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‘Starships': Nicki Minaj Scores Fifth Highest Selling Single Of The Year

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NICKI MINAJ SUPER BASS TGJ 1 Starships: Nicki Minaj Scores Fifth Highest Selling Single Of The Year

 Since catching the eye of the public in 2007, Nicki Minaj has found herself enjoying feats we doubt even she could have imagined on that infamous staircase.

So, in case the release of two Platinum albums, a world tour and a judging spot on ‘American Idol‘ wasn’t enough to blow her way, her fans have given her even more of a reason to feel good about her Pop standing this week.

Find out why below…

 The above, if it isn’t already obvious, comes as epic news as it follows the single’s record for having spent the most consecutive weeks in the US Top Ten, upon its February 4th launch date.

As of July, the single has sold 721,000 copies in the UK and has been certified Platinum five times in Australia, where it peaked at #2.

Hopefully, the success of ‘Ships’ will encourage Minaj to give all of her numbers the promotional push they need to match this recent feat, to ensure singles like ‘Pound The Alarm‘ and ‘Va Va Voom’ reach their full commercial potential a la ‘Super Bass’.

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79 Comments

  1. September 20, 2012 at 7:37 am
    PAT says:
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    and the album still didnt sale platinum….A I wont help with that either…Ask JLO

    • September 20, 2012 at 8:20 am
      truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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      plus nicki a b****

      • September 20, 2012 at 10:25 am
        DaHotNig says:
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        @PAT she can NEVER do anything else and still be more successful and relevant than your pop belly karate c****** having ass!

        @truth I see you still have a few days left since you received your full blown a*** status! DO yourself a favor and get a cold you sickly c***! LMAOOOOOOOOOOO

      • September 20, 2012 at 10:49 am
        truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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        @DaHotNig lolol you little COLD p**** b**** that s*** was about as whack as yo d*** SMELLING breath!! Microwave p**** h**!! yo p**** so cold yo have to microwave it to get it hot you dead p**** s***

  2. September 20, 2012 at 7:43 am
    Crusty Flaky Foot says:
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    Hang it up #FLATSCREEN

  3. September 20, 2012 at 7:47 am
    Siberian Prince says:
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    But Lil Kim has a Grammy….#OOP

    • September 20, 2012 at 10:26 am
      DaHotNig says:
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      Thanx to Christina Aguilera…OOOOPS on dat h**

      • September 20, 2012 at 10:50 am
        truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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        nawl b**** you need to be thankn the WOLF that birthed you! That wolf p**** h**!!

    • September 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm
      MadameMonster says:
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      Thanks to Pink and Christina.

    • September 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm
      Let It Da Fuq Go! says:
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      Y’all brag on LilKim’s grammy soooo much. What y’all gonna do when Nicki wins a grammy for one of her singles with only her on it? Kim won a grammy with 5 people on 1 pop song. *sings* Staaarshiiips were meant to flyyyyyy i i i i…

      • September 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm
        Siberian Prince says:
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        Right but Nicki hasn’t won one yet, so until she does #SUCKABIGDICK

  4. September 20, 2012 at 8:00 am
    j says:
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    ok but the new single THE BOYS is flopping left,right and center!

    • September 20, 2012 at 8:20 am
      truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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      and over and under chile

  5. September 20, 2012 at 8:01 am
    PrettigurlrockD says:
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    The song sucks tho. It’s so cheesy.

  6. September 20, 2012 at 8:03 am
    Kerry says:
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    Music is Dead.

    • September 20, 2012 at 8:21 am
      truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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      her career is too chile

  7. September 20, 2012 at 8:04 am
    the real xoxo says:
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    i guarantee her next album will not go platinum.
    (roman reloaded technically hasnt sold platinum either).
    her time is UP. now people are tired of her gimmicky antics, she is too old.
    everyone is moving on to Azealia banks and anticipating the return of Missy Elliott.

    • September 20, 2012 at 10:28 am
      DaHotNig says:
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      You can’t guarantee s*** cuz u same hating b****** said she wouldn’t be THIS successful and she is shitting on YOU and YOUR FAVS!

      • September 20, 2012 at 10:51 am
        truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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        how bout WE ALL just s*** IN YO MOUF h**!! you SLOW DEATH BY BREATHE b****!!

    • September 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm
      TONY says:
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      How you said: “she is too old” then you say “everyone is anticipating the return of Missy Elliot” who is WELL into her 40s. ???

  8. September 20, 2012 at 8:06 am
    Monstarebel says:
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    I love nicki but I’m not the biggest fan of starships

    • September 20, 2012 at 8:18 am
      truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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      NAWL YOU b**** STAN FOR HER LIKE YOU BEEN DOING!!

