Nicki Minaj, also known as Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter born in Trinidad and Tobago. She was raised in Queens, New York City and gained popularity with her mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008), and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009). Young Money Entertainment signed her in 2009, and she released her first studio album, Pink Friday (2010), which topped the US Billboard 200 and obtained triple platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. Nicki is not only known for her incredible bars, but also for her eye-catching fashion choices. Browse through the gallery to check out some of Nicki’s hottest moments on stage and at events such as the BET Awards, European MTV Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards.