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Video: Nicki Minaj – ‘Pills N Potions’

The Game and Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj may have toned down her look, but that doesn’t mean she’s lost her edge. The rap superstar pushes the envelope in the strange, yet simple video for “Pills N Potions,” the first single off her upcoming third album The Pink Print.

In the four-and-a-half-minute clip, directed by Diane Martel (“Blurred Lines,” “We Can’t Stop”), Nicki shows a more vulnerable side, smoking a cigarette while computer-animated tears roll down her eyes. She wears bunny ears in one scene and rocks pasties in another.

After starring alongside Nas and Drake in previous music videos, she enlists The Game to play her love interest. They share intimate scenes including one where Nicki holds his detached head. Plus, there are plenty of quirky graphics including a self-dispensing Pez rabbit, animated pill bottle, and our favorite, the dancing bunny.

While she won’t give an exact release date, The Pink Print is due sometime this year. “I really wanted to experiment with the third album, but I wanted to still marry my old energy with a new sound,” Nicki said during a recent visit to “GMA.”

Overdose on the emotional and eccentric visuals below.

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Nicki Minaj Visits ‘LIVE with Kelly and Michael’

Kelly Ripa, Nicki Minaj, and Taye Diggs

Nicki Minaj kicked off her week with an early morning visit to “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” on Monday. Dressed “demurely” in a flowery Dolce&Gabbana dress and Versace shoes, the “Pills N Potions” rapper sat down with Kelly and Taye Diggs, who was filling in for Michael Strahan.

She discussed her love for West Indian food (“Everytime I come [to New York], I gain about five pounds”), her army of fans, and her new single.

“It’s been literally my most critically-acclaimed single that I’ve ever put out—ever,” said the leader of the Barbz.

She also shared her love for Taye Diggs. “I would love to have this sexy hunk of chocolate in my video,” gushed Nicki, who wants to play the actor’s love interest in a movie.

The “Pills N Potions” video will premiere around 8 p.m. EST today on VEVO.

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Video: Nicki Minaj – ‘Pills N Potions’ [Sneak Peek]

Nicki MInaj

Nicki Minaj rolls out a 45-second teaser for “Pills N Potions,” the first single off her upcoming album The Pink Print. Directed by Diane Martel (“Blurred Lines,” “We Can’t Stop”), the emotional clip co-stars The Game and features some strange imagery including a self-dispensing Pez rabbit and an animated bunny.

She appeared on “GMA” to debut the teaser and speak about The Pink Print. “I really wanted to experiment with the third album, but I wanted to still marry my old energy with a new sound,” said Nicki.

The rapper-turned-actress, who stars in The Other Woman, plans to do more acting and expand her business empire, which already includes a clothing line, fragrance, and moscato.

“I just want to be similar to all the other rapper-turned-moguls that came before me,” she said. “I want to kinda do it like the boys.”

The full video for “Pills N Potions” will premiere Monday on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael.”

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Nicki Minaj Goes Backstage with Drake, Lil Wayne in Summer Jam Vlog

Drake and Nicki Minaj

After killing the stage at Summer Jam on Sunday, Nicki Minaj takes her Barbz behind the scenes in her latest vlog. The rap diva rehearses in her dressing room with Laurieann Gibson while her family, friends, and fans stop by.

The four-minute clip features cameos from Drake, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Young Thug, Soulja Boy, Lil Herb, and Nicki’s famous booty.

She also meets the winners of her “Myx & Mingle” contest, who turn out to be among her biggest fans.

A sneak peek of the “Pills N Potions” video will debut Friday on “GMA,” with the full video premiering Monday on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael.”

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Nicki Minaj Brings Out Drake, Lil Wayne at Summer Jam

Drake, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj

It was a Young Money reunion during Nicki Minaj’s set at Hot 97 Summer Jam on Sunday. Following an introduction from on-air personality Peter Rosenberg, the rap queen hit the stage with some special guests including Drake and Lil Wayne.

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Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Diddy, Cassie, J. Cole, Big Sean, & Nas Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas

Cassie and Nicki Minaj

From Iggy Azalea to Riff Raff, the stars invaded Las Vegas to celebrate Memorial Day weekend.

After hosting 1OAK on Friday, Nicki Minaj brought the party poolside to LIQUID at Aria. While in Vegas, the “Pills N Potions” rapper met up with her famous friends including Diddy, her “wife” Cassie, Big Sean, and Riff Raff, who was caught stalking her.

“This n*gg was high out his mind. ‘Allegedly’ Lol,” she said of the NEON iCON. “Pretty sure he followed me out the club.”

Fresh from Florence where he attended Kim and Kanye’s wedding, Big Sean hosted a gig at Haze nightclub, while Nas was at 1OAK and Pusha T performed at The Bank. J. Cole rocked Rehab on Saturday and Diddy and YG held court poolside at Hard Rock on Sunday.

Iggy Azalea celebrated Power 106 DJ E-Man’s birthday at The Bank at Bellagio with Mike Posner and Far East Movement. The “Fancy” hitmaker and her NBA baller boyfriend Nick Young got cozy in VIP while toasting her chart-topping single.

See more pics from the star-studded weekend in Sin City.

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Nicki Minaj Turns Up at 1OAK in Las Vegas

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj kicked off Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas. The Pink Print rapper boarded a private jet from L.A. to host Friday night at 1OAK at The Mirage. She hit the carpet wearing shades, a checkered top and skirt, and Homies leggings before holding court with her crew in VIP.

While DJ Boof warmed up the crowd, Nicki got on the mic to perform hits including “Moment 4 Life,” “Yasss Bish!!” and “Starships” before calling it a night.

“I gotta go, but I gotta say that this is one live motherfu**in’ crowd,” she said. “Make some noise for your motherfu**in’ selves!”

Her new single “Pills N Potions” is currently No. 6 on the U.S. iTunes singles chart.

The Dr. Luke-produced song is a hit on social media as well. Celebrities including British singer Misha B and Kylie and Kendall Jenner have posted videos of themselves singing along to it.

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