Posts Tagged ‘Nicki Minaj’

TV Scoop: Ryan Seacrest Confirms @MariahCarey and @NickiMinaj A.I. Drama!

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

American Idol drama is at the forefront of my notable quotables today. While I don’t watch A.I., and haven’t done so in years, the new judge drama surrounding divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj is hard to ignore. Rumors have been circulating that these two aren’t seeing eye to eye.  But nothing has been confirmed..that is until now. Kinda.

Host Ryan Seacrest was asked about all the hoopla in a recent interview.

“Nicki and Mariah — two very different strong, powerful, successful women on the panel. There are not too many dull moments between the two of them, but at the end of the day we all hug and go home.”

I could give two shits if I can speak honestly. But it’s still great grist for the mill.

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Twitter Scoop: Nicki Minaj Goes Off On Her ‘Barbz’, Deletes Twitter Account!

Monday, April 16th, 2012

It seems Nicki Minaj doesn’t know how to handle fame, or at the very least her fans. The top selling MC right now went off on her “Barbz” last night, in what can only be described as a meltdown. Shit got so bad Minaj even delete her account.

Nicki has 30 days before she loses her 11 million followers. 10 bucks she’ll be back. She can’t afford to lose that digital fan base. From what I gathered this all stems from a fan site releasing Nicki Minaj’s newest project “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” early before it hit stores.

One less egomaniac gone from the digital space. NEXT!

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TV Scoop @Nightline Talks To @NickiMinaj About Music, Success & Why You She’s Irked By People Comparing Her To @LadyGaga

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Nicki Minaj has been crowned the most influential female rapper of all time by the New York Times. And now she’s talking to ABC’s “Nightline” about her monstrous career, her young fan base, and more. Though her real voice is annoying and is reminiscent to a man, I got through it. One of the most interesting parts of this interview was when JuJu brings up Lady Gaga. It seems Nicki doesn’t understand the comparison. To the Jamaica Queens MC feels that if all your basing it on is wigs and clothes then you should try again because she’s not buying it.

We all know different, but I’ll play along for a second — or at least I did for the duration of this interview.

Though I’m no fan–and only because I’m a grown ass man who understands real music versus machine pushed bullshit–I can appreciate what Minaj has done for herself. She’s doing her thing plain and simple! Although her overall fake appearance i.e. teeth, wigs, butt implants, etc leaves MUCH to be desired if you prefer a natural woman. #justsayin

Enjoy the video.

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My Two Cents: @NickiMinaj Teams Up W/ Willow Smith, But Is She Too Young?

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Fresh back on the scene after a presumably small break, music sensation Willow Smith is back to work. Over the weekend the cute daughter of Hollywood powerhouse Will Smith and his equally popular actress wife Jada Pinkett-Smith partnered up Young Money rapstress Nicki Minaj. The two collaborated on the more marketable follow-up to Willow’s “Whip My Hair,” with a new track titled “Fireball.” Both female-entertainers also joined forces unofficially on the remix to “Whip My Hair.” earlier this year, but seeing as though it was an official two-parter to an epic record that shot the “Roc Nation,” starlet atop of the charts.

Upon learning that the video was shot in Los Angeles this past weekeend, I couldn’t help but pause at the official pairing of these too. Has wholesome appeal ultimately gone away in  2012? It’s an honest question to ask seeing as though the fresh-faced black princess is paring up with a counterpart who’s lyrics you’d be hard pressed to be find suitable for anyone in Willow’s age range. Not to come off like a prude to my generation, but whatever happened to wholesome appeal obsequious to remaining wholesome? From nip-slips, to oftentimes vulgar lyrics, the pairing of the most dominant female rapper of our time, with one of the most arguable new starlets of the year, appears to be a severe case in poor judgment.

Though innocent and uptempo as the track comes off, couldn’t one argue that Nicki Minaj’s overall adult themed brand is completely inappropriate? While the “Super Bass,” young audience can’t be denied, the age range in which Willow is apart of seems a bit too bright-eyed and absorbent given Nicki’s adult themed display. Upon hearing, “Fireball, It’s no wonder as to how the American music award nominee was paired with the already young millionaire. The Trinidadian recording artist’s signature tone is pitch perfect for Caribbean inspired uptempo music. But, In taking a brief look through musical history via Wikipedia, there’s no evidence of a musical pairing as radical as these two in terms of age range and genres. So the auspicious tone amongst my musical peers is appalling given the nature of the discussion.

Is it ok as a society that we now allow barely their 10 year-old’s to team-up with adults who’s music is anything but kid friendly? How do we keep Willow’s young fans from buying into a much more maturer Nicki Minaj? While both are showing no signs of slowing down, the powers that be really need consider the morale ramifications of exposing our young children to such adult themes so early in life. Direct or indirect it may be.

