Nicki Minaj slams YouTube after “Likke Miss (Remix)” video is age restricted

Nicki Minaj slams YouTube after “Likke Miss (Remix)” video is age restricted
“this is what they do to keep you from winning”

By Jordan Darville

September 26, 2022

Nicki Minaj has slammed YouTube for placing an age restriction on her latest music video. The visuals for “Likkle Miss (Remix),” her collaboration with Jamaican dancehall artist Skeng, were released on Sunday (September 25). The following day, Minaj posted a screenshot of a message from YouTube notifying her that only YouTube users with accounts over the age of 18 would be able to watch the video.

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The music video, which you can watch above, is fairly boilerplate for a dancehall-rap song: lots of ass shaking and daggering. In a statement posted to Instagram, Minaj said that the video didn’t contain anything that would separate it from a lot of the unrestricted content you can find on the platform. “Imagine this,” she wrote. “They restricted my fucking video but have things a million fucking times worse on their BOGUS FKNG PLATFORM.”

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Minaj went on to insinuate that her video was being intentionally suppressed by competitors and included a reference to “Lyor,” who may be Lyor Cohen of 300 Entertainment. “this is what they do to keep you from winning while doing ads for other ppl and posting FAKE FKNG STATS. the same ppl who run YouTube are in bed with a certain record label and mngmnt company. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 GO SUCK OUT YA MUDDA BIG PUM PUM. LYOR IT BETTER NOT BE YOU.”

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Read Nicki Minaj’s statement below. The FADER has reached out to YouTube and 300 Entertainment for comment.

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In a separate post, Minaj took the fight to her label and spelled out what she believes the motive is behind the age restriction. “This was done to stop us from getting a lot of views in the first 24 hours. The DUDS at my label allow ppl to use my videos all the time to promote weak shit but said we can’t buy promo for my videos.”

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This month, Minaj shared “Super Freaky Girl” and became the first solo female rapper since Ms. Lauryn Hill to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. She accepted the Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on August 8.

Bleu and Nicki Minaj share “Love In The Way”

Bleu and Nicki Minaj share “Love In The Way”
The new collaborative single follows Bleu’s 2021 album Moon Boy.

By Jordan Darville

September 16, 2022

“Love In The Way” cover art.

 

Bleu, the Mobile, Alabama singer formerly known as Yung Bleu, has teamed up with Nicki Minaj for the new single “Love In The Way.” The title announces a song about struggling to move on in the wake of something special that’s collapsed. As with most things, though, it’s nothing that can’t be solved with something to dance along to.

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Bleu released his debut album Moon Boy in the summer of 2021. Since then she’s shared the EP No, I’m Not OK and teamed up on singles with Chris Brown and Lil Wayne (“Possessive”), Kali (“UonU”) and Ne-Yo, among others. His biggest hit remains “You’re Mines Still,” which peaked at No.18 on the Billboard Hot 100 after Drake contributed a remix.

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Nicki Minaj recently shared her Super Freaky Girl.” The song was the first solo track from a female rapper to debut at No. 1 since “Doo Wop (That Thing) by Ms. Lauryn Hill. The song’s remix features JT of City Girls, Katie Got Bandz, BIA, Malibu Miitch, and Akbar V. In August, Minaj accepted the Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards and performed a song medley. On Monday (September 12), Minaj sued a gossip blogger for $75,000, claiming she was defamed by comments that accused Minaj of being a “cokehead.”

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Nicki Minaj launches $75,000 defamation lawsuit against gossip page

Nicki Minaj launches $75,000 defamation lawsuit against gossip page
The suit alleges that a commentator named “Nosey Heaux” falsely claimed that Minaj is addicted to drugs and attacked her one-year-old son.

By Jordan Darville

September 14, 2022

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Nicki Minaj has filed a $75,000 lawsuit against Marley Green, an internet celebrity gossip personality known as “Nosey Heaux,” TMZ reports and documents obtained by The FADER can confirm.

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In a complaint filed on Wednesday in New York, Minaj’s attorney Judd Burstein accuses Green of defaming his client by lying about a drug habit. This stems from a video Green shared to Twitter on Monday, saying “[Nicki is] shoving all this cocaine, shoving in all this cocaine up her nose. Allegedly. Thank you. Allegedly. But we all know it’s true. Fuck—listen, I can’t even say allegedly with that ‘cause I—we know it’s true. I’m not saying allegedly on that. Nicki Minaj is a coke head.” The video was liked over 2,000 times and retweeted 260 times, which led to “a firestorm of social media attention which was undoubtedly caused by multiple levels of subsequent retweets,” according to the complaint.

The complaint also mentions comments made by Green regarding Minaj’s son: “Your baby is going to be a rapist, too.” The insult appears to be in reference to her husband Kenneth Petty, who was convicted of attempted rape in 1995 and served four years in prison. The complaint acknowledges that Green’s comments are not “actionable,” but do “demonstrate why punitive damages should be awarded in this case.”

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The comments made by Green, the complaint surmises, may have been part of a campaign launched by an unnamed rival of Minaj to hurt her career: “On information and belief, and as discovery will likely reveal, Green has been acting as a proxy for another performer who, mistakenly believing that she and Plaintiff are stars of equal stature, has repeatedly used other social media intermediaries in a hopeless effort to advance her career at Plaintiff’s expense. However, the fact that Green was acting at the behest of another does not make her conduct less egregious or excuse her from the consequences of the damages she has caused Plaintiff to suffer.”

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In a statement to The FADER, Judd Burstein said that in the event of a successful suit, the “Nosey Heaux” trademark will be seized from Green if she cannot pay the full amount.

“Marley Green is a disgrace — someone so lacking in fundamental decency that she has posted vile comments about Nicki’s one year-old son. When this case is over, she will no longer be permitted to use the name “Nosey Heaux” because we will take her trademark from her when she does not have enough money to pay the judgment. Anyone else who spreads lies about Nicki will suffer a similar fate. My marching orders are to aggressively sue anyone with a media or social media following who damages her with intentional lies. Eventually, the lesson will be learned.”

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The FADER has reached out to Nosey Heaux for a statement. Last week, Minaj shared the “Queen Mix” of her hit “Super Freaky Girl” featuring Katie Got Bandz, JT, and more.

Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, and more pay tribute to PnB Rock, dead at 30

Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, and more pay tribute to PnB Rock, dead at 30
The rapper was shot and killed on Monday.

By David Renshaw

September 13, 2022

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The rap world is mourning the death of PnB Rock, who was shot and killed on Monday. The rapper, 30, was remembered by peers including Nicki Minaj, Quavo, Denzel Curry, and Meek Mill with many more lamenting both his loss and the violent nature of his death. Scroll down to see a round-up of the messages below.

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According to reports, PnB Rock was shot at a Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles location in Inglewood, California. Police were reportedly called to the scene at 1:23 p.m where Rock was eating a meal with his girlfriend. A source told TMZ that Rock was the only person attacked and the shooter stole several gold and diamond chains from Rock before fleeing the scene.

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The FADER profiled PnB Rock back in 2016, six month before he released major label debut Goin Thru The Motions

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R.I.P. PNB ROCK

— Denzel Curry (@denzelcurry) September 13, 2022

R.I.P PNB Rock Sending Prayers To His Family 🙏🏾

— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) September 13, 2022

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After Pop Smoke there’s no way we as rappers or our loved ones are still posting locations to our whereabouts. To show waffles & some fried chicken????! He was such a pleasure to work with. Condolences to his mom & family. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus. #SIP #PnbRock 🕊

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2022

This is terrible. RIP PNB Rock.

— DRAM back (@shelleysaid) September 13, 2022

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R.I.P Pnb Rock 🤍🕊

— SATURN’S BABY🪐 (@_FloMilli) September 13, 2022

PnB Rock was one of the first people i met out here. i remember being tucked away at a shoot feeling out of place & he went to the director and told them to make sure to prioritize me the same way.

he was gentle and kind with me, a newcomer and stranger.

rest in peace, man. 💔

— CHIKA 🌪 (@oranicuhh) September 13, 2022

Sending love to PNB rocks family and loved ones 💔💔😢🙏🏾

— BIA (@BIABIA) September 13, 2022

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just was with bro a few weeks ago. we was in first class then linked up in the studio afterwords and worked. shit crazy Man U never kno when somebody gonna go.

PNB always one of the nicest and most genuine people to be around.

RIP bro fr.

— INTERNET MONEY (@taztaylor) September 13, 2022

R.I.P. PNB ROCK 🙏🏿 damn mane this is so sad

— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) September 13, 2022

Shit.

— Dr. Love (@questlove) September 13, 2022

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Man fuck… R.I.P @PnBRock… 💔 we gotta stop doing this to each other y’all.

— SuperDuperKyle! (@SuperDuperKyle) September 13, 2022

Damn man. RIP PNB Rock. So sad

— RUSS (@russdiemon) September 13, 2022

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Nicki Minaj drops “Super Freaky Girl” Queen mix with JT, Katie Got Bandz, and more

Nicki Minaj drops “Super Freaky Girl” Queen mix with JT, Katie Got Bandz, and more
The guessing game is over.

By David Renshaw

September 09, 2022

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Nicki Minaj has shared an all-female remix of her latest single “Super Freaky Girl.” The remix, dubbed “Queen Mix” has been teased by Minaj all week with her co-stars kept a secret. The track finally arrived overnight with JT, BIA, Katie Got Bandz, Akbar V, and Maliibu Miitch all contributing. Minaj references the spread of talent in the intro when she says: “”Miami, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, New York … stand the fuck up!”.” Check it out below.

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“Super Freaky Girl” was first released in August and went straight to No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female solo rapper to do so since Ms. Lauryn Hill released “Doo Wop (That Thing).” She followed that historical moment up with an appearance at the MTV VMAs, where she accepted the Video Vanguard award.

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M.I.A. hints at Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj features on new album MATA

M.I.A. hints at Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj features on new album MATA
In an Instagram Story, she also promised a release next month: “IF MATA ISNT OUT SEPT I WILL LEAK IT MYSELF.”

By Jordan Darville

August 31, 2022

M.I.A.‘s sixth studio album MATA is on the way, but the project doesn’t yet have an official release date or tracklist. However, M.I.A. may have revealed some big clues with an Instagram post shared on Tuesday (August 30).

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In her missive, M.I.A. heavily implied that MATA will contain guest appearances from Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj. She also pushed strongly for a September release, even to the point of threatening to leak the album if it doesn’t come to pass.

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She writes: “COMING SOON I PROMISE I HAD 2 WAIT 2 YEARS FOR A DOJA CAT VERSE …. THEN A NICKI ONE… THEN A …. NEVER MIND IF MATA ISNT OUT SEPT I WILL LEAK IT MYSELF.”

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Popular,” the first single from MATA, was released on August 12 along with a music video. May saw the release of the song “The One,” her first track since releasing “Babylon” as an NFT in 2021. In 2020 she featured on Travis Scott‘s “Franchise” with Young Thug. AIM, M.I.A.’s fifth studio album, was released in 2016.

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Nicki Minaj joins Skeng on the “Likkle Miss (Remix)”

Nicki Minaj joins Skeng on the “Likkle Miss (Remix)”
The new track appears on Minaj’s greatest hits collection Queen Radio: Volume 1.

By Jordan Darville

August 29, 2022

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Nicki Minaj had a big weekend, thanks mostly to a marquee appearance at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. She accepted the Video Vanguard Award and performed a medley of her hits including her most recent single “Super Freaky Girl,” which is fresh off its No. 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100. Just ahead of the show, Minaj updated her greatest hits collection Queen Radio: Volume 1 with a new remix of “Likkle Miss,” the dancehall hit from Jamaica’s Skeng.

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Over a honking, Major Lazer-esque beat, Skeng and Minaj trade tough, X-rated verses. The new song is yet another showcase of Minaj’s appreciation for dancehall — throughout the Trinidadian-American artist’s career, she’s appeared on a series of remixes from artists like Skillibeng (“Crocodile Teeth”), Stylo G (“Touch Down”), and Mavado (“Give It All To Me”).

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Nicki Minaj is first solo female rapper since Ms. Lauryn Hill with No. 1 Hot 100 debut

Nicki Minaj is first solo female rapper since Ms. Lauryn Hill with No. 1 Hot 100 debut
The success of “Super Freaky Girl” also makes Minaj the third woman of color in three weeks to top the chart, following Lizzo (August 6, “About Damn Time”) and Beyoncé (August 13, “Break My Soul”).

