Nicki Minaj Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

3rd February 2017

Tweet: "This beautiful little lady bug is so smart & special. You guys have no idea! So Dear Blue, you are going to make an AMAZING big sister. Love always, Nicki." Rapper Nicki Minaj shares a sweet note for Beyonce and Jay Z's five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy as the hip-hop supercouple prepares to welcome twins.

31st January 2017

Quote: "We have a good combination with Nicki. Every time we make records they are incredible and very successful. I think she is very, very special, and we work really good together, so it's exciting. Plus we have Lil Wayne on top of that. It's pretty big." David Guetta has recruited Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne for his upcoming seventh album.

21st November 2016

Fact: Dance music stars Major Lazer have announced their next single will feature rappers Nicki Minaj and PartyNextDoor and be released on 6 January (17).

16th March 2016

Quote: "I needed time to hear myself think again, because where I left off with The Pinkprint was a little bit emotionally unstable... Now, I want my happiness to be reflected in the new stuff." Nicki Minaj insists a painful break-up hung over her last album, and her new material will be a lot happier and positive.

10th December 2015

Quote: "There are points he has made that may not have been so horrible if his approach wasn't so childish. But in terms of entertainment, I think he's hilarious. I wish they could just film him running for president. That's the ultimate reality show." Rapper Nicki Minaj isn't quite sure what to make of tycoon-turned-U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

11th October 2015

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj surprised TV viewers over the weekend (10Oct15) by joining The Weeknd for a performance of their new collaboration on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live. The R&B star served as the night's musical guest and he introduced Minaj to the stage to debut the official remix to his new track The Hills. They also returned later on in the episode for a rendition of Can't Feel My Face.

29th September 2015

Tweet: "Congrats @nickiminaj on your new show! Can't wait to watch the magic." Robin Thicke is looking forward to tuning into his Back Together collaborator Nicki Minaj's new biographical comedy series. The Anaconda hitmaker announced the TV project online on Tuesday (29Sep15). She will appear in and executive produce the project.

28th September 2015

Tweet: "Congrats on your doll, Zendaya. Did u know Barbie made me one a cpl years back? It was such an honor & a HUGE surprise. Anyway, I love your doll's hair! I love what it means for other little girls who will identify with it & be empowered. Continue to be proud of yourself girls!!!!!" Nicki Minaj sends Zendaya congratulations after Barbie bosses created a doll in the teenager's image.

31st August 2015

Tweet: "Love the conversations I have with this girl behind the scenes. So glad we got to perform together." Rapper Nicki Minaj shares her admiration for Taylor Swift after the two stars squashed their brief social media feud by teaming up to open Sunday's (30Aug15) MTV Video Music Awards together.

4th August 2015

Tweet: "Lol (laugh out loud) this looks like a human. Wtf (what the f**k). #HappyBirthdayAnaconda my Wax figure is now in VEGAS". Rapper Nicki Minaj is amazed by the likeness of her Madame Tussauds wax figure, which depicts the sexy star on all fours, in a pose taken from her Anaconda video. The doppelganger was unveiled in Las Vegas on Tuesday (04Aug15), on the first anniversary of the single's release.

30th July 2015

Quote: "You want to be private with your girl once in a while. I would love to be able to just walk down the street by ourselves." Rapper Meek Mill on the downsides of dating hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj in the public eye.

11th July 2015

Fact: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex and Lil Wayne are among the stars who will headline the first ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival in late August (15). The two-day bash will be held at New York's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and also feature performances by Jason Derulo, Cold War Kids, Little Mix and Santigold.

28th June 2015

Fact: Nicki Minaj insists on the best toilet paper backstage, calling for four rolls of "good quality" roles - Quilted Northern or Charmin Ultra and a box of baby wipes on her tour rider. The request list, obtained by, also includes 12 pieces of fried chicken, four bottles of Nicki's MYX Fusion Moscato wine and four mini-bottles Sutter Home chardonnay.

8th June 2015

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj surprised fans during her performance at the X-Games in Austin, Texas on Friday night (05Jun15) by introducing her boyfriend Meek Mill to the stage. The tourmates joined forces to belt out Mill's hit Ima Boss, much to the crowd's delight.

19th May 2015

Fact: Beyonce and Nicki Minaj debuted the music video to their Feeling Myself collaboration on Jay Z's Tidal music service on Monday (18May15). The promo shows the hitmakers partying at the Coachella Music Festival in California last month (Apr15), and lounging around the pool.

28th April 2015

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj made a fan's dreams come true when she performed a surprise concert at his Bar Mitzvah. The Anaconda hitmaker took to the stage on Saturday (25Apr15) in New York City to perform Super Bass and Only at the coming-of-age celebration.

20th April 2015

Fact: Nicki Minaj made two special appearances at the Coachella Music Festival in California on Sunday (19Apr15). She briefly danced onstage as DJ David Guetta played their new collaboration HEY MAMA and later turned up during Drake's set to give him a hug.

