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T.I. I Believe Breezy … Until Evidence Shows Otherwise

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T.I. is standing firm in defense of Chris Brown in the wake of a rape allegation, and he says it’s because he still values “innocent until proven guilty” … unlike most folks.

We got T.I. at LAX Tuesday and asked whether he believes the French woman who went to police this week alleging Chris raped her in Paris. It’s a firm no from T.I. — he says he’s siding with Chris (for now) since he knows CB and doesn’t have any reason to doubt him.

Moreover, T.I. says there are no facts that have surfaced to support the woman’s claim … and he’s not about to jump on the bandwagon of condemning someone without giving ’em their day in court. For the record … Chris has vehemently denied the charge.

Check out T.I.’s take. He touches on what he describes as a new culture of assuming guilt based on a mere allegation … which he strongly disagrees with. While he supports real victims of abuse coming forward to share their stories, T.I. warns us of opportunists looking to capitalize on the climate with false accusations.

He notes that he’s not necessarily saying that’s the case with Chris, but it’s clear he’s got his suspicions … and will wait to pass judgment until a jury does their job.

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As for Chris, he’s been released from police custody without bail … and is free to leave France. Some legal experts in Paris tell TMZ, the fact that authorities released Brown without any conditions is evidence there’s a problem with the case. 

Drake Under Fire for 2010 Concert Vid Shows Him Kissing and Caressing 17-Year-Old

Drake put the moves on a 17-year-old female fan — including kissing her several times — during a concert in 2010 … and now he’s being criticized for his actions, which many are calling inappropriate and creepy.

The clip’s reportedly from a show at the Ogden Theatre in May 2010. It starts with Drake on stage with the young fan, who he begins slow-dancing with … before getting behind her and smelling her hair.

He then appears to caress her and kiss her on the neck, and says to the crowd … “Y’all gonna have me get carried away again. I get in trouble for sh*t like this; how old are you?”

After the girls tells him she’s 17, the crowd erupts … to which Drake replies, “I can’t go to jail yet, man! Seventeen? How do you look like that? You thick. Look at all this.”

But he doesn’t stop there — he tells the girl he had fun with her and liked the way her breasts felt against his chest … then goes in for more kisses, including on the lips.

It should be noted Drake was 23 at the time of the video, and age of consent in Colorado is 17 … but that hasn’t stopped many fans from skewering the rapper for his behavior.

And, with Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” fresh on a lot of people’s minds … this Drake video’s definitely raising eyebrows.

‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Doc Shows Mother Tracking Down Daughter

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R. Kelly allegedly kept a mother from seeing her daughter for years — and the mother went on a hunt to track her down — and it all happens on video for Friday’s episode of Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly.”

In the clip you see Michelle Kramer getting emotional as she tries to locate her daughter, Dominique Gardner … tracking her down at a hotel and trying to bring her home. 

The mother blames Kelly for keeping her family apart, saying any man who keeps a child from its parents doesn’t have a heart. Dominique was with Kelly for 9 years, lived with him for more than 4, and eventually went missing from her family.

Kelly’s legal team has adamantly denied the reports and information within the doc … firing off a cease and desist letter to Lifetime, threatening a lawsuit if the documentary aired. However, Lifetime remained defiant … airing it anyways.  

In the clip … Michelle finally tracks down Dominique at a hotel in Los Angeles … and the Lifetime cameras were rolling when the family reunited. 

The next installments of the 6-part doc will air tonight, starting at 9 PM ET/PT. 

Shareef O’Neal Shows Off Gnarly Heart Surgery Scar … ‘#Zipperboy’

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Shareef O’Neal just revealed his heart surgery scar for the first time Wednesday … and he’s already given himself a new nickname, “Zipperboy.”

TMZ Sports broke the story … Shareef needed a heart procedure done after UCLA doctors detected an abnormality during a routine check-up.

O’Neal went under the knife on Dec. 13 … but came out of it just fine — and when he finally got a look at the scar this week, he was able to joke about it.

“My first time seeing my scar ….. #zipperboy.”

The operation doesn’t seem like it was a laughing matter though … the scar runs from the top of his chest to halfway down to his belly button!!!

The good news … Shaq told us just several days ago his son’s doing okay — and could be back on the basketball court in just a few months.

Travis Scott Signs On with Maroon 5 for Super Bowl … Halftime Show’s Gonna Be Sicko

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Maroon 5 has just crushed the doubters who said finding another artist for the Super Bowl Halftime Show was impossible … because TMZ has learned they locked down one of the biggest names in music … Travis Scott!!!

Travis will join M5 during the halftime show in Atlanta on February 3. It’s arguably the biggest gig in music, with historical performances over the years. 

It’s a monster move … Travis has the hottest tour going, a huge single with Drake and he’s generating big Grammy buzz.

And, if that’s not enough, we’ve learned his plus one will be the mother of his child (and possibly his wife) and one of the biggest and richest celebs on the planet … Kylie Jenner.

Our industry sources tell us Maroon 5 is also in talks with several other artists about possibly joining the show … including Cardi B and Outkast‘s Big Boi.

Travis’ addition is a big win for the NFL and hip-hop fans … you’ll recall, Waka Flocka Flame bashed the League for passing over Atlanta rappers in favor of a mainstream band. 

It’ll be interesting to see if Cardi and Big Boi strike deals to perform as well. Big Boi hails from the ATL, and his addition would be huge for the city.

NFL’s Montae Nicholson Fight Video Shows Brutal Knockout Punch

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10:48 AM PT — Redskins coach Jay Gruden says Nicholson will NOT play this weekend in their critical game against the Tennessee Titans. 

Gruden says he’s aware of the TMZ Sports video and says he’ll take a look at it. 

When asked if Nicholson would be benched for the rest of the season, Gruden said he hasn’t made up his mind yet. 

He still has to speak with Montae personally. 

TMZ Sports has obtained footage of Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson pummeling a man in the middle of a Virginia street around 2 AM Tuesday morning … and it’s violent. 

Nicholson — wearing a red hoodie — is going after another man in a jean jacket while other people in the melee desperately try to restrain him. 

But, Nicholson is too strong and too angry — and refused to back out … instead, he throws several punches at his target … including a knockout blow. 

You can see in the video, the man in the jean jacket appears to go limp as Nicholson hits him clean in the face. 

One witness tells us the other man in the red sweatshirt was trying to break up the fight — but Montae was in such a rage, he slammed that guy to the ground and continued the beating. 

Loudoun County Sheriffs eventually responded to the scene and arrested both Montae and a female companion. Montae was booked for assault and battery, and drunk in public. He was hauled to a nearby jail and released on a $ 2,500 bond a short time later. 

23-year-old Montae — 6’2″, 215 lbs — is a solid player for the Redskins who’s played in every game this season. 

There are reports the fight began after a road rage incident where the victims pulled up in a vehicle and honked at Montae. 

But, a witness tells us … the beef started BEFORE the car incident. 

Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital where they were treated for serious injuries. 

We’ve reached out to Montae’s camp for comment. So far, no word back.

A rep for the Redskins tells us they are aware of the arrest and still gathering information.  

Originally published at 10:02 AM PT