Will Nicki Minaj be a judge on ‘American Idol’?

Nicki Minaj

Since both Jennifer Lopez and Steve Tyler jumped ship on American Idol, they've since filled the void comfortably with Mariah Carey and her weirdly vacant stare and unnatural body posing. Except it turns out they need someone else to round out the judging panel, so here comes the reports that Nicki Minaj will be signing on. From HuffPo ... A person close to Minaj said the 29-year-old entertainer has been in talks to judge the FOX TV MORE

Nicki Minaj brought Pink Friday to Los Angeles

Nicki Minaj

Last week (August 8th), Nicki Minaj brought her Pink Friday Tour to Los Angeles' Nokia Live. Although I didn't make it to the show (I can't possibly see everything), my pals Lisa and Erin were kind enough to snap some shots of Nicki for PopBytes. The setlist is also posted below, plus you can read reviews over on the LA Times and The OC Register. Sometimes it still blows my mind how huge Nicki has become, a few years ago nobody even knew her MORE

Nicki Minaj – Pound The Alarm (VIDEO)

Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm

Here's the brand-new music video from Nicki Minaj for her latest single, "Pound The Alarm." As per usual, it's a colorful and over the top party, a wild carnival extravaganza set in Port of Spain, which is located on Nicki's native island of Trinidad. This is the fourth single from her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and is bound to be yet another chart-topping dance hit, although I must say I enjoy Nicki the rapper way more than MORE

Justin Bieber is a butt guy!

Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj

In a story that I'm sure has nothing to do with yesterday's report about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez being on the rocks, Justin is now going around telling everyone that he loves butts. Because nothing builds a relationship like your boyfriend going to the press to talk about how much he likes asses that aren't yours. I think I'll put that in my wedding vows. Entertainment Wise reports: The 'Boyfriend' star made the revelation in a recent MORE

Samuel L. Jackson covers Nicki Minaj!

Samuel L. Jackson

Consider this my apology for subjecting you to Paris Hilton trying and failing to press play on her iPod. Anyway, Samuel L. Jackson is hosting the BET Awards this year (taking place on July 1st), and to promote the event, he threw on a pink wig and covered Nicki Minaj's "Beez In The Trap". If you don't love everything about this, please feel your pulse because you have no heart and you're probably dead. MORE

Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Summer Jam

Nicki Minaj and Lil' Wayne

If there's one thing I learned working in pop culture journalism, it's that it is generally a good idea to not bash people you're working with, especially if they happen to be headlining a massive music festival you're working on. Unless you're Peter Rosenberg, in which case this somehow becomes THE BEST IDEA. That's really the only explanation I can think as to why he would go onstage, bash headliner Nicki Minaj, then just expect everything to MORE

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ music video!

Nicki Minaj - Starships

I have no idea what I just watched, but I love it. Here's the new music video for Nicki Minaj's latest single Starships (off her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded), which features Nicki's big ass bouncing around in a bikini, super sexy tattooed guys twirling fire, neon dancing people, along with something about aliens because hey, sure. Aliens. The video is pretty awesome and the song is hot too, so check it out! MORE

Nicki Minaj deleted her Twitter account!

Nicki Minaj

To be honest, I kind of figured that Twitter feuds were really only for indie musicians and gay porn stars! Am I the only one who would pay to see Jayden Grey and Wavves get into a bitch fit? Make this happen, Internet. Yet every once in a while, a mainstream star will get into a snit, as demonstrated by Nicki Minaj who deleted her Twitter account after a fan site was accused of leaking her music. MTV reports: The Barbz have gone mad. On MORE

Nokia + NYC + Nicki Minaj + Me!

Nicki Minaj for Nokia

Just last week I was hanging out in New York City (my old stomping ground) thanks to the good folks from Nokia who flew me in from Los Angeles (and put me up in the heart of the city) to attend a massive launch party for their new highly-anticipated SmartPhone, the Lumia 900! An unexpected trip back east turned out to be an amazing opportunity to partake in the top-secret festivities which ended up including Nicki Minaj taking over Times Square MORE

Nicki Minaj’s nipple almost slipped on ‘Idol’

Nicki Minaj

Because gossip blogs are basically 63% nipple (the other 37% is composed of DERP, it's a science, really) Nicki Minaj went ahead and nearly slipped a nipple while she was performing her latest single Starships on American Idol last night. Apparently, some people freak out over a tiny circle of skin. Page Six reports: Minaj arrived on the Idol stage, exiting from a pink and purple UFO. The singer wore a blonde wig, and showed off her ample MORE

Lil’ Kim dissed Nicki Minaj on WWHL

Andy Cohen, Lil' Kim and Willie Geist

In the continuing saga of the Lil' Kim vs. Nicki Minaj feud that will never goddamn end even though it was tired and impossibly irritating about two days after it started, Kim was a guest on Bravo's late night show Watch What Happens Live last night where she compared Nicki to Jim Carrey's character Fire Marshall Bill (from In Living Color), and you can see that everything is just going straight to shit from there, can't you? Girls, girls, girls! MORE

Nicki Minaj pissed off the Catholic League

Nicki Minaj

So last night, Nicki Minaj put together a Grammys performance for her new song Roman Holiday that featured her being exorcised along with a bunch of priests and alter boys and a Pope because why the hell not? Let's throw that guy in there. Anyway, this pissed off the Catholic League, which isn't really all that surprising when you remember that 99% of what Bill Donahue does involves seeing science and common sense contradict his weird little MORE

Watch: Madonna’s ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’

Madonna - Give Me All Your Luvin'

All right Madonna fans, here's your queen's new music video for Give Me All Your Luvin' (featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. providing support). And you know what? It's actually pretty good. Look, I rag on Madge a lot, because it's easy and fun, but my God, you can never say she isn't entertaining. And now, I will leave you to the inevitable Madonna / Gaga flame war. ARGUE FOR YOUR IDOL'S ATTENTION! MORE

Nicki Minaj’s rider leaked!

Nicki Minaj

Last time we posted anything about a rider here, it was Katy Perry's long list of demands that included that her drivers never make eye contact with her else they be fired because she's a good Christian woman and eye contact is for marriage or something. Anyway, Nicki Minaj's rider has leaked, and for the most part it's pretty uneventful, other than the one part where Nicki demands her own weight in delicious golden apple juice. Yeah, apparently MORE