Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian born American rapper,singer actress and model. She is referred to as one of the influential female rapper in the industry. She is the first rapper to win the BET Best Female Hip-Hop Artist Award for four consecutive times.
- Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
- Date of Birth: December 8, 1982
- Occupation: Rapper/Singer/Actress
- Net Worth: $170 Million
Onika Tanya Marji was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, to Robert Maraj(Father) a financial executive and part time gospel singer and Carol Maraj(Mother) a gospel singer.
Nicki’s father was an alcohol addicts with a long history of violence. Her father at one point set their family home on fire in attempt to kill Nicki’s mother. She stayed with her grandmother in St. James until she left Trinidad and Tobago at age 5 to join her mother in New York city. See Also: Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, Who is Richer and More Popular?
Nicki attended LaGuardian High school now known as Firello H. laguardian, a high school that specializes in teaching visual arts and performing arts, situated near Lincoln Center.
Nicki Minaj, ended her longtime relationship with boyfriend Safaree Samuel’s in 2014.
Moving on, Nicki Minaj started dating Meek Mill in 2015, and two years later Nicki tweeted that she was single.
After she posted she was single again, Nicki was heavily linked with fellow rapper Nas. They never confirmed the relationship status. They were rumors she also dated Drake, but she has always refer to Drake as family.
Unofficial reports suggests that she and Eminem are into relationship. Their relationship continues to unfold as we watch and see what will happen. See Also: Nicki Minaj And Cardi B Fights Dirty at Event.
Nicki’s Career Path
After years of struggling with her acting career, she briefly signed with a group in Brookly called Hoodstars.
In 2004, the group recorded the song “Don’t Mess With” an entrance song for WWE diva Victoria and was also part of the compilation album for WWE, titled ‘ThemeAddict: WWE The Music’, Vol. 6.
Nicki left the group “Hoodstars and she started uploading most of her stuffs on her Myspace profile page. Her strategy worked and she caught the attention of Fendi, CEO of Dirty Money Entertainment. She signed Nicki Minaj for a 180 days contract in 2007.
Her third mix tape “Beam Me Up Scotty” caught the attention of fellow rap artist and CEO of Young Money Entertainment Lil Wayne. Nicki signed a contract with Young Monet Entertainment record label on August 2009.
November 22, 2010, Nicki Minaj dropped her debut album “Pink Friday”, the album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and went platinum, selling upwards of 375,000 copies during its first week. The album earned her a Grammy nominations, Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance.
Nicki sophomore album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ dropped on April 2, 2012.
The album was built around her alter ego “Roman Zolanski”. Guest artists also included Nas, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and Beenie Man. The album hit number one on the U.S. album charts and sold 253,000 copies in it first week. The album was certified platinum.
Nicki Minaj dropped her third studio album “The Pinkprint”. On December 12, 2014, she officially released the album, it debuted on number two with her hit single “Anacoda” at the US Billboard 200, sold 244,000 copies in it first week. Her fourth studio album “Queen” was released on August 10, 2017.
After graduation, Nicki Minaj has always desires to become an actress and she was in the off Broadway play “In case You Forget”(2001). She also voiced as Steffie in the animated film Ice Age:Continetal Drift(2012).
Nicki Minaj made her debut in 2014, with “The Other Woman”, an American comedy film. She also featured in Barbershop film series, alongside Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, and other original cast members.
Nicki Minaj Net Worth and Endorsements
She launched her mobile game called Nicki Minaj:The Empire. She joined others celebrities who acquired 3% of the music streaming service Tidal, owned by Jay Z. See Also: Selena Gomez Net Worth ($70 Million) and Biography.
We estimate Nicki Minaj net worth to be $170 million. Our calculation was based on Nicki Minaj album sales, concert and tours. She also earned about $42 million in endorsements deals and $12 million for appearing at the 12th edition of the American Idol.