10 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Had Great Natural Hair

Written By: Nadia Nguru

  1. Janelle Monae

The wonderful and empowering singer of ‘QUEEN’ snatched all our edges with the fresh face picture she posted a while back on instagram, showing off her beautiful, long hair.








2. Blac Chyna

Although she does love getting floor length extensions, Chyna’s hair has some serious length of its own. Infact, it’s longer than some of the weaves she wears.













3. Nicki Minaj

The undisputed QUEEN of weaves has shared with the world the true beauty underneath the inches a couple of times, leaving us in awe each time she does.








4. Gabrielle Union

Our most loveable ‘Good Deeds’ actress is not only stunning in weaves, but she also knows how to rock a cute high ponytail with her gorgeous curls.








5. Rihanna

The Rihanna Navy was HERE FOR IT when Riri posted the cutest picture of her, flossing her curls.








6. Kerry Washington

The star of the hit series Scandal, is fond of wearing weaves to red carpet events, but once in a while she does love rocking her curls.










7. Viola Davis

The fierce and vivacious lawyer from HTGAWM loves her natural style so much that she once featured the look on an episode of HTGAWM





8. Taraji P. Henson

Cookie Lyon AKA the GOAT loves her lace fronts as much as the next vivacious chica, but she is not afraid to rock her jaw-dropping natural do either.







9. Cardi B

Belcalis’ crown of unprocessed hair makes us all go “OKURRRRRRRRR!”







10. Michelle Obama

I’m fairly certain majority of us remember when Michelle Obama SHOOK the internet with this picture of her natural hair in all its glory at the White House.

Nicki Minaj’s “Chun-Li Certified Gold

Nicki Minaj’s “Chun-Li” went viral the moment it dropped and now it has officially been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America after moving 500,000 units.

Explaining the origin of the song, Nicki thanked her team and fans for their support captioning “Chun-Li has been certified GOLD. Thank you to everyone for your support got on the mic & made this song up in 5 mins just having fun @ 4 in the morning,” she wrote. “Then took about an hour to put words to the melody. Released it 2 days later. We captured it all on video.”

“Chun-Li,” along with “Barbie Tingz,” was released on April 12, and peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also marked Nicki’s 16th top 10 hit.

Nicki is now gearing up to release her fourth album Queen, which has a new release date of Aug. 10.


Nicki Minaj And Eminem Spark Dating Rumors

Nicki has dated her fair share of celebrities. From Safaree to Meek Mill and supposedly Nas. Over the past few days, she has hinted that Eminem just might be next in line. 

Eminem and Nicki dating rumors all began when Nicki posted the lyrics to her bars on YG’s track “Big Bank”.

“Told’em I met Slim Shady / Bagged an Em / Once he go black, he’ll be back again,” she raps on the DJ Mustard-produced track, which also features Big Sean and 2 Chainz.

Fans asked if the two were dating and she replied with a simple “Yes”.

Em joined in on the flirty conversation commenting “Girl you know it’s true” 

On Sunday, while performing in Boston, Eminem asked the crowd if they’d want to see him date Nicki. The crowd was excited and Em said “Well, god dammit, me too,” he said. “Nicki, if you get this message, just text me later, we’ll talk about it.”

 Nicki caught wind of Em’s comment and suggested they link up for her upcoming album “Queen”.

The two rappers have shown their chemistry in the past, collaborating on “Roman’s Revenge” off Nicki’s 2010 album Pink Friday.



Nicki Minaj Dropping A New Album SOON!

Nicki Minaj went under the radar for a while then hit us with “Chun Li” which has become quite a hit.

Well, the rapper has another surprise for us. Nicki has revealed that she’ll be dropping an album titled “Queen”.

Nicki stunned the Met Gala red carpet in a red Oscar de la Renta gown before revealing that her fourth album will arrive June 15.

“It’s a big night for me because I just let the world know that my album is coming on June 15, and it’s called Queen, and I can’t wait,” she told reporters.

The artist has two singles so far: “Chun Li” and “Barbie Tingz”.

Queen marks the follow-up to 2014’s The Pinkprint, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Nicki Minaj aka Miss King Kong Gets On ROTW With ‘Chun Li’

Whether the assumed beef between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B is real, Nicki Minaj only just released a few songs right at the time when Cardi B seems to be enjoying her rise to fame and the success of her album ‘Invasion of Privacy’, and one of those jams has just enjoyed a week’s airplay as Record of the Week (ROTW).

