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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Drake Hits Out At Meek Mill Again With New Track 'Back To Back'


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After being accusing of using a ghostwriter by Meek Mill last week, Drake has hit back with a second diss track aimed at Nicki Minaj’s fiancée. In ‘Back To Back’ which he released on Wednesday, Drake calls out Mill again and accuses him of riding the coattails of Minaj.

DrakeDrake has unleashed his second response to Meek Mill ‘Back to Back’.

On the track Drake raps, ‘This for y’all that think that I don’t write enough / They just mad ’cause I got the Midas touch / You love her, then you gotta give the world to her/Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour? / I know that you gotta be a thug for her / This ain’t what she meant when she told you to open up more’

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Meek Mill Calls Drake's Diss Track "Soft"


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The war of words between Drake and Meek Mill is intensifying this week, after Mill slammed the Canadian’s much-discussed diss track as “baby lotion soft”.

Drake released the track ‘Charged Up’ over the weekend in response to Meek Mill’s repeated claims that he didn’t actually write his own lyrics, using a ghostwriter to pen his rhymes instead. It featured barbs such as “Wow, I’m honoured that you think this is staged / I’m flattered man, in fact I’m amazed… You boys aren’t gettin’ any of your feelings on me / You should embrace it this could be one our realest moments”.

Meek Mill Nicki MinajMeek Mill (r) responded to Drake's diss track at his girlfriend Nicki Minaj's gig (l)

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Nicki Minaj Reveals Her And Taylor Swift Made Up Over The Phone


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It was a Twitter row that kept fans gripped for days. Queens of the American pop world battling against each other in a feud that very few people saw coming and very many people enjoying watching. But alas, Taylor vs. Nicki is no more and Minaj has revealed that Swifty actually called her on the phone to apologise for the ‘beef’.

Nicki MInajRapper Nicki Minaj Told Fans Taylor had apologised to her after her performance on Good Morning America

After a performance on Good Morning America, Nicki updated us all on the latest instalment of the saga.

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GMA Summer Concert Series 2015 - Nicki Minaj

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Taylor Swift Shuts Down The VMA Feud And Apologies To Nicki


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Taylor Swift has taken down trolls, taken on Apple Music and squared up to Katy Perry but it seems her latest ‘beef’ with Nicki Minaj was one argument she couldn’t win and she's now said sorry to the Anaconda rapper following the pair’s VMA spat.

Taylor SwiftSwifty has apologised to Nicki MInaj saying she "misspoke"

Taylor ignited furious flames when she took personal umbrage to Nicki’s suggestion that her Anaconda video had missed out on a VMA nomination because the music industry celebrates "woman with very slim bodies".

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Katy Perry Wades Into Nicki Minaj Vs Taylor Swift Twitter Feud


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More feathers are flying in the Nicki Minaj v Taylor Swift Twitter saga, with Katy Perry wading into the argument with some pretty subtext-heavy comments that all but confirm the subject matter of Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ video.

Perry called out Swift’s reaction to Nicki Minaj’s complaints to not receiving enough MTV Video Music Awards nominations as ironic. “Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman…” she said, a tweet quickly favorited by Minaj.

Katy PerryPerry all but confirmed her 'Bad Blood' with Taylor Swift, one of the worst kept music industry secrets

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Rapper Meek Mill Accuses Drake Of Not Writing His Own Lyrics In Twitter Rant


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Meek Mill, the boyfriend of Nicki Minaj, has called out Drake on twitter, accusing the rapper of not writing his own lyrics. The spat comes despite Drake making a guest appearance on Mill’s track ‘R.I.C.O.’ which featured on the rapper’s latest album Dreams Worth More Than Money.

Meek MillMeek Mill has started some twitter drama with Drake.

"Stop comparing Drake to me too.... He don't write his own raps! That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out!" Mill wrote on Twitter late Tuesday. "The whole game know forreal they scared to tell the truth! I can't wait tok these guys and sit back and act like they don't know!" he added.

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Nicki Minaj Complains About Not Receiving Enough MTV VMA Nominations


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Nicki Minaj is not happy with the MTV Video Music Award nominations. The 32-year-old singer took to Twitter to complain about two of her music videos not receiving enough recognition. Her collaboration with Beyoncé, ‘Feeling Myself’, was completely missed out from nominations and her ‘Anaconda’ video didn’t get a nomination in the Best Video or Choreography categories.

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Read More: Taylor Swift Reigns Supreme With Nine MTV VMA Nominations.

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Wireless Festival - July 3-5 2015 - Finsbury Park, London Live Review


New Look Wireless Festival drew to a close last weekend, with over 70 acts performing across 3 stages, all in celebration of their 10th birthday.

Wireless Festival 2015 - Live Review

Kicking off proceedings on the Friday was ASAP Rocky, who performed tracks including Goldie and Excuse Me. The performance was uninspiring and lacked engagement with the audience, leaving festival goers in anticipation for headliner Drake

Drake took to the stage, after cancelling last year's headline appearance due to illness, and was definitely worth the wait being a standout 90 minute performance.  The Canadian rapper was appreciative of the Wireless crowd claiming London was his 'second home' before being joined by local MC Skepta for track Shutdown.

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Nicki Minaj Performs Out Of Her Dress After Late Arrival At Wireless


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Often surrounded by mud and likely to be very dirty festival-goers are often regarded as a laid-back bunch, probably because of the steady stream of alcohol they have throughout festival days. However, Wireless festivellers were left angry and confused on Sunday after US star Nicki Minaj was two hours late for her performance.

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj was not this demure during her slot at Wireless Festival

The Anaconda hit maker was supposed to be on stage at 7pm but didn’t appear until 9:30pm - cutting David Guetta’s set short as a result.

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2015 BET Awards

Nicki Minaj - 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th June 2015

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2015 BET Awards - Arrivals

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Janet Jackson Honoured As 'Ultimate Icon' At BET Music Awards


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Janet Jackson showed she really is well and truly back on Sunday evening, when she took to the stage at the 2015 BET ceremony to be honoured with the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award. The singer has recently announced her return to the music world with her latest single ‘No Sleep’ dropping last week ahead of her eleventh stdio album.

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson was honoured at Sunday night’s BET awards.

Before the award was presented the BET audience were treated to clips from Janet’s long career then Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe took to the stage for a dance performance honouring the Rhythm Nation icon. The performance ended when Jackson herself appeared on the stage in a white jumpsuit.

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Amy Schumer Opening For Madonna For Three Nights In New York


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Comedian Amy Schumer is opening for Madonna when the singer performs for three nights in New York later this year. Schumer, who is best known for her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, will be an opening act for Madonna on 16th and 17th September at Madison Square Garden and at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on 19th September.

Amy SchumerAmy Schumer will be opening for Madonna in New York.

Read More: Amy Schumer at the TIME 100 Gala: Kanye West Was NOT Impressed.

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Madonna Reveals Her Own Line-Up Of Pop Royalty For Latest Video


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Very few people break a trend before Queen of Pop, Madonna but it would seem Princess Pop Taylor Swift has pimped Madge to the post when it comes to video collaborations.

MadonnaMadonna shows off a lot of friends in her new song, B**ch I'm Madonna

Madonna recently teased a promotional poster on her Instagram for her latest video B**ch I’m Madonna which featured a party of pop perfection including Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora.

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Nicki Minaj

Date of birth

8th December, 1982

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.57