Nicki Minaj

Dec
9
New Music: Nicki Minaj f/ Meek Mill – ‘Big Daddy’

Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj

With less than a week until The Pinkprint release, Nicki Minaj drops off another new record. Her Minajesty teams with the recently released Meek Mill on “Big Daddy,” which she premiered on Cosmic Kev on Philly’s Power 99.

Over the Cardo production, Nicki snaps and even takes shots at the competition. “I might have to take him on tour just to fuck in Australia, Brisbane / Your time is tickin’ / You bitches will be around shorter than Vine vids.”

“Big Daddy” can be found on the deluxe edition of The Pinkprint, which also features Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and more.

Listen to the clean edit below.

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Dec
9
Rap-Up TV: Jeremih Talks J. Cole, Nicki Minaj Collaborations

2014 has been good to Jeremih. The R&B crooner scored a platinum hit with his DJ Mustard-produced single “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” which peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100. Now he hopes to carry the momentum into the new year with the release of his third album Late Nights. After a few delays, the album is set to drop around Valentine’s Day.

Fresh off the stage at Cali Christmas, Jeremih explained the reason for the pushbacks. “I’ma blame it on me looking in the mirror,” he said.

He has collaborated with J. Cole on “Planes,” which he plans to drop in the next two to three weeks. He described the record as “eclectic, something you ain’t never heard before.”

Plus, look for him on “Want Some More” and “Favorite” off Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint, due December 15.

“She the baddest. I’m surprised in this whole wide world there’s nobody that can compete,” he said of the rap queen. “To work with a woman like her is definitely dope.”

Dec
8
New Music: Rae Sremmurd f/ Nicki Minaj & Young Thug – ‘Throw Sum Mo’

Throw Sum Mo

After taking over 2014 with their anthems “No Flex Zone” and “No Type,” Mississippi duo Rae Sremmurd is back with another banger. Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee grab Nicki Minaj and Young Thug for the Soundz-produced strip club slapper “Throw Sum Mo.”

Nicki, who appeared on the official “No Flex Zone” remix, co-signed the brothers. “Shit go hard AF. @raesremmurd u guys r the TRUTH. So innovative,” she tweeted.

Rae Sremmurd’s debut album SremmLife, which was executive produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, drops January 6 featuring Big Sean and Jace of Two-9.

Stream “Throw Sum Mo” and see the tracklisting below.

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Dec
8
Nicki Minaj Announces ‘The Pinkprint’ European Tour with Trey Songz

The Pinkprint Tour

Nicki Minaj is taking The Pinkprint overseas in 2015. Fresh off her “SNL” performance, the international superstar has announced a European tour with Trey Songz.

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Dec
6
Nicki Minaj Performs on ‘SNL’

Nicki Minaj

From magazine covers to hosting MTV EMA, Nicki Minaj is working overtime as she gears up for The Pinkprint on December 15. This weekend, she returned to “SNL” as musical guest for the second time since 2011.

Following an introduction from host James Franco, Her Minajesty blessed the stage with a red-hot performance of her new single “Bed of Lies” with help from Skylar Grey.

For her second performance, a thong-wearing Nicki delivered a medley of “Only” and the autobiographical “All Things Go.”

She also starred as Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian in a couple hilarious sketches.

Watch both performances below.

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Dec
6
Nicki Minaj Plays Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian in ‘SNL’ Skits

Nicki Minaj

In addition to performing on “Saturday Night Live,” Nicki Minaj showed off her acting chops in a skit called “Jingle Ballerz.” The rap diva, who graduated from LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, played her “Flawless (Remix)” collaborator Beyoncé aka the “Virgin Mary” in a hip-hop nativity, while “SNL” cast member Kate McKinnon took on the role of Justin Bieber.

“This moment is about my baby boy,” said Nicki in her best Bey accent before declaring, “He woke up like this…flawless!”

“One day he’ll turn water into wine and we’ll all be drunk in love!”

The skit also included appearances from Rihanna, Kanye West, and the Three Wise Men—Eminem, Rick Ross, and Riff Raff (played by James Franco).

Nicki returned as the voluptuous Kim Kardashian during “Weekend Update,” and addressed her famous nude photos from Paper magazine. She explained that they were taken out of context and were intended as public service announcements and one was even shot for a Hanukkah card.

Watch Nicki bring the laughs on “SNL.”

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Dec
5
Nicki Minaj Stuns in Vogue Italia

Nicki Minaj

From GQ to V Magazine, Nicki Minaj has graced the pages of just about every magazine in the past couple months.

In her latest fashion spread for Vogue Italia, the “Bed of Lies” rapper shows off her royal style in a series of iconic photos, shot by Francesco Carrozzini, who photographed her L’Uomo Vogue cover. Nicki transforms into an Egyptian goddess—big hair and all—and gets her flapper girl on.

She will perform on this weekend’s “SNL” in advance of The Pinkprint release on December 15.

See more pics from Nicki’s flawless photo shoot below.

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