Hot 97‘s annual Summer Jam extravaganza is currently underway live in New York City. As ever, That Grape Juice has you plugged into the good-good. Check out a live-stream from the show, which boasts performances from the likes of Azealia Banks and Nicki Minaj, below…
After wowing fans overseas with the whimsical ‘Pink Friday’ Tour, Nicki Minaj returned to the US yesterday to perform at the Philly Wired Festival.
Performing a number of cuts from her debut LP and its follow up, Minaj-as you will see in the clip below-has certainly upped her performance game,since the mess that was her ‘American Idol’ stint.
Last night saw Pop
hag icon Madonna take her ‘MDNA‘ Tour to Ramat Gan in Israel.
Welcomed to rave reviews and praised for its elaborate staging, the show reached new heights last night when the star welcomed Rap Queen Nicki Minaj to the stage-introducing the MC to her Israeli fans by way of their single ‘I Don’t Give A F*ck‘.
As many a Madonna fan and Little Monster know, the Queen of Pop is set to use her ‘MDNA’ tour set to tribute pop diva Lady Gaga by performing a mashed-up version of the latter’s ‘Born This Way’ with her own ‘Express Yourself’. Immediately coming under fire after its early 2011 release for sounding nearly identical to Madge’s 1989 hit, Gaga dismissed the claim of copying while her pop predecessor labeled it ‘reductive’.
Now, as audio has surfaced of Madonna’s intent to fuse the twin pop tunes on her latest live trek, we who thought the flame had cooled see it may be readying to reach higher heights. Is this another case of Kim Vs. Nicki?
Take a listen below and you tell us:
Last week, two years after it kicked off, Lil Kim‘s ‘beef’ with Nicki Minaj reached all new heights during an interview with Power 105.1′s ‘The Breakfast Club‘.
In the interview, Kim claimed that after making plans to work with Minaj’s label ‘Young Money’, she was cut off by the group per Nicki’s request and was forced to watch its CEO Birdman fashion the MC after her, initially by way of look.
However, according to the ‘How Many Licks’ belle, the plagiarizing didn’t end there. For, in a truly sensational claim, she accused Birdman of feeding Minaj ideas Kim had created and shared with him before her ‘dismissal’.
Now he has hit back at her by way of MTV’s RapFix.
His comments below…
As Rap’s reigning Queen and Pop culture’s most exciting debutante, Nicki Minaj and her ‘worth’ as an artist has never been higher.
So high, the likes of MAC, Adidas and Pepsi have all enlisted the MC to front their respective campaigns, hoping to capitalize on her slow but sure ascent to ‘household name’ status.
Now peep behind the scenes footage from her recent ad with Pepsi by way The Insider. Footage, which sees her credit chart rival Beyonce as inspiration behind the deal.
Urban music’s biggest calendar night, the BET Awards, returns on July 1st for what is sure to be an unmissable extravaganza.
So as to cement the latter, the network announced moments ago that Pop forces Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj are the show’s first confirmed performers.
As reported on our Urban Hollywood sister site, That Grape Juice TV, actor Samuel L. Jackson succeeds Kevin Hart as this year’s host.