Nicki Minaj

Like her eccentric onstage personality and outlandish outfits, Nicki Minaj's musical talent was boundless. She first made a splash with her stylized mixtapes before dominating the charts with her debut album Pink ... Read more »
Born: 12/07/1982

Filmography

Actor (43)

Nicki Minaj: My Time AGAIN 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

The 2014 American Music Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party 2015 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

Philly 4th of July Jam 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The Other Woman 2014 (Movie)

Lydia (Actor)

2012 MTV Video Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

American Idol 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

BET Awards '12 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 (Movie)

Steffie (Voice)

Opening Act 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2011 American Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The Cleveland Show 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

2010 American Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

2010 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

2010 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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2011 MTV Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

2011 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

America's Got Talent 2011 (Tv Show)

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America's Next Top Model 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

BET Awards '11 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Dancing With the Stars 2011 (Tv Show)

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Fashion Police 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Saturday Night Live 2011 (Tv Show)

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The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

VH1 Divas Salute the Troops 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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BET Awards '10 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Rip the Runway 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

2014 BET Awards (TV Show)

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2014 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Show)

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2015 Billboard Music Awards (TV Show)

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Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda (TV Show)

Actor

On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z (TV Show)

Special Appearance
Music (16)

Beyond the Lights 2014 (Movie)

("Give It All To Me") (Song)

The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Think Like a Man Too 2014 (Movie)

("I'm Out") (Song)

Despicable Me 2 2013 (Movie)

("Where Them Girls At") (Song)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

Spring Breakers 2013 (Movie)

("Moment 4 Life") (Song)

Spring Breakers 2013 (Movie)

("Moment 4 Life") (Song Performer)

Pitch Perfect 2012 (Movie)

("Starships") (Song Performer)

Pitch Perfect 2012 (Movie)

("Starships") (Song)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("Roman's Revenge") (Song Performer)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("Roman's Revenge") (Song)

Friends with Benefits 2011 (Movie)

("Girls Fall Like Dominoes") (Song)

Friends with Benefits 2011 (Movie)

("Girls Fall Like Dominoes") (Song Performer)

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

("2012 (It Ain't The End)") (Song)

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

("Monster") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Performer

Biography

Like her eccentric onstage personality and outlandish outfits, Nicki Minaj's musical talent was boundless. She first made a splash with her stylized mixtapes before dominating the charts with her debut album Pink Friday (2010), a dynamic fusion of musical genres from rap to bubblegum pop. Fueled by smash hits like "Your Love," "Check it Out" and "Roman's Revenge," Minaj went from rising rap diva to the genre's new Queen Bee. She also managed to keep critics and fans alike on their toes with her unexpected fashion choices, sporadic foreign accents, and of course, searing freestyle. It was her reputation as an unpredictable artist that helped land her a spot at the judge's table, alongside Mariah Carey and Keith Urban, on season 12 of "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ), bringing the artist more mainstream than ever before. Minaj also collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, a testament to her fierce vocals, impressive range and influence as one of hip-hop's most original artists.

Relationships

Robert Maraj

Father

Carol Maraj

Mother

Safaree Samuels

Ex-Companion
Dated for 12 years. Much of Minaj's 2015 album The PinkPrint reportedly deals with the couple's breakup.

Robert Rahmeek Williams Performer

Boyfriend
Reportedly began dating in late 2014; Meek Mill collaborated on her song "Buy A Heart."

Milestones

2015

Third album The PinkPrint is released, featuring the hit single "Anaconda"

2014

Co-starred with Cameron Diaz in the romantic comedy "The Other Woman"

2012

Made feature film debut with voice role of Steffie, a woolly mammoth in "Ice Age: Continental Drift"

2012

Released follow-up album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

2012

Joined Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson for a single season as a judge on Fox's "American Idol"

2011

Gained international fame for breakthrough hit "Super Bass"

2011

Made debut musical appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

2010

Collaborated with Rihanna on the single "Raining Men"

2010

Released highly anticipated debut album Pink Friday, which featured the singles "Your Love" and "Moment 4 Life"

2010

Featured in the MTV documentary "Nicki Minaj: My Time Now"

2009

Signed record deal with Young Money Entertainment, mentored by fellow rapper Lil Wayne

2007

Released first mixtape Playtime Is Over with Young Money Entertainment and Dirty Money Entertainment

Bonus Trivia

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Reached the Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list in 2011, making her the first female rapper to make it onto the list of top-earning hip-hoppers.

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Minaj's cousin Nicholas Telemaque was murdered in Brooklyn in July 2011; her songs "Champion" and "All Things Go" address this loss.

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Some of her lyrics have alluded to bisexuality, but Minaj refuses to discuss the specifics of her sex life in public.

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