12th March 2015

Fact: Nicki Minaj's new music video features Jennifer Lopez's dancer ex-boyfriend Casper Smart.

6th February 2015

Fact: Mary J. Blige, ASAP Rocky and Major Lazer are among the latest stars to be added to the line-up for Britain's Wireless Festival. Other acts confirmed to perform include Drake, Nicki Minaj and DAVID GUETTA The artists will take to the stage at the event in London's Finsbury Park on 3-5 March (15).

22nd January 2015

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj is set to perform during the annual X Games in Austin, Texas this summer (15). The Anaconda hitmaker will join Talib Kweli, Pennywise and Deltron 3030 at the extreme sports and games competition, which runs from 4 to 7 June (15).

19th December 2014

Quote: "I was very panicked. I contemplated not going out at all but I didn't want to let Jessie and Ari down and do that to them and ruin their moment. I wanted to crawl under a freaking rock. But when you're in a situation like that, you think everyone could see the panic on your face, but when I got off the stage they said I handled it well." Nicki Minaj almost didn't take the stage for her performance of Bang Bang with Jessie J and Ariana Grande during the MTV Vmas in August (14) after her dress broke during a costume change.

19th December 2014

Quote: "She was so precious... I just wanted to eat her. She was so cute and so smart... They brought her into the dressing room. I just held her tiny little hand.. and she did a dance routine. She did one of B's routines in the hallway. Everyone gathered around her and watched her dance." Nicki Minaj on her backstage meeting with Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

17th December 2014

Quote: "Jay Z is probably the best rapper of all time, arguably, and I really look up to him, so I felt like with The Pinkprint I wanted to make a masterpiece album that would live on and I think that just how Jay Z's Blueprint will always be referenced in hip-hop, I know The Pinkprint will always be referenced because I spent a lot of time on it. With the other albums I spent about three months, this one I spent a year perfecting it." Rapper Nicki Minaj was inspired by Jay Z's classic album The Blueprint while writing her new record.

16th December 2014

Quote: "Beyonce has such a huge movement and there are so few black women in music that have a movement, who impact the culture. I think that our fans have wanted us to come together for a very long time because when two forces like that come together, it's a moment. I feel like the entire hip-hop culture and pop culture have been asking for that for a while. With Beyonce, I'm such a fan, I was a fan of her work before, but now I'm a fan of her as a person..." Nicki Minaj gushes about joining forces with the R&B superstar for the rapper's new album, The Pinkprint. The Flawless (Remix) collaborators have teamed up again for the song Feeling Myself.

8th December 2014

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj donned a risque outfit to portray her Flawless collaborator Beyonce during a sketch on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (06Dec14). The hip-hop star showed off her comedy acting skills for a segment spoofing the nativity story, with series regulars portraying Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Rick Ross, Eminem, Kanye West and Riff Raff alongside Minaj.

24th November 2014

Quote: "What's the big deal with that? I said after like, my fifth album... I'm only about to put out my third album. That's a long way from now." Rapper Nicki Minaj insists she has no plans to realise her dream of starting a family any time soon after revealing her hopes to become a mother in a recent Complex magazine interview.

24th November 2014

Fact: British pop star Jessie J serenaded her singer boyfriend Luke James and danced with Khloe Kardashian and Taylor Swift on Sunday (23Nov14) as she made her way through the audience to the stage to perform her Bang Bang collaboration with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

24th November 2014

Quote: "I think recently what scares me is being away from my family and people who love me and who I love the most, so I'm about to move back to the East Coast. Just to keep grounded and you know, I wanna see my little brother grow up more and I think it's good for the soul." New York native Nicki Minaj is preparing to leave her Los Angeles base and move back to America's East Coast to spend more time with her family.

18th November 2014

Quote: "If I'm done with my fifth album and I don't have a child by then... I would be disappointed." Nicki Minaj on her family plans.

10th November 2014

Quote: "She's like super fun and playful and still at the same time a beast. It's good for me to see a woman be like that. I'm always inspired by powerful women who can balance their family with work, because that's something I would love to do one day. She's super hands on. She thinks a million times before she makes a move. She's a businesswoman." Nicki Minaj is inspired by her recent collaborator Beyonce.

28th October 2014

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj has had the release of her upcoming album The Pinkprint delayed by three weeks. The project had been expected to hit U.S. retailers on 24 November (14), but fans will now have to wait until 15 December (14) to purchase the new material.

23rd September 2014

Fact: Madonna has teased fans about a possible new collaboration with rapper Nicki Minaj after posting an photo of the pair together in a New York studio. In the caption, she writes, "We go Hard or we go Home we Gon Do this all night long! #werk (sic)". The stars previously teamed up for Madonna's single Give Me All Your Luvin' and performed the track together at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2012. The Material Girl icon is currently working on the follow-up to her last release, Mdna.

