Nicki Minaj

Jul
8
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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Jul
5
Nicki Minaj Lights Up Philly 4th of July Jam

Nicki Minaj

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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Jul
2
Nicki Minaj Speaks Out on Iggy Azalea, Women in Hip-Hop

Nicki Minaj

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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Jul
1
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Team Up on ‘Bang Bang’

Bang Bang

Three divas are teaming up for one explosive collaboration. Jessie J has called upon Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj for “Bang Bang.”

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Jun
29
Nicki Minaj Performs ‘Pills N Potions’ at BET Awards

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj brought her fantasy (and that ass) to the BET Awards on Sunday. The ruler of the Barbz opened on the back of a bike to spit her bars on “Chi-Raq” before turning the stage into Alice in Wonderland—complete with mushrooms, a rabbit, and the Mad Hatter—while she performed “Pills N Potions.”

Her Young Money family including Lil Wayne and Tyga cheered her on from the front row.

Watch Nicki’s whimsical set below.

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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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