Nicki Minaj

by ethnic on September 25, 2009

Birth Name: Onika Tanya Maraj

Place of Birth: Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago

Date of Birth: December 8, 1982

Ethnicity: Indo-Trinidadian (grandfather), Afro-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.


Photo by PR Photos

{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant December 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm

fake blue contacts

phaedra April 24, 2016 at 12:35 am

She’s so repulsive. She looks like a broomstick with a pink wig.

Adamina September 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Broomstick? With those curves?

neiltennant April 14, 2016 at 12:34 pm

Possible victim of BLEACHING CREMES

did you see her pics pre 2008 ?

Like Beyonce and lil kim very possible that she has bleached her skin

Devotion October 19, 2015 at 5:14 am
flo December 16, 2016 at 7:52 am

She is gorgeous. Look at photos of her with black hair not this one with a ridiculous pink wig.

Luvbug88 October 16, 2015 at 9:22 pm

They could’ve chose a better pic of her. #mess

xoxo November 4, 2015 at 7:36 am

Ikr? I’m not even a fan of this ghetto chick, but she looks better with her natural hair color.

abbracci October 7, 2015 at 11:06 pm

She looks like every black girl in the world. Black people look the same to me. I don’t see the Indian in her. Her music is horrible and she has a weird beak nose and thinks she’s sexy with that fake, saggy butt of hers.

JessicaDawn October 9, 2015 at 8:30 pm

I keep seeing you on many of the African American posts, what’s bothering you? You seem scorned about something. I mean, I only see other white people who would take the time out to comment such nasty things about others when they are jealous of some aspect. Most races don’t differ, I’m a white girl and we pretty much all look the same lol, depends, and so do a lot of Asians and Hispanics. I don’t see why you put so much effort into black people, even listening to their music, just to say something negative to make yourself feel better

marjanel October 23, 2015 at 9:25 am

Hispanic is not a race,so they tend to differ a lot.

Greyface April 24, 2016 at 9:25 am

low iq comment

Multiethnicchick August 10, 2016 at 11:42 am

You must not see a lot of black people. Her indian influence is obvious and her features definitely aren’t that of you’re typical black person. You need to get out more.

hotvic September 22, 2015 at 8:15 pm

I don’t know nothing about her, so i can’t talk about her attitude.
ONly thing can i say has she is very very very very … very most beautiful and interesting with his natural features, like most women would be if don’t choose become so artificial. And your body is simply tasty hot.

SB.K September 13, 2015 at 5:37 am

She looks like she could have Chinese ancestry to

cwm85 September 6, 2015 at 9:35 pm

Becomes more annoying every week.

lelo4 September 3, 2015 at 2:02 pm

ugly as hell, indian influence is very noticeable too

abbracci August 23, 2015 at 7:36 pm

She’s Black American.

Sapphire101 September 6, 2015 at 2:34 pm

no she isn’t, she’s mixed with indian ,so respects that

cwm85 August 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm

I dislike her more and more it seems every time a social media post is made about her. She seems a bit cra-cra

abbracci August 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Lol @ the people acting she’s exotic. Nicki Minaj is just a hood rat and a whore from New York. She looks like any black girl. Exotic is Aishwarya Rai, Chrissy Teigen, Cher Lloyd, Adriana Lima, Rita Ora etc. Nicki Minaj has a beak nose and looks pretty ugly to me.

Samiiraa August 23, 2015 at 12:41 am

Cher Lloyd, Rita Ora exotics ? What do you smoke ?

neiltennant August 15, 2015 at 1:45 pm

only because she had plastic surgery+ has blue contacts and fake hair. doesn’t make her mixed

neiltennant August 15, 2015 at 1:44 pm

she is like LIL KIM

Both are fake. Both had plastic surgery and both use blue contacts

perez-richart August 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm

i love her ass

hesh123 July 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Looks like a lucky troll

ihatemostpeople July 24, 2015 at 3:15 pm

She’s so pathetic for starting fights on Twitter and complaining because her disgusting and stupid video didn’t get nominated for a VMA. It just amazes me that people like this filth!

GypsyQueen July 19, 2015 at 1:35 pm

BTW when will she ever fade away? Her music sucks and she tries to come off as biracial. I can’t stand Nicki. She’s nothing special. Every girl from the hood looks like her. She’s thinks she’s so sexy, unique and exotic when she’s not and her butt is fake.

ihatemostpeople July 24, 2015 at 3:17 pm

She is biracial in a way, her grandpa was Indian. She’s a quarter Indian, I consider her mixed.

eliasprovitt August 15, 2015 at 4:33 am

She may look like everyone with weave and makeup. But everything about her facial features screams DOUGLA. Shes a Trini she looks like other Trinis with her mix. Btw Nicki never claimed to be bi-racial you ask her what is she she’ll tell you like most people will. She identifies as a Black woman. If you look at her old pictures she looks like a young Trini woman with a unique look. We all have a uniqueness such as most Trinis and Guyanese.. We have ancestors from Africa and India who were slaves and servants which is why we work so hard to this day and grind. We have that blood in us.

GypsyQueen July 19, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Indian? She’s a regular black girl who wants to seem mixed. She’s overhyped trash and a Lady Gaga copycat. She’s calls herself “Minaj” which means ménage a trois lol. She’s a ugly hoe who doesn’t deserve to be so famous. Cher Lloyd is prettier than her.

California July 14, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Her music is trash.

ilovecherlloyd July 9, 2015 at 6:52 am

She doesn’t even look Indian. She looks a ghetto regular Black girl lol.

100% Indian women like Freida Pinto and Aishwarya Rai are prettier than her! Nicki is ugly.

California July 14, 2015 at 5:53 pm

So you’re saying that all Black women are ghetto? Racist bitch. Let me guess, you’re probably a White chick that dates Black men.

midori29 August 21, 2015 at 4:14 pm

@Ilovercherloyd, she has an Indian hair weave

flo January 9, 2017 at 1:55 am

She’s only a quarter Indian so of course she’s not going to “look Indian”.

abbracci June 5, 2015 at 11:10 pm

Black people can claim her. She looks a typical Black girl anyway. She’ll give Indians a bad name. Nicki Minaj is a whore and a crappy rapper with a fake butt.

Jaiylyn June 9, 2015 at 10:45 pm

Wow this was unneccesary. I shake my head at people like you. Btw she is black anyway. +A whore sleeps around a lot and is promiscuous. I wouldn’t throw it around like that.

midori29 August 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm

She definitely bleached her skin and has butt implants. She is wearing a wig. But her real hair is long.

M May 30, 2015 at 9:51 pm

Nicki isn’t ugly, she just has “unique” facial features that some people might find “ugly”. Her attitude is ugly. She’s prettier with her natural hair color and not that stupid pink and blue cotton candy hair. She looks decent here—–

M May 30, 2015 at 9:55 pm

Btw, I just noticed she looks a bit like Demi Lovato in that picture.

mermaid_ May 28, 2015 at 1:27 am

I though she was mixed with Mexican. Her music sucks.

Check out this dope rapper on YouTube

Capricious April 4, 2015 at 1:48 am

She maybe not “ugly”, but she is FAR from attractive!

She’s got masculine features – her noses, eyes, jaw & cheek structure. And rapping like a dude doesn’t really help her case. Mind you, the only feminine thing about her is her ass. And that’s it.

She looks African with Indian/South Asian ancestry, or Afro-Indian (if that makes sense)…

CutieMeg May 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm

she’s cute and attractive and I’m sure many would agree. masculine features? what? she looks very feminine imo. her voice is also feminine. she’s just unique looking, not everyone will appreciate…

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