Onika Tanya Maraj, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is an Trinidadian-American rapper who collaborated with Ariana Grande on "Bang Bang" (alongside Jessie J) and "Get on Your Knees". In an interview with Jojo Wright on March 18, 2016, Ariana also collaborated with Nicki on "Side To Side" , a single from her third studio album, Dangerous Woman.
- 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|