Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Biography

Nicki Minaj (born Onika Tanya Maraj 08.12.1982) 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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Minaj A Trois: Nicki Minaj In Erotic Tryst With Herself For Magazine Shoot


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Nicki Minaj is the subject of perhaps one of the most controversial magazine covers in recent years, as she appears three times in the same highly sexualised image. It is perhaps going to be more iconic than even Kim Kardashian's cover on the same publication.

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In an attempt to 'Break the Internet' once again, Paper Magazine enlisted Queen of Hip Hop Nicki Minaj to indulge in their new 16-page editorial entitled 'Minaj Γ  Trois'. Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth - who specialises in 'erotic femininity' - the photos feature Nicki in intimate clinches with herself.

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Nicki Minaj's Brother Convicted Of Child Sexual Assault


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Nicki Minaj’s older brother Jelani Maraj has been convicted of predatory sexual assault of a child younger than 13 years old, it has been confirmed.

Maraj had consistently denied the allegations, but a jury convicted him of endangering the welfare of a child and of predatory sexual assault on a child younger than 13 at a court in Nassau County, New York, the DA’s spokesperson Brendon Brosh told People magazine.

He was arrested in connection with the case back in December 2015. In the trial, which lasted for over a month before coming to a conclusion on Thursday (November 10th), Maraj argued that the allegations were fabricated as part of an extortion attempt to get $25 million from his famous sister.

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Why Nicki Minaj Will Remain The Queen Of Rap For A Long Time To Come


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While hip hop is still very much a male dominated industry, you can't deny that the male rappers' female counterparts are breaking new ground in the genre. Nicki Minaj credits herself with pushing women to the forefront in the rap game, despite the fact that it's Cardi B who has been reigning on the charts most recently.

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It's true that before Nicki Minaj came along with her number one debut album 'Pink Friday' in 2010, a female rapper hadn't gone platinum since 2003. It seemed like the age of women in rap was stuck firmly in the 90s and early 2000s with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Lil' Kim and Missy Elliott, but she changed all of that.

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Nicki Minaj On 'new Era'


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Nicki Minaj has promised her new music will be ''a billion times more epic'' than 'Anaconda'.

The 34-year-old singer has been hard at work on the follow-up to 2014's 'The Pinkprint' and told fans the next ''era'' of her career will be the most ''impactful'' to date.

Speaking to Dazed, she said: ''This era will be a billion times more epic than anything 'Anaconda' could have delivered. I think this era will definitely be the most memorable and the most impactful of my career yet.''

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Nicki Minaj Talks Up Her New Album


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Nicki Minaj says her new album is ''so f***ing good''.

The 34-year-old rap star is poised to release her much-anticipated follow up to 2014's 'The Pinkprint' and Nicki has told her legion of fans to expect something that's worth waiting for.

Speaking to fans following a show at New York Fashion Week, Nick said, according to XXL: ''I love you and I adore you. Oh, the album. Oh my God! The album is so f***ing good!''

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Nicki Minaj And Blac Chyna Drag Race For The 'Rake It Up' Video


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Nicki Minaj has gone back on her word as the video for Yo Gotti's 'Rake It Up' is unveiled, featuring Blac Chyna and some very beautiful sports cars. It comes just days after the rapper insisted that they wouldn't be releasing a video after all.

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Nicki Minaj and 29-year-old former stripper Blac Chyna drag race through the streets of Miami in ultra-scanty latex outfits and ankle-breaker heels in their pink and red respective sports cars for the new video, which is available exclusively on Tidal.

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Calvin Harris Joins Rihanna And Kendrick Lamar At Third Diamond Ball


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Calvin Harris has been confirmed to perform at Rihanna's third Diamnond Ball alongside Kendrick Lamar.

The superstar DJ - who collaborated with the Bejan beauty on hits 'This Is What You Came For' and 'We Found Love' - has signed up to the charity fundraiser taking place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on September 14 in aid of the Clara Lionel Foundation.

Rihanna said in a statement: ''I'm ecstatic to add my longtime collaborator and friend Calvin Harris to the stellar line-up at this year's Diamond Ball. Calvin's music will bring the perfect mix of energy and excitement to the evening as we celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation.''

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When Nicki Minaj Couldn't Work Out How To Use Snapchat


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If social media confuses you sometimes, you are most definitely not alone. Nicki Minaj is having some serious problems with her latest app download and the results are quite frankly hilarious. If only because we suffered the exact same struggle when we tried it.

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What is Snapchat if not a medium of social networking designed to confuse the hell out of anyone who decides to use it? The concept is simple; you take a photo or video, add a quirky filter and share it with your friends and fans who can only view the shot for a maximum of ten seconds. Only, it's not that easy at all and Nicki Minaj found out the hard way. 

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Why Did Nicki Minaj Name-Drop Ellen DeGeneres In 'No Frauds'?


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For the second name in her career, Nicki Minaj has name-dropped everyone's favourite talk-show host Ellen Degeneres in her new song 'No Frauds'. Now the latter wants to know what that was all about and it seems the rapper is just 'obsessed' with being on her show.

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Nicki Minaj dropped her new single 'No Frauds' featuring Lil Wayne and Drake earlier this year, and it includes the rather ambiguous line: 'I am the generous queen! Ask Ms. Ellen' which, phonetically, can also read 'I am Degeneres queen! Ask Ms. Ellen'. It seems Nicki was only too eager to explain what that line actually meant.

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Nicki Minaj Is An Absolute Queen On DNCE's New Song 'Kissing Strangers'


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Less than a year since they dropped their self-titled debut album, DNCE are working on a new project for which they have released the first single this week. 'Kissing Strangers' featuring Nicki Minaj is their first song of the year, and indeed their first video.

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Shot by Marc Klasfeld, the retro-style video (which appears to be set in the late 70s or early 80s) sees frontman Joe Jonas handing out flyers throughout the neighbourhood before picking up his bandmate (and some snacks) at the grocery store and venturing to a banging house party where they play spin the bottle. Nicki Minaj joins them with her slick lyrics in the middle of their performance.

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Nicki Minaj seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala - New York, United States - Monday 1st May 2017

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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 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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Nicki Minaj - 1 Oak Nightclub hosts Fun-Oak Halloween Soiree with special guest Nicki Minaj at The Mirage Hotel and Casino at 1 Oak Nightclub - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 30th October 2015

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Nicki Minaj

Date of birth

8th December, 1982

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.57




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