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Nicki Minaj

  • Nicki Minaj (born Onika Tanya Maraj) is an American rapper and singer
  • In August 2009, Minaj signed to Young Money Entertainment with distribution from Universal Motown
  • Onika Maraj grew up in Queens, New York
  • She is of mixed Afro-Trinidadian and Indo-Trinidadian descent
  • Minaj has said she grew-up in a home with an abusive father and that he drank alcohol, did drugs, and once tried to kill her mother by setting the house on fire
  • Minaj also said she had a "female-empowerment thing" to give her mom strength and had believed "If I'm successful, I can change her life
  • She graduated from LaGuardia High School in Manhattan where she studied singing and acting
  • Minaj has cited various artists who have influenced her musical style
  • Among others, she has cited Lauryn Hill as a major musical influence
  • In an interview with, Minaj also mentioned Natasha Bedingfield as a musical favorite, and Jada Pinkett Smith as a major influence on her desire to be an actress
  • She is influenced by the unpredictable rhymes of Missy Elliot along with the sexually charged attitudes of Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown


Starships (Justin Sane Mix)

Hip Hop/RNB

Did It On Em
Moment 4 Life (feat. Drake)
Right By My Side (feat. Chris Brown)
Right Thru Me
Your Love


Beez In The Trap (feat. 2 Chainz)
Feeling Myself (feat. Beyonce)
High School (feat. Lil Wayne)
Only (feat. Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown)
Pills N Potions
Truffle Butter

Today's Hits

Fly (feat. Rihanna)
Pound The Alarm
Super Bass
Va Va Voom

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