Nicki Minaj

Feb
14
Nicki Minaj Talks Drake, Valentine’s Day, & ‘The Pink Print’

Nicki Minaj

In the wake of her cover art controversy, Nicki Minaj called in to Hot 97′s Angie Martinez to address the Malcolm X artwork for “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a.” She also revealed that she and Drake are in a “great space” as is the entire Young Money, whose compilation Rise of an Empire drops March 11.

“I think the whole team collectively just feels so together right now. We all kinda just wanna win,” said Nicki.

She also confirmed reports that Drake and Lil Wayne are working on Tha Carter V. “We just workin’, no bad blood, no bad vibes at all,” she said.

Nicki herself has been in the studio recording her third album The Pink Print, but she does not have a release date and won’t be setting one. “You’ll never know when it’s coming until it just comes,” she revealed.

And fellas, be on the look out for a sexy Valentine’s Day surprise from the head Barb.

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Feb
14
New Music: Trey Songz – ‘Look at Ya’ll’ (Nicki Minaj Response)

Trey Songz

Instead of penning a love song this Valentine’s Day, Trey Songz is putting bitches on blast. The R&B heartthrob has recorded a scathing response to Nicki Minaj male-bashing single “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a,” on which he takes aim at the groupies and gold diggers.

“Look at ya’ll worn out, whored out, slored out, pu**y walls tore out, all ya’ll bitches,” raps a relentless Trey on the three-minute freestyle.

But the dignified women shouldn’t feel offended. “No disrespect at all to my women that are ladies that carry themselves unlike these bitches,” he explains.

Listen to Trigga go H.A.M. on his “Valentine’s Day Massacre.”

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Feb
13
Nicki Minaj Apologizes for Controversial Malcolm X Cover Art

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has come under fire over the artwork for her latest song “Lookin Ass Ni**a.” The Young Money rapper was criticized for using an image of Malcolm X on the cover. The original photo, which was published in Ebony magazine in 1964, shows the civil rights leader holding an M1 carbine and looking out the window.

Twitter and Instagram were flooded with comments, deeming the cover disrespectful and offensive. “I’ve never in my life seen a black artist openly disrespect Malcolm x like nicki minaj just did. And don’t tell me I’m being sensitive,” commented @_chukwuweike.

Following the backlash, Nicki issued an apology on Instagram. She claims the artwork was never official and that she did not intend to undermine Malcolm X’s legacy.

“I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass Niggaz and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!!” explained Nicki. “It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued.”

“Lookin Ass Ni**a” is set to appear on Nicki’s upcoming album The Pink Print and the Young Money compilation, Rise of an Empire.

Read her full apology and see the controversial artwork below.

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Feb
12
Video: Nicki Minaj – ‘Lookin Ass Ni**a’

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is back and taking no prisoners. The rap queen reveals her big surprise, dropping the Nabil-directed video for her new Detail-produced song “Lookin Ass Ni**a.”

On the raw and uncensored record, she takes aim—literally and figuratively—at the fake and phony men with her vicious and violent rhymes.

“Bunch of non-mogul ass ni**as / Frontin’ like they got a plan / Boost Mobile ass ni**a,” she spits.

In the black-and-white clip, shot in the desert, Nicki flaunts her killer body and taunts her man before whipping out a couple AK47s and shooting ‘em up.

The song is set to appear on her upcoming third album The Pink Print and the Young Money compilation Rise of an Empire, due March 11.

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Feb
10
Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, & Tyga Team Up on Young Money Single ‘Senile’

Senile

The team is back. On February 17, Young Money will drop their new single “Senile” featuring Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga. Tyga has unveiled the cover artwork, which shows a photo of Albert Einstein with “YMCMB” written on his tongue.

The song, produced by David D.A. Doman, will appear on the upcoming compilation Young Money: Rise of an Empire, due March 11.

The follow-up to 2009′s gold-selling album We Are Young Money also features appearances from YMCMB’s own Drake, Gudda Gudda, Shanell, Lil Twist, Christina Milian, and more.

Last month, director Colin Tilley shot a video for “We Alright” featuring Lil Wayne, Birdman, and YMCMB’s newest signee Euro.

Feb
10
Nicki Minaj Rocks Pasties and Ponytail for New Video

Nicki Minaj

After sharing some behind-the-scenes pics last week, Nicki Minaj has teased her Barbz with a new round of photos from her mysterious video shoot.

The busty Barb heats up the desert, rocking a clip-on ponytail and pasties underneath a black cutout dress by Mark Fast, Roberto Cavalli jewelry, and Versace stilettos.

For her second look, Nicki wears her hair up in a bun and squeezes into a bodysuit by Luxe & Le’Bra, gold Moschino jacket, Louboutin boots, and more pasties.

“Behind the scenes. Shot by @grizzleemusic,” she wrote on Instagram.

Nicki has remain coy about what exactly she is shooting (Is it a video for her new single or is she planning to drop a mixtape?). What we do know is that she has been in the studio working on her third album. Expect something soon.

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Feb
6
Nicki Minaj Debuts Sexy New Look

Nicki Minaj

It’s a brand new Nicki. The rap diva has debuted her new look on Instagram. In the sexy series of pics, she trades her colorful wigs for her natural black hair.

“No perm. No extensions,” tweeted Nicki.

The busty Barb grabs her breasts and ponytail, and sits at a mirror while wearing star-shaped pasties underneath a crocheted swimsuit.

She sent her fans into cardiac arrest with the provocative pics. “My goodness. This look — It’s like i’m seeing her for the first time. It’s like she’s been COMPLETELY reborn,” tweeted one Barb, while another added, “Some of y’all don’t understand. This is like Christmas to some of us.”

The new look is likely part of Nicki’s bigger plan, which includes a new album and possibly a mixtape.

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