Nicki Minaj On The Late Show

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Nicki Minaj brought her press run over to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. In this portion of their interview, Nicki discussed the concept behind “Barbie Dreams.” When Stephen asked why he wasn’t included in the playful track, Nicki altered the lyrics with Colbert now included.

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New Music: Ja Rule & Ashanti – ‘Encore’

Ja Rule and Ashanti ruled the radio with hits like “Always On Time,” “Mesmerize,” and “Wonderful,” and now the Murder Inc. duo is back with an “Encore.”

The longtime collaborators show off their undeniable chemistry on the breezy ’90s-inspired track, which they’ve been previewing during their live shows.

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Rule even pays homage to JAY-Z’s 2003 classic off The Black Album. “Can I get an encore? Do you want more?” he asks.

Back in June, Ja and Ashanti revealed that they were plotting a joint album, inspired by JAY-Z and Beyoncé’s Everything Is Love. “I think we should do one of these joint albums,” tweeted Ja.

Ashanti later confirmed that an album was indeed in the works. “We’ve been talking about that for so long, but I think now he’s like, ‘OK, now it’s time to do it,’” she told “Entertainment Tonight.”

The two have been touring together and most recently collaborated on “Helpless” off 2016’s Hamilton Mixtape.

Listen to “Encore” below (via HipHop-N-More).

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Video: Nicki Minaj – ‘Ganja Burn’

Bow down. Hot off the release of her new album Queen, Nicki Minaj is reborn in the stunning video for “Ganja Burn.”

Directed by Mert and Marcus, the Egyptian-themed clip opens with a backstory of the Queen’s kingdom being destroyed by her enemies, who “concocted a plan to take the Generous Queen down.” They slaughtered her village, but she reassembled her army “stronger and better than ever,” and defeated them in an epic battle.

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The striking six-minute visual was shot during the photo shoot for Queen. Nicki emerges from the sand in the opening scenes and smokes from a pipe. She dons a tribal headdress and metallic bra and panties as her subjects dance around her in a circle of fire. She later rests on a tree branch with pasties covering her breasts, striking the famous pose from her Queen cover art.

“Ganja Burn” is the opening track on Queen, which also features appearances from Eminem, The Weeknd, Future, Lil Wayne, and more.

Watch the Queen resurrected below.

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Rihanna Taps Childish Gambino, Issa Rae for Diamond Ball 2018

The stars will be shining bright at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball.

The pop icon has announced the star-studded lineup for her fourth annual charity gala, which will be held on Sept. 13 at Cipriani’s Wall Street in New York. “Insecure” star Issa Rae will host the black-tie fundraiser, while Childish Gambino will perform.

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“Issa Rae and Childish Gambino were the dream duo for the fourth Annual Diamond Ball and they’re coming,” Rihanna said in a statement. “We are honored and grateful to have them help us celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation this year.”

Named after Rihanna’s grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, the Clara Lionel Foundation was founded by Rihanna in 2012 to support and fund education, health, and emergency response programs around the world.

The 2017 Diamond Ball was hosted by Dave Chappelle and featured performances from Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris.

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6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj’s ‘FEFE’ Certified Platinum

6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj can add another platinum plaque to their walls.

The rappers’ Murda Beatz-produced collaboration “FEFE” has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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“Ima just leave this here,” 6ix9ine captioned a photo announcing the certification. He also reminded fans and haters that this is not his first platinum record. “BY THE WAY LETS NOT FORGET ‼‼ I HAVE GUMMO, KOODA, KEKE, BILLY, DAY69 PROJECT ALLLLLLL THERE AS WELL BY MYSELF 😂😂😂😉😉😉😉🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃 DICKKKKKRIDERRRRSSSSSS.”

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Nicki last went platinum with “Chun-Li,” while 6ix9ine’s “Gummo” was certified platinum. The Brooklyn rapper also has gold singles including “Billy,” “Keke,” “Day69,” and “Kooda.”

Nicki congratulated her collaborator on the milestone. “Congrats @6ix9ine,” she said. “I’ll be chopping it up w|him on #QueenRadio Thursday morning.”

The song, which was released on July 22, peaked at No. 3 and is currently No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

6ix9ine will join Nicki and Future on their “NickiHndrxx Tour” this fall. The North American arena trek kicks off Sept. 21 in Baltimore.

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