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Minaj played mas in Trinidad

Regional 28 Feb, 2020 Follow News

Nicki Minaj in her Trinidad Carnival costume

Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj returned home for carnival 2020 last week.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival ran over Monday and Tuesday in Port-Of-Spain ahead of Ash Wednesday.

The St James-born rapper, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, posted a video on Instagram of her touching down with her husband in Trinidad on Monday. She captioned the video, which has over three million views: “My beautiful country” as soca singer Destra Garcia commented: “Welcome Home.”

Minaj was in Trinidad for carnival in 2012 and filmed a music video there for “Pound the Alarm.” Her new promotional single, ‘Yikes’ opened at No. 23 on the new Hot 100 and is the rapper’s 108th placement on the chart. It pushed her past Kanye West, who now stands at 107.


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