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Nicki Minaj And Lupita Nyong’o Stun At The MTV Movie Awards

April 14th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Lupita stunning on a red carpet has almost become run of the mill these days, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out her impeccable style on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet yesterday. Actually, Nicki Minaj And Lupita Nyong’o were both stunners last night, though the former was far less expected.

Holding to her promise to start toning down her look and dressing like, well, a normal person, Nicki finally allowed her natural beauty to shine through on the carpet last night. Wearing a fitted black floor length Alexander McQueen dress, Nicki’s only accessories — surprisingly — were gold rings, earrings, a necklace and a couple of arm bands. And we absolutely love the long black hair with just a hint of auburn.

Chanel gets the credit for Lupita’s look, at least her dress anyway. The bright, pleated number is from the fashion line’s Fall 2014 line and we can’t think of a better person to wear such a boldly textured number. We barely had time to check for the blue Casadei pumps, with red heels no less, and Vita Fede jewelry she paired the midi-dress with, between the designer ensemble and the twisted  updo. Have we mentioned yet that the magic Lupita’s hair stylist is able to create with a TWA every single red carpet never ceases to amaze us? Swoon.

Check out full shots of Nicki Minaj And Lupita Nyong’o on the carpet on the next couple pages. What do you think?

Pepsi Exec Bozoma Saint John Becomes Beats Music’s Global Marketing Chief

April 6th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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via @SaintBoz

At Pepsi, Bozoma “Boz” Saint John was responsible for bringing in such celebrity endorsers as Beyonce, Kanye, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Katy Perry and Michael Jackson.

Now Saint John is joining Beats Music as senior VP and head of global marketing. She will be in charge of all initiatives, from brand and performance marketing to collaborations with AT&T, Target and Beats Electronic, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

“When I was in the 10th grade I decided to run for a position on the student council with the campaign slogan ‘Nuthin but a Boz thang’ so you might say joining Beats Music is like coming full circle,” said Saint John. “I’ve been working my whole career to get here! I’m thrilled, and ready to win.”

Over at Pepsi, she was the head of the music and entertainment marketing group at Pepsi-Cola North America. There she made major moves such as spearheading multiple 360-degree integrated branding programs that targeted tastemaker consumers through music, film, TV, print, online, grassroots, events and retail vehicles.

She was also VP marketing for fashion label Ashley Stewart and traditional advertising agency management at Arnold Worldwide and Spike Lee’s SpikeDDB.

Saint John has also been acknowledged for her talents outside of the companies she’s worked for. She was named one of Billboard’s Top Women in Music, and Top Executives 40 Under 40; Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People; Ebony Magazine’s 100 Top Executives; and graced the cover of AdWeek.

Born in Ghana and raised in Colorado, Saint John graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in English and African-American Studies.

Nas To Headline With Nicki Minaj And 50 Cent For Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014 Concert

April 3rd, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From EurWeb 

50 Cent, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Young Money, Trey Songz and more will hit the main stage of Hot 97′s Summer Jam this year.

Hot 97′s Angie Martinez, Miss Info, DJ Enuff and Mister Cee announced the line-up for the festival on Wednesday.
Childish Gambino, Iggy Azalea, Nipsey Hussle, Chinx, Jhene Aiko, Mack Wilds, and August Alsina are booked for the festival stage.

Summer Jam 2014 goes down Sunday, June 1 at the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Below, the full Summer Jam 2014:

Main Stage:
50 Cent
Nicki Minaj with Lil Wayne and YMCMB
Wiz Khalifa
Trey Songz
Dj Mustard with YG and Ty Dolla $ign
Kid Ink
Sevyn Streeter
Troy Ave
Action Bronson

Read more about Summer Jam at 

#PinkWigForMiyah: Nicki Minaj Visits 5-Year-Old Cancer Patient

March 31st, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Nicki Minaj Visits 5 Year Old Cancer Patient

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Nicki Minaj granted the wish of a young fan this past weekend by donating one of her staple pink wigs to Damiyah Telemaque-Nelson, a five year old cancer patient. Damiyah was diagnosed this past October and her wish was to meet Nicki Minaj and get one of her pink wigs.