By Raphael Helfand, Jordan Darville

August 23, 2022

Nicki Minaj‘s “Super Freaky Girl” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its first week of release, Billboard reports. The placement makes Minaj the first female rapper to have a solo song premiere at the top spot since Ms. Lauryn Hill‘s “Doo Wop (That Thing),” released in 1998.

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“Super Freaky Girl” is Minaj’s first unaccompanied No. 1 hit. Her songs “Trollz” featuring 6ix9ine and “Say So” featuring Doja Cat, both released in 2020, also went to the top of the Hot 100. Since its release, “Super Freaky Girl” has amassed 21.1 million streams, 4.6 million radio airplay audience impressions and 89,000 digital copies sold, as per Luminate.

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The debut also makes Minaj the third woman of color in three weeks to hit the top of the Hot 100. Beyoncé‘s “Break My Soul” from her new album Renaissance went to No.1 in the week beginning August 13, and was preceded by Lizzo‘s hit “About Damn Time” in the week of August 6.

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On Sunday, Minaj will perform at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards and accept the show’s Video Vanguard Award. She joined Drake and Lil Wayne onstage on August 8 in Toronto for a Young Money Reunion concert.

Nicki Minaj samples Rick James on new song “Super Freaky Girl”

Nicki Minaj samples Rick James on new song “Super Freaky Girl”
Listen to Nicki’s first solo single in three years.

By David Renshaw

August 12, 2022

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Nicki Minaj has dropped new song “Super Freaky,” built around a sample of Rick James’1981 hit “Super Freak.” Nicki brings her A-game to the song, spitting x-rated bars and confident boosting mottos (“I got a princess face, a killer body, samurai mind”), making it a natural sister track to her own “Anaconda.” Check the new song out below.

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Earlier this month Minaj asked her followers on social media to help select the name of the song, offering them the option of “FREAK” or “Super Freaky Girl.” While “FREAK” won the vote, Minaj explained that she couldn’t use that name for legal reasons.

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“Super Freaky Girl” follows a run of recent singles from Minaj, including “We Go Up” with Fivio Foreign, “Do We Have a Problem?” and “Bussin” with Lil Baby, and Coi Leray’s “Blick Blick.” Her most recent album Queen dropped in 2018. Earlier this week it was announced that she will accept the Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 MTV VMAs.

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Watch Drake perform with Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne at Young Money reunion show

Watch Drake perform with Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne at Young Money reunion show
In Toronto.

By David Renshaw

August 08, 2022

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It may have happened later than planned but Drake reunited with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne for a celebration of the Young Money era on Saturday night (August 6). The trio played a selection of their most loved collaborations, including “HYFR, ”“Moment 4 Life,” “Up All Night,” and “The Motto,” at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage. Scroll down to see highlights now.

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The Young Money reunion show was first scheduled for August 1 as part of the October World Weekend concert series but was rescheduled after Drake caught COVID-19.

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More recently Drake has shared a video for his Honestly, Nevermind song “Sticky” and appeared alongside Lil Baby on DJ Khaled’s ’70s inspired-“Staying Alive.”

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Nicki Minaj will accept the Video Vanguard Award and perform at the 2022 MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj will accept the Video Vanguard Award and perform at the 2022 MTV VMAs
The show takes place on August 28 at 8 p.m.

By Jordan Darville

August 08, 2022

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The Nicki Minaj comeback is in full effect. She’s got a potential smash hit locked and loaded with “Super Freaky Girl,” a Rick James-sampling track with a snippet that’s all over TikTok, dropping on August 11. And later this month, she’ll take the stage at the 2022 MTV VMAs to accept the Video Vanguard Award and perform a medley of her hits. The show takes place Sunday, August 28 at 8 p.m. at Newark’s Prudential Center, and will air on MTV.

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“Nicki has broken barriers for women in hip-hop with her versatility and creative artistry,” Paramount’s Bruce Gillmer said in a statement. “She has shifted the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover appeal, genre-defying style, and continuing to be unapologetically ‘Nicki’.”

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Minaj has shared a string of new songs this year. She dropped “Do We Have A Problem?” and “Bussin,” two tracks with Lil Baby, in February. The following month she teamed up with Coi Leray for “Black Blick” and guested on Fivio Foreign‘s “We Go Up.” Last weekend she took the stage in Toronto for the Young Money reunion show with Drake and Lil Wayne.

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Kenneth Petty, Nicki Minaj’s husband, sentenced to a year’s home detention after failing to register as a sex offender

Kenneth Petty, Nicki Minaj’s husband, sentenced to a year’s home detention after failing to register as a sex offender
Petty hs also been handed probation and a fine.

By David Renshaw

July 07, 2022

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Kenneth Petty, the husband of Nicki Minaj, will face one year of home detention after failing to register as a sex offender in California. He was also sentenced to three years of probation on Wednesday and must pay a $55,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and CBS Los Angeles. He was also ordered to pay a $55,000 fine by a Los Angeles judge.

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The sentencing of Petty follows a guilty plea he submitted in September 2021. He was required to register as a sex offender in California as part of a separate plea agreement after moving to the state in July 2019 alongside Minaj and their child.

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Petty’s name is on the sex offender’s register after he was convicted and served prison time for first-degree attempted rape as a 16-year-old in New York in 1995. In 2021 Petty and Minaj were named in a lawsuit from Jennifer Hough, the woman he attacked, though Minaj was later dropped from the suit. Minaj married Petty in 2018, and Hough has claimed that she has faced threats and intimidation from Minaj’s camp.

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Here’s what all your favorite artists wore to the 2022 Met Gala

Here’s what all your favorite artists wore to the 2022 Met Gala
Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, and more were out in New York on Monday night.

By David Renshaw

May 03, 2022

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The Met Gala 2022 took place on Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This year’s event marked the first return to normal service since the pandemic, with the 2020 event axed and 2021’s Met Gala happening in September, not the usual first Monday in May date. With a theme of “Gilded Glamor” and a guest list that ran from Megan Thee Stallion to, err, Elon Musk and James Corden, this year’s bash was a classic chance for everyone at home sitting in their PJs to say, ‘Well she looks like shit’ and ‘Who thought that was a good idea?!’ Scroll down to peep all of the best musician looks from the night.

