Nicki Minaj

Biography

Nicki Minaj (born Onika Maraj, 8.12.1984)
Nicki Minaj is an American rapper as well as a singer-songwriter. She signed to Young Money Entertainment in 2009.

Nicki Minaj: Net worth
Nicki Minaj total earnings were $29 million as of 2013 (Forbes).

Nicki Minaj: Childhood
Nicki Minaj was born to parents of Indian and African descent and lived in Trinidad until the age of 5, when she moved to the Queens area of New York. Minaj attended Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School, then graduated from LaGuardia High School, which specialized in music and performing arts.

Nicki Minaj: Music Career
Nicki Minaj started her music career by creating mixtapes and was featured in the hip-hop magazine XXL. In 2008, Minaj won the Female Artist of the Year award at the Underground Music Awards. In 2009, she released another mix-tape, Beam Me Up Scotty, which received positive reviews on BET and MTV.
The debut single from Nicki Minaj was 'Massive Attack', released in April 2010. The track features Sean Garrett, who produced the track, along with Alex Da Kid. Hype Williams directed the video for the track. However, the track is not reported to be included on her debut album.
'Your Love' was the first official single from the debut album. The track became her most successful release to date, peaking at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. The video for 'Your Love' was filmed by Lil X. The second single to be released from the album was 'Right Through Me', released on October 1st on iTunes. The title of her debut album was announced to be Pink Friday, with a release date of November 2010.
In October 2010, Nicki Minaj became the first female rap star to have seven songs in the Billboard Hot 200.
Minaj uses a number of alter-egos and says that the practise dates back to her childhood, when she used different identities as a means of escapism from her parents' fighting. She has called herself 'Harajuku Barbie' as well as 'Nicki Minaj', and on her debut album, she uses the name 'Roman Zolanski'. She states that on the album, her fans get to meet Nicki, Roman and Onika (her real name). Minaj has stated that her musical style has been influenced by the likes of Lil Wayne, Lil Kim and Lauryn Hill.
Minaj released second album 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' in 2012. The album debuted at number one in the US album chart and sold 253,000 copies in the opening week. It's certified platinum in the United States. 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' featured guest spots from Nas, Drake and Lil Wayne amongst others.
It was announced that Minaj would release third album 'The Pink Print' in 2014. 'Pills N Potions' is the lead single. Minaj says the album will focus on rap as opposed to the more pop sound of 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' and it's been confirmed that Soulja Boy and Lil Herb will feature on the album.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Minaj donated $15,000 to the Food Bank For New York City.

Nicki Minaj: Personal Life
There has been a great deal of speculation around Nicki Minaj's sexuality, with many claiming that she is bisexual. She, however, wants to avoid being labelled, but has stated that she feels the world, and in turn, the hip-hop community, is becoming more gay-friendly.
Minaj considers herself a Christian. She explained that her father got rehab and turned his life around after attending church.
Minaj's cousin, Nicholas Telemaque was killed near in his home town of Brooklyn in 2011.
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Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

30th July 2014 -

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What happens when three of the biggest names in pop music all have albums coming out soon? You put them together to make a collaborative single, of course. Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande...

Jessie J's New Single "Bang Bang" Is A Summer Playlist Staple

29th July 2014 -

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Ariana Grande is checking off rap babes to collaborate with one by one. Grande is on Jessie J’s new single Bang Bang, along with Nicki Minaj. The single premiered on Monday, a day before it...

Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang [Pseudo] Video

29th July 2014 -

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A new pop dream team has hit the circuit as Jessie J teams up with Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande on her brand new single 'Bang Bang'. The song is the lead track from Jessie's...

Nicki Minaj Announces Postponement Of New Single 'Anaconda' With Sexy Swimsuit Pic

28th July 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj managed to garner the attention of an undoubtedly enormous number of fans, mainly male, after unveiling some very revealing cover art for her new single 'Anaconda.' But for anyone interested in the actual...

Nicki Minaj And The Roots Celebrate Independence With Epic Philly Jam Gig

5th July 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj performing at Philly Jam on the 4th of July – the word combination inspires a lot of “yes.” Or maybe that should be “yass.” Nicki is at the top of her game these...

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4th July 2014 -

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Australian singer Iggy Azalea has been the focus of a photoshopping scandal after she appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan Australia. The star certainly didn't need slimming down and boasts a pair of toned, well...

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4th July 2014 -

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Jessie J Announces New Single 'Bang Bang' With Nicki Minaj And Ariana Grande

1st July 2014 -

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Jessie J has announced the details of her upcoming single, 'Bang Bang.' Set for release at the end of the month, the new track will reportedly feature the talents of US pop superstars Ariana Grande...

Did Nicki Minaj Try To Ignite A Feud With Iggy Azalea At BET Awards?

30th June 2014 -

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Has Nicki Minaj attempted to start a feud with fellow female rapper Iggy Azalea?The 'Starships' singer seemed to diss the Australian-born recording artist during the BET Awards Sunday (July 29th).Minaj walked to the stage at...

Feud? Nicki Minaj Takes A Swipe At Iggy Azalea At BET Awards

30th June 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj and her relationship with fellow rapper Iggy Azalea are the subject of speculation today after it emerged that Nicki made some offhand, and rather pointed remarks at last night's BET Awards. The 'Superbass'...

