|“||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.||”|
Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and model. She has collaborated with Ariana Grande on "Bang Bang" (alongside Jessie J), "Get On Your Knees", "Side to Side", the third single from Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman, "The Light Is Coming", a track from Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener, "Bed", the second single from Minaj's fourth studio album, Queen, and "Bad to You" from the Charlie's Angels soundtrack. Nicki is good friends with Ariana.
- Ariana and Nicki met for the first time at the Grammy Awards on February 13, 2011.
- Grande covered Minaj's "I Get Crazy" on a 2012 livestream.
- During the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, she participated in the opening performance, performing her song "Anaconda" as well as "Bang Bang".
- They performed "Bang Bang" again at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival.
- When a fan asked about her relationship with Ariana, Nicki said that she see's her as her "lil sis"
- On March 14, 2015, Nicki posted a picture on Instagram and the caption was the lyrics to Ariana's song "Intro."
- Nicki was supposed to be featured on Problem.
- In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Nicki said that she is in love with Grande's album, My Everything (2014).
- Ariana said in an interview that she 'started freaking out' when she found out Nicki would be featured on "Bang Bang".
- Ariana said that she loves working with Nicki because she is a strong woman in an interview with Jojo Wright.
- Nicki tweeted saying she is never disappointed with her collaborations with Ariana.
- Ariana tweeted that she was counting down the days until she got to see Nicki again.
- When Ariana rapped Nicki's verse in Side To Side on The Tonight Show, Nicki tweeted her approval.
- Ariana and Nicki both performed "Side To Side" together on November 20, 2016, at the American Music Awards where Nicki also performed "Do You Mind" with DJ Khaled; They also performed the song on August 28, 2016- at the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards.
- Ariana posted a picture of the cover for Nicki's single "Regret In Your Tears" with the caption '♡ ♡ ♡ @nickiminaj ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡'
- Ariana and Nicki call each other sisters.
- When paparazzi asked Nicki 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". She has also been very clear that she will not let hate win and will be returning to Manchester in 2018.
- On April 12, 2018 Ariana posted a Instagram story listening to "Chun-Li" by Nicki Minaj and wrote "Missed Ya Sis".
- On May 12, 2018 Ariana 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, Ariana posted a boomerang of her in the studio with Nicki.
- On May 27, 2018, Ariana posted a 21-second snippet of "The Light Is Coming", the pair's most recent collaboration.
- On June 9, 2018, Ariana and Nicki posted a video on Twitter of both saying "eat my ass".
- Nicki mentions Ariana and her song "Thank U, Next" on her 2019 freestyle "Bust Down Barbiana" with the lyric: "Killin' everybody beat, thank u, next, Ariana".
- "Bang Bang" (with Jessie J) - My Everything (2014)
- "Get On Your Knees" - The Pinkprint (2014)
- "Side to Side" - Dangerous Woman (2016)
- "Bed" - Queen (2018)
- "The Light Is Coming" - Sweetener (2018)
- "Bad To You" (with Normani) - Charlie's Angels (2019)
“Love how my face fits so good in your neck”
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- ↑ Cover Story: Ariana Grande
- ↑ Ariana & Nicki meeting
- ↑ Nicki's post of music festival
- ↑ Instagram - Intro lyrics picture
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/BReRn0KFdNf/
- ↑ Twitter - ArianaTodayNet - "Ariana's Instagram Story (May 12)"
- ↑ Twitter - NICKIMINAJ - Video of Ariana and Nicki
- ↑ Audiomack - Bust Down Barbiana by Nicki Minaj
|August 25, 2014 • 40:31 • Republic Records|
|Released||Bang Bang • Be My Baby • Best Mistake • Break Free • Break Your Heart Right Back • Cadillac Song • Hands On Me • Intro • Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart • Love Me Harder • My Everything • One Last Time • Only 1 • Problem • Too Close • Why Try • You Don't Know Me|
|Unreleased||Not Afraid Of Love • Ridiculous • The Way It Is|
|Ariana Grande • A$AP Ferg • Big Sean • Cashmere Cat • Childish Gambino • Iggy Azalea • Jessie J • Nicki Minaj • The Weeknd • Zedd|
|The Honeymoon Tour|
|May 20, 2016 • 39:31 • Republic Records|
|Released||Bad Decisions • Be Alright • Dangerous Woman • Everyday • Focus • Greedy • I Don't Care • Into You • Jason's Song (Gave It Away) • Knew Better / Forever Boy • Leave Me Lonely • Let Me Love You • Moonlight • Side To Side • Sometimes • Step On Up • Thinking Bout You • Touch It|
|Unreleased||Ain't About What You Got • Baby Loves • Got Her Own • It Ain't Right • I've Heard It Both Ways • Knew Better Part Two • Leave Me Lonely (Reprise)|
|Ariana Grande • Future • Lil Wayne • Macy Gray • Nicki Minaj|
|Dangerous Woman Tour|
|August 17, 2018 • 47:25 • Republic Records|
|Released||Better Off • Blazed • Borderline • Breathin • Everytime • Get Well Soon • God Is A Woman • Goodnight N Go • No Tears Left To Cry • Pete Davidson • Raindrops (An Angel Cried) • R.E.M • Successful • Sweetener • The Light Is Coming|
|Unreleased||My Way • Got Her Own • Sober • You|
|Ariana Grande • Missy Elliott • Nicki Minaj • Pharrell Williams|
|Sweetener World Tour • The Sweetener Sessions|