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Nicki Minaj - 1 Oak Nightclub hosts Fun-Oak Halloween Soiree with special guest Nicki Minaj at The Mirage Hotel and Casino at 1 Oak Nightclub at the Mirage Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 30th October 2015
Nicki Minaj was not happy with her three MTV Video Music Award nominations and took to Twitter to let the world know.
Nicki Minaj is not happy with the MTV Video Music Award nominations. The 32-year-old singer took to Twitter to complain about two of her music videos not receiving enough recognition. Her collaboration with Beyoncé, ‘Feeling Myself’, was completely missed out from nominations and her ‘Anaconda’ video didn’t get a nomination in the Best Video or Choreography categories.
Nicki Minaj has a bone to pick with MTV.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Complains About Not Receiving Enough MTV VMA Nominations
New Look Wireless Festival drew to a close last weekend, with over 70 acts performing across 3 stages, all in celebration of their 10th birthday.
Kicking off proceedings on the Friday was ASAP Rocky, who performed tracks including Goldie and Excuse Me. The performance was uninspiring and lacked engagement with the audience, leaving festival goers in anticipation for headliner Drake.
Drake took to the stage, after cancelling last year's headline appearance due to illness, and was definitely worth the wait being a standout 90 minute performance. The Canadian rapper was appreciative of the Wireless crowd claiming London was his 'second home' before being joined by local MC Skepta for track Shutdown.
Continue reading: Wireless Festival - July 3-5 2015 - Finsbury Park, London Live Review
The Anaconda hitmaker arrived for her Wireless Sunday slot two hours late
Often surrounded by mud and likely to be very dirty festival-goers are often regarded as a laid-back bunch, probably because of the steady stream of alcohol they have throughout festival days. However, Wireless festivellers were left angry and confused on Sunday after US star Nicki Minaj was two hours late for her performance.
Nicki Minaj was not this demure during her slot at Wireless Festival
The Anaconda hit maker was supposed to be on stage at 7pm but didn’t appear until 9:30pm - cutting David Guetta’s set short as a result.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Performs Out Of Her Dress After Late Arrival At Wireless
Last month Jackson announced her comeback, with a new album and fall tour.
Janet Jackson showed she really is well and truly back on Sunday evening, when she took to the stage at the 2015 BET ceremony to be honoured with the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award. The singer has recently announced her return to the music world with her latest single ‘No Sleep’ dropping last week ahead of her eleventh stdio album.
Janet Jackson was honoured at Sunday night’s BET awards.
Before the award was presented the BET audience were treated to clips from Janet’s long career then Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe took to the stage for a dance performance honouring the Rhythm Nation icon. The performance ended when Jackson herself appeared on the stage in a white jumpsuit.
Continue reading: Janet Jackson Honoured As 'Ultimate Icon' At BET Music Awards
Amy Schumer will be opening for Madonna when the singer performs in New York as part of her ‘Rebel Heart’ tour.
Comedian Amy Schumer is opening for Madonna when the singer performs for three nights in New York later this year. Schumer, who is best known for her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, will be an opening act for Madonna on 16th and 17th September at Madison Square Garden and at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on 19th September.
Amy Schumer will be opening for Madonna in New York.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Opening For Madonna For Three Nights In New York
Beyonce among the video stars of Madge's latest offering
Very few people break a trend before Queen of Pop, Madonna but it would seem Princess Pop Taylor Swift has pimped Madge to the post when it comes to video collaborations.
Madonna shows off a lot of friends in her new song, B**ch I'm Madonna
Madonna recently teased a promotional poster on her Instagram for her latest video B**ch I’m Madonna which featured a party of pop perfection including Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora.
Continue reading: Madonna Reveals Her Own Line-Up Of Pop Royalty For Latest Video
Nicki Minaj responded to lyrics in her ex Safaree Samuel’s latest single via Twitter. Minaj and Samuels were in a relationship for more than 12 years and the lyrics reportedly allude to aspects of their relationship which are best kept private.
There’s nothing quite like airing your dirty laundry in public, or so Nicki Minaj would have everyone believe. Minaj took to Twitter to express her irritation at her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels after he criticised her in his new single ‘Love The Most’.
Nicki Minaj wasn't happy with some of Safaree Samuels' 'Love The Most' lyrics.
Sorry Nicki Minaj, there's a new sheriff in town.
Have you seen Taylor Swift’s video for Bad Blood already? Statistically speaking, if you’re on the internet, you probably have. The thing is everywhere. It’s already broken the record, specifically Vevo’s record for most views in a day.
Once again, Taylor Swift wins all the things.
The video first premiered at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 17) and since then, the internet (specifically Tumblr) has gone NUTS. Selena Gomez! Hayley Williams! Zendaya! Cara Delevingne! The explosions! The leather bodysuits! The GIFs!
Continue reading: Taylor Swift's New Video Receives Mad Love, Tops Vevo Record
Nicki Minaj - Nicki Minaj struts her stuff and shows of her curves in a black tight dress for her new music video 'The Night Is Still Young' filming in downtown Los Angeles. JLo's ex boyfriend dance choreographer Casper Smart was also on set to give Nicki a hand for the dance routines. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 11th March 2015
Powered by current single 'I Bet My Life', the eclectic group secures its first ever U.S. Number One album with 'Smoke + Mirrors'.
Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons have landed straight in at the top spot on the Billboard 200 with their second album Smoke + Mirrors. The group, responsible for the enormous 2012 hit ‘Radioactive’, sold 195,000 units of their sophomore effort in the first week, compiled from physical, track and streaming equivalent sales according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The record is also currenly top of the charts in Britain, and is only new entry inside the Top Ten this week. Despite the impressive figures, Smoke + Mirrors has got a way to go before it tops the sales for their first album Night Visions, which to date has sold 2.5 million copies and has only left the Billboard 100 for two of its 129 weeks on sale. ‘Radioactive’, by itself, has sold in excess of nine million copies in the U.S. But that album only made as high as Number 2 during its run.
Imagine Dragons secure their first US Number 1 album with 'Smoke + Mirrors'
Continue reading: Imagine Dragons Enter Billboard Chart At The Top
Nicki Minaj is undeniably a force to be reckoned with in terms of commercial hip hop. Where numbers and sales are concerned, she's pretty much on top. Prior to her mainstream success she gained respect on the underground circuit with savage spitting. As of late, she's certainly found her lane and audience, but I can't say I'm her biggest fan; too much of her material lacks any content to latch onto, but that hasn't had any impact on her success. 'The Pinkprint', her third album, released through Young Money and Cash Money, is proving to be popular amongst the Nicki faithful, but given my previous discomfort with much of her work, I was unsure what to expect.
The album opens with 'All Things Go', and although the creepy, haunting instrumental makes for a dark, more mature sound to begin 'The Pinkprint' with, Nicki's lyrical content is still somewhat forced, camouflaged under multisyllabic rhyme schemes that make her sound more convincing than she is in reality. Although the production is consistent and suitable, some of the album's downfalls are the mundane, tired, sure-fire club hits. 'Trini Dem Girls' is not something I want to listen to at all. The already tired 'Anaconda' did not make for pleasant listening either; I'm ashamed to say I threw my iPod across the floor at the relentless, irritating subject matter. I should have known better than to expect any actual lyrical substance. This easy 'cash in' format can also be found in 'The Night Is Still Young', although I'm sure your Saturday night clubber will enjoy this immensely in their natural habitat regardless of the played out nature of the track.
Surprisingly, the thing that impressed me most about this album is Nicki's vocal capabilities. She has a strong, emotional singing voice that sounds at home over the sparse, relatively poppy instrumentals found on this project. A prime example is the Mike Will Made It produced 'I Lied', although even here, as soon as Minaj starts spitting, the mundane subject matter becomes clear. The seductive collaboration with Ariana Grande, 'Get On Your Knees', is pretty dope, although the 'say pretty please, say pretty please, say pretty please' lyric is enough to make you cringe. The collaboration with Beyonce is also pretty good, and Drake's verse on 'Only' is entertaining, although Lil Wayne's appearance is characteristically lack-lustre. The album gets tired though; even Nicki's emotional outpourings become less and less strict to their concept, littered with materialistic and braggadocios references.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj - The Pink Print
Two members of Nicki Minaj's road team have been stabbed in Philadelpia. The incident reportedly occurred in the early hours of Wednesday (18th February) morning.
A member of Nicki Minaj's road team has reportedly been killed in an altercation in Philadephia. The 'Anaconda' singer announced the news on Wednesday (18th February) via Instagram. Roadies De'Von Pickett and Eric Parker were reportedly involved in an argument which turned violent at a Philadelphia bar at approximately 2am on Wednesday morning. The argument, according to reports by NBC Philadelphia, spilled out on to the street where Pickett and Parker were stabbed by an unknown perpetrator. 29-year-old Pickett died of his injuries but 27-year-old Parker is expected to survive his injuries.
Two members of Nicki Minaj's road team have been stabbed following an altercation in Philadelphia.
Continue reading: Two Members Of Nicki Minaj's Road Team Stabbed In Philadelphia
The female hip-hop star finally opened up about the nature of her relationship with the 27-year-old rapper Meek Mill.
Although Nicki Minaj only split with her rumoured boyfriend of 14 years Safaree Samuels earlier this year, many reports have claimed that the 32-year-old star has already moved on with Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill.
Minaj has been rumoured to be dating Meek Mill
The pair have further fuelled speculation that they are a couple after posting several snaps of themselves on Instagram looking very comfortable with one another, and the hip-hop duo were also seen together enjoying the NBA All-Star Weekend in NYC.
'If You're Reading This It's Too Late', surprise-released on iTunes on Thursday, is actually a tactic designed to free the rapper from a contractual obligation.
Canadian rap star Drake surprised the world by releasing his new album unannounced on Thursday. However, it has since been revealed that If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is a mixtape, rather than a proper studio album.
The reason for the confusion behind the new material is apparently so that Drake can fulfil a contractual obligation and free himself from Cash Money Records, according to XXL. Under copyright, the new record appears as his fourth studio album for Cash Money, thus bringing him to the end of his contract.
Drake's new mixtape was released online on Thursday
Continue reading: Drake's New Album Is Actually A Mixtape
The American rock group hit the top of the US charts with their sixth album 'American Beauty / American Psycho'.
Rockers Fall Out Boy have scored their third US Number 1 album, the latest Billboard 200 chart reveals. The group’s sixth studio album American Beauty / American Psycho shifted 218,000 units across all formats during the week ending January 25th, according to figures given by Nielsen SoundScan.
