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Nicki Minaj to wed in hot tub?

April 18th, 2014 4:20am EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj wants to get married in a hot tub.
The 'Starships' hitmaker is engaged to boyfriend and assistant Safaree Samuels and is pulling out all the stops to make sure she has an extravagant ceremony including "fire breathers" and "naked performers" on the big day.
A source said to heat magazine: "She wants to arrive by elephant, and to get soaking wet by jumping into either a pool or a hot tub for the ceremony.
"She's talking fire breathers, naked performers and actually exchanging vows in the hot tub. She wants it to be the most beautiful and outlandish do of all time."
Nicki is cons...

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 ...

Nicki Minaj didn't remember Leslie Mann's name

April 3rd, 2014 10:20am EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj struggled to remember the name of her 'The Other Woman' co-star Leslie Mann.
The 'Starships' hitmaker makes a cameo appearance in the film and, rather than remembering the actress' moniker, she opted to just call her 'lady' instead.
Leslie said: "Nicki Minaj never remembered my name. She just referred to me as 'lady'.
"She would just say, 'Come, lady'. And I was like, 'OK!' "
However, Leslie's co-star Kate Upton thought the singer's behavior was due to her being "overwhelmed and intimidated by the actress and fellow 'The Other Woman' star Cameron Diaz.
Speaking as part of a Twit...

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...

Nicki Minaj helps young cancer patient's dream come true

March 10th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is making a young superfan's dreams come true after a U.S. basketball player began an online campaign to help the cancer patient meet the rapper.

Washington Wizards star John Wall launched a drive to bring the pair together after hearing the story of Miyah, a five-year-old girl suffering from Burkitt's lymphoma.

According to, the youngester has wanted to meet the Starships hitmaker for a while, so Wall decided to call on Minaj via social media in an effort to make the little girl's dream come true.

He took to his Instagram and pages to campaign for the cel...

Nicki Minaj Posts Odd, Naked Shower Selfies On Instagram

March 6th, 2014 10:00pm EST
Nicki Minaj Posts Odd, Naked Shower Selfies On Instagram
Nicki Minaj posted a series of photos of herself post-shower on Instagram Wednesday. The naked singer is pictured in half body shots with wet hair. She didn't write any captions to explain what was going on. Perhaps a picture is worth a 1,000 words?

Fans were titillated by the shots, with some making some graphic comments about the images.

Minaj has no qualms about sharing racy photos with the world. Back in October she posted topless photos of herself wearing star-shaped, leopard-print pasties.

Meanwhile, the rapper's former hairstylist Terrence Davidson is suing the star for $30 millio...

Nicki Minaj Sued By Former Wigmaker

February 21st, 2014 10:12am EST
Nicki Minaj Sued By Former Wigmaker
Rapper Nicki Minaj's former hairstylist is suing the star for $30 million, alleging she stole ideas for her image from him.

Terrence Davidson, who was dropped by the Starships hitmaker last year due to creative differences, is taking legal action, claiming she stole his wig designs for her eye-catching style.

In court documents, he alleges he is due a substantial cut from Minaj's millions because he helped to fashion the image which propelled her to fame.

He even accuses her of costing him a fortune by convincing him not to take part in a reality TV show, according to

Nicki Minaj Apologizes For Using Malcolm X Photo To Promote 'Lookin' A** N***a'

February 14th, 2014 11:00am EST
Nicki Minaj Apologizes For Using Malcolm X Photo To Promote 'Loo
Nicki Minaj used an iconic image of civil rights leader Malcolm X to promote her new song "Lookin' Ass N*gga," and has since apologized following backlash over the move.

On Wednesday, Minaj revealed what appeared to be the artwork for her new single, which shows the late activist holding a gun and peeking through curtains. Ebony magazine originally published the image in 1964.

People immediately criticized Minaj for using the photo to promote a song in which she attacks a man for objectifying her. A petition on asks Minaj to get rid of the picture and stop "disrespecting Malco...

Nicki Minaj apologises for Malcolm X photo use

February 13th, 2014 8:40pm EST
Nicki Minaj
Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has posted an apology online after coming under fire for using an iconic image of civil rights leader Malcolm X on the artwork for her new song.

The Starships hitmaker stirred controversy on Wednesday (12Feb14) when she released what appeared to be the cover art for the track Lookin' A** N**ga on her social networking pages, depicting the late activist holding a gun and peering through curtains - a photo which was first published in Ebony magazine in 1964.

