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Nicki Minaj Is Not Just Fighting With Mariah Carey

Nicki Minaj not only had a bone to pick with Mariah Carey, but while she is on a rant that won’t quit, she’s kicking her sharp stiletto right into the crotch of Steven Tyler. As you can imagine, Mr. Tyler wasn’t a fan of the supposed backstage drama that went down between Mariah Carey and Miss Minaj.

Tyler was quoted as telling MTV News, “I know that they’ve got something going on on the judges’ panel, [and] it shouldn’t be that, it should be just the opposite: They should have something going on, which is called ‘camaraderie,'” he said. “… It needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the ‘it’ factor. Not the ‘it’ factor because they can fight.”

Sure all judges from these talent based reality shows have their own way of judging and Tyler strongly believes that the contestants deserve to be nurtured. “You just have to give your opinion … These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they’re in New York City, they’re scared to death,” he told MTV. “If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips.”

Of course, Minaj is taking Tyler’s comments as a direct hit to her cooter and took to her Twitter to call RACISM!!!

Nicki Minaj Does Black Friday With Pink Friday Debut

Nicki Minaj kicked off Black Friday by celebrating the launch of her first-ever fragrance, Pink Friday, at Macy*s Queens Center yesterday. In signature Nicki Minaj style, the event was larger-than life, bringing together hundreds of screaming fans in a party of pink!

Macy*s Queens Center provided the first 200 fans to purchase any combination of Pink Friday collection items retailing at $65 or over the opportunity to meet Nicki and get an autographed limited edition Pink Friday commemorative ad.

Stepping onto the pink carpet in head-to-toe pink, Nicki enthusiastically welcomed the crowd, explaining the importance of being able to launch her fragrance in Queens, where she grew up. “It’s amazing to be here with all of you,” she said, causing the crowd to erupt into a chant of, “Nicki, Nicki.”

Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey: Round 17

Nicki Minaj has been hot for about two minutes, and is being disrespectful for the umpteenth. Nicki is going out of her 17 asses yet again, and this time I just can’t with this trick!

In the tale of the tape, Mariah Carey has released about three times as many albums as Nicki, sold hundreds upon millions of more CDs, collaborated with anyone that is anyone in the record industry, and is considered one of the perennial singers in the world. Yet here we are in 2012, where mediocrity reigns supreme and she is forced to shill on television week after week for a check along the likes of Rainbow Brite stunt doubles. Nicki has re-re-re-released her album Pink Friday again, and she has this to say about Mimi in one of the songs. The lyrics go…

“But you’re boring as f–k, though./Why these bitches in the game so cutthroat?/Why they can’t just let young Nicki live?/Why they gotta feel the wrath to know Nicki is?”

My hope is that Mariah shows her how boring she is when she kicks her in the throat on live TV.

Stay tuned.

Nicki Minaj: Command-Ho?

Just when I was ready to stop talking about Tricki Fromaj, she demands our attention yet again with her petty verbal spitting about all things her and all things Mariah Carey. And far be it from me to deny this poptrick at least a few words of my time. Now she says that there is no bad blood between her and Carey and that a duet may be in their future.

Well, color me colored. Color me shocked. Color me not buying it! Here’s what she had to say on her E! special. You know, because E! is home to all the most important news in the world.

“I would do that,” Minaj  “I think people would be interested in seeing that.”
The cameras are following her for her upcoming album reissue of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up. Now, forgive me if I am wrong, but…hasn’t this album been re-released twice already? How many more times can we hear ‘Starships’ without throwing something at our television or DJ? I mean, seriously. Her music makes me want to slap MTV programmers with a borrowed Louboutin. And now she has her eyes set on the big screen. As if her head could fit on a screen that large.

She’s also ready for some acting. “I want to do something like a small action movie,” she said.

Dear Nicky, Pam Grier you are not!! I suspect an open letter from me is coming your way!
Stay tuned!

