Nicki Minaj

Aug
5
Nicki Minaj Covers The FADER

Nicki Minaj

Four years after gracing The FADER, Nicki Minaj returns to cover the magazine’s Fall Fashion Issue. The “Anaconda” rapper scales back her look, rocking black hair and a red Gaultier dress in the photos shot by João Canziani.

In the interview, she opens up about the hardships of being in the public eye, being a role model to young black women, and The Pink Print.

Her third album is set to feature Dr. Luke, Ester Dean, Boi-1da, and Detail, and she’d like to get Rihanna and Drake on board.

She also addressed her controversial speech at the BET Awards (“When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it”), which some took as a diss to fellow nominee Iggy Azalea. But Nicki explains that her intention was to empower women to write their own lyrics.

Plus, find out why she will never feel equal to Lil Wayne and the story behind her health scare.

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Aug
4
Nicki Minaj Talks Beyoncé ‘Flawless’ Remix, ‘Anaconda’ Artwork, & Remy Ma

Nicki Minaj

With “Anaconda” officially out, Nicki Minaj kicked off the radio promo by calling into Hot 97′s “Morning Show” and KIIS FM’s “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to discuss her Sir Mix-a-Lot-sampled song and her “Flawless” collaboration with Beyoncé.

“After I got proper medical help and started breathing again, I was like, ‘What?’” said Nicki when she first heard that Beyoncé wanted her on the remix.

She once again stated that she is open to collaborating with Remy Ma, who was released from prison last week.

As for the racy “Anaconda” artwork, it was her idea to release it. Her manager was hesitant, but she wanted to push the envelope like her idol Madonna.

Plus, find out which is her favorite “Anaconda” meme and why bigger is better.

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Aug
4
Nicki Minaj Previews ‘Anaconda’ Video

Nicki Minaj

After leaking on Friday, Nicki Minaj’s new single “Anaconda” made its official debut on iTunes on Sunday night. Produced by Polow Da Don and Da Internz, the raucous rump shaker samples Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 classic ode-to-ass “Baby Got Back.”

“Oh my gosh, look at her butt!” exclaims Nicki over the twerking beat.

She sizes up her men (“D**k bigger than a tower, I ain’t talkin’ ’bout Eiffels”) and details her freaky fantasies (“He toss my salad like his name Romaine”).

Additionally, she has previewed a snippet of the equally wild music video. The voluptuous rap queen rules the rainforest and shakes her booty like Jello in the 15-second clip.

Feast your ears—and eyes—on Nicki’s bountiful booty.

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Aug
2
New Music: Beyoncé f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Flawless (Remix)’

Flawless (Remix)

Goddamn, goddamn, goddamn. The reigning queen of rap, Nicki Minaj, joins Queen Bey herself on the official remix to “Flawless.”

On the Hit-Boy-produced ladies’ anthem, Beyoncé declares herself “the shit” and speaks out about the infamous elevator fight between Jay Z and Solange. “Of course sometime shit go down when it’s a billion dollars on an elevator,” she sings.

Nicki delivers one of her best verses yet: “The queen of rap slaying with Queen Bey / If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D.”

Listen to the epic collaboration below.

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Aug
1
August Alsina and Nicki Minaj Link Up in ‘No Love’ Video

Nicki Minaj and August Alsina

Nicki Minaj pulled double duty this week. In addition to shooting a video for “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Jessie J, the Young Money rapper joined August Alsina on set of his “No Love (Remix)” video. Nicki cozied up to a shirtless Alsina in a series of sexy Instagram shots.

The video was directed by Benny Boom, who has helmed several Nicki videos including “Beez in the Trap” and “High School.”

“Shot a video to NO LOVE with my little brother from another mother, August Alsina,” she said.

Her new single “Anaconda,” which samples Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” was set to premiere on Monday, but it leaked online earlier today. Nicki has yet to address the leak.

On August 14, Alsina will kick off his “Testimony Live” tour with supporting act Teyana Taylor.

Check out more photos from the “No Love” set below.

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Jul
31
First Look: Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, & Jessie J Shoot ‘Bang Bang’ Video

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande

Girl power. Days after topping the iTunes charts with their explosive anthem “Bang Bang,” Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and Jessie J teamed up on set of the video.

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Jul
30
Fabolous Enlists Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj for ‘Loso’s Way 2’

Fabolous and Chris Brown

Fabolous is calling up a couple friends for his album Loso’s Way 2. The Brooklyn rapper has landed features from Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.

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