The Top 10 Beefs Of 2015 (So Far)
Last year, we examined the ever-changing definition of "beef" in hip hop, observing how inter-artist disputes have increasingly unfolded online and perhaps become more petty since the term was coined in the '90s. That's held true in 2015, as we've seen more than a few Twitter or Instagram-based disputes play out in the year's first six months.
Lil Wayne Claims That Drake & Nicki Minaj Might Leave Young Money Because Of Birdman
The Lil Wayne/Birdman drama is far from over, although it's quieted down for a minute.
Meek Mill Reveals Huge Features On "Dreams Worth More Than Money"
While it's rumored to be released later this month, we still don't know a whole lot about Meek Mill's upcoming sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money. Following his interview with UK DJ Charlie Sloth, we now know some of the big names who will appear on the project.
Madonna Premieres "Bitch I'm Madonna" Music Video With Nicki Minaj On TIDAL
TIDAL once again nabs the exclusive from a mega-star, with Madonna's (she's also a TIDAL co-owner) new music video for Bitch I'm Madonna," featuring Nicki Minaj, premiering on the streaming platform this morning. In addition to featured artist Nicki, the music video takes a cue from Taylor Swift's excessive "Bad Blood" visuals, tapping Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora for guest appearance.
Safaree Samuels Responds To Nicki Minaj's Claim He Cheated
While Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels kept their relationship private for years, the breakup has been a much more public affair. With the release of The Pinkprint, Minaj addressed her feelings for Safaree for the first time on record, and since then there's been plenty of back-and-forth on social media.
Nicki Minaj Responds To Safaree's "Love The Most" Song
If you missed it, Nicki Minaj’s ex-boy friend, Safaree “SB” Samuels, released a new song on Wednesday called “Love The Most”, which saw him reflecting on his 12-year relationship with Nicki and putting her on blast, claiming he deserved more credit for her rise to fame, wanting to have his baby, and much more.
Someone Put Thousands Of Nicki Minaj "Anaconda" Cutouts Outside Of A Cathedral In Finland
There's marketing, and then there's marketing. Someone in Finland exemplified the latter recently by putting thousands of cutouts of Nicki Minaj's eye-catching "Anaconda" single artwork on the steps of a cathedral in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The reason? To promote her upcoming performance at the country's Summer Up Festival, which will mark the first time she's performed in Finland.
Safaree Samuels Blasts Nicki Minaj On Upcoming Song
We all know Nicki Minaj has moved on from her former boyfriend of 12 years, Safaree Samuels, as she's been very public about her relationship with Meek Mill. The two are constantly posing together for the 'gram and they even bring out each other at their respective shows (on top of that,
Summer Jam 2015 Recap
Summer's here, and festival season has arrived. Unfortunately, for hip-hop heads, most of the summer's premier music destinations are filled with laptop DJs or bands that introduced your parents to LSD 40 years ago. Luckily, for all of us on the East Coast, there's Summer Jam. Though it's just one day, the HOT 97-curated concert features over 10 hours of straight hip-hop in Giants' stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Meek Mill Says His Album Is Dropping This Month
Meek Mill just closed out Hot 97 Summer Jam, and he made sure to make his performance something special. The Philly rapper brought out both Future and his girlfriend Nicki Minaj, and while the set was filled with incredible music, we also got some pretty great news.
Nicki Minaj Brought Out Meek Mill At Her X Games Performance
Not so long ago it appeared that Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill's fledgling romance was dunzoed. Alas, Nicki brought out Meek to guest star in her performance at the X Games in Austin, TX, putting rumors of their split to rest once and for all.
Did Meek Mill And Nicki Minaj Break Up?
The Instagram accounts of Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj strongly indicate that the rap power couple has split. Nothing is confirmed but it's not looking good for ol' Meek. Just recently we were wondering if they were engaged. So much for that. It's possible that they were considering it, that their love was so passionate that it flamed out that much harder.
Charts Don't Lie: May 30
It was another less-than-stellar week on the Billboard 200, at least for rap releases. Jamie Foxx managed to sneak into the top ten with his new LP, Hollywood: A Story of A Dozen, but for the most part we saw the big releases continuing their slow descent into top 30-40 territory. Slowly but surely, Drake and J. Cole are still in a tight race toward platinum status, with IYRTITL just barely edging out 2014FHD.
Nicki Minaj "Demands" Orgasms, Advises Women To Do The Same
We've seen Nicki Minaj stand up for her right to be seen as a rapper before a "female rapper," and now she's standing up for her right to equality in the bedroom as well. In an interview with Cosmo magazine, Nicki expressed her opinion that all women should expect their partner to give them orgasms, and should never settle for less.
Petition Asks Billboard To Retract Iggy Azalea's "Top Rap Song" Award
It's difficult to argue that Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" was anything but the biggest rap song of 2014 (unless you're arguing that it's not a "rap" song to begin with, but that's a whole other story). The record sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 all summer, and sold more than any other song in the genre. It was then, unsurprising that Iggy and Charli's duet came out on top at the Billboard awards a few weeks back, but a new petition suggests that it should have been disqualified on a technicality.
Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj Aren't Actually Engaged
Ever since Nicki Minaj posted a picture of a huge, heart-shaped rock for the whole world to see, rumors of an engagement to Meek Mill have been passed around with little in the way of actual confirmation from either camps. Today, we get a straight-up answer from Meek in his new Fader cover story: they're not actually engaged.
Nicki Minaj Releases "The Night Is Still Young" Video Exclusively On TIDAL
Last week (May 18), Nicki Minaj and Beyonce dropped off the visual to "Feeling Myself," which is already being touted as one of the video's of the year. Due to its TIDAL-exclusivity, though, many of us haven't been lucky enough to see Nicki & Bey in all their glory, save for a few highly compelling snippets and screenshots. While we wait for "Feeling Myself" to break away from TIDAL onto less-High Fidelity (free) streaming services, Nicki has come out with another TIDAL-only vid, "The Night Is Still Young," making subscription that much more tantalizing.
Nicki Minaj Says Jay Z Collaboration Is Dropping Soon
When asked about a rumored collaboration with Jay Z on Twitter today, Nicki Minaj answered up front, but deleted her tweet shortly thereafter. Without giving out too much info, Minaj confirmed that the record would be dropping "in 3 days".
Nicki Minaj & Beyonce's "Feeling Myself" Video Is Available Exclusively On TIDAL
As many of you are still on the fence about TIDAL, what better way to lure you in than with a screenshot of two of the hottest women in the world side-by-side in a kiddie pool. After the jump, unfortunately, you'll need to roll out the credit card details to see Nicki and Bey in action.
BET Awards Announce 2015 Nominees
The 2015 BET Awards go down on Sunday, June 28th, and today, we've got the full list of nominees. Check out the hip hop-related ones below, and the full thing here. Best female R&B/Pop artist BeyonceJanelle MonaeJhene AikoCiaraRihanna Best male R&B/Pop artist Chris Brown Trey SongzThe WeekndAugust AlsinaUsherJohn Legend