6 Things You Didn’t Know About Nicki Minaj
You have heard the hit song “Starships” a million times. You love the album Pink Friday to death. But how much do you really know about the singer and rapper who has lent her voice to these hits? Here are a few interesting facts about Nicki Minaj that you may have not known before.
1. Her real name and identity
Nicki Minaj’s real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago and she moved to New York when she was very young. She is a mix of Indian, African and Trinidadian nationality by her ancestry.
2. Active use of social media
You may be following Nicki Minaj online but you may be unaware of the fact that she is amongst the most active celebrities on social media. In 2011, Billboard voted her as the 4th most active musician on social media. In 2012, she was also one of the most followed rappers in the world with 8 million plus followers.
3. Alter egos
In many public interviews, Minaj has said that her tumultuous childhood led her to create multiple alter egos so that she could get solace somewhere. She is said to have created alter ego names Cookie, Harajuku Barbie, Point Dexter, Nicki Minaj, Nicki Teresa, Rosa and Roman Zolanski. She has also used some of these alter egos as characters in her rap songs.