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August 5, 2015 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
ARE THEY? Aren't they? When Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill hit the Camden stage on Thursday night (he as an opener, she as headliner), thousands of fans will be looking for clues about the couple's relationship status. Hip-hop's current queen and her Philly-son suitor have been the subject of breakup rumors following Mill's ill-advised Tweet-diss and ensuing failed diss track about Drake, who belongs to Minaj's label. A week ago, blogs reported that they'd split. But Friday in Detroit, Mill showed love onstage for his Nicki.
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December 12, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The hearing in Courtroom 907 on Thursday was never going to be a typical court proceeding. And that was even before Nicki Minaj walked in. The Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill was appearing at a probation hearing to assess whether his jet-setting travel over the last year had violated the terms of his probation. So Minaj, one of the biggest stars on the planet, took the stand in a cramped Philadelphia courtroom to vouch for her boyfriend, whom she described as occasionally "irresponsible" but working on becoming, as she put it, "a quote-unquote adult.
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April 18, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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February 26, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Homicide detectives have arrested a man in connection with the stabbings of two employees of the rapper Nicki Minaj, one of them fatal, outside an East Germantown bar last week. Pierce Boykin, 31, of the Stenton section, was charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing outside the Che Bar & Grill that left a 27-year-old man whom police have declined to identify in critical condition. Boykin was not charged in the slaying of Minaj's tour manager, De'Von Pickett, 29, of New York City, who died shortly after the altercation outside the bar. Details on his death remained unclear Tuesday.
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June 4, 2012 | By Sam Adams and FOR THE INQUIRER
The opening acts at Friday's Wired Fest, a five-hour concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center Center in Camden, were meant to set the stage for headliner Nicki Minaj. But the show, sponsored by Wired 96.5 (WRDW 96.5-FM,) was neither a cohesive selection of like-minded artists nor a purposefully eclectic conclave like the Roots Picnic, but an accidental hodgepodge of seven performers, including B.o.B., T-Pain, and Diggy Simmons, taken from the station's playlists. Ironically, it turned out to be a fitting introduction for Minaj, whose attempts to conquer every corner of the pop universe simultaneously has stretched her prodigious talents to the breaking point.
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April 30, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
WHEN TATTLE was a kid, an over-the-top bar mitzvah party was one held at night - with steak. "Star Wars"-themed bar mitzvahs were a big deal. So were sports-themed. Sure, a boy was becoming a man, but he was still a boy. Now . . . Matt Murstein , the 13-year-old son of NYC rich guy Andrew Murstein , had his bar mitzvah party at Manhattan's swanky Pierre Hotel on Saturday night, and London's Daily Mail reports that the entertainment was . . . Nicki Minaj . Makes Tattle think that the snake in the Garden of Eden may have been an anaconda.
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October 27, 2015 | Howard Gensler, Daily News
Maybe this  Meek Mill - Nicki Minaj romance is legit. TMZ.com reports that the couple has bid on a 9BR home in the Hollywood Hills. They must be expecting a big family. TMZ says Nicki needs a place to live since the lease on her previous L.A. spot, with ex Safaree Samuels , ended in January. And Philly guy Meek is ready to head west because TMZ's source says Meek believes it will keep him out of trouble. Because no one gets in trouble in Los Angeles. Box-office duds The pack of new releases this past weekend flopped like fighters in on the fix, leaving room for holdovers "The Martian," "Goosebumps" and "Bridge of Spies" to stay in the top spots with $15.9 million, $15.5 million and $11 million, respectively, according to Rentrak estimates yesterday.
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April 30, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia judge on Tuesday ordered a Stenton man to stand trial on chargers of murder, attempted murder and assault in the stabbing death of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour manager and the wounding of her production manager outside an East Germantown bar. Pierce Boykin, 31, was held after a preliminary hearing before Municipal Court Judge David C. Shuter involving a Feb. 18 fight that killed 29-year-old De'Von Pickett and wounded Eric Reese, 27....
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July 24, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Minaj's apocalyptic rage The music world was picking up the pieces Wednesday after Nicki Minaj deployed an apocalyptic series of tweets to express her anger for not picking up a coveted MTV Video Music Award Video of the Year nomination for "Anaconda. " The 32-year-old Trinidad and Tobago native did pick up three nods, including Best Female Video and Best Hip-Hop Video, but was incensed that "Anaconda" was snubbed. She has a point. The vid got nearly 20 million hits in 24 hours after its premiere last year on Vevo.
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April 23, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Time's top 100 When it comes to influencing the destiny of the cosmos, Nicki Minaj , Adele , Leonardo DiCaprio , and the Rock have more sway than you: They are among the VIPs who made the 2016 Time 100. The mag's list of the most influential human persons also includes Ariana Grande and Julia Louis-Dreyfus , who are praised in essays by other celebs. "She's an icon, a boss and a role model to all these young girls out here," Lil Wayne writes of Minaj.
