I mean, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna did too, and they both performed with Britney, but those gals are people you’d expect to see at these things these days. Britney, on the other hand, is still a re-emerging star, coming back from the grips of mental illness and Cheetos.
We’re going to cover the remainder of the show with a complete list of the winners and a crap ton of photos, but as I consider these duets to be the best moments of the night, it’s first.
May 23, 2011 at 4:30 am by Sarah
“I don’t mind the fascination. It’s all good. It doesn’t define me… Like, if you guys focus energy on and spend energy on it, I don’t mind it. You know, people are sitting in the barbershop talking about my butt, it’s conversational. That’s what people are gonna do. As long as I’m talking about Nicki Minaj, I’m good.”
If y’all want to talk about Nicki’s butt like we’re at the barbershop, that’s cool, but I want to talk about her look, because listen, anyone who wears a rainbow unitard has no business not being my very best friend, ok?
May 22, 2011 at 10:00 am by Emily
You may or may not know this, but when Lil Wayne went to jail, Diddy took over as Nicki Minaj‘s manager and guess what guys? The Head Barbie in Charge FIRED his ass today.
A source close to Nicki Minaj has confirmed to XXLMag.com exclusively that the femcee has parted ways with Diddy and James Cruz, her managers since she left Debra Antney’s firm, and is now being managed by Gee Roberson and Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua over at Hip-Hop Since 1978. HHS1978 also has Lil Wayne, Drake, Young Jeezy and Just Blaze on its roster.
Although the reason for her departure isn’t clear, another source tells XXL that Minaj was under the impression that Diddy would be more hands-on with her career, but was disappointed when she realized it wasn’t the case.
Seems like we’ve got a little bit of a diva on our hands, not that we didn’t already know that and not that that’s a bad thing. Or a well-deserved title. It’s kind of fascinating to me that Nicki had the courage to fire someone as well-connected and time-tested as Mr. Combs, though.
A bitch has to step her game up sometime, ya know?!
May 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Molls
Of course Nicki Minaj‘s outtakes from her BlackBook shoot are better than most people’s best photos. Of course, right? Nicki is fun, funny and facially flawless. And obviously we can never stop talking about her butt.
These serve no purpose other than pure eye candy, so enjoy…
May 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Molls
Well, thank God for the people at Out Magazine who finally asked the question I’ve been wanting to ask Nicki Minaj since I first heard her collab with Eminem on Pink Friday: “When Pink Friday came out last fall, a lot of people were upset about Eminem’s use of the word “faggot” on your track ‘Roman’s Revenge.’ What’s your take on it?”
I mean, THANK YOU! I can’t tell you how upset I was that Eminem isn’t done (violently) gay-bashing in his songs (even though he says he’s pro-gay marriage,) but I don’t know how Nicki, who is rumored to be bisexual and has a very large gay fan base, allowed a track to be on her album with that kind of language.
Here’s what Nicki had to say:
“You know, if I’m being honest, I didn’t like [him using it]. I spoke to everyone I knew about it. I spoke to my hairdresser, who’s one of my closest friends. I sat him down and said, “Terrence, what do you think about this? How does this make you feel?” And we had a long, long talk. And he said he didn’t feel like Eminem was talking about a gay person. He felt like it was a word being used to describe a straight man, and he didn’t take offense to it. It’s Eminem — I felt like we were creating a movie. And in the same way, I feel like if you were to watch your favorite actor or actress say “faggot” or say “nigger” in a movie, you don’t hate them because it’s like they’re playing a role. “Roman’s Revenge” was more like a theatrical piece. I was a character and [Eminem] was a character. This was Slim Shady and Roman. Of course, when it comes to creativity, there’s such a thin line between creativity and something being offensive. But one thing I knew for sure was that my gay fan base knows about how I feel about them, and I’ve embraced them from the beginning — since my mix-tape days. [Reaching out to gay fans wasn't something I did] once I came into pop culture just to try and get some extra fans. So I felt like the positive would outweigh the negative, and we just kept moving with that”
I don’t think it’s fair to say that Terrance, Nicki’s gay hairdresser, has the final words on all things gay, but I will kinda sorta accept this answer. Both rappers are very theatrical in their verses, and both utilize a whole range of characters. And the entire song is told from the perspective of “Roman,” Nicki’s most angry and vicious character, who just so happens to be gay. Or so she says.
I dunno. I’m not thrilled, but I’ll take it. Where do you guys stand on this?
May 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Molls
Unless you’ve been living in a cave (pun kind of intended,) you’ve probably heard by now that Osama Bin Laden was finally found and killed. Just about everyone I follow on Twitter had a lot to say about the news, but perhaps the craziest/most hilarious commentary I saw was from rapper Nicki Minaj (who has since removed the Tweet from her account.)
You all know that I’m pretty much obsessed with Nicki, but I can’t figure out if think her Tweet was one of the most spot on yet completely ridiculous remarks I’ve ever seen in response to such a serious news event or pretty damn selfish. Sure, Lil Kim has talked endlessly about how she wants Nicki gone, but making a world-wise news event about yourself is pretty uncouth.
Make sure you let me know in the poll how you feel about Nicki’s Tweet and feel free to discuss last night’s events in our comment section…