Referring to herself as a worldly popular video game character Chun Li, Nicki Minaj definitely delivers on ‘Chun Li’, talking up her musical success in lyrics that go…

Ayo, look like I’m goin’ for a swim
Dunk on ’em, now I’m swingin’ off the rim
Bitch ain’t comin’ off the bench
While I’m comin’ off the court fully drenched
Here, get some haterade, get ya thirst quenched
Styled on ’em in this Burberry trench
These birds copy every word, every inch
But gang gang got the hammer and the wrench (brrr)
I pull up in that quarter milli off the lot
Oh, now she tryna be friends like I forgot
Show off my diamonds like I’m signed by the Roc
Ain’t pushin’ out his babies ’til he buy the rock


This track came out almost at the same time as her Beats 1 Radio interview with Zane Lowe who got Nicki to talk about her beef with Cardi B, to which the rapper said; 

“The first interview she did, it just hurt me because she looked so aggravated and angry. She just kept saying she didn’t hear it…I was like, What? ….Up until this recent interview she did, I had never seen her show me genuine love in an interview,”

Well Chun Li is clearly Nicki’s statement that she really is back and what’s more, Nicki may have just made history for its music video which is filmed entirely in selfie mode.



Cardi B’s Reign Continues! Check Out Her Bruno Mars Collabo

I read a quote on instagram last year that read…. “May 2018 be as good for you as 2017 was to Cardi B’.

Definitely made for a hilarious new year’s message but isn’t that true?

I mean Cardi B seemed to have come out of nowhere with her ‘Bodak Yellow’ single, capturing all our attention with a long stay at number one with that particular single.

This former reality TV show star had been recording and putting out mix-tapes long before that, but what has been most impressive about her is her continuity.

Unlike other artists to have enjoyed a fast catapult to the top of the industry, (like Korean star Psy with ‘Gangnam Style’), Cardi B has so far managed to clutch onto the top spot, getting featured on Migos’s single ‘Motor Sport’ and releasing three of her own singles, including this Bruno Mars collaboration.

Featuring on this 24K Magic star’s single ‘Finesse’ Cardi B is clearly looking to cement her place as one of this generation’s top rated artist.

As for whether or not Cardi B is doing at good job at that, (at cementing her place in the ‘book of legends’)… we’d say she’s well on her way given this post that Bruno Mars shared on his social media, describing her. It read…

I met cardi B at 3 am after my show in LA backstage where we recorded her verse for Finesse. She walked in the room and she was everything I’d hope she’d be. Never change cardi! Don’t let this crazy music business change who you are. You posses something that can’t be taught. You’re a true star. Thank you for putting your energy and love all over this record and video. I hope you feel better soon because we got some celebrating to do. Everyone show ya love for the one and only CARDI B! 👏👏👏👏 #Finesse


Artists Who’ve Featured The Most On Record of The Week

To be the artist whose single is featured on HBR’s ‘Record of the Week’ means that yours will be the week’s most played single but that it is also the week’s biggest banger!

While this week is the start of another year-full of ROTW’s, here are 3 artists that featured the most on ROTW last year.

Lil Uzi Vert

At only 23 years of age, Lil Uzi Vert (real name Symere Woods) is most known for his iconic line from hit single and former ROTW ‘XO LIF3 Tour’,

‘Push me to the edge, All my friends are dead’

Lil Uzi’s 2017 EP ‘Luv is Rage 2’ had two songs feature on ROTW and later returned to ROTW as a featured artist on Nav’s ROTW single ‘Wanted You’.

His three time stay on ROTW therefore included his own singles ‘XO Life Tour’, ‘The Way Life Goes’ and Nav’s ‘Wanted You Single.

J Hus

We’ve loved him since his bass heavy single ‘Friendly that features hilarious catchy lyrics like…

Ey, why you don’t grind, you no like money?
We spend money like we no like money
She love a ugly man making pretty money
And I’m a ugly man making sexy money

Well this UK emcee had a great success with his debut album ‘Common Sense’ which features two of the tracks that were on ROTW in 2017, ‘Common Sense’ and ‘Did You See’.

J Hus also had other massive hits come out last year like ‘Spirit’ but it was the Dre Skull & Popcaan featured remix to his earlier track ‘Bouff Daddy’ that rounded his stay at ROTW to three.


