Is Nicki Minaj voting for Mitt Romney?

Published: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 4:09 PM
Updated: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 4:09 PM

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"Nicki Minaj" and "conservative" are not two words that normally go together, but her latest musical venture suggests the out-there rapper might lean further right than you'd think.

Lil Wayne's song"Mercy," from his new release Dedication 4,features Nicki rapping these instantly controversial lyrics: "I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney."

But is this really a statement of political affiliation? Nicki is known for adopting personalities and generally being playful in her songs, so it's very possible the "I" in those lyrics doesn't represent of Nicki herself. 

As MTV points out, back in June, Nicki actually got political on her Twitter, calling out Obamacare for not being enough. She said "Just give FREE health care to all. @barackobama What can we do?"

It's hard to believe the same woman advocating free healthcare for all is also voting Romney, but who knows? Nicki is a complicated girl.

Source: MTV

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaMartin47

Rapper Nelly accused of rape, arrested after show

Published: Saturday, October 07, 2017 @ 2:09 PM

Rapper Nelly Arrested after Being Accused of Rape

Rapper Nelly was arrested early Saturday after being accused of raping a woman following a concert, police said.

Scott Rosenblum, Nelly's attorney, vigorously denied the charges, telling The Associated Press that the rape claim is a "completely fabricated allegation." Rosenblum said in an email statement that the rape allegation was "motivated by greed and vindictiveness" and that he was confident the charge would be dismissed after an investigation.

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Nelly, 42, is a three-time Grammy winner, including for the song "Hot in Herre," which won the best male rap solo performance award in 2002. Nelly is also known for the hits "My Place" and "Over and Over." He appeared in the 2005 film "The Longest Yard."

KIRO 7 reporter Ranji Sinha is getting the latest information on the investigation and is working to put together both sides of the story for a live report on KIRO 7 News at 5 p.m. Watch with us on TV or use this link for the KIRO 7 News livestream

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Pink announces 2018 'Beautiful Trauma World Tour' dates

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 3:55 PM

Pink Announces New Tour

Pink is returning to the road to support her new album, “Beautiful Trauma,” out Oct. 13.

The “Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018” will play 40 dates in North America, kicking off March 1 in Phoenix.

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Tickets for the show are between $47.45 and $207.45.

An American Express card member pre-sale runs from 10 a.m. Oct. 10 through 10 p.m. on Oct. 12. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Oct. 13.

Registration through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program is available now.

Fans who purchase tickets online between Oct. 10-20 can redeem one physical copy of “Beautiful Trauma” (redemptions must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 20).

‘Beautiful Trauma 2018 Tour’ Dates

03/01/18PhoenixTalking Stick Resort Arena
03/03/18Wichita, KansasINTRUST Bank Arena
03/05/18Tulsa, OklahomaBOK Center
03/06/18Lincoln, NebraskaPinnacle Bank Arena
03/09/18ChicagoUnited Center
03/12/18St. Paul, MinnesotaXcel Energy Center
03/14/18St. LouisScottrade Center
03/15/18Kansas City, MissouriSprint Center
03/17/18IndianapolisBankers Life Fieldhouse
03/18/18Grand Rapids, MichiganVan Andel Arena
03/20/18Toronto, Ontario*Air Canada Centre
03/23/18Montreal, QuebecBell Centre
03/25/18Detroit*Little Caesars Arena
03/27/18Louisville, Kentucky*KFC Yum! Cneter
03/28/18Cleveland*Quicken Loans Arena
04/04/18New York*Madison Square Garden
04/07/18Pittsburgh*PPG Paints Arena
04/09/18Boston*TD Garden
04/13/18PhiladelphiaWells Fargo Center
04/14/18Newark, New JerseyPrudential Center
04/16/18Washington, D.C.*Capital One Arena (fka Verizon Center)
04/19/18Charlottesville, VirginiaJohn Paul Jones Arena
04/21/18AtlantaPhilips Arena
04/24/18Orlando, FloridaAmway Center
04/25/18Fort Lauderdale, FloridaBB&T Center
04/28/18HoustonToyota Center
05/01/18DallasAmerican Airlines Center
05/08/18DenverPepsi Center
05/09/18Salt Lake CityVivint Smart Home Arena
05/12/18Vancouver, British ColumbiaRogers Arena
05/15/18Portland, OregonModa Center
05/18/18Oakland, CaliforniaOracle Arena
05/22/18Fresno, CaliforniaSave Mart Center
05/23/18Ontario, CaliforniaCitizens Business Bank Arena
05/25/18Anaheim, CaliforniaHonda Center
05/26/18Las VegasT-Mobile Arena
05/28/18San DiegoValley View Casino Center
05/31/17Los AngelesSTAPLES Center

