Buzz Bites (2/14/12): Nicki Minaj Reveals ‘Starships’ Cover Art, Song Debuts Today

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ single cover.

+ Fresh off her Grammy performance, Nicki Minaj‘s cover art for new song “Starships” was revealed. The song also debuts today. “Oh my god, this is gonna be big,” Ryan Seacrest tweeted yesterday. “Premiere tmrw @onairwithryan.” (Just Jared)

+ Taylor Swift gave MTV News the scoop behind “Safe & Sound,” her song with The Civil Wars from the “Hunger Games” soundtrack. “I just knew that I wanted it to deal with the empathy, sort of the more sensitive side, the bittersweet side of this story,” she said. (MTV News)

+ Selena Gomez and The Scene are no longer together… for now. But don’t worry, Sel fans, it sounds like an amicable split. She says she wants to focus on films, and “I want my band to play music wherever and with whoever. We will be back, but it will be a good while.” (E!)

+ Watch Ashanti pay tribute to Whitney Houston yesterday on “Good Morning America.” Her impromptu tribute included “I Have Nothing” and a snippet of “I Will Always Love You.” (Billboard)

+ Are Kanye West and Odd Future headed for a collaboration? If these photos of Kanye, Frank Ocean and Tyler the, Creator are any indication, it’s possible. Ocean is reportedly already on board for Kanye’s G.O.O.D. compilation. (Pitchfork)

+ Rihanna kept on rocking directly after her Grammy performance. Ri hit L.A.’s House of Blues with deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia‘s Sebastian Ingrosso for a charity event. Peep the photos. (Rap-Up)

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