It’s almost that time of the year folks. Billboard has announced the nominees for this year’s ceremony. Rihanna leads the pack with 18 nods, Eminem with 16 and Nicki Minaj pulls in a nod for Top New Artist. The ceremony airs on ABC on May 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Full list underneath.
For this week’s Monster Mondays, Swizz lets loose a new freestyle from Eve over Ri-Ri’s latest single. The pitbull in the skirt still has a strong bite.
TMZ got the scoop that Nicki Minaj is bringing her zany antics on tour with Britney Spears this summer. The 26-city Femme Fatale tour begins June 17 in Sacramento, California. Check remaining dates here. Sidebar: Rihanna x Britney Spears “S&M (Remix)”
Rihanna’s ready for war. Well, not really. Ri Ri threw on the fatigues and is currently in the 50th state, shooting her first film, Battleship. The flick based off the popular board game and hits the big screen in 2012. More after the jump. rd