File this one under convincing cases for the existence of the Illuminati: Vice took Nicki Minaj’s video for her new single “Super Bass” and slowed it down, only to discover that it sounds pitch-perfectly like … Jay-Z. You have to hear it to believe it because it’s uncanny, down to the Hov’s recognizable style and pace. A commenter went ahead and took the courtesy of speeding up a Jay-Z song to compare, and the results are alarming. I’m no conspiracy theorist, but hell if this isn’t spooky! Check out both videos for yourself, after the jump, and let me know what you think in the comments. [Vice] Keep reading »
Maybe I am just old, finally. That would be the most reassuring explanation for Nicki Minaj’s seizure-inducing music video for “Stupid Hoe,” a song about … uh … some stupid hoe?
It’s a catchy, poppy rap that’s mostly titillating for being denigrating to women. (Although I’ll admit, “I’m Angelina / you Jennifer / come on, bitch, you see where Brad at” is really clever.) But it’s really the video that’s worth paying attention to: Nicki Minaj’s crazy-colored hair and lipstick schtick is trotted out again and in this video, she takes a Britney-esque turn by writhing inside a cage wearing fishnets. Oh, and there’s a lot of butts.
Lots to look at, at least. It’s visually interesting, but kind of the same way the inside of a Forever 21 is visually interesting: sensory overload, then forgettable. What say you? [FlavorWire]
Here’s something we didn’t expect: a pro-abstinence Nicki Minaj parody called “Super Grace”! It’s based on “Super Bass” and the Bible, and Jesus Christ himself gets thanked in the comments. Future civilizations will no doubt pour over lyrics like “He’s waiting for the band / He’ll just hold my hand … I want to be a wife but I must wait / oh no no no no / I have to wait / Christian boys got my heartbeat running away” wondering what they mean.
While “Super Grace” is certainly better than any youth group project I ever did, I almost hate telling these youngsters — whoopsies! — abstinence-only sex ed doesn’t actually work. [Popdust
Big news for Nicki Minaj fans (aren’t we all?): the hip-hop starlet has scored the cover of her first “serious” fashion magazine, appearing in the November issue of W. Artist Francesco Vezzoli transformed the photos, as has become his style, so that Minaj embodied that of “a powdered 18th-century courtesan.” The photos are striking, a little strange, and certainly memorable. What do you think? [Celebuzz]
Not going to lie: this video of Nicki Minaj surprising the ballerina dress-clad “Super Bass” girls on Ellen DeGenere’s talk show made me start crying at my desk. They performed “Super Bass” for Ellen’s audience (watch here) and then she told them that Nicki was there to meet them. Sophia Grace, 8, and Rosie, 5, are stupid-cute and obviously thrilled. But it’s really when the camera pans to their parents in the audience, who are sobbing, that I lost it. Nicki Minaj looks like she’s tearing up, too. Seriously, go into a conference room if you have to and watch this. It’ll warm even the bitterest of hearts on this Thursday morning. [Clutch Magazine]
Rapper Nicki Minaj finds ever-novel ways to accessorize her over-the-top outfits. Over the weekend while performing at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, Minaj went with a delicious hot pink fried chicken charm. Now that’s multitasking neckwear.
Look at this picture and tell me this isn’t one of the best things you’ve ever seen. Nicki Minaj making small talk with Vogue’s Anna Wintour. Can you even imagine what they’re chatting about? Nicki’s probably all, “Lady, I like your floral situation,” while Anna sits by, quietly horrified by Nicki’s loud craft store-inspired get-up. Keep clicking for more strange pairings created by Fashion Week!
The MTV Video Music Awards are kind of hilarious, considering the complete lack of videos played on MTV these days. But at least we can count on one thing from them: insane fashion. Everyone has carte blanche to come dressed up as a pile of trash, or a geisha robot or whatever–and this year, that’s exactly what happened. After the jump, check out how Beyonce, Katy Perry and all the rest fared.
Something must be in the water as Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj roll through Canada on their Femme Fatale tour. Throughout the tour, BritBrit has been pulling an audience member on stage and giving them a sexy lap dance. But over the weekend, Britney opted to give the dance to her tourmate, Pauly D, instead. Is it just me or does her look a little too comfortable getting handcuffed to that pole?
This is especially of note because at an earlier stop, Nicki Minaj gave a lap dance to Drake.
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And the crazy winner this week is: Rihanna, who wore this almost-not-there-at-all getup to the Crop Over festival in her native Barbados. Following behind her, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry’s pink hair transition, Mischa Barton’s Sgt. Pepper ensemble, and Kate Bosworth’s nerdy white-on-white look. Check back next week for more strange fashions! Keep reading »