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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
  
50 Cent Says Nicki Minaj and New Boyfriend Are Not Moving Too Fast

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Nicki & BF Movin' Too Fast? Nah, And I'll Tell You Exactly Why

50 Cent has no problem with the pace Nicki Minaj and her new boyfriend seem to be moving at in their relationship ... because they're picking up right where they left off. We got… READ MORE >

Nicki Minaj Threatens to Sue Jesse Palmer For Saying She Supported Rapist Brother

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I'm Gonna Sue Jesse Palmer ... I Never Supported My Rapist Brother

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- 1 day ago
Nicki Minaj is Already Discussing Marriage & Kids with New Boyfriend

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Talkin' Wedding Bells & Babies ... With New Boyfriend

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- 1 day ago
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Troubled New BF is Blast From Her Romantic Past

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- 3 days ago
Cardi B Wears Headpiece in New Music Vid, Possibly Dissing Nicki Minaj

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Diss is How You Wear It, Nicki!!!

Cardi B spent the weekend getting ready to diss Nicki Minaj ... or so it seems. The "I Like It" rapper dazzled in a stunning headpiece Sunday night in NYC while preparing to shoot a… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Nicki Minaj Cozies Up to New BF Who is a Convicted Sex Offender

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Getting Closer with New BF ... A Convicted Sex Offender

2:30 PM PST -- Nicki just admitted to the allegations, writing, "He was 15, she was 16 ... in a relationship. But go awf, internet. y'all can't run my life. Y'all can't even run y'all own life.… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
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- 5 days ago
Offset's Alleged Side Chick Was in Cardi B's Archenemy's Music Video

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Alleged Side Chick Was in Nicki Minaj Music Video

Cardi B's breakup with Offset over alleged infidelity just got a little more dramatic -- 'cause the girl he's accused of creepin' with was in a Nicki Minaj video. Turns out, Summer… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Nicki Minaj Includes Cardi B's Strip Club Foes in New 'Good Form' Music Video

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Shades Cardi B ... These Video Vixens Look Familiar?

Nicki Minaj has made a not-so-subtle casting decision that will, no doubt, reheat her beef with Cardi B ... despite the fact both superstar rappers are claiming it's squashed. Nicki… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Nicki Minaj Countersues Former Stylist for Allegedly Not Returning $12k

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Goes After Ex-Stylist ... You Actually Owe Me Money!!!

Nicki Minaj doesn't owe her former stylist a dime -- in fact, she paid him too much money and now she wants it back ... according to new legal docs. Nicki's countersuing Maher Jridi, who was her… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
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