Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint Is By, For, and About Boss-Ass Women

For the past four years, Nicki Minaj has used a personalized pink microphone studded in light rose Swarovski crystals. Created by a former art student from Cleveland, it's become an iconic part of Minaj's overall live presence, even as her personal style has transformed from Harajuku Bride of Frankenstein to sleek and… » 12/16/14 11:50am 12/16/14 11:50am

Congratulations, Taylor Swift, on Your First Black Friends 

The artist formerly known as country singer Taylor Swift had a great weekend. On Friday she was on the receiving end of a happy birthday serenade from shade queen Aretha Franklin. She finally turned 25 years old on Saturday and that evening, the dopest couple on Earth looked at their calendars, realized they didn't… » 12/15/14 3:00pm 12/15/14 3:00pm

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj Love Each Other, Themselves in New Song

Previously, Nicki Minaj and a rapper named Beyoncé teamed up for the remix to "Flawless," where Beyoncé famously shrugged off that pesky elevator fight between her sister and husband in just one line. The two rappers have reunited for "Feeling Myself," a boastful track over a thumping beat that appears on Minaj's… » 12/11/14 12:10pm 12/11/14 12:10pm

Yes, You Can Buy the Clothes From Beyonce's New Video

Love that awesome red sweater that Queen Bey wore in her 7/11 video? Think that you'll never find one just like it? Well, you are wrong, because the internet is happy to make more money off of you. You want sweaters? Friend, you can get both the sweater and the t-shirt. And the nail wraps. You are now Beyonce. Please… » 12/03/14 9:10pm 12/03/14 9:10pm

An Appreciation: Tina Knowles, The One True Supreme

Solange's wedding last weekend looked like a truly joyous occasion, and she sparkled with happiness in every photo. But there was one person in attendance whose radiance rivaled that of Solange, and no, it was not Beyoncé. It was Tina Knowles, Mother to the Bride, Queen of Everything. (And by "everything," I mean… » 11/20/14 12:10pm 11/20/14 12:10pm

Nicki Minaj Can't Be All Things to All People, Let Alone Herself

Nicki Minaj is by no stretch of the imagination a simple being. She is at once taunting the patriarchy and adhering to its rules; spouting boss lyrics and apologizing for follower moves; boasting sexual independence and releasing a track where her two "friends" talk about how much they'd like to sleep with her as if… » 11/19/14 11:50am 11/19/14 11:50am