Nicki Minaj

Oct
30
Rap-Up TV: T.I. Talks Iggy Azalea vs. Nicki Minaj, Hustle Gang Tour

T.I. has an ear for talent. The Hustle Gang chief, who signed B.o.B and Travi$ Scott, knew he was onto something big when he discovered a blonde Australian rapper named Iggy Azalea. Since then, Iggy has taken over the charts and become a global sensation, but Tip always saw it coming.

“As soon as I seen her, I seen it,” he told Rap-Up TV of his “Fancy” protégée.

He offers her advice, but she doesn’t always take it. “She has an incredible vision for herself,” said Tip. “She sees things that none of us can see. At the end of the day, the final say will lie in what Iggy Azalea feels is appropriate for her legacy.”

While she has experienced some bumps along the way, T.I. has been impressed with the way she’s been dealing with her newfound fame. “All in all, I think she’s handling herself like a G just simply because she’s not jumping off the Empire State Building,” he said. “With the amount of pressure being put on her, the amount of demands, and all the different directions she’s being pulled so many times a day, I think she’s handling herself very well and staying grounded and true to who she is.”

She’s been pitted against Nicki Minaj, but Tip says there’s no real beef, and even left the door open to a collaboration.

“That is something that me and Lil Wayne, we maybe could broker,” he said. “If Nicki agrees to it, I would definitely massage the ears of my young Azalean. She never had a real problem with Nicki. I think it’s just a female competition thing. And I don’t even think Nicki really, really has a problem with Iggy. I think they’re both like, ‘There’s only enough room for one bad bitch at a time.’ I think it’s more that than someone genuinely not liking someone else.”

While he works on bringing the ladies together, he is also trying to put together a Hustle Gang tour. “I’m trying to work on a B.o.B, T.I., Iggy Azalea, Travi$ Scott—I’m trying to do a Hustle Gang tour,” he said. “It’s very ambitious. We’ll see.”

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Oct
28
David Guetta Enlists Nicki Minaj, John Legend, & Emeli Sandé for New Album

Listen

David Guetta has assembled another all-star team of talent for his sixth album Listen. The French DJ has called upon Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Emeli Sandé, and more.

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Oct
27
Nicki Minaj Pushes ‘The PinkPrint’ to December

Nicki Minaj

Barbz, you’ll have to wait a little longer to get your hands on Nicki Minaj’s The PinkPrint. The highly-anticipated album has been pushed back three weeks.

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Oct
26
Nicki Minaj Taps Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown for New Single ‘Only’

Only

After going platinum with “Anaconda” (which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100), Nicki Minaj is readying the follow-up to her Sir Mix-a-Lot-sampled smash. Her Minajesty has announced “Only” as the third single off her upcoming album The PinkPrint. It features a trifecta of superstars including Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown.

The song drops Tuesday, October 28. Nicki took to Instagram to reveal the illustrated artwork, which shows Young Money’s First Lady in a superhero catsuit, Drake as the pope, and Weezy in a suit and tie.

Her third album The PinkPrint is due November 24. “I think the album is so classic,” said Nicki, who will host the MTV EMA in Glasgow on November 9. “It’s gonna feel so good and I think it will probably be something that female rappers look to as a PinkPrint for years to come.”

This marks Drake and Breezy’s first collaboration since their infamous club fight in June 2012. The two were seen in the studio over the summer working on new music.

Oct
24
Nicki Minaj Rules the World in MTV EMA Promo

Nicki Minaj

Now that she’s conquered hip-hop, Nicki Minaj is ready to take over the world. The rap queen carries out her plan for global domination in the epic promo for the 2014 MTV EMA, which offers a glimpse into a future filled with all things Nicki.

The one-minute spot shows what happens after the “Anaconda” rapper hosts the 20th anniversary show. Money has Nicki’s face on it, emojis are inspired by Nicki (E-Minajs), hamburgers are shaped like Nicki’s booty, and she receives the keys…to the world!

If that wasn’t enough, MTV gets renamed NTV (Nicki Television) and she hosts her own late-night show called “Nicki at Night.”

Watch the EMA-zing promo below and tune in to see Her Minajesty preside over the MTV EMA, airing live from Glasgow, Scotland, on November 9.

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Oct
22
Tyga Calls Drake ‘Fake,’ Says He Doesn’t Get Along with Nicki Minaj

Tyga and Drake

Tyga’s fallout with Young Money is getting uglier. The Last Kings rapper has called out his labelmate Drake for being “fake.”

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Oct
20
Nicki Minaj Busts Out in GQ

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With her third album The PinkPrint due next month, Nicki Minaj unleashes her sexy style in the November issue of GQ. In the shoot by photographer Mark Seliger, the “cheeky genius” shows off her assets in a white angular bra and blue skirt while holding blue and pink poodles on a leash (check out a second photo here).

In between cat naps at Fashion Rocks rehearsals last month, the magazine caught up with the hip-hop mogul to discuss her early jobs in customer service and waitressing at Red Lobster (she was fired from the latter after she followed a couple who had taken her pen into the parking lot and then gave them the bird).

She is also surprised by all the fuss over her “Anaconda” video, which has been watched over 250 million times. “I just see the video as being a normal video,” said Nicki.

But while the racy clip showcases her famous booty, the topic was off limits. The interviewer notes that she was warned to not ask about her ass (Nicki finds it degrading).

Read highlights from the interview below.

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