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Minaj was born on December 8, 1984 in St James a suburb of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, daughter of parents of Indian and Afro-Trinidadian-trinitenses.Left in St James with her grandmother until age five, because her parents were looking for a place to live in the Queens borough of New York. According to Minaj, her father drank alcohol, took drugs, and once tried to kill her mother by turning your house on fire.

She attended Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School, where she played the clarinet. She graduated from LaGuardia High School. At LaGuardia, a school specializing in music and the visual and performing arts, Minaj participated in the program drama.Tenía scheduled to sing at LaGuardia, but lost her voice on the day of the audition. She worked for a time at the Red Lobster restaurant in Bronx, New York
FROM 1984 TO 2009
2007-2009: Mixtapes and Young Money
In April 2007, he released his first mixtape, Playtime Is Over, where it appears as a Barbie doll on the cover. Lil Wayne appeared on the track "Can not Stop, Will not Stop". In 2008, Minaj released her mixtape, Sucka Free. She appeared in the July issue of XXL magazine, giving a brief account of his life so far. Later that year, Minaj won the Female Artist of the Year at the Underground Music Awards. Nicki Minaj released Beam Me Up Scotty, another mixtape, in 2009. Received generally positive coverage on both BET and MTV. Minaj also appeared on the album Beauty Killer by Jeffree Star on "Lollipop Luxury"
2010-2011: Pink Friday and rise to fame
After a bidding war, Young Money Entertainment announced on August 31, 2009 that Minaj had been engaged in an agreement with the label 360 which retains and owns all rights - including merchandising, sponsorships, tours and publications . In an interview with Capital FM, Rihanna stated that after the two collaborated on "Raining Men" from her album Loud that the duo have teamed up for a possible collaboration on Minaj's album. The hip-hop rapper and producer Kanye West was also confirmed for the album. On August 3, 2010 Minaj revealed on a Ustream.tv channel that the album's name would be Pink Friday, referring to so-called "Black Friday" shopping in November in the United States.
Pink Friday was released on November 19, 2010 in standard and deluxe versions . A promotional single , "Massive Attack" , was released in April 2010. In August, Minaj released " Your Love" as the first official single from her debut album. The single reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 , 7 on the Hot R & B / Hip- Hop Songs chart and topped the Rap Songs . Minaj became the first female artist to be included on the annual list of MTV , MTV 's Annual Hottest MC and the first female artist unaccompanied at the top of the table since 2002 . In October 2010 , Minaj became the first artist to have seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Minaj released a single along with the leader of The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am , titled "Check It Out" , which is the most successful single to date in Europe Minaj . " Right Thru Me" , was released on September 24, 2010 , the music video was released in late October. "Moment 4 Life " was released as the fourth single . The track appears Canadian rapper Drake and was released on December 7, 2010 , becoming a success on the Billboard Hot 100. The single reached # 5 on the rap songs , the album received a platinum certification in the United States a month after its release.
The January 29, 2011 , Minaj traveled to Bogota , Colombia where he recorded a single, later appeared on Saturday Night Live as a musical guest , performing " Right Thru Me" and " 4 Life Moment " . On February 9, 2011 , it was announced that Pink Friday had reached number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the list. In June 2011 , Minaj was promoting Pink Friday by serving as an opening act along with Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo on the sixth concert tour of Britney Spears, Femme Fatale Tour tour . 35 She also appeared on the official remix of Spears' track " Till the World Ends " along with Spears and singer Ke $ ha, which reached number 3 in the U.S. in April 2011 . " Super Bass" was released as a single in May 2011 , it reached into the top 10 in many countries, including United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Canada, and later was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) . The song gained positive reviews. 38 39 That month was presented at the annual presentation of the awards " Billboard Music Awards " , in which he played the single " Super Bass" with a performance "memorable" style dancers accompanied by Nicki , and so then would play along with Britney Spears the single " Till the World Ends ( the Femme Fatale Remix)" at the end of the show. Until today Minaj and Spears argue a strong friendship . Nicki Minaj also appears on the album Nothing but the Beat of French DJ David Guetta released in June 2011 , on the songs " Where Them Girls At " and "Turn Me On" , both released as singles.

