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That’s what Nicki Minaj does, she elevates a record. If you’re going to have a rapper on a song, they need to really really really be there for a reason, and she does that every single time.

–Grande on Minaj via The FADER.[1]

Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and model. Nicki and Ariana Grande have collaborated on a total of six songs, the latest being "Bad To You" from the soundtrack to Charlie's Angels, and the most popular being "Side To Side"; Minaj is also great friends with Grande personally.


  • Pink Friday (2010)
  • Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012)
  • The Pinkprint (2014)
  • Queen (2018)
  • Pink Friday 2 (2023)

Relationship with Ariana[]

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Grande and Minaj for the Bed photoshoot.

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Grande and Minaj performing at the 2016 VMA Awards.

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Grande and Minaj performing at the 2014 iHeartRadio Festival.

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Minaj, Grande, and Jessie J at the 2014 AMAs.

  • Minaj and Grande met for the first time at the Grammy Awards on February 13, 2011.[2]
  • Grande covered Minaj's song "I Get Crazy" on a livestream in 2012.
  • During the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Minaj participated in the opening performance, performing her song "Anaconda" as well as "Bang Bang" with Grande and Jessie J.
  • They performed "Bang Bang" again at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival.[3]
  • When a fan asked about her relationship with Grande, Minaj said that she sees her as her "lil' sis".
  • Minaj was a special guest at grande's headlining performance at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show.
  • On March 14, 2015, Minaj posted a picture on Instagram and the caption was the lyrics to Grande's My Everything "Intro."[4]
  • In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Nicki said that she is in love with Grande's album, My Everything.
  • Grande said in an interview that she "started freaking out" when she found out that Minaj would be on "Bang Bang".
  • Grande said that she loves working with Minaj because she is a strong woman in an interview with Jojo Wright.
  • Minaj tweeted saying she is never disappointed with her collaborations with Grande.
  • Grande tweeted that she was counting down the days until she got to see Minaj again.
  • When Grande rapped Minaj's verse in "Side To Side" on The Tonight Show, Minaj tweeted her approval.
  • Grande and Minaj performed "Side To Side" together on November 20, 2016, at the American Music Awards where Minaj also performed "Do You Mind" with DJ Khaled; They had previously performed the song on August 28, 2016 at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • Grande posted a picture of the cover for Minaj's single "Regret In Your Tears" with the caption '♡ ♡ ♡ @nickiminaj ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡'[5]
  • When paparazzi asked Minaj to comment on the events in Manchester, she said "Ariana is my sister, I love her, and I love the people of the UK, and I'm devastated by the news; it's heartbreaking".
  • On April 12, 2018, Grande posted a Instagram story listening to Minaj's song "Chun-Li" and wrote "Missed Ya Sis".
  • On May 12, 2018, Grande tweeted "i love my big sis @nickiminaj so fuckin much" and "remember when u called me at 5am and said get ur ass up n come to the stu btch and i propelled myself out the door at the speed of light wearing slippers that later got soaked in rain and we had the best morning of my life i do" confirming that they were in the studio together.
  • On May 12, 2018, Grande posted a boomerang of her in the studio with Minaj.[6]
  • On May 27, 2018, Grande posted a 21-second snippet of "The Light Is Coming".
  • On June 9, 2018, Grande and Minaj posted a video on Twitter of both saying "por favor, eat my ass".[7]
  • On August 30, 2018, Grande appeared on Minaj's Queen Radio via a phone call.
  • Minaj mentions Grande and her song "Thank U, Next" on her 2019 freestyle "Bust Down Barbiana" with the lyric "Killin' everybody beat, thank u, next, Ariana".[8]
  • On April 14, 2019, while Grande headlined Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival weekend 1, Minaj was one of the guest performers, they performed "Side To Side" and "Bang Bang".
  • On November 1, 2019, Grande appeared a for a second time on Queen Radio and they talked about their new collaboration "Bad To You".
  • Grande gifted Minaj various presents to celebrate her son's birth.[9]
  • Nicki showed some love to Ariana on Queen Radio on April 14, 2023, saying "I’ll always talk to Ariana, she’s my sister. I love her."[1]
  • Nicki praised and talked about Ariana’s feature on their song "Get On Your Knees" on June 10, 2023. Nicki said "How amazing, Ariana added her own twist to it. She just sounds amazing on it. It was such a dope, fun, sexy song. I truly do love that song."[2]
  • Nicki Minaj liked and commented on Ariana’s Birthday post that she made June 26, 2023, saying “You are so loved. Happy Birthday my sister. Thank you for everything. May you get every thing you desired.”[3]
  • Ariana liked and commented on Nicki’s post June 29, 2023, about Nicki’s upcoming album that will be releasing on November 17, 2023, saying “🩷 we are ready and grateful 🫧💕”. That same day, she re-posted and shared Nicki’s post onto her Instagram story.
  • In an interview on November 9, 2023, Minaj was asked to describe Grande with one word and she replied with the question "ponytail".[4]
  • On November 9, 2023, Minaj commented on Ariana's post on Istagram "Third to last photo…so beautiful, ARI🥹💖🎀🫶🏽♥️😘". Fans noticed that Nicki used the "🎀" emoji which represents Nicki's album "Pink Friday 2" that led fans thinking Ariana may be on the album.[5]
  • Nicki reposted a post that was on TikTok on her IG story and posted it as an instagram reel on December 4, 2023, that was "Red Rudy Da Sleeze x Santa Tell Me" mashup leading many fans to believe that Ariana was going to be apart of Nicki’s new album Pink Friday 2. Nicki captioned it with "@republicrecords if y’all don’t put this out don’t call me for Pink Friday 3 😅😭😂" but quickly deleted the story and reel from her page soon after.[6] however, Nicki did repost the TikTok that she shared on her Instagram onto her TikTok page.[7]



