As the countdown to the “American Idol” premiere inches closer, Fox desperately tries to solidify a third judge for the talent show. Kanye West is reportedly in talks to become one of the coveted panelist, says TMZ who also claims West is “on the fence,”about joining the show.
Nicki Minaj’s father is completely torn up over the rapper’s recent comments — that she wanted to “kill” him when she was a child — and now, he wants the world to know he’s not some violent monster. In case you missed her recent “Nightline” interview, Nicki went OFF on her dad Omar — describing the guy as a drug addict and alcoholic who often threatened to kill her mother … once even burning down their house. Nicki said, “I wanted to kill [my dad]. I used to wish he was dead … ‘We were afraid for my mother’s life because whenever he would have a real bad outburst he would threaten to kill her.”
Nicki Minaj made her irritation with the constant comparisons to Lady Gaga apparent during a recent interview with ABC’s Nightline. She dared the network’s Juju Chang to find any similarities between her and the outlandish pop singer, and for the most part dismissed and minimized the things they do share in common and harped on one glaring difference: she’s a rapper.
“We’re in completely different lanes,” said Minaj of Gaga after admitting that being compared to the pop diva “irks” her. “I’m a rapper… Gaga’s a fantastic artist, you know, she paved her way. She’s opened her own lane. But I think that I have my own lane. And we never cross. Ever. So, you know, I really don’t get the comparison anymore. Our music doesn’t sound the same. Our stage presence is not the same. I just can’t see the similarities.”
Chang pointed out how both sport wigs and crazy outfits but Nicki had a response for both. “Every female in this game — every female in this game — wears wigs,” she retorted. Adding “Over-the-top costumes? Try again!” after imitating a buzzer sound.
Minaj has been compared to Gaga since the beginning of her career and her much-talked about Grammy performance only led to more comparisons between the two. But with the release of her sophomore effort, the Young Money rapper has made it clear that she stands tall — alone.
Nicki Minaj is inundating our Twitter feed right now, and with good reason. The Grammy-nominated MC has dropped the music video for her ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ promotional single ‘Stupid Hoe.’
Get ready Barbz, because Nicki has really outdone herself with the visuals for her Diamond Kuts-produced track. The flashy, trippy clip has director Hype Williams’ name all over it — the perfect match for Minaj’s manic stage persona.
Nicki brings her signature wide-eyed facial expressions and frantic eye blinking to a brightly colored set filled with robotic female dancers.
The rapper rips into any “stupid hoe” who tries to cross her while sporting pastel face paints and bending her body into contortionist poses. She moves from booty-bouncing her famous backside to crawling on all fours in a leopard cage.
And while she may rock a pink party dress and lick a swirly lollipop like an innocent little school girl, beware! Because in her own words, “I’m Angelina, You Jennifer/ Come on, bitch/ You see where Brad at!”
As reported by The BoomBox, Nicki Minaj’s smash hit ‘Super Bass’ has received unlikely covers by everyone from country music star Taylor Swift to 8-year-old YouTube sensation Sophia Grace Brownlee. Now, it looks like the female MC’s hit has gotten the remix treatment from one of the most unlikely sources of all.
A group of University of Florida students have remade Minaj’s rap song into a Christian tune about falling for a fellow Christ lover, and have renamed it ‘Super Grace!’ The parody was written by University of Florida student Raychel Manko, who made an accompanying music video with her UF friends to enhance the holy experience.
In the visuals, Manko pays tribute to Minaj’s eccentric fashion sense by rocking an electric-blue wig.
She raps in a church while standing at a pulpit, replacing Nicki’s lyrics with, “This one is for the boys with the boomin’ system/ Top down, AC with the coolin’ system/ When he come up in the club, he be blazin’ up/ Got stacks on deck like he savin’ up,” with her own holy verse, “this one is for the boys with the true religion/ And love with the lord and done with sinnin’/ When he come up in the church he be praisin’ up/ Always tithes, but he’s still savin’ up.”
Manko herself calls the spoof “a humorous, somewhat exaggerated commentary about the single Christian girl’s struggle to appreciate the wonderful Christian man in her life while still guarding her heart and waiting patiently upon the Lord.”
Take Care is an unbelievably plush album. Not only are the soundscapes on the album orchestral, ethereal, but the tone of the album is equally emotionally indulgent, Drake adopting the position of a somewhat world-weary player. The tone is set unmistakably with the opening track, Over My Dead Body, a piano-chord rich number. Drake boasts of his success, detailing a sense of disaffection in equal measure: “I was drinking at the Palms last night/ Ended up losing everything that I came with,” he raps, before adding, “Feel like I been here before, huh/ Still got ten years to go, huh.” It’s a tone that stays throughout. Even whilst he’s boasting of his lyricism, his album success, on tracks like Headlines and Crew Love, there’s a note of mournfulness, of predictability, about this game. The Weeknd’s verses on Crew Love is a particularly wistful, ethereal addition.