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Apparently The “Feeling Myself” Video Shoot Was “Really Last Minute”

May 22nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Earlier this week, Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj released the music video for their collaborative track “Feeling Myself” and it was everything. Judging by the awesome visuals, one would assume that the shoot took months of planning, but according to Marni Senofonte, the woman behind the video’s fashion, says that the shoot was a “spur of the moment” kind of thing.

“The truth of the matter is, it was really last minute. And it was Beyoncé’s idea to go to Coachella and to shoot at Coachella,” Senofonte told Marie Claire. “It was so spur of the moment! But that’s B, that’s her. She’s so spontaneous and it’s just part of her craft.”

There was no treatment for the shoot, but the concept was to capture two girlfriends having a good time.

“The idea was, you know, ‘let’s go to Coachella.’ It was supposed to feel the way that I hope it does—really good friends, just going and having a good time, and making fun memories. And I scrambled together in two days what we would need and we went over everything,” Senofonte explained.

As for the fashion, Senofonte says that some of the items were pulled from Bey’s personal wardrobe.

“It was a total girlfriend vibe. Totally, like ‘you wear this, no you should wear this. Oh no, you look better in that,’” said the stylist. “You know, some of the clothes were actually B’s. A couple of the bathing suits were hers and the rest we kind of just shipped out and had things made. Again, we had two days, so it was just kind of like, what looks good?”

Senofonte also styled the ladies with the intention of showcasing how a more urban crowd would dress at Coachella.

“I just wanted to frame it as a bunch of kids from like, Brooklyn and Queens and Manhattan went to Coachella—what would they wear?” she said. “It was really this idea of, you know, everyone at Coachella looks like a hippie, but I was like, what if the other kind of kids to go Coachella? This is all the clothes that we were wearing. It’s pretty much the urban version of Coachella.”

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Travel In Style: Pieces To Pack For Your Next Vacation From Nicki Minaj & Adam Levine

May 20th, 2015 - By Loren Lee
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You’ve planned the ultimate summer getaway, but now you’re stumped about what to pack. Don’t stress! We’ve teamed up with the Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine collections for Kmart to bring you must-have pieces that belong in your suitcase. Whether you’re jetting off to the islands or living it up in a major city this summer, check out outfit suggestions perfect for your big vacation and a whole lot more.

Beach Bound? The Versatile Romper & Jacket

A romper is the ultimate summertime stunner. Sip cocktails in your cabana wearing this color block one-piece paired with gladiator sandals. Bonus style points? Let a neon swimsuit peek out underneath. Need advice on seamless day-to-night dressing? Slip on a lightweight denim jacket and elevate the look with wedges or heels.

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Color Block Romper, Nicki Minaj – $32.99

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Denim Jacket, Adam Levine – $29.99

Watch! Beyoncé And Nicki Minaj Release “Feeling Myself” Video

May 18th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Source: Tidal

Source: Tidal

After Nicki Minaj jumped on Beyoncé’s “Flawless” remix, she told the world that Beyoncé was going to return the favor. And the two musical powerhouses gifted the world with “Feeling Myself.” People argued about whether the song lived up to the “Flawless” remix, (Y’all can discuss amongst yourselves in the comment section), but today, Beyoncé and Nicki released the video, exclusively to Tidal.

Being that the internet is a magical place where piracy is commonplace, you, non Tidal subscribers can check it out in the video below…perhaps before someone snatches it down.

Look and listen and tell us what you think.

Amber Rose And 11 Other Celebrities At Prom Way Back In The Day

May 12th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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It’s prom season again, and we had so much fun sharing throwback pictures of the stars on the biggest night of their young lives last year that we had to do it again. Here are a few more throwback photos of your favorite celebrities at prom!

#TBT Onika before the glam & glitz @nickiminaj

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Nicki Minaj

The rapper’s former prom date posted this throwback picture of “Onika” way before the fame, Meek Mill, the colorful wigs, and the ample buttocks. She was styling on ’em in velvet!

15 Couples People Don’t Take Seriously

May 6th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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Source: Splash

Considering the stunts stars pull to pretend they’re not in a relationship one second, only to blab about whatever it is they have going on with another star the next, it’s hard to take a lot of celebrity relationships seriously. But the following courtships are especially difficult to talk about without rolling one’s eyes. From Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill to Kylie Jenner and Tyga, we look at 15 couples people are not taking seriously.

While Nicki Plays Coy, Her Mom Is Shutting Down Those Engagement Rumors

April 17th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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My Mommy 😍🎀💕

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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.

Nicki Minaj's mom kills engagement rumors. According to Carol Maraj, her daughter is not about to marry Meek Mill.

 

Nicki Minaj's mom kills engagement rumors. According to Carol Maraj, her daughter is not about to marry Meek Mill.

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.

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Safaree Samuels Denies “Leaking” Explicit Photos Of Nicki Minaj

April 17th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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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.

💛💎💍😍😍😍😍😍🙌🙈 💛

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Those Miami nights 🌴

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Nicki’s camp has yet to comment on the phony account or the explicit photos.

For clarity:

Safaree Denies Leaking Explicit Photos Of Nicki Minaj

If it’s not one thing, it’s another.

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[Watch] Little Boy Ceases Hysterical Crying After Resting Head On Nicki Minaj’s Boobs

April 3rd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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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.

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Did He Just Lick Her Knee?! Artists Who Got Their Freak On With Their Fans On Stage

March 26th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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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…

Janet Jackson

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…

How Kayla Newman Created “On Fleek” While Her Mom Shopped At Burlington

March 12th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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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.