06/02/18Los AngelesThe Forum

* Bleachers supporting

Lil Wayne's 'doing fine' after seizure reports, daughter says

Published: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 10:16 AM

Lil Wayne performs on Camp Stage during day one of Tyler, the Creator's 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on November 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Lil Wayne performs on Camp Stage during day one of Tyler, the Creator's 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on November 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Lil Wayne is “doing fine,” said his daughter, Reginae Carter, who is assuring fans after reports surfaced that her dad was hospitalized over the weekend due to seizures.

He was taken to a hospital Sunday after suffering seizures in Chicago, TMZ reported. The rapper also known as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. has been hospitalized before for the same reason in years past.

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Here are Carter’s recent posts giving updates on her dad’s condition:

Carter is the daughter of Lil Wayne and his ex, Toya Wright. They teamed up for their daughter’s 16th birthday bash and the star-studded extravaganza was featured on MTV’s “Super Sweet 16” in February 2015.

“Her dad was like, ‘Give her whatever she wants,’” Wright said of her ex-husband during an interview at her boutique, Garb, in Smyrna, Georgia. “I’m big on budgets. We ended up pulling it off.”

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“The most exciting part was getting my cars: I got a Ferrari and a BMW X4,” Carter told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the time. “That’s what I asked for but I didn’t know they were going to get it for me so that was surprising. I can’t really drive the Ferrari. I drive the Beemer a lot. That’s my every day car.”

The best gifts from her parents, though, are priceless.

“The best thing I inherited from my mother was the way she raised me to be humble and grounded,” she said. “With my father I’ll say his work ethic. I’ll go from singing to acting – I just like to do a lot of things. That’s what my father likes to do. It’s never enough.”

What to expect when this ‘Best Of Tour’ rolls into town

Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Il Divo: Singing strangers become platinum sellers



It’s been 14 years since Simon Cowell brought four singing strangers together to form Il Divo. His instincts were spot on. The platinum-selling vocal group, bringing its Best Of Tour to Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Tuesday, Sept. 5, has sold more than 30-million albums and filled venues around the world.

Urs Buhler recently answered some questions about Il Divo, which also features vocalists Sebastien Izambard, Carlos Marin and David Miller.

Q: What can fans expect from Best Of Tour?

A: “You’re going to get 90 minutes of pure Il Divo this time. We tried to pick the public favorites we’ve done in our career. We’ll be playing stuff that goes through all the albums we’ve released over the last 14 years. It’s a lot of our four voices, a lot of beautiful music, a lot of romance and a lot of Il Divo.”

Q: How is it different than the previous tour?

A: “Last year we did ‘Amor & Pasión,’ which was based around our album of all Latin standards. That was a big spectacle with dancers and solo numbers and instruments and all that kind of stuff on stage. What we’ve noticed is a lot of fans have been asking for something that really goes back to the essence of Il Divo, which is just the four of us and our voices and the best of our repertoire and that’s exactly what we’re intending to give everybody on this tour.”

Q: What’s the status of the next album?

A: “We’re working on that now. We’ve just about finished the song list. I don’t want to give too much away since we’re going to be touring for the next couple of months. Then we’re probably going to go in the studio in November or December. We’re not following up on the concept of Latin music. Again, we wanted to take Il Divo a bit back to its basics, which is the voices and great, great music. Right now we’re just trying to find the greatest repertoire we could find.”

Q: What keeps you four working together?

A: “It’s still a lot of fun to stand on stage together. Each one of us loves nothing more than singing and Il Divo gives us a great platform for that. Even though it has obviously been difficult and very intense at times, we’ve achieved massive success with the band. As long as we’re successful, we’d be fools to throw that away. We’re having a ball and that’s why we keep going.”


Who: Il Divo

Where: Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5

Cost: $40-$70 in advance, $45-$75 at the door

More info: 937-296-3300 or

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