Nicki Minaj loses the pop star panache in her latest video for "Up In Flames."
Barbz, we know that your leader, Nicki Minaj, just dropped a super steamy clip for "High School" with YMCMB boss Lil Wayne, but girl is ALREADY back with another clip -- this time for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up opener "Up In Flames." And if there's any takeaway here, it's that Nicki is 110 percent serious about being the best rapper in the game, male or female. She already admitted to being the best in a recent interview, but now instead of telling us, she's showing us in her no-frills clip.
Watch Nicki Minaj's "Up In Flames" video after the jump.
Theophilus London teams up with the Menahan Street Band on his latest track, "Rio."
Theophilus London must be the type of musician who gets easily inspired by his surroundings: When we last heard from him in February, he was rhyming about a "Snow Angel," and now that it's FINALLY starting to warm up, the Brooklyn rapper is daydreaming of beaches and samba on his latest single, "Rio." Inspired by a trip to Brazil in 2010, Theophilus called the track an "introduction to the vibe I’m taking for my next, still-untitled full-length." (And we totally hope it'll feature Kanye West and Drake like he suggested in December.)
Listen to Theophilus London featuring the Menahan Street Band's "Rio" after the jump.
J. Cole gets BURNED by an ex-FLAME in his "Power Trip" video. (Hint, hint.)
Breakups are hard. Sometimes they're so hard, in fact, that you end up camped outside of your ex's house in your car, like Roc Nation rapper J. Cole does in his "Power Trip" video. The latest from his forthcoming Born Sinner album, "Power Trip" has J. Cole trying to forget the past, mainly because sexy singer Miguel is all up in it -- specifically, dating J's ex-girlfriend (not cool, bro). And true, that would probably make most dudes super angry, but J. Cole takes it WAY too far.
Watch J. Cole featuring Miguel's "Power Trip" video after the jump.
Watch Paramore perform live on MTV!
UPDATE: Watch Paramore's "Live From MTV" performances and interviews!
+ WATCH PARAMORE PERFORM "MISERY BUSINESS" ON "PARAMORE: LIVE FROM MTV"
+ WATCH PARAMORE PERFORM "STILL INTO YOU" ON "PARAMORE: LIVE FROM MTV"
+ WATCH PARAMORE ANSWER TWITTER FAN QUESTIONS ON "PARAMORE: LIVE FROM MTV"
+ WATCH "PARAMORE: LIVE FROM MTV"
We are almost finally here!! "Here," of course, meaning "watching Paramore rock out live on MTV!" To celebrate the release of their fourth studio album, dropping tomorrow, April 9, Paramore is hanging out with MTV right "Now" for an exclusive live performance AND interview with MTV News' James Montgomery and Buzzworthy's Tamar Anitai. Livestream "Paramore: Live From MTV" right here at 5 p.m. ET, and don't say we never did anything for you, Paramore Stans!
Photo credit: Fueled By Ramen/MTV
Big Sean vows loyalty to his clique on "Switch Up."
The Beatles once sang, "I get by with a little help from my friends," and they certainly weren't the only musicians to wax poetic about loving your best buds. Detroit rapper Big Sean also has a great deal of love for his friends -- or, more specifically, Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music crew, whom he name drops the ish out of on "Switch Up," a new track featuring G.O.O.D. brother Common, from the upcoming second album, Hall Of Fame. Why would you switch it up, Big Sean? We've heard good things about your "Clique"!
Listen to Big Sean featuring Common's "Switch Up" after the jump.
Watch Snoop and Drake discuss their song against gun violence, "No Guns Allowed."
When Snoop Lion released "No Guns Allowed," his poignant plea to end gun violence (from the upcoming album Reincarnated), we all dropped what we were doing to listen. As someone who has been in the rap game for more than two decades and on the streets for even longer, when Snoop speaks out on something like gun violence, it holds a certain weight. Now, in a behind-the-scenes video from the "No Guns Allowed" video set, Drake and the recently turned Rastafarian reveal their personal motivations for recording this seminal song.
Watch Snoop Lion and Drake behind the scenes of "No Guns Allowed" after the jump.
