I said he wasn't kidding, he was speaking the TRUTH about d industry https://t.co/Q0Tqt25B5H— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 17, 2016I was saying he's the one who said it first. He tells the truth about stuff ppl don't wanna hear!Born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Queens, New York City, New York, she gained public recognition after releasing the mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008), and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009).In 2004, the group recorded the entrance song for WWE Diva Victoria, "Don't Mess With", which was featured on the compilation album Theme Addict: WWE The Music, Vol.6.Minaj later left Full Force and uploaded songs on her Myspace profile, sending several of her songs to people in the music industry. Later, Fendi, CEO of Brooklyn label Dirty Money Entertainment, signed Minaj to his label in 2007 under a 180-day contract.The social media savvy star didn't directly address the incident after the gig, but she did retweet a fan video of the moment she made the announcement on stage, adding a series of smiling crying emojis to the post.
Although she was scheduled to headline the June 3 Hot 97 Summer Jam at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey, at the request of Lil Wayne she canceled her appearance the day of the show after Peter Rosenberg of the station dismissed her single "Starships" as "not real hip-hop".
Early in her career, Minaj was known for her colorful costumes and wigs.
As a lead artist, she has earned five top-ten entries on the Billboard Hot 100: "Super Bass" in 2011, "Starships" in 2012, "Bang Bang" and "Anaconda", both in 2014, and "Motor Sport" in 2017.
Originally adopting the stage name "Nicki Maraj", she eventually changed it to Nicki Minaj stating that "my real name is Maraj.
Fendi flipped it when he met me because I had such a nasty flow! " Upon release, the album received generally positive reviews from critics.
Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times commended its "minimal, bouncy hip-hop tracks" for highlighting Minaj's "charm and achievement", but wrote that the "disjointed, artistically confused" album "drives off a cliff" with "dance pop songs as simple as they are generic".