Nicki Minaj

Nov
19
New Music: David Guetta f/ Nicki Minaj & Afrojack – ‘Hey Mama’

David Guetta and Nicki Minaj

After scoring a pair of hits with 2011′s “Turn Me On” and “Where Them Girls At,” Nicki Minaj reunites with David Guetta on “Hey Mama” for the French DJ’s album Listen. Her Minajesty spices up the Guetta, Afrojack, and Ester Dean-produced banger with her colorful wordplay, while singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha delivers the hook.

“Yes I do the cookin’, yes I do the cleanin’, yes I keep the nana real sweet for your eatin’,” raps the bossy Barb.

In addition to Nicki, Listen (due Nov. 24) features John Legend, Emeli Sandé, Sia, Nico & Vinz, MAGIC!, Skylar Grey, and more.

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Nov
18
Nicki Minaj Talks ‘Mixtape Nicki,’ Babies, & Biggest Fear in Complex

Nicki Minaj

As she gears up for The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj has been gracing the pages of various magazines. Following Billboard, GQ, and V Magazine, the rap queen covers Complex.

She towers above a building in red heels and a black bob on the cover and shows off her impressive body of work while posing against various architectural backdrops.

In the interview, Nicki opens up about returning to her roots, her friendship with Drake, and her plans to start a family after her fifth album.

“I have to put out all six of my albums, contractually,” she said. “After the fifth, I’ll probably have my baby. I wonder if I’m going to be one of those women who balances my child with a career. I always said, ‘When I have my baby, it’s going to be all about my baby.’ I don’t want the child feeling like they don’t have all of my attention, so I always said, ‘I’m going to take a little break.’ But we’ll see.”

But before she puts down the mic, she will release her most personal album yet, The Pinkprint, on December 15. “The album is a dope balance of vulnerability and strength, of inspiration and of not being politically correct,” she said. “It’s the best of both worlds. It’s tapping into both sides.”

Read highlights and see more photos below.

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Nov
18
Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne to Perform at American Music Awards

Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj

Young Money is invading the AMAs. Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne are set to perform at the 2014 American Music Awards.

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Nov
17
Nicki Minaj Shoots ‘Only’ Video with Drake and Lil Wayne

Drake and Nicki Minaj

It was a Young Money reunion on set of the video for “Only.” Nicki Minaj linked up with her YMCMB brothers Drake and Lil Wayne while shooting scenes for the dark and sexy clip.

In the first photos from the set, the rap queen—donning a black bra and panties with sky-high platform heels and a veil—showed off her banging body while giving Drake and Weezy a peep show. Drizzy, who received a lap dance from Nicki in her “Anaconda” video, sat back in a chair and enjoyed the view.

Weezy couldn’t hide his excitement either, ogling Nicki’s “tit teez on fleek” while holding a bottle of her Myx moscato. Chris Brown is also featured on the Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and J Mike-produced song.

Look for the video to premiere soon, while Nicki’s third album The Pinkprint arrives December 15.

Check out more behind-the-scenes pics below.

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Nov
15
New Music: Nicki Minaj f/ Skylar Grey – ‘Bed of Lies’

Bed of Lies

After debuting the song at MTV EMA in Glasgow a week ago, Nicki Minaj quietly dropped the full version of her new single “Bed of Lies” on iTunes on Saturday night. On the Alex Da Kid and Kane Beatz-produced track, which features Skylar Grey, the leader of the Barbz puts her ex-boyfriend on blast.

“You could never make eye contact / Everything you got was based off of my contacts,” she spits, while reflecting on dark times in her relationship. “Couldn’t believe that I was home alone contemplating overdosin’, no more coastin’, no more toastin’ over oceans.”

Skylar wrote the song almost a year ago before Nicki decided to add her verses to it. “She kind of poured her heart out on the verses,” the singer-songwriter told Billboard. “I personally think as a fan it’s a nice contrast to her other singles on the record. You get to see another side of her.”

Following “Pills N Potions,” “Anaconda,” and “Only,” “Bed of Lies” is the fourth release from Nicki’s third album The Pinkprint, due December 15.

Hear Nicki’s deep and dark confessions below.

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Nov
13
Fergie Reveals Nicki Minaj Collaboration

Fergie and Nicki Minaj

Oh snap! Fergie and Nicki Minaj are teaming up for one big collaboration.

During an interview with “Ebro in the Morning” on Hot 97, the Black Eyed Peas frontwoman revealed that the “Anaconda” rapper will appear on her first solo album in eight years.

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Nov
13
New Music: David Guetta f/ Nicki Minaj & Afrojack – ‘Hey Mama’ [Snippet]

David Guetta and Nicki Minaj

While she readies The Pinkprint for December, Nicki Minaj reconnects with David Guetta on “Hey Mama” for his album Listen. The rap queen adds some island flavor to the Guetta and Afrojack-produced track, which features vocals from singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha.

“Yes I do the cookin’, yes I do the cleanin’, yes I keep the nana real sweet for your eatin’,” spits Nicki over the slapping beat.

She and Guetta previously scored hits with their 2011 collaborations “Turn Me On” and “Where Them Girls At.”

Due November 24, Listen also features John Legend, Emeli Sandé, Sia, Nico & Vinz, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, MAGIC!, Ryan Tedder, and Skylar Grey.

Preview a 90-second snippet below.

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