Nicki Minaj Slams Steven Tyler For “Racist” ‘American Idol’ Criticism

Nicki Minaj holds a sword, which judging by the 'American Idol' judge's reaction to Steven Tyler's comments, she may want to use on the Aerosmith frontman

Nicki Minaj blasted former ‘American Idol’ judge Steven Tyler moments ago after hearing the Aerosmith frontman said that friction between the ‘Va Va Voom’ singer and her new fellow ‘Idol’ judge Mariah Carey could be damaging to the show’s contestants. Tyler suggested that in the case of ‘Idol’ winner Phillip Phillips was the kind of artist that flourished because the judges didn’t have a contentious relationship. Minaj took the comment as racist because of their differing genres, rather than anything to do with how well she gets along with Mariah impacting the ‘Idol’ hopefuls.

“They should have something going on, which is called ‘camaraderie’,” Tyler argued, adding, “These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they’re in New York City, they’re scared to death; you’re not going to get the best [out of them]. If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying.”

Minaj told her Twitter followers (@nickiminaj):

Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven’t seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet!

I understand you really wanted to keep your job but take that up with the producers. I haven’t done anything to you. That’s a racist comment

You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? Why? Black? Rapper? What? go fu** yourself and worry about yourself babe.

When Steven 1st went on Idol he was ridiculed by his peers & fans alike. Called a sell out. So what does he do? Ridicule the next judge.

Nicki Minaj Raps Support For Mitt Romney, Prompting Twitter Threats

Lil Wayne 'Dedication 4' Mixtape cover

Lil Wayne and DJ Drama have joined forces on the ‘Dedication 4’ mixtape, the fourth installment of the mixtape series that is already creating political headlines thanks to some words dropped by Nicki Minaj on the track ‘Mercy’. “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy bitches are fu**ing up the economy,” the Trinidad and Tobago born, Queens raised artist raps.

Among the Tweets reacting to the Minaj lyrics, and in some cases sending threats to the artist:

Meghan McCain (@McCainBlogette): I don’t know if I could actually be more entertained by political journalists attempting to analyze Nicki Minaj’s alleged Romney endorsement

Blonde Bombshell (@MoniiNayo): No this is the last straw @NICKIMINAJ has took it too far talking about she voting for Mitt Romney, she clearly don’t want her black fans no mo

Travon Free (@Travon): I guess Nicki Minaj endorsing Romney is because her terrible album sales are Obama’s fault.

Blerdalicious (@RtRDH): I really could care less who Nicki Minaj is voting for, I just want to know why her music makes people feel dumber


TEAMREDFOXX_JAX (@TEAMREDFOXX_JAX): Somebody should punch that bitch in her fu**in’ face the same way Lil’ Mo got it-only @nickiminaj REALLY deserves it! #tiredasshooker

#F**kMittRomney (@2012IsNotUrYear): If you really vote for Mitt Romney Ima punch you in the throat @NickiMinaj

bambam (@uwnabampam): been said she must die RT @TutiDaBoss: That still made my skin crawl hearing @nickiMinaj endorse Romney

Elektra Love (@MyHotTopics): @NickiMinaj 99.9% of your fans are broke poverty living hoes and you endorsing Mitt Romney doe? Bitch eat sh** and die! You are a disgrace to music, the black population and America as a whole. Do humanity a favor and die.

Baby (@chillriley): If Romney wins, I hope you die. @NickiMinaj

Other artists featured on the mixtape include Young Jeezy, Birdman, J. Cole and Jae Millz. Check out an album stream and track listing below the cut. (more…)

Nicki Minaj ‘Fly’ Video Ft. Rihanna

Nicki Minaj ft. Rihanna 'Fly'

Nicki Minaj is out with the music video to her new single ‘Fly’, featuring Rihanna, off the American rapper’s debut album ‘Pink Friday’, out now on Young Money / Cash Money / Universal Motown. “The ‘Fly’ video is a freakin’ movie! Movie! Movie! Cinematic popcorn,” Minaj told Radio 1’s Tim Westwood. Watch the Sanaa Hamri directed video via Vevo below.

Nicki Minaj Films ‘Starships’ Video During Free Times Square Gig

Nicki Minaj 'Starships'

During Nicki Minaj’s concert free Friday night in New York City, lucky fans in the audience had the chance to appear in the video for the DJ Doorly remix of her hit single ‘Starships’.

“All the fans that were in Times Square tonight will get to be in the video, which is gonna be super exciting for them to see themselves,” the 29-year-old said. “I’m actually really interested in seeing it; I didn’t really know how they were going to make it all happen.”

Watch her comments via below.

Nicki Minaj ‘Pink Friday… Roman Reloaded’

Nicki Minaj 'Pink Friday... Roman Reloaded'

Nicki Minaj has released her second studio album ‘Pink Friday… Roman Reloaded’ in standard and deluxe edition formats on Young Money. Producers on the project include Hit-Boy, Dr. Luke, Ester Dean, Rico Beats, RedOne and Oak. The disc includes features from Cam’ron, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Nas, Drake, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, Bobby V, and Beenie Man.

‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ Track List:
1. Roman Holiday
2. Come On A Cone
3. I Am Your Leader featuring Cam’ron & Rick Ross
4. Beez In The Trap featuring 2 Chainz
5. HOV Lane
6. Roman Reloaded featuring Lil Wayne
7. Champion featuring Nas, Drake & Young Jeezy
8. Right By My Side featuring Chris Brown
9. Sex In the Lounge featuring Lil Wayne & Bobby V
10. Starships
11. Pound The Alarm
12. Whip It
13. Automatic
14. Beautiful Sinner
15. Marilyn Monroe
16. Young Forever
17. Fire Burns
18. Gun Shot featuring Beenie Man
19. Stupid Hoe

Deluxe Edition Tracks:
20. Turn Me On (David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj)
21. Va Va Voom
22. Masquerade

Nicki Minaj 'Pink Friday... Roman Reloaded' Deluxe Edition


Tyga Gets The Concept Behind Nicki Minaj’s New Album

Tyga 'Rack City'

Tyga tells MTV News those who are critical of Nicki Minaj for having too much pop on her new album ‘Pink Friday: Roman’s Revenge’ are off base. “I love it,” the ‘Rack City’ rapper said about his Young Money labelmate. “I get the concept behind the album. This is her album, and she’s really talkin’ that sh** and tellin’ people they need to glorify her and what she’s done.”

Big Sean ‘Dance (A$$)’ Remix Video Ft. Nicki Minaj

Big Sean 'Dance (A$$)'

Big Sean is out with the music video to the remix for ‘Dance (A$$)’, featuring Nicki Minaj. The track is the third single off the Santa Monica, California rapper’s debut album ‘Finally Famous’, out now on Def Jam. Watch the Mike Waxx and Mike Carson directed video via Vevo below.

Rap Artists React To Whitney Houston’s Death

Several rap artists are sharing their thoughts on Twitter following the news that Whitney Houston had been found unresponsive in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday afternoon and declared dead after paramedics were unsuccessful performing CPR on the singing legend. Houston was 48. Among the Tweets:

Jibbs (@therealjibbs): R.i.P Whitney Houston

Lil Jon (@LilJon): RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON (@iamwill) I’m so sad…Whitney Houston was so kind, sweet, wonderful, amazing, talented, and a true gift to the world…#iwillalwaysloveyou

Ghostface Killah (@GhostfaceKillah): Ms. Whitney Houston….Beautiful soul may you Rest Peacefully Sister!

Lady Sovereign (@ladysov): RIP Whitney Houston . x I remember when “it’s not right but it’s ok” came out and me and my friends went to some any singing comp in the ends and sung it and won £5

NickCannon (@NickCannon): “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” RIP to Whitney Houston a true queen.
Tell our loved ones how much we love them while they’re still here. I wish I could’ve told Whitney how great she was one last time

BowWow (@BowWow): Everytime Ms Whitney saw me she would go “Ruff Ruff Ruff” all the time… She lived right around the corner from me. #TrueLegendrighthereboy

Eve (@TheRealEve): Wow R.I.P Whitney Houston. So sad. My prayers go out to family,friends,fans…

Timbaland (@Timbaland): rip 2 a Legendary Diva, Icon, Mother & Friend Whitney Houston. 1 of the greatest voices ever. u will be truly missed. R.I.P Whitney Houston
weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning Psalm 30:5b. keep the family &her love 1’s n our prayers R.I.P Whitney Houston
after my pastor’s death i learned that sum people endure so much pain on earth & us wishing they remain on earth longer is only hurting them more. so God takes them to heal the agony. Their journey is now complete & as u mourn, crying out the words “I will always love you – Whitney Houston” don’t 4get to smile & say these words “Job well done.”

Lloyd Banks (@Lloydbanks): R.I.P Whitney Houston

Diggy Simmons (@diggy_simmons): RIP to the legendary Whitney Houston.. Voice is unmatched.

TonyYayo (@Tony Yayo): Rip Whitney Houston a legend I always loved her in bodyguard

BabyBash (@BabyBash): WOW, REST IN PEACE WHITNEY HOUSTON! I had the privilege to meet and WRITE for her! Damn! No matter wut she was a TALENT!

Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ): Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time.

Pittsburgh Slim (@PittsburghSlim): RIP Whitney :(

Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott): This is such a sad moment! I’m speechless I have no words of what I’m feeling right now. Rest in Peace Whitney Houston I love u.

Scarface (@BrotherMob): Whitney?????? Wow!!! I’m done
I’m devastated……Whitney 48????? Wow I’m finished can’t talk…. Loss for words…

Soulja Boy (@souljaboy): R.I.P. Whitney Houston

Spose (@spizzyspose): I remember my mom blasting Whitney In the cavalier as my earliest music memory. Will always love Whitney; what a sad day!
Whitney Houston deserved another shot at glory; what a bummer. Unashamed fan of Whitney Houston. #RIP
I remember my mom blasting Whitney In the cavalier as my earliest music memory. Will always love Whitney; what a sad day!

Drake (@Drake): RIP Whitney Houston.

Nicki Minaj ‘Stupid Hoe’ Video

Nicki Minaj 'Stupid Hoe'

Nicki Minaj is out with the music video to her new single ‘Stupid Hoe’, off the American rapper’s sophomore album, ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, out April 3rd on Universal Republic Records. Minaj’s longtime partner and hype man Safaree Samuels makes a cameo in the Hype Williams directed video. Watch it via Vevo below.

No Method To Nicki Minaj’s Frantic Fashion Choices

Nicki Minaj 'Pink Friday' caught up with Nicki Minaj at iHeartRadio in Las Vegas where she talked about how collaborating with Lady Gaga “would be a dope experience”, her fashion sense and music.

“Usually I wait until the very, very last minute, and I start being frantic,” Nicki said about her fashion choices. “I start panicking, yelling and screaming. Then I just find something and go, ‘Oh, it’s cute. Let’s go.’ Really there’s no method. It’s just colorful and whatever looks Barbie inspired and that’s what we’re doing now. If I don’t look in the mirror and feel happy by it, I don’t wear it.”

Watch the interview below the cut. (more…)