12th September 2014

Fact: Nicki Minaj stunned Beyonce's French fans on Friday night (12Sep14) when she appeared onstage with her pal at the first of two On the Run Tour shows in Paris. Minaj and Beyonce teamed up to perform their duet Flawless Remix for the sold out crowd. The magical moment was captured on camera for an upcoming HBO special, which will debut in America later this month (Sep14).

25th August 2014

Quote: "No one second, I don't care if it's the Vmas, I'm not jumping off of there. Lots of people getting bit by snakes, dangerous." Singer Taylor Swift referenced rapper Iggy Azalea's tumble off the stage during her performance of Fancy at the MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert in Los Angeles on Friday (22Aug14) and the snakebite Nicki Minaj's backup dancer reportedly suffered during rehearsals for Anaconda, during her performance of Shake It Off at the MTV Video Music Awards in California on Sunday (24Aug14).

25th August 2014

Quote: "I just heard she just beat that s**t. But you know, that a**. I aint (sic) got that a**. I can bring that body, I can bring that wrecking ball. But I can't bring that a** - not that Anaconda." Miley Cyrus on Nicki Minaj beating her Vevo record for the most music video views in 24 hours. Cyrus previously held the record with 19.3 million for her Wrecking Ball promo, but Minaj's new bum-shaking track Anaconda raked in 19.6 million in just one day.

19th August 2014

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj recruited her longtime friend and Ymcmb label mate Drake as the subject of her flirtatious new music video for her single, Anaconda. The Superbass hitmaker released teaser photos on Monday (18Aug14), which feature Drake sitting in a chair while Minaj playfully gives him a lap dance.

4th August 2014

Quote: "A month or two ago, Gee (Roberson, from her management team) called me when I was on my way to Vegas and said, 'Beyonce wants you to do a remix to Flawless.' After I got proper medical help and started breathing again, I was like, 'What?' She sent me a version that she wanted. She told me, 'I want you to be you. I don't want you to hold back.' I said, 'You sure?' She said, 'Yeah. I want you to be you and do you.'" Rapper Nicki Minaj was stunned to be approached by superstar Beyonce to feature on a raunchy new version of her song Flawless. The pair surprised fans by releasing the track late on Saturday night (02Aug14).

23rd July 2014

Fact: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and Lorde are among the list of pop stars scheduled to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September (14). Other acts announced include Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Usher and Ariana Grande.

17th July 2014

Tweet: "Such horrible news. My heart goes out to the victims and their surviving families. We take so much for granted. #Mh17 #MalaysiaAirlines Rip". Rapper Nicki Minaj mourns for the 295 people onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight Mh17 after it crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday (17Jul14). The jet, which is believed to have been shot down, was en route from Amsterdam, Holland to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

16th May 2014

Quote: "An island, a beach - I’m definitely that type of girl. A white-sand beach somewhere, maybe Hawaii or Turks and Caicos!” Nicki Minaj's dream wedding location sounds like her video for Spaceships.

13th January 2014

Quote: "I'm a homebody. For one month straight, I watched The Devil Wears Prada until I fell asleep every night. I enjoy doing laundry... I'm the best cook on the planet. My father taught me how to make curry chicken (sic). My go-to snack is strawberry-banana yogurt." Nicki Minaj isn't everything she appears to be.

9th December 2013

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj celebrated turning 31 on Sunday (08Dec13) by tucking into a birthday cake made into the shape of breasts. The Starship hitmaker, who is known for showing off her curves, was the guest of honour at a dinner party at Philippe restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, which ended with the presentation of the raunchy cake.

4th November 2013

Fact: Rihanna has replaced Nicki Minaj as the face of MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam campaign. Her latest MAC Cosmetics collection will hit stores next year (14) and all profits will benefit charities supporting women, men and children living with and affected by Hiv and Aids.

14th October 2013

Fact: Rapper The Game has become label mates with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Paris Hilton after signing to hip-hop mogul BRYAN 'BABY' WILLIAMS' Cash Money Records company.

4th October 2013

Tweet: "Who exactly is Zac Efron tho? I'm sorry, I'm so confused... Oooohhhh ok... Well I guess that rumor isn't so bad after all. lmfao." Nicki Minaj responds to gossip linking her to actor Zac Efron.

27th September 2013

Quote: "All I could think of is, 'What if I do something and she thinks that I suck? Is she gonna demand that I be kicked off this movie?' I was thinking crazy stuff. But she came up to me and said, 'You're doing such a great job! And that melted me." Nicki Minaj was terrified of messing up in front of Cameron Diaz on the set of their comedy The Other Woman.

26th September 2013

Quote: "I didn't make any music with Miley. There was a song that was a possibility but it didn't work out." Nicki Minaj on her rumoured duet with Miley Cyrus.

