Skylar Grey DCCCLXXIX :: Nicki Minaj x Skylar Grey’s ‘Bed of Lies’ – Reviews and Buzz | Video

It’s been one week since the release of Ms. Grey x Nicki Minaj‘s Bed of Lies (November 16), and they are both set to perform the song live later tonight (November 23) at the 42nd American Music Awards at 8:00/7:00PM Central, on ABC.

During the past week, the song has trended worldwide on Twitter numerous times, and has so far reached #3 on the iTunes Top Hip-Hop/Rap Songs chart and #14 on the iTunes Top Songs chart (both in the United States).

While you wait for the performance to air, you can check out some of the comments regarding the new single below, including a video segment from Clevver!

Stream | stupidDOPE ::
“….when you bring two exceptionally talented artists such as Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey together you are bound to get something impressive….the duo are back and they return with something bold and potent for our listening enjoyment….

The track finds both Nicki and Skylar bringing their a-game and giving us something quite impressive in the process. Pushed by some refreshing drum work and some menacing melodies the ladies get a nice home to do their thing, and they surely don’t let us down in the process. This isn’t the one to sleep on, trust us!

Do yourself and your musical selection a favor, check out the dope new offering from Nicki and Skylar….”

Heartbreaking, Deeply Personal “Bed of Lies” | Slate ::
“….we’ve heard a handful of singles off Nicki Minaj’s much-delayed new album….the fourth single, “Bed of Lies, is different. Skylar Grey sings the hook, while Minaj—who’s not exactly known for anecdotal lyrics—slow-raps a deeply personal rebuke to a scummy ex-boyfriend. It’s perhaps the most confessional song Minaj has ever made.

It’s not just heartbreak that Minaj is expressing, though we get that in spades….and though it’s a rare, moving peek at a more vulnerable Minaj, this is no pity party….”

New Single | PopologyNow ::
“….it’s a big step in the right direction for Nicki. Yes, ‘Pills N Potions’ had the same vibe, but it was just a miss in terms of a lead single.

There’s a lot in Nicki’s favor due to the fact that this song is super personal, relatable, and shows Nicki at her finest in a long time. Could this be the hit that launches ‘The Pinkprint’?….”

Minaj Pours Her Heart Out | Rolling Stone ::
“….the song opens with Grey’s vocal hook and restrained keyboard work before Minaj jumps in with a heartfelt litany of grievances about a scummy ex….”

10 Track You Need To Hear | Digital Spy ::
“….the Queen of Rap received a positive response to her new song ‘Bed Of Lies’ when she gave it its first live outing earlier this month, and the studio version holds up to its initial praise. It’s a slower pace than what we’ve come to expect from the outlandish artist of late, proving that while the madness of ‘Anaconda’ will be on the forthcoming album The Pinkprint, Nicki has left some space to lament over matters of the heart….”

f/ Skylar Grey | The Source ::
“….unlike “Only,” and “Anaconda,” which are as entertaining as they are controversial, “Bed Of Lies, appeals to Minaj’s more serene nature….”

“Do You Ever Think of Me When You Lie?” | Great White DJ ::
“….simply put, it’s really hard to do wrong when you’ve got Kane Beatz behind the instrumental and Skylar Grey on the hook. It would be easy to ride the coat tails of that duo alone toward a hit single. To her credit, Nicki took a much more serious route and opened up to her audience, sharing some deeply personal stuff regarding past relationships. As much as I would have loved to see Skylar fly solo on this one, I genuinely appreciate the direction Nicki took with it and applaud her for her transparency….”

@NickiMinaj ft. @SkylarGrey | JackThrilled.com ::
“….I’m not sure who she is talking about, but Nicki did pour her heart out on the track and I think that’s what made it so great….”

Featuring Skylar Grey | Idolator ::
“….Minaj acts vulnerable, to signal in pop-informed songs that she’s getting personal. New song “Bed of Lies, off her third studio album The Pinkprint and featuring in-demand songwriter Skylar Grey at the piano….

Yet at the same time, there’s also this anthemic quality to it, as if Minaj was also in search for a good stadium sing-along….”

