#9 Nicki was born in Saint James, Trinidad. She lived there for five years with her Grandmother while her mother looked for a home in Queens. She moved here to NYC and attended LaGuardia High School!
MIRAMAR, CA - DECEMBER 03: Singer Nicki Minaj performs onstage during "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" presented by the USO at the MCAS Miramar on December 3, 2010 in Miramar, California. "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" concert event will be televised on Sunday, December 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for VH1)