25th September 2013

Fact: Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephen Merchant showed off their lip syncing skills on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (24Sep13) as part of a fun competition. Gordon-Levitt performed Elton John's Tiny Dancer and Nicki Minaj's Super Bass, while Merchant belted out Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) and Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's Boom! Shake The Room.

11th September 2013

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj managed to dodge a costly traffic fine on Tuesday (10Sep13) after agreeing to pen a personalised note for a cop's daughter, who is a big fan of the star. Sharing a photo of the handwritten message to her fans, the hip-hop hitmaker wrote, "Her mother is a traffic cop. She was about to give us a tkt (ticket)."

8th August 2013

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj set fans' pulses racing on Wednesday (07Aug13) after posting a topless photo of herself on her blog. The Starships hitmaker preserved her modesty by strategically covering her breasts with her long dark hair for the risque shot.

18th July 2013

Quote: "Men are kids at heart. They want to be nourished and pet like a dog." Rapper Nicki Minaj shares her dating advice on how to treat a man.

8th July 2013

Fact: Nicki Minaj got hands-on with a group of female dancers on Sunday (07Jul13) during a night out at a New York strip club with fellow rappers Meek Mill and Maino. The hip-hop star took her pals to Perfection Gentleman's Club in her native Queens and gave patrons an eyeful as she hopped onstage with the sexy ladies, before copping a feel of one woman's backside and returning the favour by allowing the dancer to grab hers. She documented the visit in a series of photos on her page.

5th July 2013

Tweet: "Love u Nicholas. We'll never 4get u. Rip". Rapper Nicki Minaj remembers her cousin Nicholas Telemaque, who was murdered in Brooklyn, New York on Independence Day in 2011.

28th June 2013

Tweet: "What to buy for my brother Kanye's new bundle of joy...hmmm". Rapper Nicki Minaj wants to send the new dad a gift for his newborn daughter with girlfriend Kim Kardashian.

21st June 2013

Fact: Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has shared a topless picture with her online fans. The rapper, who is seen cupping her breasts with her hands while trying on a dress, retweeted the image on her page.

3rd June 2013

Fact: Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim were among the stars who made surprise appearances at the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert in New Jersey on Sunday (02Jun13). The Hero hitmaker joined R&B singer Miguel to perform their new collaboration #Beautiful, while rappers Minaj and Kim hit the stage with 2 Chainz and Fabolous, respectively. Other artists at the 20th annual event included Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky and Chris Brown.

31st May 2013

Tweet: "Arvind Mahankali!!!! Congrats on winning the Spelling Bee!!!! 8th grade and already planning for Harvard. God bless your parents. #winning". Rapper Nicki Minaj praises the 13 year old from Queens, New York for winning America's 86th National Spelling Bee on Thursday (30May13).

14th May 2013

Quote: "People treat this business like it's high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can't be bothered." Rapper Nicki Minaj has no interest in cosying up to people in the industry.

14th March 2013

Quote: "My advice to women in general: Even if you're doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want - and don't allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, 'Ok, I can't play games with her. I have to do right by this woman.' That's what it's all about." Rapper Nicki Minaj shares her advice about how to succeed in a male-dominated world.

12th March 2013

Tweet: "*accepts my 16million follower award* thanks u guys!!!! *kisses n hugs All 16 million of u!!! *looks humble as music begins 2Play* *exits*". Rapper Nicki Minaj celebrates hitting the 16 million follower mark on

5th March 2013

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj stunned onlookers at the Los Angeles launch of her new Kmart clothing line on Friday (01Mar13) by toning down her typically colourful wardrobe and wearing a pale pink and grey Rebecca Minkoff dress and natural make-up. Explaining her new look, she tells, "It's just a more, I would say, a sensual, natural, sexier look. Like to me, I did... the crazy stuff. And now I kind of want to tone that back."

28th February 2013

Quote: "I’ve never had surgery on my face... They'll see contour and they'll think you had surgery on your nose. No no no... You can make your nose look any shape you want. When people see my makeup they think all types of crazy things that I'm doing to my skin, but it's makeup." Nicki Minaj fires back at reports suggesting cosmetic surgery is behind her ever-changing looks.

28th February 2013

Quote: "I wouldn't sing, I would just stand there and flash my boobs." American Idol judge Nicki Minaj on how she'd win the talent contest if she was a wannabe.

27th February 2013

Quote: "I would love to act, it just has to be the right project, the right movie. Nothing stereotypical about a singer. I have an agent, and we are looking at a couple of scripts, so we'll see." Rapper Nicki Minaj is hoping to transition into film.

14th February 2013

Fact: Adele, Nicki Minaj and British singer Robbie Williams are set to be immortalised as comic book characters in a series of graphic novels entitled Fame, published by Bluewater Comics. Fame: Nicki Minaj was released in print and digital formats on Wednesday (13Feb13) while release dates for the Adele and Williams titles have yet to be announced.

