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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
BS No Time to Zip Wardrobe Malfunction STAGED

Nicki Minaj CLAIMS her dress was unzipped during her performance at the VMAs because she didn't have enough time to get ready ... but that's BS -- she pulled the same stunt during… READ MORE >

Nicki Minaj -- My VMA Performance Would Have Been Better With My Anaconda

Nicki Minaj
I Missed My Snake During VMA Performance

Nicki Minaj delivered a killer performance Sunday night at the VMAs, but she says it would have been better if she'd had a live snake on stage with her as planned ... ya know, before it bit… READ MORE >

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Nicki Minaj -- Snake Gets Booted Hours Before VMAs

Nicki Minaj
Snake Gets Booted Hours Before VMAs

Nicki Minaj's would be "Anaconda" co-star -- the snake that bit a dancer during Friday's rehearsal -- did not get the chance to strike a second time … and TMZ got the shot of the… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- Anaconda Snake Bites Dancer During VMA Rehearsal

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Nicki Minaj -- Sued For NBA Party Tardiness ... $50,000 Payday Stake

Nicki Minaj
Sued For NBA Party Tardiness $50K Payday At Stake

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- 13 days ago
Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj & Taylor Swift -- Smells Like a Rip-Off ... Perfume Co. Sues Over Celeb Fragrances

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- 49 days ago
Lil Wayne Could Lose Big Part of Young Money

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- 52 days ago
Sophia Grace -- 'Ellen' Kid Scores $50K Movie Payday

Sophia Grace
'Ellen' Kid Scores $50K Movie Payday

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- 78 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. Paid Her $50,000 to Show Up at Daughter's B-Day

Nicki Minaj
Floyd Mayweather Paid Her $50K To Show Up at Daughter's B-Day

Nicki Minaj doesn't even have to sing to make bank -- sources tell TMZ Floyd Mayweather Jr. paid her $50,000 just to show her face at his daughter's 14th birthday party.According to… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
Nicki Minaj BLASTS Ex-Wig Guru -- I'm Washing You Out of My Fake Hair

Nicki Minaj
Blasts Ex-Wig Guru ... I'm Washing You Out of My Fake Hair

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- 100 days ago

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