Onika Tanya Maraj, aka Nicki Minaj, is a famous American rapper, singer, songwriter, vocal actress, and a television superstar. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. As a child, Nicki grew up with a severe drug addict and abusive father. The atmosphere at home was not so child friendly as there was a lot of domestic violence. She was moved to Queens, New York at the age of 5. Minaj’s not-so-perfect childhood fueled her ambitions to become a superstar later in life. Very few people know that Minaj used to sing as a backup singer for the local New York City Rappers group before she became so popular. Some of the interesting facts about Nicki Minaj Are:
Fact 1: Nicki Minaj was born in Saint James, Trinidad. Her grandmother took care of her before she moved to Queens, New York with her mother.
Fact 2: Nicki Minaj’s childhood was filled with grief and violence as her father was severely addicted to drugs and also tried to kill Minaj’s mother by setting the house on fire.
Fact 3: Nicki Minaj always believes in fantasy. Her very first name was Cookie which was later changed to Harajuku Barbie and finally what we know now “Nicki Minaj.”
Fact 4: Nicki Minaj’s first breakthrough as a rapper was with Lil’ Wayne.
Fact 5: Nicki Minaj has worked with almost all the big names in music. To name a few, Usher, Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Eminem, Young Money, P. Diddy, and the list goes on.
Fact 6: In 2010, Nicki Minaj’s songs topped the charts of Billboard’s Top 100.
Fact 7: Nicki also took up a job at the Red Lobster restaurant as a waitress before she made it big in the musical field.
Fact 8: Nicki Minaj developed an interest in music and drama while in high school.
Fact 9: Nicki Minaj is the first female singer to top Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart since 2002.
Fact 10: Nicki Minaj has been a part of a lot of charitable and fund-raising organizations.