Read Nicki Minaj's Honest Interview With The New York Times

Nicki Minaj is at the top of her game right now. There aren't many rappers right now who are as polarizing as she is. Nicki recently sat down with Vanessa Grigoriadis from The New York Times to discuss everything from her childhood to her recent issues with Miley Cyrus. Check out what Minaj had to say about Cyrus below, but follow the link to see what happened when Vanessa asked Nicki about the Meek Mill-Drake beef.

A month later, the episode was still bothering Minaj. Addressing Cyrus, she told me: ‘‘The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects black women makes me feel like you have some big balls. You’re in videos with black men, and you’re bringing out black women on your stages, but you don’t want to know how black women feel about something that’s so important? Come on, you can’t want the good without the bad. If you want to enjoy our culture and our lifestyle, bond with us, dance with us, have fun with us, twerk with us, rap with us, then you should also want to know what affects us, what is bothering us, what we feel is unfair to us. You shouldn’t not want to know that.’’

Check out the interview here.

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Jay Z Announces TIDAL Festival

TIDAL is still kicking and they just turned it up a notch with this announcement. The TIDAL X: 10/20 concert has been announced and will feature Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince, Usher, Nicki Minaj, and many more. You do not want to miss this show; the lineup is incredible. Hurry and get tickets before they sell out.

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TIDAL Exclusives

TIDAL has been staying strong with their model of offering exclusive content to their subscribers. While I can't post the TIDAL exclusives, I can certainly link you to some of them if you're a TIDAL subscriber. Check out the list below and sign up for TIDAL here if you like what you see. Enjoy.

Nicki Minaj- "Feeling Myself (feat. Beyoncé)" (Music Video): Link

Jay Z 'B-Sides' Concert: Link

Jay Z- "Glory" (Music Video): Link

Vic Mensa Signs To Roc Nation: Link

$50 2-Day General Admission Tickets to This Year's Made in America Festival in Philly (Discount Available Until 10PM on 5/21, Offer Code Given W/ Subscription): Link

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Nicki Minaj Announces "The Pinkprint" North American Tour Dates

Nicki Minaj has announced the North American dates for "The Pinkprint" tour. The North American run kicks off in Dallas on July 17th. It will feature, Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, and Dej Loaf. Check out the dates below and get tickets here. Enjoy.

17 Jul - Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
20 Jul - Miami, FL (Bayfront Park & Amphitheater)
22 Jul - Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
24 Jul - Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
26 Jul - Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)
28 Jul - Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)
29 Jul - Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
31 Jul - Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
2 Aug - Atlanta, GA (Aaron's Amphitheatre At Lakewood)
4 Aug - Charlotte, NC (PNC Music Pavilion)
6 Aug - Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
8 Aug - Burgettstown, PA. (First Niagara Pavilion)
9 Aug - Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
11 Aug - Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
13 Aug - Chula Vista, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
14 Aug - Concord, CA (Concord Pavilion)
16 Aug - Vancouver, BC (Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena)
18 Aug - Calgary, AB. (Scotiabank Saddledome)
19 Aug - Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)

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Nicki Minaj Announces "The Pinkprint" Tour

Nicki Minaj is going on a European tour. "The Pinkprint" Tour will span about a month in Europe and serve to promote and highlight her third studio album, The Pinkprint. Check out the dates below and stay tuned for information about the U.S. portion of the tour. Enjoy.

3/16/2015 – Stockholm – Sweden
3/17/2015 – Oslo – Norway
3/19/2015 – Amsterdam – Holland
3/20/2015 – Frankfurt – Germany
3/22/2015 – Brussels – Belgium
3/23/2015 – Oberhausen – Germany
3/25/2015 – Paris – France
3/28/2015 – London – UK
3/31/2015 – Dublin – Ireland
4/1/2015 – Belfast – UK
4/3/2015 – Birmingham – UK
4/4/2015 – Manchester – UK
4/6/2015 – Liverpool – UK
4/7/2015 – Nottingham – UK
4/9/2015 – Leeds – UK
4/10/2015 – Newcastle – UK
4/12/2015 – Glasgow – UK

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Nicki Minaj- "Feelin' Myself (feat. Beyoncé)" x "Only (feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown)" (Music Video) x "Truffle Butter (feat. Drake & Lil Wayne)"

Today is the release date of Nicki Minaj's third studio album, The Pinkprint. Above you can hear two of the notable tracks from the album, "Feelin' Myself (feat. Beyoncé)" and "Truffle Butter (feat. Drake & Lil Wayne). To be honest, I'm not too impressed with either song. From all of the songs I've heard from this album so far, it just seems scattered. You can also check out the music video for "Only (feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown)." It's pretty weird but there's certainly something for everyone to enjoy in this video. So enjoy.

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Nicki Minaj- The Pinkprint (Standard Edition Album Cover & Tracklist)

Nicki Minaj will be releasing her third studio album, The Pinkprint, on December 15th. She has now revealed the standard edition album cover and tracklist. The album cover is basically the same as the deluxe cover, but with a black background. The tracklist is a little promising as it boasts features from Beyoncé, Jeremiah, Meek Mill, and more. Check it out and enjoy.

