My mom motivated me, but it wasn't a strict household. I kind of wanted a strict household. Minaj later left Full Force and uploaded songs on her Myspace profile, sending several of her songs to people in the music industry. At the time, she was managed by Debra Antney. Fendi flipped it when he met me because I had such a nasty flow!
Billboard Hot ;  their parent album reached number-nine on the U. 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. ABC apologized for incident. Mainstream success and American Idol Minaj performing in " Starships " was released in February as the lead single from Minaj's forthcoming second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was eventually released on April 2, , two months later than planned.
The "exorcism" scene that was performed during her appearance was criticized as well. Reloaded Tour beginning October 14, The Pinkprint and expansion into film and modeling Minaj's first live-action theatrical film The Other Woman was filmed in spring and premiered on April 25, Billboard magazine's Niki McGloster called it "her best album to date".
Club thought that The Pinkprint is "the closest Nicki Minaj has ever gotten to balancing her tendencies". The combination is often, if not always, intoxicating". There was immediate backlash from the Anti Defamation League , who stated that it was "troubling that no one among Minaj's group of producers, publicists and managers raised a red flag about the use of such imagery before ushering the video into public release.
The Next Cut is the rare belated sequel that more than lives up to the standard set by its predecessors. Queen and further work On April 10, , Minaj announced the release of two singles " Chun-Li " and " Barbie Tingz " which were both released on April 12, She also announced the release of a documentary that would precede the album drop.
Finally, she confirmed that the previously-announced tour would still be moving forward as scheduled, starting at the end of September. On June 7, , Minaj released the cover art for the album, four days earlier than she previously stated she would. Minaj released her second single " Bed " featuring Ariana Grande on June 14, along with the pre-order of her fourth studio album Queen.
You've got to have something else to go with that. In " Moment 4 Life ", she refers to herself as a "king" rather than a queen. In one interview, Minaj rejected the comparison,  but in another interview, she said that she is inspired by Gaga's creativity. I don't label myself. These donations helped the village get a computer center, a tailoring institute, a reading program and two water wells.
No disrespect to New York rappers, but I don't want people to hear me and know exactly where I'm from. She often combines metaphors , punch lines and word play into her work, which has been compared to her mentor Lil Wayne. The New York Times called Minaj "a sparkling rapper with a gift for comic accents and unexpected turns of phrase. She's a walking exaggeration, outsize in sound, personality and look. And she's a rapid evolver, discarding old modes as easily as adopting new ones.
But once I started doing all that weird shit—I'm not mad at it because it got everyone's attention. Pink Friday marked her exploration of the genres, spawning electro songs including the pop-laden " Super Bass ". Ice-T said about Minaj's rapping style, "[Minaj] does her thing. She has her own way of doing it.
She has an ill [sic] vocal delivery. She kind of reminds me of a female Busta Rhymes , like how she throws her voice in different directions. It was like that moment when I thought about taking Nicki's verse off of "Monster" because I knew people would say that was the best verse on the best Hip Hop album of all time or arguably top ten albums of all time.
And I would do all that work, eight months of work on "Dark Fantasy" and people to this day would say to me 'My favorite thing was Nicki Minaj's verse. She recalled that "fantasy was my reality" and her first identity was Cookie, who became Harajuku Barbie and later Nicki Minaj. Roman Zolanski, "a demon inside her", Minaj's "twin brother" whose character she assumes when she is angry.
He's the boy that lives inside of me. He's a lunatic and he's gay and he'll be on there a lot. I was really interested in her mind and her aura [and] I was really, really into Jay-Z. Me and my friends in high school, we were reciting all of the Jay lyrics. His words were our words in our conversations all the time. Nicki and Lil Kim, often cited as Foxy's main rap rival, have reportedly exchanged words with each other, on social media and in their music.
Performing in Atlanta on her Pink Friday Tour , she called Monica one of her all-time greatest musical influences. When I met her the other day, I felt like I knew her for my whole life.
She's so warm and considerate and caring. She's amazingly talented and I've been wearing her clothes forever, so to meet her was like, 'Yay! The beautician said, 'No, you have to get your mother on the phone,' and I was just crying and begging. I've always been experimenting. Cyndi Lauper's videos — that's what intrigued me. She also introduced the "Nicki Minaj Collection" clothing line for Kmart , composed of clothing, accessories and housewares. Special Edition" was released in April Deluxe Edition", was also launched in December This was followed by the launch of her third fragrance line, "Onika", in September The service specializes in lossless audio and high definition music videos.