Nick Minaj Debuts on HSN


Nicki Minaj is back with her latest fragrance and this time around she took a different route and went over to HSN for a limited edition special of her new fragrance, Minajesty Exotic. The special aired four times yesterday (7.11) from midnight-2am, 6am-7am, 12pm-2pm, and 9pm-11pm. In a press release for HSN, she stated:

“I am so excited to debut my new fragrance on HSN for the first time. I adore my fans and want to share this experience in a unique way – live, on TV. I hope this fragrance inspires my Barbz to feel positive and fearless. Every girl loves the thrill of adventure. Exotic to me, represents that crazy feeling you get from taking a risk and getting out of your comfort zone.”


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The special which was on sale for $59.50 includes the Nicki Minaj perfume along with a rollerball of her fragrance set to launch in September, Onika. In addition to that it the exclusive set includes a wardrobe freshener in the scent Onika. You can still purchase the set for 71.00 (flex pay, 3 payments: $23.67; 2 payments: $35.50) on HSN, but once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Check out the special below:

Diddy & LL Cool J Receive Honorary Doctorate Degrees

It’s graduation season and there have been two rappers to receive honorary doctorate degrees for their work/contributions within the industry: LL Cool J and Diddy.

20140510-220254.jpg James Todd Smith, LL Cool J, was honored by Northeastern University with an honorary Doctor of Arts degree on May 2nd. To add to the honor it happened alongside his daughter who received her B.S. in Business Administration. In an interview with CBS Boston he stated:

“I’ve been called a few things, but never a doctor, that’s for sure. For them to recognize my body of work and my contributions to the world of art is an amazing feeling.”

Sean, Diddy, Combs not only gave the 146th commencement speech for Howard University, but he was also honored with a honorary doctorate degree in Humanities (May 10th). He’s no stranger to the university as he was a student there for two years before dropping out in 1990. During the speech he stated:

“Of all the amazing moments God has blessed me with, this has to be one of The Greatest! Thanks You Howard University and The Class of 2014.”

College isn’t for everybody and these two men are examples of that. You can dream big and get where you need to go, but education is not to be undermined. If you’re passionate about something build on it. Greatness can be achieved. Passion makes greatness. Regardless of what you might think of either men their contributions speak for themselves and both honors are well deserving. CONGRATS!