Nicki Minaj Biography
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Onika Maraj (Born December 8, 1984) known as Nicki Minaj is a female rapper from Southside Jamaica, Queens, NewYork. She grew up in a troubled home, with a father on drugs and a struggling single mother. Despite her hectic environment, Minaj went on to graduate from LaGuardia High School in Manhattan where she studied singing and acting.
Working as an administrative assistant, she dedicated all of her free time to pursuing a potential music career. Nicki Minaj started off singing, from background vocals, to hooks for local rappers. Minaj wanted to “stand out” more, from the average dime-a-dozen young aspiring singer and began writing raps. Starting out as the lone female in a group, (which she left in 2006)
Nicki soon branched out and was noticed on Myspace by Dirty Money CEO Fendi. Who signed her and put her on the front of his Dirty Money Label, and his The Come Up DVD.
Appearing on The Carter Edition of the DVD series, Minaj was noticed by rapper Lil’ Wayne who immediately called Fendi to negotiate meeting Nicki. He was convinced by not only her different style of rapping, but her ability to full on write her own material that she was perfect to be the face of his Young Money label. The two collaborated on mixtape styled remakes of tracks such as “Sunshine”, “Big Spender” and more recently a song entitled “Higher than a Kite” which uses T.I.’s “My Swag” beat. In April of 2007, she released her first mixtape entitled Playtime is Over. Where she posed as a Barbie doll on the cover. Lil’ Wayne appeared on the track “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”.
Nearly a year later, Minaj released her second mixed cd titled Sucka Free. Controversy surrounded this as Nicki paid tribute to rapper Lil’ Kim by posing with her legs spread for promotional posters. She describes it as something to “pull people in”, so that they would listen to what she had to say. Nicki Minaj graced the pages of the July issue of the XXL magazine giving a brief overview of her life up to that point in time.
Originally using her real last name Maraj, Nicki boasts she started calling herself Minaj because she started “eating chicks”, with her vicious rap skills. Its pronounced as Menage, only spelled to compliment her real last name with a J instead of the traditional spelling.
Aside from her original moniker, Minaj also uses an array of Aka aliases to describe herself, such as; “Nicki Lewenski”, and “AKA Sit on your favorite rapper’s face”
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I love u | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/17/14
U are the best rapper I have ever heard. I wish I was famous but not because of the money and the fame, but because of the fans that encourage you to get out there and they can except u as who u are.
Victor | Reviewer: Nicki boy | 4/10/14
Nicki am in love wit u cuz u r d best of all i really luv d way u rap and u r so sexy and hot and i really luv ur butt and boobs when eva i listen 2 ur music dey make me mad i really wish i could hav sex wit u bicki
nicki d best amng best | Reviewer: eziko 4 ril | 3/15/14
nicki ur rili amazin,ur 1 amng d best,ur filld wt gr8 excitmnt nd fun. I luv evrytin abt u strtn 4rm ur lyrics,styl,voice,flowins,doins nd evry othr tin else u cn imagin includin ur physical appearance. I LUV U NICKI....wana b lyk u nd meet wt u som day.
you r an idol to me and im ur bigggest fan | Reviewer: bryana minaj | 3/8/14
ive been writing rap songs and i hope u read em whenever i go to urr concert u r awesome and my future is to be like u and i hope u read my rap that is on youtube right now and bye have a great tour and i know eveything bout u now and bye have a beautiful time:-):-):-):-):-):-):-)
nicky you are a role model to me | Reviewer: innocentia mthethwa | 3/8/14
hi im a 14years girl who is in love with your music but the song that iam realy in love with is "your love"that song it makes me feel dizzy and the song "beez in a trap" wow nicy you are so faboulus your clothe ,items ,shoes and hair styles, my point is you spin my world around if one fo your songs cries i just go crazy.
