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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj


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Birth Name :

Onika Tanya Maraj

Birth Date :

December 08, 1982

Birth Place :

Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago

Claim to fame :

Single "Higher Than a Kite" (2008)


Born on December 8, 1984, Nicki Minaj is an Indo-Asian descent. She grew up in a troubled family with a father who was a drug addict. She studied singing and acting at LaGuardia High School but like many other big stars, she began her singing career as a backing vocalist for other artists.

Her talent was first spotted by Young Money CEO Fendi on MySpace and later was recruited for The Carter Edition of Young Money's "The Come Up" DVD series. Her rapping skill caught Lil Wayne's attention who later on tagged her for a number of collaborations in his mixtapes.

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Azealia Banks to Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift: You All Make Basic A** Music

September 03, 2015 03:02:06 GMT

doesn't take sides in and ' MTV VMA fight. Naturally, the outspoken raptress who's added almost everyone to her long list of enemies blasted the two, as well as , when she weighed in on the feud via Twitter.

Video: Jimmy Kimmel Sums Up Miley Cyrus-Nicki Minaj VMAs Feud With Emojis

September 01, 2015 15:28:35 GMT

helps his audience catch up with weekend news on his show. One of the headlines is - feud at the MTV Video Music Awards, and the TV host explains it with the popular emojis. Miley is depicted as a winky face with tongue out while Nicki is a princess.

MTV VMAs 2015: Nicki Minaj Blasts Miley Cyrus in Unscripted Moment

August 31, 2015 03:57:27 GMT

just made up with at 2015 MTV Video Music Awards but she already made another enemy. In an unscripted moment, the rapper blasted the show's host for calling her "not too kind" in a recent interview.

MTV VMAs 2015: Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift Make Surprise Collaboration

August 31, 2015 02:15:52 GMT

and put aside their differences at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. They made a surprise performance on Sunday, August 30 night as the opening acts, singing a little bit of both's hits.

MTV VMAs 2015: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Among Early Winners

August 31, 2015 02:10:54 GMT

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards has officially started. opened the event with a performance of "" single "The Night Is Still Young" before she showed everyone there's no more "Bad Blood" between her and when she brought out the pop diva for her "" hit.

MTV VMAs 2015: Miley Cyrus Almost Naked on Red Carpet

August 31, 2015 01:27:53 GMT

The arrivals of celebrities on the red carpet of Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, marked the beginning of 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. , who was scheduled to host the show, came with almost nothing.

Nicki Minaj's Wax Figure Gets Barriers After Fans Complained of Inappropriate Photo

August 29, 2015 02:14:41 GMT

's wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is now protected with barriers. The museum takes the action to prevent visitors from taking other sexually suggestive photos with the 32-year-old rapper's wax figure.

Nicki Minaj Tapped to Open the 2015 MTV VMAs

August 28, 2015 04:44:10 GMT

still has some love for MTV VMAs despite her recent rant over her Video of the Year snub. The raptress would be among performers appearing at the Sunday, August 30 event, so MTV announced on Thursday, August 27 with an Instagram post of a sonogram.

Miley Cyrus Slams Nicki Minaj for Complaint About MTV VMA Snub

August 28, 2015 02:55:56 GMT

wasn't impressed by 's rants about her "Anaconda" being snubbed in the Video of the Year category at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The former Disney star weighed in on the raptress and 's brief Twitter war over the complaint when she discussed her upcoming hosting gig at the prize-giving event in a new interview with The New York Times.

Nicki Minaj's Wax Figure to Be Reworked Due to Groping

August 20, 2015 00:46:42 GMT

's wax work at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas was groped too many times that it would be remodeled. The museum called the visitors' inappropriate behavior "unfortunate".

Nicki Minaj Suffers Nip-Slip Onstage During Concert in Vancouver

August 18, 2015 08:00:11 GMT

suffered wardrobe malfunction when she brought her "The Pinkprint" tour to Vancouver, Canada on Sunday, August 16. The raptress accidentally flashed her nipple while taking the stage at Rogers Arena in a sparkly and revealing outfit.

Nicki Minaj Halts Concert After Fight Broke Out in Audience

August 16, 2015 13:26:14 GMT

was reportedly forced to cut short her concert at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California when a brawl broke out in the audience. Rumor has it, the crowd were pushing each other to get closer to the stage before it escalated into a full-on fight.

Robin Thicke Wooing Nicki Minaj in 'Back Together' Music Video

August 14, 2015 02:43:55 GMT

reunites with for the music video of their latest collaboration, "Back Together". The R&B singer throws a pool party in his mansion and tries to woo some girls including the Young Money raptress in the summery visuals arriving online on Thursday, August 13.

Nicki Minaj Accused of Photoshopping Her Butt in New Photo

August 10, 2015 04:53:15 GMT

set the record straight after fans accused her of photoshopping her derriere in an photo she shared on Instagram on Sunday, August 9. Some fans noticed a suspicious curve on the leg of Nicki's stylist who was standing behind her to fix her hairstyle. At that time, she was posing for pictures alongside her boyfriend .

