Minaj Is Billboard’s Rising Star

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November 23, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Nicki Minaj has picked up another major accolade – she has been named Billboard’s Rising Star for 2011.
The hip-hop star will be presented with the award at the Billboard Women in Music Event on 2 December in New York.

The Super Bass hitmaker says, “I am deeply honored to be recognized by Billboard. My nation of barbz (fans) and I have come a mighty long way; yet we are nowhere close to where God will take us. Sit back and enjoy the ride.”