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Nicki Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty sued by sex assault victim

The woman, now 43, has filed a lawsuit alleging that the couple harassed her to try to make her take back her claims, US media report.

Petty served four-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted rape of the then teenager.

Last year he was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender.

In the lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the woman alleges that Ms Minaj offered her $500,000 (£360,000) via an intermediary in return for recanting her accusations against Petty.

Nicki Minaj pays Tracy Chapman $450,000 after copyright case

Chapman sued Minaj in 2018, saying she had used portions of Baby, Can I Hold You Tonight in her song Sorry.

Although the song was never released, a leaked version made its way to radio DJ Funkmaster Flex and went viral online.

Chapman accused Minaj of sharing the song with Flex, although both have denied that version of events.

Minaj wrote Sorry with fellow rapper Nas while recording her fourth album Queen in 2018.

Nicki Minaj marries registered sex offender

Minaj received a raft of backlash after making her relationship Instagram official last year, when it was discovered Petty was a registered sex offender in New York. 

Now less than a year on, the 'Starships' singer has shared the news of her secret wedding with her 106 million Instagram followers with a post captioned: "Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10.21.19". 

The video, which has earned over 4 million views in 18 hours, shows two mugs that say 'Mr' and 'Mrs' and two hats that read 'Bride' and 'Groom'. 

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia festival after backlash

Her headline billing at the festival in Jeddah triggered an outcry from critics of the country's human rights record.

Others questioned how her revealing outfits and explicit lyrics would go over in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Saudi Arabia has been trying to ease restrictions on entertainment and to encourage growth in its arts sector.

Scrutiny of the country's human rights record intensified after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October.

Azealia Banks and Nicki Minaj's beef is over

The two rappers both went to the same LaGuardia High School in New York but have feuded for years.

In some gushing text messages posted on Instagram, she said: "Now I'm growing up, I'm realising a lot about what it takes to be a strong woman."

Azealia said she "cried a bit" when she saw Nicki's reply.

The trouble between the two begun back in 2012.

Nicki Minaj says she'll pay college tuition fees for fans

Responding to dozens of requests on Twitter asking for help with money, she said she'll do it again in the future.

People sent her screengrabs of report cards and stories of their financial troubles.

The majority of the pleas were for less than $1,000 (£770) but she seemed to agree to pay $6,000 (£4600) to one student if he could be prove what it was for.

The fan, called Josh, said it was for tuition fees, accommodation, food and books.

She joked that if she didn't stop with the donations she wouldn't have "any money left".

Around 30 fans were chosen.

Dance sensation Parris Goebel choreographs for new Nicki Minaj,Jason Derulo video

In her latest project Goebel choreographed the video for Jason Derullo and Nicki Minaj called Swalla.

The video posted online on March 17, 2017 as already chalked up 6.2 million views.

Goebel tweeted yesterday ‘have you seen my work in the Swalla video yet?’

Goebel is not dancing but members of her ReQuest dance crew can be seen on the music video.

The ReQuest dance crew have had global exposure and praise ever since starring in Justin Bieber’s Sorry music video which has nearly 2.3 billion views on YouTube.

Nicki Minaj's LA mansion's burgled with £140,000 of jewellery and property taken

It happened at her luxury mansion in Beverly Hills but the rapper wasn't there at the time.

Its reported the home was vandalised during the raid, with some of Nicki Minaj's clothing cut up.

Furniture was destroyed with picture frames and perfume bottles damaged too.

"It is still undetermined how burglars got inside the home," said an LAPD spokesman.

"They took jewellery and other property totalling approximately $175,000."

It's understood police are looking for CCTV but no suspects have been identified yet.

MTV VMAs 2016: 5 reasons to watch

But let's be honest, the VMAs are more about jaw dropping moments than music videos and Moon Man trophies.

Whether it was Kanye West stealing the stage from Taylor Swift in the midst of her acceptance speech in 2009, or Miley Cyrus twerking her way into a national controversy in 2013, this annual award show is always unfiltered.

Here are five reasons to watch this year's VMAs.

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Nicki Minaj: Hip-hop star criticised over plans for Angola Christmas concert

Minaj is due on stage on Saturday in the Angolan capital, Luanda, for a Christmas concert hosted by Unitel, a communications firm that is part owned by dos Santos's family.

Fellow US singer Mariah Carey was criticised in 2013 for performing in front of dos Santos, who has governed the southern African nation for 36 years.