Somehow, Washington Wizards point guard, John Wall heard about this story and campaigned, with the help of his Instagram followers, to help Miyah’s wish come true. He posted this picture of himself and the five year old with the following caption:

Nicki Minaj Visits 5 Year Old Cancer Patient

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“@NickiMinaj #HelpMiyahMeetNicki #PinkWig4Miyah Fans I need your help to get my buddy Miyah’s wish granted. She’s a 5 year old battling cancer and her wish is to meet @NickiMinaj and get one of her pink wigs! I need your help, comment on this photo. @NickiMinaj #HelpMiyahMeetNicki #PinkWig4Miyah! Let’s get Miyah one of Nicki’s pink wigs.” 

His celebrity and the efforts of his followers eventually got Nicki’s attention. She posted a message on Instagram. “Hi Miyah!!!! Let’s see what we can come up with for a pretty little princess ;)” And just yesterday, the rapper met one of her youngest Barbs and gave her the wig. Miyah gave Nicki a bracelet in return. (Awww!)

Nicki captured a couple of pictures from the moment, including a video of her giving Miyah some words of encouragement and advice.

She captioned one of the pictures, “Looks like operation #helpMiyahMeetNicki was a success! #PinkWig4Miyah~ Thank you @john_wall ;) she’s perfect!


Nicki Minaj Visits 5 Year Old Cancer Patient

Source: Instagram

Check out the pictures from their meeting and the video on the next page.

Does She Have The Chops? Nicki Minaj Stars In New Film “The Other Woman” With Cameron Diaz

March 24th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Judging by all the characters, the dramatic scenes in her music videos and that fact that she said acting is her first love, we knew it was only a matter of time before Nicki Minaj showed up on the big screen.

But will she be able to hold her own in a feature film?

Well next month we’ll find out. On April 25, the Queens rapper will have a minor role in the new movie The Other Woman opposite Camron Diaz.

If you haven’t seen the preview for this movie, The Other Woman is about Diaz’ character learning that her boyfriend is not only married but seeing several other women at the same time. She teams up with the wife and plots revenge on this philanderer.

Minaj will play Diaz’ assistant who has an interesting take on relationships and which men are off limits.

Check out this clip from one of Nicki’s scenes and tell us what you think. Does she have what it takes?

You can look at the full trailer for the movie in the video below.

Will you be seeing The Other Woman next month?

It Ain’t None Of Your Friends’ Business… Celebrity Couples Who Are Notoriously Private

March 10th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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In this day and age where celebs and everyday folks take to their social media pages to share every little detail of their lives, there are still some stars who like to keep their private lives very private.

Super Private Celebrity Couples


Cassie and Diddy

Rumor had it Diddy and Cassie were dating well before they were ever photographed together. Caught up in a love triangle with Cassie and his children’s mother Kim Porter, Diddy snuck around with the “Me & U” singer showing up at the same events but making sure to never arrive or leave together. Recently the two have been more open about their relationship in public and on social media. Diddy has posted photos professing his love for Cassie and last month sparked rumors when he put up a picture of an engagement ring with the caption, “Baby do you like it? I just want to get you wat you Like!” he added. “I just wanna Mk you smile :) #takeDat!”

Blonde Ambition: Are Black Women Aiming To Be Marilyn Monroe?

March 9th, 2014 - By Toya Sharee
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Every once in a while in the black beauty world the blonde bomb drops. Celebs hop on the hair color trend and trade in their dark tresses for something a little fairer. When I was a teen there was Mary J. Blige, Lil Kim and Faith Evans. More recently it’s been Nicki Minaj, Ciara and Ashanti.

I’ll be the first to admit everything isn’t for everybody.  But for the most part when done right blonde on black can be very flattering. But of course whenever a woman makes a bold statement regarding her own beauty there will be critics to remind her she doesn’t make the rules. Because of course every woman who dyes her hair blonde wants to be a white-washed, sun-kissed surfer from Pasadena.

Now the truth is some of us look like fools. That trendy red lip or bubblegum pink pout is a fail for some. But the great thing about beauty is that it is in the eye of the beholder. And the quicker we stop letting everyone but black women decide black beauty for women, the better off we’ll be. Every woman that buys a pack of #27 remi doesn’t want to be Marilyn Monroe, just like every woman with blue highlights doesn’t aim to be Marge Simpson.

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t exactly understand women in general’s obsession with Marilyn Monroe. It’s not only black women; Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Mariah Carey are just a few of the artists who have portrayed the late actress in photo spreads or performances. Nicki Minaj did a small tribute to her in an issue of XXL magazine and even has a song of the same name in which she raps:

“Sometimes I feel like Marilyn Monroe, I’m insecure, yeah I make mistakes.”

