Nicki Minaj Says She Wants a Family Someday
Nicki Minaj is content holding the title of hip-hop’s current queen, but down the line, she envisions a king and maybe little princes and princesses of her own. The 31-year-old MC/singer shot some arty-sexy black-and-whites for L’Uomo Vogue’s October music issue, and revealed to the magazine that she sees a family in her future. “I don’t want to work my whole life without ever experiencing the joys of a family,” said the “Anaconda” rapper, adding that she’s currently too busy with her career to settle down. “Seeing Beyoncé with her daughter and husband was so tender… It showed me that it is possible to be an animal on stage and a caring mother at the same time.” Her Prince Charming criteria? An “upright man, who will take care of me,” she says, probably unintentionally referencing the title of Drake’s sophomore album, Take Care.
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Paula Patton Files for Divorce from Robin Thicke
Paula Patton is ready to sign them papers. Robin Thicke’s estranged wife is making their separation all-the-way official, reportedly filing for divorce in Los Angeles last Friday and asking for joint custody of their 4-year-old son, Julian. The paperwork cites “irreconcilable differences,” which could be code for Robin’s infidelity, drug use or letting Miley Cyrus twerk on him during their infamous 2013 VMAs performance of “Blurred Lines.” Sources, however, tell TMZ the divorce is “harmonious.” Patton has been laying low for much of 2014, as Thicke put on shameless dedication performances and named his album Paula in an attempt to win her back (but likely just mortified her more). The high school sweethearts were married for nine years.
Charlie Murphy Says Black Jesus Ranks with Chappelle’s Show
From the ’93 gangsta-rap spoof film CB4 to narrating Rick James’s zany antics on Chappelle’s Show, Charlie Murphy has cemented his place among the comedy greats. Yet Eddie Murphy’s big bro says his latest gig on Adult Swim’s Black Jesus ranks with his best work. The 55-year-old funnyman jumped on the phone with XXL to speak on the controversial series that chronicles a modern-day Jesus Christ set in Compton. “The show talks about love and kindness constantly,” Murphy said of Black Jesus, which also stars Gerald “Slink” Johnson and John Witherspoon. “Black Jesus is trying to drill that in everyone around him… There are young people that weren’t even discussing spirituality, and then started to because of the show.” The premiere season’s finale episode airs tonight at 11pm ET.