Twenty five year old Trinidadian recording artist, Nicki Minaj has admitted and acknowledged one of her desires that is yet to be fulfilled. As known by many, the hiphop recording artist and songwriter has already worked with other A-list stars like Eminem, Rihanna and Will.I.Am. This time around though, Minaj revealed that she would like to do a collaboration with pop star Beyoncé Knowles.
The 2010 BET awardee has told Us magazine that she is such a big fan of the Single Ladies singer and actress and that she aspires to work with her soon. She told the magazine, “Probably just Beyoncé right now. I’ve worked with just about all my dream collabs like I’ve worked with Jay-Z and I’ve worked with Kanye and I worked with Rihanna and and I’ve worked with Eminem”, when asked who she would like to work with. Nicki Minaj did not also hesitate to add, “Those were at the top of my list. Now that I’ve done that, probably the only one on my list that I haven’t worked with that I’ m really, really excited about is Beyoncé.”
In other Beyonce news:
RAPPER Jay-Z was expected to be travelling solo during his tour of Australia with U2. However the hit-maker has arrived in town with an unexpected companion – his equally famous wife, Beyonce Knowles. And in a further surprise twist, the dynamic duo have been joined in Melbourne by singer Kanye West. The chart-toppers are all believed to be staying at Crown Towers.
Jay-Z and Beyonce have been flying under the radar since touching down at the weekend, although they were seen having a later afternoon meal at Nobu at Crown on Sunday. The couple sat in the downstairs part of the venue with security sitting at a nearby table. West has flown in to work on tracks at a Melbourne studio with Jay-Z for their album. Music fans will be hoping West will get on stage with Jay-Z during his Melbourne shows as U2′s support act.
With their buzz all the way turnt up, it was only a matter of time before Atlanta hip-hop trio Travis Porter went major. XXLMag.com learned that Strap, Ali and Quez signed a record deal with Jive Records a little over a week ago
“Jive is cool,” Quez told XXL about the decision to ink a profit sharing deal with the label. “They givin’ us the freedom to do what we wanna do.”
Before linking with Jive, TP were courted by everyone from Universal/Republic to Motown to such big name stars as Diddy, Birdman and Gucci Mane, but the group chose Jive because of the lack of hip-hop acts on the label’s roster. As Quez explained to XXL, it made the group feel as if they would be more of a priority.
Yet just because they’re getting backed by a major now, don’t expect the Porter boys to rush out an album any time soon. Quez says their priority is maintaining their rep onstage—the crew has been touring consistently for the past two years, playing an average of four shows a week—and working on individual songs until their ready to drop the full length LP on their own label Porter House/Jive.