- Birth Date December 8, 1984
- Birthplace Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago
- Height 5'4"
- Relationship Status Rumored to be dating rapper Drake
- Where You've Seen Her This Trinidadian has been heating up the charts as a rapper for Young Money Entertainment.
- Defining Quote “The people that are inclined to hate are also inclined to be losers. A loser could never congratulate a winner—it’s not in them.”
We know that she loves to “check it out, check it out, check it out, check it out,” but in her expedited rise to fame, it seems like the whole world is checking her out.
FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Nicki lived there until she traded her Caribbean island for a different kind of island—Queens, on the Long Island of New York. Recognizing her innate ability to perform, Nicki attended the famed LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts. Then, like her techy counterparts Lily Allen and Sean Kingston Nicki got acquainted with a little thing called MySpace. Nicki’s MySpace page showcased the pint-sized cutie’s awesome freestyle skills and innovative and unexpected rhymes.
Dirty Money Entertainment was first smitten with Nicki’s killer curves and invited her to be part of their urban DVD magazine The Come Up. She was featured in several issues of the magazine before famous and infamous rapper Lil Wayne got a hold of one of the issues in which he was also featured and contacted the budding rapper before signing her to his label, Young Money. With the help of Lil Wayne, Nicki began collaborating on mix tapes with the likes of T.I. and Jeffree Star. But her big break came when Lil Wayne himself collaborated with Nicki on her single ‘High as a Kite’ in 2008.
CHECK HER OUT, CHECK HER OUT
Two years later, in November of 2010, Nicki released her debut album Pink Friday with singles like ‘Massive Attack’ and ‘Your Love’ that had been released earlier in the year. Nothing short of an overnight sensation, Nicki topped Billboard Hot 100 charts and was performing ‘Check it Out’ with big leaguer Will.I.Am before anyone could ask, “who is this girl?”
But Nicki’s music isn’t the only thing that has created buzz for the rap newcomer. She stirred the rumor pot regarding her sexuality when she explained to magazines that although she does not date men or women, she embraces both genders. Similarly ambiguous, but mostly confusing, is Nicki’s outlandish style. The songstress, who has said she doesn’t want young girls to think they have to be as sexual as the music industry portrays most young artists, often completely covers up in skintight patent leather or outer-rib-like contraptions. But whether she’s donning pink hair or a gold exoskeleton, we’re buying what she’s selling.