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Jay Z & Beyonce’ Make BIG Statements this Black History Month; $1.5 Million Donation & More!


Jay Z and Beyonce’ have had a week full of politically charged statements, charitable donations, and public backlash. This is in stark contrast to what many criticized as silence and seeming disinterest from hip hop’s first couple. Jay Z, however, has been making quite a few moves behind the scenes dating all the way back to Tidal’s first concert in October 2015.

Nicki Minaj Visits Cancer Patient

As reported by BET, this past March NBA player, John Wall, helped a very young cancer patient’s wish come true.  5-year old cancer patient, Miyah was diagnosed with Lymphoma last year. The Washington Wizards point guard made a video with Miyah on his Instagram page saying that Miyah’s wish was to meet Nicki Minaj and get one of her pink wigs. The video received so much attention, as well as tweets with the hashtag #HelpMiyahMeetNicki and #PinkWigForMiyah, that Nicki saw the video and tweets, and made it her business to grant Miyah’s wish. Check out the pictures below!

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Nicki Minaj and Mattel partner to auction one-of-a-kind Barbie

Nicki Minaj and Mattel partner to auction one-of-a-kind Barbie

After proclaiming her love for all things Barbie since her early career, Nicki Minaj and Mattelhave finally entered into a formal agreement for the toymaker to create a licensed likeness of the pop star.

Starting Wednesday, December 7, Mattel will offer a one-of-a-kind Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll up for auction on Starting at $1000, all proceeds from the auction will benefit Project Angel Food, an LA based nonprofit that provides daily meals for men, woman and children homebound or disabled by HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses.

“Nicki is a big part of pop culture and also huge within the fashion industry, as well as a big Barbie fan,” says Stefani Yocky, a Barbie spokeswoman. “It’s really exciting for us that she’s been so generous to allow us to create this one-of-a-kind doll to support such an important cause.”

Mattel has not yet confirmed if the agreement with Nicki will stretch into 2012, however, if Nicki’s prior business deals are any indication, it will.

According to John Demsey, group president of The Estee Lauder Companies, Minaj’s Pink Friday lipstick for MAC was originally planned for only a limited supply of 2,500 pieces, but after an email blast to MAC customers, a viral press launch and Nicki tweeting directly to her fans, the company quickly had to up its order to 30,000 in order to deal with demand. As a result of the overwhelming success of the launch, MAC decided to sign the rapper as its 2012 Viva Glam spokeswoman.

The auction for this first ever Nicki Minaj Barbie will only last until December 19, so if you are interested head on over to next Wednesday and place your bid! In the meantime you can check out some of the other Hollywood pop stars who have been immortalized as plastic collector’s items in the slideshow to your left.

Principal Nicki

 Minaj  took time out of her busy schedules to give back to the nation’s educational system at two different high schools. Nicki Minaj joined The Get Schooled Foundation and surprised students at Collins Academy In Chicago. Nicki Minaj acted as the “Principal for the Day” to the more than 400 eager students.  Then she presented three exemplary students with $10,000 college scholarships from Comcast.  And if that wasn’t a full day’s work, she also helped teach a freshman English class, and joined MTV’s Sway Callowayin an all-school assembly to celebrate the students’ and teachers’ accomplishments.