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Nicki Minaj’s Management Search Continues, Range Media Partners in the Mix

Range partner Melissa Ruderman's roster includes Mariah Carey.

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 28: Nicki Minaj speaks onstage at the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for MTV/Paramount Global)
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Nicki Minaj’s search for new management continues, despite reports that she had signed with Range Media Partners, the fast-rising firm that handles Jack Harlow, Justin Tranter, Cordae, Wale, Midland, Nova Wav and others.

It was believed that Minaj would be represented by Range partner Melissa Ruderman, whose roster includes Mariah Carey, but Ruderman now says in a statement: “I have not partnered with Nicki Minaj.”

Adds Minaj’s label rep: “Nicki is currently in discussions with management companies and has not yet partnered with anyone.”

Minaj confirmed last year that she had left Irving Azoff’s Full Stop Management and joined SalXCo, which handles the Weeknd, Doja Cat, French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign and others. Prior to 2019, Minaj was repped by Gee Roberson and Cortez Bryant via Blueprint/Maverick Management.

While Minaj has not released a new full-length album since 2018, she dropped a string of singles last year including tracks from her 2022 greatest hits collection “Queen Radio: Volume 1,” including the hit “Super Freaky Girl.” She slammed the Grammy Awards for placing the song in the pop category rather than rap, although she has other songs nominated in rap categories. She also co-hosted the MTV VMAs in August.

Back in July, she released a trailer for her forthcoming six-part docuseries “Nicki,” which she said is coming “SOONER THAN YOU THINK. I took some time to perfect this very intimate, delicate, electrifying, inspiring body of work. As I decide on a home for this project, I can’t help but reflect on what I’m including in this doc. Some things are so personal, it’s scary. It’s like NOTHING you’ve seen before & I need it to be handled with care. Love you so much. Thank you for the continued support.” Produced by the Canadian company Bron Studios, Minaj said when she released the trailer that the series was still looking for a “home.”

Minaj is a formidable hitmaker both as a lead artist (including solo smashes “Chun-Li,” “Anaconda,” “Superbass” and “Moment 4 Life”) and a featured guest (Doja Cat’s “Say So,” Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer” and Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side,” among many more).