Nicki Minaj

Watch the Video for Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Jessie J’s “Bang Bang”

Before their opening performance at last night’s VMA’s, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Jessie J premiered the Beats commercial —… Read More

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MTV VMAs 2014: The Year of the Class Act

No pop-star threeways, no meat dresses, no speech-crashing, no boob jiggles, no compacts thrown, no assless pants, no shade, no “This World Is Bullshit,” and definitely no twerking. This year’s MTV Video Music Awards, airing living from The Forum in LA on Sunday (August 24), were downright tame, even snoozy. That is, until Beyoncé and Miley shook things up in the last half hour. But the two pop juggernauts did so without controversy — an approach that seemed to trickle down to define this year’s ceremony. Even a Nicki Minaj wardrobe malfunction, which she handled beautifully mid-performance without revealing more than her navel, came to define the rapper’s three performances during the night, including celebrations of the ass during opening number “Anaconda” and a booty-bumping moment with Usher. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Official VMAs 2014 Drinking Game

Happy one-year anniversary to the moment Miley Cyrus killed twerk! Oh yeah, and there’s another Video Music Awards upon us. They air at 9 p.m. Sunday (August 24) on MTV, and the performers include Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, and more. Here are a bunch of ways to drink along with the VMAs. … Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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A Guide to All the Gratuitous Product Placement in Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” Video

Nicki Minaj and her team deserve a Clio Award for the ad they just made for asses. But the “Anaconda” video also serves as an advertisement for many other products, some of them officially linked with Minaj and others that may signal new deals. Let’s delve in. … Read More

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Divas Being Leaders and Blowing Things Up in the Desert: A Music Video Treasury

Are you a badass lady with either an impressive vocal range, enviable rap flow, or some flashy couture you’ve been dying to wear under the oppressive heat of a thousand suns? Does your song have a sick beat? Do you want to prove your absolute, unassailable diva-hood by leading troops of loyal followers through the desert, then standing alone in a wide shot, sand and chaos swirling about you, while you remain calm as ever in the eye of the storm? Alternately, do you like music festivals and fluorescent colors? … Read More

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The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Nicki Minaj, The Knocks, Merchandise

It is August 8th and there are three late-season contenders for Song of the Summer included here. I’d say “stop the madness,” but the tunes are too good. … Read More

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Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”: It Takes a Woman to Write the Ultimate Big-Booty Anthem

A “big ass” is a subjective thing. In 2001, Beyoncé suggested that America may not be “ready for [her] jelly,” a declaration that made those of us with double-digit pant sizes rejoice and laugh (Bey, girl, you tiny). “Bootylicious” is a phrase I’ve used in my own life when in need of a playful reference to my own size, but it’s been 13 years since the Destiny’s Child hit and J.Lo’s ass were reference points for the “curvy” euphemism. Now we’re living in a world where sex symbols are regularly accused of getting butt implants. It’s time for a new big-booty anthem, preferably another from a woman. Enter Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.” … Read More

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Beyoncé’s ‘Flawless’ Remix Featuring Nicki Minaj Mentions Elevator Incident

Here’s a surprise remix of Beyoncé’s “Flawless” featuring Nicki Minaj that dropped last night. The Pink Friday… Read More

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