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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

Love you
Hope I an meet you one day
Anybody who doesn't like Nicki Minaj has a major problem and if you don't get the song read the lyrics.... it'll help =_=
Love u and do what u do OK love u and your song
This is a very weird song. Moving on. :{ :{
1) Kiss your left hand
2) Say your crush name
3) Say a day
4) Close your hand
5) Say your name
6) Post this on fifteen songs and your crush will ask you out
Ima bad B**CH
LOL LOVE dis song
Nicki Minaj is good.
But this song is stupid.
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danielaitzel 1 3
Don't just come and hate her
she really not the best rapper .
ANACONDA!!!! ! ! !
I love this song❤️
I love niki minaj and love you and all songs
Lol but that laugh tho
❤️❤️
Lol when this song plays at the dance
kjclement
1. Say iphone 5 times
2. post this on 2 other songs
3. look under your pillow
Aye go NICKI my new song
Go nicki
F**k y'all n**gas duck iggy Nicki is betta love ya Nic
Follow for a follow!
Loved Iggy Azalea
Well nicki didnt know u could pull something like that
Hi. Nicki minaj
Lol I love u so much!!!! So cool:)
U the best female rapper in the world
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Michellerodr i g u e z
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I hate her she should not even be on the radio
I still LOVE U AARON MY BABE
mweikert7 shutup and nicki I love your song
This is the junk
I hate you nicki minaj
I love all ur songs! U CRAY CRAY WOMAN (like me) ;D
greercandace
My daughter is a really big fan
Nicki you like have a Kik???
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#fly!!!
@carjazgil everyone has there own opinions.
F**k u carjazgil u f**king a** go crawl up under a rock somewhere the world don't need your dumb a** and ur comments so F**K U
Ziah
Mgnrk
You totally make me feel good ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ! ! ! ! ! !
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