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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's Boyfriend Pleads Guilty To Driving On a Suspended License

Nicki Minaj's BF
Pleads Guilty Driving On Suspended License

More legal troubles for Nicki Minaj's bad boy boyfriend ... he just pled guilty to driving on a suspended license.  According to court files, obtained by TMZ, Kenneth Petty pled… READ MORE >

Nicki Minaj's Upcoming Concert Venues Confident They'll Avoid Tech Issues

Nicki Minaj Tour
We Got the Juice!!! Upcoming Venues Prep to Avoid Tech Problems

Nicki Minaj's concert venues are scrambling to avoid the wrath of the Barbs by making sure they have enough wattage for the show, and to spare Nicki from hearing more "Cardi… READ MORE >

- 6 days ago
Nicki Minaj Forced to Cancel Concert, French Fans Savagely Chant 'Cardi B'

Nicki Minaj
French Show Can't Go On Angry Fans Chant 'Cardi B, Cardi B'!!!

France loves starting wars, and might have one with Nicki Minaj now after some angry fans turned on her in the most savage way possible. First off, Nicki couldn't have been more polite and chill… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Nicki Minaj Show Canceled After Arena Can't Handle Tech, Still Meets Fans

Nicki Minaj
Show Canceled After Arena Can't Handle Tech ... She Still Meets Thousands of Fans

Nicki Minaj was unable to perform after the arena she was scheduled at had some serious electrical issues ... but the rapper still made sure to leave a mark on thousands of her fans. Nicki's show… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
BET Apologizes to Nicki Minaj for Unauthorized Tweet Trashing Her

Nicki Minaj
Cancels BET Gig Over Twitter Diss ... BET Apologizes for Unauthorized Post

2:20 PM PT -- BET is making it clear the tweet targeting Nicki was unauthorized. The network says, “BET loves Nicki Minaj. We have supported her from the very beginning of her career and… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Future Set to Collect Huge Checks for NYE Parties

Nicki Minaj, Future & Lil Wayne
Gettin' Fat Check$ ... To Party & Rap on NYE!!!

You're gonna be partying and drinking your ass off on New Year's Eve ... and so will Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Future, but those rappers are raking in LOADS of cash for… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
'L&HH' Star K. Michelle Forgives Meek Mill For Stealing Her Song, But Not Nicki Minaj

'L&HH' Star K. Michelle
I Forgive Meek ... But I'm Not Cool with Nicki

K. Michelle says she's moving past her beef with Meek Mill and wants him to make the most of his newfound freedom ... but she's not singing the same sweet tune when it comes to Nicki… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Nicki Minaj's New Boyfriend's Manslaughter Case Was Cold-Blooded

Nicki Minaj's BF
Manslaughter Case Was Cold-Blooded

Nicki Minaj's new boyfriend wasn't just convicted of attempted rape -- he also went to prison for killing a guy ... and now we know the story behind his manslaughter conviction.  Law… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Nicki Minaj's New BF Kenneth Petty Racked Up Prison Violations

Nicki Minaj
New BF Racked Up Violations While Doing Hard Time

Nicki Minaj's new beau is the ultimate bad boy -- and has been for quite some time, including while he was behind bars. Kenneth Petty's inmate disciplinary history, obtained by TMZ, shows Nicki's… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
50 Cent Says Nicki Minaj and New Boyfriend Are Not Moving Too Fast

50 Cent
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 >

- 96 days ago
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