made it rain in New Jersey.
The rapper (a/k/a Willie Maxwell) gave fans a run for his money this weekend, tossing wads of cash over a balcony at the Garden State Plaza Mall, in Paramus, to the delight of screaming onlookers.
Videos posted to social media show the Paterson native throwing money Saturday as he walked through the mall.
The rapper posted on Twitter that he was so happy to be shopping with his daughter that he threw $2,000 to fans. He tweeted: "never no who needed it."
Never no who can spell, either.
Fetty had a breakthrough year with multiple hits, including the pop smash "Trap Queen."
His self-titled debut came in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this month, and his other Top 10 pop hits include "679" and "My Way."
Video gamer loses suit
New Jersey Federal District Judge
has ruled against video gamer
, who claimed that a cartoon character portraying him as a bearded, floating head stole his likeness. Mitchell is known for holding the world record in Donkey Kong.
Thompson threw out Mitchell's lawsuit against the Cartoon Network on Friday, ruling that the "Regular Show" exaggerated his traits to make the character "cartoonishly evil" and that the show is protected by the First Amendment.
The lawsuit stems from a character named Garrett Bobby Ferguson on the "Regular Show." Cartoon Network said the floating, bearded head that cheats to win an arcade game is a transformative depiction of Mitchell. The Hollywood, Fla., man has had a long, successful career in video games and is known for his long, dark hair and beard, and wardrobe of a black shirt and pants and American flag tie.
"The television character does not match the plaintiff in appearance: GBF appears as a non-human creature, a giant floating head with no body from outer space, while Plaintiff is a human being," Thompson wrote. "And when GBF loses his title, the character literally explodes, unlike Plaintiff."
Whoa, whoa, whoa, we can have a career in video games?
* The Miss America organization has agreed to a new three-year broadcast deal with ABC.
The deal announced yesterday between the organization and Dick Clark Productions will keep the pageant on ABC through 2018.
The pageant is televised from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall each September.
The Miss America pageant began in Atlantic City in 1921, as a way to extend the summer tourist season for a week after Labor Day.
But with climate change already extending the summer, they may want to move the pageant to October.
* Rihanna has announced that her Anti World Tour will launch in San Diego on Feb. 26. Travi$ Scott will open.
Ri-Ri hits the Anti Wells Fargo Center on April 3.
* E! News reports that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving "Fox & Friends" after a little more than two years to focus on raising her three kids with former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck.
So, until Elisabeth is replaced, that means either Steve Doocy or Brian Kilmeade is the smartest co-host on the show.
- Daily News wire services
contributed to this report.
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