Today, Nicki Minaj celebrates her 33rd birthday and we love her not only for her prowess on the mic and talents as an entertainer in general, but also for the fact that she is not afraid to tell it like it is. Whether she’s throwing a little shade or outright dragging someone for getting out of pocket, Nicki is a woman who will not hesitate to keep it 100 when it comes to her feelings.
Photo: Miley Cyrus wore 11 different outfits during MTV’s two-hour broadcast of the 2015 Video Music Awards, each revealing varying degrees of skin and fluctuating levels of insanity. With the help of her stylist, Simone Harrouche, the pair created a fashion narrative from the moment Cyrus stepped out onto the red carpet in a custom Versace ensemble made of chandelier strands and silver suspenders. From there, a custom Henry Holland pink latex dress paid homage to her newly released single “Dooo It,” and later, she wore another custom look created by Harouche and designer Brad Callahan, professionally known as BCalla, to perform the debut song off her new album Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz. After fans of the brand started complaining on social media, Cami James and Nadia Napreychikov, its Melbourne-based designers posted this note to Instagram: “We are obviously distraught, and this couldn’t have come at a worse time as we are on out official last day of making the new collection, so we are trying our best to rise above and stay focused. We’ve kept our mouths closed about a lot of things in the past, but the one thing you can’t take and get away with is someone’s identity.” James and Napreychikov create kitschy clothes with lots of sequins, bold words, emoji faces, and other symbols including middle fingers, money signs, and cacti.
Miley Cyrus can’t be tamed — and live television (OK, delayed by a few minutes) is no exception. The host of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards angered the Parents Television Council, a censorship advocacy group, with a wardrobe malfunction that let a nip slip during a moment backstage as well as her repeated references to illicit drug use. “MTV had an opportunity to use its powerful VMA platform to stir a young audience to aspire to something positive and uplifting. Instead they chose to perpetuate blatant sexualization – much of it self-inflicted by the artists – and to celebrate the use of illegal drugs,” Tim Winter, president of PTC, said in a statement following Sunday night’s broadcast. “MTV rated the content of the program as appropriate for a child as young as 14, though most parents of teens that age would find such a content rating preposterous.