Nicki Minaj

Informative Speech Outline
Topic: Nicki Minaj
Central Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about my favorite female artist, Nicki Minaj.
Central Idea: Nicki Minaj is my favorite artist because she has overcome her background and her style and success in life overall.
I. Introduction- She goes by the names, Nicki Lewinski, Nicki the Ninja, Nicki the Harajuku Barbie and of course Roman Zolanski. But you all may know her as Nicki Minaj.
II. Nicki is known as the best female rapper that is taking over and adding a little spice to hip- hop.
A. Some people love her while others loathe, but there is no denying the impact pop debutante Nicki Minaj has made on the charts.
B. Her first album Pink Friday was a well publicized success which has now sold around two million copies worldwide, giving her every reason to celebrate.
III. If you have not figured out yet, Nicki Minaj is my favorite female artist. I like the fact she has overcome her background and her unique style and successes in life overall.

I. Nicki Minaj overcame her background by making it out and being able to take care of her family and most of all her mother.
A. Nicki Minaj, born Onika Tanya Maraj on December 8, 1984 in Queens, New York faced some problems.
1. Her father was a severe drug addict with a long history of violence.
a. At one point, her father set fire to the family’s home in a failed attempt to kill Nicki’s mother.
b. Those early struggles, Minaj has said, helped fuel her drive to rise above the life her parents knew.
2. “I have always had this female empowerment thing in the back of my mind,” she told Details Magazine, “because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she could not be. I thought if I’m successful, I can change her life.”
B. Despite her hectic environment, Minaj went on to graduate from LaGuardia High School in Manhattan where she studied singing and acting.
1. She dedicated her free time to pursuing a potential music career. She...