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Check out the rest of the interview where Nicki talks her first day on set with Cameron Diaz, being the most influential female rapper…of all time and her future with acting.GMA: Lydia’s advice seemed to be, it doesn’t matter if he’s married. Do you subscribe to that? Nicki: No no no, I think marriage is sacred. GMA: If you were caught in a situation with a guy playing three women, how would you handle it? Nicki: If he wasn’t married, I may play the game. I may enjoy that game. But if he’s married, then you gotta go. GMA How much of Lydia is you, or were you actually acting? Nicki: None of Lydia is me. The only thing that is Lydia about me is that, at the time, I was wearing wigs. GMA: This is a very different look. What’s going on? Nicki Minaj: Before my first album even came out, I said that on my third album, I would wear my natural hair. I did the wigs, I did the colors, I did the heavy makeup and all that stuff. And now I guess maybe I’m more confident in myself. GMA: Maybe everything was kind of masking a frightened woman underneath? And now you feel happy to be the real you. Nicki: I definitely…I wouldn’t dispute that. I think it’s a valid argument.
ABC US News | ABC Business News I don’t know about y’all, but personally, I’m liking this new Nicki.
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?
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.
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:
Nicki Minaj with Lil Wayne and YMCMB
Dj Mustard with YG and Ty Dolla $ign
Read more about Summer Jam at EurWeb.com
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:
“@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!
Check out the pictures from their meeting and the video on the next page.
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?
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.
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!”
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“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.
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.
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.