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Billie Eilish

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Anitta

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Olivia Rodrigo

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Jack Harlow

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Camila Cabello

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Phoebe Bridgers

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Rosalía

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Sky Ferreira

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Erykah Badu

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Nicki Minaj and Fivio Foreign share “We Go Up” video

Nicki Minaj and Fivio Foreign share “We Go Up” video
The rappers take to the streets of New York for the drill track’s clip.

By Jordan Darville

April 19, 2022

As Nicki Minaj prepares her upcoming fifth solo studio album, the New York City rapper displayed her fluency with the sound dominating her hometown by releasing “We Go Up,” a drill track featuring the subgenre’s shepherd, Fivio Foreign. The song came out at the end of August, and today the music video has been revealed.

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The visuals from Drevinci play off the natural creative chemistry Minaj and Fivio share. The rappers look in their element as they recite their verses to the camera, whether it’s in a closet full of designer fashion or on the streets of Queens surrounded by their entourages and some seriously crazy looking luxury cars. Check it out above. Minaj recently enlisted Lil Baby for “Do We Have A Problem” and “Bussin” and joined Coi Leroy on the song “Blick Blick.”

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Nicki Minaj impersonates Adele, discusses her anxiety on Carpool Karaoke

Nicki Minaj impersonates Adele, discusses her anxiety on Carpool Karaoke
James Corden returns to the driver’s seat for another singalong.

By David Renshaw

April 07, 2022

One of the more famous moments from Carpool Karaoke history, for those who keep track, is Adele rapping the entirety of Nicki Minaj‘s “Monster” verse back in 2016. Naturally, Nicki Minaj had to return the honor during her appearance on James Corden’s popular segment this week. Minaj, who recently dropped new song “We Go Up” with Fivio Foreign, sang Adele’s “Someone Like You” with the Late Late Show host as well as running through “Starships,” “Super Bass” and “Do We Have A Problem?”

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Minaj also spoke about how under the microscope she feels as an artist in the public eye. “I think when I was younger, my more natural state was to be more confident. But I think when you’re a woman and you’re in the public eye all the time, if you’re not careful you can become less confident because you’re being constantly scrutinised. I just don’t think it’s natural. It’s not natural for a human being to feel like everyone’s critiquing them,” she said.

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Nicki Minaj taps Fivio Foreign for new song “We Go Up”

Nicki Minaj taps Fivio Foreign for new song “We Go Up”
Nicki Minaj tries her hand at drill.

By Brandon Callender

March 25, 2022

Nicki Minaj (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) and Fivio Foreign (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images).

 

Nicki Minaj has released a new song featuring Brooklyn drill star Fivio Foreign. “We Go Up” sees Minaj leaning into Fivio’s world of New York rap with a haunting drill beat crafted by Papi Yerr, Szamz, and Swizzy. Minaj teased the song earlier this week, saying that it was “scrapped from the album.” Check it out below.

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“We Go Up” is the latest single to come from Nicki Minaj in an already prolific year. Just last week, she teamed up with Coi Leray on “Blick Blick.” She’s also shared two collaborations with Lil Baby, “Do We Have A Problem?” and “Bussin.” Minaj’s most recent album, Queen, was released in 2018.

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Coi Leray and Nicki Minaj combine on the imposing “Blick Blick”

Coi Leray and Nicki Minaj combine on the imposing “Blick Blick”
The new collaboration will appear on Leray’s upcoming debut album.

By David Renshaw

March 18, 2022

Coi Leray and Nicki Minaj have shared new song “Blick Blick.” The collaboration comes with a lyric video you can see below. A full music video is expected later today, March 18.

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“Blick Blick” will appear on Coi Leray’s upcoming album Trendsetter. Last year she released the viral singles “Big Purr” and “No More Parties.” Her most recent single “Anxiety” dropped in February. Minaj, meanwhile, has shared two Lil Baby collaborations, “Do We Have a Problem?” and “Bussin,” so far this year. Her latest album, Queen, was released in 2018.

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Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby finish each other’s sentences on “Bussin”

Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby finish each other’s sentences on “Bussin”
The duo released “Do We Have a Problem?” last week.

By Raphael Helfand

February 11, 2022

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A week ago, Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby teamed up for “Do We Have a Problem?,” a three-and-a-half-minute track that came with a nine-minute video featuring feds, foreign cars, private jets, ancient artifacts, and a bank heist. Today, they’ve returned with “Bussin,” a more straightforward endeavour.

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The new track is just over two minutes long and lacks visual accopaniment, but it packs a powerful punch all the same. Nicki and Lil Baby trade bars in perfect sync, like a power couple who’ve been at it together for years — though, in reality, this is only their second joint project — marking the start of a promising creative partnership.

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Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby team up on “Do We Have a Problem?”

Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby team up on “Do We Have a Problem?”
Watch the duo’s action-packed new video.

By David Renshaw

February 04, 2022

Nicki Minaj has recuited Lil Baby for new song “Do We Have A Problem?” The song comes with a video in which Minaj and the Atlanta rapper carry out a bank heist. Check it out above.

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“Do We Have A Problem?” is Minaj’s first solo single since “Megatron” in 2019. Her most recent album Queen was released in 2018. Last year she collaborated with Elton John and Young Thug as well and famously claimed her cousin’s testicles grew to an uncomfortable size after he reveived the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Lil Baby, meanwhile, dropped The Voice of the Heroes with Lil Durk and appeared on Kanye West’s Donda.

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Young Thug and Nicki Minaj join Elton John on new song “Always Love You”

Young Thug and Nicki Minaj join Elton John on new song “Always Love You”
The song appears on John’s new album The Lockdown Sessions.

By Jordan Darville

October 22, 2021

Young Thug fans will remember the sheer magic he made with “High,” a 2018 song that sampled Elton John‘s classic song “Rocketman.” John was more than happy with the collaboration, calling it “so cool and so good” when it dropped. The song is now ranked among Thug’s best, so it’s good news that Sir Elton and Young Thug have teamed up once more on “Always Love You,” a new song that also sports a feature from Nicki Minaj.

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Both rappers sound very much at home on this kind of boombastic, heartsick balladry (see the aforementioned “High,” and Minaj’s single “Pills & Potions”). For Thug and Nicki, the presence of John — and each other — seem to be pushing them to flex different flows and dive deeper into the beat. It may not be a resounding success like “High,” but there’s still a high level of skill involved that’s impossible not to appreciate. Listen above.

