Nicki Minaj

Jun
29
Rae Sremmurd Grabs Nicki Minaj, Pusha T for ‘No Flex Zone’ Remix

Rae Sremmurd have exploded onto the scene with their summer anthem “No Flex Zone,” and the record is about to get even bigger. The Mississippi duo, comprised of Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee, have tapped Nicki Minaj and Pusha T for the official remix.

“It’s coming very soon. Right now we’re just building up the hype,” they told Rap-Up TV. “The streets is talking. The world is talking. Everybody is saying ‘No Flex Zone.’ When it gets to its boiling point, that’s when we’re gonna drop that bomb.”

Mike WiLL Made-It, who signed the duo to his EarDrummers label, had nothing but praise for his young protégés, who are readying their Sremm Life EP.

“I’m one of their biggest fans. They put Tupelo on the map, since the great Elvis has died,” said the super-producer. “They got a long career ahead of them. Real talented kids. I don’t really vouch for too many people, but these guys right here are superstars.”

Mike WiLL has also been working on his studio album Est. in 1989 Pt. 3 and recently premiered the new single “Buy the World” featuring Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar.

“I’m working with all the originals in all different genres,” he said. “I don’t wanna drop too many names. I’ma drop a triple-disc album, pop records, urban records, everything.”

He has also produced a song called “New New” for Keyshia Cole’s upcoming album Point of No Return.

Jun
26
Cam’ron Previews Nicki Minaj Collaboration

Cam'ron and Nicki Minaj

Cam’ron has bagged Nicki Minaj for a new song. After collaborating on “I Am Your Leader” off Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, the New York rappers come together for Killa Cam’s 1st of the Month series, which will be comprised of 6 EPs and mini-movies to be released at the beginning of each month.

Cam shared a teaser of Nicki’s verse in an Instagram video. A similar song called “So Bad” featuring Yummy Bingham was released in 2012.

“Ay yo Cam, I’m the baddest bitch / You was actin’ mad happy when you bagged this bitch,” raps Nicki.

In addition to the Young Money MC, the EPs will feature Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and more. The first installment (sans Nicki) arrives July 1 on iTunes.

Preview their collaboration below.

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Jun
24
Trey Songz Surprises Nicki Minaj with Dozens of Roses

Nicki Roses

Trey Songz sure knows how to charm the ladies. The R&B crooner surprised Nicki Minaj with a studio full of pink roses to thank her for her contribution to his new album Trigga.

“Walked into the studio to this. Whoa! U rlly shldnt have @treysongz. I’m playing, u should have. Lol,” said Nicki.

The flowers came with a handwritten note from Trey. “I’m a lil late on the rosé so I got you these roses instead,” he said. “Nicki I love you!!! So proud of you. Your growth is inspiring and beautiful to watch. Very happy and honored for us to do it again.”

Nicki returned the love, writing, “The honor is all mine, Trey. Thank u. #BottomsUp #TouchinLovin.”

Listen to Nicki guest on Trey’s new song “Touchin, Lovin.”

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Jun
21
Nicki Minaj Talks ‘The Pink Print,’ Praises Lil Wayne and The Game

Nicki MInaj

Nicki Minaj checked in with her British Barbz in an interview with DJ Semtex on BBC Radio 1Xtra. During the 18-minute conversation, the “Pills N Potions” rapper provided some insight into her upcoming third album The Pink Print.

“I’m super excited about the music that I have in store for people,” she said. “I have some stuff coming out in the next couple weeks that is gonna blow people’s minds and I’m just gearing up for this album. I took my time with the album and I’ve never felt better, to be honest.”

A confident Nicki also weighed in on some of her collaborators including Soulja Boy, Young Thug (“He’s not contrived. He’s just raw talent”), and her mentor Lil Wayne, who she’s currently in the studio with.

Plus, find out why The Game’s remix of “Chi-Raq” is her favorite.

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Jun
9
Video: Nicki Minaj – ‘Pills N Potions’

The Game and Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj may have toned down her look, but that doesn’t mean she’s lost her edge. The rap superstar pushes the envelope in the strange, yet simple video for “Pills N Potions,” the first single off her upcoming third album The Pink Print.

In the four-and-a-half-minute clip, directed by Diane Martel (“Blurred Lines,” “We Can’t Stop”), Nicki shows a more vulnerable side, smoking a cigarette while computer-animated tears roll down her eyes. She wears bunny ears in one scene and rocks pasties in another.

After starring alongside Nas and Drake in previous music videos, she enlists The Game to play her love interest. They share intimate scenes including one where Nicki holds his detached head. Plus, there are plenty of quirky graphics including a self-dispensing Pez rabbit, animated pill bottle, and our favorite, the dancing bunny.

While she won’t give an exact release date, The Pink Print is due sometime this year. “I really wanted to experiment with the third album, but I wanted to still marry my old energy with a new sound,” Nicki said during a recent visit to “GMA.”

Overdose on the emotional and eccentric visuals below.

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Jun
9
Nicki Minaj Visits ‘LIVE with Kelly and Michael’

Kelly Ripa, Nicki Minaj, and Taye Diggs

Nicki Minaj kicked off her week with an early morning visit to “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” on Monday. Dressed “demurely” in a flowery Dolce&Gabbana dress and Versace shoes, the “Pills N Potions” rapper sat down with Kelly and Taye Diggs, who was filling in for Michael Strahan.

She discussed her love for West Indian food (“Everytime I come [to New York], I gain about five pounds”), her army of fans, and her new single.

“It’s been literally my most critically-acclaimed single that I’ve ever put out—ever,” said the leader of the Barbz.

She also shared her love for Taye Diggs. “I would love to have this sexy hunk of chocolate in my video,” gushed Nicki, who wants to play the actor’s love interest in a movie.

The “Pills N Potions” video will premiere around 8 p.m. EST today on VEVO.

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Jun
6
Video: Nicki Minaj – ‘Pills N Potions’ [Sneak Peek]

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Nicki Minaj rolls out a 45-second teaser for “Pills N Potions,” the first single off her upcoming album The Pink Print. Directed by Diane Martel (“Blurred Lines,” “We Can’t Stop”), the emotional clip co-stars The Game and features some strange imagery including a self-dispensing Pez rabbit and an animated bunny.

She appeared on “GMA” to debut the teaser and speak about The Pink Print. “I really wanted to experiment with the third album, but I wanted to still marry my old energy with a new sound,” said Nicki.

The rapper-turned-actress, who stars in The Other Woman, plans to do more acting and expand her business empire, which already includes a clothing line, fragrance, and moscato.

“I just want to be similar to all the other rapper-turned-moguls that came before me,” she said. “I want to kinda do it like the boys.”

The full video for “Pills N Potions” will premiere Monday on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael.”

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