Nicki Minaj (Onika Tanya Maraj)
Career: Nicki is a hip-hop star and rapper from New York City who is known for her avant-garde personal style. She released three mix tapes before she signed a record deal in August 2009. Her debut album, Pink Friday, was released in November 2010, by which time she had become the first artist to have seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. She released a single with will.i.am, Check It Out, which became her most successful single in Europe.
Relationships: She has been linked to Canadian rapper Drake.
FYI: Throughout her life, Nicki has created alter-egos to help her deal with difficult situations in her life. For her debut album she created an alter-ego called Roman Zolanski. She says that Roman is her twin sister, born of rage, and she becomes her when she is angry.