Coffee Talk: Nicki Minaj Uses Dating App to Promote New Tour

Plus: Raven Symone explains why she doesn't want to be called an "African-American," President Obama visits a federal prison, Birdman sues Jay Z and Tidal for $50 million and more!

Taylor Lewis Jul, 17, 2015

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You've got to use your resources, right? Nicki Minaj took to Grindr, a popular dating app among gay men, to promote her upcoming Pink Print Tour. Users of the app receive a notification that reads "Who's coming to #ThePinkprintTour? It kicks off tomorrow!" Roman wants to make sure that nobody misses out on the Pinkprint madness. [Billboard]

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The president was behind bars yesterday. Sort of. President Obama became the first sitting president to ever visit a federal U.S. prison when he visited the El Reno Federal Correctional Institute in Oklahoma. After his visit, he spoke on criminal justice reform and said that that prisoners he met didn't have "the kind of support structures, the second chains, the resources that would allow them to survive those mistakes." [NBC News]

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Remember last year when Raven said that she wasn't an African-American; she was simply an American (and Black Twitter subsequently had a field day)? Well, now she's clearing the air in the new issue of People magazine. "I don't like labels, but everyone needs them to understand what is going on," she said. "So, okay, I get it. Give me 'American.' There is nothing wrong with being an American, purely." Okay, sis! [People]

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Actor Omar Epps has signed on to be the executive producer of Daddy Don't Go, a documentary that shatters the stereotype that fathers are present in their children's lives and follows four dads around New York City as they try to navigate fatherhood. Epps said that he agreed to the project because of his own experiences growing up without a father. [Madame Noire]

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The rapper has a brand of vodka called GTV. Funnily enough, while at a club in 2015, Birdman reportedly had a cup of it thrown at him by none other than Lil' Wayne.


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