The music video for Jessie J‘s leading single, “Bang Bang,” from her forthcoming album Sweet Talker, has officially debuted. Hannah Lux Davis directs the visuals for the track, which features vocals from Ariana Grande and a verse from Nicki Minaj. Set on a helipad at the top of a New York City skyscraper, the trio link up to provide viewers with the experience of being invited to an “exclusive concert.” Sweet Talker is out October 14th and “Bang Bang” will also appear as a bonus track on Ariana’s soon to be released album, My Everything, out tomorrow, August 25th.
Nicki Minaj stopped by Good Morning America on Friday morning with a special treat for fans. The Young Money gave viewers a quick sneak peak of the video for her new single Pills N Potions. In the preview, a reflective Minaj is seen seated, before The Game makes a cameo, possibly playing her on screen love interest that has Nicki on an emotional spin. The full video for “Pills N Potions” world premieres Monday on Live! with Kelly and Michael. Enjoy.
Nicki Minaj knows celebrities-turned-designers aren't always taken seriously in the fashion world, but she doesn't mind. At a launch event Tuesday for her Kmart Collection, Minaj said skepticism of stars lacking formal design training is "understandable," but she insists it's "not about being a designer. "The "Starships" rapper says her intention is simply to make clothes that she would love to wear. [Watch & Read More]
Drake is back in New York to promote Nothing Was The Same, and hitting his fan markets from the greedy freebians fighting over #NTWS shirts at the Alife store, to the housewives and house-arrest audience of The Ellen Show. And Ellen Degeneres knows exactly how to put "Our Holy Lord of Cableknit" in the hot seat -- bring up old jumpies and platonic girlfriends. Ellen asked Drake about Rihanna, Tyra Banks, and Kat Dennings but then threw in friend-zoner Nicki Minaj, and a total reach, Kim Kardashian. Enjoy.
Is Chris Brown planning to quit music for good? The R&B singer caused quite the stir this week after a series of tweets appeared on his Twitter page, suggesting he may retire from the music industry. The tweets have since been deleted, but several media outlets posted them before they "mysteriously" disappeared from Brown's Twitter page. "Don't worry mainstream America. After this X album, it'll probably be my last album," one tweet revealed, as seen here. Another one noted, "Being famous is amazing when it's for ur music and talent," he continued. "I'm tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18. I'm cool & over it!" [Read More]
Nelly heats up on screens in his new video, “Get Like Me.” The visual in support of his lead single is a black-and-white affair as Nicki Minaj and Pharrell co-star in the Colin Tilley-directed clip. As with all of Nicki Minaj’s video appearances this summer, the Queen Barbie sizzles as she shows off her trademark voluptuous curves. Due later this year, Nelly’s M.O. LP will feature appearances from 2 Chainz, Nelly Furtado, Future, T.I., Trey Songz, and more. Enjoy.
Mario and Nicki Minaj's hit single "Somebody Else" has here been awarded the visual treatment. The collaborative track is a very clear nod to the title, dealing with being left for someone else. The coinciding clip then features each artist performing his and her respective parts. To check it out now and purchase the single on iTunes now. Enjoy.
A lot of work went into the music video for Ciara‘s collaboration with Nicki Minaj, I’m Out, and in an exclusive new video, fans get to see it all. The choreographer, Jamaica Craft, explains her vision for the video. “We went more old-school Hollywood musical. We were very inspired from actual glam Hollywood musical into Bollywood musicals, as well, and then mixed it with some strong videos from the ’90s.” Although she wouldn’t specify which vintage videos exactly, Michael and Janet Jackson‘s “Scream” is an obvious inspiration for Ciara’s “I’m Out.” To listen to her upcoming album Ciara before its July 9th release, check out the free stream on iTunes. Enjoy.
In the visuals to “Tapout,” Young Money recruits — Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & Mack Maine — are joined by Birdman under the new alias, Rich Gang, while Future takes care of the chorus. Here, the hip-hop super group flaunts their riches in a glamorous estate, while the likes of Christina Milian, Kimora Lee and Paris Hilton playing prominent cameo roles in this heist-filled storyboard. Rich Gang’s first studio album Flashy Lifestyle is due to drop June 25th and will feature artists from both Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment. Watch the clip above to see how the narrative plays out.
Ciara brings her personal love life to the big screen in her upcoming Body Party video. The R&B singer gives us a sneak peek with a 33-second teaser, where she attends a house party with friends in Atlanta. In an all-black relaxed outfit, CiCi and her girlfriends show off their dance moves as real-life boyfriend Future watches from a distance. Expect cameos from Ludacris, Mike Will Made It, Jazze Pha, and Trinidad James in her new visual as it’ll world premiere on Monday, April 22nd on BET’s 106 & Park. Ciara’s self-titled album is due July 9th with appearances from Nicki Minaj and Future.