29th January 2013

Tweet: "Sending love to Brazil. Such a sad story. God bless the families and friends of the victims. May they rest in peace." Rapper Nicki Minaj offers her condolences to the families of those who perished in a Santa Maria, Brazil nightclub fire, which claimed more than 230 lives in the early hours of Sunday (27Jan13).

24th January 2013

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj caused a sensation on U.S. Tv show American Idol on Wednesday night (23Jan13) by storming off the set following a clash with her fellow judges. Producers were forced to axe several auditions on the talent show following Minaj's meltdown, but the Starships hitmaker later returned to her place on the panel.

16th January 2013

Quote: "I literally did not have glasses for months. I was lazy and (using) plastic cups. But I said, 'It's a new year. Let's get some real glasses, real spoons, real Tupperware." Rapper Nicki Minaj splurges on some new kitchenware for her home.

16th January 2013

Quote: "I do too many to keep track! I just bailed someone out of jail. What made it dramatic was that it was a girl. She was boo-hooing about how she was a changed person and, of course, two days later it was back to the same." Rapper Nicki Minaj on her last good deed.

15th January 2013

Quote: "All of them (fellow judges) always like to take breaks - pee breaks and eat breaks. I'm always like, 'I don't want to take breaks. If I take a break, I'm not going to want to come back,' so they literally go and pee and stuff and I sit there." Nicki Minaj doesn't like to leave her judge's seat on American Idol.

7th January 2013

Tweet: "Barbz, I am happy to announce that the Pink Friday fragrance was the #1 new launch @ MACy's this past December/Holiday Season Thank you!" Rapper Nicki Minaj's first perfume was a big hit with shoppers at America's popular department store MACy's.

22nd November 2012

Quote: "No one knows that I'm in love with Enya. She makes me feel that I could fly." Hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj is an unlikely fan of Irish new age artist Enya.

19th November 2012

Quote: "If she'll have me, I'll be there waiting." Nicki Minaj is keen for an American Idol duet with fellow judge Mariah Carey.

7th November 2012

Tweet: "So inspiring, dreams do come true... Congratulations Mr. President!... Watched the whole thing in the U.K... Cried the first time he was elected and this time was just so surreal... God bless America." Rapper/singer Nicki Minaj, who is currently on tour in Britain, was overwhelmed when U.S. President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday (06Nov12).

2nd November 2012

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj's collaboration with cosmetics giant Mac has become the brand's biggest-selling Viva Glam lipstick ever. Earlier this year (12), the Super Bass hitmaker became the public face of Viva Glam, which raises cash for Hiv testing programs and anti-Aids groups.

31st October 2012

Fact: Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus are swapping identities for Halloween - after hearing that Cyrus was planning to hit the streets to trick or treat as her, Minaj has decided to dress up as the pop star/actress for the spookiest night of the year. Minaj will be celebrating Halloween in the U.K.

31st October 2012

Quote: "You gonna see the no make-up, the crazy, slutty face in the studio, the regular stuff; you're gonna see the rehearsals for the tour (sic)." Nicki Minaj on what Tv viewers will see when her E! behind-the-scenes special debuts in the U.S. on Sunday night (04Nov12).

12th October 2012

Quote: "Nicki Minaj is quite fabulous, but she's out of her league!... She's new... Nicki Minaj is all new to this world, Mariah has been having hit records for 22 years, that she writes, produces, sings... Don't mess with Mariah!... I think it was for real, absolutely was for real. Sharon Osbourne is convinced the American Idol feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey was not a publicity stunt.

7th October 2012

Tweet: "I am speechless. just saw the @justinbieber 'beauty and a beat' video. This s**t will change the game. Blown away. Wait til u c it!" Rapper Nicki Minaj is awestruck by teen superstar Justin Bieber's new promo for their new collaborative track.

26th September 2012

Fact: New American Idol judge Nicki Minaj has signed on to front a new reality TV series about her colourful life. Blogger Perez Hilton has broken the news that the Starships hitmaker will premiere her new show on E! next year (13).

26th September 2012

Quote: "Mariah's a legend... I'm sitting next to a woman who I looked up to since I can remember enjoying music. My mother and I bonded to Mariah... but we both have strong personalities and ultimately there's respect there and, if nothing else, it will make for really great Tv." Nicki Minaj on her frosty relationship with fellow new American Idol judge Mariah Carey.

18th September 2012

Quote: "A feud takes a little bit longer. It's music, it's singing, it's laughter." Superstar MARIAH CAREY shoots down reports suggesting she has already begun bickering with her fellow American Idol judge Nicki Minaj.

11th September 2012

Tweet: "Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do..." Nicki Minaj confirms her rap comments suggesting she was endorsing Barack Obama's Republican rival this November (12) were not meant to be taken seriously. Obama told an Orlando, Florida hip-hop radio station he wasn't sure what to make of Minaj's 'I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney' rhyme but he felt sure she was just playing a character.

