Nicki Minaj's domination of pop culture over the last two years hasn't narrowed her job description. Is she a rapper or a pop singer? The answer, of course, is both -- but that appears to have split Grammy voters. Though it debuted at No. 1, her "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" album was shut out of the rap and pop prizes, as was her huge hit single "Starships."
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