Singer, rapper, and entrepreneur Nicki Minaj showed off her new clothing line this week on instagram. The line, which is going to be sold at the Kmart stores, features design elements that appear as though they were by the 80s and 90s. In so much, in featuresripped denim jeans, an acid washed jean jacket, a jumpsuit with a quirky black and gold print, and a tight little black dress, to name a few.
Her collection is definitely very reflective of her personality. Perfect for going out with your friends, the structures compliment a curvaceous figure and the designs implement funk, fun, and loads of color. They sure are attention grabbing--much like Nicki herself!
Chris Brown has been having a difficult time escaping his troubled past. From his controversial on -and- off -again relationship with pop star Rihanna, to throwing bottles at Drake, to hit and runs, the 24-year-old can’t seem to find the rightful path.
On Tuesday, August 6, Brown took to his Twitter to vent, saying, “Don’t worry mainstream America. After this X album, it’ll probably be my last album. Being famous is amazing when it’s for ur music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when I was 18. I’m cool & over it!” The R&B star turned himself in earlier that day to the Van Nuys police department around 2PM for his hit-and-run case. He was released less than an hour later due to "overcrowding." Which is something celebrities seem to get away with quite often.
Wait What? If you’re confused, shocked, or wondering if this is just another publicity stunt, you are not alone! On Thursday, MTV News released a video of DJ Khaled asking for Nicki Minaj’s hand in marriage. In the video he pours out his love, speaking directly to the curvaceous female rapper. He says,“Nicki Minaj, I’m at MTV, I’m going to be honest with you; I love you. I like you, I want you, I want you to be mine.” The popular DJ looks directly into the camera with major puppy eyes and throughout the video he states, “We got the same symptoms, we’re both suffering from success,” which is ironic because his upcoming album is called "Suffering From Success." He continues to say in the video, “I want to let your fans know, my fans know, my family, your family that I want to marry you.” Towards the end, he pulls out a 10-karat custom made ring from Rafaello & Co, which is estimated to cost about $500,000 dollars!! Now, if DJ Khaled shelled out half a million dollars for Nicki Minaj, could this really be just another publicity stunt? Or are his actions those of a hopeless romantic?
A weekend in Las Vegas always promises nights of bottle-popping debauchery and mischief, but when New Years Eve comes around, this playground for adults takes its musical madness to a whole new level. Party amongst the biggest DJs in the world, Hollywood stars, and Hip Hop's hottest artists around America's playground, Sin City! Check out our picks below and for more hot parties visit here.
Marquee Nightclub New Year’s Eve Weekend
Multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj will be celebrating the launch of her debut fragrance, Pink Friday, with a personal appearance at Macy's Herald Square in NYC, where she will meet with 300 lucky fans on Monday, September 24th, at 3:30 pm. The opportunity to meet Nicki and get an autographed limited edition Pink Friday commemorative ad will be provided to the first 300 fans purchasing the Macy’s Pink Friday Exclusive Gift Set Bundle.
New York based jewelery company, Avianne & Co, has recently created an exclusive collection for Birdman, the co-founder of Cash Money Records. The jeweler created an 18k White Gold Mens Custom Diamond Ruby Pendant. Elliot Avianne has previously worked with the Young Money team and thus, conceived the idea for the pendants along with Birdman.
The design of the pendants were first sketched on paper and then enhanced via computer by George and the custom design team at Avianne's. The Burmese ruby pendant is composed of natural gemstone and surrounded by Pave Set diamonds, containing 5 carats of flawless D color white diamonds. Each pendant contains a 30 carat special cut gemstone. When cutting a stone of that size, the jeweler must first obtain a 'root stone' of three times the size since there is about a 60% loss in carat weight during the cutting process. Elliot oversaw the production and cutting of each stone and had the set, including the Burmese ruby, Emerald Cut Green Emerald, and a Black Diamond, hand-delivered to Birdman. The set of pendants is estimated at about $105,000.
Apparently Lil’ Wayne despises the birthplace of hip-hop, New York. In a recent interview with MTV News, the hip-hop superstar wasted no time throwing a jab New York’s way, when he said “Flat Out, I Don’t like New York.” Hip- Hop fans may wonder why Weezy F. Baby harbors such ill feelings towards one of the biggest marketplaces of music throughout the world. Well, the answer is pretty obvious.
In 2007, Lil’ Wayne was on the top of the totem pole in the music, selling out concert venues all across the globe, a #1 album that sold over a million copies in its first week (unheard of in a day and age where music is illegally downloaded) and was scouting/signing various new talents (Drake/Nicki Minaj) to become a part of his now powerhouse label YMCMB. That July for the first time ever Lil’ Wayne was set to headline a show for the first time in New York City. Thousands of people packed into the sold-out Beacon Theatre excited to see the New Orleans’ rapper perform both new and old material. The energy inside the building was at an all-time high and only intensified when he showed up wearing a Run DMC T-shirt (paying homage to Queens-born group that would be on the Mount Rushmore of rap if there was one) brought out various special guests (Kanye West, New York’s very own Ja Rule and Juelz Santana) and made numerous references to his love for marijuana (an interest that the crowd seemed to share as well).
Reports surfaced a few days ago that Nicki Minaj will be a member of the judges' panel on American Idol. Now rumor has it "Louis Vuitton Don" Kanye West might be joining her and Mariah Carey. [Huffington Post]
A burglar broke into LL Cool J's home in California, looking to steal cash, jewelry and other valuable goods. Instead he was knocked out, courtesy of the legendary MC. [HipHopDX]
Season 11 of American Idol concluded with Phillip Phillips being awarded a record deal and left fans wondering which musical acts/executives would occupy the show’s judge panel in the future. After two seasons, international pop superstar, Jennifer Lopez, and legendary rocker, Steven Tyler, decided that they no longer wanted to be a part of the highly-rated singing competition.
Ever since the announcement was made, numerous celebrities have reportedly been in serious talks with Idol producers to serve as judges for the upcoming season. In late June, Fox announced that they agreed to terms with multi-platinum, former R&B diva, Mariah Carey, to serve as a judge for at least one season. Her deal is reportedly worth a whopping $18 million. Apparently the network was willing to hand over whatever amount the singer demanded, despite her faded star status. The move was seen as a desperate attempt to revive the American Idol brand, which was at one point a highly respected singing competition between undiscovered, raw talents and Fox’s cash cow.
Move over French manicure! Nail art is sticking around for fall and winter. Nail art is one of the most popular trends we’ve seen on celebrities and everyday people this year. This easy-to-execute fashion trend is one of the best ways to add a splash of color to your every day look. With an endless array of shades and so many brands to choose from, fingertips have quickly become the canvas for many an artistic vision. Though, it’s not just nail polish that’s adding to the trendy look of everyone’s talons. Glitter, sparkles, stickers, and anything short of a living creature that can be glued in place has been, or can be, tried.