No One Can Believe That This Is Nicki Minaj's Real Name

Everyone knows the singer Nicki Minaj, very often nicknamed "Barbie". But it seems that the hip-hop artist hates her stage name, and was forced to adopt it... Do you know who the international star really is?

Her many nicknames...

Born in 1982 in the Caribbean, Nicki Minaj's name is actually Onika Tanya Maraj. She began her studies with the goal of becoming an actress at Laguardia High School, a school of music and art in Manhattan. Once graduated, the star then totally changed her field. She released 3 mixtapes between 2007 and 2009: Playtime Is Over, Sucka Free and Beam Me Up Scotty, sold 1 million copies of the latter and then signed with the famous record label Young Money. A feat for an artist from the underground district of Queens.

During her career, various nicknames were attributed to her, mainly "Queen of Rap" and "Barbie", in reference to her Barbie Dreams clip! Measuring 1 m 57 cm, she was also nicknamed "Shorty" by one of her lovers.

She hates her stage name!

In 2002, Nicki Minaj was spotted on Myspace where she signed a label. Her career began in 2007 with the stage name everyone knows. In 2012, during an interview, the singer confided and confessed to hate it. A producer is behind the creation of her stage name: Nicki Minaj. She decided to forbid her family from calling her by this name. Known worldwide, the artist was then convinced to keep it despite all the efforts she made to try to change it...

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