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Everyone Has Been Saying Ariana Grande’s Name Wrong All This Time

Getting someone’s name wrong is always embarrassing, but it usually rectified within the first few moments after making the mistake. If it goes on any longer it kind of goes beyond a joke, and if you’re the person whose name is pronounced incorrectly, and you can’t correct everybody, eventually you just have to resign yourself

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Getting someone’s name wrong is always embarrassing, but it usually rectified within the first few moments after making the mistake.

If it goes on any longer it kind of goes beyond a joke, and if you’re the person whose name is pronounced incorrectly, and you can’t correct everybody, eventually you just have to resign yourself to the fact some people don’t get it.

I imagine that’s what David Bowie did anyway.

But after gracing the pop charts with her music for some time now, Ariana Grande has decided to set the record straight when it comes to her name.

Contrary to popular belief, she’s not named after a size of drink from Starbucks. I always thought that was a masterstroke of marketing though, every morning when I ordered my skinny vanilla soya frap with an extra shot I thought of good old Ariana.

Instead, it turns out the name Grande is actually real, and we’ve all been pronouncing it wrong, which has come as a grande surprise to everyone.

The Dangerous Woman-singer is currently promoting her new album Sweetener, and stopped by Beats1 Radio to talk about it. While she talked about the record and, of course, her relationship with beau Pete Davidson, she also talked about her name.

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The host, Ebro Darden, asked her:

Will your professional name be Ariana Grande-Davidson?

But, as we all know, the best pop stars only need one name to get by – Cher, Prince, Beyonce, Britney…

So Grande replied:

I don’t know, I feel like I’d eventually just like to be ‘Ariana’.

Which she could definitely do, it’s not like anyone is really going to confuse her with anyone else at this point. However, there is a reason behind the Grande.

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She said:

I have to keep Grande because [of] my grandpa – I think of him with everything I do. He was so proud of our name.

The singer then casually drops the unexpected pronunciation of Grande as ‘Gran-dee’, not, as the coffee chain would have you believe, ‘Graaan-day’.

Check it out here to listen for yourself:

Ariana goes on to explain:

My grandpa said ‘Gran-dee’ […] my brother kinda changed it to Grande because ‘Gran-dee’ was like the Americanised version of it […] and my brother was like ‘we should say Grande, it’s so fun to say, it’s like a funny name’.

Funny names. I know all about them, Ariana.

The name hasn’t done her any harm though, at age 24 she has delivered three platinum-selling albums and surpassed 18 billion streams, in addition to being nominated for four Grammy Awards.

With the release of her new album, Sweetener, Ariana is on track to become one of the biggest pop stars of all time. She’s come a long way from playing Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon series Victorious.

Anyway, I’m off to Starbs so I’ll let you know how they react when I order my gran-dee mocha.

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Nicki Minaj Shoots Her Shot With Michael B. Jordan On Live TV

nicki-minaj-WEBTHUMBNEWNicki Minaj is not one to shy away from the spotlight, so it’s no surprise she’s made headlines again after her appearance at the People’s Choice Awards. The American rapper attended the ceremony on Sunday evening (November 11) and very publicly hit on Michael B. Jordan while accepting one of her awards. Because what better

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Nicki Minaj is not one to shy away from the spotlight, so it’s no surprise she’s made headlines again after her appearance at the People’s Choice Awards.

The American rapper attended the ceremony on Sunday evening (November 11) and very publicly hit on Michael B. Jordan while accepting one of her awards.

Because what better way to let your crush know you like them than in front of an audience of celebrities, with thousands of people watching at home? To be honest, I admire her confidence.

Minaj had already mentioned another famous face (or behind) earlier in the evening, when she took to the stage to accept the award for Album of 2018 and dedicated it to Kim Kardashian’s bum, the Daily Mail reports, .

She declared:

I wanna dedicate this award to Kim Kardashian’s a** in that dress.

