One of R. Kelly‘s former managers has surrendered to authorities on charges he made terroristic threats against a family of one of the singer’s alleged victims.
As TMZ first reported, Joycelyn Savage‘s father told us James Mason called him in May 2018, and threatened, “I’m gonna do harm to you and your family, when I see you I’m gonna get you, I’m going to f***ing kill you.”
The Henry County Sheriff’s Dept. issued an arrest warrant last August for felony terroristic threats and acts and, Friday morning, Mason turned himself in.
He was released on $ 10,000 bond.
Joycelyn Savage has said she is not being held against her will, but her parents firmly believed their daughter has been brainwashed and they have mounted a full-court press to free her.
Khabib‘s manager tells TMZ Sports Floyd Mayweather has been texting him CONSTANTLY … saying the boxing legend has been “begging” for a fight with Nurmagomedov!!!
“Me and him have been texting each other for the last month,” Ali Abdelaziz says … “He’s very much begging for the fight.”
Of course, the potential tilt has been talked about for months — ever since Khabib and Ali called out the boxer after beating Conor McGregor back in October.
But … seems Floyd is getting deadly serious about putting pen to paper on a contract for the scrap — ’cause Ali says he’s been blowing up his phone.
“If he say he did not, I’m going to put everything online. Don’t lie, Floyd! Do not lie, Floyd!”
The holdup on Ali’s end?? The money … ’cause Abdelaziz tells us, “At the end of the day, if he want it, the fight is here. I like this fight. But, he has to come a little bit better. He knows what I’m talking about.”
As for if the fight does ultimately happen … Ali tells us Floyd shouldn’t think Khabib is a layup … saying, “I think Khabib will beat his ass!!!”
Busta Rhymes just sued a former employee for allegedly pretending to be his manager and booking him for gigs without the rapper’s permission.
Busta is suing Rasheem “Bubba” Barker claiming the guy had no authority to make deals on the rapper’s behalf but still managed to make money off Busta’s back by getting promoters to pay thousands up front and keeping the dough.
In docs, obtained by TMZ, Busta says Barker’s misdeeds included when he booked Busta for gigs in 2016 and 2018 and put $ 60k in advances in his personal bank account.
Busta also claims Barker stole $ 8k that was supposed to go to Busta’s travel expenses earlier this year for a trip to Toronto.
The rapper claims as a result of all this, someone got a default judgment against Busta for $ 22,478 after he no-showed a gig booked by Barker. Busta’s pointing the finger at Barker and wants him to cover those and other damages. He’s suing for more than $ 500k.
ICYMI … earlier this week, Busta went off on Barker accusing him of pretending to be Busta’s manager. He’s now taken his beef from Instagram to the courthouse.
Janet and Randy Jackson have a payroll problem … because they’re being sued by a former manager claiming they didn’t pay him for his services.
Danny O’Donovan has filed new legal docs claiming Janet and Randy hired him in July 2016 to be the tour manager for the “State of the World Tour.” According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Danny says the Jacksons agreed to pay him $ 25k per month and he ended up working for 17 months.
In docs, O’Donovan says everything was fine and dandy ’cause they paid him each month for the first 5 months, but then the payments stopped. O’Donovan says he completed his duties over the remaining 12 months … so he’s suing to get what he says he’s owed — $ 300k.
We’ve reached out to Janet and Randy, so far no word back.