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Nicki Minaj 'Very Sorry' For Offensive Music Video

November 11th, 2014 1:22pm EST
Nicki Minaj Apologizes For Video: 'I'd Never Condone Nazism In M
Nicki Minaj is no stranger to controversy. The hip hop star is making headlines once again for a provocative music video, and this time it's about her use of Nazi symbolism.

The animated lyric video was released on Friday and features Minaj as the leader of an army featuring her Young Money record labelmates Drake, Lil' Wayne and Chris Brown. The video's symbols are suspiciously similar to Nazi propoganda.

ADL national director Abraham H. Foxman commented: "Nicki Minaj's new video disturbingly evokes Third Reich propaganda and constitutes a new low for pop culture's exploitation of Nazi...
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MTV EMAs 2014 Winners & Highlights

November 10th, 2014 9:06am EST
One Direction, Ariana Grande Score Top Awards At MTV EMAs, See F
Music stars came out in full force at the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday night.

Nicki Minaj hosted the event (and won an award for Best Hip Hop), and Ariana Grande opened the show. Grande also picked up the ceremony's first award for Best Song ("Problem"). She also scooped up a trophy for Best Female.

The biggest winner of the night was One Direction, who scored three trophies: Best Live, Biggest Fans and and Best Pop. The British band accepted their awards via satellite because they were in London preparing for a performance on "The X Factor" U.K., the s...
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Nicki Minaj Is Trying To 'Shock The World' By Toning Down Her Image

October 20th, 2014 4:09pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj says that despite all the booty-saking and near nudity in the video for her latest single, "Anaconda," there's nothing special about it.

The singer, who appears in a sexy spread for the November GQ, says that she doesn't "know what there is to really talk about," when asked to discuss it.

"I'm being serious," she says of the racy promo. "I just see the video as being a normal video."

The rapper exlained that her video is simply about girls doing what they do, which, to her, is dancing around in skimpy outfits and twerking.

"I think the video is about what girls do," she says...
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10 Deceptively Written Songs

September 28th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
10 Deceptively Written Songs
Some songs just aren’t intended for literal interpretation. Some of the best-written songs are actually best interpreted figuratively. The 10 songs gracing this list are written cleverly, in a deceptive fashion. In other words, the lyrics (and sometimes title) transcend what’s literally being said. These 10 aren’t ‘classic’ examples – all are contemporary – but, the figurative, deceptiveness is definitely notable.

1) Hozier, “Take Me To Church" (Hozier, 2014)

Sure, the biblical book Song of Solomon is something else, but it’s highly doubtful that Hozier’s “Take Me To ...
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10 Of The Most Controversial Songs Of The 10s

September 20th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
10 Of The Most Controversial Songs Of The 10s
Controversy has become commonplace in music, particularly in the 10s. Musicians are certainly taking more liberties, pushing the envelope more than ever before. Often, the weapon of choice is sex, but ultimately, there are few limitations to controversy anymore. Below are 10 of the more controversial songs of the 10s. Perhaps these don’t necessarily rank as the biggest offenders, but they have all raised eyebrows and/or drawn skeptics for some reason or another.

1) Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I., “Blurred Lines” (Blurred Lines, 2013)

“Blurred Lines” has controversy ...
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Judge Throws Out $30 Million Wig Lawsuit Against Nicki Minaj

September 19th, 2014 10:41am EDT
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Nicki Minaj has landed a big win after a lawsuit filed against her was thrown out of court earlier this week.

The rapper was being sued for $30 million by her former hair stylist, Terrence Davidson, who accused her of stealing his wig designs and backing out of a deal she had with him to start their own business venture selling the multi-colored hairpieces.

Minaj dumped Davidson last year because of "creative differences" and she says he's just suing her because "he lost his most famous client."

