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Nicki Minaj

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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 »

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Clubbin' with Birdman Meek Mill Looks On

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Gets Down with Hot Felon

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I'm Not Letting The Terrorists Win!

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- 98 days ago
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- 99 days ago
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Fires Back at Remy 'What Type of Bum Bitch Shoot a friend over a Rack?'

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- 110 days ago
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No Beef with Remy Ma's 'ShETHER'

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- 110 days ago
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I Don't Have to Respond To Remy Ma's Lies

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- 112 days ago
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