We started off August 2018 on an undeniable high as we received word of two history-making events: Beyoncé would appear on Vogue’s September Fall Fashion issue photographed by its first-ever black cover photographer, Tyler Mitchell, while Rihanna would cover her first September issue of Vogue’s British sister, styled…
Nicki Minaj is on track to make history once again following the release of her fourth studio album Queen. As Minaj climbs up music charts, industry experts predict Queen will debut at No. 1. If predictions hold, this will be Minaj’s third number one album, making her the first woman to snag three number one rap…
Onika Tanya Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj, is fed up with all of y’all busted bitches. That was made abundantly clear earlier this week when she dropped her newest album Queen, with the savage bop “Barbie Dreams.”
Conservative politics and perpetually chapped lips are a clear sign of lotion avoidance. Also, I’m looking forward to the day when his brother in conservatism and chap, Paris Dennard, joins him on the list.
Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6:10 p.m. EDT: According to TMZ, Minaj did not send a gift, after all—or at least, not one from Petit Trésor. Despite multiple reports that a source from the boutique had confirmed the gift, TMZ reports:
It is no secret that Onika Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj, is a big fan of the education. She is often seen tweeting and telling her fans to make sure they stay in school. And since last year she has upped the ante, putting her money where her mouth is and helping her student-fans pay their tuition and loans.
Here at The Glow Up, we’re crazy for fashion, but rapper Nicki Minaj clearly has us beat—by a mile. The artist, who recently told Elle magazine “All I do is wear Chanel,” had a Christmas morning moment in July when gifts arrived from the famed French fashion house, filled with as-yet-to-be released goodies from its…
Hey y’all, it’s me, the resident Cardi B stan at The Root. While your “queen”* spent her weekend generally being a jerk, wealth-shaming people and getting bloggers fired just for offering a valid critique of her work, my queen spent her weekend being pregnant and fabulous—and breaking records on the Billboard list.
Since the death of XXXTentacion, supporters of the rapper have been looking for ways to honor and remember him.
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I’m going to make this quick, because this Nicki Minaj Elle cover, photo spread and article have already been thinkpieced to death on Twitter and in private conversations I’ve had with friends and colleagues. I don’t want to add to the mire; I just want to say a few things.
When news broke that Nicki Minaj was covering July’s issue of Elle magazine, photographed by Chanel head of house Karl Lagerfeld, all fashion-loving (and Nicki-loving) eyes instantly turned to the internet to see what provocative imagery the rap star would be serving this time around.
Let’s be real: All you bitches wanna look like me
Wanna be in demand, get booked like me
Wanna run up in the lab and cook like me
When Nicki Minaj took the stage to perform her hit song “Chun-Li” on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, “callout Twitter” rumbled with accusations of cultural appropriation and the fetishization of Asian culture.
After releasing two songs on Thursday, rapper Nicki Minaj reignited her feud with the current princess of rap, Cardi B, because—if we’re being honest—we kinda forgot about the black female Max Headroom of hip-hop once we met Cardi.
I like Cardi B a lot. Who doesn’t? It’s almost impossible not to enjoy her brand of in-your-face in-your-faceism. She keeps it real, and that authenticity has endeared her to folks near and far. When “Bodak Yellow” dropped and broke records and wormholed its way into your subconscious—I actually can’t just say “moves”…
There was a definite sizzle on the final day of New York Fashion Week, and it wasn’t due to Valentine’s Day. LaQuan Smith debuted his Fall/Winter collection, and the theme was decidedly sexy.
As the year comes to a close, The Root takes a look back at those who took an L. We aren’t talking the kind of loss you feel sympathy for—or the kind of losses you point a finger and laugh at or shake your head in shame and secondhand embarrassment. Let’s review everyone—and everything—that caught an extreme loss in…
I don’t have a crystal ball, but I did sip Crystal Pepsi a few times back in the 1990s, and I always look for ways to honor the legacy of Miss Cleo, so I have some predictions for the new year to share. Take them with a grain of salt—preferably Lawry’s Seasoned Salt or some Slap Ya Mama seasoning.
The year 2017 was a good year for black hair. Solange did the absolute most, impressing us with African-inspired avant-garde hairstyles. Then there was Erykah Badu—aka “Sara Bellum,” aka “Fat Belly Bella,” aka “Medulla Oblongata,” aka “Low Down Loretta Brown,” aka “Analogue Girl in a Digital World”—who pushed all the…