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Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj ( /mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is a Trinidadian-born American musician. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, and moved to the New York borough of Queens when she was five.

After releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009 and being signed to Young Money Entertainment in August 2009, Minaj released her debut album, Pink Friday, in November 2010. It quickly became a commercial success, peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and being certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) a month after its release.[2][3] She became the first female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time.[4] Her second single, "Your Love", reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, making Minaj the first female artist to top the chart unaccompanied since 2002.[5] She also became the first female artist to be included on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List.[6] Minaj was named the 2011 Rising Star by Billboard.[7] Her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded will be released on April 3, 2012.

Maraj was born in 1982[1][note 1] in Saint James, a suburb of Trinidad and Tobago's capital city Port of Spain.[8][9][10] Her parents are of mixed Indian and Afro-Trinidadian ancestry[11][12] and she lived in Saint James with her grandmother until age five, because her parents were looking for a place to live in the Queens borough of New York City at the time. Her mother would occasionally visit, and one day, when Minaj was five, her mother picked her up to move to Queens.[13] According to Minaj, her father drank heavily, took drugs, and once tried to kill her mother by setting the house on fire.[14]

She attended Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School 210, where she played the clarinet.[13] She graduated from LaGuardia High School.[15][16] At LaGuardia, a school specializing in music and the visual and performing arts, Minaj participated in the drama program.[15] She had initially planned to sing at LaGuardia, but lost her voice on the day of the audition.[

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Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), professionally known by her stage name Nicki Minaj (/mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer-songwriter and actress. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in South Jamaica, Queens, New York, Minaj earned public attention after releasing three mixtapes between 2007–09.

Minaj was the first female artist included on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List, with The New York Times's editor Brent Staples saying that some consider her "the most influential female rapper of all time".[5] Her rapping is distinctive for its fast flow and the use of alter egos and accents, primarily British cockney. Minaj is known for her colorful costumes and wigs. In April 2013, Minaj became the most-charted female rapper in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. Minaj has endorsed Adidas, MAC Cosmetics and Pepsi. She has won four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Music Award, ten BET Awards, five Billboard Music Awards and Billboard‍‍ '​‍s Women in Music 2011 Rising Star award.


Nicki Minaj From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj 3, 2012.jpg Minaj at the launch of her fragrance, Pink Friday, in November 2012 Background information Birth name Onika Tanya Maraj Born December 8, 1982 (age 34) St. James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Origin Queens, New York, U.S. Genres Hip hop pop[1] Occupation(s) Rapper singer songwriter model Instruments Vocals Years active 2004–present Labels Young Money Cash Money Republic Associated acts Lil Wayne Gucci Mane Drake Rick Ross Gudda Gudda Meek Mill DJ Khaled Future Jae Millz Tyga Chris Brown Website mypinkfriday.com Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj (English: /nɪkɪ mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter and model.[2][3][4][5][6] Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago (a district of Trinidad's capital Port of Spain) and raised in South Jamaica, Queens, New York, Minaj earned public attention after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009. She has been signed to Young Money Entertainment since 2009.

Minaj's first and second studio albums, Pink Friday (2010) and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012), both peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and produced the successful singles "Super Bass" and "Starships", respectively. In 2010, Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Her third studio album, The Pinkprint (2014), was preceded by its second single, "Anaconda", which peaked at number two on the Hot 100 and is her highest-charting single in the U.S. to date. Minaj made her film debut in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift, followed by supporting roles in The Other Woman (2014) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016). In 2013, she was a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol.

Minaj was the first female artist included on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List, with a New York Times editor saying that some consider her to be "the most influential female rapper of all time".[7] In 2016, Minaj was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.[8] Her rapping is distinctive for its fast flow and the use of alter egos and accents, primarily British cockney. Early in her career, Minaj was known for her colorful costumes and wigs. She has the most Billboard Hot 100 entries for a female artist in the chart's history, while being ninth overall.[9] Minaj has received ten Grammy nominations throughout her career, and has won six American Music Awards, eleven BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and was the recipient of Billboard's Women in Music 2011 Rising Star award. She has endorsed Adidas, MAC Cosmetics and Pepsi. She has sold 20 million singles as a lead artist, and 60 million singles as a featured artist worldwide.[10]

Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Career 2.1 2004–2009: Career beginnings 2.2 2010–2011: Breakthrough with Pink Friday 2.3 2012–2013: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and American Idol 2.4 2014–2015: The Other Woman and The Pinkprint 2.5 2016–present: Barbershop: The Next Cut, upcoming fourth studio album, and other projects 3 Public image 4 Artistry 4.1 Musical style 4.2 Alter egos 4.3 Influences 5 Products and endorsements 6 Personal life 7 Controversies 8 Discography 9 Filmography 10 Tours 10.1 Headlining tours 10.2 Opening act 11 Awards and nominations 12 See also 13 References 14 External links Early life Onika Tanya Maraj was born on December 8, 1982.[2] Her father, Robert Maraj, a financial executive and part-time gospel singer, is of Indo-Trinidadian descent. Her mother, Carol Maraj, also a gospel singer, is of Afro-Trinidadian ancestry.[11][12] Carol worked in payroll and accounting departments during Minaj's youth.[13][14] Minaj's father was addicted to alcohol and other drugs, and had a violent temper, burning down their house in December 1987.[15] She has two siblings.[16]

As a small child, Minaj and a sibling lived with her grandmother in Saint James.[12][15] Her mother, who had moved to The Bronx, New York to attend Monroe College,[15] brought the family to Queens, New York, when Minaj was 5.[12] By then the family had a house on West 147th Street.[15] Minaj recalled, "I don't think I had a lot of discipline in my household. My mom motivated me, but it wasn't a strict household. I kind of wanted a strict household."[17] Minaj successfully auditioned for admission to LaGuardia High School in Manhattan, which focuses on visual and performing arts.[2] After graduation, Minaj wanted to become an actress, and she was cast in the Off-Broadway play In Case You Forget in 2001.[18] At the age of 19, as she struggled with her acting career, she worked as a waitress at Red Lobster in the Bronx, but was fired for discourtesy to customers.[19] She said she was fired from "at least fifteen jobs" for similar reasons.[20] She also worked as an administrative assistant, in customer service and as an office manager for a Wall Street business.[21]

Career 2004–2009: Career beginnings Young woman with long, black hair in a pink dress, posing seductively Minaj in 2009 Minaj briefly signed with Brooklyn group Full Force, in which she rapped in a quartet called "The Hood$tars" composed of Lou$tar (son of "Bowlegged Lou"), Safaree Samuels (Scaff Beezy) and 7even Up.[22][23] In 2004 the group recorded the entrance song for WWE Diva Victoria, "Don't Mess With", which was featured on the compilation album ThemeAddict: WWE The Music, Vol.6. 7even Up explained that he and Nicki weren't fans of Safaree's reggae edge that he brought to the group, and he even went so far to say that it was the reason they weren't getting signed by labels. Minaj later left Full Force and uploaded songs on her Myspace profile, sending several of her songs to people in the music industry. At the time, she was managed by Debra Antney. Fendi, CEO of Brooklyn label Dirty Money Entertainment, signed Minaj to his label in 2007 under a 180-day contract.[24] Originally adopting the stage name "Nicki Maraj", she changed it to Nicki Minaj stating that "My real name is Maraj. Fendi flipped it when he met me because I had such a nasty flow! I eat bitches!"[25]

Minaj released her first mixtape, Playtime is Over, on Dirty Money Records on July 5, 2007[26] and her second, Sucka Free, on April 12, 2008.[27] That year, she was named Female Artist of the Year at the 2008 Underground Music Awards.[28] In 2009 Minaj was involved in a conflict with ego trip's Miss Rap Supreme winner Rece Steele, who was annoyed when Minaj interrupted her interview and put a sign behind Steele's head;[29] Minaj hung up on interviewers from Spate magazine when they asked about the incident.[30] She released her third mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, on April 18, 2009[31] and it received favorable coverage on BET and MTV.[32][33] One of its tracks, "I Get Crazy", reached number 20 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart and number 37 on the magazine's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[34]

