She is a Trinidad and Tobago-based rapper, singer, and songwriter who works in the music industry. Despite the fact that she was born in Trinidad and Tobago, she spent the majority of her youth in New York City.
She has earned quite a reputation for herself and has established herself as one of the most prominent female hip-hop musicians of our generation.
Nicki Minaj (Onika Tanya Maraj) was born in Trinidad & Tobago on the 8th December 1982.
As a tiny child, Minaj resided with her grandmother in Trinidad. Her mother, went to New York to attend Monroe College, and she brought the family to NY when Minaj was 5 years old. Minaj’s father was hooked to booze and other substances. He ended up burning down their house.
|et Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 8, 1982 (39 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Rapper, Musician, Artist, Singer-songwriter, TV Personality, Voice Actor, Composer, Visual Artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
After graduating from LaGuardia High School in Manhattan, Minaj intended to become an actress. However, she was suffering from her acting career and worked as a waiter at Red Lobster in the Bronx, from which she was dismissed.
Nicki Minaj first started making music in 2004, where she signed with the group Full Force for 6 months. Her first mixtape was released in 2007, and her second came in 2008.
In 2009, Lil Wayne discovered Minaj, and he gave her a deal with his firm Young Money Entertainment. She signed in the recording contract, and that year she was featured in many tracks with other up-and-coming Young Money acts.
In 2010, Minaj released the album ‘Pink Friday’, her debut album, which sold over 375,000 copies in the first week.
It was this breakthrough that started to get Nicki some major media exposure, she’s told 10’s of millions of singles globally, and become one of the most influential hip-hop artists of all time.
Minaj has worked with Drake, DJ Khaled, Birdman, Meek Mill, and many more best-selling musicians.
Nicki Minaj’s Net Worth
Nicki Minaj is a rapper, model, actor, and R&B singer-songwriter of Trinidadian ancestry. Nicki Minaj has a net worth of $100 million as of this writing. Minaj was discovered by Lil Wayne, another American rapper. She has received over a hundred prestigious honors, including six American Music Awards, ten BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two People’s Choice Awards. She has received ten Grammy Award nominations.
Family Nicki Minaj
Her family is really important to her. As a married lady, she understands the value of family. Kenneth Petty is her husband.
Both her son and daughter are unidentified.
Her parents are Robert Maraj (Nicki Minaj’s mother/father) and Carol Maraj (Nicki Minaj’s father). Brandon Lamar has four siblings: Jelani Maraj, Micaiah Maraj, Ming Maraj, and Brandon Lamar (brothers). Nicki Minaj is the daughter of Robert and Carol Maraj. She grew up in Queens, New York City.
Robert Maraj is a financial executive who also sings gospel on the side. Carol Maraj also sings the gospel. Minaj’s father set fire to the family home in December 1987 owing to his drinking and drug addiction. When she was a child, her grandma reared her and her sibling in Saint James. She is Jelani Maraj’s younger sister and shares an elder sister with Maya Maraj. She also shares a younger brother with Micaiah Maraj and a younger sister with Ming Maraj.
The controversy surrounding Nicki Minaj
Nicki has been embroiled in a number of issues thus far. It is a compilation of some of the most notable.
In November 2014, the Anti-Defamation League condemned this film for containing Nazi-style imagery.
When she appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ in August 2011, she suffered a ‘nip slip’ due to a low-cut short shirt she wore during a live performance transmission that exposed her breasts. It was not staged, and she eventually apologized. Additionally, the Parent Television Council objected to this. In February 2012, at the Grammy Awards, she performed the song ‘Roman Holiday,’ which had an exorcism theme.
Bill Donohue, president of the American Catholic League, described her performance as ‘vulgar’ throughout the performance. Remy Ma linked Nicki’s song ‘Dirty Money’ to her in 2010. It was just a matter of time before they began producing songs with explicit lyrics directed against one another. Nicki has been accused of stealing Lil Kim’s image. It is all up to you if you desire my swag, she stated.
Nicki Minaj Facts
She stated in an interview that she was fired from at least 15 jobs for customer discourtesy when working as a waitress at Red Lobster in the Bronx during a difficult period in her acting career.
Clive Janaka, a Chicago-based artist, accused her of copyright infringement shortly after she achieved celebrity in 2013.
Many attacked one of Nicki’s Madame Tussauds wax statues for representing her in the ‘Anaconda’ music videos hunched over on their hands and knees stance.
In November 2017, Jelani Maraj, Nicki Minaj’s brother, was convicted of predatory sexual assault for repeatedly raping a female at his house over an eight-month period.
Nicky Minaj became pregnant while dating a boy from Queens during her high school years. Because her pregnancy was unprepared, she aborted the child.
Nicki Minaj Real Estate
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill rented a house in Beverly Hills for $35,000 a month in August 2016, according to TMZ. The house, which was erected in 2008 on the location of Frank Sinatra’s former mansion, was dedicated in 2009. The property, which is 10,340 square feet in size, offers panoramic views of the city and mountains.
The house has a two-story foyer, a big living room with a fireplace, and arched French doors that connect to the outdoors of the property.
There are eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, as well as an eat-in kitchen, a wood-lined library with built-ins, a formal dining room, and a family room. The outdoor space is equipped with a swimming pool and spa, as well as a BBQ. When they divorced, Mill moved out and the mansion was hers exclusively until February 2018, when she decided to sell it.