Her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was released in 2012 and debuted at number one in several countries.
Minaj made her film debut in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift, followed by supporting roles in The Other Woman (2014) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016).
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.Sam Wolfson of NME complimented Minaj's "pop sensibility" and found her "volatility and quirks ... On August 7, 2011, Nicki experienced a "nip slip" during a live performance on Good Morning America.Minaj was criticized for wearing the low-cut shirt during her performance which led to the brief exposure of her breast on a live telecast. Despite this, Minaj continued to perform at high profile events throughout 2011; Donatella Versace invited her to perform with Prince for the introduction of a Versace collection for H&M, and she performed "Super Bass" at the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. ”Some fans saw the statement as Minaj taking a dig at Melania Trump. But a smart man knows he needs a certain "kind" of woman when running for President/attempting greatness https://t.co/S2PTIc OXuo— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 16, 2016 interview – where she previously discussed the biased treatment of Black women compared to white women in Hollywood – she talked about Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” lyrics.