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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Nicki Minaj poses in the winners room at the MTV EMA's 2014 at The Hydro on November 9, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

Barbie Taught Me: 32 Caption-Worthy Nicki Minaj Lyrics

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Nicki Minaj has been giving us raunchy, quotable lyrics since the days of her mixtape. Whether she was reaffirming her boss status, challenging her competitors, or making it X-rated, the lyrical femcee knows how to keep her songs on replay and volume on high. In one week, the first lady of YMCMB will be basking in the success of her highly anticipated album The Pinkprint. But first she's celebrating her birthday.

Flip the page to check out 32 caption-worthy Nicki Minaj lyrics on her 32nd birthday.


"Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel. And I'm good with that, as long as I'm peaceful"

(“All Things Go”)

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“Fuck with them real niggas, who don't tell niggas what they up to. Had to show bitches where the top is, ring finger where the rock is.

(“Only”)

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"Baddest under ground since Harriet Tub.Thats why when I come around they hurry and run"

(“Beam Me Up Scotty”)

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“Niggas want respect, but niggas ain’t earned that yet”

(“Pills N Potion”)

“They say you don't know what you got 'til it's gone. They say that your darkest hour come before your dawn”

(“Bed of Lies”)

“She's alright but she's not real. listen big homey I'm dat deal. I say I body bitches means dat bitch got killed. riding the base line like I'm Quil o'neal “

(“Curious George”)

“I am running this shit I am so exhausted. Batter up bitches but approach with caution. You be talking slick and honestly I can see why. You don't know me and I ain't talking bout TI”

(“Baddest Bitch”)

“Sex game kinky, niggas call me pinky. Fuck with presidents, I am Nicki Lawintsky”

(“Wanna Minaj”)


“But when a good girl gone she gone forever. See you can't make it rain without the stormy weather.”

(“Sweetest Girl”)

“Religious like the preacher I came to warn ya. Listen bitches I'm the teacher go sit in the corner. How many times I gotta spit til' they know that I'm the bitch. I'm flyer than a maggot I'm on some shit”

(“Dead Wrong”)

"Why these girls salty? Why they sodium? ( I don't know) Is it because my flow slick, like petroleum?"

(“Womp Womp”)

"Everybody wanna try to box me in. Suffocating every time it locks me in. Paint they own pictures, then they crop me in. But I will remain where the top begins."

(“Fly Lyrics”)

"I believe that life is a prize, But to live doesn't mean you're alive."

(“Moment For Life”)

"Ima give bitches a minute of shine. Then I'll tell you good riddens. To raise a child, it might take a village but I wouldn't know cuz these bitches my sons yea they was and they still is."

(“Danny Glover”)

Talkin' 'bout "It's paid off" but it's financed, lyin' ass nigga. Bunch of non-mogul ass niggas.
Frontin' like they got a plan, Boost Mobile ass ni——a"

(“Lookin Ass Ni—as”)

"Runnin' this game for 5 years, guess that's why my feet hurt. Wonder when they bite me, do these bitches teeth hurt"

(“No Flex Zone” Remix)


“The good advice. I always hated. But looking back. It made me greater”

(“Right Through Me”)

“I got all these hundreds, you got all them fifties. I'm with some flawless bitches because they be mobbin' pretty”

(“Flawless Remix”)


“All these bitches is my sons. And I ain't talking 'bout Phoenix. Bitch, I get money so I do's what I pleases"

(“Did it on ‘em”)

"I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin. So far ahead, these bums is lag gin'"

(“Roman’s Revenge”)


"It all comes down to this. I miss your morning kiss. I won't lie I'm feeling it. You don't know and I'm missing it"

(“Right By My Side”)

“Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give it up, its me, I win you lose.”

(“Itty Bitty Piggy”)

“Bitches ain't poppin', Google, my ass. Only time you on the net is when you Google my ass”

(“Ass”)

“Call it a curse. Or just call me blessed. If you can't handle my worst. You ain't getting my best”

(“Marilyn Monroe”)

"Cause your spirit is ungrateful. Bitches is so hateful. I remain a staple"

(“Freedom”)

Everything I'm tried to teach 'em, they gon' see it in time? Tell them bitches get a stick, I'm done leadin' the blind

(“I’m The Best”)

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“One two buckle my shoe, no 1 on the corner has swagger like i do”

(“Beam Me Up Scotty”)

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"I just heard dat I was the baddest in the town. So i came down and had to pick up my crown"

(“Beam Me Up Scotty”)

"Me, I'm just me, me, I'm just real. Me, I'm that bitch that be footing the bill"

(“Yassss Bish”)

"You can hate me but why knock my hustle? I'm a be a queen no matter how they shuffle"

(“Go Hard”)

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These hoes couldn't test me, even if their name was Pop Quiz. Mad bitches who I fuck with, mad bitches we don't fuck with”

(“Only”)

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“Yo, people will love you and support when it’s beneficial. I’mma forgive, I won’t forgive but I’mma dead the issue. Soon as you out the nigga's lifes is when they start to miss you. They see you doing good now it's kinda hard to diss you. They guess be sick when they remember all the bad they wished you.They guess be mad when they can’t come and live lavish with you”

(“Pills N Potion”)

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