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“You Got It Like Dat Daddy?” Drake Splurges On Nicki Minaj …At 7-11

August 27th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Drake Splurges On Nicki Minaj

Nicki is always calling Drake her brother. But the questionable way she’s always crawling all over him have had some of us scratching our heads.

Recently though, Nicki and Drake took a break from the hectic schedules to pal it up at a local 7-11…or some type of convenient store.

And they really did look like brother and sister.

Drake told Nicki she and a friend could get whatever she liked because he was balling owt that day. Apparently, he’s good for it.

Anyway, there’s no real reason to share this video other than the fact it’s incredible cute.

Check out the video below and let us know if you believe that these two really are brother and sister or do they need more people.


It’s Not That Serious…Is It? Why I Don’t See Taylor Swift’s Controversial “Shake It Off” Video As Cultural Misappropriation

August 26th, 2014 - By Alexandra Olivier
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Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj both took the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards to perform their latest singles (“Shake It Off” and “Anaconda”). Despite occupying two very different genres, both stars have one common detail in their recent visual productions that seem to be bringing in a fair share of controversy– twerking backsides.

One video is being well accepted, albeit a little controversial, and is cited as a return of the booty bounce days. 

The other? Well, that artist is being shamed for apparently being misguided and being given two definitive thumbs down.

Twerking became the most prominent dance craze of the moment last year. While twerking isn’t anything new within hip-hop culture, pop stars like Miley Cyrus and Lily Allen have received an insurmountable wave of backlash for including the rump-shaking dance in their own music videos. It’s very easy to cross the thin line of appreciation and appropriation (just ask Katy Perry, who is often side-eyed for the latter), but in the case of Taylor Swift, if you ask me, it isn’t an open and shut case. How is it possible to celebrate Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” that features four minutes and 49 seconds of vibrating assets while Taylor Swift included fragmented segments of it in her four-minute production?

I understand rapper Earl Sweatshirt’s immediate response when he says that this video may be “inherently offensive and ultimately harmful.” But if this video montage of dance is harmful than what does that say about “Anaconda?” If Swift spent her entire video with only black dancers putting their hands on their knees while she rapped in her hoodie, fitted cap and boom box, then I would better understand how some view the video as wrong. But seeing as how she’s showcasing a medley of dance from ballet, cheerleading and even break dancing (all in a seemingly comical way), when does it really become offensive?

We’ve become so sensitive as a culture and throw darts at any artist that doesn’t have the same amount of melanin in their skin, deeming them to be culture vultures when they feature the same images in their videos that we do. There are moments of taking it too far, but sometimes we can take things a little too far.

There has to be some sense of balance. Every white girl who features twerking in her video is not racist. Things can be done in good taste and in good, clean fun. The storyline of the video is clear that it is poking fun at Swift’s two left feet. As director Mark Romanek put it: “If you look at it carefully, it’s a massively inclusive piece. It’s very, very innocently and positively intentioned. And — let’s remember — it’s a satirical piece. It’s playing with a whole range of music-video tropes and clichés and stereotypes.”

If we fault stars for including what is popular in their visual work – because let’s face it, white, black, purple and green people are all doing it – and even for questioning what seems to be popular, we’d all be stressed out.

Each video fits the genre it operates within. The head Barbie had every man, and maybe even some women, glued to the screen when “Anaconda” dropped, while the former country star has provided a cutesy, cookie cutter “be yourself” video for her fan base. Sometimes that’s all there is to it. So really, is this video really that bad?

The Story Behind Nicki Minaj’s VMAs Wardrobe Malfunction

August 25th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: MTV

Source: MTV

Last night, millions looked on as Nicki Minaj attempted to rap and dance while holding her little black dress together. It seemed apparent that the Queens rapper encountered issues while trying to pull off a swift outfit change between her “Anaconda” set and joining Jessie J and Ariana Grande back on stage for their “Bang Bang” performance. But according to one insider, Nicki’s wardrobe hiccup didn’t come as a shock to the “Pills N Potions” rapper.

“She could never get into that dress,” the source told Us Weekly. “During the dress rehearsal she did the number numerous times and could not make it into the dress zipped up even once. I’ve no idea why she didn’t just decide to wear something else. She just didn’t have the time to change from one outfit into another, there was no way.”

Nicki also reportedly addressed the malfunction while making her way into the post-awards show party.

“You all know I had a wardrobe malfunction,” she said.

“It felt amazing to open the show,” she also revealed just hours prior in the VMA press room “We ran out of time getting the dress zipped up.”

She held it all together though and the trio still managed to pull off a great performance.

In other Nicki Minaj news, the media-fueled beef she supposedly had with Iggy Azalea was laid to rest last night after the “Fancy” rapper caught her backstage and congratulated her on her performance—despite the embarrassing wardrobe malfunction.

“You did great, don’t worry about it,” said Iggy referring to Nicki’s dress that wouldn’t close.

“Thank you, honey,” responded Nicki.

Check out footage of their exchange below.

Success & Shade: Winners & Losers From The 2014 MTV VMAs

August 25th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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The MTV Video Music Awards is a pretty popular ceremony that brings some of the best entertainers in the music game. Each year, artists put on stylish (or questionable outfits) and unleash a few surprises, patiently waiting to see whether or not they will take home a coveted Moon Man. Obviously this is no Grammy but still held with pretty high regard.

Here’s a look at some notable winners from last night’s event who are making major waves throughout the music industry — along with folks who got shut out. Are you surprised by any winners or losers?

