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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 87 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

Nicki Minaj and Drake are Lil Wayne's goldfish ... 'cause when he finally storms out of Cash Money Records -- a la "Jerry Maguire" -- he's taking them along for the ride ... even if Birdman has… READ MORE >

- 100 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 >

- 118 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 >

- 135 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 >

- 138 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- Ex-Boyfriend Becoming Suicidal Over Breakup

Nicki Minaj's Ex-BF
Becoming Suicidal Over Breakup

The ex-boyfriend of Nicki Minaj is taking their break-up INCREDIBLY hard ... to the point he's having suicidal thoughts. Safaree Samuels is confiding in friends that he's an… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago
NBA Star John Wall -- Emotional Tribute to 6-Year-Old ... Who Lost Cancer Battle

NBA Star John Wall
Emotional Tribute to 6-Year-Old ... Who Lost Cancer Battle

Washington Wizards star John Wall fought back tears last night ... after dedicating his performance to his 6-year-old friend Miyah Telemaque-Nelson who died of cancer Monday… READ MORE >

- 148 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- How Can You Nazi? My New Boyfriend is Jewish!!

Nicki Minaj
How Can You Nazi? My New BF is Jewish!!

Nicki Minaj took some heat for her new music video that looked kinda Nazi-ish, but now she has PROOF she actually loves the Jews ... because she's dating one! Not only that ... she says HE came… READ MORE >

- 176 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- I Got a New Jewish Boyfriend So I'm Not Anti-Semitic

Nicki Minaj
I Got a New Jewish BF So I'm Not Anti-Semitic

// Nicki Minaj is incredulous people think she hates Jews -- even though her music video plays like a Nazi anthem -- because she made it with the help of Alex ... her new Jewish guy.Minaj was… READ MORE >

- 176 days ago

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