After Minaj was discovered by fellow rapper Lil Wayne,[35] in August 2009 it was reported that she signed a recording contract with his Young Money Entertainment.[36] That November, she appeared with Gucci Mane and Trina on the remix of "5 Star Bitch" by Yo Gotti.[37] Minaj also appeared on "BedRock" and "Roger That"[38] on the compilation album, We Are Young Money (2009).[39] The singles peaked at numbers two and 56, respectively, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100;[40] their parent album reached number-nine on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[40][41] Minaj was featured on Mariah Carey's "Up Out My Face", which reached number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100.[42] At Jay-Z's suggestion, that February Robin Thicke featured Minaj on "Shakin' It 4 Daddy".[43]

2010–2011: Breakthrough with Pink Friday A tan-skinned woman in a bright pink wig poses with hands on both side of her hips. Smiling, she stands before a black background and has Mandarin characters tattooed on her right arm. Minaj at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles Minaj released the intended lead single from her upcoming debut album, "Massive Attack" on March 29, 2010.[44] Plans for the single were scrapped after an underwhelming commercial performance.[45] As a result, "Your Love" was released as the album's lead single on June 1,[46] peaking at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number-one on the Billboard Rap Songs chart.[34] In August, Minaj announced that the album would be entitled Pink Friday, a play on "Black Friday".[47] The following month she released "Check It Out" and "Right Thru Me" as follow-up singles.[48][49] In October, Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously and the first woman to appear on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List.[50][51]

Pink Friday was released on November 19,[52] debuting at number-two on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 375,000 copies.[53] "Moment 4 Life" was released as the fourth single shortly after.[54] The album was certified platinum in December, and eventually reached number-one in the United States in February 2011.[55] Minaj performed "Right Thru Me" and "Moment 4 Life" as the musical guest on the January 29 episode of Saturday Night Live.[56] "Super Bass", the album's fifth single, was released in April 2011.[57] The song peaked at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100 and had been certified octuple-platinum in the U.S.[34][58] Minaj credited the song's initial exposure to its mention by Taylor Swift,[59] after videos of Swift and Selena Gomez rapping along to the song went viral, paving the way for Minaj's first big crossover pop moment.[60]

Minaj performing during the Femme Fatale Tour in 2011 Minaj was one of the opening acts on Britney Spears' June 16 – August 13 Femme Fatale Tour.[61] She and Kesha appeared on the remix of Spears' "Till the World Ends", which peaked at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100.[62] On August 7, 2011, Nicki experienced a "nip slip" during a live performance on Good Morning America. Minaj was criticized for wearing the low-cut shirt during her performance which led to the brief exposure of her breast on a live telecast. ABC apologized for incident.[63] Minaj, while interviewed on ABC's Nightline show, apologized for the incident and denied that she intentionally sought to expose herself on live television as a publicity stunt.[64] The incident soaked protest from the Parents Television Council. President of the PTC president Tim Winter stated, "the Parents Television Council has something to say about Nicki Minaj's wardrobe malfunction this morning. For the umpteenth time in recent memory a morning news show has included inappropriate content for children and families." Winter called out Good Morning America for not using the five-second delay to prevent the broadcast of the exposure.[65] Minaj has been invited to perform at fashion events; Donatella Versace invited her to perform with Prince for the introduction of a Versace collection for H&M, and she performed "Super Bass" at the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.[66]

Since her breakout with Pink Friday, Minaj has been involved in a feud with rapper Lil' Kim, who accused Minaj of copying her style.[67] Although Minaj's "Roman's Revenge" was thought to be directed at Kim,[68] she said she was "talking about everyone who has been in interviews talking ... no one is worth being singled out. No one is worth having their name mentioned out of my mouth and they never will get that."[69] Kim escalated the feud with her mixtape, Black Friday (2011), whose title and artwork mimic Pink Friday;[67] a fragment from Minaj's diss track, "Tragedy", previewed that April.[70] Their conflict sparked a feud between Minaj and rapper Foxy Brown, who said Minaj misrepresented their conversation about Kim.[71] Brown released the diss tracks "Hold Yuh" and "Massacre" (directed at Kim and Minaj) in November 2010 and January 2011, respectively,[72][73] but Brown and Minaj settled their dispute in June 2012.[74]

2012–2013: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and American Idol Male and female sigers onstage, the woman with pink hair Minaj with Tyga on the Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour at The O2 Arena in London (October 30, 2012) Minaj released her second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded in April 2012. The album was preceded by the promotional singles "Roman in Moscow" and "Stupid Hoe".[75][76] Critics suggested that the latter song was directed at Lil' Kim, who said: "If you have to make a song called 'Stupid Hoe,' you must be a stupid hoe."[77] Minaj and rapper M.I.A. joined Madonna to perform their single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'", on the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on February 6, 2012.[78] She was the first solo female rapper to perform at the Grammy Awards, premiering "Roman Holiday" during the 2012 ceremony on February 12.[79] Her exorcism-themed performance was controversial, with the American Catholic League criticizing Minaj for bringing a fake "Pope" to escort her on the red carpet. The "exorcism" scene that was performed during her appearance was criticized as well.[80][81] According to the Catholic League president Bill Donohue "Perhaps the most vulgar part was the sexual statement that showed a scantily clad female dancer stretching backwards while an altar boy knelt between her legs in prayer. Finally, 'Come All Ye Faithful' was sung while a man posing as a bishop walked on stage; Minaj was shown levitating."[81][82]

"Starships" was released in February 2012 as the lead single from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.[83] The song reached number-five on the Billboard Hot 100,[34] and was the fifth best-selling single of 2012.[84] For the most part, mainstream critics didn't receive well the pop crossover move.[1] Minaj was sued by Chicago artist Clive Tanaka in September 2013 for its alleged copyright infringement.[85] Follow-up singles "Beez in the Trap" and "Right by My Side" were released shortly after.[86][87] Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was released on April 2, two months later than planned.[88]

The album debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 253,000 copies,[53] and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in June 2012.[89] However, its mix of hip-hop songs and mainstream pop material received mixed reviews from music critics.[90] "Pound the Alarm" and "Va Va Voom" were released as the final singles from the album.[91][92] Minaj began her headlining Pink Friday Tour on May 16, 2012,[93] which was followed by the Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour beginning October 14.[94] Although she was scheduled to headline the June 3 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, at the request of Lil Wayne she canceled her appearance the day of the show after Peter Rosenberg of the station called "Starships" not "real hip-hop".[95]

Nicki Minaj performing during the Pink Friday Tour in 2012 The following month, Minaj voiced Steffie in the animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012).[96] She won awards for Best Female Video (for "Starships") at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards and Best Hip-Hop at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards.[97] Her collaboration with Pearl Future on the song "Looking At Me" made it to the top 20 in BBC Radio 1.[98] An expanded version of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, subtitled The Re-Up, was released on November 19.[99] That month, Minaj was the subject of a three-part E! documentary titled Nicki Minaj: My Truth.[100] She announced plans for her own record label after signing Parker Ighile, Brinx, Keisha and Blackout Movement.[101]

In September, Minaj joined the judges' panel for the twelfth season of American Idol with fellow new judges Mariah Carey and Keith Urban and the returning Randy Jackson.[102] That October a leaked video circulated, with Minaj and Carey in a heated argument during auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina.[103] Carey accused Minaj of saying, "If I had a gun, I would shoot that bitch", but Minaj denied the allegation.[104] Carey said that Minaj created an "unsafe work environment", increasing her security as a result.[105]

Tensions escalated after Carey said that Minaj did not have a number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100 during a live broadcast in May 2013, to which Minaj responded in a series of "extremely harsh" tweets directed at the singer.[106] Minaj and Carey left the series that month, at the end of the season.[107] That year Minaj was the most-charted female rapper in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, with 44 entries, tying Mariah Carey.[108] Her seven nominations led those for rap musicians at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards,[109] and she was the first rapper to win the BET Best Female Hip-Hop Artist Award four consecutive times.[110]

