My FavoriteAvatar? or @NickiMinaj Does Vogue

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has exploded onto the music scene with kaleidoscopic costume changes and hard-hitting lyrics, but there’s a surprising side behind the public persona. You would not expect Nicki Minaj and Valentino Garavani to have much to say to each other, but front row at the Oscar de la Renta spring 2012 runway [...]

Nicki Minaj Covers Cosmo: Talks Fame & Suicide | Beyonce’s “Countdown” Video Debuts

  Looking sultry and mischievous, Nicki Minaj covers the November 2011 issue of Cosmo. In her feature article, Nicki opens up about her deep dark past filled with thoughts of suicide. While she’s famous now and from the outside looking in seems happy, Nicki hasn’t always had it all pulled together.  The rapper told Cosmo, [...]

THINGS HAMPTON TAUGHT ME: Foreshadowing | Anna Wintour Invites Nicki Minaj to Fashion Week

So, we understand rap music and a lot of hip-hop to be an aspirational art form.  Rappers tend to rap about personal experiences.  Still, more often than not, they create lyrics covering areas they only hope to endeavor within in their lifetime.  For instance, on almost every single one of Nicki Minaj’s mix-tapes, she discussed [...]

Nicki Minaj, Drake, & Jay-Z SHUT DOWN Fashion’s Night Out

[THIS STORY WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED on Sep 08 | by Natasha at TheYBF.COM] Leave it to Nicki Minaj and her Barbz & Kenz to turn a typically only slightly rambunctious but with a touch of snob appeal type event into an all-out mob scene.  When Drake hit the 1′s and 2′s tonight at the Versace [...]

Morning Musing: How Nicki Minaj and Barbara Smith Have got Much More in Common than You Thought

Back in 2009 (when I was on an Althusser kick), I wrote a post about how Wale and Joe Budden were jealous of Nicki Minaj because of the imminent and crazy success she was about to experience.  If I knew then what we all know now, I promise I would have started calling myself a [...]

They’ve Got So Much Things to Say Right Now …

this has been such a very very long time coming. … and still the words are not even formed yet. you know how you hear so many stories from people like … “ohhh, as an artist, or a writer … i’ve lost my voice.” … well i can feel that. but honestly … i haven’t [...]