Nicki Minaj Covers Billboard’s November Issue, Says ‘The Pinkprint’ Is ‘Important to Hip-Hop’
On the road to the highly-anticipated release of her third album, ‘The Pinkprint,’ Nicki Minaj is taking on the world.
The First Lady of YMCMB graces the cover of the November issue of Billboard magazine, sharing some gems in an interview titled 'Nicki vs. the World.'
Her Minajesty has more Billboard Hot 100 hits than any other female rapper. She's also scored her 56th Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs hit with ‘Only,’ her latest single, which features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Drake and Chris Brown.
On her latest magazine cover, the Queens, N.Y., MC speaks on her new album, long-term goals and taking control of her career. Nicki’s Billboard cover is out on Friday (Nov. 7). Check out some highlights from her interview below.
On taking initiative in her career: "I'm on 15 to 25 conference calls every few days strategizing with my team. I think a lot of artists sit back and have it done for them. Sometimes as women in the industry -- if you're sexy or like doing sexy things -- some people subconsciously negate your brain. They think you're stupid."
On continuing to prove she is the best: "It's corny when rappers feel like they've made it and they don't have to prove themselves anymore. You should always be competing. You should always be trying to show that you're the best. My album is going to be important to hip-hop.
On her long-term goals: "I was just a little kid in Southside Jamaica, Queens, hoping one day I would have my own perfume. And now I have three."
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