The singer asked Atlanta, Georgia, District Judge Harold Murphy to dismiss the case, and he a...
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Nicki Minaj Blocked From Making Appearance At Her High School

September 13th, 2014 5:08pm EDT
Nicki Minaj Blocked From Making Appearance At Her High School
Sorry, Nicki. Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School doesn't want you walking its halls again. Rapper Nicki Minaj offered to make a special appearance at her Alma Mater in New York, but the principal denied her request.

The singer was saddend by the response. She wrote on Twitter on Thursday: "I wanted to go back to my HS and speak to the students but the new principal declined. No need for me to inspire them, I guess. Smh (shake my head)".

She added, "That school changed my life and I wanted to pay it forward to the students there now. I was really looking forward to it."

Fans came out in dr...
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Wiz Khalifa Takes ‘Blacc Hollywood’ To The Top: This Week in Music

August 28th, 2014 7:45am EDT
Wiz Khalifa, 'Blacc Hollywood'
Wiz Khalifa has been high many times in his life – he’d probably say the same thing – but he’s never been #1 on the Billboard 200. This week, after two previous albums, Wiz Khalifa’s latest album Blacc Hollywood sold 90,000 copies, easily sufficient for #1. While Wiz had never debuted at the penthouse, both his previous albums actually moved more copies their first week. 2011 effort Rolling Papers sold a robust 197,000 copies, while 2012 LP O.N.I.F.C. sold 148,000. Each album by the kush lover has sold less. Still, Wiz should celebrate…then again maybe he should ease up on Mary Jane. ...
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Nicki Minaj's VMAs Wardrobe Malfunction Was Planned

August 27th, 2014 9:23pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj's supposed wardrobe malfunction during Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards may have been something that was planned all along.

Following the singer's performance of her latest single, "Anaconda," she hurried off stage to quickly change her costume in time to join Ariana Grande and Jessie J for a performance of the trio's new single, "Bang Bang," and it appeared that she ran out of time and had to hold her outfit closed to avoid anything falling out.

Minaj said she "ran out of time getting zipped up" before having to get back out on stage, but according to TMZ.com the whole t...
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Jessie J Gets Some Help From Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj In Latest Video, 'Bang Bang'

August 26th, 2014 5:15pm EDT
Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Bang Bang
Hot off their opening performance during Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande's video for their single "Bang Bang" finally saw a wide release on Monday afer debuting exclusively on MTV.com following the VMAs.

The single, which will appear on Jessie J's upcoming album, features the three women dancing and partying on a New York City rooftop.

"It's me starting a street party that Ariana is then going to attend, and then Nicki turns up on an amazing type of transport, that I wont give away," Jessie told MTV News. "And then we all party together on a ...
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Nicki Minaj Thankful Her Nipple Didn't Pop Out At The VMAs

August 25th, 2014 9:44am EDT
Nicki Minaj
After finishing her solo "Anaconda" performance at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj joined Ariana Grande and Jessie J for "Bang Bang." She was forced to clutch the front of her cleavage-baring dress closed while performing in order to keep her assets from popping out.

"You all know I had a wardrobe malfunction," the rapper yelled to reporters backstage.

She explained how they ran out of time getting the dress zipped up as she changed from her "Anaconda" costume into a little black dress.

She mentioned the moment on Instagram, telling her fans: "God is good. As long a...
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Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Causes A Big Problem

August 23rd, 2014 8:26am EDT
Snake Bites Nicki Minaj Dancer During VMAs Rehearsal
Nicki Minaj was rehearsing her new song "Anaconda" for the MTV Video Music Awards when a six-foot-long snake reportedly bit one of her back-up dancers. The snake, believed to be an anaconda, struck at the female dancer in front of a group of people, according to TMZ.com.

The dancer was taken to the hospital to be treated for the snake bite, which if it was an anaconda is not venemous. However, these snakes can carry a bacteria that can harm humans. Another report claims it was a boa constrictor that bit the dancer.

Following the incident, the snake was removed from the stage in a contai...
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Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Music Video Is All Butts, All The Time

August 20th, 2014 9:07am EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj's highly anticipated "Anaconda" video has finally arrived, and as expected it features a lot of butts.

