From Demi Lovato‘s plunging neckline to Taylor Swift‘s lack of pants and Ariana Grande‘s disturbing leather Lolita ensemble, Sunday night’s (August 24) MTV Video Music Awards could be mistaken for a hooker convention. Kesha, on the other hand, kept it classy on the red carpet but made up for it by posting a topless pic on Instagram before the show. Well played.
The 27-year-old is no stranger to raunchy Instagram antics. She memorably posted a blurry semi-nude in 2013 and then showed off her ass-ets while promoting “Timber”. It’s awesome that Kesha has her Insta-groove back and there’s no denying that she looks better than ever. Hopefully, this means that new music is on the horizon! The only thing the world needs more than new K$ nudes is new tunes. See the full pic after the jump. More »
At this point, we should expect Lil’ Kim to hop on a remix of Usher‘s “She Came To Give It To You” in 3, 2… well, actually, even Kim would probably pass that one up.
Anyway, after co-opting Nicki Minaj‘s rap on Beyonce‘s “Flawless” remix, Kim is ready to put another lyrical boot up Nicki’s ample arse with her own take on Rae Sremmurd‘s “No Flex Zone!!”, a cut Minaj also jumped on earlier this month.
“Runnin’ this game for five years, just ask why my feet hurt,” Nicki rapped in a child-like, sing-song tone on her “No Flex Zone!!” remix. Kim, on the other hand, mocks Queen Barb with this gem: “I be on the new shit, bananas in my a**hole.” She also declares that she doesn’t have to flex on the song because “they know better!” More »
Ariana Grande released her much-hyped sophomore LP My Everything on Sunday night (August 24) and it raced straight to number one on the iTunes download chart. Which is no surprise given the success of the set’s two lead-in singles “Problem” and “Break Free”. But if you’re hoping for more contemporary pop from the Target bonus tracks, brace yourself for disappointment.
“Cadillac Song” and “Too Close” (sadly not a Next cover) retreat to distinctly middle of the road territory. In fact, both retro R&B-lite anthems sound like filler from her ballad-heavy debut album Yours Truly. Of the two, “Cadillac Song” is a little smoother, while “Too Close” serves a few too many when-friends-become-lovers cliches. Listen to the stillborn bonus Target tracks after the jump. More »
Although he won the Best Hip-Hop Award for “Hold On, We’re Going Home” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards this past Sunday, Drake was unfortunately unable to accept his Moonman while out on his joint tour with fellow Young Money rapper, Lil Wayne.
However, that didn’t stop the Toronto rapper from eventually making a pretty hilarious acceptance speech at his show in Boston the day after. Weezy got the ball rolling by introducing the prize, while Drizzy thanked him as if he were Chicago hip-hop star Common, who had initially presented the award on Sunday’s telecast.
“First of all, I want to thank God,” Drake stated. “I’d like to also thank my mother because I love her very much. I’d also like to thank Lil Wayne because none of this would be possible without that man right there.”
He then went on to say: “I know this is a hip-hop award and I know a lot of you out there are frustrated, like this is not a hip-hop song. You’re right, I tricked you all! Rappers, better luck next year. Thank you!”
Watch the clip below. More »
This is your moment, Arianators!
After shaking us up all summer with her inescapably catchy “Problem” with Iggy Azalea and shattering the clubs with her Zedd-assisted “Break Free,” mini-diva Ariana Grande’s just dropped her highly anticipated sophomore record, My Everything, on August 25.
The varied, feature-filled collection includes tons of guests — from Childish Gambino to The Weeknd — and tons of pop heavyweight producers, including Darkchild and Max Martin. And now, we’d like you to own it! (You own everything! Everything is yours!)
Want to win the deluxe edition of Ari’s new album? It’s simple: Head down after the jump to find out how. More »
Perhaps the BeyMAs weren’t enough of a selling point, or perhaps there weren’t enough enticing acts hitting the stage, or perhaps the state of pop music is pretty tepid at the moment: According to Nielsen, the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards averaged 8.3 million viewers for the night, down 18% from the Miley-tastic 2013 show.
Aside from 2012′s dismal 6.13 million viewing audience, this year’s show was the lowest-watched event since 2007′s Video Music Awards. (The highest? 2011′s show, which averaged 12.4 million viewers.) In addition to Beyoncé, the night featured acts like Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Iggy Azalea and Jessie J, although fellow pop divas known for their memorable VMAs moments (both on and off-stage) — including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears — were not in attendance.
But, hey, there were still 12.6 million tweets!
What did you think of this year’s show? Let us know in the comments below. More »
You all saw Nicki Minaj bouncing her ass while performing “Anaconda” at the MTV VMAs on Sunday, right? She also did “Bang Bang” live with Ariana Grande and Jessie J that night, as well as “She Came To Give It To You” with Usher. One place Nicki is not present, however, is the above teaser clip for the “She Came To Give It To You” video. What we do see is Ursh busting some Michael Jackson-esque moves over a Pharrell-produced beat that’s very Off The Wall-era MJ…territory, mind you, Justin Timberlake already covered last summer with “Take Back The Night” (and countless others have covered multiple times before). More »
After banging his head on Nicki Minaj‘s booty during their 2014 MTV VMA performance of “She Came To Give It To You,” “Good Kisser” extraordinaire Usher wasted no time revealing his thumping new track, “Believe Me.”
Featured on his highly-anticipated upcoming album Everything You Can Imagine, the Mike WILL Made-It-produced number is a danceable ballad of sorts. While the R&B crooner sings about betraying one more girl’s trust, Mike’s ever-menacing beat makes for yet another infectious banger to add to Ursh’s repertoire.
Listen to the song below. More »
It is a known scientific fact that the only thing better than one booty is two.
As a result, it should come as no surprise that Iggy Azalea‘s newly polished remix of Jennifer Lopez‘s ode to the booty, “Booty,” is a booty-ful delight.
After hinting at the collaboration during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Jennifer’s uploaded the brand new mix this morning. And, instead of Pitbull supplying his mile-a-minute horny thoughts, it’s Iggy taking charge: “They begging me drop down on ‘em, but right now, Iggy on the top/The last time the world seen a booty this good, it was on Jenny From The Block!” the Aussie femcee raps across the bouncy beat.
Are you ready for a double dose of “Booty”? Listen to the remix after the jump, and let us know what you think of the collabo in the comments below. More »
Rising New York City songbird VÉRITÉ was just getting warmed up with “Strange Enough,” the debut single that caught the online world’s imagination in July. She’s back with new offering “Weekend,” which, if you just stick to the surface, will likely keep the Ellie Goulding and Lana Del Rey comparisons coming. But listen a little closer and you’ll hear a singer-songwriter with a knack for savvy lyrics and attention-grabbing melodies on the verge of breaking out big.
Today Idolator is premiering dramatic new song “Weekend,” which is as energizing as it is melancholy. Head below to give it a listen. More »