Real Name: Onika Maraj
Nicki Minaj’s eccentric personalities, flair for the dramatic, hard delivery and defined assets make her a loveable figure (literally) across the hip-hop community, but the voluptuous queen of Young Money is expanding her throne. Her first studio album, Pink Friday, was a surefire commercial success, peaking atop the US Billboard 200. Nearly two years later, her numbers haven’t dwindled. She scored her second No. 1 album when she dropped Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which sold 253,000 copies. She has also performed alongside M.I.A. and Madonna during the 2012 Super Bowl, lip-locked with Nas in her video for “Right By My Side” and is wrapping up her Pink Friday UK Tour. No one, not the argued “Original Barbie” Lil’ Kim, not Hot 97 DJ Pete Rosenberg, not anyone, will distract her from her reign.