"I think recently what scares me is being away from my family and people who love me and who I love the most, so I'm about to move back to the East Coast. Just to keep grounded and you know, I wanna see my little brother grow up more and I think it's good for the soul." New York native Nicki Minaj is preparing to leave her Los Angeles base and move back to America's East Coast to spend more time with her family.