Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-born popular rapper, and she is based in the United States. She is one of the most influential rappers. Nicki came to fame after releasing three mixtapes, in years between 2007 to 2009. She is known for her musical versatility, alters egos, and animated flow in her rapping and accents.
In 2010 Nicki’s debut album, Pink Friday, topped the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Its 5th single, “Super Bass,” reached no. 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and has also been certified by the RIAA as a diamond. Her next album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012), lead single, “Starships,” reached the top five worldwide. Nicki’s 3rd album, The Pinkprint (2014), 2nd single, “Anaconda,” debuted at no. 2 on the hot 100; the single also made Nicki the 1st solo female rapper to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. In 2018, she released her 4th album, Queen, and in 2019, she collaborated with Karol G “Tusa,” which became the longest-running no. 1 single on the Argentina Hot 100 chart.
Nicki has been referred the “Queen of Rap,” and she is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with around 100 million records sold worldwide. Billboard ranked her as the top-selling female rapper. She became the 1st female artist to have 1 hundred Billboard Hot 100 entries. Nicki’s various accolades include 8 American Music Awards, 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, 12 BET Awards, a Brit Award, and 3 Guinness World Records.
Nicki has also worked in the film industry and her music career. Her film career includes voice roles in animated films like Ice Age: Continental Drift and The Angry Birds Movie 2, along with supporting roles in the films like The Other Woman and Barbershop: The Next Cut. She has also been a judge on American Idol during its 12th season.
Nicki Minaj Turns 40 On 8th December 2022
Rapper and singer Nicki Minaj turns 40 on 8th December 2022; she is best known for her hit songs “Chun-Li,” “Anaconda,” “Super Bass,” and many more.
As we celebrate Nicki’s birthday, let’s talk about her hairstyle moments of 2020. Nicki started her career with avant-garde and wild wigs; it was full of colored tresses and laid edges.
This year was a busy one for her as her singles like “We Go Up” and “Whole Lotta Choppas (Remix)” had covers for Interview and i-D Magazine. This year was Nicki’s new look, especially her hair. Collaborating with celebrity stylist Arrogant Tae, Nicki brought the year with warm auburn-ish extensions and a blonde bob for the single “Do We Have A Problem .”We have also seen her flaunting halves up half down do’s in jet black and a sultry red updo, in addition to Barbie pink. Towards the end of 2022, we’ve seen Nicki sporting a 2-toned bob cut, a super high ponytail, and a pin-straight green strand.
Nicki Minaj Early Life:
Nicki was born on 8th December 1982 in a small district of Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Tobago. Her father was an Indo-Trinidadian, whereas her mother is Afro-Trinidadian descent. When she was 5 years, she moved to Queens, Borough, NYC, US, along with her mother. Further, after graduation, Nicki wanted to become an actress, and in 2001, she was cast in the Off-Broadway play titled In Case You Forget.
Nicki has revealed in her songs “All Things Go” and “Autobiography” about her abortion as a teenager. At 19, she struggled with her acting career and even worked as a waitress at a Red Lobster, but was fired for discourtesy to customers; Nicki said she was fired from a minimum of 15 jobs for similar reasons. Her other jobs were as a customer service representative and office management on Wall Street.
Nicki Minaj Family Background:
Nicki was born to Robert Maraj (1956–2021) and Carol Maraj. Further, Nicki has an elder brother named Jelani, a younger brother named Micaiah, and a younger sister named Ming.
Robert was a financial executive and part-time gospel singer of Douglas. He was addicted to crack cocaine and alcohol, which resulted in a violent temper; In December 1987, he burned down their house under this temper.
Further, Carol is also a gospel singer; she has worked in the payroll and accounting departments during Nicki’s youth. She got her green card at 24.
As a child, Nicki and Jelani grew up with their grandmother in a household with 11 cousins in Saint James.
Nicki’s mother moved to the Bronx to attend Monroe College. Eventually, when Nicki was 5, Carol got her 1st house on 147th Street in South Jamaica, Queens, and the children started living there with their father.
Nicki Minaj Education:
Nicki attended Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School. Later she enrolled at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. This school focuses on visual and performing arts.
Nicki Minaj Physical stats:
Nicki is one of the most beautiful personalities in the American entertainment industry. She is popular for her sassy and charming mesmerizing personality. Nicki stands 5 feet and 2 inches tall and weighs around 62 Kg. In addition, she has shiny and long black hair and attractive dark brown colored eyes. Further, she has a Voluptuous build, and her distinctive features include outlandish costumes, wigs, cosmetics, and a busty figure.
Nicki Minaj Birth Signs:
According to Nicki’s birthdate, she falls under the zodiac Sagittarius. She is currently 40 years old. Her birth flower is Narcissus, and her birth element is Fire. Further, her ruling planet is Jupiter.
Nicki Minaj Net worth:
Nicki’s estimated net worth is $120 million. She earns mainly through singing, acting, endorsements, concerts, and collaborations.
