Thursday, 23 September 2010

Nicki Minaj Interview... she talks sexual orientation, Lil Wayne, Drake and more...


I found this wicked interview from Complex magazine with Nicki Minaj covering their October / November issue.

She looks hot and the interview is DEEP... she talks about Drake saying he wants to marry her, about Weezy saying she's his future wife, the lesbian rumours, the music choices, the beef and more...

Here's some excerts...

On why she chose “Massive Attack” as a single..
"I don’t want you to read into my eyes, just listen to what I am saying. When I first heard ["Your Love"], I loved it; I played it for Wayne and he yelled at me. When we were working on Young Money’s album, I played him just the hook and the beat. He can’t remember it, though. To this day, he’s like, “Nah, I ain’t never heard that.” But he heard it and was like, “What the fuck is this?” I think that’s one of the reasons I fell back on it."

It seems like Young Money as a whole doesn’t get caught up in beef. Has Wayne sat you or Drake down and advised you to avoid that route?
"He’s definitely told me, “Yo, leave that bullshit alone. That’s for people who ain’t got shit else to do.” I’ve watched Wayne handle himself so well. I’ve seen people take shot after shot after shot at him and if it fazed him, I never saw it. People take shots because they’re hoping for a little bit of your energy. They need fuel"
But you’ve been saying in recent interviews that you might tone down the voices.
"Sometimes the shit I say is over people’s heads and I feel like I need to dumb it down a bit so people can understand it. I think if I had said a lot of raps in a particular voice, people would go, “Yo, that shit was hard”—but when you change up your voice a little bit, they can’t see past that. And they’re lookin’ at me like, “This bitch is stupid”—and I’m lookin’ at them like, “No, bitch, you’re stupid.” "

There’s been a lot of speculation about your sexuality in the press. Your verse on Usher’s “Lil’ Freak” adds to the buzz that you’re bisexual.
"When I rap, it’s just an extension of how I speak, and that’s how I talk. If you don’t like it, don’t listen. I’m also not going to explain something just because I said it in a rap. Take what you want from it. [In the press] I didn’t say [I don't like women]. I said I don’t have sex with women. I don’t have sex with men right now either. If [bisexual is] what they wanna call me, then fine."

You’ve said in recent interviews that you want to tone down the sexual content in your music. What prompted that?
"On “My Chick Bad,” I had to show people that I can spit a verse without sex or talking about how good I look. I’m actually timid when it comes to being overtly sexy, which is weird because in the beginning people thought of me like some freakin’ porn star. Guys reference sex all the time in their raps—I can’t even think of a record where Wayne doesn’t talk about sex—but when a female does it, people start tuning out. Then this gay dude the other day told me, “I say to dudes, ‘Maybe it’s time to put this pussy on your sideburns.’” I was crying laughing and I was like, “I can’t take this shit out of my act.” People live for that shit. [Laughs.] I just have to balance it a little bit."

Speaking of Young Money, did your labelmate Drake tell you he’d be mentioning wanting to marry you on his verse for “Miss Me” before you heard it?
"He told me he said something about me on a verse, but I didn’t think it would be anything like that. He let me hear it for the first time when we did Jay’s show at Madison Square Garden, the day before Wayne had to go to jail—that night he let me hear it on the headphones. But you know what else he told me he wrote for me? The Alicia Keys song “I’m Ready.” I happen to love the song. I never told anyone that, I hope he won’t get mad that I said that."

Then you have Wayne calling you his future wife...You’re gonna have Drake and Wayne fighting over you
"You have no idea how much I love them. We joke around. That’s the thing about Young Money, we will say a lot of crazy shit in the press but we will get around each other and start cracking up laughing like brothers and sisters. Drake is a playboy. He probably told mad bitches he wrote them songs for ‘em."

Do the guys in Young Money ask you for dating advice?
"They always ask me to hook them up with something!"

Drake ask you to hook him up with chicks?
"Well, no, Drake knows better. [Laughs.] Drake tries to be the suave dude and not seem pressed, but Wayne will straight-up ask: “Nick, you got something for me?”

Can't fricking WAIT for this album, jheez


  1. i love this girl!

  2. xxAshxattackxx4 March 2012 at 06:18

    Nicki is the best! she's so inspirational

  3. she's crap! nothing compared to Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Lauren Hill...jus to name a few. fame built on trash just with a big ass. as a woman, her crazy ass makes me sick.