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Nicki Minaj Responds to Critics Again, Defends Reciting Maya Angelou's 'Still I Rise'

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Last week, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to respond to critics who questioned her lyrical abilities and once again, she’s speaking out against her commentators. In a recent interview with Billboard, Minaj defended her Recital of Maya Angelou's 'Still I Rise' poem during A&E’s Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America.READ MORE

Rapper Nicki Minaj performs onstage during TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at Barclays Center of Brooklyn

Nicki Minaj Fires Back at Critics After Revealing Plans for New Mixtape

Buzz 16:34PM EDT

Since making a name for herself in the mainstream realm, Nicki Minaj has established a cult-like following and she has the record sells to prove it, but there are still some who question her lyrical skills. Minaj hopped on social media to fire back at her critics after recently revealing plans for a new mixtape.READ MORE

Nicki Minaj attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Nicki Minaj Discusses Meek Mill Engagement Rumors, Donald Trump, U.S. Drug War

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Nicki Minaj has had quite the year. Between her massively successful Pinkprint Tour and her handful of Grammy nominations, it's fair to say the "Anaconda" rapper is at the top of her game. As her triumphant year comes to an end, Nicki sat down with Billboard to discuss the most relevant topics facing the United States at the moment and her relationship with rapper Meek Mill.READ MORE

 Nicki Minaj performs onstage during TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at Barclays Center of Brooklyn

Nicki Minaj's Brother's Bail in Rape Case Actually Paid by Mother, Carol Maraj

Buzz 12:29PM EDT

Nicki Minaj's brother Jelani Maraj is free on $100,000 bail after being accused of raping a 12-year-old child. But, contrary to previous reports the 37-year-old's rap star sister is not the one who posted his bail, it was actually the two's mother, Carol Maraj.READ MORE

 Rapper Nicki Minaj speaks onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Nicki Minaj Delivers Inspirational Speech at VH1’s Big in 2015 [WATCH VIDEO]

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In an introduction to VH1 Big in 2015 award for Queen Latifah's enormous contribution to hip-hop, and music in general, Nicki Minaj made an inspirational and rousing speech. She said, "I've never met a woman that I couldn't relate to, ever. I hope that if I could inspire a woman to do anything it's to never take no for an answer. No matter what field you're in, go after your biggest dream."READ MORE

Singer Nicki Minaj attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater

Nicki Minaj Posts $100,000 Bail for Brother Jelani in Reported Rape Case

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Nicki Minaj has posted $100,000 bail for her brother in his reported rape case. This past Thursday (Dec. 3), her brother, Jelani Maraj, was arraigned in court in Nassau country on charges of first degree sexual conduct in addition to rape of a 12-year-old girl. The bond posted by Minaj is supported by two homes in Baldwin that she owns, one inhabited by her mother and the other by her brother.READ MORE

 Rapper Nicki Minaj attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater

Nicki Minaj's Brother Arrested for First Degree Rape & Sexual Assault of A Minor

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Nicki Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj, has been arrested for the reported sexual assault of a minor. A resident of Long Island, Maraj, who was recently married, was arraigned this past Thursday for first-degree course of sexual conduct against a minor and first-degree rape.READ MORE

Fabolous Summertime Shootout

Stream, Download Fabolous 'Summertime Shootout' Featuring Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz

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Fabolous delivers his new mixtape ahead of The Young OG Project 2, dropping on Dec. 25.READ MORE

VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Songwriters Music Series Remix Featuring Swizz Beatz & Friends, Presented By Monster DNA Headphones & William Hill Estate Winery

Busta Rhymes is Dropping a New Album in 2016, Moving on From Legal Troubles

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Busta Rhymes has been a hip-hop heavy hitter for decades. His influence and legacy are widespread, from Twista to Yelawolf. Nicki Minaj never would have said "Rah, rah, like a dungeon dragon" had it not been for Rhymes's verse on "Scenario." Rhymes has worked with some of the biggest and best names in hip-hop, while releasing his own lyrically dizzying music, and has announced that he will be releasing a new album next year, 2016.READ MORE

Rapper Nicki Minaj attends the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

Nicki Minaj Responds to Viral Jennifer Lopez AMA Meme, Claims She Was Giving "Side Eye"

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It's no secret that when Nicki Minaj feels threatened or disrespected, she doesn't take it sitting down. When American Music Awards host Jennifer Lopez danced her way through a medley of the year's most popular songs including "Anaconda," the rapper was caught giving what seemed to be side eye to J.Lo, which was captured in a meme that since went viral. Now, Minaj has personally responded to those claims.READ MORE

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The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa, Ariana Grande Dominate Pandora's Most Thumbed-Up Songs of 2015

Buzz 16:47PM EDT

It may only be the end of November, but definitive lists of the most popular songs of the year are starting to roll out. This week, Internet radio giant Pandora announced its 100 most "thumbed up" songs of 2015, including some massive hits from The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa and more.READ MORE

Pepsi Presents Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday Tour: NYC

Drake and Nicki Minaj Nominated for TIME's 'Person of the Year'

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Drake and Nicki Minaj are among the 58 nominees for TIME's 2015 "Person of the Year."READ MORE

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Tyga Slams Lack of J. Cole and Drake on Billboard's Greatest Rappers List

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Tyga criticized the recently compiled "10 Greatest Rappers of All Time" list from Billboard Magazine.READ MORE

Chief Keef

Chicago 6th Grade Substitute Teacher Fired For Giving Students Lessons on Chief Keef

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Chief Keef has invited both academic inquiry and derision with his often-controversial rhymes and behavior. However, until now, mention of the Chicago rapper in the classroom was scant, especially in elementary school. As was previously reported, this did not deter a substitute teacher from John Fiske Elementary School in Chicago from creating a lesson plan for her sixth grade music class surrounding the legally troubled rapper and his short history since his sudden rise to fame in mid-2012. The lesson plan also included homework about Chris Brown. Due to backlash, the teacher was fired.READ MORE

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AMAs 2015 Red Carpet: Celebrity Fashion Looks From Nicki Minaj, Gigi Hadid & More

Buzz 12:16PM EDT

On Sunday (Nov. 22), the 43rd annual American Music Award were held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The night was filled with some of the largest hit-makers in the music industry and the biggest names celebrities in Hollywood. While most viewers tuned in to the 2015 award ceremony to see which artists would go home with what, some of the real winners stole the show on the star-studded red carpet. This list highlights the celebrity fashion looks from Nicki Minaj, Gigi Hadid, and more.READ MORE

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