I never had surgery on my face. When people see my makeup they think all types of crazy things that I'm doing to my skin, but it's makeup. They'll see contour and think you've had surgery on your nose. It's makeup people! Look at RuPaul’s Drag Race and you’ll see how you can make your nose look any shape you want.
Nicki Minaj Quotes
I never put a limit on myself. And I don’t like when—especially Black women—put a limit on what they can do. You should be able to try whatever the hell you want to try as long as you’re keeping your integrity.
Famous people don't really turn me on. Just the chick in the cut, the round-the-way girl.
First of all, I'm a rapper. I'm from south Jamaica, Queens. What are the similarities?... Wigs? Every female in this game wears wigs. Over-the-top costumes? Ehh. Try again. It's getting tired now though, to me. In the beginning I was like, okay, it's cool, hahaha, when they get to know me they'll understand me. Gaga is a fantastic artist. She's paved her way. She's opened her own lane. But I feel like I have my own lane. And we never cross, ever!
I’m not not showing skin ‘cause of 5 and 6-year-olds, because 5 and 6-year-olds have to be parented by their parents.
I'm an entertainer. I'm just an entertainer that is rooted in hip-hop. And of course I'm a rapper because when it comes to my skill, I don't think anyone can deny that. I don't think that you can deny that I'm sitting here writing my own lyrics and I've written my lyrics since the beginning of time, and I'm very proud of that.
Growing up in Trinidad, I didn't know that we were poor, ten people living in a three-bedroom home and all the dogs and cats my grandmother had, none of the seemed really abnormal.
Even though Wayne is my mentor, I've never gone to Wayne and asked him, "Hey Wayne, could you write me a rap?" That makes me just like one of the boys, you know? My work ethic is just like their work ethic, and I don't have to wait on them to tell me to what to say. And I think that's a big part of it.
All the leading women in pop and R&B are usually beautiful women wearing tiny outfits so if someone says, 'I don't feel the pressure', it's probably not true. But it's weird because I feel most comfortable when I'm covered up. I think that's the biggest misconception – that in order for me to be sexy I have to make sure my boobs are out.
I don’t find it fun watching someone trying to be sexy. It’s wack. I’m trying to just show my true personality, and I think that means more than anything else. I think when personality is at the forefront, its not about male or female, its just about, who is this weird character?
You gotta be careful when you pick fights. That’s what I’ve learned in this business; you just never know. I think people get me mistaken for a real Barbie. They forget where I’m from, and if I have to revert back, I can and I will. So don’t play with me.
You can tell people, 'Don't kill yourself, don't be weak', but until you walk a day in someone's shoes you don't know what that real pressure is. We're human. I create personalities to get through the day. It's like a defence mechanism for me so I don't have to deal with everything.
Roman’s a little gay boy who lives in me. And every time I talk he sort of just appears and I tell him, ‘Roman, you know, stop it, you’ve gone mad, I tell you, mad.’ He’s an outlet to say what I need to say but sometimes don’t want to.
I've been quiet for such a long time and I've been the nice guy. I've been the person that gave everyone their props. I've complimented everybody from day one. I think that as a rapper, you can't be a rapper and not speak on things being said about you. I use my music to say what I have to say.
When I grew up I saw females doing certain things, and I thought I had to do that exactly. The female rappers of my day spoke about sex a lot . . . and I thought that to have the success they got, I would have to represent the same thing. When in fact I didn’t have to represent the same thing.
Black women are definitely my harshest critics. I can't speculate as to why they are but it's definitely true that Black women have the biggest issues with me but Black girls... they are who created Nicki Minaj.
I am way too much for a man. I’m like a boy myself, so all my male friends they like me because I’m like them, and they can't say dumb shit they can say to another regular girl, because I don’t believe it. I don’t buy it. I talk that shit myself just like them. I talk money shit just like them, nothing they can say impresses me. Mainly I think I just call their bluff, and I kind of intimidate them.
My fans are so spoiled, I spoil them and try to make sure they feel close to me. I want them to know they can be strong, do whatever they put their minds to. I want them to know it's okay to just be yourself and love who you are. I tell them that it's important to keep their asses in school, education is the key!
I'd been fired like 15 times because I had a horrible attitude. I worked at Red Lobster before that and I chased a customer out of the restaurant once so I could stick my middle finger up at her and demand that she give me my pen back.
I can not date. I do not date anybody. I’m too busy and so focused on getting the prize. I go weeks without speaking to my best friends and it hurts me. But, I know that in a couple of years when I’m buying them houses and cars they will understand. Right now its not about me dating. I sign boobs at my shows and I kiss the girls and all . That is the closest I get to dating.
I think you can tell who is a smart person and who would sleep with someone to get to the top. I think if you have talent, you do not have to sleep with anybody. I never slept with anybody in the business and I do not plan to.
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