17 Celebs Whose Real Names Will Surprise You

Nicki Minaj

17. Nicki Minaj

Probably the wildest female rapper in the world, Nicki Minaj, was born in 1982 in Trinidad and Tobago and her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. Regarding the origin of her suggestive stage name she told The Guardian: “Somebody changed my name. One of the first production deals I signed, the guy wanted my name to be Minaj and I fought him tooth and nail. But he convinced me. I’ve always hated it.”

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