7th September 2012

Tweet: "Oh that was The Wanted?!? I didn't even know! They're mad cute!" Rapper Nicki Minaj had no idea who the boyband was when she accepted her MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video from the hitmakers on Thursday (06Sep12).

5th September 2012

Tweet: "Barbz (fans) guess what?!?!? I'll have lotion and a hair mist as well. Yes I said hair mist! Haha! Can't wait for u guys to smell it!" Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj is expanding her upcoming Pink Friday fragrance brand to include hair and beauty products.

7th August 2012

Fact: Nicki Minaj is to play a free show in New York City on 14 August (12). The rapper will perform at Manhattan's Roseland Ballroom and the first 1,500 fans standing in line outside will be granted entry to the gig.

11th July 2012

Tweet: "Ok its official. I can't go out there. I just saw the crowd. I'm stuck... Help!!! I'm scared!!!!!!!" Nicki Minaj suffered stage fright before her show in the Philippines on Wednesday (11Jul12).

11th May 2012

Quote: "Maybe I'll be having a baby, yeah." Rapper Nicki Minaj hopes to have settled down and become a mother by 2017.

11th May 2012

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj suffers from motion sickness.

23rd April 2012

Quote: "The Queen kind of seems like a fairytale character to me. I bet her closet is crazy, I’d love to go through it. I bet the dresses would fit me too - she’s like a little, tiny ladybug.” Music superstar Nicki Minaj is huge fan of the British royal's fashion sense.

21st April 2012

Quote: "A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that's what I did. I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me." Rapper Nicki Minaj on her sudden decision to quit after a new track leaked on a fan website last weekend (14-15Apr12).

10th April 2012

Tweet: "#Uk - The council / police has shut down the in-store at Selfridges. We are trying to switch to Harrods." Rap sensation Nicki Minaj has had to find a new venue for her upcoming album signing in London due to security and safety fears.

19th March 2012

Quote: "She's really focused on work... like, incredibly. She's a real perfectionist, like, almost crazy... She'd make me re-do things, like, 10 million times." DJ/producer David Guetta on working with rapper Nicki Minaj.

19th March 2012

Fact: Rap sensation Nicki Minaj has signed a major endorsement deal with Pepsi, according to new U.S. business reports. A Forbes magazine article suggests the deal is worth seven figures and will include an international commercial, which was filmed last month (Feb12), and a gig as the face of a new natural soda called Pop.

13th February 2012

Fact: A blonde Nicki Minaj arrived on the Grammys red carpet on Sunday (12Feb12) dressed in a red Versace hooded gown accompanied by a man dressed as The Pope.

2nd February 2012

Fact: Nicki Minaj's tour rider of backstage requests has been released - the Super Bass hitmaker requires two dozen pink or white roses, candles with the scent of baked goods, dried cranberries, raw almonds, spicy fried chicken wings, and 24 bottles of Dasani water - 12 at room temperature and 12 on ice.

26th January 2012

Quote: "My nails used to be, like, a mile long, with all these crazy designs on them. The reason I stopped doing that was because one time, when I was driving from New York to Atlanta, I hit my hand on something and it ripped off the nail and the skin. I had to pull over I was in so much pain... I vowed I would never get long nails again." Hip-hop sensation Nicki Minaj has given up her long nails.

19th December 2011

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj's new nail polish range for Opi features stylish shades like Super Bass Shatter, Metallic 4 Life and Pink Friday - all names inspired by her most popular tunes.

12th December 2011

Fact: Madonna and rapper M.I.A. teamed up to sing Happy Birthday to Nicki Minaj as the hip-hop sensation celebrated turning 29 on Thursday (08Dec11). The trio teamed up to shoot the video for the Material Girl's upcoming single, Give Me All Your Love.

2nd December 2011

Fact: Toy giant Mattel is creating limited edition Barbie dolls in the image of Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj. The figures will be available for fans from 07 December (11).

14th October 2011

Quote: "I'd marry Nicki. I think Nicki would be one of the only people that would understand me at the end of all this and be able to love me." Rapper Drake can see himself settling down with fellow hip-hop star Nicki Minaj.

12th September 2011

Quote: "In my downtime, I'm the most low-key person in the world. We all have insecurities, but you have to know you're beautiful. I'm comfortable in my skin, and I don't feel the need to change for anyone." Fashion-forward rapper Nicki Minaj insists she's happy to dress down when she's not in the public eye.

29th August 2011

Fact: Nicki Minaj arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards wearing a colourful surgical mask, a mirrored, spiky basque and a pink and yellow candyfloss-inspired hairdo.

