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15 Musicians With Unexpected Phobias

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-By Frank Donovan

Most of us have fears that range from reasonable to inexplicable. And our favorite musicians are no exception. Even artists with tough exteriors like Eminem, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna have their hang-ups. Blame past traumas (or spooky Ouija board predictions) for the panic induced by fish, owls, coat hangers, and the number 621(?!)

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Watch Nicki Minaj ‘My Time Again’ MTV Documentary Right Here

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Last night MTV aired the follow up installment to Nicki Minaj My Time series with My Time Again. The first episode explored the glamorous fun pop star Nicki with crazy outfits and colorful wigs. This time around MTV decided to showcase a different side of the superstar tackling personal issues in her private life, which she usually succeeds at keeping concealed from the masses, and releasing her latest album The PinkPrint. This is Nicki at her most raw.

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An Abridged History of Rappers Who Also Sing

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It’s still a mystery as to why singing became a sign of softness in rap, when rappers have been singing on songs since the beginning of hip hop. Yes, there are rappers like Drake who sing about drunk texting exes and Biz Markie who sang about being friend-zoned but so what? Historically, artists like Queen Latifah, Cee Lo Green and Andre 3000 took singing and incorporated it into their songs so well that their music didn’t suffer from the stigma, they got better. Take a look back on rappers throughout history who sang and rapped and no one gave a fuss.

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Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Her High School Abortion In ‘My Time Again’ Doc

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Nicki Minaj has been airing out her life lately with the release of her emotional album The Pinkprint, the accompanying movie, and her MTV documentary trailer for My Time Again. But as she reveals this vulnerable side, she only grows stronger and more inspiring to the public. More recently the rapper has opened up about a heartbreaking experience from her teenage years— one that nearly changed the course of her life.

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