Nicki Minaj is an American rapper, singer, songwriter
and actress. After success with three mixtapes released between 2007 and 2009, Minaj signed
to Young Money Entertainment.
She is of mixed Indian and Afro-Trinidadian ancestry and has three siblings.
Minaj served as a judge during the 12th season of
She has sold over five million albums globally.
Onika Tanya Maraj
December 8, 1982 ( age
Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago
Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S.
Cash Money, Young Money, Republic
Nicki Minaj Trivia
• Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven singles
simultaneously charting on the Billboard Hot 100.
• She was the first female artist included on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List,
• In April 2013, Minaj became the most-charted female rapper in the history of the Billboard Hot 100
• Minaj is the first and only female rapper to be featured on Forbes's Hip Hop Cash Kings list.
• In July 2011, Minaj's cousin Nicholas Telemaque was murdered near his home in Brooklyn, New York City.
She referenced Telemaque in the song Champion
Nicki Minaj Quotes
"I just embrace all people of all lifestyles and I don't tell them they are bad people. ... But I feel like people always wanna define me and I don't wanna be defined."
"When I started rapping, people were trying to make me like the typical New York rapper, but I'm not that,
No disrespect to New York rappers, but I don't want people to hear me and know exactly where I'm from."
"She picked a fight with Foxy, then she picked a fight with Eve, then she picked a fight with Remy, then it
was Mrs. Wallace, then it was Nicki Minaj. Every time you in the news, it's 'cause you gettin' at somebody!
Where's your music? Put your music out, and when I see your name on Billboard, that's when I'll respond to you.
Other than that, goodbye. It's Barbie, bitch."
-responding to Lil' Kim
"All dem #1s but J.Lo phone ringin? Lol. I guess having a personality, being a secure woman and giving
genuine critique still trumps that"
-responding to Mariah Carey