Changing Personalities: When Nicki Minaj was a child, she was continuously around her parents fighting. To get away from all the problems, she would create people or "characters" in her mind and live her life through them.
"(t)o get away from all their fighting, I would imagine being a new person. "Cookie" was my first identity--that stayed with me for a while. I went on to 'Harajuku Barbie', then 'Nicki Minaj'. Fantasy was my reality." So as you probably know by now, Nicki Minaj is her stage name and she portrays herself as a barbie to the public. That is also one of her personalities.
"For her debut album, Minaj created another alter-ego named "Roman Zolanski". She stated that in songs like "Bottoms Up" with Trey Songz it is not Nicki rapping, but instead Roman Zolanski, and claims that Roman is her "twin sister". She claims that she was born inside her, out of rage, and becomes her when she is angry. She has also said 'She is a demon inside her'. Roman has been compared to Eminem's alter ego Slim Shady, and on the song "Roman's Revenge" from Pink Friday, Minaj and Eminem collaborate, using these alter egos. Roman also has a "mother" called "Martha Zolanski", who also appeared on the song Roman's Revenge, with a British accent.  Martha appears in the video for "Moment 4 Life" where she appears to be Nicki's magical Godmother. In songs such as "All I Do Is Win (Remix)" it is Nicki rapping. Minaj stated that on her debut album, fans will get to "meet" Nicki, Roman and Onika.
On November 18, 2010 Nicki Minaj assumed a different alter-ego named "Nicki Teresa". Wearing a colorful scarf around her head, she went around as the "healer to her fans" as she visited them at The Garden of Dreams Foundation at Fuse studios in New York City. Minaj made an appearance on Lopez Tonight on December 6, 2010 and presented a different alter-ego for the Spanish-inspired occasion, named "Rosa" (pronounced Rrrrrosa)."
When she is Onika (her original self) she is toned-down. Then, she switches to the energetic Nicki and then to her stormy alter ego, Roman Zolanski. She also talks in British and Jamaican accents, and makes animal-like growls. She calls herself Barbie because it is one of her multiple personalities along with Onika, Nicki, Roman and just invented the Vintage Nicki.
"What makes Minaj stand out, besides her supply of gaudy Lil Kim wigs and burlesque outfits, is her endless closet of characters: in one song alone, she's Jamaican, then she's Queens. Not to mention, childlike, gangster, valley girl."
The "Harajuku Barbie" is also one of her many personalities. Not only this, but i learned that she calls all of her fans "my Barbies".
"But with that cult following has come an equal share of non-believers who worry that her self-styled 'Harajuku Barbie' image and reliance on sex appeal only reinforce the hip-hop patriarchy. And as the former acting student keeps creating new characters in each song, many wonder who the real Nicki Minaj even is." Additional Information---She denies the rumor of ever dating Drake. I don't know if that is true, but if she herself said that then I believe it. Even if it were to be true, I suppose she wouldn't share it with the public, based on her response that they have more of a brother and sister relationship.
---The color pink is her signature color. To the public, she is known as the Harajuku Barbie and so she takes on that role by wearing outfits that you would see on a barbie doll.
---Nicki and 4 other writers created the song, "Right Thru Me." I believe that this is how it is for her other songs also: she writes ideas and writes her own verses, and then the song is edited and she gets help with getting the final song together.
---So far, Nicki has won 8 awards and was nominated for 9.
---The people who inspired her musical style was Lil Wayne, Lauren Hill, Jadakiss, Natasha Bedingfield, Foxy Brown, and Missy Elliot.
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QUICK FACTS NAME Nicki Minaj OCCUPATION Rapper BIRTH DATE December 8, 1982 (age 32) EDUCATION La Guardia High School of Music and Art PLACE OF BIRTH Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago AKA Nicki Minaj Onika Maraj "Cookie" "Harajuku Barbie" ORIGINALLY O...