Nicki Minaj: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : singer
  • Sign : Sagittarius
  • Date of birth: Wednesday, December 08, 1982 (age: 38 years old)
  • Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Born on December 8, 1982 in Port of Spain and Trinidad and Tobago, Nicki, born Onika Tanya Maraj, has Indian, Afro-Trinadian and Russian origins. She grew up in the St. James neighborhood of Port of Spain with her grandmother until she was 5 years old, before returning to her parents in New York. Between gospel and clarinet lessons, Nicki’s vocation grew and she decided to study singing and performance at Guardia High School.

In 2002, at the age of twenty, she was spotted by Fendi on MySpace, who decided to sign her under his label Dirty Money. But it is above all her collaborations with popular artists such as Lil Wayne, Christina Aguilera, that made her famous. In November 2010, she released her first album, Pink Friday. Immediate success. In the week of its release, it ranked No. 2 in sales in the United States and at the end of the year, Rolling Stone magazine named her “New Queen of Hip Hop”. In August 2011, she was crowned Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Throughout 2011, Nicki collaborated with many big names, from Britney Spears to Drake, from the young Willow Smith to the French DJ David Guetta on his video Turn me on.

In 2012, Madonna offered Nicki a duet on Give Me All Your Luvin’, the first single from her new album M.D.N.A. (released in February 2012). In early April 2012, her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Relaoded, was released, produced by RedOne, Dr. Luke, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Drake and Kane Beatz. New chart success: with more pop songs such as Starships, the album ranks #1 in sales in the US, Canada and the UK. In September 2012, she performed with Alicia Keys at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony and won the Best Female Video award for her Clip Starships.

Since September 2012, the rapper has been on the jury for the twelfth season of American Idol, alongside Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson. Her misunderstanding with Mariah Carey during the show’s auditions regales all the tabloids. Nicki’s third opus, actually a re-release of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, is scheduled for release on November 19, 2012. On October 21, 2012, the singer launched a new international tour, which ends in December in Australia. Between two-storey house, spaceships, smoke, fireworks, this tour is meant to be unforgettable. In 2014, Nicki Minaj makes her first steps as an actress in Triple Alliance.

In September 2019, she announces her retirement on her Twitter account.

On the private side, in January 2017, Nicki Minaj announces her break-up with the rapper Meek Mill after two years of romance. In December 2018, she finds love again on Kenneth Petty’s arm. She announces on social networks her marriage with Kenneth Petty, celebrated on October 21, 2019. On July 20, 2020, she announces her pregnancy on her Instagram account. People magazine reveals that the singer gave birth to her first child on September 30, 2020. In October 2020, Nicki Minaj reveals on Instagram that she gave birth to a boy.