Snooki’s Baby’s Looks Skip a Generation

Because when I first heard about her having a baby, I was thinking gremlin, troll, sprite, Gollum..something along these lines. But then again, maybe I am speaking too soon and her little Ewokian will grow into all those aforementioned things. But as of right now? Her baby is cute and adorable. So says I.

So says Nicki Minaj.

The little boy has graced a few covers already, but as you all know (or should), you cannot judge a baby’s cuteness fresh out the womb. No. You’ve got to let the potential facial f*ckery marinate. Well, now that little Lorenzo is two months old, there are new photographs surfacing that show a cute little boy and color me shocked. But even more shocking? The photos of Snooki with him sans MAC, weave, stilettos. I don’t even recognize this smurf!

She tweeted a photo of him and Nicki Minaj, who must be a follower of hers, chimed in herself….

“he’s beautiful snooks, congrats!!!,” the new American Idol judge tweeted at the reality star.
If that is not a sign of approval (or The Apocalypse), I don’t know what is.

American Idol Promo: Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj BFF’s?

It seems as if Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have mended fences (or they were photoshopped in), at least for this new American Idol promo photo. Granted the ladies aren’t standing by each other with their arms around each other, but hey…they are cheesin’. And either their explosion on the Idol set was staged or they are grown women moving on like mature individuals. No need for a hostile work environment!

It will be interesting to see all this unfold on the boob tube. You KNOW Idol is looking forward to showing us this! And I’m not gonna lie, I’m looking forward to Nicki losing her damn marbles and MC dusting off of her shoulder.

Stevie Nicks vs. Nicki Minaj

Real divas have to look out for other divas. So when Nicki Minaj decided to curse her fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey, she probably didn’t think that other legends in the world of music would have much to say. She probably didn’t think that there was another woman out there formidable enough to put a pop trick in her place. Nicki Minaj better think again, because areal diva doesn’t care how many songs your fans have downloaded, how many asses you’ve attached to your original two, or how many animals died for your ensemble.

Enter Stevie Nicks.
Enter the verbal slap.

This is what Stevie had to say about Minaj’s antics:

“How dare this little girl! If I had been Mariah, I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there. I would have killed her in front of all those people and had to go to jail for it.”

I have some advice for Stevie. Don’t even bother getting your hands dirty. What you do is take one of your shawls…and strangle Nicki around her fat neck. This is what Stevie had to say about being on a show like America Idol.

“If you stick me in the middle of a burning fire, I don’t think I’d like it very much.”
Stevie Nicks is a queen of rock. Mariah Carey is a queen of pop. What the hell is Nicki Minaj royalty in?

Rainbow-hued, lace-front weaves?

Image via Getty Images

Minajarey: Round 2!

The scandal that I have dubbed Minajarey heats up, folks. Are we ready for round two in this caged match? I sure am!

What do you do when the reigning queen of hip hop threatens your life? If you’re Mariah Carey, you’ve been in the game long enough to know how to play it and play it well. You make your hair bigger, your dresses tighter, and your quotes more salacious. Then you call in the big guns…

Barbara Walters!

On The View today, Barbara Walters reported that she reached out and spoke to Carey, who claims “Nicki walked off the set and multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch.”

Once you’ve cleared the air through America’s most beloved journalist, what do you do next?

Hire extra security. It is being reported that after threats were made on her life, Mimi beefed up her security. Nicki Minaj, for her part, has retaliated via Twitter.

“I don’t call tmz n Barbara Walters cuz I stand on my own two feet.  Never needed an army. God is good.  Insecurity is as cruel as the grave. I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we’ve had since simon. Awww, poor u. Keep them lies cmn.”

And what did Keith Urban have to say about this celebrity battle royale?

“I love it, I gotta say. I love working with crazy, deranged passionate people. I love artists. Everyone just sort of expressing themselves. It’s a very alive and very invigorating work environment.”

