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Next to the fashion, performances are what people really tune into music award shows to see and during this year’s Billboard Music Awards, viewers saw a lot.
From Karate head chopping to missed notes and on-stage lap dances, this year’s award show had some of everything. Let’s run down the most, um, interesting.
If this tweet from Breezy doesn’t give you an indication of how his performance went last night, let us break it down to you: we would’ve taken autotune over that beat up “Fine China” falsetto any day.
Lil hoarse for the performance but it happens. Good Isht otherwise.
— Chris Brown(@chrisbrown) May 20, 2013
The good thing is Breezy can still dance, but we’re just a wee bit nervous about the future of his singing career. Might be a good time to make that ultimate switch to rap.
Every award show we know there are going to be some hits, some misses, and some WTF were they thinkings when it comes to red carpet fashion (that was our nice way of saying bold in the headline). This year’s 2013 Billboard Music Awards were no different. Check out the best and the most interesting outfits we saw.
There was some stiff…ahh who are we kidding? There was some odd competition in the Top Rap Artist category at the Billboard Music Awards tonight. Nicki Minaj, Drake, Flo Rida, Pitbull, and Psy (?) went head to head for the honor during the 2013 ceremony, but when all was said and done the choice was pretty obvious….
Nicki Minaj took the gold!
We’re still trying to figure out how Gagnam Style Psy was even a nominee, but until we have an answer, let’s just focus on the present. Was Nicki your choice for top rap artist?
What were these celebrities thinking when they made these silly comments? Did they really think the other person would laugh it off or not react. We’re sure they will think twice before they open their big mouths again or do something else outrageous.
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I’ve Been Kicked Out Of Better Places: Reports Of Nicki Minaj Quitting ‘American Idol’ Surface Amid Firing Rumors
Last week we told you that after 12 seasons, Randy Jackson announced that he would not be returning to American Idol. Although Randy’s news came as a bit of a surprise, almost everyone knew that major changes would be made to the reality-singing competition. Fox insiders later rang the alarm, claiming that Randy wouldn’t be the only judge bidding Idol adieu because the network’s executives have plans to fire the entire panel of judges.
Now of course Idol fans value Keith Urban and Randy Jackson’s presence on the show, but what people really want to know is whether or not they can look forward to another season of bickering between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. When asked if she’d be returning for another season earlier this month, Nicki sort of danced around the question.
“That’s a million-dollar question… I have to say this all the time, but I want people to know it’s genuinely from my heart. I love the people on Idol. I genuinely do. If I had to do this all over again, I would have done Idol. Because it’s fun, it’s laughs. It’s kind of sad that what people read all the time is only when something is negative. But they don’t realize that we built a family. I feel happy here and I have to thank them for giving me this chance. They could have picked anyone in the world. And they picked me. So that’s all I’ll say about that.”
“It’s safe to say she isn’t coming back to Idol. She had a great time but was only going to do one season anyway,” said the leak.
Nicki Minaj is everywhere you turn these days, from the TV set on “American Idol,” to E! news exclusives on AI drama, and now the June/July cover of Teen Vogue.
Despite covering a mag geared toward teens and tweens, the Queen Barbz actually talked about some heavy stuff in her interview, including why she can’t be bothered playing childish games with grow arse women (we’re gonna guess that means Mariah Carey). Check out snippets from the Q&A:
On industry drama
People treat this business like it’s high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.
On being affected by her parent’s dysfunction
Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant I’d have to face the task of making new friends. I dreaded it. I had butterflies in my stomach each time: Are people going to like or hate me? … Sometimes there’d be a fight, sometimes not. I let people know I wasn’t going to be pushed around.
On dealing with people’s negative opinions of her
“My journey to who I am today began on MySpace. I love getting real opinions from people.”
“I used to read the bad things people said about me, then I asked myself, ‘Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?’ You cannot give negativity power. I tell teens, if you’re having a problem, there’s nothing wrong with deleting your social media. If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it’s poison.
We definitely believe the industry is like high school, but in the same way you shouldn’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot, Nicki should also remember you can’t be rude to someone just because they ask you something you don’t like. She seems to be forgetting she has quite a few mean girl tendencies herself.
What do you think about her interview? Check out a few more photos from her spread on the next pages.
Thought You Had A Friend, Huh? Nicki Minaj Says She Thought She And Mariah Were Friends, Until “American Idol” Made Mimi Change…
With only one more week left of the trainwreck that has been this season of American Idol, it’s clear that folks just don’t care anymore. Blame it on the fact that they might all be getting the axe in a minute. Aside from a few early interviews that went left and alleged threats of gun violence that Barbara Walters got in the middle of, the judges of the show have kept it pretty tame and professional in the media. But over the last few weeks, Mariah and Nicki have been going at it both on the show and on Twitter. Now the Nickster has spoken with Ryan Seacrest about why things went so sour between herself and Carey and why, despite all that, she would do it all again if given the chance.
“One of the reasons I did “Idol” was because, when there were rumors circulating about me doing Idol, my fans were like, ‘We’re going to get to see Nicki on TV every week???’ I wouldn’t be doing this without that kind of bond that I have with my fans.”
