Nicki Minaj returns to Trinidad in the colorful video for “Pound The Alarm,” the latest single from her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
In the Carnival-inspired clip, Onika parties in the streets of Port of Spain alongside a varied cast of characters that includes men on stilts and women donning peacock-like feathers.
Party with Nicki below.
It’s that time of year again when we question why MTV still has an award show for music videos, even though music videos haven’t been part of their ministry since TRL experienced an untimely death and replaced was with Snooki. But I digress.
The nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards are out, and Rihanna and Drake lead pack with five each. Last year’s big winner Katy Perry snags four nominations.
Rihanna secures two nods for Video of the Year for “We Found Love” and her collaboration with Drake “Take Care.” She’ll go head-to-head with Katy Perry (“Wide Awake”), Gotye (“Somebody That I Used To Know”) and M.I.A. (“Bad Girls”) for the crown.
The fourth installment in the Ice Age franchise, Ice Age: Continental Drift, easily took the box office with $46 million over the weekend. The film earned an additional $95.3 million overseas.
Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Nicki Minaj, KeKe Palmer, Drake, Wanda Sykes and Seann William Scott lend their voices to the animated feature.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone’s The Amazing Spider-Man moves to No. 2, earning $35 million in its second weekend. The superhero reboot has earned $200.9 million domestically since its July 3rd release.
Mark Wahlberg’s Ted rounds out the top three with $22.1 million, while Disney/Pixar’s Brave fell to fourth place with $10.7 million.
See list of the weekend’s ten top grossing films below.
The “Beez in the Trap” rapper sat with Leno and reminisced about her job working at Red Lobster. “I didn’t want to be there and the customers could tell,” said Nicki. “They always want too much bread. That’s what bothered me. Please, if you go to Red Lobster, stop ordering extra bread.”
Following her chat, Nicki, who stars in Ice Age: Continental Drift, lit up the stage with her colorful performance of “Pound The Alarm,” the latest single from her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Watch the performance below.
Aside from Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” and the soundtrack to Burlesque, Christina Aguilera has kept quiet musically since Bionic tanked in 2010. Truthfully speaking, if not for landing a judging gig on The Voice, the “Dirrty” singer more than likely would’ve been cast to the Land of Misfit Toys for a couple years to reflect on the clusterf-ck known as her last studio album.
Now back in the good graces of pop culture, Aguilera has begun work on her next project with its first single due next month.
After seducing on the 90s-flavored “Baby Making Love,” Ester Dean unleashes her hood side on the bass-heavy “Bam Bam.”
The singer-songwriter, who’s penned hits for Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry, makes no apologizes on the in-your-face track from her debut album, due later this year via Interscope Records.
D’Angelo will make his first televised performance in over a decade at the this year’s BET Awards.
Rick Ross wears six Jesus pieces on the cover art of God Forgives, I Don’t, his fifth studio album.
Described as “extremely lyrical” and “next level” by Rozay himself, the album arrives in stores July 31. Thus far four “singles” have been released from the set, including the promo tracks “You the Boss” featuring Nicki Minaj, “I Love My Bitches” and the Meek Mill-assisted “So Sophisticated,” while “Touch’n You” featuring Usher is pegged as the set’s lead cut.