This entertaining rapper is not from California where she currently resides. Instead, Minaj was born Onika Tanya Maraj of Saint James, Trinidad. That has not stopped her however from becoming one of the most popular rappers in the United States. She has also sent money back to her family in Trinidad to make their lives better.
There are plenty of rappers that hail from other parts of the world and use their heritage and background as a source from which to draw inspiration in their work as they move toward fame here in the United States.