Explore the Life Story of Nicki Minaj Before She was Famous Rapping
Nicki Minaj is not the real name; her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on 8 December 1982 in Saint James. It is a town in Trinidad and Tobago. Her father name is Robert Maraj and her mother name is Carol Maraj. They have three children named Nicki Maraj, Ming Maraj and Jehlani Maraj. Her father was a heavy drinker and violent toward his family. In 1987, he burned his own house. Her mother was a gospel singer. She was worked in payroll and accounts department when Nicki Minaj before she was famous rapping.
In her childhood, Nicki Minaj before she was famous rapping, she lived in Saint James with her grandmother and after some time, at the age of five, she moved to her mother which lived in Queens, New York. She gets admission in LaGuardia High School in Manhattan. This school is famous for its focuses on performing arts and visual. After completion of her education, she wanted to become an actress and in 2001, she also cast in one play.
When she was 19 years old, she started her professional life as a waitress at Red Lobster at Bronx, New York City. But after some time, she was fired from this job due to misbehaving with customers. Nicki Minaj accepted that she was fired from 15 different jobs due to the same reasons.
Nicki Minaj before she was famous rapping, starts her rapping career from her childhood when she lived in New York City. At the start, she tries to make a future with girl bands but soon she realizes that she can’t work with other people. So, she thinks about going solo. At that time, she starts to think about her stage name. She admits that her music producer convinced her that Onika Tanya Maraj is not a good name for the stage. So, at first, she changes her name to Nicki Maraj but after some time, Maraj change with Minaj. She accepted that she never like this name (Minaj) but she accepted and in her normal life she always prefers her real name.
In July 2007, Nicki released her first mixtape named “Playtime is Over”. In April 2008, she releases her second mixtape album named “Sucka Free”. After releasing her second tape, she was awarded for underground music awards for the female artist. One song “I get crazy” among her third album (Beam Me up Scotty) was hit “The United States Billboard Hot Rap Song chart” on number 20 and number 37 for “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart”
In 2009, she signed a recording agreement with “Young Money Entertainment”. In June 2010, she releases her first single tape called “Massive Attack”. In November 2010, she released her second solo album named “Pink Friday” and get positive reviews from critics. Nicki released her biggest song “Anaconda” in August 2014 and get 736 million views on the YouTube.
Nicki Minaj before she was famous rapping was dated, Safaree Samuels. He was also a rapper. This relation was stable around 11 years and at the start, they kept this relationship secret. But at the end, they separate from each other. After Safaree Samuels, she starts dating Drake. This relationship was two years long. But the result is still the same, and both are separated. Nicki Minaj is still single.