Madonna Announces Her Love And Admiration For Nicki Minaj And M.I.A.
Madonna‘s new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin'” and forthcoming appearance at the Super Bowl both feature appearances by M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj, of whom Madonna has said “They’re not conventional pop stars and I really admire them both. I love both of them actually.” We’re guessing having the Queen Of Pop say things like that about you is going to be both humbling and ego boosting, so a big round of applause for the “non-conventional” gals! [NME]
Katy Perry Added To Already Impressive List Of Grammys Performers
Katy Perry is the latest artist to be added to the ever growing list of impressive names set to play at the Grammys. As if we weren’t already excited enough about Adele and Rihanna et al, well, let’s just say there may or may have not been an impromptu sing-a-long to “Teenage Dream” in one writer’s cubicle this afternoon upon hearing the news… [Neon Limelight]
Apparently Kanye West Is Making A Documentary About The Middle East
That about sums it up and yeah, it doesn’t make any sense to us either. But as devout Kanye West worshipers, we think we’re just going to roll with it and ask questions later. [Prefix]
R.I.P. Mike Kelley
Artist and musician Mike Kelley, who created the artwork for Sonic Youth’s album Dirty, was found dead today, an apparent suicide. He was 57. [ArtsBeat/NYT]