2014–2015: The Other Woman and The Pinkprint

Minaj with Meek Mill backstage durring The Pinkprint Tour in 2015 Minaj's first live-action theatrical film The Other Woman was filmed in spring 2013 and premiered on April 25, 2014.[111] She played Lydia, assistant to Carly (played by Cameron Diaz).[112][113] In 2013, Minaj described her then-forthcoming third album, The Pinkprint as "a continuation of The Re-Up with a lot more" and said it would focus on her "hip-hop roots".[114][115] During an MTV interview, she said that her third album would be "next level" and have "much to talk about": "I'm really excited and the people that have been working with me now, have been people that I haven't worked with before so it's like they're bringing a new sound to the album that I've never experimented with."[116] During the recording process Minaj recorded two songs that were inspired by Irish singer-songwriter Enya, Minaj stated that the songs contain "airiness and the whimsicalness" that reminded her of Enya.[117] "Pills n Potions" was released as the lead single from The Pinkprint in May 2014.[118] "Anaconda" was released in August as the second single, peaking at number-two on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her highest-charting single in the U.S. to date.[119][120] The video set a 24-hour Vevo record, accumulating 19.6 million views on its first day of release, breaking the record previously held by Miley Cyrus for "Wrecking Ball".[121] The album was officially released on December 15, 2014, peaking at number-two on the Billboard 200 chart.

On June 29, Minaj became the only artist to win the BET Award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist for five consecutive years, while also tying Missy Elliott for the most wins with five.[122] In November 2014, Minaj released a video containing Nazi-style imagery for her third single "Only". There was immediate backlash from the Anti Defamation League, who stated that it was "troubling that no one among Minaj's group of producers, publicists and managers raised a red flag about the use of such imagery before ushering the video into public release." They called the video "insensitive to Holocaust survivors and a trivialization of the history of that era."[123][124]

On November 9, 2014, Minaj hosted the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland. She also won an award for Best Hip-Hop. In December, Minaj received two Grammy nominations: for Best Rap Song for "Anaconda" and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Bang Bang" with Jessie J and Ariana Grande.[125] In March 2015, Minaj embarked on her third world tour entitled The Pinkprint Tour. The tour kicked off in Europe. It is scheduled to travel to the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Dubai, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. In March 2015, she became the first female artist to chart four songs simultaneously in the top 10 of Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart.[126] At the 2015 BET Awards, Minaj won her sixth consecutive award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, becoming the female rapper with most wins in that category.[127]

2016–present: Barbershop: The Next Cut, upcoming fourth studio album, and other projects In May 2015, it was announced that Minaj would feature in the third installment of the Barbershop film series, alongside Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, and other original cast members.[128] Titled Barbershop: The Next Cut, the film was released on April 15, 2016 and received critical acclaim, earning an average score of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Minaj's character in the film is a "sassy" hairdresser named Draya.[128]

It was announced that Minaj will executive produce and appear in a scripted single-camera comedy series for ABC Family (now Freeform) based on her life growing up in Queens, New York.[129] The show has been titled Nicki and is scheduled to be broadcast in 2016. The project, from Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment, filmed the pilot episode in Minaj's hometown in January 2016, and production has since continued.[129] Ariana Neal will play a young Minaj in the series, alongside Selita Ebanks (her mother), Wesley Jonathan (her father), and McCarrie McCausland (her older brother).[citation needed] In October 2016, Minaj stated the filming was postponed.[130] Nicki Minaj is working on her currently untitled fourth studio album, and has released the singles "Regret in Your Tears", "No Frauds" and "Changed It".

In February 2017, she was featured and co-wrote Jason Derulo's "Swalla",[131] that reached number 6 in the UK singles chart.[132] The next month, she signed with the major modeling agency, Wilhelmina Models.[133]

Public image An Afro-American woman in a blonde wig and bright teal eyeshadow wears a shirt constructed of variously colored cotton balls Early in her career, Minaj often wore colorful costumes, cosmetics and wigs Minaj's physique has attracted attention from the media.[134] In 2010, she said that although she originally felt obligated to mimic the provocative behavior of the "female rappers of [her] day", she intended to subdue her sexuality because she "[wants] people—especially young girls—to know that in life, nothing is going to be based on sex appeal. You've got to have something else to go with that."[135][136] The rapper has made autographing breasts part of her movement to empower women.[137]

In a Guardian interview, Minaj said she competes with male and female rappers. In "Moment 4 Life", she refers to herself as a "king" rather than a queen.[138] Early in her career Minaj claimed to be bisexual, but eventually she said she just did that to get attention. "I think girls are sexy, but I'm not going to lie and say that I date girls."[139]

Minaj has been called the "black Lady Gaga" because of her costumes and wigs. In one interview, Minaj rejected the comparison,[140] but in another interview, she said that she is inspired by Gaga's creativity.[141] Minaj has cited Alexander McQueen, Gianni Versace and Christian Louboutin as her favorite designers.[142] The Huffington Post described her style as "risk-taking" and "far-out", with "bold sartorial choices";[143] Yahoo! called her dress "colorful" and "crazy", and "the fashion and music world would certainly be very quiet without Ms Minaj".[144]

Minaj talked about feminism in an interview with Vogue in 2015, saying "There are things that I do that feminists don't like, and there are things that I do that they do like. I don't label myself."[145]

Billboard listed Minaj the fourth-most-active musician on social media on its March 2011 Social 50 chart.[146] On Twitter, she is the world's most-followed rapper, with over 20 million followers on the app.[147] On Twitter, in public appearances and in interviews, Minaj calls her fans "Barbz" (alluding to her Barbie persona).[148]

Artistry Musical style When I started rapping, people were trying to make me like the typical New York rapper, but I'm not that. No disrespect to New York rappers, but I don't want people to hear me and know exactly where I'm from. —Minaj on her rapping technique in a Billboard interview[20] Minaj is known for her animated rapping style, her flow in particular. She often combines metaphors, punch lines and word play into her work, which has been compared to her mentor Lil Wayne. The New York Times called Minaj "a sparkling rapper with a gift for comic accents and unexpected turns of phrase. She's a walking exaggeration, outsize in sound, personality and look. And she's a rapid evolver, discarding old modes as easily as adopting new ones."[149] Although many critics describe her technique as bubblegum rap, Minaj said: "What people don't know is that before I was doing that craziness I was doing me, I was just doing regular sounding rap that anyone could hear and identify with. But once I started doing all that weird shit—I'm not mad at it because it got everyone's attention."[150]

Noted as a rap artist, she lends herself to electronic music genres[151] (especially electropop). Pink Friday marked her exploration of the genres, spawning electro songs including the pop-laden "Super Bass".[152][153] Also combining rap with synthesizer music, Minaj's second album had a number of electro-hop and electropop songs: "HOV Lane", "Whip It", "Automatic", "Come on a Cone", "Young Forever", "Fire Burns",[154] "Roman Holiday"[155] and "Beez in the Trap";[156] while "Starships" is an europop and dance song.[157] She collaborated with other artists, producing more electronic songs: "The Boys" with "Me & U" singer Cassie and "Beauty and a Beat" with Justin Bieber.[158]

Her verse in Kanye West's "Monster" was critically acclaimed and contributed greatly to her popularity; many critics said she had the best verse in the song.[159][160] Her alter egos are incorporated with her lyrics in British accents (Roman Zolanski) or soft-spokenness (Harajuku Barbie). Ice-T said about Minaj's rapping style, "[Minaj] does her thing. She has her own way of doing it. She has an ill [sic] vocal delivery. She kind of reminds me of a female Busta Rhymes, like how she throws her voice in different directions."[161]

Minaj's "Monster" verse was listed by Complex as the best rap verse of the 2010s.[162] West claimed at one point he considered deleting her verse from the track, because he was worried it would outshine his own work:

It was like that moment when I thought about taking Nicki's verse off of "Monster" because I knew people would say that was the best verse on the best Hip Hop album of all time or arguably top ten albums of all time. And I would do all that work, eight months of work on "Dark Fantasy" and people to this day would say to me 'My favorite thing was Nicki Minaj's verse.' So if I let my ego get the best of me instead of letting that girl get the shot to get that platform to be all she could be, I would take it off or marginalize her, try to stop her from having that shining moment…[163]

