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.
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'
Minaj made more than $30,000-worth of pledges to pay tuition fees for her fans - if they could prove they had top grades!
Nicki Minaj is offering to pay for fans’ college tuition fees if they can prove their grades are good enough.
The 34 year old megastar set up the arrangement after initially announcing details of an unrelated offer on Twitter, saying that she would pay for airline tickets from any destination in the world to Las Vegas if they won an upcoming competition to spend time with her at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
Nicki Minaj is paying tuition fees for her fans
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Offers To Pay Students' Tuition Fees
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
Nicki filmed footage for the video on Westminster Bridge last Sunday.
Nicki Minaj reportedly plans to reshoot scenes for her upcoming ‘No Frauds’ music video in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack on London.
The rapper filmed scenes for the video on Westminster Bridge last Sunday, just days before the attack which left five people dead. According to reports, Minaj now feels it would be inappropriate to include the footage.
Nicki Minaj will reportedly not include scenes filmed on Westminster Bridge in her new music video
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.
No clap-backs from Miss Minaj.
Nicki Minaj is refusing to let Remy Ma get anymore attention than she already has by declining to rise to the rapper's bait. She hasn't said a word in response to Remy's two diss tracks about her, nor has she replied with her own counter-diss track. She's brushing off the whole thing.
Nicki Minaj has nothing to say to Remy Ma
Some things just aren't worth Nicki's time, and a string of insults, threats and unfounded claims are some of them. According to TMZ, she doesn't see any point in clapping back at her rival given that other names mentioned in 'ShETHER' have already come forward to deny Remy's comments including Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and Ebro Darden - all whom she was accused of sleeping with.
Continue reading: Remy Ma Says The Feud Is Over After Nicki Minaj Continues To Ignore Her
Remy's upset that Nicki has ignored her taunts.
Remy Ma is just not ready to let go of problems with Nicki Minaj, and has released another diss track called 'Another One' just days after the release of her first entitled 'ShETHER'. For what reason? Nicki has risen above it all an decided against hitting back with her own lyrics.
Nicki Minaj is the victim of another savage attack from Remy Ma
The 36-year-old rapper is seriously coming for Nicki as she prepares to launch her second album more than a decade after her debut. Less than a week ago, she dropped 'ShETHER'; an ode to Nas' 2001 Jay Z diss track 'Ether' in which she accuses Nicki of having slept with Lil Wayne, Drake, Gucci Mane, Trey Songz and Ebro Darden, claims that her butt implants prevented her from having sex, brands her brother a paedophile and alleges that she's a heavy user of cocaine.
Continue reading: Not 'Another One'! Nicki Minaj Dissed Again By Remy Ma
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'
Minaj claims Giuseppe Zanotti will not take her calls, despite naming a collection of sneakers in her honour.
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.
Continue reading: 'Giuseppe Whats Good?' Nicki Minaj Calls Out Shoe Designer
Date of birth
8th December, 1982
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