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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 »

LATEST STORIES
  
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 >

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 >

- 10 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 >

- 20 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 >

- 26 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 >

- 31 days ago
Nicki Minaj and Nas Are Busy But Still Going Strong As a Couple

Nicki Minaj & Nas
Busy Love Birds But Still Going Strong!

Nas and Nicki Minaj were all over each other for his birthday, and even though we don't see this kinda PDA from them everyday ... we've learned the power couple links up way more than ya… READ MORE >

- 66 days ago
Cardi B Celebrates 'Bodak Yellow' Success with Hard Sex

Cardi B
Celebrates 'Bodak Yellow' Success With Hard Sex

Cardi B is at the top of the world and near the top of the charts, so what better way to celebrate than doin' the deed. Cardi has reason to celebrate ... "Bodak Yellow" is currently #3 on the… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Safaree Grieves Uncle's Murder, Hasn't Heard from Nicki Minaj

Safaree
Grieving Uncle's Murder ... No Word from Nicki

Safaree Samuels is destroyed over his uncle's brutal death, and he says so far his ex, Nicki Minaj, hasn't offered any comfort. Vincent Roper was stabbed to death in his Palmdale, CA home… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
Blac Chyna Going into the Music Biz, Inspired by Nicki Minaj

Blac Chyna
I Wanna Be The Next Nicki Minaj

Blac Chyna doesn't just want to be in music videos with Nicki Minaj, she wants to BE the new Nicki Minaj, and several record labels are jumping at the chance to make it happen. Several sources… READ MORE >

- 108 days ago
Future, Nicki Minaj Have The Baddest VIP Table In Miami

Future & Nicki Minaj
Baddest VIP Table $20k of Champagne!

Ten bottles of Ace of Spades and the best seats in the house at Miami's hottest club -- that's how Future and Nicki Minaj roll on a Sunday, or really ... early Monday morning. The… READ MORE >

- 111 days ago
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