Singer, songwriter and rapper Nicki Minaj was born Onika Tanya Maraj on December 8, 1984 in Trinidad and Tobago. Nicki's freestyle ability was discovered by Dirty Money Entertainment CEO Fendi via her Facebook page. She released her first studio album, "Pink Lady", in 2010 and became the first artist to have seven songs on billboard charts at the same time. Nicki says her musical influences have been Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Lil Wayne, Lauryn Hill, Jadakiss, Natasha Bedingfield, Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim and Missy Elliott. Her trademarks are her pink lipstick and her pink wig.