Nicki Minaj is a famous American rapper, singer and songwriter. Born in Trinidad, and raised in South Jamaica Queens, New York, Minaj started getting the public’s attention in 2007. She has many successful singles, including “Super Bass” and “Starships.”
Ok, but you probably know all of this already, since, well, Nicki Minaj is an international superstar. There are many rumors going around about Nicki Minaj’s private life. From relationships to public breakups, it seems that everyone is talking not only about her career as a musician, but her spicy personal life.
Rumors are even spreading that Nicki Minaj doesn’t write her own music. But this rapper is a force to be reckoned with, and can’t be stopped. Here are some hot secrets you probably didn’t know about Nicki Minaj.
Fascinating Facts about Nicki Minaj
1 Nicki Minaj Might have a Baby!
Ok, this is probably the juiciest secret of them all, although we don’t know for sure whether or not it’s true. Media Takeout has actually stated that Minaj had a baby with her ex-boyfriend, Safaree Samuels, when the two were in high school together.
There are a lot of pictures that show a young Nicki Minaj with what looks like a baby bump. Some people speculate that Nicki and Safaree gave their child up for adoption. Other’s think that they are trying to raise their child outside of the spotlight. All we know is that Nicki Minaj knows how to keep a secret!
2 Nicki Minaj inspired her Ex’s tattoo.
For over ten years, Nicki Minaj dated Safari Samuels. From that relationship, at least there was one thing that lasted: Safaree got Nicki Minaj’s face tattooed on his chest. In many concerts, Safaree would apear as Nicki’s hype man.
They broke up in 2014, and the couple each made public statements that showed respect for one another. Nicki even went so far as to get emotional during an interview, saying that this breakup was very hard, that it was really affecting her, and that people were very insensitive.
3 Minaj likes to take nude selfies in the shower.
The hip hop princess is also a little naughty. She took nude selfies in the shower, which showed her curves without giving too much away. She also brought attention to her long hair in the shots. She often is seen wearing wigs and hairpieces of many colours during her performances.
In the shots, she wanted to show what her natural hair actually looked like. Some people actually think that the nude pics actually had a promotional purpose, since she was also releasing her new heir products around the same time. In one of the shots, she even states that she is trying out her new hair moisturizer.
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4 Nicki’s Song The Boys was Inspired by her life.
If you listen carefully to the lyrics of Nicki Minaj’s song, The Boys, you will be sad to hear that they are based on real life events in her personal life. Minaj has admitted that the song was inspired by her experience when she witnessed her father abusing her mother physically and verbally.
The song is about a man who is consumed by material things (like alcohol), and leaves the woman that he loves completely damaged. The woman then takes revenge. Nicki Minaj wanted to give her mother power through the song.
5 She is the only woman on Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list.
Every year, Forbes Magazine comes out with its list of the greatest earners in the hip hop business. As of today, Nicki Minaj is actually the only woman on this list. She first appeared on the list in 2011. She earned $6.5 million from May 2010 to May 2011.
In 2012, she was placed 8th on the list, earning $15.5 million. In 2013, she was at number four on the list, earning $29 million in the year. Alongside her on the list is the great hip hop artist P. Diddy. He is number one on the 2016 list, earning $60 million last year.
6 Nicki Sees her Stuffed Animals as Her Children.
Nicki Minaj travels alot for her job. When on tour and promoting her albums, she is always on the go. So, she needs to keep some sense of home, and she does so by bringing seven stuffed animals with her at all times.
Apparently, Minaj actually treats her stuffed animals as though they were her children. She speaks to them when she is alone. She is so attached to her stuffed animals that she once offered a $50,000 reward to anyone who found her pink monkey, Oscar. She lost Oscar at an airport.
7 Nicki Minaj has Indian Heritage.
You might have guessed by her unique features that Nicki Minaj has a mixed background. Although she was born in Saint James, her father, Robert Maraj, is of Asian Indian heritage. Robert Maraj was a financial executive and gospel singer. Robert Maraj himself is of mixed Afro and Indo-Trinidadian ancestry.
8 Nicki Minaj has 15 alter egos.
Nicki has many other personalities, including “Barbie”. She often refers to her alter egos in her songs. For example, Roman is an angry British boy. Nicki Teresa is a fabulous and benevolent woman, who is kind and fashionable.
Before she named herself Nicki Minaj, she was known to many as Cookie. Cookie was a talented girl who had a few rough edges. In many ways, all of Nicki’s alter egos are a part of her personality, especially Cookie, since Nicki herself is known for being both tough and feminine.
9 Nicki Minaj’s real name is Onika Tanya Maraj
You might not have known that Nicki Minaj’s real name was actually Onika Tanya Maraj. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago in 1982, Minaj changed her name when she rose to fame.
Minaj’s father was a financial executive who was addicted to drugs and alcohol. She moved in with her grandmother as a child, and then moved to the Bronx with her mother when she was 5 years old. Minaj then went to LaGuardia High School, where there was a focus on performing arts. She actually wanted to become an actress, and not a musician.
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10 Minaj insulted Justin Bieber’s “Member”
Nicki Minaj has insinuated that Justin Bieber has a very small member. Bieber and Minaj collaborated on the song Beauty and the Beat. Apparently, Bieber tried to flirt with Minaj. Nicki Minaj stated that when they would perform their song together, Bieber just wasn’t up to the task, and that he couldn’t “reach” her. Although Minaj is known for her sexy appeal, apparently, Bieber was not going to get any piece of Minaj.
11 Nicki is bi
Okay, one last secret, since we know you haven’t had a enough! Nicki Minaj is bisexual! Or at least, she was! Minaj has suggested that she is attracted to women on several occasions, stating that she finds women beautiful and often singing about them in her songs in a sexual way.
However, during an interview with the Rolling Stone in 2014, Nicki Minaj seemed to sort of change her mind. She stated clearly that while she finds women sexy, she doesn’t date women. So, she likes them, but won’t date them. Minaj likely wanted to create a larger fan base in the beginning of her career by alluding to the fact that she was bisexual.
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