  9. September 20, 2012 at 8:09 am
    Tim says:
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    Congratulations to Nicki! No hate!

    YES.. I may not llike the all the material she releases, & I do have issues with her image sometimes. That being said, this is a really smart business woman who has accomplished alot more than any other female rapper before her, Missy & Foxy said it best “Nicki Minaj is a real hustler”

    • 2x Platinum albums
    • Pepsi Endorsement
    • Addias Endorsement
    • Best Selling MAC Lipstick If The Year
    • Ice Age Movie
    • Pink Friday Fragrance (sold out in NY)
    • American Idol Judge (paid millions)

    Like her or not she is the definition of Winning!

    • September 20, 2012 at 8:22 am
      truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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      and you are the definition of a queen u h**

    • September 20, 2012 at 11:12 am
      Gilberto says:
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      • 2x Platinum albums
      ALBUMS? Her first album it’s 2x P, but it didn’t sell 2kk. Her last album is barely Gold, so stfu ugly ass b****.
      Pepsi Endorsement
      • Addias Endorsement
      • Best Selling MAC Lipstick If The Year
      • Ice Age Movie
      • Pink Friday Fragrance (sold out in NY)
      • American Idol Judge (paid millions)
      DEAD! None of these s*** is related to music. As far as I know, she cancelled several tour dates in Europe because of the lack of Europeans’ interest on her diarrhea.
      DEAD @ Ice Age Movie. That ugly ass b**** only had one word in the entire movie. You can’t even see her ugly face on the big screen.
      American Idol Judge? LMFAO!!!
      These stupid b****** are so stupid. LOL.

      • September 20, 2012 at 11:17 am
        truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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        WTF are YOUR accomplishments, b****

    • September 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm
      ITAINTYOBABY says:
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      Well when you do pop/dance record which is the formula for success right now of course you going to achieve more and just because you throw a few hip hop tracks on a album doesn’t make you Queen of hip hop.

      No hate but she is overrated and Missy is the true innovator

      • September 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm
        Bout to slay your ass says:
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        Co’sigh

  10. September 20, 2012 at 8:19 am
    truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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    this b**** p**** stink SOOOOOO bad chile

    • September 20, 2012 at 10:15 am
      Read That b**** says:
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      Who the f*** are you gonna drag?.. Chile please!? You can tell your maggot ass don’t have a life. You’re always stalking a Nicki Minaj post making yourself look like an uneducated punk ass b****. You’re just another ignorant hater who ain’t never gonna have s*** because you are so f****** negative. get Nicki’s d*** out of your mouth and go get a f****** life because i will drag your stupid ass all over that mother f****** grape this morning h**.

      • September 20, 2012 at 10:54 am
        truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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        (side eyeing this WANG p**** w**** like a mutha fucka…FLAME ON) nawl b**** why don’t you clean yo p**** cause you making YOSELF look like a diseased TRAMP vying for a f***!! b**** i will snatch the nappy wig of yours all over this mutha fuckn thread you nappy p**** b****!! when was the last time you changed your crusty panties? h**!!

      • September 20, 2012 at 10:55 am
        truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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        now b**** YOU just got READ!!!

    • September 20, 2012 at 11:02 am
      Read That b**** says:
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      Lmao! was that even in English? h** stop! That bull s*** you just typed don’t even make sense you ignorant piece of f***** trash.

      • September 20, 2012 at 11:19 am
        truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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        you lame girl. that was the BEST you had i bet. b**** change your name to “i get the s*** read outta me’ becasue you DO!! STUPID h**! let me find someone with BETTER come backs than THIS stink p**** h**

      • September 20, 2012 at 11:47 am
        Read That b**** says:
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        Keep telling yourself that you delusional f**.

  11. September 20, 2012 at 8:25 am
    Siberian Prince says:
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    I lile nicki better when other people write her music…

  12. September 20, 2012 at 8:25 am
    Beyonce's Bush says:
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    Well even Beyonce was relevant in 2003. And we all know that didn’t last so….

    • September 20, 2012 at 8:52 am
      KINGBEY/RIHANNA says:
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      welcome to the hive u r a bigger stan than i am

  13. September 20, 2012 at 8:45 am
    Monstarebel says:
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    This b**** truth is nothing but a jealous ass hater mad because he knows no one is checking for that ugly b**** lil Kim except for you ghetto f*** & b******…. Nicki will stay slaying Kim & you CANT handle it w****….

