Nicki Minaj Signs With Young Money Entertainment

August 31, 2009 by Danny M

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Nicki Minaj Signs With Young Money Entertainment

It’s official, Nicki Minaj has now officially signed with Young Money! Check out the official press release below:

New York, NY–August 31st, 2009

NICKI MINAJ SIGNS TO YOUNG MONEY/UNIVERSAL RECORDS

Months after Drake signs with Universal Records, another intense bidding war ensues, resulting in Nicki Minaj signing with Lil Wayne’s Young Money label. During the last two years Minaj has emerged as one of the premiere rappers, choosing to fore go earlier label offers in order to establish a stronger fan base by way of the internet, promotional touring and a series of mixtapes.

After the release of Playtime is Over and Sucker Free, it was her third mixtape, the critically acclaimed Beam Me Up Scotty with featured appearances from Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Busta Rhymes, Bobby V and Drake that caught the attention of music industry heavy weights.

Lil Wayne asserts, “I am honored to have Nicki Minaj as Young Money’s First Lady. She is a star.”

The battle among labels to sign Minaj heightened this summer and finalized with Minaj signing an exceptional and very unique deal with Young Money/Universal, where she retains and owns all of her 360 rights, including merchandising, sponsorships, endorsements, touring and publishing.

Nicki Minaj asserts, “To say I’m excited would be an understatement. It’s validation. It’s proof. It’s empowerment. I represent every little girl in a hood near you. To everyone that supported me two years ago when I was on underground mix-tapes and DVDs and to the people that only caught on two weeks ago, I say thank you. Be proud of yourself. You’ve given girls all around the world the permission to change the face of female rap.”

Minaj’s debut album is anticipated to be released in early 2010 and will be distributed through Universal Motown. Minaj is currently appearing with Lil Wayne at sold-out arenas throughout the country on the America’s Most Wanted tour, which also features Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and more. Minaj continues to be managed by Mizay Enertainment’s Debra Antney who also represents Gucci Mane.

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34 Responses to “Nicki Minaj Signs With Young Money Entertainment”

  1. d.nice$ Says:

    i luv her!!!!!!!!

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  2. JMB Says:

    HELL YEAH!!!
    best thing for young money!
    they on real top now

    Reply

  3. Bee~Bee Says:

    YAY!!!!!!! So Happy For Her, She Deserves It!!! I Freakin Luv Her!!

    Reply

  4. paige Says:

    congratulations thats great yayyyyyyy!!!!!! the chi town amw tour was amazing!! i loved it! young mula babay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  5. Name (required) Says:

    dhats my betch i fuqin love her
    she the most official betch

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  6. 3rd Says:

    I FUKCCIN LOVE NIKCI MINAJ..
    I HAVE DREAM OF ME MARRING HER!

    im happy for her
    YOUNG MULA BABBBYYY!!!!

    Reply

  7. 30 Says:

    I Thought She Already Young mOney .???

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  8. jay money Says:

    congradulations nicki!!! Good Luck looking forward 2 ya album

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  9. Bulldog Says:

    She very hot n hot sexy n body

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  10. enzo Says:

    i ain know much bout her but les see wat she bring…

    Reply

  11. briana Says:

    i luv nicki i suport young money 100 percent

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  12. yayay Says:

    YESSS THANK GOODNESS LOVE HER

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  13. rarara Says:

    THEY NEED HER, NOW SHANELL NEEDS TO COME UP

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  14. destiny Says:

    thats good she signed..
    i have a 23bar verse thatshe should use to be ft. in “im goin in” song it goes hard and she should use it so email
    desjones@yahoo.com to get it.

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  15. Tae-Tae Says:

    THAT IS SO INSPRIRING…I MIGHT NOT KNOW HER BUT I’M GLAD SHE GOT TO FOLLOW A DREAM BECAUSE I HAVE THE SAME ONE. I WANT TO BE A FEMALE RAPPER TOO SO I’VE STARTED AND I HOPE I CAN FINISH!

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  16. Tae-Tae Says:

    ANYBODY KNOW A WAY I CAN PURSUE MY DREAM EMAIL ME AT TaeTae_@myspace.com

    Reply

  17. cherry Says:

    thanks to weezy nicki is gud but weezy made her well

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  18. ladygaga Says:

    i love young money and nicki minaj there so cool
    i have a little crush on lil wayne

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  19. ShaRoné Says:

    dat was last yr august

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  20. keonni Says:

    thats was on my birthday !!!!!

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  21. cre Says:

    I love Nicki Minaj…she go O so hard…I am tired of ppl saying she has had plastic surgery on her ass and has fake cheeks and shit like that..I just feel that is all b.S….stop hatin on her she got flows and she is pretty…so get off of her clit for REAL

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  22. lil j Says:

    yo my name ‘s lil j i’m a rapper i really want to get signed by cash money records and young money

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  23. lil Says:

    its lil j any body lookin to sign me just email
    jackos97@hotmail.com

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  24. wayneJR Says:

    i LUV Nicki Minaj! she is definatly one of the best additions to the young money family! 🙂 im sooo happy for her! 🙂 FREE WEEZY! 🙂

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  25. nicki Says:

    nicki is a fake ass bitch with out money that bitch is a hood rat any body look good if they got money her ass,tits,nose,and eyes is fake i wish she would have stayed the way she was why dod people do that ?i guess she didnt like the way god made her

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  26. fuck nicky minaj Says:

    pretty soon another bitch gonna take her place and she is tryin to be like lil kim imma pop her booty off with a safety pin if she get too hot that shit gone melt off

    Reply

  27. Amaya Says:

    I love you NIKKI!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanna be just like you one day! u so pretty too gurl!

    Reply

  28. CrAzY 4 dRiZzY Says:

    woww big schocked nicki iz live i ben know she wuz gunna be singed!

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  29. dede Says:

    niki you go girl dont worr but them
    one quest you execrise
    llllllllllllllooooooolllll!
    just kidding

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  30. New New Says:

    nicki babbie i luvv yuew and da songz young moeny tew babbbie

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  31. WIZ KHALED Says:

    I LUV U GUYS muaaaaaaaaaaaaaah……..

    Reply

  32. travis kellman Says:

    gongrats Nicki Minaj you’re a rapper of Young Money Entertainment baby!!!!

    YUNG MULA BABY!!!!

    Reply

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