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#Dricki is officially back and better than ever.
Just a few months after rekindling their friendship (which was announced via a set of matching photos on Instagram), Drake and Nicki Minaj are back to professing their love for one another in any and every way that they can.
Though neither of them has really opened up about what caused the rift in their relationship or how they repaired it, the pair have talked at length about the ups and downs of their friendship — and teased the potential for more — over the years.
“I love Nicki Minaj/ I told her I »
- Julia Emmanuele
Drake has got some more accomplishments to drink to.
The More Life artist needed "One Dance" with just about everyone at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, where the 30-year-old performer broke Adele's record for most wins by an artist in a single night, nabbing 13, and looking damn happy while doing it.
Drake brought his whole team, including his dad -- who was rocking a purple suit -- onstage for his Top Artist acceptance speech that closed out the show, where to be fair, he gave credit to Adele assuming she'd be "back on top" whenever her next album drops. The team then exited the stage booze in hand.
Afterward, the rapper looked positively giddy as he posed with his 13 awards, which obviously couldn't fit in just one hand.
Drake was named the top artist at Sunday’s 2017 Billboard Music Awards, breaking the record for the most awards won in a single year with 13 total wins.
The “Hotline Bling” singer took home the biggest prize at show, beating out Beyoncé, The Chainsmokers, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Twenty One Pilots, the Weeknd, last year’s winner, Adele, and former flame, Rihanna.
Accepting the trophy with his father and Young Money Entertainment entourage in tow — including Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne — Drake threw back shots of his own Virginia Black whiskey and sent some love to Adele, who had »
- Mariah Haas and Dave Quinn
The 30-year-old Canadian rapper got personal while accepting his trophy for Top 200 Billboard album — given to him for his 2016 record Views.
He started his love fest by opening up about frustration he felt towards an unnamed pal. “You know I had a close friend of mine that didn’t support my album but then supported other people’s stuff,” Drake explained. “And I asked them why, and their response was, ‘I don’t want »
- Dave Quinn
Drake and Nicki Minaj are nothing but love!
The "One Dance" artist raved about his longtime friend and collaborator during his acceptance speech for winning Top Billboard 200 Album at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.
More: Nicki Minaj Opens 2017 Billboard Music Awards With Super Sexy Leather Medley
It started when Drake complimented the award show's co-host Vanessa Hudgens, saying "I wanna say that, Vanessa Hudgens, you look incredible tonight," after which Minaj can be seen hilariously saying, "What about me??"
"Nicki Minaj, I'm so glad we found our way back because I love you," Drake continued, addressing the pair's falling out over his very public feud with Minaj's ex-boyfriend, Meek Mill. "And I could never ever ever see it any other way."
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"Thank you, I love you," Minaj returned.
After the moment, Minaj posted a sweet pic of herself, Drake, and Lil Wayne »
Leave it to Nicki Minaj to turn up the heat!
The "No Frauds" rapper opened up the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, where she performed a medley of hits while doing a super sexy routine, complete with leather outfits, booty-popping and literal fire.
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Nicki Minaj's Young Money family member, Lil Wayne, came out to deliver his "No Frauds" verse during the show -- a fair amount of which was caught by the broadcast censors -- where Tunechi did some stripping down of his own, partially removing his coat to reveal his fit torso.
Watch: Nicki Minaj Poses Topless in Chanel Boots -- See the Sexy Pic!
Drake watched along in the audience looking thoroughly entertained while his frequent collaborator strutted her stuff.
Way to put it down, Nicki!
More: Nicki Minaj and Drake Are Friends Again, Have a [link »
It has been over two years since Nicki Minaj released a new album, but she’s back in full force.
Her set opened with a dance medley of her former hits, including “Starships,” “Anaconda,” and “Super Bass” — all playing while various dancers rocked out to some of her most iconic moves.
Minaj then appeared — dressed in a black and gold ensemble with a fierce sparkling head mask — to rap her newest track, “No Frauds,” a no-holds-barred diss track spawned out »
- Brianne Tracy
#BBMAs: @Nickiminaj kicks off the show with a medley of top hits pic.twitter.com/u1S0RwsFXO - Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 22, 2017 Nicki Minaj kicked off the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday with a medley of her latest hits (including "No Frauds"), and hot damn. The star rocked the hell out of a leather getup and outshone featured artists like Lil Wayne and Jason Derulo. Minaj is up for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award, which she basically earned in the first eight minutes of the show alone. »
- Maggie Pehanick
This is how you start the show with a bang bang! As the 2017 Billboard Music Awards kicked off Sunday night in Las Vegas, Nicki Minaj decided to start the party early with a nine-minute performance that got the entire T-Mobile Arena on its feet. Featuring appearances by Jason Derulo, David Guetta and Lil Wayne, the set list featured all of your favorite hits from the rapper and then some. Dance moves and fire affects also helped create a party mood. As for Nicki's outfit, the Internet quickly started comparing the bondage-inspired look to that of Catwoman. It may just be a really big night for Nicki who is nominated in the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement category »
Pop your popcorn and cozy on up to the couch. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards are nearly here!
Billboard‘s annual honors, celebrating music’s biggest chart-topping artists, have been airing since 1989 – though took a four-year break for contract negotiations in 2007.
