Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Biography

Nicki Minaj (born Onika Tanya Maraj 08.12.1984) is an American rapper known for her singles 'Super Bass' and 'Anaconda' and her acting appearances in 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' and 'The Other Woman'.

Net worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Nicki Minaj has a net worth of 50 million USD.

Childhood: Nicki Minaj was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, to parents of African and Indian decent. At the age of 5, Minaj moved to the suburb of Jamaica in Queens, New York. Here, Minaj studied at Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School, before graduating from LaGuardia High School.

At the age of 19, she was fired from a job at Red Lobster in the Bronx for rudeness towards customers. She supposedly was fired from a further fifteen jobs for similar reasons.

Career: Nicki Minaj began creating mixtapes at an early age, some of which went on to be featured in 'XXL' - a hip-hop magazine. In 2008, she was awarded Female Artist of the Year by the Underground Music Awards. The following year, Minja released a mixtape entitled 'Beam Me Up Scotty', which was received well by critics at BET and MTV. In April 2010, Minaj released her debut single, 'Massive Attack', which was produced by Sean Garrett who features on the single with Alex Da Kid. A music video was made, directed by Hype Williams.

'Massive Attack' may have been Minaj's debut single, but the first single for her debut album was 'Your Love', which peaked at number 14 on Billboard's Hot 100 list. Minaj officially announced that her debut album was entitled 'Pink Friday' soon after, and the album was set for release in November 2010. A month beforehand, Minaj became the first female rapper to have seven songs in the Billboard 200 list.

'Pink Friday' was released on 19th November 2010, debuting at the number two spot on Billboard's 200 list, before later making it to the number one spot. Minaj used the name of her alter-ego, Roman Zolanski, in her second studio album. 'The Pink Print: Roman Reloaded', was released on 2nd April 2012 and debuted at the number one spot on Billboard's 200.

The album divided critics, receiving only moderate reviews, mainly due to the mix of rap and dance-pop. Minaj announced that for her 2014 third album, she would focus entirely on rap, and leave the pop out of it. On 12th December 2014, Nicki Minaj released 'The Pinkprint', which once again debuted at the number two spot on Billboard's 200.

The album received generally positive reviews, with many critics stating that it was Minaj's best album. Other critics cited the more vulnerable portions of the album as a tremendous let-down. Minaj then revealed that she planned to begin a promotional tour in support of the album in March 2015.

Personal Life: Nicki Minaj identifies herself as a Christian after her father attended rehab and became one himself. Minaj has also been cited as a supposed bisexual, however she has revealed that she does not wish to be labelled, and instead wants to make the hip-hop community more welcoming of non-heterosexual people.

In one of her songs, Minaj makes reference to an abortion she had at a young age, while in another, she references the death of her cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, who was murdered in Brooklyn in 2011.



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Nicki Minaj Confirms Split From Boyfriend Meek Mill


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After a great deal of speculation over the last few weeks, Nicki Minaj has confirmed that she is now single, having broken up with Meek Mill, her rapper boyfriend of nearly two years.

Rumours that the music power couple had split up started at the end of December when 29 year old Meek – real name Robert Rihmeek Williams – briefly deleted his Instagram account and Nicki posted a series of cryptic tweets hinting that their relationship had ended.

Finally, the 34 year old ‘Anaconda’ star revealed that she had split from him in a tweet posted on Thursday (January 5th).

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Jason Derulo Collaborates With Nicki Minaj


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Jason Derulo has collaborated with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign on his new single.

The 27-year-old singer - who hasn't dropped any music since 2015's 'Everything is 4' - is set to release his fifth album this year and has hinted that his next track called 'Swa Lah' features vocals from the 'Anaconda' hitmaker and the hip-hop star.

Talking about the song on ABC's 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' show, he said: ''My favourite thing I did all year was ... I have to say it's the brand new single I'm about to put out. It's called 'Swa Lah'. It's features Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.''

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Nicki Minaj Criticised For Mocking A Woman Apparently Suffering From Mental Illness


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Nicki Minaj has been strongly criticised for sharing a video via her social media that some claim shows her mocking a mentally ill woman in the street.

Posting via her Instagram page on Monday (December 5th), the 33 year old rapper appears to laugh and call after a woman on the streets of Miami who is believed by some in the South Beach area to be suffering from a mental illness – although this has not been confirmed.

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Nicki Minaj Reveals Production On Autobiographical TV Series Is Delayed


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Nicki Minaj has revealed that her upcoming autobiographical TV show ‘Nicki’ has been postponed, saying in a radio interview that things were moving too fast and that everybody on the production “wants it to be perfect”.

