In a new profile in Rolling Stone, pink-loving femcee Nicki Minaj opens up about her painful past, which includes a violent and drug-addicted father. But she also retracts a claim she made early in her career, which was that she was bisexual. Minaj now claims she said she was into girls not to attract a female lover, but to attract media attention and to grab headlines early on. While she finds women to be sexy, she doesn’t bed ‘em.
Is there a rivalry (or a cat fight) brewing between the leading ladies of two titans of hip-hop? It would seem so. Rumors abound that Beyonce, wife of Jay-Z, and Kim Kardashian, ladyfriend of the Hova’s Watch the Throne counterpart Kanye West, are icy to one another and that they had an awkward encounter at the first-ever Made in America festival in Philly over the holiday weekend. Apparently, Queen B gave Kimmy K the cold shoulder and snubbed her. What gives?
Rihanna will appear at the VMAs on Thursday, Sept. 6, so what better way to hype up her appearance and her almost-a-year-old ‘Talk That Talk’ album than by dropping the remix of the overly sexed up song ‘Cockiness (Love It)?’ The remix features a few verses courtesy of Harlem rapper ASAP Rocky, last seen posing as JFK to Lana Del Rey‘s Jackie O in her ‘National Anthem’ video.
Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty, who once managed Mariah Carey and 50 Cent, was found dead last week of a gunshot wound to the head in an apparent suicide. The music industry was shocked, and expressed extreme sadness at Lighty’s passing. Rumors circulated that he had accumulated a massive tax debt, and he was in the process of divorcing wife Veronica. While the New York City medical examiner’s office ruled the death a suicide, his brother Dave disputes that finding.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have shared more photos of Dem Babies — Monroe and Moroccan. Warning: The twins are to die for. They will suck you into their vortex of cuteness, since their proud parents posted a treasure trove of images.
Twitter. It’s not just a social messaging service but a battleground! Rihanna got into a 140-character feud with thoroughly plastic surgery-ed comedienne Joan Rivers after Rivers was aghast at RiRi’s confession to Oprah (that she still loves her abusive ex Chris Brown). Now, Rivers’ ‘Fashion Police’ co-star has thrown her opinionated and outspoken self into the mess. Which side did Kelly O. take?
Move over Kim Kardashian. The celebutante is usually at the forefront of family dating rumors, as her relationship with Kanye West deepens. Her little brother Rob found himself in the dating hot seat this past weekend, as rumors abounded that he was stepping out on “casual” lady love Rita Ora with Rihanna.
Rob called into Ryan Seacrest’s morning radio show to clear up the rumors and to clarify what’s going on with Ora, who herself went on record to say that their relationship is not that serious.
On tonight’s (Aug. 27) episode of ‘Opening Act,’ Brooklyn-based boy band Gotham Citi were given the chance of a lifetime. They were invited to open for pop music’s favorite femcee Nicki Minaj on one of her Pink Friday tour dates. The four-piece, which formed a year ago, is an a cappella group that meets up in the city and practices in places like Central Park. They’ve been blessed with the gift to sing, and they want to share that gift and entertain others.
About-to-pop artist Sammy Adams, who just dropped the partytastic, good time video for ‘All Night Longer,’ will hit the road this fall on a tour. He’ll hit a bunch of cities and venues with 3OH!3, too. The singer/rapper/songwriter, who is also a classically train
- Score one for Kanye West. Yeezy has won the lawsuit pertaining to his 2007 jam ‘Stronger.’ Rapper Vince P sued West, claiming he played a version of the song to one of Ye’s business associates and the rapper then stole it. The judge noted that West did have the chance to copy the song, but the versions are not similar enough to prove it. Case dismissed.
Kreayshawn is gearing up for the release of her album ‘Somethin’ Bout Kreay’ on Sept. 18 and to get the juices of excitement flowing, she has shared the track listing about three weeks ahead of the release date.
After weeks of speculation on who would take a seat next to diva-of-all-divas Mariah Carey on the revamped ‘American Idol‘ judges panel, it looks as though reigning rap royalty Nicki Minaj will be joining the show. Whoa. Mariah and Nicki? On one panel? That’s enough diva in one room to make the earth stop spinning on its axis.
Rihanna‘s one-on-one with talk show doyenne Oprah Winfrey for ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ focused on her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Most of the preview clips focused on RiRi crying while recounting her love for him (as opposed to her memories of the beating he handed to her), which was a smart strategy to pull viewers in.
But the most striking thing about the chat was the vulnerability. Ri has put up a hard, super sexy, tough girl shell for much of the past few years, but Opes took a hammer and broke down those walls. For the first time in a long time, RiRi was real, not just this unattainable, ice cold pop star.
In another preview clip from her ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ interview, which airs Sunday night, Rihanna drives the talk show doyenne around her native Barbados while she talks about — you guessed it! — Chris Brown.
RiRi is still licking her wounds and clearly still carries a torch for Brown. She spoke about it in her Harper’s Bazaar cover and multiple times in this interview, displaying raw emotion and vulnerability. Breezy, however, wants his ex to move on.
Pop stars own the September covers of fashion mags. The latest in a long line of September cover girls is Jennifer Lopez, who bagged InStyle. She’s red hot, in a slinky crimson tank with black appliqués on the front. Notice those red nails, too.
Lady Gaga doesn’t do too many collabos, so when she does, it certainly grabs our attention. Like that false story about her working with Eminem.
The Mother Monster confirmed via her massively followed Twitter account and her fledgling Little Monsters site that she is indeed appearing on a track on Lamar’s upcoming Interscope debut, ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city.’ It’s titled ‘PARTYNAUSEOUS.’
Too cute! We can’t even stand it. Beyonce updated her Tumblr, which is like a digital photo album for her scores of fans, and in it, she included the most adorbs pic of Blue Ivy ever. We can’t even see Blue’s face (you can do that here) as she is nestled in Mama’s safe and secure arms, but she is showing props to her dad Jay-Z by wearing a Watch the Throne t-shirt or onesie.
It’s never too early to get your famous offspring cloaked in musical gear while showing support for the family business.
Mariah Carey is the latest pop star to team up with nail lacquer giant OPI to create her own range of nail polishes. Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj have all previously teamed with the company, which offers a vast array of shades with the cutest, kitschiest names, like it’s signature red shade, ‘I’m Not Really a Waitress.’ Now Mimi is crashing the polish party and will have her own!
Rihanna is too sexy for her skincare contract. The singer has been a CoverGirl. She also hawks Vita Coco vitamin water. She is/was the face of legendary skincare brand Nivea, posing naked for the brand’s 100-year anniversary while it sponsored her tour.
Since RiRi loves to show her skin, it made sense for her to partner with a skincare brand, right? Eh, not so fast, according to Stefan Heidenreich, the new CEO of Beiersdorf, the brand’s parent company. He called her a “no go,” criticizing her overly sexy image.
Fab Five member Gabby Douglas won the gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around competition. While the Russian competitors were the front-runners, Douglas scored the win and nabbed one of the most sought-after prizes in the gymnastics rounds! Congrats, Gabby!
Before Mariah Carey dropped her brand new single ‘Triumphant‘ today, she chatted with media members about the song via conference call, which we were fortunate enough to be a part of. Carey sounded beyond pleased with her new track and well, she should be, since it’s pretty much classic Mariah Carey, modernized by Maybach Music Group’s Rick Ross and Meek Mill.
Hot. That’s about the best way we can describe not the weather, but Mariah Carey‘s brand-new single ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em),’ featuring Maybach Music Group’s Rick Ross and Meek Mill. Mariah goes Maybach and the result is nothing short of stellar.
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