While Forbes even changed the headline due to social media backlash (“The author offers sincere apologies to anyone who was offended by it”), the article’s claims remained the same: Iggy Azalea‘s rise in the charts has been swift, while Minaj has been “oddly quiet for months.” In response, the “Pills N Potions” star actually cackled. “Okay. I’m reloaded,” she said on Power 105′s The Breakfast Club. More »
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“Pills” is a lovely, understated song, with Nicki projecting a vulnerability that’s been missing from her material, meaning it’s the exact opposite of the firebreathing raps she’s teased with this year. While she turns out two quick verses about coming to grips with naysayers, her singing voice does the legwork with the refrain “Pills and potions / We’re overdosing / I’m angry but I still love you.”
“Pills N Potions” doesn’t showcase a brilliant hook or jaw-dropping rhymes, but it does show Nicki can’t be pigeonholed, and at this point, that’s her greatest asset. Does she have another chart smash on her hands? Hear it below to find out. More »
The song will follow a string of killer rap tracks that Minaj has released this year, including “Chi-Raq” and “Yasss Bish” and if her interviews are to be believed, “Pills” and the rest of the album should continue down this hip-hop route. “I think I kind of had to start from scratch, almost reintroduce myself, again,” she said over the weekend. “I know people know me. I wanted to remind them of where I came from.”
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The rap diva, who promised to drop her new single this week during last night’s Powerhouse performance, looked absolutely stunning. Toning down the clown make-up and fright wigs has turned out to be a genius idea. Nicki is looking sexier and classier than ever. Expect to see a lot more of her over the next couple of weeks as promo for her third LP The Pink Print heats up. More »
For fans, that first line was crucial. By then, they already told Minaj that they had been counting down from when “Yasss Bish!!!” dropped, only to feel misled. More »
The rap diva rocks a tiny skirt and bra (Gucci, if you please) in the eye-popping ad and struts her stuff on a sandy soundstage, surrounded by male models in sailor garb. She also shared some obligatory selfies, which showcase her gravity-defying assets. Yep, Nicki brings out the big guns yet again. Check out her sexy pics up top. More »
And as he did for Instagram (above), Soulja Boy grovels to Minaj at the hook. Yes, that’s him saying, “Yasss bish, yasss.”
To Minaj, Soulja Boy’s gracious hook predict how Barbs will soon praise her – for “Yasss Bish,” sure, but also for something even bigger. “Dropping my single in two weeks /The Pink Print album a movie,” she squeals, as if stoked to kick off her next album era. Say it with Soulja Boy, now — “Yasss bish, yasss” — and hear Minaj’s explosive new song below. More »
It Takes A Village: 10 Pop Hits That Took At Least 6 Writers To Cobble Together, From “Drunk In Love” To “Timber”
These days, it takes a small army to craft what we naive listeners would deem to be the simplest of songs. Remember Flo Rida‘s “Whistle”? You know — the chart-topping oral sex jam disguised as a radio-friendly, sing-song trifle for the whole family to purse their lips and blow to in the car? That one took no less than half-a-dozen writers to put together.
Below, we rounded up another 10 such pop smashes that required a team of musical geniuses — or at least Pitbull — to pen. Some may surprise you and even shatter the illusion of your favorite artists as unique jacks-of-all-trades, able to dash out catchy hits all by their lonesome.
Carry on to find out the wicked truth behind all the glitter, pop fanatics! More »
Speaking of Iggy and Kelis, we’re hooking you guys up with two very special contests: A giveaway of The New Classic AND a giveaway Food on vinyl — plus a Sonos wireless HiFi system. Make sure you enter ‘em now! PLUS, we’re hosting a special Twitter takeover (#SirensChat) with the “Sirens” diva herself Cher Lloyd on Tuesday. Please join us!
As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out the week’s best comments below! More »
(Also, it looks like she takes a daily vitamin! Gotta stay in peak condition when you’re posting all those sexy selfies.)
Meanwhile, Minaj continues to have her cake and eat it, too, which she’s better at than just about any star out there trying to play both sides (Miley included). She just told MTV that she is tired of being called a “female rapper.” “I do not see myself as a female rapper anymore, I’m sorry. I see myself as a rapper.” Preach.
Watch the prodigious twerk session with the new song below. More »