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Nicki Minaj made all sorts of headlines last night when she vented after missing out on the top spot of the Billboard 200.

At the time, she heaped blame on Travis Scott, Kylie Jenner, and Spotify – the latter of whom she says yanked promo from her ‘Queen’ album launch.

Now, the streaming giant have issued a response.

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A Los Angeles judge has ordered Usher, the King of R&B, to hand his medical records over to a person who claims he exposing them to herpes.

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What maternity leave?

Cardi B may have just given birth to baby Kulture a month ago, but she’s not giving the competition much room to manoeuvre because she’s dropped a brand new video.

This time it’s Kehlani collaboration ‘Ring’ from Platinum debut ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ that receives the visual treatment.

Its arrival comes just hours before Cardi makes her grand return to the spotlight when she kicks off the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall.

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Nicki Minaj has been in the spotlight like no other of late following the “unique” roll-out and promotion of new album ‘Queen.’

Social media has been quite the tool for the talented rapper, who hasn’t shied away from sharing her thoughts on the project’s greatness and its alleged unfair treatment at the hands of the powers that be.

Now, Onika may be on the cusp of upsetting a large portion of her Stateside base. Because, she has revealed that she’s presently mulling delaying the start of the US leg her and Future‘s ‘NICKIHNDRXX TOUR’ until 2019. This despite the trek being set to kick off next month…

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The Civil Rights activist Al Sharpton and Omarosa have reunited.

Once acquaintances, the political figures fell out when the latter supported Donald Trump‘s administration by accepting a job as its President and Director of Communications.

Now the pair have reunited and revealed a number of secrets they share about Trump and his bid to win over African-American voters during the election…and dismantle their civil rights once he won it.

Where their conversation took place? MSNBC.

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Nicki Minaj‘s hit-deficient album ‘Queen‘ is faring very well overseas.

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As if Tamia‘s latest single, ‘Leave It Smokin,’ wasn’t already hot enough by its lonesome, the Grammy-nominated diva’s turned up the heat on the single by adding rapper Wale.

Gifting fans with a revamp to the Salaam Remi-produced tune, which serves as the first single from her September 7th due new album, ‘Passion Like Fire,’ the remix comes just a month ahead of the kickoff of its supporting ‘Passion Like Fire’ tour in Cleveland, Ohio on September 18th (click here to see all the dates).

Curious to see what the duo cooked up?  Listen inside:

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Nicki Minaj has long marched to the beat of her own drum and she’s doing so today – in a major way.

As just reported, the rapper lost out on the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 after Travis Scott triumphed for a second week with ‘Astroworld.’

Well, while Onika quite requesting a recount – she has declared herself the true victor.

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When it comes to dissecting the digits of new releases, there’s official and there’s Billboard official. 

And the latter numbers are finally in for Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Queen’ – confirming that the set was indeed denied the #1 spot by Travis Scott.

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Omarosa‘s best-selling book ‘Unhinged‘ received a fresh shot of promo when she made her way to Trevor Noah‘s ‘Daily Show.’

There, she spoke openly about the shame she felt supporting the Trump administration’s supposed lies, why she feels she is understood by the African-American community and the fact she has many more recorded surprises up her sleeve.

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This week we take it back to the 80’s in this week’s From The Vault.

Tina Turner’s iconic ‘Private Dancer’ is today’s pick.

‘Dancer’ was originally recorded by UK rock band Dire Straits, whose lead singer Mark Knopfler wrote the lyrics. What caused the band not use the song for themselves? They thought the lyrics were better suited to a female.

Though not fully expressed, the track tells the tale of a disillusioned prostitute as she continuously receives money for men who only come to see her “dance.” Edgy!

The song served as the title track from Tina’s fifth studio album and was released as its fifth single in 1984.

It was a #7 charting single in the US and a moderate international hit, peaking inside the Top 40 in the UK, Canada, Germany and Australia.

Shot in London, the video for the song was directed by Brian Grant. It showcased Turner as a sad and depressed ballroom performer and screens scenes of dancers engaging in – at times suggestive – contemporary choreography.

In trademark form, the superstar rocked her signature hairstyle throughout the visual and of course her legendary legs.

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‘Private Dancer,’ the album was considered Tina’s comeback. Other than its outstanding material, this project is known for bringing the electrifying entertainer to the height of her career… at age 45.

Yet another example of why ageism in the today’s music industry is undeniably keeping the world from would-be megastars and amazing material. Surely the the most tantalising talents are the ones that most seasoned?

With a 52-year-old Janet Jackson currently enjoying a chart return of sorts, it will be exciting to see whether her narrative will mirror Turner’s. We’re hopeful she, the Madonna’s, and co are gifted many more impacting and iconic moments, the way ‘Private Dancer’ did for the incredible talent that is Ms. Tina Turner!

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‘Can We Talk?’ singer Tevin Campbell has been the talk of Twitter all weekend thanks to Nigerian author/digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi who scoffed at the notion the Grammy-nominated crooner tribute the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.

Taking to Twitter, Ajayi stated:

It wasn’t long before Black Twitter, including fans, celebrities, and supporters alike came to the defense of the now-41 year old singer.  Taking her to task for her unsavory comment, the backlash got so hot Luvvie responded:

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