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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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Inside Tekashi 6ix9ine, Kanye and Nicki Minaj's Music Video Mansion

Tekashi69's Music Video
Mansion Decor Matched My Hair ... Before Gunshots Ruined It!!

Long before gunshots rang out on Tekashi69's music video set, his crew turned the Bev Hills mansion into a reflection of his technicolor hair ... and TMZ got the first pics inside. Let's keep it… READ MORE >

Nicki Minaj's Dressing Room Hit in Tekashi 6ix9ine Music Vid Shooting

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Dressing Room Took Bullets During Tekashi69 Shooting

Nicki Minaj is beyond lucky she didn't show up early to film Tekashi69's music video, because the room that got shot up was intended to be HER dressing room ... TMZ has learned. Sources close… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Shooting at Tekashi 6ix9ine Music Video Featuring Nicki Minaj & Kanye West

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Shots Fired on Set of Music Vid with Kanye

7:35 AM PT -- 50 Cent posted this pic of a bullet hole in a bedroom window at the house where Tekashi's video was shooting. 7:04 AM PT -- Our Tekashi sources say, for now, production for the video… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Cardi B Was Only Approached by Little Mix Because Nicki Minaj Stalled

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Cardi Was Plan B ... After Nicki Stalled

Cardi B was Little Mix's backup option for their song because Nicki Minaj took her damn sweet time and had them panicking ... TMZ has learned. Here's the rub. Sources connected to the… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Maury Povich Offers to Put Nicki Minaj-Cardi B on Lie Detector Test, Preps for Battle

Maury Povich
I'll Hook You Up, Cardi & Nicki ... To MY Lie Detector!!!

10:30 AM PT – Maury tells us he’s been trying to get Cardi on his show for 6 months to talk about Offset, but now he’s certain a show with CB and Nicki would be worthy of a… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Lil Yachty Says He Wouldn't Collab with Nicki Minaj Because of Cardi B

Lil Yachty
If Nicki Wanted to Collab I Couldn't, 'Cause I'm Team Cardi

Lil Yachty says he would have his hands tied if Nicki Minaj ever wanted to get in the studio with him, 'cause his loyalty lies with Cardi B ... but it's more circumstance than choice. Our Raquel… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Cardi B Goes Nuclear on Nicki Minaj, Says She'll Beat Her Up and Should Sue

Cardi B
Rips Into Nicki I'll Kick Your Ass and Sue

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj are at each other's throats again ... with Cardi threatening to beat the hell out of Nicki and pursue legal action.  Cardi was heated Monday as she ripped into Nicki… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Tracy Chapman Sues Nicki Minaj Over the Song 'Baby Can I Hold You'

Tracy Chapman
Sues Nicki Minaj ... You Stole 'Baby Can I Hold You'

Tracy Chapman is going after Nicki Minaj, saying she straight-up stole her song, "Baby Can I Hold You," when she recorded "Sorry." Chapman says in June 2018, Minaj and her reps made… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Cardi B's Team Locked in Battle Over New Single's Lyrics About Nicki Minaj

Cardi B
New Music Takes Aim at Nicki Minaj ... Cardi's Team is Split

Cardi B's team is locked in a private battle over her upcoming music ... specifically, whether Cardi should take shots at Nicki Minaj on the track.  Sources close to Cardi tell us the rapper… READ MORE >

- 35 days ago
Cardi B and Nicki Minaj: First Face-to-Face at AMAs Since Shoe Throwing Incident

Cardi B, Nicki Minaj
First Face-to-Face Since Shoe Throwing ... NOT At AMA's

8:40 PM PT -- The AMA's have come and ended without the face-to-face many fans were hoping for ... and it's because Nicki wasn't there. A source close to Minaj had told us the rapper flew in to… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
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