Williams interviews Minaj and questions her on why her father burned their house down.
No he did. It wasn’t an attempt, he did burn the house down and my mother was in the house. She had to like you know run out at the last-minute, but she had a dream the night before that the house was gonna get burned down. So she, me and my brother were not in the house. She had us sleep at a friend’s house.
Nicki Minaj performs single Right Through Me on The Wendy Williams show to promote her debut album, Pink Friday.
Will.I.Am and Nicki Minaj perform Check It Out during The Late Show with David Letterman to promote Minaj album Pink Friday.
West releases Monster featuring Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Jay-Z from his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, directed by Jake Nava. The video features Minaj holding her self captive and torturing herself. Ross:
It was a moment in history. I knew then she’s one of the greatest. I was actually in the studio with Kanye in Hawaii when he played the concept for me. I was blown away. I had the opportunity to sit in the studio while Nicki wrote her verse just off the record. That was when she earned my respect as a lyricist. She was a dope entertainer up until that day that I sat in the studio and watched her come up with what I feel is one of the dopest verses of the year.
Songz releases the music video for Bottoms Up featuring Nicki Minaj from his album Trigga. Directed by Anthony Mandler the video features Minaj and Songz performing in a packed night club.
She (Nicki) killed it. I think it was her best verse before Monster. We were supposed to (work) together for Ready actually, but we couldn’t figure out the right record.
Minaj releases Your Love music video from Pink Friday album.
Minaj releases official music video for the single Massive Attack.
Robin Thicke ft. Nicki Minaj perform Shakin It 4 Daddy during The Late Show with David Letterman to promote his album Sex Therapy: The Session.
Nicki Minaj is born as Onika Tanya Maraj in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago to Robert Maraj and Carol Maraj. Her father works as a financial executive while her mother is an accounting clerk. She has two brothers and a sister. She attends the Clarence Witherspoon School in Queens.
I don’t think I had lot of discipline in my home. My mom motivated me, but it wasn’t a strict household.