Nicki Minaj Bio
If you enjoy listening to rap music, you should considering reading a Nicki Minaj bio. Nicki Minaj is a Trinidad-born female rapper who was raised in the New York City borough of Queens, in the Southside Jamaica section. She was born on December 8th, 1984, and her birth name is Onika Tanya Maraj. In 2003, she graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in Manhattan. The artist has been active in the music industry since 2004.
Her big break came when the CEO of Dirty Money Records, Fendi, discovered her rapping skills via the website MySpace. At this point, the rapper was working steadily providing backing vocals for local New York rappers. Then, she proceeded with the release of mixtapes such as "Sucka Free" and "Playtime is Over."
Nicki Minaj's vibrant trademark style is characterized by her pink wig and pink lipstick. Her first studio album, "Pink Friday" hit stores November 19th, 2010 through Young Money Entertainment. Some of the album's standout singles include "Moment 4 Life," "Right Thru Me" and "Your Love." Nicki Minaj collaborated with a wide array of popular artists on the album, such as Eminem, will.i.am. (of the Black Eyed Peas), Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West and Natasha Bedingfield. Many acclaimed producers worked with the rapper on the record, including Swizz Beatz, J.R. Rotem, T-Minus and Oak.
Nicki Minaj is known for her gay-friendly attitude and has stated in a variety of publications that she considers herself to be bisexual. Her large fanbase refers to her by a variety of nicknames, such as Nicki Lewinsky and Harajuku Barbie.