So yesterday Nicki Minaj released the video for her single Lookin Ass N*gga. And on the cover of the single, was an iconic picture of Malcolm X, holding a rifle and peering out into the street from behind closed curtains. Soon as the internet got a hold of that, there was a whirlwind of backlash and slander. I even saw a petitioned made to have Nicki remove the image of Malcolm X, claiming that using the picture dishonors the legacy of one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders. Well, it seems that Nicki had a change of heart–she notified everyone via Instagram that she decided to remove the picture. But basically, not because of y’all. So she pretty much is saying “Y’ALL LATE.”
What seems to be the issue now? Do you have a problem with me referring to the people Malcolm X was ready to pull his gun out on as Lookin Ass Niggaz? Well, I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single. I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass Niggaz and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued. The word “nigga” causes so much debate in our community while the “nigga” behavior gets praised and worship. Let’s not. Apologies again to his family. I have nothing but respect an adoration for u. The photo was removed hours ago. Thank you
Nicki Minaj is making quite a buzz after posting new pictures on Instagram. Although she’s in quite a revealing outfit, it’s actually her hair and makeup that’s creating the buzz. Nicki Minaj shows off her natural hair with roots intact; those lace front not snatching her edges.
Not to be missed by me, she’s also wearing less white powder on her face, and going with a foundation that shows off her beautiful caramel tone. Perhaps Nicki Minaj is getting tired of the bleaching jokes or the blond joker look, whatever the case, I like her make-up in these pictures, too. The foundation really seems to match her skin tones…
So last week, DJ Khaled took himself onto MTV and proposed marriage to Nicki Minaj. Had a big ole ring and everything. And word on the street was that Nicki filed for a restraining order because of it. Well, now MTV has shared that the whole thing was a stunt. DJ Khaled released a new single called I Wanna Be With You off of his upcoming album Suffering From Success.
Khaled’s now legendary proposal on MTV offered a few clues that might have tipped off listeners to the fact that the ultimate hip-hop hype machine was doing his usual thing, including his use of a phrase describing why he and Minaj were perfect for each other: “We got the same symptoms, we’re both suffering from success.”
I, for one, didn’t believe it when I heard it. I guess when you write about some of these celebs often enough, you can kind of catch a feel for what seems likely. And this ain’t it. The single, which features Nicki, Rick Ross and Future, isn’t really half bad. Check it out, when you continue…
So Nicki Minaj teams up with Birdman and Lil Wayne for a YMCMB reunion, and a great music video visually. Don’t slap me, but I like this video!!! I can see myself playing this video on repeat until it becomes nauseating. I can see me and the Mister playing this song on repeat period.
Sometimes things just come together when you add a video, imagine that.
Oh! BTW, Lil Wayne plays Nicki Minaj’s love interest in this video. Let the rumors begin, cause some of these scenes are quite steamy. That’s some good acting right there. Video when you continue below:
High self esteem! She’s got it! I don’t know what the rest of American thinks but at least Nicki loves what she’s doing on American Idol. US Weekly is reporting that during a recent press conference, Nicki Minaj has said that she’s been a spectacular judge, and doesn’t have any worst Idol moments, but rather every single moment on the show is her best. She also talked about her early fears in the beginning of the whole AI experience.
“I didn’t know what to expect going in to the show. I was so nervous. I had a lot of anxiety. I felt like, ‘Okay, I know everybody’s just going to hate me,’” she recalled. “There were moments in the audition process that I would say to the producers, ‘I can’t do this anymore. If everyone is going to give a good critique and I’m going to be the only one being honest, then America is going to hate me. I’m going to be seen as mean.’ And the producers said, ‘Nicki, trust us, America is going to appreciate the honesty.’ And that’s all I had to go on.”
Nicki doesn’t even watch the show, nor does she advice her mentor Lil Wayne to watch it, so I don’t even know why she was concerned about what America would think of her. But one thing is certain: Nicki has certainly got America talking so whatever she’s doing is working, in some way.