After signing with Young Money Entertainment in 2009, Minaj released her first studio album, Pink Friday (2010), which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was ultimately certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was released in 2012 and debuted at number one in several countries.
She defined “[an official girl is] strong, she knows what she wants, and she won’t let a man dictate what she wants to do in her life.
If he doesn’t want to be with her, then she doesn’t need him.
Her third studio album, The Pinkprint, was released in 2014.
Early in her career, Minaj was known for her colorful costumes and wigs.
[Intro: Danjahandz] Ah, Danja and the Clutch I miss you girl, I miss you girl I'mma make you my official girl [Verse 1: Cassie] Listen, today makes it a year Don't you think it's time that you made it clear?
Originally adopting the stage name "Nicki Maraj", she eventually changed it to Nicki Minaj stating that "my real name is Maraj.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).In 2013, she was a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol.In November 2014, Minaj released a video containing Nazi-style imagery for her third single "Only".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." They called the video "insensitive to Holocaust survivors and a trivialization of the history of that era." In March 2015, Minaj embarked on her third world tour entitled The Pinkprint Tour and also became the first female artist to chart four songs simultaneously in the top 10 of Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart.You've got to have something else to go with that." Early in her career Minaj claimed to be bisexual, but eventually clarified her sexuality in a Rolling Stone interview saying she just did that to get attention: "I think girls are sexy, but I'm not going to lie and say that I date girls." In May 2017, Minaj offered via Twitter to pay college tuition fees and student loans for 30 of her fans.She appeared to grant their requests, ranging from 0 to school supplies to ,000 for tuition, promising to respond to more requests in a month or two.On June 7, 2018, Minaj released the cover art for the album, shot by Mert and Marcus, which featured Minaj topless with a Cleopatra-inspired head-dress.In 2010, she said that although she originally felt obligated to mimic the provocative behavior of the "female rappers of [her] day", she intended to subdue her sexuality because she "[wants] people—especially young girls—to know that in life, nothing is going to be based on sex appeal.Throughout the remainder of 2017, Minaj performed on several singles, including Migos' "Motor Sport" and Yo Gotti's "Rake It Up", both of which peaked inside the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, at numbers six and eight, respectively.She also announced the release of a documentary that would precede the album drop.