Nicki Minaj & Kenneth Petty Make Rare Outing With Son ‘Papa Bear’, 1, Leaving NJ Studio

Nicki Minaj & Kenneth Petty Make Rare Outing With Son ‘Papa Bear’, 1, Leaving NJ Studio

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Erin Silvia
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Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty were spotted walking out of the door of a studio as their baby boy, whom they refer to as ‘Papa Bear,’ was wrapped in a blanket nestled in his dad’s arms.

Nicki Minaj, 38, and Kenneth Petty, 43, recently brought their son out on a rare outing and it was adorable to see. The doting parents were photographed leaving a studio in New Jersey and the proud dad was holding the sweet tot, whom they have only publicly called “Papa Bear,” as he was wrapped in a blanket. The doting mom was leading the way while they walked down a flight of stairs and looked as happy as could be with a smile as her long locks were down.

Nicki Minaj, Kenneth Petty, and their son during their recent outing. (BACKGRID)

Nicki and Kenneth’s latest outing with their son comes after they celebrated his first birthday. The mom and dad had a big party that was Kung-Fu Panda-themed and included lot of fun activities, eye-catching decorations, and sweet treats, including an amazing cake for the birthday boy. Nicki shared several photos from the festivities to Instagram and they included loving pics of her and Kenneth snuggling their precious bundle of joy.

“On Sept. 30th you turned 1. Mama is so proud of you, PapaBear,” Nicki wrote in the caption of the pics. “You’re the best boy in the whole wide world. I don’t know what I did to deserve you, but God bless you, son. Mommy & Daddy will never stop loving you. #KungFuPanda.”


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Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty just celebrated their son’s first birthday. (Shutterstock)

In addition to throwing her son a bash, Nicki received a lot of impressive presents for him from family and friends, including Lil Wayne, who sent the cutie Givenchy clothes and shoes. The shocked rapper took to her social media to share video clips of all the boxes and thanked him while filming. “This is so dope. Wow,” she could be heard saying in the clips. “Thank you so so much. This stuff is amazing and beautiful. I love you so much.”

Nicki and Kenneth welcomed their baby boy last year but have yet to reveal his name. She does, however, post regular pics and videos of him and he’s as cute as can be! We look forward to seeing more memorable moments with Nicki’s family.

Nicki Minaj ‘Came Hard’ For Candiace Dillard At ‘RHOP’ Reunion: ‘It Was An Epic Moment

Nicki Minaj ‘Came Hard’ For Candiace Dillard At ‘RHOP’ Reunion: ‘It Was An Epic Moment

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Lanae Brody
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Nicki Minaj made it known she wanted to show up to the ‘RHOP’ reunion and her dreams came true as she surprised the ladies and went in on housewife Candiace Dillard!

Nicki Minaj, 38, took to social media in July to tell her followers that she was hosting The Real Housewives of Potomac‘s season 6 reunion — a job usually reserved for the king of Bravo, Andy Cohen, 53. But her wishes came true this week when she showed up to set and she went in on one housewife in particular. “She came hard for Candiace [Dillard] and read her,” a source close to production told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “It was an epic moment.”

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The new mom and self proclaimed Potomac super fan shocked Bravo fans by posting a photo on Instagram shortly after filming wrapped on Oct. 7. “I need to know the date of the reunion so I can clear that week to prepare… Yasss @nickiminaj @bravoandy #Rhop,” The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Williams commented. “I cannnnnooootttttt evenn!!!! Major major FOMO!!!!!!” Shahs of Sunset’s Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi added.

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While Gizelle Bryant, 50, teased on social media that, “It was [fire],” to have Nicki in the room, the ladies had no idea until Nicki walked in that she would be there. “Nicki showed up around 9:15 p.m. and none of the ladies knew she was there,” our source said. “They were so shocked when she walked out.”

Since the Queen Radio host has been vocal about her love of the show and the ladies for quite sometime now, even following some of her favorite ‘wives like Karen Huger, 58, and Robyn Dixon, 42, the cast knew it was always TBD if she’d actually show up with her busy schedule! “They knew it was a possibility,” our source added. “But her appearance was saved for the very end as a total surprise.”


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Nicki enlisted the help of her fans — whom she affectionately calls “The Barbz” — when it came to her turn to ask some hard hitting questions. And while Andy held the crown as the main host, Nicki took her turn to assist very seriously. “She asked the ladies 3 or 4 questions that were sent to her from The Barbz into her DMs off social media,” our also spilled.

The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sundays at 8pm on Bravo.

 

 

Nicki Minaj Cozies Up To Andy Cohen As She Confirms She’s Appearing On The ‘RHOP’ Reunion

Nicki Minaj Cozies Up To Andy Cohen As She Confirms She’s Appearing On The ‘RHOP’ Reunion

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Nicki Minaj has entered the Bravo group chat. The rapper confirmed that she will appear in the Season 6 ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ reunion.

Nicki Minaj has officially entered the Bravoverse. After much buzz around her possible hosting duties on the upcoming Real Housewives of Potomac reunion, the rapper, 38, confirmed that she has been tapped to make an appearance. The “Anaconda” singer shared a photo with Andy Cohen on Instagram on October 7, even using the hilarious hashtag #Andiconda.

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“GUESS WHO BTCHS?!!!!!” she captioned the post. “#Andiconda #RHOP COMING SOON ON @BRAVOTV.” Andy, 53, shared the same image on his on Instagram, opting for an #AndyConda hashtag. “It’s the Reunion I could never get away with! At the end of ours, tonight @nickiminaj surprised the #RHOP and did her own thing!”

The rapper previously expressed her desire to host the Season 6 reunion in July. Nicki shared a montage of clips from the series on her Instagram with her song “Moment 4 Life” added to the background and captioned: “I’ll be hosting the reunion. lmk what y’all want me to ask chile.” Andy, who typically hosts the reunions, commented under her post at the time and said, “I want to see this!”

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Some of the cast members also voiced support in her comments section. Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, and Robyn Dixon responded with their own seals of approval. Not too long after, Nicki shared a follow up Instagram Story and wrote via Create Mode, “Don’t move! Everyone binge watch all the episodes cuz we finna get into some thangz hunty: My questions will be well thought out, too. Mixed with funny & epic, of course.”

She then shared another Story that featured a screenshot text conversation between her and her publicist. Her publicist texted, “Andy Cohen said he would gladly give up his seat to have you host the Potomac reunion. Tapes around October.” Nicki responded with an enthusiastic, all-caps “OMFG,” and her publicist said it “would really be a funny fucking moment.”

When HollywoodLife caught up with Karen in August, she reiterated her desire to have the rapper on board. “Fingers crossed she will roll through!” Karen told us. “No one can take Andy’s place, but can they compliment Andy? Hello!” She later teased, “Stay tuned! She’s very genuine. She’s a straight shooter and that’s what I like about Nicki Minaj.”

The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

Lil Wayne Showers Nicki Minaj’s Son With Gifts For 1st Birthday & Rapper Is Shook: ‘This Is Insane’

Lil Wayne Showers Nicki Minaj’s Son With Gifts For 1st Birthday & Rapper Is Shook: ‘This Is Insane’

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Nicki Minaj took to Instagram to share a video of several wrapped Givenchy gifts Lil Wayne sent her for her son, who just turned one on Sept. 30, and admitted she’s in ‘shock.’

Nicki Minaj, 38, got the surprise of a lifetime when her pal Lil Wayne, 39, sent a large amount of birthday gifts for her precious son. The Pink Friday creator just celebrated the little tot’s first birthday on Sept. 30, and shared a video of the gifts from the rapper on her Instagram story on Oct. 5. The wrapped boxes, which were labeled Givenchy, were spread out across her floor as she panned the camera over them and could be heard expressing her shock to someone nearby,

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“So wait a minute, this all came in the same three bags? From Wayne?” she asked. “Hold on, what in the world?” She also captioned the video clip and tagged Wayne. “@liltunechi I just opened the bags and I’m in shock. this is insane. I love you so much. This is A LOT OF STUFF,” it read.

She went on to post another video of the boxes opened and they all included high fashion clothing and shoes for her little one. “This is so dope. Wow,” she could be heard saying. “Thank you so so much. This stuff is amazing and beautiful. I love you so much.”

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In addition to Wayne’s gifts, Nicki shared pics and clips of what appeared to be her son’s eventful birthday party. The fun day included a Kung Fu Panda theme with several cakes, cupcakes, outdoor balloons, and a photo booth where many of the guests and their kids posed for joyous pics. Nicki, the birthday boy, and his dad Kenneth Petty, 43, also posed for a cute pic together.

She capped her birthday posts off with some cute videos that showed her son, whom she refers to as “Papa Bear,” riding around in a white toy truck that he got for his special day. The proud mom mentioned that it was a gift from his uncle and thanked him and told him they loved him while filming.

Bella Hadid Proves She’s Vaccinated By Sharing Selfie After Fans Argue That She Skipped Met Gala Like Nicki Minaj

Bella Hadid Proves She’s Vaccinated By Sharing Selfie After Fans Argue That She Skipped Met Gala Like Nicki Minaj

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Many fans speculated Bella Hadid didn’t get vaccinated because she skipped the Met Gala but she proved everyone wrong with her latest photo.

To everyone’s disappointment, Bella Hadid, 24, was noticeably missing from the 2021 Met Gala, which led fans to believe she wasn’t vaccinated. In order to attend the gala, guests had to show proof of vaccination, so they just assumed Bella didn’t get her shot, along with Nicki Minaj. However, Bella shot down rumors when she posted a photo to her Instagram stories of her getting a shot.

