Nicki Minaj

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Watch These 3 Knockout MTV VMA Performances

From Jennifer Lopez’s career-spanning medley to Logic’s celebration of immigrants, here are just a few of the best sets from this year’s award show.

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Beyoncé Leads MTV's VMAs Pack With 11 Nominations

Bey earned nominations for several videos from her groundbreaking visual album “Lemonade,” including “Freedom” and “Sorry.”

 Beyoncé and dancers raise their fists on stage, surrounded by fire and water

Beyoncé, Drake and Other Celebrities Condemn Police Violence and Racism

The back-to-back killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police this week stirred criticism and mourning from many prominent entertainers and creators.

Nicki Minaj, Priyanka Chopra and Lin-Manuel Miranda On Time's '100 Most Influential' Covers

Gina Rodriguez, Ta-Nehisi Coates and many other notable people of color across disciplines also made this year’s list. 

WATCH: Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Others Perform for Tonight's 'Shining A Light' TV Special

The special—which uses music to explore race and racism in America—airs tonight on A&E

Here's What Colorlines Readers Said About This Tone-Deaf 'Ellen' Sketch

After Ellen DeGeneres aired a parody sketch about Nicki Minaj’s upcoming semi-biographical television show, featuring a young black girl with an exaggerated butt, we asked Colorlines readers on social media what they thought. Here are the results. 

Nicki Minaj, D'Angelo Among Artists Of Color Nominated for AMAs

In an otherwise-predominantly-white list of nominees, a few chart-topping artists of color were recognized during today’s American Music Awards nomination ceremony. 

Nicki Minaj To Miley Cyrus: 'You Can’t Want The Good Without The Bad'

The hip-hop star addresses Cyrus, the VMAs, cultural appropriation and so much more in this month’s New York Times Magazine profile.

Grace Jones on Miley, Nicki and Rihanna: 'There Is No Long-Term Vision'

The outspoken and trailblazing musician’s memoir, “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs,” comes out on September 24. 

Kanye West Exposes Innate Stupidity of Award Shows with VMAs Speech

I still dont understand award shows! Neither do we, Ye, neither do we. 


Nicki Minaj on Taylor Swift Exchange: 'Everyone Makes Mistakes'

Nicki Minaj’s and Taylor Swift’s post-VMA nom Twitter beef, which unnecessarily drew commentary from Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran, was squashed with an apology from Swift and acceptance from Minaj. 

Nicki Minaj Addresses VMA Snub, Taylor Swift Misses the Point

Is this where Tay learns about intersectionality? Probaby not. 

You Must Watch Pierre Bennu's Brilliant Nicki Minaj Mash Up

The password for this video is “selfhate.”

Nicki Minaj Exploits Malcolm X For Her Song's Tasteless Artwork

The rapper stepped way over the line with this one.

Obama on Nicki Minaj: 'She Likes to Play Different Characters'

The President of the United States is more hip to Nicki Minaj than you might think.

Nicki Minaj Raps: 'I'm a Republican Voting for Mitt Romney' on Mix Tape

Is Nicki Minaj endorsing for Mitt Romney?

Watch Nicki Minaj Break Down Sexism in the Entertainment Industry

“Donald Trump can say ‘you’re fired,’ but let Martha Stewart run her company the same and be the same way and [people will call her] an evil [expletive],” rapper Nicki Minaj says in the video above.

Nicki Minaj: ' I Would Do a Really Good Job as a Prosecutor'

Nicki Minaj, 29, appeared on this week.

A Guide to Nicki Minaj's Outfits at New York's Fashion Week

Nicki Minaj brought all her clothes and wigs to New York for fashion week. And she’s wearing them all at the same time.

Great Female Rappers Not Named Nicki Minaj

The Well Versed pays tribute to hip hop’s other leading ladies.