Onika Tanya Maraj was born in December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago to Robert Maraj and Carol Maraj. She is a Trinidadian-born American singer, rapper, songwriter and actress. She is well known by her stage name Nicki Minaj. She has 2 siblings. She was enrolled at PS 45 (the Clarence Witherspoon School) and Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School 210. She also successfully auditioned for admission to LaGuardia High School in Manhattan, which focuses on visual and performing arts. She is from various descent, her father is a half Indo-Trinidadian and half Afro-Trinidadian ancestry, and her mother is of Afro-Trinidadian heritage.
Nicki really had bad days during her early life. She said she was fired from at least fifteen jobs for not providing the proper care to the customer. She then signed with Brooklyn group Full Force. There she rapped in a quartet called "The Hoodstars". This song was composed by Lou$tar, Scaff Beezy and 7even Up. Nicki is not married yet but she has dated boyfriend Safaree Samuels for a long time. After she split up with him, she than began dating Meek Mills. It is also rumored that she had an abortion when she was 19. She is also the only woman to be featured on the Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list. She was included in that list for the time in 2011, as her earning from May 2010 to May 2011 net worth U.S. $6.5 million. She is again included in this list for the second consecutive years but with the rise in the ranking and also with the raised income.
Born on Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago
Nicky was born in a middle class family. Her father is a financial executive and her mother held a variety of jobs. She has a mixed ethnicity. She has 2 siblings.Edit
Debut mixtape Playtime is over
Nicki released her first mixtape, Playtime is Over, on Dirty Money Records in July 5, 2007. She then released her second mixtape on April 12, 2008. She was honored with Female Artist of the Year at the 2008 Underground Music Awards.Edit
Net worth US $155 million
In 2012, she was placed in the 8th position in Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list. She earned $15.5 from May 2011 to may 2012. She was placed to the fourth position on the list in 2013; she earned about U.S. $29 million from June 2012 to June 2013.Edit
Charity to The victim of Hurricane Sandy
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, she donated total of $15,000 to the Food Bank for New York City. She also held a turkey drive at her alma mater, PS 45. She has been actively involved in different kinds of charity works.Edit
Won Billboard Music Awards
Nicki is a very talented singer. She has been selected 22 times in Billboard Music Awards and has it four times. She has won it three times in 2013 and once in 2012. She has also won BMI Urban Awards for ten times and has been nominated in Grammy Awards in six different categories.Edit
Dated raper Meek Mill
After being separated from her longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels, she began dating Meek Mill in early 2015. They are having a romantic love life these days. There is no more information about whether they are living together or separately.Edit