19 Interesting Facts About Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is one of the most popular Rap artists whose journey is truly like a roller coaster. This American singer, songwriter, rapper, vocal artist and a television superstar didn’t have a great start early in life. Her troubled life made her strong and gave her the ambition to shine like a star. Here are few interesting facts about Nicki Minaj that will surely tell you how she is a real superstar.

Nicki Minaj BET Awards 2013

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1. Nicki Minaj is a stage name which she hates

Do you guys know that Nicki Minaj real name is Onika Tanya Maraj and Nicki Minaj is a stage name the artist adopted which apparently she hates. She went from ‘Cookie’ to ‘Harajuku Barbie’ to finally Nicky Minaj.
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2. She wanted to kill her dad

Nicki Minaj's parents

Nicki Minaj was raised by father who was an abusive drug addict who would sell house furniture for money. He once started a fire to kill Minaj’s mother. Nicki wanted her dad to be dead. Talk about troubled life!!
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3. First female artist to get 7 songs on billboard hot 100

Nicki Minaj Live Femme Fatale 8Nicky Minaj hit a record in October 2010 when she achieved to make her 7 songs on the Billboard Top 100 simultaneously. She was the first female solo artist to achieve this.
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4. Waitress at Red Lobsters

Long before Nicky Minaj became the Rap Goddess; she worked as a waitress at Red Lobsters restaurant.
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5. Nicki has just ONE tattoo

Nicki_MinajNicky Minaj has just one tattoo on her arm which says ‘God is always with you’ in Chinese. But the star regrets having this tattoo and wants to get it removed.
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6. Great cook

Nicky Minaj in an interview said that she is a great cook and his father taught her how to make Chicken Curry. Well, don’t we want to try that out!
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7. First and only female rapper on Forbes Hip- Hop Cash King List

Christopher Macsurak Nicki MinajIn a short span of her career fame, this star managed to be the first and only female rapper to be on the Forbes Hip- Hop Cash King list where she clocked at No. 4 in 2013 with $29 million earning.
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8. Discovered by Lil Wayne

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Nicky Minaj first break was, thanks to the famous rapper Lil Wayne who discovered her and made her sign a deal to his record label Young Money Entertainment, in the year 2009.
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9. First female rap artist to perform at Yankee stadium


Nicki on stageMany records are set up by this amazing rapper artist among which she became the first female rap artist to perform at the Yankee Stadium. Kudos to the girl!
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10. Dog person

Nicky Minaj admits that she dislikes Cats and prefers Dogs over it. She is simply a Dog person.
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11. Social media QUEEN

NickiIt is known that Minaj is the most followed rapper on Twitter and was listed as the fourth most active musician on Social Media by Billboard in year 2011.
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12. Her favorites

The lists of favorites of this celebrity are as follows: her favorite fruit is Mango, Chocolates are Kit-Kat and Twix’s, and program is Judge Judy and favorite actress Zoe Saldana. And if it was not obvious, favorite color is Pink.
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13. Wanted to be an actress

Nicki Minaj moviesThis Rapper sensation wanted to be an actress and also studies acting at La Guardia High School. Well she is following her love for acting by doing roles in movies like ‘The Other Woman’.
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14. Raised money for AIDS

nicki minaj macThe star helped in raising a huge amount of $250 million for the people of AIDS with the help of MAC Cosmetics. She endorsed Viva Glam lipstick and 100% profits funds went to MAC AIDS Fund. You go Girl!!
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15. Pink Friday didn’t make her happy

Nicki Minaj at Sydney's Pink Friday promotion

The debut Album of the artist, Pink Friday though was a great success and hit among fans, Nicky admits that it does not bring happy memories to her. She was dealing with rapper problems.
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16. Bookworm as a Kid

Nicky says as a kid, she loved reading books and books are her inspiration. She sometimes wished that the characters in the books are her real family.
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17. Real feminist

Nicki Minaj FemmeShe is a strong believer in the Women Empowerment and considers herself as a feminist. She says that after seeing her mom go through troubles because of her abusive father, she wants every woman to be strong and empowered.
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18. Acrophobic

The rapper goddess Nicky Minaj has the fear of heights, i.e. Acrophobic. Yieeekk!!
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19. She didn’t like being on American Idol

nicki minaj american idol premiere

Nicky Minaj joined as guest-judge in the 12th season of American Idol but soon the verbal feud video of Minaj and Mariah Carey (another judge at the show) became viral making both the artists leave the show. She admits that she didn’t like being on the show.
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