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* She’s admitted to having a hard upbringing, as her father was an abusive drug addict who tried to kill her mother by setting fire to their house.
* She was fired from her waitress job at Red Lobster in the Bronx because of her discourtesy to customers.
* In 2008, she was awarded with Female Artist Of The Year at the Underground Music Awards.
* She was discovered by Lil’ Wayne and signed to his record label Young Money Entertainment in 2009.
* She was the first female singer to top Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs Chart since 2002.
* She has a tattoo on her left arm which says “God Is With Me Always in Chinese”.
* She is the world’s most-followed rapper on Twitter, and was listed as the fourth most active musician on Social Media by Billboard in 2011.