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The MTV Video Music Awards are, by their very nature, extremely awkward. Maybe it’s just that I long since aged out of the network’s key demo, but the entire enterprise feels teeth-clenchingly forced and needlessly faux-outrageous — even Miley Cyrus’ freed nipple in a night filled with NSFW moments. But if you’re a pop-culture addict… More »

If you want to approach Macklemore as a human being and not a sanctimonious rap-Muppet bent on world domination via free love and cheap clothing, Complex’s recent cover story is a good place to start. The feature details how Ben Haggerty’s rapid rise to fame toppled him back into drug addiction and how learning he… More »

At the end of 2014, I put together a list of the year’s best videos and noted that the race for the title of world’s best music-video director was a tight one, with two people — Nabil and Hiro Murai — in a virtual dead heat for the top spot. Behind the two of them,… More »

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Vince Staples: “Shut The Fuck Up Miley Cyrus”

Miley Cyrus had a big week. Our former squeaky clean Hannah Montana hosted the VMAs this Sunday, before surprise-dropping her wild-and-weird-as-fuck new album Miley Cyrus
Caitlin White | September 3, 2015 - 5:50 pm
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Watch Jimmy Kimmel Explain The VMAs With Emojis

The VMAs were more awkward than funny, but they still managed to spawn memes and jokes and gave us this excellent Kanye West speech and…
Caitlin White | September 1, 2015 - 10:13 am
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VMAs 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, Videos, & Kanye West’s Speech

Out of all the award shows, the VMAs seems to be the one to have the most memorable moments, though most of them are probably
Stereogum | August 30, 2015 - 9:36 pm
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Azealia Banks Was Right About Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure

The Las Vegas branch of Madame Tussauds unveiled a wax statue of Nicki Minaj earlier this month, which should be cause for celebration. Unfortunately, the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 19, 2015 - 6:03 pm
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Meek Mill – “All Eyes On You” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown) Video

Meek Mill's second studio album Dreams Worth More Than Money has been a hell of a comeback so far. After getting out of jail, sparking…
Caitlin White | July 27, 2015 - 12:25 pm
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Watch Nicki Minaj Perform, Discuss Taylor Swift On GMA

Nicki Minaj had been scheduled to appear on Good Morning America's weekly Central Park concert series for a while, but it seems fortuitous that her…
James Rettig | July 24, 2015 - 10:07 am
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Taylor Swift Apologizes To Nicki Minaj For VMAs Spat

Earlier this week, things got a little heated between two pop mega-entities when the VMA nominations came out. Nicki Minaj was a little pissed that…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2015 - 11:52 am
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Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift Quarrel Over MTV VMA Noms

One of the reasons why Nicki Minaj is such a beloved artist is because she's fierce as hell and stands up for herself. Today, she…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 4:24 pm
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Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could've predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Gue…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am
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Watch Meek Mill Perform With Nicki Minaj At Pinkprint Tour Opener

Nicki Minaj just kicked off the North American leg of her The Pinkprint tour at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas on Friday night. Her…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2015 - 5:14 pm

DJ Prostyle – “Angel” (Feat. Jeremih & Nicki Minaj)

Jeremih and Nicki Minaj are two huge stars who are plenty capable of making great music on their own but who are also fully willing…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2015 - 10:54 am
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Watch The Weeknd & Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe Play The BET Awards

Last night, BET held its big annual awards show, and we've already posted the video of Kendrick Lamar opening the show by performing "Alright." But…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2015 - 9:14 am

Meek Mill – “All Eyes On You” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown)

Meek Mill's new Dreams Worth More Than Money doesn't quite count as a surprise-release album; Meek gave us the briefest window of warning that it'll…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2015 - 9:41 am

Mitski & Ryan Hemsworth Predict The Song Of The Summer 2015

The song of the summer is a slippery, ephemeral thing. You can try to predict it, labels can (and will) try their hardest to make…
James Rettig | June 24, 2015 - 11:07 am
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Madonna – “Bitch I’m Madonna” Video (Feat. Kanye West, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora)

Madonna's new album Rebel Heart was something of a mixed bag, but there was one straight-up radio banger: "Bitch I'm Madonna." This is one of…
Caitlin White | June 17, 2015 - 10:39 am
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Nicki Minaj Responds To Ex-Boyfriend’s Vindictive Song Snippet

Nicki Minaj and her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels split up in 2014 after 12 years together, and most of her new album The Pinkprint addresses what…
Caitlin White | June 11, 2015 - 11:43 am
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The Week In Pop: Meet Twenty One Pilots, The Biggest Band You’ve Never Heard Of

Grandpa can keep U2; you can leave Coldplay for Mom; Mumford & Sons are strictly the province of perilously uncool older siblings. For a growing…
Chris DeVille | May 28, 2015 - 4:11 pm
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