Brown releases the music video for his single Love More ft. Minaj. Directed by Chris Brown the video features Brown and Minaj performing in a packed night club. Brown:
While you guys kill yourself over bulls–t ill keep directing stuff like this!
Minaj releases her clothing line Va Va Voom sold exclusively at K-Mart stores and ShopYourWay.com .
Teaming up with Kmart and ShopYourWay.com is gonna give me a way to have my fans dress like me for an affordable price and it’s going to be rich stuff, quality stuff. My big thing is that it cannot look cheesy and cheap, and that’s what I want to give my beautiful Barbz.
Minaj is featured on the cover of Marie Claire magazine and is the first rapper to ever be featured on the cover. Minaj is also questioned in the magazines Q&A section about her career, future and advice for her fans.
I was on a world tour, a big feat for a female rapper. For the first time, I allowed myself to feel proud of where music had gotten me, and I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude. You feel the need to pay it forward, which starts with analyzing yourself with a true desire to grow. I was praying every day, ‘You know what, Lord? I want to be a mom one day, and I want to start becoming the woman who I want to parent my child.’ I wanted all of the feelings of entitlement to leave me, because some people have this life for a year or five or 10 – and a lot of them lose it. I didn’t want to become a person who wasn’t enjoying the moment.
Minaj performs Beez In The Trap at the 2012 BET Awards, with 2 Chainz.
Ciara releases I’m Out featuring Nicki Minaj from the album Ciara. Directed by Hannah Lux Davis the video features Ciara and Minaj performing in a futuristic all white room wearing all white body suites.
We [me and Nicki] definitely have a lot of love and support for each other. She invited me to her party on The Re-Up, and I invited her to my party on my album.
Nelly releases Get Like Me featuring Nicki Minaj and Pharrell Williams from his album M.O. Directed by Colin Tilley the video features motorcycle stunts and twerking dancers.
It was both cool and a pleasure to work with Pharrell and Nicki. The song was written on the vine of, who is the ultimate party cat? We came to the conclusion that the ultimate party cat is no other than Rick James unanimously! He provided funky hits that played at every party!
Minaj appears on the cover of the June/July 2013 issue of Teen Vogue magazine. She talks about high school, Hollywood, and staying positive.
I used to read the bad things people said about me. Then I asked myself, Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things? You cannot give negativity power.
Minaj and Lil Wayne perform High School during the Billboard Music Awards show to promote her latest album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-up.
Minaj performs live lap dance on Lil Wayne at the Billboard Music Awards. The pair also performed the single High School.
Minaj is featured on the cover of Teen Vogue’s June/July issue. Inside the issue is a Q&A in which she is asked why she no longer listens to critics.
I used to read the bad things people said about me, then I asked myself, ‘Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?’ You cannot give negativity power. I tell teens, if you’re having a problem, there’s nothing wrong with deleting your social media. If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it’s poison.
Minaj releases the music video for the single Up In Flames from her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded –The Re-Up. The video directed by features motorcycle stunts and Minaj playing the piano. When questioned about the controversy of the video Minaj states:
If a dude was on a that song with me, everyone would’ve talked about it and they would [argue] ‘who had the best verse,’ but when I put a song out by myself. [It’s] because men run the hip-hop game. Let’s be honest, they’re the [radio] program directors, they wanna be able to rap stuff and they’re not gonna recite a female [verse]. They just feel funny and it is what it is.
Minaj release High School ft. Lil Wayne music video from her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, directed from Benny Boom.
Wayne said we had to kiss for the video. He was like, one thing that’s going to sell it is if we really kiss. I’m like, ehh. Not only is he my boss, but he’s also like my brother. It’s very weird because I’m just used to Wayne making fun of me, and all of Young Money boys making fun of me, so every time they yelled “Cut!” I was just being picked on.
Minaj releases special edition of her Pink Friday perfume.
My fascination with changing my look is a way to express myself creatively. Pink Friday, my first fragrance, is a reflection of me. While introducing a unique collectible bottle, I wanted to give my Barbz a special edition fragrance to wear, adding a bit of dimension and playfulness to the original scent.
Minaj is featured on the cover of Elle magazine. Minaj answers questions inside the issue about her new image for the cover, her childhood and how all women should command respect.
When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard. I feel that it’s become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes you know, nothing I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.
Minaj joins American Idol as a judge for the shows 12th season.
Nicki Minaj performs Freedom during The Ellen Show to promote her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- The Re-up.
Minaj releases music video for the single Freedom.
Minaj performs Freedom during the American Music Awards promoting her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Minaj performs the single Freedom at the 2012 American Music Awards.
Minaj performs single Right Through Me, from her latest album Pink Friday, on The Wendy Williams Show.
Minaj releases official TV commercial for her Pink Friday fragrance.
Seacrest interviews Minaj during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks her what her Holloween costume will be.
I think going to probably go as Miley Cyrus. Because she is going as me and I just saw her picture on Twitter. I could do the short blonde buzz-cut like Miley. Check out the pic of Miley in costume below.
Minaj releases the video for The Boys ft. Cassie from her album Pink Friday: The Re-Up. Directed by Collin Tilley the video features cassie and Minaj performing in a pink polka-dot bubble gum room.
