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As previously stated, even though it’s not really en vogue to like Robin Thicke these days, I’m loving everything he’s laying down lately. “Morning Sun” and the Flo Rida track, “I Don’t Like It I Love It,” are fantastic. Don’t get it twisted though. I still want to take a shower after seeing him. He still gives off major douchebag vibes.

The 38-year-old blue-eye soul crooner just dropped his new clip for the Max Martin-produced Back Together.” Dressed like a modern-day Rat Pack member, Thicke heads to a mid-century Miami mansion for a kick-ass pool party. Nicki Minaj pops up wearing a floral and cheetah-print ensemble to tease Robin.

It’s a playful clip for an equally fun funky track. I hate to admit that I don’t like it, but I love it. Check it out below.

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It’s not really en vogue to like Robin Thicke these days. I don’t really blame people. He certainly comes off as a major douchebag.

With that being said, however, I have to admit, I’m really feeling everything he’s recently released- “Morning Sun” and “I Don’t Like It I Love It.” After the massive bomb that Paula was, I think the 38-year-old singer is poised for a comeback. He probably won’t reach “Blurred Lines” heights but anything is better than his last album’s performance.

Thicke previously collaborated with Nicki Minaj on “Shakin’ It 4 Daddy” for his Sex Therapy: The Session era. The two reunite for a sensational new track titled “Back Together.”

I wasn’t expecting to instantly gravitate towards this, but I did. I blame it all on the always-reliable production work of Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Ali Payami. The track definitely has potential to make an impact on radio. Give it a listen below.

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Taking a page from Taylor Swift’s playbook, Madonna enlists her famous friends for her star-studded visual “Bitch I’m Madonna.” Unlike Swift’s “Bad Blood” clip though, the guest stars in the video seem like an afterthought.

With exception to Rita Ora, Chris Rock and Diplo, the likes of Beyonce, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus appear to have taped their cameos after Jonas Akerlund finished directing the clip.

Not surprisingly, the clip debuted exclusively on Tidal. If you recall, Madonna made headlines when she lifted her leg on the table while giving her signature.

While “Bad Blood” is a far superior clip, Madge’s latest is still a playful little romp. Lots of colorful and fun fashion abound. Check out it below before Jay-Z’s minions take it down.

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Todrick Hall is on fire these days! The talented singer / YouTube sensation has released two new Disney inspired videos in the past week you have to check out.

The first one is called the “Evolution of Disney by Todrick Hall” where he sings a medley of the most popular Disney songs. Starting with “Whistle While You Work” from Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs all the way to “The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway” from Frozen. The second video is called “Mickey Minaj” and is a Disney-inspired video tribute to Nicki Minaj with some very clever and hilarious lyrics. Enjoy!

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Nicki Minaj Drops ‘The Night Is Still Young’ Video

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Nicki Minaj is on fire this week. After premiering “Hey Mama” and “Feeling Myself clips,” the 32-year-old drops yet another video. Once again, it’s exclusively only playing on Tidal.

Like “fetch,” it’s probably never going to happen but bless her heart for being loyal to Jay-Z. Allowing it only to play on the streaming site instead of Vevo has gotta impact Nicki’s bottom line. I’m sure she’s not getting nearly as many views on Tidal, resulting in lower ad revenue. In addition, I’m pretty sure those views aren’t factored into Billboard’s algorithm for their charts. For someone who once held Vevo’s record for most viewed clip in a 24-hour period, I’m surprised Nicki debuted both clips on Tidal this week. She would’ve been wise to upload at least one on Vevo.

The Night Is Still Young” clip is a colorful romp directed by Hannah Lux Davis. If you liked Minaj’s Pink Friday era, you’ll love this pop anthem. Taking a page from Gwen Stefani’s book, Nicki surrounds herself with a quartet of Japanese Harujuku-like dancers for the visual. Check it out below.

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I really loathe that saying but there’s not better way to describe Nicki Minaj and Beyonce. They’re effin’ flawless in their new video, “Feeling Myself,” which premiered on Tidal. It’s by far the best to thing to come from Jay-Z’s streaming service since it launched.

Nicki and Bey make everything they do look so glamorous. Whether it’s eating cheeseburgers, playing with water guns, lounging around a messy bathroom, these ladies can make the mundane look epic and music video worthy. They filmed the entire thing while attending this year’s Coachella Music Festival. Queen B apparently can’t just enjoy any downtime without filming a video. Not that I’m complaining though. Check out their latest collabo below.

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It appears David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s latest collaboration is proving as successful as their previous offering, “Turn Me On.” “Hey Mama” is just on the cusp of breaking into the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. With the release of the accompanying music video and performance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, the EDM track should cross the threshold this week.

Guetta and Minaj head to the desert for a Burning Man meets Mad Max-themed visual. Should a Beyond The Thunderdome remake ever happen, I nominate Nicki to step into Tina Turner’s fierce warrior wardrobe. Check out the surprisingly entertaining clip below where Minaj appears as a hologram.

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Heading into the 2015 Billboard Music Awards telecast, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s first performance of “Pretty Girls” was without a doubt the performance everyone was looking most forward to. About two hours in, the duo did themselves proud. It wasn’t at all a trainwreck, and in fact, both ladies looked sensational. Britney, IMHO, hasn’t looked this great and comfortable on stage in years. Well done.

Mariah Carey also made a notable appearance as well. She hit the Billboard stage for the first time in 17 years. Perhaps she’s still recuperating from bronchitis, but Mimi wasn’t at her vocal best. Every note felt so laborious as opposed to the ease she belted out those notes years ago.

Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson absolutely slayed her vocals during her “Invincible” performance as did Tori Kelly and Nick Jonas on “Nobody Love” and “Jealous” respectively.

Speaking of Jonas, he was in fine form tonight. Dude looked beyond sexy. Charlie Puth and Empire‘s Jussie Smollett also smoldered on stage during their respective performances. Check out all the videos below.

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