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Onika Tanya Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York. She grew up in a troubled family with a father that was a drug addict who later changed after he checked into rehab and started going to church. Minaj went to LaGaurdia High School and studied singing and acting. She was first spotted by the CEO of Young Money, and was later recruited for The Carter Edition of Young Money's own "The Come Up" DVD series. Her rapping skills caught the eyes of Lil Wayne who later worked with her for many collaborations with his mixtapes. In April 2007, Minaj released her first mixtape "Playtime Is Over". One year later she made another mixtape "Sucka Free" which made her Female Artist of the Year at the Underground Music Awards. In 2009 she made her third mixtape "Beam Me Up Scotty" which got positive reviews from BET and MTV. To date, Nicki has released 3 platinum selling studio albums, Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and the most recent The Pinkprint  See full bio on IMDb »

Nicki Minaj's Ex, Safaree, Says She Stayed with Him Because of His Anaconda

Safaree Samuels
My Anaconda Kept Nicki Around ... It's Helping Me Now, Too!!!

Nicki Minaj's ex has gained new adoring fans and business propositions since pics of his manhood leaked online ... but it's not the best thing his junk's ever done. Safaree Samuels flat-out… READ MORE >

Mariah Carey Leases Massive Beverly Hills Mansion

Mariah Carey
I Got Me A New Bev Hills Mansion!!!

Mariah Carey is living large ... in a 12,000 square foot mega mansion in Beverly Hills ... TMZ has learned.  Mariah just signed a long-term lease for the mansion and it don't come cheap ...… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Nicki Minaj Ditched Social Media to Focus on Epic, New Album

Nicki Minaj
Not Missing, Just Focused ... On Epic, New Album!!!

Nicki Minaj isn't missing, hiding or lying low because she's pregnant -- she's just been in beast mode working on making her next album a masterpiece. Sources close to Nicki tell us ... she… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Meek Mill Scores Legal Win, We'll Know if Judge Was Biased

Meek Mill
Scores Legal Win ... We'll Know if Judge Was Biased

Meek Mill might have gotten a spectacular break, because a judge has just ordered the release of documents that could prove the trial judge in his probation violation case was biased. As we… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Nicki Minaj and Nas Break Up, and She's Not Pregnant

Nicki Minaj & Nas
Break Up NO Baby On the Way

Nicki Minaj and Nas are donzo and she's definitely NOT pregnant ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... the rappers broke up a few weeks ago after the… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Nicki Minaj Visits Brother in Jail to Show Support for Her Mother

Nicki Minaj
Lends Support to Mom Visits Brother in Jail

Nicki Minaj went to see her brother behind bars for the first time since he was found guilty in his child rape trial, but she only did it to support her mother ... TMZ has learned. Sources tell us… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago
Nicki Minaj's Brother Found Guilty in Child Rape Trial

Nicki Minaj's Brother
Guilty in Child Rape Trial

Nicki Minaj's brother was just found guilty in his child rape trial ... a case that lasted nearly 3 weeks.   The verdict for Jelani Maraj came in Thursday in Long Island ... he was… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Remy Ma Joins Forces with Lil Kim, Goes After Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma
Lands New Album Deal ... Teams with Lil Kim for Nicki Attack

Remy Ma's first order of business after landing a new recording deal is teaming up with Lil Kim and shading the hell outta Nicki Minaj. Sources close to the deal tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 138 days ago
Nicki Minaj Will Not Take Stand in Brother's Child Rape Trial

Nicki Minaj
Won't Take Stand In Bro's Child Rape Trial

Nicki Minaj will absolutely NOT testify in her brother's child rape trial ... despite what her bro's team suggested during opening arguments last week. Sources close to Nicki tell TMZ ... she… READ MORE >

- 144 days ago
Nicki Minaj Will Testify at Brother's Child Rape Trial, Which He Calls a 'Shakedown' for $25 Mil

Nicki Minaj
To Testify at Bro's Child Rape Trial They Tried To Shake Me Down For $25M!

Nicki Minaj will take the stand during her brother's child rape trial ... and is expected to tell jurors the mother of the alleged victim attempted to extort her for millions. Nicki will be the… READ MORE >

- 149 days ago
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