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Nicki Minaj: “Lil Wayne Kicked Me Out Of Young Money”

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After signing with the Lil Wayne-led label to further her career in rap music, ‘Tragedy’ rapper Nicki Minaj has revealed that she was once cut loose from ‘Young Money.’

Surprising fans with the news during the second half of her recent interview with Hip Hop tastemaker Elliott Wilson, the entertainer revealed that she was dropped and subsequently brought back by/to the label following a breakdown in her relationship with her ‘Only‘ collaborator.

How she learned she had been dropped?

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Solange Throws Support Behind Azealia Banks Following Intense ‘Hot 97′ Interview

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“Thank you.”

‘Cosmic Journey’ star Solange Knowles had that to say to ‘Wallace‘ rapper Azealia Banks today, praising the outspoken entertainer for speaking out against “cultural smudging” in the entertainment industry in an interview with radio station ‘Hot 97.’

Indeed, after Iggy Azalea claimed her attitude was to blame for the discrimination she faces as an African-American entertainer, Solange sympathised with the ‘Luxury’ belle today.

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Watch: Nicki Minaj Talks ‘The Pinkprint’, Grammy Nominations & ‘Beg For It’ On ‘The Real’

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‘Grand Piano‘ performer Nicki Minaj enjoyed the company of the ladies of ‘The Real’ recently, gracing its set with an appearance arranged to promote her new album ‘The Pinkprint.’

However, the LP wasn’t the only female rap release she helped to promote on the hit talk show, accidentally naming a smash hit released launched by another femcee during a brief exchange with Tamar Braxton.

Confused?

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Read: Memphitz Mocks K. Michelle Via Instagram

 

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K. Michelle has been swarmed with congratulations for landing another R&B chart-topper in the form of her sophomore album ‘Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart.’  While critics and fans alike have greeted the album with laud, the morning brings with it a detractor all too familiar to the songstress – former beau Memphitz.

Fans may remember the twosome’s tumultuous relationship and its consequent private and public battles (including accusations of domestic abuse from both parties), now it seems the DJ – now married to former Lil Wayne fling Toya Wright – is reopening old wounds to take new jabs at Michelle.

Look below to see what he took to Instagram to say this morning:

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J. Cole Explains Iggy Azalea Criticism On ‘The Angie Martinez Show’

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“There comes a time when the system realises that “I can sell this white person” a lot easier.”

Before Azealia Banks weighed in on her supposed use and abuse of Black culture on ‘Hot 97′, ‘Crooked Smile’ rapper J. Cole made his way to Power 105.1 to explain his recent criticism of Australian superstar Iggy Azalea, whom he compared to Elvis Presley here.

There, he revealed that the remarks he made about the rapper wasn’t criticism at all, billing them an “observation.”

What he deserved?

The link between her success as a Caucasian female MC and efforts made by corporations to sell African-American culture to audiences more likely to respond to her than an actual African-America…even if said African-American is more talented.

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Miguel Releases Surprise EP / Listen!

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Miguel is the latest artist to embrace the “no advanced warning” approach to the roll-out of new music.

The ‘Adorn’ singer has spent much of 2014 working on the follow-up to his sophomore album ‘Kaleidoscope Dreams’, which hit stores in 2012.

And while it’s presently unknown if the three new songs which comprise the mini-set tie into a meatier album, what is certain is that the cuts – christened ‘NWA’, ‘Hollywood Dreams’, and ‘Coffee’ – are ready to taste after the jump…

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Watch: NBA TNT Cypher (Featuring Shaquille O’Neal & Nicki Minaj)

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As her “little sisters” battle on Twitter, Nicki Minaj continues to promote her third studio album ‘The Pinkprint’ this week, hitting ‘Inside the NBA’ to discuss the project as it sits at #1 on iTunes USA.

Fortunately, her time on the show saw her do what she does best by delivering a scorching freestyle as part of a cypher graced by none other than basketball icon Shaquille O’Neal.

Who had the best rhymes?

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Watch: BET’s ‘106 & Park’ Catches Up With Nicki Minaj For Last-Ever Interview

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Bittersweet would be one way to describe yesterday’s episode of BET’s ‘106 & Park‘, marking the return of its dynamic duo Terrence and Rocsi who reunited to deliver its last-ever interview.

Indeed, after announcing the show is to come to an end, BET called on the pair to interview the rapper Nicki Minaj, who joined them to discuss her new album ‘The Pinkprint.’

Check it out below…

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Azealia Banks Blasts Back At Iggy Azalea / Labels Her “Itchy Areola”

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That didn’t take long.

Moments after Iggy Azalea sunk her claws into Azealia Banks following the latter’s less-than-endorsing comments about her on Hot 97 last night, Banks has responded.

Find out what she had to say below…

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Iggy Azalea Slams Azealia Banks / Brands Her A “Bully” & “Poisonous”

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With the flames from Azealia Banks‘ controversial Hot 97 interview still raging, one of the main topics of the candid chat – Iggy Azalea – has clapped back.

As reported, Banks slammed the Australian bred rapper and accused her of being a racist and a prime propagator of cultural appropriation.

Ever outspoken on Twitter, Iggy took to her page this AM to sound off.

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