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In the photo posted to Bella’s Instagram stories, she took a screenshot of her camera roll, showing that the photo was taken on August 6. Bella wore a pair of leggings, a tank top, a gray sweatshirt, and a face mask as she sat in the chair in the doctor’s office while the doctor administered the shot into her arm. The supermodel posted the photo writing, “For anyone concerned,” with a black heart.

Considering Nicki didn’t attend the event because she didn’t get vaccinated, people assumed Bella had the same reason. Nick shocked fans when she posted a tweet writing, “I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID? Do u know what it is not to be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week? A baby who is only used to his mama? ‘get vaccinated’ Drake had just told me he got covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile.”

Nicki then followed up with another tweet, writing, “They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one.”


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Nicki Minaj Skips Met Gala After Contracting COVID: I Couldn’t ‘Hold My Baby’

Nicki Minaj Skips Met Gala After Contracting COVID: I Couldn’t ‘Hold My Baby’

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Nicki Minaj said she’d be missing out on the Met Gala after contracting COVID. She admitted she wasn’t vaccinated and had to isolate from her 11-month-old son.

The “Queen of Rap” sadly won’t be attending the 2021 Met Gala. Nicki Minaj, 38, announced via Twitter on Monday (Sept. 13) that she contracted COVID-19 and won’t be attending this year’s star-studded event in New York. Nicki admitted that she was not vaccinated against the virus, and explained to her followers that the infection was also the reason she skipped out on the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. “I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID?” she wrote.

Nicki also revealed to her fans that she had to isolate away from her 11-month-old son, whom she’s nicknamed “Papa Bear.” “Do u know what it is not to be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week? A baby who is only used to his mama?,” she wrote. “‘get vaccinated’ Drake had just told me he got covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile,” Nicki added. HollywoodLife reached out to Nicki’s rep for comment.

Love u babe. I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID? Do u know what it is not to be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week? A baby who is only used to his mama? “get vaccinated” Drake had just told me he got covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile https://t.co/wInXoJcHBn

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021

In a follow-up tweet, the “Super Bass” songstress claimed that she “had the exact same symptoms” of COVID-19 as people who were vaccinated but still caught the virus. She then elaborated on her decision to not get vaccinated, writing, “They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one.”

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Nicki’s fans were disappointed to hear about the news, especially since she’s made some memorable appearances at the Met Gala before. She dressed in a lavish, fairy-tale inspired gown paired with strappy lace-up heels for the 2019 “Camp” theme Met, which was the last time the event was held (It was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic). In 2018, Nicki stunned in a Oscar de la Renta red gown that perfectly represented the ‘Heavenly Bodies’ theme.

Nicki shares her son, whose real name she has yet to reveal, with her husband Kenneth Petty, and she occasionally documents life as a mom on social media. Most recently, Nicki caught her baby boy saying his very first word (Spoiler alert: It was “Hi”) on camera, and shared it for all her fans to see. So cute!

Nicki Minaj Teases New Music With Brandy, Tamar Braxton & Keke Wyatt & Fans Freak — Listen

Nicki Minaj Teases New Music With Brandy, Tamar Braxton & Keke Wyatt & Fans Freak — Listen

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This is not a drill: Nicki Minaj teased new music with Brandy, Tamar Braxton, and Keke Wyatt ahead of the weekend.

Nicki Minaj teased new music with all-star trifecta — and fans are excited. The rapper, 38, shared a snippet of a new track that featured audio of Brandy, Tamar Braxton, and Keke Wyatt harmonizing from her studio on Twitter on Friday, Sept. 10.

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— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 11, 2021

Naturally, her fans were elated, with many of them calling the vocals “heavenly” and “angelic.” One Twitter follower even wrote that they wanted the snippet played at their funeral. The tease comes only a few days after the “Super Bass” rapper tweeted out to her followers that she wanted the female artists to assist her.

Barbz: ask Keke, Tamar & Brandy to redo this. That’s what I sound like in my head. Would love to hear ppl who can rlly do it 😟🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/7BuZMv7Edw

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 8, 2021

On Twitter, she also tried to enlist Kehlani, Jhené Aiko, and Summer Walker for the new mystery collaboration, as seen in her tweet here. She explained in a separate tweet that she wanted to compile an acapella with her colleagues so that she could put something “special together.”

Once I have the a capella vocals I’ll put Smthn special together with it 🙏🎀

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 8, 2021

She later added that she planned to do something similar with female rappers down the line. One Twitter user tweeted in response, “Idk what R&B challenge/collab type situation Nicki is mixing up but I’m here for all of it.”


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I’m gonna do smthn similar with female rappers. But that’s for a diff night 🤣

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 8, 2021

The rapper revealed last year that a new album was forthcoming. Nicki also revealed last year that she teamed up with HBO Max for a docuseries centered on her life and career. In an Instagram video in November 2020, Nicki said, “It’s going to give you guys a raw, unfiltered look at my personal life and my professional journey, and I can’t wait to share it with you.”

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have #HBOMAX on board to help me tell my story in this delicate and memorable way,” she captioned the post. “A way that my fans will love forever. This doc is next level. I can promise you that.” Directed by Michael John Warren, the docuseries does not yet have a release date, but it will be comprised of six episodes.

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“I love that this series not only provides an all-access glimpse at one of the most iconic musicians of our generation; it also profiles the brave woman behind the artist, Onika,” Michael said in the press release at the time. “I believe all of us can learn a great deal from her remarkable professional and personal life. It’s an honor to be entrusted with this dynamic story.”

Between new music and a docuseries, it’s a good time to be a Nicki Minaj fan.

Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Appear To Squash Rumored Feud As They Reunite For Hang Out With Beaus — Photos

Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Appear To Squash Rumored Feud As They Reunite For Hang Out With Beaus — Photos

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A family affair! Rihanna and Nicki Minaj appeared to squash their former feud as they reunited for a night with their beaus A$AP Rocky and Kenneth Petty.

Baddies! Rihanna, 33, and Nicki Minaj, 38, snapped some photos together at a recent hang out that included their partners A$AP Rocky and Kenneth Petty! Nicki took to Instagram to share snaps from the recent outing to her Instagram on Sept. 6, also revealing that her adorable baby son (who she nicknamed “Papa Bear”) was present.

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In the first photo, Rihanna was beaming as she snuggled up to both A$AP and Nicki’s son, sweetly holding the baby’s hand. “#RokNRiha #QueenRih #CaribbeanGirlsRunit Love her downnnnnnn,” Nicki captioned the post, referencing the two ladies’ Caribbean heritage (Nicki is Trinidadian, and Rihanna hails from the island of Barbados). The Savage X Fenty Lingerie designer was absolutely glowing in the photo, sporting a sultry black dress along with a bold red lip and bright matching nail.

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In the next post, the two showed off their glam makeup and hair in a selfie-filmed video by Nicki. Both ladies looked flawless as they posed and moved around for the camera. “Caribbean tings, you know what I’m sayin’?” Rihanna cheekily said during the short clip. Nicki opted to sport her signature bold cat eye and pink lip gloss, adding a dash of sparkle with her glitter eye shadow and plenty of highlighter.

The two ladies have shared a lengthy friendship, dating back to their 2010 collaboration “Fly,” which appeared on Nicki’s Pink Friday album. That same year, they also did the track “Raining Men” for Rih’s Loud LP. Sometime after 2018, however, both Rihanna and Nicki unfollowed each other. They never addressed the rumored feud, but fans on social media believed it could have been related to Nicki’s beef with Remy Ma.


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While answering fan questions on #QueenRadio, Nicki Minaj was asked about the status of her friendship with Rihanna, Nicki hung up the call:

“Is the Rihanna situation ever gonna be cleared up or we gonna talk about that?” pic.twitter.com/7ZdeDAKEqJ

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 22, 2019

In 2019, the beef seemed to come up again during an episode of Nicki’s Queen Radio show on Apple Music. A fan called in to inquire about the tea around “the Rihanna situation,” prompting Nicki to reply, “What Rihanna situation?” and abruptly hanging up. In 2021, the ladies followed each other again on social media — seemingly clearing the air! Here’s to their renewed friendship and some potential new music.

Nicki Minaj Does An Ultra Sexy ‘Slow Whine’ Dance In Tight Latex Outfit — Watch

Nicki Minaj Does An Ultra Sexy ‘Slow Whine’ Dance In Tight Latex Outfit — Watch

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Nicki Minaj showed off her ‘slow whine’ dance in tight latex pants and a corset in a new video.

Nicki Minaj did her best “slow whine” dance while donned in a tight black latex outfit. The rapper, 38, documented the dance in a video shared on the last slide of a new Instagram post on Saturday, Sept. 3. She rocked a black corset, skintight pants, pointed heels, and a massive “Chun-Li” necklace, a reference to her 2018 song of the same name.

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“Swipe for a surprise. The vintage dancehall stank face & slow whine ummm chile if glam not hyping u up like this at 4 in the mornin then,” the rapper captioned the post with a series of emojis, adding that she was dancing to a song by artist Pamputtae.

The post comes after the “Moment 4 Life” artist shared a sweet moment with her son, who she welcomed with husband Kenneth Petty last September. In a video shared on Instagram this week (below), the rapper’s baby boy — whose name Nicki has not yet publicly disclosed — appears to say his first word, much to the shock and excitement of his parents.

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The family of three are seated on a couch in the video, and Nicki refers to her son as “Papa.” The rapper says to the toddler in the clip, “Papa, say, ‘Me and mama laughed at that.’” Later, she adds, “Papa, what you doing? Say hi” as she holds up his hand to do a wave. Her son then offers a very audible “hi,” and the rapper gasps in excitement.