So it wasn’t surprising when she mentioned another celebrity, this time in her speech for Female Artist of the Year later on in the night.

She initially thanked the designer who made her outfit for the ceremony, before turning her attention to the actor Michael B. Jordan.

As she accepted her award, she said:

Shout out to Donatella Versace for custom making this outfit for me. And shout out to Michael B. Jordan cause he’s gonna be taking it off of me tonight.

Amazing – Jimmy Fallon’s reaction says it all. I don’t know anyone with that amount of sass and confidence to stand up and say that in front of literally thousands of viewers. Unless she actually is in a relationship with him and that was her way of going public with it? Who knows?

Regardless, people were shocked, taking to Twitter to express their surprise. One person wrote:

Nicki Minaj really just used her acceptance speech as an opportunity to shoot her shot with Michael B. Jordan and I respect that #PCAs [sic]

While another tweeted:

“Shoutout to Versace for specially making me this dress and shoutout to Michael B Jordan cause he’s gonna be taking it off me tonight.” – Nicki Minaj #PCAs

And another said:

WHAT NICKI SAID ABOUT MICHAEL B. JORDAN IS A WHOLE ASS MOOD #PCAs

Yet this isn’t the first time Nicki has made headlines this year. She and Cardi B have been involved in a feud for months, making it clear to fans they basically can’t stand each other.

Most recently, Cardi posted 10 – yes, TEN – videos to her Instagram account (October 29), calling out the Superbass rapper, offering to fight their issues out in person.

Since the altercation which started it all, where the two rappers got into a fight at the Harper’s Bazaar’s ICONS party, the feud has continued in the form of Twitter digs and Instagram call-outs.

The latest being Cardi’s recent posting of 10 videos, posted one after the other in fast succession, confronting Nicki about everything that’s been going on.

Throughout the (now deleted) videos, Cardi attacked Nicki for many things – including allegedly leaking her number to people who then sent abusive messages to the rapper and ‘snitching’ on her for saying she’s going to sue as a result of the altercation.

And Nicki wasn’t letting her get away with it. She’d already written and posted a response to Twitter an hour after the videos were posted.

She called Cardi out for being a ‘fkn fraud’ and told her to ‘write a rap’ instead of focusing all her energy on the ongoing feud.

She then ended by saying she wasn’t going to be ‘discussing this nonsense anymore’, tweeting:

So, who knows, maybe that’s the end of the feud and both rappers will go their separate ways and never speak of it again?

Yeah right, we’ve got more chance of a decent Brexit deal getting made…

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Kanye West Has Dyed His Hair Pink

kanye1A number of publications are reporting that Kanye West has dyed his hair red. We here at UNILAD, however, see reporting the truth as our greatest responsibility. As such we’re going to bring you the real story that the mainstream media seem to be ignoring Kanye West has died his hair pink… or orange… or maybe

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A number of publications are reporting that Kanye West has dyed his hair red.

We here at UNILAD, however, see reporting the truth as our greatest responsibility. As such we’re going to bring you the real story that the mainstream media seem to be ignoring

Kanye West has died his hair pink… or orange… or maybe actually it is red?  To be honest it’s hard to tell looking at the pictures and the three of us in the newsroom couldn’t really agree.

Anyway, the editor got the final say and he said it’s pink so there you have it. Kanye West has died his hair pink.

Apparently, Kanye dyed his hair pink (it still looks red to me) for the music video shoot with the controversial rapper Tekashi which will also feature the not so controversial Nicki Minaj.

It’s been a pretty bad week for Kanye. On Thursday evening while he was shooting this video with Tekashi the set was reportedly shot at.

Apparently, while Nicki was not at the scene, Tekashi and Kanye were thought to be inside the $80 million Beverly Hills mansion, where the video was being filmed, when the gun was fired.

TMZ reports that police received a ‘shots fired’ call at 10:25 pm local time on Thursday. A witness who was reportedly on set said approximately eight shots were fired, and at least one bullet was shot through a window into a bedroom.

