She might be the epitome of an angelic beauty with that oh so innocent looking face and enviable curves, but when it comes to spilling it like it is, this sexy diva’s fiery attitude will bring you back from the sweet heavens with a ruthless bolt!
As big time American superstar Nicki Minaj turns 33 years old today December 8, we go down memory lane to bring you a few fun facts about the star.
Here are eight fun facts about the celebrity you probably didn’t know:
-Born Onika Tanya Maraj on December 8, 1982, in Trinidad and Tobago, Nicki moved with her family to Queens, New York, when she was 5 years old, growing up in an abusive household as her father was a severe drug addict with a long history of violence. It is said Nicki Minaj’s father at one point, set fire to the family’s home in a failed attempt to kill her mother.
-Before making it big in the music industry, the signer went through several jobs with not so charming tales to tell. The “All Eyes On You” singer told PEOPLE she was fired from “every Red Lobster you could think of.” She even chased one customer out of the restaurant. “I swear to God I was bad.” It’s a good thing her singing career worked out! Ouch!
– Her big break came after attending La Guardia High School for the Arts when she was met superstar rapper Lil Wayne, who launched her career. Her 2010 debut album, “Pink Friday”, and her single, “Your Love,” topped the Billboard charts. A frequent “cameo” singer, Minaj’s voice was featured in seven songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 2010.
-Nicki has just one tattoo on her body. It’s on her arm, and it says “God is always with you” in Chinese. She got it when she was 16 and she actually regrets it.
-Nicki Minaj is the first solo female artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Chart.
-She’s not so crazy about her stage name “Nicki Minaj.” Regarding the origin of her suggestive stage name she told The Guardian: “Somebody changed my name. One of the first production deals I signed, the guy wanted my name to be Minaj and I fought him tooth and nail. But he convinced me. I’ve always hated it.”
-Her favourite colour is pink. No much surprise there! lol
-Her favourite fruit is mango.