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Nicki, Roman, and Barbie

Roman and Barbie, two of her most famous alter egos.

An alter ego is described as a second self[1], which is believed to be distinct from a person's normal or original personality.[2] 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[2] 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.[3]

Onika Tanya Maraj has created alter egos by both ways. In one side the alter ego Cookie was created because of her parents constant fights[4], 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).[5] 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.

Cookie

Cookie is the very first alter ego that Onika created. She created Cookie to "escape" the troubles of her home life as a child.[4] Because of this alter ego, Onika was capable of survive all the violence she lived in her home.

Dr. Minaj

Dr. Minaj is one of Nicki's alter egos. She is the sexy doctor that tried to help B.o.B escape from the insane asylum in the Out of My Mind music video.

Female Weezy

Female Weezy is one of Nicki's alter egos.[6] She is the female version of Lil Wayne.

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

Lap Dance Nika is one of Nicki Minaj's alter egos.[7] She appeared on Lil Wayne's I Am Still Music 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.[8]

Martha Zolanski

Martha Zolanski is the mother of Roman Zolanski and an alter ego of Nicki Minaj.[9] Martha was introduced early in the video productions of Pink Friday, becoming most known for her part in "Roman's Revenge".

Nicki Lewinsky

Nicki Lewinsky (also known as just Lewinsky) is one of the most know alter egos of Nicki Minaj when she was an underground artist.

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 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.[10]

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.[11]

Nicki the Ninja

Nicki the Ninja (also known just as Ninja) is an alter ego of Nicki Minaj. She is a hip hop lyrical assassin, which is sometimes naughty[12]

Norman

Norman, or Blanket Man, is one of the many alter egos that Nicki Minaj has[13]. He makes appearances on UStream along with SB.

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.[14]

Roman Zolanski

Roman Zolanski is Nicki Minaj's favorite alter ego.[15] He is also the most famous and most used of all her alter egos.

Rosa

Rosa is Nicki's alter ego that she created during an interview on Lopez Tonight back at the end of 2010[16]. Because of the Spanish origins of the host, George Lopez, Minaj decided to create a Spanish alter ego. Her name is pronounced "Rrrrrrosaaaa".

Tyrone

Tyrone is an alter ego of Nicki Minaj, announced for the very first time by Norman in an UStream on May 7, 2011. He is a crackhead from Harlem who is featured in Till the World Ends (Remix).

References

  1. ↑ alter ego - definition by The Free Dictionary Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 Wikipedia: Alter ego Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  3. ↑ Alter Ego Definition - HealthGuidance Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  4. ↑ YouTube video: Nicki Interview on Lopez Tonight Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  5. ↑ Nicki Minaj Is Female Weezy In Birdman's 'Y.U. Mad' Video Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  6. ↑ Langhorne, Cyrus. "Nicki Minaj Butts Out Lap Dances". Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  7. ↑ NICKI MINAJ Lil Wayne LAP DANCE 'I Am Still Music Tour' Florida Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  8. ↑ Nicki Minaj lives a fairy tale life in "Moment 4 Life" video Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  9. ↑ Rap-Up.com: Nicki Minaj Has Healing Powers Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  10. ↑ Nicki Minaj Myspace page Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  11. ↑ Nicki Minaj Myspace page Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  12. ↑ Nicki mention Norman in her twitter Retrived April 28, 2012
  13. ↑ Maraj, Onika. (@NICKIMINAJ). "Her name is Dexter... Point Dexter ---> RT @TM_PCola: @NICKIMINAJ So what's ur "Creep" character's name? She needs a name." Jan. 30, 2011, 3:23 AM. Tweet.
  14. ↑ "Nicki Minaj Reveals Her Favorite Alter Ego." Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  15. ↑ YouTube video: Nicki Interview on Lopez Tonight Retrieved May 26, 2012.
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