The hip hop starlet's latest single draws off of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" and revolves around Minaj's posterior, often displayed in a thong. Minaj is obviously proud of her big booty, and at one point criticizes all the skinny girls for not having one.

The very sexual video starts off in the jungle ("Anaconda," get it?) and includes Minaj working out with some weights as back-up dancers do their own exercises next to her. There's also a moment where she squeezes whip c...
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Nicki Minaj Brings The Filth On Single 'Anaconda'

August 5th, 2014 4:15pm EDT
Nicki Minaj Brings The Filth On Single 'Anaconda'
“Oh my gosh, look at her butt!” Yep, that was the exact sentiment when the ever-unapologetic Nicki Minaj released the cover art for her single, “Anaconda.” As suggested by the lyric excerpted from Minaj’s new single, the focus of the release of the single has been Minaj’s, um, posterior (as well that thong). On Monday, August 4, “Anaconda” came to life – AHHHHH!

Nicki Minaj’s ‘buns’ have definitely raised some eyebrows, aka controversy and criticism. Of course for Minaj, she’s only fueled by the ‘talk,’ so she doesn’t give a flying-you-know-what about the haters. Check out her Instagra...
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Too Hot For MTV?

August 4th, 2014 2:58pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj's Anaconda tease is only fifteen seconds long, but it still features plenty of twerking.

In the quick peek, Minaj and a few dancers pose in booty shorts before Sir Mix-A-Lot's Baby Got Back is sampled. The rapper is then shown on her hands and knees shaking her booty to the remixed track and is about to rap the first verse of the song before she's cut off.

When she was asked yesterday about the released date of the video, Nicki told a fan "little over a week."

Anaconda has promised to be "booty-ful" since it was promoted by Minaj wearing a sports bra and g-string. The saucy...
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New Summer Hit: Jessie J's 'Bang Bang' With Nicki Minaj And Ariana Grande

July 29th, 2014 7:03pm EDT
New Summer Hit: Jessie J's 'Bang Bang' With Nicki Minaj And Aria
Jessie J was able to get together two other leading ladies of music to create the new summer hit we've been waiting for.

Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, who have releases coming out later this year, teamed up with Jessie J to produce a catchy tune that would serve as the first single off her upcoming and untitled third album. The song will also appear on the deluxe version of Ariana's album My Everything.

"She got a body like an hourglass / But I can give it to you all the time / She got a bootie like a Cadillac / But I can send you into overdrive (Stop and wait, wait for that, stop, hol...
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Nicki Minaj Defends Bootylicious NSFW 'Anaconda' Cover Art

July 25th, 2014 9:35pm EDT
Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda'
Nicki Minaj has left little to the imagination in a new photograph she's using as the cover art for latest single, "Anaconda."

The rapper shared the image on her Instagram page on Thursday, sparking a bit of backlash as she's featured wearing a pink g-string with her full booty on display (see video and the uncensored image on the next page).

The image incited dozens of angry tweets and comments on Instagram, but she's made it clear she doesn't care what anyone thinks by posting several other images where womens' bare backsides are shown but are "acceptable" in society.

One image is that...
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Nicki Minaj Takes To Twitter To Continue BET Rant – Iggy Azalea Responds

July 2nd, 2014 5:33pm EDT
Nicki Minaj Takes To Twitter To Continue BET Rant – Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj continued to talk about female writers and their impact on Hip-Hop after her statements during the BET awards were considered a slight against Iggy Azalea.

On Sunday night while accepting the award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Minaj went on a tear and talked about everything from a near-death experience to other musicians in her field. She said in part, “What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it... No, no, no shade.” It was assumed Minaj was referring to rumors Iggy doesn't write many of her songs and instead uses...
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Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Near-Death Experience At BET Awards

June 30th, 2014 12:28pm EDT
Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Near-Death Experience At BET Awards
At the BET Awards on Sunday night, Donald Sterling and rapper Rick Ross became the butt of some jokes, but Nicki Minaj gave a startling revelation upon winning her fifth award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.

