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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 twelfth 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 also announced that her third studio album, tentatively titled The Pink Print, would appear in 2014. First single "Lookin A**" featured on the Young Money compilation Rise of an Empire, released in March. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi
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Track List: Anaconda (Single) (Explicit)

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Track List: Freedom (Single)

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Track List: Girls Fall Like Dominoes (Single)

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Track List: Roman Reloaded (Single)

Comments

Anaconda is obviously a ripoff of baby got back but I still like it
angelisehick s
I havent listened to this song in such a long time, but its still such a good song
I love the song
Luv nicki
Don't really like this song
smmalways
Booooooooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Uh I don't like it
say Iphone 5 times say a color post this in 5 diffferent songs and look under your pillow
say Iphone 5 times say a color post this in 5 diffferent songs and look under your pillow
This is music?
Singing about butts?
Still love you
U is my favorite fan
OMG what your voice and number

@/looooooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o 1 2 3 4 5
I love OMG girls
I love you Nicki
Love your songs. !!!!!!!!
Shut up ityit
Love you niki
sharanekwill i a m s
I love niki mso much&

NIKI
Love you so much :D:D:D:D♡♥♡♥
Add me on kik: dashanaeblak e
And follow for a follow
mz.allen17
Say iphone 5 times say a color post this 5 times then look under your pillow
I lisean to her songs all the time
Nicki Minaj Anaconda I love that song����
Nicki is Awesome
sarah.schrei n e r
She has good beats, but she needs much better lyrics.
Love it nick keep it up
yera825
Love anaconda^__^
I like this
Love this song
I love this song
My song!!!!!i love nicki minaj
Who ever said she fake you fake
My anaconda don't my anaconda don't i love that song
bballgirlar
You are asomee
Love anaconda
Love nicki she amazing
I hate Nicki Minaj she is a fake
I admire the way rihanna and Nicki think. Priceless. They are the future girls. :-)
Say iphone 5 times pick a color post on 5 songs look under bed
vprospere
Yesssss
Love u nicky
❤️❤️❤️������
I love this song so much even my sister loves it¡}
love this song :*
Love you Nicki minaj your my fan I love u
Love





Your so cute
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