Posts tagged "Nicki Minaj"

Nude Smackdown: Nicki Minaj Upset By Miley Cyrus Photo-Shopping Her Head Onto NSFW, Ass-Baring, Porn-Leaning “Anaconda” Single Cover Art?

Nicki Minaj practically bared her full, nude butt for her “Anaconda” single art — causing the Internet to let out a collective screech — but it seems when fellow pop nudist Miley Cyrus tried to get in on the whole meme game by slapping her head on the naughty pic, Nicki wasn’t having it.

Over the weekend, Miley posted two photos of her own head atop Nicki’s body as it appears in the “Anaconda” art — one of the pics comically bearing the title “Hannah Conda.” This caused Nicki to re-post both images on her own Instagram, stating “No chill ZONE!!!!” on one and asking “Give me one good reason why Miley made this her twitter avi” on the other. More »

Nicki Minaj Gets Tipsy In Behind-The-Scenes Video For “Anaconda”: Watch

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You got to give it to the gal: Nicki Minaj really does love her Myx Moscato.

The Pink Print rapstress is taking us behind-the-scenes and straight into the jungle on the set of her upcoming “Anaconda” video, directed by Grizz Lee.

The newly unveiled teaser sees Nicki shaking it with her crew of top tier twerkers (as we saw in her initial Instagram teaser) and teasing with male models. “You look thirsty…like you want some of that Myx!” she sasses at one point.

But the fun really starts off-set, when Nicki keeps sipping from her cup and launches into a full-on Jamaican Patois accent, ranting and raving into a mirror and showing off for the camera. Perhaps she’s got a new Jamaican alter-ego on this upcoming record?

Also, some YouTube commenters are speculating that the shadowy male figure at the very end of the video is actually Drake. What do you think, Idolator readers? Watch up top, and let us know your thoughts on Nicki’s upcoming video in the comments below.

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Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” Blasts Into The Top 10, Jessie J’s “Bang Bang” Nabs The Second Highest Debut Of 2014

Meghan Trainor is having a very good week. The 20-year-old’s infectious single “All About That Bass” claimed the spot top on iTunes today (August 6) and shot into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 — landing at number eight. It’s an impressive achievement for the newcomer, particularly given the slew of high-profile new releases in the past week.

Those include “Bang Bang”, Jessie J‘s much-hyped collaboration with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, which debuts at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. The only song to make a bigger first week splash in 2014 is Ari’s own summer smash “Problem”. (It arrived at number three). MAGIC!‘s “Rude” remains at number one for a fourth consecutive week, while Sam Smith climbs a spot to number two with “Stay With Me”. See the full top 10 after the jump. More »

Lil’ Kim’s “Identity Theft”: Listen To Queen Bee Come For Nicki Minaj For The 2nd Time This Week

Is Lil’ Kim pressed at Nicki Minaj (this time) for landing two top-selling singles in the past week with “Anaconda” and “Bang Bang”? The Queen Bee came for Nicki’s scalp (again) just the other day by slapping her own Minaj-dissing rap on Beyonce‘s “Flawless” remix. And now there’s a brand new composition called “Identity Theft” that not only fires verbal artillery at Queen Barb, but also features Nicki’s photo on the accompanying single cover art.

“I won’t stop till I see my enemies rest, I’ll probably get locked up for identity theft,” Kim spits, before adding, “I ain’t got time for bum bitches.” Think there’s any remote chance Nicki will respond to Kim’s latest musical tirade against her?

Give “Identity Theft” a listen below. More »

Nicki Minaj Covers ‘FADER’ Magazine, Talks ‘The Pink Print’, Mixtape Days & BET Awards Speech: 6 Pics

From being one-third of “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Jessie J, to adding a ***flawless touch to Beyonce‘s “Flawless” to clapping her booty on “Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj is suddenly quite busy all over again. And she’s not slowing down either, having just popped up on the cover of FADER‘s August/September 2014 fall fashion issue.

The rapstress, who the magazine declares “Earth’s best rapper,” talks everything from her early mixtapes days (“I think early on in my career, I was… I was… just a little bit crazy”), to missing her family at home in New York City, to that potential Iggy Azalea songwriting slight at the BET Awards.

