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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.

Check out Nicki’s “Va Va Voom” video after the jump.

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!.

Check out the picture after the jump…

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.

Watch the video after the jump…

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.

watch the music video after the jump

It was all a hoax. Earlier this week, there was this story that Justin Bieber’s personal laptop had been stolen while on tour, with a clip showing Justin at a pool party being released by the supposed thief… but that was all part of the plan. As the video begins, it reads: “In October of 2012, three hours of personal footage was stolen from musician Justin Bieber. The following footage was illegally uploaded by an anonymous blogger.”

This morning, Justin Bieber (who just left Vancouver onto the next stop on his tour) released his music video for “Beauty And A Beat” featuring Nicki Minaj. Coincidently, both artists have recent experience in the song competition business, with Minaj working on American Idol as a judge and Justin Bieber as L.A. Reid’s guest celebrity mentor on The X Factor.

The new music video is a personal footage / home video style compilation, showing Justin Bieber behind the scenes and Justin Bieber partying it up at a pool party, where Nicki Minaj occasionally joins him. Although it sounds like it could be boring, the video does actually have choreography, dance breaks, and even a splash of synchronized swimming.

The video is actually a lot of fun and makes me in the mood for a pool party myself. Unfortunately, the only splash I’ll be getting today is the rain that is falling down in Vancouver. Anyway, enjoy the video below. Mystery solved!

Watch the video after the jump…

Earlier this week, a video was released that showed Nicki Minaj yelling at and cussing out Mariah Carey while sitting at the judges table during American Idol auditions. Seriously, it looked intense and my only hope is that we get to see a bit of what happened when the season actually airs.

This morning, Barbara Walters decided to call her “good friend” Mariah Carey to get the scoop on what happened. Carey informed Walters that what people saw in the video wasn’t even the worst of it. What had her worried was that as Minaj walked off, she said that if she had a gun she would shoot Carey. Yikes. Although Carey isn’t “afraid” of Minaj, she does feel that she is unpredictable and has thus hired extra security to protect her.

Walters shared this news on The View this morning. Nicki Minaj has since responded to these allegations and the fact that Carey spoke with Walters with some harsh tweets. Check out the clip from The View as well as Minaj’s tweets below.

Clip & tweets after the jump…

Back in 2010 Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey worked harmoniously in the recording studio and even filmed a music video for “Up Out My Face” without mishap. What a difference a couple years make and a different environment. When reports surfaced that Minaj and Carey were already feuding during the American Idol auditions, both singers and FOX publicly dismissed them as unsubstantiated rumors. With a video now circulating online, there’s no longer denying major friction exists.

In a recording obtained by TMZ, Nicki is seen and heard cussing out Mariah to the nth degree. Reportedly, the incident began when the two singers disagreed on a contestant. Apparently, Carey had been taunting the “Starships” singer all day. Fed up, Minaj yelled out, “So every time you patronize me, I’m-ma take it back, and if you’ve got a f**king problem, handle it. I told them I’m not f**kin’ putting up with her f**king highness over there. Figure it the f**k out. Figure it out.”

After those eloquent words, the 29-year-old rapper threatened to knock Mariah out. Dang, Nicki is gangsta. Sadly, this part wasn’t recorded. BOO. Things got so heated, Nigel Lythgoe and company shut down production for the day so the ladies could cool off.

As entertaining it is to watch the fight, my favorite part is watching poor Keith Urban who’s caught in the line of fire. He raises his hands up à la Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take The Wheel“. At that point he’s probably thinking to himself what the eff he’s gotten himself into. Calling Nicole Kidman to the rescue ;) Check out the altercation below.

watch the smackdown after the jump along with Nicki on The View

This morning, FOX officially announced the American Idol judges for Season 12, after Katie Couric spilled the beans earlier this week in an interview with Jennifer Lopez. The judges are Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and returning, Randy Jackson. Auditions begin in New York City today where hopefuls will meet host Ryan Seacrest and the four-person panel. The other audition cities include Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte, San Antonio, Baton Rouge and Oklahoma City.

Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company said, “I am thrilled about this year’s judges’ panel! We’ve got global icon Mariah Carey and IDOL’s heart and soul Randy Jackson, who will be joined by Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Nicki’s an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop. And Keith is another great addition to IDOL – he’s one of the biggest stars in country music and I know that our fans and contestants will fall in love with him… With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan, we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.”

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