With millions of records sold, tens of awards won and numerous sponsorships (including perfumes, clothing lines, cosmetics and toys), today this impression has definitely changed. The Caribbean artist, born Onika Maraj, is the only woman ever to have appeared on the Cash Kings list of highest paid rappers compiled by Forbes, the latest version placing her at number four, with 29 million dollars earned in 2013. It is therefore not surprising that Minaj has been compared to a female version of Jay-Z, considered the King Midas of hip hop for his ability to mix artistry and business. "It’s no coincidence that we have the same Zodiac sign – Sagittarius", points out Minaj, laughing at the comparison.
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Minaj personally manages all of her business affairs, and since day one she has always aimed at transforming her name into a brand. "I want to build my empire. In my field, I have always seen men do it – from Diddy to Dr. Dre to Jay-Z. Now it’s a woman’s turn". In order to earn her success, she has created the image of a volatile and man-eating woman, who places her career above all else. It is therefore surprising to hear her dreaming about a traditional family with "an upright man, who will take care of me. The time is not yet ripe, but when I decide to get married and become a mother", she adds, speaking of her future soul mate, "I would like to take a hiatus and dedicate myself completely to my child"