Hip-hop artist whose debut album, Pink Friday, went 4x platinum and had seven singles reach the Billboard’s Hot 100 at the same time.
She played the clarinet in middle school, and worked as a waitress at Red Lobster after her acting career failed to take off. She was fired from Red Lobster for being rude to customers, and worked as an office manager on Wall Street.
She became a judge on the widely popular American Idol contest show alongside Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and American Idol veteran, Randy Jackson.
She has two brothers named Makiya and Jelani, her mother has worked as a Gospel Singer, and her father has worked for American Express.