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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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Nicki Minaj Pays a Visit to August Alsina at Hospital

September 23, 2014 08:45:30 GMT

pays a visit to her friend and collaborator, , who is still hospitalized after collapsing onstage during his show in New York City last week. Nicki posted on Instagram a photo of herself and August, who wore a nassal cannula.

Nicki Minaj Wins Wig Lawsuit Against Former Stylist

September 18, 2014 05:47:25 GMT

has won a lawsuit brought by his former stylist, Terrence Davidson, TMZ reports. The stylist previously filed a $30 million lawsuit against Nicki, claiming she stole his wig designs and cheated him out of millions of dollars.

Nicki Minaj Invited by a High School After Being Rejected by Her Alma Mater

September 15, 2014 06:29:29 GMT

is being invited to appear in a New York high school after her appearance was rejected by her alma mater, LaGuardia High School. As reported by WCBS 880, Hempstead School District is inviting the "Anaconda" hitmaker to their campus to boost the students' spirits.

Video: Beyonce and Nicki Minaj Perform 'Flawless (Remix)' at 'On the Run' Show in Paris

September 13, 2014 01:49:11 GMT

was joined onstage by a special guest when she and husband brought their "On the Run" joint tour to Paris on Friday, September 12. During the first of the two-night concert in the city, the diva brought out for the first live performance of their collaboration, the remix of "Flawless".

Nicki Minaj's Old High School Explains Why Her Offer to Visit Was Rejected

September 12, 2014 21:42:19 GMT

's old high school, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, explains the real reason why they declined her offer to speak to students. A spokesperson for Department of Education which operates the New York performing arts high school says they couldn't let her come because she planned on bringing cameras into the school to film her visit.

Nicki Minaj Explains Wardrobe Malfunction at the VMAs, Reveals She Was 'Butt-Ass Naked'

September 11, 2014 06:09:05 GMT

finally opened up about the wardrobe malfunction she suffered at the MTV Video Music Awards three weeks ago. During her visit to "" on Wednesday, September 10, the raptress revealed how she ended up joining and to sing "Bang Bang" with her black dress unzipped.

Nicki Minaj Slams CBS for Cutting Out Part of Her Performance on Fashion Rocks

September 11, 2014 02:42:29 GMT

criticizes CBS following her performance on Fashion Rocks Tuesday, September 9 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The Young Money femcee is not happy that the network failed to broadcast part of the choreography during her "Anaconda" performance.

Video: Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj and More Perform at 2014 Fashion Rocks

September 10, 2014 09:39:07 GMT

was among musicians who rocked the stage of 2014 Fashion Rocks at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, September 9. Showing off her cleavage and butt in a short silver dress, the ageless diva performed "Booty" from her latest album "" while being joined by a number of male and female dancers onstage.

Ellen DeGeneres Spoofs Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video

September 10, 2014 07:30:22 GMT

stars in a new version of 's much-talked-about "Anaconda" music video. The host of "" debuted a hilarious video of her recreating the raunchy visuals during the Tuesday, September 9 episode of her talk show.

Nicki Minaj Reveals Official Release Date for 'The Pinkprint' Album

September 10, 2014 04:45:43 GMT

's "" album finally has an official release date. On Tuesday, September 9, the raptress took to Twitter to announce her highly-anticipated third studio effort would hit the stores on November 24.

Nicki Minaj Teaches Models the 'Anaconda' Dance at New York Fashion Week

September 08, 2014 02:05:35 GMT

brought her "Ananconda" to the New York Fashion Week on Saturday, September 6. Teaming up with Vogue, the raptress went backstage at Alexander Wang's spring 2015 fashion show and taught some models the ass-shaking moves from the single's music video.

Nicki Minaj's 'The Pink Print' Album to Arrive on Black Friday

August 30, 2014 02:59:09 GMT

's highly-anticipated new album, "The Pink Print", finally has a release date. According to Billboard, the follow-up to 2012's "" is scheduled to hit the stores on November 28 a.k.a. Black Friday.

Usher Takes Over the Dance Floor in 'She Came to Give It to You' Music Video Ft. Nicki Minaj

August 27, 2014 03:07:37 GMT

Just a day after teasing it with a preview, premieres the music video of his newest single "She Came to Give It to You" in full. In the Philip Andelman-directed clip, the singer is seen hitting up an underground club and stealing the spotlight as he busts out some impressive dance moves on the dance floor.

Nicki Minaj's Wardrobe Malfunction at the VMAs Was Reportedly Staged

August 26, 2014 07:44:57 GMT

allegedly left the dress she wore during the performance of "Bang Bang" at the MTV Video Music Awards unzipped on purpose. The raptress was previously reported having a wardrobe malfunction as she's spotted holding the tight black gown together while taking the stage at the Forum in California with collaborators and .

Usher Previews 'She Came to Give It to You' Video Ft. Nicki Minaj

August 26, 2014 02:59:15 GMT

lets fans take a peek at the upcoming music video for his collaboration with , "She Came to Give It to You". The R&B superstar has shared a preview that mostly sees him hitting the dance floor with some friends.

