Below are a few excerpts from the interview, which will fully appear in the December issue of the publication …
I heard you mention that good deeds are quickly forgotten. Do you think that you and I been treated unfairly?
If you take in the extent to which people are generally talking about me, then – yes. But they are people who imagine something can not help. They help only those who know personally. And how can I expect to see me will be treated differently if they see me only on TV? People have always had so done: Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali: When all is well, they are next. When something goes wrong, they are against you.
But now nothing is worse. Due to the fact that you did.
So I’ll tell you this: when you look at a guy who did not come home, he began to sell drugs at 12 years, 13 took the weapon, fell into the firefight, 15 landed in jail. And in all this chaos and hooliganism, but when I was in prison for a gun with a silencer, I have changed my life. And now you want to crucify him, for what? For three pills. Well, yes, it’s wrong and inexcusable. No problem. But if you take a large scale, it is a trifle. You can not kill a man after he went through a more serious things in life. Here it would be wrong if I rode with the weapon or shoot someone, it was then – yes. Just think about it.
How is it that you are addicted to drugs?
When I got out of prison, I had to frequently visit the dentist to repair the canals, pulling teeth. From January to February. And to relieve the pain, I subscribed to OxyContin and hydrocodone. In October 2007 I gave up and drink and smoke. Well, I took these pills and was taken only because of the pain. And then I liked it – more precisely, from them I felt good. And it’s legal. Once the pain passed, I continued to take them. I had 6.5 pieces. And I had about 80 pieces. Anyone else would have begun to drink or smoke and I saw pain. But once I realized that I was starting to take a seat them.
You talked about it with Eminem?
Of course. We were recording together and talked a lot. I asked how he knew that hooked. But if you consciously begin to self-harm, it means that something is wrong with you … with brains.”
Nicki Minaj is gracing the cover of Billboard Magazine for the month of November 2010. Nicki recently sat for an interview with BILLBOARD Magazine to promote ‘PINK FRIDAY’.
Check out a few excerpts from her interview after the jump….
On her last job:
“The last job I had was as an office manager in a little, tiny room where I literally wanted to strangle this guy because he was so loud and obnoxious,” Minaj recalls. “I would go home with stress pains in my neck and my back. That’s when I went to my mother and said, ‘Look, I’m not going back to work.’ I’d been fired like 15 times because I had a horrible attitude. I worked at Red Lobster before that and I chased a customer out of the restaurant once so I could stick my middle finger up at her and demand that she give me my pen back. I swear to God I was bad.”
On being a NY rapper:
“When I started rapping, people were trying to make me like the typical New York rapper, but I’m not that,” Minaj says. “No disrespect to New York rappers, but I don’t want people to hear me and know exactly where I’m from. I wanted the album to be universal and versatile. It really feels like it speaks for every one of my personalities.”
On getting respect in a male-dominated field:
“When I do songs like “Monster,” when I’m on a record with Jay-Z and Kanye West, when I’m on a record with Wayne and Em — I definitely think the dudes give me respect,” Minaj says. “They haven’t come easy but I think people are starting to give me more props.”
On “Your Love”:
Although first official single “Your Love” reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the track wasn’t even meant to be released.
“I didn’t like the song and I didn’t put it out,” she says. “Someone stole it out of the studio and put it on the Internet and I cried because I was mortified. I was humiliated and remember telling Drake, ‘This is going to ruin my career.’ ” On her work ethic:
“I push people around me but I don’t push anyone more than I push myself,” she says. “I tell people all the time, ‘You want to work for me? You have to give 250,000%,’ because when I’m in the booth, I don’t half-ass it. I demand perfection from everyone around me and if you can’t live up to that, then bye-bye.”
The Young Money rapper will be releasing her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ on November 22nd.
Here is a new track by Nicki Minaj titled, ” Roman’s Revenge” in which features none other than Eminem. Both artists dedicate some words to their critics over the Swizz Beatz-produced beat. The track will appear on Minaj’s much anticipated album ‘Pink Friday’, which is due November 22nd.
