It is hard for women to prevail in the rap music industry because for years it has been a male dominated territory. One woman however has managed to break the barrier and topple most of the men. This woman is Nicki Minaj. She was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago but adopted the famous name when she debuted her first album. As a matter of fact, most people who claim to be her fans do not know her real name.
However, her real name is not the issue because almost all artistes, no matter their genre or country of origin seldom use their real birth names on stage. The real issue here is how much we really know about Nicki Minaj’s social life. Inasmuch as most celebrities would like their social lives to be private, that is usually not the case. The media knows how to unearth their secrets and unravel the very things they’ll like to hide better than they know how to hide them. In this post, we will reveal more to you about Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend, her brother and her mom to help you understand her better.
Who Is Nicki Minaj’s Boyfriend?
At 32, most people would expect that this successful rapper is married and has a stable family. Nevertheless, Nicki is not married as yet and does not even have a kid because according to her, she does not want to be anybody’s baby mama. She made this very clear when rumors were flying round that she is pregnant for her latest boyfriend, Meek Mill after she introduced him onstage as her Baby father. Like every celebrity is prone to, Nicki has had a series of both serious relationships and the infamous occasional flings. Serious or casual, she had a boyfriend who got her knocked up when she was just 15 years. Like every teenager would be prone to, Nicki aborted the baby and that according to her, is a decision that has haunted her for years.
Meek Mill is the stage name of Robert Rihmeek Williams, 28-year-old American hip hop recording artiste from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is Nicki Minaj’s most current boyfriend. The relationship began last after Nicki broke up with her boyfriend of 12 years Safaree Samuels, another famous artiste. Recently, Samuels released a song in which he ‘dissed’ Meek Mill in an obvious attempt to hurt Nicki. This indicates to some of us that he still harbors bitter feelings about the break up.
Some may ask why Nicki broke up with her longtime boyfriend only to date another man 4 years younger than she is. In fact most people (me included) believed that the two long time lovebirds would actually end up tying the knot. The pace and direction her relationship with her current rapper boyfriend points to the fact that it could end up in marriage especially with the most recent engagement rumor which died down without much substance to it. The two recently revealed their plan to buy a house together. Maybe they will move in together and plan a wedding after testing the waters of living together.
Nicki Minaj’s Brothers
Like the typical Milato girl, Nicki has a large family of four siblings, three brothers, a sister and plenty aunts and uncles. The brothers are Brandon Lamar, Micaiah Maraj and Jelani Maraj. The only sister is named Ming Maraj. Nicki is fond of her brothers and sister and often speaks well of them. She particularly likes her little sister who she describes as being so silly. She is also very proud of her other siblings.
Her life is very public and so she cannot hide anything. She however tries as much as possible to shield her sibling from the unattractive glare of the cameras. Her siblings also enjoy the fame their sister has managed so far but they would not like it to interfere with their private lives. The brothers have their own occupations and they are doing well both financially and socially.
Nicki Minaj’s Mom
Her name is Carol Maraj. Carol is of mixed Afro and Indo-Trinidadian ancestry. She was originally from Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. This is where Nicki was born. She got married at 20 years and had her firstborn son almost immediately. Nicki is her second child. She initially worked at the Ministry of Works and later at the National Insurance Board (NIB) as an accounting clerk and at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) as a foreign exchange teller. Not surprising, Carol is a singer, songwriter, and a playwright writing drama presentations for her church, now you know where Nicki got the knack from.
Nicki Minaj is as active in her social life as she is in her professional life. Even though Meek Mill is four years younger than her it does not stop them from having fun and flaunting their relationship in all media outlets for all and sundry to see. After the pregnancy rumors were debunked, it became really obvious that Nicki has come a long way from the naive teenager she was and has become a woman who knows exactly what she wants and is not afraid of reaching out for it or holding on until she gets it.