Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj mug shot

While working as a Red Lobster waitress in 2003, rapper Nicki Minaj, 20, was arrested by the NYPD for criminal possession of a weapon.Rapper Nicki Minaj was arrested by NYPD cops in December 2003 for criminal possession of a weapon (with intent to use). Back then, the Queens resident--who was 20 at the time--was known as Onika Maraj and worked as a Red Lobster waitress.