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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.

Latest News

Man Charged With Murder for Stabbing Two Nicki Minaj Tour Members

March 04, 2015 08:47:22 GMT

A man has been charged for stabbing two tour members back in February. According to Homicide Capt. James Clark, Pierce Boykin of Philadelphia was charged on Tuesday, March 3 with murder, attempted murder and other charges in the deadly stabbing of Devon Pickett.

Nicki Minaj Will Be Joined by Boyfriend Meek Mill on 'The Pinkprint' Tour

February 25, 2015 07:43:53 GMT

is bringing her tour to America this summer. On Tuesday, February 24, the raptress took to Instagram to announce the news and reveal that her new boyfriend would serve as one of the special guests joining her at the upcoming shows.

Two Nicki Minaj Tour Members Stabbed in Philadelphia, One of Them Dead

February 19, 2015 01:47:35 GMT

's two tour members were stabbed outside a Philadelphia bar on early Wednesday, February 18. One of them was killed while another one was critically injured. Police said the dead victim was 29-year-old Devon Pickett and the other was 27-year-old Eric Reed.

Video: Ariana Grande Performs Hits at NBA All-Star Game, Brings Out Nicki Minaj

February 16, 2015 04:52:04 GMT

headlined the halftime show during the 2015 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night, February 15. The pint-sized diva played a number of her hit singles and brought out a surprise guest as she took the stage at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York.

Nicki Minaj NOT Denying Birdman Entry to Her Party

February 10, 2015 19:13:08 GMT

didn't ban from her party over the weekend despite rumors to the contrary. The female rapper set the record straight on the rumors that she denied her label boss entry to her pre-Grammy bash at 1OAK nightclub.

Nicki Minaj Goes Public With Her Relationship With Meek Mill

February 03, 2015 03:46:16 GMT

is dating . The 32-year-old rapper took to Instagram on Monday, February 2 to share a PDA photo of her and her new boyfriend. She reposted the photo on Twitter along with caption, "Just posted a photo."

Lil Wayne Will Bring Along Nicki Minaj and Drake When He Leaves Cash Money

January 27, 2015 08:25:00 GMT

is bringing along his crew if he leaves Cash Money Records. The rapper is planning to sue the label and its boss for $8 million in unpaid advance of his delayed new album "". In addition to the money, Weezy wants to ensure his Young Money artists stay with him, according to a new TMZ report.

Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Tracklist Includes Collaborations With Nicki Minaj and Mike Tyson

January 20, 2015 01:55:50 GMT

has revealed the official tracklist of her upcoming album, "". According to the list on iTunes, the LP will feature 19 tracks including six songs she rush-released last month after several of her demos leaked. Those six are "Living for Love", "Devil Pray", "Ghosttown", "Unapologetic B***h", "Illuminati" and -asissted "B***h I'm Madonna".

Trailer for Nicki Minaj's New MTV Documentary Sees the Snake Biting Incident

January 09, 2015 09:33:02 GMT

shows her wise and tough side in the first trailer for her new MTV documentary, "Nicki Minaj: My Time Again". "I did not know that this album would entail an emotional roller coaster," says the raptress who released her third studio album "" last December. "No one could prepare for this business. Until you are in it, you really can't wrap your brain around it."

Nicki Minaj 'Haunted' by Decision to Have Abortion as Teen

December 30, 2014 21:34:37 GMT

graces the front page of Rolling Stone magazine's latest issue and shows off her cleavage in a picture taken by Terry Richardson. The female rapper discusses her teen pregnancy that ended in abortion and her upcoming studio album "" among other things.

Taylor Swift's '1989' Blocks Nicki Minaj's 'The Pinkprint' From Billboard 200's No.1

December 25, 2014 02:01:23 GMT

As predicted, 's "" makes a triumphant return to No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200. The 25-year-old superstar's newest album, which jumps from last week's No. 2, sells 375,000 equivalent units, 331,000 of which are pure album sales while the rest is the combination of track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Nicki Minaj and Ex-Boyfriend Safaree Samuels Took Feud to Twitter

December 22, 2014 00:29:52 GMT

and her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels apparently had a heated exchange on Twitter over the weekend. The "Anaconda" rapper split from Samuels earlier this year but no one knew what caused the public feud.

Nicki Minaj Releases Heartbreaking 'The Pinkprint' Short Movie

December 20, 2014 05:47:46 GMT

promotes her new album "" with a short film she has just premiered. The 16-minute video, featuring a series of music video for some songs off the LP, was debuted on Friday night, December 19 via RevoltTV.

Nicki Minaj Is the New Face of Roberto Cavalli's Spring-Summer 2015 Campaign

December 19, 2014 08:16:07 GMT

has been chosen as the new face of Roberto Cavalli's Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. Roberto announced the news on Instagram, writing, "#RobertoCavalli is proud to announce that @nickiminaj is the face of its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign shot by @francescocarrozzini in Los Angeles! #NickiForCavalli."

