Artist Birtday : 08/12/1982 (Age 35)
Born In : Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago
Occupation(s) : rapper, singer, songwriter, model
Genres : hip hop, pop
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Onika Tanya Maraj (also known as Nicki Minaj) was born on December 8, 1982. Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, and model. Her real name – Onika, means “soldier”. Besides her musical talent, she is also very creative – we have heard her in movies as a voice.

Influenced by Missy Eliot's rhymes with a combination of Lil' Kim's magnetism Nicki Minaj has won everyone by her interesting voice. She became famous in 2010. By then came up her debut album – Pink Friday.

As a child, Nicki Minaj lived with her 2 brothers in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. While her parents were looking for a new place for the family in Queens, New York, USA, the little Minaj lived with her grandmother. One day, when Minaj is at the age of 5, her mother came and took her away to live in Queens.

Minaj remembers that her father was drunk very often in the past, sometimes even he was taking drugs. Even once he set on fire their house trying to kill her mother but fortunately, she found a way out. Since then the topic of women violence has always come back at Minaj in an interview.

In her Primary School Minaj was playing the clarinet. After that, she finished her education in “La Guardia” high school, where she developed her musical skills and sooner she started her performance on the scene. Minaj had also studied Acting.

Nicki Minaj was part of group „The Hoodstars“ in 2003-2004. The group was not very popular and had just a few songs. Minaj also wrote some covers.

In 2008 The Underground Music Awards announced Minaj as a Woman of the year. She came up with “Beam Me Up Scotty“, a song which had moved Minaj to the top in MTV and BET.

19 November 2010 was important for Minaj – at this date came up her debut album - Pink Friday, which had the singles: Your Love, Check It Out, Right Thru Me.

Nicki Minaj became the first singer with 7 songs in BillBoard Hot 100 in October 2010. Minaj had started working with other celebrities: Eminem, David Getta, Rihana and much more.

Queen of rap, as her fans told her, Minaj was part of the movie „Barbershop 3“. She also took part in The Cleveland Show as a guest star.

Minaj had a documentary movie in MTV. She took part in „Stuck On Broke“. Nicki Minaj gave her voice to Stefi in Ice Age 4. Minaj is also part of the American idol’s jury.

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