[LISTEN] | Hip-Hop Wired ::
“….yep, whoever that ex-boyfriend is got thrown under the Greyhound, Bolt, Mega, Peter Pan and Chinatown buses on this one….”

Listen to Nicki Minaj’s “Bed of Lies” | Complex ::
“….up until now we’d only heard the first verse and chorus on the somber, piano-driven track produced by Kane Beatz.

The second verse is less scathing than the first and downright heartbreaking….”

Nicki Minaj featuring Skylar Grey | HYPETRAK ::
“….things get more intense in the second verse, where Nicki is experiencing an emotional roller coaster about her past relationship….”

“Bed of Lies” (ft. Skylar Grey) | exclaim! ::
“….“Bed of Lies” is a slow, brooding breakup song complete with soul-searching lyrics from Nicki and a radio-ready pop-rap chorus from Skylar Grey. While it’s certainly a bummer, it’s got plenty of that slick, triumphant production, all pianos, rolling drums and booming bass….”

Minaj Laments Lost Love | Birthplace Magazine ::
“….it’s pop-friendly, but make no mistake, it’s a rap song. One which finds the Queens-bred Minaj touching on perhaps-recent developments in her personal life, and definitely not looking at them through pink-colored glasses….

In the meantime, here’s a song that reminds us she’s a woman. Not a doll. Not a figurine. But a real, live human. What a novel thought!….”

Minaj Drops ‘Bed of Lies’ | Music Times ::
“….the song marks the first time Grey and Minaj have joined forces. It sounds like Minaj is working through some stuff on the track, seemingly rapping about an ex-lover.

Listen to the emotional anthem….”

Full Version of New Track | MTV ::
“….featuring Skyler Grey on the hook—and presumably piano since she played it when the two performed the song live—it’s a slow-burning, bitter break-up anthem that cuts to the core.

More similar to “Pills N Potions” in tone and feel, the song balances between Nicki rapping about how her ex used her for her connections and then let her down and Skylar’s haunting hook.

Anyone who has been let down by someone they loved and trusted will definitely relate to this track—Nicki has always done emotional with just the right touch of vulnerability and strength….”

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Skylar Grey DCCCLXXVIII :: ‘Rise’ w/ David Guetta – Snippet, Full Song Releasing 24-NOV-2014 | Stream

Now just 6 days away from its November 24 drop date via David Geutta‘s Listen album, Guetta has posted a :90 snippet of his newest collaboration with Ms. Grey, “Rise”!

Check out the snippet exclusively via Guetta’s SoundCloud by clicking the Listen artwork below.

Skylar Grey x David Guetta – “Rise” | :90 Snippet ::

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Skylar Grey DCCCLXXVII :: Skylar Grey to Perform at 42nd American Music Awards w/ Nicki Minaj – Los Angeles Times, 18-NOV-2014

The Los Angeles TimesPop & Hiss music section has just published an article revealing that Ms. Grey will be joining Nicki Minaj at the upcoming 42nd American Music Awards!

Together they are set to perform their new single Bed of Lies, following up their recent live tease of the collaboration at the 2014 Europe Music Awards earlier this month – check out part of the L.A. Times write-up below, and click their logo to read the full article on Minaj and Lil Wayne‘s performances.

The 42nd American Music Awards will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California this coming Sunday (November 23), and will be broadcast live on ABC at 8:00/7:00PM Central.

This performance will also come one day before the November 24 release of Ms. Grey’s “Twisted” (w/ Eminem x Yelawolf) and “Rise” (w/ David Guetta) collaborations.

Skylar Grey to Perform w/ Nicki Minaj at 2014 AMAs | L.A. Times ::
“….Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne have been added to the list of performers for the 2014 American Music Awards, producers for the awards are expected to announce later on Tuesday.

The Young Money rappers plan on using their slots to debut new music from their upcoming albums. 

Minaj will be joined by pop-rock singer-songwriter Skylar Grey for her recently released single, “Bed Of Lies. Minaj briefly teased the emotional ballad during a medley at last weekend’s 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland, which she also hosted….

