Nicki Minaj

Taylor Swift, At Top Of Game, Talks Disillusion, Over-Exposure (photos)

Taylor Swift is about so much more than music. She’s a million-megawatt celebrity trapped in the never-ending, pop-culture news cycle and she thinks she–and her fans–may have had enough of fame and celebrity for the moment. Beside her unprecedented career success, the year hasn’t been all smooth going. She drew heat for her “Bad Blood” video, which many interpreted as a broadside against singer Katy Perry....

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Proves She’s Still a Relevant Pop Queen, at 56

Madonna, who has set music trends for the past 30 years, is back with a new album Rebel Heart, a mix of what she calls “rebellious, provocative” songs and sweeter ballads. But most of all it’s a statement, at 56, that she’s still relevant. Her 13 studio album follows 2012’s release MDNA, which proved she’s still a chart topper, hitting No. 1 on the pop charts. Her latest effort is also climbing the charts and is expected to hit No. 1 by the weekend....

Miley Cyrus, a Rebel With a Bank Account, Shills for Viva Glam (see!)

Miley Cyrus’s tongue gets a photo opportunity in a new commercial for 2015 Viva Glam line for MAC Cosmetics. The 16-second spot features Miley in close, close-ups. If you’ve got an oral fixation, this commercial is for you. Miley's a little behind the curve on brand extension; Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna have already been there, done that and moved on to bigger deals. ...
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Nicki Minaj Epitomizes Hip-Hop Hot; No More Self-Judgment (video)

Nicki Minaj says in a new interview she’s through with self-doubt and self-judgment and into taking pride in her work. “No more self-judgment,” she tells Complex magazine. “I’m not judging myself; I’m not dissing what I do. I’m proud of what I’ve done and I’m proud of what I’m working on,” she adds....

Jade Starling, of ’80s Group Pretty Poison, Is Back With Solo Album

Jade Starling, who provided the vocals for Pretty Poison’s “Catch Me I’m Falling,” one of 1987′s biggest hits, is going solo after all these years with a debut album Captive (Subpoena/Universal), and it’s a terrific. Captive features collaborations with Lee Dagger of the hugely successful English remix team Bimbo Jones (Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Rihanna); new comer Laszlo (Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj) and French DJ/remixer Franck Dona....

Nicki Minaj Takes Off Her Top in New Pills & Potions Video (watch!)

Nicki Minaj takes a minimalist approach to her new “Pills and Potions” video. It’s mainly just her against a blank screen, but who needs more with the way she moves, writhes and pulls on her clothes? Nicki dropped the video Monday (June 9). Rapper The Game plays her love interest. Nicki sings about love and double dealing with her nig*a. ...

Iggy Azalea Slams Fan Bullying With Her Own Sharp Words on Twitter

Iggy Azalea responded to a raft of fan push-back for slamming rapper Nicki Minja with some choice words of her own blasting fans for taking sides, cracking jokes about artists and starting feuds. She was particularly harsh on those fans who “have done NOTHING. NOTHING! With your lives.” After Iggy's album came out, some critics proclaimed her the next big thing in rap, which didn't sit well with Minaj. ...

Nicki Minaj Splish-Splashes Naked in Selfie Shower Pics (see!)

Nicki Minaj must have been feeling frisky in the shower and decided to let her fans in on her fun. She posted a series of racy selfies on Instagram yesterday (Feb. 5) that showed her naked and wet, but not too revealing. The 31-year-old rapper appears to be taking a page out of Rihanna’s playbook, teasing fans with sexy photos to keep them interested....

Lil' Wayne Flashes His Cash in New Video for 'R.A.F.' (watch!)

Lil Wayne ended up in the hospital last week for an alleged drug overdose, but he may have just been working too hard. He just released a new video for his song “R.A.F” and his new album, I Am Not a Human Being II debuts this month. The song’s all about money, but it ain’t no good if you’re dead....

Nicki Minaj, Cassie Paint the Town Pink in 'The Boys' Video (Watch!)

Nicki Minaj challenges Katy Perry as the queen of candy-colored videos with a new release for her song “The Boys.” The rapper gets lost in a world of pink polka dots, streets cars and boys dressed in pink suits. And she has her very own Barbie Doll. Casandra Elizabeth Ventura, Cassie for short, is featured in the video, helping Nicki tease the boys. Cassie, 26, an R&B singer, model, dancer and actress, provides an interesting contrast to diminutive rapper. As eye-candy goes, she’s the Jeff to her Mutt....

B.o.B., Nicki Minaj Off on Tangent in Out of My Mind Video (watch)

Rapper B.o.B. goes head-trip to head-trip with Nicki Minaj in the insane new video for B.o.B’s “Out of My Mind.” It’s hard to tell who’s crazier, B.o.B, who plays a mental patient, or Nicki who plays a doctor. That’s right, say it… Dr. Minaj. Nicki is known for her frenetic raps, and B.o.B, real name real Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., matches her rhyme for rhyme in rapid fire sequences that take place in an off-the-wall mental institution....

Nicki Minaj Battles Vocal Cord Injury to Appear on Today (watch!)

Nicki Minaj talked about her alter-egos, Barbie and Roman, on NBC’s the “Today Show” this morning, but it was all Nicki on stage. She belted out “Starships” and what she described as a “grittier” song. Minaj also revealed that she is suffering from a bruised vocal cord. “Doctors orders. Out for the count now,” she tweeted....

Nicki Minaj Woos Two Lovers in 'Right By My Side' Video (watch!)

Nicki Minaj gets friendly with rappers Nas and Chris Brown in the new video for her song the “Right By My Side.” But Nas seems to nab the leading lady. Chris Brown sings the male part of the song, while Minaj woos the brooding Nas. The rapper doesn’t sing but they exchange glances, he gives Nicki a car and takes her shopping. In exchange, Barbie gives him a dainty kiss....

Nicki Minaj Rocks Out Ellen With Two Song Medley (watch!)

Nicki Minaj is taking her Barbie queen image seriously. She performed a medley of her new songs “Right By My Side” and “Starships” on the Ellen DeGeneres Show atop a huge white throne. The rapper debuted “Right By My Side” on the show wearing a long pink skirt, vest and platinum blonde wig. The video for the song will premiere next week....