Sep 23, 2020 · Nicki's parents are Robert and Carol Maraj, who are both Trinidadians of African heritage. Her father Robert worked as a financial executive and was a part-time gospel singer. Sadly, he was a drug addict, which caused a lot of angst in their relationship.
Nicki Minaj was born Onika Tanya Maraj on December 8, 1982 in St. James, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago and raised in Queens, New York City, New York. She grew up in a troubled family with a father that was a drug addict who later changed after he checked into rehab and started going to church.
- Onika Tanya Maraj
- 5' 2" (1.57 m)
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May 14, 2021 · Rapper Nicki Minaj lost her father February 12th in a fatal hit-and-run car crash in Mineola, New York. Charles Polevich was accused of striking Nicki Minaj’s dad, Robert Maraj  in Long Island, and driving away without calling 911. Robert Maraj passed away at the hospital a day later.
Best recognized as the father of international rap superstar Nicki Minaj. Before Fame. He and his wife Carol Maraj moved their family from Trinidad and Tobago to Queens, New York when Nicki was five years old. Trivia. He was a financial executive and part-time gospel singer. Family Life
- July 12, 1956
Jelani Maraj was born on November 27, 1978, in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to Robert and Carol Maraj. His father is of Dougla (Afro-Trinidadian mother and Indo-Trinidadian father) ancestry and has served as a financial executive and part-time gospel singer. His mother, of Afro-Trinidadian descent, sings gospel songs as well.
May 16, 2021 · Nicki Minaj lost her father, Robert Maraj, in an accident this past February, and the musician is now speaking about the tragic loss. Nicki recently posted a letter to her fans on her website where she talked briefly about her father’s death. “Tho I can’t really bring myself to discuss the passing of my father as yet; I can say it has ...