Nicki Minaj On Men: “they Want To Be Nourished And Pet Like A Dog”

On the heels of his sophomore album, the Detroit rappers show at DTE Energy Music Theatre came with a celebratory flavor, even if it was missing the dramatic, once-in-a-lifetime feel that accompanied his breakout December show down the road at the Palace. Saturday was all about the party, and Sean was happy to play ringmaster, serving up a two-hour set of good-time rhymes, Detroit-repping raps and toasts to his champagne-and-limos success. Topping off a busy week that included his Hall of Fame release and a slew of activities around town, the show was a chance for a big hometown headlining event before Sean takes off as a support act on Kid Cudis tour. As in December, he stoked a communal spirit throughout the night, a kind of were-all-in-this-together vibe that had 12,000-plus young fans firmly locked into the moment. In the amphitheater pavilion and stage wings were hordes of childhood friends and family members, still lapping up if not entirely surprised by Big Seans stardom. The 25-year-old rapper roamed the stage backed by Detroit DJ Mo Beatz and a new live ensemble that included drums, bass and keyboards, which breathed big life into numbers like the new You Dont Know. Sean had hit the stage just after 8:45 p.m. atop the band platform, silhouetted by a pair of spotlights behind him, launching into his album-leading empowerment anthem Nothing is Stopping You as a sinsemilla smell wafted through the crowd. An intense Fire followed, setting the tone for a production that would feature frenetic lights, columns of smoke and appearances by his lion mascot and silent hype man, Rico. Big Sean is growing into a solid live performer, commanding the stage and finding the right pace for his ever-expanding list of hits and guest features. His voice was getting raspy just 50 minutes in, on the bouncing Beware, though it was one of several new songs that offered a strong musical changeup to the set list, including First Chain, World Ablaze and Toyota Music. Having hit the stage clad in all black excepting his gold chain and lion medallion Sean returned from a short break in a Red Wings jersey (Henrik Zetterberg) as the show began climbing to its climax. Memories brought his mother, Myra Anderson, out to the stage for a long, triumphant embrace, leaving him to wipe tears from his face at the back of the stage.

Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj’s “Love More” Music Video Is Crazy-Explicit By Dan Clarendon Courtesy Chris Brown’s new single with Nicki Minaj the third track released in advance of his upcoming album, X may be called “Love More,” but rest assured: That’s just the PG-13 title. The music video, directed by the controversial hip-hop star himself, hit the web on August 29 with decidedly X-rated lyrics, substituting “love” for another four-letter word: “Till we get it right, we gon’ fk some mo’,” Chris sings in the song’s chorus. The video, viewable here , seems to be set in some sort of future where footsteps inexplicably glow and balcony railings display X-ray views of the people standing behind them in this case, a naked Chris Brown, whose X-rayed hand seems to be gripping his X-rayed crotch. Breezy heads to the club with a friend and three “tricks” and immediately starts dancing with a Harajuku-styled clubgoer, a twerking woman (him staring in astonishment at her rapidfire booty moves), and finally a vivacious salsa dancer. Worn out by all that high-octane choreography, Chris heads to the restroom to cool down, only to be cornered by Nicki Minaj, who among other explicit verses raps that she’s going to ride him like a pony. Yikes. Better chug some energy drinks, Chris. What do you think? Are these lyrics out of control? Does anything surprise you about Chris Brown anymore?

Stealing the show! Nicki Minaj struts her stuff as she joins Chris Brown in new video for Love More

Sense of humour: Brown picks funnyman Nick Swardson for a cameo appearance in his video

In the August 2013 issue of Marie Claire , the hip-hop superstar reflects on her music and TV career — and also shares her tips for seducing a man. In the candid cover story, the 30-year-old “I’m Out” rapper also reveals she dreams of becoming a mother one day. Though she only appeared as a judge on American Idol for one season from 2012 to 2013, the hip-hop superstar made quite an impression. “The perception that people had of me completely changed because there are no cue cards, there’s no script, it wasn’t me performing a song. It was, ‘Let’s see your real personality,'” Minaj explains. “My core is a genuine human being who roots for other people. I didn’t want to blow smoke up their ass. I wanted every contestant to leave with something that they could remember.” PHOTOS: American Idol judges, then and now Minaj says she wants to do “three more albums” before she moves on to the next phase of her career: acting. “If I can do that, I’ll feel complete,” she says. “One day, when I start getting a couple gray hairs, maybe it will all be only acting. I just never know.

