CELEBRITY HOMES: Nicki Minaj buys $19.5 million mansion in Hidden Hills after renting all these years
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HIDDEN HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Finally, Nicki Minaj is a houseowner! The rapper has been house hunting for several years, during which time she had been renting in an effort to locate something permanent, before spending $19.5 million for an opulent residence in Hidden Hills. The pop star now shares the same gated community with other A-list celebrities, including Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian.
The rapper ultimately purchased a home of her own to settle in with her husband, Kenny Petty, and their two-year-old son, whose name has yet to be made public.
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According to TheDirt.com, the rap artist spent $19.5 million on the stately mansion in the upscale Hidden Hills neighborhood, renowned for its opulent residences and wealthy residents. The house is magnificent, as seen by the large and immaculate backyard. It contains a guest house, a cabana by the pool, a saltwater pool, a Jacuzzi, and an acre of lush meadows.
The abundant living space of the home, which is more than 11,000 square feet, with eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms, is an excellent example of its luxury. The main house has many patios and terraces, and the master bedroom upstairs has a private balcony with a view of the backyard. Additionally, the property has a three-car garage and plenty of solitude because of its largeness.
Minaj is quite forthcoming about who she is in her songs and in her interactions with fans on social media, but she is a touch more guarded about the extremely private aspects of her life. Where did Minaj reside before this mega mansion, then?
Nicki's Los Angeles Mansion
The artist and her family resided in a $10 million home with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and more than 7,000 square feet of living space in the Los Angeles neighborhood. Although it's unknown whether Kenneth Petty owns the residence, Minaj lived with him. According to Zillow, the property had six bedrooms and eight bathrooms and is now off the market.
Compared to Minaj's former residence, the current one is significantly more modern. Additionally, it includes floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the yard, as reported by Arcute. Before this Minaj was living in the lavish mansion of Beverly Hills with a Mediterranean design. The mansion was situated in a gated enclave, and was constructed there in 2008 on the location of Frank Sinatra's previous home.
Nicki Minaj career milestones
Another American rapper, Lil Wayne, noticed Minaj and swiftly signed her to his Young Money Entertainment record label and management company. 'Playtime Is Over', Minaj's first mixtape, was released in 2007. Following this, she released a number of mixtapes, one of them which was 'Sucka Free' in 2008.
Minaj was named Female Artist of the Year at the Underground Music Awards in 2008. In 2009, Minaj released her third mixtape and made her debut in XXL magazine. 'Beam Me Up Scotty', Minaj's second mixtape was released in 2009. 'Pink Friday', Minaj's debut album, was released in 2010 by Young Money Entertainment and sold 4 million copies worldwide. Her second album, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded', was released in April 2012. That album was later certified.
Nicki Minaj was a celebrity judge on American Idol during the 2013 season. Her third studio album, The Pinkprint, was released in December 2014. To date, that album has sold over 650,000 copies worldwide. Queen, Nicki's fourth studio album, was released in August 2018. The Billboard 200 chart placed this album at number two. It was finally declared platinum in the United States after one million sales. Currently Minaj’s net worth is $80 Million USD, as reported by Multiloaded.
Early life of Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj's birth name is Onika Tanya Maraj, and she was born on December 8, 1982, in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. She moved to Queens Borough, New York, USA, when she was five years old. A month after declaring her retirement, Nicki Minaj married lover Kenneth Petty. Even after her retirement was announced, Nikki continued to rap.