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Watch : Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” Video

Nicki Minaj debuted her latest music video “Starships” on Thursday night (April 26) which was filmed on sandy beaches in Hawaii. Minaj who is 29 premiered her latest creation on MTV. The “Starships” track is from Minaj’s sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which debuted in the top spot on the iTunes and Billboard charts.

Nicki told radio host Ryan Seacrest about the track:

“There was so much love surrounding the making of the song, because RedOne is just so sweet to work with, he just sent me that one day, and he said, ‘Hey, I got something for you!’ I was like, ‘You got to be kidding me, right?’ I went to the studio and started writing … scratch that … I didn’t even write the first verse! That was just me mumbling and just saying the first thing that came to my head, and we recorded it, because I just felt like: ‘Let’s go to the beach … let’s go get away.’ It was just so good. It feels good!”

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Rihanna is responding to MTV’s story about her alleged marijuana use while at the Coachella music festival last weekend. After tweeting out a link to their story about Rihanna causing a controversy by smoking pot, the pop diva used a little profane language in a tweet to proclaim that she couldn’t care less about MTV’s reporting. The network went on to delete their tweet, and sent Rihanna a message saying “well played.”
While their tweet is no longer around, MTV still has a story at RapFix.mtv.com saying many fans didn’t like some of the photos Rihanna posted on her Instagram account from Coachella. READ MORE

Drake is using his upcoming tour to help and up-and-coming rapper get their big break. MTV News says Drizzy has teamed with OurStage and the Real Hip Hop Network to give one lucky emcee the chance to be the opening act on his “Club Paradise” tour. READ MORE

Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label is now home to another famous emcee. MTV News says Q-Tip has signed on to the Def Jam imprint. The A Tribe Called Quest rapper says he’s “excited” to be a part of G.O.O.D. Music, adding that he’s going to do his best to “present the most cutting-edge music” he can. Q-Tip joins artists like Big Sean, Kid Cudi, John Legend and Mos Def as members of G.O.O.D. Music. READ MORE

Beyonce is sharing her joy with the world by kicking off her official Tumblr with her own stash of personal pics for her fans. Her Tumblr designer, Matthew Siskin, revealed that Bey has over 150 pics to start off with…and there’s plenty more to come.

It looks like Jay-Z decided to celebrate his four-year wedding anniversary by hooking up Beyonce with a little jewelry. MTV News says the rap icon was spotted walking into Jacob the Jeweler’s New York store on Wednesday. Jay-Z was seen talking to celebrity jeweler Jacob Arabo, but appeared to be empty-handed when he left the building. Jay-Z and Beyonce tied the knot on April 4, 2008. This past January the couple welcomed their first child into the world, daughter Blue Ivy Carter. READ MORE