The new record knocked Meghan Trainor’s debut Title, which sold 86,000, down to Number 3, and fended off non-mover Taylor Swift at Number 2 with 119,000 units. It marks the first time since 2010 that a January sales month, typically a quiet time for major releases, has seen two albums debut at the top with sales of over 150,000.
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, who top the US Billboard charts this week
Continue reading: Fall Out Boy Score Third U.S. Number 1 Abum
The female rapper's ex-love recently opened up about why the pair's relationship came to an end after 14 years together.
Nicki Minaj reportedly split with her rumoured boyfriend of 14 years Safaree Samuels earlier this year, and although the duration of their relationship was kept very private, the pair are not holding their tongues now they are single.
Samuels recently broke his silence on his breakup with Minaj
After dealing with the very public breakup for the past several months, Samuels finally opened up about why he and the 32-year-old female rapper separated during an interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club radio show on Tuesday morning (Jan 13th).
Action, suspense, emotion - "My Time Again" has it all.
Love her or hate her, Nicki Minaj is pretty much a cultural icon in 2015, which really means one thing – MTV documentary. Second MTV documentary, in Minaj's case. That’s really the height of popularity on the music biz, right? So the My Time Again – a modern masterpiece in the making – is set to premiere on the-channel-formerly-known-as-music-television on Jan. 18, but viewers got a sneak preview ahead of time.
In times of crisis, you can count on Nicki to keep her cool.
Apparently it’ll be sort of a “how far she’s come” kind of deal, with lots of behind the scenes footage and a few candid moments thrown in for good measure. Apparently, Nicki herself is just getting to grips with the pressures of fame and fortune. In the trailer, the 32-year-old rapper says that "until you are in it [the spotlight], you really can't wrap your brain around it."
Hurricane Swift lasts into the new year, decimating all opposition and spending an eighth non-consecutive week atop the US charts.
Having recently been confirmed as the highest seller of 2014, Taylor Swift has begun the new year as she ended the last, with 1989 holding on to Number 1 in the US Billboard 200 for another week.
The 24 year old’s fifth album sold 172,000 physical copies in the sales week ending on January 4th, brought up to a total of 244,000 by individual song downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Taylor Swift's 1989 spends an eighth week on top of the US Billboard 200
Continue reading: Taylor Swift At Number 1 For Eighth Week
The 32-year-old rapper, the hip-hop genre and the producers behind the hit tracks were recently recently harshly criticised in an hour-long tirade by a former KKK wizard.
Nicki Minaj's latest studio album 'The Pinkprint' has widely received rave reviews since it was dropped on December 15th, as expected not everyone is going to be a fan, but a former Klu Klux Klan wizard recently went on a lengthy rant about why he hates her music, as well as all rappers.
Minaj and all of hip-hop was recently slammed by an ex-KKK wizard
During an addition of his online radio show, David Duke, the former KKK member, nearly spent one hour complaining about the hip-hop genre and the producers behind the hit tracks for promoting the "absolute filth, drugs and violence" of the this type of music.
The rap star's latest album 'The Pinkprint' exposes fans to her personal life, including her split with her longtime love Samual Safaree and having an abortion as a teenager.
Nicki Minaj's latest studio album 'The Pinkprint' has been receiving rave reviews since it was dropped on December 15th, and this may be because it gives fans unrestricted access into the rapper's personal life, including her split with her longtime love Samual Safaree and having an abortion as a teenager.
Minaj gets very personal with her new album 'The Pinkprint'
"One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my personal life, because it's something I've kept very private," Minaj recently told Rolling Stone, referring to tracks such as 'All Things Go,' in which she raps about wishing her child could have grown up with her younger brother Micaiah.
For unknown reasons, the 32-year-old rapper went on a lengthy Twitter rant against her rumoured former flame Safaree Samuels on Saturday (Dec 20th).
Nicki Minaj reportedly split with her rumoured boyfriend of 14 years Safaree Samuels earlier this year, and although the duration of their relationship was kept very private, the pair have recently engaged in a very public argument.
Minaj slammed her rumoured ex Safaree Samuels in a lenghty Twitter rant
Minaj, whose third studio album 'The Pinkprint' was inspired by her personal life, took to Twitter on Saturday (Dec 20th) to blast Samuel for reasons still unknown.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Slams Ex-Love Safaree Samuel In Lengthy Twitter Rant
Madge was angry after Wednesday's online leak of 'Rebel Heart', but now she's pre-empting the leakers by making part of it available for immediate purchase.
Following her outbursts on Instagram earlier in the week, Madonna has decided to hit back against the leakers by releasing six tracks from her new album Rebel Heart.
The complete tracklisting from Madge’s thirteenth full-length record, which was not due to be released until March 2015, appeared online on Wednesday (17 December) in what she insisted were unfinished demo formats. The star’s publicist Liz Rosenberg made it clear that the decision had been taken in direct response to the leak, and, while the completed album’s release date remains the same, Madonna will be released more music online on February 9th.
Madonna responded to last week's leak by releasing six tracks from her forthcoming album Rebel Heart
Continue reading: Madonna Releases Part Of New Album After Online Leak
The hip-hop star was once again speaking about her desire to become a mother in the near future.
Nicki Minaj is without a doubt the most dominating female artist in the hip-hop genre, from ruling numerous music charts, to landing movie roles and even earning a judges spot on 'American Idol.' Although her career is far from over, the rapper has frequently spoke about wanting to start a family in recent months.
