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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/03/2012

One Direction turns down White House invite — and more from the world of pop music

Each Tuesday on the Style blog, we’ll be rounding up the latest pop music headlines along with all of Style’s pop music coverage from the previous week.

One Direction won’t be searching for eggs on the White House lawn next Monday. According to the BBC, the ascendant across-the-pond boy band had to decline first lady Michelle Obama’s invitation to appear at the 134th annual Easter Egg Roll because the guys were already booked to perform in Australia.
From left, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of the band One Direction perform on NBC's "Today" on March 12 in New York. (Neilson Barnard - GETTY IMAGES)

●In today’s Post: Allison Stewart says Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” has rhymes dirty enough to warrant “their own hazmat team.”

●Also reviewed: Washington rapper Fat Trel’s “Nightmare on E Street” mix tape, the self-titled debut from Colorado rockers the Lumineers and the latest from country-pop powerhouse Rascal Flatts.

●Don’t miss the feature stories on jazzman Robert Glasper and mysterious U.K. producer SBTRKT, as well as concert reviews of Jack Ingram, Sleigh Bells, Van Halen, Noel Gallagher, Fiona Apple, Nero, Perfume Genius and the mighty Bruce Springsteen.

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