Earlier today, I wrote about the premiere episode of the Nicki Minaj: My Truth three-episode documentary and in the episode, we see her recording a song called “Freedom” which is a new track in her upcoming The Re-Up album.
In the episode she says, “With the song freedom, I was able to write about all of the things I’m juggling. I open the song by saying, ‘They’ll never thank me for opening doors’ – only because I feel like people purposely don’t see the strides I’ve made for hip-hop and for black women in general. And I feel that I’m an easy person for people to ridicule and tear apart.” She adds, “Freedom is accepting all of that, know that you may never know who all these people are, but as long as you know who you are, that’s freedom“.
The song has a great hook and it’s definitely my favorite of the several songs she’s released recently. In the chorus, Nicki sings, “I feel free, I feel freedom why the mad / You should see them, burning up / Cause it’s crazy in here crazy in here crazy in here.” Listen to the new track below.
In the episode, we get to see Nicki Minaj in the studio, what she has to deal with from day to day, and what it’s like behind the scenes as she begins on American Idol. Literally, we are behind the scenes on her first day where she is totally stressed out because she’s totally late due to wardrobe issues. As we know, there was a lot of drama between her and Mariah Carey. “I think Mariah has met her match,” says Nicki.
If you were at all interested in all of the drama that went on with American Idol, you definitely have to watch this three-episode series. So far it’s way more interesting than I thought it would be. Minaj also bitches out Perez Hilton and says, “I’m sick of you printing lies. I wanna know, do you guys really believe the sh*t you put on there? You get on my goddam nerves.” Enjoy the full episode below!
It had been rumored that Nicki Minaj was getting her own reality show and now it’s official. Well, it’s not a full fledged reality show, but it is a three-episode “fly on the wall” reality show where we get to see Nicki Minaj behind the scenes in her personal and professional life over the course of 21 days.
Part 1 of the three-part series will premiere on E! on Sunday November 4, 2012 at 10:30pm EST. The following two episodes will air the following two Sundays (November 11 and November 18, 2012). Minaj recently tweeted about having watch the first episode and had this to say: “We watched the… 1st episode of the E! series… u guys are going to go crazzzzyyyyy (sic) when you see it!”
Check out the preview for the show below. Just as a heads up, it hasn’t officially been launched online so this is a recording from a commercial on television. Enjoy!
Earlier this week, FOX’s American Idol released a new promo shot of the four judges and Ryan Seacrest in anticipation of Season 12 which debuts this coming January. The new season features Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, and returning Randy Jackson as judges.
In the following promo video, we see various pop-star wanna-bees from different walks of life and in different settings inter-spliced words of inspiration from the judges. “To all the dreamers,” says Mariah. “To everyone that thought they’d never have a chance,” adds Nicki. “It’s almost that time of year America,” Randy. “The time to make dreams come true,” adds Keith Urban. There’s more, but that’s to give you an idea of the magical “dreams can come true” vibe of the commercial.
The promo first ran yesterday during game 3 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers. Check out the new commercial / promo video below!
For her next Top 40 commercial single, Nicki Minaj has chosen a track from her newly packed The Re-Up titled Va Va Voom. I usually love every single track that Nicki puts out there but to be honest, this is probably my least favorite of the bunch.
The track was originally to be the lead-off single for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded but was later scrapped for Starships. Good choice. The video was filmed in LA and features Nicki in various fairytale situations with some fairytale men. Stylistically, the video looks great but Nicki looks a little lazy in her performance compared to her usual, over-the-top faces and antics. Minaj stated that she was going to release the video despite not being happy with the final result. Honestly, I can see why.
Even though there has been quite a lot of drama reported between two of the new American Idol judges for Season 12, everyone is all smiles in the newly released promo picture of the judges (Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and returning judge Randy Jackson) and host Ryan Seacrest. The photo was apparently taken only days after the big Minaj/Carey feud.
As you probably noticed, in the header photo I’ve left out their heads so you can check it out after the jump. I’m a tease that way…just like Ryan Seacrest is on the show: “The results…when we come back, after this…” then off to a commercial break.
The exciting two-night premiere takes place Wednesday, January 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, January 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Check out the full photo below!.
Nicki Minaj is back with another video to bring some wacky lyrics to life – and the video compliments the song well. The song is “Come On A Cone” and I interpret Nicki as gloating and rubbing her success in the faces of all of her haters. The video does the exact same thing.
The video has a lot of behind the scenes “ish” footage of a blonde Minaj doing her thing and mingling with other celebs that include Kim Kardashian, P Diddy, Jay Z, Randy Jackson, and more. She even mentions her appearances on Ellen and hanging with Vogue editor, Anna Wintour. “Every b*tch wants to be me,” says Minaj in the lyrics.
The video was directed and produced by Grizz Lee. The song is from her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album, which will be released in expanded version Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up on November 19. Check out the video below.
If you thought Nicki Minaj’s recent squabble (“if I had I gun, I’d shoot ya”) with Mariah Carey had you assuming the rapper doesn’t working with the females, her new music video proves she can. Teaming up with the wonderfully, and underrated, Cassie, the two turn on all “The Boys” and even each other. At one point Minaj goes down on the gorgeous Cassie. Who can blame her? Cassie looks smoking hot in her white swimsuit and in the high-fashion butch lesbian pantsuit later in the vid.
Directed by Colin Tilley, Nicki’s “The Boys” music video is everything you’d come do expect from the Trinidadian-born rapper. It’s filled with pink, neon, more pink, booty shots and even more pink. At times, the clip has the look and feel of an Old Navy commercial, but obviously not. I don’t think Minaj or Cassie would be caught dead in apparel from the store. LOL.
After the one-two punch of “Starships” and “Pound The Alarm“, it’s nice to see Minaj going back to her hip-hop roots and take a break from electro-pop dance tracks. Watch the video below and discover how a freak flame thrower accidentally burns down the barber shop. Somebody call 911.