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Nicki Minaj Bio, Age, Parents, Husband, Career, Net Worth, Latest News, and More

Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-American artist celebrated for her roles as a rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress. Widely acknowledged as the “Queen of Rap,” she is distinguished for her diverse musical abilities, dynamic rap delivery, use of alter egos, and significant impact on the landscape of popular music.


Age-41 years

Height-1.57 m

Weight-62 kg

Full name- Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty

Born-8 December 1982

Birthplace- Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Spouse-Kenny Petty (m. 2019)

Profession-Trinidadian-American rapper and singer-songwriter

Nationality-American, Trinidadian


Nicki Minaj Born as Onika Maraj to Robert and Carol Maraj, she embodies a blend of Caribbean and West Indian ancestry. Her father, Robert Maraj was a financial executive and a part-time gospel singer with a Dougla heritage, representing both Afro-Trinidadian and Indo-Trinidadian roots. Her mother, Carol, shares Afro-Trinidadian ancestry and is also a gospel singer.

During Minaj’s childhood, Carol was employed in payroll and accounting roles. Unfortunately, Minaj’s father grappled with addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine, along with a volatile temper, leading to a distressing incident where he set their house on fire in December 1987.


Nicki Minaj has an elder brother named Jelani, a younger brother named Micaiah, and a younger sister named Ming.

Husband and Children

Nicki Minaj married with Kenny Petty. Nicki met her husband during her teenage years when they were both students at the same high school. After initially crossing paths, they lost contact for several years before rekindling their connection in 2018, which sparked a rapid and intense romance. The couple tied the knot in 2019 and joyfully welcomed their son into the world in 2020.

Nicki Minaj husband-son


During her childhood, Nicki Minaj and her older brother Jelani were raised by their grandmother in Saint James, sharing a household with 11 cousins. While their mother, Carol, worked multiple jobs in Saint James, she obtained her green card at 24 and moved to the Bronx, leaving Minaj and Jelani in Trinidad. When Minaj was five, Carol secured a home on 147th Street in South Jamaica, Queens, and brought both Minaj and Jelani to live with her and their father.

Minaj has opened up about her teenage experiences, revealing in her songs “All Things Go” and “Autobiography” that she had an abortion. Despite acknowledging that the decision has “haunted” her, she stands by it. At the age of 19, facing challenges in her acting career, she worked as a waitress at a Red Lobster in the Bronx but was dismissed for discourtesy to customers. She faced termination from numerous other jobs for similar reasons, including positions as a customer service representative and office manager on Wall Street. Minaj used the money from waitressing to buy a BMW when she was 19.

In her early career, Minaj briefly joined the Brooklyn group Full Force, participating in a quartet called the Hoodstars alongside Lou$tar, Safaree Samuels (Scaff Beezy), and 7even Up. They recorded the entrance song for WWE Diva Victoria in 2004. Minaj later left Full Force, uploaded songs on her Myspace profile, and sent them to industry contacts. Fendi, the CEO of Brooklyn label Dirty Money Entertainment, signed her to a 180-day contract in 2007. Initially using the stage name Nicki Maraj, she later changed it to Nicki Minaj at the suggestion of Fendi.

Nicki Minaj career

Minaj released her first mixtape, “Playtime Is Over,” on July 5, 2007, followed by her second, “Sucka Free,” on April 12, 2008, and her third, “Beam Me Up Scotty,” on April 18, 2009, which garnered positive coverage on BET and MTV. Managed by Debra Antney at the time, Minaj’s track “I Get Crazy” from “Beam Me Up Scotty” reached notable positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. Discovered by rapper Lil Wayne, Minaj signed a recording contract with his label, Young Money Entertainment, and in November of that year, she collaborated with Gucci Mane and Trina on the remix of “5 Star Bitch” by Yo Gotti.

