Performances


With Lil’ Wayne and Christina Milian displaying passion with their “Start a Fire” performance at the AMAs, Nicki Minaj followed with the bad side. Dressed in all-white, the Queen Barbz was joined by Skylar Grey behind the piano, with their first full performance of The Pinkprint single “Bed of Lies”

Previously: 2014 American Music Awards Red Carpet: Nicki Minaj, J. Lo, Jhené Aiko, Fergie & More (Photos)

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It was the Young Money takeover at the 2014 American Music Awards in L.A. on Sunday night. Two of the label’s biggest stars joined together for one gigantic set, displaying two different sides of love and relationships. The moment was lead off by Lil’ Wayne, who debuted the new song “Start a Fire” with rumored-to-be girlfriend Christina Milian off his upcoming The Carter V album.

From passionate love, to break-ups, Nicki Minaj stepped up to the stage next. With Skylar Grey behind the piano, the Queen Barbz gave the first full performance of The Pinkprint single “Bed of Lies.”

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The 2014 American Music Awards took place on Sunday night, live on ABC from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Hosted by Pitbull, the 42nd annual show featured performances from Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Garth Brooks, One Direction, Sam Smith and A$AP Rocky, Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd, Lil’ Wayne and Christina Milian, Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey, Pitbull and Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, the “Bang Bang” girls of Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and the final bootylicious performance from J.Lo and Iggy Azalea.

Watch the full performances below.

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Between his first new songs in years, epic performance with Jay Z at Brooklyn’s Hip-Hop Festival and, oh yeah, promising fans his album will drop this year, all signs were pointing to the long-awaited arrival of Jay Electronica’s Act II in 2014. Well, it’s nearly December and unless a Beyoncé move is on the cards, it’s more than likely our hopes will be crushed for another year running.

So, it’s probably wise to curb your excitement after reading the headline, “Jay Electronica Performs New Song In Miami.” Keeping it as low key as ever, the Roc Nation MC performed in front of roughly 200 people at the Bardot in Florida on Wednesday (November 19), where he debuted a never-before-heard song. There’s no information on it other than the brief footage below, but you already know Jay Elec is rapping his ass off.

Is that a Just Blaze beat, too?

Entirely off the record, the Messiahs of society quietly walk with lepers/And when they plug into the Matrix, the babies have dreams of making love on the spaceship.

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Fabolous brought in his 37th birthday with style, paying homage to the Golden Era with a 90s-themed party in New York City on Tuesday night. Sponsored by Rocawear BLAK and Moet Hennessey, the man of the night arrived in a vintage BMW 850, wearing classic threads like Nautica, Coogi, and completing the throwback look with a Motorola flip-phone.

Many of the Brooklyn rapper’s industry peers came out to celebrate, including Swizz Beatz, Raekwon, Ma$e, Kid Capri, Lil’ Kim, Ne-Yo, Remy Ma, Lil’ Cease, Teyana Taylor, Rico Love, Mack Wilds, Troy Ave, Lil’ Mama, araabMUZIK, and Ralph McDaniels of the classic Video Music Box show. “Last night was a celebration of life for me.. A night to be remembered,” said Fab on Instgram, reflecting on the memorable night. “But besides it being a party for my birthday on November 18th, it was a toast to the “Golden Era” of Hip Hop, Fashion, & Street Culture… The 90s. Thank You’s to all who came out, supported, or was apart of last night… Appreciate the LOVE!.”

Check out photos, and performances from Ma$e, Lil’ Kim, Remy Ma, and Raekwon below.

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Chance the Rapper headlined Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In L.A.” concert series at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Before wrapping up his set in front of a sold-out crowd, the Chicago rapper had a surprise up his sleeve. Big Sean popped up on stage, joining Chance to perform the DJ Mustard-produced single “IDFWU.”

A couple Midwest kids! Show was wild @chancetherapper, luv for bringing me out. Detroit x Chicago,” said Big Sean in an Instagram photo backstage at the show. Watch the moment below.

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It’s the return of Kendrick Lamar to 30 Rock! The TDE rapper made his second solo appearance to Saturday Night Live this weekend. Serving as musical guest, King Kendrick hit the SNL studio stage for an emphatic and energetic performance of his inspirational single “i.”

The Compton rapper was later joined by Top Dawg Ent labelmate Jay Rock, and Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk to perform their “Pay For It” collaboration. Kendrick Lamar’s major-label sophomore album is set to arrive in early 2015.

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T.I.’s “Paperwork” Canadian tour pulled into Toronto’s Kool Haus on Friday night. Just days after being spotted backstage at PARTYNEXTDOOR’s homecoming show, the Hustle Gang founder brought out rapper P. Reign and Drake to perform “DnF.”

This man gave me one of the most important talks of my life at one of the most important times of my life and his life,” Drizzy told the packed crowd during a moment on stage. “Those are words that I’ll never forget,” he closed with, before going into a medley of “Tuesday,” “0 to 100,” and “6 God.”

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From Arctic Monkeys to Foster the People, Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” has become quite the favorite to cover. Swedish songstress Lykke Li was the latest to try her hand at Drizzy’s self-dubbed wedding song during a concert at London’s Hammersmith Apollo last night and, boy, did she do it justice. Say, can we get a Drake-Lykke Li song for real sometime soon?

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Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em” is probably the last song you’d hear Lorde cover, but apparently she’s a fan. She’s been hearing it a lot more on the radio and that instantly made her like it. That’s the reason she covered it for BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge. The only problem is, she stripped the club vibe and gave it a dark and moody Halloween twang. You know, nothing like the original.

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