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Secret Things You Didn’t Know About Nicki Minaj

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As many of us know, like it or not, Nicki Minaj is one of the most popular entertainers in the music industry today. Born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Queens, New York, Nicki was signed to Young Money Entertainment in 2009, riding the buzz that she created for herself off the back of mixtapes she made from the period of 2007-09.

There’s no denying that Nicki is one of the most interesting and eccentric mainstream entertainers around, and this is also undoubtedly part of her appeal. Nicki adopts numerous personas within her music, shifting between characters and accents. This is not to mention her colourful appearance, and the reported altercations she has had with other entertainers in the music industry (for example, the infamous feud on American Idol involving the legendary Mariah Carey). Nicki certainly draws attention wherever she goes, positive and negative. Her loud personality indicates that she will likely be a focus for the spotlight for a long period to come.

Alter-egos
– Nicki has different personalities that appear in her songs
– They include an angry British boy and her version of Mother Teresa named “Nicki Teresa”

Childhood
– Some of Nicki’s work, like the song Only, are inspired by her personal life
– Her traumatic childhood has been the source of some of her most stirring material

Her ‘Kids’
– Nicki treats her stuffed animals like her children
– They travel with her anytime she leaves home
– When Nicki lost her pink monkey Oscar at the airport, she put up a $50 000 reward for his recovery

Leaving Her Mark
– Nicki was in a long-term relationship with rapper Safaree Samuels for over 10 years – Unfortunately for Safaree, he was left with a tattoo of Nicki’s face on his chest

Nicki May Have a Baby
– Some speculate that that Nicki had a child with Safaree Samuels in high school
– Nicki has never addressed the issue publically
– Even if Nicki does have a child, nobody knows for sure who or where they might be

Secretly Dating Drake
– Nicki has been linked to Young Money label-mate Drake
– Drake gets the lap dance of the year in Nicki’s Anaconda, nominated for Best Hip Hop Video
– Twitter exchanges have left many wondering, but their spark may have already fizzled