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New Music: Cam’ron f/ Nicki Minaj & Yummy – ‘So Bad’

So Bad

Nicki Minaj breathes new life into a previously released Cam’ron song from 2012. After collaborating on “I Am Your Leader,” the New York rappers come together for “So Bad” for Killa Cam’s 1st of the Month EP series.

Queens songstress Yummy Bingham lays down the hook, while Nicki kicks her man to the curb on her bossy verse.

“You runnin’ ’round frontin’ like you paid in full / My ni**a, you ain’t Rico, this ain’t Paid in Full,” she spits.

The song will appear on Cam’s 1st of the Month: Vol. 2 EP, which drops at the top of August. Upcoming editions are expected to feature Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and more.

The music video will premiere Wednesday. Get a sneak peek below.

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Nicki Minaj Debuts Limited Edition Fragrance on HSN

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Nicki Minaj took over HSN on Thursday night to debut her limited edition fragrance Minajesty “Exotic Edition.” The “Pills N Potions” rapper showcased the $79.50 collector’s item, which was exclusively available at HSN.

She described her latest scent as “fun, euphoric, and playful.” “I went through so many bottles, I went through so many scents and so many mixtures,” said Nicki. “What I do with my fragrances, I sleep with them and if I wake up and I am still in the love with the way it smells, then I know that’s the one.”

Her Barbz tuned in and asked questions using the hashtag #NickiAtHSN. One mother called in with her son, who introduced her to Nicki’s fragrances, and she even spoke with some of her Twitter followers.

All 9,000 bottles of the first batch sold out, so she returned for an encore show on Friday. Usher even called in to speak with his “She Came to Give It to You” collaborator and place a “quadruple” order.

“I’m really, really proud of you,” he told Nicki. “I’m proud of this product. It looks like A1. It looks amazing.”

In September, she will debut her next fragrance Onika, which was inspired by her fans.

Watch Nicki’s HSN takeover below.

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New Music: Future f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Rock Star’

Future and Nicki Minaj

Future and Nicki Minaj’s collaboration finally comes to light. The DJ Clue-produced song, which features a sample of George Michael’s 1984 hit “Careless Whisper,” was not included on Future’s album Honest because the British pop icon did not clear it.

On the flashy record, the rich and famous duo revel in their extravagance. Future flaunts his ice and trees, while Nicki stunts on her bossy verse, boasting about million-dollar shows in India and diamonds on her wrist.

Listen to them celebrate their rock star status.

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Jessie J Previews ‘Bang Bang’ Featuring Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande

Bang Bang

With 20 days to go, Jessie J has previewed her new single “Bang Bang” featuring Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. You can only hear the British singer on the 15-second clip, which she shared on Instagram.

“She got a body like an hourglass, but I can give it to you all the time / She got a bootie like a Cadillac, but I can send you into overdrive,” she sings over a clapping beat.

The powerhouse anthem, produced by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya, will make its official debut on July 29.

It will serve as the first single from Jessie J’s third album, due this fall, and will also be included on the deluxe edition of Ariana’s sophomore album, My Everything, available August 25.

Get a first listen below.

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New Music: Usher f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘She Came to Give It to You’

She Came to Give it to You

Following their 2010 collaboration “Lil Freak,” Usher teams up with Nicki Minaj once again on “She Came to Give It to You” off his upcoming album. On the funky Pharrell-produced number, Ursh sings about a lady who stands out from the crowd, while Nicki has some advice for the fellas.

“And tell your man play the back like a spine / He only lasts six seconds like a Vine,” she raps.

In addition to the “Pills N Potions” rapper, Usher has been in the studio with Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, Skrillex, and Juicy J, who appears on the strip club anthem “I Don’t Mind.”

Listen to the CDQ below.

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Nicki Minaj Lights Up Philly 4th of July Jam

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The fireworks weren’t the only thing lighting up the night on the 4th of July. Nicki Minaj helped America celebrate its birthday with an explosive performance at the Philly 4th of July Jam at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Friday.

Following performances from Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson, and Philly’s own The Roots, the leader of the Barbz stormed the stage at the free fourth annual concert, which aired live on VH1.

Showing plenty of skin in a bra and black leather sweatpants, she opened with “Super Bass” and continued with her Pink Print single “Pills N Potions.” Her Barbz sang along to “Yasss Bish!!” and Nicki threw in some of her older hits including “Did It On ‘Em” and “Beez in the Trap.”

“Ya’ll know this has always been one of my favorite places to be,” she told her Philly fans, who lined up for hours to see her. “Since before my first album dropped everybody knows that I love ya’ll, I love your energy.”

She also treated the crowd to a rare performance of her Roman Reloaded cut “Freedom,” and declared her own independence.

“Happy birthday America,” said Nicki. “Today we’re free from everybody that tried to hold us back last year. ‘Cause if they didn’t succeed last year, they not gon’ succeed this year.”

She capped off her 20-minute set with the crowd favorite “Moment 4 Life.”

Watch Nicki celebrate the 4th in Philly.

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Nicki Minaj Speaks Out on Iggy Azalea, Women in Hip-Hop

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Nicki Minaj is setting the record straight following comments she made at the BET Awards. Young Money’s First Lady took to Twitter to respond to the controversy, while providing encouragement to female rappers.

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