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Nicki Minaj Receives Video Vanguard Award, Performs Greatest Hits Medley at 2022 VMAs 

On Sunday night, Nicki Minaj received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at MTV’s 2022 Video Music Awards. This marked the rapper’s first onstage performance since 2018, and her seventh performance on the VMA stage. A 17-time VMA nominee and five-time winner, Minaj won her first VMA, for best hip-hop video, in 2011. This year, […]

LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow to Emcee 2022 MTV Video Music Awards

The upcoming 2022 MTV Video Music Awards will be emceed by a trio of hip-hop heavyweights. MTV announced on Thursday that LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow will emcee and introduce the big moments during the show slated to air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Aug. 28 at 8 […]

Nicki Minaj to Receive Video Vanguard Award and Perform at 2022 MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj has been tapped to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. She also will take the stage and perform for the first time since 2018 during the awards show, which is set to air live from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, at 8 p.m. ET/PT […]

Long Island Man Pleads Guilty in Hit-and-Run Death of Nicki Minaj’s Father

A Long Island man has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from the 2021 hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj’s father. At a hearing Friday in Nassau County court, Charles Polevich pleaded guilty to one count of leaving the scene of an accident and another count of evidence tampering relating to the February 2021 accident that killed […]

Nicki Minaj Dropped From Harassment Lawsuit Filed by Husband’s Accuser

A woman who sued Nicki Minaj and her husband for allegedly harassing and intimidating her after she accused him of sexual assault has dropped her claims against the rapper — though potentially not for good. Jennifer Hough sued Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty in August, leveling the extremely serious allegations that he had first raped […]

Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty Accuser Speaks Out After Harassment Lawsuit: “I’m Tired of Being Afraid”

Jennifer Hough, the woman who accused Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty of rape in 1994, spoke out against the couple in a new interview Wednesday. Hough filed a lawsuit in August against Minaj and Petty, accusing the couple of “witness intimidation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, harassment, assault, battery, sexual […]

Trevor Noah, Trinidad & Tobago Health Minister Address Nicki Minaj Vaccine Claims

Late night hosts — and the Trinidad & Tobago Health Minister — are calling out COVID-19-related claims from Nicki Minaj, which the singer-rapper made ahead of the Met Gala. On Tuesday, Minaj tweeted out the news that she wouldn’t be attending the event because she was unvaccinated and that ultimately if she does get vaccinated, […]

Nicki Minaj Reveals She Is Not Attending 2021 Met Gala Due to Vaccination Requirement

Nicki Minaj will not make an appearance at this year’s Met Gala and she took to Twitter to explain why. “They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t [be] for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now,” the rapper, […]

Nicki Minaj and Husband Kenneth Petty Sued for Allegedly Harassing Rape Accuser

Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, are facing a lawsuit by a woman who accused Petty of rape in 1994 in New York. The woman, Jennifer Hough, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Eastern New York on Friday (Aug. 13) and alleges that Petty “intimidated” and “harassed” “Plaintiff [Hough] not to speak […]

Nicki Minaj’s Mother Files $150M Lawsuit Against Driver Charged in Father’s Hit-and-Run Death

Robert Maraj, Minaj's dad, was struck by a car in Mineola, New York. He was then taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead on Feb. 13.

Driver Suspected of Killing Nicki Minaj’s Father Arrested

Robert Maraj, 64, died Saturday after being hit by a car Friday evening.

Nicki Minaj’s Father Killed in Hit-and-Run

Robert Maraj, 64, was hit by a car that kept going in Mineola, Long Island on Friday night before dying at a hospital on Saturday.