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Nicki Minaj set the Internet ablaze with rumors that she shares a kiss with Drake in her upcoming "Moment 4 Life" video, but she's preparing to shoot another video with someone else who's gotten frisky with her.
"We're shooting the video with Rihanna for 'Fly' this weekend," Nicki told E! News on Thursday. "We're going to save the world in more ways than one with the video, and that's all I can say about that. ... I love Ri Ri! I mean, when she's not grabbing my ass, she's a sweet girl."
The Pink Friday rapper also mentioned she might be willing to try her hand at a country song.
"Of course!" Minaj said when asked if she'd collaborate with Taylor Swift. "I like everyone. I don't listen to music based on genre. Like, I'll hear a song and then I'll live for that song for like months and I'll be like, 'Who the hell is that?' I listen to Taylor Swift. I like Coldplay. I listen to gospel a lot. I listen to anything that's just beautiful music."
A duet with a certain pants-less pop star is also up for debate.
"I'd definitely be open to it, yeah ... I mean, Gaga is badass. Being compared to greats can never bother me," Nicki said. Minaj is grateful, she said, not only for her own success, but what her achievements mean for up-and-coming femcees.
"I'm proud that women, female rappers that come in this game after Nicki Minaj can see that, you know what? There is a chance for you to sell just as much as the boys and to be recognized," she said. "And you don't have to feel like, because you're a female rapper, you're going to not be recognized. And so for that alone, I'm proud, I'm happy."
Pink Friday was RIAA-certified platinum this week.
Are you excited to see Nicki and Rihanna's "Fly" video? Tell us in the comments!
Miami, Florida record label Slip-N-Slide Records has teamed with Wyclef Jean and variety of Hip-Hop and R&B stars to support the continued relief efforts in Haiti on the anniversary of last year's 7.0 earthquake that rocked the nation.
Wyclef, Pitbull, Trina, Sean Kingston, Jamie Foxx and Wyclef's sister Melky Jean are among the artists that take part in the Upload Hope: Download "Better" campaign.
The campaign is raising awareness about Haiti by tweeting and uploading a :35 second video to www.uploadhope.org, in the days leading up to the January 12th, 2010 earthquake that left over 300,000 people dead and millions permanently displaced.
Fans are also asked to download a new single titled "Better" by Melky Jean and the Jean Family on January 12th.
The Upload Hope: Download "Better" campaign is an opportunity for the world to show Haiti we have not forgotten the horrific earthquake they’ve endured and we’re still working to improve the quality of their lives,” Ted Lucas, CEO of Slip N Slide Records told AllHipHop.com in a statement released today (January 7th).
“We are grateful for the many celebrities who are getting involved and promoting our message of hope and perseverance thru these difficult times,” Lucas added.
"Better" is taken from the album The Care for Haiti Charity Album, that will feature tracks by KRS-One, Talib Kweli, Patti LaBelle, Sean Paul, Natasha Bedingfield, Brook Hogan and others.
A video for he track "Better" is slated to appear premiere on BET's hit series, "106 & Park."
“A year ago, the earthquake left several hundred thousand people dead but it did not kill the hope and ambition Haitians have for a better future,” added Melky Jean, who co-executive produced the Care for Haiti album. “I am so proud of the Haitian people for their perseverance and excited to be a part of the Care for Haiti project. I hope it inspires all to know that we all can do our part to make Haiti and the world better.”
The Upload Hope: Download "Better" Campaign is being launched in partnership with Slip-N-Slide, Wyclef's Yele Haiti, Carma and The Care for Haiti Movement.
Legendary Hip-Hop imprint No Limit Records is being relaunched by founder Master P.'s family members as No Limit Records Forever.
No Limit, which was founded in 1990 by Master P., sold over 75 million records. At various points, the label featured a number of major acts, including Snoop Dogg, Mystikal, Soulja Slim, 504 Boyz, Silkk The Shocker and others.
The label is being in reborn in 2011 as an all-digital record label under the stewardship of Romeo Miller, who serves as the President of No Limit Records Forever.
Romeo's brother Valentino is Vice President of No Limit Records Forever, Master P.'s brother Silkk The Shocker is the label's Chief Operating Officer and their cousin Black Don acts as Senior VP of A&R.
The digital label is currently ramping up the business and seeks rappers, singers, producers, A&R's, music executive and radio and video promotional executives.
“I can relate to the new era of this music business. I have a lot of on-hands experience working with one of the greatest music company execs ever, my father," Romeo Miller told AllHipHop.com in a statement released today (January 6th).
"He [Master P.] taught me the marketing of this business and I took the time out to complete my education at USC where I studied technology and business," Romeo continued. "I feel that I have the best of both worlds. I’m a hard worker with a billion dollars worth of knowledge and many resources. My goal is to build a digital hub where artists can become entrepreneurs and make instant revenue off of their music. My resources and I have created a technology to stop online piracy.”
No Limit Records Forever roster currently consists of Romeo, Silkk, Black Don, Suni Blac, Eastwood, G5-J, Lil D., Gangsta and Bengie.
The label is also producing a reality tv show an animated cartoon series, a mixtape and a nationwide talent search to find new artists.
For more information, go to www.NoLimitForeverRecords.com
With the NFL Playoffs finally kicking off this weekend, Pepsi commissions Big Boi for their newest commercial. For the spot, he recreates his track “General Patton” for Saturday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles. Who’s your money on?
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