Videos

Dec
12
Video: Nicki Minaj f/ Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown – ‘Only’

Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj

Bad bitch alert. Nicki Minaj turns Pink Friday into Black Friday in the dark and twisted video for “Only,” the third single off The Pinkprint. In the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip (“Bang Bang”), the rap queen plays a dominatrix, who tortures her male victims in an underground sex dungeon.

Her Young Money brothers Drake and Lil Wayne marvel at her assets, while her “Love More” collaborator Chris Brown makes a creepy cameo, complete with colored contacts and a grill.

Due December 15, The Pinkprint also features Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Jessie Ware, Meek Mill, and more.

Nicki will appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Real” next week to promote the album.

Watch Queen Nicki dominate the screen.

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Dec
10
J. Cole Performs ‘Be Free’ on ‘Letterman’

J. Cole

With 2014 Forest Hills Drive in stores, J. Cole paid a visit to “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday. But instead of performing a song off his new album, he paid tribute to Mike Brown and Eric Garner with “Be Free,” a song that he released in August. Clad in all black, Cole closed his eyes as he delivered the emotional lyrics, and debuted some new bars.

“Forget this chain ’cause this ain’t me / Though I’m eternally grateful to Jay Z,” he raps.

2014 Forest Hills Drive is expected to sell 320-350k in its first week, but Cole brushed off the projections.

“Album in stores now. 2014 Forest Hills Drive. No thank you on projections. Just did Letterman, I’ll never forget it. Thank you God,” he tweeted.

Watch his powerful performance below.

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Dec
10
Usher Brings Out T.I., Ludacris, Jeezy, & Rae Sremmurd in Atlanta

T.I. and Usher

It was one giant party in A-town when Usher returned home for his “UR Experience” tour on Tuesday night. After bringing out Trey Songz in Chicago and Chris Brown, Kid Ink, and Jeremih in L.A., Usher was joined by some of his fellow ATLiens including T.I., Ludacris, and Jeezy.

Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, and Luda hit the stage for “Lovers and Friends,” T.I. and Young Thug turned up with “About the Money,” and Jeezy joined Ursh for “Love in This Club.”

Juicy J also showed up to perform Usher’s strip club banger “I Don’t Mind,” and Rae Sremmurd capped off the show with “No Type” and “No Flex Zone.”

The “UR Experience” tour comes to a close on Sunday in Tampa, Fla.

Watch Usher and friends turn up in ATL.

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Dec
10
Ashanti Performs ‘Santa Baby’ on ‘The View’

Ashanti

While Tamar Braxton was spreading Christmas cheer on “The Real,” Ashanti helped “The View” get into the holiday spirit. In addition to playing guest host, the R&B songstress capped off the show with a performance of her holiday single “Santa Baby.”

Looking sexy and elegant in a long sparkly gown, she performed the Eartha Kitt cover off her holiday album A Wonderful Christmas With Ashanti as snow began to fall.

“Eartha would be so proud,” said Whoopi Goldberg.

Ashanti is planning to shoot a video for “Scars,” the next single off her album Braveheart.

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Dec
10
Video: Fabolous – ‘Lituation’

Fabolous

Loso gets lit in the ’90s-themed video for “Lituation,” the first single off The Young OG Project. In the cinematic clip, which was inspired by the 1990 crime thriller King of New York, the Brooklyn spitter puts his acting skills to the test as he channels Christopher Walken’s drug lord character Frank White.

Fabolous’ sixth album The Young OG Project arrives at digital retailers on Christmas Day.

“The album is not really just telling a story, but it’s having a lot of fun,” he said of the follow-up to 2009′s Loso’s Way. “It’s very ’90s-inspired and themed, a lot of flips and beats from the ’90s are on there.”

Watch the action-packed storyline unfold.

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Dec
10
Ariana Grande Rips the Runway at ‘Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande hit the runway at Earls Court in London during the “2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” which aired on CBS on Tuesday night. The petite diva, who was just nominated for two Grammys, strut alongside models as she performed a medley of her My Everything hits including “Love Me Harder,” “Bang Bang,” “Break Free,” and “Problem.”

One of the VS angels, Elsa Hosk, smacked her in the head with her fluffy pink angel wings, but Ariana took it in stride.

“A Victoria’s Secret angel accidentally smacked me in the face with her wings and it was awesome #goals #bangbangintomyface,” she tweeted.

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran also performed during the annual special.

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Dec
10
Video: Jessie J – ‘Masterpiece’

Jessie J

Jessie J is perfectly incomplete in the video for her girl power anthem “Masterpiece,” the third single off her album Sweet Talker.

A makeup-free Jessie wakes up in her L.A. hotel room and shares grainy Instagram-like footage from her day. She jumps in her BMW and heads to the set for a photo shoot and mingles with fans, who know all the words to her new song.

“I still fall on my face sometimes, and I can’t color inside the lines / ‘Cause, I’m perfectly incomplete / I’m still working on my masterpiece,” she sings.

Sweet Talker, which debuted at No. 10 in the U.S., has spawned the Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande-assisted hit “Bang Bang” and “Burnin’ Up” featuring 2 Chainz.

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