Mother of superstar rapper Nicki Minaj, as well as Minaj's siblings Micaiah, Brandon and Jelani, who was married to Robert Maraj. She was a gospel singer, songwriter and playwright.
She and her husband were living in America without Nicki and looking for work and a home for the whole family, leaving Nicki and to live with her grandmother until the age of five.
She has worked as an accounting clerk and as a foreign exchange teller at the National Commercial Bank. She was also employed as a nursing assistant.
She is the tenth child of eleven total kids who were raised in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago.
Her superstar daughter Nicki Minaj nicknamed her Mika.