Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982), is a Trinidadian-born rapper, singer, songwriter and actress. She is noted for her versatility as an artist, her lyricism and animated flow in her rapping and her usage of alter egos and accents. Minaj first gained recognition after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009. She rose to fame with her debut album, Pink Friday (2010), which topped the U.S. Billboard 200. The fifth single, “Super Bass”, reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and became the highest charting solo song by a female rapper since 2002. It also became the second song by a female rapper to become diamond certified in the US.
Nicki Minaj Wiki/Biography
|Real Name||Onika Tanya Maraj|
|Nickname||Nicki The Harajuku Barbie, Nicki Lewinski, The Harajuku Barbie, Nicki The Ninja|
Height in Feet, Weight and Figure Size
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 157 cm|
in meters- 1.57 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 2”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 62 kg|
in Pounds- 137 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||40-28-45|
|Bra/Breast Size||40 Inches|
|Waist Size||28 Inches|
|Hip Size||45 Inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||8 December 1982|
|Age (as in 2021)||39 Years|
|Birthplace||Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Hometown||Queens, New York, U.S.|
|School||LaGuardia High School, Manhattan.|
|Educational Qualifications||High School|
|Debut||Album – Pink Friday|
Film – Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
|Family||Father– Robert Maraj (Financial Executive, Part-time Gospel; died on 12 February 2021 after he was hit by a car in New York)|
Mother– Carol Maraj (Worked in Accounting earlier. Gospel Singer)
|Ethnicity||Trinidadians of African heritage|
Robert additionally of Asian Indian heritage
|Fan Mail Address||Nicki Minaj|
Category 5 Entertainment, Inc.
1601 Cloverfield Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
|Favorite Designers||Alexander McQueen|
|Inspirations||Jay Z and Foxy Brown|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Safaree Samuels (2002-2014)|
Meek Mill (2014-present)
|Current Relationship Status||In a relationship with Meek Mill|
|Food||Popeyes Chicken, Boneless Stew Chicken, Kit Kats and Twix|
|TV Show||Judge Judy|
|Net Worth||About $85 million|
Amazing Facts About Nicki Minaj
- Does Nicki Minaj Smoke ? Yes
- Does Nicki Minaj drink alcohol ? Yes
- Both her first and second i.e. Pink Friday (2010) and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012) albums peaked to number one on Billboard 200.
- Nicki became the first female solo artist to have seven consecutive top ranking on Billboards in 2010.
- She was one of the judges in the 12th American Idol in 2013.
- Minaj was the first female to be selected for the MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List.
- The New York Times said that some people consider her the most influential female wrapper of all time.
- She is known for her distinctive rapping style which is a mix of different accents (especially British Cockney), fast flow of lyrics and inclusion of alter egos.
- She has been popular for her weird colorful costumes.
- Nicki Minaj has been nominated 10 times for a Grammy, won 10 BET Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards and two People’s Choice Awards.
- Nicki’s family wasn’t really strict, but she wanted a strict household!
- Minaj wanted to be an actress but when that didn’t go well, she worked as a waitress in Red Lobster but was fired for misbehaving with the customers. She worked a lot of jobs and was fired at least for 15 times for the same reason.
- She worked few white collar jobs too including administrative assistant, customer service and an office manager for a Wall Street company.
- Nicki Minaj’s mentor is Lil Wayne which reflects in her music through her style the way she includes metaphors, punch lines and word play.
- She doesn’t mind the bubblegum rap she did/does because it got her the attention she needed.
- She has inclusion of alter egos in her songs which go way back to her childhood when she used the alter egos as a means of escape. She liked her fantasy world better than the one she was living in.
- Some of her alter egos include Roman Zolanski (She says her twin angry brother) and Nicki Teresa when she put on the red wig.
- Minaj and friends used to recite Jay-z’s lyrics when she was in school.
- She takes Betsey Johnson as her fashion inspiration that she takes to be as free spirited.
- She has endorsed quite a few brands including MAC Cosmetics, Adidas and Pepsi.
- Nicki is the only woman that has been listed on Forbes’s Hip Hop Cash Kings list.
- Her cousin Nicholas Telemaque was killed in the neighborhood. She has made a reference in her song Champion.
- Several songs on Pinkprint were inspired by her separation with Safaree Samuel. She has also mentioned in her song “All Things Go” that she had an abortion when she was a teenager.
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