Nicki Minaj Biography
Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a rapper, songwriter, singer, and model. She was born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, but was raised in Queens, New York City.
As a teenager, Minaj wanted to be an actress. As a result, she graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. In 2001, she got a role in a play called “In Case You Forgot”.
She was struggling with her acting career and worked as a waitress when she was 19. Her boss fired her for being rude to the customers.
Her professional career began in 2004 when she rapped in a quartet “The Hoodstars”. Afterward, she began writing her own songs and released mixtapes “Playtime is Over” and “Sucka Free” which gained her public recognition.
Rapper Lil Wayne eventually recognized her talent and potential. She signed to Lil Wayne’s record label in 2009. Minaj was the first female artist to do so. Following 2009, Nicki’s career skyrocketed.
In 2010, she released her debut album “Pink Friday”. The album received positive reviews and peaked at Number 1 on the US Billboard 200.
As of 2019, the media still regards Nicki Minaj as one of the greatest female rappers of all time. Her most famous songs are “Anaconda”, “Super Bass”, and “Starships”. She has received many awards throughout her career and sold over 5 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide.
Minaj has a few alter-egos, including Nicki Lewinsky, Onika, Barbie, and Roman Zolanski. She uses her alter-egos to show different personality traits.
Nicki Minaj Net Worth & Salary
Nicki Minaj is one of the most recognizable female hip-hop artists in history. As a result, she reached a remarkable net worth of $85 million. Sources estimate her salary to be, on average, around $15 million.
Minaj likes to spend a lot of money on clothes and accessories. For instance, she said that she used to spend up to $50,000 on designer shoes and bags.
However, Nicki is not only a big shopper. She also donates a lot of her income. For example, in 2017 she offered to pay college tuition for 30 of her fans. Minaj also donated ~$25,000 to the Red Cross following Hurricane Harvey. She also donated money to a small village in India.
Nicki Minaj Family & Childhood
Minaj was born in Trinidad & Tobago. Her parents (Robert Maraj and Carol Maraj) are both gospel singers, though her father is also a financial executive.
Her mother, Carol, moved to The Bronx in NYC to finish college. The whole family moved to Queens when Nicki was very young. Minaj has four siblings: brothers Jelani and Micaiah, and sisters Maya and Ming.
The family had quite a few issues, mostly regarding their father Robert. He was a drug addict and had a violent temper. He burned their house down in 1987 when Nicki was just 5 years old.
As an adult, Minaj stated that her father had entered rehab and was actively changing his life.
Nicki’s brother Jelani Maraj was charged with abusing his step-daughter. The jury found him guilty for predatory sexual assault and child endangerment.
Another incident left the family devastated. Her cousin Nicholas Telemaque was murdered in 2011. She referenced the murder in her songs “All Things Go” and “Champion”.
Nicki Minaj Partners & Personal Life
Minaj had been dating fellow rapper Safaree Samuels from 2000 to 2014. Samuels (born July 4, 1981) is American with Jamaican descent. Apart from being a rapper, he is also a television personality and songwriter.
Their relationship was very low-profile and Minaj did not talk about it very much. However, as the couple was close to breaking up, things became more public. They did not have a peaceful breakup. They accused each other of cheating and lying. Samuels even said that Nicki Minaj stabbed him with a knife at one point, though sources never confirmed this.
Following her relationship with Safaree Samuels, Minaj dated rapper Meek Mill for two years. They started going out in early 2015 and broke up in January 2017. Unlike Samuels, Mill had a very successful rap career. Minaj wrote the song “Regret In Your Tears” as a result of the breakup. The song contains details of their relationship.
Rumors About Nicki Minaj’s Dating Life
There are rumors that Nicki was dating Drake at some point in her life. Sources never confirmed this rumor and Minaj states that she thinks of him as family.
In addition to rumors about her and Drake’s relationship, there were also rumors about her dating Eminem. When asked whether she was dating the famous rapper, Nicki simply said “Yes”. On the other hand, she said she was joking shortly after.
Nicki Minaj is very private about her personal life, so it is no surprise that she is keeping her potential relationship with Eminem a secret.
In her single “All Things Go”, she mentions having an abortion at a young age. She wanted to keep the child but felt pressured by her environment. Minaj said that she regretted the abortion and had previously asked her unborn child to forgive her.
At some point in her career, Minaj stated that she was bisexual. She later admitted that she is straight and only said that to get attention.
Nicki Minaj was born on December 8, 1982. As of 2019, she is 36 years old. Minaj is a Sagittarius.
Nicki Minaj’s Height & Weight
Minaj is a very voluptuous woman. She is quite short at just 5 ft 2 in (157cm). Her weight is 141lbs or 64kg. Her distinctive features are, above all, her busty figure, her costumes, and pink lipstick. Nicki Minaj’s body measurements are 40-28-45 in.
Minaj has naturally black hair but often wears blonde wigs. She has dark brown eyes but wears contact lenses a lot.
Nationality & Ethnicity
Nicki Minaj was born in Saint James, Trinidad & Tobago. Even though her mother raised Nicki in Queens, New York City, she is Trinbagonian. Nicki comes from a diverse background. As a result, she is multiracial and has African, Indian, and Asian ancestry. Minaj is highly religious; she is Christian.
|Born:||8 December 8 1982|
|Profession:||Rapper – Songwriter – Singer – Model|
|Net Worth:||$85 million|
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Height:||5 ft 2 in or 157cm|
|Weight:||141lbs or 64kg|
|Education:||Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School|