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MTV Video Music Awards Shows How Stale Music Scene Has Become (Video)

The MTV Video Music Awards, like MTV itself, has become a reminder of just how stale the pop music scene has become. The usual suspects were trotted out–Beyonce, Kanye, Rihanna and just for curiosity Britney Spears. All are positively geriatric. The only controversy the show could muster was this year’s snub of Taylor Swift, as if she really cares. ...

Iggy Azalea Big, Bold, Blonde; How She Upset the Rap Game (7 Photos)

Iggy Azalea, the unlikeliest breakout singer, maybe, ever, swept the rap world in 2014 with her bold, brassy looks and smooth Southern rap style. But instead of being lauded for re-energizing the fading scene, she was scorned by fellow rappers and critics. African-American rappers Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks, were the catalysts for most of the criticism. ...

Nicki Minaj Still Seething at Miley Cyrus Over MTV VMAs; Here’s Why

Nicki Minaj is all about the beef. She tells why she’s still irked at Miley Cyrus’ over a heated exchange before the MTV Video Music Awards in August. Hint: It has to do with “culture” and who owns it. Oh... and some silly award. The nominees this year were Beyonce for “7/11,” Ed Sheeran for “Thinking Out Loud,” Kendrick Lamar for “Alright,” Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for “Uptown Funk” and Taylor Swift for “Bad Blood.”...

Nicki Minaj Ditches Boob, Booty Look for Roberto Cavalli Glamour (see!)

Nicki Minaj, whose reputation for rapping is only exceeded by her penchant for flashing her boobs and booty, steps out of her usual style in a stunning new fashion shoot for designer Roberto Cavalli. Talk about a transformation. Voluptuousness has always been a trademark of Italian style. Think Gina Lollobrigida, or Sophia Loren. Minaj fits the bill and then some. Cavalli reached back to the 1960s to inspire his new line an transforms Minaj into a ’60s soul diva. Think The Supremes, Gladys Knight and Martha and the Vandellas....

Nicki Minaj Apologizes Says Producer of Her Nazi-Themed Video is Jewish

Nicki Minaj apologized for her new music video that outraged many because of its Nazi-themed imagery, although she noted that the video’s producer happens to be Jewish and says the inspiration came from a childrens’ cartoon. Her statements on twitter are the latest twist in a blow up that began with the release of the video, which has been viewed almost 2 million times on YouTube. Although it doesn't contain any Nazi symbolism, such as the swastika, it does evoke images of Nazi propaganda rallies leading up to World War II and the Holocaust....

Justin Bieber Finds Some Love at MTV EMAs, But One Direction Rules (video)

Justin Bieber, who hasn’t released a studio album in more than two years, nonetheless found some love at the MTV EMAs, winning the Best Male Artist award. But boy band One Direction blew by him with three wins of their own, including “Biggest Fans.” Nicki also performed along with Grande, Sheeran, UK singer Charli XCX, a very pregnant Alicia Keys and Irish rockers U2. Katy Perry was also a big winner....

Snoop vs. Iggy: A Has-Been Plays Race Card on Up-and-Comer (video!)

Snoop Dogg, went ballistic today (Oct. 15) on up-and-coming rapper Iggy Azalea after she dared to push back on his racist taunts. So the has-been is now a somebody again. Snoop, 42, had his 15-minutes in the 1990s as part of rap’s second wave. Iggy scored a major breakout this summer with her hit song "Fancy," and is one of the fastest rising rappers in the country....

Cara Delevingne, Michelle Rodriguez Shown Making Out in Leaked Photo

Cara Delevingne, the UK model and socialite with Royal roots, is shown making out with “Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez in a new series of leaked photos released as part of the nude celebrity hacking scandal. Delevingne was spotted hanging out with Rihanna over New Years and went o. n vacation with Selena Gomez to St. Tropez to celebrate Selena's birthday. She's also been linked to Rita Ora and Paris Hilton. ...