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During an Instagram Live back in July, Nicki opened up about life as a mom, revealing that she would feel “guilty” about having to leave her son for work commitments, even for small amounts of time. “To the women that have to get up and go to work every day and leave the baby or put the baby in day care, God bless you,” the rapper said in the Live. “Like I know that that’s not easy.” She added, “I can do a photoshoot for two hours and when I see my baby, I feel guilty. I feel like, ‘Oh my God.’”

Nicki Minaj Seemingly Shades Jessie J After Singer Says Rapper ‘Asked’ To Join ‘Bang Bang’

Nicki Minaj Seemingly Shades Jessie J After Singer Says Rapper ‘Asked’ To Join ‘Bang Bang’

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Jessica Wang
Evening News Reporter

Nicki Minaj has seemingly taken offense to ‘Bang Bang’ collaborator Jessie J’s comments about how the rapper ‘asked’ to join the hit song.

Nicki Minaj has taken to the internet to clear the air about her song “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Ariana Grande. The rapper, 38, issued a response to Jessie J’s recent feature with Glamour published on Thursday, Aug. 5, in which the English singer-songwriter, 33, dissected some of her greatest hits. When Jessie mentioned that Nicki asked to get on “Bang Bang,” the rapper seemingly took offense.

Babe @JessieJ I didn’t hear the song & ask 2get on it. The label asked me2get on it & paid me. How would I have heard the song? 😩 chiiille what am I the damn song monitor? Snoopin around for songs chile?😂This was said by another artist recently as well. Yallgotta stop🎈 LoveU😘 pic.twitter.com/LShiO3wEm6

— BEAM ME UP SCOTTY MIXTAPE OUT NOW‼️🎀🦄♥️ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 6, 2021

Jessie’s quote in question read, “Max Martin wrote ‘Bang Bang,’ and Ariana had been played it, I’d been played it, and we both loved it. We just said, ‘Why don’t we both do it?’ So Ariana stayed on the second verse, I recorded the first verse, and then Nicki was played it in the studio and was like, ‘I’ve got to jump on this.’ We didn’t go to her and ask; she wanted to do it.”

Nicki shared a screenshot from the interview and responded: “Babe @JessieJ I didn’t hear the song & ask 2get on it. The label asked me2get on it & paid me. How would I have heard the song?” She added, “What am I the damn song monitor? Snoopin around for songs chile?” Noting that “this was said by another artist recently as well,” Nicki added, “Y’all gotta stop.”

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Regardless, it did not sound like her collaborator meant any ill will with the statement, as she gushed about the collaboration during the interview. “I’ll never forget: I was in my bedroom in my flat in London, and I got sent the version with Nicki on it,” Jessie continued. “I just sat at the end of my bed holding my phone, staring at the floor, going, ‘How the fuck did I land this?’ I literally felt like I’d won a competition.”

The singer added that the song “would have never done what it did without” her collaborators, citing “girl power.” She said, “The gratitude I have and, honestly, the experience of girl power. Since Moulin Rouge, there hasn’t really been a big female song that’s come that’s really impacted like that.” Jessie added, “Me and Ari just spoke the other day, and I was like, “We should definitely do something together.” And she was like, “If we do, it has to be better than ‘Bang Bang.’” And I was like, ‘Well…’ She was like, ‘I don’t know’ … because it’s just one of those songs that just caught and went.”

Anyway!

Nicki Minaj Claims She’ll Be Hosting ‘RHOP’ Reunion: Let Me Know ‘What Y’all Want Me To Ask’

Nicki Minaj Claims She’ll Be Hosting ‘RHOP’ Reunion: Let Me Know ‘What Y’all Want Me To Ask’

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Look out Andy Cohen, because Nicki Minaj has her sights set on hosting ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ reunion — and Karen Huger and the rest of the Bravo ladies are here for it.

Nicki Minaj, 38, has thrown her hat in the ring to host the next The Real Housewives of Potomac reunion. The “Super Bass” rapper shared a trailer of the currently-airing season 6 of the Bravo series on Instagram on Thursday (July 29) and joked that she was replacing Andy Cohen to lead the ladies of Potomac hashing out their drama. Nicki remixed the trailer to her hit 2010 song “Moment 4 Life” and wrote in her caption, “I’ll be hosting the reunion. lmk what y’all want me to ask chile.” While Nicki was seemingly joking at the time, Karen Huger, Robyn Dixon and the rest of the sassy RHOP stars immediately made it clear that they would be onboard with Nicki’s hiring.

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“All right now,” Karen, 58, said with a fire emoji on Nicki’s post. Nicki commented right back to Karen, joking to the RHOP OG, “yes ma’am. i know a thing or 2 about being the Grand Dame.” Robyn, meanwhile, added a hands up and flower emojis to Nicki, while fellow “Green-Eyed Bandit” Gizelle Bryant commented, “Yesssssss!!!!!” Wendy Osefo and Candiace Dillard Bassett also eagerly expressed approval of Nicki being the reunion host — as did Andy himself, who said, “I want to see this!”

Nicki’s declaration also started up a hilarious interaction between the rapper and the official Instagram account for Watch What Happens Live. After the person behind the talk show’s IG page commented, “We need Drive Back ft. Nicki Minaj!” on her post, Nicki hilariously responded, “Babe what’s dat?” That song, of course, is Candiace’s latest single, and once Nicki was informed, the rapper admitted that she may not be the biggest fan of Candiace. “It’s a nice song. But at the reunion ima have to get into some thangz with sissy. Cuz chiiiile,” she said with a laughing emoji.

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After Nicki’s post blew up, the Grammy winner went on to tease her fans that her RHOP hosting gig may actually come to fruition. “Don’t move! Everyone binge watch all the episodes cuz we finna get into some thangz hunty,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories. “My questions will be well thought out, too. Mixed with funny & epic of course. And Barbz, please don’t send me a million comments about the album & doc chile just lemme have my moment. We almost there. Promise. Not lying time. Love you.” Then, Nicki posted a screenshot message between her and her publicist, Joe. In the texts, he told Nicki that Andy “would gladly give up his seat to have you host the Potomac reunion,” which he said tapes in October. Nicki, of course, was very excited and delivered responses in all-caps. “I WANT TO DO IT!!!!” she reiterated, to which Joe said, “Ok, getting details.”

Nicki Minaj at New York Fashion Week in Sept. 2018 (Photo: Broadimage/Shutterstock)

For now, RHOP fans will have to wait to see if Nicki indeed gets to sit in the coveted hosting seat for the next reunion. The hit series is three episodes into season 6, and there’s already been plenty of drama between the ladies. So here’s to hoping that when the reunion comes around in October, Nicki is there ready to get to work.

Nicki Minaj Channels ‘90s Fashion In A Bucket Hat & Bright Pink Fanny Pack  

Nicki Minaj Channels ‘90s Fashion In A Bucket Hat & Bright Pink Fanny Pack  

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Nicki Minaj gave her fans a look at her impeccable fashion sense while donning a ’90s style ensemble in two pics.

Nicki Minaj, 38, stunned in a series of throwback photos posted on her Instagram on July 27. The “Starship” singer showcased her all-pink outfit and incredible physique while coyly posing for the glam session. 

The rapper posed along a white wall and opted to wear a curly long pink wig and matching lipstick and shoes for the pics. She completed the look with silver bracelets, anklets, and a diamond-encrusted watch. Complete with a matching bucket hat and a pink fanny pack, this look was the perfect throwback to ’90s fashion.

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“I got da 👑 lil bitch u just da 🏃🏽‍♀️runner 🆙 #WholeLottaMoneyREMIX w|@bia OUT NOW 💕🎀✨🩰 #FoundThesePicsInTheArchives ♥️,” she captioned the photo. Of course, the post paid homage to the remix of the hit, “Whole Lotta Money,” which was the perfect opportunity for rapper BIA to show some love. “Invented Pink,” Bia commented on the post which, now has over 1.3 million likes.


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Nicki posted these photos three weeks after she teased a “very very important” announcement on IG Live. The July 7 announcement led fans to theorize about the possibility of a new album, instead it was the release of this incredible remix. 

Nicki Minaj rocking a pink catsuit at an event. The rapper wore pink in the throwback Instagram pictures she shared with fans on July 27. (Rob Latour/Shutterstock)

The new mom — who welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with husband Kenneth Petty in September 2020 — has been on a bit of an album hiatus, releasing her last one, Queen, in August 2018. Most recently, the hit maker’s iconic Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape joined streaming platforms. Although the mixtape made its debut in 2009, fans are still obsessed with the New York rapper’s unforgettable breakout. The 2021 edition of Beam Me Up Scotty gave fans a glimpse into five tracks that have been under the radar since the initial release. It also included “Seeing Green,” a new collaboration with Lil Wayne and Drake

Nicki Minaj Awkwardly Asks Lil’ Wayne What His Favorite Sex Position Is — Watch

Nicki Minaj Awkwardly Asks Lil’ Wayne What His Favorite Sex Position Is — Watch

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Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Wayne chatted about sex positions on a new IG Live. Watch the clip.

Nicki Minaj put frequent collaborator Lil’ Wayne on the spot during an Instagram Live on July 8. The “Roman Holiday” rapper, 38, asked Wayne about his favorite sex position during their conversation on Thursday night, leading to a few more minutes of dissecting the best positions that would be more toe-friendly. No elaborations here. Watch the conversation in all its prying glory below to understand.

