Nicki Minaj is not just the one who loves to wear and apply pink, but also uses the word as a title for her songs and albums. She is a Trinidadian-born American singer and rapper. She is known for rapping with animated style. She generally combines punch lines, word play and metaphors in her songs.
The first three of her studio albums, were called Pink Friday (2010), Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012), and The Pink Print (2014). At the time of the launch the albums were at the top of charts, thus making the singer one of the first female artists with seven of her songs simultaneously occupying the top spots. Nicki Minaj is today considered to be one of the most influential and distinguished rapper in the music industry.
Onika Tanya Maraj was born on the 8th of December 1982, in Trinidad, and was brought up in South Jamaica and Queens, New York, America. She was the daughter of Robert Maraj and Carol Maraj, who have four more children. Her first tryst with fame and success happened in 2007 -2009; when she went on to release a few mix tapes. Later she took another name, and popularly came to be known as Nicki Minaj.
Education: Nicki Minaj did not have a hunky dory kind of childhood, on the contrary it was filled with violence and drug abuse. Minaj didn’t get to go to college, but she attended one of the most reputable acting and music institute- La Guardia school of Music and Performing Arts. Although she did not want to become an actress, she did her major in acting, and was a part of many videos that portrayed her as a fierce self – sufficient woman. The celebrity herself did not get the chance to stress on her education and become qualified, she always however stresses on the importance of education for the young today.
Nicki Minaj Net Worth
Nicki Minaj is one of those celebrities who was not born in a well off family and had to struggle her way to success. She did multiple odd jobs, and often got fired. After working in the music industry for not so long, she still managed to give hit songs like ‘Anaconda’, being a judge on music reality shows, and more such achievements. The net worth of the multi – talented, singer, rapper and song writer, Nicki Minaj today amounts to $85 million. She is the only woman to have featured in the Hip Hop Cash King List of Forbes Magazine.
Nicki Minaj has a monster house in New York, with five garages, for her luxury vehicles, including a Bentley continental GT and a Lamborghini Gallardo. The house reportedly has seven bathrooms, and six bedrooms, all of which have hardwood and stone floors. The ceiling of the house are vaulted, and wood – beamed, in addition to this, the house has a six stone fire place.
In her car collection she owns Bentley Continental GT, Lamborghini Gallardo and Lamborghini Aventador.
What really seems to have worked for one of the most influential female rapper, apart from her dedication and hard work, is her outlandish dressing sense. Nicki Minaj is one of those celebs who creates a fashion of her own, and can make it into a style statement. The greatest principle she seems to swear be is probably ‘being comfortable in your skin’. This is one of the main reasons which helped the pop star grab offers from several popular brands for endorsements. Top brands like MAC cosmetics, OPI Products, Mettle etc have promoted the pop star and her work by launching exclusive products, and using her as the face of the brand.
She has also launched her clothing, accessories and house-ware range for Kmart Brand, which was called the ‘Nicki Minaj Collection’. Apart from working with several leading brands, and heading their campaigns, Minaj has her own Fragrance line. She has launched perfumes, the most popular ones like Pink Friday, Majesty , and Trini Girl.
Nicki Minaj keeps her fans updated through her official site, pinkfriday.com. She recently posted pictures of herself with Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane. She also posted details about her latest music release from the film Fifty Shades Darker.
Nicki Minaj is one of those celebs who was born in an ordinary family, and had to start from scratch to make her way to the industry. She did not just made it to the top, but also carved a niche for her, thus becoming an icon for many.