Watch Taraji P. Henson Impersonate Nicki Minaj in SNL Skit
Taraji P. Henson hosted Saturday Night Live last night, fresh off her performance as everyone's favorite matriarch Cookie Lyon in Season 1 of "Empire," Her most memorable performance of the evening came during a skit that advertised a theoretical sequel to Rihanna's animated box-office smash "Home." With Kenan Thompson as Rick Ross and Jay Pharoah as Kendrick Lamar, Henson doned a pink wig and a push-up bra and impersonated Nicki Minaj providing the vocals for alien spacecops Thwick and Thwack.
Danny Brown Talks Jail, Making Nicki Minaj Cry In Red Bull Lecture
Danny Brown's one of the game's most underrated lyricists, and when he sat down for a lecture at Red Bull Music Academy in Glasgow, Scotland, we learned that one of his verses once made the current queen of rap cry. Here's the transcript of the story, thanks to XXL:
Tinashe Denies Iggy Azalea Beef, Shows Affinity For Nicki Minaj's Boobs
Tinashe is hot off the release of her newest mixtape Amethyst as well as her video to "All Hands On Deck" (minus Iggy Azalea). Not only was Iggy left out of the video, Tinashe also left Iggy Azalea's tour to join Nicki Minaj's "Pinkprint" tour, so her followers suspected some shade was being thrown in the direction of the Australian rapper.
Nicki Minaj's Breasts Stopped A Kid From Crying
Nicki Minaj's incredible raps can usually turn that frown upside down, but it wasn't her music that provided comfort for a young fan at her recent Belfast show. Donny, a kid who can't be older than ten years old, was invited on stage at the show, and while he first greeted Nicki with hysterical crying, he had a sudden change of heart when Minaj pressed him against her chest.
Nicki Minaj Brings Meek Mill Out In Paris
Meek Mill will be joining Nicki Minaj on the North American leg of her Pinkprint tour, but he decided to test the waters at her recent sold out gig in Paris. Rather than joining Nicki for his collaborative tracks off The Pinkprint, Meek performed two of his definitive tracks, his breakout hit "Ima Boss," and scorching album opener "Dreams & Nightmares".
Nicki Minaj & Fan Grope Each Other During Germany Show
Nicki Minaj is bringing her album around the world for her "Pinkprint" tour. Currently overseas, the Young Money rapper had a show in Frankfurt, Germany recently, resulting in an experience that one lucky fan will never forget. Nicki decided to bring a female fan up on stage with her, and when said female fan got a bit touchy, Nicki just went with it, groping her in return.
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Nicki Minaj, Young Thug "Throw Sum Mo" Video
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug
Rae Sremmurd had two of the hottest singles of 2014, and when their debut album, SremmLife, arrived at the top of 2015, the pressure was on to deliver on the infectious catchiness of "No Flex Zone" and "No Type". The LP managed to capture the energy of the two records and successfully spread it across 11 tracks, but as consistent as the pop-rap opus was, there were still a few clear cut picks for radio.
Watch Ariana Grande And Nicki Minaj At The NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show
Both performances from the 2015 NBA All-Star Game have began with pop and ended with hip-hop. Before the game, we saw Christina Aguilera bring out Nas for an Illmatic "N.Y. State of Mind" performance, which you can watch here.
Birdman Denied Entry To Nicki Minaj's Pre-Grammy Party
At around 1:45 AM on Saturday night, Birdman shows up to Nicki Minaj's Pre-Grammy party in West Hollywood. He's joined by a sizable entourage decked out in Rich Gang apparel. Reporters hound Birdman on the current situation between Lil Wayne and Cash Money, to which they receive no reply. As they make their way to the doors, Bird & co. soon realize they won't be granted access to the club. While we can't hear any arguing on Birdman's part, club security quickly calls for LAPD backup before the situation escalates any further.
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Young Thug & Nicki Minaj "Throw Sum Mo" Video (BTS)
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Young Thug & Nicki Minaj
It seems that almost everyone has a different favorite from Rae Sremmurd's debut pop rap opus, SremmLife, but "Throw Sum Mo" is definitely one of the most universally agreed upon (but if "Unlock The Swag" doesn't get the single treatment, someone's dropping the ball).
