That Grape Juice Wishes Nicki Minaj A Very Happy Birthday

Published: Thursday 8th Dec 2011 by David

 

Much to the delight of her ever tuned in fan base, today sees Rap Prima Nicki Minaj celebrate her 29th birthday.

So, in helping both she and her ‘Barbz‘ celebrate what can only be described as an eventful life, That Grape Juice counts down five of the starlet’s more pivotal moments to date, from her days as a rising MC in the streets of New York to her well documented rise to super stardom today.

Get into it below…

 

5.

Reportedly shot in 2007, the visual for her ‘Click Clack‘ has become somewhat of a go to point for any interested in witnessing Minaj before ‘the fame’.

Fierce, fiery and in control, it was a clear even then that she was destined to surpass the achievements scored by many a lyricist before her.

 

4.

One of her most celebrated appearances to date,  Nicki’s verse on Yo Gotti‘s ‘5 Star Chick‘ remix has gone down as an ultimate fan favorite.

Overshadowing the efforts of the song’s other contributors, the verse served as one of the many launchpad’s the Rapper used to introduce the animated ‘Barbie‘ persona the world has grown to love.

 

3.

You know you’ve made it when you’ve got Robin Roberts  reciting your lyrics. Without a doubt, Nicki’s set on Good Morning America back on August 5th of this year helped introduce her to anyone who was yet to encounter her ‘unique’ performance style.

It also saw her announce her role in the upcoming movie ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift‘, due out July 2012.

 

2.

Last year, the performer’s MTV ‘My Time Now’ special saw viewers welcomed to the difficult world that was her childhood.

Revealing how being separated from both  parents for a number of years and  losing the grandmother who had doubled as a second mother for so long had affected her, the special is undeniably one of her more touching moments to date.

 

1.

Following the success of her debut album ‘Pink Friday‘, the awards came- and in abundance.
However, while her wins at the 2011 VMA‘s and AMA‘s were impressive, it was scoring Billboard‘s ‘Rising Star Of 2011‘ award that served to indicate just how far she had come in the space of a few years.

With ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ making its world on February 14th 2012, here’s to hoping coming years see Minaj continue to break ground with ever engaging material and oft admired ambition.

Have a good one Nicki.

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  1. james December 8, 2011

    this is an incredible post, showcasing how far she has come and how successful she is, so proud to be a nicki minaj stan, Happy BDay HB!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jasmine December 8, 2011

    Happy 29th birthday Onika!

  3. raria December 8, 2011

    happy birthday NICKI…
    ..i swear i wouldn’t be on this site as much anymore http://t.co/6VIdhOz ..if i wasn’t making money every time I commented…

  4. KAT DELUNA FAN December 8, 2011

    happy bday,she works hard and goes hard…her music sucks but she is passionated

  5. Onyx December 8, 2011

    Go Nicki

  6. MaZ December 8, 2011

    Stop kissin’ her ass TGJ!

  7. Malibu Barbie December 8, 2011

    since when did u do this for birthdays ??? do u want an interview from her so bad.. OR are you serious NICKI MINAJ STANS ????? it has to be one of them or both….

  8. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. December 8, 2011

    THE GREAT LACEFRONCE would also like to wish Nicki GARBAJ a happy birthday

    I want this talentless H** to ENJOY her LOCAL fame cause she is a GIMMICK & won’t be relevant in another yr 😉

  9. james December 8, 2011

    i dont get why maz and malibu barbie are commenting on a nicki minaj post if you dont like her, clearly someone needs to get a f****** life and stop hating, nicki is making millions while bums is hatin #Datswhyumad…. oh

  10. Malibu Barbie December 8, 2011

    no1 respects her musically because she’s seen everywhere and she wears Lil’ Kim and Lady Gaga hand me downs ..is the reason she gets these awards… im so sick of her.. she dont deserve these awards at all.. bring a REAL MC and put nicki and her to BATTLE RAP. and you’ll see who the real is..
    and that barbie,harajuku barbie s*** has been DONE before..
    not an original bone in her body.. she does not deserve all the credit shes been getting.. TRUE ARTISTS 1. respect the legends who opened the door for them 2. create their OWN style. <<<< nicki has not and does not do NEITHER. ill give her 2 more years… im convinced her 2nd album is her last one.. after her ALTER EGO gimmick has died down. what is she gna do next .. beyonce already did sasha fierce.. like come up with ur own s*** nicki LMFAO !!!

