Nicki Minaj

(biography, photos, videos) Onika Tanya Maraj

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  • Name: Nicki Minaj ( Onika Tanya Maraj )
  • Date of birth: 8 December 1982
  • Age: 34 years
  • Place of birth: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Height: 157
  • Activity: rapper, singer, actress
  • Marital status: not married

    Nicki Minaj biography

    Curvy, bright wigs, fabulous outfits Nicki Minaj never ceases to amaze fans. She managed to become the richest female rapper, but it was not always so.

    Onika Tanya Maraj (real name of singer) was born December 8, 1982 in Saint James. Her father is African, mother is Indian. Nicky tries not to think about his childhood because it was pleasant enough: the girl’s father is a complete alcoholic and a drug addict. In a drunken stupor, he often beat his wife, and had once set fire to his own house: Nicky and her mother miraculously survived.

    The family was poor, save money for moving to America they did not work. A few years Nicki Minaj lived with her grandmother. When she was five years old, took her mother and ran away from the home despot in Queens.

    Girl painfully worried about the move and sought refuge in music. At school, Nicky was fascinated by the clarinet, then began to develop their vocal abilities. She painted and participated in school plays, but always dreamed of the big stage. Teenage Nicki Minaj, a black girl from a dysfunctional family, started listening to rap is a music direction has defined its further destiny.


    Her debut work was the mixtape, «Playtime Is Over», which was released in 2007. In 2008-2009, Nicki has released a couple of demo records, which, unfortunately, the audience didn’t notice. Her work is like the rapper Lila Wayne, and he ventured to sign a contract with the young singer.

    Soon came the first album Nicki Minaj «Pink Friday», after which she woke up famous. The single «Your Love» became a hit. After Nicky presented the single «Right Thru Me» music video to it revealed her as a talented dramatic actress.

    First, the Minaj was exploiting the image of a Japanese geisha, but when he began to crumble, a change of role. In his third music video «Moment For Life» she stood up as Cinderella hip-hop.

    The track «Super Bass» became the most successful career of the singer. He immediately broke into the TOP 10 for a long time and kept on top of. This explosive hit is scored 250 million views on YouTube.

    In the summer of 2011 Nicky recorded a duet with DJ David Ghetto. Their work Where Them Girls At?», as predicted, became a hit.

    Throughout the years Nicki Minaj has presented a new song from the forthcoming album, but all the new failed – chats they do not fall, critics spoke of them negatively. The failure forced the singer to postpone the release of the new album, diluting it tracks content neutral: a large number of negative tracks did not approve of even the most devoted fans of Nicki. It was conceived songs from this album sounded at all discos.

    Nicki Minaj is the only rap performer ever invited to perform at the Grammys: 54th ceremony she performed the hit «Roman Holiday». It was the first time in the history of this prestigious event.

    Today Nicki Minaj is a singer of rap, the singles which are produced in millions of copies. It is known throughout the world, she want to perform a duet.

    Personal life

    About my personal life popular reparse almost unknown. Journalists and the paparazzi have not managed to unearth anything interesting, and supporters and detractors, analyzing her texts, came to the conclusion that she was bisexual.

    In April 2015, Nicki Minaj announced to fans that engaged with rapper Mick Mill. The singer has donated a picture of her ring and posted a photo in his Instagram.

    Mick she met in February of that year, relations have developed rapidly – the pair often appeared in public together. In July, Minaj broke off the engagement and returned the ring to the boyfriend. Friends of the couple say they often quarreled, broke up, then reconciled. Mick says that Nicky suppressed his constantly telling us what to do. But information slips about the lies and betrayal of the groom, which led to the separation of the couple.

    Nicki Minaj is often compared with Lady Gaga for her extravagant outfits. Yes, she loves uninhibited and unconventional costumes, collaborates with Donatella Versace and other famous fashion designers, but it believes that they have nothing in common. Selection of clothing Nicky explains his difficult childhood: when her parents were fighting, she came up with different characters and lived their lives.

    The singer loves tattoos. In her left hand embossed characters, which stands for «God is always with you.»


    • «Pink Friday»
    • «We Are Young Money»
    • «Rise Of An Empire»
    • «The Pinkript»
    • «Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded»
    • «YMCMB»


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