Rapper, singer and songwriter Nicki Minaj was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Saint James, Trinidad.
The “Think Like a Man” actress revealed her Caribbean heritage in response to being told she looks “exotic.”
“My mother’s mother is Jewish and African, so I guess that would be considered Creole. My mother’s father was Cherokee Indian and something else. My dad’s mother’s was Puerto Rican and black, and his father was from Barbados.”
The pop-star’s singer father Mathew is Bahamian.