Barbz Go Up For Their Queen Nicki Minaj On For Her 39th Birthday #HappyBirthdayNicki
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Nicki Minaj has one of the most devoted fanbases in the world, helping propel her to become one of the highest-selling artists of all time. Affectionately known as the Barbz, Minaj's fans are all over Twitter praising their queen in celebration of her birthday, which is today (Dec. 8).
Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty was born on December 8, 1982, in Trinidad and Tobago. At the age of five, Minaj came to America and settled with her family in Queens, N.Y. She attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts with hopes of becoming an actress, even landing in an Off-Broadway role. However, Minaj would discover Hip-Hop as a career path and debuted her first mixtape Playtime Is Over in 2007 and the rest is history.
Her studio debut album Pink Friday on Lil Wayne's Young Money Records imprint made her a global superstar and the triple-platinum release is still considered one of the influences of today's crop of women rappers. Minaj, now married and raising a son, is still an active force in music, with features with Bia on the "Whole Lotta Money" remix and Jesy Nelson's "Boyz" track. She also appeared on Polo G's "For The Love Of New York" from Polo's Hall Of Fame album.
As a fashion icon and trendsetter, Minaj's bold expressions in that world shifted how women rappers and entertainers period presented themselves. Never one to shy away from her sultry looks, Minaj's vast array of styles still manages to be the blueprint for many up and coming artists.
On Twitter, #HappyBirthdayNick and #Onika are trending in honor of her 39th birthday. Keep scrolling to see the reactions below.
Happy Birthday, Nicki Minaj.
In Japan it's already your birthday, Queen @NICKIMINAJ. American artists rarely get a sold out concert. You did that and even more. I'm honored to have met you, and I hope you consider visiting us again. Japan loves you #HappyBirthdayNicki #????·????? pic.twitter.com/b7Cke1wiXV
— ??? Minaj (@OnikaHappiness) December 7, 2021
Happy 39th Birthday to the Queen of Rap @NICKIMINAJ
Thank you for inspiring me everyday! May God Keep Blessing You Always And Forever #HappyBirthdayNicki pic.twitter.com/zRg1lu4nkG
— TBK? (@TheBarbkingdom) December 8, 2021
A MAIOR rapper feminina de todos os tempos, está completando 39 anos hoje! Parabéns @NICKIMINAJ por inspirar e influenciar TODA uma geração! Te amamos Queen of Rap #happybirthdaynicki #HappyBirthdayNickiMinaj pic.twitter.com/hWUhJQMBf1
— Aline (@alinemaraj) December 8, 2021
Happy birthdayyyy Queen your such an inspiration and the reason why I won't give up on myself Happy birthday Queen @NICKIMINAJ #HappyBirthdayNicki pic.twitter.com/juSGXWChSf
— Stephon ?? (@stephonswae) December 8, 2021
On December 8, 1982, Onika Tanya Maraj was born in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. After migrating to Queens, New York at the age of 5, the rest was history. Happy Birthday Queen. #HappyBirthdayNicki pic.twitter.com/FLFMurMu7b
— Beauty N' Bars (@BeautyNBars) December 8, 2021
Happy birthday to the best female rapper rapper of all time . Nicki has earned her title as the queen of rap by proving that she has longevity and it's something rare among woman rapper
-hbd Onika aka Nicki pic.twitter.com/bdyDpWLS80
— Pop Crave (@nmpopcrave) December 8, 2021
Happy Birthday to the QUEEN
Face card never declines, impact cannot be denied, been inspiring for over a decade of time. You continue to leave your mark on the world and we love to witness it. The legacy can never be undone. Keep shining Onika pic.twitter.com/rzbkxE9MFf
— Amra Olevic Reyes (@amrezy) December 8, 2021
If you know me you know I'm gone stan Onika Tanya Maraj. So don't even try me @NICKIMINAJ
— Francesca Stewart (@_1Francesca) December 8, 2021
TO THE QUEEN OF RAP: happy birthday Onika Tanya Maraj!!!!!!!!!! You are a true role model for generations to come. Inspired every new and old female rapper. Whether they like it or not. WE LOVE YOU AND ITS A BARBIE PARTY!!!!!!!! #nickiminaj #barbs pic.twitter.com/WCRWlmTMA8
— Nicki Minaj (@itsnickimmmm) December 8, 2021
Happy birthday to one of the most important women in my life, my biggest inspiration, i have no words to describe how much i love you and how much you do me good and save me every day, thank you for everything onika,i love you with all my heart,forever#HappyBirthdayNicki pic.twitter.com/2evtkAf1G7
— michelle HAPPY BDAY NICKI (@oniktanaj) December 8, 2021
Today, the person I most admire and love completes another year of life, I am extremely grateful for having you in my life and for helping me in many ways ALWAYS, I love you Onika, today and always, happy birthday. #HappyBirthdayNicki pic.twitter.com/9WnFRjV5mu
— pablinho HAPPY BDAY NICKI (@garcezgirlz) December 8, 2021
Happy Birthday to Onika Tanya Maraj, aka Nicki Minaj, who with animated alter egos and insane wordplay and flows, stood out and paved the way for the new generation of female rappers. The True Pinkprint. All hail the Queen #HappyBirthdayNicki pic.twitter.com/rsD59SPFPd
— • #NICKIDAY (@GXBYMARAJ) December 8, 2021
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ONIKA TANYA MARAJ-PETTY @NICKIMINAJ
I pray that this new chapter of your live be filled with HAPPINESS,LOVE,JOY,PEACE,SUCCESS, AND GOD'S PROTECTION.
— JOLLOF MIX (@9jaBarb2) December 7, 2021
let's give this legend her flowers today, and every other day to come. #HappyBirthdayNicki pic.twitter.com/cOphk4bMKM
— ?????? ? (@onikatf) December 8, 2021
We're trending. How many replies can we get with #HappyBirthdayNicki? pic.twitter.com/z4zTHtDnpD
— Stats of Minaj (@statsofminaj) December 8, 2021