It’s been quite a year for Nicki Minaj (PHOTOS). The bootylicious Minaj began 2010 as an unknown commodity in mainstream America, but thanks to appearances on VH1 Divas, a hit album, a smack on the ass from Regis Philbin and a rumored sex tape, she’s evolved into one of the music industry’s biggest stars. Now, nary a month goes by without Minaj gracing the cover of a magazine. Witness the March/April 2011 issue of King, which features Nicki on the cover and an interview in which she admits that her dream in life is to appear in a Tim Burton movie. While that sounds interesting and all, we doubt that many people will buying this issue of King for the articles; we certainly won’t!
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Rumors of a Nicki Minaj sex tape have been going around for more than half a year, but sellers somehow made it to the holiday season before giving the world a peep. The ace journalists at MediaTakeOut have posted a still from the video, and well…maybe the reason it’s taken so long to sell one of these things is that no one’s sure this is real.
“And according to a tipster, the below SCREENSHOT is taken from that sextape. MediaTakeOut.com spent some time REVIEWING the image. And while we can’t be certain, that crooked/fake looking nose looks EXACTLY like Nicki’s…” Well, at least they aren’t arguing that the wig proves anything. Two questions: Do you think Nicki would actually make a sex tape? And importantly, do you think these folks are actually looking at a copy?
rnrnMark Zuckerberg may be Time’s Person Of The Year, but you have to do a lot more than siphon our intellectual property rights and be played by Jesse Eisenberg in a guaranteed award-show sweeper to make our short-list. No, we prefer to acknowledge those who made us laugh, made us hot and made us think about how hot and funny they were. The celebrities—and celebrity body parts—praised below may not have revolutionized the internet, but they certainly made it a more entertaining place to surf. Click on the jump to find out who each TheFABLife contributor thinks defined fabulosity in 2010.rnrn Read more…
If Nicki Minaj‘s verse in “Monster” can be believed, Kanye West missed out on a sure thing by skipping the Pink Friday rapper’s 26th birthday party at Tao in Vegas last night. Dressed in a sheer body suit with frosted naughty bits, Minaj partied with Kanye muse Amber Rose and singer Cassie before she was handed her pink cake. Though Yeezy didn’t show, Weezy—Lil’ Wayne, in case you’re confused—did make an appearance at the bash. Check out the gallery for shots of the party and check out our list of Nicki Minaj’s Top 20 Most Bootlyicious Pics—guess we gotta update that!
In case you missed VH1 Divas Salute the Troops we have two words for you: Katy Perry. The California Gurl rocked the two-hour show in no less than four outfits — not to mention she sang from a parachute and ran through “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” with hip-hop’s new queen Nicki Minaj. Her skintight latex army outfit and her jaw dropping Jessica Rabbit dress made for moments where it was hard to focus on anything other than her Divalicious body. We’ve gathered 20 of the sexiest Katy Perry pics from the show. Which one’s your favorite?
Bonus: In the clip below check out Katy Perry proudly admit she’s a diva and watch her channel Beyonce as she sings Bey’s hit song “Diva.” [Photo: Getty Images]
VH1 Divas Salute The Troops was chock-full of stellar performances, spectacular visuals (hello, synced fireworks!) and lots and lots of sex appeal. Keri Hilson‘s gyrating hips, Katy Perry‘s relentless curves and Grace Potter‘s soon-to-be legendary legs were responsible for bib-necessary droolage. We can’t even imagine how the Marines coped in person. Check out our top ten sexiest moments – even Nicki Minaj‘s cotton candy-esque wig made the cut! Yum! [Photos: Getty Images]
Nicki Minaj, one of the performers at the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute The Troops show tonight, hasn’t been around long, but already she has a beef with fellow rapper Lil’ Kim, whose song “Black Friday” is about as scathing as it gets. On the track, Kim calls Minaj a “Lil’ Kim clone clown” and says “It’ll be a murder scene, I’m turning Pink Friday into Friday the 13th,” (and those are some of the more polite lyrics we can print). So, who better to weigh in on the beef than MC Lyte, who has been around for decades and showed up herself at the Divas show?
