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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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Comments

You are pretty
You have a big butt Nicki
I luv nicki she was rigging on that fat ol booty but I was still lookin at them tittys
I love your music .
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Thats not true theboobook I love her music and she is very pretty
NICKI Minaj I just have to to tell u that I am 11 and no one will love u like me ever u are my inspiration I love u will all of my heart I might be young but I am very smart
Hi
I love nicki so much let's go to the beach each lets go get away
Lol
Ur songs are so good
fergiepj07
I love you so much Nicki I'm 9 years old name shanyia by nicki
I love her
You are a good singer
I like nicki
Big butt
I like the song Anaconda
baaaae asf
savannah1701
You are so cute. But I think I'm going to get a older Graf
Nikki I love you you are the best
I love Nicki
Kiss your hand 10x then say your crushes name in you hand then post this on 2 different songs
babyplayaaaa 4 2 0
Alivia Ellinwood
Love nicki
love nicki
stoner1229
Chris brown isn't on the cover pic !!!!! HAHAHAHA lmaooo
love this song only.
Luv ur songs NICKI
Hi niki
She's got a huge butt
I love big asses
Yo . Your hot asf . �� lmao Js . I love you boo . Keep doin you .
heatherkitte l s e n
You have a big butt
I like that
1.Say your crushes name
2.kiss ur hand 4 times
3. Post this on 3 other songs
4. Your crush will ask you out in three days
mprobitman
The Pinkprint... s o good! :)
This song is the best!!
So meaningful!!
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Love this song she sings so fast it's cool
I love a**
tahliaorozco
Plastic
Your music is awesome!!!!! !
I love you so much only Valerie magana call me 2095987445
I love u nicki minaj ur the best singer ever
I wish to be you sometime because you are so many people's favoret singer.
sophialepsy
Some of her songs r really good
sophialepsy
Nicki Minaj kind of freaks me out
I love you
Welcome to the crying game where you lose your soul ❤
I don't really like Nicki manaj
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