Mother: Her mom’s name is Carol Maraj. She was born in 1959 in a very big family with 11 children. She got married at the age of 20. When Nicki was a child, her mother worked an accountant and sang in gospel choir.
Father: His name is Robert Maraj. He sang in gospel choir too and worked as a financial executive. He was a drug-addict and alcoholic. Because of him, Nicki’s childhood was far from perfect, as he not only had problems with addiction but a very bad temper too. He even burnt their family house. Nicki prefers not speaking of him now.
Siblings: She has four siblings (Brandon, Ming, Jelani, Micaiah)
Sexual orientation: straight
For years, she dated Safaree Samuels, who was not only her boyfriend but also an assistant and the best friend. A little is known about her personal life before him. She broke up with Safaree in 2014 and soon started dating Meek Mill. This relationship lasted for 2 years and ended in the beginning of 2017.
Place of living: Nicki lives in her luxurious $12M mansion in Malibu.
Cars: She has 3 cars (Range Rover, Bentley, and Lamborghini – all of them are pink).
What is Nicki’s real name?
Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj.
Where was she born?
She was born on the island of Trinidad and she spent most of her childhood in NY.
How hard was her childhood and how did she get over it?
At the age of 5, Nicki moved with her mother to NY from her grandmother’s house. Later, her dad moved there too. Her childhood was really hard and tragic. She grew up with abusive father, who was addicted to drugs and alcohol. He burnt their family house and made attempts of killing Nickie’s mother and Nicki even wanted him to die. Nicki says now that this experience helped her to grow strong and get out of poverty and life full of pain to help her mother who couldn’t become stronger herself. She was escaping to her imagination and books as a child, where everyone was happy. She even developed different personas instead of her actual self to become someone new (first one was called Cookie, then came Harajuku Barbie, and at last Nicki Minaj).
When did she start making music?
She made her first rap when she was only 12. As a child, she also played clarinet. She also performed in a rap band called the Hoodstars with her first boyfriend. In 2009, she was discovered by Lil Wayne on the DVD she appeared on with her band and soon signed a contract with his label.
How many albums did she record?
As of 2017, her discography consists of 3 studio albums, 3 compilations, 3 mix tapes, and 26 singles.
What are Nicki’s achievements?
She has won numerous awards and became the most awarded female rapper in the history of music. Her awards include 6 American Music Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, 2 People's Choice Awards, 4 Teen Choice Awards, and more.
Has she done any plastic surgeries?
The difference between the way she looked in the beginning of her career and the way she looks now makes everyone suspect that she had many plastic surgeries. She obviously increased her breast and buttocks sizes. It seems like she had a nose job too (though she says its shape is different only because of makeup).
What brands did she sign contracts with?
She signed contracts with MAC and OPI brands to launch her own makeup product lines. She also signed a contract with Pepsi and Adidas among other brands and took part in their promotions.
What about charity?
Nicki helped to raise money to fight AIDS. She supports several charities with money and she gives concerts to raise money for charity from time to time. She is also known for fighting for equality and promoting women’s rights. She is a dedicated feminist and she wants all women around the world become stronger and empowered.