Hip-hop artist and singer Nicki Minaj was born Onika Tanya Maraj on December 8, 1982, in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, and moved with her family to Queens, New York, when she was 5 years old. Minaj’s father was a severe drug addict with a long history of violence. At one point, he set fire to the family’s home in a failed attempt to kill Minaj’s mother. Those early struggles, Minaj has said, helped fuel her drive to rise above the life her parents knew. “I’ve always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind,” she told Details magazine, “because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she couldn’t be. I thought, ‘If I’m successful, I can change her life.'”
Determined to make it in the music business, Minaj took on backup singing roles for local New York City rappers. Soon, she began writing her own material. She was eventually discovered by Dirty Money CEO Fendi, who came across Minaj’s MySpace page, loved what he heard, and immediately signed her to his label.
That connection led Minaj to Lil Wayne, who collaborated with her on a series of mix tapes, the first of which, Playtime is Over, was released in April 2007. The recording, and subsequent mixed tapes, showcased Minaj’s female swagger and out-front style.One of rap and dance music’s rising stars, Minaj reached a national audience with her 2012 Super Bowl appearance. A short time later, Minaj released the album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The record proved to be a smash hit, reaching the top of the pop, R&B and rap charts. The infectious dance song, “Starships,” was the first breakout single. “Pound the Alarm” soon followed and as did “Va Va Voom.”
Nicki Minaj Plastic Surgery RevelationS
When plastic surgery is to be discussed, the name of Nicki Minaj has to be there. The leading singer has brought about a great change to her face and body by undergoing several plastic procedures. Her face is all different from what it earlier used to be and here’s a sneak peek into the same.
- Facelift: The facelift has bout a defined look to her facial features and have altered her looks. Though at 30 you are not that old to hold on to sagging bags but then you are not that young to bear the perfectly radiant and a skin free of lines. But on seeing Minaj you see that striking charm on her face which is prevalent and reflects a sudden beauty.
- Botox Fillers: Again the use of botox fillers is prevalent because of the presence of a vibrant and shining face without any patches or wrinkles, which maintain the beauty with that toned skin.
- Butt Implants: So this one is the most prominent one. On comparing her before and after you get to see the huge change in her bitt size. She following the trend has acquired a huge butt and a perfect butt shape which was earlier smaller in size.