Alter egos With her parents frequently fighting during her childhood, Minaj lived through characters she created as a means of escape. She recalled that "fantasy was my reality" and her first identity was Cookie, who became Harajuku Barbie and (later) Nicki Minaj.[164] In November 2010, Minaj assumed the alter ego Nicki Teresa, wearing a colorful headdress and calling herself "healer to her fans" during a visit to the Garden of Dreams Foundation at Fuse Studios in New York.[165] She introduced another alter ego, Rosa (pronounced with an exaggerated R), to commemorate her December 2010 appearance on Lopez Tonight.[166]

For Pink Friday, Minaj created another alter ego: Roman Zolanski, "a demon inside her", Minaj's "twin brother" whose character she assumes when she is angry.[167] Roman has been compared to Eminem's alter ego Slim Shady, and on "Roman's Revenge" Minaj and Eminem collaborate as their alter egos.[168] On her next album, she said that there would be a lot of Roman: "And if you're not familiar with Roman, then you will be familiar with him very soon. He's the boy that lives inside of me. He's a lunatic and he's gay and he'll be on there a lot."[169] Roman has a mother, Martha Zolanski,[170] who appeared on "Roman's Revenge" with a British accent[171] and singing on "Roman Holiday" for the first time.[172][173] Martha appeared in the "Moment 4 Life" video as Minaj's apparent fairy godmother. Although Minaj was rapping in songs such as "All I Do Is Win (Remix)", she promised to introduce Nicki, Roman and Onika on her first album.[167]

Influences Young African American man, dressed in black According to Minaj, rapper Jay-Z is one of her two major influences Minaj has said that artists who have influenced her musical style include Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Lil Wayne, Smokey Robinson, Lauryn Hill, Jadakiss, Natasha Bedingfield, Remy Ma,[174] Lil' Kim, Missy Elliott,[175][176] Janet Jackson,[177] Madonna, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Jones,[178][179] M.I.A., Cyndi Lauper and TLC.[180][181][182][183] She cites Foxy Brown and Jay-Z as major influences: "I really loved [Foxy] as a female rapper. I was really interested in her mind and her aura [and] I was really, really into Jay-Z. Me and my friends in high school, we were reciting all of the Jay lyrics. His words were our words in our conversations all the time."[184] She said: "I never really told Foxy how much she has influenced me and how much she changed my life, and you've gotta tell people that when they're alive to even be able to take the compliment, instead of paying tribute to them when they're no longer here", adding that Foxy Brown was "the most influential female rapper" for her,[185] though she initially was compared to Lil Kim when she first debuted. Nicki and Lil Kim, often cited as Foxy's main rap rival, have reportedly exchanged words with each other, on social media and in their music.[186]

Jada Pinkett Smith is one of Minaj's role models in her acting career.[187] Minaj was inspired by R&B singer Monica, singing "Why I Love You So Much" at every talent show she entered. Performing in Atlanta on her Pink Friday Tour, she called Monica one of her all-time greatest musical influences.[188] Minaj has also cited Kanye West, Trina and Drake as influences.[189]

She called Betsey Johnson a fashion inspiration: "[Betsey] is a free spirit. When I met her the other day, I felt like I knew her for my whole life. She's so warm and considerate and caring. She's amazingly talented and I've been wearing her clothes forever, so to meet her was like, 'Yay!' [I was] bowing down to her; she's dope!"[190] Minaj has also expressed appreciation for Cyndi Lauper's style and how her videos inspired her as a teenager: "When I first went to get my hair colored, I was about 14 and I wanted blonde highlights. The beautician said, 'No, you have to get your mother on the phone,' and I was just crying and begging. I've always been experimenting. Cyndi Lauper's videos – that's what intrigued me."[191]

Products and endorsements Minaj has been affiliated with several manufacturing companies and has endorsed a number of products during her career. Her first collaboration was a November 2010 endorsement deal with MAC Cosmetics which sold a lipstick, "Pink 4 Friday", for four consecutive Fridays to promote her album Pink Friday.[192] In 2011, Minaj helped introduce the Casio TRYX in Times Square, and created a six-piece nail polish collection for OPI Products with colors named after her songs.[193][194] That December, Mattel produced a custom-made, Minaj-themed Barbie doll valued at about $15,000 for auction on charitybuzz.[195][196]

In April 2012, Minaj helped launch the Nokia Lumia 900 in Times Square.[197] The following month, Minaj appeared in television and internet advertisements for Pepsi's "LiveForNow" campaign, which featured a remix of her single "Moment 4 Life".[198][199] She endorsed the 2012 Viva Glam campaign with Ricky Martin, which raised $270 million for the Mac AIDS Fund.[200][201] With designer Jeremy Scott, Minaj signed an endorsement deal with Adidas' fall and winter 2012 campaign to appear in internet advertisements and commercials for Adidas Originals. Set to her song, "Masquerade", her segment of the advertisement was filmed in Brooklyn and also featured Big Sean, Derrick Rose, Sky Ferreira and 2NE1 in other locations worldwide.[202][203]

In early 2013, Minaj fronted the Viva Glam campaign by herself, which included the introduction of "Nicki 2 lipstick and lip gloss". She also introduced the "Nicki Minaj Collection" clothing line for Kmart, composed of clothing, accessories and housewares.[204][205] In February 2013, Bluewater Comics announced that Minaj would star in the Fame biographical-comic series, debuting in Fame: Nicki Minaj.[206] She partnered with Beats Electronics to introduce her "Pink Pill" speakers in April 2013, appearing with DeRay Davis in a commercial for the speakers that same month.[207][208] In June 2013, Minaj lead an ad campaign for Myx Fusions, a fruit-infused, single serve moscato wine beverage of which she is a part owner.[209][210]

Minaj has a prominent fragrance line, which was launched in September 2012. She partnered with 'Give Back Brands' to introduce her first fragrance, Pink Friday.[211] A "Pink Friday: Special Edition" was released in April 2013.[212] A deluxe edition version of the fragrance, titled "Pink Friday: Deluxe Edition", was also launched in December 2013.[213] Her second fragrance line, Minajesty, was launched in September 2013.[214] A flanker fragrance, "Minajesty: Exotic Edition", was released exclusively to the Home Shopping Network in June 2014. This was followed by the launch of her third fragrance line, "Onika", in September 2014.[215]

In December 2014, Minaj was announced as the new face of the Roberto Cavalli spring/summer 2015 campaign.[216] The campaign images, shot in Los Angeles by Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, see Minaj posing in flowy bohemian dresses, defined by embroideries and animal prints typical of the Cavalli brand.[216] On March 30, 2015, it was announced that Minaj is a co-owner of the music streaming service Tidal. The service specializes in lossless audio and high definition music videos. In addition to Minaj and company owner Jay Z, sixteen stakeholders including Beyoncé, Madonna, Rihanna and Kanye West own a 3% equity stake in the service.[217]

In 2016, Minaj stated she has learned the ins and outs of business so she could do it herself.[218] In the same year, she launched her new fragrance "Trini Girl".[219]

Personal life Minaj is the only woman to be featured on the Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list. She made her first appearance on the list in 2011, earning U.S. $6.5 million from May 2010 to May 2011.[220] In 2012, she placed eighth on the list, earning U.S. $15.5 million from May 2011 to May 2012.[221] Minaj rose to the fourth position on the list in 2013, earning U.S. $29 million from June 2012 to June 2013.[222] She made her fourth consecutive appearance on the list in 2014, earning U.S. $14 million from June 2013 to June 2014.[223] In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Minaj donated $15,000 to the Food Bank For New York City and held a turkey drive at her alma mater, PS 45.[224]

Minaj has stated that after her father went to rehab and began attending church, "he got saved and started changing his life".[225] In July 2011, Minaj's cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, was murdered near his home in Brooklyn, which she references in her songs "Champion": "Cause they killed my little cousin, Nicholas/ But my memory's only happy images", and "All Things Go": "I lost my little cousin to a senseless act of violence".[226][227] In late 2014, Minaj separated from her longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels. Several tracks on The Pinkprint are believed to have been inspired by the end of their relationship.[228] She also revealed she had an abortion as a teenager in her song "All Things Go".[229]