1. All Things Go
2. I Lied
3. The Crying Game
4. Get On Your Knees f/ Ariana Grande
5. Feeling Myself f/ Beyonce
6. Only f/ Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown
7. Want Some More
8. Four Door Aventador
9. Favorite f/ Jeremih
10. Buy a Heart f/ Meek Mill
11. Trini Dem Girls f/ LunchMoney Lewis
12. Anaconda
13. The Night Is Still Young
14. Pills and Potions
15. Bed of Lies f/ Skylar Grey
16. Grand Piano
17. Big Daddy f/ Meek Mill
18. Shanghai
19. Win Again

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Nicki Minaj- "Bed Of Lies (feat. Skylar Grey)"

Nicki Minaj released another song from her upcoming album, The Pinkprint. The Skylar Grey-assisted track, "Bed Of Lies," is definitely a mainstream hit. It features Nicki reflecting on a past relationships, very similar to "Pills N Potions," and sees Skylar handling the hook responsibilities. It's a decent track; I just think she needs to do some more serious rapping on this album to keep her real hip-hop fans. The Pinkprint drops December 15th. Enjoy.

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Nicki Minaj- "Only (feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown)"

After news that the release date for Nicki Minaj's third studio album, The Pinkprint, was pushed back to December 15th, Nicki revealed the next album single. The song, "Only," features Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown, but it's not quite the track I was hoping it would be. It's hard to explain exactly what message this song is supposed to convey except that Nicki is not having sex with Drake and Wayne? Haha Nicki returned to the flow she used on "Chiraq" while Drake seemed to borrow a few cadences from Big Sean. I honestly hope to see more from this album. Enjoy.

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Rae Sremmurd- "No Flex Zone Remix (feat. Nicki Minaj & Pusha T)"

We frequently encounter those songs that we know we shouldn't like, but it's one of the catchiest things we've heard in a while. That's what "No Flex Zone" is for me, as I'm sure it is for a lot of you. The song is mad catchy and I find myself singing it all the time. Well Rae Sremmurd stuck to the script and remixed their hit to make it even hotter. Check out the remix featuring verses from Nicki Minaj and Pusha T above. Enjoy.

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Usher- "She Came to Give It to You (feat. Nicki Minaj)" (Music Video)

Usher has released the music video for his latest single, "She Came to Give It to You." Nicki Minaj is present in the video to perform her sportive verse and there is also a cameo from Pharrell. Usher is more than experienced at making groovy, upbeat dance visuals so the video is exactly what you expect. His eighth studio album, UR, has been indefinitely delayed so we'll see if we get more from him soon. Enjoy.

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Nicki Minaj- "Anaconda" (Music Video)

Nicki Minaj has released her highly anticipated music video for “Anaconda.” It’s technically not NSFW, but it is lol. The video is dedicated to many women who are well endowed in the “fatty” department and Nicki Minaj steals the show. Look out for the Drake cameo as well as he gets up close and personal with Ms. Minaj. Enjoy.

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"Flawless (Remix) (feat. Nicki Minaj)"- Beyoncé

Beyoncé treated the world last night when she unveiled her remix to “Flawless.” The remix features a verse from Nicki Minaj, a collaboration I never thought I’d see. The song features a new verse from Bey (where she addresses the elevator incident) and a monster verse from Nicki. It was everything a remix should be. They killed it. Enjoy.

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"She Came To Give It To You (feat. Nicki Minaj)"- Usher

Usher has delivered another new track from his upcoming studio album. it’s called “She Came To Give It To You” and it features a verse from Nicki Minaj. The Pharrell-produced track is very upbeat and reminiscent of the Usher we know and love. His album seems to have a familiar sound to it from what we’ve heard so far, so I hope it delivers. Enjoy.

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Nicki Minaj (2014 Summer Jam Performance)

There is one performance that I heard the most about from Hot 97’s Summer Jam last night and that was Nicki Minaj’s. She shut it down. It was a star studded set as she brought out Young Thug to perform the “Danny Glover (Remix),” Lil Herb for “Chi-Raq,” and Soulja Boy for “Yasss Bish!!” She performed many of her hits and she was in full rap mode. This was the best performance she could have given before her album, The Pinkprint, drops. Rap Nicki is back and she’s shooting to kill. In the latter part of her set, she brought out Drake to perform “Worst Behavior.” Drake then brought out Lil Wayne to perform “Believe Me” and Drake finished the set with “Trophies.” It was a dope set and Nicki was great. You can peep the set in its entirety above. Enjoy.

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Nicki Minaj vs. Drake (Summer Jam)

This was too funny not to post. Nicki Minaj brought out Drake during her set at Hot 97’s Summer Jam tonight. After Drake performed “Worst Behavior” he picked Nicki up and she jumped into Drake’s arms as you can see in the picture below:

As could be expected, this prompted many comments and speculations about Nicki and Drake’s relationship. She posted the above picture with the comment “Yall gotta chill. Lol this my brother. ” Haha well a couple hours later, Drake posted the same picture (as seen below) with the caption “Oh brother where art thou?”

Let hilarity ensue.

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