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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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Comments

Nicki I love your rapps
chilet83
Hey mommy I miss you do much when are you coming back hometo daddy he is worried and do am i
Love you nicki
I need followers my Kik lia_love_123
I love this song
yacenianais
She was discovers in my space??
Love this song
Nick is a slut !
:) ;( nick I
Nicki haters go hate yourself u r just jealous again #lovenicki #kyleigh.muf f e t t
I love Nicki from the begining to the end she is crazy,awesom e , and just straight out an amazing singer she has her own way of doing things and she lives life to the fullest she has a free spirit this is coming from a 11 year old #lovenicki #kyleigh.muf f e t t
So cool
I love your music
"Haters you can kill yourselves." Yes you sure can! Nicki is and always will be the Queen Of Rap & Hip Hop! Even if you hate... Nicki is still gonna be winning no matter what! So go suck it you dumb hoes! Hahaha ;P
sbgang3
"Haters can go kill them selfs "
Really ?����✋ lets not promote suicide ok?
Mean I mean
Well she is a bad singer I men like
Ugejhddidudy d u e u h e k d k d i d u d u d u c t e f d u i d k d k f h c t s j e h d i d d h d h k d k d i c g d h d u d h d i d y d d g j d k f k f f u k d u c y g d u i f k d k f l v i f y f e y d u i k f h d k d k f f j k o d s i d i d y e g i d d u e g g e i e k d k v o f k f j y d u o d d
did you know that miley cyrus died because of drugs
Oooooooooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g .

Omg
Kiss your hand five times post this on 2 other songs and look under your pillow
Wow
Go girl
I love you.
juliebeans_2 2
Your a bad singer and your disgusting
janettsanche z 3 0 4
Ain your frstfan
You suck NM
I love nicki minaja
sarinagbrook s 8
Love Nikki she is the fashion queen
sarinagbrook s 8
This song is the bom :)����
MUSTACHE I can tell you're the overly-sensi t i v e type lmao.
I LOVE ALL HER SONGS BESIDES PILLS AND POTIONS
I broke up with my bf because he said he wanted niki manaj to twerk in his face uhg
yeay
My favorite song is anaconda.
I love your songs u the best forget what the hell the other people say u go girl��������
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All the songs you have i can sing them and they are the best from a little girl
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catherinemel e s k y
Your a good DJ in Bang Bang
juliannamont f o r d
Love super bass
lol so good ����
artiairons
You a stupid hoe u a you a stupid hoe
:)
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I like this song
This woman is PHENOMENAL!! ! ! ! L O V E EVERY SONG ON EVERY TRACK.....th i s coming from a grandma.

iruleu187
You are a weird but awesome person love you nicki
I love va va voom and bees In the trap
She is a hitch
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