Daily Archives: March 19, 2012

New Deal: Nicki Minaj Has Signed Multi-Million Dollar Pepsi Deal

Nicki Minaj has another reason to be celebrating right now. She recently signed a multi-million dollar deal with Pepsi to endorse the new “Pop” beverage, which is set to hit the market this summer. In the beginning of the year, Minaj flew to Argentina to film the commercial that should hit television’s worldwide late spring/early summer 2012.

According to Derek Jackson, the Glu agency chief who brokered the agreement, Minaj will become the face of a new Pepsi beverage nearing its debut. He said the pact, which includes a commercial filmed in South America last month (pixely footage has already leaked on YouTube), is a multimillion-dollar deal.

Source: Forbes

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Sneaker Me Dope: Kanye West Rocking Air Jordan IV “White/Cement”

Over this past weekend, Chi-Town was definitely in the building at Club ONE in Salt Lake City for Common’s 40th birthday. Kanye West and Serena Williams helped Common celebrate his birthday. During the event, Common took the stage to perform a Kanye dedicated freestyle. Yeezy was wearing a pair of Air Jordan IV “White/Cement” sneakers. The Air Jordan 4 “White/Cement” are now available at sneaker retailers. They were originally released in 1989 and resurfaced in 1999.

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More Checks Coming In: It’s Being Reported That Jay-Z Is Working On A $150 Million World Tour Deal For Beyonce

Just that fast, Beyoncé is ready to get back to work and it’s being reported that her husband Jay-Z is working on a world tour deal for her that’s worth $150 million. According to the NY Post, “Jay-Z is already working on a blockbuster comeback world tour for Beyoncé after the birth of their daughter, Blue Ivy. Sources tell us Jay has approached Live Nation about a $150 million deal for Beyoncé to tour following the birth of their child in January. Beyoncé has a joint management deal with Jay’s Roc Nation and Live Nation. A source told us, “Just weeks after the birth of Blue Ivy, Jay met with Live Nation to discuss a tour for Beyoncé. He wanted a deal worth about $150 million, but they countered with a lower offer.” Beyoncé had earlier hinted that she may tour again this year.”

As we wait for an official announcement about Beyoncé’s tour with Live Nation, it has already been confirmed that she will perform in Atlantic City at the Revel Resort during the Memorial Day Weekend. Tickets go on sale April 6th for dates May 25th, May 26th and May 27th.

Source: NY Post

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Fun In The Sun: Rihanna Visits Blue Ivy Carter In A $450 Givenchy Tee-Shirt

Over this past weekend, pop singer Rihanna was spotted in NYC, visiting her niece Blue Ivy Carter, before  hopping on a plane back home to L.A. Ri Ri stopped by the Carters apartment in the Tribeca section of Manhattan. She was wearing a $450 Iris tee-shirt from the Givenchy Resort 2012 Womenswear Collection.  The paparazzi reported they snapped the pictures of the international star leaving the Carters residence as well as her Manhattan hotel. Peep the pictures below:

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Superstar Status: Justin Bieber Covers Complex Magazine

International teenage sensation Justin Bieber is gracing the cover of the 10th Anniversary of Complex magazine’s decade in print issue. On the cover, JB appears to be bruised and bloodied. Inside the issue, he talks about his pop stardom, his new album Believe, single “Boyfriend” which drops next week, love life, and much more. Below are some excerpts:

On his relationship:

There’s no way to hide the relationship completely, because then it would be unfair to us. It’s like, ‘You take this car, and I’ll take this car, and then we’ll meet up at the spot. Then, you go in this door, I’ll go in this door. We’ll end up crossing ways. You get back in this car. We’ll cross over, do a James Bond. You go through the kitchen. I’ll go through the back area. Then we’ll meet in the dressing room and see each other.’ At that point, it’s not even a relationship. You’re just hiding from everyone. That’s unfair and unhealthy, man.”

On his rapping:

I just rap for fun,” he says. “It’s nothing to take seriously. On my new album, I’m going to do a little bit of rapping.” He proceeds to spit a set of bars from “Boyfriend,” a song recorded for Believe. “Tell me what you like, dear/Tell me what you don’t/I could be your Buzz Lightyear/Fly across the globe/You don’t even need to fight, dear/You already know/I can make you shine bright/Like you’re laying in the snow/Burr.”

Complex’s 10th Anniversary Issue hits stands on April 3.

Source: Complex

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Passion For Fashion: Rundown Ray Wearing A Silver-Plated “H” Hermes Belt

Up & Coming rapper Rundown Ray was spotted making his rounds in Atlanta. The stylish New Yorker was wearing a $655 silver-plated “H” Hermes belt. When you purchase the buckle, you must buy the strap too. If you just want the strap, it is possible to purchase it without the buckle, but you cannot just purchase the buckle. Rundown Ray was also wearing a grey tee-shirt and a pair of camo pants. He is in the studio working on his debut mixtape, which he plans to release this fall 2012. The Bronx native is currently in Atlanta, focusing on his music dreams. I support his movement, like his music and believe he has a lot of potential to become successful in the music industry.

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Headed Across The Ponds: Nicki Minaj Announces ‘Pink Friday’ European Tour

Queens native Nicki Minaj is gearing up to release her sophomore album, entitled Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded on April 3. In support of the disc Minaj will be embarking on an European tour. The15-date tour, begins on June 8 in Sweden and will be making stops in Norway, Denmark, Belgium, France, Italy, London, Scotland and other major markets before wrapping up on August 18 – V Festival 2012, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK.

Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has collaborations with Cam’ron, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Nas, Lil Wayne, Drake, 2 Chainz and others. Last week, Minaj shot the official visual for her new single “Starships ” in Hawaii. The RedOne-produced single has already reached the no.6 spot on Billboard Hot 100. The visual is being directed by Anthony Mandler. Over this past weekend, Minaj also filmed the visual for  “Beez in the Trap”  Ft. 2 Chainz, which is being directed by Benny Boom.

Fans can purchase tickets to the platinum-selling rapstress’ European tour here. Peep the tour dates:

June 8 – Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden
June 9 – Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
June 11 – Falconer Salen, Frederiksberg, Denmark
June 13 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
June 18 – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Netherlands
June 19 – Zénith de Paris, Paris, France
June 21 – Alcatraz, Milano, Italy
June 24 – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
June 25 – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
June 26 – NIA Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
June 28 – O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester, UK
July 6 – T In The Park Festival 2012, Balado Airfield, Kinross, Scotland
July 7 – Hyde Park, London, UK
August 18 – V Festival 2012, Weston Park, Shifnal, UK
August 18 – V Festival 2012, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK

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