Nicki Minaj really just asked Lil Wayne what his favorite sex position is 💀💀pic.twitter.com/z8ppHAwics

— XXL Magazine (@XXL) July 9, 2021

Back to that favorite sex position question, though. When asked about his favorite position, Wayne, real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., 38, responded with a double entendre, musing about life and success. “On top,” the rapper said. “In any part of life, period. Not just the bedroom. Just on top.” Just call him Philosopher Wayne.

Nicki’s IG Live comes after the rapper teased a “very very important” announcement just a few days prior, leading fans to theorize about the possibility of a new album. The new mom — who welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with husband Kenneth Petty last September — has been on a bit of an album hiatus, releasing her last one, Queen, in August 2018. In May, though, the rapper re-released her 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty, which featured a track with Wayne (“Seeing Green”).

The announcement was not about a new album, but instead a new remix with rapper BIA. The artist, real name Bianca Landrau, joined Nicki on her IG Live on Thursday evening to announce the remix of her single “Whole Lotta Money,” featured in BIA’s 2020 EP For Certain. Listen to the track below.


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“Whole Lotta Money” might not be the only new track on Nicki’s horizon. Earlier this week, the rapper’s longtime collaborator Drake fueled collaboration speculation after he shared some snapshots from Nicki’s studio on July 6. The two even posed for a selfie together. The duo have already collaborated on a number of songs together in the past, including “Seeing Green,” “No Frauds,” and “Moment 4 Life.”

The Barbz are no doubt hungry for more. Nicki recently collaborated with Polo G for the track “For the Love of New York.” She’s also released “Say So” with Doja Cat and “Hot Girl Summer” with Megan Thee Stallion and Ty Dolla Sign.

Drake Reunites With Nicki Minaj As She Celebrates The Drop Of Her New Single — See Sweet Selfie

Drake Reunites With Nicki Minaj As She Celebrates The Drop Of Her New Single — See Sweet Selfie

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Nicki Minaj is feeling the love! Drake droped by to celebrate the release of her single with rapper Polo G, ‘For The love of New York.

Nicki Minaj, 38, and Drake, 34, are getting the weekend started with a mini Young Money reunion! The duo snapped a selfie in celebration of Nicki’s latest tune “For the Love of New York” with rapper Polo G on Friday, June 11. The song is included on Polo G’s latest album Hall of Fame Hours after the project dropped, Nicki posted videos of her and Drake singing along to the track as they showed off their looks.

Drake flashed his signature smile as he danced behind Nicki, channeling the 2000’s with a denim jacket, and layered beaded necklaces. The Toronto native added some serious with large diamond stud earrings and an expensive looking watch. Meanwhile, Nicki looked fresh off the runway in a Louis Vuitton logo jacket with her ‘Barbie’ inspired makeup look. Her eyes popped with a dramatic winged liner, paired with a light pink lipstick and slick straight hair.

 

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She sizzled in other photos revealing her sexy look, which included a bodysuit under the Louis Vuitton jacket, as well as a strappy pair of high heels. “#ForTheLoveOfNewYork with #PoloG [@polo.capalot] drops @MIDNIGHT EST‼️‼️‼️ Pre-Save Link In My Bio (make-up & style by me hair & photo by @arrogant_tae123),” she captioned the post, including smiley faces, heart, and exclamation mark emojis.

“You said you’d never make me cry/That’s right before you made me cry/Said you ain’t like them other guys/Then you led me to my demise,” Nicki rapped on the tune, seemingly directed an ex. The Pink Friday rapper notably married her high school sweetheart Kenneth Petty on Oct. 22, 2019, welcoming their first child in Oct. 2020.

 

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Nicki took a break from her own solo music after the release of 2018’s Queen, marking her return with mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty earlier this year. Drake also appeared on the tune “Seeing Green” alongside Lil Wayne, marking a nostalgic reunion for the trio. “[Drake] singlehandedly got me out of my writers block,” Nicki said to fans during an IG live with Drake on May 14. “I’m never going to forget it — and I’m going to shout out to the world and the mountain tops. He sent me something and it made me feel so competitive again and I was like…you need to get writing,” she confessed. Gucci Mane also appeared on the project.

Nicki Minaj’s Mom Carol Maraj Reveals How Her Kids Motivated Her To Escape Abusive Marriage

Nicki Minaj’s Mom Carol Maraj Reveals How Her Kids Motivated Her To Escape Abusive Marriage

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The rapper’s mother discusses her book, ‘Leaving My Pain,’ forgiving Nicki’s dad Robert, and singing with the ‘Super Bass’ star before she was famous.

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They made peace long before his tragic death in February after he was hit by a car in New York. But Nicki Minaj’s mom Carol Maraj is reflecting on her turbulent marriage to the rapper’s dad Robert and how she emerged to become a champion of victims of domestic violence.

In an exclusive interview with HollywoodLife about her book, Leaving My Pain, the 61-year-old mom-of-three reveals she feared that the relationship would negatively impact her children.

Nicki Minaj’s mom Carol Maraj has written a book about her abusive relationship with the rapper’s father, ‘Leaving My Pain.’ (Michael Moore)

“A son sees his father abusing his mother, he’ll grow up and think that’s normal. And he does that to his girl and he’s controlling,” says Carol, who has two sons, Jelani, 42, and Micaiah, 23, in addition to 38-year-old Nicki.

“And then the daughter, she sees her mother being submissive and taking a lot of these things and she thinks that maybe that’s OK and she falls for the same kind of man. A great percentage of homes fall [into] that position. The children follow their parents. That happens. I always was concerned about that; that they would do the same thing that their father did.”

Carol also claims that Nicki –  who told Rolling Stone in 2010 that her dad abused drugs, alcohol and her mom, and once set fire to their home – questioned why her mother would let Robert treat her that way. “Even as a teenager my daughter would say, ‘Why is he doing that to you?’” she says. “So they look at you differently when they see you just being passive or just taking stuff or praying or just acting like it’s nothing. But they look at you as a strong person when you get up and do something about it.”

Carol with her famous daughter Nicki Minaj. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Leaving My Pain is part-memoir, part self-help guide offering advice and inspiration to other victims, telling them how to recognize abuse and to take the steps to walk away.

In the book Carol – who was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad – describes a terrifying Dec. 31, 1989 incident when she says Robert hit her and dragged her from her car. That night she says she suffered a “rain of blows” to her “head and face.” “After a while everything felt numb,” she writes, “I felt blood running down my face, my nose was bleeding and I was in a state of shock from that many hits to my head.”

It took more than a decade for her to leave, but Carol says she finally seized the opportunity to escape when Robert was in rehab. “They sent him away for a while, to get help and different things. He was away from me for a couple of years at first and I stayed by myself with my children. Then I was able to get my own little place and that was it,” she says.

Carol with her late, estranged husband Robert Maraj who was killed in February 2021. (Splash News)

Eventually Carol was able to forgive Robert, whom she never divorced. “For a long time I was angry and, [as] I grew older, I got wiser and I realized that whatever I was holding on to was really getting a hold on me,” she says. “It took 20 years before I could let go.” “I advise everyone to try hard to love yourself so much that you will let go of the anger and hatred for anyone,” she adds.

There were moments of happiness in the Maraj household. Today Carol reminisces about singing old Motown tunes while cooking and a young Nicki running from her bedroom to join in. “I didn’t have to call,” she says. “I just had to start singing.” Meanwhile, the Robert she remembers fondly loved “cooking for the family,” making “oxtail and his famous curry chicken, everyone knew him for.”

By February, their relationship had healed to the point where she was the last person to see him before the fatal Long Island accident. She visited his home and was with him “about an hour before he got hit by the car” on Feb. 12. He died a day later at the age of 64. (Carol has since filed a $150 million lawsuit against Charles Polevich, the 70-year-old driver accused of hitting Robert.)

Carol is now focused on her writing, singing and advocacy. (Mackinley Madhere)

These days Carol is focused on her advocacy, promoting this book while writing more and pursuing her singing career. Her latest single is called, “What Makes You.” As for Nicki, Carol could see their kitchen duets of yesteryear becoming a more official collaboration.

“Even [though] I sing gospel and she [does] rap, it doesn’t matter. She can rap a gospel too,” the proud mom says. As Carol notes: “It’s totally up to Nicki. I would not rule that out.”

Kenya Moore Shades Porsha Williams After Shocking Engagement News: ‘Did I Lie?’

Kenya Moore Shades Porsha Williams After Shocking Engagement News: ‘Did I Lie?’

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Kenya Moore took to social media to seemingly react to Porsha Williams’ engagement to her former friend Falynn Guobadia’s ex-husband Simon Guobadia by using a clip of Nicki Minaj.

Kenya Moore, 50, seems to be reacting to Porsha Williams‘ engagement with a shady video! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star shared a clip of Nicki Minaj shouting “Did I lie?” over and over again into a microphone, during what looked like a previous interview, shortly after 39-year-old Porsha revealed she is dating Simon Guobadia, who then confirmed they are engaged. Simon happens to be the ex-husband of Kenya’s ex-friend Falynn Guobadia, who made a few cameos on past episodes of her Bravo show. Check out Kenya’s post HERE.

Although Kenya, who’s made headlines in the past for feuding with Porsha, didn’t mention any names directly, a lot of her followers took to the comments section of her post to share their opinions about it being about Porsha’s news. “Read between the lines she meant she’s warned us about Porsha not being a good person. This right here is foul as f–k and anybody with sense can see it,” one follower wrote.

Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams are known for feuding in the past. (Bravo)

“She said from the beginning that P was a dumb hoe,” wrote another while a third added, “She told you guys about Porsha being a snake and a liar. She also called out the double standards of Porsha calling Kenya a slut for years but playing victim when someone calls her one. Look at Porsha now. Engaged to her friend’s ex husband.”

Others talked about how even though Simon is estranged from Falynn, he is still technically married and their engagement can’t turn into marriage until a divorce is finalized. At the time of this story, Kenya didn’t respond or like any comments but she also didn’t deny the suspicions.

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Before Kenya’s post, Porsha shocked many RHOA fans with her engagement announcement. She also revealed that she has only been dating Simon for a month but is confident in their connection. “Our relationship began a month ago—yes we are crazy in love. I know it’s fast but we are living life each day to its fullest,” her caption for her May 10 post, which featured a smiling pic of her and Simon, read. “I choose happiness every morning and every night. Tuning out all negative energy and only focused on positive wishes. He makes me so happy and to me, that is what matters most.”

She also mentioned that she’s not friends with Simon’s ex Falynn and has nothing to do with his filing for divorce in Jan. Falynn made her own divorce announcement on Apr. 22. “After two years of marriage and five years of friendship, Simon and I have made the difficult decision to go our separate ways,” she wrote. “We are deeply thankful for the impact we have made in each other’s lives, as well as the bonds formed with each other’s children. This mutual decision was not made lightly, and despite our current willingness to be transparent, we only ask our friends and supporters to be respectful of our privacy as our family gets through this very difficult period.”

Nicki Minaj Covers Herself With Nothing But Pillows & Diamonds As She Teases Surprise For Fans This Week

Nicki Minaj Covers Herself With Nothing But Pillows & Diamonds As She Teases Surprise For Fans This Week

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Nicki Minaj took to social media to share two new eye-catching photos of herself posing in nothing but sunglasses and jewelry while surrounded by pink Chanel decor.

Nicki Minaj, 38, had her fans overjoyed on May 10 when she returned to social media to seemingly tease new music with new gorgeous photos. The rapper posed for two glorious snapshots that showed her wearing nothing but pink-framed sunglasses, pink Crocs, and various pieces of jewelry, including necklaces and bracelets, as she covered herself with two pink heart-shaped pillows. She was sitting on a white and pink desk and was surrounded by pink Chanel decor as a neon pink sign with her first name could be seen hanging up in the background in one of the photos. Check out the pics HERE!

Nicki also wore hoop earrings in the pics as some of her her long dark locks were tied up into a high ponytail. She hinted that the post was a part of something that’s going to be released on May 14 by writing “FRIDAY” alongside a fingers crossed emoji in the caption. Once she shared it, her fans couldn’t help but respond with excitement in the comments section.

Nicki Minaj looking fierce during a previous event. (Rob Latour/Shutterstock)

“The queen is back,” one fan wrote while another gushed over how “good” she looked. A third called her “gorgeous” and a fourth revealed how much they “missed” her. Several others shared clapping and heart emojis.

Nicki’s latest teaser comes after she’s been pretty quiet on social media for a few months. The talented star welcomed her first child, a son, with husband Kenneth Petty, 43, in Sept. Although she shared adorable pics of the bundle of joy back in Jan. and gushed about being a mom, she hasn’t released music since her 2018 album Queen, so her upcoming news is definitely something to look forward to!

Nicki Minaj strutting her stuff on stage. (Shutterstock)

When Nicki’s not working hard in her successful rap career, she’s making sure to spend time with those closest to her. She was recently spotted out on a rare date night with Kenneth in Malibu, CA. The couple kept close while walking outside of Nobu restaurant, where they enjoyed their dinner, and tried to keep a low-profile, especially Nicki, who wore sunglasses and kept her head down a lot of the time.

Doja Cat & SZA Invite A Hunky ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star To Their Love Planet In ‘Kiss Me More’ Video

Doja Cat & SZA Invite A Hunky ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star To Their Love Planet In ‘Kiss Me More’ Video







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Doja Cat and SZA are the goddesses of their own planet in the video for their new collab, ‘Kiss Me More.’ One very lucky star from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ gets to be the on-screen love interest who kisses them more!

Doja Cat began the next chapter in her career on Friday (Apr. 9) with help from none other than SZA. The two teamed up for “Kiss Me More,” off of Doja’s forthcoming Planet Her, an album title that is visually translated into the music video for Doja and SZA’s new collab. “Planet Her” is pink and peachy, full of ethereal outfits, and has invited one lucky (and very handsome) visitor from Planet Earth (where he plays a doctor on Grey’s Anatomy).

sza and doja cat did not come to play with these looks and visuals whew pic.twitter.com/iKyZJpcblg

— nataliaˣ⁴ kiss me more ♡ (@lonelynataliaaa) April 9, 2021

This astronaut is played by Alex Landi, who you may know as Dr. Nico Kim on Grey’s Anatomy. Trading his scrubs for a spacesuit, Alex’s character crash lands on the dunes of “Planet Her.” He is soon invited to a love fest with SZA and Doja, and these sultry scenes are split between solo (and duo) shots of Doja and SZA transformed from Earth goddesses into the goddesses you’d see in a fantasy comic book.

alex landi as the love interest in the kiss me more m/v. with his fine-ass, doja cat doesn’t miss the mark. AT. ALL! pic.twitter.com/akVCb8tqI6

— k.❦ (@NINETIESRNB) April 9, 2021

From the aesthetics to the casting of Alex to the song itself, fans were happy to celebrate yet another incredible music video from Doja. “The whole planet her concept and just the music video in general as well is like the one of the smartest and most creative things i’ve ever seen @DojaCat come here lemme kiss ur brain,” one fan tweeted, and another wrote, “doja cat is such an amazing artist and i will never get tired of saying that.. the way she can do any concept and it suits her. no one is on her level!” 

[Courtesy of Youtube]Doja announced the collab on Wednesday (Apr. 7) by sharing the single’s cover art: a turquoise SZA facing a pink Doja, both emerging out of a technicolor desert landscape. “I been in a bad mood all day but i’m glad* KMM is coming tomorrow,” she tweeted, with SZA adding, “SAME AND SAAAAMME.”

SAME AND SAAAAMME 🥺🗣👑💖 https://t.co/E2uCRY1ouS

— SZA (@sza) April 8, 2021

Kiss Me More feat. @sza – OUT Friday!💋 Pre-save now: https://t.co/0PaV2phtUs pic.twitter.com/5uz2ZsOpRZ

— I’m Doja (@DojaCat) April 7, 2021

“Kiss Me More” marks the conclusion to Doja’s Hot Pink era. The 2019 album helped Doja reach a new level of success, thanks to singles “Juicy,” and “Say So,” which include a chart-topping remix featuring Nicki Minaj. Doja also got praise for bringing nu-metal back, when she preformed an amped-up, guitar-fueled version of “Say So” at the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards (where she also won for Best New Act.) This era was capped off with three nominations at the 2021 Grammy Awards – Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.

“I’ve always wanted to try things,” Doja told SZA in an interview for V Magazine, in which the “Say So” singer shared that her third album, Planet Her, is due this summer. “I commend artists, like you, who stick to something. It feels pleasing aesthetically and very driven. For me, I want to try all these things, but I’m starting to learn what I’m falling into is a lot of the house, disco, vintage-y essences—that’s where my heart kind of lies. But I still am doing shit that I don’t understand. It’s still really fun!”

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“I wanted to be a rapper before I was a singer at all,” added Doja. “And I always wanted to sing because singing is amazing when you hit a note and you’re like, ‘Wow.’ It’s a feeling that a lot of people can’t really describe. It’s amazing to be able to sing and create melodies and whatnot but I always started off wanting to rap. They’ve just melded together, and I’ve just been able to make those two come together. … But it’s hard. A lot of things are one genre, but a lot of people are putting shit together so how are we supposed to perfectly place things in categories anymore? When experimentation and whatnot is a huge thing.”

SZA also gave an update to her next album while speaking with PopSugar. Fans have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up to 2017’s Ctrl, especially after she dropped “Hit Different” and “Good Days” in 2020. I’ve been catapulted into rushing my album, which I said I wasn’t gonna do,” she said. “I’m just trying to have fun and really let my heart speak and get out of my head.” The results will be unlike anything she has released before. “”I’m different, so how could [my music] not be different?,” she told PopSugar. “So much of me is in my music, it’s literally verbatim whatever’s on my mind, and I see the world way differently than I did [before].”

“Labeling is so dead and so done, and it really does everybody a disservice,” she said, adding that she’s “excited to continue to shatter any boundaries or titles ’cause that’s what has to happen for us to grow.”

Addison Rae Surprises TikTok Fans With First-Ever Song & Music Video: Stuns In Catsuit & More Outfits

Addison Rae Surprises TikTok Fans With First-Ever Song & Music Video: Stuns In Catsuit & More Outfits







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Addison Rae is not only a TikTok star, but also a singer. The social media star released her debut song and music video, ‘Obsessed,’ and revealed why she’s pursuing music.

Addison Rae is dancing again — but not for a TikTok this time. The 20-year-old TikTok star dropped the ultimate surprise when the clock struck midnight on March 19: her first ever song and music video, called “Obsessed.” This is also the word fans used to describe Addison’s music debut!

