Nicki Minaj

Rapper and Songwriter

Onika Tanya Maraj, known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer-songwriter, voice actress and television personality. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. When she was five years old, she moved to the New York City borough of Queens. Minaj trained as an actress before she released three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009 and signed to Young Money Entertainment.… Read More

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    What Happened To The Ingénue?
    Huffington Post - 13 days ago
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    LATimes - 14 days ago
  • Did Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill Break Up? Instagram Drama Doesn't Always Mean The End Of A Relationship Bustle
    Google News - Dec 12, 2016
  • Nicki Minaj Refuses To Appear On 'real Housewives Of New York'
    Fox News - Dec 04, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Nicki Minaj.


1982 Birth Born on December 8, 1982.
1987 4 Years Old Minaj's father was addicted to alcohol and other drugs, and had a violent temper, burning down their house in December 1987. … Read More


2001 18 Years Old After graduation, Minaj wanted to become an actress, and she was cast in the Off-Broadway play In Case You Forget in 2001. … Read More


2007 - 2008 3 More Events
In 2009 Minaj was involved in a conflict with ego trip's Miss Rap Supreme winner Rece Steele, who was annoyed when Minaj interrupted her interview and put a sign behind Steele's head; Minaj hung up on interviewers from Spate magazine when they asked about the incident.
2010 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Minaj released the intended lead single from her upcoming debut album, "Massive Attack" on March 29, 2010. … Read More
…  Minaj has received ten Grammy nominations throughout her career, and has won six American Music Awards, eleven BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and was the recipient of Billboard Women in Music 2011 Rising Star award. … Read More
…  Minaj made her film debut in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift, followed by supporting roles in The Other Woman (2014) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016). … Read More


…  In 2013 Minaj introduced a more "natural" look, including less-colorful makeup and wigs, during later episodes of American Idol to be taken more seriously. … Read More
A flanker fragrance, "Minajesty: Exotic Edition", was released exclusively to the Home Shopping Network in June 2014.
…  In March 2015, Minaj embarked on her third world tour entitled The Pinkprint Tour. … Read More
2016 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2016, Minaj was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
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