Nicki Minaj Quote

I've always been intrigued by color and by interesting hair. I was one of those weird little girls doing my own hair at the age of 9. I was, like, getting weird gels and new brushes and cornrow holders. I would tweak and perm at the age of 13.

Nicki Minaj

I've always been intrigued by color and by interesting hair. I was one of those weird little girls doing my own hair at the age of 9. I was, like, getting weird gels and new brushes and cornrow holders. I would tweak and perm at the age of 13.

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About Nicki Minaj

Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty (née Maraj; born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj ( NIK-ee min-AHZH), is a Trinidadian-born rapper and singer-songwriter based in the United States. Often referred to as the "Queen of Rap", she is known for her musical versatility, animated rap flow, and alter egos. She first gained recognition after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009.
Minaj's debut album, Pink Friday (2010), topped the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. The single "Super Bass" reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Its follow-up, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012), explored dance-pop and topped the Billboard 200 and spawned the hit single “Starships”. Her next album, The Pinkprint (2014), marked a return to her hip hop roots. The second single, "Anaconda", peaked at number two on the Hot 100. She achieved her first two US number-one singles in 2020 with the collaborations "Say So" with Doja Cat and "Trollz" with 6ix9ine. In 2022, she earned her first solo number-one on the Hot 100 with "Super Freaky Girl", the lead single from her fifth album, Pink Friday 2 (2023), which also debuted atop the Billboard 200.
Minaj is one of the world's best-selling music artists with over 100 million records sold. Billboard ranked her as the top-selling female rapper of the 2010s and one of the greatest rappers of all time. She has the most number-one albums (3) and top-ten songs (23) in the US for a female rapper. Her various accolades include nine American Music Awards, eight MTV Video Music Awards (including the 2022 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award), twelve BET Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, a Brit Award, three Guinness World Records and 11 Grammy Awards nominations. In 2016, Time included her on their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Outside of music, her other ventures have included voice roles in the animated films Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), and supporting roles in the films The Other Woman (2014) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016). On television, she served as a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol (2013). Throughout her career, Minaj's outspoken views, feuds with several rappers, her personal life, and her fanbase have received significant controversy.