We think Nicki looks great, but whatever!
+ Nicki Minaj is on the cover of ESPN magazine with Kobe Bryant, but she’s not psyched about the alleged Photoshop job. She shared the cover on Instagram with the caption, “When retouching goes wrong.” The magazine’s music issue also features Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. (Rap-Up)
+ Speaking of Justin, the “Hold Tight” singer was released from jail on a $2,500 bail on Jan. 23. (MTV News)
+ Kylie Minogue looks smoldering hot in the just-unveiled cover art for her forthcoming LP, Kiss Me Once. Kylie’s 12th studio album will feature the single “Into The Blue,” which drops on Jan. 27. (That Grape Juice)
+ If you want to start shopping mega early for Christmas, Mariah Carey, hubby Nick Cannon, and their twin kids have announced that they’re releasing a holiday-themed children’s book. Roc And Roe’s Twelve Days Of Christmas is due out this fall. (Rap-Up)
+ And speaking of children’s books, check out Ice Cube’s take on the classic Goodnight Moon. Although to be fair, his gangsta rap version, which he performed on “Arsenio,” is definitely more suited for adults. (Rap-Up)
+ Ed Sheeran adopted a cat, named him Graham, and gave his new furry pal a Twitter account. Now, if we could only get Taylor Swift’s Meredith and Ed’s Graham to team up for an all-star cat tour, our work would basically be done here. (MTV News)
Photo credit: ESPN Magazine via Nicki Minaj’s Instagram