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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'Giuseppe Whats Good?' Nicki Minaj Calls Out Shoe Designer


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Nicki Minaj has some beef with shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti and she’s got plenty of back up.

The rapper called out Zanotti on social media, Friday, claiming he wouldn't take her calls despite naming a range of sneakers after her. Minaj then encouraged her fans to help her get the designer’s attention, causing the hashtag #GiuseppeWhatsGood to trend worldwide.

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Nicki Minaj's Home Burgled, $200k Of Jewellery Stolen


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Nicki Minaj suffered a recent burglary in which around $200,000 of jewellery and possessions were stolen from her Beverly Hills home, in an incident which could have taken place as long ago as November 2016, according to new reports.

Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Thursday (February 2nd) that the 34 year old star’s mansion was broken into at some point between November 24th and January 24th, with the police report filed on January 27th, according to Billboard.

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Nicki Minaj And Drake Are Best Buddies Again Post Meek Mill


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It's times like these that make it important for people to stick together, and it seems that Nicki Minaj and Drake have taken note of that and decided to reconcile after over two years of not speaking. Plus, throw Lil Wayne into the mix and it looks like we can expect new music from the Young Money golden trio.

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They haven't commented on their reunion, but both Nicki and Drake posted the same shot of the pair of them together yesterday (February 1st 2017). They later posted another picture of themselves along with their frequent collaborator Lil Wayne. Nicki hasn't said anything about their reaquaintance on Twitter, however; by the looks of things, she's been more concerned with people's use of the word 'literally'.

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Nicki Minaj Is A 'disciplined' Artist


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Nicki Minaj is a ''disciplined'' artist.

The 34-year-old rapper has been credited as a hard-working and focused musician by music producer Diplo, who has recently been collaborating with the 'Superbass' hitmaker on new music after trying to work with her for ''a couple of years''.

Speaking to Zane Lowe, the 'Lean On' hitmaker said: ''I was working on some stuff for her record. The timing was right. I've been trying to get Nicki to do something with us for a couple years now.

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Major Lazer Joins Forces With PartyNextDoor And Nicki Minaj On New Dance Anthem


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Major Lazer have teamed up with PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj for their latest track 'Run Up', for which they unveiled a new lyric video this week. They're set to launch their fourth studio album later this year, though released details have yet to be announced.

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The video for 'Run Up' was released yesterday (January 26th 2017), and was created out of Major Lazer's friendship with PARTYNEXTDOOR whom they frequently bump into while recording in Los Angeles. 'PARTYNEXTDOOR is a good friend of ours. We're always working in LA when he is around and we've cut a lot of music and we really believe in what he does and his style', said Major Lazer's Diplo on working on the track.  

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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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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 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 - Celebrities attend BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th April 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 at the Mirage Resort and Casino - 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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