Nicki Minaj Gossip
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And she was rolling along so smoothly. Taylor Swift. Friend of Everyone. Protector of Artists against Apple. It was world domination. And then…a MAJOR stumble. So the MTV VMA nominations came down yesterday. As expected, the Bad Blood video led the way with 9 nominations. Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda, however, was only nominated for 2 awards, and not in the Video of the Year category. Full Story
Let me just tell you, again, how it was when I was growing up, OK? Old people do this. We have to mansplain to the new generation about the superiority of our world. Back then, a Madonna video and/or performance was a major event. It was tight. It was bold. It was always imitated. Over and over again it was imitated from basements to school gymnasiums to stages. Full Story
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Julie Taylor is a student of Hogwarts. Last night I was texting Lainey about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter experience opening at Universal Studios Hollywood. I need a wand! It's going to cost a fortune in baggage fees! #wizardingworldofharrypotter #HogwartsExpress Full Story
Last month, Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill were exchanging messages on Instagram and posting pictures of a giant heart shaped ring suggesting that they’re engaged. Apparently they’re not engaged. The ring is legit. But it doesn’t mean marriage. Meek gave an interview to The Fader, with Nicki present during most of it, and clarified the situation: "(The ring is) definitely real. Full Story
Have you watched the Feeling Myself video yet? I can’t stop watching Beyonce and Nicki Minaj dedicate an entire video to celebrating themselves.
Isn’t every video a self-celebration? If you’re going to do it – and they ALL do it – you might as well do it with really, REALLY good hair and makeup, toned legs and asses, and some burgers. I change my mind about my favourite part every time I hit repeat but right now, I love it when they eat the burgers. And groove while they’re eating the burgers. And, yes, feeling themselves. Oh they feel themselves real hard.
It’s the rise of the huge female ego. Two at a time. And I am totally OK with this.
Quick programming note: I’m at Disneyland with The Social for the next few days as we’re coming live from the park this week. Have tried to prep the column before I have to leave for rehearsals and shoots and Sarah’s handling several posts while I’m on set. If anything breaks, I’ll try to write from my phone. Thanks in advance for understanding.
Yours in gossip,
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Jay Z took some time on the weekend to unleash #TidalFacts and he does make some salient points – at 700k subscribers in a month, it’s hardly a flop. But with the star power and hype behind it, what number would tip it to “successful”? The problem with an endeavor like this is that there’s no context. Full Story
Nicki Minaj was hinting on Twitter on Tuesday that she’d had a really great night. Then she hinted some more that maybe it had something to do with a ring. After that, on Instagram, she posted a text exchange between her and Meek Mill:
I’m not big on romance but OK, that brought out a giggle. Because it feels like Teen Love, doesn’t it? Look at that ring. This ring IS Teen Love!
I love Teen Love. Duana and I went back and forth on text celebrating Teen Love yesterday after she sent me the most beautiful article about Teen Love, or maybe it was an article about fingerbanging which, basically, is Teen Love. There are so many good lines but this is probably my favourite:
“Whenever a teen enters a new space they think: Could I fingerbang someone here?”
Anyway, Nicki Minaj is engaged. Teen Love is thriving.
Yours in gossip,
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It was supposed to be a big deal weekend for Nicki Minaj. Instead what we saw was a mess. An unpolished, amateur mess. You heard about the snake, right? There was supposed to be a snake involved – like Britney – during the Anaconda performance but it ended up biting one of the dancers. Full Story
Rihanna and Drake met up at a club last night in New York. It’s the first time they’ve been out together publicly since they broke up (again) in April/May. Can they be “just” friends? It’s never worked out that way before. But it’s a good thing that they keep trying, right? Or is it a bad thing because the more they keep trying, it’s kinda like Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber? Or maybe it’s because she wants to see if she can get his “anaconda” up higher than Nicki Minaj. Full Story
American Idol, Season 12, Episode 1 recap. (Lainey: Dean thinks the Mimi-Minaj drama is a fraud. I, as you know, think it’s legit. But I suck at recaps, and Dean’s more advanced at Mimi knowledge than I am. So here’s the first installment of what’s becoming the best show in the history of television. Full Story
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If you’ve looked through these photos, you need no explanation. If not, by the end of this article, you will too love life. American Idol panelled on TCA yesterday featuring all judges, including, yes, Mimi and Nicki Minaj. And, well, journalists at the TCA, especially at panel sessions, don’t always have to kiss ass. Full Story