Rihanna and Eminem had just released a haunting sequel to their summer smash hit which explored the psyche of domestic violence, “Love The Way You Lie”. The sequel is slightly slower and less violent, and was designed to be Rihanna’s side of the story. The duo kept the formula of “Love The Way You Lie” quite true to the original, with the chorus intact.
Rihanna will be the opening act for this year’s American Music Awards, according to Rap-Up.com and Universal Music.
Rihanna has been nominated for “Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist” along with Alicia Keys and Sade.
Also announced to perform are; Usher, P!nk, and Bon Jovi.
The 38th annual AMAs will air live on Sunday, November 21st, at 8 p.m. on ABC, which will be 5 days before her most anticipating album release for ‘LOUD’.
Rihanna is pre-nominated in three category for Favorite Female Artist , Favorite Song (“Love The Way You Lie“) & Favorite Pop Artist .
Cast your votes for Rihanna now! Vote HERE for Favorite Female Artist Vote HERE for Favorite Song Vote HERE for Favorite Pop Artist
Rihanna’s Doritos Commercial Details
Rihanna’s Doritos commercial was supposed to come out on October 15, but it actually got released yesterday (Tuesday, October 19).
According to AccessHollywood.com & JustJared.com;
AccessHollywood.com: It may look like a music video for “Who’s That Chick?”, but Rihanna’s new video is what’s known as an augmented reality music experience where online viewers can choose between Rihanna’s bright and colorful light side or her sexy and sassy dark side. So how is Doritos making it happen? The only way to experience Rihanna and David Guetta’s “Who’s That Chick?” track and videos is through DoritosLateNight.com beginning on Oct. 19.
According to JustJared.com: Rihanna has a new Doritos commercial coming out later this month.
“There’s this new pop-up video technology called augmented reality. There will be a barcode on the Doritos chip bags, you go home and hold it up to your computer and a video will pop up. We shot the exact video twice – one in day, one in night. So the night version has everything different — it has everything is in the day version, it’s just black and gray. It’s darker and grittier. You’ll be able to click at any time and make it night and the same shot will show up just in the night version. It’s cool.”
When asked which version is more her now, Rihanna responded, “More of the day version. Only because I’ve started to incorporate a lot of different colors into my wardrobe now. I’m loving that direction. Right now, it feels good and right. It was a cool concept too because it was kind of one side of me and now, it’s evolving into the new colorful stuff that we’ve been doing.”
As for her favorite Doritos flavor, Rihanna loves Spicy Nacho. “I just like spicy chips; So of course that would be my favorite one… One of my make-up artists [Mylah Morales] and I carry around chili all the town. It’s sickening. I eat everything with red pepper.”
Check out the video for Rihanna’s “Who’s That Chick” Behind The Scenes
More Doritos Late Night Promotional Photos below….
Rihanna & Eminem- “Love The Way You Lie, Part 2”
Rihanna and is currently working with Eminem again, after their recent success of their single “Love the Way You Lie” – with the pair reportedly planning a sequel track.
She explained: “Eminem is a genius. He’s one of the cleverest poets around right now. His lyrics are unique. He tells a story, but in a very interesting way. I’d love to collaborate with him again. Actually, we’ve already been talking about it.”
The Alex Da Kid-produced song will appear on Rihannas’s forthcoming album ‘LOUD’, which drops in stores November 16th.
In the song “Love The Way You Lie (Part 2)“, Rihanna sings,
“Even angels have their wing cut schemes, and you take that to new extremes, but you will always be my hero, even though you lost your mind.”
No Collabo for Rihanna & Lady Gaga on ‘Loud’
The pop star Lady Gaga will not be featured on Rihanna‘s new album ‘Loud‘ despite the rumors which have been circulating for most of this week.
However, a spokesperson for Rihanna has branded the artwork a fake and told entertainment blog JustJared.com that the Umbrella songstress has not teamed up with Lady Gaga.
If the two pop heavyweights have collaborated, recent comments from Rihanna may have damaged their working relationship.