Nicki Minaj’s debut album, “Pink Friday” (2010), not only claimed the top spot on the US Billboard 200 chart but also featured the single “Super Bass,” reaching number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and earning diamond certification from the RIAA. Her follow-up album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” (2012), delved into dance-pop, securing its debut atop the Billboard 200. The lead single, “Starships,” soared into the top five on international charts.

In her third album, “The Pinkprint” (2014), Minaj explored personal themes and returned to her hip-hop roots. The lead single, “Anaconda,” reached number two on the Hot 100 and notably became the first solo female rapper’s music video to surpass one billion views on YouTube. Minaj’s fourth album, “Queen” (2018), spawned the US top-ten single “Chun-Li.” In 2019, her collaboration with Karol G, “Tusa,” secured the record for the longest-running number-one single on the Argentina Hot 100 chart. Minaj achieved her first two solo Hot 100 number-one singles in 2020 with the collaborations “Say So” (with Doja Cat) and “Trollz” (with 6ix9ine). Notably, in 2022, she clinched her first solo number-one with “Super Freaky Girl,” the lead single from her fifth studio album, “Pink Friday 2” (2023).

Minaj stands as one of the best-selling music artists globally, with over 100 million records sold. Billboard recognized her as the top-selling female rapper of the 2010s and ranked her among the greatest rappers of all time. She boasts twenty-three top 10 singles in the US, the highest for any female rapper, with six of them being solo tracks. Minaj has accumulated numerous accolades, including eight American Music Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards (including the 2022 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award), twelve BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, a Brit Award, three Guinness World Records, and twelve Grammy nominations.

Beyond music, Minaj has had a notable film and television career, with voice roles in animated films like “Ice Age: Continental Drift” (2012) and “The Angry Birds Movie 2” (2019), as well as supporting roles in “The Other Woman” (2014) and “Barbershop: The Next Cut” (2016). She has also served as a judge on “American Idol.” In 2016, Time magazine recognized her influence by including her on their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Throughout her career, Minaj’s outspoken views, social media disputes, and her dedicated fanbase have garnered significant media attention.

Nicki Minaj Tours

  • Pink Friday Tour (2011–2012)
  • Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour (2012)
  • The Pinkprint Tour (2015–2016)
  • Pink Friday 2 World Tour (2024)
  • The Nicki Wrld Tour (2019)
  • Lil Wayne – America’s Most Wanted Tour (2008)
  • Lil Wayne – I Am Music II Tour (2011)
  • Britney Spears – Femme Fatale Tour (2011
  • Pink Friday 2 World Tour (2024)

Net Worth 2023

Nicki Minaj’s estimated net worth is $150 million.

Latest News about Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Unveils ‘Pink Friday 2’ on Her 41st Birthday

Nicki Minaj’s latest release, “Pink Friday 2,” marks a departure for the dynamic rapper. Despite featuring familiar elements such as renowned samples and high-profile guest appearances, the album, including the hit single “Super Freaky Girl,” feels somewhat lackluster. Released on her 41st birthday, this fifth album is presented as a sequel to her 2010 debut, “Pink Friday.”

Nicki Minaj Unveils 'Pink Friday 2' on Her 41st Birthday

The album begins with “Are You Gone Already,” a surprising exploration of Minaj’s father’s death in a hit-and-run incident in 2021. Sampling Billie Eilish’s piano ballad “When the Party’s Over,” the track remixes Eilish’s vocals, creating a poignant atmosphere as Minaj addresses themes of grief. It presents a more serious and authentic side of Nicki, moving beyond her usual cartoonish persona.

This unfiltered portrayal of Minaj reappears towards the end of the album with “Just the Memories,” a stronger track where she reflects on her career, almost hinting at a farewell. Using the past tense, she declares herself the “greatest female rapper that ever lived.” Despite her previous announcement of retirement in 2019, which she later rescinded, “Pink Friday 2” seems to symbolize a closing chapter by revisiting her breakthrough album. However, the album’s ambiguous tone suggests an underlying sense of uncertainty, somewhat undermining its intended impact.

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