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This music is straight bangin’, pun intended. Macy Gray is back with a music video that’s as dusky and devilish as her unmistakable voice, and twice as deadly. The video for “Bang Bang” is Bond-style debauchery at its sexiest with slow motion high-stakes poker, complete with dirty dancing, and some killer call girls in killer lingerie. The new single is off Gray’s upcoming eighth studio album “The Way,” out October 7th. Read More
If you were not aware that Nicki Minaj is releasing a new single soon, you may be living under a rock. I’m sorry to be the one to tell you. The internet has been buzzing about it for some time now - partly due to the single’s cover art that Minaj posted to Instagram last Thursday.  The notoriously body-unfriendly app has (surprisingly) not taken it down; instead, the photo has been receiving backlash from both insignificant internet haters and reputable news sources. Even The Guardian referred to the photo as “too racy for it’s own good. Read More
  Nicki Minaj’s brand new single, “Pills N Potions,” dropped recently, and it appears that the hip-hop goddess is doing better than ever. The song's off her upcoming album, The Pink Print, and signals what might be a rather drastic transformation for an artist who has been known to rock more hair colors than you'd find in a box of Crayola crayons. She's definitely heading in a different direction, musically and personal-style-wise, than what we've seen from her before–and I, for one, am thrilled. Read More
  It’s hard for women to break into the music industry, especially women of color, but Nicki Minaj is one star who has helped pave the way. As if we needed yet another reason to love her, she recently broke another glass ceiling of sorts.    She’s partnered up with Myx Fusions, serving as both the brand’s spokesperson and part owner. Read More
Two of the baddest divas in the game have collab'd again on "I'm Out," the new party anthem for the ladies. Cici starts it off strong with the club-ready chorus, "Ladies, it's your song, so as soon as this come on/ You should get out on the floor, go and get your sexy on." Of course, everyone's favorite Harajuku Barbie keeps it tough, spittin' fire in her verses. (My personal favorite parts of Minaj's faster-than-the-speed-of-light flow? "I do it big/ I hit 'em with the caps lock!" and fiery shot "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin'!" BURN. Read More
Twitter brings celebrities closer, removing the filter of publicists and managers with sometimes disastrous results…and sometimes amazing ones. Yesterday, celebrities Tweeted and Instagrammed their Halloween costumes like the rest of us, sharing some adorable, hilarious, and frightening pics with the rest of the world. The best of the bunch has to be Neil Patrick Harris’s and David Burtka’s family’s adorable Wizard of Oz costumes (above), but there are plenty of other amazing celeb costumes. Read More
Regardless of your opinions on her or her music, rapper Nicki Minaj makes some straightforward and seriously valid points about sexism in this short clip. The video's an oldie but a goodie--it's from her 2010 MTV documentary, My Time Now, but has been making the rounds lately. If you haven't checked it out, it's well worth a watch. She tackles double standards in the workplace, explaining, “When I am assertive, I’m a bitch. When a man is assertive, he’s a boss. He's bossed up. No negative connotation behind 'bossed up.' But lots of negative connotation behind being a bitch. Read More
Tell me you caught Nicki Minaj's performance at the Grammys. Tell me that I am not alone in labeling it a hot mess.  I love Nicki Minaj. As a feminist of color, I acknowledge all the problems that hip hop has with representing women, especially women of color (don't get me started on the "Stupid Hoe" music video). To be fair,  these problems exist in all artistic industries, from film (the recent Pariah vs. Read More
M.I.A. ain’t M.I.A. no more! (I…couldn’t stop myself from typing that.) After releasing a not particularly well-received third album in 2010 and having some beef with the New York Times, the rapper/singer-songwriter had a pretty slow 2011. But in the last month, she's made it back to the forefront of your internet news feeds: she released the single, "Bad Girls," signed on to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show with Madonna and Nicki Minaj, and she has just released her video “Bad Girls. Read More
Like many people who work in an office, I find chair-dancing to be an integral part of getting through my day. If we learned anything in 2011, it's that sitting down is definitely killing all of us right now, and until I get that treadmill desk, I plan to fidget my way to a marginally longer life.  This week's regimen has been soundtracked by this excellent Soundcloud mix of Nicki Minaj's mixtape hits, made by NYC DJ Sparber. Read More