Beyoncé’s deflated baby bump isn’t the only thing making headlines today. Earlier today, platinum-selling female rapper Nicki Minaj had the interweb going crazy when pictures were released of her at the 2011 American Music Awards Press Conference. Minaj worn a ruffled green jacket, skirt, knee boots and a floral bra, which had her cleavage showing. At the conference Minaj also learned she had two nominations this year for Favorite Rap/Hip hop Artist and Best Rap/Hip hop Album. The conference was held at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles today. The 39th annual show will air live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, November 20.
Music producer and fashion designer Kanye West was spotted leaving his New York City hotel. Yeezy was styling on them lames in a full length fur coat, leather pants, black tee-shirt and a pair of Air Jordan Retro 3 sneakers. Later this month, Yeezy will be embarking on a United State “The Throne” tour with Jay-Z. Today Tuesday (October 11), it was announced that West will be returning to the runway as a performer for “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.”
Platinum-selling femcee Nicki Minaj was spotted at the MAC store in the Times Square section of Manhattan to promote Pink Friday Lipstick. Minaj was styling on them hoes in a white mink coat with a black and tan dress. Last month, at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Billboard caught up with Minaj and she said, “Roman will definitely be a humongous part of the follow-up to ‘Pink Friday.”
MMG rapper and CEO Rick Ross performed in London during a stop on his U.K. tour. Ricky Rozay was rocking a fur coat, dark sunglasses with some denim jeans. Rick Ross will be releasing his forthcoming LP God Forgives, I Don’t on December 13. Last week, Ross premiered two new singles from the album, the Just Blaze-produced single “I Love My Bit**es” and “You the Boss” Ft. Nicki Minaj, both available on iTunes now.
Life is good for Rick Ross and his protegé Meek Mill. The twosome is down in Miami living the life, chillin on a Yacht. Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida. Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade (source).
Ross forthcoming LP God Forgives, I Don’t will be in stores and online December 13. This is the follow-up to Ross’ 2010 album Teflon Don, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 176,300 copies in its first week. Teflon Don is now certified gold, as of August 3, 2011, the disc had sold 654,000 copies in the US. Ross released a total of four albums including Port Of Miami, Trilla, Deeper Than Rap and Teflon Don. Ross also sold over three-million albums worldwide. Meek Mill new mixtape Dream Chasersis available now. The official video to his new single “House Party” Ft. Young Chris will be out soon.
Rapper Big Sean is on his “Finally Famous” tour and over this past weekend, the tour stopped by the Best Buy Theater in Time Square. During his performance, Sean brought out Kanye West to perform his single, “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay”. Yeezy was styling on them lames in a $355 long-sleeve button-down Givenchy. The shirt features a red, white, and blue tartan pattern and can be purchased online at SSENSE. Yeezy was also rocking a pair of Air Jordan 6 “Infrared” sneakers.
Rapper and music producer Kanye West sure is adding fashion to his resume. Last week, I reported that West debuted his “DW” by Kanye West womenswear collection at Paris Fashion Week. “DW” is named after his beautiful mother, the late Donda West. Today Tuesday (October 11), it was announced that West will be returning to the runway as a performer for “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.” The platinum-selling rapper will provide the soundtrack as supermodels including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Erin Heatherton, and more strut down the catwalk in fancy lingerie and Angel wings.
The annual event airs on Tuesday, November 29, at 10 p.m. EST on CBS.
Last year, NBA player LeBron James was spotted backstage at Jay-Z and Eminem’s “Home & Home” concert at the Yankee Stadium, on 161st in New York City. Bron Bron was rocking a Krudamrt “Hawaian Sophie” Jay-Z tee-shirt. The original Picture was taken on the set of Jaz-O’s “Hawaiian Sophie” video which Jay-Z appeared in. The Krudmart “Hawaiian Sophie” Jay-Z shirt goes for $30 and can be purchased at Krudmart.com.
“I’m dropping an album on November 1,” he said. “A street album with me and Waka Flocka. We did a joint album together. It’s called Lock Out. Then I have one done with Three 6 Mafia calledCocaine Mafia. Both of those albums are done. I’m aiming probably [to release the project with Three 6] right after me and Flocka drop. It’ll be this year.”
Both projects are more like street albums and mixtapes than traditional LPs, but French says he’s going to be promoting the projects.
“We gonna drop singles outta it,” French said. “Me and Flocka gonna work ‘em. It’s probably a joint with me and him and Ross [as the first single], or a joint with me and Waka and Jeremih, or a joint where it’s just me and Waka. We’ll have a listening party where people pick which one. It’s more like a mixtape, but we call it a mixtape album.”
After spending about a week in France for “Paris Fashion Week,” Ciara was spotted at Roissy airport in Paris, returning home to L.A. Ciara was styling on them hoes in a pair of distressed jeans, a white top and Christian Louboutin fur boots. While in Paris, Ciara attended shows including Givenchy spring/summer 2012, the Jean Paul Gaultier and Sonia Rykiel spring/summer 2012, DW by Kanye West, Barbara Bui, and Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld. Ciara is now signed to Epic Records under L.A. Reid.