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Trinidadian-born rapper and singer (born 1982)

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Nicki Minaj: Trinidadian-born rapper and singer (born 1982)
Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born rapper and singer 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.

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Nicki Minaj Claiming She Was Profiled During Arrest Is 'Annoying,' Dutch Cops Say

Nicki Minaj's claims that cops went after her because of her race are under fire ... with the police organization calling BS on her telling of the situation. The Dutch Military Police addressed..
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Nicki Minaj blasts 'disgusting treatment' following arrest in Amsterdam

Nicki Minaj has spoken out following her arrest in the Netherlands, claiming she was treated differently because of her race.
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Nicki Minaj announces new Manchester gig after arrest forced her to cancel show

Nicki Minaj has announced the new date for the Manchester concert which she was forced to cancel last Saturday after being arrested in the Netherlands.
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Nicki Minaj Seems to Address Police Incident During Birmingham Concert

Nicki Minaj isn't shying away from the haters after her recent run-in with the law ... seemingly addressing the incident to all those people who cracked jokes while she dealt with her legal troubles...
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Nicki Minaj Will Soon Apologize to Fans in Amsterdam Drug Arrest

Nicki Minaj says she's already planning to reschedule her canceled concert in England after her drug arrest Saturday ... while also apologizing to her many fans. In a message posted to X Sat night, the..
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Nicki Minaj fans blame venue - not her arrest - for last minute gig cancellation

Nicki Minaj fans who queued to see her in Manchester only for her arrest to lead to the concert being cancelled at the last minute have blamed the beleaguered venue for the fiasco.
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Nicki Minaj Detained & Seemingly Arrested in Amsterdam, Wild Video Shows

Nicki Minaj's flight out of Amsterdam didn't proceed as planned ... 'cause cops detained her on her way to the UK -- and, now, she's seemingly been arrested. The rapper live streamed her conversation..
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Nicki Minaj arrested at Netherlands airport hours before Manchester show

Music star Nicki Minaj has been arrested at an airport in the Netherlands hours before she was due to perform at Co-op Live in Manchester.
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Nicki Minaj Brings Out Cyndi Lauper for 'Pink Friday Girls' Duet

Nicki Minaj pulled out all the stops with surprise guests at her New York homecoming 'Pink Friday 2' tour stop but no one expected her grand reveal -- the one and only Cyndi Lauper!!! The iconic singer..
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Nicki Minaj Hurls Object Back into Crowd After Almost Getting Hit in Face

Nicki Minaj will not stand for objects being thrown at her -- giving one concertgoer a taste of their own medicine. Check it out .. during a performance of her hit song "Starships," the rapper swats..
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Nicki Minaj's Husband Begs Court to Let Him Go on Tour with Her Outside U.S.

Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, is asking a court for permission to travel out of the country so he can join her on tour in Europe ... and he says he'll be needed overseas. According to court..
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Celebrity Scramble -- Guess Who!

Smothered inside this cheeky-altered photo is a girl from the Bronx, New York City. Growing up, this rapping maven looked up to music icons like Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj. Put your best celeb-foot..
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Nicki Minaj and Sneaker Company Loci Release Custom Shoes

Nicki Minaj's record-breaking tour is over and she now has time to put her feet up ... which are comfortably fitted in her new custom sneaker line!!! On Friday, Nicki and UK-based brand LØCI made..
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Billie Eilish, Sheryl Crow and Jon Bon Jovi demand more protection from AI threats

Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj and Jon Bon Jovi are among hundreds of musicians who have signed an open letter warning developers of artificial intelligence against using the technology to generate music.
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Nicki Minaj & Husband Kenneth Petty On the Hook for $500k in Lawsuit

Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty were accused of ambushing a security guard with violence a couple years back -- and it appears they ignored his lawsuit ... 'cause they now owe money. The rapper and her..
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Kanye Wanted Threesome with Nicki Minaj and Amber Rose, Safaree Confirms

Kanye West once attempted to bring Nicki Minaj's "Monster" lyrics to life -- specifically the part about her wanting to have a threesome with him and his GF at the time, Amber Rose!!! During the tail..
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Nicki Minaj Appears to Yell at Her Hair Girl During Seattle Concert

Nicki Minaj appears to have chewed out a stagehand during her most recent tour date -- and it was all caught on video. The rapper is in the middle of her "Pink Friday 2" tour, and on Sunday ... she was..
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Nicki Minaj Fans Fight at 'Pink Friday 2' Tour Opening Night Concert

