Date of birth: October 8, 1982
Profession: Recording Artist
Nickname: Nicki Minaj
Hometown: Saint James,Trinidad and Tobago
Astral sign: Sagittarius
Height: 1.62 m
Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj is a recording artist acquiring fame after being signed to Young Money. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, but moved to the Queens borough of New York City at age five.
Minaj was born in 1982 in Saint James, (a suburb of Trinidad and Tobago's capital city Port of Spain). Her parents were of mixed Indo- and Afro-Trinidadian ancestry and she lived in Saint James with her grandmother until age five, because her parents were looking for a place to live in the Queens borough of New York City at the time. Her mother would occasionally visit, and one day, when Minaj was five, her mother picked her up to move to Queens. According to Minaj, her father drank heavily, took drugs, and once tried to kill her mother by setting the house on fire.