Jessie J Kicks Off MTV VMAs With Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Debuts 'Bang Bang' Video

August 25, 2014 02:46:42 GMT

, and heated up the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards which just kicked off on Sunday night, August 24. The trio performed their collaborative song "Bang Bang" after Ariana and Nicki's solo performances.

MTV Video Music Awards 2014: Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Amber Rose Rock the Red Carpet

August 25, 2014 01:22:38 GMT

The 2014 MTV Music Video Awards has just started. Taking place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., the annual awards show is attended by many big names in the entertainment industry. Some stars who dazzled on the red carpet at the Sunday, August 24 event included , and .

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Music Video Breaks Vevo Record

August 23, 2014 01:54:12 GMT

's "Anaconda" music video has officially broken Vevo's record for the most views in 24 hours. It's announced on Friday, August 22 that the twerk-filled clip racked up 19.6 million clicks on the first day of its release, besting the 19.3 million views by previous record holder ' "Wrecking Ball".

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video 'Wasn't Necessary,' Says Grandmaster Flash

August 22, 2014 05:04:44 GMT

Grandmaster Flash has voiced his opinion about 's twerk-filled "Anaconda" music video. In a new interview with BBC Radio, the rapper admitted he wasn't impressed by the raunchy clip he thought was "totally unnecessary."

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Set to Open 2014 MTV VMAs

August 20, 2014 15:28:19 GMT

The opener at the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards is officially announced. is confirmed to kick off the prize-giving show with and , delivering their collaborative single "Bang Bang" on August 24 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Nicki Minaj Debuts Twerk-Filled 'Anaconda' Music Video Starring Drake

August 20, 2014 06:26:25 GMT

The highly-anticipated music video of 's "Anaconda" is finally here. Hitting the web on Wednesday, August 20 at midnight, the Colin Tilley-directed clip features the raptress in numerous skin-baring outfits as she shakes her famous butt at various locations.

Nicki Minaj Gives Drake Lap Dance in 'Anaconda' Teaser Photos

August 19, 2014 03:08:00 GMT

keeps building the anticipation of her "Anaconda" music video. On Monday, August 18, the raptress teased the forthcoming visuals with some behind-the-scenes photos she shared on Instagram.

Nicki Minaj's Butt Makes Lots of Appearances in 'Anaconda' Lyric Video

August 16, 2014 06:00:19 GMT

has given her latest single, "Anaconda", a lyric video treatment. Released on Vevo on Friday, August 15, the colorful clip features numerous pictures of the raptress flaunting her famous backside. The track's controversial cover art, which sees her baring her butt in a tiny pink G-string, is among images flashing alongside the lyrics.

Nicki Minaj Has More Hot 100 Hits Than Michael Jackson

August 15, 2014 07:48:59 GMT

entered the music scene way later than , but she has now defeated the late King of Pop for the most hits on Billboard Hot 100. According to Yahoo! Music, the raptress now has 51 Hot 100 hit after "Anaconda" made its debut at No. 19 earlier this week.

Nicki Minaj to Bring Her 'Anaconda' to MTV VMAs

August 14, 2014 05:05:20 GMT

has been added to the star-studded list of performers for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. The raptress is slated to deliver the live performance of "Anaconda", the latest single off her highly-anticipated "The Pink Print" album.

Nicki Minaj Slams Miley Cyrus for Photoshopped 'Anaconda' Cover Art

August 12, 2014 09:24:09 GMT

didn't seem to have big problems with hilarious memes appearing on the internet following the release of her "Anaconda" cover art. However, she appeared to be super annoyed after finding out photoshopped the artwork and made it her Twitter avatar.

Miley Cyrus Spoofs Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Butt Photo

August 11, 2014 08:14:23 GMT

joins a handful of people who spoof 's "Anaconda" cover art. On Sunday, August 10, the former Disney star posted on Instagram a photo of her face photoshopped onto Minaj's body.

Nicki Minaj Shares Behind-the-Scenes Video of 'Anaconda'

August 08, 2014 07:57:43 GMT

has offered a behind-the-scenes look at her highly-anticipated "Anaconda" music video. In a YouTube clip she shared on Thursday, August 7, the raptress leaves little to the imagination as she dons some revealing dresses and shakes her famous booties alongside her backing dancers on a jungle-themed set.

Lil' Kim Disses Nicki Minaj Again in New Track 'Identity Theft'

August 07, 2014 09:22:15 GMT

has released another diss track aimed directly at . Titled "Identity Theft", the two-minute song features Kimmy verbally attacking female rappers who claim they're the best in the game.

Lil' Kim Disses Nicki Minaj on 'Flawless' Remix

August 05, 2014 03:52:27 GMT

has released her own remix of ' "Flawless". Shortly after the former member dropped the track which features , Kim shared her version in which she throws shade at the 31-year-old raptress.

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