Nicki Minaj

Dec
5
Nicki Minaj Stuns in Vogue Italia

Nicki Minaj

From GQ to V Magazine, Nicki Minaj has graced the pages of just about every magazine in the past couple months.

In her latest fashion spread for Vogue Italia, the “Bed of Lies” rapper shows off her royal style in a series of iconic photos, shot by Francesco Carrozzini, who photographed her L’Uomo Vogue cover. Nicki transforms into an Egyptian goddess—big hair and all—and gets her flapper girl on.

She will perform on this weekend’s “SNL” in advance of The Pinkprint release on December 15.

See more pics from Nicki’s flawless photo shoot below.

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Dec
4
Nicki Minaj and James Franco Are ‘Besties’ in ‘SNL’ Promo

James Franco and Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj returns to “Saturday Night Live” as musical guest this weekend. Before she hits the stage, the rap queen stars alongside host James Franco in a couple funny promos.

Nicki flaunts her ample assets in a black bra while pretending to fly to Never Never Land (but she forgot the wire). She and The Interview star also reveal their tight friendship and show off their signature handshake.

“A lot of people don’t know Nick and I are really good friends in real life,” says Franco.

Nicki will perform her single “Bed of Lies” with Skylar Grey and a new song off The Pinkprint during the show.

Watch the besties below.

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Dec
3
Azealia Banks, Diddy, and Nicki Minaj React to Eric Garner Decision

Eric Garner

Just eight days after the Michael Brown non-indictment, a New York City grand jury declined to bring criminal charges in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer.

People took to the streets in cities across the country to protest the decision, while the hip-hop community took to social media to voice its opinion. Diddy was overcome with emotion as he shared his thoughts on Instagram, while his girlfriend Cassie sent her condolences to the Garner family. John Legend was stunned, Questlove was ashamed, and Macklemore demanded that police be held accountable for their actions.

“It’s challenging to imagine how this could happen and be excused,” said the Seattle rapper, who marched for Mike Brown in Seattle.

Q-Tip took action by organizing a demonstration in Union Square, and B.o.B called for unity and change.

Never one to bite her tongue, Azealia Banks went on an impassioned rant about race and called out Iggy Azalea for remaining silent.

Read and see some of the reactions below.

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Dec
3
TIME Names Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Flawless Remix’ Best Song of 2014

Flawless (Remix)

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj woke up on top. The divas’ epic remix to “Flawless” was named best song of 2014 by TIME.

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Dec
2
New Music: Nicki Minaj – ‘All Things Go’

The Pinkprint

In less than two weeks, Nicki Minaj will release her most personal album yet, The Pinkprint. She lets fans into her world on the opening track “All Things Go,” which is now available for download on iTunes with the pre-order.

On the autobiographical song, produced by Boi-1da, Vinylz, and Alen Ritter and co-written by Ester Dean, Nicki raps about taking her daughter to preschool in seven years, losing her cousin to violence, and being proposed to 10 years ago (“I looked down—yes, I suppose”). She also reveals that she was pregnant with her ex’s baby, but had an abortion.

“My child with Aaron would have been 16 any minute / So in some ways I feel like Caiah is the both of them / It’s like he’s Caiah’s little angel looking over him,” she sings in reference to her younger brother Micaiah.

The Pinkprint also features Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Jessie Ware, and Drake and Lil Wayne, who appear on “Only” as well as the bonus track “Truffle Butter.”

Listen to Nicki’s candid confessions below.

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Dec
1
Video: Trey Songz f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Touchin, Lovin’

Nicki Minaj and Trey Songz

Trey Songz lets you explore his intimate fantasies in the interactive video for “Touchin, Lovin,” the latest single off his album Trigga.

The steamy clip, directed by Jason Zada, allows viewers to go inside Trey’s bedroom. You decide which one of the sexy ladies he hooks up with in the dream sequences. In addition to the gorgeous models, Nicki Minaj steals the spotlight with her smoldering cameo.

“I have a personal connection with my fans and I wanted this interactive video to be a way for them to get a glimpse into my world and my fantasies in a new way,” Trey told BuzzFeed.

Starting in January, Trey and Chris Brown can be seen on their co-headlining “Between the Sheets Tour.”

Watch Trigga and Nicki sizzle on screen.

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Dec
1
Tracklisting: Nicki Minaj – ‘The Pinkprint’

The Pinkprint

With two weeks until release, Nicki Minaj has revealed the tracklisting for her third album The Pinkprint. The 19-track deluxe edition boasts a star-studded lineup including Beyoncé on the Hit-Boy-produced “Feeling Myself,” Ariana Grande, Jeremih, and Meek Mill, who appears twice, plus production from Da Internz, Mike WiLL Made-It, Alex Da Kid, Dr. Luke, Polow Da Don, and more.

Executive produced by Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Slim, the follow-up to 2012′s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has spawned the singles “Bed of Lies” with Skylar Grey, “Only” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown, “Anaconda,” and “Pills and Potions.”

“The album is a dope balance of vulnerability and strength, of inspiration and of not being politically correct,” Nicki told Complex. “It’s the best of both worlds. It’s tapping into both sides.”

The Pinkprint drops December 15. See the tracklisting below.

UPDATE: Jessie Ware has revealed that she is featured on “The Crying Game.”

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