    • September 20, 2012 at 9:16 am
      truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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      b**** YOU CRACKLE p**** IS ALL OVER LIL KIM’S POST SO YOU CHECKING FOR HER YOU APE FACE HORSE p**** BEAR ASS h**!! And why i’m STOMPING yo p**** all over THIS post AND Queen Kim’s post AND draggin you fav(icki) by her p****…AT THE SAME DAMN TIME!! h**

      • September 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm
        IJUDGEFLIPFLOPS says:
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        Omg they read you! Lmao I am crying!!! Yes you got slayed!

    • September 20, 2012 at 9:17 am
      truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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      and f*** yall b****** that’s ‘thumbs uping’ for this c***! yall WHORES!!!

  14. September 20, 2012 at 9:15 am
    BIG DOGG says:
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    Same s***, different toilet.

    “NAUGH BAUGH PHAUGHKINN KAYRZ”

    .

    Plus, they make me wanna SHOOT MY LOAD in my boxers when they talk about her having accompalished more than Lil’ Kim, or even “winning” a South-African Sergeant’s s***.

    Lil’ Kim sold 5 million >RAP< albums in the US alone, how many albums have this flop b**** sold worldwide, despite all the Red-One ass-kissing she did?

    And DEAD at that interview last track on her second album, where she mentioned in the meaning of "I'm the female Jay-Z".

    I mean, ONIKA STOP!

    And please don't tell me "she WILL soon cross that mark". If her career remains messy and shitty like that, it'll be over by 2013.

    . . . . . . . . . .

    @beyoncesbush

    As if Beyonce hasn't out-done 2.5 x Rihanna's albums, DVD's, tours, movies, side-products, and every f****** thing.

    Gurl stop!

    • September 20, 2012 at 9:25 am
      truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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      chile thank you!! i’m on the lil kim post below this post repping for the queen!!

      • September 20, 2012 at 10:48 am
        Read That b**** says:
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        h** Stop. Kim didn’t sell s***. She had to give most of her money to the people who wrote her raps.

      • September 20, 2012 at 10:57 am
        truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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        sucka d*** b****

      • September 20, 2012 at 11:18 am
        Read That b**** says:
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        You go eat a sick p****. f**!

  15. September 20, 2012 at 9:18 am
    Os says:
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    Congratz to her,she wasn’t lying when she said she wants to win on every avenue and she is doing it,i got my Pink Friday perfume before it sold out,it,s fire.

    • September 20, 2012 at 9:25 am
      truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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      c***

      • September 20, 2012 at 9:52 am
        Os says:
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        Amm…Don,t you have d-ck to blow.

      • September 20, 2012 at 10:16 am
        truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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        @Os -DEAD LOL

  16. September 20, 2012 at 9:35 am
    That B*tch says:
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    Wack. It still didnt reach number one though.
    Trasy Minaj have a seat boo. That spot on AI will not help that horrible ass LP.

    • September 20, 2012 at 9:36 am
      That B*tch says:
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      Trashy*

      • September 20, 2012 at 10:51 am
        Read That b**** says:
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        Have a seat b****. Who cares if it didn’t go number 1. It still sold over a million copies dummy.

      • September 20, 2012 at 10:58 am
        truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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        how many did you sell b****? Read THAT!

  17. September 20, 2012 at 10:02 am
    london says:
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    So much hate, let her do her thing if you guys dont like it dont watch her s***!!
    btw her album did go platinum ;)

    • September 20, 2012 at 10:16 am
      truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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      f*** you b****

  18. September 20, 2012 at 10:02 am
    KING-BREEZYONCÉ says:
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    SHE STILL A FLOP !

  19. September 20, 2012 at 11:05 am
    Gilberto says:
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    That awkward moment when your single sold more than your album in the entire world…
    DEAD @ she’s using AI to revive her career. LOL. b**** just released her second album and her career is already over. I can’t. Bye, flop!

    • September 20, 2012 at 11:20 am
      truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) says:
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      DEAD chile JUST DEAD!!!! LOLOLOLOL

    • September 20, 2012 at 11:21 am
      opd2 says:
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      Revive what an,t dead,you are really d-mn,isn’t rihanna a single artist were her singles always out selfs her albums,so what is you,er point gil-sh-t,money is still making it,s all good,they bin asking for her for AI from the get go wayne before her first album,so you can stay there acting like this is the first time them show reach out to her,f-ck you.

  20. September 20, 2012 at 11:55 am
    TruthBeTold says:
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    Wish her album had sold that much copies.

  21. September 20, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Kill Yourself Nation says:
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    Nicki is not worried about what these little hating ass bastards got to say about her she still making that money and that’s all that matters.