Nicki Minaj fans are clearly passionate ... both about her music and standing their ground, it seems -- 'cause a group of her supporters got into a fight during her tour's opening performance! The..
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Usher Refutes Alicia Keys Disrespect, Sorry for Smacking Nicki Minaj's Butt

Usher's Super Bowl halftime show had a lot of people raising eyebrows over his Alicia Keys moment -- something he's not sorry about ... but he is apologizing over something older. On Monday, Usher..
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Megan Thee Stallion Mom's Cemetery Notifies Police Amid Nicki Minaj Beef

Megan The Stallion's beef with Nicki Minaj has taken an ugly turn -- cops are getting involved to protect her late mother's gravesite, this after doxxing by her arch-rival's fandom. Paradise South..
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Megan Thee Stallion's 'Megan's Law' 'Hiss' Line Blasted by Kanka Family

Megan Thee Stallion's beef with Nicki Minaj has invoked a famous law aimed to protect people from sex predators -- and the father of the girl it's named after isn't happy about it. Richard Kanka --..
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Nicki Minaj Releases 'Big Foot' Diss Track Aimed At Megan Thee Stallion, Fans Reject It

Nicki Minaj is firing back at Megan Thee Stallion in the form of a diss track of our own, the sinisterly titled "Big Foot" ... a direct response to Meg's recently released "Hiss" track, but it's not..
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Megan Thee Stallion Twerks on Victoria Monét Amid Nicki Minaj Feud

Megan Thee Stallion seems unbothered by the beef blowing up with Nicki Minaj ... 'cause she went out partying Saturday -- and put some risqué dance moves on display. Here's the deal ... videos are..
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Nicki Minaj Set to Release Apparent Megan Thee Stallion Diss Track

Nicki Minaj fans are getting a new song Sunday ... and while everyone’s speculated it’s taking shots at Megan Thee Stallion -- NM says she’s not calling it a diss track. Here’s the deal .....
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Vogue Director Shades Megan Thee Stallion in Nicki Minaj Feud

7:19 PM PT -- Sergio's attempting to clear up his comments ... saying he loves Nicki and Megan, and he made comments during Minaj's IG Live that were "taken the wrong way." He added he didn't mean to..
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Nicki Minaj Cracks Joke About Megan Thee Stallion’s Deceased Mom

Nicki Minaj’s not messing around in her beef with Megan Thee Stallion ... cracking a joke about MTS’ mother who passed away a few years ago. Here's the deal ... the 41-year-old hopped on the..
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Nicki Minaj Sparks #Bigfoot Trend About Megan Thee Stallion, Trade Disses

Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion are at each other's throats right now after trading shots on respective diss tracks -- but Nicki's going low ... swiping at MTS' extremities. It all started on..
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Nicki Minaj's 'Starships' Producer RedOne Cool with Her Cutting It From Shows

Nicki Minaj refusing to perform her almost-Diamond smash hit "Starships" is shocking fans, but RedOne -- the maestro who co-produced the track -- says the music mutiny is okay in his book. RedOne tells..
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Nicki Minaj Refuses to Sing 'Starships' at NYE Event, 'I Dont Like It!'

The ship has long sailed on "Starships" for Nicki Minaj ... and she's not letting it fly again for anyone, not even on New Year's Eve!!! Watch in this TikTok clip ... just seconds after starting the..
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Lil Uzi Vert Says He's Quitting Music After 'LUV Is Rage 3' and Nicki Minaj Video

Lil Uzi Vert says a career change is inevitable ... he's done feeling the pressure of making albums and feels a life of creating women's clothes is his new calling. Those were Uzi's sentiments when we..
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What's The Big Frigin' Difference?!

Nicki Minaj ... "She's a very freaky girl", but these 2 images of the rapping queen are even freakier! Get your phone out while you can, and see if you can capture her before the silly switch-ups go..
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Kanye West Angered Over Nicki Minaj Refusal, 'I Supported Her Career!!!'

