Erica Mena Says She Doesn’t Know Lyrics to Nicki Minaj Songs, the Barbz Dig Up Receipts: Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena got engaged last year, and during a recent interview with Hot 97, the pair got into some dangerous territory when the topic of Safaree’s ex Nicki Minaj popped up. In comments that’ll surely invoke the wrath of Barbz everywhere, Mena was dismissive of Minaj.
Speaking with Nessa of Hot 97, Mena said, “Honestly I grew up on Lil Kim so heavy, when that came out I was like, ‘Ugh, she’s biting my girl.'” From there she added that she wasn’t a fan, regardless of the connection to her fiancée. “Nicki’s still great,” Nessa chimed in. “She is,” Mena responded, “I’ve just never been drawn to it. I just feel like it was always just cartoony and stuff.”
Softening the blow just a bit, she added, “She’s great at what she does, but personally? I mean, you’re in the club and you’re nice already, but I don’t know the words.” The clip in question was picked out by The Shade Room and can be seen below.
As expected, it did not take long for the Barbz to start their social media attacks on Mena. Old tweets of her praising Nicki Minaj and quoting her lyrics were quickly brought up, while her mentions on both Instagram and Twitter have already turned into a mess.
How Erica Mena day she doesn’t know a Nicki Minaj lyric when…. pic.twitter.com/dWkzrwQETT
— muh•leek (@malikdavon) April 25, 2019
Erica Mena: i nEveR bEeN DrAwn tO nIcKi mInAj
Also Erica Mena: pic.twitter.com/tUHgD4ZoLC
— Trinity and Tobacco (@AndreLowrenso) April 25, 2019
Erica Mena threw all them shots at Nicki Minaj but if it wasn’t for nicki you wouldn’t even know Safaree
— Free Dreamer (@iLL_Will91) April 25, 2019
Not Erica Mena calling Nicki music “cartoony” like her man was dancing & prancing around right next to her for his next meal 🥴
— st. (@jaytharr) April 25, 2019
Despite the attacks from the Barbz, Erica Mena has brushed off all the hate. “Free promo Thursday,” she wrote on Twitter. “Thanks suckas.”
John Legend says he hasn’t reconciled with Kanye West since Donald Trump fallout in 2018
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Speaking in a new interview, the ‘All Of Me’ singer-songwriter discussed the status of his friendship with West, saying he wouldn’t consider them close, but insisted their fading friendship is “just part of the natural cycle of life.”
The former friends fell out two years ago over tweets West made in which he publicly declared his support for the controversial US president, which prompted Legend to send some text messages to him to plead that he was too powerful and influential to support Trump and asked him to reconsider.
Legend later said he was “disappointed” in West for his vocal support of Trump, and while he wasn’t going to “disown” him, he did claim they were “never the closest of friends.”
Now, Legend has said he doesn’t think that he and West are “less friends because of the Trump thing,” he just thinks they’re in “different places.”
“I don’t think we’re less friends because of the Trump thing. I just think we’re doing our own thing,” Legend told The Times. “He’s up in Wyoming [on the $14 million ranch West bought as a family home in September last year]. I’m here in LA. We’ve both got growing families and I no longer have a formal business relationship with him as an artist, so I think it’s just part of the natural cycle of life.”
Revisiting their fallout over Trump, Legend said that he and West still disagree on the matter, adding: “But what I’ve always said is, we never talked about politics before. It was never a part of our interaction. Our interaction was almost always about creativity and music.
“He’s also in a different place musically. He’s doing gospel music. That’s what he’s focused on right now, designing his clothes, so we’re in different places.”
Elsewhere in the interview, he was asked whether he would be open to attending one of West’s Sunday Service events once the lockdown is over.
“I would like to go,” he said, “and I felt like I probably would end up going, but it just never happened, and now he’s up in Wyoming.”
Watch Rivers Cuomo cover ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ song for Islands In The Zoom sessions
Rivers Cuomo has shared a cover of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar – watch it below.
The Weezer frontman shared the rendition on Twitter ahead of this week’s episode of his Islands In The Stream sessions. It comes after his recent covers of Green Day’s ‘Good Riddance’ and Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’.
‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ was originally written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in 1970 for Jesus Christ Superstar. It originally featured Yvonne Elliman’s Mary Magdalene singing the song.
Sharing the cover on Twitter, Cuomo wrote: “Here’s my cover of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ from last week’s Island In The Zoom. Tune in tonight at 6:25 PST for another episode, featuring guest star.”
Watch Cuomo’s rendition of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ below:
Earlier this month, Weezer postponed the release of their forthcoming album ‘Van Weezer’ indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was originally set to be released last week. Speaking about the forthcoming album with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe last year, Cuomo said it was “all just guitars”.
It comes after they were forced to cancel the inaugural European leg, which was set to take place in June.
Fleetwood Mac’s Neil Finn, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie share new song to benefit Auckland’s homeless
Proceeds from the new single are going to the Auckland City Mission, which helps the New Zealand city’s homeless population.
- Read more: 20 Insanely Great Fleetwood Mac Songs
The song was written by Finn about the city’s homeless population after he was inspired by a personal encounter he had at the Mission.
“I live in a pretty fortunate situation and I move in circles that are not in daily contact with homeless people,” he told The New Zealand Herald. “So it’s good to be able to find a pathway in your head to relate to some degree.”
Finn continued: “I haven’t felt compelled to go down that path in terms of speaking out. But in terms of trying to do some kindly acts as you strike situations, I think that’s compulsive and we should all be trying to do that.”
“Fleetwood Mac is a strange creature,” he said. “We’re very, very committed to Neil and Mike [Campbell of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers], and that passed away a time ago, when Lindsey left. And it’s not a point of conversation, so I have to say no.”
He added: “It’s a full drama of Fleetwood Mac, no doubt. His legacy is alive and well, and as it should be. A major, major part that will never be taken away, and never be down-spoken by any of us. Neil and Mike have tremendous respect for Lindsey.”
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