Minaj and Wayne join a list of performers that include 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea and Pitbull, who will also host the ceremony….”

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Skylar Grey DCCCLXXVI :: David Heartbreak x Skylar Grey’s ‘Tonight’ – Now Available | Buy

After several changes to its release date, Ms. Grey‘s collaboration with David Heartbreak is now available!

You can get the track off of Heartbreak‘s latest EP release Rose Colored Bass - pick it up on iTunes, or click the EP’s artwork below to grab the song off of GooglePlay!

Skylar Grey x David Heartbreak – “Tonight” | GooglePlay ::

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Skylar Grey DCCCLXXV :: Nicki Minaj x Skylar Grey’s ‘Bed of Lies’ – Now Available | Buy

After making a surprise world premiere radio appearance earlier this evening (November 15), the brand new Skylar GreyNicki Minaj collaboration “Bed of Lies” is now available on iTunes!

Click its artwork below to grab your own copy.

Skylar Grey x Nicki Minaj – “Bed of Lies” | iTunes ::

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Skylar Grey DCCCLXXIV :: Yelawolf Talks SHADY XV Collaboration ‘Twisted’ w/ Skylar Grey & Eminem – XXL Magazine, 14-NOV-2014

In a newly published (November 14)  interview with XXL, Yelawolf almost gave the first insight to what fans can expect from his 5-minute SHADY XV collaboration with Ms. Grey and Eminem, “Twisted”!

Check out excerpts pertaining the song below, and click XXL‘s logo beneath to read the full, 5-section interview with Yelawolf.

Yelawolf Talks “Twisted” | XXL ::
“….XXL: What can people expect from Shady XV?
Yelawolf: I was surprised to see “Pop The Trunk” and “Let’s Roll” on there. I didn’t know they were doing that, which is cool. The original record I put on there, “Down, was a record that was really jamming but I wasn’t going to put it on Love Story. So it just so happened the opportunity came up to place it on Shady XV. “Down, it’s in the vein of where I’m at these days. I put that song on there. I did the feature hook for the Slaughterhouse and Eminem track ["Psychopath Killer"] and the feature verse for the Eminem and Skylar Grey song ["Twisted"].

What can expect from “Twisted? That one caught my eye.
I’m going to leave that one a surprise, just because it’s that much of a surprise. Some people are not going to expect it at all. Even I was like, what the fuck. It definitely flips things. I’ll say that.

When did all this get recorded?
Everyone was doing their own thing on it. Everybody was working in their own city. I was in the studio already working on Love Story. I pretty much haven’t stopped working on Love Story. I just put some shit together, Marshall would send me some shit, and I would record it and send it back to him…..”

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Skylar Grey DCCCLXXIII :: 2014 MTV EMAs Red Carpet w/ Labrinth – Yahoo! Celebrity UK, 9-NOV-2014 | Video

In celebration of 2014 being the 20th anniversary of the MTV EMAs, Yahoo! was on the red carpet to offer 20-second challenges to the celebrities in attendance. Ms. Grey was on the red carpet next to fellow artist Labrinth, with whom she has worked in the studio in the recent past.

You can check out the 3-minute video below, with Ms. Grey appearing around the 2:20 mark to complete her challenge with Labrinth!

Skylar Grey x Labrinth – 2014 MTV EMAs | Yahoo! Celebrity UK ::

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Skylar Grey DCCCLXXII :: ‘American’ Confirmed for New Album+’Bed of Lies’ Interview w/ Billboard – 11-NOV-2014

Those of you who follow Ms. Grey on Twitter have likely seen that yesterday, on this past American Veterans Day (November 11), she confirmed the inclusion of her song American on her upcoming still-untitled album!

She also shared the following interview that she recently did with Billboard.

The interview was conducted just after Ms. Grey‘s performance with Nicki Minaj at the 2014 MTV EMAs, and covers a range of new and interesting topics – the sound and status of the next Skylar Grey album (slated for a 2015 release), how “Bed of Lies” came to be, and wanting to bring out a more emotional side of Lil Wayne.