Minaj began dating rapper Meek Mill in early 2015.[230] On January 5, 2017, Nicki Minaj announced via Twitter that she had ended her two-year relationship with Meek Mill.[231][232][233]

Controversies Disagreements between female rapper Remy Ma and Minaj originated in 2007, when Remy took note of Minaj's freestyle record, nicknamed "Dirty Money",[234] from her mixtape Playtime Is Over (2007).[235][236] In the record, Minaj recites: "Tell that bitch with the crown to run it like Chris Brown/she won three rounds, I'ma need a hundred thou/like 'Chinatown' — bitches better bow down/oh you ain't know, betcha bitches know now/fuck I got a gun — let her know that I'm the one".[236] When the two encountered each other at an industry party, Remy asked Minaj who she was dissing in the song.[237][238] Nicki Minaj reportedly never confirmed or denied that the song was about Remy,[236] however Remy Ma remarked in a 2010 interview, "To this day I still feel like [the song] is a stab at me; I'm gonna [diss Minaj] back for that one".[236][237] Since 2011, Remy Ma has stated that she supports Nicki Minaj and her success,[238][239][240] but added that she would be "a problem" to Minaj once she is released from prison.[239][241] On March 3, 2017, during a visit to The Wendy Williams Show, Remy Ma affirmed that her option in releasing a blatant Minaj diss track titled "Shether" was considered after allegations were brought forward to Ma's camp about Minaj "trying to keep [Remy Ma] off of red carpets, trying to make sure awards don't go to [Remy]" and "trying to make people make bad reports about Plata O Plomo album sales."[242] Ma's opinion of Minaj not being a "nice person" and past incidents with Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, and Lil' Kim were also factors in "Shether"'s release.[242]

Minaj has been embroiled in a feud with veteran rapper Lil' Kim since her success with Pink Friday.[243] Kim accused Minaj of copying her image saying, "If you are going to steal my swag, you gonna have to pay. Something gotta give. You help me, I help you. That's how it goes to me."[243] Minaj's single "Roman's Revenge" with Eminem was believed to be a response to Kim's comments,[244] although she later denied this,[245] she responded to the situation in an interview with HOT 97's Angie Martinez saying, "She picked a fight with Foxy, then she picked a fight with Eve, then she picked a fight with Remy, then it was Mrs. Wallace, then it was Nicki Minaj. Every time you in the news, it's 'cause you gettin' at somebody! Where's your music? Put your music out, and when I see your name on Billboard, that's when I'll respond to you. Other than that, goodbye. It's Barbie, bitch."[246] Lil' Kim reignited the feud with the release of her mixtape Black Friday (the title of which directly referenced Minaj). The artwork portrays Lil' Kim decapitating Minaj with a sword.[243] A fragment of a diss track called "Tragedy" was released in response by Minaj in April 2011.[247] Following the release of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, critics suggested that the track "Stupid Hoe"[248] may have contained attacks directed at Kim. Lil' Kim later suggested in an interview with 105's Breakfast Club that the song "Automatic" was similar to her unreleased material, also calling Minaj "obnoxious" and "catty".[249]

On October 4, 2012, a dispute between Minaj and Da Brat embroiled via Twitter after fabricated reports of Brat defending Mariah Carey and threatening to beat Minaj with a bottle were released.[250][251] Minaj denounced Brat as a "sir" and tweeted: "The struggle for u to even AFFORD that bottle is why the barbz r now cackling DOWNNNt."[250][252] Da Brat responded to Minaj by tweeting: "Nicki nor Mariah has ever disrespected me so I would not disrespect either of them."[251][252] In November 2012, Nicki Minaj accused rock musician Steven Tyler and American journalist Barbara Walters as racists over comments surrounding her American Idol feud with Mariah Carey.[253][254]

In February 2014, disagreements between Malcolm X daughter Ilyasah Shabazz and Minaj's promotional team reached when Shabazz was displeased by the artwork of her slain father used "inappropriately" for Minaj's single "Lookin' Ass Nigga".[255] A statement from the Malcolm X estate was prompted, reading: "Ms. Minaj's artwork for her single does not depict the truth of Malcolm X's legacy, is completely disrespectful, and in no way is endorsed by [Shabazz or the Malcolm X] family."[255] Minaj released an apology to the estate,[255] however the rapper received backlash after remarks were made towards Shabazz in a mixtape recording ("Chi-Raq") that went: "Malcolm X daughter came at me/lookin' ass niggas ain't happy/rolled out with some Latin Kings and some eses in them plain khaki's."[256]

In 2015, parties between Miley Cyrus and Minaj reached conflict after allegations of Minaj's impolite behavior was reported to New York Times.[257] During an onstage appearance at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, words were exchanged between the pair when Minaj stated: "Now, back to this bitch who had a lot to say about me the other day in the press: Miley, what's good?"[257] Cyrus later relayed that her Times interview was "manipulated".[257] In 2016, Minaj referenced Cyrus in a remix to Yo Gotti's album track "Down in the DM".[257]

Discography Main articles: Nicki Minaj discography and List of songs recorded by Nicki Minaj Pink Friday (2010) Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012) The Pinkprint (2014) Filmography Main article: Nicki Minaj videography Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) The Other Woman (2014) Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) Tours Headlining tours Pink Friday Tour (2012) Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour (2012) The Pinkprint Tour (2015) Opening act America's Most Wanted Tour (2008) I Am Still Music Tour (2011) Femme Fatale Tour (2011) Awards and nominations Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Nicki Minaj Throughout her career, Minaj has won numerous awards including: six American Music Awards, ten BET Awards, seven BET Hip Hop Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, two People's Choice Awards, one Soul Train Music Award, and four Teen Choice Awards.

Minaj won the American Music Awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album in three different years for her first three albums. She has won twice MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video for "Super Bass" and "Anaconda", and one Best Female Video for "Starships"

Between 2011 and 2016, Minaj received a total of 10 Grammy Award nominations. She received her first Grammy nomination in 2011 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the single "My Chick Bad" with fellow rapper Ludacris. For the 54th Grammy Awards in 2012, Minaj received three nominations, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album for her debut album Pink Friday. Minaj received her second nomination for Best Rap Album at the 58th Grammy Awards for The Pinkprint.

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Nicki Minaj Biography Showing all 26 items Jump to: Overview (4) | Mini Bio (1) | Trade Mark (4) | Trivia (8) | Personal Quotes (9) Overview (4) Born December 8, 1982 in St. James, Trinidad and Tobago Birth Name Onika Tanya Maraj Nicknames Nicki Lewinski Nicki The Harujuku Barbie Nicki The Ninja Roman Height 5' 2" (1.57 m) Mini Bio (1) Onika Tanya Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York. She grew up in a troubled family with a father that was a drug addict who later changed after he checked into rehab and started going to church. Minaj went to LaGaurdia High School and studied singing and acting.

She was first spotted by the CEO of Young Money, and was later recruited for The Carter Edition of Young Money's own "The Come Up" DVD series. Her rapping skills caught the eyes of Lil Wayne who later worked with her for many collaborations with his mixtapes.

In April 2007, Minaj released her first mixtape "Playtime Is Over". One year later she made another mixtape "Sucka Free" which made her Female Artist of the Year at the Underground Music Awards. In 2009 she made her third mixtape "Beam Me Up Scotty" which got positive reviews from BET and MTV.

