Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande will be opening the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday (August 24th) at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The trio will rock the audience and viewers with their newly released pop anthem Bang Bang.
R&B crooner Usher was earlier reported to open the 2014 VMAs, but now it has been confirmed Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj are opening the highly anticipated award show.
MTV posted a video on Twitter confirming that the VMAs are opening with ‘Bang Bang’. Still don’t believe Nicki, Ariana and Jessie J are opening the MTV VMAs? Check out the confirmation HERE!
The official music video for ‘Bang Bang’ will also premiere at the award show.
Other performers confirmed to perform at the 2014 VMAs are Beyonce, Sam Smith, Usher, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Maroon 5, 5 Seconds of Summer and Taylor Swift.
Queen of rap Nicki Minaj uploaded racy behind the scene pictures of her and fellow rapper Drake. In the photos posted on her instagram page, Nicki gets super handsy with Drake while donning a very raunchy outfit.
The official music video for ‘Anaconda’ is expected to premiere on Vevo this Wednesday (August 20). Drake will make a cameo in the Colin Tilley-directed video.
‘Anaconda’ is the second single lifted from Minaj’s third studio album, The Pink Print. The song has so far peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Nicki Minaj will perform the song for he first time on the forthcoming MTV Video Music Awards on August 25th.
Nicki Minaj has premiered the official lyric video for new single ‘Anaconda’.
The lyric video was released to win streaming points for Anaconda on the Billboard Hot 100. The official music video itself will drop soon, likely next week.
Anaconda is the second single released off Nicki Minaj’s upcoming third studio album, The Pink Print. It’s predecessor, ‘Pills n Potions’ was slightly a chart disappointment. It only peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100.
‘Anaconda’ has so far reached #19 on the Hot 100, with the release of the visuals, it wouldn’t be surprising to see it hit the top 10 on the chart.
Check out the lyric video for Anaconda after the jump… Read more
Congratulations are certainly in order for rapper Nicki Minaj.
Ever since she made her debut, the ‘Anaconda’ artist keeps on breaking records. This week, Nicki Minaj toppled Michael Jackson on the list of most Billboard Hot 100 hits.
Nicki and MJ were both tied at 50 entries but with Anaconda opening at No.19 on the Billboard Hot 100, the femcee now has an incredible 51 Hot 100 hits in only six years.
While beating MJ in most Hot 100 entries is a great feat, we must note that most of Michael’s hits from his illustrious career were as a lead act. Nicki can only boast of 20 leads from the 51 songs that entered the Hot 100. Most of her songs on Hot 100 is as a result of being featured.
After breaking this record, Nicki Minaj took to Instagram to celebrate her recent achievement. “Made history today. I didn’t even know I was tied with Michael Jackson with 50 Hot 100 entries on Billboard. Anaconda makes 51 and now I’m tied with Rod Stewart. God bless, and thank you,” she announced on Instagram.
In an interview with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, rapper Nicki Minaj discussed working with Beyonce on the remix of the track ‘Flawless’, fellow rapper, Remy Ma’s release from prison and the reactions to her super racy ‘Anaconda’ artwork.
On rapper Remy Ma’s release
‘I just think she was such a dope emcee while she was here. And she was definitely one of the females I looked up to at that time. More power to her.’
Lil Kim calls Nicki Minaj a ‘swagger jacker’ in a newly released diss song titled ‘Identity Theft’.
This is the second diss song Kim has released this week. The dethroned Queen of Rap attacked her long-time rival Nicki Minaj in her own remix of Beyonce’s song ‘Flawless’ just last Monday (August 4).
On this new song ‘Identity Theft’, Kim brands her successor a thief because she claims she stole her style.
‘It’s looking like I’m headed back behind bars again ’cause bitches want to start again and I ain’t wit’ the arguing / I’m jet chartering, fresh cardigan, gettin’ my Martha in, while these broke hos borrowing,’ raps Kim
Why can’t Lil Kim accept she is only a ‘hasbeen’ and nothing more??
Lil Kim has just dropped a new remix of Beyonce’s song ‘Flawless’ just days after the latter collaborated with Nicki Minaj on the official remix of the song.
The dethroned queen of rap disses long-time rival Nicki Minaj on her own remix of Flawless released without the consent of Beyonce. Kim is obviously bitter after her nemesis Nicki declared on “Flawless” she is the “Queen of Rap”.
The official release date for Jessie J’s new single is tomorrow, but somehow the song leaked. Featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang” is the lead single of Jessie J’s forthcoming album “My Everything”.
“Bang Bang” is absolutely infectious and irresistible. It has incredible chorus which makes the song very radio-ready. Also Jessie and Ariana slayed the song. Their vocals on the track is just breathtaking.
Even though Nicki Minaj nailed her verse, I’m not sure if she was really needed on the track. The track is still very good but would have been perfect without her rap.
You think I’m exaggerating? Press ‘PLAY’ to listen to “Bang Bang” now