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Dec
15
Nicki Minaj Performs ‘Bed of Lies’ on ‘Ellen’

Nicki Minaj

With The Pinkprint in stores today, Nicki Minaj paid a visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Accompanied by Skylar Grey, she hit the stage to perform her emotional single “Bed of Lies,” which Ellen calls one of the most beautiful songs off her new album.

She also chatted about her secret workout plan and impersonating Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian on “SNL.” “I love both of them,” she said.

When asked about her relationship status, Nicki said, “I’m really, really happy, and I think that’s what it’s all about.”

She revealed that recording the album was therapeutic. “I feel more peaceful. I feel I’ve gotten rid of things that were not healthy for me,” said Nicki, who plans to start a family in the near future.

“I will have a family, even if I don’t have $500 million,” she said. “I want a cute little fat baby.”

Plus, Ellen gave her a scare by having a man jump out of a box during the interview. “I hate you so much,” laughed Nicki. “I could’ve broken my neck. Who is that man?”

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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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Nov
23
Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey Perform ‘Bed of Lies’ at AMAs

Skylar Grey and Nicki Minaj

Immediately following Lil Wayne’s set at Sunday’s AMAs, Nicki Minaj graced the stage at Nokia Theatre for the first full performance of her new single “Bed of Lies.” Looking stunning in a white gown, the rap queen showed who’s the boss, while Skylar Grey backed her on piano.

The powerful track will appear on Nicki’s upcoming album The Pinkprint, due December 15.

Catch Nicki’s white-hot set 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
9
Nicki Minaj Debuts ‘Bed of Lies’ with Skylar Grey at MTV EMA

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj pulled double duty at Sunday’s MTV EMA in Glasgow, Scotland. Not only did she preside as host, but Her Minajesty hit the stage to perform a three-song medley. While seated in a throne, she kicked off her set with “Super Bass.”

“Scotland, I’d like to take you on a journey tonight,” said Nicki. “I’d like to go to the past and go to the future and back to the present. Can I do that tonight?”

With Skylar Grey on the piano, she also debuted a new song off The Pinkprint called “Bed of Lies,” in which she blasts an ex lover.

“You could never make eye contact / Everything you got was based off of my contacts / You a fraud, but I’ma remain icon stat,” spits Nicki.

She capped off the six-minute performance with her latest hit “Anaconda,” reenacting the chair dance from the racy video.

Nicki went home a winner, picking up the award for Best Hip-Hop against Drake and Eminem.

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Aug
20
New Music: T.I. f/ Skylar Grey – ‘New National Anthem’

New National Anthem

T.I. shows his stars and stripes on “New National Anthem” featuring Skylar Grey. In the wake of the Mike Brown shooting, Tip speaks out on the racism and injustice in America.

“I know radio probably ain’t gon’ play this,” he says at the beginning of the song.

Skylar provides the powerful hook: “Home of the brave and the free / Free just to murder me / Land of the beautiful, cursed by the hate we throw / Is this the new national anthem?”

Pledge your allegiance.

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Mar
11
New Music: Kid Cudi f/ Skylar Grey – ‘Hero’

Need for Speed Soundtrack

Kid Cudi not only stars in the upcoming Need for Speed movie, he also lends his voice to the soundtrack. The rapper-turned-actor casts a dark spell on the WZRD-produced “Hero,” which features haunting vocals from Skylar Grey. The soundtrack arrives April 8, while the movie races into theaters Friday.

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