Until April 2012 , Pink Friday sold more than 2.02 million copies in the U.S. , the third biggest selling album by a female artist in hip- hop in the country's history , after The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill (7 106 000 copies ) and Under Construction by Missy ' Misdemeanor ' Elliott ( 2.125 million copies).
1984-2007: early years and early career
Minaj was born in St James a suburb of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago daughter to parents of Indian-Trinidadian and Afro-Trinidadian. He lived in St. James16 with her grandmother until age five, because her parents were looking for a place to live in the Queens borough of New York. According to Minaj, her father drank alcohol, took drugs, and once tried to kill her mother by turning your house on fire.
She attended Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School where she played the clarinet. She graduated from LaGuardia High School. At LaGuardia, a school specializing in music and visual and performing arts, Minaj participated in the program had drama.18 scheduled to sing at LaGuardia, but lost her voice on the day of the audition. She worked for a time at the Red Lobster restaurant in the Bronx, New York.
While growing up Nicki Minaj, was surrounded by constant trouble and fighting between her parents . To escape her real life problems created characters Nicki Minaj and lived her life through them . In an interview with New York , he said, " to get away from all their fighting, I imagined myself as a new person. " Cookie " was my first identity , which stayed with me for a while. Went one " Harajuku Barbie " , then" Nicki Minaj . " fantasy was my reality .

Minaj out of the " Alan Carr : Chatty Man" in November 2012.The November 18, 2010 , Minaj is an alter ego named " Nicki Teresa " . Wearing a colorful scarf around her head , she turned around as the " healer to her fans " as she visited them at The Garden of Dreams Foundation at Fuse studios in New York City. Minaj made ​​an appearance on Lopez Tonight on December 6, 2010 and presented a different alter-ego for the Spanish -inspired occasion , named " Rosa " (pronounced Rrrrrosa ) .

On Pink Friday , Minaj created another alter ego , "Roman Zolanski " which Minaj says is his " twin brother " born inside , rage , and becomes him when he's angry. She also said it is " a demon inside her ." Roman has been compared to Eminem 's alter ego : Slim Shady , and on the song "Roman Revenge" from Pink Friday , Minaj and Eminem collaborate , using these alter egos . On the collaboration , said " The new album will have a lot of Roman on it ... 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 is a lunatic and he's gay and he'll be there a lot. " Roman also has a mother " called" Martha Zolanski , who also appeared in "Roman 's Revenge " with a British accent , and in "Roman Holiday" , singing for the first time . Martha appears in the video for "Moment 4 Life " , which seems to be fairy godmother Nicki . She stated that on her debut album , fans will get to "meet" Nicki , Roman and Onika . Minaj also occurs with the team management and personal friends as Pink Productions , most notably to produce on their second albumestudio
" When I started rapping , people were trying to make me be the typical New York rapper , but I'm not that," says Nicki . "They do not respect off of New York rappers , but I want people to hear me and know who I am simply because the site where I came from ." Minaj is known for its lively rhythm to rap , particularly its flow. She usually uses metaphors , phrases and puns in his works, which have received comparisons to his mentor , Lil Wayne . The New York Times described Minaj as "a frothy with gifts rapper and comic twists of phrase . She's a walking exaggeration , with great sound , personality and appearance. She is also a rapid evolutionary easily discard old models and adopting new ones. many critics described his technique as bubblegum rap , Nicki explained , " what people do not know is that before you do these crazy things , just try to make a rap sound that no one else has heard or identified. But once I started doing it all in a strange way , I called the attention of the whole world. "

His verse on Kanye West 's song "Monster " was well received by critics , noting that she had the best verse of the song. His alter egos have been incorporated into his lyrics through the English accent (Roman Zolanski ) and softly ( Harajuku Barbie ) . Ice- T says Nicki style : " [ Minaj ] does the same . She has her own way of doing it. She has a sick vocal delivery . Their style reminds me of a woman Busta Rhymes, as if she threw her voice in different directions - but she is not Lil 'Kim " .
Minaj has stated that among the artists who have influenced her musical style include Lisa Lopes , Lil Wayne , Lauryn Hill , Jadakiss , Natasha Bedingfield , Foxy Brown and Missy Elliott . She also was inspired by Lady Gaga , Janet Jackson , Madonna , Britney Spears , Marilyn Monroe , Grace Jones , MIA and Cyndi Lauper .

