Nicki Minaj’s Childhood: Drugs, Abuse, and Attempted Murder

by / July 21, 2014 video 22 Comments

Nicki Minaj is now one of the most recognizable names in music, but she endured a lot from her humble beginnings in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago to get to that point.  She moved to Queens, New York with her family at age 5.  Her childhood was difficult to say the least.  Her father was a very serious drug addict, and Minaj and her family endured years of abuse and tragedy as a result.  At one point, her father even set the family’s home on fire in an attempt to kill her mother.

Minaj credits her early experiences with fueling her drive to succeed.  She wanted to be able to give her mom a better life.  One of the ways Minaj dealt with her painful childhood was by developing different personas that would allow her to be a “new person.”  Before settling on Nicki Minaj, she used the personas “Cookie” and “Harajuku Barbie.”  Aside from creating these personas, she wrote her first rap at age 12, and once she was in high school, she became involved in acting.

Minaj was discovered by Fendi, the CEO of Dirty Money, who signed her to his label after hearing some of her material on her MySpace page.  After meeting Lil Wayne through Fendi, she produced a series of mix tapes with him.  The recordings helped build up anticipation about the release of her debut album in 2010.  That same year, she won Best Hip-Hop Female at the BET Awards, which she dedicated to Lil Wayne.

In 2012, Minaj’s performance at the Super Bowl helped her reach a wider audience, and she released the album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded not long after.  The album reached the top of pop, R&B, and rap charts and helped cement her as one of rap and dance music’s new stars.  Check out the following mini-biography to learn more about Minaj’s life and career.

[leadplayer_vid id=”53C76C9DEAF7E”]


22 Comment

  1. I can’t function these kinds of drivers on my Home windows 6.

  2. Oh my goodness! an amazing write-up dude. Thank you Nevertheless I am experiencing issue with ur rss . Don

  3. I would like to thnkx for the efforts you have put in writing this web site. I’m hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own site now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a good example of it.

  4. Very interesting topic, thank you for posting.

  5. Wow, awesome weblog format! How long have you ever been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The entire glance of your web site is excellent, as neatly as the content!

  6. I gotta favorite this web site it seems very useful extremely helpful.

  7. Awsome blog! I am loving it!! Will be back later to read some more. I am bookmarking your feeds also

  8. It is in point of fact a nice and helpful piece of info. I am satisfied that you shared this useful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Some genuinely excellent information, Sword lily I found this.

  10. Lovely just what I was searching for. Thanks to the author for taking his time on this one.

  11. Usually I do not read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to take a look at and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, quite great post.|

  12. I like this post, enjoyed this one regards for putting up.

  13. Definitely, what a splendid blog and illuminating posts, I surely will bookmark your site.Best Regards!

  14. I really like your writing style, good info, thanks for posting :D.

  15. immaculate post, i like it

  16. optimum article

  17. You could certainly see your skills in the paintings you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to mention how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

  18. Some times its a pain in the ass to read what blog owners wrote but this web site is very user pleasant!

  19. complete post, i love it

  20. faultless content, i love it

  21. I’ve been browsing online more than three hours today, but I by no means found any attention-grabbing article like yours. It is pretty value sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made excellent content material as you probably did, the web will likely be much more helpful than ever before.|

  22. Wohh precisely what I was looking for, appreciate it for putting up.

Leave a Comment

Email (will not be published)