Nicki Minaj

Dec
19
Nicki Minaj Freestyles with Shaq on ‘Inside the NBA’

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Following visits to “The Tonight Show,” “The View,” and “106 & Park,” Nicki Minaj capped off her Pinkprint promo schedule with a surprise appearance on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” on Thursday night. The rap MVP visited the studio and kicked a freestyle alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Grant Hill, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson.

During his verse, Shaq asked Nicki if she would marry him, to which she hilariously responded, “No.”

Nicki had the hosts clapping and bowing to her when she was done spitting her bars. “I give zero Fs, they ain’t got no chill / And I’m riding the bassline like ‘Quille O’Neal,” she rapped.

“I won. TNT was the best thing that ever happened to me,” she said.

Watch Nicki bring bars to the NBA.

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Dec
18
Nicki Minaj Is Flawless in Roberto Cavalli Campaign

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Va va voom. Not only is she dazzling critics and fans alike with her new album The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj is also turning heads as the face of Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2015 advertising campaign.

The “Bed of Lies” rapper rocks vibrant floral and animal prints in hues of orange, blue, yellow, and green in the gorgeous photos, shot by Francesco Carrozzini.

“I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman,” said Cavalli. “In recent years we have become accustomed to women castigated in clothes that hide their body shapes. With this campaign, I wanted to send a strong countertrend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body, who is not afraid to show her curves, rather she make them as a strength.”

Nicki added, “I am so honored to be the face of the new #RobertoCavalliSS15 campaign.”

See more photos from the stunning shoot below.

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Dec
17
Nicki Minaj Gets Emotional Over Breakup with Safaree Samuels

SB and Nicki

Love hurts. Nicki Minaj has managed to keep her personal life private. But she got emotional while discussing her breakup with her boyfriend of 12 years, Safaree “ScaffBeezy” Samuels.

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Dec
16
Nicki Minaj Visits ‘The Tonight Show’

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Following a visit to “Today” in the morning and an interview with Elliott Wilson’s CRWN series in the afternoon, Nicki Minaj closed out her day on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Onika sat down to discuss her previous jobs as an office manager and waitress at Red Lobster, her double-platinum single “Anaconda,” and Beyoncé. She admitted that she was embarrassed when Bey used a high school photo to wish her happy birthday.

“I do hate this picture. Eww!” she said.

After changing into a fur, she hit the stage to perform “Bed of Lies” with Skylar Grey.

According to HITS Daily Double, The Pinkprint is expected to sell 155-165k copies in its first week.

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Dec
16
Nicki Minaj Performs ‘Bed of Lies’ on ‘Today’

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After her appearance on “Ellen,” Nicki Minaj continued her Pinkprint promo tour with a visit to “Today” on Tuesday, where she spoke about impersonating Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian on “SNL.”

“I had so much fun,” she said. “I really, really enjoyed doing Beyoncé because I didn’t know that I could actually get that tone of voice until I tried it, and then I was in love with it.”

Bey didn’t comment on her spoof, but did wish her a happy birthday a few days later. “So I figured she wasn’t upset, and I did her justice,” said Nicki.

She hopes to do more comedic acting in the future. “People seemed to like it,” she said. “So maybe that’s my new calling.”

Her new album The Pinkprint is her most personal yet. “This is a more vulnerable me, and to write vulnerable records is very scary,” she explained. “You’re putting out a lot of personal information just to the world, and you don’t always know how people are going to receive it. And once you’ve given it to them, you can’t take it back.”

Plus, Nicki hit the stage with Skylar Grey to perform her single “Bed of Lies.”

She will also appear on “The Tonight Show” tonight and visit “Watch What Happens Live” and “The Real” later in the week.

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Dec
15
Review Roundup: Nicki Minaj – ‘The Pinkprint’

The Pinkprint

Nicki Minaj’s third album The Pinkprint lands in stores today. On her most personal project yet, the rap queen holds court with Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Meek Mill, and enlists production from hitmakers including Da Internz, Mike WiLL Made-It, Dr. Luke, Hit-Boy, and Boi-1da.

From big booty anthems (“Anaconda”) to big ballads (“Grand Piano”), the 32-year-old icon shows her versatility, while keeping in check with her mixtape roots. She reveals her secrets on the confessional opening number “All Things Go,” and proves that she can rap with the best of them on “Four Door Aventador.”

“I think the album is so classic,” Nicki said of the follow-up to 2012′s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. “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.”

Did The Pinkprint make its mark with critics? The reviews are in.

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Dec
15
Nicki Minaj Addresses Relationship with Meek Mill

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill

Since her split from Safaree Samuels, the rumor mill has been buzzing about Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill. So are the rappers dating? Nicki spoke out for the first time about their rumored relationship.

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