Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago and grew up in Queens, New York. Her unique and flamboyant personality led her to pursue acting at LaGaurdia High School for performing arts. With multiple personas in tact, Minaj incorporated these personalities into her music. Releasing two record breaking albums, Pink Friday I & 2 opened her audience to include not only hip hop, but pop as well. Nicki Minaj is the best selling female rapper of all time.