Nicki Minaj Transformed Over The Years
Onika Tanya Maraj, commonly known as Nicki Minaj is not just a typical female rapper you know just because she went "Super Bass-ing", or flew around the world through Starships. She got through a lot of hardships, and she's proven so much of her talents. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1982, and grew up in South Jamaica, Queens, New York.
Her journey in the music scene began in 2004 after she joined the group, Full Force, under the quartet Hoodstars.Three years later, she felt about being single in this feat, so she focused on posting her own music on her myspace account, and relayed them to those people in the music world. More events happened to her, which we'll later conclude as a perfect transformation as time goes by.
Nicki Minaj in 2001!
Nicki Minaj played a role in an off-broaday play "In Case You Forget"
Full Force + Hoodstars
This was in 2004.
Singing for WWE's Diva Victoria!
"Don't Mess With" was the song title sang by the group.
Early mixtapes for the rising star!
On July 5, 2007, "Playtime is Over" was released through the help of Dirty Money Records. Her second mixtape is entitled Sucka Free, on April 12, 2008. In 2009, she was featured in several recordings.
Third Mixtape: Beam Me Up Scotty
Released on April 18, 2009, the mixtape carries a single which made into the Billboard Top 20.
Lil Wayne's discovery
The famous rapper played a role in Minaj's continuously flourishing music career.
Featured in Christina Aguilera's music video!
Nicki was also included in "Up Out My Face" song by Christina Aguilera. It successfully reached Billboard's Hot 100.
"Pink Friday" Album in 2010
Although some songs were released before the album, she melted and captured a lot of fans. Included in this album are songs "Massive Attack", "Check It Out", "Right Thru Me", among others.
"Got That Super Bass"
In April 2011, Superbass, the fifth album was released. Of 100 songs in the Billboard, it got through the 3rd spot, and awarded octuple-platinum in the United States.
What about the Starships?
It was really meant to fly high. Last February 2012, the song was released as Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded's lead single. That time, it's the 5th most liked song in Billboard Hot 100.
"Pound The Alarm"
Together with the single "Va Va Boom" are the last two songs comprising the 2012 Pink Friday album.
Stint in "The Other Woman"
In 2014, Nicki starred in The Other Woman, as Cameron Diaz's role's assistant.
Anaconda in 2014!
It was the highest ranking single she had in Billboard so far. Anaconda landed 2nd to Billboard's Hot 100. It was also nominated as Grammy Award's Best Rap Song.