Onika Tanya Maraj  known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Queens, New York City, she gained public recognition after releasing the mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008), and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009).

After signing with Young Money Entertainment in 2009, Minaj released her first studio album, Pink Friday (2010), which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was ultimately certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America  (RIAA). Her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was released in 2012 and debuted at number one in several countries. Minaj made her film debut in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift. In 2013, she was a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol. Minaj’s third studio album, The Pinkprint, was released in 2014. She subsequently played supporting roles in the films The Other Woman (2014) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016). Her fourth studio album, Queen, was released in 2018.

Birth Name

Onika Tanya Maraj

Nickname

Nicki Lewinski, The Harajuku Barbie, Nicki The Ninja, Nicki The Harajuku Barbie

Profession

Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Model

Genre

Hip-hop, R&B, pop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Young Money, Cash Money, Republic Records

Manager

Nicki Minaj is signed to these agencies –

  • Category 5 Entertainment, Inc.
  • The Blueprint Group

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Nicki Minaj was born on 8 December 1982, in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago.

Age

She’s currently 36 years old.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Education

Nicki attended Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School and graduated from LaGuardia High School where she learned singing.

Nationality

American, Trinidadian

Ethnicity

She has African and Asian Indian ancestry.

Religion

Christianity

Family Details

  • Father –  Robert Maraj (Financial Executive)

  • Mother – Carol Maraj

  • Siblings – Brandon Lamar (Brother), Micaiah Maraj (Brother), Jelani Maraj (Brother), Ming Maraj (Sister)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Nicki Minaj dated –

  • Safaree Samuels (March 2000-2014) – Nicki first met Safaree when both of them were in the band Hood$tars and they started dating from that time in 2000. The duo dated ON and OFF since that time. They engaged in 2011 and finally parted ways in 2014.
  • Aubrey Graham (2010-2011) – RUMOR
  • Lil’ Wayne (2011) – RUMOR

  • Meek Mill (2015-2016) – In early 2015, she started dating another American rapper, Meek Mill. They were believed to have engaged in April 2015. But, in December 2016, the couple called it quits.
  • Future (2017) – From February 2017 to April 2017, rapper Future and Nicki were an item. They had collaborated for a music video and gradually, the music collaboration turned into something romantic.

  • Nas (2017-2018) – In May 2017, Nicki started dating another rapper Nas. They were together for more than 6 months and split in January 2018.
  • Eminem (2018) – In late May 2018, when Nicki Minaj collaborated with rapper Eminem for the YG song “Big Bank”, she was rumored to be dating him. She also responded in affirmation when a fan asked her on Instagram if she was dating Eminem.

  • Lewis Hamilton (2018-Present) – In late 2018, Nicki Minaj was seen spending time with British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton. Lewis shared a picture on his Instagram wherein he was seen sitting with Nicki on an ATV in Dubai.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 157 cm
  • In meters – 1.57 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 62 kg
  • In Pounds – 137 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 40-28-45
  • Bust – 40 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 45 inches
  • Bra Size – 34F

Body Build

Voluptuous

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 10 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Best Known For

  • Pink Lipstick
  • Different style and color of wigs
  • Blue Eyeshadow
  • Butt

Singing Debut

  • Nicki Minaj released her debut studio album entitled “Pink Friday” on November 19, 2010, which debuted at number-two on the US Billboard 200.Two years later, she released her second album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”. The album was well received with the likes of “Starships” and “Pound the Alarm” and was certified platinum album. The lead single, “Anaconda” from her third album, The Pinkprint (2014), peaked at number two on the Hot 100 and is her highest-charting single in the U.S. to date.
  • She has so far released three studio albums, three compilation albums, three mixtapes, ninety singles, and thirteen promotional singles.

Film Debut

Minaj made her film debut in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift, where she gave voice for the character of Steffie, followed by supporting roles in The Other Woman (2014) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016).

Television Debut

In 2010, she made a cameo appearance on the TV show, My Super Sweet 16. In 2013, she was a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol. Over the years, she has appeared on various television shows and series like Saturday Night Live, Steven Universe, Americas Next Top Model and Steven Universe, among others.

Brand Endorsements

Nicki has been affiliated with numerous brand and products throughout her career, including MAC Cosmetics, OPI Products, Nokia Lumia 900, Pepsi, Adidas Originals, Kmart, and Beats Electronics.

Distinctive Features

  • Outlandish costumes, wigs, and cosmetics
  • Busty figure
  • Often wears Pink lipstick
Totals
Awards Won100
Nominations288

Nicki Minaj Favorites

  • Favorite Food – Popeyes Chicken, Boneless Stew Chicken, Kit Kats and Twix
  • Favorite Color – Pink
  • Favorite Accessories – Costume Stores
  • Favorite Movies – Gladiator, Set It Off

Nicki Minaj Net worth

  • Minaj has an estimated net worth of $85 million dollars as of 2018. She struggled all along the way to get to where she has reached today. She did several odd jobs to support her tuition fees make her ends meet. By giving a string of mind-blogging singles and albums, she raked in with tons of money that results from her music sales, endorsements, world tours, film and TV appearances, and business endeavors.
  • She has her own range of perfumes with the most popular ones like Pink Friday, Majesty , and Trini Girl. Besides, she had partnered with leading brands for their exclusive line of products, mostly pink themed products.
  • She lives in a luxurious Malibu Monster House, which is valued at $11.8 million with numerous bedrooms and fireplaces and five garages. Minaj also has a trio of cars (Range Rover, Bentley Continental GT, and Lamborghini Aventador) splashed in pink.

Social Media Profiles

Nicki is one of the few celebrities to have amassed massive amount of following on social media with more than 94 million followers on Instagram, 42 million followers on Facebook and 21.2 million followers on Twitter, as of October 2018. And of course, not to mention her massive following on her self-titled YouTube channel .

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nicki Minaj

  • Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
  • In 2016, Minaj was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
  • She has the most Billboard Hot 100 entries for a female artist in the chart’s history, while being ninth overall.
  • Minaj won the American Music Awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album in three different years for her first three albums.
  • She has won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video twice, for “Super Bass” and “Anaconda”, and has won the Best Female Video Award once, for “Starships”.
  • She was the recipient of Billboard’s Women in Music 2011 Rising Star award.
  • Minaj has a tattoo in Chinese characters on her left arm, which means “God is always with you.”
  • Though, her hair color is naturally black, she wears wigs of different colors.
  • Minaj is the only woman to be featured on the Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list.
  • Minaj is the world’s most followed rapper on Instagram with more than 90 million followers as of July 2018.
  • Nicki also became the first female artist to be included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List.
  • Minaj has a tattoo in Chinese characters on her left arm, which means “God is always with you.”
  • Her dad had a bad temper and was even addicted to drugs and alcohol. But, after going through rehab, he started changing.
  • Before becoming famous as a singer, Minaj had worked at more than 15 places like as a waitress at Red Lobster (in the Bronx), office manager at Wall Street Store, administrative work, customer service, etc. But, most of the times, she was fired giving the ‘inhospitality’ reason.
  • Visit her official website @mypinkfriday.com.