5th August 2011

Quote: "Madonna and the person who I was in love with since I bought my first album, Lauryn Hill. That's my baby. I used to say I wanted to marry Lauryn Hill!" Rapper Nicki Minaj is desperate to work with pop icon Madonna and hip-hop star Lauryn Hill

5th August 2011

Quote: "It's been one of my dreams to do animation." Rapper Nicki Minaj is excited about her first movie role, voicing a character in the upcoming Ice Age sequel.

4th August 2011

Quote: "I'm not a trusting person. I think it's because I've had to deal with so many people letting me down." Rapper Nicki Minaj finds it hard let others in.

3rd August 2011

Tweet: "New York!!!! Feels good to get this love @ home! U guys have NO idea how honored I am. Thanks to @kanyewest 4 cmng (coming) out & shutting it DOWN!" Rapper Nicki Minaj thrilled concertgoers attending Tuesday's (02Aug11) Big Apple stop on her Femme Fatale tour with Britney Spears by bringing out special guest Kanye West to perform their hit song Monster.

28th July 2011

Quote: "I think she's great. She's a great artist in every way and I'm really happy for her. I think she has a distinct sound when she raps. It really stands out and sets her apart from everyone else. I'm happy she's able to be on tour with me because that's just amazing." Britney Spears is a big fan of her Femme Fatale tour mate Nicki Minaj.

25th July 2011

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj and Livin' La Vida Loca hitmaker Ricky Martin have signed on as the new faces of Mac cosmetics. The stars are set to front the 2012 promos for the beauty company's Viva Glam campaign, which will premiere in February (12).

15th July 2011

Quote: "I think I lived in fantasy land a lot when I was a kid, and I still find pleasure in (fantasy)." Rapper Nicki Minaj used her imagination to escape her troubled home life as her father often fought with her mother.

6th July 2011

Quote: "Growing up in Trinidad, I didn't know that we were poor. Ten people living in a three-bedroom home and all the dogs and cats my grandmother had; none of that seemed really abnormal." Nicki Minaj on her poor roots.

25th May 2011

Tweet: "When I walked off the stage @ Billboard, Wayne hugged me & said "I told u this young money s**t was gonna work". He's the Greatest... They all ran out the crowd & met me backstage. It was the best feeling in the world. ...Very sentimental." Rapper Nicki Minaj was overwhelmed by the amount of support she received from her Young Money record boss Lil Wayne and her labelmates following her performance at Sunday's (22May11) Billboard Music Awards.

23rd May 2011

Fact: Nicki Minaj arrived at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in an aquamarine catsuit and pink wig. She quickly changed to perform with host Ken Jeong, wearing a black pantsuit and donning a platinum blonde bobbed wig.

12th May 2011

Fact: Superstar Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Selena Gomez, Brad Paisley, Jennifer Hudson and Nicki Minaj have joined Lady GaGa among the performers staging special free shows in New York's Central Park this summer (11) as part of U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series. The Poker Face hitmaker will kick off the weekly gigs on 27 May (11).

2nd May 2011

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj treated her tourmate Travis Barker to a raunchy lap dance on the final night of their I Am Still Music tour on Friday (29Apr11). The Moment 4 Life hitmaker's sexy routine has been a part of all of her shows in recent months; she even pulled off the stunt with her mentor Lil Wayne. But it was the Blink-182 drummer who received the final dance as they wrapped up their trek in Calgary, Canada.

9th April 2011

Fact: Rap sensation Nicki Minaj will be honoured as the Breakthrough Artist of the Year at a top music industry event in Los Angeles next month (May11). The star will be feted by officials at the music business association Narm on 12 May (11).

8th April 2011

Quote: "Kooky, crazy, weird." Rapper Nicki Minaj describes her unique dress sense.

8th April 2011

Quote: "Shoes. I spend too much money on shoes. They're like $2,000 a pop now." Fashion-forward rapper Nicki Minaj's love of footwear is costing her dear.

1st April 2011

Quote: "I have a lot of designers I like right now; I really like Donatella Versace. She sent me a few beautiful things recently to consider wearing to the Grammys and, even though I ended up wearing Givenchy, I believe in supporting women. I'm all about the girl power." Rapper Nicki Minaj prefers to wear fashions by female designers.

31st March 2011

Quote: "I used to when I started out just to see if I was on it, but then I realised that reading blogs is a lot more fun when you aren't being written about - there is so much gossip and so many rumours. The other day, I read that I was pregnant and I thought, 'That's crazy! Who is writing this stuff?' I don't need to read that." Rapper Nicki Minaj no longer 'Googles' herself after finding fame.

30th March 2011

Quote: "I want their singles to be hotter than mine. That's why Nicki (Minaj) on the show comes out after me. It's all a plan." Selfless Lil Wayne, who is currently touring with his protege Nicki Minaj, wants his labelmates to out-perform him.

