Zayn Malik, 'Exhausted' By Cheating Rumors, Is Taking a Break From 1D

One of the D's from the mysteriously-named boy band One D is going through a lot of stuff right now. After rumors started flying that he was cheating on his fiancé, Zayn Malik (the hottest of all the D's and owner of the best hair) has left the band's most recent tour because he's "exhausted" from all the hate. » 3/20/15 9:50am 3/20/15 9:50am

Y/N: Can You Get Through Watching This Meghan Trainor Video?

Weekly-ish, a pre-approved, snap-judged music guide based on our very scientific, non-subjective Yes/No rating system. There's really no debating this, come on, stop. » 3/19/15 6:05pm 3/19/15 6:05pm

Y/N: Christina Milian and Lil Wayne's 'Drunk in Love' Fails Miserably

Weekly-ish, a pre-approved, snap-judged music guide based on our very scientific, non-subjective Yes/No rating system. There's really no debating this, come on, stop. » 1/21/15 4:20pm 1/21/15 4:20pm

Nicki Minaj Creates a Man-Eating Dominatrix Haven in 'Only' Video


For her "Anaconda" video, Nicki Minaj purposefully showed a world in which women completely controlled the narrative. This new video for her single "Only," from The Pinkprint, takes a similar approach, bringing us into a dominatrix den where men are paralyzed and defenseless. » 12/12/14 12:50pm 12/12/14 12:50pm

Oh, My: Nicki Minaj Releases Official Tracklist For The Pinkprint

On Monday, Nicki Minaj released her track listing for The Pinkprint, and here's what we have to look forward to: Beyoncé! Ariana Grande telling dudes to get on their knees! Not the Weeknd! Merry Christmas! » 12/01/14 3:00pm 12/01/14 3:00pm

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

Nicki Minaj's 'Only' Video Shots Look Like a Style Regression

Nicki Minaj has Instagrammed the making-of her "Only" video with Drake and Lil Wayne and frankly, we're worried: that bodystocking and 8-inch stripper heels are an undeniable style regression. (Not unlike the song.) But we had become so enamored of her minimalist, lux look! Nu Minaj, come back! Look at this lovely… » 11/18/14 4:50pm 11/18/14 4:50pm

Nicki Minaj Responds to 'Nazi' Imagery Video Uproar

[UPDATED] Last week, Nicki Minaj released the lyric video "Only," her new single featuring Drake, Wayne, and Chris Brown. The song itself is a mediocre entree into her catalogue that allows Drake and Weezy to discuss how no, Minaj didn't bone them on her way up but also to fantasize that If She Did It, though... (No… » 11/11/14 10:30am 11/11/14 10:30am

Drake Is the Taylor Swift of Rap

Yesterday it was announced that Taylor Swift sold 1.3 million copies of her new album 1989, meaning that she moved more records in one week than any other artist has of any new album in the entirety of the past 10 months. This was appropriately being noted as a historic feat before it was even confirmed, but it… » 11/05/14 2:00pm 11/05/14 2:00pm

Nicki Minaj's New Single Would Be Better With More Nicki

"Only" — the new Nicki Minaj single whose cover artwork is right in time for Halloween — has arrived. And the moral of the song (featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown) is: You can't sit with us. Unless you're real, bad, rich, independent, boss or thick. » 10/28/14 2:15pm 10/28/14 2:15pm

Mo'ne Davis Pulled In Third Inning, Remains Queen of America's Heart

Mo'ne Davis, Sports Illustrated-anointed Little League star, unfortunately couldn't make it out of the third inning in her game last night. She remains better at baseball than 99.9 percent of Americans. » 8/21/14 12:20pm 8/21/14 12:20pm

Do We Need Another Iggy Azalea?

Need? Absolutely not. Could we tolerate another white female rapper—perhaps one day even ascending into liking and enjoy her music? Maybe. But please don't let it be Chanel West Coast. » 8/13/14 3:30pm 8/13/14 3:30pm

Nicki Minaj Throws Buckets of Shade at Iggy Azalea at BET Awards

During Sunday’s BET Awards, Nicki Minaj won the Best Female MC trophy and took time during her acceptance speech to dress down her competition. Considering her only contemporary chart-worthy rival is Iggy Azalea, it’s safe to say Iggy was the target of her shade (thrown while professing “no shade”). » 6/30/14 11:00am 6/30/14 11:00am

Solange Serves Up All the Colors of the Rainbow in Bazaar

Solange Knowles is back and as colorful as ever in Harper’s Bazaar this month. The singer-songwriter and sartorial It Girl is giving face and fashion so tough that I almost got excited for spring ... until I remembered that it will be 32 degrees in New York tonight. » 3/18/14 7:15pm 3/18/14 7:15pm

Hey, Where Did All the Women MCs Go?

It feels as if someone started a rumor that 2014 might present a female resurgence in hip-hop. As a person with a vagina, I’d be thrilled if that happened — but I doubt the “Ladies Night” reprise is going down anytime soon. There are many reasons why women — with the exception of Nicki Minaj — are notably absent from… » 3/05/14 5:10pm 3/05/14 5:10pm

Drunk Half-Naked Paris Hilton Unleashes Hellish Collab With Lil Wayne

Paris Hilton has released a sample of her song with Lil Wayne plus accompanying music video, and oh my god it is a musical experience unlike any other. It's mostly the young heiress slithering around in a shallow pool while croaking about how she feels tipsy, like the most fun and drunkest and richest adolescent… » 10/02/13 9:13am 10/02/13 9:13am

Today Was a Hugely Disappointing Premiere Day on Daytime Talk TV

It's September which means daytime talk is back! And what a premiere day it was. As children frolicked to school through air that had just a hint of fall's crispness to it, parents turned their television sets on to bask in brand new footage of Women Getting Real. If you were an alien life force who got your first… » 9/09/13 8:30pm 9/09/13 8:30pm

Can Amy Adams Pull Off Janis Joplin Biopic? Lee Daniels Thinks So


A Janis Joplin biopic that's been on the books for almost a decade now — and been considered as a vehicle for damn near every under-40 actress out there — is finally looking more concrete. Lee Daniels will direct as his follow-up to The Butler, and he's cast Amy Adams as the lead. She seems a bit ethereal for it, but… » 8/24/13 12:00pm 8/24/13 12:00pm

Scream Like It's 2001: Timberlake Reuniting With *NSYNC at VMAs

Justin Timberlake will reunite with late '90s asterisk pirates *NSYNC for a performance at the VMAs, which I like to imagine they strong-armed him into. ("What, you're too good for us now just because you got rid of your Instant Ramen-looking hair and married the hot girl from Summer Catch?") But they aren't rushing… » 8/20/13 9:00am 8/20/13 9:00am