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BlackBook: The Meteoric Rise of Nicki Minaj

in Entertainment/Lifestyle

Check out BlackBook’s interview with Nicki Minaj..

The first rule of a Nicki Minaj interview is simple: do not ask about her ass. Although I’d intended to do no such thing, I find myself nodding in deference when warned against it by the 26-year-old rapper’s publicist while riding an elevator up to the 50th floor of Midtown Manhattan’s London hotel. “It won’t go over well,” she says as we approach the door to Minaj’s suite, which is flanked by three heavy-duty takeout bags from Red Lobster—evidence of a recent feast, and perhaps the secret to that globular, mythologized, and strictly off-limits derrière (an idea that wouldn’t have crossed my mind only moments ago).

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Chiddy Bang Featured on BlackBook Magazine

in Arts & Photography/Lifestyle

“I was in the middle of putting together a verse when you called, so this interview might end up in a song,” says 20-year-old rapper Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege who, along with producer Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin, is known collectively as Chiddy Bang.

Laughing, he adds, “We’re in the studio cooking something up right now.” When they emerge, Chiddy and Xaphoon will have enough new material to release their debut album, The Swelly Life.

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Stella McCartney iPad App & Falabella Case

in Lifestyle


Stella McCartney
has launched a new iPad app featuring original content, including a first look backstage at her recent Summer 2011 show in Paris and an exclusive performance by N*E*R*D at the after party. Also look for editorial stories such as “Stella’s Diary,” which details the day of her Spring 2011 presentation in New York and includes an animated collage of Polaroid pictures, and interactive stories like an interview with world tennis champ Caroline Wozniacki, the face of Adidas by Stella McCartney.

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