Nicki Minaj graces the cover of the June/July 2013 issue of ‘Teen Vogue’ and apart from looking uber bubbly for her spread, she opens up about how people treat the music industry like it’s high school, her upbringing and her decision to ignore the critics.
Here’s what Nicki Minaj had to share:
On why she refuses to be fake: “People treat this business like it’s high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.”
On how her parents dysfunctional relationship affected her: “Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant I’d have to face the task of making new friends. I dreaded it. I had butterflies in my stomach each time: Are people going to like or hate me? … Sometimes there’d be a fight, sometimes not. I let people know I wasn’t going to be pushed around.”
Lana Del Rey is one of the most prolific artists of the past few years and she covers the Summer 2013 issue of ‘Fashion’ magazine’s Summer 2013 issue, on newsstands May 20th. She poses in labels like Sally Lapointe, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana for fashion photographers Mark Williams and Sara Kirakawa, and opens up on a number of topics from her career to alcoholism.
Here’s what LDR had to say:
On Oscar buzz for her song ‘Young and Beautiful’: “Feeling like you’re respected among the people who do the same thing you do is incredible and necessary. I don’t believe in the school of hard knocks, although I’ve had them. All that stuff about whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is so not true. Do you know what makes you stronger? When people treat you and your art with dignity.”
The promotional push is in full swing for Selena Gomez and those efforts have landed the ‘Come & Get It’ singer on the cover of the June 2013 issue of ‘InStyle’ magazine out on newsstands May 17th.
An ‘InStyle’ editor writes in the intro: “For music, she insists her newest, most revealing album Stars Dance—already boasting the hit single “Come and Get It,” the video for which just debuted on MTV.com—will be her last. For acting, she’s eager to shake her Disney past and establish herself as an actress with serious cred. And in love, despite a Bieber breakup ballad on her record, the pair are indeed back together, and seem to be tighter than ever.”
Here’s what Selena Gomez had to share:
On pushing boundaries: “This is a weird transition for me,” she says. “I want to keep pushing myself so I never feel settled. I don’t really know if it’s going to end up working. I’m stressed out most of the time.”
Miley Cyrus is popping up all over the place and the singer graces the cover of the latest issue of ‘V’ magazine out on newsstands May 9th. Photographed by the famed photographer Mario Testino, the singer shows lots of skin and in the cover story, goes deep and reveals plenty about her relationship fiancé Liam Hemsworth.
Here’s what Miley had to share:
On her relationship with fiance Liam Hemsworth: “I’m not home with my boyfriend all the time. We work. Every week it’s “Are they broken up?” Because we don’t’ see a photo of them.” I don’t have time go to Starbucks with my boyfriend every morning. I wish I did, but I don’t. I’d rather chill at my house and be there for the time I actually get to spend with him. And then I’m at the studio all day. He gets up to work out at six and I come home at five from the studio. I put this record before everything, and I’ve never done that with anything. I’ve put too much into this record to put anything else in front of it.”
Certified rockstar Pink has just announced ‘True Love’ as her new single and she graces the cover of the June 2013 issue of ‘Glamour’ magazine in a carefully cutout dress from Donna Karan New York and Graziela earrings.
Speaking with the mag, the singer opened up about and later posed for fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth in pieces from Monique Lhullier, Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, Jeremy Scott and Dolce & Gabbana among others.
Read the complete interview with Pink in the June issue of Glamour, on newsstands May 7th.
Here’s what Pink had to share with the mag:
On being a rockstar: “I believe there’s 31 flavors to be tasted… I’m just living my life. I don’t want to be your kind of good.”
It was completely unexpected but today, NBA Player Jason Collins made history as the first gay athlete on a major American sports team to come out of the closet.
Collins has played for the Wizards, Celtics, and Hawks in recent years, and in an exclusive feature for ‘Sports Illustrated’ he wrote:
“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.
I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.
My journey of self-discovery and self-acknowledgement began in my hometown of Los Angeles and has taken me through two state high school championships, the NCAA Final Four and the Elite Eight, and nine playoffs in 12 NBA seasons.
I’ve played for six pro teams and have appeared in two NBA Finals. Ever heard of a parlor game called Three Degrees of Jason Collins? If you’re in the league, and I haven’t been your teammate, I surely have been one of your teammates’ teammates. Or one of your teammates’ teammates’ teammates.
We previously saw Miley Cyrus’ ‘Elle UK’ June 2013 cover and today, an alternative image surfaced showing the singer playing with her necklace. Along with this new cover, ‘Elle’ also released a few quotes from their interview.
Many think that Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth won’t ever get married but she thinks otherwise. “We have a house together and dogs. It just seems right to be wearing this ring and to be committed. But we keep our relationship low-key and don’t talk about it any more.”
She also said that she thinks twice about what she shares on Twitter nowadays. “We were too nice to the world and gave them too much insight — into my life and my puppies and my house — and I just don’t feel they get that privilege any more,” she said.
Miley Cyrus’s resurgence is undeniable and the singer graces the cover of the June 2013 issue of ‘Elle’ magazine posing with punk attitude for Jan Welters wearing a cotton and silk jacket by Lanvin open to the stomach, her neck adorned with a Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane gold vermeil pendant.
‘Elle’ says of the singer: “It’s this incredible devotion that 20-year-old Miley inspires in her digitally fluent fans that drew us to her in the first place. She has a social reach of 400 million. No, that’s not a typo. 400 million people – including nearly 12 million Twitter followers and 25 million Facebook Likes, not to mention the hundreds of millions of Youtube views for her music videos. The world is fascinated by this young woman, who has been carving out a career and a life for herself in the public eye since she was a teenager. She is, simply put, a phenomenon.”
Grab your copy when it hits newsstands on May 1st.
Photo Credit: Jan Welters For ‘Elle.’