Facts about Nicki Minaj

  1. She helped raise $250 million for people with AIDS with her Viva Glam lipstick.
  2. In March 2012, Minaj made a guest appearance on the popular television competition American Idol.
  3. Minaj reached a national audience with her 2012 Super Bowl appearance. She performed alongside pop superstar Madonna in the football game’s popular halftime show.
  4. In 2010, Minaj’s songs topped the charts of Billboard’s Top 100.
  5. She has a longtime boyfriend, Safaree “SB” Samuels.
  6. She is the first and only female rapper to appear on the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list.
  7. She used to be managed by Waka Flocka’s mom, Debra Antney.
  8. Her single, Starships, holds the No. 1 spot as Most Consecutive Weeks in the Billboard Top 10 songs, at 21 weeks. It’s ahead of the Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling with 20 weeks.
  9. She enjoys watching TV whenever she can, and her favorite program to watch is Judge Judy.
  10. She loves shopping for clothes, and her favorite stores to shop at are costume stores.
  11. Her favorite fast-food restaurant is Popeye’s. Her favorite go-to snack is strawberry-banana yogurt. Her favorite fruit is mangoes.
  12. Her favorite color is pink. Her favorite candy bars are Kit Kats and Twix.
  13. She has one tattoo on her left arm. It is in Chinese and translates to “God is with me always".
  14. She is 5-foot-4.
  15. She is the first female rap artist ever to perform at Yankee Stadium.
  16. Minaj and singer Mariah Carey got into an argument during American Idol auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Minaj later storming off the stage.
  17. Her first mixtape, titled Playtime Is Over, came out in 2007.
  18. She is also the first female to top Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart since 2002.
  19. Nicki Minaj’s first breakthrough as a rapper was with Lil Wayne in which they recorded a variety of mixtapes.
  20. She was eventually discovered by Dirty Money CEO Fendi, who came across Minaj’s MySpace page, loved what he heard and immediately signed her to his label.