Born on December 8, 1982, Onika Tanya Maraj widely famous by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is an American singer and actress. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago but later moved to Queens, New York with her family. Nicki Minaj originally wanted to become an actress but after her acting career failed to take off, she began focusing on her music career.
Nicki Minaj began uploading songs on her MySpace profile through which she was eventually discovered by Dirty Money Record CEO Fendi. She then went on to release a few mixtapes and made guest appearances in various songs before finally releasing her debut album, “Pink Friday” in 2010. The album became widely popular and many of its singles reached at top positions on various music charts. Nicki then released her second album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” in 2012 which also became extremely popular worldwide and sold millions of copies, making it one of the best selling albums of the year.
After gaining popularity through music, Nicki Minaj has also entered in the field of acting. She led her voice in highly successful 3D animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift and has also appeared in 2014 film “The Other Women”. Along with this, she has also served as a judge for the 12th season of singing competition, American Idol.
Due to her popularity, Nicki Minaj has also signed endorsement deals with several well-known companies like Pepsi, MAC Cosmetics and Adidas. Pretty less is known about the personal life of Nicki Minaj as nobody has ever confirmed her relationship with someone but her friends list includes plenty of famous celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Madonna, Selena Gomez and Britney Spears.
Nicki Minaj Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Onika Tanya Maraj
- Nicknames: Nicki Lewinski, Nicki The Harujuku Barbie, Nicki The Ninja, Nicki Minaj
- Occupation: Rapper
- Date of Birth: December 8, 1982
- Birthplace: Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Height: 5′ 2″ (1.57 m)
- Net worth: $45 million
Nicki Minaj Favorite Color, Sports, Hobbies and other Things:
- Hobbies and Interests: Listening Music, Sports, Watching TV and Movies, Shopping
- Favorite Color: Pink
- Favorite Food: Fried chicken
- Favorite Fruit: Mango
- Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: Popeye’s
- Favorite Chocolate: Twix, Kit Kat
- Favorite Music: Lil Wayne, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Missy Elliott
- Favorite Movie: Gladiator, Sarafina
- Favorite TV Show: Judge Judy
- Favorite Actress: Zoë Saldana
- Favorite Sports: Basketball
- Favorite Stores to Shop: Costume Stores