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Noteable Quoteables: @LilMama Is Beyond Delusional, Claims @NickiMinaj Stole Her Style!

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Lil Mama on Nicki Minaj jacking her style:

But my cut is blunt and futuristic and Nicki Minaj started wearing that bob on her head after she came to my show, so at the end of the day I know what I do and I know what I possess and I know who I am. I’m a trendsetter. The biggest form of flattery is imitation so I’m flattered. I understand the universal law. I’m not confused, I don’t feel like a follower. I started so many things that new artists are doing now anyway –my style, the way I’m aggressive on a track, the way I come through, the way my beat bangs. There are so many things that were borrowed, that I influenced that’s happening in music right, so I’m far from discouraged.

I’m sorry, what? SMH. A. I’m going to need Lil Mama to pick up a dictionary and look up the word “trendsetter,” and B. nobody can claim ownership over a haircut that’s older then you’ve been around.

Was it trendsetting to embarrass yourself by climbing on the MTV stage as an unwanted guest alongside Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. Bish sit down somewhere please. And be grateful you have a steady check in this game.

I’m no fan of Nicki like that — and only because her attitude is THE WORST I’ve ever encountered in the game- but how about all these female “MC’s” drop a hot record and stop hatin on a fellow sista in the game who is doing it bigger and better then any of them could who had the exact same shot she did.

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Da Brat Talks Love For @NickiMinaj, Questions Record Labels For Not Backing Female EmCee’s

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Rapper Da Brat talks her love for Nicki Minaj, but questions why record labels aren’t getting behind artists anymore. According to Brat, Trina, Foxy Brown, LiL Kim and Eve have lyrics — a notion I fundamentally disagree with — and the labels need to do a better job of supporting.

Clearly Brat has been behind bars too long. The game has changed. There’s not enough time in the day to address Da Brat’s dubiousness. Let’s just pray Da Brat adjusts her style a bit and SLOW DOWN on any and all music she’s featured on.

Confused? [Listen to "Look At Me Now" Remix with Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat]

Love you Brat. But it was a little too fast for my taste. Almost like you were too eager. And don’t look to JD for guidance. Have you seen the billboard charts these days? He’s nowhere to be found. No shots just sayin.

On a positive note its good to finally see a female rapper NOT attack Nicki Minaj unlike a few other rap legends.

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Plug Into The Scene: All Star 2010 Candid Photos w/ @NickiMinaj @JarvisTheArtist, Beyonce, @Ciara & More!

Monday, February 21st, 2011

LA was the city to be in this weekend as various parties brought out all the stars. From Nicki sporting the blonde wig, to Lil Wayne scaring the white people, anybody who was anybody was in town for the NBA All star events.

Peep the pics.

Beyonce was front and center of course. They say she’s one song from her new album being complete. Personally, I think I still need some more time.

Lil Wayne’s exuberance is clearly scaring the hell out of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son. Can’t say I blame him.

Nicki Minaj and Jarvis at she and Trey Songz Siren Studios/Young Money event. I hear Jarvis is about to be that next dude in the game. You heard it here first.

Lance Gross at The NBA Players Association All-Star Gala Event.

Morris Chestunt was there too.

Ciara looks sexy standing next to Oprah’s gal pal Gayle King as they are guests at ’2 Kings Dinner’ with Lebron James and Jay-Z.

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#AudioScoop @Thelonelyisland Teams Up W/ @NickiMinaj For Sophomore Album [Listen Now]

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Checkout the single from The Lonely Island ‘s sophomore album “The Creepa,”  [featuring Nicki Minaj] which debuted on SNL moments ago. Personally I found it hilarious. Check out some of the lyrics below:

“When I was a girl, I’d creep in the boys locker room/ Hide deep inside, it was my little creep stalker room/ As they disrobed, I was oogling and ogling/ Little did they know that for me they were modeling,” a naughty Nicki raps over the spooky melody.


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#TVScoop @NickiMinaj @SNL “Right Through Me” & “Blah And Who Cares” Performances

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Nicki Minaj took to the SNL stage for “Right Through Me” and “Blah and Who Cares”..[Also known as] “Moment 4 Life”..I wasn’t disappointed, but I also wasn’t impressed either.


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#RapBeef Lil Kim Takes Shots at @NickiMinaj and @KeyshiaCole

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Lil “Queen Bee” Kim proves to the world that she’s nothing more than a crab in a barrel. Check out the shots at Nicki Minaj and Keyshia Cole.

Kim Says:

I think this other bitch got a song with Keyshia Cole, right? Coming at me and the muthafuckin’ other queen, Mary J. Blige. Me and my girl Mary J. Blige about to eat these bitches alive where they won’t even fucking exist no more and erase their fucking social security number! We gon’ remind them who the fuck we are! I’m not playing with this bitch for 2011. I’m saying, we can rock together but bitch you ain’t taking nothing from me!

It’s just sad at this point.


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