28th March 2011

Tweet: "Dear New York, you gave me life tonite. You were amazzzingggg. U are Everything. U have no idea. Best homecoming ever!" Rapper Nicki Minaj was delighted to return to the Big Apple on Sunday (27Mar11), when she performed in Long Island with mentor Lil Wayne as part of their I Am Music II tour.

23rd March 2011

Quote: "I'm gonna hold off on the Rihanna video and the Rihanna single for a little bit longer... She has a lot of (songs) in rotation and I want to let her stuff have a moment and do its thing, dominate radio." Rapper Nicki Minaj explains why she decided to postpone the release of her Rihanna collaboration Fly.

22nd February 2011

Quote: "I'm done with the collabs. No more collabs for the next two years." Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj rules out any more duets in the near future.

5th February 2011

Quote: "I don't think she is a human any more. Actually, I think she was born a weird alien, where they are made perfectly and super, super talented and they come on Earth to make us super-jealous." Rap sensation Nicki Minaj is in awe of singer Beyonce.

26th January 2011

Quote: "Being honest, if I had a daughter I wouldn't want her listening to a Nicki Minaj CD until she was a certain age. Even when I meet my fans and they tell me they are 12, I cringe a little. I always say, 'Listen. I don't want you saying the bad words, put school first.'" NICKI MINAJ worries about being a role model for young fans.

26th January 2011

Quote: "Getting used to the attention from paparazzi is something new. When I think of them I think of Tom Cruise and Michael Jackson. I'm a rapper - it's unusual." Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj is baffled by the attention she receives.

30th November 2010

Quote: "At one point you had to sell a few kilos (of drugs) to be considered a credible rapper. But now it's like Drake and I are embracing the fact that we went to school, we love acting, we love theatre, and that's OK - and it's especially good for the black community to know that's OK, that's embraced." Hip-hop newcomer Nicki Minaj is proud to represent a different school of rappers alongside her labelmate Drake.

25th November 2010

Quote: "I think girls are sexy, but I'm not gonna lie and say I date girls. Sex is the last thing on my mind right now anyway." Nicki Minaj, who once claimed she was bisexual, distances herself from the speculation.

18th November 2010

Quote: "No, I'm not in love. I'm in love with my music... that's all I care about." Rapper Nicki Minaj is happy living the single life.

17th November 2010

Fact: Nicki Minaj has teamed up with cosmetics giant MAC to launch her own lipstick. The colourful shade is named Pink Friday, after the rapper's new album of the same name.

5th October 2010

Quote: "Drake tries to be the suave dude and not seem pressed, but Wayne will straight-up ask: 'Nick, you got something for me?'" Rapper Lil Wayne is always asking Nicki Minaj to help find him a date.

28th September 2010

Quote: "I don't understand the power of social networking, clearly... It was like a lesson learned, that I clearly can't joke with friends on Twitter." Rapper Drake regrets joking about dating Nicki Minaj.

13th September 2010

Fact: Colourful R&B star Nicki Minaj went pink for her MTV Video Music Awards pre-show performance in Los Angeles on Sunday evening (12Sep10) - she donned a pink beehive wig and a skin-tight, futuristic purple outfit for her space-age anthem Check It Out with

8th September 2010

Quote: "Drake is just my little brother, and I kid with him all the time. We were just being crazy. I think we were a little bit bored. There's really never a dull moment. I wouldn't say we were bored; I would say we were being mischievous." Rapper Nicki Minaj laughs off her fake Twitter marriage to hip-hop pal DRAKE. The stars sparked reports they had tied the knot last month (Aug10) after the Best I Ever Had hitmaker asked followers to refer to Minaj as "Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham".

8th September 2010

Quote: "I've just been blessed to be on a song with two living legends. In my book, Jay and Kanye are icons, and I never in a billion years would have thought I would be on a song with one of them, let alone both of them... It just feels exciting to be a part of that collab. Seriously." Rap newcomer Nicki Minaj was starstruck recording MONSTER with hip-hop heavyweights JAY-Z and Kanye West.

8th September 2010

Quote: "I'm always single. I don't date boys. I don't like boys. It's true. I don't change. I think boys are yucky, and that's it. Nothing more to say." Rapper Nicki Minaj steers clear of questions about her love life.

9th August 2010

Quote: "I can't get enough songs on the radio that have my name in it. It's always an honour. I love that song. I don't understand it, but I can understand my name." Action star Bruce Willis is flattered by his shout-out in rapper Nicki Minaj's hit song Your Love, on which she spits, "For your lovin', I'mma Die Hard like Bruce Willis."

22nd July 2010

Quote: "They'd be rapping their a** off, I can tell you that much!" Rapper Drake jokes about what his kids with his hip-hop crush Nicki Minaj would be like.

20th April 2010

Quote: "I get a handsome amount. I could definitely buy a car off one of my guest appearances. And I'm not talking about a Hyundai." Nicki Minaj insists her rap cameos on tracks for artists including Mariah Carey and Usher are extremely lucrative.

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