Onika Maraj, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, an American singer-songwriter was born on December 8, 1984 in Jamaica, a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York.
In August 2009, Minaj signed to Young Money Entertainment with distribution from Universal Motown that’s when her life as a legend began. The Harajuku Barbie (HB) has taken the hip-hop industry by surprise, since the beginning of the year the HB has been nominated fourteen times and has walked away with seven awards, including the 2010 BET Awards Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Best New Artist including ‘Rookie of The Year’ and ‘People’s Champ’ at the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Nicki has become the first female rapper to have the most entries lodged on the Billboard Hot 100, with seven entries listed on Nielsen Soundscan’s 200 best-selling songs of 2010.
The Harajuku Barbie has sold a total of 4,298,000 in sales, including her own solo records as well as joints on which she’s been featured. She raps about signing her fans’ boobs in a bugged-out Valley girl accent. She’s the first female hip-hop artist to hit number 1 on Billboard’s top rap singles chart since 2003 with the single from her upcoming album, Your Love.
She’s stolen the spotlight on songs with pop heavyweights Mariah Carey and Usher. And she’s done it all with a mixtape and features, she’s the most buzzed-about music star since Lady Gaga, and she hasn’t even released an album yet! She’s worked with Usher, Mariah Carey and Diddy, and now her fans wait for the rapper/R&B star’s new solo music video, “Right Thru Me”! The 25 year old rapper is popularly known for her wickedly clever flow and never-ending supply of pop culture punch lines. For her debut album, Minaj created Roman Zolanski, her gay male alter ego, who spits saucy verses at warp speed. Or the character Nicki Lewinsky, who cozies up to President Carter, better known as superstar rapper Lil Wayne, on a handful of salacious mix tape tracks.
She stated that in songs like Bottoms Up with Trey Songz it is not Nicki rapping, but instead Roman Zolanski. In song’s such as All I Do Is Win (Remix) it is Nicki rapping. Minaj stated that on her debut album PINKFRIDAY which was originally meant to come out November 23 2010, but is now set for November 22nd fans will get to “meet” Nicki, Roman and Onika.
#itspinkfridayhoe has been a trending topic on Twitter ever since Nicki announced the release date of her debut album.
Nicki Minaj seems to have Barbie powers as she has made millions of fans all over the world, and has Barbz (female Nicki fans) and Kenz (male Nicki fans) fancy and thirst getting a mention,a retweet better yet a follow from the twitter account@Nickiminaj.
Now we wait to see if Nicki Minaj really is the next The Queen of Hip Hop.
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Nicki Minaj single Your Love