Nicki Minaj’s Turns Gospel (VIDEO)

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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.”

Watch the ‘Super Grace’ video below!

DRAKE – Take Care

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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.

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Nicki Minaj’s Nipple Slip

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Rapper Nicki Minaj suffered a wardrobe malfunction during a live performance on Good Morning America in New York.

Nicki was performing in Central Park as part of a series of mini concerts on the prime time America breakfast show.

An energetic Nicki accidentally exposed her left nipple to the crowd as the concert was beamed live across the country.

The singer was shocked when she realised what had happened but continued to perform songs from her first album Pink Friday including Moment 4 Life and Super Bass.

The New York girl, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, spoke of her hopes to work with Madonna in the future and her aspirations for appearing in films telling the audience: “I’ve already started recording for Ice Age 4.”

Lil Wayne Is Getting Sued For $15 Million Over “BedRock”

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Rapper Lil’ Wayne has been hit with a $15,000,000 lawsuit over the hit single “BedRock.”

Done Deal Enterprises, based in Waynesboro, Georgia, filed a lawsuit against Lil Wayne, Young Money Records, and Cash Money Records, in the United States District Court, Southern district of New York, over the song.

The lawsuit, which was filed on August 1st, claims that the rapper stole their copyrighted tune “BedRock,” and incorporated it into the track of the same name, that was eventually featured on the compilation album We Are Young Money.

We Are Young Money peaked at #1 on the Billboard Rap charts upon its release in December of 2009.

The Young Money version of the tune featured guest appearances by Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lloyd, Tyga, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz and was originally produced by Kane Beatz.

According to the lawsuit, the single has moved an estimated 3,000,000 copies, while the album has been certified Gold (500,000 sold) by the RIAA.

The rapper and his counsel have been directed to appear in court on October 12th, 2011.

Lil Kim Signs With Universal Music

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Universal Music has signed Lil Kim, a former rap prodigy, to their record label. This is the first deal Kim has struck since parting from Atlantic Records in 2008. Although no formal statements have been made in relation to this new addition, Lil Kim’s name officially appears on the list of artists on the label’s website.

Kim released four albums with Atlantic Records from year 1996. Her classic debut, Hard Core, was certified double platinum by 2001. In 2001, Lil Kim also sang in a remake of Lady Marmalade alongside sensations Christina Aguilera, Pink, and Mya for the film soundtrack of Moulin Rouge. The single remained #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks and landed Kim her first Grammy award.

Lil Kim’s other albums include The Notorious K.I.M., La Bella Mafia, The Naked Truth. These albums solidified her placement in the hip hop industry as a highly talented female rapper.

Despite her many achievements, Lil Kim failed to meet the commercial successes of Missy Elliot and Lauryn Hill. She was also involved in disputes against Nicki Minaj, and recorded a mixtape called Black Friday dissing Minaj’s recent album. However, rappers Kim and Nicki might settle their differences as they both currently work under the same label.

Lil Kim is currently working hard on her comeback with Universal Music on a new album which includes a soon to be released single called Looks like Money.

Nicki Minaj’s Relatives Believe Mistaken Identity Led to Cousin’s Murder

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Relatives of rap superstar Nicki Minaj have told RadarOnline.com that they believe the brutal shooting of her cousin Nicholas Telemaque was a case of mistaken identity.

The slaying of Telemaque, 27, during the early hours of Monday morning has left Minaj, 26, and her relatives reeling. According to RadarOnline, he was shot close to his home in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, around 2.40 a.m. after leaving the C-PAC nightclub with a group of friends.

His cousin Carol Clarke told the website: “He was shot in the chest as he walked towards his car close to his home. Nicki is absolutely devastated as are all our family – she was very close to her cousin but now he has gone.

“She has reached-out to Nicholas’ mom Victoria to offer her words of comfort but she is too distraught. Nicholas was a quiet person but he could be the life and soul of the party too – he did not run with gangs or anything like that.

“His friends have told us there wasn’t any trouble that night and we believe it could have been a case of mistaken identity but the police are still investigating the case.

“We are still trying to make arrangements for his funeral but I will really miss him because he was a good person.”

As previously reported, Minaj (real name Onika Tanya Maraj) has taken to her Twitter to pay tribute to her cousin and post photographs of him.

She wrote: “My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcohilic. Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn, NY.”

Nicholas Telemaque was rushed to Kings County Hospital but he died as a result of gunshots to his torso.

He had prior arrests for possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license – police are still investigating the case and looking for more witnesses to come forward.

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