Critics took aim at Minaj for tarnishing his legacy by using the snap for her expletive-laden tune, in which ...

Mariah Carey slams Nicki Minaj

February 13th, 2014 6:20am EST
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey has slammed Nicki Minaj.
The 43-year-old singer - who repeatedly clashed with the 'Starships' hitmaker when they were both judges on 'American Idol' last year - insisted she wants to press "delete" on her time on the show and claimed she can't even remember her fellow panelist.
Asked about the program on Power 105.1's 'Breakfast Club' radio show, she said: "I was a professional on that show, and that's all I have to say. I was a complete professional."
When one of the hosts said: "Nicki was late though", Mariah replied "Who?"
She added: "I don't even remember what that was. Tha...

Nicki Minaj slams magazine editors for retouching cover

January 24th, 2014 3:20am EST
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has accused editors at ESPN magazine of ruining her cover shoot for the publication by retouching her image.

The Super Bass hitmaker graces the cover of the sports publication's February (14) issue, along with basketball star Kobe Bryant, but the rapper is convinced the shots are not true to life.

Minaj took to on Thursday (23Jan14) to post a photo of the cover and wrote, "When retouching goes wrong."

She posted additional pre-edited shots, including one of the photos with a caption that reads: "I love my personal unretouched photos where my forehead doesn't mys...

'American Idol' Recap: New Judges Means A New Show

January 16th, 2014 9:06am EST
American Idol
13 Years in and suddenly 'Idol' seems like it's playing catch-up.

In what it's hoping isn't its unlucky thirteenth season, 'American Idol' attempted yet another reinvention last night, veering farther away from the snide formula that made it such a breakout success all those summers ago. Gone is the ridicule, the delight at disaster and general amateur nature of the show. Instead, it's mostly good contestants and enough sob/inspiration stories to fill a week's worth of Olympics coverage.

Even worse than that, we're getting to know the contestants before they even sing a bar. Banter abound...

Nicki Minaj is a 'homebody'

January 10th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj claims she is a "homebody".
The 'Super Bass' hitmaker admits she has no interest in partying and prefers quiet nights at home and cooking meals for close friends.
The 31-year-old star told "I'm a homebody. For one month straight, I watched 'The Devil Wears Prada' until I fell asleep every night. I enjoy doing laundry. I can spend hours glued to Investigation Discovery. It's my favorite network."
She added: "I'm the best cook on the planet. My father taught me how to make curry chicken. My go-to snack is strawberry-banana yogurt."
The singer also insists that she ...

50 Best Rap Songs Of 2013

December 28th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Kendrick Lamar
Ranking favorites from throughout the year is one of the most time-consuming and arduous things to do.  All of the rap songs on this particular list of rap songs from 2013 all stood out to me in some regard.  Are they ordered correctly – most likely not.  Is there complete analysis of each provided below or even a sound reason why they were selected… um…well now… Basically, provided is a statement of a thought, a reaction, or possibly a reason why I though each song was special.  

1) “Blood On The Leaves”

Kanye West

Album:  Yeezus

By far, the best track from Yeezus and arguably the be...

Mariah Carey: I'll have more kids if Nick carries them

December 23rd, 2013 12:20pm EST
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey would be open to more kids - if husband Nick Cannon could carry them.
The 'Art of Letting Go' warbler had such a difficult pregnancy with the couple's two-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, she wouldn't want to put herself through that experience again and would only have more children if her spouse could go through the grueling nine-month pregnancy.
Appearing on US talk show 'Watch What Happens Live' last night (12.22.13), she quipped: "I had pre-eclampsia, I had gestational diabetes. [It was] a really difficult pregnancy and I was alone most of the time ... we love Nick, bu...

Lorde Explains Comments Calling Drake And Nicki Minaj 'Irrelevant'

November 27th, 2013 5:03pm EST
Lorde has explained why she called Drake and Nicki Minaj irrelevant in a recent Interview magazine issue, following criticism from Complex.

Lorde said in the interview about her hit Royals, "Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake, as well as pop singers like Lana Del Rey. They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn't relate to me - or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, 'How are we listening to this? It's completely irrelevant.' I basically just wrote what we were all thinking." Complex wrote that Lorde had dissed the mu...

Mariah Carey: 'I hated American Idol, it was like working with Satan'

November 13th, 2013 8:30pm EST
American Idol
Mariah Carey has opened up about her stint as a judge on American Idol, joking that sitting beside pop rival Nicki Minaj was like "working with Satan".

