Real name is Onika Tanya maraj her stage name is nicki minaj
She was born on December 8, 1984
She's an American rapper and singer-songwriter she’s from young money entertainments with distribution from universal Motown.
She has two parents of Indian and African descents. She lived in Trinidad with her grandmother until age 5 when she moved to Queens, New York. Her father was an alcoholic, drug addicted, and once tried to kill her mother by setting the house on fire. She attended Elizabeth Blackwell middle school and graduated from la Guardia High School. She was specialized in music ,performing arts and drama. And once worked in red lobster restaurant in the Bronx.
Career beginning and mix tapes
Minaj created some mix tape tracks and appeared in XXL magazine. In 2208 she won female artist of the year at underground music awards. She realest beam me up Scotty and another mix tape in April 2009.
Collaboration and Pink Friday
Minaj released her first single ‘’massive attack’’ on April 13, 2010. the song featured Sean Garrett, who produced the song along with Alex Da Kid. A music video for single was filmed on march 16 in the desert near Lancaster, California with director Hype Williams. The music video for single premiered on BET’s 106 & park .
Minaj then released ‘’your love’’ as the first official single from her debut album after leaked version started receiving heavy airplay on the radio because of it’s inclusion on her Barbie world mix tape. The single went on to becomes minaj most successful singel so far .