Well this is crazy. Media Take Out is reporting that Nicki Minaj is pregnant. The website, which does not have the most credible sources (although occasionally they get things right, like when they were the first to report that Alicia Keys gave birth), claims to have an insider at Young Money Entertainment who says that Minaj asked for a reduced schedule recently because she’s pregnant with Safaree‘s child. The source says Lil’ Wayne is furious with Nicki over the news.
It should also be noted that MTO reported that Minaj was pregnant back in 2009, too, and clearly that didn’t pan out. That’s the thing about pregnancy rumors—all you need is a little bit of time to figure out if they’re true or not.
The “feud” between the two musicians has gone on since November, stemming from Minaj calling Kim a “has-been.” She has since praised Kim, to no avail, since Kim has used every opportunity since then to put Minaj down. Hell hath no fury like a rapper scorned, we guess. The outrageous cover must have worked in her favor though because the mixtape apparently sold 113,000 copies and made over $1 million on Monday. This proves one of two things: either Lil’ Kim is NOT a has-been, or Nicki Minaj is a great marketing tool.
You know the old saying, “If you like it, then you should put a ring on it”? Well, hate to inform you but that’s so last decade, y’all. When VH1′s own Janell Snowden caught up with Glee stars Kevin McHale and Matthew Morrison on the red carpet of the Grammys last night, we got the firsthand scoop that something a little more kinky has emerged on the scene in 2011.
In case you missed his outfit last night, McHale — who you’ll know as the wheelchair-bound Artie Abrams on America’s hottest TV show — was wearing a holster-ish accessory over his shoulders. “It’s a little S&M meets James Bond,” he explained to Janell. “I’m promoting Rihanna’s new single ["S&M"]. I just need to see her and tell her we can put a leash on it.” Hi-yo!
Nicki Minaj didn’t let down any of her Barbz or Barbies tonight when she arrived at the 2011 Grammy Awards in a leopard bodysuit, complete with matching leopard pantaloons and a knockoff Bride of Blackenstein wig. We’d normally place an outfit as absurd and unflattering as this at the top of our worst dressed list, but something about Minaj makes her exempt. We credit her complete self-aware wackiness and redeemingly hysterical facial expressions. Take a closer look below and leave your thoughts in the comments. Was her outfit endearingly wacky or just whack? [Photos: Getty Images]
Last month, Nicki Minaj discussed how her dream collaborator would be Taylor Swift, and it looks like the feeling of love is mutual. In a radio interview earlier this week, Taylor requested that the DJ play Minaj’s “Super Bass,” and mentioned that she’s listened to the song so much that she can perform the entire rap for her friends. Which of course, you can’t mention without actually following through on. Watch as “T-Swizzle” adorably rhymes to “Her Minajesty’s” music and then gets completely embarrassed about it.
Last November, Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj were engaged in a little war of words. Maybe you’ll recall that Lil’ Kim’s song “Black Friday,” released the day after Thanksgiving, basically tore Minaj a new one, with lyrics calling Minaj a “Lil’ Kim Clone” among other things, and mocked her album “Pink Friday.” Kim’s diss track was a response to Minaj calling Kim a “has been” on the song “Roman’s Revenge” earlier in the year.
It seemed like in 2011, everything was copacetic and the beef had blown over, but Lil’ Kim has struck back yet again with a mixtape also called Black Friday, which will release on February 14. Kim tweeted yesterday “Black Friday the mixtape Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2/14/11- WHO THE F— WANT WAR? #ItsBlackFridayHoe LEGOOOO!!!!!” Not so subtle, that one. Minaj has yet to respond to the Tweet but she maintains that she’s got nothing but love for Kim. Love, not war, ladies! The album comes out on Valentine’s Day, can’t we all just share some UR SWEET and BE MINE candy hearts and get along?
Not that Nicki’s a “do as I say, not as I do” type. “I am like their bigger sister. I’m not like their mum. I have to give them the good with the bad. If I censor them completely and say ‘don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t’ then that’s what they are going to ‘do do do do do’. You have to tell kids this is the real world but they don’t have to go down this road. Just pay attention and do your best.” Nice to see a pop star owning their role model status.
Check the gallery below to see photos of Nicki rocking leggings and gold boots in Paris this week. Is that jacket made of cupcake wrappers or what?
From the second she was mobbed in Heathrow airport, Nicki Minaj‘s week in the UK has been a non-stop adventure of canceled club gigs and pink pompadours. This weekend was no different, with the star kicked out of her hotel, bombarded by paparazzi, chased by police and meeting ever fan she could—all while wearing some seriously crazy outfits. Check out the gallery below to find out what exactly went down, and what she wore when it happened.
Just how many bags of luggage did Nicki Minaj take with her to England? Hours after Nicki’s pink pompadour caused her Barbies to faint, the singer/rapper stepped off in a blonde wig and astral-themed dress to perform at two London nightspots. While the first gig at Oceana went swimmingly, police actually turned her away from Runway due to a brawl outside and the large number of paparazzi. Who knew little Nicki could cause such a stir?
Nicki Minaj has been in the UK for a day now, but fans are stillÂ going crazy. “Ugh! The London barbz r giving me life! They’re so passionate,” she tweeted. “They’re still @ the hotel. The hotel is threatening to kick me out…Earlier one of my barbz fainted in my arms…” Responded one fan, “Tell Them If They Want Their Hotel To Stay Standing They Better NOT!” The cotton candy pompadour she stepped out wearing on her way to a radio station sure didn’t calm her girls down any. “Omg! The london barbz opened the door to the truck and started climbing in. Lmaoooooooooooo.”