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Nicki Minaj Exposes Ex-Boyfriend on Twitter

December 21st, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Break ups are never easy, especially when the world is watching.

Nicki Minaj and Safaree “SB” Samuels proved that yesterday. The longtime couple recently aired each other out on twitter. It all began when Nicki broke down in her interview with Angie Martinez. She openly cried and discussed their split. Meanwhile Safaree remain silent about the break up, only answering questions on twitter if asked.

However, things took a turn for the worse when Nicki revealed he was attempting to blackmail her.

 

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— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) December 20, 2014


Of course SB responded to Nicki.

 

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Wow. The only thing we have to say is, these two clearly love each other. Are we the only ones feeling the love lost between the two of them? It’s sad. However, we do wish the two of them would have done this on the phone instead of Twitter.

Nicki Minaj Releases “PinkPrint” Short Film

December 20th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Nicki Minaj is on a roll.

The rapstress surprised her fans with a short film for her new album, The PinkPrint Friday evening. The 16-minute long film features All Things Go, The Crying Game, I lied and Grand Piano. The three-part movie, tells the story of Nicki choosing between two relationships after being involved in a car accident.

This is the first time we’ve truly seen Nicki bare all and expose herself. The short film is a true depiction of her maturity as an artist and musician. It’s a breath of fresh air to see her in a different element without tons of make up and wigs.

The somber and emotional video, may be a reflection of her own personal woes. Nicki recently split from her long time boo, Safaree. The two have been very open about their feelings towards each other since the split.

In the meantime, Nicki has a new album to focus on. The PinkPrint drops Monday.

Did Y’all See? Lil Kim’s Baby Daddy Posts Pic Of Nicki Minaj, Sorority Sisters Debut And Stacey Dash Loses Family Support

December 20th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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This week on Did Y’all See? The ladies discuss Lil Kim’s Baby Daddy, Mr. Papers posting half naked pictures of Nicki Minaj on his Instagram page, VH1 premiering another ratchet reality show and Stacey Dash’s claims that her family has disowned her because of her political views.

“Hurts 2 Much” Safaree Samuels Talks Nicki Minaj Breakup

December 19th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Just yesterday, we discussed Nicki Minaj’s emotional interview with Angie Martinez. Clearly, judging by her very emotional reaction, it’s easy to see that these two still love and care for each other deeply. It was quite sad to watch.

After watching Nicki get choked up, I know I was wondering how Safaree Samuels thought about it. Well, we got an answer from Twitter.

When someone asked him if he’d been listening to the recent Nicki Minaj interviews, this is what he said in response.

And days before that he said something that seemed to echo Nicki’s sentiments about how they’ll always feel about each other.

Dang…I’m going to need them to get it together. “Dis tew much.”

“If I Wasn’t A Rapper We Would Be Living Happily Ever After” Nicki Minaj Breaks Down On Angie Martinez Talking About Her Breakup

December 18th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Since her breakup, it seemed that Nicki Minaj was holding up pretty well in the public eye. But she had a moment when she sat down with Power 105’s Angie Martinez. Amongst other things, she spoke very explicitly and very candidly about her breakup with Safaree.

The conversation got so intimate at one time that Nicki broke down a bit. Angie Martinez started off the conversation asking Nicki about the life that inspired her song “Bed of Lies.”

“I wasn’t broken up when I was writing those songs. A song is like an argument frozen in time. So sometimes in an argument you say things that aren’t necessarily even going to lead to a breakup or it’s not when you broke up. Don’t you realize when you break up, you say the same things you said six months ago. But all of it came from a place of love because every single thing– my relationship was based off of love. And there still is nothing but love there. It really is the truth. This is not some person I picked up off the street. This is somebody I grew up with. Like I don’t even know how I’m gonna function without that person in my life. I’ve never lived my life as a famous person without him.”

I tell my girlfriends, my best friends, but sometimes I still wanna tell him stuff and get his opinion because…”

And then she goes quiet. And Angie decides it’s time to take a break.

Then when they came back from the break, Angie picked up with the conversation, empathizing with her, saying that we’ve all been there.

It’s just that I don’t think people realize it’s not just a relationship or a breakup. That was a humongous part of my life. It’s not like–I know because of the world we live in, relationships are not even sacred anymore. They’re not looked at as important. They’re looked at as so disposable because everybody’s on Instagram dissing each other and trying to hurt each other. It’s like we don’t even value relationships anymore. So when people see you–this is not something people are used to. This is a different thing. This is a lifetime. People are married and have three children in this amount of time. So this is different. This is real deal and it is something that I am dealing with…publicly. And it’s not easy. I’m also not going to joke about it or disrespect him and try to act like he didn’t mean the world to me and still doesn’t mean the world to me. I’m not going to be corny about it either. So I’m just figuring it out. You want to know what’s so crazy? If I wasn’t a rapper we would be–we would have children, be married and be living happily ever after. And that’s what sad. That’s what we’re both sad about because we know that this shit is what did it. 

