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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.
Minaj's ABC Family series 'Nicki', based on her early life, has been temporarily delayed.
Nicki Minaj has revealed that her upcoming autobiographical TV show ‘Nicki’ has been postponed, saying in a radio interview that things were moving too fast and that everybody on the production “wants it to be perfect”.
It was reported at the end of 2015 that ABC Family had given the green light to a comedy-drama series that would be based on Minaj’s early life growing up in Queens in New York. It is set to feature Ariana Vale, a star of Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station movie in 2013, as the rapper.
However, speaking to The Breakfast Club on Monday morning (October 17th), she said that production on the pilot episode had been temporarily delayed.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Reveals Production On Autobiographical TV Series Is Delayed
Nothing can stop Queen Bey.
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.
Continue reading: Beyonce's Ear Started Bleeding On Stage And She Kept On Performing!
Osbourne had criticised Minaj's 'Anaconda' artwork as "cheap" but had praised Kim Kardashian's nude selfies as "inspiring".
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”.
Fans were fooled by the rapper on Twitter, with her fruit-based album and track listing.
Minaj told her 20.6 million Twitter followers that a new record titled Pick My Fruit Out was imminent and even shared a fruit-themed track listing.
Nicki Minaj trolled her fans on Twitter on Saturday night with news of a fake new albim
Nicki Minaj works up a sweat with her new pal.
Ariana Grande was joined by rap queen Nicki Minaj in a gym-based performance of the former's newest track 'Side to Side' at the 2016 MTV VMAs on Sunday (August 28th 2016), where they did a choreographed SoulCycle routine which turns out to have been a teaser for the brand new video.
Ariana Grande unveils 'Side By Side' video
The performance featured Minaj in curve-hugging pink Latex, muscular backing singers with dumbbells and scantily clad dancers on exercise bikes. Meanwhile, the Hannah Lux-directed new video had much of the same thing complete with sexy sauna and shower scenes and Ariana Grande in various outfits from a white sports bra and a shocking pink leotard to a PVC trenchcoat and Guess sportswear. As part of the single and video release, Grande has collaborated with Guess to release a range of gym-wear inspired by the video itself.
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The single is from her third album 'Dangerous Woman', which she released back in May reaching number one in the UK Album Charts. The album also features the singles 'Focus' and 'Into You', as well as the title track. She'll be promoting the release with a tour later this year, details of which are yet to be announced.
It's the first time Ariana Grande has teamed alongside Nicki Minaj, but the latter has been making a lot of guest appearances this year. She joined Bebe Rexha on 'No Broken Hearts', DJ Mustard and Jeremih on 'Don't Hurt Me' and DJ Khaled on 'Do You Mind'.
Meanwhile, aside from promoting 'Dangerous Woman', Ariana has been launching various business ventures this year. Debuting her Mac Cosmestics collection, releasing her second fragrance 'Frankie by Ariana Grande' and unveiling her first fashion line with Lipsy London. This year she also hosted 'Saturday Night Live', appeared in 'Zoolander 2' and signed on to star as Penny in 'Hairspray Live!' on NBC.
Born in Trinidad and raised in Queens, 33-year-old pop sensation Nicki Minaj made her movie acting debut as Cameron Diaz's sassy assistant in The Other Woman.
Nicki Minaj is back on-screen in Barbershop: The Next Cut, the third in the comedy franchise starring Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer.
"We wanted a new face in the barbershop," says Ice Cube, who also produced the film. "We're unisex now, and have a beauty shop alongside the barbershop!"
Nicki plays a hairdresser in the movie
Continue reading: Barbershop: The Next Cut Nicki Minaj
Minaj had a slightly stand-offish attitude about her relationship with Meek Mill when she was interviewed on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' this week.
Nicki Minaj has tried to clear up some misconceptions about her relationship status in a new TV interview, hinting that she is still engaged to Meek Mill but that wedding bells may not be featuring in her immediate future.
The ‘Anaconda’ rapper, 33, has previously been reported as ‘begging’ her rapper beau to stop referring to her as his fiancée in public. Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday (April 7th) about her ‘engagement’ ring, she revealed that she has two diamond rings from him, but neither is actually the real deal in terms of getting married.
Nicki Minaj spoke a bit more about her relationship with 'fiance' Meek Mill
Meek Mill was recently sentenced to 90 days' house arrest, and 50 Cent criticised his handling of his various beefs with other rappers.
Meek Mill’s war of words with 50 Cent has been reignited with a vengeance, with the latter describing Meek as a “special kind of stupid” during a new radio interview in response to the troubled rapper’s diss at him in his track ‘Gave ‘Em Hope’ last month.
Fiddy became embroiled in Meek’s well-publicised feud with Drake in July last year, and has continued to poke fun at the young rapper, who was recently sentenced to 90 days’ house arrest for violating his parole in relation to a 2009 drugs & guns case.
50 Cent called Meek Mill "really not that bright" in a new radio interview
Continue reading: 50 Cent Calls Meek Mill "A Special Kind Of Stupid" Over His Feuds
The rapper will not be able to work on his music during the period.
Nicki Minaj’s rumoured fiancé rapper Meek Mill has avoided jail time after a parole violation. Mill was sentence to 90 days house arrest on Friday, after violating probation for the fourth time in eight years, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Meek Mill has been sentenced to 90 days of house arrest.
Mill, real name Robert Williams, will spend 90 days under house arrest, where he will not be able to work on his music and can only leave his house to do community service work for organisations with adults. He will also wear an ankle monitoring bracelet during that time.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaja's Boyfriend Meek Mill Sentenced To 90 Days House Arrest
Nicki Minaj - Nicki Minaj Rings in 2016 with Exclusive Dria's LIVE Performance at Drai's Nightclub Las Vegas on 12-31-15 at Drai's Nightclub - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 31st December 2015
New casting announcements and more...
Nicki Minaj has excitedly announced an important casting for her upcoming autobiographical TV series 'Nicki', which is set to begin filming in the coming weeks. Ariana Neal has just been chosen to play young Nicki, and thus has become the singer/rapper's protegee as she takes her under her wing to show her how to channel her inner Nicki.
Nicki Minaj hits the small screen in show about her life
Little more information has been revealed about the upcoming show so far, with an air date set to be announced in due time. For now, here's everything we know about the 'Anaconda' hitmaker's newest project:
Continue reading: Nicki: What We Know So Far About Nicki Minaj TV Show
Date of birth
8th December, 1982
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