08:12 PM EDT 11/25/2014
Originally posted 08/23/2014 11:45AM
If Nicki Minaj's sexually charged, booty-exposing "Anaconda" video didn't already grab enough pre-MTV Video Music Awards headlines, a real-live snake set to be used during her performance has created some slithering news.
During a Friday rehearsal, one of Minaj's backup dancers was bitten by a 6-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky who was being used as a prop during the song, MTV reported. Minaj was onstage and rushed to her dancer's side after the bite occurred.
Even though the snake wasn't venomous, the female dancer was treated at the scene where her wound was cleaned and then taken to the hospital to prevent a bacterial infection "out of an abundance of caution," Chris Velvin, director of production safety for Viacom Media Networks, told MTV.
Originally posted 08/21/2014 04:00PM
With the help of one Sir Mix-A-Lot sample and lots and lots of twerking, Nicki Minaj stole the buzz from right under Taylor Swift's nose.
Originally posted 08/03/2014 10:30AM
Beyoncé did what she does best – that would be surreptitiously releasing new and excellent music – late Saturday night, debuting a remix of "Flawless" that seemingly references the famous Met Gala elevator brawl between husband Jay Z and sister Solange.
Originally posted 07/24/2014 04:05PM
See the star's extremely impressive assets for her "Anaconda" single
Originally posted 07/23/2014 07:15PM
The fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup was announced Wednesday – and it's packed with the industry's finest.
Originally posted 06/30/2014 01:35PM
Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Nicki Minaj took home her fifth straight BET Award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist on Sunday night, but it’s her impassioned acceptance speech that really stole the show.
Originally posted 04/28/2014 06:00AM
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Originally posted 03/12/2014 04:45PM
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Originally posted 11/14/2013 12:50PM
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Originally posted 11/13/2013 05:00PM
You can't blame it on the champagne. Mariah Carey sipped non-alcoholic sparkling cider during a radio interview on Tuesday, but she didn't hold back when asked about her time as a judge on American Idol admitting, "Honestly, I hated it."
The singer, who butted heads with fellow judge Nicki Minaj on the most recent season of the reality show, told Hot 97's Angie Martinez, that the experience wasn't at all what she thought it would be like when she signed on.
"I thought it was going to be a three-person panel," she admitted, thinking she'd have fun working with her longtime friend Randy Jackson. "But it wasn't that."
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