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Earlier this week, the Internet blew up with reports that Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend Meek Mill are engaged after very brief dating stint. The rumors began after Nicki took to Twitter and Instagram and seemingly implied that she and the MMG rapper were headed to the altar—or at the very least, that he presented her with a pricey ring.
Considering that she seemed to be baiting fans and media outlets with the hints only to deny (or complain about) the rumors later, we assumed that she was trolling and didn’t pay the reports too much attention. And from the sounds of it, we were correct.
In a recent interview with our sister site Bossip, the rapper’s mother Carol Maraj denied the engagement rumors.
“I talk to my daughter every day, and she said she was not engaged,” explained Carol at the Dress For Success Worldwide gala in Manhattan last night.
So yeah, it will probably be a while before Nicki and Meek take the plunge, should they ever decide to do so.
Just before the holidays, we learned about the unfortunate split between Nicki Minaj and longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels. That was over four months ago, but somehow, the former couple is still making headlines. This time, it’s because many were under the impression that the “Paradise” rapper has been “leaking” explicit photos of his ex-bae on Twitter. Safaree, however, has made it clear that this definitely is not the case.
Apparently, there’s an imposter on the social networking site pretending to be Safaree and saying unkind things about Nicki and sharing the photos. Most of the images appear to be ones that Nicki has shared herself; however there are more explicit photos that are raising eyebrows.
Samuels has since spoken to TMZ and insists that he is in no way associated with the dummy account. According to Safaree’s reps, he is doing everything in his power to have the account shut down, but so far, his attempts have been unsuccessful. The rep also claimed that he is unsure if the other more explicit photos are authentic.
The account has been in operation since March 16, but it appears that the Nicki slander didn’t begin until a couple of nights ago when rumors of an engagement between Nicki and her new beau Meek Mill began circulating.
Nicki’s camp has yet to comment on the phony account or the explicit photos.
If it’s not one thing, it’s another.
I almost fell out of my chair when Iyanla Vanzant asked Karrueche Tran, “Have you ever cried on big bosoms?” during Sunday night’s interview. Apparently, Ms. Vanzant isn’t the only one offering her bosom to crying youngsters.
Earlier this week during a performance in Belfast, a young fan by the name of Donnie was invited on stage. During his interaction with the rapper, Donnie dramatically breaks down into tears while sharing how much it means to him to share a stage with Nicki.
“I’ve been dreaming for this moment for so long,” he tells her as the audience cheers.
Nicki then embraces the super fan and allows him to rest his head in her cleavage. Initially, Donnie continues with the hysterics…until he realizes where his face has been planted. He immediately trades in his tears for a Kool-Aid smile and leaves his head on Nicki’s girls for a little bit longer.
Nicki shared the video on Instagram and joked in the caption of about her breast and their ability to “cure the sick.”
“Get your life from the little boy in this video pls,” Nicki captioned the video. “Look at how he stopped crying wen he laid his head on dem thangz. They have real power beaming out of them that can cure the sick #Belfast I love u so much. Wow. Life tonight. #ThePinkprintTOUR.”
We’re not sure about all of that Nicki, but the video is hilarious. Check it out below.
It’s the job of artists to entertain us, but these stars took things to the next level. The 10 artists included on this list have done everything: offering their fans lap dances, letting them cop a feel, and even kissing them in front of thousands of people. That’s one hell of a way to say thank you for the support! We don’t know how eager we would be to get so close to these stars, but if the fans like it, then I guess we love it…
If you didn’t know, Ms. Jackson does this. The Velvet Rope Tour anyone? Janet Jackson has been seducing her male fans and making their fantasies come true for years. The music legend doesn’t see anything wrong with a little bump and grind with her fans, and sometimes, as she did in this video, she sticks her tongue in their mouths…
Do you remember the first time you had your eyebrows done? I know I do. I felt like a new, more attractive woman. A new level of pretty had been unleashed. And you couldn’t tell me nothing.
So I completely empathized with now viral phrase, “Eyebrows on fleek, da fuq.” I didn’t need a translation, I knew what young Kayla Newman was talking about.
In a recent interview with Newsweek, the Chicago teen explained how the phrase came to be and her reaction to her Vine going viral, with over 28 million loops, or plays, at this point.
The six-second video posted last June features Newman in the car. With the camera aimed at her face, Newman says “We in this bitch, finna get crunk. Eyebrows on fleek, da fuq.”