This year’s show will air live on both costs from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 21 (at 8 p.m. Et) on ABC.
Check out People’s full 2017 Billboard Music Awards coverage.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Ludacris will return as co-host for the fourth consecutive year, alongside first-time co-host Vanessa Hudgens.
- Dave Quinn
In "Rap Song" – which pokes fun at hits like DJ Khaled's "I'm the One" featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Migos' Quavo and Lil Wayne – Kenan Thompson's Big Chris attempts to perform his new track but he's continually interrupted by his fellow Cash Stack rappers that are guesting, like Shantasia and Yung Bitch.
Midway through the song, Dwayne Johnson's King Keef »
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will undoubtedly pull out all the stops. Nicki Minaj will open the show with a nine-minute performance featuring Jason Derulo, David Guetta and Lil Wayne. Vanessa Hudgens and Ludacris will co-host the ceremony live from inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and ABC will televise the event beginning at 8 p.m. Et. The show has only gotten bigger since it began in 1990—and it certainly looked a lot different 20 years ago. On Dec 8, 1997, top winners included Elton John and a teenage LeAnn Rimes. Metallica gave a performance of "The Unforgiven II"—and it took them 17 years to do it again. Before this Sunday's show, E! News is looking back at the 1997 »
[[tmz:video id="0_xl4tjjkx"]] T-Wayne -- the Houston emcee best known for his track "Nasty Freestyle" -- says he's fed up with the backlash he's been getting since T-Pain and Lil Wayne's famous collab album dropped. The rapper tells us fans of the "T-Wayne" album -- nearly 10 years in the making -- are pissed at him because they think he's trying to compare himself to the hip-hop legends. T-Wayne says those fans got it twisted ... he's been going »
- TMZ Staff
Along with the full ensemble’s weeknightly performance as the live house band for Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” on NBC, Trotter and Thompson started Passyunk Productions and are working on two children’s shows for Amazon Studios: one a live-action program, the other an animated kids’ show.
While Thompson busies himself with DJ gigs and authoring books such as 2015’s “Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove,” Trotter recently got into the solo entrepreneurial act with the start of his “Black Thought Presents…. Delirious” stand-up comedy events — first at the Punch Line Comedy Club in his hometown of Philadelphia, with more to follow at other Punch Line locations nationally.
- A.D. Amorosi
Manaj began her performance with dancers before making her grand entrance in a black leather and silver bedazzled costume.
Lil Wayne took the stage first, rapping on "No Frauds." Guetta then performed with Minaj, performing "Light My Body Up." Derulo was the last special guest of the opening act performing on "Swalla."
2017 marks the fourth appearance for Minaj on the Billboard Music Awards stage, as well as her first television performance since breaking Aretha Franklin’s long-standing record for female »
- Kara Haar,Kaeli Wells
All eyes will be on Nicki Minaj at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. The rapper will open the ceremony with a nine-minute performance, featuring appearances by Jason Derulo, David Guetta and Lil Wayne. Minaj is nominated in the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement category (presented by Xfinity). A four-time winner and 23-time nominee, the rapper is going up against Luke Bryan, The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd. Voting will remain open until one hour into the live ceremony. ABC will broadcast the award show live on both coasts from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, beginning at 8 p.m. Et. Minaj joins previously announced performers Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Miley Cyrus, »
Lil Wayne is demanding Martin Shkreli hand over his copy of "Tha Carter V" and says if the infamous disgraced pharma exec leaks anymore of it online ... he's taking his ass to court. We're told Weezy's lawyers and Universal Music both fired off cease and desist letters after Shkreli leaked more tunes earlier this month from the stupidly long-awaited album. He first played the record on the Internet around Christmas, but Wayne didn't sue because »
- TMZ Staff
Drake is changing the prom chaperone game.
The "Hotline Bling" rapper flew to Memphis, Tennessee, over the weekend to crash a very important party -- his cousin Jalaah Moore's senior prom!
And Drake made sure his cousin and her date rolled up to prom in style -- shelling out for their custom matching outfits, a white Rolls Royce to get them there, and an after-party for Jalaah and 400 of her closest friends at the Hard Rock Café, according to TMZ.
Drake and Jalaah both shared photos of the night to social media.
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The 30-year-old Canadian didn’t perform at the prom, but we bet he was probably center of attention anyway!
Drake suffered a break-in at his Los Angeles home recently, allegedly by a thirsty fan who stole nothing but a few sodas »
[[tmz:video id="0_2e810hl0"]] Big Sean's latest concert was extremely expensive -- not for fans -- but for the bottom line on his tour ... after a downpour seriously damaged his stage. Sean was a headliner at the Power 106 Powerhouse show in San Bernardino, CA -- along with Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled Saturday -- when a freak storm hit the outdoor venue. His video wall, which is a big part of his act, was drenched ... and after a »
- TMZ Staff
If you ever find yourself at a Lil Wayne show and become so overcome by the music that you can’t help but jump onstage and join him… don’t. That’s what an unfortunate (and probably aching) concertgoer learned the hard way during the rapper’s performance at Miami’s Rolling Loud festival this weekend when he jumped on […] »
- Brent Furdyk
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