  11. Malibu Barbie December 8, 2011

    @JAMES
    i cant stand people who WIN when they deserve to LOSE. i hate people who take TONS of credit for what someone else created…. Lil’ Kim is public enemy because of nicki minaj… y’all sit here and respect the same b**** who DISRESPECTED… CHER. THE LIVING LEGEND HERSELF… but when KIM tells u NICKI STARTED the beef.. nicki popped of FIRST. u dont belive her.
    but NICKI and her HYPEMAN was QUICK to diss CHER.
    Karma is ever present.. either nicki will get exposed or she will expose herself.. shes TALENTLESS. she cannot peform live.. her lyrics are garbage.. and her videos and style are CARBON COPIES… shes only LOVED. because she has a good promotional team.. who really sits down to respect her MUSICALLY.. its her facial expressions and outfits that keep her relevant.. ESTER DEAN is the reason superbass is a HIT. no1 remembers nicki’ verses

  12. S*** (U MAD?) December 8, 2011

    WAIT A MINUTE!!!!

    Her ONLY hit solo is Super Base only & she hasnt even sold 2M yet?? 😕

    #FLOP!

  13. james December 8, 2011

    @Malibu Barbie lmaooooooooo tell em why u really mad, bwahahahaha you say no body respects her yet she’s worked with jay-z, madonna, britney spears, mariah carey, kanye west, christina, rihanna, mary j blige, diddy, wayne, drake, kesha, and thats just a few, also endorsement deals with MAC, Mattel, Casio, OPI, she has a fragrance coming out and a movie coming in june 2012, i think she gets much respect and also many millions, while you sit on the computer and hate, Nicki good

  14. CLtimms December 8, 2011

    Thought she was 26-27?

  15. S*** (U MAD?) December 8, 2011

    CONGRATS KE$HA, NIKKI, DRAKE, LIL WAYNE, & GAGA…

    YOU HAVE OFFICIALLY RUINED MUSIC 😕

  16. S*** (U MAD?) December 8, 2011

    @CLTIMNS

    This Fake plastic B**** LIED About Her AGE long time ago. 😕

  17. Nahjee December 8, 2011

    Hey @the great lacefronce what’s your problem you always calling somebody a flop you say tha same s*** on every post I’m getting tired of it. Your tha biggest flop on this site and take that old ass crusty white women down that b**** look ugly as hell.

    HAPPY BDAY NICKI 

  18. WHUT December 8, 2011

    29?! Damn another fossil in the game!!

  19. Malibu Barbie December 8, 2011

    @JAMES
    i went into detail on why im mad that nicki minaj keeps winning when she should be losing. read what i wrote.
    talentless,disrespectful,cocky COPYCATS.. seem to be THRIVING this generation…and the real artists never get noticed

  20. MISHKA December 8, 2011

    Happy B’day Nicki!!!

    One of the many reasons why Nicki climbed to the top so fast since the release of her album is how professionnal and driven she behaves as an entertainer. She knows what the audience is expecting from her and she delivers.

    I know I throw shade at times but I’m glad she knows where the money is and doesn’t f*ck with that. Unlike some younger artists we all know.

  21. Malibu Barbie December 8, 2011

    So after the BARBIE…ROMAN..MARTHA..ALTER EGO.. GIMMICK dies down and gets boring… what are u going to do next nicki ???
    cuz everyone will grow tired of the DISTRACTIONS u create to hide ur minimal talent…
    Beyonce did SASHA FIERCE.
    LIL’ KIM did Black Barbie
    Gwen Stefani did the Harajuku Barbie in her videos.. and had Harajuku clothing lines,dolls and back up dancers..
    Missy Eliott was the animated rapper with the creative videos..
    WHAT HAVE YOU DONE NICKI THAT’S ORIGINAL YET ???????????