When she was asked what she thought about who would beat who in a battle royale between the two rappers, MC Lyte actually shocked us when she replied “There’s room for everyone, but those who really need to be worried about Nicki’s record is Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado…Nicki is coming out to win…and she’s more able to handle what it takes right now to be an international star.” Didn’t see that coming, but we have to say, she has a point. As for why Kim would dis Nicki, Lyte says “It’s what an MC thrives on…it’s that competitive nature that hip hop brings to the community.” And it’s also what makes a you a VH1 Diva. Check out the full video of our interview with MC Lyte at the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute To The Troops, which aired tonight.
VH1 Divas Salute the Troops taped Friday night in front of thousands of pumped-up marines and their families at a military base in San Diego. HOORAH! And while the show doesn’t air until tonight (Dec. 5), we got our hands on an exclusive sneak peek of one of the most highly anticipated duets: Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj doing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” NOTE to all you Nicki fans, this sneak does NOT have Nicki in it. You’ll have to tune in to the actual show to see how Nicki does Cyndi Lauper proud.
Although Nicki’s not in this clip, we can say that she generated a massive amount of buzz when she took the stage in her Lady Gaga-esque blond wig. The marines definitely love them some Katy & Nicki in tight mini-skirts and high heels. HOORAH! We can also say Katy and Nicki have great on-stage chemistry.
SPOILER ALERTS: In addition to the duet, Katy performs “California Gurls” and “Firework” and Nicki performs “Right Thru Me.” She performed “Moment 4 Life” and “Roman’s Revenge” for the troops, but those won’t make it on TV. Nicki Minaj also won’t be in the VH1 Divas opening act, as we previously reported. Watch VH1 Diva Salute the Troops tonight at 9/8c.
Update: Nicki Minaj will not be in the opening act, but will be performing a duet with Katy Perry and performing “Right Thru Me.”
We were able to snag some raw footage from VH1 Divas Salute the Troops while watching rehearsals last night at a military base in San Diego, and we’re happy to be able to give you this spoiler: The show will open with a hot rendition of the WWII-era megahit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” The number features Katy Perry, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj (although she’s not in this clip), and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland.
This isn’t the first time that the iconic song has been revamped — En Vogue did a short R&B version in 1990 and Christina Aguilera‘s “Candyman” is a tribute to the Andrew Sisters, who first released the song in 1941. But after watching the VH1 Divas performers rehearsing, we’re convinced it’ll be the most mind-warping take on it yet!
We can’t give away too many details, but suffice it to say the opener will take viewers from an ultra close copy (think very sexy retro!) of the original to a beat-heavy version that makes Nicki Minaj’s rap style feel right at home. We can also say we’re 100 percent confident that the troops will eat this act up. These four Divalicious women, who’ll be shakin’ it in white and gold mesh corset dresses that barely reach their thighs, kill the song and look amazing while doing it. To see the full act in all of its glory, watch VH1 Divas Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9/8c and get updates while the show tapes tonight on TheFABlife’s twitter account. Big props to VH1 News’ Jason Zucker for shooting this, bootleg style!
Spoiler Alert #2: This won’t be the only unusual pop/rap hybrid in the show — stay tuned for a duet by MC Lyte and country band Sugarland.
While this video isn’t exactly a performance, it’s the first actual footage to be released that will air as part of VH1 Divas Salute the Troops — and it gives a good hint as to the show’s overall scope and tone. What we learn is that the Divas’ salute to the troops isn’t just lip service. While the show is headquartered at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego (i.e., Top Gun land), Paramore performs at a real-life military base in Kuwait.
And Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams‘ pep talk to the troops comes off as genuinely sincere. “I don’t want you to ever forget how much we appreciate what you’re doing,” says Hayley, wearing a sparkling blue bodysuit (eye candy in the middle of the desert!). “When we go back home, you’re not forgotten. We think about you guys all the time and we love you guys.”
Watch the clip above to see the troops eating it up. Bragging rights to anyone who can guess the song Paramore starts to perform. Hint: We’re pretty sure Hayley mentions part of the title in her speech. VH1 Divas Salute the Troops will feature performances by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson and more. It airs Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9/8c.