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Nicki Minaj, Sophia Grace and Rosie Return to 'Ellen'

Nicki Minaj made her way back to The Ellen Degeneres show today and reunited with the adorable duo Sophia Grace and Rosie.

After discussing the difficulty of driving around unnoticed and the temporary deletion of her Twitter account, Nicki welcomed back her pint-sized fans.

The girls first met the diva when they appeared on Ellen to cover her hit song "Super Bass." "Don't let anyone ever talk you out of wearing pink," she advised them after catching up and imitating each other's accents.

The "Right By My Side" singer also invited Sophia Grace and Rosie to be special guests at her headlining concert, Wango Tango, in L.A. this weekend.

Check out Nicki's interview with Ellen and her chat with Sophia Grace and Rosie below.

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Da Brat Comments On R. Kelly Allegations: "Where Are The Parents?"

It seems like everyone has their thoughts on the longtime sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly, which became headline news after a documentary aired on Lifetime at the top of the month.

Da Brat is the latest voice to chime in, and while she's not siding with the Pied Piper of R&B, she is questioning the parents of the alleged victims.

“I do think he needs help,” she told TMZ's cameraman at the Trumpet Awards in Atlanta on Saturday (Jan. 19). “I love him. I grew up with him. He’s kinda like family. We had the same music teacher. We were around the same circles as kids. I’ve never seen him do anything bad, but I don’t believe all these people are lying.

“But at the same time, where are the parents?" she continued. "So, I think he needs help for sure. I love him. I hope he don’t get mad at me and I think the parents need to take responsibility. Where is your 14-year-old child? Why are you there? Something wrong with that.”

This weekend, Erykah Badu made comments regarding R. Kelly during a concert. She attempted to clarify her comments on social media, writing “I want healing for you and anyone you have hurt as a result of you being hurt. Is that strange to you? That’s all I’ve ever said. Anything else has been fabricated or taken out of context.”

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GoFundMe Raises Nearly $138,000 For Unpaid Fyre Festival Caterers

Positive actions have arrived since the releases of Hulu and Netflix's documentaries, including a GoFundMe dedicated to raising money for the Bahamian people who were never paid for their services.

The release of Netflix's FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened introduced Maryann Rolle, a caterer who worked for Billy McFarland to feed those planning the festival. Rolle stated in the documentary how she was forced to dip into her savings which totaled $50,000, to pay staff after never receiving compensation from the festival's creators.

It's a stark reminder of how influencers like Kendal Jenner were paid ($250,000) in comparison to those who didn't get paid at all.

"I had ten persons working directly with me, just preparing food all day and all night, 24 hours," Rolle said. "I had to literally pay all those people. I am here as a Bahamian and they stand in my face every day."

Both a co-owner and caterer of the Exuma Point Resort with her husband, the Rolles plead for help in the GoFundMe's bio, expressing that she had worked to create "no less than 1000 meals per day" back in April 2017 and has since never received a dime.

"As I make this plea it's hard to believe and embarrassing to admit that I was not paid...I was left in a big hole! My life was changed forever, and my credit was ruined by Fyre Fest," Rolle and her husband, Elvis, wrote. "My only resource today is to appeal for help," the couple wrote.

With the foundation's original goal set at $123,000, the campaign has made nearly $138,000 in seven days with the help of 4,286 donations.

The Fyre Festival was originally meant to be a VIP destination music event housing acts like G.O.O.D Music and Major Lazer, but the fiesta turned out to be a fiasco with unfurnished tents and an estimated $27.4 million scam against investors.

Donate to the Exuma Point GoFundMe here.

 

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Sevyn Streeter And Justine Skye Cover "The Boy Is Mine"

Originally delivered by Monica and Brandy, "The Boy Is Mine" shook up the late '90s with a powerful duet between two women fighting for one man, now over 20 years since the electric debut, the single has received the millennial treatment.

Performing at the 2019 Trumpet Awards in Atlanta on Saturday (Jan. 19), Justine Syke and Sevyn Streeter recreated the work of Darkchild producer, Rodney Jerkins, who created the track 21-years-ago. Streeter dominated Brandy's portion of the single, while Skye released her inner Monica.

Jerkins, who is credited for working with the likes of Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Destiny's Child and more, was honored with the Music Excellence Award during Saturday’s ceremony. The award ceremony will air Feb. 11 on Bounce TV. T.I., MC Lyte, and Dapper Dan are among other powerful figures in music to be honored during this celebration.

Check out the clip of Sevyn Streeter and Justine Skye below.

Justine Skye And Sevyn covered the boy is mine live pic.twitter.com/3rFQopm61s

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