Nicki Minaj

LOS ANGELES – APR 21: Nicki Minaj arrives to the The Bridge” Season 2 Premiere Screening on April 21, 2014 in Westwood, CA Photo by DFree/Bigstock.comBirth Name: Onika Tanya Maraj

Place of Birth: Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago

Date of Birth: December 8, 1982

Ethnicity: Indian-Trinidadian (grandfather), African-Trinidadian, possibly 1/8th Japanese

Nicki Minaj is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress. She was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. She moved to Queens, New York City, U.S., during her childhood.

Niki is the daughter of Carol (Daniel) and Robert Maraj. Her paternal grandfather, whose surname was Maraj, was of Indo-Trinidadian descent. It appears that the rest of her family is of Afro-Trinidadian ancestry.

She has evidently stated that her great-grandfather is Japanese. It is not clear if this is accurate.

Source: http://themoment.blogs.nytimes.com

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