Paramore will take over the MTV Newsroom for a live performance on Monday!
As any true fan knows, Paramore's got so much going on right now that it's hard to keep everything straight. So we'll break it down for you: There's the band's "Still Into You" video, which premieres very soon (but NOT SOON ENOUGH, because we want it NOW!). Their self-titled album drops on Tuesday, April 9 (but you knew that), and a free e-book, "Writing The Future," is available now! So, what could we possibly have to add to Paramore's packed schedule? How about that Paramore's live performance and interview streaming live at MTV this Monday, April 8 at 5 p.m. ET?! Yup, not a drill or a dream. This is really happening, to quote Thom Yorke.
The "Now" singers are coming to MTV News on Monday, April 8, at 5 p.m. ET for an exclusive live performance (we've been speculating about the set list all day) as well as an in-depth interview with MTV News' James Montgomery. But it's not just our questions the band will be answering -- you'll have a chance to pick their brains, too! Submit your questions for the band by tweeting @MTVNews using the hashtag #AskParamore, and Tamar Anitai, MTV Buzzworthy's managing editor, will select her faves to use during the show. So yes, in case you were wondering, it was possible for our lives to get more Para-fied, and we're more than happy to make room.
Photo credit: Fueled By Ramen
Britney's got a new boyf!
NEW BOO ALERT: Britney Spears is officially out and about with her new boyfriend, David Lucado! How can we tell that her relationship is "Facebook Official"? Easy! For one, the two are holding hands (pardon our "AWWs"), and Brit took her dude grocery shopping. And you KNOW things are serious when you start dragging your significant other along for errands. Cause otherwise it'd be like, "Why am I watching you buy toothpaste and Wheat Thins? TOO MUCH TOO SOON I NEED SPACE AHHHH."
The "Scream & Shout" singer was snapped holding hands with her new guy while exiting a supermarket in Los Angeles. If we HAD to judge his appearance (which you know we don't mind doing), we'd say that David looks like a down-to-earth Southern gentlemen (note the Virginia Tech sweatshirt) who met Britney in a Reese Witherspoon/"Sweet Home Alabama"-type scenario! Meaning, maybe Britney returned home to Louisiana, realized that she needs a salt-of-the-earth kinda man instead of a networky Hollywood honcho, and is gonna live happily ever after forever and ever!! Now, we know it's still way early and everything, but we bet that soon enough David will be watching Brit's kids tumble on the soccer pitch right next to her. Or, if nothing else, he'll at least help Britney remember to pick up some Tic Tacs at the checkout.
Photo credit: PCN
Watch Kate Nash take over NYC's Webster Hall.
British songstress Kate Nash's transformation from indie popper to BADASS rocker caught us off guard at first, but now that we've seen her killer performance at MTV's Artist to Watch "Live In NYC" concert, we 100 percent love and support her edgy metamorphosis, best heard on her new punk-tinged album Girl Talk. And yes, women who own bunny rabbits named Fluffy can still be badass (try to tell them they can't and see what happens). So, now you have three options: Listen to Kate Nash's superb Girl Talk from start to finish, re-watch her bass-only performance of "3AM" at Buzzworthy's studios, or watch her perform "3AM," "OMYGOD!," "Sister," "Oh," and "Death Proof" live from her entire "Live In NYC" Webster Hall set (or, if it were possible, all three at once). Rock out to "OHMYGOD!" and "3AM" right here, and look to MTV Hive for more!
Watch Kate Nash perform "OHMYGOD" and "3AM" from her MTV Artist To Watch "Live In NYC" concert after the jump.
Try not to freak out...try not to freak out...
Obviously we're some of the BIGGEST One Direction Stans in the world, and naturally we can't WAIT to behold their upcoming wax figures for Madame Tussauds (which, as you well know, is one of the highest celebrity honors ever). BUUUT that doesn't mean we necessarily need to see how the sausage is made, if you know what we mean. So when Madame Tussauds released some work-in-progress photos of the "Kiss You" singers' disembodied wax heads, we kinda felt, I dunno, barfy.
See more photos of One Direction's wax heads after the jump!