Throughout her career, Minaj has received ten Grammy Award nominations, in addition to winning six American Music Awards, eleven BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and the 2011 Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award.She has the most Billboard Hot 100 entries among women of all genres in the chart's history.The "exorcism" scene that was performed during her appearance was criticized as well.Although she was scheduled to headline the June 3 Hot 97 Summer Jam at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey, at the request of Lil Wayne she canceled her appearance the day of the show after Peter Rosenberg of the station dismissed her single "Starships" as "not real hip-hop".Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Queens, New York, she gained public recognition after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 to 2009 and subsequently signed to Young Money Entertainment in 2009. 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 December of that year, Minaj received two Grammy Award nominations, for Best Rap Song ("Anaconda") and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ("Bang Bang" with Jessie J and Ariana Grande).In 2010, Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the U. Minaj was the first female artist included on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List, with a New York Times editor saying that some consider her to be "the most influential female rapper of all time".Her rapping is distinctive for its fast flow and the use of alter egos and accents, primarily British cockney.In August 2017, after Hurricane Harvey hit the city of Houston, Texas, Minaj answered Kevin Hart social media challenge and donated ,000 to the Red Cross, saying she was "praying for everyone there".When I started rapping, people were trying to make me like the typical New York rapper, but I'm not that.Titled Barbershop: The Next Cut, the film was released on April 15, 2016, and received critical acclaim, earning an average score of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes; the site's critical consensus reads, "Heartfelt, thought-provoking, and above all funny, Barbershop: The Next Cut is the rare belated sequel that more than lives up to the standard set by its predecessors." On March 20, 2017, when her songs "No Frauds", "Changed It", and "Regret In Your Tears" were released simultaneously, Minaj broke the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 entries for a female artist in the chart's history, which was previously held by Aretha Franklin.Throughout the remainder of 2017, Minaj performed on several successful singles, including Migos' "Motor Sport" and Yo Gotti's "Rake It Up", both of which peaked in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, at numbers six and eight, respectively.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.You've got to have something else to go with that." In May 2017, Minaj offered via Twitter to pay college tuition fees and student loans for 30 of her fans.She's a walking exaggeration, outsize in sound, personality and look.And she's a rapid evolver, discarding old modes as easily as adopting new ones." Although many critics describe her technique as bubblegum rap, Minaj said: "What people don't know is that before I was doing that craziness I was doing me, I was just doing regular sounding rap that anyone could hear and identify with.