happy. He goes on to say the valet “did [him] dirty” and was “trying to rape [him] right now.” He's collected during the ordeal, but it's clearly very tense.

Meanwhile, McGregor has been arrested after injuring several people during the outburst, placing his future in the UFC uncertain. UFC President Dana White has explained that he has no interest in helping McGregor out, reports ESPN. “Normally, yes, I would dive right in and do everything in my power to help one of my guys. But not in this situation,” he explained to ESPN.

With two fighters having suffered injuries at the hands at McGregor, White is not eager to sort things out for him.

“He came into the Barclays Center, attacked our fighters and attacked my staff with a bunch of guys. No, you don't get my help on this one,” he says.

Chris Brown previously threw a chair through a window at Good Morning America back in 2011 in a similar outburst. At the time he was on probation for the domestic violence incident with his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Recently he was spotted with hands around a woman's neck, although he insisted he was playing around.

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Beyoncé Has Reportedly Increased Number of Coachella Dancers From About 12 to 100

Beyoncé is a headliner at Coachella this year after canceling her scheduled 2017 appearance because of her pregnancy. With two more perfect Carter-Knowles beings in the world, Beyoncé is ready for the huge California music festival on April 13…well, not quite ready, it seems. TMZ reports that Bey allegedly increased the number of her backup dancers from “about a dozen to 100” just one week before her first performance at the festival. That’s quite a jump.

Anonymous sources told TMZ that Beyoncé felt the need to “[up] her game” for the performance, which is apparently why she sprung for the XXL backup dancer package. These sources also claim that Bey’s rehearsals have since moved to a much larger studio, though we didn’t know how big the old one was to begin with. It's been previously reported that Bey has been having 11-hour rehearsals in a secret, high-profile L.A. studio that is being patrolled by no less than seven security guards. It’s apparently so secret, in fact, that not even executives at her own record company know exactly what she and her team are up to.

The one thing that is definitely very easy to believe is that all of the dancers involved in her performance, whether it’s a dozen or over 100, have signed non-disclosure agreements. That part just feels right.

Reportedly, Beyoncé feels like she needs to “shock and awe” at the performance, especially since it’s been hyped for an extra-long time. Then again, that could just mean that she and her team have had all that extra time to plan a truly magnificent performance. Nevertheless, Beyoncé’s Coachella stage will reportedly have “all the fixings of an epic performance” including lights and visuals.

Beyoncé does have a pretty good track record with awe-inspiring performances, so chances are her set next week won't disappoint. The real question is: Will she perform any new music

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Man Says Duffer Brother Stole His Whole Idea to Make ‘Stranger Things’

If one man is to be believed, the makers of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things actually took his idea. In a lawsuit, Charlie Kessler alleges the premise for the '80s-set series completely ripped off his short film Montauk.

Kessler’s short premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival, and even managed to pick up an award. The film centers around covert government experiments, which also happens to be the focus of the Netflix series. (Not that it’s exactly an original idea, mind you.)

Anyway, here’s where things get dicey. As TMZ reports, Kessler says he and his agents actually pitched the idea, as a show, to the Duffer Brothers, the duo behind Stranger Things. The pitch fell flat, which is why Kessler says he was especially surprised when the Netflix series came out in July 2016. He alleges that Stranger Things was even sold under his title, The Montauk Project, and that Matt and Ross Duffer essentially all of his material. Naturally, Kessler’s looking for a payout, but he also wants any content that was picked from his ideas destroyed. Good luck with that one, bro

Stranger Things star Winona Ryder may be known for her shoplifting past, but from what I know, the Duffer Brothers don't have a history of petty larceny. Watching Montauk before it got pulled, I saw zero relation to the series nor a single mention of the Upside Down. There was also some very questionable acting that needs to be addressed. 

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Man Suing Cardi B Over Mixtape Cover Is Reportedly Trying to Extort Her

Late last year, a model accused rapper Cardi B of using his image as part of the artwork for her debut mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1., also filing a lawsuit to the tune of five million in damages. She hasn't said much about the situation or suit before, but in documents obtained by The Blast, Cardi B and her team are certain the man suing her, Kevin Brophy, is trying to extort her.

“Whatever piece of Cardi B’s income he can gouge out, and whatever free ride on her famous coattails he can gain, through extortionate means of this unfounded, preposterous action,” the documents say. Her team also states that since Brophy is never named or identified in the album's artwork, there isn't any harm being done.

While the back tattoos tattoos do look strikingly similar, the design itself may have been digitally lifted and placed on the model who actually is in the photo. This makes a lot of sense considering Cardi's legal team called the photo “a classic example of transformative work created in the exercise of the First Amendment rights of the photographer.”

It's also possible a different person has the same ink themselves, especially since one huge difference, Cardi notes, is that the model on her artwork doesn't have the same “Born to Lose” neck tattoo as Brophy. TMZ reported that Cardi also clarified the man on the cover is a “young, black man,” while the Brophy is white. At the time the album dropped, she posted other images from the same shoot showing a model that is definitely not Brophy.

The rapper wants the case against her dropped as soon as possible.

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Rob Kardashian Reportedly Ready to Take Blac Chyna Back to Family Court After Six Flags Incident

Rob Kardashian is fed up with Blac Chyna, again. Over the weekend Chyna decided to attack a woman with Dream’s stroller while at Six Flags and that was, apparently, the final straw. TMZ reports that Rob has decided to take Chyna back to family court.

Rob and his lawyers are reportedly going to file legal documents to ask for a hearing. In the hearing, they hope to set legal rules for what Chyna can and cannot do when Dream is in her presence.

Kardashian is not only concerned about the social media star’s behavior, but who she brings around Dream. Chyna recently procured 18-year-old YBN Almighty Jay as her new bae. Rob reportedly wants to come to an agreement in court where neither parent can introduce a new boyfriend or girlfriend into Dream's life unless the relationship is more than six months long. He also plans to ask for a reduction in the $20,000 a month he pays to Chyna for child support. They currently share 50/50 joint custody over Dream.

Video of Blac Chyna starting a fight at Six Flags surfaced over the weekend. In the video, Chyna is seen lashing out with Dream’s stroller after a woman reportedly touched her daughter. On her Instagram story, Chyna responded to the footage.

“Being famous is hard enough dealing with scrutiny but when someone feels comfortable to come and touch your child it's a whole other story,” she writes. “I do not condone violence nor am I a violent person but shout out to all of the amazing mothers out there that will protect their children at all cost. Love, King and Dreams Mommy.”

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