Angie asked her if she’s ever been through heartbreak before.

No. I’ve never gone through this.

At which point Angie commended her for taking it like a G and continuing to work and grind, doing her music.

And then Nicki Minaj lamented the fact that she has to go back into the dating world.

Now I’m thrown to the wolves. Now who do I trust? 

Angie said she knew people from bankers to African princes were coming for her.

There’s definitely activity. There’s not real activity but of course there are some people that recognize my worth, love how hard I go, love that I’m a good girl…so…don’t be mad. 

You can watch this video of her talking about her collaborations of Beyoncé and her shutting down the rumors that she’s dating different men in the industry. But there’s also this moment where she said she doesn’t even know if she’s single now before she gets emotional talking about Safaree.

He Tried It: Lil Kim’s Baby Daddy Posts Picture Of Nicki Minaj On Instagram

December 16th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Lil Kim and the father of her child Royal Reign must be on the outs. Because the rapper just took to Instagram posting a picture of Nicki Minaj, booty tooted on a rug, in front of a fireplace. You know just in time for the holidays and what not.

As you can imagine, fans of Lil Kim who are also following Mr. Papers are outraged and have expressed their discontent in the comment section. A few thousand have unfollowed him, presumably as a result.

In the best case scenario, Mr. Papers would have been hacked by someone. But judging by the image he posted before this one…

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…he’s in his feelings. The two probably have broken up already.

This is pretty low down. Everyone knows that Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj are pretty much arch enemies. For him to post this picture is the ultimate slap in the face. This is like your man posting a sexy picture of that crazy coworker you had to cuss out. And this is after years of you telling him how that heffa makes your skin crawl. There’s no coming back for this one. And to add insult to injury,  he at mentioned Nicki Minaj. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with these two. But I’m willing to bet there’s no coming back from this one. The sad thing is they’ll always be involved in each other’s lives one way or another because of the child they share.

Do New Artists Lack Respect For Those Who Came Before Them?

December 16th, 2014 - By Alexandra Olivier
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Many new artists representing for this generation reflect on the artists before them who paved the way and inspired them. Some even end up bonding and sparking a friendship with these musical forefathers (and mothers). There’s no better example of this ode to the old school and camaraderie with the new school than the relationship between J. Cole and Nas.

Many have likened J. Cole to Nas in terms of lyrical ability and fame. His track “Let Nas Down” wasn’t a diss record or an apology for making a song that Nasty Nas wasn’t feeling. It was simply a chance to speak on the pressures to make it in the rap game, sometimes at the expense of your art, and how the industry really hasn’t changed, regardless of when both men entered it. Nas could relate, and in turn, created the song “Made Nas Proud” to share his own bumpy road in the industry and to show his support.

This type of relationship between a man that many can coin a living legend and another who is definitely one of the brightest stars in hip-hop, is what I would like to see more of, especially from artists just breaking into music. You can’t simply kick open a window that was already opened for you and say you broke through all by yourself. Unfortunately, this respect between old and new artists isn’t necessarily shared across the board.

Say what you want, but Nicki Minaj owns the female rap game right now. She has critically acclaimed featured verses – even stealing shine from Jay Z and Kanye West on“Monster” when she was a rookie – and two big records with Beyoncé. She is, without a doubt, the current female rapper running things. Way before her, there was Lil Kim. And despite Kim rolling with the big boys, spitting raunchy lyrics that made your grandmother blush and putting her own stamp on hip-hop, Nicki ignores her resumé.

It’s not necessarily all Nicki’s fault. Lil Kim’s attempt to make a comeback by using Nicki’s name and beef with her sparked an underwhelming wave of diss tracks and songs at a time when the Barbz and the Ken dolls pined for the “Pills n Potions” rapper’s third studio album, The Pinkprint (in stores today). Lil Kim has certainly had her time on top, but she’s unwilling to make space for Nicki. The pettiness of their beef (which popped up again after Nicki did the “Flawless” remix a few months back), appears to be more of Kim trying to regain her place on top in an industry that has evolved without her.

Now Drake and Diddy are reportedly coming to blows over the “0 to 100” beat. Drizzy is every girl’s favorite rapper – word to K. Michelle – while Diddy is a rapper and business mogul who has worked with some of the greats and broke records. Snubbing the infamous Bad Boy head would be a bad idea for the careers of quite a few rappers. But with Drake near the top of hip-hop, he made it clear that he’s unbothered, and Diddy got physical in the end, telling Canada’s biggest star that “You’ll never disrespect me again.”

Regardless of Nicki and Drake’s success, a respect for those that blazed the path for them to come up is still necessary. They don’t necessarily have to care for them, but a simple nod to the old-school would suffice.

In that same respect, picking fights while desiring to have that “old thing” back is sad and unnecessary for the old-school stars. It would be more interesting to witness a collaboration between these artists rather than listen to them trade insults on wax (and punches at nightclubs). The records are never that great, nor do they seem authentic.

