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T-Pain Don’t Try Me, Beach … Ball to Face Ends Show!!!

T-Pain ain’t down for shots to the face — even if it’s just a beach ball — and his fans definitely know that now after he abruptly pulled the plug on a weekend concert.

We got this video from his Sunday set at the BBYO (B’Nai B’Rith Youth Org.) Convention in Denver, and you see him rapping “Bartender” as the beach ball comes flying through the air, bouncing off the side of his dome! 

It definitely looked funny, but T-Pain wasn’t in a playful mood. He immediately beelined for the exit. Fans at the concert tell us T-Pain was only about 30 minutes into his set when he bounced. 

Tension was building because witnesses tell us T-Pain had already warned the crowd he was leaving if they threw another ball onstage. We’re told T-Pain’s people tried to get him to go back on … but he refused. 

Keep your balls to yourself at a T-Pain show. The more you know! 

Dana White Responds to Ariel Helwani ‘I Don’t Give a Sh*t What He Thinks’

EXCLUSIVE

Dana White isn’t taking kindly to being called “tone-deaf” over his decision to book Greg Hardy and Rachael Ostovich on the same UFC fight card … saying, “I could give a sh*t.”

… and it didn’t stop there. 

First, some backstory … 

Both Hardy and Ostovich are fighting at the big UFC on ESPN event on Saturday night — which drew heavy criticism from ESPN’s main MMA reporter, Ariel Helwani, who sounded off Wednesday. 

“I found this decision to be incredibly tone-deaf, to put it mildly,” Helwani said on ESPN.

FYI, Hardy was found guilty of domestic violence by a judge in 2014 — but the conviction was thrown out in 2015 when he appealed to have the case go in front of a jury … and his accuser stopped cooperating with prosecutors.

Ostovich suffered serious injuries in an alleged domestic violence incident back in November. She claims her husband (who’s also an MMA fighter) snapped and beat her ruthlessly.

Helwani and others have expressed concern over having them fight on the same card — so, when we saw White in NYC on Thursday morning, we asked for his thoughts. 

“I don’t give a sh*t what Ariel Helwani thinks,” White said … “Who the f*ck is Ariel Helwani to question anything that we do.”

“I think we’ve done a pretty good job in 20 years. I could give a sh*t what he thinks, or anybody else for that matter.”

So, why are they on the same card? White says they’re both on the UFC roster and it was bound to happen at some point.

White has previously said he spoke with Ostovich about booking Hardy on the card and claimed she was cool with it. 

Ice Cube I Don’t Want Carmelo In BIG3 … Yet

EXCLUSIVE

Ice Cube is looking forward to the day Carmelo Anthony suits up for the BIG3 league, but says that shouldn’t be for a long time, because he thinks ‘Melo can still get it done in the NBA.

The BIG3 has become the go to spot for ex-league guys to flex their skills, with dudes like Al Harrington, Stephen Jackson, and soon to be Lamar Odom all competing at a high level.

Anthony’s not doing anything right now, so when we got league boss Ice Cube at LAX we asked if he’s clamoring to have ‘Melo join up … not so much.

“Of course we’d accept him. But he can still play in the NBA, he should be in the NBA.”

Don’t get Cube wrong, he’d LOVE Anthony in the BIG3, but he thinks the former scoring champ still “has some NBA in him.”

Dope that Cube is supporting Anthony, but we have a question … if Kevin Durant and Steph Curry wanted to leave the Warriors and join the BIG3, would he discourage them too?

Sure he would.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Conor Doesn’t Deserve Rematch ‘He Don’t Do Nothing!’

Breaking News

Khabib Nurmagomedov has a message for Conor McGregor — Want a rematch? Get in line. 

The UFC superstar touched down in Australia with his crew on Wednesday where he was swarmed by local media and fans. 

Khabib was super cool with everyone — taking selfies and talking with people — but the headline here is the trash-talk directed at McGregor. 

One of the reporters asked if Conor should get the rematch — to which Khabib smirked and said, “Rematch for what?!”

