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 Wednesday 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 Tuesday 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

Azealia Banks Calls Out 'Igloo Australia' for Silence on Eric Garner

Azeala Banks is calling out white artists who appropriate black culture and then fail to be vocal about black issues and civil rights (specifically yesterday's grand jury decision to not indict the Staten Island police officer who killed Eric Garner using an illegal chokehold) and she's taking particular issue with … » 12/04/14 10:15am 12/04/14 10:15am

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