Nicki Minaj goes ham with the body paint in the newest issue of V magazine see for your self inside.
“I just always want to do ‘me,’ but ‘me’ changes every day,” Nicki, 26, shared. “I would crumple up and die if I had to wake up and be the same person every day. I don’t silence those voice anymore. I just let them speak.”
“I’m an entertainer – I like to make people laugh,” Nicki added. “Some will hate it and some will love it, but all will remember it. And that’s what I want: to be remembered. Even if I’m saying something hard-core or controversial, there’s always a touch of humor, and if you don’t like it, it means I’m stirring things up inside of you.”
The first slate of performers for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards were revealed Thursday morning (January 13), and the roster reads like a pop-music all-star lineup. MTV already broke the news on Wednesday that Eminem will cement one of the best professional years of his career by taking the stage on February 13 at the Staples Center, where he's also up for 10 awards. And he'll have plenty of chart-smashing company.
Among the other nominees on the list to perform are Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Cee Lo Green, Arcade Fire and Miranda Lambert. It will be the first Grammy performance ever for Lambert and Arcade Fire, while Cee Lo, Eminem, Gaga and Perry are making return engagements.
For Eminem, the performance is the latest in a line of accomplishments tied to his career-renaissance album, Recovery, which is nominated for Album of the Year. The Detroit lyricist scored a pair of #1 singles from the album with "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna. With the most nominations for the night, he's also likely to go home with a few more awards than he did at the 2009 Grammys, when his tepidly received Relapse snagged Best Rap Album.
Eminem has already been featured in the show's promotional campaign. A touching 30-second spot showcases Em's musical legacy, from the loss of his friend Proof to his struggles through drug dependency and his rise back to the top of the hip-hop game.
Joining him in the Grammy promo campaign on Wednesday were indie upstarts Arcade Fire, who are up for three awards for their album The Suburbs. Their "Music Is Life Is Music" ad was revealed on Wednesday, showing singer Win Butler singing passionately amid a collage of images that include a casket, a barn, roses, wedding rings and dripping chocolate bars.
While 11-time Grammy winner Eminem leads the pack in nominations this year, Gaga is not far behind with six nods for The Fame Monster, while Perry and Green are each up for four, and Arcade Fire and Lambert are vying for three awards.
Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.
Which Grammy performance are you most looking forward to? Talk about it in the comments!
Konsole Kingz has released a Death Of A Pop Star (DOAPS) theme to celebrate the new album from Grammy Award-winning, hip-hop producers, David Banner and 9th Wonder.
The DOAPS theme, which was made exclusively for the PlayStation®Store, features six images along with the KKZ silver icon pack and custom sounds produced by David Banner and 9th Wonder.
Banner, who is well known for radio hits like “Like a Pimp,” “Play,” and “Get Like Me,” is an avid, hardcore gamer.
“As technology evolves, so must the role of the artist in peoples lives. Death Of A Pop Star was always designed to be bigger than just music,” Banner said of the PS3 theme. "With the help of the people at Konsole Kingz, we have been able to further expand the Death Of A Pop Star experience."
Producer 9th Wonder is no stranger to the gaming world. In 2010, the soulful producer scored the entire soundtrack for EA Sports’ NBA Elite 11 and also debuted as an unlockable character in NBA Jam.
Konsole King's collaboration with David Banner and 9th Wonder marks their second dynamic theme for the PlayStation Store.
“We must understand that everyone discovers music differently. The radio is not the only place that you can decide to become a part of a musical experience," 9th added. “Having a game introduce Death of a Pop Star to someone falls directly in line with our mission statement with this album; be different and revolutionary.”
For more information on how to download the DOAPS Theme on PS3 follow the instructions below or visit www.konsolekingz.com/doaps.