Good music is good music, and there is enough space on iTunes to celebrate the old and the new. So why can’t some of music’s biggest stars play nice?

Nicki Minaj Appears On ESPN’s Sportscenter

December 14th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Nicki Minaj’s  The Pinkprint press tour is in full affect.

Last weekend we reported she performed and starred in several skits on Saturday Night Live. Now the rapper has also appeared on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” During the show, Nicki showed off her touchdown celebration dance and debuted her new song “Win Again.”

The appearance also featured Nicki reciting Allen Iverson’s famous “Are we talking about practice??!” rant. As for her thoughts on The PinkPrint, she stated, “It’s really emotional love stories and it’s all these amazing things that I’ve been going through for the last year, put on one album,”

If you missed Nicki on ESPN or SNL, you can catch her on The Ellen DeGeneres show this Monday. Nicki and Ellen have become known for their infamous interviews. In the meantime, check her our on ESPN.

Nicki Minaj Impersonates Beyonce, Kim Kardashian + Performs on SNL

December 7th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Last night, Nicki Minaj treated fans with a musical appearance on Saturday Night Live. The rapper performed several songs off of her album The PinkPrint and starred in 3 skits.

First, Minaj portrayed Beyonce as Jesus’ mother in an MTV nativity scene parody. She also appeared as Kim Kardashian on the Weekend Update where she discussed Kim’s famous Paper Magazine Cover and the true meaning behind it. And lastly, Nicki Minaj starred in a skit with the host of the evening, James Franco.

Nicki definitely reminded her fans of her talent last night. She is one of the only musical acts that had the pleasure of performing multiple songs and appearing in multiple acts. Most acts are only allowed one performance.

“Shut Your Stupid A** Up, Bye Dad:” Nicki Minaj Responds To “Anaconda” Open Letter

November 19th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Nicki Minaj responds to "Anaconda" open letter written by All Hip Hop's Chuck Creekmur: "Shut your stupid a** up. Bye Dad."

 

Last summer when Nicki Minaj debuted the sexually suggestive artwork for “Anaconda,” All Hip Hop owner Chuck Creekmur penned an open letter from a father’s perspective and basically told the rapper to do better. In her recent interview with Complex magazine, Nicki responded to the letter, addressed critics and discussed her new album, Pinkprint. Check out some highlights from her interview below.

On people thinking she’s reverting back to “mixtape Nicki:”

“I didn’t go back to ‘Mixtape Nicki.’ That’s how [members of the media] feel, but that’s not what I’ve done. I’ve never stopped rapping; I’ve never stopped doing freestyles; I’ve never stopped doing remixes and features; I’ve never stopped raising the bar lyrically. I understand and respect people’s opinions when they hear me do certain things and say she’s ‘going back,’ but I haven’t gone back, I’ve moved forward. I’ve always been evolving.”

On what fans can expect from Pinkprint, her most intimate album to date:

“My family, loss, death, guilt…. I’ve struggled with a lot of guilt.

When you’re working and you’re busy and you’re successful, no matter what, something suffers, whether it’s your relationship with your mother, your relationship with your whole family, not being able to go to your brother’s graduation…. Certain things suffer and take the back burner, not because they’re on the back burner in your heart but because the world just moves so quickly. A lot of people, when they’re chasing their dreams, they have to leave people they love. A lot of artists feel that guilt but they don’t express it.”

On what her intentions for “Anaconda” were:

“I wanted to create a song that embraced curvy women. I wanted to be sexual but be playful with it. And I wanted it to be so melodic that even if you don’t understand English you could still go along with the melody and you would have no idea about all the raunchy sh-t I’m saying—I get a kick out of that. It was simple to write. I just created the melody and then I let the words happen. I started laughing when I said, “Boy toy named Troy.” [Laughs.] That whole song, I was just being dumb. It was a joke. My biggest thing was seeing how my girlfriends Sherika and Thembi were going to react. If they don’t like a song, they’ll be like, “No.” As soon as they walked in the studio, we were laughing and having fun. I thought, if we’re doing this, then everybody is going to have fun with it.”

On the “Anaconda” artwork:

“The artwork was not premeditated. I was shooting the “Anaconda” video and I had my photographer there taking pictures. When I was about to shoot my next scene, I asked to see the pictures he’d taken. He went through five or six and that one came up, and I was like, “[Gasps.] Oh my God. Yo, that picture is crazy!” What made me excited about it was that people hadn’t seen me do a picture like that in years. The reason why I stopped taking pictures like that was because I needed to prove myself. I needed for people to take me seriously. I needed for people to respect my craft. I’ve proven that I’m an MC. I’m a writer; I’m the real deal, so if I want to take sexy pictures, I can. I’m at the level in my career and in my life now where I can do whatever the hell I want to.”

On her response to one dad penning an open letter telling her to do better after her “Anaconda” artwork release:

“‘Shut your stupid a– up. Bye, dad.’ I laughed at it. But I also didn’t even know that that was happening.”

Check out Nicki’s full interview in the December 2014 issue of Complex.

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