Nicki Minaj is an American actress, rapper, and songwriter who was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1982. Minaj released her debut album Pink Friday in 2010. She is responsible for several Billboard hit singles such as Super Bass, Starships and Pound the Alarm. Minaj also Show more... became a judge in American Idol's 12th season. She was a part of the animated movie, Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012 and appeared in the movie, The Other Woman, which was released last April 2014.