  22. Justathought December 8, 2011

    Happy Bday Nick.

    …TGJ I’m surprised you actually put her real age up there.

  23. Malibu Barbie December 8, 2011

    @MISHKA
    “One of the many reasons why Nicki climbed to the top so fast since the release of her album is how professionnal and driven she behaves as an entertainer. She knows what the audience is expecting from her and she delivers.”
    1. LOOK AT HER ALBUM REVIEWS before you talk.
    2. did u SEE her performance on victoria secret aswell as her peformances in general ?????
    BWAHAHAHAHA !!! before you overrate nicki … do your research

  24. Donthate December 8, 2011

    I see why the haters are mad.

    They want to call Nicki fake and cite her wild lyrics as their defence for this, but have NOTHING to say about songs like catch me and here i am.

    If a pretty face, fat ass and wild voices was all it took to make someone a success wouldn’t EVERYONE be doing it as big she is.

    You dont have to like her, but denying her hustle is just hating. Since she came out, she’s been the hottest thing out. Shes released an album which has won criticial and commercial praise AND is doing things many rappers wouldnt even dare to dream of.

    Just for this post, Im going to keep on backing on this site- was really heartwarming and I hope she sees it.

  25. HaterzStayPressed December 8, 2011

    Happy Birthday Nicki. Here’s to a job well done! Never you mind the haters that suck on Kim’s long dragged out c***. You s*** on their favs and they can’t handle it. You are very respected in the music industry and the most charted female rapper OF ALL TIME. The industry respects Nicki, that’s why many are clamoring to work with her.

    Haters will always stay pressed over success. Like I’ve said to a many Kim stans – respect is earned, not given. Just because you HAD the throne doesn’t mean you have it now. Your s*** got snatched. Don’t cry now, get it back or SIT THE F*** DOWN. Stop whining and putting your little army of about 100 fans up to doing your dirty work. Come hard, come correct or sit your ass down!

    Holla back when your fav female rapper sells over 1.6 million of an album in this decade. Pretend it’s a flop all you want. Pink Friday is a smash hit and there is nothing you can say or do about it. Sawwy!

    Well, B**** if you ain’t shittin’ then get off the pot!!! #staymadstaypressed

  26. Cyrstal December 8, 2011

    @HATERZSTAYPRESSd Pink Friday was trash I don’t care how much she sales and selling 1.6 mil with 8 singles is a flop.

  27. Candy December 8, 2011

    This girl about to be 30 acting like a 10 year old.How sad.

  28. Mia December 8, 2011

    She needs to start acting her age and stop dressing like a damn clown.

  29. Mia December 8, 2011

    She needs to start acting her age and stop dressing like a damn clown

  30. Donthate December 8, 2011

    cyrstal?

    So rich of you to call Pink Friday a flop when it sold more in 11 months than ANY of Kims albums have sold in five years. WHAT A JOKE.

    The only thing keeping kim alive are websites like this cos NOBODY else is checking for her.

    Notice how angie martinez only invited her on AFTER the interview with Nicki?
    you really dont know what to know what would happen if this site stopped covering her.

  31. Guess What December 8, 2011

    Happy #29th birthday to the industry’s biggest fraud & liar Onika Tanya Maraj. So we should tell her to “hang it up flatscreen” being that she’s pushing 30. S/o to Kim for letting us know that ppl will see the light about this lying ass clone.

  32. Malibu Barbie December 8, 2011

    IT TOOK LIL’ KIM’S IDENTITY TO TURN NICKI INTO A STAR. SO WHEN U LAMES DISS KIM ITS NULL + VOID.” i love lil’ kim but i think i have what it takes to fill her shoes , if anyone can do it.. ITS NICKI MINAJ” <<<<<<<<<<<<< YOU'RE FAVE BEEN A FAN…
    PAY HOMAGE H*** !!!!
    all these clones KNOW kim is the s***. but their PRIDE prevents them from admitting it. if kim wasnt a factor…. they wudnt steal her swag or even pay attention to her.
    Khia dissed the S*** outta nicki on her blog countless times… i dont see nicki's fans attacking her on the daily… why would that be ???? Khia is a non threat. shes a non factor. Kim is so SUPREME everyone is coming for her neck. they dnt wnt kim to win.

