Who Is Nicki Minaj Dating: Onika Tanya Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj, was born on December 8, 1982, in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to a younger brother and sister, she also has an older brother and sister. As a small child, she resided in Saint James with her grandmother. Carol Minaj relocated to New York City to enrol at Monroe College. Nicki’s mother relocated the family to Queens, New York, when she was five years old.
During Minaj’s formative years, Carol worked in the payroll and accounting divisions. The father of Minaj had a bad temper and was an alcoholic and drug user. In December 1987, he set fire to the family home. Minaj passed the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and Performing Arts admissions audition and was admitted. She desired to pursue acting.
She was given a role in the Off-Broadway production “In Case You Forget” after graduating from high school. In order to augment her acting salary, she worked at Red Lobster in the Bronx. She was let go because of her patronising behaviour. As a result of her impolite behaviour, Minaj later lost “at least 15 jobs,” as she put it.
Who Is Nicki Minaj Dating?
In a place where her fans least expected it, Nicki Minaj found love. When the rapper made Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, a known sex offender, public in December 2018, it drew criticism. Since then, the couple, who was married in October 2019, hasn’t let the criticism of their quick romance get to them. On Instagram, where she continues to flaunt the couple’s courtship with PDA-heavy photographs and videos, Minaj has defended Petty from detractors. The Queens native has long voiced her desire to settle down and have a family. She has dated rappers Safaree Samuels, Meek Mill, and Nas in the past.
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Lil Wayne, a fellow American rapper, introduced Minaj to him, and she soon signed a contract with his Young Money Entertainment record label and management company. Playtime Is Over, Minaj’s debut mixtape, was released in 2007. After that, she released more mixtapes, including Sucka Free in 2008. In 2008, Minaj earned the Underground Music Awards’ Female Artist of the Year honour. 2009 saw the release of Minaj’s third mixtape and an appearance in XXL magazine.
In 2009, Minaj released Beam Me Up Scotty, another mixtape. Pink Friday, Minaj’s debut album, sold 4 million copies worldwide after being published in 2010 on the Young Money Entertainment label. In April 2012, she issued her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The album finally received a platinum certification. Nicki Minaj served as one of the 2013 season’s celebrity judges on American Idol.
She released The Pinkprint, her third studio album, in December 2014. Over 650,000 albums from that album have been sold globally as of now. Nicki released Queen, her fourth studio album, in August 2018. On the Billboard 200, this album debuted at position #2. After 1 million sales, it received Platinum certification in the US.
In May 2017, Nicki surpassed Aretha Franklin’s record for the most songs by a female artist to appear on the Hot 100. For more than 40 years, Aretha’s record was unbroken. However, it should be noted that Aretha was the only artist recognised on all 73 of her tracks, whereas Nicki is a featured artist on many of her tunes.
More than 100 prestigious honours, including six American Music Awards, ten BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two People’s Choice Awards, have been given to Minaj. Ten Grammy Awards have been given to her, however, she has not yet won any.