Rapper French Montana and reality TV star Khloe Kardashian have reportedly parted ways after eight months of dating.
The Pop That hitmaker began dating Kim Kardashian's younger sister earlier this year (14) after they were introduced by his record label boss Sean 'Diddy' Combs. He lavished her with gifts on her 30th birthday in June (14), presenting her with a new car and jewelry, but they have allegedly since decided to take some time out from their relationship.
A source tells Us Weekly magazine, "They are on a break. The relationship got too heavy and Khloe needed to take a step back."
The romance was Kardashian's first since filing for divorce from basketball player Lamar Odom in December (13).
A rising rapper is trying to halt the release of a song by Kanye West and French Montana over allegations it is similar to one of his own tracks. Rapper 9gotti claims Montana's track titled Gucci Mane, which was produced by West, has been adapted from one of his tunes, and representatives for his Chinga Chang Records have sent a cease and desist letter to both West and Montana, accusing them of plagiarism and asking them to halt the release of the song.
According to TMZ.com, Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Rick Ross have also been named in the legal letter, but it is unclear how they were involved in the track.
Legal action has been threatened if the rap stars do not comply.
Miley Cyrus celebrated her homecoming gig in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (07Aug14) in true Deep South style by heading into the woods to guzzle moonshine around a campfire.
The former Hannah Montana star wowed the crowd in her native city when she brought her controversial Bangerz show to the Bridgestone Arena.
Following the concert, the Wrecking Ball hitmaker partied the night away with pals, including The Flaming Lips rocker Wayne Coyne, in a darkened woodland.
She posted several photographs on her Instagram.com page showing her eating French fries and cuddling a female friend, along with an image of a female pal swigging from a large jar of apple pie-flavoured moonshine.
The U.S. leg of the tour wraps in Chicago, Illinois next week (14Aug14) before moving to South America and Australia.
French Montana's rap protege Lil Durk has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a gun possession charge. The rising hip-hop star, real name Durk Banks, was arrested in his native Chicago, Illinois in April, 2013 after police caught him throwing a loaded weapon into the back of his car.
Prosecutors suggested Durk be punished with a year behind bars, but Cook County Judge Joseph Kazmierski, Jr. decided instead to order him to serve 18 months on probation.
A lawyer for Banks, who previously spent time in jail for a 2011 weapons charge, told the court his client had been trying to make amends for his bad behaviour by spending more than 150 hours volunteering for anti-violence programme Cure Violence at the University of Illinois.
The judge sentenced him to complete an additional 50 hours of community service.
Banks has since vowed to stay on the right side of the law and not return to court.
Speaking after his hearing, he told The Chicago Tribune newspaper, "The key word is I'll be staying out of trouble."
Rapper French Montana has his record label boss Sean 'Diddy' Combs to thank for introducing him to his new girlfriend, reality TV star Khloe Kardashian. The Pop That hitmaker went public with his romance with Kim Kardashian's younger sister earlier this year (14) and he helped her celebrate her 30th birthday last month (Jun14) by showering her with $100,000 (£58,824)-worth of gifts, including a brand new SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle).
They conducted their first joint interview together on Thursday (24Jul14), when they appeared on New York's Power 105 radio station with host Angie Martinez, and Montana admitted mutual friend Combs played matchmaker for the pair.
He said, "Khloe's cool as hell. Puff (Combs) is the one who put us together."
The rapper also revealed he will be making a number of appearances on his girlfriend's family reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, alongside Khloe's new brother-in-law Kanye West, adding, "They called me a couple of times for the new season, they got me. They got Kanye on there (too)."
West wed Khloe's sister Kim in May (14).
Khloe's relationship with Montana is her first since filing for divorce from her sports star husband Lamar Odom in December (13).