Minaj quotes Foxy Brown and Jay -Z as his biggest influences , saying, "I really love [ Foxy ] as a rapper . I was really interested in your mind and in your aura , I was really , really into Jay - Z. me and my friends from high school , we sang all the songs from Jay -Z. Their words were our words in our conversations all the time. I never have explained to Foxy has influenced me and how much my life has changed and you have to explain to people when they are still alive so they can receive the compliment , rather than tax them when they are not here " .]She named Foxy how " the rapper in influencer " and his album Broken Silence by changing their life.

Nicki Minaj is a role model of Jada Pinkett Smith for his career .]Minaj was inspired also by the American R & B Monica and used to sing his song " Why I Love You So Much" in every talent show that was presented . Monica Minaj referred to as one of his top musical influences while performing in Atlanta on tour Pink Friday Tour. Kanye West , Trina and Drake have also been named as influences for Minaj. Betsey Johnson is another icon Nicki fashion , stating that " [ Betsey ] is a free spirit . When I met the other day, I felt like I had known her whole life. She is very warm, considerate and caring . 's incredibly talented and I have always wearing his clothes, so that when I met her I was like, ' Yay ! ' I made her bows , she is a drug! "

With the designer Jeremy Scott, Minaj signed a sponsorship contract with Adidas for autumn-winter 2012, to appear on Internet ads and ads for Adidas Originals. The ad was filmed in Brooklyn, where also featured Big Sean, Derrick Rose, Sky Ferreira and 2NE1, Adidas outfits all. The song was chosen for the promotion Masquerade Minaj.Minaj Nicki plans to launch her ​​own fashion line in 2013, and described to be "Harajuku Barbie". Nicki revealed via Twitter that he is writing two books. Minaj teamed up with Give Back Brands to launch her ​​new fragrance, named after her first studio album, Pink Friday, which was launched in September 2012 under exclusive license from Macy's in the U.S. and Elisabeth Arden internacionalmente.Su single "Super Bass "was included in the fourth edition of Just Dance video game, released in October 2012
During auditions for the new season of American Idol Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj discussed very strong in front of the cameras. muchoy peleean the jurors will say things like: "Tell me something else disrespectful, if you say something disrespectful to me, you sack the head," cried Minaj. Meanwhile, Carey replied: "I'm not being disrespectful." "Do not tell me I'm insecure. Do not tell me I'm inadequate. I do not feel inadequate, "said Minaj. And Carey shouted: "Every time I attack, I'll answer, and if you have a problem, Sort it. "I do not fight with you anymore and an end" added Carey
Minaj was scheduled to headline the Hot Summer Jam in New Jersey on June 3, 2012 at MetLife Stadium, but withdrew from his performance the day after one of the DJs of the station (Peter Rosenberg) criticized his song "Starships" saying it was not "real hip hop". His mentor Lil Wayne heard the comment and retired to his fellow Young Money's show. Minaj was scheduled to take the hip-hop legends Nas, Lauryn Hill, Cam'ron and Foxy Brown, among others. She called Hot to discuss the incident with Funkmaster Flex, which settled the dispute with the radio station and the DJ Peter Rosenberg.
Minaj was involved in a fight with veteran rapper Lil 'Kim from the success of her album Pink Friday. Kim and critics noted similarities with Sucka Free. Kim accused Minaj of copying her image, saying: "If you're gonna steal my loot, you'll have to pay.'ll Have to give me something. You help me, I help you. That's what happens to me." The single from Minaj "Roman's Revenge" featuring Eminem is believed to be responsible for Kim's comments, although later Nicki denied it, responding to the situation in an interview with HOT Angie Martinez saying, "She had a fight with Foxy Brown , then she had a fight with Eve, then Remy, then was Mr. Wallace then finally with Nicki Minaj. Whenever you are in the news, thanks to someone! Where is your music? Take music, and when I see your name on Billboard, then I will answer. Another thing, Goodbye. It's Barbie, bitch.
While some songs and interviews suggest that Minaj is bisexual, she has said so far has not had sex with women, but added in an interview with Out magazine, "I do not date men either" In an interview with Vibe said, "I tolerate people of all lifestyles and I do not say they are bad people. I tell women who are beautiful and sexy guys who are in need because I sometimes have no one to do so. sorry that people always want to define me and I do not want them to.

