Nicki Minaj’s suicidal thoughts might not be what you’d expect to find in the rapper’s new Cosmo interview, but we appreciate any celebrity who’s willing to talk openly about the ever-encroaching darkness. “I kept having doors slammed in my face. I felt like nothing was working. I had moved out on my own, and here I was thinking I’d have to go home,” Minaj explains. “It was just one dead end after another. At one point, I was, like, ‘What would happen if I just didn’t wake up?’ That’s how I felt. Like, ‘Maybe I should just take my life?’” Aside from Nicki’s inherent value as a human being, if we had to live in a world without the existence of “I’m The Best”? Unacceptable.
Now that Nicki Minaj is at the top of her rap game and in a better emotional place, girl has big plans for her future. “I will have put out five albums and will have an Oscar and Grammys,” she says. “And I will be getting married and, a couple of years after that, will have a bun in the oven.” Let the moral of our story be, if someone as twinkly/made out of candy hearts like Nicki can be that depressed and go on to greatness, then everyone else can too.
It would be hard to overstate how much Apple co-founder Steve Jobs transformed our lives, from getting a mouse into our hands to introducing the touch screen, from how we listen to music to how we talk face-to-face on our mobile phones. In the end, Jobs definitely delivered on his “Think Different” advertising slogan. So it’s not surprising that celebs from every walk of life took to Twitter and Facebook like the rest of us to share their condolences upon hearing that he lost his battle to cancer at the age of 56. R.I.P. Steve.
“Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. From all of us at #Obama2012, thank you for the work you make possible every day-including ours.”
An innovator. Contributed so much to this generation & beyond. RIP Steve Jobs.
Shaunie O’Neal (More VH1 personalities react to Jobs’ death on The VH1 Blog)
RT @TheDailyLove: RIP Steve Jobs, we love you. Thank you for changing our world.
“The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”
La La Vasquez
RIP Steve Jobs…praying for your family..thank YOU for all YOU’VE done to change our world and our way of thinking..
Wow Steve Jobs died! He was a brilliant man!
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
“‘If I’d never took that single course, Mac woulda never had multi typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts’ – calligraphy student Steve Jobs”
Mark Zuckerberg via Facebook, of course
“Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.”
“Thank you for connecting all of us Mr. Jobs. RIP”
Get lost Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Woodstock: there’s a new epic concert in town! It would probably be easier to name who WASN’T at the iHeartRadio music festival this weekend in Las Vegas than try to tackle the luminous lineup. It’s seems like every big name in entertainment showed their face at the MGM Hotel to groove to the sounds of bands new and old. Lady Gaga ruled supreme (of course) with a hot show including special guest Sting. But the highlight of her set was the emotional tribute to Jamey Rodemeyer, the 14-year-old Gaga fan who committed suicide last Sunday after being tormented by bullies for his homosexuality. Have a tissue ready.
Some of the bigger acts also included Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Jay-Z, Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, and we haven’t even scratched the surface. Even the Black Eyed Peas took a hiatus from their hiatus to perform! Check out the gallery below to see which of your favorites tore up the stage and lit up the red carpet!
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It looks like Jessie J is taking a page right out of Nicki Minaj‘s wild Harajuku Barbie notebook. Last week Nicki rocked a colorful and crazy ensemble to NY Fashion Week and earlier this week Jessie followed suit and hit London Fashion Week sporting an equally colorful and bizarre outfit. Do you think Jessie was inspired by Minaj’s gumballs? Or was the Brit songstress challenging Nicki to a wild fashion duel? Check out our gallery of Jessie J below and tell us which pop diva rocked the crazier outfit to Fashion Week. [Photo: Getty Images]
Nicki Minaj looked like she stepped off the Candy Land game board when she showed up at the Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 fashion show in New York City this morning. With Fashion Week is in full swing, we knew Miss Minaj had to up her usual bizarro steez. But she definitely outdid herself in her Amazing Technicolor Gumball Coat, aka “The Coat Of Many Flavors”. OK, it’s not actually made of candy, but it’s still pretty awesome/insane. And she even had the guts to wear it next to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour! Damn, that takes some serious gumballs. Luckily the prickly fashionista didn’t chew out Nicki’s gummy ensemble, but seemed to hit it off with the rapper. Check out the gallery below for more!
