Team Minaj is the name for the group of devoted fans of Nicki Minaj. Typical activities for members of Team Minaj include following Minaj on Twitter at the address @NICKIMINAJ, listening to Minaj's music, getting their boobs signed, and many other activities.



While Team Minaj refers to entire fan base as a whole, there are several terms coined by Minaj that refer members of Team Minaj based off sex and sexual orientation. All of these terms are typically pluralized with the letter 'Z' per Minaj's Twitter lexicon.


Harajuku Barbiez, also shortened to Harajuku Barbz, Barbiez, HBz, and most commonly Barbz[1] are Minaj's female fans. The name derives from Minaj's girly-girly alter-ego, The Harajuku Barbie, and the fashion she promotes. The plural Barbz is sometimes used to refer to all members of Team Minaj as a whole, regardless of gender.[2] The singular Harajuku Barbie or HB is also used by Minaj to describe the head of all the barbiez—herself—without specifically implying that it is the alter ego speaking.[3]

Ken Barbz

Harajuku Kenz, also called HKz, Kenz, and most commonly Ken Barbz are Minaj's homosexual (and most likely bisexual) male fans.[4] The name derives from the term Barbz but gets the term "Ken" from the name of the Barbie doll's boyfriend.


Boyz are Minaj's male fans that are heterosexual. Minaj confirmed this fact via Twitter.[5]