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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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Hi nicki merry Christmas I am such a big fan I love super bass
Nicki I love you MERRY CHRISTMAS keep them good songs coming
love this song lol
I love you
Awesome
*Best_Female _ R a p p e r / S i n g e r *
B*TCH I PURCHASED THE ALBUM AND IT'S STRAIGHT FIREEEEEEEEE E E E . I F*CKIN STANNNNNNND FOR YOU NICKI!!! KEEP DOING YO THANG LIL MAMA, IT'S YOUR SEASON ♡♡♡
Love your new album
I just love the anaconda
G...baby want you night and day,they want hurt they got too you in this bed only you.
Hates her
NICKI MINAJ SUCKS MY FAMILY HATES HERE
Love nicki minaj no one is like her and no one will
Brings back memories (':
And all. Of her other songs ❤❤❤❤❤
I luv anaconda
Young Money My N**gaz
Sparks in the air like fourth of July nothing but bad b**ches in here tonight love this song
Sorry my sis did that on Edwin page
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She cute ok but the girl is funny but she can rap
Look at her butt! ;)
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I liv your song plus anaconda lol and super bass and starships lol u the best gurl from you fan
I love u so much u are my future and I would love to actually meet u
Hey niki did you there talking s**t behind your back :-) 1fan love bees I the trap and nice contest with mily cyrus sory you lost
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I really know the rap part LOVE THIS SONGS❤️❤️❤️❤
I love your songs
I love u and all ur music u are so awesome I learned super bass by heart and I hope we could meet someday that would be a dream come true
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