Here is Charli XCX Singing 'Boom Clap' in Japanese

How much does pop princesa Charli XCX know and love her fanbase? Definitely enough to try her hand at singing "Boom Clap," one of last year's biggest hits, in Japanese, for special release of Sucker on Warner Music Japan. Unsure how she fared as my Japanese is a little rusty, but at least two people in the always… » 1/28/15 12:30pm Wednesday 12:30pm

Nicki Minaj Showed Rare, Genuine Superstar Tears in My Time Again

On Sunday night, MTV aired its Nicki Minaj documentary My Time Again, the follow-up to 2010's My Time Now, which we all remember as the origin of her infamous pickle-juice snub and bitch-versus-boss analogy. Back then, in that special, she came across tough and guarded, and (to us) the extent of her relationship with » 1/19/15 3:00pm 1/19/15 3:00pm

Nicki Minaj vs. Her Ex Safaree Samuels: He Says He Co-Wrote Her Raps

Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels, her boyfriend of 1,000 secret years, have broken up and are fighting publicly on social media. In response to many calling him "corny" and Nicki agreeing… on Twitter, Samuels aka "Scaff Beezy" aka "SB Stunts" aka "Nicki's hype man" told his side of their story, while wearing a fur… » 1/13/15 1:45pm 1/13/15 1:45pm

These Celebs Went Christmas Ham on Instagram This Year

Another holiday, another reminder via Instagram that celebrities are kinda sorta not really just like us, but in some ways they are. Unlike Thanksgiving's embarrassment of riches, however, Christmas brought out some impulses of humility, with a lot of celebs showing off their families, their festivities, and their… » 12/26/14 12:00pm 12/26/14 12:00pm

The Unequivocal Worst Songs of 2014

At the end of every year, it seems like our society is allowing more and more room for hot garbage to fill our pop charts. We say this not as haters of pop music—we are not one of those finger-waggy assholes who thinks that Katy Perry, for example, does not make "real" music because she doesn't write and produce all… » 12/19/14 2:10pm 12/19/14 2:10pm

Nicki Minaj: 'Men Are Like Children' and Other Gems From New Interview

One of the stand-out qualities of The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj's third studio album, is how plainly it illustrates a woman in her early 30s going through the ringer that women in their early 30s do: a time of transition, she details not just her recent breakup with her boyfriend of a decade, but also the kind of career… » 12/17/14 11:20am 12/17/14 11:20am

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

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