Onika Tanya Maraj aka Nicki Minaj hit an all-time career high when she was signed to Young Money Entertainment in 2009. It was then that her debut album, “Pink Friday”, was released.

You may remember this “got your heartbeat running away, beating like a drum..” song off that album:

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Since then, she quickly shot to stardom and “Pink Friday’ was even certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) merely a month after its release. It also helped that (as you can see in the above video), Nicki had a quirky sense of style.

Very, very quirky.

So quirky that she turned up at the 2012 Grammy Awards in an outfit that was more controversial than Lady GaGa wearing slabs of meat. Her performance that night was also something that everyone around the world would find hard to forget, for obvious reasons.

Watch Nicki in a mock confession to a mock Pope in her live “Roman Holiday” performance:

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But of course, this is showbiz – and everything is done for a reason.

In November 2011, she announced through Twitter that her second studio album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” is slated to be released on the 3rd of April 2012. And her exorcism-themed performance at the 2012 Grammy Awards was just a build-up to the full release of her upcoming album:

Well played, Nicki, well played.

We also hear that the new album features collaborations with other popular artistes such as Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne. And that it will be jam-packed with 22 tracks. Wow!

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For more information on Nicki Minaj and “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”, visit her website or follow her Twitter account.

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