The April 2016 issue of Nylon is out, and it’s got wigfuls of Nicki Minaj.
The woman’s been through a lot, but honestly, this interview makes her seem pretty grounded, albeit a little DIVA. Check it out:
On how to be a boss: Ã¢â¬ÅReally being a boss is all about adding to your rÃÂ©sumÃÂ©,Ã¢â¬Â she says, her steel brown eyes sharp beneath a blonde pageboy. Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢ve always been interested in business, and IÃ¢â¬â¢ve always been a businesswoman, before I had $10 to my name.Ã¢â¬Â
On being a woman in the music industry: Ã¢â¬ÅAs women, itÃ¢â¬â¢s very challenging to do what we do, and be successful, and sustain yourself, and be creative, and still be respected,Ã¢â¬Â she says. Ã¢â¬ÅAnd the truth is, youÃ¢â¬â¢re never done proving yourself. But the most important part is to go after what you truly desire, versus what other people say you can or canÃ¢â¬â¢t have. I think that [MinajÃ¢â¬â¢s] focus makes it easy to kind of tune out the naysayers.Ã¢â¬Â
On her relationship with Meek Mill: “WeÃ¢â¬â¢re just taking it one step at a time. And, you know, if that happens, if I get married, then IÃ¢â¬â¢ll have a child, and thatÃ¢â¬â¢ll be fun, because I canÃ¢â¬â¢t wait to hold my baby. When he and I were just friends, he would always say, Ã¢â¬ËYou remind me of my mother, and I like that because youÃ¢â¬â¢re like a dude. YouÃ¢â¬â¢re tough like a guy and you talk like a dude.Ã¢â¬â¢ So I always got the sense that me being tough and bossy was a turn-on for him. And itÃ¢â¬â¢s important for me to keep my voice. Being in a relationship shouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t mean that you lose your voice. Being in a relationship should mean that youÃ¢â¬â¢ve met a secure-enough man to allow you, in a sense, to remain a queen.Ã¢â¬Â