You can check out a few excerpts of the interview article below – click the article title to access the full-length version on Billboard!

Skylar Grey Interview | Billboard ::
“….Are you officially on the “Bed Of Lies” single?

Yeah, the song started being written almost a year ago and then she picked it up and wrote her verses on it. Luckily, she liked the demo of it enough to keep me on the song. I knew it was maybe gonna happen, but she released a lot of different singles first. So I didn’t really know when she was gonna drop this song. And then about a week ago I got a call from her team and they wondered if I could come to Scotland and do the song with them. So yeah, it was the debut of this single featuring me.

When you first heard her verses, which tell of a bitter relationship, possibly her own, what was your response?

When I heard that she was taking the song I was surprised because it’s not a typical kind of song for her. I was very excited when I heard what she did with it. She seemed to take it to a very personal place. And I love that, I love doing that with my songs and my collaborations, bringing out something that’s a little more emotional and personal with the artist.

What other artist do you feel like you could bring out that emotional side?

It’d be kind of interesting to try something with [Lil’] Wayne. I don’t know if he would ever go there, but it’d be interesting to see what would happen if he did something that was personal cause I haven’t really heard him do that.

How is this experience helping you in your own vision?

I’m starting to realize my favorite me is the real me, so here I am. I’m discovering I like me in my rawest form better than me with tons of over-produced music or tons of makeup on. I just think if she’s able to accept herself and Em is able to accept himself than why shouldn’t I be able to accept myself too? They come across as very confident and it makes me inspired to accept myself for who I am.

How far along are you on the record?

I’m constantly morphing because I’m discovering new things in the studio. It’s kind of like a free-flowing thing. But there’s something happening with me in the studio right now that seems kind of magical, all the sounds I ever envisioned coming together are coming together now. I’m working with my dream team, Mike Elizondo and Mark Batson. I feel like I have 80 or 90 percent done with all the writing. So hopefully that means I’ll be able to announce a release date soon.

Can you give us a preview then sonically of the new material?
I’m definitely taking some risks on the album and I’m doing some kind of avant-garde songs and then there are some songs that are not quite so avant-garde. But they sound really cool. It’s definitely more mature than the last album, I feel like on the last album I talked about my childhood and I’m definitely not doing that on this album. It’s more adult and a little bit darker. I’m not doing any collaborations, I just want it to keep it me….”

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Skylar Grey DCCCLXXI :: 2014 MTV EMAs VIP Arrivals x Red Carpet x Winners Room – 9-NOV-2014 | Photos

Zimbio has provided several images of Ms. Grey from her appearance at the 2014 MTV EMAs in Glasgow, Scotland last night (November 9), where she performed on-stage with collaborator Nicki Minaj for the world premiere of their new song “Bed of Lies”!

Check out a few photos from their VIP Arrival, Red Carpet, and Winners’ Room galleries below – click any photo to access the full gallery selection on Zimbio.

Skylar Grey @ 2014 MTV EMAs | Zimbio ::

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Skylar Grey DCCCLXX :: Nicki Minaj x Skylar Grey’s ‘Bed of Lies’ – Live at 2014 MTV EMAs, 9-NOV-2014 | Video

UPDATE | VIDEO ::

MTV has now published an official, high-definition copy of the performance – check it below!

Skylar Grey x Nicki Minaj – “Bed of Lies” | Live at MTV EMAs 2014 ::

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Ms. Grey was in Glasgow, Scotland earlier tonight (November 9), to attend the 2014 MTV EMAs (Europe Music Awards). While at the awards, Ms. Grey appeared with event host Nicki Minaj for a special surprise performance of their formerly secret collaboration “Bed of Lies”!

The song was performed in a live medley of songs, after Minaj’s “Super Bass”, and before Minaj’s finish with “Anaconda”.

You can check out footage of the performance below via Perez Hilton – if the media player window shows up too small in your browser, click the grey square on the bottom-right of the player (next to the volume controls) to toggle fullscreen.

Skylar Grey x Nicki Minaj – “Bed of Lies” | Live at MTV EMAs 2014 ::

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