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Driver in Death of Nicki Minaj's Father Gets Plea Deal

Judge's promise of no more than a year in jail angers Carol Maraj, the victim's widow

(Newser) - The hit-and-run driver who struck the father of Nicki Minaj last year, killing him, has entered guilty pleas in a deal that will bring him a sentence of no more than a year behind bars—an outcome that upset prosecutors and the victim's widow. Charles Polevich pleaded guilty on...

White House Offers Facts on Vaccines to Minaj

Trinidadian's friend's cousin isn't going to Washington just yet

(Newser) - The Biden administration has offered to have a doctor answer Nicki Minaj's questions about the coronavirus vaccines, but the rapper doesn't seem to have been invited to the White House just yet. Minaj had tweeted Wednesday that she was going to Washington and would "ask questions on...

Piers Morgan: 'I'm Going Home'
Piers Morgan:
'I'm Going Home'


Piers Morgan: 'I'm Going Home'

He's joining News Corp., will host new weeknight show on Fox Nation

(Newser) - Piers Morgan has found a new job following his explosive departure from Good Morning Britain. The political pundit is joining News Corp. and Fox News Media in a partnership that will see him host a new weeknight show to air in the US, UK, and Australia in 2022. He'll...

Fauci Weighs In on Minaj's Testicles Tweet

'She should be thinking twice' about spreading unverified claims, he says

(Newser) - Dr. Anthony Fauci has weighed in on the controversy Nicki Minaj is calling #BallGate. The nation's top infectious disease expert, asked during a CNN interview Tuesday whether COVID vaccines could cause infertility, said the answer is a "resounding no," CBS reports. Minaj caused an uproar this week...

The Nicki Minaj Met Gala Vaccination Twitter Mess, Explained

Minaj did not actually skip the Met Gala due to vaccine requirement, she says

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj was not at the Met Gala on Monday night, and there was much Twitter drama over why exactly she declined to attend. It started when she tweeted Monday, "They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met....

Nicki Minaj's Husband May Be Headed Back to Jail
Nicki Minaj's
Husband
Pleads Guilty

Nicki Minaj's Husband Pleads Guilty

Kenneth Petty admits he failed to register as sex offender after move to Calif., could go back to jail

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj hasn't given a reason for why she pulled out of her performance at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, simply noting , "I'll explain why another day," but a recent development regarding her spouse may offer a clue. The New York Post reports that...

Nicki Minaj Sued By Woman Her Husband Tried to Rape

Accuser says Minaj offered $500K to recant

(Newser) - A woman who Nicki Minaj's husband attempted to rape in the 1990s has sued the rapper over allegations she and her family have been harassed in a bid to get her to recant her story, per NBC News , Kenneth Petty served almost four years in prison after holding the...

Cops: Driver Who Killed Minaj's Father Knew What He Did

Charles Polevich asked man if he was OK but didn't call for help, police say

(Newser) - A 70-year-old man arrested Wednesday in the hit-and-run death of rapper Nicki Minaj’s father stopped briefly to ask the injured man if he was OK but didn't call for help, police say. Charles Polevich faces charges of leaving the scene of an incident and tampering with physical evidence...

Nicki Minaj's Dad Killed in Hit-and-Run

Robert Maraj was struck on Long Island Friday night

(Newser) - A tragedy for rapper Nicki Minaj, whose father was killed Friday night by a hit-and-run driver in New York. Robert Maraj, 64, was walking in the roadway in Mineola on Long Island when a driver hit him and fled the scene, police say. He was initially listed as being in...

Tracy Chapman Scoops Up $450K From Nicki Minaj in Suit

Controversy centered on Minaj's song 'Sorry' using lyrics from Chapman's 'Baby Can I Hold You'

(Newser) - A copyright infringement lawsuit involving Nicki Minaj and Tracy Chapman has seemingly been put to rest. Per documents filed in a California federal court and reviewed by Pitchfork , Chapman, 56, who's best known for her late '80s hit "Fast Car," has accepted a $450,000 offer...

With One Word, a Big Reveal From Nicki Minaj

She announces pregnancy online

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj got married last year after announcing that she wanted to start a family. On Monday, the 37-year-old rapper told her fans she's well on her way to the latter goal. She posted a photo of herself online cradling her baby bump with a one-word hashtag: "#Preggers,...

More Big News From Nicki Minaj
More Big News
From Nicki Minaj

More Big News From Nicki Minaj

She's now 'Mrs. Petty'

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj wasn't bluffing when she said she'd soon walk down the aisle. The 36-year-old rapper who previously said she was retiring to start a family announced her marriage to boyfriend of one year, Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, late Monday. She shared a video showing Mr. and Mrs....

Nicki Minaj Announcement Stuns Fans

She says she's retiring to have a family

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj stunned fans Thursday by abruptly announcing that she is retiring from the entertainment business to concentrate on starting a family. "I've decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now," she tweeted . "To my fans, keep reppin me, do...

Celeb Most Tweeted About in US Isn't American

K-Pop band BTS nabs most mentions in 2018

(Newser) - Twitter data once again shows that South Korean boy band BTS is indeed a "global phenomenon," per Billboard . Year-end stats released by the site identify the K-Pop group as the most tweeted about celeb in the US for a second year in a row. One individual member also...

Tracy Chapman Sues to Block Nicki Minaj Song

She accuses Minaj of copyright infringement

(Newser) - Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission. Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday in a Los Angeles federal court. The Grammy-winning singer says Minaj's unreleased track, "Sorry," incorporates the lyrics and vocal melody from her 1988 single, " Baby...

Nicki Minaj-Cardi B Fight De-Escalates

Minaj won't file police report after rival attacked her with a shoe

(Newser) - Cardi B may have a goose egg on her noggin after a confrontation with Nicki Minaj that got physical, but she won't have criminal charges, TMZ reports. That's because Minaj was uninjured after Cardi B charged her Friday night at a New York Fashion Week party—throwing her...

Cardi B, Nicki Minaj Get Into a Fight at Party

Cardi B escorted out with a welt, allegedly from Minaj's security team

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj and Cardi B were involved in an altercation Friday night that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party, per the AP . Cardi B ended up with a sizable bump on her forehead, believed to have been caused by Minaj's security team, reports BuzzFeed . A person...

2 Big Names Come Through for 'Shamed' Cosby Show Actor

Geoffrey Owens reportedly to act in 10 episodes of Tyler Perry show; Nicki Minaj wants to donate $25K

(Newser) - The swelling tide of well wishes for the Cosby Show actor who was job-shamed by multiple media outlets may have just turned into something more lucrative. Sources tell TMZ that Geoffrey Owens has accepted a job offer by filmmaker and producer Tyler Perry, who tweeted earlier this week that the...

This Year's Most Eye-Catching Met Gala Looks

Divine designs was the theme

(Newser) - Divine designs floated up the red carpet at Monday's religion-themed Met Gala in shimmering golds, reds, and fuchsia; in crowns and in crosses; and even a pair of giant wings. One lesson of the night: If anyone can make a mitre modern, it's Rihanna. The Grammy-winning artist arrived...

'Unbelievable' Rape Case of Nicki Minaj's Brother Wraps Up

Jelani Maraj convicted of sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl, could receive 25 years to life in prison

(Newser) - The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj was convicted Thursday of predatory sexual assault after being charged with repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl at his Long Island home. Jurors delivered their verdict on the second day of deliberations in Jelani Maraj's trial. The charges carry the potential for 25 years...

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