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‘STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON’ CASTING AGENCY ADMITS MISTAKE Not All Poor People Are Fat & Dark

The people behind the “Straight Outta Compton” movie say they’re NOT just casting overweight, dark-skinned black girls to play “poor” people in the movie … telling TMZ the casting ad was an “innocent mistake.”

The ad went viral — with the casting company inviting L.A.-based women to apply for one of several categories of extras that will be featured in the film.

The casting agency used an A, B, C, D scale to group the women. Here’s the breakdown:

A) “Hottest of the hottest. Models” (open to women of any race) B) “Fine … Beyonce is a protoype here” (light-skinned women) C) African American girls … Medium to light skinned with a weave D) “These are African American girls. Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone.”

People were upset … since the “D” group was the only group associated with an economic class — “poor” — and it was made up of only dark-skinned, out of shape black women.

But we spoke with a rep for Sande Alessi Casting who tells us … the ad was an “innocent mistake” — and when it comes to casting the “poor” people, they’re also looking for women of various skin tones and body types.

As for people who claim the A,B,C,D grouping system was racist — Sande Alessi Casting says it’s the usual method they use to look for different types of people for any project and it wasn’t meant to offend anyone.

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KATT WILLIAMS SUED HIS FISTFUL OF DIAMONDS KO’D ME … Says Tour Manager

Katt Williams’ tour manager says the the comedian delivered a knockout blow to his face … and now he’s suing for assault and battery.

Mark Williams claims Katt went off on him back in May, according to a new lawsuit filed in L.A. … and obtained by TMZ.

Williams — who doesn’t mention any relation to Katt — claims Katt hit him “with such force and power that he was rendered unconscious for a period of 90 seconds.”

The lawsuit doesn’t say where or why the alleged scrap went down, but it must have hurt like hell because Williams adds … Katt was “wearing his diamond rings which served as a brass knuckles weapon.”

Williams claims he suffered a concussion, loose tooth, and unspecified facial and head injuries.

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APOLLO NIDA Phaedra Bailed On Me … SO I’M READY TO BAIL ON OUR MARRIAGE

Apollo Nida may be going into prison a married man — but it’s doubtful he’ll come out that way … because his wife, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Phaedra Parks “didn’t even f***ing show up” for his sentencing.

Nida — who just got 8 years for check fraud and money laundering — went off about Phaedra with Atlanta’s B-100, admitting he’s still “salty” about how she’s treated him since he got charged.

Just as fascinating … Nida talking about accepting his punishment like a man, but also copping to crying like a baby over it.

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COLUMBUS SHORT BAR ROOM KO WAS OVER $20 BILLS TO MY WIFE’S FACE

Columbus Short is finally revealing exactly what drove him into such a rage that he delivered a knockout blow to a guy’s face earlier this year — and it might change your opinion of the hot-headed actor.

Short was on Atlanta’s V-103 radio station when he was asked about the bar fight back in March, and he said … “I had to defend my wife at a bar. This man was being highly, highly disrespectful … slapping her in the face with $20 bills.”

TMZ broke the story … Columbus knocked out Felton Hyche III, and at the time all we knew was that Hyche had allegedly said or done something rude to Short’s wife.

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MEEK MILL Judge Revokes Parole … 3-6 MONTHS IN PHILLY LOCKUP

Rapper Meek Mill crossed the line one time too many with the D.A., and now he’s sitting in a Philadelphia jail … where he’ll remain for the next several months.

Meek was in court this afternoon to face the judge for multiple violations of his parole on a 2009 drug and gun conviction. Meek’s been bad-mouthing the District Attorney’s Office on Twitter. Prosecutors say he also repeatedly scheduled concerts without getting them pre-approved — and changed his mobile phone number without telling them.

Today in court … the judge told the rapper, “I didn’t want to do this, but you made me do this” — and then he was sentenced to 3 to 6 months in a city jail.

Sources in Meek’s entourage tell us the rapper thinks the D.A. had a vendetta against him, and wanted to take him down because he has an album dropping in September.

Meek begged the judge for mercy, saying … “This will be extremely damaging to my life.”

Too little too late.

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CHRIS BROWN, DRAKE Screw Rihanna and Friendship LET’S MAKE MONEY!!!

The curious new friendship between Chris Brown and Drake has NOTHING to do with Rihanna or brotherly love … we’ve learned it’s a cold, business decision about making millions.

Chris and Drake — whose posses literally destroyed W.i.P. nightclub in NYC in 2012 over a Rihanna beef — have decided they can actually make more money together than separately … this according to sources working closely with the 2 performers.

They’re now in the studio … laying tracks down for Chris’ new album. We’re told Drake will perform with Chris on some of the songs and he’ll also be the producer.

There’s a bonus for Chris — by working with Drake he’ll be able to continue being affiliated with Young Money and that keeps the door open to collaborations with Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. As a matter of fact, we know Tyga — also part of Y.M. — was in the studio with Drake and Chris on Thursday.

Two other reasons Chris and Drake think working together will sell more albums:

– People will pick the lyrics apart, trying to figure out if they are talking about Rihanna … the woman who they both slept with and the catalyst for the W.i.P. brawl.

– Everyone wants to hear who sounds better — Chris or Drake.

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JWOWW GIVES BIRTH MY BABY’S NAME IS …

Jwoww’s stubborn baby is now officially here … one day after inducing labor, she gave birth Sunday to a baby who’s name you’d probably hear at the shore … but not the Jersey Shore.

Jwoww and fiance Roger Mathews named their daughter Meilani Alexandra Mathews … the guidette weighed 7lbs, 13 ounces.

As we previously reported, some members of the reality star’s family and friends flew out to Jersey for the occasion.

No word on whether any of her co-stars were on hand for the birth.

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