  33. Lea December 8, 2011

    Wow Sam y’all are really kissing this girl @ss,to bad she will never give you an interview.

  34. Layla December 8, 2011

    @DONTHATE Kim worked with Angie first on the song “Lady’s Night” dumb@**.

  35. Maylashia December 8, 2011

    Nicki and Kim are only 6 yaers apart but Nicki and her fans have the nerve to call Kim old.

  36. Stacy December 8, 2011

    So Nicki fans are going to act like Nicki didn’t lie about her age.Uh…Ok.

  37. MaZ December 8, 2011

    @JAMES, Did I say that I don’t like????

    This is the kind of post that makes That Grape Juice More and more irrelevant!

  38. MISHKA December 8, 2011

    MALIBU BARBIE
    December 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    @MISHKA
    “One of the many reasons why Nicki climbed to the top so fast since the release of her album is how professionnal and driven she behaves as an entertainer. She knows what the audience is expecting from her and she delivers.”
    1. LOOK AT HER ALBUM REVIEWS before you talk.
    2. did u SEE her performance on victoria secret aswell as her peformances in general ?????
    BWAHAHAHAHA !!! before you overrate nicki … do your research

    _________________________________________

    What I meant = “She delivers what her audience expects from her”

    Her audience = Those who make her sit next to Anna Wintour on runway shows .

    Learn how to take time to read between the lines, sweetie.

  39. HaterzStayPressed December 8, 2011

    @cyrstal whether you like it or not is irrelevant now isn’t it? The b**** is the MOST CHARTED FEMALE RAPPER OF ALL TIME. She is guaranteed to CHART on Billboard Hot 100 in the top 50. It’s not a flop. Billboard said it isn’t a flop. Her singles have all gone platinum. Stop deluding yourself and stop lying to yourself. There is nothing you can say or do to change the fact that the ALBUM IS A HIT and her songs have charted and SOLD. Don’t take my word for it, go to billboard/bds/mediabase/soundscan.

    Just say the truth: You don’t like Nicki because of Kim, or whomever else you like that ain’t doing so well.

  40. HaterzStayPressed December 8, 2011

    You Kim fans are so f****** dumb and so pressed. Holla back when KIM IS RELEVANT and does something other than cry and whine about somebody stealing her image. Kim is a NON F****** FACTOR until you, her fans make her a factor. Coming on TGJ shittin’ on Nicki will not CHANGE THE FACT THAT KIM IS A FAILURE.

    And it’s not all Kim’s fault. IT IS HER STANS FAULT FOR NOT BUYING HER S***.

    I dare you to buy her new single and make it chart top 50. LMAO

    One day I hope we at TGJ have a real and true conversation about Lil’ Kim’s contribution to hip hop and her career and what SHE’S DONE to DESTROY IT. KIM f***** up her own career – NO ONE ELSE BUT KIM. She went to federal prison at the height of HER career due to LYING and COVERING UP CRIMES. She is the volatile one who no one wanted to sign until recently. And knowing Kim she will mess this shot up too.

    Kim never takes responsibility for her failings. That’s why she plays the victim role oh so well because it’s only card she has left. Too bad. Go hard or go home.

  41. AuntieJackie December 8, 2011

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—good for her! She’s really killing this year and she’s worked hard. When she scales back on the crazy outfits and hair I’ll be much more personally interested in her, but she has done well for herself and worked, worked, worked at building a fan base. She’s got her own unique flavor with rapping. She’s really the FIRST female Hip-Pop star. She had plenty of people paving the way for her in Hip-Hop and she took that, along with cues from other pop stars to be successful.

    Did she take a little of Kim? Of COURSE she did! But Kim should be sitting back co-signing her and cheering her on. That beef stuff is not cute at all for someone of Kim’s caliber.

