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DNCE Helps Raise $20 Million With A Performance At The amfAR Gala

DNCE perform at Amfar event-8DNCE was one of the special guest performers at Thursday night’s amfAR Gala. The group closed out the event held in Cannes which raised $20 million for HIV/AIDS research, performing “Cake by the Ocean” for celebs like Will Smith, David Beckham and Leonardo DiCaprio, to name a few.

Also at the event was Bella Hadid and Nicki Minaj, who didn’t join the band on stage to sing its current single “Kissing Strangers.” Not one to hold grudges, Bella and sister Gigi Hadid’s ex shared a hug and kiss on the cheek before heading inside of the event.

See photos and video from the amfAR party below.

(Photo credit: amfAR Instagram account)

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Nicki Minaj Sends A Message Of Support To Her Sister Ariana Grande

Nicki Minaj offers words to Ariana GrandeMany artists have offered their deepest condolences following the terrorist attack that occurred after Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert. And though artists and fans have been on high alert surrounding concert safety, Nicki Minaj, for one, does not plan to cancel any shows.

“We don’t operate in fear,” the rapper said to the TMZ cameras on Wednesday. Nicki continued explaining that if she were to cancel her shows, then that means the enemy wins and she has too much love for the U.K. and Ariana to do that. “Ariana’s my sister, I love her and I love the people of the U.K. and I’m devastated by this news,” she said.

Watch the full video below.

(Photo credit: Nicki Minaj Instagram account)

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Drake Flirts With Vanessa Hudgens And Nicki Minaj Is Not Amused

drake hits on vanessaAfter winning his twelfth award at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, Drake made sure to compliment Vanessa Hudgens in his speech. “I wanna say, Vanessa Hudgens, you look incredible tonight,” he noted. The flirty comment made Nicki Minaj say, “Excuse me? What about me?”

Later when Drake won his “Top Artist” trophy, he brought Nicki to the stage calling her the “love of his life.”

Check out Drake’s speeches below.

(Photo credit: Drake Instagram account)

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Did Katy Perry And Nicki Minaj Come For Taylor Swift On Their New Song?

Katy Perry And Nicki Minaj Come For Taylor Swift On New SongKaty Perry might never come right out and say that her new music is directed at Taylor Swift, but her latest song speaks for itself. Friday, the singer surprised fans with the release of a new track titled “Swish Swish” from her upcoming album. It features lyrics that call out someone’s petty games and it also has a scathing verse from Nicki Minaj.

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DNCE Tries To Revive “Kissing Strangers” With Its Long-Promised Music Video

DNCE Releases Kissing Strangers Music VideoDNCE had been promising the arrival of a “Kissing Strangers” music video for what felt like an eternity. Despite the song’s lack of radio success, Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle, Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee and collaborator Nicki Minaj have now followed through with the release of a fitting visual counterpart. A house party, creepy encounters with strangers and odd sexual tension between Joe and Nicki all appear in the clip.

The video starts with Cole finding love in a convenience store photo booth while Joe stocks up on condoms, booze and general party supplies a few aisles away. The two take off to attend a vintage rager with 7 Minutes in Heaven—played by JinJoo—and strip poker—enjoyed by Jack. As to be expected, dogs make up a solid majority of the party guests.

Check out “Kissing Strangers” below and let us know if you think it was worth the wait.

(Photo credit: YouTube)

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DNCE Gets Some Help Promoting “Kissing Strangers” From Famous Friends

DNCE Gets Some Help Promoting Kissing Strangers From Famous Friends featureDNCE is getting serious about promoting its new single, “Kissing Strangers.” The collab with Nicki Minaj got a ton of very conveniently timed love from the group’s famous friends on Twitter on Monday night. An onslaught of verified Twitter accounts tweeted about the track within a few hours of each other, and the band’s account retweeted XX tweets sharing the love.

“Modern Family” stars Ariel Winter and Sarah Hyland had love and fire emojis to share for the track, respectively. Sophie Turner’s “Game of Thrones” co-star Maisie Williams joined the fun, too. Other celebs like Nina Dobrev, Laura Marano and Joe Jonas’ Guess ad co-star Charlotte Mckinney all got their tweets out.

The flood of tweets almost seemed like it was coordinated, especially as the string of retweets ended with a teaser clip for the group’s new music video for the song. Hopefully, everyone got what they wanted from the high-volume promotional effort.

Check out the celeb tweets below, plus see the new teaser for another “Kissing Strangers” video.

(Photo credit: DNCE Instagram account)

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