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj’s “Love More” Music Video Is Crazy-Explicit

Got my tricks in the bag, my stable!’ Swardson cracks, pointing to the three girls in the back seat. ‘Makin’ it rain. Got $30, cash. Making – it – rain,’ he adds. The song itself finally begins to play as Swardson gets excited: ‘This is the song!’ he yells, oblivious to the fact that it’s Brown’s track. Vroom: Brown brings his Mercedes SUV to the curb outside of the club Try again? Brown and Swardson share an incredibly awkward handshake before they go their separate ways in the club The SUV eventually rolls up to the club, where Brown finally gets an opportunity to show off his signature dance moves. And he doesn’t disappoint, grooving along as a bevy of girls dance on and around him – but he really unleashes his moves after a circle forms around him. ‘We do it like we rock stars / sexing in my hotel room, I be so loud / higher than a smoke cloud,’ Brown sings. Groove on: A group of girls dances in a circle around Brown as he busts a move Minaj makes her appearance in a skintight dress with a blue and gold paisley print, and she strolls down a catwalk as she raps. Brown intercuts her verse with flashes of him dancing with a precisely choreographed crew around him.

Nicki Minaj: 6 Surprising Revelations, Including Her Thoughts on Lady Gaga

PHOTO: Nicki Minaj performs live as part of the GMA Summer Concert Series in Central Park on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, August 5, 2011.

But on Thursday, rapper Nicki Minaj made a rare appearance in a relatively demure outfit as she accepted at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at Hammersmith Ballroom in New York City. Although it was still an outfit that most people wouldn’t feel comfortable leaving the house in, Nicki appeared to be much smarter than usual. Scroll down for video Different look: Nicki Minaj tried a new style at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on Thursday Wearing her usually strange hair style in a formal center parting, the 30-year-old rapper wore a black and gold dress, that featured a pleated detail. Joining Nicki at the event were stars such as rapper Trina and former X Factor judge L.A. Reid. Legendary rapper MC Hammer also attended, but left his trademark harem pants at home. Serious artist look: Nicki was at the bash to accept an award for her hit Starships produced by Lady Gaga collaborator RedOne Paying off: Nicki was awarded for her efforts on the night, and it appears she dressed accordingly Perhaps Nicki was taking time out of her gaudy stage attire to be recognised as a serious musican for the track – which she co-wrote herself with Lady GaGa collaborator RedOne. Whatever the case, it was certainly a different side to the rapper who is known for shocking with her costumes. The rapper recently invented her own version of ‘throwback thursday’ which she dubbed ‘thong thursday’. Smartening up her act? Nicki will feature on the next album by controversial singer Chris Brown Special guests: Rapper Trina joined Nicki Minaj at the event in New York City Fashionista Nicki also delighted her 16.8 million Twitter followers by posting another sexy image of herself striking a sexy pose inside a kitchen standing next to an opened-up refrigerator, just last month. Last month, the rapper was revealed to be one of the stars who will be appear on Chris Brown’s latest album. Chris posted a message to his Twitter page about his new record and it seems that Nicki will be featuring alongside his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

That’s demure for her! Nicki Minaj ditches outrageous attire for sophisticated ensemble at hip-hop awards in NYC

Paying off: Nicki was awarded for her efforts on the night, and it appears she dressed accordingly

“I don’t have any dates,” she said. “Boys don’t talk to me.” However, Minaj said that she does see marriage and children in her future — one day. “I think a child may be the only thing that could give me true happiness,” she said. “When I saw Madonna I realized it can be done, because I saw her children were coming to the rehearsals and that really moved me. But no children anytime soon.” Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images Tokyo Street Fashion, ’90s Rap Inspire Her Look Aside from her outrageous performances, Nicki Minaj is known for her provocative outfits, some of which are so tight they look painted onto her body. Others look like exaggerations of her natural figure. The rapper said she looks to powerful female performers of the past for her style inspiration, especially Marilyn Monroe, but also Janet Jackson and the ladies of Salt-n-Pepa from the days when they sported bamboo hoop earrings and cut-up jeans. After sitting front row at Fashion Week with Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of American Vogue, last week, Minaj said she also feels inspired by Japanese fashion. “I love Tokyo street fashion, and I thought it was more amazing than runway fashion for me,” she said. “That was more impressive to me, that it was people doing something that was, you know, not the norm… it doesn’t always look like it matches and it doesn’t always look like it fits, but I think it looks right.” But underneath it all, Onika Tanya Maraj — Minaj’s real name — would much rather be dressed down. “I hate formal stuff,” she said.