Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and model. Raised in Queens, New York, Minaj's music has been greatly influenced by Jay-Z and Foxy Brown, both New York natives. She went to the â€œFame School, LaGuardia High School in Manhattan, and went on to act off-Broadway. She's earned dozens of awards, and has been nominated for a Grammy ten times. When she's not on tour, Nicki can be seen at the hottest clubs around New York, including 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar & Club.