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April 16, 2016
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. With Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Common, Eve, Nicki Minaj, Anthony Anderson. Distributed by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Running time: 1 hour, 52 mins. Parent's guide: PG-13 (sexual content and profanity). Playing at: Area theaters.
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January 26, 2016
The sight of her aunt's being escorted out of a Donald Trump rally in South Carolina was too much for the celebrity makeup artist from Hatfield, Montgomery County. You may remember that earlier this month, Rose Hamid, 56, stood in silent protest of remarks by the GOP frontrunner that linked refugees to ISIS. Trump supporters began chanting "Trump! Trump! Trump!" Hamid, who is Muslim and covers her hair with a scarf, was removed from the rally. Pinned to her shirt was an eight-pointed yellow star bearing the word "Muslim," similar to the yellow Star of David that Jews were forced to wear throughout Nazi-occupied Europe.
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January 16, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
El Chapo vs. Sean Penn Are cartel assassins after Sean Penn 's head? The blogosphere is alight with rumors that druglord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera , who was recaptured Friday after nearly six months on the lam, may blame Penn and Mexican TV star Kate del Castillo for leading cops to him. Penn met with El Chapo in October - no doubt to discuss the finer points of Sergei Eisenstein 's montage. As the New York Times reports, the gangster had never heard of Penn. It seems he agreed to see the American when Castillo, whom he seems to dig, vouched for Penn.
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January 7, 2016
LAST WEEK'S Mummers Parade and some of the routines and signs of various Mummers have renewed calls to "clean up" the parade and make the parade more reflect the entire community. New Mayor Jim Kenney has taken to Twitter to call out a band that he felt mocked transgendered people through their Caitlyn Jenner routine. There are added calls to diversify the parade further to make it more inclusive to people besides traditional white males. All this talk moves my mind to call for the very same things when it comes to Philadelphia's July Fourth on the Parkway, Philadelphia's other big entertainment event.
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December 19, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
The burgeoning career of the rapper Meek Mill was put on ice Thursday when a Philadelphia judge ruled that the 28-year-old star had again violated his probation from a 2008 drug and gun conviction. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley hinted that the North Philadelphia rapper's next out-of-town tour - after he is sentenced Feb. 5 - could be state prison. "I bent over backward to give him every opportunity to grow his career," Brinkley told defense lawyer Frank DeSimone at the end of the 51/2-hour, virtually nonstop hearing.
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December 13, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Wear those nails short and neutral, unless you are willing to experiment. Then, we say, go long. The trendlet The stiletto nail - ranging from midi to lengthy and coming to a triangular point - is bringing attention to our fingertips. Variations of the pointy nail like the ballerina (it has a blunt tip like the toe shoe) and the almond nail (this is rounder) are making manicures this holiday season interesting. Where's it come from? In the 17th century, well-to-do Chinese women liked to wear nails super-long and pointy to show their status.
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December 12, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The hearing in Courtroom 907 on Thursday was never going to be a typical court proceeding. And that was even before Nicki Minaj walked in. The Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill was appearing at a probation hearing to assess whether his jet-setting travel over the last year had violated the terms of his probation. So Minaj, one of the biggest stars on the planet, took the stand in a cramped Philadelphia courtroom to vouch for her boyfriend, whom she described as occasionally "irresponsible" but working on becoming, as she put it, "a quote-unquote adult.
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October 27, 2015 | Howard Gensler, Daily News
Maybe this  Meek Mill - Nicki Minaj romance is legit. TMZ.com reports that the couple has bid on a 9BR home in the Hollywood Hills. They must be expecting a big family. TMZ says Nicki needs a place to live since the lease on her previous L.A. spot, with ex Safaree Samuels , ended in January. And Philly guy Meek is ready to head west because TMZ's source says Meek believes it will keep him out of trouble. Because no one gets in trouble in Los Angeles. Box-office duds The pack of new releases this past weekend flopped like fighters in on the fix, leaving room for holdovers "The Martian," "Goosebumps" and "Bridge of Spies" to stay in the top spots with $15.9 million, $15.5 million and $11 million, respectively, according to Rentrak estimates yesterday.
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September 6, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
FOR 10 WEEKS, Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in Rowan County, Ky., where she's the elected clerk, because "God's moral law" won't allow her to do so. Yet God's moral law has somehow allowed Davis to marry four times. That's how the Lord rolls in the Church of Kim. I was glad when Davis was finally jailed Thursday on contempt charges. She can stay there until her fifth wedding, for all I care. Still, her actions got me wondering last week if I, too, would let power go to my head if I were a public servant, able to pick and choose who to mess with.
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