Minaj releases the album cover for her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up.
It’s a different feel, so I knew I had to put it on a separate disc the new songs, but it wasn’t an entire new thought and new body of work. Because I like to give a lot of music and so that’s why I didn’t want to do a whole new project. Because then I would feel like it would be judged as a brand new thing and then I would need to add way more songs.
Justin Bieber releases Beauty And A Beat ft. Nicki Minaj from his album Believe. Co-directed by Bieber and Jon Chu the video features stolen personal footage of Bieber and Minaj having a party.
Since i was 14 i have had a lot of things said about me, from dying, to taking hormones, to dying again, to stuff about my family to saying i had a baby with a woman i never even met. Nude pics, drugs, my family, my character but today today i get to be in on it.
B.O.B releases music video for his single Out Of My Mind ft. Nicki Minaj from his album Strange Clouds. In the video directed by Benny Boom, Bobby Ray gets admitted into a psychiatric hospital and Nicki Minaj plays the part of the doctor.
Minaj wins best hip hop video for the single Super Bass at the MTV Music Video Awards.
And the Barbz. I love you, Barbz. I love you so much. And MTV, I thank you.
Minaj releases Pound The Alarm video from her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Directed by Benny Boom the video features Minaj dressed in a feather Carnivàle costume, rapping in a parade, in her home country of Trinidad.
Minaj starts the first day of her North American Pink Friday tour by performing a 90 minute set in Chicago IL, at the Chicago Center.
Minaj performs Pound The Alarm during The Tonight Show With Jay Leno to promote her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Minaj performs Champion accompanied by a live orchestra at the BET Awards. 2 Chainz joins her when she delivers the song Beez in the Trap.
Minaj releases Right By My Side featuring Chris Brown video from her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Directed by Diane Martel the video features Minaj and rapper Nas as a couple. When asked about the kiss the two shared during the video Minaj states:
You know, what? It worked. It was hip-hop Queens, royalty. Outside of the kiss, it just had so much chemistry. It seemed like a real relationship, a real hood relationship and I wanted to portray that. I wanted the song to feel like your around the way relationship.
Nicki Minaj performs Right By My Side and Starships during The Ellen Show to promote her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, The Re-Up.
Minaj appears on the cover of the April 2012 issue of Allure magazine. She talks about her younger fans, her hair when she was nine, and her plans of world domination.
I also can put on a very cartoonish voice. So sometimes children may not know what I’m saying, but they like the sound of it, and they think I sound like some weird character.
It’s not hard to get your way when it’s your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they’re not around. I don’t really like the sound of that, ‘cause that sounds like a temper tantrum. I’m just very black and white when it comes to my business. There’s really no gray area. I really don’t have a lot of small talk with people I work with. It’s pretty much let’s get the job done. In the beginning, if people didn’t know me they’d probably assume I wasn’t smart or wasn’t business savvy. But once you sit and talk to me, it’s a different story.
Minaj performs a theatrical skit along with the song Romans Revenge at the Grammy Awards.
Seacrest interviews Minaj during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about performing Roman Holiday at the Grammys.
The Grammys chose ‘Roman Holiday.’ The producers of the Grammys came into the studio, and they heard ‘Roman Holiday’ and I could not play them another record after they heard that. I could have chosen to do a no-brainer pop song, but I can’t do it anymore. I have to stay true to what I’m doing.
Minaj performs Roman Holiday at the Grammys.
Minaj delivers a performance of the song Roman Holiday. While performing, Minaj is chained up to a wooden board as a priest circles around her.
Minaj performs Roman Holiday during the Grammy Awards promoting her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Paper Magazine features Minaj on the cover of their Spring Fashion Issue. The issue also features an interview on Minaj’s fashion experience and new album.
The album is like a collage of all my emotions. I am not sticking to any particular style. I am doing what I feel without restrictions. So it’s very free and very me.
Guetta releases the music video for Turn Me On featuring Minaj. The song is off of Guetta’s album, Nothing But the Beat.
Minaj performs Superbass at The Victoria Secret Fashion Show from her album Pink Friday.
Birdman releases YU Mad video featuring Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne from the album Bigga Than Life. Directed by Gil Green the video features minaj dressed as the female version of Lil Wayne performing with Wayne and Birdman. Birdman:
Nicki gave me that song. She called me one day like, ‘Stunna, I got a record for you I think you would like. I jumped on it and put my son on it. I liked it from the start. Working with Nicki is just special anyway and I felt good about it, so we rocked with it.
Minaj performs Superbass on Good Morning America from her album Pink Friday.
Guetta releases the music video for Where Them Girls At featuring Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida. The song is off of Guetta’s album, Nothing But the Beat.
Minaj performs SuperBass during the Billboard Music Awards show to promote her album Pink Friday.
Minaj performs Moment For Life during Dancing With The Stars promoting her album Pink Friday.
Roman is a weird little alter ego who is very flamboyant and doesn’t give a damn. You know when I’m doing really weird voices, growling, being real crazy, and talking like Anna Nicole Smith? That’s Roman.