  42. DOPE or NOPE December 8, 2011

    @malibu Barbie there is nothing you can do to stop Nicki hustle nobody can stop Nicki hustle just clam down drink your kool-aid and fininsh eating your chips. While Nicki makes millions and drop hit after hit damn. I’m kinda getting tired of people trying to knock Nicki off her throne you can’t #StopIt5

    NICKI GETS A BIG DOPE FOR HER BDAY! Don’t worry bout tha haters they got nothing better to do but jerk off to world star hip hop babes & hate on TGJ that’s all

  43. Guess What December 8, 2011

    @Malibu Barbie co sign 100%. It still f**** my head up that Onika sat up in that interview & said that statement. Maybe she didn’t think those exact words would come back to haunt her. This proves the whole point of the beef with her & Kim. She wanted to be Kim. Her evil team set it up to make Kim look bitter & look like a hater when that is not the case at all. Nicki will continue to be exposed for the snake that she really is.

  44. homoswaggakiddwoman December 8, 2011

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE ONE AND ONLY ONIKA TANYA MARAJ AKA NICKI MINAJ AKA ITS BARBIE B**** LOL.. LOVE YOU NICKI MINAJ AND ONCE AGAIN HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEEP THEM HITS COMING BEEN A BIG BIG NICKI MINAJ FAN SINCE 2007 I HAVE ALL OF YOUR MIXTAPES EVERYTHING MAGAZINE COVER GOT TWO COPIES OF PINK FRIDAY CANT WAIT FOR THE NEW ALBUM..

  45. josh December 8, 2011

    Happy Birthday Nicki!
    (:

    Love her, looking forward to the new album.

  46. RDK December 8, 2011

    THE GREAT LACEFRONCE i see you wishing nicki happy birth day in your way,nice,…anyways happy birthday nicki keep doing your thing…i see milibu too haven’t seen that hateful thing for some times i thought it gave up but as you all can see i was wrong.

  47. stbaby December 8, 2011

    Happy birthday Nicki, team Minaj pls dont reply or worry about these never do well that sits behind their computer spreading their disease.its only one person that made series of account and pretend to be many.She will write with on account and co sign with the other.As for kim ,she is jobless and has been begging a couple of people for shows.She is a liar and a criminal .and she does not have any record deal with universal.All she does is release wack songs hoping it will get a buzz so as record companies can look for her without knowing she has passed her menopause.RAGGEDY ANN ,you are a loser and a flop.

  48. I’ma have to send her to her maker December 8, 2011

    Oh my gaga. You see lady gaga so respected and praised for her work and she isn’t the least bit original nor is beyonce. Why can’t nicki get the same amount of praise for just being herself and working hard? Anyways, who cares. Her team loves her. Nicki gets more love from her fans than hate from anonymous ppl so it’s all good at the end of the day.

    Happy birthday nicki!

  49. ChrisBBeliever2 December 8, 2011

    This site has their lips wrapped around Nicki’s c******* so damn tight, it’s pathetic.

  50. Malibu Barbie December 8, 2011

    @IMAHAVETOSEND
    but does lady gaga diss grace jones,madonna or david bowie ????? NO.
    thats why gaga gets MAD LOVE.
    nicki on the other hand.. i dont think so. dont act like nicki didnt do anything to P*** kim offf.
    Kim is her IDOL. Kim is who nicki is in the image of RIGHT NOW. KIM is who nicki used a platform on the come up and NOW. So kim has every right to DEMAND respect and homage from nicki in interviews.
    Nicki is very manipulative,smart and disrespectful. ALL SHE DOES is call kim OLD. when thats besides the point. the point is here. nicki needs to bow down and pay homage. dont bust shots at KIM. when u are emulating her. what sense does that make ???? yet nicki stays paying britney spears and taylor swift homage

  51. HaterzStayPressed December 8, 2011

    @Malibu

    Bow down? No one has to bow down to anyone in life. Lil’ Kim did NOT invent her STYLE. She copied and mocked the likes of white women like Pamela Anderson and Anna Nicole Smith – trying to be a BLONDE BOMBSHELL. She mocked white women so much she CHOPPED and SCREWED her face. I don’t see KIM BOWING DOWN to the white women SHE COPIED. Why should Nicki?