Khloe Kardashian and her boyfriend French Montana, Fat Joe and Russell Simmons joined members of Jennifer Lopez's family and her rumoured boyfriend Maksim Chmerkovskiy in Southampton, New York on Thursday night (24Jul14) to celebrate the singer's 45th birthday. Lopez arrived for the party at Nammos restaurant with best friend Leah Remini.
"People are gonna comment no matter what. If I dated the most clean-cut, perfect guy, they’re gonna comment. That’s just the way it is. If I’m having fun and if I like this kid, no one else should care, they're not f**king him." Khloe Kardashian defends new boyfriend rapper French Montana during the couple's first joint interview on a New York radio show.
Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has taken aim at her estranged husband Lamar Odom for allegedly spending her 29th birthday last year (13) with another woman. Kim Kardashian's younger sister filed for divorce from the embattled basketball player in December (13) after longrunning speculation suggesting he had been battling addiction issues and had been unfaithful to his wife.
Khloe denied the multiple tabloid reports in the months leading up to the court filing, but now she is finally opening up about what drove her to end the four-year marriage.
In preview footage for her family reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloe reveals she was well aware of his infidelity and even had to spend her 29th birthday in June, 2013 alone.
Confirming the rumours for the first time, she tells her sister Kourtney, "The way I was living is not a way to live! I kept in hiding every time there was something going on. I would have to lie, or conceal, or cover up, and I'm so over it!
"Let me tell you something. Last year on my birthday I lied to everyone because I had to lie and say I was with my husband when in fact my husband was messing with another girl... I was alone and lied to everyone."
Khloe has since moved on from her broken marriage and celebrated her 30th birthday last month (Jun14) with her new boyfriend, rapper French Montana.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode in question is due to air in America on Sunday (13Jul14).
Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has opened up about her budding romance with rapper French Montana, insisting their relationship is built on fun and happiness. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians beauty went public with her new boyfriend Montana in April (14) when they partied together in Los Angeles, and she even joined him on a trip to South Africa in June (14), when he was booked to perform at the MTV Africa Music Awards.
He has been a constant presence by her side ever since and helped her celebrate her 30th birthday on 27 June (14) by showering her with $100,000 (£58,824)-worth of gifts, including a brand new SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) and a gold ring featuring Colombian emeralds and yellow canary diamonds.
The Pop That rapper also joined Kardashian in Las Vegas on Friday (04Jul14) for their first joint red carpet appearance as she hosted a belated birthday bash at Tao Nightclub, and she admits he always brightens up her day with his smile.
The birthday girl tells UsMagazine.com, "He is just funny. He's light and it's easy. That's what I need right now. It's fun. I like how he's always happy. Smiles are infectious. They're contagious. I like that... I just want more positivity in life."
Kardashian's relationship with Montana is her first since filing for divorce from her sports star husband Lamar Odom in December (13).
Rapper French Montana has reportedly spent $100,000 (£62,500) on gifts in honour of his girlfriend Khloe Kardashian's 30th birthday. The reality TV star marked her age milestone on Friday (27Jun14), but she celebrated the event a day early by partying with friends and family, including sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian and hip-hop mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs and his girlfriend Cassie, at Don Coqui in her beau's native The Bronx, New York on Thursday (26Jun14).
During the night out, Montana presented the birthday girl with the keys to a white Jeep Sahara, reportedly worth $60,000 (£37,500), and handed her a $25,000 (£15,625) gold ring decorated with Colombian emeralds and yellow canary diamonds.
Earlier in the day, the Pop That hitmaker also gifted Kardashian with two mouth grills, which set him back an estimated $10,000 (£6,250), according to TMZ.com.
The couple became romantically linked four months ago, but has yet to officially confirm the status of its relationship.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star split from her estranged husband, basketball player Lamar Odom, last year (13), and she filed for divorce in December (13).
He got the nickname "French" when he came to the United States at age 13, because that was one of the languages he spoke, while "Montana" comes from the drug-cartel kingpin Tony Montana, played by Al Pacino, in Scarface.