Nicki Minaj gets colourful for the cover of the latest issue of New York Times Magazine and we love it.
The 32-year-old rapper went with a platinum blonde bob wig, yellow eye shadow, a bright pink lip colour and an electric blue shirt against a yellow background.
In the magazine she talks about how difficult it is to remain relevant in the pop culture, why she called out Miley Cyrus at the VMAs and more.
On calling out Miley Cyrus at the VMAs, and still being bothered by it: “The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects black women makes me feel like you have some big balls. You’re in videos with black men, and you’re bringing out black women on your stages, but you don’t want to know how black women feel about something that’s so important? Come on, you can’t want the good without the bad. If you want to enjoy our culture and our lifestyle, bond with us, dance with us, have fun with us, twerk with us, rap with us, then you should also want to know what affects us, what is bothering us, what we feel is unfair to us. You shouldn’t not want to know that.”
On calling out her interviewer for asking if she liked the Meek Mill/Drake drama: “That’s the typical thing that women do. What did you putting me down right there do for you? Women blame women for things that have nothing to do with them. I really want to know why — as a matter of fact, I don’t. Can we move on, do you have anything else to ask? To put down a woman for something that men do, as if they’re children and I’m responsible, has nothing to do with you asking stupid questions, because you know that’s not just a stupid question. That’s a premeditated thing you just did”
On her abusive father: “I would always hear him yelling and cursing, always. And it made me feel it was the way to interact, because that’s how I saw him interacting. When I was younger, I thought that the only reason my mother didn’t leave my father was for financial reasons. From early on in my life, I looked at a woman not having her money as the biggest curse. Now that I’m an adult, I realize that women stay whether a man’s rich or poor. It’s just a weakness.”
On people in her industry going more with plastic surgery: People are posting pictures of working out, and then there’s a change in their body and they say it’s because they were working out! Ah-hahahaha. Back in the day, in hip-hop, the thick girl was glorified. Now the rappers are dating skinny white women. So it’s almost like, ‘Wait a minute, who’s going to tell the thick black girls that they’re sexy and fly, too?’
You can read up her full feature here.
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