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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

s**t
yall fr need to stop hatin cuz she over here livin her life . while you behind a computer talking s**t. just mute it.
Love u
No need to be mean to Nicki Minaj she is a great singer
Kiss ur hand 3 times post this on two other songs and look under your pillow
Nice picture... Not!?!? You are... I don't even know what to say!?!?
U rock in every song girl!.!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
What happened to u! U were awesome until anaconda came and ruined it u were #boss and now your #lame
1. Kiss your left hand
2. Say your crushes name
3. Post this on 15 more songs and your crush will tell you they like you on that day
I love your music anandoca
MA ANACONDA DON'T WANT NONE UNLESS YOU GOT BUNS HUNNY!!!!:) love it
atiyanaisom
I just love dis song!! Nicki's #1! :-) <3
Her song anaconda is really good but really inappropriat e
I love Nicki Minaj!
retwalker24
U rock I love anaconda
This how I been feeling.than k s for this song
Git it Nick
I LOVE ANACONDA!!! LOVE U NICKI MINAJ
Those jays dough
us5peates

vanessasalci d o 0 0 6
elsie_cmw lol...
Love all her songs
chucky.holly g o r e
Nice
Hey people I love her songs
Hi nicki
She said she was bi
Lmao they blocked off her a** .
One word

Dawm
I love nicki minaj songs
She's a good singer.... annoying at times but good
samari_1975
Oh shi I think I'm starting to "like" Anaconda.... . . S**t
Don't read this cause it actually works. You will kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However, if you do not post this you will die in 2 days. Now, you have started reading you can't stop! This is so scary. Post this at least on five songs in the next 143 minutes. When you are done press f6 and your lovers name will come up on the screen. This is scary because it works
God dam nicki fine
Kiss your hands 5 times post this to 2 other songs then look under your pillow
I so love this song!!!!!!
Kiss your hand 5 times
Post this to 2 other songs
Then look under your pillow
seagle55
I like nikis raping
1)say iphone 5 times
2)pick a color
3)post this on 5 other songs
4)look under your pillow
1)say iphone 5 times
2)pick a color
3)post this on 5 other songs
4)look under your pillow
I love this song����❤️��
Jbreanna2000 that is close to porn
OMG I LOVE NICKI MINAJ SO THE HATERS WHO HATE HER LISTEN TO HER MUSIC AND THE BOYS THE WANNA HAVE SEX WITH HER KEEP ON DREAMING THATS NOT GONNA HAPPEN !
This is the jam��
I love this song and
Iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone
2nd best song she ever made :)
LLLLLLLLLLLL L L L L L L L O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V E E E E E E E E E E E E E this song....... wash your mouth out with soap boys!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
gawd she shouldnt make anymore songs
Luv it am I rite so awsome my life is horrible ever wonder why your parents in jail well I do
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