Listen to Alicia Keys’ premiere of “Girl On Fire (Inferno)” featuring Nicki Minaj.
+ Alicia Keys is kicking off VMAs week in style. First, check out Alicia’s premiere of “Girl On Fire (Inferno)” featuring Nicki Minaj, which she dropped yesterday, then tune in for her live performance at the 2012 MTV VMAs. The show airs at 8 p.m. E.T. on Thursday. (Just Jared)
+ Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival debuted in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend. Run-DMC reunited for the first time in 13 years, Drake performed, plus President Obama, Kanye West, G.O.O.D. Music, and other stars made cameos. (MTV News)
+ Speaking of Kanye West, he took to Twitter on Saturday to contemplate the use of the word “B****.” “I will admit that I sometimes go back and omit cursing from my records. I like to use profanity as a tool and not a crutch,” read one of several tweets. (MTV News)
+ Whoa! Check out a photo of fun.’s Jack Antonoff getting a kiss from Fiona Apple back in 1997 at the VMAs! “I ask her for a picture, and right as the camera snaps, she gives me this wet, like almost a little bit of tongue and full-lip kiss on the cheek,” he said. (MTV News)
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