You might not know Nicki Minaj was born Onika Tanya Maraj.

The 5'2", Trinidadian-American rapper exploded onto the scene with songs like "Starships" and an appearance in the blockbuster hit The Other Woman opposite Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Leslie Mann, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

She's played a pivotal role in pushing powerful female rappers, and continues to dominate the charts. Here are seven of some of her finest moments to date.