  22. September 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    Twitter - @091094_ says:
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    NICKI DESERVES THIS, UNLIKE SO ARROGANT RETARDS, I BEEN WITH HER FROM THE BEAM ME UP SCOTTY DAYS WHEN SHE WAS WORKING AND PAYING HER DUES, SHE SPAT FIRE BACK THEN, AND FOR PEOPLE SAYING SHE TURNED COMMERCIAL, IF YOU LISTEN TO HER SONGS ON HER OLD MIXTAPE, YOU CAN TELL SHE ENJOYED A GOOD POPPY HOOK, SO DONT JUDGE HER JUST COZ SHE WANT TO EXPRESS HERSELF, IS SHE NOT ALOUD TO BE A FEMALE AND HAVE CUTE SONGS? DOES SHE HAVE TO WEAR HOODIES AND SWEATPANTS AND RAP ABOUT MONEY ALL THE TIME, IS THAT THE FEMALE RAPPER YOU WANT? FALLLLLLL BACK NICKI IS WINNING ALL THE WAY

  23. September 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    Gilberto says:
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    I didn’t know that Nicki Minaj’s so old. She’d better hurry up and make some cash now, because time is catching up. No one will care about Nicki Minaj when she turns into the 40’s, no one wants to see that b**** looking like a RuPaul’s Drag Race former contestant with a deformed ass and boobs rappping… I mean, mumbling about her fake ass and plastic boobs. Oh! I forgot, I’m being very generous about the “40 yo” thing, because as far as I know her career is already dead and buried, and that’s why she’s on American Idol.

    • September 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm
      mobwife: 4-Years-Old :-) says:
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      “no one wants to see that b**** looking like a RuPaul’s Drag Race former contestant ”

      *FAINTS, GET’S UP & FAINTS AGAIN* :-)

  24. September 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    truth tea (take a sip) says:
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    if nicki minaj is a rapper, then ke$ha is a rapper and “tik tok” is one of the highest selling female rap singles of all time.

  25. September 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    MC says:
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    Worst music of all time only after “Pound the alarm” this b**** sucks ass…

  26. September 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    Benron (King Of The Navy) says:
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    Can’t wait for her next album, it will surely go platinum! Probably at 300k this time but still, shipping 700k extra copies is an acheivment ot the barbs.

  27. September 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    mobwife: 4-Years-Old :-) says:
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    The power of a BRAINWASHING BIASED ASS MEDIA! Grab your aluminum foil and cover your head ppl! Don’t let media manipulation, bullying and lies happen to you! :-)

    LOL! Nah really, congrats to Nicki. I really dislke this song tho!

  28. September 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    IJUDGEFLIPFLOPS says:
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    Wow the anger! Lmao you guys are so pressed.

  29. September 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    virtuoso intellect says:
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    guys seriously, all this slanting and cussing each other out <<<<
    i couldnt even make out some of those comments becuase every 2nd word is an expletive. there has to be a more mature way of getting your point across. since the word "stan" became popular, we've all kinda run with it and lost decorum somwhere along the way. i know it's only a blog but still

    • September 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm
      commanderofthedancefloor says:
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      of course your comment is completely right but what most people will do is f-this or you and say they will do what they want because they dont have any class, there are rihanna stans that i dont even like because they are complete idiots.

  30. September 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    commanderofthedancefloor says:
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    what are the first 4 best sellers?

    i would take a guess and say two of them would be carly rae jepsens call me maybe and fun. we are young, I think taylor swifts new song will be one of the best sellers of this year also.

  31. September 21, 2012 at 12:18 am
    Keepwinning says:
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    Damnn nicki will u ever stop making money!?!!! Congrats

  32. September 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    love it says:
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    Congrats to nikki I like her music not all of it but a lot of it and I love to see females doing their independent thing in the music buisness we dont have a lot of female rappers out and I am glad she is doing it big b/c no one else is and I can’t hate her making her dreams come true so congrats to her.

    • September 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm
      love it says:
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      I meant to say at the end that I can’t hate on her for making her dreams come true.

  33. September 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    BOOBIE says:
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    Nicki Minaj currently has a net worth of over $60 million. Regardless if she sells albums or singles or not…she’s still one of the richest pop stars/rappers in the world. She’s STILL making money from her WORLD TOUR and her re-release that’s coming out soon. So that net worth is bound to rise even higher. All of you haters on this website are PATHETIC. You sit behind your cheap ass computer screens dragging down successful artists when they don’t meet your expectations. It’s sad, really. You should all RESPECT any artist or celebrity that has made a NAME for themselves because it’s something that NONE of US will ever do, including myself. Now run tell that.

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    […] Sure, though sales aren’t always on the top of everyone’s agenda, the music business is just that… a business, and will always reward acts like Minaj- who though always doesn’t get it right- has garnered a fan base who always put their money where their mouths are. […]

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