Every celebrity decides if they want to be called by a stage name, and even if those are not their real names, poeple knows them by the name they chose. Their real identitites are behind and just a few people know their real names.
All celebrities are best known by their stage name, becoming part of their indetity and the way to recognize them quickly. Some of them changed their names to be more famous and other celebritties just did it because those were their nicknames when they were children, forgeting about their original name. These are the real names of our favorite stars who decided to have a new indentity, calling themselfes in a different as the original.
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian rapper, singer and songwriter. She gained recognition in public after she released the mixtapes Playtime Is Over, Sucka Free and Beam Me Up Scotty.
Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj, at the first time whe she knew about changing her name, she didn't like the idea about being called as Minaj but she got convinced.
Madonna is well known as the queen of pop, she is famous since 1982 when she signed with Sire Records. Even if the time goes on, she has been one of the most important artists and successful of all the times.
Her real name is Louise Veronica Ciccone, it is impossible not listening to her songs, she has such a great talent. Her stage name was because of her mother who died when she was just 5 years old.