Nicki Minaj is one of the most versatile entertainers today. Many people know the rapper turned actress as a seductive hip hop rapper signed to Young money, working with other artists in the label such as Lil Wayne and Canadian rapper Drake. However, there is more to this beauty than the rhymes and head-turning outfits. Here are 10 things that you might not have know about Nicki:
- Nicki Minaj is 31 years old having been born on December 8, 1982.
- She was born in Trinidad and Tobago and lived with her grandmother until she was 5, before relocating to Queens with her mother.
- In 2004, Nicki Minaj belonged to a Brooklyn group of rappers called ‘The Hoodstars’. She didn’t stay for long and left soon after because she felt she needed to be another success level.
- Before she shot to fame in 2009, Nicki had released 3 mixtapes. The first one released in 2007 was named ‘Playtime is over’. The second one was released in 2008, and in 2009 she released her 3rd mixtape ‘Beam me up Scotty’. The second and third albums performed very well and got her noticed by the mainstream music industry.
- In 2010, hot on the tracks of her debut album Pink Friday, Rihanna offered the budding star a chance to go with her on ‘The Last Girl On Earth’ tour that would have seen her visit many parts of the globe including Europe and Asia. However, Nicki turned down the offer to concentrate on her album which she released on November 19, 2010.
- Nicki Minaj plays the character of Steffie in Ice Age – The Continental Drift
- Nicki Minaj is the first female artist to have 7 tracks on the BillBoard 100 at the same time. She is also the most common female rapper on the same chart.
- She is the first female rapper to win ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist’ category four times in a row.
- She is the only female rapper to accrue 1 billion views on You Tube.
- Nicki Minaj has numerous alter egos including: Nicki, Roman, Onika and Martha.
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