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Nicki Minaj

With a brash personal style mirroring her bold rhymes, rapper Nicki Minaj is a hip-pop superstar and the genre’s reigning female MC. Born Onika Tanya Maraj in 1982 in Trinidad and Tobago, she moved with her mother to New York at the age of 5. She started her music career in 2007 with a series of mixtapes, signing with Young Money Entertainment and being a popular cameo performer on other artists’ tracks. With her debut album, 2010’s ‘Pink Friday,’ and its ubiquitous single, ‘Super Bass,’ she embarked upon chart domination: Minaj became the first female artist in history to have seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 all at once. She parlayed her pop-culture popularity with a controversial one-season judging gig on ‘American Idol’ in 2012 and a fledgling film career with a role in 2014’s ‘The Other Woman.’

Selected discography: 'Beam Me Up Scotty' (2009), 'Pink Friday' (2010), 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' (2012)
Related artists: Lil Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross
Further reading: Top 10 Nicki Minaj Songs, Nicki Minaj's Sexiest, Steamiest Selfies, Top 10 Songs Featuring Nicki Minaj

Poll: Who Had the Best Performance at the 2016 AMAs?

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Michael Tran (2) / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

From Fifth Harmony to Justin Bieber to Sting, there was no shortage of superstar performances at the 2016 AMAs. Which one was the best?

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Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj Perform ‘Side to Side’ at 2016 American Music Awards

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Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj heated things up at the 2016 American Music Awards with a performance of their single 'Side to Side.'

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25 Celebrities With Pink Hair

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Find out which celebs sweetened up their locks with pink tones.

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Nicki Minaj Remixes Rae Sremmurd’s ‘Black Beatles’, Slips In Donald Trump Slam

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Nicki dropped a remix of current No. 1 hit "Black Beatles" early Tuesday morning, to the delight of fans.

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Nicki Minaj’s Freeform TV Series Won’t Be Happening Anytime Soon

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

The real Nicki is thriving, but Freeform's 'Nicki' series has been shelved.

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Nicki Minaj Drags ‘Brainless’ Melania Trump During Concert, Bows Down to Lauryn Hill Backstage

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Nicki also shared a super sweet moment with her icon Lauryn Hill backstage.

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No, Nicki Minaj Did Not Drop a Surprise Album Called ‘Pick My Fruit Out’

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Nicki Minaj trolled her fans on October 8 when she jokingly announced a surprise album called 'Pick My Fruit Out' would drop at midnight.

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Nicki Minaj’s Most Colorful + Quirky Hair Styles [Gallery]

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From pink afros to neon green bobs, Nicki Minaj is the Rainbow Brite of celebrity hair.

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Ariana Grande Tells ‘Ellen’ She Doesn’t Know What a ‘Dick Bicycle’ Is

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Also, she very painfully confirmed her relationship with Mac Miller.

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Nicki Minaj Drops New Track ‘The Pinkprint Freestyle’

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Nicki Minaj drops new track "The Pinkprint Freestyle" over Labor Day weekend.

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