Addison Rae wears a LaQuan Smith catsuit in the opening of her music video, “Obsesed.” [Courtesy of YouTube]The music video is an all-out production, which opens on the social media star and beauty entrepreneur in a black sheer catsuit from LaQuan Smith before changing into enough outfits to put on a fashion show: a rhinestone-encrusted, crocodile print bikini top and mini skirt; a ’90s-esque corset from Dion Lee paired with Dickies trousers; and another catsuit featuring a renaissance art print (another piece from LaQuan Smith). Addison not only showed off her style (courtesy of stylist Kyle Luu), but her moves, too, which were guided by choreographers Sara Biv and Calvit Hodge. They have worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Major Lazer and Camila Cabello!

Addison Rae rocks a Dion Lee corset with Dickies pants in a dance number in the “Obsessed” music video. [Courtesy of YouTube]The track is an empowering anthem about how Addison is “obsessed” with herself…just as much as her admirer is! “I’m obsessed with me-e-e as much as you / Say you’d die for me I’d die for me-e too / And if I lost you, I’d still have me, I can’t lose / When you say that you’re obsessed with me, me too,” Addison — who is dating fellow TikTok star Bryce Hall — sings in the chorus.

“One could take it as being vainly obsessed with yourself, but that’s not what I’m trying to communicate,” Addison told Vogue while discussing the confidence in her lyrics. “It’s more I can love myself as much as you love me, and that’s important. There are days where I struggle, and it’s definitely a work in progress to accept who I am and give myself the love I deserve. But that message was so strong, and I wanted to communicate it [in the lyrics].”

OBSESSED out now. https://t.co/WWvMC96rPa pic.twitter.com/GxbrmCDX73

— Addison Rae (@whoisaddison) March 19, 2021

While many fans were surprised to see Addison make the jump from TikTok to music, this is not something she took up on a whim. “From the beginning, I wanted to make sure that I was writing my own music,” Addison also told Vogue. “I remember jotting down lyrics when I was little and trying to figure out how to make them a song, [now] I’m learning every detail and from amazing songwriters.”

Addison joined TikTok in July of 2019, and in less than two years, she has went from being a Louisiana State University student to becoming a full-fledged celebrity. Addison is also known for being close friends with Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kourtney Kardashian, and they’ll both be making their film debuts in the upcoming remake of the movie She’s All That (which will instead be called He’s All That).

Drake Raps That Moms Get ‘Googly-Eyed’ Over Him At Son’s Parent Teacher Conferences In New Song

Drake Raps That Moms Get ‘Googly-Eyed’ Over Him At Son’s Parent Teacher Conferences In New Song







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Drake celebrated being a dad on his new song, ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle,’ rapping about dropping his 3-year-old son Adonis off at school while making all the other moms go crazy over his good looks and fame.

On Scary Hours 2, Drake gave love to both his “lil man” Adonis Graham and his baby’s mother, Sophie Brussaux (while also rapping about giving her money.) Drake, 34, mentioned both during “Lemon Pepper Freestyle,” one of the three songs on his new EP. “I sent her the child support, she sent me the heart emoji / They all say they love me, but they hardly know me / Yeah, dropped him off at school, big day for my lil’ man,” he spits, per Genius. “Recess hits, daddy prolly made another M.”

If the thought of Drake in a pre-K line wasn’t crazy enough, Drake talks about the problems he faces whenever he needs to chat with his boy’s educations about his development. “School bell rings, and I’m out there to get him again / Yeah, teacher-parent meetings, wives get googly-eyed/ Regardless of what they husbands do to provide / Askin’ if I know Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj.”

Adonis turns 4-years-old in October 2021, so he might not be in pre-K just yet (3-K, perhaps.) Of course, Drake mocks the whole idea of him being a carpool dad in the next verse. “Of course, pull up to the front in the fleet of Suburbans / Flooded French Immersion with the Secret Service / Sh-t is so obvious, it defeats the purpose.” So, the next time a fleet of SUVs with bodyguards pulls up to a random elementary school in Toronto, you know it’s probably Drake.

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It’s a rare treat when Drake lets the world get a look at his fatherly side. After keeping Adonis’s existence a secret until Pusha T spilled the tea in 2018, Champagne Papi has done his best to give Adonis a proper and stress-free upbringing out of the public eye. Most recently, Drake shared a few pics of him bonding with Adonis while hanging out with Drake’s mom Sandy Graham. In the IG Stories, Drake teaches his son how to tie a do-rag around his head. Drake’s expression was very focused, proving that while he may joke about fatherhood in his songs, he takes the job seriously.

Drake rapped about his son, Kanye West, and more on his new EP (Shutterstock)

While Scary Hours 2 isn’t the highly-anticipated (and frequently delayed) Certified Lover Boy album, there’s enough drama and swagger on this three-track EP to hold fans over for a while. Drake took a victory lap while taking fans on a tour of Toronto in the braggadocious music video for “What’s Next.” In “Wants & Needs,” Drake name-dropped Kanye West, despite their notorious feud, in a way that had fans hopeful for reconciliation (or, confused if the feud is back on.) If this is a sampling of the drama and love fans can expect when the full-length drops, Certified Lover Boy is going to be the biggest album of the year.

Charles Polevich: 5 Things To Know About Man Arrested & Charged With Hit-And-Run Of Nicki Minaj’s Father

Charles Polevich: 5 Things To Know About Man Arrested & Charged With Hit-And-Run Of Nicki Minaj’s Father

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Charles Polevich surrendered to police on February 17, five days after the tragic hit-and-run that killed Nicki Minaj’s father.

On February 17, Charles Polevich turned himself in to authorities following the fatal February 12 hit-and-run that left Nicki Minaj‘s father, Robert Maraj, dead at the age of 64. Charles has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality and tampering with evidence. Police have verbally confirmed to HollywoodLife that Charles was arrested on this charge in New York. Learn more about the man who has been charged in this horrific incident, and how Nicki Minaj and her beloved family are coping with the situation.

Details On The Arrest

On February 12 at roughly 6 pm, ET, Robert Maraj was struck by a 1992 Volvo as he was walking near Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue in Long Island, according to WABC-TV ABC NY 7. While Robert was walking south, the Volvo came at him from northbound, and the driver allegedly fled the scene. Nicki’s father tragically passed away at a nearby hospital on February 13, hours after the hit-and-run. On Wednesday, February 17, Charles turned himself in to authorities.

Nicki Minaj’s parents seen in November 2017 [SplashNews].
What’s Known About Charles?

Few details are presently known about Charles. He does not have a criminal history or “any driving license history,” per WABC ABC NY 7. He is originally from Guam and lives in Mineola, which is located in the Nassau County of Long Island. Charles is 70 years old.

The Official Police Statement

On February 17, the Police Department of Nassau County released an updated statement on the incident. “The Homicide Squad reports the arrest of Charles Polevich, 70,” an excerpt from the updated statement EXCLUSIVELY shared with HL read. “He is charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with a Fatality and Tampering with Evidence. The defendant will be arraigned in Mineola on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.”

Nicki Minaj’s father succumbed to the injuries he sustained during a hit-and-run on February 12 [AP News].
Has Nicki Minaj Released A Statement?

Nicki has yet to release an official statement in the days following her father’s death. It is not know how close the two were prior to his tragic passing. Nicki welcomed her first child, a son with husband Kenneth Petty, in early fall 2020. Since she gave birth to her baby boy, the “Anaconda” rapper has been “loving every minute” of motherhood.

What Happens Next?

Charles Polevich will be arraigned in Mineola today, Wednesday, February 17. Following the arraignment, he will be due back in court on Friday, February 19, per WABC-TV ABC NY 7. Charles has had to surrender his passport and his travel is restricted to New York state. His bail was set at $250,000 bond, $125,000 cash, or $1.25 million partially secured bond, according to WABC-TV ABC NY 7.

Nicki Minaj’s Father Robert Maraj Dead At 64 In Hit-And-Run: Reports

Nicki Minaj is mourning the death of her father, Robert Maraj, who was killed in a hit-and-run.

Maraj was age 64 at the time of his death. The full details surrounding the unfortunate incident that occurred on Friday (February 12) are still unknown to the media, but sources are saying that the hit-and-run accident took placed at approximately 6 PM ET between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue in New York. TMZ reported that Nassau County Police confirmed that the 64-year-old was walking on the road when he was struck by a vehicle that sped away from the scene without any eyewitness being able to give an accurate description.

Police are now asking anyone with details of the car or driver to come forward, but so far, they have no meaningful leads. Nicki Minaj’s father was taken to a local hospital in critical condition but has subsequently passed away from his injuries.

Nicki Minaj has yet to make a public statement about her father’s death, but sources say she and her siblings are very distraught about it. Sources close to the Trinidadian-born rapper told Urban Islandz that she and her dad had grown closer over the years even though they had a rocky relationship before becoming a huge star.

“Their relationship wasn’t always dandy but they grew closer in recent years and regularly talk and see each other even though they live on separate coasts,” the source said. “This one hit her and her brothers and mom hard. The entire family is in deep somber mood right now.”

via Facebook uma tia de Nicki Minaj publicou que Robert Maraj (Pai de Nicki ) veio a Falecer , as informações ainda não foram confirmadas ! esperamos que Deus posso conforta o coração da Nicki e sua Família nesse momento ?? pic.twitter.com/UMA1iNproj

— Rick Maraj (@HomoMrs) February 14, 2021

Detectives are actively working the case to make a breakthrough and are asking the general public for help breaking the case.

R.I.P. Robert Maraj.

Malik Beasley Claps Back After Ex Montana Yao Claims He Doesn’t See Or Support Their Son: ‘Outright Lie’

Malik Beasley Claps Back After Ex Montana Yao Claims He Doesn’t See Or Support Their Son: ‘Outright Lie’

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Malik Beasley shot down ex Montana Yao’s claims that he isn’t there for their young son, calling her assertion ‘categorically untrue’ in a statement to HollywoodLife.

