Daily Archives: March 28, 2012

She Is Still Winning: Nicki Minaj’s Single “Starships” Goes Platinum

She did it again! Trinidad born, Queens raised female rapper Nicki Minaj made history once again. The YMCMB rapper latest single “Starships” is now officially platinum, selling over one-million singles worldwide. The track is Minaj’s most successful single since last year’s “Superbass”. Also, her new single “Right By My Side” Ft. Chris Brown is the most added song on radio this week. Minaj’s sophomore album, entitled Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is drops next week April 3rd. The disc has collaborations with Lil Wayne, Drake, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross and others. Minaj is currently across the pond, on a promo tour, promoting the album. She will return to the states to perform on the Today show on April 6, three days after the release of the disc. Congrats Minaj; Trinidad baby!

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Styling On Them Hoes: Jennifer Lopez In A $1,995 Michael Kors Dress & $740 Casadei Pumps

The talented Jennifer Lopez was recently spotted in Brazil. She visited a local talk show to promote her show “Q’Viva”. The Latina beauty showed her nice curves in a green Michael Kors crepe long sleeve dress ($1,995) with  a pair of $740 pink patent leather Casadei Pumps. She accessorized her outfit with a Hermes Collier de Chien solid silver cuff bracelet.  J Lo is killing em! Are you feeling her look?

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A G-Unit/Gangsta Grillz Collabo: 50 Cent & DJ Drama Dropping Mixtape Together

Truth is, I never foreseen this one coming but a wise man once said, “expect the unexpected.” With that being said, Queens rapper 50 Cent is linking up with DJ Drama for a Gangsta Grillz mixtape, which will also be his first of this kind. The disc is entitled, The Lost Tape and will be out soon. Peep 50’s tweet below:

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Ladies All Glammed-Up: Ciara, La La Vazquez-Anthony & Rihanna At Various Events

Singer, model, and actress Ciara got all glammed-up for the grand opening of Valentino flagship store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. She walked the black carpet in a long-sleeved low-cut black Valentino gown. Ci Ci is hot! I have a crush on her. Lol.

Over this past weekend, media personality, reality star and business mogul La La Vazquez-Anthony was spotted at the 23rd Annual Gladd Awards in New York City. She was wearing a red fitting dress paired with nude Christian Louboutin pumps. Be sure to watch La La’s Full Court Life at 9pm Mondays on VH1.

International singer Rihanna was spotted making her way to the 02 Arena in London for Drake concert. She was all glammed-up in thigh high Christian Louboutin heels and a $280 Maison Martin Margiela flame print over-sized tee-shirt

I think all three ladies outfits are nice, which one do you like the best?

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Fashion Me Dope: Rick Ross Wearing A Reebok Snakeskin Jacket & $545 Balenciaga Sneakers

Rapper Rick Ross was recently photo’d wearing a red snakeskin leather Reebok jacket with a pair of $545 Balenciaga Arena sneakers. These lace-up sneakers feature a lambskin distressed leather, foam lining, and a rubber outsole and are from the spring/summer 2012 Collection. Ross paired his jacket and sneakers with black jeans, a white tee-shirt and red sunglasses. Ross recently inked an endorsement deal with Reebok and is currently across the pond performing on his “Rich Forever” European tour. Peep the pictures below:

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The Dopest Teenage Rapper: Diggy Simmons Talks Feeling Pressure, Taking Advice, Forming A Super Group & More

Atlantic Records recording artist Diggy Simmon dropped his debut LP, entitled Unexpected Arrival last week. The disc sold over 21,000 copies in its opening week. Diggy also held an in store-signing at DTLR in DC, to promote the disc. While there, Diggy spoke to TheJasmineBrand about feeling pressure from being in the Simmons family, taking advice, forming a super group with Jay-Z, Kanye & Lupe and choosing his album title. Man, I swear this kid is so dope. Below are some excerpts:

On feeling pressure from being in the Simmons family:

“It’s not pressure for me, honestly. I’m just focused on being my own individual, and that’s how it always was for me. I really took it into my own hands to do my music and to let my talent speak for itself. So it was never any real pressure, because I’m focused on my own goals and reaching my own milestones.”

On why he doesn’t get advice from his celebrity family members and friends:

“I haven’t gotten any advice from those people, because I have a lot of people on my team surrounding me, who are involved. And I do everything with my music. Creatively, I’m involved in every aspect of my project; I’m really particular about the way I’m portrayed. So there’s no advice, it’s just me being me.”

On who he would pick to be in his Super Rap Group:

“I’d pick Jay-Z, Kanye, and Lupe. So that’s like The Throne Plus Two!”

On how he chose his album title:

“Unexpected Arrival came from two things. 1, is when I did the cipher and my mixtape, and my freestyle, and things like that, people were shocked because of where I came from, and because of the show (he’s referring to his younger days, appearing on his father’s reality show, Run’s House, for those who didn’t know). They’d never be expecting what I was doing. 2, it’s also about the way I was before. Sometimes I’d worry about what people would say, and let that determine how I’d be. And I just want people to know that confidence starts inside yourself. A belief in yourself is more important than trying to change the world to like you more. It’s about making the world think you’re special.”

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Keeping The Checks Coming In: Yandy Smith & Kimbella Spotted Pregnant & Partying In The Club

Being pregnant can’t stop these hustla’s from getting checks. Yandy Smith and Kimbella of VH1‘s “Love & Hip-Hop” partied it up in a couple of clubs over the past few days. The ladies were both spotted dancing and posing for pictures at La Vie Lounge in New York last week, for Yandy’s birthday celebration which was also attended by Juelz Santana and Waka Flocka. It is being reported that  both ladies are around 4-6 months pregnant. They are still making their rounds across the states for club appearances and gigs hosting parties. Yandy and Kimbella were also spotted this weekend in Pontiac, MI were they hosted a ‘Models and Bottles’ party with reality star Deelishis and they fled over to Chicago to host a party at Factory Nightclub. Peep the pictures below:

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Touring Across The Pond: Rick Ross European Vlog 1st Installment

“The Hottest Emcee In The Game,” Rick Ross is currently across the pond on his “Rich Forever” European tour. Last week, the 14-stop trek kicked off in Lille, France and will wrap-up in Manchester UK on April 4. Rozay recently released a Vlog for the first installment of the tour. In the video, he stops in Zunich, Paris and London, England. This is only the beginning. I’m sure there will be more videos. After the first show, Rozay is seen getting back on his tour bus, writing lyrics, putting the finishing touches on his upcoming LP, entitled God Forgives, I Don’t. The Vlog is directed by MMG’s own Dre Films & Spiff TV. Watch the Vlog below:

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Out In New York City: Beyonce & Blue Ivy Cater Covered In Fur

Yesterday Tuesday (March 27), Beyoncé, her mother Tina Knowles and Blue Ivy Carter were spotted in New York City making their rounds. Beyoncé and Baby Blue were covered in fur as they exited their luxury van. The all black Benz van is fully equipped with a bathroom, Direct TV and Wifi. Somewhere in that grey cardigan lies Baby Blue. Beyoncé also wore grey jeans and yellow pumps. Last week, it was confirmed that Bey 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. Peep the pictures below:

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