Interviews


miss info kiesza

Miss Info recently teamed up with Reebok and The FADER for their #CoastToCoast series to take a mini tour of NYC with rising artist Kiesza. Despite hailing from Calgary, the “Hideaway” singer knows her way around the city as she shows Info her favorite park, lunch spot and vintage clothes store. Forget what that dude said, those dungarees are fire!

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On Wednesday night, HOT97 hosted a special VIP lounge with Nicki Minaj, a few industry heads and select group of fans. With Ebro leading the conversation The PinkPrint’s author, she discussed her break up with Safari, how the she feels about the being scrutinized more than her male counterparts, her career and more.

When it comes to her rumored romantic relationship with Meek Mill, Onika shut the gossip pretty fast.

“No, I’m just chillen’. There is no one in my life right now. I’m enjoying getting to know Onika. I haven’t even gotten to know myself — without — I’ve been in a relationship so long, I don’t even know how to live in the world without being in a relationship. Do you now how crazy that is? To be in a relationship since you were 16 years old. I’m taking it one day at a time.”

Nicki didn’t elaborate much further, but did say that she still “communicates” with her ex and is content with being single (for now).

“I’m used to feeling like I need someone, but I don’t, I’m okay,” Nicki continues.

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After stopping by HOT 97’s Ebro In The Morning show, Fabolous paid a visit to Sway In the Morning on Thursday. The Brooklyn rapper spoke on Nas and Eminem remaining on his wish list of collaborators, the ’90s influence behind his new album The Young OG Project, prior social media beefs, and the current state of battle rap culture.

Before leaving, Fabolous got into lyrical exercise mode with a live freestyle on-air (27:00 mark).

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23-year-old Azealia Banks has certainly had a bumpy ride when it comes to her musical career. During her short time in the spotlight, she’s already had several beefs, ditched high profile managers, and most recently had a falling out with Universal.

But trust me, there’s way more to Ms. Banks than what you can observe at surface level. Trust us when we say her independently released album, Broke Expensive Taste, is really good and deserves a listen.

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nicki minaj crwn interview

After previously chatting with Drake and Lil Wayne, Elliott Wilson sat down with YMCMB’s other superstar, Nicki Minaj, in NYC on Tuesday night for the latest edition of CRWN. The mood of the conversation changed throughout as Nicki touched on everything from the death of her cousin and longtime relationship with now ex-boyfriend Safaree to the making of her new album and balancing a hugely successful career with plans to start a family.

Watch the first part of the interview below, and stay tuned for part two dropping tomorrow.

UPDATE: Part two added.

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Royce Da 5’9″, DJ Premier and Adrian Younge continue their PRhyme promo run with an excellent interview on The Combat Jack Show. Doubling up as a special in-studio listening session of their collaborative album, the trio talk about how they all came together for the project, their respective histories in the game and much more.

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Watch What Happens Live - Season 11

Nicki Minaj continued her promo run for The Pinkprint album with an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday night. Sitting down with host Andy Cohen in an all-black skin-tight bustier, things got wild right from the start as Minaj had a slight nip slip on the show, which soon became a big topic on Twitter last night.

Cohen and Nicki touched on her past wardrobe malfunctions on GMA and at this year’s MTV VMAs, and played a game of “Plead the Fifth” where Cohen allowed the Young Money rapper one veto on the subjects of Solange and Jay Z’s elevator incident, the most well-endowned rappers in the industry, and if she’s ever slept with labelmate Drake.

Along with taking a “Shotski” with Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, Nicki left Cohen with a gift basket and opened up more after the show on working with Beyoncé. “The best part about working with Beyoncé is I know that she likes what I do,” she said. “It’s pretty amazing that someone I looked up to for such a long time respects what I do as well.”

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Maybach Music Group’s biggest boss is much slimmer now. Rick Ross recently sat down with Good Morning America‘s Sarah Haynes to speak on his new look, losing 85 pounds, previous health issues being the main factor for the new healthy outlook, the new eating and workout regimen, and his recording process following the changes.

Rozay’s Hood Billionaire LP is out now, watch the interview below.

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Drake and the Toronto Raptors returned with the 2nd annual “Drake Night” on Tuesday night. The celebration centered around the NBA franchise and Toronto’s Grammy Award-winning artist, kicked off during the Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets matchup at the Air Canada Centre. Along with a special edition OVO x Raptors t-shirt given to the 19,000 in attendance commemorating the night, the 28-year-old rapper returned to the scorer’s table as PA announcer, introducing the starting lineups with a comedic twist.

Sitting down with ESPN’s Mark Jones and Jon Barry for an in-game interview, the Raptors Global Ambassador spoke on the team’s recent success, changes he would make as NBA Commissioner, and championship goals. “Yeah, I’m working on some great things for the beginning of the year, just trying to keep people excited,” Drake closed the live chat with, possibly alluding to a rumored mixtape coming in the new year? Watch below.

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earl sweatshirt mike tyson

For their biannual magazine, Humanity, Citizens of Humanity had Earl Sweatshirt (yes, Earl Sweatshirt) interview Mike Tyson (yes, Mike Tyson), and the result was enlightening, humbling, spiritual, awkward, surreal — but above all, extremely candid and unconstrained. By the time you finish reading it (which should take you at least 20 minutes), you’ll find yourself reassessing your entire life choices. And no, I didn’t think I’d be writing those words about a skate rat rapper and a guy who got punched in the head for a living either.

Check out a few fascinating highlights below and dive in to the full conversation here.

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