Nicki Minaj is one name that resonates with this century for her daring colorful talent. It is no surprise that she is one of the hottest rappers in the world today, with a body like Marilyn Monroe and a mouth like Eminem, one shouldn’t expect anything less. She was born Onika Tanya Maraj but her name was changed when she signed one production deal and it has stuck till date. To Maraj, Nicki Minaj is only the bold character of an ego-maniacal rapper with down and dirty lyrics that gets the best of her audience each time. The versatile rapper has won a good number of awards and stands respectfully as one of the highest paid rappers in the world.
Date of Birth: December 8, 1984
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
There was nothing pleasant about her childhood as she had an abusive man for a father. He was so mean to both the children and their mother that Nicki would go into her room and cry to God on her knees to make her rich so she could take care of her mother. Onika admits that though it was not a palatable experience, her troubled childhood made her ambitious and has served as the background for her strength today. In fact, she started singing and inventing characters within the walls of her bedroom as a means of escape from her troubled home. Eventually, Onika was discovered from her MySpace account and the rest they say is history.
The diminutive Super Bass star is the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously on the Billboard 100 chart yet there is more to her than her celebrity status. Besides her incredible music career, The Anaconda star is a well known entrepreneur in America; she has a huge social media presence and followership and has launched several fragrances. She considers her family as the loving support system that encourages her each time. Read on as you get to meet each member of her family.
Nicki Minaj parents
Robert Maraj (father)
Date of Birth: July 12, 1956
Date of Death: February 13, 2021 (age 64)
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
The Half-Indian Robert is best recognized as the father to the star singer. It has been revealed that he wasn’t the best of fathers while Nicki was still young. He went through a series of drug and alcohol problems and he even tried to burn down their family home one time. The crack-addicted Robert eventually decided to go for rehab and started going to church. He eventually became a part-time gospel singer.
He died in hospital after being struck by a car in a hit and run in New York.
Carol Maraj (mother)
Date of Birth: December 24, 1959
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
One look at Carol and you would see the striking semblance between mother and daughter. She lived with her husband in America trying to get financially stable while Nicki stayed with her grandmother. Their five-year old daughter eventually moved to be with them in Queens, New York City after they both started working. Carol has worked as a nursing assistant, an accounting clerk and a gospel singer.
Her marriage to Robert was only good in the early years as he became something else when he started on substance abuse. All through though, Carol did her best to keep her kids safe, moving severally with them but each time, Robert managed to find them. She is a strong Christian and has a heart for charity but above all has been her daughter’s biggest cheerleader.
Nicki Minaj siblings
Jelani Maraj (elder brother from same parents)
Jelani who was married to Jacqueline Robinson was accused of repeatedly raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter in 2015. He was found guilty just recently and would be sentenced on December 14, 2017. The rap star’s 4-years-older brother could be facing anything from 25 years to life imprisonment.
Micaiah Maraj (younger brother from same parents)
Date of Birth: March 29, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Like all her siblings, Caiah is also dear to Nicki’s heart and she tries to be there for him as much as she can. He plays the drums and gained social media prominence when Minaj threw him a Sweet Sixteen birthday bash.
Ming Maraj (younger sister from same parents)
Ming is the only sister to the Young Money rapper; they share the same smile and are strikingly alike.
Brandon Lamar (may be half-brother)
Brandon may be another brother to the music star and like his sister, he also raps and acts. We didn’t find who are his parents, but Nicki called him a half-brother (maybe like a joke) in interview to HOT 107 radio in New York. If you know more please share with us!
We also found that Nicki may have another two sisters Tasha Maraj and Maya (Miyah) Maraj but it is not confirmed.
Just in case you didn’t know on these photos is Nicki’s niece and goddaughter Kellise.
Nicki Minaj husband
Kenneth Petty (husband)
Duration of Marriage: October 21, 2019 till present
Nicki and Kenneth grew up together in Queens, New York and began dating in December 2018.
Kenneth served 4 years in NY state prison for attempted rape in 1995. Later he spent 7 years in prison for shooting a man.
The Pink Friday singer before Kenneth was in a string of high-profile relationships with fellow stars like producer Safaree Samuels and rapper Meek Mill.
Nicki Minaj children
Name Unknown (son with Kenneth Petty)
Date of Birth: September 2020
She had an abortion when she was a teenager and according to her, it was the hardest thing she’s ever done.
In July 2020 the world found out about Nicki’s pregnancy. In October 2020 the singer gave birth to a baby boy whom she call by nickname Papa Bear.