Daily Archives: September 26, 2011

Did It On Em: Nicki Minaj Invades Vegas For The IHeart Radio Music Festival

All the way from Jamaica Queens, New York to Las Vegas! Nicki Minaj invaded the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, over this past weekend. During her set, Minaj performed some of her hit songs such as “Super Brass,” “Roman Revenge,” “Fly,” and “Did It On Em.” Minaj was Wearing a ruffled purple skirt and pink rain boots. Peep the pictures below:

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Styling On Them Lames: Jay-Z Rocking A $280 Givenchy Religious Tee-Shirt

Over this past weekend, Jay-Z performed at the IHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden in Vegas. During his set, Hova was styling on them lames in a $280 Givenchy Religious Printed Jersey tee-shirt and Air Jordan retro 3 sneakers. In 1952, French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy founded Givenchy. The brand which is now owned by luxury goods behemoth LVMH consist of clothing, accessories, footwear, perfumes and cosmetics. Over the years, the brand made its way to the Hip-Hop culture.

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Heir To The Throne: J . Cole Covers Rolling Out

Roc Nation rapper J. Cole is covering the latest issue of Rolling Out. In the cover story, the North Carolina native talked about being an artist from Fayetteville, his basketball career, meeting Jay-Z, Rihanna sex tape rumors, and his debut album, entitled Cole World: The Sideline Story (in stores and online this Tuesday September 27). Below are some excerpts:

When it comes to hip-hop on a national scale, Fayetteville is relatively unknown. How did you approach being the first major hip-hop artist to represent that city?
I took pride in being the first artist out of Fayetteville to make it. I made sure that I was shouting out my city with every chance I got. I knew that there weren’t many people coming to my city looking for rappers, but I never felt that people wouldn’t respect me. I just knew that I had to make people pay attention.

You were known for basketball skills before becoming known as a rapper. Was there anything in sports that prepared you for where you are in music?
I tried out for the basketball team as freshman and I got cut. My cousin played ball and told me to become the team’s manager, get in good with the coach and learn the system. So I swallowed my pride and I became the team’s manager. I figured that I would make the team the next year just because I was the team’s manager. But I got cut the very next year. The average person would have [given] up after getting cut twice. The next summer before my junior year, I played one-on-one with the best player on the team and worked hard on my game. I finally made the team and I was starting my senior year. If it wasn’t for that rejection in basketball, I’m not sure if I would have had what it takes to make it in rap.

Source: Rolling Out

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