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Aug 5, 2010

Nicki Minaj Names New Album "Pink Friday"

She’s fast on the rise to super stardom and Nicki Minaj revealed new details about her upcoming album during a recent chat on Ustream.

The “Your Love” hitmaker explained, "To carry on our great tradition of Black Friday, we are going to switch it up this year in honor of the Nicki Minaj album and call that day Pink Friday and call my album Pink Friday."

She also noted that the album’s tracks have not been leaked, contrary to reports. "So whenever, you know, people have been leaking sh-- and taking vocals and putting it on wack-ass beats and all this sh--, none that sh-- is off of my album and when something comes out that is off my album, I'll let you know."

Nicki says she’s grateful for her MTV Video Music Award nomination, especially since her album hasn’t dropped yet. "I wanted to first say that today I found out I was nominated for a VMA and I want to thank MTV for that. It's because I am the underdog — but you know what, I haven't put out an album and I'm nominated for a VMA. So I wanted to thank you guys for making that possible."

The Making Of Kanye West’s “Power” Video

Kanye West will definitely fuel up the conspiracy theorists when he releases his new video for “Power” tomorrow. I almost got sucked into the “conspiracy theories” after watching a “Religious Breakdown of Kanye West’s Power Performance At The Bet Awards” that circulated the internet a month ago. The video attempted to explain why he chose to perform on top of a mountain draped in red with a horus chain around his neck at the Awards Show. Sometimes I wonder if these hip hop artists insert satanic imagery (cue Jay-z’s “On To The Next One”) and subliminal messages in their videos/performances to get people talking or are they really on some other shitt and i like it.

In the meantime, a mini documentary on the making of the video has been released for your viewing pleasure. In the video clip, the director describes the meaning behind the Power video as “highly constructed, highly mannered, somewhat religious” piece that “communicates the ending of an empire”. Check it out below: