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Nicki Minaj Unveils Shock ‘Queen’ Album Cover, Announces New Single Release Date

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Nicki Minaj is turning heads and raising eyebrows after having unveiled the album cover for her fourth album Queen.

The record, which is expected to hit stores on August 10th, has been in the works since December, as previously mentioned by the female rapper herself, and from what fans have gathered, Nicki Minaj hopes they will agree with her in saying it’s her best body of work to date.

The “Barbie Tingz” hitmaker had initially planned to drop the album on June 15th but ended up changing the dates, feeling that certain songs weren’t up to par with the aforementioned title. If Nicki Minaj is going to label the record as Queen, she knows there’ll be pressure to give Hip Hop fans a quality-driven piece of work.

Rumor has it that Lil Wayne, Drake, and Eminem will all be featured on the project, with Nicki Minaj planning to release her second single as soon as next week.

See the uncensored photo of the album cover here.

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What To Expect From Ariana Grande’s ”Sweetener”

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The rumors are true- Ariana Grande is set to release ”Sweetener” on August 17th. After releasing the music video for ”God is a Woman,” in which she, in her own words, “fingered the earth,” her fans are anxiously waiting to see what ideas she’s going to touch upon next.

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The official release date is three days from now, and Grande does not let us forget how excited she is by posting about it approximately 10000 times a day on Twitter. Her fans, however, just want this album to drop so they can see for themselves what the hype is all about. This Tweet sums up the relationship between Ari and her fan base nicely:

This will be her fourth album, and presumably the second one in which she won’t be sleeping on the cover. So what can we expect? For one thing, she already released the tracklist, which includes the following songs: R.E.M., God is a Woman, Sweetener, Successful, Everytime, Breathin, Everytime, No Tears Left to Cry, and Borderline. Ever since the release of her last album, Dangerous Woman, she has been working on making her image more mature and sexual. Her haters often make fun of her young-looking appearance, saying that the 25-year-old looks 12. I personally don’t know any 12 year olds who wear BDSM-inspired latex outfits, but these days, who knows anymore?

Grande has been criticized a lot recently for her engagement to Pete Davidson, which happened shortly after her breakup with Mac Miller. Instagram ‘stans’ were thoroughly convinced that Grande cheated and were quick to spam Ari’s and her new flames accounts with their conspiracy theories. This chaos has apparently affected Pete the most, as he is used to hiding from the spotlight. But no hoodie was big enough to shield him from the controversy, and he swiftly deleted his account, as he “has been getting a lot of hate from fans. It’s been hurtful, and he’s actually pretty sensitive.” It would not be surprising if Pete were more excited about the album release than Ari at this point, just so he can fade out of the spotlight for a moment.

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Whitney Houston’s family “horrified” over sexual claims

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Whitney Houston’s family are shocked by sexual allegations documented in the new Whitney film.

Director Kevin Macdonald interviewed close family and friends to the late singer, exposing both Whitney Houston and her half brother, Gary Garland, were allegedly molested by their cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, during their childhood.

Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, released a joint statement with niece Dionne Warwick to People, highlighting that the family first heard of such claims two days prior to the film’s release back in May at the Cannes Film Festival.

The statement revealed: “We cannot overstate the shock and horror we feel and the difficulty we have believing that my niece Dee Dee Warwick… molested two of my three children”.

“… The idea that [Dee Dee] would have molested my children is overwhelming and for us unfathomable… Neither I, Dionne, nor my son Michael… has ever heard these allegations; we have never heard anything remotely connected to the crimes charged against Dee Dee in the film. How can that be fair to my daughter, to Dee Dee, or to our family?”

Despite having to live most of her life in the public eye, Cissy Houston defends her daughter stating the public has no right to “know every intimate detail of her life beyond what she herself revealed during her lifetime… if she was molested I do not believe she would have wanted it to be revealed for the first time to thousands, maybe millions of people in a film.”

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Whitney director Macdonald, 50, revealed to Vanity Fair in May that he “managed to persuade Mary Jones, who was Whitney’s longtime assistant and probably knew her in her last years more than anybody,” to open up about the molestation claims, as featured in the documentary.

“She talks about what Whitney felt and what effect it had on her. So we changed the whole cut at the very last minute. It was kind of a detective story to get that piece of information, which changed how I felt about Whitney and how I felt about the story”.

People magazine reported revealing the information was a difficult decision for Mary Jones, “she confided in me and I struggled tremendously deciding whether to share this secret or keep to myself”.

Jones goes on further to say, “I deeply love and respect Dionne, Cissy and their entire families, and my intention was never to embarrass anyone in the family, but rather to bring to light that Whitney was subjected to something painful and troubling as a child. And it’s something that happens to other innocent kids and goes unspoken too much… I decided to share the story so that people might understand that throughout her entire life Whitney carried this with her, and the weight of it was immense. Whitney was a wonderful woman, an angel, and she did not drag herself down all alone — there was a cause.”

Before the film debut, director Macdonald revealed on Good Morning America that Gary Houston “was molested when he was a kid by a woman in the family and he thought also Whitney had been as well.”

In Whitney, Gary Houston, 60, alleges Dee Dee Warwick molested him when he was 7 to 9 years old. He had no prior knowledge of Whitney’s alleged abuse leading up to the film’s release.

Gary further revealed in an interview on Good Morning America, “I was 8 [or] 9 years old and I was being fondled with from time to time. It was a situation I didn’t understand. I knew it was abnormal.”

Cissy Houston and Dionne Warwick concluded their joint statement: “After people have seen the film they will draw their own conclusions and we are not trying to change that. We just want people to know there is another side. While the filmmakers certainly had the legal right to make this film, I wonder at the moral right.”

No charges were ever filed against Dee Dee Warwick.

Dee Dee Warwick passed away in 2008. The Grammy-nominated soul singer sang backup vocals for stars including Aretha Franklin. Dee Dee Warwick is the sister of Dionne Warwick, and both are nieces of Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother.

Whitney Houston, who was 18 years younger than Dee Dee Warwick, died in February 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel from drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.

Whitney is now out in theatres.

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Britney Spears set for return to Las Vegas

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It looks like the pop princess is ready for a residency return to Vegas!

Britney Spears, 36, wrapped up her four-year Piece of Me residency at Planet Hollywood in December 2017.

The singer is reportedly in negotiations for a two-year show, commencing in 2019 at The Park Theatre, in The Monte Carlo.

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Mirror reported that as part of the deal, Spears will earn $500,000 per show – a deal that will make her the “highest-paid woman on the Strip, beating Celine Dion.”

An exceptional deal that is too good to refuse. And it looks like the 36-year-old singer is steering towards taking on the deal.

A Vegas insider revealed: “Britney has pretty much verbally agreed to return for a very significant fee.”

Executives at Caesars Entertainment declined to extend the Toxic singer’s deal at Planet Hollywood, where Spears was previously raking in $400,000 per show.

Another perk to the deal is Spears does not “have to sing all the lyrics” – a skill that Spears is known to be a master at.

A residency come back cannot be at a more better time than in 2019. The show debut will coincide with the 21st anniversary of Spears’ smash hit single, Hit Me Baby One More Time.

Spears previous Las Vegas show, Piece of Me, grossed $138 million.

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