Nicki Minaj is a Singer, Song Writer, Actress & Model. Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She recognized in her professional field as Nicki Minaj. Her date of birth is December 08, 1982. She was born in Saint James, Port Of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Queens New York. She was an unknown personality but she get fame & public recognition after releasing the mixtaps Playtime Is Over in 2007, Sukka Free in 2008 and Beam Me Up Scotty in 2009.
Her professional career began in 2004 when she signed with Brooklyn group Full Force, in which she rapped in a quartet called The Hoodstars composed of Lou$tar, Safaree Samuels and 7even Up. In 2004, the group recorded the entrance song for WWE Diva Victoria, “Don’t Miss With” which was featured on the compilation album ThemeAddict: WWE The Music, Vol 6. Minaj later left Full Force and uploaded song on her Myspace profile, sending several of her songs to people in the Music Industry. At the time she was managed by Debra Atney. Later, Fendi, CEO of Brooklyn label Dirty Money Entertainment, signed Minaj to his label in 2007 under a 180-day contract. Originally adopting the stage name Nicki Minaj, she eventually changed it to Nicki Minaj stating that “ My real name is Minaj. Fendi flipped it when he me because I had such a nasty flow “I eat Bitches.
Prior ot Minaj releasing her mixtapes she’s featured in numerous street DVDs such as “ THE COME UP” and “Smack DVD” where she being interviewed displaying her Queens, NY upbringing in the streets and in the studio freestyling and promoting her mixtaps, getting the real Nicki Minaj before the glitz and glamour and showing her come up as not only a rapper but as a woman in a male dominated field. The purpose of these DVDs were to interview upcoming rappers by showing their upbringing and hunger that they have while way to road to fame.
After the beginning of her career, she professionally start her career & get more fame. On March 29, 2010 Minaj released Massive Attack Intended as the lead single from her forthcoming debut album, Pink Friday, the song was dropped from the album due to poor commercial performance and the next single , “Your Love”, released on June 1, became the album’s lead single, peaking at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number-one on the Billboard Rap Songs chart. In september, Minaj released “Check It Out” and “Right Thru Me” as follow-up singles. She also became the first female rap artist to ever perform at Yankee Stadium in 2010. In October, Minaj received her first Grammy Award nomination for her guest verse on Ludacris’ song “My Chick Bad”. Pink Friday was released on November 19, 2010, debuting at number-two on the Billboard 200, with first first-week sales of 375,000 copies. Upon release, the album received generally positive reviews from critics. Sam Wolfson of NME complimented Minaj’s “pop sensibility” and found her “volatility and quirks … reminiscent of heyday Lil Wayne”. Entertainment Weekly’s Brad Wete commended Minaj’s “knack for melody” and “boasting lyrics”. Allison Stewart of The Washington Post wrote that the album “nibbles at the edges of what female rappers are allowed to do, even as it provides a steady helping of pop hits”. The album was certified Platinum December, and eventually reached number-one in the United States in February 2011.
“Starships” was released in February 2012 as the lead single from Minaj’s forthcoming second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The song reached number-five on the Billboard Hot 100, and went on to become the fifth best-selling single of 2012 and one of the best-selling singles of all time. Minaj’s crossover into pop music was criticized by some, despite her commercial success. Minaj was sued by Chicago artist Clive Tanaka in September 2013 for its alleged copyright infringement. Follow-up singles “Beez in the Trap” and “Right by My Side” were released shortly after. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was eventually released on April 2, 2012, two months later than planned. The album was preceded by the promotional singles “Roman in Moscow” and “Stupid Hoe”. The album debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 253,000 copies, and was certified platinum by the RIAA in June 2012. However, its mix of hip-hop songs and mainstream pop material received mixed reviews from music critics. Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times commended its “minimal, bouncy hip-hop tracks” for highlighting Minaj’s “charm and achievement”, but wrote that the “disjointed, artistically confused” album “drives off a cliff” with “dance pop songs as simple as they are generic”. Slant Magazine’s Matthew Cole panned it as a “mediocre rap album”. In a positive review for Rolling Stone, journalist Jody Rosen called it a “filler-free mega-pop album” and commented that “the energy never flags”. “Pound the Alarm” and “Va Va Voom” were later released as the final singles from the album.
Minaj and rapper M.I.A. joined Madonna to perform the single, “Give Me All Your Luvin'”, during the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on February 6, 2012. Minaj was the first solo female rapper to perform at the Grammy Awards, premiering “Roman Holiday” during the 2012 ceremony on February 12. Her exorcism-themed performance was controversial, with the American Catholic League criticizing Minaj for bringing a fake “Pope” to escort her on the red carpet. The “exorcism” scene that was performed during her appearance was criticized as well. Catholic League president Bill Donohue called Minaj’s performance.
In her song “All Things Go,” Minaj reveals that she had an abortion as a teenager. Minaj stated that she regretted her abortion because she was influenced by people that kept telling her she wasn’t ready for a baby and has asked for forgiveness from her unborn child. Early in her career Minaj claimed to be bisexual, but eventually clarified her sexuality in a Rolling Stone interview saying she just did that to get attention: “I think girls are sexy, but I’m not going to lie and say that I date girls.
In late 2014, Minaj separated from her longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels, whom she had dated since 2000. Several tracks on The Pinkprint are believed to have been inspired by the end of their relationship. Minaj began dating rapper Meek Mill in early 2015. On January 5, 2017, she announced via Twitter that she had ended their two-year relationship.
Minaj identifies as a Christian and said that after her father entered rehab and began attending church, he “got saved and started changing his life”.
When we see Nicky Minaj’s personal life, an character is come in our mind which is Drake. All cause behind this is that in every platform like, social media Drake shouted for many times that Nicky in mine. First they were friends, then they got married & then suddenly they did not talk. It is so ridiculous for every fan of Nicky Minaj & Drake. Some don’t think thay such a great relationship can be broken. When Dizzy released his Debut Album ‘Thank Me Later’ there was on lyrics in particular thay got everyone talking. Drakes was very impressed from the performance of Nicky Minaj & he was saying to Nicky Minaj that he wated to marry her. He wanted to love her. Back in 2010, before the days of ‘Anaconda’ lap dances, Nicki Minaj brought Drake on stage for her Hot 97 Thanksgiving, Thank you concerned and two apparently shared a kiss at the end of the song, although Nicki did tell the audience; “ I still got my lipstick on! I Know you New York. Twitter users everywhere went into shock when Drake tweeted; “Please refer to @nickiminaj as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and dont stare at her too long. She’s finally mine. :).” The new Mrs Drizzy re-tweeted the unexpected tweet and added, “Yes, its true. Drake and I tied the knot.” When Nicki dropped ‘Moment 4 Life’ in 2010, featured artist Drake rapped “Me and Nicki getting married today” as he appeared alongside her in a wedding-themed video. In an interview with MTV Nicki said; “Obviously, Drake and I, we’ve played around so much with the whole marriage thing and stuff like that, so people have come to be kind of intrigued about us”. Drake added; “I love that girl, man. I’m not going to lie to you. The twist of it, the concept of it, I don’t want to give it all away.