The real story is a little less glamorous.
In fact, Newman had just had her eyebrows done and was sitting in the car while her mother went shopping in Burlington Coat Factory.
Newman, 17, said, “It just came to me out of the blue. I never heard of the word, and nobody else had heard of the word. I just said it, and I guess that’s what came out. That’s about it.”
And even though the phrase’s conception was mostly happenstance, it didn’t keep it from taking off, in a major way. Newsweek reports that the phrase has been hash tagged at least 200,000 times on Instagram alone.
You may remember Nicki Minaj and Christina Milian were arguing about the use of the phrase “Pretty on Fleek” all on social media last week. (As if either one of them created it.)
The New York Times created an entire quiz called “Are You On Fleek” to determine if their readers knew the meaning of the phrase and other slang terms. Then IHOP tweeted it from their official Twitter page, encouraging folks to come and get some of their pancakes…because, they’re on fleek.
Presumably, since she was just chilling in the car, waiting on her mother, she had no idea that the video would take off like it did. Actually, when she noticed how the popular the video was becoming, she was less than excited.
“I got nervous because I didn’t know if I wanted my mom to see this.” Newman’s mother works at a church and, like most mothers, doesn’t appreciate her children cussing. But Newman said her mother, Denise, wasn’t tripping about the profanity.
Instead, Denise said that she was thrown for a loop by the popularity of the video.
Personally, I was happy to see yet another example of the ways in which Black women continue to advance and influence culture, from beauty trends to linguistics.
But if you ask Kayla, it’s more than just a catchy phrase. She said it contains a deeper message. To her “on fleek” is about being fabulous and comfortable in your own skin and she tries to share that message through her Vine and Instagram pages.
“I’m, of course, a big girl, so I always go for the big girls because I feel like they’re overlooked. I want to make them feel like they don’t age to be a [certain] size to define their character.”
Newman says people seem to be catching on. She said that a gay man reached out to her saying that he had considered suicide but her positive message helped him to change his mind. Newman said she was shocked to learn this. “How can that happen from just saying a few words?”
So naturally, many are wondering what’s next for Ms. Monroee aka Kayla Newman. Well, first she’s trying to get to college. In fact she’s had to delay an interview to study for the ACT. She’s also working on getting her driver’s license and planning for college. With all of that on her plate, Newman said she is still trying to come up with other phrases. “I’m trying to think of some, but it’s like, with me, it’s just gonna flow.”
So you may be wondering, with the way these two words have become a part of the lexicon, is Kayla benefitting from any of this…like financially. While there is no word about whether she’s copyrighted the phrase, she does have a website that sells merchandise featuring the words “on fleek.” So perhaps both Christina Milian and Nicki Minaj can cut her a check.
Nicki Minaj Shuts Down Rumors That She Wants Safaree Back, Says Tweets On Anniversary Were NOT For Him
Okay, so remember how we were telling you that Nicki Minaj and Safaree sent out subliminal tweets to one another this past weekend? The messages appeared to show the pair expressing their love for one another on what would have been their 11th anniversary. But now Minaj is saying those tweets were NOT for Safaree. She won’t specify who exactly they were for (unless she’s already head-over-heels for Meek Mill), but she seemed perturbed at people thinking she wanted her former longtime love back. She took to Twitter today to call folks out and set the record straight.
In case you missed the tweets that had people talking, Nicki tweeted out this on Saturday, and Safaree ended up sharing his own sentimental message:
But after people started speculating that she was expressing her undying love for Safaree, she told them to cut it out:
But today, she wasn’t playing games when she said “please stop.” She decided to let everyone know that if she wanted to get back with an ex or express her feelings to them, she wouldn’t do it on social media (but if she wanted to diss ’em, that’s a whole other story, right?).
NecoleBitchie took to Twitter to defend the story, and she asked Nicki to specify who exactly the message was for if it wasn’t for Safaree…
But the good news is that even after all that, Minaj wasn’t holding grudges–even if she did try to give folks a cyber tongue-lashing.
Yeah, I’m not sure I believe what Nicki is saying. It’s interesting that she would send out a tweet saying “I’ll always love you” on the day that would have been her anniversary if it wasn’t for a man she was with for so long. And while I don’t think she necessarily wants to get back with him, I think she tried to find a way to show him some love considering that things got so ugly between them on social media earlier this year. But I get it: she has a new man so these type of things, and stories, can create unnecessary drama…
Interesting enough, this time last year, Minaj and Safaree were celebrating their 10-year anniversary in Cabo San Lucas. Who else is in the mood for flashback photos?