The Hero hitmaker joined the popular U.S. talent show last year (12) and served as a judge and mentor to young hopefuls alongside Minaj, Keith Urban and producer Randy Jackson.

She admits she went into the show thinking it would be a lot of fun, but it quickly became a disaster when she fell out with the Starships hitmaker during the auditions.

Detailing the nightmare experience for the first time since her departure from the show in June...

Mariah Carey 'hated' being on 'American Idol'

November 13th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey "hated" being a judge on 'American Idol'.
The 'Art of Letting Go' hitmaker, who served on the show's judging panel for one season that ended six months ago, alongside Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban, has confessed it was like "going to work every day in hell with Satan."
The 43-year-old star told Angie Martinez during an interview on New York City radio station Hot 97 on Tuesday (11.12.13): "Honestly, I hated it. Here's what it was. I was the first person who signed on...I thought it was going to be a three-person panel. They gave me a nice...monetary moment, and I w...

Nicki Minaj to release next album in 2014

November 5th, 2013 3:10am EST
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has confirmed she will release a new album next year.
The 30-year-old rapper hasn't dropped any music for the last 18 months, but she admits she's beginning to plan her third LP and is expecting it to be ready by the end of 2014.
Speaking to MTV, she said: "I'm definitely working. I'm very excited at what I've been coming up with. I already started, I didn't tell anybody because I didn't want to jinx it and stuff but I already started and I'm going home tomorrow to really start."
The 'Super Bass' hitmaker is remaining tight-lipped about who she is working with, but she's confid...

Ellen DeGeneres Does Halloween Show Dressed As Nicki Minaj: Best Celebrity Costume Ever?

November 1st, 2013 9:45pm EDT
Ellen DeGeneres as Nicki Minaj for Halloween 2013
Ellen DeGeneres has unofficially officially won the 2013 celebrity Halloween costume contest.

The daytime TV host surprised viewers Thursday by showing up wearing a very revealing Nicki Minaj costume.

Ellen's costume was nearly an exact replica of the outfit Minaj wore on her show in late September -- complete with fake boobs.

"I got the whole look down," she told the audience. "I even have the same shoes on. I think I do -- I can't see my feet -- but I think I do.

"I normally don't wear things this sexy, but when you dress as Nicki Minaj you have to. So here are my boom booms and my su...

Dominatrix Nicki Minaj Nearly Bares All In Pasties & Fishnets On Halloween

November 1st, 2013 10:30am EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj let it all hang out on Halloween in a racy, bondage-like costume. The singer nearly bared all in fishnets, pasties and a studded leather harness around her chest.

She also donned thigh-high vinyl boots and wore handcuffs clipped to her leather-clad bottoms. The singer posted the selfies on Instagram.

Perhaps she's a fan of "Fifty Shades of Grey?"

It isn't the first time Minaj, 30, has showed off her curves on the social networking website. In mid October she flaunted her gigantic breasts covered by star-shaped, leopard-print pasties. The week prior, she bared her booty in a y...

M.I.A.producer nearly died

October 25th, 2013 11:20am EDT
M.I.A.'s producer nearly died while making her new album.
Studio wizard Switch - a former member of Major Lazer, who has also produced for Beyonce - suffered an accident after misjudging a dive while recording 'Matangi' with the star.
She explained to NME magazine: "There was a 100ft cliff and [Switch] tried to do a dive into the sea but he slipped before he jumped and he fell. He was unconscious and all his ribs were broken and he had to go to hospital. Then when he came out we made [new track] 'Come Walk With Me'."
M.I.A. - real name Maya Arulpragasam - is currently embroiled in a $1.5 m...

Nicki Minaj: 'American Idol was scary'

October 23rd, 2013 3:10am EDT
American Idol
Nicki Minaj has confessed she was terrified she wouldn't live up to fans' expectations during her stint as a judge on American Idol.

The Superbass hitmaker joined the U.S. singing competition last year (12) but only kept her spot at the panel for one season before deciding to depart from the show in May (13).

She's now back in the studio focusing on music, but she admits she felt like she was at "the bottom of the totem pole" during her time on the panel alongside fierce rival Mariah Carey, and fellow judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson.

Speaking to Queen Latifah on her U.S. talk show o...

