Nicki Minaj, known for her curvaceous forms, outlandish outfits, and flamboyant looks, is currently the richest female rapper in the history of the genre (in 2021, her fortune was estimated at $ 90 million), as well as a social media star. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, she was able to rise to the top of the musical Olympus in the United States and has held this high bar for several years in a row.
|DOB||8 December 1982|
|Age||39 Years ( In 2021 )|
|Birth Place||St. James, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Net worth ( $ )||$90 million|
|Net worth ( ₹ )||₹650 Crore|
Onika Tanya Maraj (this is the real name of Nicki Minaj) was born on December 8, 1982 in the capital of the Caribbean Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The girl’s parents, Carol and Robert Maraj, have Indian and African roots.
As a child, Onika and her 3-year-old elder brother, Jelani, were raised by her grandmother, while the baby’s parents settled in Queens, an immigrant district of New York. Robert worked for the American Express courier service, and Carol graduated.
When the girl was 5 years old, she moved to her parents, but her life could hardly be called happy. Soon, his father became addicted to drugs and became addicted to crack. He beat his wife and children, pawned furniture in a pawnshop, and once, on a December night in 1987, tried to burn down the house while Carol was inside. Fortunately, she got out unscathed.
Subsequently, Robert overcame addiction and became an exemplary family man. But in those years, life with him under the same roof was a real nightmare. Niki consoled herself with one thought – she would grow up, achieve success and be able to change everything.
THE BEGINNING CAREER
In 2004, Nicki Minaj joined the Hoodstars rap group, which is best remembered for creating compositions for WWE wrestlers. But the long-awaited fame never came, and soon Nicky left the group, deciding to build a solo career. She uploaded several demos of her songs to the social network MySpace and sent them out to prominent people in the industry. The message was answered by representatives of the label Dirty Money Entertainment, who offered the girl cooperation. At this time, the nickname Nicki Minaj was born.
In 2007, Niki released her debut mixtape “Playtime is Over”, which was followed by the mixtape “Sucka free”. In 2008, she was named Artist of the Year at the Underground Music Awards.
In 2009, rapper Lil Wayne heard the songs of Nicki Minaj. He offered her a contract with his label Young Money. Minaj became the first female artist in the history of the label. She made her debut with a solo verse on the single “Bed Rock”, which was a commercial success and was permanently at the top of the music charts. Then Mariah Carey invited the young artist to record a joint composition “Up Out My Face”, for which a video was released.
In her song “All Things Go,” Nicky says that she decided to have an abortion in her youth. The girl admitted that although this act did not leave her alone for a long time, she did not regret what she had done.
Even at the dawn of her career, Minaj talked about her bisexuality, but later explained her words as follows: “I think that girls are sexy, but I’m not going to lie and claim to be dating girls.”
In 2014, it became known about Nicky’s separation from Safari Samuels, with whom she had been dating for about 14 years. After that, she began an affair with rapper Mick Mill, which lasted 2 years.
The next chosen one of the singer was childhood friend Kenneth Petty. As a result, the lovers got married in the fall of 2019, and in the summer of next year, Niki announced that she was expecting the birth of her first child. It is known that at the age of 15, Petty raped a 14-year-old girl, and after 4 years he was sent to jail for murder.
Nicki Minaj Now
Now the artist still gives major concerts and also records new singles. She recently opened a perfume-making business. In 2019, Niki presented a fragrance – Queen, named after the 4th album.
The singer has an Instagram account with over 6,000 photos and videos. As of 2020, over 123 million people have subscribed to her page!