Nicki Minaj Sparks Pregnancy Rumor After Calling Meek Mill Her 'Baby Father'

August 09, 2015 13:40:54 GMT

Is having a bun in the oven? The 32-year-old female rapper sparked the pregnancy rumors after she referred to her rapper beau, , her "baby father" during her Pinkprint Tour concert on Friday night, August 8 in Burgettstown, in Pennsylvania.

Nicki Minaj Visits Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

August 07, 2015 16:06:39 GMT

took some time out from her hectic tour schedule to cheer young patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Teaming up with Foundation, the female rapper wearing a coral-colored dress and a high ponytail met the kids before her show in Camden, New Jersey.

Meek Mill Grabs Nicki Minaj's Butt in New Pic

August 07, 2015 02:08:18 GMT

continues to show PDA with her beau after being rumored to have split up last week. In a new photo she posts on Instagram, the "Anaconda" hitmaker and the "I'm a Bos" rapper can't keep their hands off each other.

Nicki Minaj and Jason Statham to Get Animated for Mobile Games

August 06, 2015 14:56:12 GMT

and are getting their own mobile games partnering with Glu Mobile, the mastermind behind 's popular game. Other celebrities following in the similar footsteps include and .

Robin Thicke and Nicki Minaj Get 'Back Together' for New Collaboration

August 06, 2015 07:16:24 GMT

has reunited with for a new collaboration. Six years after putting out their "Shakin' It for Daddy" from 2009's "", the two stars returned with "Back Together" which was premiered on Wednesday night, August 5.

Nicki Minaj's Madame Tussauds Wax Figure Unveiled With Some 'Anaconda' Dancers

August 05, 2015 03:23:28 GMT

received her first wax figure at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Las Vegas on Tuesday, August 4. The unveiling of the wax figure was on the first anniversary of her "Anaconda" music video and it featured four dancers around the statue to recreate the Vevo record-breaking music video.

Nicki Minaj Shuts Down Split Rumors, Calls Meek Mill 'Husband'

August 04, 2015 09:19:15 GMT

took to Instagram to halt the rumors that she had split with her beau . She posted a photo which shows herself hugging the "Dreams and Nightmares" rapper.

Nicki Minaj Avoids Eye-Contact With Meek Mill in Group Photos While Partying Together in Atlanta

August 04, 2015 03:10:54 GMT

Following their breakup rumors last week, and were spotted partying together with a group of friends at the XS Lounge, Atlanta on Sunday night, August 2. However, the two were seen avoiding eye-contact while posing for group photos.

Report: Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Split Up

July 31, 2015 22:26:22 GMT

and are no longer a couple. MediaTakeOut broke exclusive report on it, claiming that despite their separation the celebrity duo are still on good terms.

Taylor Swift Pitted Against Nicki Minaj for Social Media Queen at 2015 Teen Choice Awards

July 31, 2015 06:54:22 GMT

The third and final wave of nominations for the 2015 Teen Choice Awards has been announced. Following their online feud earlier this month, is pitted against in Social Media Queen category. Other nominees in this category include , , and .

Nicki Minaj: Safaree Samuels Isn't Smart Enough to Ghostwrite for Me

July 30, 2015 08:58:27 GMT

has responded to ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels' claim that he ghostwrote some hits off her latest album "". During a show in Toronto earlier this week, the Young Money raptress made it clear in a profanity-filled rant that "no bitch ass n***a" wrote her bars.

Video: Meek Mill Booed During Nicki Minaj's 'Pinkprint' Show in Toronto

July 30, 2015 03:05:17 GMT

got booed when 's "The Pinkprint" tour, which has him as a supporting act, came to Toronto on Tuesday, July 28. The rapper, who already angered lots of Canadians when he dissed the country's hero last week, made them even more upset when he showed up onstage two hours late.

Safaree Samuels Says He Ghostwrote for Nicki Minaj, Disses Meek Mill in New Song 'Lifeline'

July 29, 2015 02:00:20 GMT

Safaree Samuels' feud with ex-girlfriend continues. The rapper has just dropped a new song called "Lifeline" on which he blasts the Young Money raptress as well as her new beau .

Meek Mill Takes More Shots at Drake During Nicki Minaj's Brooklyn Concert

July 28, 2015 08:56:17 GMT

's war with is apparently not going to end anytime soon. After accusing the Canadian MC of using ghostwriter, the MMG rapper made things worse when he recently performed at girlfriend 's "The Pinkprint" show in Brooklyn, NY.

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Get Intimate in 'All Eyes on You' Music Video

July 28, 2015 01:50:01 GMT

can't seem to take his eyes off in the music video for their collaboration, "All Eyes on You". The real-life lovers make an enviable couple as they spend a day cozying up to each other in the visuals which hit the web on Monday, July 27.

Video: Nicki Minaj Performs on 'GMA', Discusses Twitter Feud With Taylor Swift

July 25, 2015 04:01:12 GMT

In between the shows on her "The Pinkprint" tour, visited "" on Friday morning, July 24. Participating in the show's Summer Concert Series, the raptress performed some of her hits for a big crowd in New York City's Central Park.

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