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Nicki Minaj Expresses Gratitude to J. Cole for Emotional Collab on “Let Me Calm Down” in Pink Friday 2

Nicki Minaj poured her appreciation for J. Cole’s contribution to the track “Let Me Calm Down” from Pink Friday 2, in a heartfelt social media post. Reflecting on their deep conversation, Minaj confessed, “This man J. Cole had a 2-hour talk with me. 2. Two!!!! Didn’t realize I was sitting on a therapist’s couch but ummm😩2 days later I heard this verse & couldn’t stop crying.”

Amid a world often torn apart, Minaj praised the rare gems like J. Cole who possess the ability to mend, empower, and understand. She emphasized, “In a world where we know EXACTLY how & WHEN to tear each other apart, there are still Kings & Queens who know how to put ppl back together. Patch them up. Heal them. Empower them. Understand them. Listen to them. Make them do the most beautiful thing a human being can do.”

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The emotional journey of the song paralleled Minaj’s personal experiences, as she connected the verse to the heartwarming moment when her son first smiled at her. Describing the precious moment, she shared, “After having #papabear I couldn’t wait for the day he’d smile @ me. First smile? It was one day when I blew a kiss @ him. I said ‘papa mmuuuaahhhhh!!!!’ then? Time froze. Froze. He smiled? He smiled. At Me? Looking directly in my eyes? Yes. Me? Held back the tears & just kept doing a billion more times. I cried later.”

Despite the acclaim Pink Friday 2 is receiving industry-wide, criticism arose regarding its rollout. Charlamagne Tha God expressed disappointment in the album’s promotion, stating on The Breakfast Club, “I hate that this album didn’t have a bigger rollout. We knew it was coming out but it’s Nicki Minaj. Whoever she’s signed to…Nicki needed and deserved a bigger rollout.” He specifically called out the lack of singles and videos, attributing the setback to a perceived lack of planning by Nicki’s label, especially after a release date shift due to ColleGrove 2.

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While Pink Friday 2 boasted notable singles and collaborations with stars like Drake and Future, the lead-up was marred by controversy rather than a grand release strategy. Despite Charlamagne’s critique, the album stands as a testament to Minaj’s artistic prowess, delivering a powerful musical experience.

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DJ Skilz: The Scratch Enforcer Returns to Dominate Global Soundwaves

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DJ Skilz, famously known as “The Scratch Enforcer,” is making a triumphant return to the international music scene, showcasing his extraordinary musical talent that has resonated across the globe. With a career spanning more than two decades, Skilz has established himself as an exceptional Club/Scratch DJ, leaving an enduring impact on the global music landscape.

Commencing his musical journey at the age of 19, Skilz moved to Las Vegas, where he became the resident DJ at the iconic Club Rio. Over seven years, he enthralled audiences with dynamic sets featuring premier House, Trance, Techno, and Hip Hop tracks. His remarkable scratching abilities garnered recognition from American Audio, leading to the development of two mixers bearing his name – the “XDM-2221 Skilz Mixer” and the “QD5-DJ Skilz Signature Series Mixer.”

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Following a successful period in the music industry, Skilz took a hiatus of 14 years to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. Now, he returns to the spotlight with renewed enthusiasm, seamlessly balancing both musical and law enforcement roles. Embracing the moniker “The Scratch Enforcer,” Skilz proudly aligns himself with the esteemed DJ collective “MIXSTERIOUS,” founded by DJ Qbert.

DJ Skilz’s resurgence promises electrifying performances, blending law enforcement and musical excellence. Stay tuned as “The Scratch Enforcer” graces the global stage once more, captivating audiences with his unparalleled skills and dynamic sets.

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Ice Spice’s Super Bowl Spectacle Goes Up in Flames, Michael Blackson’s Roast Takes Center Stage

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Ice Spice’s Super Bowl Spectacle Goes Up in Flames, Michael Blackson’s Roast Takes Center Stage

 

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Michael Blackson didn’t hold back when expressing his disappointment with Ice Spice‘s performance at Michael Rubin’s Fanatics Super Bowl party. The comedian took to Instagram to share his thoughts, quipping, “Tell the frozen spice girl to stop singing to me; I have a dashiki that’s older than her.” Blackson even posted footage of Spice rapping and twerking, capturing his unimpressed expression, and fans joined in with their own critiques.

“So she’s a stripper with a microphone. Got it,” remarked one hater, while another concurred, “Imagine your music being so trash you have to show your nakedness so we can forget that your music is trash 🗑️.”

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Despite the less-than-stellar performance, Ice Spice was among the lineup at Rubin’s event, which also featured performances by Travis Scott and Quavo. The annual tradition leads up to Super Bowl LVIII, where the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are set to face off. Usher is slated to headline the Halftime Show, with the 49ers entering the game as slight favorites.

In a surprising turn, Ice Spice’s full Super Bowl ad for Starry’s has been unveiled. The ad features Spice getting cozy with the soda brand’s animated mascots until her “ex-boyfriend” tries to win her back. When rejected, the man’s head explosively transforms into a soda fountain. Titled “It’s Time To See Other Sodas,” the ad dropped on February 2 but held no clues about Spice’s real love life, contrary to some gossip sites’ beliefs.

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This isn’t Spice’s first venture into food and drink advertising. Before her Super Bowl ad stint, she was seen in Dunkin commercials. Last year, Spice collaborated with Ben Affleck to promote her limited-time signature drink at the coffee chain. The Ice Spice Munchkins Drink’s first ad aired during the VMAs on September 12, featuring Affleck and Spice brainstorming names for the drink in a playful spot with Affleck embracing his Boston accent while Spice plays the straight woman.

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