Happy birthday to Nicki Minaj from the staff of Nicki-Maraj.com!
The singer, rapper and frequent neon wig wearer is 31 today.
Since bursting onto the scene with her multi-platinum album “Pink Friday” in 2010, Ms. Minaj (real name Onika Tanya Maraj) has been a loud force on the pop culture scene. Her much-publicized “American Idol” feud with Mariah Carey proved she’s no shrinking violet!
Here are some interesting facts about Nicki:
She was born in Trinidad and Tobago
Minaj used to play the clarinet in middle school
She worked at Red Lobster
Her mother was a gospel singer
She has two brothers named Makiya and Jelani.
Here are some other stars celebrating birthdays today:
“Vampire Diaries” star Ian Joseph Somerhalder (35), “Lord of the Rings” star Dominic Monaghan (37), Kim Basinger (60), Teri Hatcher (59), Gregg Allman (66), Canadian singer Serena Ryder (31), and Sinead O’Connor turns 47.