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Nicki Minaj Receives Key to The City From Queens Borough President

June 27, 2017 12:06pm | Updated June 27, 2017 12:06pm
Nicki Minaj received a Key to the City from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.
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Queens will always be Nicki Minaj’s home.

The rapper, who grew up in South Jamaica, received a Key to The City from Borough President Melinda Katz for her "outstanding career achievements in music."

Minaj, 34, shared a photo of the key on Twitter Monday night.

“This is a #MajorKeyAlert I just got the #KeyToTheCity #ProudQueensGirl Thank you #MelindaKatz Queens Borough PRESIDENT,” Minaj wrote.


Despite losing the best female hip-hop artist award at the BET Awards to Bronx native Remy Ma Sunday night, Minaj remains one the most successful female rappers in the country.

Originally from Trinidad, she immigrated to Queens with her family when she was 5.

Her mother, Carol Maraj, still has deep ties to the borough, where she works with the local community to prevent domestic violence.