NEW YORK (AP) — The MTV Video Music Awards later this month will have not one emcee but three, with rap stars LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow all set to anchor the ceremony.
They’ll introduce and present the famous Moon Person trophies alongside performers including Lizzo, Anitta, BLACKPINK, J Balvin, Måneskin, Kane Brown, Marshmello with Khalid, and Panic!
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards later this month, joining such previous winning music luminaries as Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed the father of rapper Nicki Minaj last year was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail, in keeping with a promise the judge made when the man pleaded guilty in May.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Black culture, in all its glory, will be on display over the 4th of July holiday weekend in New Orleans as thousands converge on the city for the in-person return of the Essence Festival of Culture.
NEW YORK (AP) — A hit-and-run driver pleaded guilty Friday in a suburban New York a suburban New York crash that killed the father of Nicki Minaj and was promised a year or less in jail, disappointing prosecutors and the hip hop star's mother.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Janet Jackson, Kevin Hart and Nicki Minaj are among the headliners announced Thursday for this summer's Essence Festival of Culture, which returns to New Orleans after a two-year hiatus brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles business manager whose clients had included Nicki Minaj and the Kardashians was killed, and her boyfriend was charged with murder and torture, authorities said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House offered Wednesday to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration’s doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper’s erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is releasing an album of collaborations with artists from several generations and genres, including Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Stevie Nicks and Stevie Wonder.
NEW YORK (AP) — Freshly minted Grammy-winning songwriter Starrah has long helped others be stars. Now it's her turn to shine.
The hitmaker for the likes of Drake, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Nicki Minaj, Halsey and Katy Perry is releasing her debut full-length album this week, a natural extension for the self-taught studio prodigy.
A list of the winners at the 2020 American Music Awards, held Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Alexis Bledel has been bookish and sweet on "Gilmore Girls" and "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous.
Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Monday crowned Bledel the most dangerous celebrity on the internet in 2019.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A model and aspiring singer who alleged in a lawsuit that she was raped and sexually and emotionally abused by Grammy-winning music producer Detail has been awarded $15 million.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge made the ruling Wednesday for Kristina Buch against Noel Fisher, known professionally as Detail.
NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Future and Tyga have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of because of human rights concerns.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will perform in the ultraconservative kingdom as it sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment.
The female rapper is known for her outlandish, provocative style and hits like "Anaconda," where she raps about her "big fat" backside.
A list of nominees at the 2019 Bet Awards, to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 23.
— Video of the year: 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, "A Lot"; Cardi B, "Money"; Cardi B and Bruno Mars, "Please Me"; Childish Gambino, "This Is America"; Drake, "Nice for What"; The Carters, "Apes(asterisk)(asterisk)t."
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B swept by in a stunning red quilted dress accentuated with a matching sequin headpiece, feathers and a train that took up much of the pink carpet, Jared Leto was accompanied by his own (fake) head and Katy Perry came as a candled chandelier at the crazy, campy Met Gala on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is cooperating with federal prosecutors after pleading guilty to nine crimes and saying he joined a violent New York City gang and helped others try to kill a rival gang member.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B and Nicki Minaj will headline concerts at the 7th annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, held days before the 2019 BET Awards.
BET announced Wednesday that concerts will be held June 20 through June 22 at the Staples Center.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission.
Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday in a Los Angeles federal court. The Grammy-winning singer says Minaj's unreleased track "Sorry" incorporates the lyrics and vocal melody from her 1988 single "Baby Can I Hold You."
ShowBiz Minute: Spacey, Argento, Minaj
ATLANTA (AP) — Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has canceled her North American tour with rapper Future.
Minaj said on her Twitter account Tuesday night that she didn't have enough time to rehearse for the upcoming "NickiHndrxx" tour in September after the release of her latest album "Queen," released Aug.
Kylie Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B pose on VMAs red carpet
Winners of the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Monday at Radio City Music Hall in New York:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man pretended to be a prince in an elaborate catfishing scheme to get young boys to send him explicit photographs of themselves, according to federal authorities.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — On his new album, Drake appears to confirm he is a father.
The 31-year-old rapper from Canada released "Scorpion" on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — J. Cole is set to perform at Sunday's BET Awards.
A person familiar with the awards show, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the plans publicly, tells The Associated Press on Friday that the rapper will perform at the show.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — Kanye West headed to the mountains to debut his new album, "YE."
The rapper held a listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday night.
Madonna and Minaj have a secret
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending May 3, 2018:
1. Never Be the Same (feat. Kane Brown, Camila Cabello
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending April 19, 2018:
NEW YORK (AP) — SZA — who is nominated for five Grammy Awards for her debut album, "Ctrl" — discusses writing lyrics for Beyonce, sampling Justin Timberlake's music and collaborating with Maroon 5 in outtakes from a recent interview with The Associated Press.
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.
1. SZA, "The Weekend": Firstly, it samples Justin Timberlake's masterpiece, "Set the Mood (Prelude)/Until the End of Time." Secondly, SZA is singing vulnerable lyrics about sharing her man with another woman, or women (dating is a struggle, people!) And thirdly, SZA paints the picture vividly with her crisp vocals matched to a smooth beat.
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending November 2, 2017:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say an estimated $200,000 in watches, jewelry, high-end purses and cash were stolen from the home of former Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott.
The break-in at Scott's Hermosa Beach house is the latest in a string of burglaries to hit celebrities in the Los Angeles area, including Nicki Minaj and Alanis Morissette.
Minaj praises ‘next level’ Marc Jacobs show
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Dozens of homes remain evacuated following levee breaches along Kings River near Fresno.
ShowBiz Minute: BET, Andrews, US Box Office
Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce.
Ma, who was released from prison in 2014, won best female hip hop artist Sunday in Los Angeles, an award Minaj has won since 2010.