Hooked: Rihanna Dropped by Nivea, Azealia Banks' Mag Cover Banned, Nicki Minaj Struts in Adidas Video
Get hooked and find out why Rihanna and Azealia Banks are too risque, check out Adam Lambert's new blonde look, and watch Nicki Minaj, Sky Ferreira and 2NE1 In Jeremy Scott's new Adidas Originals campaign video.
Rihanna Dropped from Nivea Campaign
Rihanna and famed beauty brand Nivea have parted ways, reportedly due to the pop star's sultry image and "party girl" ways. Nivea's new boss Stefan Heidenreich -- who runs its parent company, Beiersdorf -- announced that the Barbadian princess is a no-go.
"I do not understand how to bring the core brand of Nivea in conjunction with Rihanna. Nivea is a company which stands for trust, family and reliability," Heidenreich was quoted as saying to the Daily Mail. He later added that Rihanna's ads from last year should never have been aired. Rihanna's response to the drama? Posting a headshot of Heidenreich on Twitter with the words, "No caption necessary."
When Nivea originally announced its partnership with Rihanna last year, representatives said that the company was very excited to be teaming up with a "global music sensation." Oh how quickly things can change in the fashion industry!
Adam Lambert Debuts New Blonde Look
Adam Lambert has ditched his standard dark 'do for a blonde style, the former "American Idol" revealed via Twitter this week. He tweeted out a photo of the new long, along with the caption, "New 'do." We love a blonde any day of the week and this look definitely suits the "Trespassing" star. After tweeting the image, Lambert returned to his keyboard, writing, "You ask why? Why not? Change is good." Yes it is, Adam! Embracing change is a great way to experiment with different fashions and find what suits you best.
Azealia Banks' Mag Cover Banned in Seven Countries
Rapper Azealia Banks has been causing quite a stir through both the music and fashion worlds, with her fierce attitude, vulgar lyrics and hot style. Her latest shocking move? The "212" singer's cover on British style mag Dazed & Confused was so risque, it was banned in seven countries!
The cover, which has yet to leak onto the internet, reportedly features Banks posing with an overblown electric pink condom between her lips, with text that reads, "Azealia Banks Blows Up."
The magazine responded to the controversy by tweeting, "Just been told our upcoming @AZEALIABANKS cover has been banned from 7 countries so far. Thank God for the Internet, huh?" to which Banks responded, "LMFAOO!!!! The cover IS pretty much like... 'Wtf is that in her mouth' haha."
The issue hits newsstands on Aug. 16 and the cover is supposedly staying under the radar -- and off the web -- until the unveil on Monday. Stay tuned.
Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, 2NE1 Rage in Jeremy Scott's Adidas Campaign Video
Nicki Minaj and our very own Behind The Seams star Jeremy Scott's Adidas video has been released. Drenched with an electric pop vibe and Jeremy Scott x Adidas designs, the video was shot in the streets of New York City. It features the pop star-designer pair strutting and dancing in the streets in matching technicolor puffer jackets.
The video is set to Minaj's track "Masquerade" and cuts to other cities around the globe, where musicians from Sky Ferreira to Big Sean can be spotted hanging out in some killer gear. Pop group 2NE1 also gets in on the action, breaking out their best dance moves on the streets of Tokyo.
Our favorite looks are the leopard tracksuit and the flower-covered teddy bear high tops! Check out the video below.