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50 Cent Wants Nicki Minaj To Star With Him In A Romantic Comedy

50 Cent eyes Nicki Minaj as his co-star in a romantic comedy.

According to the Black Mafia Family executive producer, if he was to star in a romantic comedy, he’d like to have rapper Nicki Minaj as his co-star. While on the “Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man Podcast,” the rap legend was quick to single out Minaj as his favorite co-star.

“You know who would probably be fun to work with? Nicki,” said 50 Cent. “Nicki Minaj would be fun to be in a romantic comedy with.”

The “Get Rich or Die Trying” rapper has always spoken highly of Minaj, who also grew up in the New York neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens, like 50.

According to him, he feels he can relate to Minaj because he knows how she is.

“I kinda understand her a little bit more than the other people,” he said. “When she’s being an asshole because she’s telling you, ‘You’re not going to take advantage of me.’”

Minaj has recently been heavily criticized for her sentiments towards the vaxx in which many felt she was misinformed. However, Minaj had clarified that that was not the case as she would eventually take the vaccine to travel and do tours but that she had many questions that she’s seeking to do research on.

While Minaj can be said to have a tough, intimidating personality, 50 says he understands the kind of person she is and what causes her to react. He also defended her relationship with her husband, Kenneth Petty, who is presently facing charges for failing to register as a sexual offender in California due to a previous 1995 attempt rape conviction in New York.

The rapper has always shared his love for Nicki, noting that he admired her.

While speaking with Lil Wayne on Young Money Radio last year, he called her an “alpha female.”

“I love me some Nicki. This na actually happens to come from my neighborhood. It happens to be a girl, but that na is tough!” he said.

“She be harder than the n*a she fk with. She be harder and she’s an alpha female! That motherf**ker tough! You see what I’m saying, son? You got to watch her or she’ll go–she’ll do something that’s pulling a move to assert herself.”

Minaj has been on an extended hiatus since giving birth to her son last September. Her baby, who she calls Papa Bear, is celebrating his first birthday this week.

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Nicki Minaj Vents About Blogs After Missing Lil Wayne’s Birthday Bash With Drake & Mack Maine

Nicki Minaj says she was only joking when she commented about not being invited to Lil Wayne’s birthday bash.

The Trinidad-born rapper has made it clear time and time again that her focus is no longer on partying but on her new family, especially her son. The issue came up again after Nicki Minaj joked about not being invited to Lil Wayne’s 39th birthday celebrations last Monday, September 27.

Wayne, known for his lavish parties, hosted several members of his Young Money family, including the rapper with the golden touch these days, Drake. The label president Mack Maine was also there, but many eagle-eyed fans noticed that Nicki was absent. Of course, she is highly regarded as one of the leading influences that helped put Young Money on the international map.

Following the star-studded event, Mack Maine posted an Instagram photo of the crew who attended the party. Nicki jumped in the comments and playfully responded, “I had so much fun.” Maine quickly responded, “@nickiminaj Lawwwdddd don’t do it like that Nicketo! This sh*t was so last minute. We could run it back deaux. It wasn’t complete without you.”

Drake even paid homage to Lil Wayne during the celebration. “I still, to this day, get nervous speaking about this man because, at the end of the day, as much of a brother and a mentor as he is to me, he’s still my idol. And still somebody who just puts me in a place where, when I start thinking about him, I start thinking about my family,” he said.

While Nicki Minaj didn’t specify, it seems some blogs thought that she was offended at being left out of the party and created some buzz around that. Nicki chose to clarify that she was only kidding around.

“Can’t even joke nomo chile,” she posted on her Instagram Story. She added, “These blogs so thirsty to post smthn for y’all to hate under. The obsession is a diff kinda real. We weren’t even in the same state. Just a lil jokey joke between me & my boo Mack.”

She ended by saying, “Have a blessed day y’all. I sure will. That’s why ya’ll pressed. #HappyPapaBearDay.”

It seems she just wanted to clear the air because her real focus is on her son’s first birthday today, September 30, 2020. She’s once again had to make it clear that “Papa Bear” is her only priority right now.

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Perhaps the next party will even be bigger with Nicki Minaj included.

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Rvssian Debuts On Billboard With Chris Brown Assisted ‘Nostalgico’

Rvssian’s latest Latin single landed him a number of Billboard entries.

Since his music career took off, US-based Jamaican producer Rvssian has become no stranger to the Billboard charts. The Rich Immigrants exec has returned to the well sought after tally yet again thanks to his latest production, “Nostalgico,” with Chris Brown and Puerto Rico singer Rauw Alejandro.

The single debuts at No. 14 on the Hot Latin Songs chart this week while taking the No. 12 spot on Latin Streaming Songs and bows in the top 10 at No. 6 on the Latin Digital Song sales chart.

Released September 8 through Sony Latin Music, the reggaeton-infused “Nostalgico” has already garnered over 12 million views on its official music video on YouTube. Meanwhile, it is currently No. 135 on the Billboard Global Excluding US chart and 154 on the Billboard Global 200 chart.

Rvssian has already knocked down a number of Billboard hits over the course of his career with a legion of Latin acts but also with some top-tier artists in the US. In no particular order, he has in the past achieved the feat with “Kippy Krush” featuring Farruko, Nicki Minaj, Bad Bunny, and 21 Savage, “Writing on the Wall” featuring French Montana, Post Malone, and Cardi B, “Next to You” by Becky G and Digital Farm Animals, “Ponle” with J Balvin and Farruko and “No Me Ame” featuring Anuel AA and the late Juice WRLD.

Rvssian, Chris Brown & Rauw Alejandro

While Rvssian continues to flourish over on the Latin charts, other popular reggae-influenced track “Gyalis” by New York rapper Capella Grey which has blown up this year, is still climbing upward on the Billboard. Along with debuting at No. 47 on Radio Songs, the breakout single surges to a new peak at No. 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its eighth week on the chart and rises to No. 29 on the Hot R&B and Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The short but undeniably sweet track also maintains a series of top 10 positions across multiple Billboard tallies. On the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, it inches up to No. 9; on Hot R&B Songs, it takes a step up to No. 6; and on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, it peaks at No. 7.

