Meeting one of your idols can be a humbling experience. Even if you happen to be a platinum-selling, award-winning, record-breaking artist yourself. Last night (Oct. 15), Nicki Minaj ran into one of her favs, Lauryn Hill, while backstage at the Tidal X concert and almost lost her damn mind.
Video footage was captured of the touching moment, which shows Ms. Minaj breaking down in the presence of Ms. Hill. At one point, she literally gets on her knees, face in the carpet and bows at the feet of the former Fugees front woman. “I’m in love with you,” Nicki tells Hill while giving her a huge hug. “I’m in love with your spirit, your mind, everything about you.”
Minaj was clearly shaken by the experience and expressed her emotions in the caption. “Excuse me while I have an outer body experience. Shaking, crying, a MESS!!!! 😩 this lady is the reason. Omg. The QUEEN. Goddess! The epitome! The bar! The *faints*. Ms Lauryn Hill told me to keep “spittin dat fire”. Is this real life!????,” she wrote.
She later posed for pics with Hill (below) and was all smiles.
While Nicki loves Lauryn, the distinction of her favorite rapper happens to go to Jay Z. “I think everybody knows how obsessed I am with Jay Z. He’s always been my favorite rapper — him and Wayne,” she said in a past interview.
But clearly, she has already met Hov and Tunechi.
The Bible Tupac Shakur used in prison while he was incarcerated for sexual assault in 1995 is being sold for $54,000 on the Internet.
The autograph dealer Moments In Time has obtained the Bible, which is the Life Recovery version of the scripture. The description reads: “The Bible Tupac used while incarcerated in Dannemora for rape, signed on the inside front cover with his inmate # beneath his signature.”
2 Pac apparently signed the Bible with a red marker on the inside cover, and also put his Department of Corrections number, 95A1140.
‘Pac started his sentence at Clinton Correctional Facility on Feb. 15, 1995 and released his album Me Against The World a short time later, becoming the first artist to earn a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 while incarcerated. While locked up, ‘Pac also married his long-time girlfriend, Keisha Morris. They divorced a year later.
Memorabilia from the late rap icon is in high demand. Last month, it was announced that hand-written lyrics from the beloved rapper were up for auction. The lyric sheet is for ‘Pac’s “Catchin’ Feelings” from his posthumous 2002 Better Dayz album. The rare piece of memorabilia was also made available courtesy of the company Moments in Time. MIT owner Gary Zimet tells TMZ that he got the lyrics from an ex-employee of the studio in which ‘Pac laid the track in 1996—the year of his death.
Moments In Time has since been threatened by the estate of Tupac to cease the sale. Shakur’s people believe they are the rightful owners of all of Pac’s original art, and as a result, they think it’s disrespectful to exploit his memory by selling his property.
TMZ is reporting that Dr. Dre is planning to file a lawsuit against Sony for portraying him as a woman beater in a new TV Movie Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le. The movie depicts Dr. Dre as a woman beater who abuses Michel’le which actually never happened in real life.
Dr. Dre’s character is portrayed as extremely violent who pulls Michel’le’s hair, punches her in the face, and even pulling a gun on her. We have no idea why Sony would like to tarnish Dr.Dre’s name especially if these allegations never happened. The two dated almost 30 years ago and no allegations of abuse have never been brought to the table.
Dr.Dre’s lawyers are ready to file a suit and also have told Michel’le to keep her mouth shut during this situation. Sony is set to release the movie this coming week. If so Sony should get ready for some court appearance’s and may have to pay a pretty penny to Dr. Dre.
Watch the world premiere of “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge, & Michel’le” on October 15 at 8/7c on Lifetime.
Meek Mill has built a career out of proudly representing Philadelphia. It’s not a new story that the rapper came from nothing; battle rapping on the streets while his friends held camcorders. Now, as he looks forward, the Dreamchaser explains what he hopes to achieve in his career next. This is Noisey Raps.