Montana Yao‘s claim on Instagram that ex Malik Beasley doesn’t see their nearly two-year-old son is an “outright lie,” his lawyer tells HollywoodLife in a statement. “Montana Yao’s assertion that Malik Beasley has made no effort of seeing Makai is categorically untrue,” Steven A. Haney stated. “In fact it is an outright lie. Malik has taken every effort possible to seek visitation which has not only been denied but met with outrageous financial demands by a woman who was married to an NBA player for eight months. Montana Yao’s motives are clear and have nothing to do with the best interests of her son.”

HollywoodLife has reached out for Montana’s rep for comment. Montana, who filed for divorce from the Minnesota Timberwolves player last month, sounded off on her Instagram Story after seeing him post a photo of himself holding their son while wearing matching Fendi outfits. “not posting a kid you haven’t even tried to see or support,” she wrote. “No Frauds” by Nicki Minaj is playing in the background of her January 29 post.

 

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Malik and Montana’s split has been public and messy. The NBA star was pictured holding hands with Larsa Pippen at a mall in Miami in November, and fans were quick to point out that he was married. Larsa addressed the rumors by tweeting that Malik and Montana were already separated when they connected — but Montana told a much different story. She responded, “This is 100% false. Continue to speak on my name and my relationship and we’re going to have issues. Receipts don’t lie. Let’s not go there. I think you’ve embarrassed yourself enough already.”

Montana filed for divorce on December 8 and publicly called Malik out on social media for never apologizing. “Things have been pretty rough, I’m not going to lie,” Montana confessed on Instagram. Larsa and Malik made their relationship Instagram official on December 21, posing in front of a Christmas tree.

Nicki Minaj Glows In Makeup-Free Video After Getting Her Hair Styled In Waves Days Before Son’s 1st Xmas

Nicki Minaj Glows In Makeup-Free Video After Getting Her Hair Styled In Waves Days Before Son’s 1st Xmas

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Nicki Minaj showed off her glowing, makeup-free face after having her hair styled into long waves three days before Christmas. The rapper even quoted an iconic line from Kamala Harris.

Nicki Minaj, 38, is ready to ring in the holidays in style. Before she played with Christmas-themed makeup looks, though, she went completely makeup-free while getting her hair done on Dec. 22. Nicki’s face glowed as she showed off her new long black waves courtesy of hairstylist Arrogant Tae in an Instagram video, seen below.

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Nicki was excited about her new waves — so much so, she quoted a famous line from Kamala Harris. “We did it, Joe,” Nicki told her celebrity hairstylist in another video, who immediately burst into laughter. These were the same words the vice president elect told Joe Biden over the phone, shortly after he won the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 7.

Nicki Minaj loves to play with her beauty looks. Here, she’s pictured with a classic red lip at the 2017 Met Gala. (Photo Credit: AP)

Nicki is getting ready for her first Christmas with her nearly three-month-old son, Jeremiah Maraj-Petty. The “Barbie Tingz” rapper welcomed her baby boy with husband Kenneth Petty, 42, on Sept. 30 (per TMZ) and has been “loving every minute” of motherhood ever since, a source close to Nicki EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.

“Nicki and Kenneth are a team and they’re learning all about the highs and challenges of parenthood as the days go by. They really are great parents,” the insider told us in November, adding, “They love being in the thick of it all and Nicki is taking things amazingly well. Nicki knows she’s very blessed and the more time she can spend with her little one, the better.”

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Nicki Minaj shared these photos with Kenneth Petty after their baby’s arrival. (Photo Courtesy of Instagram/@nickiminaj)

The past few months have been busy for Nicki, who has decided to not hop on the celebrity bandwagon of hiring a nanny to help raise her first child. “Nicki appreciates the luxuries she’s afforded, but she’s not like most celebrities, especially when it comes to her loved ones — so getting a nanny isn’t a decision she would take lightly,” another source told HollywoodLife in November. At least Nicki got to enjoy some pampering time for herself in the salon chair!

RHOA’s Drew Sidora Accuses Nicki Minaj Of Critiquing Her Post-Baby Body During An Audition

RHOA’s Drew Sidora Accuses Nicki Minaj Of Critiquing Her Post-Baby Body During An Audition

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Drew Sidora opened up on Kandi Burruss’ ‘Speak On It’ where she alleged that Nicki Minaj made comments about Drew’s body roughly three months after she gave birth and ‘was literally still breastfeeding.’

Drew Sidora is the newest cast member on The Real Housewives Of Atlanta and she’s already proving that she’s not afraid to speak her mind. During her December 13 appearance on Kandi Burruss‘ YouTube series Speak On It, Drew dished on an uncomfortable interaction she allegedly had with rapper Nicki Minaj! At the time, Drew was auditioning for a role on an ABC sitcom based on Nicki’s childhood.

The latest RHOA star, 35, recalled that she had been told, “Girl, you don’t look how you looked in TLC,” referring to her role as TLC’s T-Boz in the 2013 TV movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. Drew then alleged that it was Nicki who made the comment! “I was up for an ABC family series, a Nicki Minaj pilot. And Nicki herself said that. She said I don’t look how I looked when I played T-Boz,” Drew claimed. “I was like, ‘Nicki!’ It was like, all these ABC execs around but I had gone through about five rounds. And she really, really liked me.”

Drew Sidora is the latest addition to the cast of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ season 13 [AP].Despite whatever warm feelings Drew and Nicki may have had for each other, Drew was initially caught off-guard by the comment. “She said that in front of all of these [executives],” Drew reiterated. “It is was it is. I was like, ‘Look, I just had a baby.’ I think at the time my baby was like three months old. I was literally still breastfeeding.”

But instead of letting the comments allegedly made by Nicki, who recently had a baby herself, defeat her, Drew took the words in stride and thought of them as “advice” to start her weight loss journey and get back to her ideal body weight. “What I took away was, ‘Girl, get your life together. Get back in the gym. You can’t keep blaming it on the baby and get to work,’” Drew told Kandi.

Drew Sidora stopped by Kandi Burruss’ talk show ‘Speak On It,’ where she alleged that Nicki Minaj ‘body shamed’ her three months after she had a baby [AP].Finally, Drew had a very clear message for anyone who wanted to shame new moms’ bodies. “Like, yes, I had a baby, let’s not body shame,” she said to Kandi. “But it did give me that motivation. So I turned it into lemonade like let’s get in the gym and really get my career back. So, I’ve been on a journey of weight loss and just getting back to good health.”

Cardi B Looks Completely Unrecognizable In Extreme Face Mask As She Catches Flight For Thanksgiving — See Pic

Cardi B Looks Completely Unrecognizable In Extreme Face Mask As She Catches Flight For Thanksgiving — See Pic

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Cardi B went totally incognito at LAX to catch a flight before Thanksgiving. You could hardly tell it was the rapper underneath the wild mask that covered her entire face.

She was flying right before Thanksgiving out of one of the busiest airports in the country, but Cardi B made sure to at least protect herself with an oversized face mask while walking through LAX. The “WAP” rapper, 28, was spotted heading into the airport on November 25 with her entire face covered by a silk scarf, following pandemic protocols. We’re talking every inch of her head. See for yourself in the photo below.

Cardi B covers her face while heading into LAX to catch a flight, 11/24/20 (BACKGRID)

Cardi went full Invisible Man by perching her sunglasses on top of the scarf. Truly, kudos to the paparazzi who recognized this was actually the “I Like It” rapper. She rounded out her outfit with yellow joggers, sneakers, forest green acrylics, and a pink RIP & Repair hoodie that read “No More Happy Endings” on the back. While the CDC has advised Americans not to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, Cardi was likely there to board a private plane.

Cardi’s trip out of LAX came the same day that she dipped her toe into the Grammys controversy, and got an apology from Wiz Khalifa who seemingly slammed her. Wiz shaded Cardi for winning “Best Rap Album” at the 2019 Grammys, replying to a fan who tweeted, “Cardi wining a Grammy when Nicki Minaj didn’t is the biggest proof that they don’t know a s**t bout music.” Wiz shot back with, “Most self made artists have this problem.”

Cardi B attends the Road to Fast & Furious 9 concert in Miami, 1/31/20 (AP)

Cardi called out people for pitting herself and Nicki against each other on November 24. Wiz reposted her message, and said, “Damn that wuz good advice. I still support u. Nothings changed. Your [sic] self made in my book as well.” All’s well that ends well?

Nicki Minaj Is ‘Loving Every Minute’ Of Motherhood: Why She Really Decided Not To Hire A Nanny

Nicki Minaj Is ‘Loving Every Minute’ Of Motherhood: Why She Really Decided Not To Hire A Nanny

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Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty are basking in baby bliss! The rapper is adjusting to motherhood ‘amazingly well,’ HollywoodLife has learned. And, there’s a particular reason why Nicki decided not to hire a nanny to help care for their son.

Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty are soaking up every second of bonding with their newborn son. The “MEGATRON” rapper, 37, gave birth to the couple’s first child in late September or October (the exact date is unknown), and the experience of being new parents has brought them even closer together. “Nicki and Kenneth are a team and they’re learning all about the highs and challenges of parenthood as the days go by. They really are great parents,” a source close to Nicki told HollywoodLife, exclusively.

