Some Lesser Known Facts About Nicki Minaj
- Does Nicki Minaj Smoke ? Yes
- Does Nicki Minaj drink alcohol ? Yes
- Both her first and second i.e. Pink Friday (2010) and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012) albums peaked to number one on Billboard 200.
- Nicki became the first female solo artist to have seven consecutive top ranking on Billboards in 2010.
- She was one of the judges in the 12th American Idol in 2013.
- Minaj was the first female to be selected for the MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List.
- The New York Times said that some people consider her the most influential female wrapper of all time.
- She is known for her distinctive rapping style which is a mix of different accents (especially British Cockney), fast flow of lyrics and inclusion of alter egos.
- She has been popular for her weird colorful costumes.
- Nicki Minaj has been nominated 10 times for a Grammy, won 10 BET Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards and two People’s Choice Awards.
- Nicki’s family wasn’t really strict, but she wanted a strict household!
- Minaj wanted to be an actress but when that didn’t go well, she worked as a waitress in Red Lobster but was fired for misbehaving with the customers. She worked a lot of jobs and was fired at least for 15 times for the same reason.
- She worked few white collar jobs too including administrative assistant, customer service and an office manager for a Wall Street company.
- Nicki Minaj’s mentor is Lil Wayne which reflects in her music through her style the way she includes metaphors, punch lines and word play.
- She doesn’t mind the bubblegum rap she did/does because it got her the attention she needed.
- She has inclusion of alter egos in her songs which go way back to her childhood when she used the alter egos as a means of escape. She liked her fantasy world better than the one she was living in.
- Some of her alter egos include Roman Zolanski (She says her twin angry brother) and Nicki Teresa when she put on the red wig.
- Minaj and friends used to recite Jay-z’s lyrics when she was in school.
- She takes Betsey Johnson as her fashion inspiration that she takes to be as free spirited.
- She has endorsed quite a few brands including MAC Cosmetics, Adidas and Pepsi.
- Nicki is the only woman that has been listed on Forbes’s Hip Hop Cash Kings list.
- Her cousin Nicholas Telemaque was killed in the neighborhood. She has made a reference in her song Champion.
- Several songs on Pinkprint were inspired by her separation with Safaree Samuel. She has also mentioned in her song “All Things Go” that she had an abortion when she was a teenager.
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