Born as Onika Tanya Maraj aka Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter. Besides, she rose to immense fame after her quick flow of rapping style and her provocative lyrics.
On the other hand, she is also a model. In 2011, she appeared in Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. The popular singer Nicki Minaj’s net worth is evaluated at $85 million as of 2019. Additionally, she has gathered a hefty sum of money in her fortune from her singing and modeling career.
In addition to this, Nicki Minaj made an official announcement on Monday night regarding her marriage to her boyfriend Kenneth Petty.
Know About Nicki Minaj Early Life and How She Rose to Stardom
Nicki Minaj took birth to parents Robert Maraj and Carol Maraj in Trinidad and Tobago on 8th December 1982. Besides, she grew up alongside her four siblings. Her family moved to New York when she was at the age of 5. Following her education background, she joined Monroe College to pursue her high school education.
Talking about her childhood life, she described her childhood as pain after abuse from his drug addict father. Likewise, she also worked as a waitress later fired due to improper behavior towards the customers.
She began her career in singing in 2004 after signing a contract with Full Force. Later, she released her first mixtape in 2007 with titled Playtime is Over. Afterward a year, in 2008 she released the second mixtape Sucka Free. Her performance and contribution to music earned her the title of Female Artist of The Year 2008.
Similarly, in 2009, she signed a contract with Lil Wayne company Young Money Entertainment. Later, she released her first album Pink Friday which received a lot of accolades and serious attention from media. She was able to sell 375,000 copies in the first week.
Nicki became one of the most influential hip-hop artists of all time. In her singing career, she worked with another music artist like Drake, DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and many more.
She also worked in modeling assignments in 2011 at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Nicki Minaj Personal Life and Who is She Dating?
Reflecting a sight at Nicki Minaj’s personal life, she has been romantically involved with several celebrities. Later, she dated and romantically involved with a rapper and television personality Safaree Samuels in 2000. However, the couple ended up their relationship in 2014. After that, she dated rapper Meek Mill. The couple parted their way on 5 January 2017.
It was also rumored that she is dating Eminem in 2018.
As of now, Nicki Minaj is in a marital relationship to boyfriend Kenneth Petty. Nicki surprised her fan after revealing her new boyfriend Petty on her Instagram account on December 2018. Not even a year of their relationship, she made an official announcement of her marriage on Monday night October with a video on her Instagram account. She also changed her official name to Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty.
Nicki Minaj husband to be Kenneth Petty
Nicki Minaj’s Boyfriend Kenneth Petty came to the attention of media after being confirmed as a boyfriend of popular hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj. Kenneth Petty took birth in New York, USA on 7 April 1978.
Furthermore, Petty is a registered, Level 2 sex offender on New York State’s Sex Offender Registry. In 1995, he was convicted for the attempt of first-degree rape and sentenced for 54 months in state prison.
Likewise, he went back to prison in 2006 after convicted for first-degree murder and sentenced for 7 years of jail time.