Nominations Announced For First Annual YouTube Music Awards

October 22nd, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Demi Lovato
YouTube has announced the nominations for the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, which will take place in New York City on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Nominees represent the artists and videos with the highest levels of YouTube fan engagement, including views, likes, shares, comments, and subscriptions.

Winners will be selected by the fans, who can now vote by visiting

The nominees are:

Video of the Year

-Epic Rap Battles Of History - Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
-Demi Lovato - Heart Attack
-Girls' Generation - I Got A Boy
-Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Beauty And A Bea...

Nicki Minaj shares virtually topless photos on Instagram

October 18th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Nicki Minaj
Rapper Nicki Minaj is putting's ban on explicit photos to the test after sharing a topless shot of herself online.

The Starships hitmaker, who is known for her penchant to go bra-less, stunned fans on Thursday (17Oct13) when she uploaded a series of revealing images showing her wearing a bunch of chunky gold chains around her neck with just a pair of leopard-print, star-shaped nipple covers, aka pasties, to preserve her modesty.

In one caption, she referred to her newly-launched fashion line and wrote, "Should I add Pasties to the Spring Collection????"

Instagram's terms of...

Nicki Minaj Poses Topless With Animal Print Pasties

October 17th, 2013 10:00pm EDT
Nicki Minaj pasties
Nicki Minaj is letting it all hang out in new photos she posted on Instagram today. The singer, 30, showed off her gigantic breasts covered by star-shaped, leopard-print pasties.

Wearing a string of gold chains, she captioned one image: "Should I add #Pasties to the Spring Collection????"

Minaj just created a clothing line for Kmart, and we have a feeling the company probably wouldn't include pasties in its inventory.

In another image, Minaj writes: "Putting this one on a T-Shirt."

The rapper has a history of posting provocative images online. Last week she flaunted her booty in a yello...

Miley Cyrus wanted Stefani on new album

October 10th, 2013 11:20am EDT
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus wanted Gwen Stefani to sing on her track 'SMS'.
The 'We Can't Stop' singer eventually recorded the song with Britney Spears, but had also considered duetting with the No Doubt star or rapper Nicki Minaj.
Sean Garrett, who co-wrote the track, told MTV: "The first name that we tossed around was Gwen Stefani. We were talking about Gwen because you know Gwen got that edge too, but that's how God works. We were throwing around those ideas.
"Nicki, we were talking about putting Nicki on there too. That would've been nuts, but I think that's how God works, this was absolutely the rig...

Nelly: Nicki Minaj has star power

October 10th, 2013 11:20am EDT
Nelly says Nicki Minaj brings the "star power" to their collaboration.
The 38-year-old rapper worked with Nicki and Pharrell Williams on his latest single 'Get Like Me' and he has praised her incredible talents in the studio, describing Nicki as a "360 degrees" artist.
In an interview on the breakfast show on UK station Capital FM today (10.10.13), he said: "Nicki's what we call a 360. She brings it all to a situation. She brings the star power, she brings the lyrics, she brings her charisma and everything else to a track. It's hard to find those 360 artists these days, they bring everythin...

Nicki Minaj Flaunts Her Booty In A Yellow Thong Bikini, Debuts New Kmart Collection

October 9th, 2013 11:59pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj posted a pair of selfies to her Instagram page, showing off her iconic derriere while squatting in a yellow thong bikini.

"Have a nice day," she wrote.

Nicki actually posted the images in February, but for some reason uploaded to her Instagram page once again on Monday. Perhaps she was seeking a little attention as she's been somewhat out of the spotlight this fall after departing American Idol.

But the rapper does have something up her sleeve -- a new collection for Kmart. Nicki shared a behind the scenes video from a recent photo shoot for the Nicki Minaj Collection, in whi...

Music Wrap-Up: Nicki Minaj Is Hip Hop's Highest Earning Lady, Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel And More

September 27th, 2013 11:53am EDT
Nicki Minaj
It’s the end of the week and time to catch up on the news you may have missed while trying to keep count of all the celebrity feuding, hi Rihanna. Go ahead, read on!

Nicki Minaj is the highest paid woman in Hip Hop

In case you didn’t know, Nicki Minaj is paid – very paid. Forbes released their 2013 Cash Kings list and making her way to the top is YMCMB artist Nicki Minaj who landed at number 4. The student is now teaching the teacher as she surpassed her mentor Lil Wayne (who came in at number 7 with $16 million), pulling in $29 million. How did Minaj do it? Aside from touring and her pr...

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