Meet the Marajs: The Incredible Family Behind Nicki Minaj's Rise to Superstardom

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Carol Maraj is the mother of famous rapper Nicki Minaj. She worked in the payroll and accounting departments of various companies and has been a supportive figure in Nicki's life.

Robert Maraj was the father of Nicki Minaj. He was a financial executive and part-time gospel singer. Robert passed away in a tragic hit-and-run accident in February 2021.

Brandon Lamar Simmons is a singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Charleston, South Carolina

Jelani Maraj is Nicki Minaj's older brother. He was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child in 2019. Jelani's conviction was a difficult time for Nicki and her family

Micaiah Maraj is one of Nicki Minaj’s youngest siblings1. He was born on March 29, 1998, in Baldwin, New York2. He started high school in NYC in 2014 and likes to play drums

Ming Maraj is Nicki Minaj's younger sister. she tends to keep a low profile, but she has made a few appearances in Nicki's music videos and on her social media accounts.

Kenneth Petty is Nicki Minaj's husband. He is a registered sex offender, having been convicted of attempted rape in 1995 and getting married in 2019.

couple has faced controversy due to Kenneth's past criminal record, and her support for him despite the criticism. They welcomed their first child, a son named "Papa Bear," in September 2020.