Who is Nicki Minaj? Bio, Net Worth, Career & More

One of the Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, model and actress is Onika Tanya Maraj, famous as Nicki Minaj. She’s the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously on the Billboard 100 chart.

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj (Source: Instagram)

Quick Bio

Celebrated Name Nicki Minaj
Age 38 Years
Nick Name Nicki The Ninja
Birth Name Nicki Minaj
Birth Date 1982-12-08
Gender Female
Profession Rapper
Birth Nation Trinidad and Tobago
Place Of Birth Saint James, Port of Spain
Nationality American
Horoscope Sagittarius
Height 1.57 m
Weight 62 kg
Father Robert Maraj
Mother Carol Maraj
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Marital Status Unmarried
Ethnicity Multiracial
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $70 Million

Nicki Minaj Early Life

Nicki Minaj’s real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on 8 December 1982 at Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Tobago. She was raised in Queens, New York City. Her father’s name is Robert Maraj who is a financial executive and part-time gospel singer. Her mother’s name is Carol Maraj who is also a gospel singer. She has four siblings named Micaiah, Brandon, Jelani, and Ming. Minaj attended Monroe College. She auditioned for admission to LaGuardia High School. In 2001, due to her interest in becoming an actress, she was cast in the play ‘In Case You Forget’. She had struggled a lot with careers. She was a waitress as well. But she was fired due to being disrespectful to customers. She said that she got fired from 15 jobs at least for a similar kind of reason.

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Nicki Minaj Career

  • She was signed with the Brooklyn group ‘Full Force’. In 2004, the group recorded the entrance song ‘Don’t Mess with’ featured in the album ‘Theme Addict: WWE The Music, Vol 6’.
  • In 2007, she released her first mixtape named ‘Playtime is Over’ and second in 2008 as ‘Sucka Free’. She was named the female artist of the year in 2008.
  • In 2009, she signed a contract with Young Entertainment Money.
  • In 2010, she received her first Grammy Award nomination. She released her first studio album ‘Pink Friday’.
  • In 2011, she performed at the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. She was also nominated for three Grammy Award which included Best New Artist and Best Rap Album for ‘Pink Friday’.
  • In 2012, she also voiced in the animated film ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’. She won awards for best hip-hop at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards and Best Female Video at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. She was also the subject of a three-part documentary titled Nicki Minaj: My Truth. In the twelfth season of American Idol, she joined the judges’ panel. In the year she was the most charted female rapper in the history of Billboard Hot 100. She was the first rapper to win BET Best Female Hip-Hop Artist Award. She also launched the prominent fragrance line named ‘Pink Friday’.

  • Nicki was filmed in spring 2013 which was premiered on 25 April 2014. She described her forthcoming third album named as ‘The Pink Print’. She received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
  • In 2014, her album ‘The Pink Print’. Nicki also received three Grammy Award nominations including a second Best Rap Album. She also won the BET Award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist. Minaj also hosted the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards. She was also the new face of the Roberto Cavalli 2015 campaign.
  • In 2015, she won the Best Hip-Hop award for the second time. She also won Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the 2015 BET Awards.
  • In 2016, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy. She again launched her new fragrance ‘Trini Girl’.
  • In 2017, she broke the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 entries for a female artist. She also performed several singles. Her songs were certified platinum.
  • On 10 August 2018, she released her fourth studio album named ‘Queen’ which was postponed from 15 June. She was the musical guest for the finale of the 43rd season of Saturday Night Live. She premiered Queen on 10 August 2018 on her own Beats 1 radio show, Queen Radio.

Who is Nicki Minaj Husband?

Nicki dated Safaree Samuels since 2000 but ended in 2014. It was rumored that she had dated Aubrey Graham (2010-2011) and Lil’ Wayne (2011). She dated Meek Mill, a rapper in 2015 but she announced that she ended with him on 5 January 2017. In 2017 she dated Future and also Nas from 2017 to 2018. In 2018 it was rumored that she is dating Eminem.

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Nicki’s Body Measurement

Nicki’s height is 1.57 m and her weight is 62 kg. She has black color hair and dark brown color eye. She has a balanced and healthy body.

What is Nicki Minaj Net Worth?

Nicki’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million.

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