Daily Archives: April 8, 2010

Nicki Minaj Did Not Pulled Out Of Rihanna’s Tour, Rihanna Kicked Her Off

As I previously reported, Island Def Jam R&B platium recording artist Rihanna will be bringing Nicki Minaj and Key$ha on her Last Girl On Earth Tour http://yodonbleekraps.com/2010/04/06/rihanna-brings-nicki-minaj-and-keha-on-tour-with-her/, Yesterday Nicki Minaj used her twitter page to inform the fans that she will not be touring with Ri-Ri.

“Barbz I’m sorry 2 say I will not be going out on RiRi’s tour. I’ve decided 2 use that time 4 the completion of my album. Hope u understand,” Minaj tweeted (@NickiMinaj) Wednesday. “Thanks to Rihanna 4 being a sweetheart and extending this great opportunity 2 me. Support the show! Luv, HB”

Apparently, that is not the real reason why Nicki will no longer be featured on the tour. According to industry insiders, Rihanna kicked Nicki off the tour and this is how the story is being reported.

Rihanna has been worried that her career is starting to fall off. The insider explained, “No one in Rihanna’s camp is panicking yet, but there is deep concern that Rihanna has peaked, and is on the downside of her music career.”

When Ri-Ri founded out that Nicki Minaj was being included in her tour, she was furious. “Nicki Minaj was brought in to sell tickets, but Rihanna did not want her on.”The insider claimed that Rihanna, presumably fearing that she would be upstaged, used her influence to reduce Nicki’s role in the tour. Nicki was reportedly going to be the opening act, and be limited in the number of songs she could perform and  Nicki’s people weren’t  feeling that. A person close to Young Money told said, “Nicki is not an opening act, and we would never put her out there like that”

According to the Young Money insider, Nicki ended up calling Rihanna directly to ask whether she was behind all of the tour drama. The insider said, “I only heard one side of the conversation, but  there were a lot of curse words thrown back and forth.”

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Young Jeezy Said He Might Be Makaveli On Thug Motivation 103 Album

“I might be Makaveli on this sh*t, like I just don’t give a f*ck what I say…love me or hate me that’s where I’m at. That’s my whole mind state. And believe you, me, music is an expression of yourself,” he said in an interview. “I’m d*mn sure about to express myself on this album so any of the things that I’ve been through that you might be judging me on or feeling like oh, he should do this or he shouldn’t do that, I’ma let you know how I feel. But at the same time I’m definitely going to give you some of that sh*t that the streets going to love, the sh*t’s going to stay in the club and [I’m also gonna give you] that get money music cause that’s what I do best. I’m going in.” (VIBE)

In related Jeezy news, he just wrapped up the Blueprint 3 tour with the big homie Jay-Z and Trey Songz. Jeezy is in the studio working on his new LP Thug Motivation 103, which will be release sometime this year.

Jeezy on the May issue of Vibe Magazine

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Nicki Minaj Speaks To XXL Magazine [With Pictures]

In  the May 2010 issue XXL, Editor In Chief Vanessa Satten asked Nicki Minaj if she gets tired of being labeled a woman rapper, she said her current position is just a stepping stone in her career.

 “You know what, I’m a female entertainer,” Nicki clarified, “but I don’t let it offend me when people call me a female MC or female rapper, because I just look at it as a challenge.”

“I’m about to climb over every single barrier and just put females on a different map altogether,” she continued. “So I take it as it comes. Like, I don’t think in five years people will consider me a female rapper—I’ll be, like, an entertainer. But, as of right now, I get it. I started off in the underground hip-hop circuit, so I’m a female rapper right now. But it’s just the beginning.”

If you guy don’t know, I intern at XXL Magazine and I  (Donovan Moore) have an article in the May issue. The article is title, “It’s Been A Long Time.” The May issue is due on news stands April 20th.

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Trey Songz Is Set To Release A New Album & Reality Show

Trey Songz manager Kevin Liles spoke to MTV and he said,

“September 14th, new album. He’s not gonna stop,” Liles said last week during a sit-down with MTV News. “He’s gonna keep his foot on people’s necks, and he’s going to make sure they understand that we have to redefine R&B. We have to go work hard every single day to be the best.”

That’s not it for the Liles/Songz combo: Trey is the co-star of an upcoming reality show with Young Jeezy.

“We’ve got the Blueprint 3 [Tour experience] from the eyes of Jeezy and Trey Songz coming out,” Liles revealed. “The first show airs on BET on June 27, the night of the BET Awards. The show comes first, and then right after that, the BET Awards.” (MTV)

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