EarthStrong to : Nicki Minaj

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Happy birthday to the one and only Nicki Minaj!

Here are some things you probably might (or might not) know about the hip-hop queen.

1. Born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1982, in Saint James, Minaj moved to New York when she was only five years old.

2. In 2011, A Nicki Minaj inspired Barbie doll was released by Mattel.

3. Nicki Minaj has been involved in promotions and endorsements with Pepsi, Nokia and Adidas and MAC Cosmetics.

4. She kissed Madonna on her 29th birthday.

5. She was the first ever female rap artist to perform at Yankee Stadium.

6. She is a self-confessed chocaholic, and her favourites are Kit Kat and Twix.

7. Her favourite fruit is mango (of course).

8. She has a tattoo on her left arm which says “God Is With Me Always in Chinese”.

9. Her favourite colour is pink.

10. Minaj however has had some troubling news recently, after her brother Jelani Maraj was charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl last week.