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Nicki Minaj

Influenced by the unpredictable rhymes of Missy Elliot along with the sexually charged attitudes of Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown, Queens native Nicki Minaj was discovered thanks to her MySpace page. It was there that Dirty Money Entertainment CEO Fendi first heard her ability to freestyle and first laid eyes on her steamy set of promo shots. With killer curves she was obviously proud to flaunt, plus a background in the performing arts thanks to the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art (the school that had inspired the movie Fame), Minaj was a perfect fit for Fendi's urban DVD magazine The Come Up. She appeared in numerous volumes, including number 11, which spotlighted her future label boss, superstar rapper Lil Wayne. Through Fendi, Wayne contacted Minaj and signed her to his Young Money label. They began to build her career through mixtapes like Lil Wayne's Dedication 3 and Minaj's own Sucka Free. Meanwhile, appearances on various remixes -- everything from T.I.'s "No Matter What" to Jeffree Star's club track "Cupcakes Taste Like Violence" -- helped spread the word.

The big breakthrough for Minaj came when Wayne added his rhymes to her "High as a Kite" single, a mixtape favorite in 2008. The year 2009 would see more guest appearances and mixtapes, including the Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape, featuring the street single "I Get Crazy." In 2010, the singles "Your Love" and "Check It Out" preceded the release of her official debut album, Pink Friday, which debuted that November at number two on the Billboard 200 and went platinum. She earned a handful of 2011 Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance. An all-out media blitz followed between albums with extravagant performances at award shows across the globe, an appearance as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live, and joining Madonna -- alongside M.I.A. -- for her Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.

In early 2012, the Eurodance-influenced single "Starships" signaled the coming of her official sophomore effort, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, an album built around her devil-may-care alter ego "Roman Zolanski." Guest artists included Nas, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and Beenie Man, while production came from the likes of RedOne, Dr. Luke, and Ke'Noe. The album hit number one on the U.S. album charts, driven by a Top Ten showing for "Starships." "Pound the Alarm" and "Va Va Voom" also reached the Top 40. By the end of 2012, Minaj had been announced as a judge for the 12th season of American Idol, although she left at the end of the season. It hardly affected her success, as she set two career records during 2013: most-charted female rapper in the history of Billboard's singles chart, and the first person to win Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards four times in a row. She then announced her third studio album, titled The Pinkprint, which appeared at the end of 2014. First single "Lookin A**" featured on the Young Money compilation Rise of an Empire, released in March of that year. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi
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I'll feel okay by springish and be soneone else's favorite by fall...lol nah, I miss my man. I'm heartsick a** ...idk, no words explain this.
Awe, I miss being someones favorite :(
I love you
Say iphone 2 times then pick a color then post this on 2 other songs
I love your Syayle
Say iphone 7 times pick a color then post this on 2 other songs
Say iPhone 7 times and look under pillow post this 2 times
You sing really awesome ����
You rap good girl
Not usually into black chicks but dayummmmm
Hey nicki minaj
Say iPhone 7 times
Pick a color
Post this on two other songs
Look under your pillow
tbarefield0
I love my anaconda
grice_rl
I love it when you rap it is so ratchet .I'm 9years old
I l��your Sony I �� to l��to it ��. I am clapping to you
That is the best new songs
lcampbell822
I love your song
I love your song
Love your songs forever
I like anaconda
Hastag(#) amazing
I like you to.





I like my anaconda
Hi
I heard this song and I thought this sound like ari so I checked and it was her that was impressing awsome song!!!
robertsdax
Under
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I love nicki
Ok
Ilike her songs called starships, your love, & u c rite through meh!!!!
Love the pink print album and movie ��
Yes nicki we know you have a big fat a**
Hi everyone
gfsmith41
I love when she raps but I wish didn't have so many cures in her songsU_U
Nicki you are one of my favorite rappers
I like ur music
Nicki u are a great rapper and singer no matter people say about u keep doing what u love i love u
I love you
Ur so cool I like ur music
ncisoco
She is a rap Queen
ncisoco
I love Nicki minaj
ncisoco
Hey
TAMYA
I LOVE HER ......... !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !!!!!!!!1097 4 6 3 2
I luv you Nikki you like inspire me to sing and to keep my head up even tho there's a terrible storm that you ������������
LUV your music�������
I Love it !
Pills n potions
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