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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: 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.

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, has avoided being labeled, but has stated that she feels the world, and in turn, the hip-hop community, is becoming more gay-friendly.

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The Latest Nicki Minaj News

Nicki Minaj To Wed In Hot Tub?

18th April 2014

Nicki Minaj wants to get married in a hot tub.The 'Starships' hitmaker is engaged to boyfriend and assistant Safaree Samuels...

Mtv Movie Awards: Who Was The Best Dressed?

14th April 2014

Of all the Hollywood awards shows, the MTV Movie Awards is the one which usually throws up the most interesting...

Nicki Minaj Forgot Leslie Mann's Name During Movie Shoot

4th April 2014

Nicki Minaj struggled to remember the names of her co-stars while filming new comedy The Other Woman.The rapper appears opposite...

Leslie Mann's 'the Other Woman' Butt Grab Is Forgotten As Kate Upton Pulls The Paps Her Way

4th April 2014

Who knew that a simple, playful grab of a friend's derriere could generate so much gossip! This is what Leslie...

Nicki Minaj Didn't Remember Leslie Mann's Name

3rd April 2014

Nicki Minaj struggled to remember the name of her 'The Other Woman' co-star Leslie Mann.The 'Starships' hitmaker makes a cameo...

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Nicki Minaj Reviews

Niki Minaj trying to kick-start fitness regime

8th July 2013

Nicki Minaj is ''very lazy'' when it comes to working out.The 30-year-old singer is planning...

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22nd May 2013

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14th January 2013

It seems to have become popular among red carpet goers to display a generous amount...

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Album Review

2nd April 2012

Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded represents Nicki Minaj's definitive foot-plant in the mainstream. Thus far, she's...

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Nicki Minaj Festivals

Wireless Festival

4th July 2014

T in the Park

11th July 2014

V Festival

16th August 2014

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The Latest Nicki Minaj Press Releases

Nicki Minaj Announces 'Pink Friday Reloaded' UK 2012 Arena Tour

25th June 2012

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neiqua * chocolate barbie.... &&'s picture

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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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