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Saigon is falling! At least the size of rapper's posse

Rapper Saigon has scaled back his posse considerably since rising to fame in 2005. 

Rapper Saigon has scaled back his posse considerably since rising to fame in 2005. 

Waiting to see if his cameo made the cut in the upcoming “Entourage” movie has rapper Saigon contemplating a show about his own posse, which he’s scaled back considerably since rising to fame in 2005 on the HBO series.

“Rappers end up (broke), like MC Hammer,” the Brooklyn native laughed. “They think they need 35-40 guys around them. Most of these guys do nothing and you have to accommodate them, pay for their hotels and everything. It gets expensive.”

The “Greatest Story Never Told” rapper, born Brian Carenard, says his inner circle now consists of “maybe” a half-dozen friends and far fewer superfluous expenditures.

Saigon, 37, recalls an incident in 2006 when he was leaving a Chelsea diner with his pals and a street thug smashed him in the head with a wine bottle after Saigon refused to give up his gold necklace.

“My mentality at the time, being materialistic, I didn’t want to give up the chain,” he laughed.

It gets worse.

“The crazy thing is that I was trying to hail a cab (to get to the hospital) and I had a Mercedes right there!” he laughed. “I didn’t want to get blood in my new Mercedes. It’s hard enough getting a cab in New York City as a black man — imagine when you have blood coming out of your head!”

While an HBO drama about Saigon’s entourage might work, he says a reality show about his crew is a tough sell.

“I hang out in a lot of places where they don’t appreciate cameras,” he said.

Saigon says he still discusses new ideas with “Entourage” creator Doug Ellin, including a reality show that would focus on his efforts to raise his three kids — ages 3 to 6 — despite having three different moms in three different states.

“We as black men have a notorious stereotype for being absentee fathers,” he said. “All you have to do is look at social networks on Father’s Day. White kids are all, ‘I love you dad, my dad was the greatest inspiration in my life,” Saigon said. “My black friends are all ‘f— you, mother f—er.’ ”

Saigon’s other projects include a hip-hop website and a new app called Spit 16 that allows rappers to create and circulate videos. He’s also recorded new music for the “Entourage” movie, which he hopes will be used when the flick hits theaters this summer.

“I shot a lot of scenes, but it’s like the show,” he said. “They’ve been so secretive. I don’t even want to call Doug (Ellin) and ask.”

WENDY & PALS ROLLING ON THE RIVER

Wendy Williams held court in the VIP section looking fabulous at the Friends of Hudson River Park’s inaugural Spring Fling in Battery Park City on a recent night. Janelle Monae performed for the crowd, who were also treated to French-inspired food by Le District and a DJ show by the Misshapes. The event was the first private event in the space since the grand reopening of Brookfield Place, across from the World Trade Center. Proceeds from the night will benefit Hudson River Park.

GEORGIA GOES INTO OVERDRIVE

Georgia May Jagger turns dirt-biking bad girl in a shoot for Mulberry. The British supermodel, daughter of the Rolling Stones’ Mick, rocked a monogrammed leather jacket from the fashion house as she posed in all black. Earlier in the shoot, Jagger took to London streets carrying the company’s next-season handbags. Georgia is the spring/summer 2015 star for the line.

A THEATER SHOW OF INDEPENDENCE

The League of Professional Theatre Women will host “The Independent Producer,” which will focus on successful women producers in theater today, on Monday at Theater Lab on W. 36th St. The night will feature a roundtable discussion with notable theater producers including Margot Astrachan from “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” and Kimberly Loren Eaton from “Fun Home.” Tickets to the chat are $ 15 and can be purchased at the door or online at ovationtix.com.

SEEN AND HEARD

Juliette Lewis and Carla Gugino, co-stars in “Wayward Pines,” posing together at the Cinema Society & W Magazine’s screening of “Saint Laurent” at the Tribeca Grand. … Diddy hosting a Ciroc Summer Pool Party in Las Vegas. … The Jets Geno Smith, Demario Davis, Quinton Coples and Willie Colon celebrating at a draft-pick party at times square hot spot Urbo. … Lori Loughlin at Hunt & Fish Club in Midtown. … NYU Langone Medical Center raised over $ 1 million at its annual KiDS of NYU Langone Spring Fling Gala at the Plaza Hotel.

‘ORANGE’ CRUSH ON CRAZY EYES

Uzo Aduba of “Orange Is the New Black” says she had a specific vision for her character, Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, when she read the pilot script for the Netflix hit.

“You know they described her as innocent like a child, except children aren’t scary,” Aduba says. “And I got it, and I immediately had this vision of a woman with a pacifier in her mouth and a sledgehammer.”

Aduba says she plays “Crazy Eyes” as if she has no agenda.

“She acts and then thinks,” she says. “She’s never with a plan.”

Season three of the show, which airs June 12, will focus more on Suzanne’s faith, says Aduba.

“Suzanne in the past has been a bit of an idol worshiper. She puts people on a pedestal, readily bows at their altar and the problem with that can be, if those people don’t live up to the God you think they are …” she hinted.

As for the prospect of leaving the role, Aduba says, “I love her. I feel so protective of Suzanne. I really do. She’s a person now to me. I think of her as a toy, almost like a toy chest. You know, when kids pull out all the toys and there’s a mess everywhere, and then every day, at the end of work, I’m very careful to put every toy in that chest.”

BELLA GOES ALL OUT

Bella Thorne takes a break at the beach in L.A. with boyfriend Gregg Sulkin. The redhead had an athletic day, playing in the ocean and getting a piggyback ride from her guy, then playing volleyball under the sun. Thorne recently tweeted, “It baffles me why rumors are made up about who I am dating when I’ve always been upfront and open about my personal life.”

THEY’VE GOT SOME ‘NERVE’

A platinum-blond Emma Roberts and James Franco’s brother Dave do a snuggly scene for their new film, “Nerve,” in Brooklyn. The casually dressed pair shared kisses as they filmed around the borough. No word on whether Roberts’ real-life love and “American Horror Story” co-star, Evan Peters, was on set.

LETO’S FUZZY THINKING

lIs it winter? Is it summer? Seems like “Dallas Buyers Club” Oscar winner Jared Leto was as confused about the New York weather as the rest of us as he exited a cab wearing both a fuzzy winter hat and a tank top. The actor was running errands and looked set to send a FedEx package. Leto next will play a crazed joker in DC Comics’ “Suicide Squad.”

KARAN SEES BRUCE WRAP SESSION

Donna Karan spoke to [email protected] about how Bruce Jenner should dress when he fully emerges as a woman. The designer (above), who said it was “complicated,” suggested Jenner might look great in one of her famed wrap sweaters, and thought that would be a good crossover item. “(Maybe) a wrap with a tie?” Karan said. “That’s how I started menswear. All the boys were wearing my clothes. So I must do something right.” Karan was at the breast cancer research foundation’s annual hot pink party at the Waldorf Astoria.

MARTIN’S OUT ‘LATE’

Steve Martin was ready to bring his multiple talents to “The Late Show With David Letterman.” The actor/comic/singer/banjo player arrived looking sharp, carrying a guitar case for his final time on the show. Letterman’s 32-year run ends May 20.

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