While Rvssian celebrates another Billboard hit assisted by Chris Brown, Capella Grey is also set to release a remix for “Gyalis” this Friday with the famous R&B singer and dancehall artist Popcaan. This should catapult the already buzzing single even further into the spotlight. Jamaican music is still heavily influencing the mainstream and has become a part of the makeup of the current fabric of popular music, and its undisputed presence is evidenced all over charts worldwide.

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Nicki Minaj’s Husband’s Accuser Says She’s Getting Threats Since Tell-All Interview

Jennifer Hough says fans of the Queen of Hip Hop have been terrorizing her after she spoke out on an interview on the daytime television show The Real where she alleged that Kenneth Petty and Nicki Minaj were harassing her to recant her story in order to help his charges in L.A.

The victim shared screenshots of DMs she received all part of the backlash she’s getting after she spoke about the rape incident, which led to Petty being convicted for attempted rape in 1995 and serving almost five years in jail.

Hough was speaking as she dropped a lawsuit for harassment on Nicki Minaj and her husband.

Hough’s attorney, Tyrone Blackburn, says she has been bombarded with hate-filled messages from Nicki’s fans known as the ‘Barbs.’

According to TMZ, some of the DMs bash Hough while others include death threats, and one also made it known to Hough that her personal information was not a secret and she could be easily found.

“Nicki is not dumb and works with the Kardashian lawyers. You are sick,” wrote one of Nicki’s Barbz, while another called Hough a “clout chaser” and wished death upon her. “Hope you die bitch…Your clown ass will be exposed don’t come for my queen.”

The screenshots also saw Hough replying to some of the messages. “I’m not bothering anyone. just speaking facts,” she wrote. “I wish they would have just left me alone and been happy.”

cred: ABC

During her emotional interview on “The Real,” Hough said since Kenneth Petty got married to Nicki Minaj, her identity became exposed, and she has been in fear and has had to move away from New York because her identity was found out and it was not safe for her or her family to be there as she received threats.

She said the aftermath of the rape saw her life change drastically.

“I had to leave my family, I had to leave my home and I had to move away,” she said.

She also outlined efforts by Minaj and people claiming to be associated with Minaj who approached her to change her story to help Petty. Still, she says she’s finally standing up to her rapist and his shenanigans.

“I feel like the actions that were taken in regards to this whole situation put me in a different type of fear at my age now, and it was wrong,” she said. “And I don’t want to be afraid anymore. The only way not to be afraid is to continue to speak up.”

Meanwhile, because of the conviction in New York, Petty had to register as a sex offender if he moved to the state of California per the law there. He failed to do so and is now facing up to 10 years in jail. He recently accepted a plea deal for not registering in California.

However, it sees the new legal troubles that have sent the Pettys desperate for any damage control. Hough says Minaj personally called her and told her she heard Hough wanted to do something for them, which was her asking her to recant her story so that Kenneth Petty could get off on the current charges.

However, Hough sees Minaj and Petty for witness intimidation, emotional distress, harassment, assault, and battery. She is seeking damages as well as statutory damages and attorney’s fees.

Neither Minaj nor Kenneth has responded to the allegations. The pair got married in 2019 and now has a one-year-old son.

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Birdman Shared He Gave Lil Wayne, Drake & Nicki Minaj $1.4 Billion Out His Pocket

Birdman shared that he gave Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj, $1.4 billion combined out of his pocket.

The Cash Money Records CEO boss defended himself on the “Big Facts” Podcast on Tuesday as he addressed several allegations and rumors over the years, which claimed that he ripped off Lil Wayne and others.

Birdman co-founded Cash Money Records with his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams. In the decades that followed, it was one of the more prosperous labels churning talents like Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and others. In the same interview he said that he paid Wayne, Drake, and Nicki over a billion dollars since singing them.

“I can honestly say I gave Wayne about 400 to 500 million dollars, Drake got about 500 million dollars, and Nicki got about 300 to 400 million dollars out of my pocket, no cap, if you don’t believe me ask them,” the head of Cash Money Records said.

According to Birdman, his influence on the industry has been wide, but he hasn’t received proper recognition for it.

“I can say this here. I bless more lives than any one of these dudes who do what I do,” the 52-year-old expressed, noting his intentions are not to disrespect other figures in the business. “But ain’t no ni**a put on more n**** than me. No n**** in the game. My list go long.”

He continued, “But, I don’t get the [credit] and I ain’t tripping. I don’t give a f*** about it because I get the money. That’s what matters the most to me more than anything. I just think because we southern, we don’t get the respect.”

He also addressed the rumors of him stealing from Lil Wayne and denied that he ever stole from him or anyone else.

“I ain’t never took from no n****. I always bless n****,” he began. “I had some incidents early on because I was really young in this sht. I ain’t know no better,” he explained. “But, any problem I had I cleared it up. I paid any n****. Remember because I was young. I’m telling you 20 years old. So, a lot of sht happened early on, I just ain’t know. And I’m with these white folks and they not attending to the business. [And] I’m not really knowing, but any n**** that had any problem from my son on down — and I gave him 50 million — and I cleared it up.”

Wayne and Birdman had a close relationship, but they later had a falling out that threatened their bond as Wayne sued Cash Money for $51 million in 2015. Among the allegations in the lawsuit were that the label violated the contract with Wayne and withheld monies owed as well as delaying his album Tha Carter V.

However, the lawsuit was later settled in 2018, with Lil Wayne receiving a large payment from Cash Money.

Birdman added that he has continued to help people into the game and he is motivated knowing he can “continue to bless young ni**as.”

He noted, “I want continuously to make these ni**as millionaires and superstars.”

Meanwhile, Birdman isn’t impressed by the younger generation of rappers, especially those that become involved in drugs and crime. Of late, quite a number of rappers have been arrested for having illegal guns in their possession or for drugs.

“You got these little young ni**as nowadays is all the way wilding. That’s why they all going to penitentiary,” he said. “I was like that too so I can’t say nothing about it. I live like they live… All that sht they was doing we were doing this sht, but now I think the technology different. They couldn’t watch us. I was a bad boy, like, we were really thuggin’. We was thuggin’ like they thuggin’. Now you got social media they could [get] caught quicker.”

According to him, rappers need to stick to music and understand “they could become powerful with the money than just the fame.”

