Nicki Minj Research Paper

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Onika Tonya Maraj, mostly known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. She was born on December 8, 1982 in a small island off the edge of South American called Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. When she was around the age of five her parents sent her and her brothers to New York to live with her Grandmother until her parents had enough money to get there their self. Her parents wanted to move because of the unlimited opportunities that America had to offer. After two years of staying with her grandmother, her parents move to New York. Nicki Minaj often talks about memories of her early life. Her father was addicted to drugs and begun to be abusive. In Nicki Minaj MTV documentary, My Time Again, she talks about how her mother would not have any money and would rent their house out while they would live in the basement. It saddens Nicki how she would see a happy family living in her house. One day Nicki Minaj mother had a dream that their house was burning down, so her mother since Minaj and her siblings over a friend house until things…show more content…
She grew up listening to Jay-Z but now, some consider her almost an icon compare to Jay-Z. Similar to her relationship with Madonna she admitted to loving her as a child. Madonna even had her on perform in the 2012 Super Bowl, along with another female rapper, M.I.A. Nicki Minaj also looked up to the icon Marilyn Monroe, she loved her acting and her bravery. Nicki Minaj is one of the most influential female rappers of all times. She has always given a positive message to her fans. She supports all women rights, she tells her female fans to focus on education and not worry about the young boys that are chasing after them. She stated in Ellen DeGeneres interview with some young fans “Music is beautiful, but focus on your books first.” She tells her fans to “never be dependent on a man, get your own money and

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