Minaj wants a "cute little fat baby"
This trend didn't stop when Minaj appeared on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Monday (Dec 15th) as she once again opened up about her desire to become a mother, but this will only happen when she reaches her goal to make $500 million.
Even though Lil Wayne and Birdman are still at odds, the 'Anaconda' rapper isn't too concerned about the record label and claims that "no matter what, we're a family."
As an artist signed to Cash Money Records, Nicki Minaj may have some insight into the drama between Lil Wayne and Brian "Birdman" Williams that surfaced earlier this month when Weezy publically criticised the record label for delaying the release of his latest studio album, 'Tha Carter V.'
Minaj isn't concerned about the ongoing drama between Lil Wayne and Birdman
Even though Birdman and the 32-year-old rapper are Minaj's bosses, and are executive producers on her third studio album 'The Pinkprint,' she recently admitted she isn't worried about the record label's internal tensions.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Addresses Tensions Within Cash Money Records
The hip-hop star will be playing seventeen shows across Europe in 2015, in support of her third studio album 'The Pinkprint.'
Just one week before the release of her highly anticipated third studio album 'The Pinkpirnt,' Nicki Minaj gives her fans something else to get excited about as she announces the dates for her forthcoming European tour.
Minaj has announced the dates for her 2015 European 'The Pinkprint' tour
The 2015 tour, in support of 'The Pinkprint,' will kick off on March 16, 2015, in Stockhom, Sweden, and will stop in places such as Brussels, Paris and London before wrapping things up on April 12 in Glasgow, U.K.
Continue reading: Nicki Mianj Announces 2015 'The Pinkprint' European Tour
Oh. My. God. Look at her... new album?
Ok, before you read this article, we have to agree on one thing: this is a no Nicki Minaj hate zone. That means that you have to read it with an open mind and hopefully appreciate the majesty that is Nicki Minaj’s hair, music, makeup... everything, really.
Minaj performed three songs in all: 'Bed Of Lies' with Skylar Grey and a medley of 'Only' and 'All Things Go'. Through the magic of the internet, you can now watch all of those online. Somewhere. Not here because, you know. Copyright is a thing. NME has clips of the whole thing, though. Don’t say we never did anything for you.
Um... excuse you?
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Rocks SNL Ahead Of "The Pinkprint" Release
As well as rapping about losing a child, the hip-hop star recalls getting proposed and addresses several issues with close family members.
So far every single Nicki Minaj releases off her third studio album 'The Pinkprint,' out December 15th, is very personal to the rapper, which is a far cry from the brash, confident hip-hop artist her fans are accustomed to seeing.
Minaj gets very personal in 'All Things Go'
This theme doesn't change in Minaj's latest single 'All Things Go,' dropped on Wednesday (Dec 3rd), in which she raps about wishing her child could have grown up with her younger brother Micaiah.
The singer lets it all out in a recent interview
Jessie J is a woman in demand - courting American singers Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj in her latest song, Bang Bang, showcasing her new man, Luke James, at the American Music Awards and, now, giving a little bit of information (and cheek) in a new interview with GLAMOUR magazine.
Jessie J told GLAMOUR how she feels about love, life and her ambitions
In the magazine chat, fans of the British hitmaker can find out what makes Jessie tick and where she feels she is in her relatively new relationship.
Continue reading: Jessie J Reveals Her Ambitions And Her Thoughts About Love
Nicki Minaj - Photographs of a wide variety of stars from the music industry as they attended the American Music Awards 2014 in which were held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 23rd November 2014
Nicki Minaj - Photographs of a wide variety of stars from the music industry as they attended the American Music Awards 2014 in which were held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 23rd November 2014
The female hip-hop star raps about a bitter former lover who used her fame and fortune for himself in the fourth single off her upcoming new album, 'The Pinkprint'
Nicki Minaj is known for being a brash, confident hip-hop artist, who has never revealed much of her personal life, but this all changed when the rapper dropped 'Bed of Lies, her fourth single off her upcoming new album, 'The Pinkprint,' on Saturday night (Nov 15th).
Minaj gets very personal in 'Bed of Lies'
Minaj's newest song, featuring Skylar Grey, depicts a story of betrayal by one of the 31-year-old star's former lovers who used her fame and fortune for himself. "You could never make eye contact / Everything you got was based off of my contacts," she raps.
The rapper takes "full responsibility" for any offence caused by 'Only'.
Minaj has been criticised for her latest video, 'Only'
The video dropped over the weekend and features Nicki along with collaborators Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown in animated form. In the clip Nicki is depicted as a military leader, as lyrics from the song flash up on screen.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Apologises For Causing Offence With 'Only' Video
Nicki Minaj - A variety of pop stars from the music industry were photographed as they performed live at the MTV European Music Awards 2014 which was held at the The Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th November 2014
Nicki Minaj - A variety if A-Listers from the music industry were photographed as they arrived at the MTV European Music Awards 2014 which was held at the The Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Monday 10th November 2014
Brace yourselves, the EMAs are coming.
Calvin Harris fans, brace yourselves – the DJ/producer extraordinaire will not perform at the MTV European Music Awards tonight, because of his recent health scare. Thankfully, a lot of other people will definitely make an appearance, from Alicia Keys to One Direction and a whole host of boy and girl bands besides, including 5SOS and Fifth Harmony. Basically, the playlist of every 13-year-old girl in 2014.
