Nicki Minaj and Future are tapping into the virtual world with their newest projects, while Azaelia Banks is releasing new music after parting ways with Universal Music. More inside….
Looks like Nicki Minaj is tapping into any and everything. Along with her clothing line, perfume collection and acting career, the “Pills N Potions” rapper is returning to the virtual world.
Nicki lent her vocals for Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe,” which was screened at Comic-Con last week. According to TV Guide, Nicki will voice Sugilite, a super-strong fusion of Garnet and Amethyst, two of the show's magically powered "gems" who help protect the world.
This isn’t Nicki’s first time vocalizing in the virtual world. She also voiced a mammoth named Hailey in Ice Age: Continental Drift (along with Drake) and also played an animated version of herself on “The Cleveland Show.”
Peep the sneak peek below:
Speaking of Nicki...
After shutting the Internet down with her bootylicious “Anaconda” cover, the raptress recently announced, with a new picture (above), that she is pushing back the release of the track till Monday, August 4th. Sure the Barbz are having a fit.
And in another animation….
New dad Future has a new video for his track “Coupe.” The song is a single from Adult Swim’s single series, which can be downloaded for free on Monday.
Future just finished the American leg of his “Honest Tour,” but will soon be back on the move for his European leg. He kicks off his tour overseas in Birmingham, U.K. on November 2nd. Check the new video above.
And in other new music...
Azealia Banks is now independent after parting ways with Universal Music. And now she’s ready to drop new music via her own record label, Azealia Banks Records. When she isn’t going in on other artists via social media, she’s tweeting about her new track "Heavy Metal And Reflective.". She said, “‘HEAVY METAL AND REFLECTIVE’ is an ASS-CLAPPERRRRRRRR !!!!!” She added, “All the big butts, little butts, fake butts and real butts gonna be clapping for their LIVESSSSS.”
Beyonce posted new vacation pics over the weekend and an exhibit of her most famous costumes at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum officially opened. More inside...
In new vacation pics posted to Instagram, Beyonce posed with a prop that's become closely associated with hit her "Drunk It Love" featuring Jay Z...a surfboard.
Over the weekend, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland welcomed the public to a fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce, making her the first non Hall of Famer with an exhibit. Rock Hall curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger said, “We felt that (Beyonce) really needed to take her rightful place alongside Aretha Franklin and the Supremes and Janis Joplin. Rock and roll has an intergenerational appeal and we want to make sure we’re hitting all the right notes and keeping up with what’s happening today and what’s legendary today.”
Items in the exhibit include her black leotard from the “Single Ladies” music video, as well as her body suit, skirt and jacket from her Super Bowl performance.
Bey, who's still on tour with Jay for "On The Run", will be eligible for induction into the Rock Hall as a member of Destiny’s Child in 2022 and as a solo artist in 2027.