Robert Maraj

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Best recognized as the father of international rap superstar Nicki Minaj.

Before Fame

During Minaj's childhood, he went through a series of drug and alcohol problems, even once trying to burn down their family home. He eventually went to rehab and turned to the church.


He was a financial executive and part-time gospel singer.

Family Life

When Nicki was five, he and his wife Carol moved to Queens, New York. In addition to Nicki, he has two other children, a son named Jelani and a daughter named Ming.

Associated With

His daughter had a two year relationship with rapper Meek Mill from 2015 to early 2017.