Buzz Bites (9/4/12): Listen To VMA Performer Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire (Inferno)’ Featuring Nicki Minaj

Listen to Alicia Keys’ premiere of “Girl On Fire (Inferno)” featuring Nicki Minaj.

+ Alicia Keys is kicking off VMAs week in style. First, check out Alicia’s premiere of “Girl On Fire (Inferno)” featuring Nicki Minaj, which she dropped yesterday, then tune in for her live performance at the 2012 MTV VMAs. The show airs at 8 p.m. E.T. on Thursday. (Just Jared)

+ Lil Wayne finally released his delayed Dedication 4 mixtape. Grab the free mix, which is hosted by DJ Drama, and features guest vocals from Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, and Birdman. (Rap-Up)

+ Jay-Z‘s Made in America Festival debuted in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend. Run-DMC reunited for the first time in 13 yearsDrake performed, plus President Obama, Kanye West, G.O.O.D. Music, and other stars made cameos. (MTV News)

+ Speaking of Kanye West, he took to Twitter on Saturday to contemplate the use of the word “B****.” “I will admit that I sometimes go back and omit cursing from my records. I like to use profanity as a tool and not a crutch,” read one of several tweets. (MTV News)

+ Big ups to Demi Lovato, who hit No. 1 for the first time on the Billboard Pop Songs chart with “Give Your Heart a Break.” (Billboard)

+ Whoa! Check out a photo of fun.‘s Jack Antonoff getting a kiss from Fiona Apple back in 1997 at the VMAs! “I ask her for a picture, and right as the camera snaps, she gives me this wet, like almost a little bit of tongue and full-lip kiss on the cheek,” he said. (MTV News)

+ It’s always hard to get back to the grind after a holiday weekend, but thankfully, we can stream The xx‘s new album Coexist to ease our way into the week. The album streets Sept. 11. (NPR)

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