Slowly but surely, Nicki Minaj has opened up on her now-ex boyfriend Safaree Samuels. She joked with Rap Radar founder Elliott Wilson in his Inside the Actors Studio-style interview series, CRWN, about how they moved from Queens, N.Y., to Atlanta together so that she can pursue a rap career: “I was so madly in love with him.” Pause. “As a friend.” Yet as she showed to Power 105 host Angie Martinez, Minaj is still trying to heal from their recent break-up. After all, they dated for over a decade. “I tell my girlfriends, my best friends, sometimes I still want to tell him stuff and get his opinion, because –” the rapper said, before she had to fight back tears.
Now, though, Minaj is actually seen crying in her new short film The Pinkprint Movie. To the most emotional songs from her just-released third album (“All Things Go,” “The Crying Game” featuring Jessie Ware, “I Lied” and “Grand Piano”), the 16-minute clip shows Minaj torn between leaving and staying with a flame, played by model Willy Monfret, and being rescued from a car crash by another man, played by Boris Kodjoe. It’s beautifully shot but also tough to watch, because Minaj has never been this vulnerable before. Watch The Pinkprint Movie up top, then see her recent, lengthy interviews with Wilson and Martinez below. More »
Gwen Stefani and Pharrell lit up the stage once again at the inaugural People Magazine Awards last night (December 19), as they performed the singer’s current single — “Spark The Fire.” The musical duo and fellow The Voice judges brought the fiery (no pun intended) energy to the ceremony like they always do, as colorful lights and backup dancers flashed across the stage behind them.
“Spark The Fire” follows “Baby Don’t Lie” as the second track off the singer’s forthcoming, as-yet-untitled third LP. No word on a exact release date, but expect the album to drop sometime this month — as least, that is what Stefani says! More »
Ever since his debut in the music industry back in 2011, Zedd has become one of pop and EDM’s go-to producer! We’re all familiar with his multi-Platinum selling skills and his Grammy wins, but we’re still unfamiliar with the man behind all of these great beats. Well, now that will all change. The Russian-German DJ/producer has released his first documentary, titled Moment Of Clarity.
In the Justin Nizer-directed project (which clocks in at just under 30 minutes), Zedd — whose real name is Anton Zaslavski — follows his creative process both in the studio and on tour. The documentary was filmed over the course of a year, and features cameos from fellow electronic producers like Skrillex, Deadmau5, Hayley Williams and Dillon Francis. More »
Nicki Minaj is obviously a dope rapper, but can she go head to head with some NBA greats? Yesterday (December 18), she stopped by TNT’s Inside the NBA as part of her promotional tour for her latest album — The Pinkprint. The show’s hosts Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson, and Grant Hill showed off their hilarious rap skills in a cypher with the diva. The end result is pretty entertaining!
The rapper’s third LP The Pinkprint includes tracks like the Meek Mill-assisted “Big Daddy,” her “Feelin’ Myself” collaboration with Beyonce, “The Crying Game” featuring Jessie Ware, All Things Go,” “Only” and more. Watch the cypher after the jump! More »
In the new promo clip for Saturday Night Live, Amy Adams seems to have quite a thing for One Direction! The Big Eyes actress tries to seduce the British/Irish lads, but hilariously doesn’t succeed! Adams has many attempts — jumping into the guys’ arms, blackmailing them into kissing her underneath mistletoe. But, the boy band is not having any of it!
Catch One Direction’s appearance on SNL tomorrow (December 20) at 11:30 p.m. EST! Their latest LP FOUR (released on November 17) features tracks like “18,” “Ready To Run,” “Night Changes” and “Steal My Girl.” The band also plan to embark on a North American and European stadium tour in 2015, beginning on June 10 in Vienna, Austria. More »
As part of the promotional run for her new LP The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj stopped by Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live to chat with host Andy Cohen! The rapper was full of energy on the late night show, where she opted to plead the fifth when Cohen asked, “Who has the biggest dick in the music industry?” She also discussed her experience working with Beyonce on the new record and even took a shot with Real Housewives Of Atlanta‘s Phaedra Parks!
Along with her appearance on Bravo, Minaj also guested at NYC’s Hot 97 radio station where they hosted a special VIP lounge event. The night was supposed to be a sit-down interview with DJ Ebro, but the rapper took it upon herself to hop on the couch and give the audience some eye-opening twerk action — “Anaconda”-style. It’s quite mesmerizing!
Watch the interviews and Minaj’s ***Flawless twerking after the jump! More »
Christmas is exactly one week away and in celebration of the holidays, Little Mix has given their fans a treat! The UK pop group uploaded a cover of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on their Youtube channel today (December 18), as a special thank you! The original version was released by Darlene Love in 1963, and was also covered by Mariah Carey for 1994′s Merry Christmas.
Per usual, the four ladies kill it with their flawless and soulful harmonies as they sing the tune in a studio. The performance itself is quite festive, with a Christmas tree, bright lights and snowflake decorations in the background. Jade, Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jesy add their own sassy flair with a bit of dancing as they don “ugly” yuletide sweaters and cute headpieces! Look out for Little Mix in 2015, as they’re currently working on their third LP — the follow-up to 2013′s Salute. More »
Folks, the year is coming to a close, and we’re all feeling a bit less uptight…including Lady Gaga, who hit up The Tonight Show last night with her Cheek To Cheek pal Tony Bennett and told a charming story about the time a 70-year-old stripper in Atlanta told the pop diva to take off all her clothes and sing. The pole-dancing senior then had Gaga autograph a beer can so she could crush it between her boobs.
Tony sat quietly beside Gaga as the story played out, seeming amused. And how do you follow up a story about ancient strippers with tin-destroying breasts? By performing a cover of Cole Porter‘s “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye.” Duh.
Watch Gaga and Tony chat above, then catch Mother Monster’s performance below. More »
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when our favorite artists get together and sing Christmas songs! Last night, Ariana Grande joined Michael Bublé to perform the classic, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” The showcase was part of Canadian crooner’s holiday special, appropriately titled Michael Buble’s Christmas In New York. The two entertained the audience with their smooth, jazzy vocals with a live band accompanying them.
Grande apparently had a great time on stage, as she tweeted after the show: “thank u @michaelbuble for having me on your christmas special & for the kind words! u & your band are the greatest! thank u for including me.” Michael Buble’s Christmas In New York aired on NBC yesterday (December 17) at Radio City Music Hall, and featured special guests like Grande, Miss Piggy, the Rockettes and Barbra Streisand. Watch the performance after the jump! More »
After Backstreet Boys announced their documentary early this month, the official trailer for the project has arrived today (December 17)! Titled Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, the Stephen Kijak-directed film is set to be an “emotionally open and honest documentation of the biggest selling boy band of all time.”
The trailer first asks a question that sets the tone for the dramatic and revealing project: “What do you do when you’re a full grown man in a boy band?” Viewers will soon get the answer, as they will follow the legendary group over the past two years. It will show them recording and touring for their latest LP, In a World Like This (released in July 2013) and their reflection on their journey to fame.
Look out for the documentary in theaters and Video-On-Demand on January 30, but in the meantime you can watch the trailer after the jump! More »