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 those two ways. The alter ego Cookie was created because of her parents constant fights and arguments[4], and, on the other side, she created alter egos like Rosa or Nicole for entertainment purpose.[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 personal, creative or entertainment reasons.

Image Name Origin First appearance Description
Cookie icon Cookie Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago Minaj's childhood She is the first alter ego of Nicki Minaj, introduced to escape the troubles of her home life as a child.[4]
Female Weezy icon Female Weezy Queens, Brooklyn, New York City "Y.U. Mad" She is represented as the female version of Lil Wayne.[6]
The Harajuku Barbie icon The Harajuku Barbie Queens, Brooklyn, New York City "Itty Bitty Piggy" Often shortened simply to Barbie, is the name of one of Minaj's longest lasting and most famous alter egos, particularly known for her soft voice.
Lap Dance Nika icon Lap Dance Nika Unknown I Am Music II Tour She performed lap dances at Wayne's tour and later retired when the tour ended. She is rumored to appear when a lap dance is needed.
Martha Zolanski icon Martha Zolanski Manchester, England "Roman's Revenge" She is the mother of Roman Zolanski and an alter ego of Minaj,[7] a very traditional and strict woman and godmother.
Nicki Lewinsky icon Nicki Lewinsky Queens, Brooklyn, New York City "Sunshine" She is one of the most know alter egos of Minaj when she was an underground artist, and is known for her sexual lyrics.
Nicki Teresa icon Nicki Teresa New York City Minaj's visit at "The Garden of Dreams Foundation" Also known as The Healer, is an alter ego, who wears a colorful scarf around her head and went around places as the "healer to her fans."[8]
Nicki the Boss icon Nicki the Boss Queens, Brooklyn, New York City "Jump Off '07" She is described as the ingenious austere business woman that always thinks outside of the box, who is never afraid to assert herself.[9]
Nicki the Ninja icon Nicki the Ninja Philippines "Higher Than a Kite" She is a hip hop lyrical assassin, whom is sometimes naughty.[10]
Nicole icon Nicole California Elle photo shoot interview She is portrayed as a very sweet and girly interviewer with a fancy accent.
Norman icon Norman Unknown Minaj's UStream He is an alter ego of Minaj, who makes appearances on UStream along with SB.[11]
Point Dexter icon Point Dexter Unknown "The Creep" Often shortened to simply Dexter, is the name of Minaj's alter ego who acts creepy and pervert.[12]
Roman Zolanski icon Roman Zolanski London, England "Bottoms Up" Minaj's most well-known and utilized alter ego, described as a blond homosexual male characterized as being far more outspoken than Minaj herself.
Rosa icon Rosa Unknown Lopez Tonight She is an alter ego of Minaj, created in an interview due to the Mexican origins of the host.[13]
Tyrone icon Tyrone Harlem, New York City "Till the World Ends (The Femme Fatale Remix)" He is a crackhead from Harlem who raps in a detuned and erratic way.


  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. ↑ Nicki Minaj lives a fairy tale life in "Moment 4 Life" video Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  7. ↑ Nicki Minaj Has Healing Powers Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  8. ↑ Nicki Minaj Myspace page Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  9. ↑ Nicki Minaj Myspace page Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  10. ↑ Nicki mention Norman in her twitter Retrived April 28, 2012
  11. ↑ 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.
  12. ↑ YouTube video: Nicki Interview on Lopez Tonight Retrieved May 26, 2012.
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