Monthly Archives: August 2014

NICKI MINAJ’S ‘ANACONDA’ VIDEO BREAKS VEVO’S SINGLE DAY RECORD

Minaj’s “Anaconda” music video has smashed the video-stream record for Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball”. Minaj’s rump-shaking clip, which premiered on Vevo at midnight Thursday, tallied 19.6 million video plays in 24 hours, besting the 19.3 million streams Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” generated on the first day of its release in September 2013.

The nearly five-minute “Anaconda” video is packed with gratuitous moments of Minaj and her background dancers gyrating to a track that samples Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” his 1992 ode to women’s derrieres. Hip-hop heartthrob Drake makes a buzzy cameo in the video, receiving a special lap dance from Minaj.

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The clip got the Sir Mix-A-Lot seal of approval:

The video has sparked a massive reaction via social media. The hashtag #AnacondaVideoOnVevo received 854 million impressions and 145,267 Twitter mentions from 95,412 users.

The “Anaconda” win is not the first time Nicki broke a first-day video stream record on Vevo. In October 2012, her “Beauty and a Beat” collaboration with Justin Bieber set a record with 10.6 million video views, and, that January her “Stupid Hoe” clip scored 4.8 million plays. Six of Minaj’s videos have racked up more than 100 million spins.

Minaj will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards, which take place this Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

It’s quite an ass-essment: the music video website Vevo has announced that Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” got 19.6 million views in a day, setting a new record for the most views in 24 hours. The previous record, 12.3 million, was held by Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball.”

As The Wrap points out, this isn’t Minaj’s first Vevo record: “The rapper previously set Vevo’s most-watched record, twice — her collaboration with Justin Bieber for “Beauty and a Beat” received 10.6 million views in October 2012, and “Stupid Hoe” got 4.8 million viewers in January 2012.”

Minaj will be performing “Anaconda” at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 24 — and if the reports are true, Minaj and Cyrus could be sitting next to each other at the event, so now they’ll have something to talk about. That said, it could get real awkward real quick — especially in light of Cyrus’s spoof of the “Anaconda” cover art

RIHANNA BARES BOOBS IN ENTIRELY SEE-THROUGH TOP IN PARIS

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Well ! It was really only a matter of time before the care free singer let it all hang out and last night was that night! Rihanna, who is owning up to her good girl gone bad title, had no phucks given as she was out there strutting her stuff during Paris Fashion Week. While earlier in the day brought a very nice olive green leather dress and a quick outfit change to a pleasant fur shawl, it’s apparent that the freaks surely do come out at night (what, what, what). Being a brave girl and doing her thing, Rihanna went ahead and gave attendees of the Balmain after-party a firsthand view at her twins – and no, I’m ain’t talkin’ bout #dembabies. Opting to show up in a black fishnet top paired with a black leather skirt, the Bajan beauty seemed to be pretty comfortable in her now controversial ensemble. Which leads us to our next question: Do you consider her choice to bare it all as “high fashion” or just plain unnecessary? With artists being more open about their sexuality these days and baring more bum than usual, what’s the difference in showing a little nip? If you think about what outfits most of the women in the industry are now wearing, they are very revealing. Side-boob and deep cleavage showing tops and dresses have become more popularized in their choice of attire now more than ever. So, is there a difference in just saying “phuck” it and letting the girls hang out? I mean they need air too, right? This “fashion” statement – or lack thereof in some’s opinion – will surely keep Rihanna at the center of conversation. Interestingly enough, it was just announced that she will be playing a lead character in the DreamWorks animated film, Home, which will hit theaters in November of this year. Will this bare all stunt have any effect on her future projects? Only time will tell. Who needs those bra things anyway? No worries, RiRi – there are many women who would’ve done the same thing. Boobie shake all day, baby! Take a look at a few of the shots from her and the “girls” night out in Paris below and hit the comments with your thoughts!

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BEYONCE RELEASES ‘FLAWLESS’ REMIX FEATURING NICKI MINAJ

Beyonce extended her love of surprise releases by slipping out a new remix of her song “Flawless” – featuring Nicki Minaj – very early Sunday morning.Appearing on her web site after 1 a.m., the sneak-attack song features a line from Bey addressing the infamous Solange/Jay-Z dust-up in the elevator of the Standard Hotel from several months back.
“We escalate, up in this bitch like elevators, of course sometimes s–t go down when there’s billion dollars on an elevator,” Bey sings slyly.
“You can say what you want. I’m the shit,” she continues.

 

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The song does not directly address the continuing rumors of Bey and Jay heading for divorce. It’s timing, though, could be seen as a way to deflect attention from all the catty talk. On the other hand, the reference to the couple representing a “billion dollars on an elevator” plays right into stories the Daily News reported this week which characterize the relationship between Bey and Jay as having far more to do with business than passion at this point. Beyonce and Jay-Z are currently appearing together on what may well be the year’s biggest tour, dubbed the “On The Run” tour.Minaj dominates the second half of the remix, with outrageous verse like “Like MJ’s doctor, they’re killing me: propofol. I know they hope I fall, but tell them winning is my motherfuckig protocol.The pop star addressed the infamous elevator scuffle between her husband Jay Z and sister Solange in a new remix for the song ‘Flawless’ featuring Nicki Minaj.The song, which originally appeared on Mrs. Carter’s “Beyonce” album last December, has a fresh and trance-y new feel in the remix. It also takes on a tart new sample, – from the horn part of Outkcast’s song “SpottieOttieDopalicious,” which appeared on their classic 1998 album “Aquemini.” While Beyonce and Minaj bring equal bravado to the remix, they don’t have much rapport. They largely play to their separate strengths – Bey with a powerhouse vocal, Minaj with a smartly plotted rap. Her verse starts off slowly, then whips up faster and faster as it goes. Rumours had spread of the release of a “Flawless” remix during the last week. They escalated after Minaj issued a statement saying she was holding up her own single “Anaconda,” for a few days and “soon you’ll know why. Minaj declares herself the ‘queen of rap’ in Beyonce’s new ‘Flawless’ remix.

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The new take on “Flawless” comes amid a traffic jam of releases for Minaj. Last Tuesday, she appeared on a high energy new dance song with Ariana Grande and Jesse J called “Bang Bang,” and the rapper will release the “Anaconda” single Monday.

“I score before I ever throw the ball,” Minaj raps in the new “Flawless.” “These bitches washed up and there no f—in’ soap involved.”

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