To date, Nicki has released 3 platinum selling studio albums, Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and the most recent The Pinkprint - IMDb Mini Biography By: John

Trade Mark (4) Pink lipstick Different colors/styles of wigs Blue eyeshadow Busty and curvy figure Trivia (8) Graduated from LaGuardia High School, where she participated in the drama program. She had planned to sing at LaGuardia but lost her voice on the day of the audition. Has "God you are always with me" tattooed in traditional Chinese letters on her left arm. Minaj will be the supporting act for Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale tour in America and for three of the UK dates. Minaj also featured alongside Kesha in the remix of Britney Spears' song "Till the World Ends". Had an abortion at age 15 (1997/1998) after being raped. She called it very hard decision and never got pregnant again. Engaged to Meek Mill [April 2015]. Through Twitter, she started a contest on May 21 2017 to help fans pay off college tuition, student loans and other educational expenses. The stipulations were they had to show her straight A's or a 4.0 GPA. Recieved endorsement deals from Adidas, MAC Cosmetics, Pepsi, among others. Friends with Mariah Carey, Keke Wyatt, and Kate Upton. Personal Quotes (9) I know right now she has no idea who I am, but I'd like to collaborate with Enya one day. Of course I'd love to work with Jay Z, maybe even Phil Collins. I love his voice. Don't get it twisted. It's not about money, it's not about the fame. It's about I don't have to worry about if my little brother is gonna be able to get a new toy for Christmas. It's those little tiny things that really make up the bigger picture. So, my happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle. When you're a girl, you have to be everything, You have to be dope at what you do, but you have to be super sweet, and you have to be sexy, and you have to be this and you have to be that and you have to be nice, and you have to-- it's like, i can't be all of those things at once. I'm a human being. I don't think intimidated is the word. I definitely get excited by it. I don't want to let anybody down. I've always been the type of person to make everybody happy and get things done. I want everything to be 100% perfect. I do feel it when people hold me to high expectations. I am so territorial, that [from the start] I just felt like whatever I was gonna do I was gonna write it myself, its my personal preference to always be in control of everything I do in life. Wayne has always been my biggest influence. It's weird because I sit down and talk to Wayne like he's just a regular human being, and then I walk on stage with him and there's 20,000 people screaming for him. [on Britney Spears] Britney is a beautiful girl, I love her. She's a sexy girl. I'll have to recruit her for my Barbie army. [on Britney Spears] She reminds me of my best friend, which is really, really weird. So, whenever I see her, I feel at peace for some strange reason. As long as a nipple didn't come out to play, I'm fine.

About Nicki Minaj (עברית)

ניקי מינאז' ניקי מינאז' Nicki Minaj 3, 2012.jpg ניקי מינאז', 2013 מידע כללי שם לידה אוניקה טניה מאראג' תאריך לידה 8 בדצמבר 1982 (בת 34) מקום לידה טרינידד וטובגוסנט ג'יימס, פורט אוף ספיין, טרינידד וטובגו שנות פעילות החל מ-2004 סוגה היפ הופ, רית'ם אנד בלוז, פופ, דאנס פופ סוג קול מצו-סופרן עריכת הנתון בוויקינתונים עיסוק מלחינה, שחקנית, זמרת, מדבבת, יזמית, פזמונאית, זמרת-יוצרת, שחקנית קולנוע, ראפרית, אמנית, מוזיקאית, אמנית חזותי, אשת עסקים, דוגמנית חברת תקליטים קאש מאני רקורדס, רפובליק רקורדס, יאנג מאני עריכת הנתון בוויקינתונים Allmusic mn0001013175 mypinkfriday.com לעריכה בוויקינתונים שמשמש מקור לחלק מהמידע בתבנית אוניקה טניה מאראג' (באנגלית: Onika Tanya Maraj; נולדה ב-8 בדצמבר 1982[1] בטרינידד), הידועה בעיקר בשם הבמה (והאלטר אגו) ניקי מינאז' (באנגלית: Nicki Minaj), היא זמרת ואמנית היפ הופ וראפ אמריקאית ילידת-טרינידד וטובגו. באוגוסט 2009 חתמה על חוזה בחברת ההקלטות יאנג מאני תחת חסותו של ליל ויין והפכה במהרה לאחת מזמרות ההיפ הופ המוכרות ביותר כיום.

תוכן עניינים [הסתרה] 1 נעוריה 2 קריירה 2.1 2007-2009: אלבומי מיקס-טייפ 2.2 2010-2011: Pink Friday 2.3 2012-2013: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 2.4 2014-הווה: The Pinkprint 3 ביקורות 4 אלטר אגואים 4.1 רומן זולנסקי 4.2 מרתה זולנסקי 4.3 דמויות נוספות 5 דיסקוגרפיה 5.1 אלבומי אולפן 5.2 הוצאות מחודשות 5.3 מיקסטייפים 5.4 אלבומי DVD 6 הופעות 6.1 סיבובי הופעות 6.2 סיבובי הופעות בהם התארחה 7 בשמים 8 קישורים חיצוניים 9 הערות שוליים נעוריה[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] אוניקה טאניה מאראג' נולדה בפרבר סיינט ג'יימס, פורט אוף ספיין שבטרינידד וטובגו. מוצאה הוא הודי-טרינידדי ואפריקאי-טרינדדי. בגיל חמש עברה להתגורר ברובע הקווינס שבעיר ניו יורק ושם גדלה. אביה של מינאז' היה מכור לאלכוהול וסמים ואף ניסה לרצוח את אימה על ידי הצתת ביתה באש. באחד משיריה של מינאז', "Autobiography", מספרת מינאז' על חייה ומזכירה את אירוע זה. מינאז' למדה בבית הספר התיכון "לה-גוארדיה" לזמרים עולים. מינאז' יצרה מספר מיקסטייפים והופיעה במגזין "XXL" המיועד לקהילה האפרו אמריקנית שבארצות הברית.

קריירה[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] 2007-2009: אלבומי מיקס-טייפ[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ב-5 ביולי 2007 הציאה מינאז' את המיקסטייפ הראשון שלה, "Playtime Is Over", דרך חברות התקליטים יאנג מאני ו-Dirty Money Entertainment. במיקסטייפ מתארחים האמנים הל רל, רד קפה, מורדה מוק, רנסום, גראבי, אנג'ל דה-מר, ליל ויין ורו ספיטס.

המיקסטייפ השני של מינאז', "Sucka Free", יצא לאור ב-12 באפריל 2008 דרך חברות התקליטים יאנג מאני ו-Dirty Money Entertainment. ליל ויין מופיע ברצועות רבות באלבום זה. מלבד ליל ויין, מופיעים באלבום זה האמנים גוסי מיין, ליל קים, רנסום, וג'אדאקיס.

המיקסטייפ השלישי של מינאז', "Beam Me Up Scotty", יצא לאור ב-18 באפריל 2009 דרך חברות התקליטים יאנג מאני ו-Dirty Money Entertainment.

2010-2011: Pink Friday[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה]

מינאז' מופיעה ב-Hammerstein Ballroom בשנת 2010 באפריל 2010 הוציאה מינאז' את הסינגל הראשון שלה, "Massive Attack" בשיתוף שון גארט, ולבסוף הוחלט לא להכניסו לאלבום הבכורה שלה.

באוגוסט הוציאה מינאז' את סינגל הבכורה הרשמי שלה, "Your Love". הסינגל זכה להצלחה והגיע למקום הראשון במצעד הראפ בבילבורד. מינאז' הפכה לאישה הראשונה שהגיעה למקום הראשון במצעד זה משנת 2002. בספטמבר באותה שנה הוציאה מינאז' את השיר "Check It Out" בשיתוף וויל. איי.אם להורדה דיגיטלית ב-iTunes. השיר טיפס עד ל-30 הגדולים בעזרת הורדות דיגיטליות בלבד. במקביל הוציאה מינאז' כסינגל שני הרשמי שלה את השיר "Right Thru Me" שזכה להצלחה והגיע ל-40 הגדולים בבילבורד.

ב-19 בנובמבר 2010 יצא לאור אלבום הבכורה של מינאז', "Pink Friday". האלבום מכיל שיתופי פעולה עם זמרים רבים, בהם: קניה ווסט, נטשה בדינגפילד, אמינם וריהאנה. האלבום זכה להצלחה רבה והגיע למקום השני במצעד הבילבורד, עם מכירות של 371 אלף עותקים בשבוע הראשון ליציאתו. זאת כמות מכירות העותקים השנייה בגודלה לאמנית היפ הופ. עד כה מכר האלבום מעל ל-840 אלף עותקים בארצות הברית.