The Bajan beauty slammed Lady Gaga’s out-there sense of style, saying it is ‘boring’.
“A lot of people dress like Lady Gaga now. I’ve just stepped off into a whole new look and style,’ she said, adding: ‘The whole shoulder pad thing and the architectural look is so sharp-edged and tough. I’m over that.”
“I like floral prints now, which I never liked. Trends are boring,” she continued.
Rihanna is also rumored to be working on a duet with another pop superstar, Katy Perry.
‘I love Katy’s music! That’s why I wanna make a duet with her. We’re already working on it,’ she said earlier this month.
Her comments came after she slammed Katy and Lady Gaga’s music for being ‘generic’ during an interview with BBC Radio 1.
Check out the video below….
However, she later backtracked, saying she meant to criticize the producers who give all female artists the same type of songs.
Rihanna Wants To Work With Cheryl Cole
A source told The Sun newspaper:
“Rihanna is desperate to work with Cheryl. She fell in love with Cheryl’s single “Parachute”, from her debut solo album ‘3 Words’. She listens to it in her car the whole time.
“Rihanna really wants to record a track with Cheryl – and already has one in mind that she’s convinced she will love.”
The 22-year-old Barbadian also admitted she is in awe of Cheryl, who she thinks is “the most beautiful woman she’s ever seen“.
She said: “She is awesome, I think she is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. Like, how do you have a face like that, with hair like that and dimples, and a body like that, that’s proportioned like that. And you have a successful career, something about that is not right!”
Below is a list of her possible upcoming appearances so far.
Oct — | Doritos Campaign Kick Off
Oct 26 | Rihanna’s book release
Oct 27 | Book signing in NYC
Oct 30 | Saturday Night Live
Nov 16 | LOUD release (album)
Nov 17 | GMA Fall Concert Series
Nov 21 | American Music Awards – Intro performance
Nov 2 | Good Morning America
Nov 2 | The Late Show With David Letterman
Nov 4 | The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Nov 5 | Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Nov 15 |BET 106&Park
Dec 10 | Z10 Jingle Ball
— — | The View
December 2010 – Marie Claire (UK)
Q Magazine (UK)
LAST GIRL ON EARTH TOUR – AUSTRALIA:
Feb 25, 2011 | Brisbane
Feb 28, 2011 | Newcastle
Mar 4, 2011 | Sydney
Mar 7, 2011 | Melbourne
Mar 8, 2011 | Melbourne
Mar 10, 2011 | Adelaide
Mar 12, 2011 | Perth
Source: The Sun Newspaper, Ultimate-Rihanna, JustJared.com, AccessHollywood.com, Rihanna-Daily.com
Check out new artist Nikki Grier who is a singer/songwriter who has worked with major artists such as 50 Cent, Eminem, and currently Dre. “Downtown” is her sexual single about you-know-what, the song is nice it features Rapper Busta Rhymes. The album cover looks really sexy. I guess you can say it goes well with the song.
The first single on her fifth album, “Only Girl (In the World),” premiered on Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show on Tuesday, September 7th, and features the 22-year-old pop star imploring her man to make her feel special. The song is dedicated to a new man in Rihanna’s life who can make her feel special after her bad breakup with Chris Brown.
Rihanna really, really wants to be loved – according to her latest single. A month after her controversial appearance on Eminem’s song about domestic abuse – “Love the Way You Lie” – Rihanna is once again singing about holding on to a guy on her fifth album, “Loud.”
“I wanted the next step in the evolution of Rihanna,” she said during a web chat on her official website, Rihanna Daily, after revealing her the title of her follow-up to “Rated R.”
“You guys are always defending me,” Rihanna told her fans on her website, “so now you’ve got some great songs to justify it.”
“I want you to make me feel like I’m the only girl in the world/ Like I’m the only one that you’ve ever loved/ Like I’m the only one who knows your heart,” she sings, before adding, “Like I’m the only one who understands how to make you feel like a man.”