Kanye West isn't taking rejection well and didn't mince his words when discussing Nicki Minaj's decision NOT to clear her 5-year-old verse for his new album ... and he was fuming with frustration!!!..
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Nicki Minaj Politely Declines Kanye West's Rushed Request to Clear Verse

Nicki Minaj isn't budging on Kanye West's impromptu request to clear her verse for his upcoming "Vultures" album ... despite his album being scheduled to drop on Friday. In a new convo with her fans on..
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Nicki Minaj Rips Megan Thee Stallion, Iggy Azalea & Latto On 'Pink Friday 2'

Nicki Minaj has finally dropped her long-awaited "Pink Friday 2" album ... and, as expected, she sent plenty of shots in hot verses. For starters, on the song "FTCU," Nicki gets into her metaphor bag..
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Bebe Rexha Says She Likes Nicki Minaj More Than Cardi B As a Rapper

Bebe Rexha has waded into the never-ending debate over who's the better femcee between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B ... and from her POV, it's no contest when it comes to raw talent. The singer sounded off..
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Nicki Minaj Fans Revolt Against Drake Over 'For All The Dogs' Absence

Nicki Minaj fans have long held onto a promise from Drake that she'd be featured on his new album, but the rapper failed to deliver on that promise ... and the Barbz are pissed. Drake's "For All The..
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Nick Cannon Says Nicki Minaj's Husband Bad For Brand, She Promises Radio Tell-All

Nick Cannon agrees with Charlamagne Tha God's recent hot takes about Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty being bad for business ... meaning, her business as an artist. Nick and his 'Daily Cannon'..
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Nicki Minaj's Hubby Put on House Arrest After Threatening Offset

Nicki Minaj's husband is back in prison ... sort of. Kenneth Petty was put on home detention for up to 120 days -- and all because he threatened Offset on social media. According to court docs,..
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Offset Laughs Off Nicki Minaj's Husband's Apparent Street Threats

Nicki Minaj's husband and some goons were apparently waiting to see Offset outside somewhere on the streets of New York this week -- but the man himself was up in air. A pal of Kenneth Petty went live..
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Nicki Minaj Fans Attack Stephanie Bell Accounts After Nicki Names Her in Tweet

Nicki Minaj fans are on the hunt for "Stephanie Bell," who has a warrant for arrest after allegedly swatting the rapper, but lots of folks with the same name are getting caught in the crossfire. Here's..
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Nicki Minaj Swatting Suspect Has Warrant Out for Arrest

Nicki Minaj is declaring victory after falling victim to a swatting prank ... cops have an arrest warrant out for the suspect allegedly behind the calls The rapper went on social media Wednesday and..
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Nicki Minaj Victim of Swatting Again, This Time 911 Call of Shooting at Home

Nicki Minaj’s is the latest in a long line of Los Angeles swatting incidents involving celebs. Cops spoke to Nicki after arriving, and she was not pleased to see the Sheriff's deputies at her home..
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Ice Spice Texts with Taylor Swift, Calls Drake & Nicki Minaj Mentors

Ice Spice says she and Taylor Swift immediately hit it off when recording their hit record "Karma" ... and they still keep in contact via text to this day!!! The "Munch" rapper relived her experience..
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Nicki Minaj Offers College Help to 14-Year-Old Who Killed Man to Defend Mom

Nicki Minaj is fully in the corner of the Chicago 14-year-old who shot and killed a man to protect his mom while she was being attacked, saying she's willing to help him go to college. The rapper..
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Margot Robbie Convinced 'Barbie' Director to Include Nicki Minaj Song

Nicki Minaj can thank Margot Robbie for getting their Barbie-themed song into the new movie -- this despite a lot of bad blood between the brand and the 'Barbie Girl' band. The actress revealed in a..
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Nicki Minaj Sued Over 'I Lied,' Allegedly Ripped Off Beat, Nicki Sources Call BS

A new lawsuit accuses Nicki Minaj of straight-up stealing the beat for her song "I Lied" from another artist ... a scenario sources close to Nicki say is impossible considering she didn't handle the..
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Nicki Minaj's Neighbors Want Her Out of Hidden Hills, Concerned With Husband

Hidden Hills isn't big enough for Nicki Minaj and her convicted felon husband ... at least that's what some of Nicki's neighbors think ... and they want the couple out pronto. There's a petition..
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Nicki Minaj Swatted, Cops Say Caller Falsely Claimed Child Abuse & Fire

Nicki Minaj is the victim of a swatting prank ... one the Sheriff's Dept. says involved a caller falsely claiming Nicki's child was being abused, but also -- that her house was up in flames. Law..
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Nicki Minaj Sued For Allegedly Damaging Borrowed Jewelry, She Denies It

Nicki Minaj is being dragged to court over some alleged unpaid bills for custom jewelry ... but her attorney says she's not responsible, and claims the jeweler is just using her for publicity. The..
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Rep. George Santos Reportedly Introduces Vaccine Bill Named After Nicki Minaj

Rep. George Santos is apparently trying to cater to the Barbz -- he just introduced a new bill named after Nicki Minaj that's all about vaccines ... so claims one journo. Semafor's political reporter..
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