Nicki Minaj – Artist Info [VIDEO]
Who is Nicki Minaj? My first impression of Nicki Minaj was that she was very strange and borderline disgusting. I happened to catch a snippet of her on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. She is actually very pretty and very talented. She was in 2 skits. My favorite is The Creep.
Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1984, in Saint James, a suburb of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. She is considered a Trinidadian Hip Hop and R&B recording artist and songwriter. She starting trying to break into the music industry in 2007.
Minaj says she created alter-egos to deal with different aspects of her life. Roman Zolanski is her twin brother alter-ego. She becomes him when she is angry. In "Bottoms Up" with Trey Songz she says it is Roman that is doing the rapping. She also has a song out called Roman's Revenge.
Her debut album, Pink Friday, was released in November 2010. My favorite, and recently downloaded, is Right Thru Me. Most of her songs have a lot of dirty words so be wary if your youngsters are doing any downloads of her music--make sure to get the clean version.