Nicki Minaj All Bust ‘n Booty at iHeartRadio Festival (photos, video)

Nicki Minaj, who can make a serious claim to be the queen of rap, put on a show at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas that was all bust and booty shaking with some wild crotch flashing tossed in for good measure. Not since the days of Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott in the 1990s has a female rapper commanded such attention and electrified crowds with her unique style… and assets. She was joined on stage by rising pop star Ariana Grande, who is trying to bolster her stage cred with some sexy moves of her own....

Iggy Azalea Debuts on Today Show: 10 Things You Need to Know (video)

Iggy Azalea, the Australian singer and rapper made her debut on the “Today Show,” in a triumphant coming out party celebrating not only her No. 1 song “Fancy,” but also her emergence in the United States as the latest music phenomenon. Azalea, 24, is known as much for her svelte-shape, gyrating hips and over-sized booty as she is for her staccato rap style. ...

Lady Gaga’s Edginess May Be Pushing Career Over Edge (video)

Lady Gaga’s latest controversy over her leaked video revealed a deep split in her management team that suggests her efforts to be edgy may be pushing her career over the edge. Artists like Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Ellie Goulding, Lorde, Iggy Azalea and Ke$ha moved in on her pop music demographic, already hemmed in by established acts like Rihanna and Beyonce....

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Feud After Videos Debut Same Day (see!)

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, who rubbed each other the wrong way as “American Idol” judges, are at it again after the two singers released new videos on the same day. Both stars appear nearly nude. Mariah showed there’s been no loved lost between the two in a wide-ranging interview on The Breakfast Club, a morning show on Power 105.1, a New York Hip-Hop and R&B radio station....

Nicki Minaj Hits Label ‘Censorship’ …by Fondling Herself (photos!)

Ncki Minaj is mad as hell and she gave her breast a big squeeze in an Instragram photo to prove it. She’s got hot after Universal Music, her record label, pulled and explicit, freestyle remix of her song “Boss Ass B***c” from a social sharing site. “Wow at Universal takin down that boss ass b***h sound cloud link. ITS.A.FREESTYLE – smfh” she Tweeted alerting hear nearly 12 million followers to the brouhaha....

Kate Upton’s Pure Va-Va Voom in New ‘Other Woman’ Trailer (watch)

Kate Upton’s copious breasts star in a new trailer for her upcoming movie, “The Other Woman.” The comedy, with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Nicki Minaj is about three women who have something in common–the same man. They cook up some serious revenge. Directed by Nick Cassavetes and written by Melissa Stack, the film is Upton’s first full feature role....

Miley Cyrus Raps on New Song, Blows Off Critics (Listen!)

Miley Cyrus channels Nicki Minaj, rapping on a new song by her collaborator Mike Will Made It. She’s taken some heat for bending her genre, but Miley is right to blow off the critics. Why shouldn’t she experiment. Miley has always charted her own course, going back to her precocious teen years as the star of Disney’s “Hannah Montana.” While she’s always been a little ahead of the game from an age standpoint, she’s an adult now and should be experimenting ...

Mariah Carey Lip-Syncing on American Idol? Say It Ain’t So!

Mariah Carey, who is noted for her five octave vocal range, may have committed a cardinal sin for an “American Idol” judge. She is being accused of lip-syncing her performance of hit songs on the finale of the show, which, of course, emphasizes live singing. To make matters worse she also dissed Jennifer Lopez....

Amber Holcomb Lifts American Idol on Dismal Rock Night (watch)

Chris Daughtry proved way back in season five that “American Idol” was never about rock. The show is about finding the next “pop” idol, yet for some reason it forced its seven saccharin finalists to be something they definitely are not–rock stars. Hence, last night’s “rock” performances were well-worn tunes from Queen, Billy Joel, Heart and Janice Joplin. ...

Lil’ Wayne Cavorted With Nicki Minaj Before Seizure (watch!)

Lil’ Wayne has been released by Cedars-Sinai Hospital after apparently recovering enough from what ever sent him to the intensive care unit for almost a week. He is supposed to complete his recovery at home, but you know how that goes. Nicki Minaj released a video today from her upcoming “High School” music video that showed her goofing around with Wayne. ...