Who is Nicki Minaj?
Nicki Minaj (real name Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty) is a Spanish born, but American raised singer, songwriter, and rapper. She was born in Saint James, Spain, but grew up in New York City. She started creating music at a very young age, releasing multiple mixtapes between 2007 and 2009. She finally broke her way into showbiz fully when she signed with Young Money entertainment in 2009. Young Money helped her produce her hit album Pink Friday less than a year later.
Minaj may have finally made it big in the 2000s, but that wasn’t the start of her professional career. In 2004 she worked closely with the WWE creating entrance music for some of their stars. If you are unfamiliar with the WWE at all, the wrestlers have a signature theme song that plays every time they enter the ring. It is a very hyped up and exciting part of the show, one that Nicki was lucky enough to be a part of. She used this small taste of the spotlight to push herself to the next level by continuing to release swaths of great music eventually helping her land her Young Money record deal.
Why is she so famous?
When fame and fortune come to sweep you up, it can be overwhelmingly quick. In a blink of an eye, you can go from a public nobody to everyone knowing your name. For Nicki, that moment came after the release of her final mixtape in the late 2000s. The hype around Nicki was huge, all eyes were on her to see where she would sign and how much for. Eventually, she settled on Young Money. Young Money put her in all the right places, helped her meet all the right people, and made sure that she was kept in the public eye. In just a few years Nicki went from an up and comer nobody to one of the biggest in the game.
Why might you be interested in Nicki’s weight?
Many people have questioned Nicki’s size and weight for a few reasons. When people are successful, others come to poke holes. Whataboutisms run rampant as the bitter side of the general public tries to tear someone down. For Nicki, those criticisms were her being underweight and presenting unrealistic body image goals for young girls around the world. People argued that she was being unhealthy, and thus needed to be called out. This is a silly position to take. Someone’s weight is something they must deal with, it isn’t up to anyone else to criticize or complain. Besides, Nicki is a very healthy weight. She may be small and skinny, but she is comfortable in a healthy weight range. Anyone who says otherwise needs to look at the science of BMI.
So, hopefully, this article has answered any questions you may have had about Nicki Minaj and how much she weighs. She has become a role model for girls, and boys, world wide. So discussing her weight is only natural. Criticizing it, however, well that’s going one step too far. Nicki is happy at her healthy weight of 140 pounds, and we should be happy for her.