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 collaborated with Ariana Grande on Bang Bang (alongside Jessie J), "Get on Your Knees" and "Side to Side", a single from Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman. Nicki is good friends with Ariana.
- Ariana and Nicki met for the first time at the Grammy Awards on February 13, 2011.
- 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.
- Nicki said that she is in love with Ariana's album in an interview with Cosmopolitan.
- 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 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.
|"I never knew you could moonlight in your hands, til the night I held you"|
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|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||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 • Intro • It Ain't Right • I've Heard It Both Ways • Not Afraid Of Love • Saturday Love • She Got Her Own|
|Ariana Grande • Future • Lil Wayne • Macy Gray • Nicki Minaj|
|Dangerous Woman Tour|