nicki u are my rock star | Reviewer: locracia | 3/1/14
I love u nicki nd sometimes I wish I came see u. Every day wen I listen your songs. I'm 17 years old and I love to sing. I love de song MOMENT for life it reminders me of my BOYfrienb sibekezelo ntini
I luv nicki minaj | Reviewer: Evie Sparks | 2/25/14
Nicki u're just too good...You've got spunk and class, i love your music and you have a great voice. I used to hate rap b4 but now, i love it. I love listening to 'Fly'...itz an amazing song, like u said, it must be surprising, u're just amazing!!
my favorite female rapper.. | Reviewer: Challe from Zimbabwe | 2/22/14
Hey Nick..i just like the way u rap,ur art of joining words is very unique.i can't get enough of ur song called,u c right through me,..hey I like that song,I always sing it,I hope one day I will b famous like u coz singing is also my talent,I will b very happy the day we r going to meet u,I know I will coz the world is too small.
Nicki minaj is my idol.. | Reviewer: Snenhlanhla mkhize | 2/20/14
Nicki minaj i love you so much and i hope 2 see or meet you 1 day i wanna be jst lyk u you.. I can sing and i wanna be a illuminate..im only 16 yrz old doing matric this year.. Even at school they call me nicki ..NICKI MINAJ YOU ARE MY IDOL
All bout you | Reviewer: Chyanne | 2/15/14
Nicki i love that you pulled yourself put of that horrible situation with your father and your mother struggling. People might say that your are fake and whatever but I believe that you are whatever you believe. You inspire me to do what I always want to do which is become a rapper and or singer.
Nicki my boo.... | Reviewer: Stephanie | 2/13/14
I really love your songs.No matter how people discriminate you,I will always love you.Nicki,you strived and you survived.I admire that a lot.I admire you.I hope and pray that I get to meet you someday.My name is Stephanie from Nigeria..PEACE OUT!!!!!!!
Babatunde | Reviewer: Victor akinbuli | 2/9/14
Nicki i really luv ur musics cos ur music is 1 of d fins dat keeps me goin..... I am just 16 years born on febuary 13 1997 in nigeria at akure.....before wen i was in my former skul all my mate do rap bt it was only me dat was odd out of all of dem so wen dey wanna start rapping dey will ask me to leave cos i cnt rap so i jus got home nd to my fone nd downloaded some of ur musics nd started listenin to dem den i learnt rappin.nicki i luv ur musics i wish i could see u nd talk to u so dat u will teach me hw to rap more beta.if u could do dis for me i assure u.i will neva let u down nd u will keep on shinning.nd keep up doin d good job....may God bless u nd keep u....hoping to see u.i luv u nicki
Really? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/1/14
I can't honestly believe twelve year olds listen to her, and refer to her as a 'hero'. She might have grown up in a troubled family, but I really can't see how her lyrics are inseperational.
A band I listen to the singer had grown up in a broken family also. He didn't grow up with a father, then his mom left and he was forced to live with the man he never knew. Another band I also listen to the singer never knew his mother, and his father got him hooked up on drugs which landed him in prison. But their lyrics mean so much, lyrics that can actually be called inspirational.
Just because you grew up in a broken family doesn't mean anything. Some who did grow up like that are in prison, or shooting up heroin.
I am NOT saying you're not aloud to listen to her because honestly I don't really care. But don't refer to her as a hero when she doesn't even deserve the title.
XxTRA_ CUL | Reviewer: EMMY - XxTRA_ CUL | 1/30/14
Pls i dn't 1 2 make mistakes my Dear Nicki Minaj.I Luv u n d way u makez me 4get my sorrowz. yes off course, I really do. May our Gud Lord Blezz u n d Memberz of ur Entired Family'z Ameen.Tnx
following her dream | Reviewer: yasmine leon | 1/18/14
Im 12 and i live in south Carolina i can sing and my mom told me the only way to follow your dream is to believe in yourself which is what i do anyways and u r my role model u r beautiful creative spontaneous and unique and i love u thanx for being my inspiration
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