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Nicki Minaj releases "Anaconda"
An Anaconda is a large, non-venomous snake typically found in tropical South America. It also happens to be the name of Nick Minaj's latest single, which is an ode to her … well-rounded posterior.
Laugh if you want to (or must), but "Anaconda" is built around the beat from the 1992 Sir Mix-A-Lot classic "Baby Got Back." The key artwork released with the single (which rolled out August 4th) also features Minaj's famously shaped derriere. And in the song, she raps proudly about her assets with lyrics like, "I got a big, fat a--/--k you if you skinny."
The racy image Minage tweeted out managed to shock some (but not most of) her fans, and drew a response from the Mix himself. He responded to her, "Great job on the track. Your work ethic is impressive. Make your money Hot Mama!" The video, meanwhile, features Minaj twerking through an (Amazonian?) rain forest.
"Anaconda" is not the only song this year to talk about the body's rump. On February 12, a video for the song "Lookin Ass" from her third studio album "The Pink Print" was released. The project's lead single, meanwhile, was revealed to be titled "Pills N Potions" on May 18, 2014. It was released three days later, with the video rolling out on June 10th. On June 29, Minaj took home Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards for the fifth consecutive year. The win helped Minaj tie Missy Elliot for most wins in the category.
The flair and fashion of Nicki Minaj (November 20, 2012)
Social media has morphed talented musicians into superstars, and Nicki Minaj is not exception. Discovered thanks to her MySpace profile, the woman often clad in brightly colored and outlandish wigs and outfits built her career through mixtapes and collaborations with high-profile artists like T.I. and Lil Wayne. Still, the Trinidadian-born rapper has a style and personality all her own.
With a background in performing arts and a spot on the Young Money record label, Minaj rose to fame with the release of her debut album, "Pink Friday," in November 2010. It quickly ascended the Billboard 200, hit the top spot on the charts and was the catalyst for Minaj having seven singles on the Hot 100 at the same time. The sophomore follow-up, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" bowed in April 2012 and has sold more than a million copies worldwide.
Minaj has not only crisscrossed the globe in support of her albums, she has done so with a flair for fashion. Her colorful costumes and cosmetics are a recognized part of her persona, and she cites Alexander McQueen and Christian Louboutin as two of her favorite designers. Minaj, however, has stated in various interviews she makes a conscious decision to 'tone down the sexiness' so it won't send the wrong message to young girls.
Recognized for an animated rapping style, her use of alter egos and comic accents, Minaj has done TV and voice work, including for the 2012 movie "Ice Age: Continental Drift." She is currently serving as a judge for the 12th season of FOX stalwart "American Idol" alongside Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson.
Nicki Minaj Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded||2012|
|Give Me All Your Luvin'||2012|
|Roman's Revenge (feat. Lil Wayne)||2011|
|Where Them Girls At||2011|
|Turn Me On||2011|
|Make Me Proud||2011|
|Roman In Moscow||2011|
|Dance (A$$) (remix)||2011|
|Till the World Ends (The Femme Fatale remix)||2011|
|Check It Out||2010|
|Moment 4 Life (feat. Drake)||2010|
|Letting Go (Dutty Love)||2010|
|Barbie World: The Mixtape||2010|
|Massive Attack (feat. Sean Garrett)||2010|
|Trickin or What||2010|
|It's Barbie Bitch||2010|
|Right Thru Me||2010|
|Beam Me Up Scotty||2009|
|Playtime Is Over||2007|
Top 10 Nicki Minaj Songs
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Nicki Minaj Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 09/19/2014 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 08/24/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 06/01/2014 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 05/24/2014 Las Vegas NV Liquid 05/17/2014 Anaheim CA Honda Center
Nicki Minaj Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 08/25/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 05/19/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Nicki Minaj Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/31/2012 Las Vegas NV Pure Nightclub Las Vegas 12/28/2012 Dubai DU Meydan Racecourse 12/25/2012 New York NY Webster Hall 12/08/2012 Perth WA Perth Arena 12/05/2012 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 12/03/2012 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 11/30/2012 Sydney New South Wales Sydney Entertainment Centre 11/27/2012 Hindmarsh SA Adelaide Entertainment Centre 11/24/2012 Auckland Auk Vector Arena 11/18/2012 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 11/07/2012 Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 11/05/2012 Dublin D 3Arena 11/03/2012 Sheffield South Yorkshire Motorpoint Arena 11/02/2012 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 10/30/2012 London The O2 10/28/2012 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 10/27/2012 Birmingham Warwickshire LG Arena 10/25/2012 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 10/24/2012 Liverpool Msy Liverpool Echo Arena 10/22/2012 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 10/21/2012 Nottingham Nottinghamshire Capital FM Arena Nottingham 10/18/2012 Brussels Bru Forest National 10/15/2012 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 10/14/2012 Paris Ville De Paris Palais Omnisports 09/28/2012 Auckland Auk Vector Arena 08/21/2012 Dublin D Olympia Theatre 08/18/2012 Chelmsford London Hylands Park 08/18/2012 Telford Tfw Weston Park 08/12/2012 Vancouver BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre 