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Dec
20
New Music: Madonna f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’

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Madonna made her surprise return to music on Friday night. At the stroke of midnight, the pop icon announced her 13th album Rebel Heart and dropped six tracks including “Unapologetic Bitch,” the Kanye West and Mike Dean-produced “Illuminati,” and “Bitch I’m Madonna,” on which she reunites with Nicki Minaj.

Over the spastic beat, the Material Girl shows who’s the boss, while Nicki unleashes a ferocious flow: “It’s that go hard or go home zone / Bitch, I’m Madonna, these hoes know.”

The two previously collaborated on Madge’s MDNA single “Give Me All Your Luvin’” and performed together at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show.

Madonna decided to release the six tracks now in response to the unfinished leaks earlier in the week.

“I was hoping to release my new single ‘Living for Love’ on Valentine’s Day with the rest of the album coming in the spring,” she said. “I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift.”

You can pre-order Rebel Heart now on iTunes and receive the six tracks. Additional music will be released on February 9, with the full album on March 10 featuring production from Kanye, Diplo, and Billboard.

Hear the queens go hard or go home.

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Dec
19
Nicki Minaj Presents ‘The Pinkprint’ Movie

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After a busy week of promo, Nicki Minaj caps it off with the debut of her very own film, The Pinkprint. The rap queen shows off her acting chops in the dramatic and emotional 16-minute docu-short, which was inspired by her third album and features tracks including “The Crying Game,” “All Things Go,” and “Grand Piano.”

Watch Nicki bring the drama in her mini movie below.

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Dec
19
Nicki Minaj Dishes on Beyoncé, Ariana Grande’s ‘Inner Freak’ on ‘The Real’

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In between visits to “The View” and “106 & Park,” Nicki Minaj sat down to dish with Tamar Braxton, Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley on “The Real.” The Pinkprint rapper spoke about collaborating with Beyoncé on “Feeling Myself” and Ariana Grande on “Get On Your Knees.”

“Ari did her thing on ‘Beg for It,’” said Nicki. “It’s very, very sexy, hunny. Her inner freak been coming out lately.”

Tamar shared her love for the Dr. Luke and Cirkut-produced song, saying, “I’m a little ratchet rat right here and I love ['Get on Your Knees'].”

The ladies also praised her “SNL” spoofs of Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian. Nicki was confident about her Queen Bey impression, but wasn’t so sure about Kim. “I didn’t know if I could really nail Kim,” she said.

She also spoke about writing “Anaconda” for the curvy women. “I felt like back in the day, thicker women were celebrated in hip-hop and I kinda felt like there was a shift happening and I didn’t like the shift,” she said. “I felt like somebody needed to say something.”

Plus, she revealed that a song called “Dem Boyz” didn’t make the cut, but features her infamous alter ego, Roman. She plans to leak the track in the future.

Earlier in the week, Nicki reflected on her rise to superstardom during an in-depth conversation with Elliott Wilson for his CRWN series.

Kick back and watch Nicki’s appearances below.

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Dec
19
Nicki Minaj Freestyles with Shaq on ‘Inside the NBA’

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Following visits to “The Tonight Show,” “The View,” and “106 & Park,” Nicki Minaj capped off her Pinkprint promo schedule with a surprise appearance on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” on Thursday night. The rap MVP visited the studio and kicked a freestyle alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Grant Hill, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson.

During his verse, Shaq asked Nicki if she would marry him, to which she hilariously responded, “No.”

Nicki had the hosts clapping and bowing to her when she was done spitting her bars. “I give zero Fs, they ain’t got no chill / And I’m riding the bassline like ‘Quille O’Neal,” she rapped.

“I won. TNT was the best thing that ever happened to me,” she said.

Watch Nicki bring bars to the NBA.

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Dec
18
Nicki Minaj Is Flawless in Roberto Cavalli Campaign

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Va va voom. Not only is she dazzling critics and fans alike with her new album The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj is also turning heads as the face of Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2015 advertising campaign.

The “Bed of Lies” rapper rocks vibrant floral and animal prints in hues of orange, blue, yellow, and green in the gorgeous photos, shot by Francesco Carrozzini.

“I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman,” said Cavalli. “In recent years we have become accustomed to women castigated in clothes that hide their body shapes. With this campaign, I wanted to send a strong countertrend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body, who is not afraid to show her curves, rather she make them as a strength.”

Nicki added, “I am so honored to be the face of the new #RobertoCavalliSS15 campaign.”

See more photos from the stunning shoot below.

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Dec
17
Nicki Minaj Gets Emotional Over Breakup with Safaree Samuels

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Love hurts. Nicki Minaj has managed to keep her personal life private. But she got emotional while discussing her breakup with her boyfriend of 12 years, Safaree “ScaffBeezy” Samuels.

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Dec
16
Nicki Minaj Visits ‘The Tonight Show’

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Following a visit to “Today” in the morning and an interview with Elliott Wilson’s CRWN series in the afternoon, Nicki Minaj closed out her day on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Onika sat down to discuss her previous jobs as an office manager and waitress at Red Lobster, her double-platinum single “Anaconda,” and Beyoncé. She admitted that she was embarrassed when Bey used a high school photo to wish her happy birthday.

“I do hate this picture. Eww!” she said.

After changing into a fur, she hit the stage to perform “Bed of Lies” with Skylar Grey.

According to HITS Daily Double, The Pinkprint is expected to sell 155-165k copies in its first week.

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