Awwww, the way they were…
Nicki Minaj And Safaree Send Subliminal Tweets To One Another On What Would Have Been Their 11th Anniversary
All in favor of a Nicki Minaj and Safaree reunion say I! I!
Yesterday afternoon, on what would have been their 11th anniversary, one of our favorite former couples sent a few subliminal messages to each other. Nicki started it with,
Of course, Safaree tweeted the above message afterwards. The two messages sent their fans into complete chaos. Just last year, they were together celebrating their 10th anniversary. Once Nicki caught wind of what their fans were up to, the rapstress shut it down.
Well then. All STILL in favor of a ren
When we’re in love, our noses are often blasted wide open and we can’t see our lives without the new person who has stolen our heart. And sometimes, when we’re feeling that person a little too much too fast, we start talking about them like they’re the best thing since sliced bread–and throw shade at our exes in the process. These stars found love again and instead of just being happy about that, they decided to crap all over the people they were once in love with. Not cool…
I can partly understand why Kanye West dissed Amber Rose. I mean, she did call his wife a whore on Twitter while beefing with Khloe Kardashian. But West went a bit too far with his jabs on The Breakfast Club:
“It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that’s with Amber Rose…I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim.”
And that wasn’t all he had to say.
“She’s just soakin’ in the moment. If Kim had dated me when I first wanted to be with her, there wouldn’t be an Amber Rose.”
Ouch. Rose would respond, reminding him that since they were in love once, she wouldn’t pull all of his skeletons out of the closet–she’ll just let the Kardashians do it when they’re done with him.
Another day, another set of celebrities sparring over t-shirt lines and Internet slang. Just a few weeks ago we were talking about Porsha Williams and Teyana Taylor beefing over the term “unbothered.” Now, the conversation has shifted to Young Money affiliates Nicki Minaj and Christina Milian.
Milian is part owner of We Are Pop Culture, an online boutique that sells items with popular social media phrases on them—including a hooded sweatshirt that reads: “Pretty on fleek.” Nicki Minaj just so happened to use the same phrase in a verse on her Beyoncé-featured song, “Feeling Myself.”
Yesterday on Instagram, the always outspoken rapper pointed out that Christina swiped the phrase from her and “joked” about waiting for her cut.
“Fleek by Onika — I saw Christina sellin tshirts that say Pretty On Fleek. I was waiting on my percentage at the door. *tilts head*,” she wrote.
Milian quickly responded in an apparent attempt to defend herself while still trying to play nice with Nicki.
“Hey boo. Been saying #OnFleek everything for a while now.. But I’m not afraid to share,” the E! reality star wrote. “Most biz these days on shirts and etc is based off new Pop Culture quotes. That’s why it’s called line is called We Are Pop Culture. More of an homage. I see it pretty often. But if you feel any kind of way I’m not a greedy Biatch. the girl that said #OnFleek in first place must be on cloud 9 now.”
The conversation then carried over to Twitter with Christina still trying to keep things friendly with Nicki.
And all we want to know is where is Peaches Monroe and what does she think of all of this?
A suspect has been formally charged in the stabbing of Nicki Minaj tour member Eric Parker, USA Today reports.
As of Tuesday, Parker, 27, remains hospitalized in critical condition. The double stabbing, which occurred outside of Philadelphia’s CHE Bar & Grill on February 18, left Parker’s friend and fellow roadie De’Von Pickett, 29, dead. According to the New York Daily News, Pierce Boykin, 31, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and other related offenses. So far, Boykin has not been formally charged in the murder of Pickett.
“At this time, they just have enough information that ties that subject to stabbing the second gentleman,” police spokeswoman Christine O’Brien said. “It’s still an active investigation so that could change at any time.”
According to Bossip, cops picked up the suspect on Monday in Philadelphia. Pickett’s relatives told our sister site that they learned of Boykin’s arrest Tuesday morning. The deceased victim’s mother, Darcia Pickett, insists that her son was trying to protect a female bartender from Boykin and his posse’s unwanted advances by escorting her to her car. As he and Parker walked the unidentified woman to her car, the men attacked them.
As previously reported, Parker and Boykin, both New Yorkers, were in Philadelphia preparing for Nicki Minaj’s upcoming Pinkprint tour.