“Loud,” which harks back to the title of the singer’s ‘Last Girl On Tour’, will be released on Nov. 2.
The Song is stuck in my head…Can’t wait for the new album!
Eminem premiered the new video for “Love The Way You Lie”Vevo and MTV yesterday (Aug.5th, 2010). The video, inspired by Eminem and his ex-wife Kim’s turmoil relationship, features actress Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan of “Lost”. Dominic tells MTV
“I think we tried as hard as we could to not glorify the violence, to try and explain that this was a relationship that is by no means ideal and a relationship that probably should have ended a lot sooner than it did. The concept of ‘Love the Way You Lie’ was essentially a look at the relationship that Eminem was in with his wife, Kim, so I kind of felt like I was playing Eminem a little bit, and Megan Fox was kind of playing Kim”
“There’s nothing sexy or cool or fun about being in a violent relationship. Whether it’s her being violent to you or you being violent to her … violence both ways or any kind of destructive relationship is something you should probably get out of.” One of the messages of the video is that Eminem probably should have bailed on his relationship earlier than he did.
Check out the video below…
“I really like the fact, that the video has Megan Fox acting as if she were Kim. She’s really good at playing those kind of roles. Good choice Eminem!”
It was an intense and exciting Sunday evening as the “2009 Video Music Awards” took over New York City, causing quite a stir with Kanye West‘s outburst, Madonna‘s surprise appearance, Janet Jackson‘s tribute performance to her brother Michael and the cast of ‘Twilight”s big reveal of their extended ‘New Moon’ trailer.
Madonna opened the awards show, paying tribute to the late Michael Jackson.
Madonna called Michael Jackson a “hero,” a “king” and a “human being” as she paid tribute to the King of Pop at MTV’s “2009 Video Music Awards,” prior to Janet Jackson‘s anticipated performance.
“When I was six, my mother died. I think he got the shorter end of the sick,” she says of the music legend. “I never had a mother but he never had a childhood.”
Madonna said when she learned of Michael’s death while preparing for her tour, she felt as if she had “abandoned him.”
“I know his pain,” she said, referring to the constant media attention the King of Pop received.
Madonna said his legacy lives on, starting with her two sons who are big fans of the late singer. “There’s a whole lot of crotch grabbing and moon-walking in my house,” Madonna joked.
She concluded her tribute saying, “He was a king, but he was also a human being. … Long live the king.”
Following her words, dancers made their way to the stage to perform to Michael‘s acclaimed song “Thriller.”Janet Jackson followed that performance up with her own tribute, singing the song “Scream,” a duet she recorded with her brother.
Taylor Swift then went up onstage to accept the award for Best Female Music Video from Taylor Lautner and Shakira, but her speech was cut short when Kanye West grabbed the microphone from her, declaring that Beyonce’ Knowles had the best music video of the year.
Swift was also amongst the performers of the night, in addition to Green Day, Pink, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys and Kid Cudi.Cudi dedicated his performance to the late Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein, while Pink performed high in the sky with a trapeze artist.
The show concluded with a preview of Michael Jackson‘s anticipated documentary ‘This Is It.’
Here is the list of Moon Men winners at the 2009 VMA’s:
Breakthrough Video- Matt and Kim, “Lessons Learned”
Female Video- Taylor Swift, “You Belong with Me”
Rock Video- Green Day, “21 Guns”
Pop Video- Britney Spears, “Womanizer”
Male Video- T.I. featuring Rihanna, “Live Your Life”
Hip-Hop Video- Eminem, “We Made You”
Best New Artist- Lady Gaga
Video of the Year- Beyonce’ Knowles, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Check out more photos below from last night’s VMAs.
Tracing back to the Jay-Z and Eminem collaborative track from 2001’s “The Blueprint” album, DJ Hero creates a special version of their newly developed video game system, appropriately entitled the Renegade Edition.
Along with a special version turntable, the set will feature a convertible hardcase turned stand, and two-disc CD set, featuring previously unreleased music from Hip-Hop legends, Jay-Z and Eminem.