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Apr
23
Exclusive: On Set of Kid Ink’s ‘Main Chick’ Video

Kid Ink

Kid Ink was surrounded by sexy ladies while shooting the video for “Main Chick” featuring Chris Brown and Tyga, the latest single off his No. 1 album My Own Lane.

Rap-Up has a first look as the L.A. rapper got up close with his female co-stars, who were covered in metallic body paint. Tyga also stopped by to make a cameo in the Alex Moors-directed clip.

Kid Ink is currently on his 21-date “My Own Lane” tour, which wraps May 31 in Cincinnati.

The video will premiere in early May. Check out some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos below.

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Apr
22
Nicki Minaj Attends ‘The Other Woman’ Premiere

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj stepped out to the premiere of The Other Woman at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood on Monday. The rapper-turned-actress flaunted her curves in a cream form-fitting Alexander McQueen gown as she posed with her co-stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton.

Nicki makes her big screen acting debut as Diaz’s opinionated assistant Lydia in the romantic comedy, which hits theaters on April 25.

She changed into a Jean Paul Gaultier outfit while attending the after-party with some of her best friends from LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.

On Tuesday morning, Nicki sat down with “GMA” to discuss her preparation for the role. “I was so nervous,” she admitted. “I felt a lot of pressure ’cause I am sitting this close to Cameron Diaz and I know if I don’t get my lines right, she has to do her lines over. That pressure was scary.”

As part of her overhauled look, she has done away with the wigs and is rocking her natural black hair. “Before my first album even came out, I said on my third album, I would wear my natural hair,” said Nicki. “I did the wigs, I did the colors, I did the heavy makeup and all that stuff, and now I guess I’m more confident in myself.”

She plans to do more acting, but she’s taking it slow. “I’m taking baby steps and I’ma keep on taking baby steps.”

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Apr
21
Smoke Session: Rihanna and Her BFF Celebrate 4/20 on the Beach

Melissa and Rihanna

While some celebs spent Sunday enjoying Easter, Rihanna opted to celebrate a different holiday. The “Stay” singer and her BFF Melissa Forde drove to the beach for a 4/20 smoke session.

With reggae tunes on the radio, they popped the trunk on their SUV before lighting up. RiRi wore a sheer bodysuit with marijuana leaf pasties and Chuck Taylors, completing her 4/20 look with a weed purse.

They sang along to Buju Banton and Nadine Sutherland’s “Wicked Dickie” and RiRi twerked in the trunk while watching the sun set.

“Just me and my @mdollas11 #420,” tweeted Rihanna.

See more pics of their #TrunkChronicles below.

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Apr
21
Easter 2014: Beyoncé, Jay Z, Ciara, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Alicia Keys, & J.Lo

Ciara

From church to the White House, the stars joined their loved ones for Easter celebrations across the country on Sunday.

While her fiancé Future was out promoting his album Honest, a pregnant Ciara enjoyed a sunny Sunday at The Grove in Los Angeles, where she met up with the Easter Bunny.

After their Coachella appearance, Beyoncé and Jay Z spent some family time with Blue Ivy and Solange. The poolside festivities included an easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Bey and Blue donned bunny ears, while papa Carter spent some precious time with his daughter.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz rented a yacht and enjoyed the day with their family, Diddy posed for an Easter portrait with his fam, and Jennifer Lopez joined her loved ones at an Easter brunch.

Big Sean went from Coachella to the capital, posing on the front lawn of the White House ahead of today’s Easter Egg Roll. “Reporting live from the White House! Happy Easter!” he tweeted.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon went all out to make it an unforgettable Easter for their twins, Moroccan and Monroe. The couple painted easter eggs and filled their rooftop deck with presents before getting a visit from the Easter Bunny.

See more photos of the Easter festivities below.

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Apr
20
Beyoncé and Jay Z: Round 2 of Coachella with Usher, Nas, and Solange

Beyoncé and Jay Z

The Carters couldn’t get enough of Coachella. After their surprise appearances last week, Beyoncé and Jay Z returned to the desert for weekend two. The stylish couple was decked out in their finest festival attire—Jay wore a leather motorcycle jacket and Jordans, while Mrs. Carter kept cool in cutoff shorts and an Off-White camouflage jacket.

They made it to the Sahara Tent in time to catch Skrillex’s set. Jay donned a ski mask and Bey filled her water bottle with D’Usse while wildin’ out in the front row. Solange joined the family affair, bringing her son Julez to watch Skrillex perform his hits and remix “Drunk in Love.”

“Thank you Skrillex for making my son the happiest most crunk child alive,” said Solange. “He’s been asking me to see him live for a year now, and last night it’s safe to say his mind was blown!!! lol.”

Earlier in the evening, Hov joined Pharrell onstage to perform a medley of their hits. He also kicked it with Nas, who he performed “Dead Presidents” with last weekend.

While Blue Ivy didn’t make the trip, Bey had some fun with her nephew and caught up with Usher backstage.

Check out more candids of the Carters at Coachella below.

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Apr
17
Single Cover: Ariana Grande f/ Iggy Azalea – ‘Problem’

Problem

The countdown is on to Ariana Grande’s new single. After announcing the title yesterday, the pop star has revealed more details about “Problem,” the first single off her upcoming sophomore album.

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Apr
14
Album Cover: The Roots – ‘…and then you shoot your cousin’

...and then you shoot your cousin

The worlds of art and hip-hop collide on the cover of The Roots’ upcoming album …and then you shoot your cousin. The artwork features a reproduction of Romare Bearden’s 1964 mixed media collage “Pittsburgh Memory.”

The project, whose title was inspired by KRS-One, arrives May 19 featuring the single “When the People Cheer,” which debuted last week.

In between their nightly appearances on “The Tonight Show,” The Roots will play Hot 97′s Summer Jam with some friends on June 1.

What do you think of The Roots’ cover art? Weigh in below.