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FULL NAME: Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty AKA Nicki Minaj
HOMETOWN: Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
BIRTHDAY: December 8, 1982
AGE: 41
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married to Kenneth Petty
BIO: Nicki Minaj is a female rapper household name that rose to fame with tracks “Super Bass,” “Starships,” and “Pound the Alarm. In 2012, she joined the American Idol judging panel alongside Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Keith Urban. While fans liked Minaj’s honesty and directness, she was criticized for being a rapper instead of a singer.

Minaj moved to the United States when she was five years old. She joined the New York City underground hip-hop scene and released three mixtapes before landing a record deal with Young Money Entertainment. Her 2010 and 2012 albums, Pink Friday and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded are 3x multi-platinum and 2x multi-platinum. This rapper has released four studio albums to date.

Minaj started dating her childhood friend, Kenneth Petty in December 2018. After less than a year of dating, the couple filed for a marriage license in August 2019. They were officially wed in October 2019. Petty and Minaj have one child together.

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