Fun Fact 2 Nicki Minaj is an American singer, songwriter and rapper. She
has become famous across the globe for hit songs such as Starships, Va
Va Voom, Girl of Fire (featuring Nicki Minaj), Bang Bang and Super Bass.
Fun Fact 3: Nicki Minaj was actually born in Saint James in Trinidad and
Tobago. She was raised in the United States of America, in Jamaica,
Queens, New York.
Fun Fact 4: Nicki Minaj's parents are called Carol and Robert. Her
father was a financial executive and gospel singer. Her mother was also
a gospel singer and she had various other office jobs.
Fun Fact 5: Nicki Minaj had a troubled childhood as her father was
addicted to drugs and alcohol. She lived with her grandparents until she
was five years old, she then went to live with her mother in New York.
Fun Fact 6: Nicki Minaj studied at the Clarence Witherspoon School,
Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School and LaGuardia High School. She loved
music and acting so she applied a lot of effort into these subjects.
Fun Fact 7: Nicki Minaj wanted to become an actress, however, it didn't
work out for her and instead she got herself a waitressing job at a well
known restaurant. She was sacked from her job because of her attitude
towards her customers.
Fun Fact 8: Nicki Minaj was part of a quartet known as The Hoodstars.
She was a rapper. She didn't remain with the group very long as she was
hungry for more success.
Fun Fact 9: Nicki Minaj has received various awards for her musical
talents. In 2008, she was named Female Artist of the Year at the 2008
Underground Music Awards.
Fun Fact 10: Nicki Minaj hit a record in October 2010 when she achieved
seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. She was the first
female solo artist to achieve this.
Fun Fact 11: Nicki Minaj released an album in November 2010 called Pink
Friday. Around 375,000 copies were sold in the first week only and by
December, the album had been certified platinum. It charted at number
one in America in February 2011. It has since been certified
octuple-platinum in America.
Fun Fact 12: Nicki Minaj appeared on Britney Spears' Femme Fatale Tour.
She was one of the opening acts, along with female pop artist Kesha.
Fun Fact 13: Nicki Minaj released a song called Starships in 2012. Due
to its success, the song became the fifth best selling single of the
Fun Fact 14: Nicki Minaj has won lots of awards including Best Female
Video at the Best Hip-Hop, MTV Video Music Awards and 2012 MTV Europe
Fun Fact 15: Nicki Minaj believes that religion saved her father and
enabled him to begin changing his ways after he'd attended rehab for
alcohol and drug addictions. She is a Christian.