Bey, Nicki’s Butt, Ariana Grande & Big Sean’s Love Connection: The Most Talked About Moments From The 2014 MTV VMAs

August 25th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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The 2014 VMAs came on and had people talking in no time flat on Twitter–and for good reason! There were wardrobe malfunctions, love connections, and of course, Queen Bey was scheduled to put on a historic performance. All in all…we were a little underwhelmed by the end of the night, but here are 10 things about the big show that did have us talking. What about you?



Questionable Wardrobe Choices

From Nicki’s booty popping in a tiny two-piece to the rapper wearing a dress that wouldn’t zip while performing “Bang Bang,” a lot of skin was exposed during the show. And did anybody else peep Amber Rose’s revealing gown!? Her husband, Wiz Khalifa, rocked a shirt that brought awareness to teen suicide, but Rose’s ensemble distracted from that big time…

“Go Mommy!” Beyoncé, Jay Z And Blue Share A Sweet Moment As She Picks Up Video Vanguard Award At VMAs

August 24th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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So it was the moment a lot of people were waiting and watching for! Beyoncé performed and picked up her Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. With MTV lauding it early as a “historic” performance, expectations were super high, especially since there were rumors that Yoncé would hit the stage with Nicki Minaj to perform the “Flawless” remix. However, the singer kept it safe. She performed her entire visual album on the stage (with a short snippet of “Superpower”) and accepted the Vanguard Award from her husband and daughter, Blue Ivy.

She opened with “Mine” and ended with “XO,” serenading her fans who have helped her get so far in her career. She also had a sweet moment there when she sang “Blue” with images flashing of her family and Blue from birth until now. And how can we forget Bey busting a move with a crowd of background dancers to “Flawless”?

But really that was it.

I don’t know if Minaj’s wardrobe malfunction got her cut at the last minute, but Yoncé kept it simple. Nothing too risque (there were flashes of booty from the singer and her background dancers, but that was about it), nothing too exciting. It was just right I guess you could say.

In the end, the singer picked up her award from her husband, who she shared a kiss with. Throughout her performance he sat in the front row next to Kelly Rowland with Blue in his lap.

Blue also came up to clap for her mom and looked cute as can be, especially when she was caught saying “Go mommy!” Yes, Beyoncé shut the show down…literally. Once she picked up her award the whole thing ended abruptly. But it was a great performance from an artist very deserving of her award.

But what did you think? Check out her performance below and share your thoughts.

Nicki Minaj Backs It Up On Usher During “She Came To Give It To You” Performance

August 24th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Usher & Nicki


You can’t keep a good woman down.

Earlier this evening, we told you that Nicki Minaj suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction during one of the opening performances at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. But as the saying goes, the show must go on. Several performances later, Nicki popped back up on stage with Usher in a new outfit (thank God) and together the duo rocked out to his new single, “She Came To Give It To You.”

Miss thang is definitely in demand this evening. What did you all think of their performance?

Style To Steal Or Girl Stop? Best And Worst VMA Fashions

August 24th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Well folks, it’s that time of year again. Check out our top picks for best and worst fashions from MTV’s 2014 Video Music Awards and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Source: Getty Images

Source: Getty Images

Amber Rose

Rosebuds, please don’t come for me, but this über revealing get-up makes me wonder whether muvarose is seeking to get back in touch with her exotic dancer roots. I get that she’s looking super amazing after losing all of the baby weight since giving birth to Baby Bash, but I’m not too sure about this one. Wiz, please come get your woman!

Nicki Minaj Opens VMAs With Booty-Poppin’ “Anaconda” Performance, But Has An Awkward Wardrobe Malfunction…

August 24th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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As the VMAs began, Ariana Grande opened the show with her new song “Break Free,” and at one point, Minaj was able to take over the main stage to perform “Anaconda” for the first time. In a sequin green two-piece, Minaj showcased her curves (“he can tell I ain’t missin’ no meals”) and did a whole lot of popping that famous backside for the audience (including a very bewildered Rita Ora).

Eventually, Jessie J hopped on stage to start “Bang Bang,” and in a new revealing outfit, Grande joined her. Only person left to join in on the fun was Nicki Minaj. But when the MC did finally hit the stage, things went a tad bit left. It seems that Minaj was pushed out on stage before she had the chance to zip up her skin-tight black gown, and eventually we all realized that something went horribly wrong with the zipper and she actually couldn’t zip it up at all. So for another minute or so, Minaj walked around the stage uncomfortably trying to keep her lower regions covered and holding the dress on with her other hand plastered on her chest. Meanwhile, Jessie J and Grande walked around her singing their little hearts out. I know Minaj was too happy when that whole thing was over with…But no worries, because she’ll have a chance to make up for all that. She’s reportedly set to take the stage with Usher and might even pop up with Beyoncé later in the show. We shall see!

But you check out the malfunction and her performance of “Anaconda” below.

(Note: You can increase the quality to HD in the upper right corner)

Evening Eye Candy: Model, Producer And DJ Willy Monfret

August 22nd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Get to know the gorgeous Willy Monfret. The model, DJ and producer is of French and Afro-Caribbean background and was born and raised in Paris. Monfret is currently based in New York, and is a popular House Music DJ in the city. He also studies acting and was featured as Nicki Minaj’s love interest in her video for “Right Thru Me” from her first album, Pink Friday. As for his modeling work, Monfret has been featured in everything from GQ, Vogue and Men’s Health to ads for Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.

The women who follow his Instagram can’t get enough of Monfret’s bright blue eyes and smirk, and neither can we! For that reason, we’ve featured him as our Evening Eye Candy of the week. Check out this pretty fella on the next few pages and let us know what you think.