She thanked her fellow Young Money rapper Lil Wayne and bragged about writing her own verses, but in a shocking turn of events she revealed that she recently thought she was going to die. She told the crowd, "The other day, literally I didn't tell anybody this, I really thought I was about to die. Like, I was saying my prayers to die. And I didn't even want to call the ambulance be...
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BET Awards Highlights: Chris Brown's Surprise Performance, Beyonce's Triple Win, More!

June 30th, 2014 10:05am EDT
BET Awards Highlights: Chris Brown's Surprise Performance, Beyon
Even though she didn't attend the event, Beyonce was one of the big winners at Sunday night's BET Awards, taking home trophies for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, the FANdemonium Award, and Best Collaboration for "Drunk in Love" with husband Jay Z.

The couple is currently in the midst of their "On The Run" tour and were unable to attend the show in person, but they closed the event with a taped performance of "Partition."

Actor/comedian hosted the show, which kicked off with Pharrell Williams, who sang "Come Get it Bae" with Missy Elliott. The pair also performed their 2003 hit "Pass That Dut...
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20 Of The Dirtiest Rap Songs

June 29th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
20 Of The Dirtiest Rap Songs
Historically, hip-hop has no shortage of raunchiness. For years, hip-hop artists have pushed the boundaries, never being shy about spitting about a 'three-letter word’ – sex, that is. No need to blush yet – that’s what the list of 20 of the dirtiest rap songs is for! The list doesn't include every filthy rap track, but there's definitely a wealth featured in no particular order.

#1 Missy Elliott, "Work It"

from Under Construction (2002)

"Work It" is a crowning achievement for the critically acclaimed Missy Elliott. As addictive and revered as it is, "Work It" is equally risqué, ...
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10 Musicians You Either Adore Or Loathe

June 24th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
10 Musicians You Either Adore Or Loathe
Musicians, artists, actors, and celebrities in general tend to have unique personalities. Some of those personalities are so strong that they can be considered divisive – "polarizing" if you will.

The list is long and filled with artists and bands from across all genres. But, there's no need to filter through the musicians to label the ‘offenders’ in your head. We've got the top ten right here, starting with...

#10 Kanye West

It seems no matter how fast Justin Bieber drives or how provocative Miley Cyrus becomes, no one can supersede the master of polarization – Kanye West. West...
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Nicki Minaj Goes Soft With 'Pills N Potions' Music Video

June 10th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has turned to slow R&B for her latest single, Pills N Potions, and now the mesmerizing music video has hit the web.

The video appears to be associating drugs with candy (or at least using drugs as if it were candy), as bunnies appear giving pills through PEZ dispensers and evoke the idea of Easter candy. Minaj even puts on bunny ears for a while. She sings, "I'm angry but I still love you / Pills and potions / We're overdosing /Can't stand it, but I still love you."

The video gets surreal as Minaj "cries" metallic waterfalls and sways in front morphing backdrops. The Game ap...
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Nicki Minaj Shows Her Sexy Curves While Hosting A Liquid Pool Party; Releases Lyric Video For New Single, 'Pills N Potions'

May 27th, 2014 8:01pm EDT
 Nicki Minaj Shows Her Sexy Curves While Hosting A Liquid Pool P
Nicki Minaj hosted an evening at the Liquid Pool Lounge inside the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas over the weekend, showing off her sexy curves in a nude La Perla dress paired with Roberto Cavalli shoes.

The singer recently released a hot new single called "Pills N Potions" that some are calling the song of the summer.

The new single debuted last week and got a lyric video as well over the weekend...

Nicki, who is set to release her third album, "The Pink Print," later this year, told New York radio station Power 105.1's 'The Breakfast Club' morning show that she likes the idea th...
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Celebrities Who Have Dyed Their Hair Crazy Colors

May 21st, 2014 3:05am EDT
Celebrities Who Have Dyed Their Hair Crazy Colors
Reality star Kylie Jenner dyed her hair partially blue last week, making a stir at the Billboard Music Awards. She arrived on the red carpet with her shoulder length-hair looking as though it had been dipped in an ice blue dye.

