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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 12th 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 then announced her third studio album, titled The Pinkprint, which appeared at the end of 2014. First single "Lookin A**" featured on the Young Money compilation Rise of an Empire, released in March of that year. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi
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Comments

Attractive,b e a u t i f u l , a n d so creative,so classy,I love her smile .im not a perv.so i wont be including her assets yah listeners know what i mean
Niki minaj has always been a bunch of mens favorite.I thinks she is very atractive and love her smile. BIG SHOUT OUT TO YOU NIKI FROM A BIGDOG.
I'm roman
She is really cool. Am I right??
Young Mulaa baby
Your so amazing I love your songs
I love it
Nicki u speak ur mind I like that bout u
nicki your so amazing!!!!! ! !
god damn them boobs doe s**t nice
i love you nicki im so glad young money found you.. im going to be just like you when i start singing.. from kira../hugs and kisses
kevinvasallo
Nicki! OMG I love you and you're so inspirationa l and amazing!
I love u
I'm loving it
She okay
Love it
Nicki
arianna.m.mc l e o d
Haterade! Whole lot of haterade!��
she better not show her ugly a** soon
Don't read this because it is true
The pink print is a good thing and songs
Please get back to me Nicki
Andconda is my favorite song.
You are my role model please don't let me down like Justin Bieber did .
I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO O O O MUCH MY BARBIE!!!
��Nicki is bae������
Wussup nicki
Hi
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and prayers, but $100
Miracle
Nice curves
Follow me loves♡
Aayyeee ♡
I love your work
cncjf
Gotta stay lovin nicki
This is my Fav song by her
U got a good vocie
U got a great voice
Love you
u have a nice accent and try to ignoresome of the comments on here
You rock
yo booty huge
Your song are the best I love you and I hope you keep making awesome songs <3
shey.mitchel l
I love her
Awesome
Your. Songs are awesome
I still love
I love nicki��❤
Love your song flawlass
Love Nicki
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