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Nicki the Ninja
Nicki the Ninja
NameNicki the Ninja
OriginPhilippines
GenderFemale
SexualityPossibly Heterosexual
PersonalityMysterious, homicidal,
Fashion StyleKimono, ninja style
First Appearance"Higher Than a Kite"
Featured inSucka Free and Beam Me Up Scotty mixtapes

Nicki the Ninja (also known just as Ninja) is an alter ego of Nicki Minaj who appeared mainly at Minaj's mixtapes when she was an underground artist. Ninja is described as a hip hop lyrical assassin sometimes very naughty,[1] who appearances in songs is due Ninja's "homicidal" lyrics with rude and tough verses that mostly dismiss other people, commonly haters of Minaj. The tune of Ninja in her appearances is generally quiet and calm but she also raps similar as Minaj and just mentions herself.

Development Edit

The first appearance of Nicki the Ninja was in "Higher Than a Kite." A music video for the song was released prior the release of her second mixtape, Sucka Free, which contains the song. In the song, a murderess lyrical Minaj can be heard at the beginning saying "Murda dem, Murda dem, Just one word body a third of them," meaning that with just one word rapped by her the competition will be dead. She then called herself "Ninja Nicki" because she own the game, beat anyone in there and nobody can be better than her.[2] As defined by her own MySpace profile, she is a "hip hop lyrical assassin," which means she is not only presented in songs about "murda dem" but also in the songs where Ninja "slay" the track, meaning overwhelm.[3] Like The Harajuku Barbie, Ninja is inspired in Japanese culture.

Abandonment Edit

It could be assumed that Ninja is featured in the song "Your Love" because the tune is similar as other Ninja appearances (like "Higher Than a Kite" and "Brraaattt"), because she wears a kimono in the music video (something Ninja wears),[4] and because of the lyric "When I was a Geisha he was a Samurai",[5]. A Nicki dressed like a ninja can be seen in the music video of "Your Love" which makes very likely to be Nicki the Ninja. At the end of the video, another ninja or samurai is seen killing Nicki so it could be assumed that Nicki the Ninja was killed in that video and that would explain why she no longer appears in later records of Minaj.[6]

AppearancesEdit

Sucka Free Edit

Beam Me Up Scotty Edit

Other Edit

Pictures of Nicki the NinjaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nicki Minaj Myspace page Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rap Genius: Lil Wayne – High as a Kite Lyrics Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  3. Slay: Slang To overwhelm, as with laughter or love: Those old jokes still slay me. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  4. Rap Genius lyric: "And wear a kimono" Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  5. Rap Genius lyric: "When I was a Geisha he was a Samurai" Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  6. YouTube video: Nicki Minaj - Your Love Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  7. Metrolyrics: Brraaattt Lyrics - Nicki Minaj Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  8. Rap Genius: Nicki Minaj – Itty Bitty Piggy Lyrics Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  9. Rap Genius: Nicki Minaj – Mind On My Money Lyrics Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  10. Rap Genius: Nicki Minaj – Go Hard Lyrics Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  11. Rap Genius: Nicki Minaj – Keys Under Palm Trees Lyrics Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  12. Rap Genius: Nicki Minaj – Can Anybody Hear Me Lyrics Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  13. Rap Genius: Nicki Minaj – Beam Me Up Scotty Lyrics Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  14. YouTube Nicki Minaj - Chocolate Legs (Remix) Lyrics (2009) Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  15. Rap Genius: Nicki Minaj – Here and There (Girl You Bad) Lyrics Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  16. Rap Genius: Robin Thicke – Shakin' it 4 Daddy Lyrics Retrieved July 1, 2013.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Nicki the Ninja

  • What's with Ninja?

    2 messages
    • Is she an alter ego like HB that has her own style/flow? Or is a nickname for Nicki because she is a "lyrical assassin"? Or maybe this alter ...
    • The ninja represents the potential power in Nicki. It represents that Nicki has that awesome flow you know?

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