Nicki Minaj Suffers Nip Slip on 'Watch What Happens Live'

December 19, 2014 03:26:54 GMT

may need to double check her outfit before appearing on live TV. The raptress just suffered another wardrobe malfunction during her guest appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live".

Nicky Minaj Wants to Have a 'Cute Little Fat Baby'

December 16, 2014 09:24:44 GMT

opened up about her wish to start a family in an interview with on "" on Monday, December 15. During the interview, Nicki was asked about her goal to make $500 million.

Artist of the Week: Nicki Minaj

December 15, 2014 07:01:47 GMT

More than two years since putting out the successful "", is ready to be back in the game. The raptress is now gearing up to release her third studio album "".

Nicki Minaj Premieres 'Only' Music Video Ft. Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown

December 12, 2014 09:20:12 GMT

After teasing it with a number of behind-the-scenes pictures, has finally premiered the official music video for her new single "Only". Hitting Vevo on early Friday morning, December 12, the clip was directed by Hannah Lux Davis whom the raptress previously collaborated with for the "Bang Bang" visuals.

Nicki Minaj to Take Over ESPN's 'SportsCenter'

December 12, 2014 04:39:52 GMT

will inject a dose of sexiness into ESPN's "SportsCenter" this week. The raptress is set to appear on the sports show Friday, December 12 at 10 P.M. PT to debut her new song "Win Again" at their studio.

Nicki Minaj's New Duets With Beyonce and Ariana Grande Arrive Online

December 11, 2014 19:50:54 GMT

Two new songs from have emerged on the internet ahead of the December 15 release of her new album "". The female rapper joins forces with in "Feeling Myself" and teams up with in "Get on Your Knees".

Nicki Minaj Debuts New 'Pinkprint' Track 'Big Daddy' Ft. Meek Mill

December 10, 2014 06:36:13 GMT

keeps rolling out new songs from "". One week before the oft-delayed album finally arrives on December 15, the raptress gave Cosmic Kev on Philadelphia's Power 99 the green light to premiere her collaboration with , "Big Daddy".

New Music: Rae Sremmurd's 'Throw Sum Mo' Ft. Nicki Minaj and Young Thug

December 09, 2014 07:25:02 GMT

's anticipated collaboration with and is finally here. Titled "Throw Sum Mo", the new single from the rap duo's upcoming "" is available for free download for fans who pre-order the EP on iTunes.

Video: Nicki Minaj Performs on 'Saturday Night Live'

December 07, 2014 17:36:26 GMT

was a musical guest on "" over the weekend. She performed songs from her new album "" which is due December 15. She first delivered "Bed of Lies" with before returning on stage for a medley of "Only" and "All Things Go".

Alicia Keys Debuts 'We Gotta Pray', Nicki Minaj Reveals 'All Things Go'

December 04, 2014 20:41:08 GMT

and release a new song each. The former preaches for peace and love in "We Gotta Pray", while the latter makes a shocking confession in autobiographical song titled "All Things Go" about an abortion she had years ago before she shot to stardom.

Nicki Minaj Reveals New Collaborations With Beyonce and Ariana Grande on 'The Pinkprint'

December 02, 2014 04:49:12 GMT

has unveiled the official tracklist of her forthcoming album, "". According to the list shared by the raptress on Instagram on Monday, December 1, the highly-anticipated record will feature 19 tracks including her new collaborations with and .

Trey Songz Premieres Interactive 'Touchin, Lovin' Music Video Ft. Nicki Minaj

December 02, 2014 01:56:56 GMT

lets fans explore his wild fantasies in an interactive music video he has just released for his -assisted "Touchin, Lovin". Directed by Tool's Jason Zada, the steamy clip premiered on BuzzFeed starts with the singer waking up in his bed and offered to choose only one of two pills.

Lil Wayne Treats His Daughter to Ferrari, BMW and Nicki Minaj Concert on Her 16th Birthday

December 01, 2014 09:21:12 GMT

celebrated his daughter Reginae Carter's 16th birthday with a lavish bash on Saturday Night, November 29. Lil gifted Reginae two luxury cars, a Ferrari GTO and a BMW, and a performance by .

Ariana Grande Hints at New Collaboration With Nicki Minaj for 'The Pinkprint' Album

November 25, 2014 08:05:20 GMT

may have another collaboration with coming out soon. The former Nickelodeon star hinted that she might be featured on the raptress' upcoming album "" with a photo she shared on Instagram on Monday, November 24.

Nicki Minaj Wants Babies Soon, But Not Out of Wedlock

November 19, 2014 03:05:34 GMT

reveals she wants to become a mother sooner than later in an interview with Complex magazine for its December 2014/January 2015 issue. However, the 31-year-old rapper declares that she won't have babies before she gets married.

Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande to Perform at 2014 American Music Awards

November 18, 2014 22:58:54 GMT

More performers for the upcoming 42nd annual American Music Awards are revealed. and are lined up for the prestigious prize-giving event. They are expected to perform their own songs and join for "Bang Bang" live collaboration.

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