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Nicki Minaj

Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982 or December 8, 1984), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj ( /mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, and voice actress. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. When she was five years old, she moved to the New York City borough of Queens, where she grew up. Minaj trained as an actress before she released three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009 and signed to Young Money Entertainment. Minaj rose to prominence when she released her debut album, Pink Friday, in November 2010, peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and being certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) a month after its release. She became the first female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Her seventh single, "Super Bass" has since been certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold more than four million copies, becoming one of the best-selling singles in the United States. Minaj released her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, in April 2012, which topped charts internationally, also spawning the top 10

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Nicki Minaj -- T & A For Everyone ... During Onstage Grope Sesh (VIDEO)

Nicki Minaj
T & A For Everyone In Onstage Grope Sesh

// Nicki Minaj didn't get pissed when a female fan grabbed her ass onstage, she got even … with a handful of the fan's boob. Minaj was performing in Frankfurt, Germany over the weekend when… READ MORE >

Nicki Minaj's Ex Safaree Samuels -- I'm Over Dat Ass ... And Onto K. Michelle's Booty

Nicki Minaj's Ex
I'm Over Dat Ass ... And Onto K. Michelle's Booty

You gotta hand it to Safaree Samuels, he knows what he likes -- because TMZ has learned he has moved on from Nicki Minaj to a new singing booty queen ... K. Michelle.  According to our… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- Roadie Dead in Philly Stabbing

Nicki Minaj
Roadie Dead in Philly Stabbing

A member of Nicki Minaj's team was stabbed to death Tuesday night in Philadelphia ... so says Nicki herself. Nicki says 2 members of her crew were stabbed ... one lived. The rapper says the guys… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill -- Touring Together As 'Hottest Rap Couple'

Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill
Touring Together As 'Hottest Rap Couple'

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill have the sexiest plans possible for Valentine's Day -- they're hooking up to make some serious paper together ... and this weekend is just the start.  Sources… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- I Didn't Block Birdman From Party ... Staying Neutral in Lil Wayne Beef

Nicki Minaj
I Didn't Block Birdman ... Staying Neutral in Lil Wayne Beef

Nicki Minaj did NOT diss her boss Birdman by taking sides in his battle with Lil Wayne -- TMZ has learned the Cash Money CEO's denial from her pre-Grammy party was just a case of… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Birdman -- DENIED at Nicki Minaj Pre-Grammy Party

Birdman
DENIED at Nicki Minaj Pre-Grammy Party

Birdman and his very big crew were turned away from Nicki Minaj's pre-Grammy party in West Hollywood early Sunday, and cops raced over to make sure things didn't get out of hand. There's talk… READ MORE >

- 48 days ago
Lil Wayne -- When I Leave Cash Money ... I'm Taking Drake & Nicki Minaj With Me

Lil Wayne
When I Leave Cash Money I'm Taking Drake & Nicki With Me

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- 61 days ago
Nicki Minaj & Safaree Samuels -- I'm Moving On ... No, I'm Moving On!

Nicki Minaj & Safaree Samuels
I'm Moving On ... No, I'm Moving On!

Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels each went out of their way Wednesday night to send clear signals to the other and the world ... they're with other people now. First you had Safaree, who went… READ MORE >

- 79 days ago
Nicki Minaj's Ex-Boyfriend -- Break-ups Are Hard When Your Ex Is Everywhere!

Nicki Minaj's Ex
Break-ups Are Hard When Your Ex Is Everywhere!

Safaree Samuels is having a hard time dealing with his break-up with Nicki Minaj -- and it doesn't help that everywhere he turns ... there she is. Samuels told our photog Sunday night ... his… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- Says She's Crushed Over Break-Up in New Music Video

Nicki Minaj
Says She's Crushed Over Break-Up In New Music Video

Nicki Minaj is releasing a new music video in which she explains why she dumped longtime BF Safaree Samuels.TMZ got hold of the video, in which Nicki appears to accuse Safaree of cheating. She… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago

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