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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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chilloutslut _
Michellerodr i g u e z
chilloutslut _
Michellerodr i g u e z
This video is awesome
I ❤️ how she adds sir mix a lot
She be sooooooooooo awesome. Love her butt when she be twerking.
Omgoshh Nicki look at your butttt Love you girl!(:
watup niki girl u r da bomb!!!!!!!! I love ur music ...keep up da goooooood work lol :-) :-)
aldhelchrcam
She is awesommmmeee e
oh my god look at her butt
OMG! I love you Nicki!
petty_tanays i a
Yo this is the bomb
Love you
My anaconda don't wont non if you don't got buns Hun
Your cool nicki minaj I love all your songs I wish I was you you have a big butt your my fav singer
amanda.odona l
Ha I love this song and I seen the video and I love it!!!!!!!!!! ; · } ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
emily.stephe n s . 7 6
Tomorrow your crush will kiss you post this twice.
anita_auza
Tomorrow your crush will kiss you post twice
anita_auza
Tomorrow your crush will kiss you post twice
Tomorrow ur crush will kiss u post twice
I love her songs love you Nicki
chilloutslut _
Michellerodr i g u e z
chilloutslut _
Michellerodr i g u e z
chilloutslut _
Michellerodr i g u e z
chilloutslut _
Michellerodr i g u e z
chilloutslut _
Michellerodr i g u e z
I love her by iggy
chilloutslut _
Michellerodr i g u e z
chilloutslut _
Michellerodr i g u e z
chilloutslut _
Michellerodr i g u e z
Follow if u like this song i will follow back B-)
My sis can't stop singing this song it got stuck in my head!!!!!!! So now i like it
She's great lol I love Anaconda
karinadean55 7
She da bomb
good songs
Good music!
she rocks >:D .lol
I love this song so much
I love you yo
shabria2cute 6 8 9
I love this song nicki is my wifey the bae
wow nicki minaj your awesome
Her songs r awesome
she rocked at the vma' s
awesome
I love u Nicki
People will treat u well when its beneficial xoxo Nicky ;)
simi3054
If you saw the awards she ROCKED the awards even BEYONCÉ well Beyoncé was better
bellezaamarg a 1 3
I llove this song
bellezaamarg a 1 3
I love her
Say arina 5 times and post this on 2 other songs and check your voice
kingj3r22
You are cool
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