Most flamboyant Trinidadian-born rapper Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty popularly and professionally known as Nicki Minaj is also a singer and songwriter. Also one of the bewitching models, Minaj has a handsome net worth estimated at $100 Million. She has beautifully managed to break several records, with her album ‘Pink Friday’.
Nicki Minaj Biography
Nicki Minaj was born on December 8, 1982. Now Minaj is at 39 of age with an astounding career backup. Luckily enough, she was born into a wealthy family and hails from a country in the Caribbean, Trinidad, and Tobago. But at the age of five with her mother, she migrated to New York City and settled there.
Being born into a wealthy family of Trinandian ancestry she spent most of her days with her grandmother. Nicki Minaj’s mother who is also a Gospel Singer is Carol Maraj. Her father was a financial executive named Robert Maraj, who also worked as a part-time Gospel singer. She has four siblings. She has an identical twin sister named Ming Maraj.
Another brother, a social media influencer, is Micaiah Maraj. Her elder brother Jelani Maraj is behind the bars for sexual assault. And she also has a half-sister named Maya Maraj, from her Father’s side. At Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, she did her schooling and with that knowledge she acquired, she never went for higher education. In her youth, she harbored a strong desire to become an artist and especially a singer.
Nicki Minaj would always be famous for her fervent and conspicuous personality. Being an owner of a hot figure she is 5 feet and 2 inches (158cm) in height and she weighs around 62kg. With her dark eyes and gleaming long hair, she possesses an astounding figure.
Nicki Minaj Career
Having Trinandian ancestry, she became an actress in the American industry. ‘The Hood Stars’ was the starting point of her career in 2004. Her album ‘Pink Friday’ had a breakthrough in her career and with this album, she broke several records. Her most renowned three mixtapes were, ‘ Playtime is Over, ‘Sucka free’, and ‘Beam Me Up, Scotty’.
Though her lead single ‘Massive Attack’ got dropped from the album, later her next single ‘ Yours Love’ became the highest number 14 on Billboard Hot 100 and also Number 1 on the Billboard Rap songs chart. 2010 was indeed a milestone in her career because she was the first woman rap artist to perform at the Yankees stadium.
Apart from this she also became the first female to appear on MTV’s annual Hottest MC List. ‘Pink Friday’ another enthralling piece of art became number 2 on Billboard 200. ‘Moment for Life, ‘Super Bass’ which was released in April 2011 was a commercial success and hit and peaked at number 3 on Billboard Hot 100.
In 2012, February, at Grammy Awards with ‘Roman Holiday’ she became the first most outrageous woman who performed as a solo rapper. Apart from this she also shared her voice as ‘Steffie’ in Ice Age, the most watched animated film. “The Other Woman” was her debut theatrical film in 2013. Her other famous song ‘Anaconda’ became number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Nicki Minaj is popularly known for her ostentatious appearance with colorful attires and jewelry. As a philanthropist, Minaj spends her money on scholarships for the welfare of students.
Nicki Minaj Net Worth
As per records, as of 2021, Nicki Minaj was the world’s richest female rapper with $100 Million. With her alluring beauty and talents, she has managed to carve out her own space in the field of music as a riveting and part rapper.
The path to becoming one of the prominent influential female hip-hop artists was too dreary. But with her talents, she has managed to engrave her name in her field.
Nicki Minaj Relationship
She is married to her High school sweetheart named Kenneth Perry. She always defended her husband in spite of his criminal history and the one who always had to be in jail. On October 21, 2019 the couple tied the knot and it was a very intimate and private ceremony. On September 30, the fruit of their love was born, their son named Papa Bear.
She also had histories with an American Jamaican rapper Safaree Samuels, and also with Drake another rapper, then Meek Mill an American singer, and Eminem also an American rapper.
Nicki Minaj Awards
- American Music Awards for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist in 2011,2012,2015
- BET Awards for Best New Artist in 2010
- American Music Awards for Favourite Rap/Hip Hop Album ( Pink Friday)
- BET Awards for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist from 2010 to 2016
- Billboard Women in Music as Rising Star in 2011.
- BMI Awards for Song of the Year
- MOBO Awards for Best International Act.
- NARM Awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2011.
- YouTube Music Awards for 50 artists to watch in 2015.
- People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Hip-Hop Artist in 2013.