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Nicki Minaj, Best Female Video: ‘Starships’ Wins the Crown at 2012 MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj took home Best Female Video at the 2012 MTV VMAs Thursday night for her "Starships" video, beating out Rihanna, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and Beyonce.

This is the second win for Nicki after she picked up the Best Hip-Hop Video statue last

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Erykah Badu Feels Violated by Flaming Lips’ ‘Tasteless’ NSFW Video

Based on the reactions we saw, people either loved or hated the Flaming Lips' nudity-filled definitely NSFW video for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," which featured Erykah Badu and her younger sister Nayrok. Now one thing is for certain -- both Badus definitely hated it.

In a lengthy Twitter post, Erykah took Flamin

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K’naan to Mitt Romney: If You Don’t Like the Poor, ‘Don’t Use Their Songs’

We never figured Mitt Romney for a hip-hop connoisseur -- despite the fact that he likely has an "other other benz" -- but we were still surprised by his incredibly idiotic decision to use K'naan's 'Wavin' Flag' as a campaign anthem, Spinner reports. The Somali-Canadian rapper penned the track about the

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Aretha Franklin Calls Off Wedding, Moving ‘Too Fast’

Aretha Franklin has called off her wedding to Willie Wilkerson, just three weeks after announcing her engagement, Spinner reports.

According to the Associated Press, the Queen of Soul broke the bad news via a representative, who said the singer felt things had moved too quickly. Aretha apparently also believed that

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Aretha Franklin Engaged: Singer Marrying Friend

Time to raise a glass to Aretha Franklin: The soul legend revealed that she's now engaged to longtime boyfriend William "Willie" Wilkerson.

The 69-year-old Franklin made the wedding announcement via a statement to the Associated Press. In it,

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees: Beastie Boys In

Cleveland, get ready for one hell of a night. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2012 inductees will include Guns N' Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Beastie Boys.

This year's musician class also includes singer-so

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Conrad Murray Sentenced in Michael Jackson Case

Dr. Conrad Murray has been sentenced to four years in jail following his conviction for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. This was the maximum sentence for the crime.

Judge Michael Pastor ruled that Murray would not receive probation, af

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Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Jackson Manslaughter Trial

Dr. Conrad Murray, who was accused of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, has been found guilty. He faces up to four years in prison and could have his medical license revoked.

The jury, which started del

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