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Look, we know it’s the VMAs and that’s celebrity code for ‘dress like a million dollar acid trip.’ But even the usual WTFers outdid themselves this time, adding accessories that only accentuated the absurdity of their already ridiculous outfits. Katy Perry completed her candy geisha look with an umbrella. Nicki Minaj wore a face mask AND an ice cream cone necklace AND lugged around a bizarre stuffed animal purse. Jersey Shore Deena matched her eyes with her dress. And then there was Justin Bieber, who carried around a tiny snake in his hand the whole night. And no, that’s not a euphemism for anything, you pervs. They guy accessorized with a real live snake. We’re sure PETA’s gonna have a little something to say about that tomorrow!
From Deena’s colored contacts to Jessie J‘s sparkle crutches, there’s something for everyone to gag at in our Worst Dressed gallery below! Better luck next year, guys.
Those tuning in to watch Nicki Minaj perform on Good Morning America this morning got a lil more Nicki than they bargained for. The rapper’s Malibu Barbie-Tastic outfit contained her famous donk, but she wasn’t quite so lucky on top. Yup, Nicki pulled a Janet Jackson in the middle of performing ‘Moment 4 Life”. Not that it seemed to bother her that much. She just adjusted her tank top and continued to rock her Cyndi-Lauper-on-PCP steez by gnawing on a chicken leg like a feral valley girl. Your guess is as good as ours.
Despite the five second delay, the boob-flashing incident moved too fast for ABC censors to pull the plug. Predictably, some parent’s groups are already making their displeasure known. “For the umpteenth time in recent memory a morning news show has included inappropriate content for children and families,” said Tim Winter of the Parents Television Council to TMZ. Will the “slip”-up affect her vocal role in the upcoming Ice Age 4 alongside fellow R&B star Drake? We doubt it. Check out more in the (censored) not-quite-safe-for-work gallery below. Happy Pink Friday everyone!
Not that she wouldn’t be a profoundly talented artist even without the foul mouth and booty shaking that can be seen from space, but having Nicki Minaj fined for “sexual dance moves and explicit lyrics” kind of seems to defeat the entire purpose of a Nicki Minaj concert, right? While visiting Jamaica’s Sumfest 2011 this past weekend, the Pink Friday rapper got served with a summons upon leaving the Catherine Hall complex in Montego Bay. Her crime? Basically just putting on a concert most of us would actually shell out $75 to see.
Instead of arguing that you can’t very well ask the sun not to shine or a bird not to dutty wine in a skin-tight bodysuit, Nicki Minaj, the new face of MAC Viva Glam along with Ricky Martin, plead guilty and paid the fine. What else could she do?Ã‚Â She’s just lucky the cops didn’t get their hands on the “Super Bass” video, or Nicki would be serving three consecutive life sentences.
Apparently our Queen of the Summerjam Nicki Minaj (“Super Bass,” baby!) has been lying about her age. The truth officially came out on the police report filed after Nicki’s assistant struck her in the face, in which she is listed as 28 years old. Media Take Out reported the same news last year, discovering her real age via a Lexis Nexis legal search. Nicki claims to be 26 years old, born in 1984.
Celebrities lying about their age is as common in show business as boob jobs and juice cleanses. Everyone does it but no one comes out and says it. The real question here seems to be: why just shave two years off? Go to town! Take off five or ten years! Go ahead Nicki, we won’t tell.
We think we can safely say, if you’re going to hit Nicki Minaj in the face with a suitcase, you might as well go ahead and bash yourself in the teeth as well, because there is no way you are escaping the rapper’s wrath. TMZ reported that Nicki’s assistant Safaree Samuels struck the rapper during a dispute Monday night, after Minaj followed him to their room to check if he had taken some of her belongings. However, Nicki and the authorities are claiming that the injury was accidental. “We responded to her and a friend arguing over a suitcase, and one of them let go and it hit her in the lip,” Dallas Police spokesman Kevin Janse said about the incident. Seriously, imagine a 10,000 suitcase, shot out of a hot-pink bazooka toward your mouth, for an approximation of what would happen to that guy if he started throwing luggage around intentionally.
Seeing as how Nicki Minaj’s cousin died earlier this month, girl is probably having a hard enough month as it is without tales of dangerous carry-ons. “The fact that u believe a man either slapped or punched me in the face & didn’t leave on a stretcher w/his balls hangin off? #getaF%cknLife,” Minaj tweeted this morning. Our thoughts exactly.