Ty Dolla $ign

He was this year’s international act at the Jameson Connect party and when he isn’t producing for major artists like he did the theme track to hit movie Suicide Squad ‘Sucker For Pain’, he is making his own incredible hits like ‘Ex’.

Featured off of his compilation ‘Beach Life 3’, ‘Ex’ was one of three other jams of his that made it onto ROTW, the other two being features his made on singles with Kid Ink (F With U) and Fat Joe/Remy Ma (Money Showers).

Looks like the longest run for any artist to have featured on a ROTW for a whole year has been three times and we now look forward to seeing if this record gets broken in 2018… and more interestingly, by whom.


Migos Get Back On #ROTW with ‘Stir Fry’

They have featured on ROTW quite a few times and while it’s their unmistakable rhythm and flow that we know and love them for, the Migos trio definitely push their limits with this Pharrell produced banger.

That’s right. You had me at Pharrell produced.

Migos who are constantly on the entertainment news scene, most recently when Offset decided to ‘make an honest woman out of Cardi B’, worked on ‘Stir Fry’, the jam with iconic lyrics such as …

“I get money, tunnel vision, through my third eye”

And a jam that samples what pitchfork.com describe as polyrhythms—bongos, cricket-like whistles, clicking trap hi-hats, and slowed-down snares from another funky jam called ‘Champ’ by Mowhawks.

Well hot on the heels of their last ROTW feature which was Cardi B and Nicki Minaj featured ‘Motor Sport’, here’s Migos’s ‘Stir Fry’.

Nicki Minaj And Nas Have Reportedly Been Dating For a While! (Details)

Rumours about Nas and Nicki Minaj dating have been going around for a while now, and now it seems like there was some truth in them.

According to E! News, the two have been dating since May! Nicki was at Nas’s 44th Birthday party and the two appeared to be getting Cozy with Nas kissing Nicki.


The two sparked dating rumors when Nicki posted a photo on Instagram of her and the rapper captioning “Only KINGS recognize QUEENS. @sweetchicklife has the best food 👅 congrats @nas 😜,”

This was followed by Nicki appearing on Ellen where she admitted being having sleepovers with Nas. “We have! Yup. I go to (his house)… I just thought him coming to me was too forward. Let me clarify, we didn’t do the…” Nicki told Ellen.

Well, they sure do make a cute couple. Check out pics from Nas’ birthday party below:

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Nicki Minaj Goes Gospel.

Grammy award-winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs has been receiving more than enough backlash for this “ungodly” collaboration but guess what? She paid no mind to all the critics & she’s “getting ready for overflow” sure as hell bringing Trinidad rapper Onika Tanya Maraj, aka Nicki Minaj with her on the recently released “I’m getting ready” track.

I bet you’re wondering Nicki Minaj gone gospel? Well, here’s what she raps about in the song:

“Yo, aye yo, beach house vibes maneuver the jetski
‘Cause-’cause I serve the God that parted the red sea
Multi-million dollars commercials for Pepsi
From food-stamps to more ice than Gretzky
I don’t gotta talk the Lord defends me
I watch them all fall for going against me
‘Cause me and all my angels shot the devil up
While you was trying to pull me down I levelled up
I levelled up twice, I levelled up three times

He tapped ’em and told ’em “she’s mine”
So even when I cried I knew I’d be fine
Prepare for a miracle blessing in these times
Now praise Him, raise Him, name it, claim it
Every tongue that rises up against me, shame it
I breathe success in and out my lungs

I got the power of life and death coming out of my tongue


The track is off Tasha’s 4th album: Heart, Passion, Pursuit.

The 8 minute song has sparked the “secular + gospel collabo” debate once again online with some saying that the gospel singer will be fully accountable for the souls lost after listening to Nicki, while others of a different opinion say that it will minister to non Christians.

Some have added that both artistes are being hypocritical and that some of the blessings Nicki is rapping about could as well be from the devil. (Ouch!)

In her defense, Tasha recently told Essence that “I’ve seen the Nicki that is off the stage and that Nicki has a great relationship with God,” “My assignment with this song was for a particular audience. Some [of the listeners] have never experienced God ever and she exposed that audience in her way, to the God that she loves.”

She added,“This is not an assignment that man gave to me. This is an assignment that God gave to me, and He prepared the way for me, as only God could.”

She also said that she has received many testimonies from people who never believed in God till they listened to the collab.

When all is said and done, one thing for sure is that this song will present Tasha Cobbs Leonard to a whole new audience.

Listen to the song below”: