Rihanna sizzles (of course) in her latest fashion spread for V Magazine, donning the cover (and not much else) in the seductive photos above. Her white blonde wig gives Rih yet another unique, striking look too. Finally, Mobil is my favorite gas station so big ups for the product placement!
Adding to the fun is her day-late 4/20 track, “James Joint”, an interlude for R8 she says she’s in love with. Peep the sound and quotes:
“Dude, I’m in love with my interludes. This one called ‘James,’ joint is on constant repeat. [The album is] soulful and aggressive, whether it’s lyrically, musically, or just the tone of my voice.”
“In celebration of 420, here’s an interlude from my 8th studio album that I call James Joint.”
The new Billboard cover star is none other than Nicki Minaj and with the cover above also comes a new interview hyping up The Pinkprint. An excerpt below.
Minaj doesn’t only measure herself against, or take inspiration from, other women. She’s a leading voice in male-dominated hip-hop. And The Pinkprint — the title of which nods to JAY Z’s The Blueprint– will likely have an outsized impact as hip-hop fans search for releases to rally around in a fallow year for the genre. “I’m not mad at where hip-hop’s at,” she says. “It’s in a more playful place.” Still, she continues, “it’s corny when rappers feel like they’ve made it and they don’t have to prove themselves anymore. You should always be competing. You should always be trying to show that you’re the best. My album is going to be important to hip-hop.”
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