First Dibs: Who Has Nicki Minaj Declared To Be The “King Of New York?”

Chris Brown appears to have dodged a sought-after video, Babyface’s home catches fire, and Justin Bieber is having a “Bad Day.”

  • Nicki Minaj is the latest rapper to respond to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse that blew apart the hip-hop world over the summer. During an interview, she pointed out that Kendrick didn’t mention her name when calling out MCs worthy of doing battle. Apparently, that was a big mistake because she totally considers herself to be the “King of New York.” [AllHipHop]
  • Chris Brown probably never felt so good about not being featured in a video. With singer having been recently charged with assault, authorities in Washington, D.C. have been looking for surveillance clips of the fight Breezy allegedly started last week. So far, the search hasn’t turned up anything. [TMZ]
  • Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds’ Los Angeles home caught fire over the weekend. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but a sprinkler system led to water damage at the singer’s property. [Perez Hilton]
  • Justin Bieber’s latest Music Monday is yielding a “Bad Day.” The pop star released another smooth tale of heartbreak and longing, available for listening below. [MTV News]

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