Nicki Minaj Biography
Onika Tanya Maraj was born on December 8, 1982, in Saint James, Trinidad, and Tobago to parents; father Robert Maraj and mother Carol Maraj. She is a Trinidadian-born American singer, rapper, songwriter and actress. She is well known by her stage name Nicki Minaj. She has 2 siblings. She was enrolled at PS 45 (the Clarence Witherspoon School) and Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School 210. She also successfully auditioned for admission to LaGuardia High School in Manhattan, which focuses on visual and performing arts. She is of various descent, her father is a half Indo-Trinidadian and half Afro-Trinidadian ancestry, and her mother is of Afro-Trinidadian heritage.
Nicki really has had bad days during her early life. She said she was fired from at least fifteen jobs for not providing the proper care to the customer. She then signed with Brooklyn group Full Force. There she rapped in a quartet called "The Hoodstars". This song was composed by LouStar, Scaff Beezy, and 7even Up.
Later she left Full Force and began uploading songs on her Myspace profile. In 2007, CEO of Brooklyn label Dirty Money Entertainment, Fendi signed her on a 180-day contract and she released her first mixed tape Playtime is Over with Daytime on July 5, 2007.
On March 29, 2010, she released Massive Attack, a song from her debut album Pink Friday (a play on Black Friday) which was intended to be a lead single from the album Pink, but were scrapped after an underwhelming commercial performance. So, Your Love was released as the lead single on June 1, 2010, and stood at no. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. After the overwhelming success of "Your Love" Minaj hasn't looked back, ever. She has released multiple albums and singles, and a few of which has made to the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Nicki is not married yet but she has dated boyfriend Safaree Samuels for a long time. Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels dated from 2000-14. After she split up with Safaree, she then began dating Meek Mills. Meek Mills and Nicki dated for two years from 2014-16. In May 2017, Nicki started dating Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones better known by his stage name Nas.
Nicki was rumored that she had an abortion when she was 19.
In 2017, her L.A. mansion was robbed, and she went around $200 thousand short after it. Apart from her robbery, her house was also trashed from inside, her clothes were ripped off, and photo frames were even destroyed.
She is the only woman to be featured on the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. She was included in the list in 2011, as her earning from May 2010 to May 2011 stood the $6.5 million.In 2012, she was ranked 8 on the list, with earnings of $15.5 million from May 2011 to May 2012. She appeared on the list for four consecutive times, in 2011,2012, 2013 and 2014.
The estimated net worth of Nicki Minaj as of 2017-18 is $75 Million. She is currently one of the highest paid female rappers and lies in the 16th place of wealthiest rappers.Edit
Born on Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago
Nicky was born in a middle class family. Her father is a financial executive and her mother held a variety of jobs. She has a mixed ethnicity. She has 2 siblings.Edit
Debut mixtape Playtime is over
Nicki released her first mixtape, Playtime is Over, on Dirty Money Records in July 5, 2007. She then released her second mixtape on April 12, 2008. She was honored with Female Artist of the Year at the 2008 Underground Music Awards.Edit
Net worth US $155 million
In 2012, she was placed in the 8th position in Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list. She earned $15.5 from May 2011 to may 2012. She was placed to the fourth position on the list in 2013; she earned about U.S. $29 million from June 2012 to June 2013.Edit
Charity to The victim of Hurricane Sandy
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, she donated total of $15,000 to the Food Bank for New York City. She also held a turkey drive at her alma mater, PS 45. She has been actively involved in different kinds of charity works.Edit
Won Billboard Music Awards
Nicki is a very talented singer. She has been selected 22 times in Billboard Music Awards and has it four times. She has won it three times in 2013 and once in 2012. She has also won BMI Urban Awards for ten times and has been nominated in Grammy Awards in six different categories.Edit
Net Worth Update
As of 2017-18, Nicki Minaj worth stands at around $75 million.Edit