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Sep
20
Nicki Minaj, Usher, Chris Brown, & Ariana Grande Perform at iHeartRadio Music Festival

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

The iHeartRadio Music Festival returned to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena for two days of the biggest music stars on the planet. Friday’s jam-packed lineup included Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Usher, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, and Coldplay, with plenty of surprises.

Queen Nicki delivered her biggest hits including “Super Bass,” “Beez in the Trap,” and “Anaconda,” and even spit her verse on Beyoncé’s “Flawless (Remix)” a cappella. She also brought out Ariana Grande for “Bang Bang,” and closed with “Starships.”

Ariana served up a soaring set of her own with “The Way” and “Problem,” as well as new cuts off her No. 1 album My Everything. While her rumored boyfriend Big Sean was backstage, Childish Gambino joined her on stage for “Break Your Heart Right Back.”

Usher lit up the arena with his UR singles “Good Kisser” and “She Came to Give It to You,” and surprised the crowd by bringing out Chris Brown for “New Flame.”

Surprise guest Alicia Keys, whose second child is due in November, showed off her baby bump and blessed the stage with her empowering new anthem “We Are Here.”

Watch highlights from night 1 below.

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Sep
15
Video: August Alsina f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘No Love (Remix)’

August Alsina and Nicki Minaj

Love takes over in the cinematic video for August Alsina’s “No Love (Remix)” co-starring Nicki Minaj. In the Benny Boom-directed clip, August and Nicki play lovers, but their relationship is non-exclusive. He hits the club with another woman, while Nicki waits at home.

But soon he realizes that what he has with Nicki is the real deal. He sends her hundreds of roses to show his love and win her heart.

In a recent interview with Rap-Up TV, August opened up about shooting the video with the “Anaconda” rapper, who also wrote the treatment.

“Nicki was very, very deeply involved with this one in particular, as far as the video goes,” he said. “She had a vision for it and she really, really is a big fan of the record, which was real important to me because it makes it that much more special.”

“No Love” is the latest single off August’s debut album Testimony.

Peep the romantic video, featuring a cameo from Tyga, below.

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Sep
15
Nicki Minaj Talks ‘Emotional’ Performance with Beyoncé

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj

Fresh off sharing the stage with Beyoncé in Paris, Nicki Minaj called into French radio station Skyrock FM. The “Anaconda” rapper was overwhelmed by all the love she received from the crowd during the “On the Run Tour.”

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Sep
12
Video: August Alsina f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘No Love’ [Teaser]

Nicki Minaj and August Alsina

August Alsina has shared a teaser for his “No Love” video featuring Nicki Minaj. After a slight delay, the Benny Boom-directed clip will premiere Monday at 6 p.m. EST on VEVO. August took to Instagram to explain the reason behind the hold up.

“I know it took a while but when you dealing with labels, editing, so on so forth your art lies in someone’s hands which can cause a hold up. & sometimes perfection can take a while,” he said. “#SorryForTheWaitAnyhow Thanks for stickin it out and bearing with me.”

In a recent interview with Rap-Up TV, August opened up about shooting the video with the “Anaconda” rapper.

“Nicki was very, very deeply involved with this one in particular, as far as the video goes,” he said. “She had a vision for it and she really, really is a big fan of the record, which was real important to me because it makes it that much more special.”

Get a sneak peek below.

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Sep
12
Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj Perform ‘Flawless’ Remix at ‘On the Run Tour’ in Paris

Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé

Queen Bey was joined by the queen of rap during the “On the Run Tour” in Paris on Friday. Nicki Minaj hit the stage to perform the “Flawless (Remix)” with Beyoncé for the first time live. Matching Bey in Versus Versace, Nicki spit her explosive verse as the words “curvalicious” and “delicious” appeared on the giant screen behind her.

The concert was taped for an HBO special, which will air on Saturday, September 20.

“The QUEEN, could never thank you enough,” tweeted Nicki, who posed for a selfie with Bey.

It’s rumored that the ladies are shooting a video for the song while in Paris. Nicki posted a photo of her and director Francesco Carrozzini on set.

Watch some of the concert footage below.

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Sep
10
Nicki Minaj Talks Wardrobe Malfunction, Reacts to Ellen’s ‘Anaconda’ Parody

Nicki Minaj and Ellen

It was all about Nicki Minaj and her booty when the rap queen stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday. Unlike her previous appearance, this time she covered up and even surprised Ellen with her demure wardrobe.

She admitted that she was taken aback by the success of “Anaconda,” which has over 145 million views. “I was really shocked. I was like, ‘What just happened?’” she said.

Ellen debuted her own hilarious version of the video, which prompted laughs from Nicki. “You are hilarious!” she told her.

She also addressed her wardrobe malfunction at the VMAs. Her team wasn’t able to zip up her outfit in time, so she walked on stage nearly naked. “I didn’t have any underwear on, no underwear, no bra,” said Nicki. “I was butt ass naked.”

As a joke, Ellen presented her with a large safety pin to prevent it from happening in the future.

Plus, she played a word game called “Butt Wait There’s More,” inspired by her ass.

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Sep
10
Nicki Minaj Gets Domestic in Dazed Magazine

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj turns fantasy into reality in the autumn/winter issue of U.K. fashion magazine Dazed.

The double covers, shot by Jeff Bark, explore the two different sides of the “Anaconda” rapper, the demure fashion obsessive and the provocative pop culture bombshell.

On one of the covers, Nicki channels a Stepford Wife in a pink tweed Chanel jacket while fixing a bologna sandwich. For the flip side, she strips down into silk La Perla undergarments and a Miu Miu coat and plastic boots while seated on a diving board.

Nicki looks sexy as ever as she takes on domestic duties around the house, cleaning the pool and whipping up a meal in the kitchen.

See Her Minajesty get her desperate housewife on in the shoot below.

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