Nicki Minaj Photoshoot At 25th MTV Europe Music Awards – Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and model.Nicki Minaj keeps surprising her admirers. Minaj is a singer, an author of the songs and an actress. In her creative biography, the singer has four studio albums, mixtapes, joint albums, tens of singles and fifty video clips of other stars of pop music in which Minaj has participated as the invited star. Nicki succeeded to become the richest female rapper, but it wasn’t always like this.
Onika Tanya Maraj (the real name of the singer) was born on the 8th of December, 1982 in Saint-James. The singer’s father is African, her mother is Indian. Nicki tries not to remember her childhood because there was hardly anything pleasant in it: the girl’s father was an alcoholic and a drug addict. In a drunken rage, he often beat his wife, and once he had set fire to his own house. By the miracle, Nicki and her mother had survived. The family lived in poverty, it was impossible for them to save up money so that they could move to the USA. Several years Nicki Minaj had been living with her grandmother. When the girl was five years old, she was taken away by her mother and they escaped from their despot to Queens.