Last night, MTV aired a one hour documentary on Nicki Minaj’s life titled My Time Now. MTV followed Nicki for 3 months chronicling her meteoric rise to fame from her humble roots as an emotionally disturbed rapper from Brooklyn.
My Time Now had fierce competition last night from BET’s Soul Train Awards and Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. A sampling of Twitter results revealed that The Soul Train Awards easily beat the competition hands down (at least on Twitter).
MTV’s cameras followed as Nicki, born Onika Maraj, returned to her native Trinidad and surprised her mother with a new home.
The documentary failed to touch on Nicki’s first public exposure which came via a viral YouTube video in which a deranged Nicki (who claimed to be from the Bronx) rambles on about her imaginary lesbun relationship with rapper Remy Ma.
Since that ominous introduction, Onika lost weight and reinvented herself as a silicone and hydrogel filled human action figure worshipped by legions of adoring (and some crazed) “Barbies”.