Nicki Minaj "My Time AGAIN" MTV Documentary
Any Nicki Minaj stan has watched her Pink Friday era MTV documentary, "My Time Now" enough to recite the "pickle juice" rant from memory, so it was only fitting that Minaj give her fans another doc for The Pinkprint.
ScaffBeezy (Safaree) On The Breakfast Club
Safaree aka ScaffBeezy aka SB aka Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend paid a visit to Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club to share his side of the story concerning the public break-up with Nicki Minaj. SB speaks on how the two initially met, and how their relationship evolved from friendship to relationship. SB also speaks on why they ended up breaking up- citing the fact that Nicki was treating him more like an employee than a boyfriend.
Nicki Minaj Models Roberto Cavalli In New Ad
A couple weeks back, we saw the first shots of Nicki Minaj as the face of Roberto Cavalli's new campaign. As it turns out, the shoot was also documented on video, with a new clip of Minaj strutting her stuff in designer clothes hitting the web today.
Nicki Minaj's "My Time Again" Documentary (Trailer)
Nicki Minaj will once again give fans a closer look into her personal life with the upcoming MTV documentary "Nicki Minaj: My Time Again". Dropping off a 1-minute trailer Thursday night, Nicki invites cameras to follow her around and document the journey leading up to her third album, The Pinkprint. And by the looks of it, it appears fans will see Nicki at some of her most vulnerable moments. Check out the brief trailer above, and look for “Nicki Minaj: My Time Again” to premiere Sunday, January 18, at 10 p.m. exclusively on MTV.
Beats By Dre "#SoloSelfie" Commercial Part 2
Beats By Dre continue to support their new Solo headphones with their #SoloSelfie hashtag movement. After first dropping off a commercial for it that featured 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Big Sean and more, we get a second instalment today with a few other familiar faces (and some that appeared in the first ad).
Nicki Minaj Acting In High School Play
While she's toned dow the voices to a certain extent, Nicki Minaj will always be a theatrical performer. This can be partially credited to her experiences as a theatre student in High School, and while we were always sure Nicki was a star from way back, we've never actually seen any evidence of her High School acting. A new clip has just surfaced which shows Minaj (or back then, Onika) acting out a fairly intense scene, and working with a teacher on her role. Nicki's album "The Pinkprint" debuted at number 2 on the Billboard chart this week.
Word On The Street: Best Of 2014
Word On The Street is an ongoing segment that asks New Yorkers how their thoughts on different hip hop-related issues. This year there were plenty of hilarious reactions to events like Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda' video, and OT Genasis "CoCo" as well as some more serious takes on current events such as Ferguson.We've compiled all the most memorable moments from the first year of the series in a new reel, bringing back classic commentary from such WOTS favorites as "that dude who kinda looks like Makonnen".
Nicki Minaj "#SoloSelfie" Beats By Dre Commercial
Nicki Minaj has worked with Beats By Dre on her own line of headphones and "Pill" speakers, and today she stars in a new ad for the company in which she performs what the company calls the "#SoloSelfie".The purpose of the #SoloSelfie is to show off your headphones, while giving a view of what's going on around you. Obviously, the ad makes this seem a lot more exciting than it is, but we'll just have to wait and see if the brand will actually encourage people to start doing this.Nicki Minaj's new album, The Pinkprint is available now.
Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint" (Short Film)
Nicki Minaj is having herself a week. With The Pinkprint in stores, Nicki has been hella busy these past few days promoting her new album. Following tonight’s Q&A on Twitter, Nicki decided to surprise fans and drop off this new short film, "The Pinkprint".
Nicki Minaj Feat. Shaq, Kenny, EJ & Grant Hill "Inside the NBA" Cypher
The press run for Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint LP isn't slowing down any time soon. Following almost daily interviews with various media publications, the "Anaconda" rapper took a brief step away from music to talk about sports with the men of "Inside The NBA." Brief, in this case, means that she still had an opportunity to freestyle on the show. Spitting some brief bars alongside Shaq (who actually released a dope song or two of his own back in the day), Kenny, EJ & Grant Hill. Check out the family-friendly bars above.