One could never accuse Nicki Minaj of a lack of self-confidence. In a way, it’s sort of refreshing, if not expected – especially for a female in rap – but that doesn’t make it any less obnoxious at times. Case in point: Nicki is releasing a new perfume range, entitled… (wait for it)… MINAJESTY. You know, like ‘Her Majesty’ but with Nicki’s name put in it, since she’s a Queen and runs this shit, etc. Insert eye-roll here.
I’m not a fan of celebrity fragrances (though admittedly, Jennifer Aniston‘s is rather nice) and don’t really understand why they all feel the need to release one. Sure, it’s another way to get easy money because God knows stans are desperate and will buy any shit their idol is pedaling, but it’s just not good.
Nicki released the photo of the bottle on her Instagram page on Monday, also revealing that it’ll be available this fall. Want to know what it smells like? Well, here’s her description of it:
“#Minajesty smells like a passionate love affair. Mysterious and sexy. An unforgettable and hypnotizing scent.”
Something tells me I’ll wish I could forget it. She collaborated with Elizabeth Arden (the company, not the person) on the smell, which features “sultry floral gourmand with luscious fruits and luxurious fresh florals, draped in creamy vanilla and pure musks”. Blech, I feel like vomiting already. Seriously, that description makes me feel nauseous.
Speak up – are there ANY good celebrity scents? If so, which are your favs and which are the absolute worst?
July 30, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
I’ve been a fan of Nicki Minaj for years, back since the mix tape days, but she sorta lost me a bit over the past couple of years. However, she recently won me over again after an interview she gave at Hot 97, during which she revealed that she’s done with the pop and ready to get back to her rap roots. That’s obviously not why she won me over (though it doesn’t hurt) – what did remind me of just why I loved Nicki from the beginning is how smart and straightforward she is and how unwilling she is to let anyone talk her down or make her feel small – especially not men. Get it, girl.
Anyhow, the point off all that is that Nicki gave a hilarious interview to Marie Claire in which she offered advice to fans on how to best handle men (via US Weekly):
“Don’t chase any man. Put your school first,” she advises. “Men love independent women. You don’t have to be a bitch, but there’s nothing wrong with it at times. And: Men are kids at heart. They want to be nourished and pet like a dog.”
That’s great advice. I have friends now, even at nearly 30, who are so desperate for a relationship that they come off as absolutely desperate and go for men who are terrible for them and make all kinds of excuses just so that they’re not alone. The best, most attractive thing is, incidentally, doing your own thing. As for the whole being pet like a dog thing, that’s obviously not really my forte. Gentlemen…?
July 10, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Miley is going through some shit right now, so I’ve tried to remain patient until she gets it out of her system. Let her twerk, pop molly, smoke weed until she can’t see straight, whatever. It’s not hurting anyone (besides the entire culture she’s appropriating, but we won’t go there), so no harm done. Except she just keeps getting more and more ridiculous and now she’s trying to claim that she’s actually like Lil Kim on the inside. Uh…………………………………… no.
“In my past life, I feel like that was me. I feel like Lil Kim is who I am on the inside. She just makes me happy… I just love her and I can’t help that I love her.”
WHAT? But before we discuss this, there’s more:
“I have to put Nicki as [my fourth favorite] because I had Kim,” she said. “You can’t choose one, so if you say Kim, then you’ve got to say Nicki. And Nicki is now the Lil Kim of my generation.”
Okay, there are so many things wrong with all of this.
1. Your little white ass – who had never so much as heard a single Jay-Z song when singing about him in ‘Party In the USA’ is nothing like Lil Kim, who in 1996 at the age of 22, released one of the most AMAZING female rap albums that was also one of the most lewd, raw shit you will ever hear (and that’s a compliment). Seriously, as a 12-year-old I had no business listening to songs that had ‘I don’t want d*ck tonight/eat my p*ssy right’ as a chorus, but best believe I LOVED it. Miley was 4 when that album came out, which is not to say that you can’t like things that are before your time, but SERIOUSLY HOW IS SHE ANYTHING LIKE LIL KIM?
2. Nicki is definitely not this generation’s Lil Kim. I mean, she is insofar as the fact that she’s the most prominent female rapper in the game right now, but their careers are literally nothing alike, side from the fact that they’re both from NYC and came up through mix tapes and a larger crew (Nicki with Wayne, Kim with Junior Mafia/BIG).
I get that I’m thinking about this way too much and this is not a rap theory blog, but my brain is going to spontaneously combust if Miley keeps this shit up.
July 4, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Nicki Minaj‘s hypeman S.B. (Scaff Breezy) originally shared the above photo on his Twitter, because, I dunno, why not? Nicki retweeted it for the same reasons and now we all know more about what exactly Nicki Minaj’s boobs are like. Hurrah!
The shot was apparently a “throwback” to a shoot Nicki did for W magazine. I’m not sure why anyone needed to see this or why you would want anyone to see this, but whatever. Congrats on the nice jugs, I guess?
If this is the kind of stuff she’s doing to stay relevant after leaving American Idol, then God help us all.
June 21, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
American Idol is a shit show that should have thrown in the towel a few seasons back, but you know what they say: the show must go on… and on and on and on, even when people stop watching it. In any case, there’s been lots of talk about the judges panel and Idol producers wanting to clean house to bring an all-alum table, but until now there was no confirmation. You know, besides the ink on Jennifer Hudson‘s contract nearly drying already.
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have both confirmed what we already knew: neither of them are coming back. In true Mariah fashion, she released a statement through her PR saying that she was leaving the show to embark on a world tour – not because she got sacked when Idol realised she wasn’t worth the $16 mil or whatever she got last season. Nicki’s also leaving to “focus on the music”, which is bullshit because if they’d have offered to extend her contract, there’s no doubt in my mind she’d still be sat at that table sipping on that Coca Cola next season, but whatever.
— PMK•BNC (@PMK_BNC) May 30, 2013
Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 30, 2013
No word yet on Keith Urban’s fate, but I think we all know where it’s headed.
May 31, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
I doubt a leak is ever unintentional these days, but let’s play along and say that Ciara‘s new track ‘I’m Out’, which features Nicki Minaj, has hit the internet and we’re all surprised because we weren’t supposed to hear it yet. How do these things happen, gosh darnit? It wasn’t ready yet!!!
The track will appear on Ciara’s upcoming self-titled collection and is the follow up to her first single, ‘Body Party’, which wasn’t all that great. It’s been a long while since Ciara really had a killer track (‘Ride It’ being probably the most recent), and her feud with Rihanna won’t help, but bless her heart, she’s trying.
What do you think of ‘I’m Out’? Forgettable? Possibly a grower? Total snoozefest?