  • Minaj and Grande share a total of 6 collaborations, 3 for Grande's albums, 2 for Minaj's albums, and 1 for a soundtrack.
    • This makes Minaj the artist Grande has collaborated with the most.




My Everything
August 22, 2014 • 40:31 • Republic Records
Released Bang BangBe My BabyBest MistakeBreak FreeBreak Your Heart Right BackCadillac SongHands On MeIntroJust A Little Bit Of Your HeartLove Me HarderMy EverythingOne Last TimeOnly 1ProblemToo CloseWhy TryYou Don't Know Me
Unreleased Ain't About What You GotIn The MorningLighterNot Afraid of LoveNothing Lasts ForeverRidiculousThe Way It Is
Ariana GrandeA$AP FergBig SeanCashmere CatChildish GambinoIggy AzaleaJessie JMiley CyrusNicki MinajThe WeekndTori KellyZedd
The Honeymoon Tour
Dangerous Woman
May 20, 2016 • 39:31 • Republic Records
Released Bad DecisionsBe AlrightDangerous WomanEverydayFocusGreedyI Don't CareInto YouJason's Song (Gave It Away)Knew Better / Forever BoyLeave Me LonelyLet Me Love YouMoonlightSide To SideSometimesStep On UpThinking Bout YouTouch It
Unreleased All ThatAriana BeatBaby LovesForevermoreGot Her OwnHiHourglassHow You FeelKnew Better Part TwoLeave Me Lonely (Reprise)MonsterMoonlight FlourishOh, YeahOn & On
Ariana GrandeFutureJamie FoxxLil WayneMacy GrayNicki MinajQuavoTakeoffTayla ParxVictoria Monét
Dangerous Woman Tour
August 17, 2018 • 47:25 • Republic Records
Released Better OffBlazedBorderlineBreathinEverytimeGet Well SoonGod Is A WomanGoodnight N GoNo Tears Left To CryPete DavidsonRaindrops (An Angel Cried)R.E.M.SuccessfulSweetenerThe Light Is Coming
Unreleased 100Bad To YouClarityCloudsCocoonDaydream On OccasionEnd Up With YouEver BeenGot Her OwnHate That You Made Me Love YouI Don't Wanna LieI Love MeKeep It CuteMan Of SteelMoreMy WayNobodyOk NowOn Top Of EverythingPretty Girls Like Trap MusicRush DeliverySexShnackSoberSouth AfricaStrong EnoughSweetener FlourishTreadmillWifeeYou
Ariana GrandeAli TamposiBiaBeyoncéChaka KhanDua LipaCamila CabelloCharlie PuthImogen HeapJennifer HudsonKelly RowlandLucky DayeMissy ElliottN.E.R.D.Nicki MinajNormaniPharrell WilliamsQuavoRita OraSkeptaStarrahSZAT-PainVictoria Monét
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions
Featured Songs
Republic Records
Released AdoreA Hand For Mrs. ClausAll My LoveArturo SandovalBedBetter DaysBoys Like YouDance To ThisDie For You (Remix)FaithGet On Your KneesGood As Hell (Remix)HeatstrokeI Don't Do DrugsIt Was A... (Masked Christmas)Just Look UpMet Him Last NightMy Favorite PartOh Santa!Over And Over AgainPopular SongQuitResearchRule The WorldSave Your Tears (Remix)Santa, Can't You Hear MeTake CareTimeWhat Do You Mean? (Remix)You Don't Own Me
Unreleased Best FriendsBlessedBRBCheck InDon't Be Gone Too LongEsta NocheFuckin' With YouIn Your HandsJust BecauseMachine Gun Kelly CollaborationMyronNo Love for the LonelyTalk To MeThis One's For YouTill It's OverTrapstar NimaWish You Would
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