It was reported at the end of 2015 that ABC Family had given the green light to a comedy-drama series that would be based on Minaj’s early life growing up in Queens in New York. It is set to feature Ariana Vale, a star of Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station movie in 2013, as the rapper.

However, speaking to The Breakfast Club on Monday morning (October 17th), she said that production on the pilot episode had been temporarily delayed.

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Beyonce's Ear Started Bleeding On Stage And She Kept On Performing!


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Beyonce didn't let a bleeding ear stop her performing during the Tidal X 1015 concert at New York's Barclays Center on Saturday night.

During the performance of track ‘Haunting’ Bey’s ear began bleeding, much to the horror of fans watching the livestream. But like a true pro the signer just kept on going.

Nicki Minaj at TIDAL X: 1015 Star-studded benefit concert hosted by TIDAL at the Barclay Center - New York, United States - Saturday 15th October 2016

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Nicki Minaj Slams Sharon Osbourne As A "Hypocrite" Over Nudity Double Standards


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Nicki Minaj has branded ‘The X Factor’ judge Sharon Osbourne as a “hypocrite”, calling out her double standards in describing her ‘Anaconda’ artwork as “trashy” while praising Kim Kardashian’s nude selfies as “inspiring”.

The 33 year old rapper and performer condemned what she believes are double standards that black women face when it comes to nudity and beauty, highlighting that Osbourne called her 2014 single artwork for ‘Anaconda’ a “cheap porno cover of a DVD”, but calling Kim Kardashian’s internet-breaking series of nude selfies as “inspiring”.

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Nicki Minaj Tricks Fans Into Thinking She Has A New Album Called 'Pick My Fruit Out'


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Nicki Minaj got one over on her fans on Twitter, Saturday night, when she tricked them into thinking she would be dropping a new album at midnight.

Minaj told her 20.6 million Twitter followers that a new record titled Pick My Fruit Out was imminent and even shared a fruit-themed track listing.

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Ariana Grande Launches SoulCycle Inspired Video For 'Side By Side'


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Ariana Grande was joined by rap queen Nicki Minaj in a gym-based performance of the former's newest track 'Side to Side' at the 2016 MTV VMAs on Sunday (August 28th 2016), where they did a choreographed SoulCycle routine which turns out to have been a teaser for the brand new video.

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The performance featured Minaj in curve-hugging pink Latex, muscular backing singers with dumbbells and scantily clad dancers on exercise bikes. Meanwhile, the Hannah Lux-directed new video had much of the same thing complete with sexy sauna and shower scenes and Ariana Grande in various outfits from a white sports bra and a shocking pink leotard to a PVC trenchcoat and Guess sportswear. As part of the single and video release, Grande has collaborated with Guess to release a range of gym-wear inspired by the video itself.

More: Ariana Grande's brother Frankie on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

The single is from her third album 'Dangerous Woman', which she released back in May reaching number one in the UK Album Charts. The album also features the singles 'Focus' and 'Into You', as well as the title track. She'll be promoting the release with a tour later this year, details of which are yet to be announced.



It's the first time Ariana Grande has teamed alongside Nicki Minaj, but the latter has been making a lot of guest appearances this year. She joined Bebe Rexha on 'No Broken Hearts', DJ Mustard and Jeremih on 'Don't Hurt Me' and DJ Khaled on 'Do You Mind'.

Meanwhile, aside from promoting 'Dangerous Woman', Ariana has been launching various business ventures this year. Debuting her Mac Cosmestics collection, releasing her second fragrance 'Frankie by Ariana Grande' and unveiling her first fashion line with Lipsy London. This year she also hosted 'Saturday Night Live', appeared in 'Zoolander 2' and signed on to star as Penny in 'Hairspray Live!' on NBC.

Nicki Minaj posing alone and with Meek Mill at the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. United States - Sunday 28th August 2016

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Barbershop: The Next Cut Nicki Minaj


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Nicki Minaj is back on-screen in Barbershop: The Next Cut, the third in the comedy franchise starring Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer.

"We wanted a new face in the barbershop," says Ice Cube, who also produced the film. "We're unisex now, and have a beauty shop alongside the barbershop!"

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Is Nicki Minaj Collaborating On Britney Spears' Next Single?


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Britney Spears is hard at work following up on her 2013 album Britney Jean and she has asked her good friend Nicki Minaj to collaborate with her.

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HollywoodLife.com has reported that the former touring partners are joining forces for a new single and a new video.

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Nicki Minaj - The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at The Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 30th August 2015

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Nicki Minaj

Date of birth

8th December, 1982

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.57




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