Nicki Minaj stops by "Good Morning America" and speaks out on her AMA performance with Justin Bieber and her recent rift with fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey. [Rap-Up]

Nicki also opens up about her newfound success and challenges in a new video for "Freedom.[Rapfix]

Alicia Keys shares another collaborative track, "Fire We Make," which features Maxwell and is produced by Pop & Oak. Predictably steamy. [Rap-Up]

French Montana has released his latest mixtape Mac and Cheese 3 and the star-studded project includes the likes of Rick Ross, J.Cole and Mac Miller. [Rapfix]

Swizz Beats talks about his relationship with superstar wife Alicia Keys, their son Egypt and his forthcoming music projects in an exclusive interview. [iPower FM]

Hip-hop hero Kendrick Lamar shows up on the Rickey Smiley show and discusses what 2Pac would think of him, amongst other things. [Rickey Smiley Morning Show]

Are Slim Thug and LeToya Luckett back together? He was spotted with his ex-girlfriend backstage at the 2012 Los Magnificos Box Car Show, check out the video. [97.9 The Box]

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