Before they were famous: Nicki Minaj

Before they were famous: Nicki Minaj


Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad & Tobago, the daughter of a drug addicted father who at one time attempted to murder her mother in a house fire. After failing to launch a career as an actress Nicki worked at Red Lobster where she got fired, she was a telemarketer and a worked an office job on wall street but she wasn’t content with the 9-5.

She hustled hard to break into music industry, on an early deal she was given the artist name Nicki Minaj, one to this day she states she loathes. And way before Meek Mill she had a boyfriend for twelve years, who worked and lived in her shadow.