Jay Z, Beyoncé Join Justin Timberlake at Brooklyn Show

Jay Z and Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience Tour” pulled into Brooklyn on Sunday night. In addition to performing his vast catalog of hits, the pop superstar brought out BK’s own Jay Z for their Magna Carta collaboration “Holy Grail.”

“Nothing like being at sold-out Barclays with the King of Brooklyn… #JT2020Tour,” tweeted Timberlake.

While her man was on stage, Mrs. Carter was in the crowd singing alongside a hula-dancing Taylor Swift and the band HAIM.

The worldwide tour, which kicked off in October 2013, wraps on January 2 in Las Vegas.

Watch JT and Jay Z bring down the house in Brooklyn.

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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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Nicki Minaj Touches Down on ESPN ‘SportsCenter’

Kenny Mayne and Nicki Minaj

Touchdown. Nicki Minaj joined host Kenny Mayne during her visit to ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Friday night. In addition to debuting her new song “Win Again off The Pinkprint, the rap MVP showed off her touchdown celebration with a sexy dance around a spinning football.

She tossed around a football and recited Allen Iverson’s famous rant, “Are we talkin’ about practice?” And of course, she plugged The Pinkprint.

“It’s really emotional love stories and it’s all these amazing things that I’ve been going through for the last year, put on one album,” she said.

Nicki has also shared a couple sexy pics from her 2015 calendar, which you will receive if you purchase a Pinkprint bundle.

Tune in to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday and “The Real” on Friday to catch more Nicki as she gears up for Tuesday’s release of The Pinkprint.

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Video: Ariana Grande – ‘Santa Tell Me’

Ariana Grande

Deck the halls. Ariana Grande spreads some holiday cheer in the fun and festive video for her Christmas single “Santa Tell Me.” The Grammy-nominated diva dons a onesie and spirit hood while chilling in bed with her dancers, and rocks around the Christmas tree and down the staircase in reindeer antlers.

After a long day of revelry, they crash on the couch, and she shares some funny outtakes from the shoot. Her dog Toulouse also makes a cameo, while one of her dancers plays Santa.

A year ago, she released her four-track Christmas EP Christmas Kisses featuring a cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas.”

On February 25, Ariana will kick off her North American “Honeymoon Tour.”

Grab some eggnog and crash Ariana’s holiday house party.

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Rap-Up TV: Tinashe Talks Breakout Year, Sophomore Album

Tinashe has had an incredible year. The “2 On” singer released her debut album Aquarius in October and scored a breakout hit with her ScHoolboy Q-assisted single, but the highlight was traveling the world.

“I went all over Europe. I went to Abu Dhabi. To be able to go that far away from home and have fans, it’s crazy,” she told Rap-Up TV at Cali Christmas. “It’s really humbling.”

Once she wraps the U.S. leg of her “Aquarius Tour,” she will head back into the studio in January to record her sophomore album. “I have songs that are in the works,” she said. “I’m always being creative and thinking about what I’m gonna do next.”

She hopes to reunite with DJ Mustard, Boi-1da, Mike WiLL Made-It, and Stargate, who all produced for Aquarius, and bring in some new producers.

Earlier this month, another DJ Mustard-produced song called “Fuckin Wit Me” leaked. It was recorded for her album, but didn’t make the cut. However, it may see an official release in the future.

Plus, find out how Tinashe plans to spend the holidays and her favorite Christmas song.

Video: Big K.R.I.T. f/ Raphael Saadiq – ‘Soul Food’

Soul Food

There’s no place like home. Just in time for the holidays, Big K.R.I.T. serves up some “Soul Food” with the third release from his sophomore album Cadillactica. In the Alex Nazari-directed clip featuring Raphael Saadiq, the Mississippi MC reflects on family and friends and good times that seem to be long forgotten in today’s society.

“I feel like now more than ever, we need to remember those times, where it was nothing but our family and friends, and soul food,” he says.

Gather round the table and partake in some Southern hospitality.

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Video: Jhené Aiko – ‘Wading’


Following the release of her debut album in September, Jhené Aiko caps off her successful year with her sexiest video yet for “Wading,” the latest single off Souled Out.

The R&B siren plays a temptress in a seedy underground nightclub in the dark and mysterious clip. At the end, a fight breaks out as one of the men tries to protect Jhené, and busts out some impressive martial arts moves before the SWAT team raids the place.

Jhené was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Song (“The Worst”) at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

She is currently on her “Enter the Void Tour” with SZA, The Internet, and Willow Smith, which wraps December 21 in Minneapolis.

UPDATE: Jhené has released the uncut version, which features a violent ending.

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