ב-7 בדצמבר 2010 יצא לאור הסינגל השלישי מתוך האלבום, "Moment 4 Life", בשיתוף דרייק. ב-19 בינואר 2011 יצא לאור הסינגל הרביעי מתוך האלבום, "Roman's Revenge", בשיתוף אמינם. הסינגל החמישי מהאלבום, "Did It on 'Em", יצא לאור ב-7 במרץ 2011.

הסינגל השישי מהאלבום, "Super Bass", יצא לאור ב-5 באפריל 2011. השיר זכה להצלחה רבה ודורג במקום השלישי במצעד הסינגלים האמריקאי, בילבורד הוט 100. בנוסף זכה השיר לתואר פלטינה ×4 בארצות הברית. ב-11 באפריל 2011 יצא הסינגל השביעי מתוך האלבום, השיר "Girls Fall Like Dominoes".

הסינגל השמיני והאחרון מהאלבום, "Fly", בהשתתפות ריהאנה, יצא לאור ב-30 באוגוסט 2011.

2012-2013: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ב-21 בינואר 2012 הודיעה מינאז', בחשבון הטוויטר שלה, על תאריך הוצאת אלבום האולפן השני שלה, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded". האלבום יצא לאור ב-2 באפריל 2012. בינואר 2012 הוציאה מינאז' את השיר "Stupid Hoe" כסינגל שיווקי מהאלבום. השיר קיבל תגובות חריפות באינטרנט וביוטיוב[דרוש מקור] בקליפ לשיר נראית מינאז' רוקדת בתור "אשת-נמר" בתוך כלוב, שרה על כיסא ענק ועוד. לאחר צאת הקליפ, הוציא התקליטן דייוויד גטה את הקליפ לשיר "Turn Me On", בשיתופה של מינאז'.

ב-14 בפברואר 2012 יצא לאור הסינגל הראשון מהאלבום, "Starships". הסינגל השני מהאלבום, "Right by My Side", בהשתתפות כריס בראון, יצא לאור ב-27 במרץ 2012.

הסינגל השלישי מהאלבום, "Beez in the Trap", יצא לאור ב-2 ביולי 2012. ב-1 באוגוסט 2012 יצא הסינגל הרביעי מהאלבום, "Pound the Alarm".

בטקס פרסי ה-VMA‏ 2012, אמרה מינאז' בראיון שהיא תוציא מהדורה מחודשת של האלבום בשם "Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up".

בספטמבר 2012 הצטרפה מינאז' לפאנל התוכנית "אמריקן איידול", כשופטת קבועה בעונה.[2]

ב-13 בספטמבר 2012 יצא לאור הסינגל הראשון מהמהדורה המחודשת לאלבום של מינאז', "The Boys". ב-23 באוקטובר 2012 יצא לאור הסינגל החמישי מהאלבום והשני מהמהדורה המחודשת לאלבום, "Va Va Voom". הסינגל השלישי מהמהדורה המחודשת, "Freedom", יצא לאור ב-3 בנובמבר 2012.[3]

ב-19 בנובמבר 2012 יצאה לאור המהדורה המחודשת לאלבום האולפן השני של מינאז'. הסינגל הרביעי ממהדורה זו, "High School", יצא לאור ב-2 באפריל 2013.

2014-הווה: The Pinkprint[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] בסוף שנת 2012 הודיעה מינאז' כי היא מתכננת להוציא אלבום אולפן נוסף במהלך שנת 2014.[4] היא תיארה את האלבום כ"המשך של ה-Re-Up עם תוספות רבות".[5] מינאז׳ פרסמה את התאריך בו האלבום ייצא לאור והוא 15 בדצמבר 2014.

ב-12 בפברואר 2014 יצא לאור השיר "Looking Ass Nigga", יחד עם הקליפ לשיר. מינאז׳ הודיעה כי השיר יופיע באלבומה הבא ואישרה כי האלבום יקרא "The Pinkprint".

באפריל 2014, יצא ברחבי העולם הסרט 'האישה האחרת', הסרט הראשון בו מינאז' השתתפה, בו היא מכבבת בתפקיד משני. בסרט מכבבים קמרון דיאז, לזלי מאן, קייט אפטון וטיילור קיני.

ב-3 במאי 2014 יצא לאור השיר "Yasss Bish" בו מתארח הראפר סולג'ה בוי. ב-21 במאי יצא לאור השיר "Pills N Potions" שמשמש כסינגל הראשון מהאלבום. לפי מינאז', השיר הוא ב'סגנון אוניקה', כלומר, הסגנון שמייצג את מי שהיא באמת.

הסינגל השני מהאלבום, "Anaconda", יצא לאור ב-4 באוגוסט 2014, יום לאחר יציאת השיר כסינגל העלתה מינאז' את הקליפ לשיר ששבר שיא הצפיות ביוטיוב לאחר יממה (19.6 מיליון צפיות) ובכך עקפה את השיא הקודם שהיה שייך למיילי סיירוס, הקליפ לשיר עורר הרבה ביקורת בגלל האופי הפרובוקטיבי שלו אך השיר הפך ללהיט מידי והגיע למקום שני בבילבורד האמריקאי (המקום הכי גבוה של מינאז' במצעד) ובכך הפך לאחד הלהיטים הכי גדולים של מינאז'.

באוגוסט 2014 הופיעה מינאז' בטקס ה-"VMA" של ה-"MTV" ביחד עם אריאנה גראנדה וג'סי ג'יי. כשמינאז׳ התארגנה לעלות להופיע, רוכסן שמלתה נפגם, כך שעלתה לבמה בשמלה לא סגורה, תוך שהיא סוגרת אותה בידיה, דבר שעורר הרבה עניין בעולם.

ביקורות[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה]

ניקי מינאז' בטקס ה-VMA בשנת 2010 מינאז' נחשבת לאמנית אגרסיבית יחסית, וצבעונית ביותר. רוב אתרי הביקורות באינטרנט שיבחו אותה על תעוזתה. ב-18 בדצמבר 2010 פורסמה כתבת ביקורת על מינאז' באתר האינטרנט הישראלי mako:

על ניקי מינאז', שחוגגה לאחרונה יום הולדת 31, אפשר להגיד המון דברים. משעממת היא לא. ילידת טרינידד שגדלה בארה"ב, נחשבת כיורשת של החלוציות והתעוזה של מיסי אליוט יחד עם החוצפה, העסיסיות והפיות המאתגרים של פוקסי בראון וליל' קים. נדמה שההשוואות רק מעידות על כך שמשבצת הראפרית המובילה בעולם נותרה לאחרונה לא מאוישת. אבל מינאז' היא אמנית עוד הרבה יותר רבת גוונים וסתירות. יש בה מעט מגוון סטפאני וקמצוץ מ"M.I.A" ובשיר מהפחות טובים שלה, "Check it out", שבו מתארח לא אחר מויל. איי.אם מהבלאק אייד פיז, היא אפילו נשמעת לרגע ככוכבנית המקפלות קשה. — שרון מולדאבי, אתר mako בשנת 2010 אמרה הראפרית האפרו-אמריקאית ליל קים שהיא חושבת שמינאז' היא "שיבוט" שלה, והחל ריב תקשורתי מתועד בין שתי הזמרות, שבבסיסו דמיונן של השתיים וסגנונן הדומה. ליל קים אף הוציאה מיקס-טייפ בשם "Black Friday" (יום שישי השחור), כעיוות שם אלבום הבכורה של מינאז'.

אלטר אגואים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] בילדותה, החיים בביתה של מינאז' היו כאוטיים לעתים קרובות, כתוצאה ממלחמותיהם הרבות של הוריה. כאמצעי בריחה, יצרה מינאז' דמויות כדי לחיות את חייה דרכן.

