Got a Tip? Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here
READ NOW

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST
clock-iconREMIND ME TO WATCH

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

LATEST STORIES
  
Meek Mill -- The D.A.'s Out To Get Me ... I Didn't Cheat My Pee Test

Meek Mill
The D.A.'s Out To Get Me I Didn't Cheat My Pee Test

Meek Mill is throwing cold water on the whole fake pee test story ... saying the Philly D.A. is out to get him over some tweets he sent out last year. Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ Meek… READ MORE >

Nicki Minaj -- Meek Doesn't Do Drugs ... His Pee is Just Deceiving

Nicki Minaj
Meek Doesn't Do Drugs His Pee is Just Deceiving

Nicki Minaj was way more than a ride-or-die chick when she took the stand Thursday on his behalf ... she also vouched for a curious, bizarre drug test her boyfriend failed.  Meek Mill… READ MORE >

- 170 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- I Didn't Say it in Court ... But I'm Marrying Meek!!!

Nicki Minaj
I Didn't Say it in Court ... But I'm Marrying Meek!!!

Nicki Minaj was mum in court Thursday about tying the knot with Meek Mill -- even though his lawyer said Meek wants her as his wife -- but our sources say Nicki will absolutely take a walk down… READ MORE >

- 170 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- Mum on Marrying Meek Mill

Nicki Minaj
Mum on Marrying Meek

Nicki Minaj did not reciprocate when she took the stand on behalf of her beleaguered boyfriend Meek Mill ... saying NOTHING about marrying him. Meek's freedom is on the line, because he violated… READ MORE >

- 171 days ago
Meek Mill -- Pleads with Judge ... Nicki Minaj Won't Marry a Criminal or Bum

Meek Mill
Pleads with Judge Nicki Won't Marry a Criminal or Bum

Meek Mill is in court right now fighting for his freedom and his girl ... his lawyer's telling the judge Nicki Minaj "would not marry a criminal or a bum." Meek is in court on a probation… READ MORE >

- 171 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- NOT Happy Birthday from Her Ex, Safaree (VIDEO)

Nicki Minaj
NOT Happy Birthday ... From Ex, Safaree

Nicki Minaj might have a fabulous birthday today, but it won't be because her ex-fiancee Safaree Samuels wished her one. We got Safaree in NYC, where he was happy to talk about his new mixtape,… READ MORE >

- 173 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- Has Her Brother's Back After Rape Arrest

Nicki Minaj
Has Brother's Back After Rape Arrest

Nicki Minaj stepped up to bail out her brother Jelani Maraj ... after his arrest for raping a preteen. Nicki put a $100,000 bond to get Maraj out of jail Friday in Nassau County, NY. He stands… READ MORE >

- 176 days ago
Nicki Minaj's Brother -- Charged with Rape

Nicki Minaj
Brother Charged with Rape

Nicki Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj, has been charged with first degree rape. Maraj allegedly raped a 12-year-old ... this according to Newsday. Nicki is close to her older brother, and even paid… READ MORE >

- 177 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- Fabulous Parting Gift from Safaree ... A Lawsuit!

Nicki Minaj
Fabulous Parting Gift From Safaree ... A Lawsuit!

Nicki Minaj is about to get sued by her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels, and he's gunning for a fortune. Sources connected with Safaree tell us he wants a cut from 3 of Nicki's hugely successful… READ MORE >

- 195 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- Got $236k for 34 Minute Club Appearance ... Lawsuit Claims

Nicki Minaj
Got $236k for 34 Minute Club Appearance ... Lawsuit Claims

She was late .... for a very important date -- so claims a Vegas nightclub which is suing for a refund on the $236,000 it paid Nicki Minaj after she allegedly botched a club appearance after the… READ MORE >

- 198 days ago

Around The Web