Thankfully no one was hurt as a result of the incident, which appeared to be a drive-by shooting, but production on the music video was halted and Kanye immediately left the scene.

Things only got worse for Kanye though. The Woolsey fire which currently burning a trail of destruction through southern California has reportedly reached his and his wife Kim Kardashian’s new mansion.

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The $20 million mansion was only recently completed but is at risk of being completely destroyed by the wildfire. It’s believed that the flames are currently on the property but have not yet reached the 15,000 square-foot house.

Kim tweeted:

I heard the flames have hit our property at our home in Hidden Hills but now are more contained and have stopped at the moment,’ she wrote.

It doesn’t seem like it is getting worse right now, I just pray the winds are in our favor (sic). God is good. I’m just praying everyone is safe.

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The two wildfires currently burning in Los Angeles have so far claimed the lives of nine people and forced over 150,000 people to evacuate their homes.

Kim later consoled herself by sharing a photo of herself kissing her niece, as she tried to calm her nerves.

She captioned the photo:

Trying to get my mind off of this fire and snuggling with my niece. We are all safe and that’s all that matters,’ she wrote in the photo’s caption on Instagram.

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Ice Cube Savages Donald Trump In New Single ‘Arrest The President’

CUBE TRUMP WEBWhile nowadays Ice Cube is better known for starring in comedies like 21 Jump Street, Fist Fight and Ride Along, he started his career as a rapper. Being a member of the legendary rap group N.W.A. in the 1980’s, Cube used his lyrics to attack the flawed criminal justice system and protest against police brutality

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While nowadays Ice Cube is better known for starring in comedies like 21 Jump Street, Fist Fight and Ride Along, he started his career as a rapper.

Being a member of the legendary rap group N.W.A. in the 1980’s, Cube used his lyrics to attack the flawed criminal justice system and protest against police brutality and racial profiling.

While Cube then went on to make three politically charged solo albums, his music became less political later in his career before turning his focus to Hollywood.

Three years ago Cube produced the film Straight Outta Compton which depicted the rise and fall of N.W.A.:

Last releasing solo music back in 2010, eight years later Cube is back rapping and has returned to his political roots slamming US President Donald Trump in his latest track.

The 49-year-old came back with style dropping a new track called Arrest The President, the first single to arrive from his upcoming album Everythang’s Corrupt which will be released December 7.

The message couldn’t be clearer as Cube blasts Trump calling for him to be arrested, stating that the evidence for his crimes is out there.

Give it a listen here:

Criticising Trump for allegedly colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election and failing to deliver his campaign promise to ‘drain the swamp’, Cube raps:

Arrest the president, you got the evidence, that n**** is Russian intelligence (Okay)

When it rains it pours, did you know the new white was orange?

Let’s meet at the White House. Run in and turn the lights out.

They treat it like a trap house. These motherf***ers never take the trash out.

Of course this isn’t the first time Cube has publicly spoken out against Trump as he has previously criticised the politician on numerous occasions.

In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, Cube explicitly told the world what he thought Trump on Twitter.

He simply wrote:

I will never endorse a mothaf*cka like Donald Trump! EVER!!!

Last year during an interview on WABC-AM’s Bernie & Sid Show, Cube said he doesn’t believe Trump does much for black communities adding it isn’t very high on the president’s priority list.

He explained:

What has he done? To me, the last guy [President Barack Obama] tried to do a lot, he had to do a lot to try to mop up the mess that was left…

It took pretty much eight years to try to pull this country out of, and you know, he ran out of time. So that being said, I think Trump took over a White House and a country that was in way better shape.

I don’t think there’s an animosity [with President Trump], but I don’t know how high we are on his list of priorities.

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Cube is clearly not holding back and it will be interesting to see just how political the rest of his album is.

Cube’s next album Everythang’s Corrupt will be released via Interscope on December 7.

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