Ice is so freaking good. Rlly can’t stop eating it. Help.
Ellen DeGeneres received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian on Sunday 16th August. The 57-year-old gave a moving acceptance speech at the ceremony in which she urged the audience to be “proud of who you are”.
Ellen Degeneres used her speech at the Teen Choice Awards to relay an important message to those watching: “Be proud of being different”. The talk show host received the award for Choice Comedian at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday (16th August).
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Centre in L.A. on Sunday.
Taylor is having to deal with more bad blood with Miley calling her out, and is suspicious that Katy Perry might be behind it all.
An unnamed insider told HollywoodLife on Saturday (August 15th) that Swift believes Perry has somehow incited Miley to attack her. Cyrus has recently spoken of her distaste for Tay’s ‘Bad Blood’ music video, criticising it for being “violent”, and has recently hinted that she and her current boyfriend Calvin Harris will be the prime targets of her upcoming MTV VMAs performance on August 30th.
Taylor Swift has been the target of Miley Cyrus' criticisms in the last week or so
Continue reading: Is Katy Perry Behind The Feud Between Taylor Swift And Miley Cyrus?
She described her boyfriend Meek Mill as her "baby father" during a gig in Pennsylvania.
“Make some noise for my baby father,” the ‘Anaconda’ singer told the crowd at Burgettstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday night (August 8th), who duly went berserk as the Billboard-topping rap star took to the stage. He has been accompanying Minaj on her North American tour, opening as the support act for his girlfriend.
Are Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill about to become parents?
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Triggers Pregnancy Rumours
Nicki and Drake are friends, Nicki and Meek are ‘engaged’, Meek thinks Drake uses a ghostwriter…this wasn't going to end well.
Nicki Minaj has reportedly called it quits with her ‘fiancee’ Meek Mill following his high profile feud with Drake. The rapper has been embroiled in a spat with Drake for over a week now, after he accused him of using a ghostwriter to pen his lyrics.
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill are reportedly no more.
According to MediaTakeOut Minaj ended the relationship on Thursday, though the pair will continue to tour together to fulfil existing obligations. A source told the website, “It’s complicated. I think they took their relationship too far, too fast.”
This rapper feud doesn’t look like it’s cooling down anytime soon.
After being accusing of using a ghostwriter by Meek Mill last week, Drake has hit back with a second diss track aimed at Nicki Minaj’s fiancée. In ‘Back To Back’ which he released on Wednesday, Drake calls out Mill again and accuses him of riding the coattails of Minaj.
Drake has unleashed his second response to Meek Mill ‘Back to Back’.
On the track Drake raps, ‘This for y’all that think that I don’t write enough / They just mad ’cause I got the Midas touch / You love her, then you gotta give the world to her/Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour? / I know that you gotta be a thug for her / This ain’t what she meant when she told you to open up more’
Continue reading: Drake Hits Out At Meek Mill Again With New Track 'Back To Back'
Meek Mill described 'Charged Up', which emerged over the weekend, as "very soft... baby lotion soft".
Drake released the track ‘Charged Up’ over the weekend in response to Meek Mill’s repeated claims that he didn’t actually write his own lyrics, using a ghostwriter to pen his rhymes instead. It featured barbs such as “Wow, I’m honoured that you think this is staged / I’m flattered man, in fact I’m amazed… You boys aren’t gettin’ any of your feelings on me / You should embrace it this could be one our realest moments”.
Meek Mill (r) responded to Drake's diss track at his girlfriend Nicki Minaj's gig (l)
Continue reading: Meek Mill Calls Drake's Diss Track "Soft"
It was a Twitter row that kept fans gripped for days. Queens of the American pop world battling against each other in a feud that very few people saw coming and very many people enjoying watching. But alas, Taylor vs. Nicki is no more and Minaj has revealed that Swifty actually called her on the phone to apologise for the ‘beef’.
Rapper Nicki Minaj Told Fans Taylor had apologised to her after her performance on Good Morning America
After a performance on Good Morning America, Nicki updated us all on the latest instalment of the saga.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Reveals Her And Taylor Swift Made Up Over The Phone
The two singers have been in a Twitter war over the Best Video nomination
Taylor Swift has taken down trolls, taken on Apple Music and squared up to Katy Perry but it seems her latest ‘beef’ with Nicki Minaj was one argument she couldn’t win and she's now said sorry to the Anaconda rapper following the pair’s VMA spat.
Swifty has apologised to Nicki MInaj saying she "misspoke"
Taylor ignited furious flames when she took personal umbrage to Nicki’s suggestion that her Anaconda video had missed out on a VMA nomination because the music industry celebrates "woman with very slim bodies".
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Shuts Down The VMA Feud And Apologies To Nicki
Perry had a few interesting comments on Swift's reactions, following the slight she perceived in Minaj's complaints about bias in the music industry.
More feathers are flying in the Nicki Minaj v Taylor Swift Twitter saga, with Katy Perry wading into the argument with some pretty subtext-heavy comments that all but confirm the subject matter of Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ video.
Perry called out Swift’s reaction to Nicki Minaj’s complaints to not receiving enough MTV Video Music Awards nominations as ironic. “Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman…” she said, a tweet quickly favorited by Minaj.
Perry all but confirmed her 'Bad Blood' with Taylor Swift, one of the worst kept music industry secrets
Continue reading: Katy Perry Wades Into Nicki Minaj Vs Taylor Swift Twitter Feud
With his girlfriend Nicki Minaj engaging in a war of words with Taylor Swift, Meek Mill decided to start some beef with Drake.
Meek Mill, the boyfriend of Nicki Minaj, has called out Drake on twitter, accusing the rapper of not writing his own lyrics. The spat comes despite Drake making a guest appearance on Mill’s track ‘R.I.C.O.’ which featured on the rapper’s latest album Dreams Worth More Than Money.
Meek Mill has started some twitter drama with Drake.
"Stop comparing Drake to me too.... He don't write his own raps! That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out!" Mill wrote on Twitter late Tuesday. "The whole game know forreal they scared to tell the truth! I can't wait tok these guys and sit back and act like they don't know!" he added.
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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