Nicki Minaj Relationship Status:
Nicki has been married to Kenneth Petty since 21st October 2019. They are High School sweethearts. On 30th September 2020, they welcomed their son.
Although Kenneth had a criminal history and has been jailed several times, Nicki has always defended him.
Before marrying Kenneth, Nicki dated Safaree Samuels (an American Jamaican rapper), Drake (a Rapper), Meek Mill (an American singer & songwriter & activist), Nas (an American rapper), and Eminem (an American rapper).
Nicki Minaj Career:
Nicki began her musical career rapping in a group named ‘The Hood stars,’ which included Lou$tar, 7even Up, and Scaff Breezy. In 2004, the group recorded the song ‘Don’t Mess With,’ which was included in a compilation album for the WWE, named ‘ThemeAddict: WWE The Music,’ Vol. 6. Nicki left ‘The Hoodstars’ and started uploading her work to her Myspace profile page. Her work caught the attention of Fendi, the CEO of ‘Dirty Money Entertainment,’ who then signed her in 2007 for a 180-day contract.
On 5th July 2007, Nicki released her first mixtape, Playtime is Over and a follow-up titled ‘Sucka Free’ in the following year. On 18th April 2009, she released her 3rd mixtape ‘Beam Me Up, Scotty.’ The mixtape included the song ‘I Get Crazy,’ which reached no. 20 on the US Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs.
Further, in August 2009, she gained the attention of fellow rap artist Lil Wayne; she then signed a contract with his record label ‘Young Money Entertainment.’ In November 2009, Nicki appeared as a featured cameo on other artists’ songs.
On 29th March 2010, Nicki released her debut album titled ‘Massive Attack’ (the early title was ‘Pink Friday’). The album includes the song ‘Your Love,’ which reached no. 14 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and no. 1 on Billboard’s Rap Songs.
‘Super Bass’ was the 5th single to be released from ‘Pink Friday,’ and the song reached no. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
For the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show, Nicki performed ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ featuring rapper M.I.A. and Madonna.
Further, her follow-up studio album titled ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was released on 2nd April 2012 and featured singles like ‘Stupid Hoe’ and ‘Roman in Moscow .’She also voiced the animated character Steffie in ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ (2012). That same year in September, she became a judge on ‘American Idol,’ along with judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Keith Urban.
Along with her rapping career, in 2017, Nicki made her debut in ‘The Other Woman,’ starring Cameron Diaz.
Nicki’s 3rd album, ‘The Pinkprint,’ was released on 15th December 2014 and included her largest hit ‘Anaconda .’The song reached no. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. In addition, the album debuted at no. 2 on the US Billboard 200 list. She received 3 Grammy Award nominations for the album.
Then Nicki appeared in the 3rd installment of the Barbershop film series, titled ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut,’ alongside Eve, Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, and others. She portrayed a character of a hairdresser named Draya. For her performance, Nicki was nominated for a ‘Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy.
In 2017, Nicki signed with the agency ‘Wilhelmina Models,’ and was featured in Jason Derulo’s single “Swalla .”On 20th March 2017, she entered the record books when her simultaneously released singles (“Changed It,” “No Frauds,” and “Regret In Your Tears”) broke all the records of the most Billboard Hot 100 entries made by a female artist.
Later at the 2018 Met Gala, Nicki announced her 4th album, ‘Queen.’ On 12th April 2018, the album’s lead single, ‘Chun-Li,’ was released, and it peaked at no. 10 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100.’ Album’s 2nd single, ‘Bed,’ was released on 14th June 2018, peaking at no. 42 on the ‘Hot 100.’
O 10th August 2018, the album Queen was released. The album debuted at no. 2 on the ‘US Billboard 200,’ at no. 5 in the UK, and at no. 4 in Australia. Following the album’s release, Nicki released a music video for its opening track, “Ganja Burns.” In January 2019, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
In January 2020, Nicki was featured on “Nice to Meet Ya” by Meghan Trainor (an American singer-songwriter).
In October 2021, she teamed up with Jesy Nelson for her debut solo single, Boyz. That same year, Nicki was ranked no. 41 in the list of “50 Most Influential People on Twitter”.
Further, in February 2022, Nicki collaborated with Lil Baby for a new single ‘Do We Have A Problem?.’ Further, that month, they released their 2nd single, ‘Bussin.’ In August, Nicki released her new single, Super Freaky Girl’ and the music video of the single features Alexander Ludwig. She was honored with the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” during the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. In November, Nicki collaborated with Myriam Fares and Maluma for the 2022 FIFA World Cup anthem, Tukoh Taka.
Nicki Minaj Social Appearance:
Nicki has a massive fan following; her popularity is visible by her fan-following figures. On Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, she has around 205M, 48M, and 27M followers, respectively. Further, on her YouTube channel, Nicki has around 25M subscribers. She regularly posts pictures and videos on these accounts to keep her fan updated.