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Minaj later left Full Force and uploaded songs on her Myspace profile, sending several of her songs to people in the music industry. Later, Fendi, CEO of Brooklyn label Dirty Money Entertainment, signed Minaj to his label in 2007 under a 180-day contract.
Originally adopting the stage name "Nicki Maraj", she eventually changed it to Nicki Minaj stating that "my real name is Maraj.
Minaj was criticized for wearing the low-cut shirt during her performance which led to the brief exposure of her breast on a live telecast. Despite this, Minaj continued to perform at high profile events throughout 2011; Donatella Versace invited her to perform with Prince for the introduction of a Versace collection for H&M, and she performed "Super Bass" at the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times commended its "minimal, bouncy hip-hop tracks" for highlighting Minaj's "charm and achievement", but wrote that the "disjointed, artistically confused" album "drives off a cliff" with "dance pop songs as simple as they are generic".
In 2013, she was a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol.But interestingly she said she was willing to make an exception for her long-time friend Nas. I hate men.'I might make an exception to the rule for [Nas], because he's so dope.'Nicki previously dated hip hop artist Safaree Samuels, 36, from 2000 to 2014.Speaking on The Ellen De Generes Show, Nicki said: 'I'm just chillin' right now. Nas has daughter Destiny, 13, with his former fiancée Carmen Bryan, and son Knight, eight, with his ex-wife, R&B singer Kelis, 38.After signing with Young Money Entertainment in 2009, Minaj released her first studio album, Pink Friday (2010), which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was ultimately certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).Her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was released in 2012 and debuted at number one in several countries.