The reporter brought up all the talking Conor did before their fight at UFC 229 back in October — Khabib again shot back with an insult.

“Before last fight he talked too. But, when we go inside the cage, he don’t do nothing.”

Of course, Khabib mauled Conor before McGregor tapped out in the 4th round

Despite Khabib’s position, UFC boss Dana White told TMZ Sports he IS working on the rematch and it should go down in 2019 … if everything goes according to plan.

The two had been trading barbs on social media recently — with Khabib posting a video clip showing him strangling McGregor with the caption, “You will live with this shame all your life #tapmachine.”

Anna Faris to Chris Pratt Now That You’re Engaged Don’t Forget I’m an Ordained Minister!!

Anna Faris is such a cool ex-wife … she offered to officiate Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger‘s wedding!!

Anna talked a little bit about her ex-hubby on her “Anna Faris is Unqualified” podcast Tuesday and revealed she and Chris were texting the morning after he asked Katherine to marry him (spoiler alert: she said yes!!!). 

Anna congratulated the new couple … saying they’re “f***ing” amazing together. Not that she had to remind anyone, but Anna says there’s zero bitterness following her divorce with Chris. Matter of fact … Anna says she reminded Chris she’s an ordained minister and also joked about planning the wedding.

She didn’t stop there … Anna also said she’d be down to have Chris and Katherine on the podcast. They’ve all been chummy for a while … no one will forget their Halloween outing

As we reported … Chris posted a photo Monday morning with the caption, “Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!”

Anna then left a comment on that post, “I’m so happy for you both!! Congratulations!”

Chiefs’ Tamba Hali I Don’t Regret Retiring … Before Epic Season

EXCLUSIVE

Does one of the greatest Kansas City Chiefs ever regret retiring just months before the team’s best run in recent franchise history???

Tamba Hali tells TMZ Sports not one bit …

“I think there were measures — I could’ve did more about being on the team this year, but I’m happy for those guys.”

Hali is a legend in K.C. … having played the last 12 seasons there and racking up 89.5 sacks — but he retired after last season having never gotten further than the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

That’s why we at TMZ Sports wondered if there was at least SOME regret that he decided to call it a career just before Patrick Mahomes got the Chiefs on an epic run this season.

But, 35-year-old Tamba says while it is “bittersweet,” he’s at peace with the decision.

“I think the way coach [Andy] Reid treated me was great. He kind of saved me, because I played the game wreckless. I probably would’ve been on the other side — would’ve wrecked my body.”

“So, I’m happy, yet it is bittersweet.”

As for the Chiefs’ AFC Championship Game against the Pats this weekend … Hali says he’s giving the edge to Mahomes over Tom Brady in the big matchup, and ya gotta hear why.

Kanye West Seemingly Hints You Don’t Need to Mute R. Kelly … Kim Says That’s Not What He Meant

Kanye West says it’s still okay to play R. Kelly or Michael Jackson‘s music — or so it seemed after Kanye’s Sunday service, but Kim Kardashian says that’s not what her husband meant to say. 

Kanye seemed to refer to Kelly and MJ Sunday when he said, “They want art from the artist. But, anytime they do anything erratic, they just gonna pull up the full documentaries on him.”

“And then, they gonna come with the Michael documentary. We can enjoy all their music all we want.”

As you know, R. Kelly has come under intense scrutiny following the Lifetime docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly.” The #MuteRKelly movement is in full swing and some artists have pulled their Kelly collabs off streaming services.  

Kanye seems to be comparing Kelly’s situation to the new documentary making allegations of sexual abuse by MJ. 

Ye went on to say if we start removing artistic works … “let’s go ahead and take da Vinci out The Louvre. Let’s take down all the art.” 

Even though it sure sounds like it, Kim says Kanye wasn’t going there. She says, “Kanye was speaking about his own experience of everyone quick to say they are cancelling him because of differences in opinion & not being perfect. The analogies were in context to his own experiences, not defending anyone else.”

