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Published:Monday | August 10, 2015 | 8:00 AM
Nicki Minaj
Cilla Black
Taylor Swift
Chris Brown
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Minaj intros 'baby father'

 

Nicki Minaj has sparked speculation she is pregnant.

The Anaconda rapper made waves at the latest stop on her Pinkprint tour by referring to boyfriend, rapper Meek Mill, as her "baby father".

Nicki sent fans into a frenzy at her concert in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, on Friday night as Meek joined her on stage. She said: "Make some noise for my baby father!"

However, the 32-year-old star later took to Twitter responding to one fan with numerous laughing emojis, indicating it was just a joke. Just last month, Nicki insisted she wouldn't be having a baby until she's married, following Meek's claim that he wishes she was pregnant.

He said in a radio interview: "Nicki ain't pregnant, but I wish."

Nicki reacted on Twitter, writing: "No matter wut he, or anyone else says, Onika Tanya Maraj won't b pushing anyone1 out her vajayjay, until she's married. Now check that (sic)."

The Bang Bang rapper has previously expressed her desire to have children once she's tied the knot. She said last year: "I definitely will be married before I have my baby. I've always felt like that since I was young; my mother always put that in my head."

 

Chris Brown wants Zayn Malik collab

 

Chris Brown is interested in working with Zayn Malik.

The controversial R&B crooner says he'd love to collaborate with the former One Direction star, who recently signed to the same record label as he is. He told Capital FM's Max: "Of course, of course, I don't shy away from anyone. I think he's a great artist. He's doing the solo thing, and he's got a huge fan base. I'd be cool to get down and collab. I'm not a hard guy to get into the studio with."

Zayn is currently hard at work on his first solo material, following his exit from One Direction earlier this year. Chris, meanwhile, is keeping busy with a new collaboration with Rita Ora called Body on Me.

Describing the track as "sexual, intense, intimate", Brown said he and Rita have wanted to work together for a long time. "We're friends, we've got all the same friends. I was in the studio, she was in the studio, she's like, 'Hey, I got this idea', and I said, 'Yeah, that's dope, let's do it,'" he said.

As well as steamy lyrics, it looks like the music video will be just as sexual. Rita is expected to appear topless in the clip. Asked whether he'd be losing his top, too, Chris quipped: "Yeah, and my bottoms!"

 

Boobs, blasters, bluster

 

Taylor Swift thinks Miley Cyrus is "jealous" of her.

The Wrecking Ball singer recently criticised Taylor's Bad Blood music video for its violent theme, and the 1989 star is reportedly not impressed.

A source told HollywoodLife.com: "Saying things like this is so typical of Miley. She is desperate for attention and will do anything to get it. It must kill Miley that Taylor has gotten so much attention for Bad Blood. In Taylor's mind, Miley is just being jealous. She wants the spotlight on her, and taking shots at Taylor is a good way to do it."

In the latest issue of Marie Claire, Miley, 22 years old, questioned why she was blasted for stripping down in music videos and photoshoots, while Taylor and pals - including Lena Dunham and Selena Gomez - strutted around with weapons in her latest video.

Miley said: "I don't get the violence-revenge thing. That's supposed to be a good example? And I'm a bad role model because I'm running around with my t****es out? I'm not sure how t****es are worse than guns."

Miley isn't the only pop star to take aim at the Bad Blood video. Katy Perry, whom it's thought the song is about, reacted to the visual on Twitter.

She wrote: "Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman... (sic)."

 

Move for Black statue in Liverpool

 

Cilla Black may have a statue created in her honour in her native Liverpool, England. Friends and fans of the iconic British entertainer, who died on August 1, have called on the English city to erect a memorial to the singer and TV presenter.

Close friend Jimmy Tarbuck told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I would certainly like to see a statue of her in Liverpool. She ranks alongside people like Ken Dodd and The Beatles. She was a wonderful ambassador for our city and very proud of Liverpool - and Liverpool was very proud of her."

TV and stage star Christopher Biggins added: "As the Cinderella of Liverpool, it is important her life and career is remembered forever."

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson confirmed talks will be held with Cilla's family about a memorial of some sort.

Cilla's body was recently returned to the UK from Spain, where she died at her holiday home. Her cause of death was determined to be a stroke, which was brought on after a fall in which she hit her head.

It is thought Cilla's funeral will take place at St Mary Church in Denham, Buckinghamshire, where her husband, Bobby Willis, was laid to rest in 1999.