Nicki Minaj

Jul
21
Remy Ma Talks Prison, Nicki Minaj, & Return to Rap with Angie Martinez

Remy Ma

It’s been six years since Remy Ma went away. The Bronx rapper, who’s “nine days and a wake up” from being released from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, called into Angie Martinez on Power 105.1 on Monday. Despite her time behind bars, she’s still the same Rem.

“I can’t say that I was one of those people that went to prison and I had this dramatic life change and I had this newfound outtake on life,” she said. “In a lot of ways, I’m the same.”

While locked up, she received her associates degree in sociology, married Papoose, and had plenty of time to reflect. “I grew up a lot and I look at things a lot differently,” said the 34-year-old protégée of Big Pun.

One of her “epiphanies” was reconciling with her fellow Terror Squad member Fat Joe. She called him up and they shared laughs while reflecting on the past. “It was a really, really dope conversation,” she said.

She can’t wait to return to the mic. “I am so alive,” said Remy. “This is gonna be unfair.”

She’s been fielding offers from various labels (“More than I can count on one hand”) and is working on a reality show.

While they’ve had their differences in the past, she once again shared her support for Nicki Minaj. “She’s done wonderful things for females,” said Remy.

She didn’t hang up without delivering a warning to her competition: “Stand back. It’s not gonna be fair. My pen game is crazy.”

Check out highlights from the 14-minute interview below.

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Jul
21
New Music: August Alsina f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘No Love (Remix)’

No Love

After blessing Usher, Trey Songz, and Cam’ron with her royal rhymes, hip-hop’s reigning queen Nicki Minaj sparks up a remix to August Alsina’s new Testimony single “No Love.” The New Orleans crooner is not looking for a relationship, but Nicki convinces him that they should be more than friends.

“You can’t front like this ain’t way realer / I know you hard, I know that you a killa / I know you started off a dope dealer, but let your guards down / Your ni**as know that you feel her,” she raps.

At the beginning of the record, she tells August that the song is her fave. “I swear this is my favorite song,” she says.

Listen to Nicki plead her case.

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Jul
20
New Music: August Alsina f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘No Love (Remix)’ [Snippet]

August Alsina and Nicki Minaj

As she inches closer to the release of The Pink Print, Nicki Minaj has been keeping busy with a series of guest appearances for everyone from Trey Songz to Cam’ron. The latest is a remix to August Alsina’s “No Love,” a cut off his debut Testimony. The New Orleans crooner took to Instagram to preview Nicki’s highly-anticipated verse.

“You can’t front like this ain’t way realer / I know you hard, I know that you a killer,” she raps.

Next up, the Young Money diva plans to shoot videos for Usher’s single “She Came to Give It to You” as well as Jessie J’s “Bang Bang” featuring Ariana Grande.

The full “No Love (Remix)” drops Monday. Listen to a snippet below.

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Jul
18
Rap-Up TV: Yung Berg Talks Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Print,’ New Rihanna Record

Yung Berg is getting his hustle on. The Grammy-nominated producer-songwriter, who has worked with artists including Lil Wayne, Tamar Braxton, and Ray J, is cooking up hits for megastars including Rihanna, Diddy, and Nicki Minaj, who he calls one of his best friends in the industry.

The Pink Print is the female Blueprint,” Berg aka Hit Maka! told Rap-Up TV. “Jay Z put out the Blueprint. I think The Pink Print really personifies that, and not only that, I’m really involved in it.”

When asked what we can expect, he said, “You just gotta look out for greatness. It’s gonna be crazy.”

The album will be a true representation of who Nicki is. “I think she gave you guys a really great example with ‘Pills N Potions,’” he said. “It has rap in it, it has singing, but at the same token, it’s really just more about Nicki being Nicki. I really feel like she’s coming from the heart with this joint.”

When asked if Drake will be on the album, he said, “I wouldn’t put it past her. You gotta look out for some Drake records. Hopefully, I’m a part of that.”

He also penned a song called “All Night” for Rihanna, which was produced by Nic Nac (Chris Brown’s “Loyal”). “Me and Nic Nac went in,” he said. “It’s about being down all night.”

Additionally, he has been in the studio A&Ring Puff Daddy’s upcoming album Money Making Mitch.

Jul
16
Video: Cam’ron f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘So Bad’

Cam'ron and Nicki Minaj

Cam’ron reunites with Nicki Minaj in the video for “So Bad.” In the Antwan Smith-directed clip, Killa Cam and his girl JuJu head out to L.A. to rent a new crib, but he discovers that the owner of the house (played by Nicki) is his ex. He tries to sweet talk her, but her sassy facial expressions do all the talking.

“I shoulda been left your ass, huh / Oh that chicken head you fu**in’ wit, ask her,” raps Nicki.

The song, which also features Yummy Bingham, will appear on the second installment of Cam’s 1st of the Month EP series, set to drop at the top of August.

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Jul
16
Teyana Taylor Covers Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pills N Potions’

Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor put her pipes on display while performing a cover of “Pills N Potions.” G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady posted a short clip of herself belting out Nicki Minaj’s Pink Print single on Instagram.

On Tuesday, the 23-year-old reunited with her “Madea’s Big Happy Family” co-star Shad Moss aka Byraaannnn while filling in as co-host on “106 & Park.” During the “Hot Seat” segment, Bow Wow grilled her about her relationship with Knicks player Iman Shumpert.

She couldn’t stop blushing as she spoke about her new man. “He’s simply amazing and he never fails to amaze me,” gushed Teyana, who was previously engaged to Brandon Jennings.

Her single “Maybe” featuring Pusha T and Yo Gotti is available now, while her debut album is due this fall.

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Jul
15
New Music: Nicki Minaj – ‘No Flex Zone (Remix)’

Nicki Minaj

Playtime is over. Nicki Minaj unleashes her ruthless remix to Rae Sremmurd’s anthem “No Flex Zone.” Over the Mike WiLL Made-It production, the reigning rap queen boasts about her supreme status.

“Running this game for five years, guess that’s why my feet hurt / Wonder when they bite me, do these bitches teeth hurt / Yes, I am an icon, that’s me on your T-shirt,” she raps.

She also flaunts her assets (“Ass still fat, it’s on Rick Ross”), bigs up her baller lifestyle (“I live next door to Brad Pitt’s home”), and shuts down potential suitors (“If you ugly, it’s a no sex zone”).

Listen to Onika flex her lyrical muscles.

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