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Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Nicki Minaj's butt star in 'Anaconda' video

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“Oh, my, gosh, look at her butt,” Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” instructs—and in the music video for the song, viewers have no choice but to do just that.

When Minaj isn’t jiggling, she’s dancing on a wildly impressed Drake, letting her dancers fawn over her, and playing around in the kitchen with whipped cream and bananas. Clearly, there is no suggestive imagery in this video. None at all. READ FULL STORY

'Billboard' Hot 100 recap: Internet rap freshens up the chart

At long last, the Hot 100, which has been jammed with just a handful of artists all summer—especially at the top—has started to break up. Like a breath of fresh air, a clutch of new songs debuted on the chart this week, including three that have benefitted greatly from the attention of obsessive internet rap fans.

The big news this week is the appearance of “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj at number 6, the second-highest Hot 100 debut of the year. It’s not surprising that the single opened strongly—Grande’s Iggy Azalea-featuring “Problem” currently sits at number 5, while her track with EDM producer Zedd, “Break Free,” rose to number 18 (from 21) this week, and Minaj’s “Pills N Potions” climbed to number 41 (from 48). While Grande and Azalea have been sort of cooperatively battling to be the biggest star of the summer, Minaj has spent the past few months waging an internet-based viral campaign. While it incorporates official singles like “Pills N Potions” and her upcoming Sir Mix-a-Lot-sampling “Anaconda, she’s been generating more buzz–especially among her more rap-leaning base–with unofficial releases alongside rappers like Soulja Boy and Lil Herb, who qualify as stars in certain corners of the hip-hop world despite the fact that the mainstream doesn’t know (or in Soulja Boy’s case, has forgotten) that they exist.

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Beyonce pairs with Nicki Minaj for 'Flawless' remix

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So, we finally have Beyoncé’s statement on that infamous elevator fight between her sister Solange and hubby Jay Z: “Of course sometimes s— goes down when it’s a billion dollars on an elevator,” Beyoncé sings on a just-released “Flawless” remix featuring Nicki Minaj.
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Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' sneaks online

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Nicki Minaj has been spending the summer casually stealing songs out from under everyone, from virally popular underground rappers to chart-topping pop starlets. For her latest and most audacious trick, she’s flipped Sir Mix-A-Lot’s enduring classic “Baby Got Back” into “Anaconda,” a swan dive back into the gleeful raunchiness of her early mixtape days.

A very, very low quality rip of the song leaked online last night (it’ll be officially released on August 5)—and while it may sound terrible, you can at least hear Nicki turning the tables on Mix-A-Lot’s original, taking on the role of the big-bootied girl who actually wields the power in the situation. She also makes some comparisons between the male anatomy and certain famously phallic French architectural landmarks. With its unbridled lewdness, the song doesn’t seem likely to become a standard at wedding receptions in the foreseeable future—but you probably could have said the same thing about “Baby Got Back” in 1992. READ FULL STORY

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj team up for the fiery 'Bang Bang'

If you notice your computer or smartphone running hot recently, it may be because the internet is currently on fire after the release of “Bang Bang,” an en fuego team-up between Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and British pop star Jessie J. Written and produced by much of the creative team behind Grande’s “Problem,” including Swedish pop warlock Max Martin, “Bang Bang” is a floor-shaking pileup of soulful horn stabs and detuned kick drums. It sounds like the hyperactive love child of Amy Winehouse and DJ Mustard with a three-way battle between the vocalists to see who can go the hardest. It’s tempting to call the contest for Nicki just on general principle—bonus points for her “Queen Nicki dominant, prominent” line—but Grande’s performance, which feels like she’s determined to jump through your headphones and physically tackle your eardrums, offers some serious competition. READ FULL STORY

Nicki Minaj releases trippy 'Pills N Potions' video -- watch it here

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Hail the new, stripped-down Nicki: not basic, but not the Alice in Wiggy Acid Harajuku Wonderland we used to burn our eyeballs by.

In the starkly arty clip for her piano-and-drums power ballad “Pills N  Potions,” the color palette is black and white, the textiles are cotton-y (or yeti), and even silent guest Game’s got a tasteful starter beard to complement Minaj’s liquid-metal tears and bunny ears.

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Nicki Minaj links Malcolm X to racial slur on new single cover art, sparks outrage, apologizes

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As Brad Paisley and LL Cool J know all too well, everybody makes a bad call sometimes.

Nicki Minaj first came under fire yesterday for her incendiary, expletive-littered new track “Lookin Ass N—-,” but it was the song’s cover art that really set people off. The image (above) features a famous photograph of civil-rights icon Malcolm X wielding an AK-47 and looking worried,with the track’s already-divisive title slapped on — and that set everybody off.

After inciting multiple Change.org petitions and widespread criticism, Minaj issued a lengthy apology — attached to an Instragram photo of her wielding a gun.

Read the full text below:

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Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey, round 253: Which video do you prefer?

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Even though they no longer share a judges’ table on American Idol, that doesn’t mean Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey can’t still go head to head.

Yesterday, both ladies unveiled brand new videos. Minaj pulled back the curtain on the clip for her new single “Lookin Ass N—a,” which puts her in the middle of the desert in stark black and white and gives her a machine gun (until the end, when she gets a second machine gun). It’s not especially subtle, but it does get her point across. Give it a watch below: READ FULL STORY

Busta Rhymes gets Nicki Minaj to 'Twerk It' in new video: Watch here

There are many ways Busta Rhymes tries to get our attention in the new “Twerk It” video — wearing his best leather-daddy get-up, randomly morphing into Spider-Man baddy Venom, bringing in Pharrell Williams and DJ Khaled — but it’s all for naught, because the show clearly belongs to Nicki Minaj.

The song is called “Twerk It,” after all. Check it out below:

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New video round-up: Pink finds 'True Love' with Lily Allen, Ciara and Nicki Minaj drop it low on 'I'm Out'

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A good rule for children at the pool is “always swim with a buddy.” Replace the word “swim” with “booty pop” and “violently cut carrots,” and you have the new videos from Ciara feat. Nicki Minaj and Pink feat. Lily Allen, respectively.

Pink’s “True Love” finds the singer cavorting about with husband Carey Hart and daughter Willow. There are also some flashy psychedelic colors, footage of her trapeze act from her last tour, and track collaborator Lily Allen whipping up a smoothie full of rage (and fiber!). Check out the flashy clip below.
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