    This s*** is DELUSIONAL.

  52. >So Disrespectful_ December 8, 2011

    happy birth day nicki hope you see many more,i like most part of roman in moscow waiting on the official single to drop,and that album for my valentine,waiting on madonna,s first single with you too..i,ll work with that in the mean time until the the main course/album drops,sigh watch them up top doing what they do best, and that main one there always crying flinging it,s feelings in the air,and i see up to there they talking about nicki is the reason Kim is public enemy,kim mad her self the public enemy no one did that but her self,nicki is doing nicki and kim is doing did and didn’t kim,so good are bad it,s all on kim.

  53. ChrisBBeliever2 December 8, 2011

    @Malibu Barbie

    You raise some interesting points, but coming here about it isn’t going to help any. You have to let things pan out on there own.

  54. Nahjee December 8, 2011

    @mabilu Barbie WOULD YOU PLEASE!!! LET IT GO PLEASE!!! NICKI IS WINNING THATS THA END OF THA STORY.

    LIKE I LOVE KIM TO BUT YOU DONT SEE ME P*** OFF ABOUT KIM CAREER ON HERE.

    KIM CAREER IS OVER NOW YOU GONNA HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. S*** KIM SINGLE “IM NOT THE ONE” IS NOT EVEN IN TOP 20 ON ITUNES CHARTS AND HOW LONG THAT SINGLE BEEN OUT??? IT’S OVER

    AND NICK NEW SINGLE CRACKED THA TOP 15 ON ITUNES IN 2 DAYS WOW!!!!!!THAT’S CRAZY

    SO PUT IT TO REST AND LEAVE NICKI ALONG MAN

  55. stbaby December 8, 2011

    I really thank God for being the life giver,imagine if it were to be man who determines who live and who is to die, i dont think many people including myself would have been alive today.Man would have demanded you worship him, hmm.THANK YOU JESUS CHRIST.

  56. Sierrra December 8, 2011

    @NAHJEE Shut your @ss up.Kim’s career is far from over.She just sign a record deal and about to be doing movies and books.You say you love Kim to,but you be throwing so much shade at her.GTFOH.

  57. Nahjee December 8, 2011

    @sierra I know she sign a record deal dumb ass.. But where is tha hits at??? Why ain’t she at tha VMA’s, BET AWARDS, AMA’s Grammys, what about billbaords & iTunes charts huh??? Kim is doing very little to TRY and come back she had her 5seconds of fame on love & hip hop show.

    Kimmy you gotta make bigger moves then that plus that girl face look like it wanted to melt off her face when I saw her on that show OMG! Kimbella look tha same way toooo much damn makeup.

    Kim needs to have some hits on tha radio power99FM or 103.tha beat or get a video on 106andpark s*** do something that’s mainstream damn.

  58. IBEENAFAN December 8, 2011

    ITS HER BIRTHDAY AND YALL STILL HATIN SHES JUST LIVING HER DREAM ..

    DONT GET MAD BC LIL KRIM IS WASHED UP AND DONE..SHES A F****** MESS

  59. ImMadAsHell December 8, 2011

    Happy Birthday to 29 year old Ni8cki. It seems next year you’ll be an old as b****.

  60. Davon December 9, 2011

    She’s 31 not 29

  61. OnikaCarter December 9, 2011

    Great post TGJ!

  62. LetsBeReal December 9, 2011

    Nicki is 31 years old you guys even Fendi said it get yall s*** together like wtf..

  63. jamir21: I SPEAK THE TRUTH !!!! December 10, 2011

    Happy birthday Nicki

  64. cherz December 11, 2011

    I thought this was her 30th birthday??

  65. Team Azealia #kuntbrigade December 8, 2012

    Happy birthday nicki from the #KUNTBRIGADE….today is her day and I’m Not gonna throw SHADE TODAY!!

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