08/11/2012 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 08/09/2012 Oakland CA Paramount Theatre 08/08/2012 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 08/07/2012 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 08/05/2012 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 08/04/2012 Las Vegas NV Sin City at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 08/02/2012 Denver CO Bellco Theatre 07/31/2012 St. Louis MO Peabody Opera House 07/29/2012 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 07/28/2012 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 07/27/2012 New Orleans LA UNO Lakefront Arena 07/26/2012 Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium 07/24/2012 Miami FL James L Knight Center 07/22/2012 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre 07/21/2012 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 07/19/2012 Cleveland OH State Theatre - Cleveland 07/17/2012 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 07/16/2012 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 07/08/2012 Kinross Pkn Balado Park 07/06/2012 London London Hyde Park 07/06/2012 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 07/06/2012 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 06/21/2012 Milano Milan Alcatraz Live 06/03/2012 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 06/01/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 05/12/2012 Carson CA StubHub Center 05/10/2012 San Jose CA SAP Center
Nicki Minaj Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 09/24/2011 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 08/14/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 08/13/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 08/11/2011 Montreal QC Bell Centre 08/08/2011 Boston MA TD Garden 08/06/2011 Atlantic City NJ Boardwalk Hall 08/05/2011 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 08/05/2011 New York NY Rumsey Playfield - Summerstage - Central Park 08/02/2011 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 07/31/2011 Washington DC Verizon Center 07/30/2011 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 07/28/2011 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 07/26/2011 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 07/22/2011 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 07/20/2011 Orlando FL Amway Center 07/18/2011 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 07/17/2011 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 07/15/2011 New Orleans LA Smoothie King Center 07/13/2011 Houston TX Toyota Center 07/12/2011 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 07/09/2011 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 07/08/2011 Chicago IL United Center 07/06/2011 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 07/04/2011 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 07/01/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 06/29/2011 Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome 06/28/2011 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 06/25/2011 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 06/22/2011 Glendale AZ Gila River Arena 06/20/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 06/18/2011 San Jose CA SAP Center 06/16/2011 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 04/29/2011 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 04/24/2011 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 04/23/2011 Anaheim CA Honda Center 04/22/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 04/19/2011 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 04/15/2011 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 04/14/2011 New Orleans LA Smoothie King Center 04/12/2011 Bloomington IN Assembly Hall 04/10/2011 Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center 04/09/2011 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 04/08/2011 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 04/06/2011 Orlando FL Amway Center 04/05/2011 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 04/03/2011 Washington DC Verizon Center 04/02/2011 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 04/01/2011 Chicago IL United Center 03/30/2011 University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center 03/28/2011 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 03/27/2011 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 03/26/2011 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 03/24/2011 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 03/23/2011 Hampton VA Hampton Coliseum 03/20/2011 Baltimore MD Royal Farms Arena 03/19/2011 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 03/18/2011 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 03/16/2011 Providence RI Dunkin Donuts Center
Nicki Minaj Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 12/25/2010 Bronx NY Paradise Theater 11/25/2010 New York NY Hammerstein Ballroom 10/28/2010 Newark NJ Prudential Center 07/30/2010 Vail CO Gerald Ford Amphitheatre 07/28/2010 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 07/25/2010 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 07/22/2010 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 07/21/2010 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 07/17/2010 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Resort Event Center 07/15/2010 Englewood CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre 07/14/2010 Villanova PA The Pavilion 07/12/2010 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 07/10/2010 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 07/09/2010 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 07/06/2010 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 07/04/2010 Vancouver BC General Motors Place 06/02/2010 Albany NY Times Union Center