What is Nicki Minaj's real name?
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24. What is Nicki Minaj's real name?
Nicki Minaj's real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. During her early years, she went by the name 'Nicki Maraj' adopting her real surname, but her label manager at the time flipped it to 'Minaj' because she had such a "nasty flow". (Picture: Getty)