The Endless Facebook Apology

It’s shocking but hardly surprising.

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White House Offers Call to Nicki Minaj to Discuss Vaccine Safety

The rapper did not attend the Met Gala this week because she has not been vaccinated.

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Some Said Lil Nas X Was a One-Hit Wonder. They Were Wrong.

He’s lap dancing on the devil, winning the internet — and redefining what a pop star can be.

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The Subversive Joy of Lil Nas X’s Gay Pop Stardom

A peek into a hot boy summer filled with new highs, disappointment and growth.

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Nicki Minaj Reunites With Lil Wayne and Drake, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Olivia Rodrigo, Tony Allen, L’Rain and others.

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Robert Maraj, Father of Nicki Minaj, Is Killed in Hit and Run, Police Say

He died at a hospital on Saturday after being struck on Friday evening in Mineola, N.Y., on Long Island, the authorities said.

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Tracy Chapman Awarded $450,000 in Nicki Minaj Copyright Dispute

The singer and songwriter sued after an unreleased Minaj song, which borrowed heavily from Chapman’s “Baby Can I Hold You,” was played on a radio show.

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How Pop Music Fandom Became Sports, Politics, Religion and All-Out War

On social media this year, the stan was ascendant, fueling commercial competition, trolling and other arcane battles. How did we get here?

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One Big Pop Star + One Big Pop Star = an Easier Path to No. 1

Major artists looking to top the Hot 100 this year turned to a familiar formula made all the more powerful by the proliferation of fandoms online.

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YouTube Personality Jenna Marbles Apologizes for Blackface Video

Jenna Mourey said she was ending her channel, which has more than 20 million subscribers, because of videos from 2011 of her impersonating Nicki Minaj and rapping lyrics about Asians.

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