Fifth Harmony, anyone?
But wait, there’s more! Nicki Minaj won’t just be hosting, she will also perform. Given how much Miss Minaj loves a bit of scandal, we can’t wait to see what she pulls off without the FCC breathing down her neck.
Continue reading: The EMAs Are Coming! And Nicki Minaj Has (Almost) Free Reign!
Are you ready for Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown all in one video?
Nicki has just released the video for 'Only'
The military themed, animated offering sees Nicki in charge of a full blown army, complete with soldiers, tanks and fighter planes, Amongst the images, some of the rap’s lyrics also flash up on screen, as Nicki sets the record straight on how she’s never slept with Drake or Chris Brown.
Jessie J has announced six dates for her January O2 tour.
Since Jessie J caused some serious buzz with her hit single 'Bang Bang' featuring US artists Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj earlier this year, it's only right that she pump up the hype in the UK with a six-date tour this Winter.
Jessie J tours the UK in January
The pop sensation landed her first ever US number one - and third UK number one - with the summer anthem 'Bang Bang'; a single which spectacularly propelled her back to the forefront of mainstream pop music and led the subsequent album 'Sweet Talker'. The record is her best-selling album in the US and marks her move to Republic Records, but the singer is still keen to maintain her UK fans and will entertain her native country with a week-long O2 tour in January 2015.
Continue reading: Jessie J Hits The Road For January 2015 UK Tour
The hip-hop star uses rap to deny she has ever slept with her fellow record label recording artists.
Since Nicki Minaj first emerged onto the music scene as a Cash Money Records artist, there has been speculation on her close relationship with two of her record label's fellow artists, Drake and Lil Wayne, but in the newly released song 'Only,' the female rapper finally sets the record straight.
Minaj denies rumours that claim she slept with Drake and Lil Wayne in her new single
Minaj's latest single, which was released Tuesday (Oct 28th) and is from her forthcoming studio album 'The Pinkprint,' immediately addresses the rumours that claim he has had sexual relations with the two hip-hop stars.
'Anaconda' hitmaker Nicki Minaj is single.
Nicki Minaj becomes one of the pop industry's most eligible bachelorettes as recent reports suggest she's split from her partner Safaree Samuels after a long, and rather low-profile, relationship. The 'Anaconda' singer's love-life has never been the subject of headlines and for most people it was a little uncertain whether or not she had a boyfriend.
Nicki Minaj is a single lady
Her ability to keep her personal life firmly out of the spotlight is remarkable to say the least, but it seems the media's finally got wind that she's going through a particularly tough break-up with her PA, 'hype man' and partner of 14 years.
The 31 year-old starlet recently gave a brief insight into her life before finding fame an fortune.
Nicki Minaj is without a doubt the most dominating female artist in the hip-hop genre, her career highlights include ruling numerous music charts, landing movie roles and even earning a judges spot on 'American Idol,' but prior to finding fame and fortune she was just like everybody else and had a sting of odd jobs.
Minaj was once a waitress at Red Lobster
Before becoming one of the most powerful females in all of music, Minaj had to find a way to pay the bills, and in a new interview for GQ's November issue the 31 year-old starlet recalled how she was once fired from waitressing at Red Lobster after she "followed a couple who had taken her pen into the parking lot and then flipped them the bird."
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Recalls Being Fired From Waitressing At Red Lobster
Once the 31 year-old rapper has finished building her "empire," she wants to start her own family.
Nicki Minaj is without a doubt the most dominating female artist in the hip-hop genre, from ruling numerous music charts, to landing movie roles and even earning a judges spot on 'American Idol,' and although her career is far from over she frequently thinks about the prospect of starting a family.
Minaj wants a family once her career is finished
Minaj recently opened up about her personal life after the music business to L'Uomo Vogue's October issue, which she features on the front cover of, but also reflected on if she could walk away from the "empire" she has created.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Starting A Family After Music Career
The 'Anaconda' rapper will oversee proceedings in Glasgow, Scotland on November 9th.
Fresh off hitting the UK number one spot this past weekend, Nicki Minaj has been unveiled as the host for this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards. The ceremony, which will take place in Glasgow on November 9th, also marks the 20th anniversary of the awards.
Nicki Minaj will play host at this year's MTV EMA
The announcement was made by the rapper on Instagram, who posted a very regal image of herself sitting on a throne along with the caption, "So excited to announce that I will not only perform, but I have the honorable task of HOSTING this year's MTV European Music Awards!!!!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! The show will shoot in GLASGOW, SCOTLAND for its 20th Anniversary ON NOVEMBER 9th!!!!” Previous hosts of the awards include Katy Perry, Heidi Klum and Selena Gomez.
Nicki Minaj's former New York high school has declined the singer's offer to speak to students. Although Minaj appeared hurt by the slight, there are a few very good reasons why the school chose to decline.
Nicki Minaj's old high school has reportedly declined the 'Anaconda' singer's offer to speak to students. Minaj had initially intended on divulging how she rose to fame and negotiated her way into the music business at her alma mater.
Nicki Minaj on the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
The duo performed he track together for the first time on Friday night in Paris.
Beyonce gave fans at her Paris concert an extra special treat on Friday night when rapper Nicki Minaj joined her on stage for a rendition of their duet ‘Flawless’. The performance marked the first time the pair had appeared on stage together, despite releasing the duet last month.