On how her relationship with Mariah turned negative:
“Imagine someone that you’ve loved your whole life. Imagine you meeting them and then all of a sudden feeling like you did something horrible to them but you just don’t know what you did. That’s what my relationship with Mariah is, and that’s what it’s been from the beginning.”
“I just really thought that we were friends, but that’s the other thing I learned that this industry is so fake. You walk away thinking people are your friends and they’re not. It’s a couple nice hi and byes and then really, you better not step on nobody’s toes, you know? And God forbid you get a little shine. And God forbid you’re maybe witty or quick on your toes or make someone laugh. Then maybe you’re making another person feel insecure. And you shouldn’t have to dim your light to let another person shine.”
“I came in to do ‘Idol’ really in my heart, thinking that we were going to be the most fun judges of all time. I was like, ‘I love Mariah.’ We’re gonna be so good together because we’re both funny, we’re crazy, we have a past relationship, and the only person I didn’t know if I would understand or get, or who would get me, was Keith.”
Of course, Nicki and Keith seem to have the closest connection of all the judges now. But is that friendship enough to get her to come back for another season (if she doesn’t get fired)?
“That’s the million dollar question. I want people to know it’s genuine from my heart. I love the people. If I had to do this all over again, I would do Idol. It’s fun. It’s laughs. It’s kind of sad what people read all the time is only when something is negative. They don’t realize we built a family. I feel happy here. I have to thank Idol for giving me this chance. They could have picked anyone, and they picked me.”
Interesting. The two did work together a few years ago on the remix of Mariah’s “Up Out My Face.” So maybe she thought because of that, they were going to get along swimmingly on the show. Guess not…
Check out her full sit-down with Seacrest on E! News on the next page:
Nick Cannon Opens Up About ‘American Idol’ Drama, Says His Wife ‘Didn’t Sign Up To Be On Love & Hip Hop’
With all of the drama surrounding his wife and her American Idol co-host, many have been wondering what Nick Cannon thinks of all of the controversy. The comedian and producer recently stopped by KTLA in Los Angeles for an interview and offered his two cents on the Mariah-Nicki controversy, while making some humorous revelations about the ongoing bickering. Check out some of what he had to say.
On Mariah warning Fox producers that hiring Nicki was a bad idea:
“The amazing thing is that my wife, foreseeing all of this, tried to tell the network. She said, ‘I don’t think this is going to work, I’m afraid.’ She said, ‘I don’t need this. I’m doing this for the brand of ‘American Idol,’ which she has been a fan of and [she] loves the show, but [they're] kind of gonna take this in the wrong direction like one of those reality shows. She’s said, ’I didn’t sign up to be on ‘Love & Hip Hop.’”
On if he thinks producers are playing up the Nicki-Mariah drama:
“That’s the thing. My wife has been taking the high road, trying her best to just take it, but it feels like the producers and everybody else wants to just play into the sound bites and stuff like that. It’s unfortunate.”
On if he thinks Mariah will sign on for another season:
“She just released a single today that is all of the place called “#Beautiful.” She’s so focused on her music and what she really loves to do, and that’s why she did ‘American Idol’ in the first place. Like, ‘Oh, I’m a lover of singers and music,’ so, it’s a time where she has so many amazing things going on in her life. If there’s something unstable…if they get it stable, she might relook, but nobody wants to be apart of anything that’s unstable.”
Check out Nick’s interview on the next page.
Walking the red carpet always involves a little risk taking. And sometimes celebrities swing and miss. We’ve got some of the best celebrity fashion and red carpet faux pas of 2013.
We saw Keyshia Cole performing at The Danforth Music Hall during her Woman to Woman tour and we have just one question for her: exactly which super hero is Keyshia Cole trying to be? Does she have a role in X-Men Origins that we don’t know about because last time we checked, the Green Goblin didn’t wear glitter panties.
Has Nicki Minaj Pushed Mariah Carey To Her Breaking Point? Singer Reportedly Threatening To Leave ‘American Idol’
Within the past two weeks, we’ve heard more about tension brewing between American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj than we’ve heard about the actual contestants. Just last week Nicki served Mariah with a few low blows via Twitter, calling the 43-year-old mother of two “insecure” and “bitter.” 30-year-old Nicki then proceeded to kick dirt in her co-star’s face by referencing swirling rumors that Jennifer Lopez was being courted by Fox to replace MiMi on the show.
The beef between the ladies seems very catty and unnecessary, but industry insiders say Mariah has had enough and doesn’t even want to finish the current season. According to Perez Hilton, the inside source is saying that Mariah would rather cut her losses and keep it moving than deal with Nicki’s antagonistic ways.
“Mariah doesn’t want to come back, Nicki is really disrespecting her and she’s tired of trying to bite her tongue all the time… One night Nicki tried to be kind of nice, but Mariah didn’t bite, so I guess she figured screw that,” the source said.
The source went on to say that Mariah is tired of dealing with American Idol producer as well.
“She’s done with it all. She doesn’t need the platform, and all the drama isn’t healthy for her… She’s also under fire with the producers for not being critical enough of the contestants.”
Of course these are all speculations, as Mariah’s departure has yet to be confirmed by her camp or Fox producers. Only time will tell.
Would you be sad to see Mariah leave American Idol?