Her bold fashion decision wasn't exactly embraced by mom Kris Jenner, particularly since Kylie did it prior to her sister Kim Kardashian's upcoming wedding.

Jenner, 16, told E! News: "One day I was just like, 'I'm going blue'. They're all really p****d. My mom was like 'you look like a Skittle.' I was like, 'I'm gonna have this for two years now that you said that....
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10 Celebrities Who Are A Pain To Deal With

May 10th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
10 Celebrities Who Are A Pain To Deal With
There are some celebrities out there who are appreciative of the people of whom they work. They love coming into work every day and are just a pleasure to be around. On the other hand, there are celebrities who feel that your job should be taking care of their every wish and command. Yes, they have the kind of money to hire people like that, but these select celebrities are just that difficult to deal with. We're looking at you, Lindsay Lohan.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay is the type of girl that walks into a place and acts like she owns it. Not only that, but it's more likely than not th...
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Nicki Minaj Shares Smoking Hot Bikini Shots From The Set Of Her New Ad

May 9th, 2014 5:55pm EDT
Nicki Minaj Shares Smoking Hot Bikini Shots From The Set Of Her
Nicki Minaj's recent makeover in which she's ditched the crazy wigs and gone for a more natural look is paying off.

The singer recently did a shoot for adult beverage Myxfusions Moscato looking all sorts of sexy in pink and blue bikinis.

Nicki flaunts her ample curves in several of the images, which she posted to her Instagram page over the last two days. She stands in front of a geen screen with a few men dressed as sailors holding bottles of the drink, while she wears platform shoes and shows off plenty of oiled-up skin.

She described her blue outfit in the images, revealing that her t...
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16 Hollywood Stars & Their Supercars

April 25th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
16 Hollywood Stars & Their Supercars
Honda. Ford. Chevy. These are all household names. We see them every day driving to work, or while going to grab a cup of coffee on the corner, or from our office window. They don't do anything special to really grab your attention - they just exist to get us from point A to point B. And for most of us, that's just fine.

But for those who can afford it, vehicles offer something else - status. And those vehicles are fast and loud, and they grab -no- command attention wherever they go. Whether it's through sleek, formula 1-like styling, or monstrous engines that roar like lions and move like...
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MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet Photos: Nicki Minaj Dazzles, Jessica Alba Smokes & JWoww's Baby Bump

April 14th, 2014 6:21am EDT
MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet Photos: Nicki Minaj Dazzles, Jessica
Nicki Minaj hit the red carpet at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles Sunday Night for the MTV Movie Awards toning things down a bit with a black Alexander McQueen floor-length gown and pairing it with lots of gold jewelry. The singer also went with a more natural look with her makeup, which is usually as outrageous as her red carpet outfits.

Other stars looked fab on the red carpet also, including Jessica Alba, who was one of a handful of stars baring a little midsection, wearing a strapless white top that also bared her midriff.

Teen stars Bella Thorne and Debby Ryan also flashed a little ...
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Nicki Minaj Shares Sexy Bikini Shots On Instagram And Sparks Rumors She's Engaged

March 11th, 2014 10:01pm EDT
Nicki Minaj Shares Sexy Bikini Shots On Instagram And Sparks Rum
Nicki Minaj has been spending some down time in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this week, and posting tons of selfies to her Instagram page, including a number of sexy shots while wearing a revealing bikini.

But the rapper revealed something else in one of the shots from her vacay -- a ring. On that finger.

Nicki, 31, and boyfriend Safaree Samuels, 32, marked their 10th anniversary of dating last week, and in the image Nicki posted both of them appear to be wearing wedding bands.

So far there's been no confirmation whether or not the two either got engaged or tied the knot. If they did, it woul...
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