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Nicki Minaj Debuts Hot New Hair Makeover With Pink Streak — Before & After Photos

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Nicki Minaj debuted a new ‘do for the fall. The rapper now has a subtle pink streak in her signature locks. See the new look.

Nicki Minaj subtly changed up her hair. The rapper, 38, debuted a pink streak on her jet black hair in a new Instagram post on Thursday, Sept. 23. The Pink Friday artist is decked out in Chanel in the snapshot, wearing a long sleeve shirt, two purses, and sandals from the French luxury fashion house.

The rapper frequently changes things up when it comes to her hair. The pink streak is discreet, but Nicki has also dyed her hair entirely pink in the past. Prior to her usual jet black hair, the rapper was also momentarily blonde.

The makeover comes a day after Jennifer Hough, the woman who accused the rapper’s husband Kenneth Petty of rape when they were teenagers in 1994, spoke out against the couple in her first on-camera interview on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Jennifer filed a lawsuit against Nicki and Kenneth in August, accusing the two of “witness intimidation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress,” and “harassment,” among other troubling allegations. The suit alleges that Nicki “threatened” her to “recant” her rape claims.

Jennifer appeared on The Real on Wednesday, recounting claims that Kenneth led her to a house at knifepoint and raped her. He was convicted and spent time in prison. “I’m tired of being afraid,” Jennifer said, later reflecting on whether justice had been served following Kenneth’s conviction: “I don’t think I thought about justice per se because I was still blaming myself,” she said. “I thought it was something that I did or didn’t do. So I don’t think I thought about if I got justice. I just knew that he did what he did and he went to jail and I had to leave my family. I had to leave my home and I had to move away.”

The rapper’s husband is scheduled to face sentencing in January 2022 for failure to register as a sex offender in California. In her interview, Jennifer said she was “so afraid of being found out” after Nicki and Kenneth wed in October 2019. “I was so afraid of being known as the person he violated, and I didn’t want that,” she said. “You know, it’s Nicki Minaj.” HollywoodLife previously reached out to Nicki’s rep for comment on the suit, but has not heard back.

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Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of 2021 VMAs Performance Days Before Show

Nicki Minaj Shares Priceless Reaction to Her Baby Speaking

The Barbz will have wait at least one more year for Nicki Minaj‘s return to the VMAs.

 

Although she was not originally announced as a performer in this year’s lineup, The Pinkprint rapper took fans by surprise on Sept. 9 when she revealed that she was set to grace the stage at this year’s MTV Music Video Awards on Sunday, Sept 12.

 

After a fan on Twitter asked Nicki if she would be performing at the award show, the musician replied, “I just pulled out. I’ll explain why another day.” Nonetheless, she also expressed her gratitude for the show’s network and behind-the-scenes executives, including producer Bruce Gilmer, adding, “But I love those guys at MTV. Thank you Bruce. I love you so much.”

 

However, before you express regret in your tears—the rapper also noted that we should be sure to see her perform next year, also tweeting, “Next year we there baby.”

 

E! News has reached out to her rep and MTV for comment.

This year’s award ceremony will mark three years since fans have seen Nicki grace the VMA stage.

I just pulled out. I’ll explain why another day. But I love those guys at MTV. thank you Bruce. I love you so much. Next year we there baby. https://t.co/QkueA9fcOu

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 9, 2021

In August 2018, the rapper performed a few singles from her Queen album, including “Majesty,” and “Barbie Dreams.” That same night, she took home her fourth VMA Award for Best Hip Hop Video for “Chun Li.”

 

Nicki’s latest news follows reports of singer Lorde also dropping out of her performance on Sept. 3. According to MTV’s official Twitter account, the New Zealand singer-songwriter had to cancel “due to a change in production elements.”

Looking for more info ahead of this year’s VMAs? We have everything you need right here.

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Nicki Minaj’s father killed in hit-and-run

NEW YORK – The father of rapper Nicki Minaj has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver near New York City, police said.

Robert Maraj was walking on a road in Mineola, Long Island at 6.15pm on Friday when he was hit, Nassau County Police Department said in a statement.

The driver left the scene of the accident, and Maraj was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Saturday.

“The investigation is ongoing,” police added.

The statement did not specify Maraj’s relationship to Minaj, but a police spokesman confirmed he was her father.

Minaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in the Queens borough of New York City.

The rapper has been nominated for ten Grammy awards during her career.

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Nicki Minaj’s Father Killed In Hit-And-Run In New York, Police Say

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Robert Maraj—the father of rapper Nicki Minaj—died over the weekend after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York, police announced Sunday.

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Nassau County Police said that Maraj, 64, was walking along a road on Long Island on Friday evening when he was struck by an unidentified driver who then fled the scene.

Maraj was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, and then died from injuries sustained from the crash on Saturday, according to police.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, with no arrests made so far.

Police are asking any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Key Background

Nicki Minaj, 38, was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad and was raised in Queens, New York. After an uber successful career, during which she accumulated a record number of Hot 100 hits and ranked among music’s highest-paid women, Minaj announced her plans to retire and focus on her family in late 2019. Though she hasn’t released an album since 2018, Minaj still ranked #12 on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid hip hop artists in 2019, with pre-tax earnings of $29 million.

Further Reading

“Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts 2019: Kanye Tops Jay-Z To Claim Crown” (Forbes)

“Once Again, Nicki Minaj Has Beaten Taylor Swift For One Of The Most Coveted Titles In Music History” (Forbes)

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Nicki Minaj’s father killed by a hit-and-run driver


Updated / Monday, 15 Feb 2021 09:58

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US rapper Nicki Minaj’s father has been killed by a hit-and-run driver in New York.

According to a police statement it was confirmed that Robert Maraj was walking along a road in Long Island on Friday night when he was hit by a vehicle.

After the driver left the scene, the 64-year-old was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead the next day.

Officers from Nassau County Police Department say “the investigation is ongoing”, and the rapper has yet to make any public statements on the matter.

The statement didn’t say Robert Maraj was Nicki Minaj’s dad, but a police spokesman confirmed to AFP that he was her father.

The rapper – whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty – was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in the Queens borough of New York City.

She’s been nominated for 10 Grammys, won five MTV Video music Awards and broken the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 entries by a solo female artist.

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Nicki Minaj’s father dies after hit-and-run crash

The father of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj has died after being struck by a car in New York, police have said.

Robert Maraj, 64, had been walking along a road in Long Island on Friday evening when he was hit by the car, before the car continued on its journey.

Mr Maraj was taken to hospital, where he died on Saturday.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash.

A representative for Minaj confirmed the death to TMZ, although she has not made a public statement.

Minaj, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj, was born in Trinidad before being raised in the New York City borough of Queens.

The death of her father comes just four months after she welcomed her first child with husband Kenneth Petty.

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