בראיון עם ה"ניו יורק פוסט" היא אמרה:

כדי להתרחק מכל המלחמות שלהם, אני תיארתי לעצמי איך זה להיות אדם חדש. "קוקי" ("Cookie") הייתה הזהות הראשונה שלי - היא נשארה איתי למשך זמן מה. אז המשכתי ל"ברבי הראג'אקו" ("Harajuku Barbie"), ואז המשכתי ל"ניקי מינאז'". אז פנטזיה היתה המציאות שלי. — ניקי מינאז' רומן זולנסקי[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] עבור אלבום הבכורה שלה, יצרה מינאז' אלטר אגו בשם "רומן זולנסקי" ("Roman Zolanski"). לדבריה, בשירים כמו "Bottoms Up", עם טריי סונגז, זה לא ראפ של מינאז', אלא של רומן זולנסקי, ואף טוענת כי רומן הוא "אחותה התאומה". היא טוענת שהיא (רומן זולנסקי) נולדה בתוכה, מתוך זעם, והופכת להיות היא כאשר היא כועסת. היא גם אמרה ש"היא כמו שד בתוכה". בשנת 2010 אמרה מינאז' כי היא שיתפה פעולה עם אמינם בשיר ששמו "Roman's Revenge" שנכלל באלבום האולפן הראשון שלה, "Pink Friday". השיר מתייחס לאלטר אגו של מינאז', רומן זולנסקי, שמאפיין את האלטר אגו של אמינם, סליים שיידי.

מינאז' סיפרה בראיון שרומן הוא בעצם דמות שיצרה, רומן הוא ילד שונה ומוזר שאמו מרתה חושבת שהוא צריך להיות נורמלי, ולכן היא מנסה לחנך אותו. המסר שניקי מנסה להעביר דרכו הוא שמותר להיות שונה. רומן משתמש הרבה בקללות מכיוון שכל חייו ניסו לחנך אותו.

באלבום השני של ניקי, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded", הנקרא על שם רומן, השיר "Stupid Hoe" נכתב בעיקרון על ידי רומן וגם "Roman In Moscow" שנכתב על רומן. למינאז' יש שיתוף פעולה עם ליל ויין שנקרא על שם האלבום, "Roman Reloaded". גם שיר זה הוא מנקודת המבט של רומן.

בטקס פרסי הגראמי 2012 הופיעה מינאז' עם השיר "Roman Holiday" שנכתב גם הוא על רומן. רומן הופיע בסרטון לפני תחילת ההופעה.

מינאז' אמרה בראיון שרוב האלבום יעסוק ברומן וברגשות האמיתיים שלה. בנוסף אמרה מינאז' ש"רומן הוא 100% היא". מינאז' המציאה את הדמות כבר בתחילת הקריירה וניתן למצוא שירים שלה מאלבום הבכורה בהם רומן ואמו מרתה משתתפים.

מרתה זולנסקי[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] לרומן יש אמא בשם "מרתה זולנסקי" ("Martha Zolanski"), אשר הופיעה בשיר "Roman's Revenge", במבטא בריטי.

מרתה מופיעה בקליפ לשיר "Moment 4 Life" כסנדקית הקסומה של מינאז'. בשירים כמו "(All I Do Is Win (Remix", זהו הראפ של מינאז'. מינאז' הצהירה כי באלבום הבכורה שלה, מעריציה יוכלו "לפגוש" את מינאז', "רומן" ואוניקה.

דמויות נוספות[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ב-18 בנובמבר 2010 הניחו כי "הוסיפה" מינאז' אלטר אגו חדשה בשם "ניקי תרזה" ("Nicki Teresa"), כאשר הופיעה בצעיף צבעוני סביב ראשה, היא הלכה מסביב למעריציה בצורה הנראתה כאילו "ריפאה" אותם, כאשר ביקרה אותם בקרן "גן החלומות" באולפני פיוז (Fuse Studios) בניו יורק.

מינאז' הופיעה בתוכנית האירוח "לופז הערב" (עם ג'ורג' לופז) ב-6 בדצמבר 2010 והציגה אלטר אגו חדש לאירוע ב"השראה הספרדית" בשם רוסה ("Rosa"), המבוטאת "רררררוזה" ("Rrrrrosa").

דיסקוגרפיה[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] Postscript-viewer-shaded.png ערך מורחב – דיסקוגרפיה של ניקי מינאז' אלבומי אולפן[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] 2010: Pink Friday 2012: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 2014: The Pinkprint הוצאות מחודשות[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] 2012: Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up מיקסטייפים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] 2007: Playtime Is Over 2008: Sucka Free 2009: Beam Me Up Scotty אלבומי DVD[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] 2012: The Re-Up DVD הופעות[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] סיבובי הופעות[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] 2010: Pink Friday Promo Tour 2012: Pink Friday Tour 2012: Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour 2015: The Pinkprint Tour סיבובי הופעות בהם התארחה[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] 2010: America's Most Wanted Tour 2011: I Am Music Tour 2011: Femme Fatale Tour 2014: On The Run Tour בשמים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] 2012: Pink Friday 2013: Couture By Minaj 2013: Pink Friday Special Edition 2013: Minajesty קישורים חיצוניים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] מיזמי קרן ויקימדיה ויקישיתוף תמונות ומדיה בוויקישיתוף: ניקי מינאז' IMDB Logo 2016.svg ניקי מינאז', במסד הנתונים הקולנועיים IMDb (באנגלית) סרטונים ניקי מינאז' - הערוץ של ניקי מינאז' באתר YouTube ‫נועה רובין-סטרלינג, לה פאם ניקי: על הסטייל של ניקי מינאז', באתר nrg‏, 17 בדצמבר 2010 דנה קסלר, מיוחדת במינאז': ניקי מינאז' במסע כיבושים, באתר nrg‏, 20 בדצמבר 2012 אסף נבו, ‏ניקי מינאז': "רציתי להתאבד בתחילת הקריירה", באתר ‏mako‏‏, ‏10 באוקטובר 2011‏ אליחי וידל, מתפשטת לכל כיוון || התחת של ניקי מינאז' הזניק אותה לצמרת, באתר הארץ, 28 באוגוסט 2014 ניקי מינאז' באתר Allmusic ניקי מינאז' באתר MySpace ניקי מינאז' באתר MusicBrainz ניקי מינאז' באתר Genius ניקי מינאז' באתר Discogs ניקי מינאז' באתר Songkick ניקי מינאז' באתר Last.fm ניקי מינאז' באתר IMDb הערות שוליים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ^ ניקי שקרנית, באתר mtv.walla.co.il. ^ מיכל רשף‏, עוברת מסך: ניקי מינאז' מגיעה ל"אמריקן איידול"?, באתר וואלה! NEWS‏ ^ ניקי מינאז' – Freedom סינגל חדש, פורסם באתר "מוזיקה.co.il" ^ "Nicki Minaj To Release New Album in 2013",‏ 12 בנובמבר 2012 ^ "Nicki Minaj Says Third Album Will Be an Extension of The Re-Up",‏ 11 בינואר 2013

[הסתרה]ניקי מינאז' דיסקוגרפיה של ניקי מינאז' אלבומי אולפן Pink Friday • Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded • The Pinkprint מארזים Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up מיקסטייפים Playtime Is Over • Sucka Free • Beam Me Up Scotty אוספים We Are Young Money • Rich Gang • Young Money: Rise of an Empire סיבובי הופעות Pink Friday Tour • Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour סרטים עידן הקרח 4: יבשת בתנועה • האישה האחרת [הסתרה]ניקי מינאז' - סינגלים Pink Friday Your Love • Check It Out • Moment 4 Life • Roman's Revenge • Did It On'em • Girls Fall Like Dominoes • Super Bass • Fly Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Starships • Right By My Side • Beez in the Trap • Pound the Alarm • Va Va Voom Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up The Boys • Freedom • High School The Pinkprint Pills N Potions • Anaconda • Only • Bed of Lies בקרת זהויות WorldCat VIAF: 76145970087732250928 LCCN: no2010042410 ISNI: 0000 0001 2296 9945 GND: 142847925 SUDOC: 157332810 BNF: cb16215529v (data) MusicBrainz: 1036b808-f58c-4a3e-b461-a2c4492ecf1b קטגוריות: ניקי מינאז'ראפרים אמריקאיםזמרות אמריקאיותזמרים טרינידדיםאמנים הידועים בשם במהשופטי תוכניות מציאות

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1982
December 8, 1982
Port of Spain, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago