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Nicki Minaj to Barbara Walters: 'Am I not good enough for you to get my side, because I'm a little black girl that raps?'

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Nicki Minaj’s  E! special My Truth is certainly presenting one version of events. That’s the funny thing about truth, though: everyone’s is different.

In the second of her three-night special last night (which you can watch in full), Minaj gave her story about what is going on between herself, Mariah Carey and Barbara Walters. It all started a few months ago, when Carey told Walters that Minaj had threatened her. At the time, Carey, via Walters, said that she heard Minaj say, “If I had a gun, I would shoot the b***h,” referring to Carey. Walters then repeated on The View.

But in the new special, Minaj said that after Carey leveled the gun charge, Walters simply reported it and didn’t ask Minaj’s team for comment. “Am I not good enough for you [Walters] to get my side, because I’m a little black girl that raps?” she said, talking to her entourage. “Because if I was J. Lo, you would’ve called J. Lo’s camp. But are we not good enough for you Barbara?…I’m only good enough for you to tell people I’m ‘unpredictable,’ when you don’t f—–g know me?” READ FULL STORY

MTV's Europe Music Awards results: Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift win big

North America, eff yeah! U.S. citizens and Canadians dominated MTV’s Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt last night, snagging awards in 11 out of 16 total categories. Newly single canuck Justin Bieber and native Pennsylvanian Taylor Swift had especially good nights, bringing home three globe-topped statuettes apiece. And as a bonus, the late Whitney Houston was honored with this year’s Global Icon award; previous winners include Bon Jovi and Queen. Check out a full list of winners below:

Biggest Fans: One Direction

Best Female: Taylor Swift

Best Song: Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

Best Male: Justin Bieber

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Nicki Minaj releases new song 'Freedom': Hear it here

Let’s flash back to two years ago, back when everybody thought listening to Far East Movement was a good idea.

Back then, Nicki Minaj was merely a buzzed-about rapper from New York at the center of a bidding war ultimately won by Lil Wayne. Minaj was hailed as a revolutionary, the woman to elevate female MCs to the next level and introduce the next great wave of hip-hop.

And that sort of happened; while Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday was spotty, it still contained some truly stunning moments of prowess that seemed to deliver on the promise of her greatness. In the meantime, she stole just about every song she guested on (most especially Kanye West’s “Monster”) and continuously added to her army of “Barbies.”

But that was then. Over time, the wheels came off somewhere, and Minaj became the sort of star who allows an embarrassing E! reality series to be made about her, takes a job sparring with Mariah Carey on American Idol, and weighs down the re-release of her already pop-bloated second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded with middle-of-the-road R&B tweets like “Freedom,” which you can hear below.

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Nicki Minaj has a video for 'Come on a Cone': Watch it here

How cold is Nicki Minaj’s ice? According to her standout Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded track “Come on a Cone,” she’s basically Frosty the Snow-woman.

After proving her sub-zero bona fides in a number of projects, including Ice Age: Continental Drift and the icy beats on her latest album (not to mention her supposedly chilly behavior toward fellow Idol judge Mariah Carey), we’re more than willing to except that Ms. Minaj’s “ice is so cold, it should come on a cone.”

As for the video itself, however? The best we can offer is a lukewarm “eh”… The track is one of the more engrossing selections from the rap half of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, but the song’s DIY-lite clip (which includes a number of Idol shout-outs) is pretty much phone in.

Check it out in the player below and let us know what you think:

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Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj coordinate a pool party for 'Beauty and the Beat': Watch the 'stolen' video here

Hey, remember that time everyone was worried about Justin Bieber’s stolen laptop and camera? Turns out, it was just one giant psych — so you’re off the hook, Tacoma-area thieves!

The stolen-gear claims made by Bieber and his label were all part of a coordinated publicity stunt designed to pique your interest in the video for “Beauty and the Beat,” his Believe collaboration with Nicki Minaj.

“On October of 2012 three hours of personal footage was stolen from musician Justin Bieber,” the video hosted on Bieber’s official Vevo account reads. “The following footage was illegally uploaded by an anonymous blogger.”

In fact, the clip features DIY-style scenes of a massive waterpark party, complete with beer pong, babes, and, of course, Ms. Minaj, the sudden queen of dubiously leaked videos.

Take a look at the fake found footage for yourself in the “Beauty and the Beat” below:

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Rihanna, Nicki Minaj tied for most American Music Awards nods -- Full list

Let’s hope everyone can keep it civil for a night.

The nominees for the 40th American Music Awards were announced today, and the list looks more or less how you might expect it to. With four nods a piece, reigning hip-hop queens Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the list, and even go head to head in the “Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock” category. Other big nominees include Drake, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and Usher, who each snagged three chances to take home those coveted pyramid-shaped trophies.

In addition to your usual Top 40 hang-abouts, there’ll be some new faces at the Nov. 14 ceremony: EDM artists. In response to the the genre’s growing popularity, the AMAs have added a new category honoring your favorite EDM artist of the year (winners are determined by online voting, which begins Tuesday). The category’s inaugural nominees include David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and good ol’ Skrillex; Taylor Swift, of course, was not eligible this year, as her dubstep masterpiece just missed the deadline.

Take a look at the full list below and let us know how you think the AMAs are looking this year:

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Nicki Minaj drops new single 'The Boys': Listen here

Nicki Minaj can’t stop, won’t stop.

Minaj — the tireless talent behind Pink Friday: Roman ReloadedIce Age: Continental Drift‘s mammoth Steffi (and most likely American Idol‘s next season) — has announced that her most recent LP will be getting the reissue treatment in the form of Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up, which she hinted on Twitter will contain five to eight new songs.

Yup, that’s really what it’s called! And while we’ll probably have to wait until Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up — Redo Reissue gets a release date, the new Cassie-featuring single off Re-Up 1 has already hit the streets.

Called “The Boys,” the new single nicely tightwalks between Nicki’s increasingly distinct genre interests, mixing pearly pop with rap swag and a tiny smidge of soulful balladry.

Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments:

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The 2012 MTV VMAs: Seven questions going into the show

About 20 years ago, everybody made the same joke: “How can MTV have a Video Music Awards when they don’t air videos anymore?” (And in our comments section, people still make that same joke every year.)

But think about it, has the show ever been about the actual Moonmen as much as it is about the zeitgeisty memes, outsized personalities, and general pageantry of the broadcast?

Think about last year’s show: While everybody remembers the Beyoncé baby-bump reveal, Lady Gaga’s drag show, and Adele’s tear-jerking triumph, does anybody recall what clip won Video of the Year? (It was Katy Perry’s “Firework.”) This year’s show, which beams live from Los Angeles’ massive Staples Center Thursday night at 8 PM Eastern, prides itself on first-run moments, including new tracks from Green Day and Alicia Keys and the first live performances of new singles by Taylor Swift and Pink.

But since there’s not a whole lot of investment in the winner of Best Male Video (unless you literally have invested something with your local bookie), here are the seven questions you should keep on your mind if you tune in. (And even if you don’t, you’re still invited to hang out with the Music Mix tomorrow evening, as we’ll have a live blog, photo galleries, and a full breakdown of the show’s best performances and biggest moments.)

How will host Kevin Hart do?
The VMAs have had some pretty big names host the show before, though there have really only been a handful of memorable ones (see: Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and pre-Fox News Dennis Miller). In the last few years, the role of host has been either ignored completely (neither the 2011 or 2007 shows had hosts) or given to people ill-suited for the job (Russell Brand, Chelsea Handler, and Jack Black all sort of punted it). READ FULL STORY

Nicki Minaj raps: 'I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney'

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have already been asked by several musical acts to stop playing their songs at Republican campaign events. Fortunately, they can count on one mainstream singer for political and musical support: Nicki Minaj. It appears the Trinidadian-born rapper and rumored soon-to-be American Idol judge is voting Republican this November, judging by the lyrics of her new NSFW duet with Lil Wayne. In “Mercy,” part of Lil Wayne’s new mixtape, Dedication 4, Minaj spits out,“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b——s is f—— up the economy.”

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Nicki Minaj is a topless mermaid in 'I Am Your Leader' video -- WATCH

After stripping and grinding her way into B.O.B’s heart, Nicki Minaj is up to her skin-baring ways again in the new video for her song ‘I Am Your Leader.’

The 29 year-old artist kicks this pink Barbie mansion-themed clip off wearing a mini-skirt that leaves, well, pretty much nothing to the imagination. Then she moves things to the bubble bath. In that time, she has also managed to transform into a topless mermaid — with strategically placed suds.

Watch the NSFW video below and tell us what you think!

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