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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.
US rap star Nicki Minaj has hailed her new album, saying it's ''so f***ing good''.
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!''
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Talks Up Her New Album
The pair star in the video for Yo Gotti's new song.
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.
Nicki Minaj snapped at the Met Gala
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.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj And Blac Chyna Drag Race For The 'Rake It Up' Video
Calvin Harris has teamed up with pop royalty for his brand new album 'Funk Wave Bounces Vol 1', which lands on June 30.
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.''
Continue reading: Calvin Harris Joins Rihanna And Kendrick Lamar At Third Diamond Ball
It's not the easy social media app to use after all.
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.
Nicki Minaj at the 2017 Met Gala
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.
Continue reading: When Nicki Minaj Couldn't Work Out How To Use Snapchat
Nicki explains the 'Ellen' line to the talk show host.
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.
Nicki Minaj at the 2017 Met Gala
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.
Continue reading: Why Did Nicki Minaj Name-Drop Ellen DeGeneres In 'No Frauds'?
The rapper teams up with Joe Jonas' band on their latest single.
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.
DNCE team up with Nicki Minaj for 'Kissing Strangers'
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.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Is An Absolute Queen On DNCE's New Song 'Kissing Strangers'
Nicki Minaj has caused a stir with her new music video 'No Frauds', which features clips of Westminster Bridge and Big Ben where the terror attack took place last month.
Nicki Minaj has caused a stir with her new music video 'No Frauds'.
The 34-year-old rapper shot the accompanying artistry for her new single in London just days before the suspected terror attack, which took place at Westminster Bridge last month, and the footage captures the London sites, including the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in the clip.
However, social media users have taken to social media to open up about the artistry and the 'Anaconda' hitmaker has been slammed as being insensitive to the horrifying incident.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Causes A Stir With New Music Video No Frauds
The feud between Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj hots up with David Guetta's song 'Light My Body Up'.
David Guetta has just launched his first single of the year with a little help from Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne. 'Light My Body Up' is a provocative club anthem, and even includes yet another strike out at Remy Ma by Nicki herself.
David Guetta appeared at the TAO Beauty opening this year
Remember when Nicki wrote 'we don't do diss records, we drop HIT RECORDS and diss you ON them'? Well, she's proving her point with her verse on David Guetta's latest single 'Light My Body Up'. She takes her beef with Remy Ma up a notch with the side lyric: 'No she'll never be queen/ So now she got a vendetta'. She had already hit back at Remy (following 'ShETHER' and 'Another One') with the hot single 'No Frauds' on which she was once again joined by Wayne and Drake.
Continue reading: David Guetta's 'Light My Body Up' Features Remy Ma Diss By Nicki Minaj
Not a 'diss track', it's a hit where she disses Remy on it.
Forget what we said about Nicki Minaj staying silent on the Remy Ma front. Forget it all. She has finally decided to hit back at her rival in one of her three newly released tracks entitled 'No Frauds'. It comes alongside 'Regret In Your Tears' and 'Changed It'.
Nicki Minaj reigns with her new single 'Changed It'
There's something mildly disappointing about Nicki breaking her silence on the Remy feud; before it seemed like the jailbird was just not worth any of Nicki's thoughts let along her time. But, alas, this is the rap game, and she has at least clapped back with style.
Trey Songz and Ebro Darden deny Nicki romance claims.
Last weekend, Remy Ma dropped a brand new diss track brazenly and unambiguously slating Nicki Minaj in every possible way. Needless to say, a number of people mentioned in the song have responded to the various accusations, and it has brewed into quite the firestorm.
Nicki Minaj gets crucified by Remy Ma in 'ShETHER'
The track is entitled 'ShETHER' and named after Nas' 2001 song 'Ether' in which he dissed Jay Z. In the rap, not only does Remy slate Nicki's image and mock her relationships with Meek Mill and Safaree Samuels, but she makes a number of allegations about her. She accuses her of having slept with Lil Wayne, Drake, Gucci Mane, Trey Songz and Ebro Darden, and also threatens to leak a video of Nicki snorting cocaine ('I might leak the footage of you sniffing them ski slopes').
Continue reading: Name-Dropped Stars Respond To Remy Ma's Nicki Minaj Diss Track 'ShETHER'
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
Date of birth
8th December, 1982
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