Nicki with her mom Carol Maraj
Nicki Minaj decided to take it back to her roots by performing in Trinidad, her hometown, Saturday night. She lived in Trinidad with her grandmother until age 5 when she moved to Queens, New York. Fellow Trinidadians greeted Nicki with an out pour of love at a local mall.
“I want to eventually bring Trinidadian music and culture to the world,”Nicki told press including Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday. “If any of you have anything you want me to promote, get it to me.”
Carol Maraj, pictured above, admitted even she was taken aback by her daughter’s rise to stardom. “She has always been talented but this success still takes me by surprise,” she said.
“I was always called Nicki at home so I was known as Nicki Maraj, but my first producer did not like Maraj and thought Minaj sounded better,” she revealed. “I still hate the name and I was going to go back to Maraj on the album, but people told me no because my fans like it.”
If you would like to see the LIVE video performance in Trinidad head over to nickidaily.com
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