Let’s see how invigorated Urban is the next time these two go at it. My bet is on him running off the set before one of them snatches his extensions out of his scalp!

Nicki Minaj Calls Mariah A B**CH!

As a professional journalist (eye roll), I tried to be level headed and open minded when I first heard about the Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey American Idol feud. But let me tell you, after hearing what Nicki actually said to MC (an icon she should not be disrespecting and talking down to) I can no longer bite my tongue.

For those of you who are in the dark about this, during the American Idol auditions, MC and Nicki disagreed on something and Nicki basically went all ghetto on MC and there is video to prove it. While the audio could be inaudible for some, here is the convo in text.

Nicki: “And if you’ve got a ****ing problem, handle it. I told them I’m not ****ing putting up with your ****ing highness over there.”

Mariah “Oh Why, why, why do I have a three year old sitting around me?”

Nicki: “I’m not sitting here for 20 million having her look down here repremanded everyday. No.”

Mariah: “I can’t see my kids because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.”

Nicki: “Go see them now, go. You’re boring as ****.”

Even though Nicki claims that Mariah was the one who started this whole damn thing, in the video, it sure appeared as if Mariah was the one keeping her cool.

According to a source close to Nicki, the “Pound the Alarm” singer is sick of MC praising herself instead of the contestants. “She keeps bringing up how many records she’s sold, name dropping people she’s worked with, how many tours she’s done, and how many Grammys or awards she’s won … Nicki is tired of it.”

She’s tired of it because it’s the got damn truth and nobody is or will be even close to the legendary status that Mariah is at currently…and she’s not even done doing the damn thing!

Check out the big fat rumble here.

Nicki and Mariah Battle

I knew it would not be long before the claws came out between these two and sure enough, the new female judges on American Idol are not going to be sharing weaves or glitter any time soon.

I dub this battle…


Speculation has been building for nearly a month now over whether or not Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj got along. Mariah was signed first and allegedly demanded to be the only diva female judge on the panel. Well, the producers of American Idol basically told Mimi to shut her hole and wooed hip-pop singer Nicki Minaj to add to the panel of Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. The two have been repeatedly asked if there is any truth to the rumors that they can’t stand one another. Both refuted the claims, but the video footage does not lie. If Simon Cowell thought he was bringing the crazy by signing Britney Spears, he might be re-thinking his decision to not pursue Mariah and Nicki Minaj more aggressively.

On the set at auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nicki had a few choice words for Mariah.

“I’m gonna knock you out! I told them, I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f*ckin’ highness over there.”

As this all played out, Keith Urban sat between them wondering which exit was closest to escape to, and Randy Jackson wondering how quickly he could get out of his chair and stop Mimi from jumping up and slapping Nicki with a Hello Kitty accessory. Producers immediately wrapped taping for the day, allowing the two to retreat back to their respective trailers and cool off.

I love it! The last time I watched American Idol, Clay Aiken was still in the closet, Fantasia still wasn’t a homewrecker yet, and Jennifer Hudson was fat. It looks like I’m gonna have to make a return to this visual/aural herpes, because nothing would make my black heart beat faster than seeing a live show where these two threw down. If it did go down?

My money’s on Mimi!

Nicki Minaj Coming To E!

Just when I was thinking to myself that E! had more than enough big asses on their payroll in the Kardashians, now comes word that another fat ass is dragging her bum to the network.

Fresh from her recent signing to American Idol as one of three new judges (including Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson), the hip-pop star has inked a deal that will have her and her Rainbow Brite inspired hair featured in a series of specials for the network. The three shows are set to begin airing this fall and are meant to shed further insight into the inner workings of all things Minaj.

The good news out of all this for me is that it will not be a reality show that we are forced to see every day, five times a day. No one needs mass quantities of this! I think I speak for about 90% of the world’s population when I say that there’s enough ass on the E! network already. Any additional assault on our senses should be classified as abuse of some kind. I mean seriously…

is there a hotline for this bombardment of hot ass mess?!

