Rapper, singer, and songwriter Nicki Minaj is one of the most popular women in her music genre today. Debuting as early as 2004, Minaj is no rookie to the music industry and has gained a huge following.
In honor of her and her fan club, better known as “barbs” or “barbies”, we decided to answer 17 personal questions about the artist.
Note: If we’ve also covered other talented black female rappers, so be sure to check that out as well.
1. What Is Nicki Minaj’s Real Name?
Nicki Minaj was born as Onika Tanya Maraj to parents, Robert and Carol Maraj. Fun fact: Minaj hates her stage name. The name was suggested by one of the first people to sign her to a deal and although Minaj hated it, it grew on her. Minaj still prefers that those closest to her refer to her as Onika.
2. How Old Is Nicki Minaj And When Is Her Birthday?
Nicki Minaj is 33 years old and was born December 8, 1982. Minaj has celebrated her birthday in a number of different ways in the last few years, including a big Vegas birthday for her 26th a few years ago. More recently, she brought in the big 33 with friend Monica Brown at Brown’s concert in Philadelphia.
3. Where Is Nicki Minaj From And Where Was She Born?
A child of immigrants, Minaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised by her grandmother in her earlier years. When Minaj’s mother moved to the states, specifically Queens, New York, Minaj and her two siblings moved with her. Although Minaj was close with her mother, her relationship with her father was always a different story. Minaj recalls her father being abusive to her mother and often being fearful that he would harm her mother. Minaj’s very humble beginnings served as a driving force behind her motivation and ultimate success as a rap/hip-hop superstar.
4. Who Is Nicki Minaj Dating? Does She Even Have A Boyfriend She’s In A Relationship With?
As many people already know, Nicki Minaj is currently in a relationship with Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill. The two initially started public interaction via Twitter back in 2009. The following year, Meek made his intentions more clear by tweeting that he was determined to get with her before someone else did. A few years and concerts later, the two started appearing in more and more pictures together. After ending a long-rumored relationship, Minaj began spending significantly more time with the rapper. Although the couple never confirmed anything about these interactions, it became official that they were dating in 2015.