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Why Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’ Is A Must Buy

December 26th, 2014 4:00pm EST
The Pinkprint
On December 15, 2014, The Pinkprint was unleashed to the world, and it was epic! Nicki Minaj released an album nothing short of her own Nicki Minaj-ness filled with a taste of everything – the refined, the raunchy, and the indescribable. To celebrate the ‘artistic’ gift that was bestowed upon the world prior to Christmas, here are seven reasons why The Pinkprint is a must buy.

1) The album opens ‘seriously’

Surprisingly, Minaj’s latest album doesn’t open with brash, unapologetic fare. Instead on opener “All Things Go,” Nicki is in serious, mature mode, incorporating more personal...
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Nicki Minaj Settles For Number Two On The Billboard 200

December 26th, 2014 8:21am EST
Nicki Minaj
Not that it was ever going to be a contest, but Taylor Swift reclaimed her perch on the Billboard 200 without any trouble. 1989 sold 331,000 copies, an uptick in sales, and also experienced an uptick in the Billboard 200’s new ‘units’ system, to the tune of 375,000 units. But as we all know, doesn’t a queen always win? Swift has certainly been exactly what the music industry needed in a weak years of sales.

Nicki Minaj, who boasts the week’s top new album, settled for second place. The Pinkprint sold more respectably than expected, selling 194,000 copies, and impacting even more consi...
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The 10 Most Overplayed Songs Of 2014

December 25th, 2014 4:37pm EST
Too Much: 10 Songs That Were Insanely Overplayed In 2014
Taylor Swift's smash hit "Shake It Off" has only been playing on the radio for about a third of 2014 because of its August release, and it still saw enough airtime for us to say, "enough already!"

Sure, the song has a catchy beat and proves that Swift's crossover from country to pop music is nothing short of a success, but three-to-four times a day for months straight is enough to drive us mad!

Actuality, "Shake It Off" is one of two songs on this list that we really love, but it's time to slow down with the number of plays, radio stations across America!

The single, which topped the Bil...
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J. Cole Debuts Big On Billboard 200

December 18th, 2014 10:21am EST
J. Cole Forest Hills Drive
For J. Cole, the number one spot is a familiar one. For the third time in his career, J. Cole sits atop the Billboard 200. This time, he earns the largest sales of his career as 2014 Forest Hills Drive sold a robust 354,000 copies. Translated to the Billboard 200’s new formula of ‘units’, J. Cole’s latest impacted 375,000. Even more remarkable about J. Cole’s numbers is the lack of a single to drive album sales – “Apparently” was issued upon the album’s release as a single. Initially, the album was forecasted to sell more than 300,000 copies.

So with the debut of J. Cole, Taylor Swif...
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Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’ Leads Albums to Check Out

December 15th, 2014 11:36am EST
Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’ Leads Albums to Check Out: This We
As the fourth quarter nears its close, fewer albums of note arrive for consumers to partake of. Few artists/labels are brave enough to release big-time albums in a time where Christmas album sales inflate and the select few albums with staying power dominate sales. While the releases have slowed, Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint leads five other albums to check out this week.

1) Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint (Republic)

After being delayed, Nicki Minaj finally releases her highly anticipated The Pinkprint. After a so-so start with tame single “Pills N Potion,” Minaj turned up the heat and ...
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Which Celebrities Are Rumored To Be In The Illuminati?

December 11th, 2014 11:27pm EST
Jay-Z
The Illuminati, that fabled organization of rich folks who run everything and aspire to take over the planet with a new world order (and may or may not even exist) is supposedly filled with dozens of Hollywood's elite.

Historically, the Illuminati began as a secret society in Bavaria during the during the 18th century, when Adam Weishaupt founded the "Order of the Illuminati" on May 1, 1776 in Ingolstadt, Upper Bavaria.

The caste is mostly comprised of rich white males, although wealth -- whether inherited or self-made -- is something that will get anyone in, thus the alleged involvement ...
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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
Nicki Minaj
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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