Jay Pharoah impersonates Nicki & Drake

Jay Pharoah is 2 for 2 in his impersonations this morning next to Sway. He begins the interview as Nicki Minaj and weighs in on the Meek Mill vs. Drake beef. Then “5AM in Toronto” comes on and Pharoah breaks out into a freestyle in Drake’s voice. Some of these nonsense lyrics he spits and sings are absolutely hilarious. On top of that, that Trident line to close out was actually really dope too. Job well done, Jay.

ICYMI: Drake “Back To Back”

Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown @ iHeartRadio Pool Party

I literally just landed from Las Vegas as the keen reader already knows if they saw our snapchat @gowherehiphop πŸ˜‰

But that said, I wasn’t able to catch Nicki and Chris Brown in person at the iHeartRadio Pool Party that took place at Caesar’s Palace last night. Ironically, I was in Caesar’s that night for dinner though, ha.

Anyway, we can all relive their performances with a rip of the live stream below, including Nicki’s new songs and guests David Guetta and Babe Rexha. I got a tip that Chris Brown was actually sick all night and arrived at his afterparty spot at Drais Nightclub after this performance at… 10pm! Not his scheduled late night performance at 1 or 2 in the morning, but right away! He still came through and the club thanked him for at least making the effort and following thru with some sort of performance so it was an early surprise for those who hit Drais early. Also the first time in history a hip hop/R&B artist has started ahead of his/her scheduled start time.

Nicki Minaj f/ Beyonce “Feeling Myself”

In the new video for “Feeling Myself”, BeyonceΒ flauntsΒ a Derrick Rose Bulls swimsuit. She’s #1.

EDIT: There were enough photos, both screencaps and official BTS pics, to make a gallery up above. Scroll below for a few good captions/memes.

I guess that’s the first thing that jumped out at me as a Bulls fan, but perhaps for you, it’ll be that Nicki and Bey are eating burgers together and showing off a fun, lighthearted side in the new visual.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Oh, but really the first thing that jumps out is that the video is exclusive to TIDAL, once again. They’ve been taking down the rips of the video, but I seen’t it before they did. EDIT: Got a new rip up below. It’s pretty fun seeing the two superstars do normal BFF things (like share Now & Laters, which was my favorite even though I prefer Jolly Ranchers.)

https://vid.me/e/GPbV

Below are a few more screens from the vid, a quick snippet, the official teaser, and those aforementioned memes.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

The teaser:

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Drake brings out Nicki Minaj at Coachella

Closing out Coachella last night, Drake promised a better surprise guest than Madonna in his recent profile by Ernest Baker and to, probably not as much of a surprise, he brought out Nicki Minaj for their hit “Truffle Butter”. A couple IGs are below as it looks like Drake’s redemptive performance was not streamed in full (like last week’s).

#Drake brings out #NickiMinaj at #Coachella2015 (Part 1)

A video posted by @24urbancom on

//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js

#Drake brings out #NickiMinaj at #Coachella2015 (Part 2)

A video posted by @24urbancom on

//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js

Also in attendance in the artist VIP area was none other than Kanye West who was gettin hype to one of many bangers by Drake.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

This, after another surprise appearance at the festival earlier in the day when he came up on stage with Stromae. If you recall, ‘Ye hopped on the remix to the catchy dance hit “Alors On Dance” in 2010. Whoo, that burned up my rotation back then. I gotchu below.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 10.51.13 AM

Nicki Minaj announces summer tour

Coming to an outdoor amphitheater near you is the Nicki Minaj summer tour and with her will be a natural fit of rappers and singers including Tinashe, Dej Loaf, Rae Sremmurd, and her new boo Meek Mill. These are only the first set of dates with more to be revealed for August. Tickets on sale this Friday.

Jul. 17 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jul. 20 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park & Amphitheater
Jul. 22 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 24 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Jul. 28 – Toronto, ON Canada – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul. 29 – Montreal, QC Canada – Bell Centre
Jul. 31 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 2 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
Aug. 4 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavillion
Aug. 6 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 8 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

ICYMI:

NBA All-Star 2015 Performances

ICYMI, and/or if you switched from the All-Star Game during the performances to catch SNL 40, here were the musical NBA All-Star 2015 Performances during tonite’s all-star game.

Nas was a surprise guest for Christina Aguilera’s starting lineup introduction (guess what he performed in his home city) and Nicki Minaj was Ariana Grande’s surprise guest at halftime. Watch ’em both below.

If you guessed “N.Y. State of Mind”, you read Nas’ mind. The song was made a lil over 20 years ago and today he performed it for the All-Star Game in Madison Square Garden. Pretty special, huh?