While she reigns supreme as H.B.I.C. over the hip-hop landscape, Nicki Minaj grants King Magazine permission to enter her sexy kingdom. Yes, itâ€™s the Harajuku Barbieâ€™s world, and weâ€™re just tickled pink to be living in it.
KING: History has shown that acting is the likeliest transition for rappers. Considering your background, do you want to dabble in Hollywood?
NICKI MINAJ: Of course.
What would be your dream role?
Iâ€™d like to play someone in a Tim Burton movie, where I get dressed up and painted and crazy.
You kind of do that now.
Then I want to be able to do some action stuff, like Angelina Jolie.
Um, I look for someone who is calm, someone who is strong enough to not have to win every argument, someone who allows a woman to be her crazy self and someone with a conscience not to feel less of a man. You know, someone who is able to honor his woman but also bring out the freak in his woman.
Like inÂ Salt?
Yes! And then Iâ€™d like to just play a regular girl who, you know, is facing the world. Something really sentimental and organic, that girls all around the world can identify with. You know, how Jada Pinkett Smith did inÂ Jasonâ€™s Lyric.
Classic film. You did mention earlier how everything has been time consuming. But when that time frees up, what kind of guy do you look for to be sentimental and organic with?
***You can read the rest of our Q&A with Nicki in the Mar/Apr 2011 issue on newsstands early January 2011***
Snow brings out the worst in people. For those not in the area, NYC is basically frozen solid with snow everywhere and all the airports basically inoperable these past few days. Knowing all of this, certain city workers decided not to heed the warnings or several inches of snow on the street. While trying to excavate a snowbound front-loader in Brooklyn Heights, a Ford Explorer received the worst end of the entire exchange.Read More
Chelsea Lately is becoming the hottest ticket in late-night talk shows. Natasha Bedingfield was the latest guest to visit the show in promotion of her new album Strip Me.Â Natasha admitted that James Brown and Â 50 Cent are the artists she listens to when working out. Speaking of Curtis, she recollected on a story riding in 50′s Lambo listening to a song called “You Can Be My Bitch.” The conversation this shifted to Nicki Minaj and Bedingfield’s appearance on Pink Friday. According to the story, Natasha loved the song and wanted to schedule a studio session to do the song at a later date. However, Nicki needed the song done immediately as she had to turn her album a few days later. And as the acount goes, Natasha ended up recording the song in Eminem’s studio in Detroit.Read More
Rapper 50 Cent let his entrepreneurial side kick in during the snowy weather. While the rest of us stayed in doors or tried to find someone to shovel out our cars and driveways.. 50 decided to start a new business venture, he tweeted “I’m going out to shovel snow and see if I can make me a few extra dollars today”.. 50 charged customers 100 per job and little extra if you wanted to take his picture. You have to appreciate his hustlers ambition, very motivating!Read More
He’s not the first, nor is he the last. Yet, Trick Daddy is the most recent artist to come up on the wrong side of an IRS investigation. Turns out the legendary Miami rapper owes quite a few dollars to the feds. And by a few dollars, try $157,000 in back taxes from money he’s earned since roughly 2002. This only adds on to the list of financial speed bumps Trick has been experiencing as of late.
In addition to the tax troubles, Trick’s $320,000 home in Miami was sold last October, after a bank foreclosed on it in May.
The government has placed several liens against the rapper, who recently released his autobiography Magic City: Trials of a Native Son.
A lien was filed against Trick and his wife in September for $85,366 for money he earned in 2007, 2008 and 2009, while another one in July was filed in $16,709 for revenue earned in 2006.
Earlier this year, the government announced there has been of an undercover unit for years which was designed to investigate athletes and rappers and their money. As if no other type of celebrities have money trouble.Read More
Sharper than your neighborhood barber/Doctor told mama she had a star through the ultrasound…
After assuring the world what happened at S.O.B.’s was an isolated incident, it is back to business for Young Chris. With trouble on his mind, Chris explains damn near every thing plaguing his mental at the moment. Hard times often lead to good music. Such is the case here.Read More
Could aÂ Chris Brown andÂ Justin Bieber duet be debuting the near future? According to Chris, the two have joined forces for a new song set to premiere early next year.
Brown tweeted a note about the collaboration viaÂ Twitter on Christmas Day, writing, “ME and @justinbieber got a BANGER/SMASH record for all the fans out there at the top of the NEW YEAR!!! 2011 #BREEZYTAKEOVER”
It’s unclear whether the new pairing would for Brown’s next album or Bieber’s. Chris Brown’s new single titled “Look At Me Now” featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes will be dropping on New Year’s Eve.Read More
Floyd Mayweather Jr. unleashed a nuclear verbal attack on a guard inside his Vegas community last weekend — all because the guy didn’t recognize him … and TMZ has obtained the footage.
It all went down Sunday December 19 around 4 AM — when Floyd drove up to the main gate and the security guard asked him for ID.Â That’s when Mayweather went ballistic — screaming, “Let me in my mother f**king house!!! You know who I am man … let me in my house!!!”
Mayweather continues, “Stop giving me a hard time … you don’t give Maloof a hard time … you don’t ask him for ID when he comes.”Â During his tantrum — Floyd also references aÂ prior incident with security in which the boxer was accused of battering one of the guards during a parking dispute … saying, “I had a problem here before when the security lied and said I touched him and I didn’t!”
Floyd eventually got out of the car, went into the guard shack and opened the gate himself.Â The tape has been turned over to cops — and the footage may be used in the battery case to show Floyd has it in for the guards.Read More