Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Go Ham on Twitter!

You might consider Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill the 2015 Bonnie and Clyde after they squeezed their Twitter trigger fingers yesterday. It all started once MTV’s VMA nominations were announced. Nicki played her race card, claiming she was snubbed in the Video of the Year category because she’s not a “different kind of artist.” “When the ‘other’ girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination,” Nicki wrote. “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.”

Somehow, Taylor Swift made the comments about herself, butting in with the reply: “I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.” Nicki clarified that she was throwing no shade to Swift (like, for real, Taylor?), but invited her to speak out about the way Black artists are considered by award shows. Swift invited her to share the stage if she wins VOTD. The end. Right? Nah.

Meek let some rounds off later, shrugging off award shows (“I know they gone give em to the white kids”) and taking shots at Safaree Samuels and, surprisingly, Drake. “Stop comparing Drake to me too…. He don’t write his own raps! That’s why he ain’t tweet my album because we found out!” Whoa! He applauded the pen game of peers J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, but added that Drake’s bars on “R.I.C.O.,” their latest collaboration, were ghostwritten. “He ain’t even write that verse on my album and if I woulda knew I woulda took it off my album… I don’t trick my fans! Lol.”

As for Safaree, Meek speculated about the sexuality of Nicki’s ex. “This n*gga SB was twerking mannnnnnnn…. i always thought u was gay letting Ya girl do all that sh*t with n*ggas while yall where [sic] together! Lol.” Stay tuned for replies from Drizzy and Safaree. This all could get ugly.

Read it at CNN.

Rihanna Announces New Fragrance, RiRi

It seems as if Rihanna is determined to drop everything but R8, one of the year’s most anticipated albums. The Bajan sensation has announced her next release is a fragrance called RiRi. “Ladies!!! It’s about that time!!! Brand new fragrance coming…. ‘RiRi,’” she tweeted last night. It’s only the latest in a line of scents that include Rogue, Rogue Love, Rogue Man, Nude, Diamonds, Rebelle and Reb’l Fleur.

Read it at VIBE.

50 Cent Says His Flashy Lifestyle Is Fake

Has 50 Cent been flaunting funny money? The perennial Forbes cash king, who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, was ordered to testify about his finances in court yesterday. As he tells it, his extravagant displays of opulence are all fugazi. Cars rented. Jewelry borrowed. “The hip-hop culture is aspirational,” he said. “It’s like music videos: They say action and you see all these fancy cars but everything goes back to the dealership.” Say it ain’t so, Curtis!

The trial is a follow-up to a verdict that ordered 50 to fork up $5 million to Lastonia Leviston, the mother of Rick Ross’s child whose sex tape was exposed by the Queens rapper. A jury is reevaluating how much 50 should pay, considering his financial status. “I’m sorry if you feel like I hurt you,” 50 said to Leviston, chalking the sex tape up as collateral damage in his rivalry with Ross. “That’s just the competitive nature of the art form.”

Read it at Page Six.