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Nicki Minaj’s husband’s accuser alleges threats, intimidation from rapper’s team

Nicki Minaj’s husband’s accuser alleges threats, intimidation from rapper’s team
Jennifer Hough spoke on The Real about her lawsuit against Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty, who was convicted in the attempted rape of Hough in 1995.

By The FADER

September 22, 2021

On Wednesday, The Real hosted Jennifer Hough, the woman who accused Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty of attempted rape in 1994. Petty was convicted of the crime in 1995 and served nearly four years in New York state prison. Minaj married Petty in 2018, and Hough says she has faced threats and intimidation from Minaj’s camp ever since. Now she has launched a lawsuit against the couple.

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After detailing the assault for which Petty was convicted and its effects on her life, Hough alleged that she spoke directly to Nicki Minaj in March of 2020. “she called me,” Hough claimed, “and said that she got word that I was willing to help them out with a situation. I didn’t understand to what she was referring to.” Hough says that she refused Minaj’s offer to fly her and her family to Los Angeles. “I told her, woman to woman, this really happened,” Hough said.

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Hough claims that Minaj and Petty instigated a campaign of harassment and intimidation against her after her refusal to cooperate. She alleges that Minaj and Petty sent representatives to negotiate with her family members, with one member of Minaj’s team offering Hough $20,000 in cash. “The last message I received,” Hough says, “was that I should have taken the money because they’re going to use that money to put on my head.”

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When asked what she hopes to achieve through the lawsuit, Hough says that she wants “to let them know that they were wrong.” She continues: “He did something to me a long time ago and he had consequences that he was supposed to stick with… What they did to me and my family wasn’t right,” Hough says, “You can’t intimidate people to make things go better for you, and that’s what they did.”

The FADER has reached out to Nicki Minaj’s representative for more information.

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Nicki Minaj Is The Bob Marley Of Trinidad Says Her Cousin

One of Nicki Minaj’s cousins in Trinidad and Tobago thinks that she deserves the same kind of recognition that Bob Marley has received for his contributions to culture and music in Jamaica.

The search has been on for Nicki Minaj’s infamous cousin, who was referenced in her tweets last week as being witness to the effects of the Covid-19 vaccine causing testicular swelling in a friend leading to his fiancé canceling the wedding.

However, the media has been able to track down another cousin of the Trinidadian-born rapper, and he is defending his cousin despite her tweets which many viewed as promoting conspiracies about the vaccines.

Minaj’s cousin, who identified himself as Michael Daniel, 39, of St. James, Port of Spain, spoke to journalists from local newspaper the Trinidad Express where he said the rapper had done much to put the Twin Island Republic on the map, and she ought to be celebrated just the same as the great Reggae legend Bob Marley.

Bob Marley is known worldwide for promoting Reggae Music and putting Jamaica’s alluring culture and people on the map. According to Daniel, Nicki Minaj has done the same.

Nicki Minaj and her cousin Michael Daniel | photo: Michael Daniel

“St James residents feel great to know she is from our hometown. She put Trinidad and Tobago on the map. She did what Bob Marley did for Jamaica. Brian Lara (cricketer) and Ato Boldon (track star) have done well. But Nicki kicked down doors that they could not.”

He added Trinidadians should be defending Nicki now in her time of need.

“Today, everybody knows about our country. Trinidad and Tobago is in the international spotlight. We should rally around her.”

Nicki Minaj came under heavy criticism last week for her tweets about not taking the vaccine because her cousin told her that his friend became impotent after taking the shot, and his testicles were swollen.

However, Daniel says Trinidadians should be backing Minaj now despite the sentiments.

“Why are we leaving our precious Nicki out in the rain? If she was an American, the whole of America would have supported her. I have to agree with veteran calypsonian Winston (Explainer) Henry, ‘Why are we treating our local heroes so?’,” Daniel told the Express.

Meanwhile, as the search went on to find Minaj’s cousin and his friend, she alleged that two journalists had approached her family and sent them threatening messages to speak to media after they declined to do so.

Minaj shared screenshots of a series of messages sent in which a female claiming to be a journalist telling the receiver of the messages they should speak with her before CNN tracked them down and shared all of their information worldwide.

Nicki Minaj blasted the journalists for their intimidation tactics and pressuring her family.

While Minaj is Trinidadian, she has curiously more associated herself as a Jamaican, speaking with a Jamaican accent and promoting things Jamaican. She has often spoken about her love for Jamaica and Jamaicans, which is heavily reciprocated by Jamaican people.

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Tion Wayne – 4 Life Lyrics

[Intro: Afro B & Tion Wayne]
Yeah, ah oou
Afro B
Come on, come on
Boom

[Hook: Afro B & Tion Wayne]
Bad gyal in the function
It be only you that I’m wantin’ (Yeah)
Don’t come with asssumptions
You’d be my wife for life
Bad gyal in the function (Yeah)
It be only you that I’m wantin’ (Come on, come on, yeah)
Don’t come with asssumptions (Yo, T-Wayne from the)
You’d be my wife for life

[Verse 1: Tion Wayne, Tion Wayne & Afro B]
Where you hurtin’? Shoppin’ abroad
Fuck a Birkin, she want a [?]
I know your favourite position’s in charge
I see you twerkin’, Nicki Minaj
Me, I’m a German
Whippin’ excursion, money earnin’
She want a thug, I’m the wickedest version
Baby, how your bum look bigger in person?
Remembеr BB, my CD’s was kinda slow
Now it’s CC or GG we can go
Hella greazy, ain’t еasy until we blow
I know I’m cheeky but really
Where you wanna go? We can go there
See now I buy you homes not just Moncler
I know I’m on the block page, don’t be scared
Always trouble on the roads, anytime you gon’ clear

[Hook: Afro B]
Bad gyal in the function
It be only you that I’m wantin’ (Yeah)
Don’t come with asssumptions
You’d be my wife for life
Bad gyal in the function (Yeah)
It be only you that I’m wantin’ (Yeah)
Don’t come with asssumptions
You’d be my wife for life

[Post-Hook: Afro B]
Gyal you know I say “I’ll take your side”
And you know I say “Me never leave my wife”
Gyal you know I say “I’ll take your side”
And you know I say “Me never leave my wife”

