Can she look anymore fab?
Nicki Minaj rocks a fierce bang and a gold warrior princess outfit for the cover of Billboard magazine. With The Pink Print’s release date slowly approaching, Nicki is seen in almost every magazine and she just slayed her MTV EMA’s hosting gig and performances.
After receiving criticism for her Anaconda music video, Nicki reveals the meaning behind it. She also talks about wanting black girls to feel sexy, American Idol and Beyonce!
On Beyonce: “There’s something about her work ethic that always made me feel like no matter how hard stuff gets, I’m not allowed to complain. Some women give me the feeling that where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
On her time at American Idol: “Once I did Idol, a lot of people would come up to me and say, ‘Oh, you’re smarter than I thought.’ What does that mean? Was I making weird faces [that made you think] I was stupid?” … Thank God I did that show. At least I was able to show my true self, speak and have a mind.”
On criticisms of the “Anaconda” video and embracing curves: “Everything we see that’s labeled as beautiful is very skinny. In the song I kind of say, ‘F— them skinny girls.’ But it’s all love. I consider myself a skinny girl. I went overboard with the video to show that I’m not going to hide. And those big-booty dancers I have, they’re not going to hide. Black girls should feel sexy, powerful and important too.”
On staying competitive: “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.”