Nicki Minaj says she’s outperforming many of her male counterparts in the rap game. The “American Idol” judges tells MTV News she’s “lyrically better” than most male rappers, but doesn’t get the credit she deserves. The Queen “barb” claims she’s underrated compared to male rappers because “men run the hip-hop game.” She says men in the rap industry don’t want to recite feminine verses because they will “feel funny.” Read More »
Nicki Minaj Claims She’s Better Than Many Male Rappers : Nicki Say’s Lil Wayne ‘refused to touch me’
PHOTOS : LL Cool, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Busta Rhyme, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, & More Attend Chris Lighty’s Funeral
Yesterday LL Cool J, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Busta Rhymes and Mary J. Blige were among the extended family members who helped lay hip-hop manager Chris Lighty to rest (Wednesday) at his funeral in Manhattan. An emotional LL — who had once been a client of Lighty’s — told MTV News after the service that his former manager was a “jewel” and a “treasured person in the community.” The rapper added that Lighty was an “architect of our culture,” but he was also a friend. During the ceremony, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes and other artists also shared their personal memories of Lighty. The 44-year-old died last Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Watch the interview inside.
Over the weekend we heard sad yet shocking news about one of the biggest female artist in hip hop. Â Sources report Nicki Minaj Â was forced to pull out of the U.K.’s V Festival this weekend due to a “bruised vocal cord.”
A rep for Minaj sent an email to MTV News explaining that the problems actually started earlier this week before last Tuesday’s show in New York.Â Minaj’s doctor had suggested she not perform, but Nicki took the stage anyway.
The rep says the vocal cord got worse as a result of the show, and another x-ray led doctors to advise Minaj to rest for a few more days.
After calling my sources who work for Nicki they told me that “she’s been working non stop and its sad that people are sending her shocking tweets and writing horrible false story about why she’s not performing”. they then said “Nicki doesn’t know how to take a break and time for herself cause she loves her fans so much.”
Nicki tweeted:Â Read More »
TygaÂ recently shuts down all the false rumors about him being engagedÂ to his girlfriend “Blac Chyna”…..
MTV asked was “King of Diamonds” stripper wearing an engagement ring?
Then said that people were speculating that the two where engaged after, Chyna posted a photo of a very big ring on her engagement finger with the caption, “Red Points …To match this red Bitch !” on Instagram.
After hearing all the rumors Tyga decided to let it be known, thats he’s rich and having the time of his life…
Checked out his tweets below:Â Read More »
Drake’s involvement in Aaliyah’s new posthumous single “Enough Said” is getting mixed reviews from fans online.Â MTV News reports the pro-Drizzy crowd took to Twitter after the song was posted online this weekend, thanking the Toronto rapper for continuing the late R&B singer’s legacy.Â But not everyone is on board.Â Twitter-user @tiphonic said “Drake’s obsession” with Aaliyah — he sports two tattoos honoring the singer — is a little scary.Â Others also said frequent Aaliyah collaborators Timbaland and Missy Elliott should be involved in any new music from the singer, a point Timbaland agrees with.Â The producer said in an April radio interview that “it would not be right” for Drake to go forward with a new Aaliyah project without himself and Elliott.
“Enough Said” is rumored to be the first single from an entire posthumous album from Aaliyah, which Drake may be executive producing.Â However, the record and its possible production team have yet to be confirmed.
NecoleBitchie reports over the past few weeks there has been talks of an Aaliyah posthumousÂ albumÂ (executive produced by Drake and his producing partner Noah â€™40â€² Shebib) as well as talks of a biopic which has been going on for years. Read More »
Video: Lil Wayne On Decision To Yank Nicki Minaj From Summer Jam : Nicki U.S. Tour Date adds 2 Chainz
Lil Wayne is offering an explanation for his controversial decision to pull Young Money label mate Nicki Minaj from Hot 97′s Summer Jam earlier his month.
The rapper says it’s simple – Nicki was being disrespected. Lil Wayne tells MTV he believes Nicki as a female “deserves the ultimate respect at all times no matter, when or where or how.” Minaj backed out her performance at the June 3rd concert on Lil Wayne’s prompt after DJ Peter Rosenberg called her song “Starships” “wack” in front of the crowd.
Wayne took to Twitter after the insult to say that Young Money artists would not perform at Summer Jam. Minaj also tweeted that while she always goes above and beyond for her fans, she would never go against Wayne’s word, adding, “What he says goes.” Read More »
The cover art on Nas’ new album is fueling speculation. The rapper is seen holding a green wedding dress draped across his lap which is very similar to the dress his ex-wife, R&B singer Kelis wore on their wedding day. Read More »
Singer/Actress Ciara 26 recently spoke about her up coming 5th studio album. During the MTV sneak-special of her upcoming movie,â€˜Thatâ€™s My Boyâ€™ â€“ the Adam Sandler comedyÂ , Ciara broke news about the album!Â She revealed not only its title, but as well as the first single. Check out the video below: