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Tragic news today for Nicki Minaj and her family.

The singer's 26-year old cousin (Nicholas Telemaque, who also went by "Juse") has been found dead, as announced/mourned by the artist herself over Twitter last night. Including the following photo with her message, Nicki wrote:

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"Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite."

Minaj's Twitter followers quickly delivered notes of support to the artist, including this one from Jordin Sparks: "Sending love & prayers to you and your family."

Nicki is currently touring the country with Britney Spears. It's unknown if she'll take any time off to make arrangements for her late relative.

[Photos: Fame Pictures, Twitter]

UPDATE: Police say the crime took place around 2:40 a.m., the victim died of "multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso" and the shooter is still on the loose.

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Yes, Amber Rose really is the subject of naked photos that have leaked online.

But, no, the model did NOT send those pictures to Nicki Minaj's boyfriend, as a rumors this week claimed. Here is how Rose says the images made their way on to the Internet in the first place:

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose

"I trusted someone that worked 4 me & allowed them to use my laptop a million times, I caught this person sending my pics to themselves and I fired this person immediately... I'm really hurt & embarr#!@%*#ed because I have so many young girls that look up to me. I would never put those pics out of myself."

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It's all based on circumstantial evidence, but we're The Hollywood Gossip, not The Hollywood Fact. So check out this allegedly sordid tale:

According to MediaTakeOut, Nicki Minaj walked in a troubling surprise during her birthday party in Vegas this past December: Amber Rose in the same room with Nicki's boyfriend at the time, a dude named Safaree.

Minaj grew suspicious and thought "something was going on," according to a source, who added that the singer later grabbed Safaree's phone and found naked photos of Rose sent via BBM. We've posted one below:

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In a newly-released video, Nicki Minaj teams with Flo Rida and asks a question: "Where Them Girls At?"

Following this weekend's BET Awards, we need not ask the 26-year-old rapper where the award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist is at, however: it's on her mantel! Tweeted the artist in response to the honor:

“Dear BET, thanks for keeping the ‘female rap’ category in your award show. It encourages so many young girls to go hard. Love."

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Britney Spears' father Jamie Spears is calling the shots on her upcoming tour, and getting paid handsomely - yet saving her a bundle at the same time.

Come again? Well, as director of Spears' Femme Fatale Tour, which kicks off today in Sacramento, Calif., he'll be doing the work of multiple individuals.

Jamie has asked the judge overseeing Britney's conservatorship to give him money for directing and managing the logistics of the Spears adventure.

Britney Spears' Daddy

The elder Spears hasn't specified the amount he wants, but it could be in the hundreds of thousands ... actually hella cheap by market standards.

Five people managed the singer's 2009 Circus Tour, with the amount reaching seven figures. This time, it's Jamie's show to run. You get the idea.

Whatever Jamie gets, it will be on top of the $16,000 a month he makes serving as overseer of all things Britney - legal, musical, medical, etc.

Money well spent. Clearly her career is chugging along nicely, and have you seen any Britney Spears pictures lately? The girl is looking great ...

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Nicki Minaj will soon be going on tour with Britney Spears.

Before she hits the road this summer, though, Minaj is taking a look back to her. In the just-released video for "Did It On Em," the artist includes footage from her rise to fame, which includes playing around with Lil Wayne during their I Am Still Music Tour.

Upon unveiling the following video, Nicki wrote to her fans: "Just a way of saying thank u. I love u guys. Thank u for coming out. U guys gave me LIFE on the 'I am still music' Tour. xo4Life."

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The Billboard Music Awards returned last night after an absence of several years, and it's safe to say Britney Spears did her best to make out up for lost time.

The pop superstar sealed her remixed version of Rihanna's "S&M" by planting one on her counterpart, then teamed up with Femme Fatale tour partner Nicki Minaj.

Nicki did her thing on "Super Bass" which led into her Britney joining her on stage for a powerhouse rendition of her latest hit, "Till The World Ends."

Watch Spears' performances with both singers below ...

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Nicki Minaj is about to really hit the big time: she's going on tour with Britney Spears this summer.

In the latest issue of Out, the star is asked if she has any special kinship with the iconic pop singer and replies in the affirmative.

Nicki Minaj Cosmo Cover

"I feel like she has experienced life as an underdog, and I feel like my whole career I've been the underdog," Minaj said. "I think that it just goes to show that when you are a strong woman, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter. You bounce back from whatever. And I think she’s probably gone through 10 times whatever I’ve gone through."

Nicki went on to praise Britney and the way she's bounced back from a few difficult years:

"The fact that she came back out with just so much fire inspires me, and it inspires young women and people all over the world. It just inspires you. A lot of my fans feel like they are the underdog and feel like they are the people who aren’t ever accepted for themselves, or who are laughed at or poked fun at forever. It just goes to show that once you keep at whatever it is you’re doing, people may not like you, people may not love you, but they will have to respect you at the end of the day. And that respect is all that matters."

Minaj and Spears will kick off their tour June 17 in Sacramento.

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A new lineup of chart-topping artists including Nicki Minaj and The Voice coach Cee Lo Green will headline the Billboard Music Awards next month.

Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, the Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna and Keith Urban will also perform at the show, which airs live from Las Vegas May 22 on ABC.

Previously announced performers include J, among others.

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Nicki Minaj and her unique style will be on display.

The Hangover 2 star Ken Jeong will serve as host of the newly revived awards show, which returns with a bang after a five-year hiatus.

Will you watch? Are there too many music awards as it is?

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After extensive talks, Nicki Minaj has officially joined Britney Spears' upcoming summer tour, replacing Enrique Iglesias as the star's opening act.

A source close to the 26-year-old Minaj confirmed to E! that she's aboard and tour organizers expect the tandem should be a big concert draw.

More so than the Spanish crooner who pulled out last month? Probably.

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1-2 PUNCH: Two Femme Fatales. One horribly pricey ticket.

Indeed, the choice of the Trinidad and Tobago-born hip-hop diva is probably for the best, given how foolish Iglesias' camp just made Ms. Spears look.

Hours after the pop princess revealed to Good Morning America that they joined forces, Enrique freaked about playing second fiddle and just bailed.

Other artists besides Minaj mentioned as replacements included Joe Jonas and Usher. Britney's Femme Fatale tour kicks off June 17 in Sacramento.

[Photo: WENN.com]