Nicki Minaj’s house, the glam $19.5M present she got after turning 40

Last year, the award-winning rapper bought her very first home, a $19.5 million modern farmhouse in the celebrity favorite Hidden Hills area of L.A. The purchase came right after Nicki's 40th birthday.

Tinashe Jaricha
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In 2022, Grammy Award-nominated rapper Nicki Minaj paid a whopping $19.5 million for a big modern farmhouse in the Hidden Hills neighborhood, a guard-gated city in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.

After years of renting mansions across the greater Los Angeles area from Beverly Hills to Malibu, the award-winning rapper has finally purchased her own home to settle in with her two-year-old son and husband Kenny Petty.

The big purchase came just a few weeks after Minaj turned 40, making it the perfect birthday present for the Anaconda hitmaker.

rapper Nicki Minaj on the red carpet wearing a bright pink latex suit and lots of jewerly
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In fact, the house was listed for sale on December 7, 2022, the day before Nicki’s birthday, which is on December 8. A little over a week later, the deal had already closed, with public records showing that the transaction went through on December 16. This means the rapper got herself a phenomenal $19.5 million birthday present for her 40th!

Nicki Minaj’s new house, according to, is located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, an area known for its secluded, rural atmosphere despite being only a short drive from Los Angeles.

Hidden Hills was initially a quiet, Kentucky-esque community filled with horse ranches, but recently the neighborhood’s Ferraris and Lamborghinis probably surpasses its horses.

That’s because it has recently become a favorite among professional athletes, musicians, and celebrities who desire residential serenity. The San Fernando Valley area is popular with celebrities such as Madonna, Sylvester Stallone, Jessica Simpson, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Lori Loughlin, Ben Simmons, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and most of the L.A. Rams’ current roster. 

Lil Wayne, who helped discover the pop star and signed her to his Young Money imprint during the late 2000s, also moved to Hidden Hills back in 2021, when he put down $15 million on a mansion of his own.

Nicki Minaj’s house, a 12,000-square-foot modern farmhouse

Nicki Minaj's house and pool, seen from the backyard.
Nicki Minaj’s house and pool, seen from the backyard. Photo credit: Redfin / MLS

The sprawling modern farmhouse, which was built in recent years by a local developer, was sold before openly listing on the MLS, according to the realtor’s remarks.

This makes photos and details of Nicki Minaj’s house hard to come across, but tax records show that the nearly 12,000-square-foot residence has eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and two powder rooms.

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The main house has pocketing glass doors that make the space feel larger and maximize the light flowing into the rooms. These doors lead to various patios and terraces. The upstairs master suite has its own private balcony with views of the spectacular backyard.

In the backyard of the new home, there is a separate guesthouse for hosting friends and family. You’ll also find a spa and poolside cabana providing the perfect place for the celebrity to seek shade while hanging by her saltwater pool.

The Baja shelf ideal for sunbathing, relaxing, or playing with the celebrity and her young family, friends, and loved ones completes the gorgeous and luxurious pool.

The flat lot which encompasses a full acre of land includes a three-car garage, grassy lawns, and significant landscaping which create a truly spectacular architectural feature for privacy. 

Nicki has always enjoyed staying in big houses

The Trinidadian-born rapper is a fan of huge homes. When she was dating Meek Mill, she paid for the couple to live in a $35,000/month Beverly Hills mansion. It was a 10,340-square-foot, eight-bedroom, and 10-bathroom estate in an exclusive gated community.

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While we expect them to move to their new place soon, the pop star and her husband, Kenneth Petty currently live in a rental mansion in the City of Calabasas, which you can take a closer look at in the video below:

The Mediterranean-inspired structure built in the 1990s has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, and the interiors are covered in luxurious, stylish, and elegant marble floors. 

New home, new music, and exciting new projects on the way too

In addition to purchasing her first home, the singer who released her debut studio album Pink Friday in 2010 announced that she is working on her fifth album.

She says it will take fans back to where it all began — gritty bars and underground MC-type vibes that her Barbz fans have grown to know and love. “I feel like whenever I’m happy, I deliver the best music,” Nicki said recently. “And to deliver the best music for my upcoming album, I need to reconnect with the essence of Hip Hop.”

The rapper has also teased other exciting projects that include an upcoming nail art company and getting back into the TV and film industry. Looks like the generous singer-songwriter is going to be quite busy soon and we’re looking forward to it all. 

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After more than a decade as a top Marketing Executive at Kimbery-Clark, traveling and working in two different continents, Tinashe Jaricha decided to pursue her love for blogging and writing full-time. Passionate about content creation and its ability to reach millions across the globe, Tinashe is now using her stellar writing and digital savviness to cover the most extraordinary celebrity homes.