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08/12/1982 Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj is born

Onika Tanya Maraj is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Queens, New York, Minaj gained public recognition after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 to 2009 and subsequently signed to Young Money Entertainment in 2009.


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