First Dibs: Is Nicki Minaj Difficult To Work With?

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Jay-Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail app faces scrutiny, Beyonce commands a fan to keep his eyes on her performances, and we get the skinny on Kanye West‘s television pilot.

  • According to Paper magazine’s editorial director, working with Nicki Minaj amounts to “hideous torture.” Mickey Boardman recounted a 2009 photo shoot with the rapper, which sounds like a struggle. [Bossip]
  • Could the feds shut down Jay-Z’s app? A civil liberties group claims the Magna Carta Holy Grail app, available to Samsung users, crawls phones for private data. The group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to halt downloads. [BBC]
  • At a stop on her tour, Beyonce told a fan to “put [that] damn camera down!” Really, it seems she really doesn’t want her minions to miss a second of her amazing performances. Queen Bey cares about us after all. [The Hollywood Gossip]
  • Alison Quinn, an actress featured in Kanye West’s failed HBO pilot, is breaking her silence about the clip that randomly went viral earlier this week. The video has been taken down, but find out what Quinn has to say about Yeezy’s acting chops. [MTV]