Nicki tells rappers to stear clear of Americal Idol……
Nicki Minaj has warned aspiring rappers not to take their chances on American Idol because she is convinced hip-hop fans need "credible" and "authentic" stars.
The rapper/singer has joined the panel for the latest series of the TV talent show alongside Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and longtime judge Randy Jackson.
Minaj was adamant fellow rappers should not be included in the competition and urges aspiring hip-hop stars not to bother auditioning for the show.
During a press junket this week to promote the latest series, Minaj told reporters, "This is definitely not a rap competition, and when I got involved with (American Idol) I specifically said I hope they didn't try to do that because I was on the show. America loves that it's an honest singing competition and I'm not here to change that, I'm here to judge.
Alicia Keys Tour Annouced….
Alicia Keys is taking the heat of her fifth studio album to venues across the country. The singer-songwriter has announced a 24-city North American “Set The World On Fire Tour,” to kick off on March 7 in Seattle, WA and Miguel will serve as the supporting act.
“‘Girl On Fire’ has been such an empowering and freeing experience for me as an artist. I can’t wait to discover how the new and familiar faces I see on tour embrace the music and the journey I’ve taken.”
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets on Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. through Citi’s Private Pass Program. It is scheduled for Atlanta on March 29th at the Phillips Arena. Keep it locked here on 96.3 Kiss FM for your chance to win tickets.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized the work of Denzel Washington, Quentin Tarantino and the little girl from “Beasts of the Southern Wild” in its nominations for 2013 Academy Awards. Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the nominees yesterday in Beverly Hills…… (Audio)
Slavery-era dramas “Django Unchained” and “Lincoln” will face off for Best Picture, while “Django” also scored a nom for Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz. None of the black actors from the film received nominations.
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” received four nominations, including Best Director, Best Picture and Best Actress for the film’s 9-year-old star Quvenzhané Wallis – the year’s youngest nominee.