Nicki joined Beyonce on stage in Paris
Dressed in a patterned Versace leotard and a spiked headpiece, Queen Bey was joined on stage by the diminutive ‘Anaconda’ singer who sported a matched catsuit and high ponytail. The performance closed the Paris concert which was part of Beyonce’s ‘On the Run’ tour with husband Jay-Z.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Nicki Minaj Team Up For Flawless Performance In Paris
The ‘Anaconda’ singer says she just wanted to “pay it forward” to the school that changed her life.
Can you imagine Nicki Minaj leading your next school assembly? Well for students at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York, it could have happened. That’s if the rapper’s wasn’t turned away at the door when she arrived on Thursday (September 11th).
Did Nicki's old high school just want none of the 'Anaconda' singer?
Yes it seems Nicki’s old high school didn't exactly give their famous alumni the warm welcome she was expecting when she came back for a visit. The singer had hoped she could speak to current students at the performing arts school, but claims the principal turned her away.
Did Nicki Minaj deliberately unzip her dress at the VMAs on Sunday (24th August)?
Reports are suggesting Nicki Minaj ensured her dress was unzipped at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday 24th August. But was her near miss a deliberate publicity stunt or simply an unfortunate incident?
Nicki Minaj's LBD was certainly revealing even before it unzipped.
Continue reading: Did Nicki Minaj Stage Her VMA Performance Wardrobe Malfunction?
Nicki Minaj was certainly unlucky with her wardrobe at the MTV VMAs on Sunday (24th August) but the majority of the other guests managed to keep their clothes on! See the pictures from both the red carpet and press room at the MTV Video Music Awards 2014.
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held at The Forum in California last night (Sunday 24th August). The great and the good from music industry turned out en masse to receive awards and celebrate their achievements over the past year.
Nicki Minaj's dress caused some problems during her performance.
Continue reading: MTV Video Music Awards 2014 - Check Out The Red Carpet Pics! [Pictures]
The stage manager in charge of Nicki Minaj's performance at the MTV VMAs 2014 has explained how Minaj had less than two minutes to change between her appearances, accounting for the widely discussed near miss wardrobe malfunction.
Nicki Minaj narrowly missed flashing a nipple whilst performing at the MTV Video Music Awards last night (24th August). The 31-year-old was on stage performing with Ariana Grande and Jessie J when her dress became undone and she was forced to complete her appearance clutching the top of her dress.
Nicki Minaj had problems with her revealing dress whilst performing at the 2014 VMAs.
Nicki Minaj - Various Stars of the music industry including Nicki Minaj, Jeremy Scott, Ed Sheeran and many more attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 24th August 2014
Last year, Miley twearked while Robin Thicke smirked, but what have we got to look forward to tonight?
It’s that time of the year again, yes the MTV Video Music Awards will soon be upon us! The annual event is always one of the most outlandish celebrity affairs of the year and once again we’re early anticipating some juicy headlines tomorrow morning. So who will walk off with a moonman tonight and more importantly, who be this year’s Miley Cyrus?
Ariana will ensure the show opens with a bang, alongside Jessie J and Nicki Minaj
Opening the show is teen sensation of the moment, Ariana Grande who will be assisted by Jessie J and Nicki Minaj as she performs her hit ‘Bang Bang’. As Ariana’s career is still blossoming we’re not expecting a Miley moment from her this year, however we will be keeping our eyes on Ms Minaj. The ‘Anaconda’ singer has already had a spot of drama, after one of her backing dancers was bitten by a snake during rehearsals.
Iggy Azalea is the latest artist to suffer a mishap at a VMA-related performance
While the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are clearly prestigious and a desirable addition to any artists’ award collection, it would seem that they are also more than a little hazardous - as Australian rapper Iggy Azalea found out on Friday (22 August) night. The Fancy hit-maker was performing a pre-MTV VMAs concert with Charlie XCX at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood when she backed right off stage.
Ever the professional, Iggy Azalea didn't let a little stage slip stop her set
Fortunately, she appeared unharmed and, with the help of a security guard, she was put right back on top where she carried on with her set undeterred. Clearly in good spirits, despite her unscheduled fall, Azalea posted a video of her accident to her Instagram account with the hashtag #TheShowMustGoOn.
Continue reading: Iggy Azalea Struggles To Stay On Stage
It is unknown whether Nicki Minaj will still perform with the boa constrictor.
A backup dancer working on rehearsals for a performance of Nicki Minaj's new single 'Anaconda' has been bitten by a 6-foot snake on set. The dancer apparently startled the boa-constrictor on stage.
Nicki Minaj's dancer was bitten by a snake
According to TMZ.com, the dancer - whose name is unknown - is being treated at a local hospital in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles fire department confirmed that the snake was indeed a boa constrictor.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj's Backup Dancer Bitten By 6-Foot Boa Constrictor
Following last year's interesting performance involving Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke, the MTV Video Music Awards are going to be under the watchful eye of the Parent's Television Council.
The line-up for MTV's VMAs has been announced, and now it's time to take bets as to whether this year will serve as any less controversial than last year, following the infamous 'Miley-gate' incident. The performing artists include Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith.
Nicky Minaj is to sing with Ariana Grande and Jessie J for the opeing act of the VMAs
Last year's MTV Video Music Awards sparked off some controversy due to Miley Cyrus' 'seductive' twerking on the then married Robin Thicke while wearing only her underwear and making provocative gestures with a giant foam finger. Then again, controversy is big money these days so if anything, the draw of this year's VMAs is seeing if they will top last year's antics.
