Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982),[2][3] known by her stage name Nicki Minaj ( /mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. After success with three mixtapes released between 2007 and 2009, Minaj signed to Young Money Entertainment.

Nicki Minaj
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Minaj at the launch of her fragrance Pink Friday in Sydney, Australia, November 2012.
Background information
Birth name Onika Tanya Maraj
Born Oṣù Kejìlá 8, 1982 (1982-12-08) (ọmọ ọdún 37)[1]
Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Origin Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, R&B, pop
Occupations Rapper, singer-songwriter, television personality
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Labels Cash Money, Young Money, Republic
Associated acts Young Money, Lil Wayne, Drake
Website mypinkfriday.com


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  2. "Police Report: Nicki's Asst. Struck Minaj w/ Suitcase". TMZ. Time Warner. July 11, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  3. Ramirez, Erika (December 8, 2012). "A Nicki Minaj Birthday Card, from Billboard.com". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 9, 2012.