Despite Stabbing At Meek Mill's BET Pre-Party, Award Show Proceeds As Normal

30th June 2014 -

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BET Awards weekend started with a tragedy this year, when a guest at Meek Mill’s pre-awards party ended up in hospital with stab wounds. The incident took place on Saturday night, June 28, at...

Lionel Richie Crowns The BET Awards 2014 Performers List

29th June 2014 -

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It’s almost time for the BET awards and tonight’s show promises some memorable moments. Lionel Richie has been tapped to perform during the annual award show, as well as being this year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree....

Things We Learnt From Watching Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pills and Potions’ Video

11th June 2014 -

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Rapper Nicki Minaj has just debuted her new video for single ‘Pills and Potions’ and well, it’s one of those that deserves a second or third watch. Actually we’re somewhere around our sixth or seventh...

Nicki Minaj - Pills N Potions (Official)

10th June 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj has finally unveiled the official video for her acclaimed piano led single ‘Pills N Potions’; the lead single from her forthcoming third album ‘The Pink Print’. The album is expected to drop later...

Nicki Minaj - Pills N Potions [Lyric]

5th June 2014 -

 Video

'Pills N Potions' is the acclaimed piano led lead single from Nicki Minaj's forthcoming third album 'The Pink Print'. The album is expected to drop later this year and is thought to be a much...

Forget The Nipple Pasties, How Was Nicki Minaj's Set At Summer Jam?

3rd June 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj just gave her critics some more ammo with another (maybe?) Lil Kim tribute. Nipple pasties? What is this, the 1999 VMAs? Well, no. Nicki Minaj rocked the (admittedly really cool) outfit to Hot...

So, Floyd Mayweather Jr Paid Nicki Minaj $50,000 To Attend Birthday Party

30th May 2014 -

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Good money, if you can get it huh? It turns out Floyd Mayweather Jr paid Nicki Minaj $50,000 to show her face at his daughter's 14th birthday party. According to sources who spoke with TMZ.com,...

Nicki Minaj - Pills N Potions (Audio)

25th May 2014 -

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'Pills N Potions' is the acclaimed piano led lead single from Nicki Minaj's forthcoming third album 'The Pink Print'. The album is expected to drop later this year and is thought to be a much...

Nicki Minaj Describes Hip-Hop As "Not Female Friendly" After Dropping 'Pills N Potions'

22nd May 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj is one of hip-hop's leading ladies, but in her own opinion it is quite astonishing she is at the forefront of the music genre.The 31 year-old star has been doing press tours as...

Nicki Minaj New Song: ‘Pills N Potions’ Is Beautiful And Balladic

21st May 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj has dropped a brand new track via her Soundcloud page called 'Pills N Potions.' The Dr Luke-produced song sees the 'Starships' singer ditch her usual synth pop/aggressive rap blend for something much more...

Nicki Minaj to Debut New Single, But What Will It Sound Like?

20th May 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj is in the beginning stages of promoting her upcoming album, The Pink Print, and while the newly revealed artwork to its lead single "Pills N Potions" displays that old Minaj flare we've all...

MAC Cosmetics Releasing 'The Simpsons' Collection, Our Top Five MAC Collaborations

9th May 2014 -

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There’s a reason why MAC is consistently considered the most current and coolest cosmetics manufacturer. They regularly produce the most coveted seasonal shades, as well as limited edition celebrity and themed collections. We can’t wait...

Nicki Minaj Wants To Continue Acting Following Role In 'The Other Woman'

28th April 2014 -

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Minaj must have enjoyed acting in the newly released comedy 'The Other Woman', opposite Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton.The 31 year-old music star recently revealed she wants to continue acting and her recent...

Nicki Minaj not worried about ageing

27th April 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj isn't worried about getting older.The 31-year-old rapper, who regularly posts revealing photographs of herself on her Instagram account, insists she's not bothered by the process of ageing because she's doing all she can...

Nicki Minaj wants acting career

26th April 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj wants to pursue an acting career. The 31-year-old rapper had a small role in the new movie 'The Other Woman' alongside Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann, but she's now determined to...

Nobody's Laughing With 'The Other Woman', Least Of All The Critics

25th April 2014 -

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The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Man, Nikolaj-Coster Waldau and Kate Upton in her acting debut, is yet to be released in cinemas, but is already floundering in the review department. The film lays...

The Other Woman

24th April 2014 -

 Movie Review

While the story isn't particularly original, and the movie tends to drift over the top into broad slapstick, this comedy wins us over due to the camaraderie between the characters. Most refreshingly, this is a...

Young Money - Senile (Explicit)

22nd April 2014 -

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Young Money teams up with Tyga, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne in the video for his song 'Senile', taken from his third studio album 'Young Money: Rise of an Empire' released in March 2014. The...

MTV Movie Awards: Who Was The Best Dressed?

14th April 2014 -

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Of all the Hollywood awards shows, the MTV Movie Awards is the one which usually throws up the most interesting fashion choices. Known for being a lot more laid back and fun than other awards...

Nicki Minaj Forgot Leslie Mann's Name During Movie Shoot

4th April 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj struggled to remember the names of her co-stars while filming new comedy The Other Woman.The rapper appears opposite actresses including Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton in the movie, and fellow castmate Leslie Mann...

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I believe people should stop hatin on Nikki Minaj and accept her for who she is and not jus for how famous she is I like nikki minaj because she's the type of person who does'nt care what anyone or anybody thinks about her... and she keeps her head up high an keeps goin and she's the type of person I'd love to see one day soon and i also love her colorfulness and how she is always in a good mood.

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