See why we like our coffee hot, black and strong on Fridays:

  • Nicki Minaj debuted her “Moment 4 Life” video last night on MTV. The clip has a fairy tale theme complete with a prince charming played by Drake. Of course, a few of Minaj’s personalities appear. Take a look at the video below in all of it’s beauty — the budget must have been massive. In other Minaj news: she’s opening up about her family life. She says her father was physically abusive toward her mother, and witnessing that made her angry toward men. [Pop Eater]

  • Alicia Keys didn’t let this week’s winter storm stop her from celebrating her 30th birthday. Her hubby Swizz Beatz hosted an Egyptian-themed party for his Queen at Casa La Femme. Gayle King, Jay-Z and Beyonce were all said to be present. Restaurant workers reportedly dug her car out so she could get home. [NY Post]

  • Legendary singer Gladys Horton of The Marvelettes passed away on Wednesday from a stroke. Her group is responsible for hits like “Please Mr. Postman.” Rest in Peace. [Black Voices]

  • P. Diddy is being sued for 1 trillion dollars. That’s right, one trillion! A woman claims he alledgely date raped her 24 years ago. On top of that, she says he collaborated with Rodney King to bring down the WTC towers on 9/11. The insanity… [Huffington Post]

  • Oprah has reportedly pulled the plug on a morning show that was supposed to air on OWN. Reality TV producer Mark Burnett will no longer be working on a morning show for the queen of media, but he will continue to produce “Your OWN Show” which is all about amateurs trying out for their own talk show. [EURweb]

  • Mathew Knowles will be honored at this year’s 17th Annual Living Legends Dinner Gala. He will be recognized for his hard work in the music industry. Congrats! [EURweb]

  • After making a comment about Will and Jada Smith “pimping” their kids out, Terry McMillan has issued an apology. “I apologize for using the word pimp and exploit in referring to the Smith children. It was insensitive of me and wrong” she says. [Urban Daily]