Continue reading: The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced
British star will help perform the smash single 'Bang Bang' live for the first time.
Ariana Grande, the pop sensation of 2014, will be joined onstage by both Nicki Minaj and Jessie J on Sunday night at the VMAs. The British pop star will help Minaj and Grande perform their collaboration single ‘Bang Bang’ live for the first time.
2014 has been quite a year for Ariana Grande, and now she's set to open the VMAs
The trio will open the Video Music Awards on Sunday night (24th August). It’s been quite a year for Ariana Grande – performing for the President and the First Lady, being awarded Breakthrough Artist of the Year by the Music Business Association, her single with Iggy Azalea ‘Problem’ reaching Number 1 throughout the world – and this performance will underline her star status one more time.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj And Jessie J To Open VMAs
It's out! Finally the video for "Anaconda" exists. Let's talk about that.
“Oh my gosh, look at her butt” Nicki Minaj declares on Anaconda in the vein of that gift to humanity that is Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back. And we do. For the four minutes and forty-nine seconds of Anaconda, that’s basically all you can do.
Nicki Minaj is at the top of her game right now.
But the subtle message under all the twerking isn’t lost – the butt and the rest of the body belong solely to Miss Minaj and she calls all the shots. Which is a message we can all get behind, right? Also, she rocks Alexander McQueen and Balmain at various points in the video, which is a fashion choice we can totally get behind.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Video Is The Best Thing Of The Week
Music's newest sweetheart just can't stop producing brilliant tunes
At just 21-years-old, Ariana Grande is currently taking the music world by storm and doing so with style. Described as the ‘new Mariah Carey’ by some critics, this pint-sized popstar has cemented herself as music’s newest sweetheart through several popular tunes, a breakout artist award and an audience with The White House.
Ariana Grande has taken the music world by storm
So is Ariana the new Grand mistress of pop?
Continue reading: The Year Of Ariana Grande
We've heard 'Bang Bang,' but what are some of the other best pop songs with three artists?
The only thing better than one pop star on a song is three, right? How about a combination of Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj - ALL on one track? It's what we got with the newly released 'Bang Bang' single, and it's proving that songs like these need to be happen more often.
'Bang Bang' was released on July 29
Released this week, the single featuring Jessie, Nicki, and Ari is an easy frontrunner for "Song of the Summer," and hell, maybe even pop song of the year. It'll be included on Jessie J's upcoming album this fall, as well as in the deluxe edition of Grande's new record, My Everything, so 'Bang Bang' isn't going away anytime soon. But what makes it so great? A mix of all the unique qualities in the girls - Jessie's explosive vocals, Grande's sassy croon, and Minaj's signature fierce rap verse makes for a track that only gets better with every listen. Coupled with the glossy production of mastermind producer Max Martin, 'Bang Bang' simply can't not be a hit. It's even being touted as 'Lady Marmalade 2.0' - the juggernaut number one smash in 2004 that featured Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink. Arguably, 'Bang Bang' outshines that track in every way possible, and having three vs. four is just easier to listen to. With that said, which songs are the best triple threats in pop music over the past couple of years?
Continue reading: After 'Bang Bang,' What Are Some Of The Best Triple Threat Pop Songs?
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj release their joint single 'Bang, Bang,' and it's fantastic.
What happens when three of the biggest names in pop music all have albums coming out soon? You put them together to make a collaborative single, of course. Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande linked up to create their brand new single, 'Bang Bang,' and it sounds better than you'd ever expect.
'Bang Bang' will be included on Jessie J's upcoming album
'Bang Bang' is proof that just because it's almost August doesn't mean the title for "Song of the Summer" still isn't up for grabs. Produced by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya Salmanzadeh - the crew behind Ariana Grande's 'Problem' - the track is an absolute smash that shows the best qualities of Jessie J, Grande, and Minaj. The song is going to serve as an album track off Jessie J's upcoming album set for release later this fall. After the disappointing sales numbers for her last record, Alive, Jessie J was in the studio hard at work earlier this year for album number three. Alive never even saw a U.S. release, so the fact that this may be her record's lead single could bode well for the record's chart potential in the future.
Continue reading: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, And Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single
Can Grande and Jessie J's new single match the success of "Problem"?
Ariana Grande is checking off rap babes to collaborate with one by one. Grande is on Jessie J’s new single Bang Bang, along with Nicki Minaj. The single premiered on Monday, a day before it became available for purchase. The catchy summer tune is part of Jessie’s upcoming album – yet to receive a cover and a name – and will also be featured as a bonus track on the deluxe editions of Ariana's own upcoming record My Everything. So get ready to hear this song everywhere this summer. Not that anyone minds, of course.
Pop's new dream team?
Teasing the new album, Grande posted a short snippet on Instagram yesterday. For her own teaser, Nicki Minaj took a slightly different route. The rap queen posted a caricature of the three divas in leather gear, brandishing guns like a trio of kick-ass futuristic space warriors… or something. It looked cool, anyway.
Continue reading: Jessie J's New Single "Bang Bang" Is A Summer Playlist Staple
The hip-hop star shared another racy pic of her 'Anaconda' photo-shoot to deliver her fans the bad news.