[Verse 2: Tion Wayne]
She see more than just a roadman
Yo, if you gon’ bruck her up the whole bank for you
She don’t associate with no man
But I ain’t toxic, this is girl romance
Ay, girl you reap what you sow
To let me go, would you lie under oath?
Hoes will never get my time on a roast
I thought she’ll love if my rhymes didn’t know
I’ll never know

[Hook: Afro B]
Bad gyal in the function
It be only you that I’m wantin’ (Yeah)
Don’t come with asssumptions
You’d be my wife for life
Bad gyal in the function (Yeah)
It be only you that I’m wantin’ (Yeah)
Don’t come with asssumptions
You’d be my wife for life

[Post-Hook: Afro B]
Gyal you know I say “I’ll take your side”
And you know I say “Me never leave my wife”
Gyal you know I say “I’ll take your side”
And you know I say “Me never leave my wife”

Lil Nas X Was Trying To Get Drake & Nicki Minaj On “Montero”

Lil Nas X tried to get Nicki Minaj and Drake on his album Montero but had no such luck.

It’s rare to see a stan-turn-major artist get the opportunity to collaborate with their former idol. Lil Nas X who was once a devout Barb tried to make it happen a few weeks ago when he asked Nicki Minaj to be a part of his new album Montero but the rapper’s dreams were not realized. The project that is slated to drop at midnight has guest stars like Jack Harlow who features on the popular track “Industry Baby,” Elton John, Miley Cyrus and Megan Thee Stallion who is featured on the title “Dolla Sign Slime.”

Lil Nas X originally wanted Drake to feature on the latter but the rapper wasn’t available for the project. In a new interview on The Breakfast Club, the “Montero” rapper revealed that he hit up Young Money stars Drake and Nicki Minaj to be on his album but it was an unsuccessful attempt. While he says Drake responded explaining that he was focused on his own album Certified Lover Boy at the time and wasn’t able to collaborate with him right now, Nicki Minaj simply sent no response.

“He [Drake] said he’s down to do something, but it’s just not the right time,” Lil Nas X explained. As for Nicki ghosting him, fans are speculating that she left him hanging as a way of returning the favor for when he did the same to her. Though it’s well known now that Nas X was a huge Nicki Minaj stan and even managed a fan account that repped the Young Money queen on Twitter, he denied it until his breakout hit “Old Town Road” went big and changed the game for him.

Nicki had addressed it in a statement on Twitter hinting that she wasn’t pleased about his denial but gave him props for eventually coming clean.  “It was a bit of a sting when you denied being a barb, but I understand,” she wrote. “Congratulations on building up your confidence to speak your truth. @LilNasX.” Since Nicki didn’t respond to Lil Nas X’s request to be a part of Montero at all, it leaves fans to make their best guess about what they think happened, and many seem to be taking into account the fact that her name is Mrs. Petty after all.

the generous queen, i love u. and i’m sorry i did that in a time where u were already getting so much bandwagon hate. i felt so bad, hoping u wouldn’t see my denial. i was just so afraid of people finding out about me and losing everything before i even got a chance. pic.twitter.com/3kgJctDJt1

— MONTERO ? (@LilNasX) June 17, 2020

As for Drake who Lil Nas X says is willing to make a joint track happened, should we expect them to make that happen anytime soon?

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Nicki Minaj Says She’s Speaking Out For Family In Trinidad, “I have to be their voice and I will”

Nicki Minaj says she will continue to speak out on behalf of her family in Trinidad due to their inadequate access to the internet.

Nicki Minaj is continuing down her path of misinformation and dragging the small twin-island republic of her once native home, Trinidad and Tobago, into the mix. The influential rapper took to Instagram yesterday to explain why she was hesitant about the coronavirus vaccine and clear up her ‘invitation’ to the White House. In her explanation, she alleged that being able to access Instagram in T&T was difficult, which is why she has to be the voice of her family back home.

However, the country has several internet providers, and there are no bans on the use of social media. According to her video, her family members do not have access to the social media site, and so she intends to be a champion for their cause and other people like them as well.

“Could you imagine being in a country where it is not that easy to get on Instagram? My family members in Trinidad don’t even have Instagram so if I have to be their voice and I will! I was born in Trinidad, I am a self-made woman so at the heart of who I am I will always root for the f***ing underdog,” she said.

Probably an even more spurious claim that she alleged was that people in Trinidad and Tobago are being denied employment based on their vaccination status. This is also completely false as the current government has made no attempt to mandate vaccines and is still going the route of encouragement rather than enforcement. Some private companies have put their own rules in place, but none have forced workers to vaccinate so far.

“I might have seen my family struggle and I will ensure my son doesn’t have to live that life but how can you forget it, how can you negate how these people feel? They are being told if they don’t have the vaccine they can’t work so if I want to ask questions about the vaccine, what’s wrong?” she asked.

She also sought to clarify her statement about being invited to the White House to speak with Dr. Anthony Fauci and the US surgeon general.

Yesterday, September 15, Nicki Minaj claimed that she was invited by the White House to speak about her issues with the vaccine, but after several media outlets sought clarification on the matter, it was revealed by White House officials that she was actually scheduled for a phone call.

“The White House has invited me & I think it’s a step in the right direction. Yes, I’m going. I‘ll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human. #BallGate day 3,” she posted on Twitter.

The White House has invited me & I think it’s a step in the right direction. Yes, I’m going. I’ll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human. #BallGate day 3 https://t.co/PSa3WcEjH3

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 15, 2021

The “Starships” singer explained to her fans that she told the White House that she would prefer not to travel.

“I told them it would not feel genuine if it was something I discuss with them only because it would come off disingenuous to my fans because it would feel that I am selling them the vaccine and they agreed,” she said.

Nicki Minaj, in her new role as champion of the underdog, said she also asked her fans on Twitter to submit questions to ask the medical experts at the White House. Something she said is necessary so that those who are afraid don’t get laughed at.

“You can’t do that to me, you can’t just laugh me up out of here. No boo boo I would have been gone. I have been targeted and bullied my whole career, I don’t get on the Internet and cry about it,” she said.

Nicki Minaj, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, left T&T when she was five years old to live in the United States. Her recent comments have drawn the ire of many in the country as some question her incredulous claims. However, as evidenced by the comments under the post, her Barbz are soaking up all the misinformation and praising her for speaking out.

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