An alter ego is described as a second self, which is believed to be distinct from a person's normal or original personality. Alter egos are used by numerous performing artists who use stage or screen personae both to entertain audiences and to explore new identities for themselves but usually, people who have been deprived or who haven't been able to do what they always wanted to do in life have an alter ego.
Onika Tanya Maraj has created alter egos by 2 ways. In 1 side the alter ego Cookie was created because of her parents constant fights and arguments, and, on the other side, she created alter egos like Rosa in an interview because of the Spanish origins of the host, George Lopez (Rosa is a Spanish alter ego). It is still debated if the name Nicki Minaj is a stage name or is another alter ego.
The following is a list of alter egos created by Nicki Minaj for parents' constant fight reasons, for creative reasons or just for fun.
- Main article: Cookie
Cookie is the very first alter ego that Onika Maraj created. She created Cookie to "escape" the troubles of her home life as a child. Because of this alter ego, Onika Maraj was capable to survive all the violence she lived in her home.
- Main article: Female Weezy
The Harajuku Barbie
- Main article: The Harajuku Barbie
The Harajuku Barbie, often shortened simply to Barbie, is the name of one of Nicki Minaj's longest lasting and most famous alter egos.
Lap Dance Nika
- Main article: Lap Dance Nika
Lap Dance Nika first appeared on Lil Wayne's I Am Music II Tour during an interlude in the show. In the interlude, Nika give a random fan from the crowd a lap dance. Lil Wayne has also received a lap dance.After the I Am Music Tour, Minaj stated that she would do no more lap dances. This was because she was preparing to embark on the Femme Fatale Tour with Britney Spears. Minaj is also seen doing a lap dance in the video of B.o.B.'s "Out of My Mind". It is not confirmed that the alter ego is Lap Dance Nika.
- Main article: Martha Zolanski
Martha Zolanski is the mother of Roman Zolanski and an alter ego of Nicki Minaj. Martha was introduced early in the video productions of Pink Friday, becoming most known for her part in "Roman's Revenge".She is back in the nut house with Roman
- Main article: Nicki Lewinsky
Nicki Lewinsky (also known as just Lewinsky or Old Nicki) is one of the most know alter egos of Nicki Minaj when she was an underground artist.
- Main article: Nicki Teresa
Nicki Teresa, also known as The Healer, is an alter ego that Nicki Minaj created on November 18, 2010. Wearing a colorful scarf around her head, she went around places as the "healer to her fans" as she visited them at The Garden of Dreams Foundation at Fuse Studios in New York City. Minaj named her after Mother Teresa.
Nicki the Boss
- Main article: Nicki the Boss
Nicki the Boss is an alter ego of Nicki Minaj. She is described as the ingenious austere business woman that always thinks outside of the box and, most importantly, this boss lady is never afraid to assert herself. She "makes the rules" and she does the bossing, meaning that she is not the typical "musical alter ego"
Nicki the Ninja
- Main article: Nicki the Ninja
- Main article: Norman
- Main article: Point Dexter
Point Dexter, often shortened to simply Dexter, is the name of Nicki Minaj's alter ego that appears in the song "The Creep" with The Lonely Island. Nicki named Dexter and confirmed her identity as a separate persona via Twitter.
- Main article: Roman Zolanski
Roman Zolanski is Nicki Minaj's favorite alter ego. Roman Zolanski," which Minaj claims is her "twin brother" that was born inside her, out of rage, and becomes him when she is angry. She has also said he is "a demon inside her."He is back in the nut house with his mother Martha Zolanski.
- Main article: Rosa
Rosa is Nicki's alter ego that she created during an interview on Lopez Tonight back at the end of 2010. Because of the Spanish origins of the host, George Lopez, Minaj decided to create a Spanish alter ego. Her name is pronounced "Rrrrrrosaaaa".She suddenly disappeared.
- Main article: Tyrone