Topgolf To Justin Timberlake ‘Happy Gilmore’ Swings Aren’t Chill … Don’t Make Us Call Mom

EXCLUSIVE

Justin Timberlake needs to check his “Happy Gilmore” impressions at the door the next time he decides to take some cuts at Topgolf, because the company says they just might tattle on JT if he keeps breaking their rules.

If you’ve ever been to Topgolf — and if you haven’t, get on it STAT — you know they really frown on anyone channeling Adam Sandler‘s famous character in their super fun driving range. But, Justin was a bad boy last weekend and broke their safety code with a textbook windup swing. 

Topgolf tells us they’re quite aware of Justin’s rule-breaking ways, and they’re issuing him a hilarious warning … saying, “we aren’t necessarily mad, we’re just disappointed in him. We’ll try to reach out to his reps, BUT we may just have to call his mom.”

Fact is, the “Happy Gilmore” is a well-known violation — it’s even on the waiver you sign before starting the game — so the company and social media went crazy after Justin posted video from his awesome time at the Topgolf in Charlotte, N.C. during a stop for his Man Of The Woods tour.  

Still, it’s pretty hard to be mad at JT … and if you ask us, he totally nailed Sandler’s famous swing. 

We’re told Justin LOVES Topgolf and frequents their locations across the country, so it’s gonna be interesting to see if he pulls this stunt again. 

In any event, JT might want to hit up Shooter McGavin for a lesson on proper technique.

Enes Kanter To Turkey President: Jail Threats Don’t Scare Me!

Breaking News

Enes Kanter says he won’t be bullied into silence by the President of Turkey — saying jail threats against him and his family are only inspiring him to be MORE critical of Recep Erdogan

The NY Knicks star is doubling down on his decision to remove himself from a team trip to the U.K. — claiming he’s more susceptible to Erdogan’s hit squad overseas. 

“If I’m in America, I’m safe. I feel very safe,” Kanter told CBS News. “But, if I step outside of America,  it will be a very dangerous situation.”

Kanter says he’s been under fire from Turkish officials for years for insulting Erdogan publicly — even calling the guy the “Hitler of our generation.”

Other U.S. officials, including Rep. Peter King, have told TMZ Sports … Kanter’s fears are warranted because Erdogan is a bad dude and runs Turkey like a police state. 

Kanter has been labeled a terrorist for his comments — and says officials have even locked his father as retribution. 

“If you speak out against Erdoğan, that means you’re a terrorist. If he cannot put you in jail, then he will take your family away and put them in jail and say, ‘if you don’t stop running against me, then I’m gonna keep your family in jail.'”

“That’s what he’s trying to do, did that to me, that he tried to put my dad in jail, so he thought that I was gonna stop talking, that made me even talk about this more so the world can see it.”

As we previously reported, ex-NBA player Hedo Turkoglu — who’s also from Turkey — ripped Kanter on social media … saying his claims against the President are baseless and reckless

Then again, Turkoglu also serves as an advisor to Erdogan. 

Julio Jones Falcons Don’t Want Antonio Brown … ‘We Good Over Here’

EXCLUSIVE

How dope would a 1-2 punch of Julio Jones and Antonio Brown look in Atlanta?!?!

Not that dope … according to Julio himself — who tells TMZ Sports he and the Falcons actually don’t want to see that at all.

“Nah, man. We tight over here. We good over here.”

Of course, the pairing will be possible in what appears to be a matter of days … seeing as A.B.’s antics have pretty much ended his time in the Steel City.

But, don’t expect Julio to openly recruit the stud wideout to the Falcons once that happens … ’cause when we got Julio out in L.A. — he seemed to want no part of it.

Why?? Sure seems like Jones thinks the baggage Brown would bring to the locker room wouldn’t be worth his insane production on the field.

As for the guys currently on Julio’s team … Jet spoke with us about Steve Sarkisian‘s firing and what he expects to see from new OC Dirk Koetter.