Enrique Iglesias to the American Idol Chair?

It looks like things on American Idol could be getting an injection of latin male this season if reports hold up. Sources are now saying that Latin pop singer Enrique Iglesias is definitely in the running for one of the three remaining seats on the judging table for American Idol.

Currently, only Mariah Carey has been inked (at $18 million a year) to judge this season, with Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Kanye West, and Adam Lambert still allegedly in the running. Randy Jackson is not returning to the table, but stepping aside to remain on the show as a mentor for the talent.
Having four judges would place American Idol under similar formats to The Voice and to America’s Got Talent, each of which has four judges.  Enrique Iglesias has also received a montary offer, valued at around $4 million a year, which is similar to the offer that Keith Urban is allegedly receiving. Of course, no one from American Idol will comment on any of this, so I guess the entire world will have to see how negotiations during the next two weeks unfold with these pop stars.

I’m fine with only Mimi as a judge. God knows she has enough multiple personalities to count as more than one judge!

Randy Jackson is Out, Dawg

Another American Idol era is coming to an end, with reports that Randy “you’re pitchy dawn” Jackson is officially leaving and will not return to the judge’s table.

Apparently, Randy will still be part of the show as a mentor, but that’s not exactly the same thing.

As for his replacement, sources tell TMZ that Nicki Minaj’s deal is 99% done.

It seems everyone that needs to know, knows that MC isn’t a fan of Nicki and doesn’t really want her sitting at the judges table with her, but producers think this is just fabulous because drama gets ratings (at least most of the time.)

But the shake up isn’t done, because AI will also have a 4th judge. So, producers are said to be looking to fill the 3rd vacancy with someone from the country music scene and who knows who else for that 4th seat at the table.

Who would you like to see on A.I.?

Enrique Iglesis Headed to American Idol?!

Fresh off the heels of me reporting that (alleged) hip-hop star Nicki Minaj is joining the judges table on American Idol, now comes word that Latin pop sensation Enrique Iglesias may also be joining the table as well. So my questions are this: is Randy ‘Dawg’ Jackson being shown the door? Are they expanding to a four-person judging table again?

There are reports that Randy Jackson may be demoted moved into a mentoring role, but where does that leave Jimmy Iovine? Everyone loves him in that position and he has proven to be great in it. How could Randy possibly top that snarkiness?!

Further complicating matters on casting is that there are additional reports that Kanye West is being considered for a role too. Also, Mariah Carey is reportedly non too pleased that Nicki Minaj is being considered for the table. It seems that she was lead to believe that she would be the lone woman on the panel for the upcoming season. I have no idea how this is all going to play out, but if Nicki and Mariah get into a spat on air, I am totally placing all my Hello Kitty money on none other than Mimi!

Nicki Minaj Headed To American Idol?

The last time Nicki Minaj was on American Idol, she jokingly told Jennifer Lopez to move over and give her a seat on the panel. Well, if the rumors are true, next season could have the hip-hop singer joining the judges table alongside Mariah Carey. According to insiders, the fuschia (and many other colors of the rainbow) haired singer is possibly being wooed by the producers of the show, who have already signed one of pop’s biggest stars and is looking to add more firepower to their roster, now that it is almost certain that Jennifer Lopez will not be returning as she is currently on a world tour.

What caused this speculation to heat up so rapidly? As it turns out, Minaj canceled some dates in the U.K., citing “strained vocal cords”, according to her publicist. Industry insiders see this as a way for her to leave her schedule open for the season premiere of American Idol, which begins production on its next season very soon. Additionally, Nicky tweeted (yes, she’s back on Twitter again) to her fans that she has an announcement that will please them in the coming days.

What do you think about Minaj joining Mariah Carey on the panel? Is this going to be a hit or a miss? Whatever happens, I will definitely be tuning in just to see what the child of Rainbow Brite is wearing from week to week!