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katy perry calls nicki minaj ‘the truth’

Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj presented the Best Male Video award together at the VMAs, and it was evident that the two fun-loving pop stars shared a kinship. Their love of colorful costumes and fun music make it easy for fans to understand why they might get along, and Perry explained just what she loves about the Young Money princess.

“I think Nicki Minaj is the truth,” she told MTV News at her alma mater, Santa Barbara, California’s Dos Pueblos high school, where she performed Tuesday night. “I think she is amazing, and I love her sense of style. I love her beautiful figure. It’s hot.”

But it’s about more than just the aesthetic. She thinks Nicki has that certain “it” factor. “I like her whole attitude. She’s so funny and a chameleon, and you really don’t know exactly what you’re going to get from her, but you know it’s going to be entertaining at every corner,” she said. “She’s really fun. She belongs in this world. I’m very excited for her record. I can’t believe she hasn’t even put out a record yet and she’s still Nicki Minaj! It’s amazing.”

When talking about fellow pop stars like Lady Gaga, Perry pointed out that the “over-the-top” aesthetic only works if the performer also has a “spine.”

“Some people that are just like, ‘Look at me, I have something on my face or head’ — I don’t want to be specific because I don’t even know what I’m trying to say — they’re just not following through,” she said. “I like all that theatrical stuff, but at the end of the day, I like to strip it all off and sit down with my guitar and write a song.”

Like Perry, Nicki hopes that her music can tell a story and resonate with people. “This album is my heart and soul,” the rapper said about Pink Friday, which arrives in November. “This is me explaining every single relationship that I’ve ever been in and explaining it in a way that every woman in this world can understand it.”

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Source: MTV

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shanell readies ‘cupid’ video & speaks on nicki minaj

Shanell took the blogosphere hostage with her Nicki Minaj-assisted single “Cupid’s Got a Gun.” Young Money’s femme fatale tells Rap-Up TV that the version that leaked is not the final one (“The other version is a lot more fun and upbeat”) and describes how the empowering song came to fruition one late night in the studio with her labelmate.

Plans are already underway for the video, which she will co-direct. “Mix Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal,’ Kill Bill, and Sin City, [and] stir that on up,” says Shanell of the concept.

SnL also drops knowledge on her 2011 debut album, a second mixtape coming this fall, and her newest role as the face of Married to the Mob’s Fall 2 collection.


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rick ross says that ‘monster’ made him a nicki minaj believer

Rick Ross breaks down how his “Monster” collaboration with Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Nicki Minaj came about. “As I’m sitting in the room, I’m thinking to myself, this is what working on [Dr. Dre’s] The Chronic must have felt like,” the Bawse told Rap-Up TV at the BMI Urban Music Awards.

He recalls being in the studio in Hawaii when Nicki Minaj wrote the rap that would outshine her fellow MCs. “That was the day Nicki Minaj earned my respect as a lyricist,” he revealed. “Before that day she was a great entertainer, but for me to get in the studio with my own two eyes and see her write her verse, I knew that was gonna be one of the greatest verses of this year.”

Ricky Rozay is shooting the blockbuster video for “Aston Martin Music” this week in Miami with Drake and Chrisette Michele. “This one will most definitely be another Avatar,” he teased.


drake: “my mom took my twitter wedding joke seriously”

Rapper Drake had the Web buzzing when he and his Young Money label-mate Nicki Minaj Tweeted last month that they suddenly got married.

“Please refer to @nickiminaj as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and don’t stare at her too long,” the rapper Tweeted on Aug. 27. “She’s finally mine.”

“Yes, it’s true,” Minaj, 25, added via Twitter. “Drake and I tied the knot.”

But no one was more surprised to hear the supposed big news than the rapper’s mother.

“My mom was actually like, ‘What happened? How did you elope?’ ” the rapper, 23, told PEOPLE at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday. “But we were just joking around. I never thought it would get so out of hand.”

This wasn’t the first time that Mama Drake likely wondered about her son’s romantic life – last year, he was rumored to be dating Rihanna. And it didn’t help matters when Drake bought himself a certain piece of jewelry around the time of the wedding Tweets.

“Ironically, I got a ring for myself, so people were like, ‘Aw, you got married, and you have a ring you’re wearing,” he says.

Drake’s seemingly innocent joke also had some additional backlash beyond his worried mom.

“People still think it’s real,” he says. “I’ll look at a girl, and she’ll be like, ‘You’re a married man. You shouldn’t look at me that way.’ “

Source: People Magazine

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nicki minaj’s peers comment on her in interviews with hollyscoop

Nicki Minaj is the “it” girl right now. Everyone is talking about her, and Hollyscoop got the EXCLUSIVE scoop from fellow artists about why Nicki is so hot!

Music producer Sean Garrett told us, “It was crazy working with Nicki. She’s animated, she’s a lot of fun. We went in there trying to do something really massive….She’s a superstar.”

Garrett explained, “She’s been underground a long time, and is just getting to be mainstream. She’s probably been working like four years .”

Hollyscoop also talked with our favorite Brit Jay Sean, who collaborated with Minaj on his next album. “She’s a really really good emcee,” Jay said of Nicki. “She has a lot of charisma, she’s fun, she’s exciting, and I think people are excited by that. It’s something new, it’s something fresh.”

So is Nicky the next Lady Gaga?

Choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson, who put together Minaj’s VMA pre-show dance routine for her new song “Check It Out’,” says yes. She told MTV News, “What I love about Nicki is she has the eye of the tiger and she is fearless. These are the components that I saw about three years ago in Lady Gaga. I thought, ‘This is going to be fantastic.’ Her swag is amazing”.

Thanks to editor Sarai at for emailing me with this story!

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Who is Nicki?

Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, and songwriter.
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