“My point of saying what I said was that women need to have a perspective. If we’re out here saying that we’re so confident, and we’re so this and so that, but we don’t even trust ourselves to write down our own thoughts and spit it on a beat? It just doesn’t add up” she says of her “no, no, no shade.” More »

Nicki Minaj Talks “Flawless” Beyonce Remix On Hot 97, Cites Madonna As Inspiration For “Anaconda” Single Art

Nicki Thinks Madonna's ***Flawless, Too
Two years after Nicki Minaj hopped on Madonna‘s MDNA — both with “Give Me All Your Luvin” and “I Don’t Give A” — the multi-talented rapstress is still very much in awe of the Queen Of Pop.

In a recent radio interview with Hot 97, the “Anaconda” diva discussed her meme-generating, bootylicious single artwork that caused a bit of the stir on the Internet. And, as it turns out, it was the eternally controversial Material Girl’s own fearlessness that inspired Miss Minaj to blaze her own trail too.

“In the beginning of my career, I took pictures like that, I did photo shoots like that and I don’t wanna lose that sense of who I am,” she explained of the eye-popping shot. “I feel like one of the people who I looked up to the most was Madonna and she’s never stopped pushing the envelope. She’s never stopped taking risks and I don’t want to ever stop doing that either.” Nice one, Nicki. Spoken like a true fellow #UnapologeticBitch! More »

Nicki Minaj Teases “Anaconda” Video: Watch A Preview

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It’s been a busy, if not surprise-filled weekend for Nicki Minaj, from the all-too-early arrival of her new Sir Mix-A-Lot-sampling single “Anaconda” to a spitfire remix of Yoncé‘s “Flawless.”

And Miss Minaj’s majesty doesn’t stop there: To kick off the week, the Harajuku Barbie premiered a brief tease of the accompanying video to her rump-shaking new single on Instagram late last night. And, yes: There will be A$$.

The jungle-themed visual promises to be full of enough booty jiggling to make Mr. Mix-A-Lot beam from ear to ear, as Nicki and her crew of video girls flaunt their ass-ets and twerk in front of a bamboo huts and vine-covered bridges. (Nicki’s incredible rump shake on all fours is truly a sight to be seen.) It’s oh so bootyful already — let’s just hope Jennifer Lopez‘s own Anaconda doesn’t sneak up on these lovely ladies.

Check out the teaser after the jump, and let us know what you think of the “Anaconda” video preview in the comments below. More »

Beyonce & Nicki Minaj’s “Flawless” Remix: Listen

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Late last week, rumors surfaced stating that Beyonce wrote a song with Nicki Minaj about leaving her husband, Jay Z. Turns out, those rumors were only half true: Early this morning (August 3), Beyonce and Nicki Minaj revealed their “Flawless” remix without warning. And what, exactly, does Beyonce have to say about her marriage? “We escalate, up on this shit like elevators / Of course sometimes shit go down when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator.”

Don’t worry – she repeats herself, in case folks don’t catch that the first time. Hear it below. More »

Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj’s “Bang Bang” Video Shoot Selfie: See The Photo

With Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj‘s joint single “Bang Bang” having dominated iTunes all week, the music-minded ladies set about shooting the song’s music video recently and let their Instagram followers in on the action. “BANG BANG INTO THE ROOM #onset #bangbang #videoselfie AGHHHHHH! I can’t wait for you all to see it! Is this life? Am I dreaming?,” Jessie typed out while posting the above pic on the photo-sharing site.

Minaj also put the photo on Instagram and captioned it with this: “Jessie J is a stunning class act. And Ariana is a cute liddle lady bug. #BangBangOniTunes BANG BANG.” That caused Ariana to toss the image up herself and add, “repost except flipped & black n white lmao. having the time of my life with these divas. love them more than words. both so down to earth and fierce. living for u.” More »

The Internet Flees From Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”: 10 Extremely Underwhelmed Tweets

Nicki Minaj‘s much-hyped “Anaconda” surfaced online last night (July 31) and the reaction — even from diehard Barbz — was overwhelmingly negative. What has everyone so bent out of shape? Well, most considered it an unwelcome return to the pop sound of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which the femcee promised to avoid this era, and the lyrics sparked serious secondhand embarrassment.

It’s a blow because The Pink Print finally seemed to be back on track after “Pills N Potions” unexpectedly tanked. “Anaconda” got everyone talking thanks to its eye-popping cover and Nicki’s feature on Jessie J‘s “Bang Bang” could nab her a long overdue number one hit. Who knows, the (very) low-brow banger could be a grower? See how Twitter reacted after the jump. More »