Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born rapper, singer, and songwriter based in the United States. She is known for her musical versatility, animated flow, her alter egos and accents. Minaj first gained recognition after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009.
Nicki Minaj Biography
|Name:||Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty|
|Monthly Income:||$4 Million|
|Date of Birth:||December 8, 1982|
|Height:||5 ft 2 in (1.58 m)|
|Profession:||Rapper, Singer, Actress|
|Nationality:||American & Trinidadian|
Nicki Minaj Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$130 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|
Nicki Minaj (Onika Tanya Maraj) was born in Trinidad & Tobago on the 8th December 1982. As a small child, Minaj lived with her grandmother in Trinidad. Her mother, moved to New York to attend Monroe College, and she brought the family to NY when Minaj was 5 years old. Minaj’s father was addicted to alcohol and other drugs. He ended up burning down their house. After graduating from LaGuardia High School in Manhattan, Minaj wanted to become an actress. However, she was struggling with her acting career and worked as a waitress at Red Lobster in the Bronx, from which she was fired.
Minaj started dating rapper Safaree Samuels in 2000. They broke up in 2014. Minaj started dating rapper Meek Mill in early 2015. They broke up in January 2017. In December 2018, Minaj began dating childhood friend Kenneth “Zoo” Petty. She filed for a marriage license in August 2019. She announced their official marriage on October 21, 2019. In July 2011, her cousin Nicholas Telemaque was murdered near his home in Brooklyn, New York, an incident she references in her songs “Champion” and “All Things Go.” In February 2017, Nicki’s home was ransacked by burglars who reportedly flipped furniture and threw things all over the house. destroying the inside. They made off with jewelry and other expensive items totaling $200,000. In November 2017, her brother Jelani was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. On January 27, 2020, he was sentenced by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office to 25 years to life.
Here are some of the best highlights from Nicki Minaj’s career:
- American Music Awards – Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (Pink Friday, 2011)
- American Music Awards – Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist (2011, 2012, 2015)
- BET Awards – Best New Artist (2010)
- BET Awards – Best Female Hip-Hop Artist (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Billboard Women in Music – Rising Star (2011)
- BMI Awards – Song of the Year (Super Bass, 2012)
- MOBO Awards – Best International Act (2012)
- NARM Awards – Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2011)
- People’s Choice Awards – Favorite Hip-Hop Artist (2013)
- YouTube Music Awards – 50 Artists to Watch (2015)
- Pink Friday (2010)
- Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012)
- The Pinkprint (2014)
- Queen (2018)
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 offered her a contract with his company Young Money Entertainment. She signed in the recording contract, and that year she was featured in multiple songs with other up and coming Young Money artists. 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 serious media attention, she’s told 10’s of millions of singles worldwide, 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 artists.