Nicki Minaj managed to garner the attention of an undoubtedly enormous number of fans, mainly male, after unveiling some very revealing cover art for her new single 'Anaconda.' But for anyone interested in the actual song, they will have to wait a little longer.
Minaj will be releasing 'Anaconda' a week later
The 31 year-old star was scheduled to release her upcoming track this Monday (July 28th), but for an unknown reason the release date has been pushed back a full week. However, as an apology for anyone excited to hear 'Anaconda,' Minaj took to Instagram to post another photo from her racy photo-shoot, which features a rather small pink G-string.
Iggy Azalea is gracing August's cover of Cosmopolitan Australian but her perfect hour glass figure appears to have been slimmed down slightly. Is this a case of photoshopping? Cosmopolitan have denied it but who's to know?
Australian singer Iggy Azalea has been the focus of a photoshopping scandal after she appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan Australia. The star certainly didn't need slimming down and boasts a pair of toned, well muscled legs which certainly seem slimmer in her recent shoot with the magazine.
Has Iggy Azalea been slimmed down for the cover of Cosmo?
Wearing a pastel coloured playsuit in blues, pink, white and gold the 24-year-old singer posed with her hands on her hips. The singer was accessorised with a pair of large gold earrings, gold bracelets and a number of gold rings. Azalea wore her air in a high pony tail for the shoot. Although she looked fabulous, there did seem to be a little of her missing.
Continue reading: Was Iggy Azalea Slimmed Down By Cosmopolitan's Using Photoshop?
Nicki Minaj - Nicki Minaj, dressed down in an all red Juicy tracksuit, leaves her hotel to rehearse for the 'Philly 4th of July Jam and Grand Fireworks Finale' - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - Thursday 3rd July 2014
The 31 year-old rapper may have called out the Australian-born recording artist for not writing her own lyrics.
Has Nicki Minaj attempted to start a feud with fellow female rapper Iggy Azalea?
The 'Starships' singer seemed to diss the Australian-born recording artist during the BET Awards Sunday (July 29th).
Minaj walked to the stage at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater to be prized with her fifth consecutive win for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, beating Azalea whom was considered to be the fan favourite.
Continue reading: Did Nicki Minaj Try To Ignite A Feud With Iggy Azalea At BET Awards?
Did Nicki make a snide remark about Iggy not writing her own songs?
Nicki Minaj and her relationship with fellow rapper Iggy Azalea are the subject of speculation today after it emerged that Nicki made some offhand, and rather pointed remarks at last night's BET Awards. The 'Superbass' singer picked up the Best Female Hip Hop award at the event but seemed to detonate a pretty heavy diss during her acceptance speech.
The self-aggrandising rap singer wanted to set a few things straight during her speech and sai "What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it." Immediately, the room took Nicki's words as venom against Iggy Azalea, who is rumoured to use ghost writers.
As everyone laughed and looked shocked, Nicki immediately tried to retract what she said, "No, no, no shade. No, no, no shade." However, like it or not, the diss had been made.
Continue reading: Feud? Nicki Minaj Takes A Swipe At Iggy Azalea At BET Awards
The victim was in stable condition as of Sunday night.
BET Awards weekend started with a tragedy this year, when a guest at Meek Mill’s pre-awards party ended up in hospital with stab wounds. The incident took place on Saturday night, June 28, at Lure nightclub. Meek Mill was hosting a rousing pre-BET bash, when a fight broke out. The 20-something man was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital, but TMZ has obtained footage of him laying on the curb waiting for help while a friend yells at the police officers to hurry the ambulance.
Meek Mill himself was not directly involved in the brawl.
The man incurred two stab wounds in the stomach, but his condition is stable, the website also reports. The reason for the fight has not been uncovered so far. The man’s identity and that of his attacker are being withheld. The party was also attended by The Game, Lil Boosie, Mase and actress Kyla Pratt.
On the eve of the award show, BET has announced a performance by Lifetime Achievement honoree Lionel Richie.
It’s almost time for the BET awards and tonight’s show promises some memorable moments. Lionel Richie has been tapped to perform during the annual award show, as well as being this year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree. He joins this year’s lineup, which also includes stars like Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Drake.
Richie is being honored for over four decades of transformational music.
Currently in the fifth decade of his career, Richie’s list of achievements is quite impressive. He has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and won five Grammy awards. His music has changed the face of soul and R&B, but Richie frequently crosses genre lines to experiment with pop, soft rock and even country.
Continue reading: Lionel Richie Crowns The BET Awards 2014 Performers List
With gig after gig, Minaj is slowly making her name as a queen in the rap industry.
Nicki Minaj just gave her critics some more ammo with another (maybe?) Lil Kim tribute. Nipple pasties? What is this, the 1999 VMAs? Well, no. Nicki Minaj rocked the (admittedly really cool) outfit to Hot 97 FM’s Summer Jam 2014 at the Met Life Stadium.
See? It's a good look!
And let’s be clear here – for an outfit that features black and white hip hugging pants, and a shirt seemingly made of chainmail – the look works surprisingly well. This staff writer is definitely into it. And with Miley Cyrus having rocked the look back in 2013 and Miss Minaj giving it a spin now, we’re tempted to declare the comeback of the nipple pasty. You’ll have to consult the fashion blogs on that one though.
Continue reading: Forget The Nipple Pasties, How Was Nicki Minaj's Set At Summer Jam?
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