I think Nicki makes a good point. I‘m willing to argue that many woman not only admire Monroe’s apple pie “all-American” beauty, but can identify with her story as well. Monroe’s story is that of many superstars: The tale of an industry that builds up celebrities based on their beauty (and sometimes their talent) and doesn’t make any extra effort to intervene while watching them inevitably breakdown beneath their demons. Maintaining the balance between inner and outer beauty is a struggle that all women can identify with: blonde, brunette and everything in between.

Blonde with blues eyes is just another fad like big booties and small waists and tattoos and piercings. Our community needs to be a little less critical about what one another look like and pay more attention to other underlying issues. The truth is every woman who wants to rock a blonde bob from time to time doesn’t have a secret wish to be white. I grew up looking at beauty icons like Lisa Bonet, Chaka Khan and Aaliyah. Marilyn Monroe was just one example of American beauty, not the only one and the sooner we allow little girls to expand their definitions of the word, the less eager we’ll be to accuse each other of self-hate just because someone doesn’t want to rock an afro and a dashiki. I’ll admit, some of us have some deep seeded issues, but some of us just get easily bored with narrow definitions of beauty.

I can’t argue that there are plenty of black beauty icons to go around from Lena Horne to Lupita N’yongo, but if blonde hair and blue eyes are what some of our women look up to, does it honestly have to be that deep? Will we crucify women who tan their skin and crop their hair in an effort to look like Lupita if that’s what we begin to glorify? I don’t think black women or any women for that matter aim to be Marilyn Monroe as much as they aim to just be seen as beautiful. And as long as we keep allowing the media and corporations to decide exactly what that means, the longer we will chase it whether it’s blonde hair with blue eyes or hydrogel inflated booties. What’s most important is that women are able to embrace the many definitions of beauty and not just what the media, a man or their own “brothers and sisters” tells them is acceptable.

Toya Sharee is a community health educator and parenting education coordinator who has a  passion for helping  young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health.  She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about  everything from beauty to love and relationships. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee or visit her blog, Bullets and Blessings.

Retouching Gone Wrong: The Worst Celebrity Photoshop Mishaps

March 7th, 2014 - By M A
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We are not going to lie: Photoshop can definitely be a good thing. It can provide people with a little nip and tuck action without ever setting foot in an operating room. It can help when lighting and weather conditions simply aren’t your friend. But when abused, it can also become one of the most problematic tools in any editors’ arsenal. And celebrities seem to be baring the brunt of Photoshop catastrophes. So as 2014 chugs along, we take a look at some of the most egregious celebrity photoshop mishaps in history.

Diva Alert! Celebrities Who Are Notoriously Hard To Work With

March 6th, 2014 - By Meghan Williams
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Celebrities Who Are Hard To Work With


Being a celebrity definitely has its perks: lavish salaries, cushy dressing rooms and an arsenal of people hired to ensure your happiness, among other things. But even with all the extras some fussy celebs are just too hard to please. Their bad attitudes, outrageous demands and rude behaviors have branded them the worst of the worst celebrities to work with.

Casting directors beware! Here are 12 on-set divas who are notoriously difficult to handle on a professional level.

Au Naturel: Nicki Minaj Does Instagram Photoshoot To Once Again Show Off Her Natural Hair

March 6th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If you didn’t get the memo the first time, Nicki Minaj wants you to know that she, as my friends like to say, is “draping,” and despite her love of colorful wigs and extensions, has long and healthy hair.

Minaj took to Instagram last night, and without a caption, warning or real reasoning (other than the fact that she just wanted to), posted a barrage of photos not only showing off her hair, fresh after a wash, but her body too. Posing in the mirror with her wet hair down her back, and also holding her locks up in a wet ponytail, it seems Minaj wanted to send a message about her real hair just in case her last few photos didn’t make folks a believer. Not sure why her chest had to be exposed to send that message, but hey, whatever works for her.

This isn’t the first time Minaj has posted a photo of her natural hair. Last year she gave slight glimpses of it while at the salon, but the pictures didn’t have her face in them. And of course, early last month she posted photos of her natural hair as she prepared to shoot the video for her controversial song, “Lookin’ A** Ni**a.”

Check out more pics of her hair on the next page, and let us know what you think about the photoshoot she dedicated to her silky strands.



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