Studio albums

2010: Pink Friday
2012: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
2013: Pink Friday: The Pinkprint»
«Up Out My Face» (de Mariah Carey)
«My Chick Bad» (de Ludacris)
«Lil Freak» (de Usher)
«Get It All» (de Sean Garrett)
«Knockout» (de Lil Wayne)
«Woohoo» (de Christina Aguilera)
«Bottoms Up» (de Trey Songz)
«2012 (It Ain't the End)» (de Jay Sean)
«Letting Go (Dutty Love)»
(de Sean Kingston)
«Massive Attack» (con Sean Garrett)
«Your Love»
«Check It Out» (con Will.i.am)
«Right Thru Me»
«Moment 4 Life» (con Drake)
«Did It On'em»
«Super Bass»
«Girls Fall Like Dominoes»
«Fly» (con Rihanna)
«Beez In The Trap (con 2 Chainz)
«Right by My Side» (con Chris Brown)
«Pound The Alarm»
«The Boys»
(con Cassie)
«Va Va Voom»
«Roman's Revenge» (con Eminem)
«Roman in Moscow»
«Roman Reloaded» (con Lil Wayne)
«Stupid Hoe»
«Roman Holiday»
«I Am Your Leader»
(con Cam'Ron & Rick Ross)
«Come On A Cone»

IN 2008 The Come Up DVD Volume 17 (Wayne World Edition) Herself Dirty Money Entertainment, cameo
IN 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Steffie Voice
IN 2013 The End of the World She herself debut film.

In 2010 Nicki Minaj: My Time Now MTV Special Herself
in 2011 New Year's Eve with Carson Daly Performance for "Moment 4 Life" and "Save Me"
Saturday Night Live "Jesse Eisenberg / Nicki Minaj" (Season 36, Episode 693)
America's Next Top Model Season 17, episode 1118
America's Best Dance Crew Season 6, episode 7119
E! Special: Nicki Minaj E! Special120
in 2012 Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin 'Eve Performance of "Turn Me On", "Super Bass" and "Roman in Moscow"
The Cleveland Show "Secret Menace II Society" (Season 4, Episode 2)
Nicki Minaj: My Truth Herself. Minaj is set to star in a trilogy of E! Specials, from November 4, 2012. In the mini series Minaj will show his personal life and his struggle.
In 2013 American Idol Jueza124 Minaj, along with Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, joins the 12th season of American Idol.
Pink Friday Tour (2012)
The Re-Up Tour (2013)
Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour (2012)
The Pink Friday Tour is the first concert tour Trinidadian singer Nicki Minaj. The tour promotes his second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.1 Beginning in May 2012, the tour was presented in more than 30 shows in Oceania, Asia and North America.
The Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour (mid called Roman Reloaded Tour) is the second concert tour of the Trinidadian artist Nicki Minaj. The tour is the second studio album by rapper and songwriter, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and begins in October 2012 in Europe.
The The Re-Up Tour is the third concert tour of Trinidadian artist Nicki Minaj. The tour presents the first compilation of the rapper and songwriter, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up.
Minaj confirmed that the show would be much larger than the Pink Friday Tour and the Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour, due to their production. The tour will visit Africa, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, South America, Canada, Poland, Spain and Asia, due to high demand.
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