“They love being in the thick of it all and Nicki is taking things amazingly well. Nicki knows she’s very blessed and the more time she can spend with her little one, the better,” the insider explained, noting that it’s been a relief to Nicki that she hasn’t had to worry about traveling or touring amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “Nicki becoming a mom has really been the thing she needed in her life. She is loving every minute of it,” the source added.

Nicki Minaj & husband Kenneth Petty at the Marc Jacobs fashion show in New York in February 2020. (Photo credit: SplashNews)

In a recent Twitter Q&A with her “Barbz,” Nicki revealed that despite people telling her to “get a nanny like normal celebrities,” she’s struggled with the “difficult decision.” — A second source revealed that the already private rapper isn’t keen on inviting a stranger into her home, especially around her newborn son.

“Nicki is an extremely private person, her inner circle is very small, and so the idea of having a new person suddenly in her home is just too much. She’s also super protective of her son and she isn’t ready to hand him over to someone else,” the second insider said of the idea of bringing on a nanny.

“Right now, she’s in her new mom bubble, she has Ken by her side and that’s all she really needs. He’s a very doting father too. He’s fully involved and doing everything he can to help her out,” the source explained, noting that the longtime couple has gotten even closer after the birth of their son. “Nicki feels like she has everything she’s ever dreamed of — she’s just so happy.”

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A third source close to the Grammy nominee revealed that Nicki would much rather have her loved ones helping out with her son, as opposed to a nanny-figure. “Nicki appreciates the luxuries she’s afforded, but she’s not like most celebrities, especially when it comes to her loved ones — so getting a nanny isn’t a decision she would take lightly,” the third insider said. “Nicki is super close with her mom, who’s an incredible role model for her, so having someone else take on her own motherly duties would feel like a a foreign concept to her. She just had her baby and she’s still getting used to life as a mom, and taking this time to bond with him and cherish every moment,” the source continued, adding that “getting a nanny is just not in the cards right now and probably not anytime soon.”

Nicki and Kenneth have kept their son’s name and identity private after welcoming their bundle of joy in September. She shared the first photo of the newborn on October 21, which also marked the couple’s first wedding anniversary. While Nicki did not share her son’s face on Instagram, she did show a closeup of his tiny foot. The new mom revealed she was expecting in late July, via a stunning David LaChapelle photoshoot. She didn’t reveal her baby’s gender until October 15.

Ciara Morphs Into Megan Thee Stallion After Epic Cardi B Halloween Costume — Pics & Video

Ciara Morphs Into Megan Thee Stallion After Epic Cardi B Halloween Costume — Pics & Video

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Ciara took to Instagram to share some incredible photos and a video clip of herself dressed up like talented rapper Megan Thee Stallion on the cover for her 2020 single for ‘Girls in the Hood’ for Halloween.

Ciara, 35, is at it once again with her epic Halloween costumes of other female artists! The singer shared some new incredible Instagram snapshots and video of herself dressed in pink and looking fierce while posing as Megan Thee Stallion, 25, in a replica of her photo shoot for her 2020 single “Girls in the Hood”. Her memorable costume includes the stylish pink hood, crop top, and bottoms that the rapper wears on the cover photo for the song and her dance moves are on point in the clip she added to the post.

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“MEG THEEEE STALLION,” Ciara simply captioned the post before her followers took to the comments section to compliment her on the epic display. “Yassss!!! Ciara, this is why I love you!!! Real recognize Real!!!” one follower wrote. “You just won halloween 2020😍😍😍,” another gushed.

Ciara’s Megan Thee Stallion costume comes less than 24 hours after she wowed her fan while dressed up as Cardi B. The brunette beauty changed her hair to neon yellow to recreate the album cover of Cardi’s 2018 debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy and did a fantastic job. She also used the post to encourage others to vote in the presidential election while showing her support for Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris with her nail art in one of the pics included in the post.

Ciara dressed up like Megan Thee Stallion for Halloween. (AP)

Ciara’s Halloween tributes to female artists didn’t stop there either. After sharing her Megan Thee Stallion post, she showed off pics and video of herself dressed as Nicki Minaj with the blonde high hairstyle she had during her appearance at the 2011 Grammy Awards along with her leopard print top and leggings. “ONIKA,” she captioned the post, which can be seen below, referring to Nicki’s real first  name.

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We can’t help but wonder if Ciara will continue her trend of dressing up like female artists before Halloween is over! We’ll be on the lookout to see if she surprises her fans with any more incredible looks!

Kelly Ripa, 50, Transforms Into A Sexy Wonder Woman With Epic Halloween Costume — See Pic

Kelly Ripa, 50, Transforms Into A Sexy Wonder Woman With Epic Halloween Costume — See Pic

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Kelly Ripa took to Instagram to share a new gorgeous group photo of herself flaunting her figure-flattering Wonder Woman Halloween costume with friends just a few days before the spooky holiday.

Kelly Ripa, 50, is no stranger to sexy Halloween costumes and she’s adding another one to her epic collection with her latest Instagram pic! The talk show host shared a new snapshot that showed her posing with three friends while dressed as Wonder Woman on Oct. 28 and she looks incredible! Her costume included the red, blue, and gold bodysuit with white stars that the superhero character is known for along with the gold and red star head piece over a long dark-haired wig, cape, and red boots to top it all off.

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Forever #wcw @gretchenrandolph3 and @channy214 Halloween edition 🎃😻🕸🦇🦋 honorable mention to @lipmickey

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“Forever #wcw @gretchenrandolph3 and @channy214 Halloween edition 🎃😻🕸🦇🦋 honorable mention to @lipmickey,” she captioned the pic, while tagging those in it, including Gretchen Randolph, Chantre Randolph, and Willie Randolph, who were also dressed up in various accessories, including fairy wings and peace sign sunglasses.

Once Kelly posted the awesome photo, her followers couldn’t help but compliment the stunner. “Kelly, you look absolutely amazing. You are a wonderful woman indeed ❣❣❣❣❣❣” one follower wrote while another called the photo “iconic.” “Awesome costumes!” a third gushed while a fourth called her a “hot” Wonder Woman.

#LiveHalloween is this Friday! #JoeExotic #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/jabTPzeXNm

— LIVEKellyRyan (@LiveKellyRyan) October 27, 2020

Kelly’s latest pic may be a throwback since she did dress as Wonder Woman during the memorable Live with Kelly and Ryan Halloween episode in 2017, but it’s still new to her Instagram page so it’s definitely quite exciting to see! One day before she shared the post, she wowed in behind-the-scenes photos that showed her dressed up like Tiger King himself Joe Exotic. The pics, which can be seen above, were for the upcoming Oct. 30 episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, which is sure to be incredible, as every Halloween episode of the show is.

In addition to her Wonder Woman and Joe Exotic costumes, Kelly has wowed in other headline-making looks over the years such as DC Comics’ Harley Quinn as well as superstar celebrities such as Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Nicki Minaj. Whether she’s rocking a cute mini dress or donning a crop top and short shorts, the blonde beauty always manages to look half her age so there’s no shortage of inspiration!

We look forward to seeing what other costumes Kelly has in store leading up to the actual day of Halloween, Oct. 31. We have a feeling they’ll be every bit as fantastic as the ones she’s already showed off. To see some of her sexiest Halloween costumes, click on the gallery above!

Drake: Why He’s ‘So Happy’ For New Mom Nicki Minaj & Can’t Wait For Their Sons To Have Playdates

Drake: Why He’s ‘So Happy’ For New Mom Nicki Minaj & Can’t Wait For Their Sons To Have Playdates

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Nicki Minaj’s newborn son has a built-in bestie — Drake’s mini-me Adonis! The ‘God’s Plan’ rapper can’t wait for the tiny tots to have playdates together.

Nicki Minaj and Drake appeared to have put their history behind them, when Nicki dropped a “Whole Lotta Choppas” remix on October 16. In her verse, the new mom rapped, “To be honest, I hope one day we do a playdate with Adonis [Graham].” Upon hearing the lyric, Drake, who’s son just turned three, took to his Instagram Story with the sweetest reply, “Playdates soon come [heart emoji],” he wrote, tagging Nicki. A source close to the Canadian hitmaker said he felt “so blessed” by the shoutout.

Drake feels “blessed” to be on good terms with new mom Nicki Minaj again. Image: MEGA
“Drake has always had nothing but respect for Nicki even when they weren’t speaking several years ago because of everything that went down with Meek [Mill],” the source told HollywoodLife exclusively. “That’s history and he knows they’ve both come so far and there’s nothing but love between them. Drake couldn’t be happier for Nicki and knows she’s going to make an incredible mother and he can’t wait for their kids to have play dates when the time comes.”
A second source also dished to HL that Nicki is “like family” to the “God’s Plan” rapper. “Drake and Nicki go way back, she’s like family to him but they have had their issues so getting that shout out from Nicki was very significant, it means the world to him,” the source explained. “It’s significant because of all the history they have. They started out in this business as kids together and now their kids are going to play together. Drake feels so blessed. And he’s so happy for Nicki too. He knows how great it is to have a son and now she knows that same happiness.”

Nicki gave Drake and Adonis a shoutout on her new remix. Image: MEGA

News that Nicki had given birth to her first child with husband, Kenneth Petty, broke on Oct. 1, and Nicki confirmed the news herself on October 15. “I am so grateful and in love with my son,” she wrote on social media. “Madly in love. My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world.” Fans were not only happy for Nicki and Kenneth, but also thrilled to see that she and Drake were on good terms again. When Nicki started dating fellow rapper Meek Mill in the mid 2010s, he publicly called Drake out on social media, and Nicki was caught in the middle. It wasn’t until after she split from Meek in 2017 that she rekindled her friendship with Drake.