Nicki Minaj Gets the Key to Queens

The rapper was raised in Jamaica, Queens.

She'll never have to worry about getting locked out of her hometown.

On Monday, Nicki Minaj was presented with the key to the Queens, the borough in New York City.


“This is a #MajorKeyAlert I just got the #KeyToTheCity” she tweeted yesterday, less than 24 hours after a devastating loss to rival Remy Ma at the BET Awards.

Although she was born in Trinidad and Tobago, Minaj considers herself a proud native of the Jamaica neighborhood in Queens.

As a teen, the rapper attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts, where she was able to foster her passion for music.

Minaj has never been shy about sharing where she got her start. She even made sure to include a shoutout to her beloved hometown on the song “Moment 4 Life.”

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