MTV’s Hottest Summer Superstar! MTV wants to know who’s the hottest star of the summer.
The site of MTV opened a poll with some of the leading names in the musicworld, the MTV Hottest which will elect the favorite artist for the king or queen of the summer. Nicki Minaj of course, was nominated and others.
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Nicki Minaj took a break from the American Idol judges table to call into her favorite station in the DMV, 939 WKYS ! Minaj, who recently released her ‘High School’ video featuring Lil Wayne, spoke on how awkward it was to film the video, if she will return to American Idol, the Nicki Minaj clothing line, her Beats By Dre line, and sooooooo much more.
I told Nicki that I had been chasing her since I was doing radio in Baltimore, but she didn’t believe me. After we spoke today, I think she has an idea.
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When asked if she would like to transition into Hollywood, Nicki Minaj tells MTV.com, “I am maybe working on something right now and I can’t really say too much about it, but possibly… I definitely have the acting bug, that was my first love, and so you know, you just never know…”
She goes on to suggest that her choice of film may surprise fans, adding, “I think they’re gonna be shocked at my movie roles. That’s going to happen very, very soon…”
Nicki Minaj wants to follow in the footsteps of Avatar beauty Zoe Saldana and Oscar winner Halle Berry in choosing a variety of films to work on.
She says, “Zoe Saldana, I think she always does good roles, I always love that they’re not stereotypical roles…
I always thought Halle Berry did a good mix up of different types of movies, whether she did action, love (sic)… I always thought she did really nice kinds (of films) and she always kept her fan base guessing, so you know, I would love to model my career after Halle’s if there’s a god! Obviously I don’t expect to (emulate her whole career)… but she’s someone I take my hat off to.”
Nicki Minaj got a dramatic make-under for our cover story this month, but for her new perfume, it’s back to her signature decked-out style.
A special collectible version of her debut fragrance that launched last summer, the new Pink Friday Nicki Minaj Special Edition scent comes in a bottle silhouetted after Nicki herself, complete with frosted pink bustier and white wig. “Developing a fragrance, it’s every girl’s dream,” Minaj told ELLE.com. “As an artist, it’s an extension of my personality and a way for my fans to feel closer to me.”
The floral gourmand fragrance combines refreshing notes of water lily, honeysuckle, and star jasmine petals with a fruity base of grapefruit, apple, and white raspberry. “When I design, I am involved in every aspect of the decision-making process—it seems easy because I always get this feeling inside: I know if something is right or wrong,” Minaj said. “Each detail needs to ‘wow’ me or it is not an option.”
Find Pink Friday Nicki Minaj Special Edition at Macy’s and macys.com starting in mid-April ($39 for 1 fluid ounce or $59 for 3.4 fluid ounces).
“Lay It Down” feat. Cory Gunz & Nicki Minaj
The first bonus track brings the reunion of Wayne with YMCMB First Lady Nicki Minaj. It often feels like most songs featuring Nicki are merely a setup for Nicki’s verse. This one is no exception. Both Wayne and Cory Gunz ask forgettable questions before Nicki arrives with some answers. “I sit and count this money while I watch you bitches audition,” she raps. It’s good to know an American Idol judge can still spend a little time slumming with friends!
Nicki Minaj is one bad chick on a bike. The “American Idol” judge enjoyed some down time over the weekend. She posted a photo of herself riding a Kawasaki bike at her Malibu mansion. The blonde rapper strapped on her pink helmet, leather motorcycle jacket, blue leggings, and black and pink boots, and drove herself to the supermarket.
“I’m big willy no bike gear,” tweeted Nicki.
She posed in front of her ELLE magazine cover in the checkout aisle at Pavilions. “#SupermarketRealness #LeftmyHelmetOnRealness #vrrrrrooooommmm,” she said.
No seemed to recognize her in her disguise, but she probably won’t be able to use that one next time.
“She gives the best critiques,” Finch told TVGuide.com after his elimination. “I’m a very direct person, and I think Nicki is the same. Maybe that’s one reason why we connect in such a way, is because of her honesty and how truthful she is.”
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Now, now — we know what you’re thinking. How could someone who has such a blatant disregard for the dignity and decorum (snort) of American Idol be a positive influence for those vying for the No. 1 spot? Consider these points:
Nicki tells it like it is. Sure, she may occasionally start rambling about waffles and relies too much on different enunciations of the word “ladybug” to convey her level of approval, but for the most part, Nicki gives it to the contestants straight. She didn’t sugarcoat the harsh critique that Lazaro Arbos needed to hear (we’re sorry, but it’s true!) after he butchered Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway” last week. She was the only judge who had the guts to tell diminutive hopeful Matheus Fernandes (remember him?) to quit with the “pity party” shtick and focus on his singing during Hollywood Week. And in the Vegas rounds, Minaj’s advising Tina Torres that she needed to ditch her hairstyle in favor of one that didn’t age her 20 years was a totally valid point that no one else on the panel even hinted at. Plus, she’s not afraid to challenge her other panelists (namely Urban) when she disagrees with what they have to say. On a related note: While her reported feud with Carey seems to have died down, let’s not forget Minaj’s greatest moment so far — her dismissive “Randy, shut up” moment from the March 5 episode.
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She’s unpredictable. It’s not only Minaj’s outfit and hair color that provide a surprise every week. Even aside from her tardiness and Elimination Night walkoff last week, Minaj’s mouth alone is like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get. No canned responses here! But if nothing else, she keeps the contestants (not to mention host Ryan Seacrest) on their toes — and keeps the feedback portions of the show interesting. Are her sexually charged comments toward Paul Jolley, Angie Miller and Kree Harrison juvenile? Sure. Irrelevant? Maybe. But they also force the contestants to be on their A game for more than just the three minutes they spend performing. And, especially in the case of Kree — whose response a couple of weeks ago that she was just aiming to keep her “wife” happy with her performance was, in a word, perfect — Minaj’s head-scratching comments are a chance for them to let their personalities shine and likely win more votes in the process.
She wears her heart on her sleeve. Whether it’s Paul Jolley “stimulating her sexual appetite,” Charlie Askew resonating with her own brand of crazy, or Curtis Finch Jr. breaking her heart by landing in the bottom two on the season’s first elimination night, many of the contestants hold a special place in Nicki’s heart, and she doesn’t hold back when it comes to showing her emotional investment in them. After Charlie’s disastrous Genesis cover that preceded his elimination, Minaj said what everyone in the audience and watching from home was thinking, when she asked where quirky Charlie had gone and where this dark, tortured soul who replaced him came from. Imagine Steven Tyler or Jennifer Lopez (or even Randy Jackson, for that matter) getting up and walking away from the judges table in an act of protest to demonstrate their support for one of the contestants. It wouldn’t happen. It’s got to be reassuring for the hopefuls to know that someone’s in their court.