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“Anything Jay Z can do, I can do” – Nicki Minaj covers Marie Claire



Nicki Minaj slays on the cover of Marie Claire’s November 2016 November 2016 issue, on newsstands October 18.

She talks to the magazine about competing with male rappers, being a black woman and more.

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Here’s what the 33-year-old rapper had to share:

On young women’s goals: “Nowadays, I feel like [young women] see marrying into money—I think that’s a big thing now. I don’t want that to be a woman’s goal in life. I want your goal in life to be to become an entrepreneur, a rich woman, a career-driven woman. You have to be able to know that you need no man on this planet at all, period, and he should feel that, because when a man feels that you need him, he acts differently.”

On competing with male rappers: “I don’t need to read a book about [business]. I can look at someone’s career and just pinpoint the dos and the don’ts, and the one person I’ve done that with for my entire career was Jay Z. He did such a great job being an authentic street guy and a businessman, and I was like, Why aren’t there women doing that, taking the success from rap and channeling it into their empire? I felt like anything he could do, I could do.”

On the double standard that exists for women of color in the media: “When Kim Kardashian’s naked picture came out, [Sharon Osbourne] praised it, and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite. So it wasn’t trashy and raunchy when a white woman did it, but it was when a black woman did it? It’s quite pathetic and sad, but that is my reality, and I’ve gotten accustomed to just shutting it down.”

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  1. Marlvina

    October 12, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Yeah, but you can’t marry Beyonce…

    • EE

      October 12, 2016 at 12:55 am

      Beat me to it.???

    • solari

      October 12, 2016 at 1:02 am

      she was talking about rap and business. Nigerians!!!!! So depressing!

    • Marlvina

      October 12, 2016 at 11:52 am

      I don’t see why my comment depresses you! My point is she shld be more specific. “Anything Jayz can do in business, I can”…that’s a more better and direct phrase.

    • gboromiro

      October 12, 2016 at 1:29 am

      Yeah,iIf you read the article, you would have realized she was referring to his business and rap success. #NegativeNancy

    • Marlvina

      October 12, 2016 at 1:42 am

      Of course, next time she should be more specific!

    • Bey

      October 12, 2016 at 7:41 am

      Well she can. It’s the USA anything is possible. You don’t know if she swings both ways. ??

  2. Nana

    October 12, 2016 at 8:28 am

    @Marlvina, always read before commenting. Nicki is bae anyday, anytime. I love her.

    • Marlvina

      October 12, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Nana always confirm before commenting. I read every single word of that article and dropped my comment. ITK!!

    • m4

      October 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      If you really read the article and still arguing about it,then you need to improve your reading comprehension.

    • Marlvina

      October 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      @m4 Go jump in the lagoon! Who’s arguing? I stick with my comment and opinion! I don’t need your dumb input.

  3. Thomas Mekiliuwa

    October 12, 2016 at 9:40 am

    If I hear!

  4. Victor Adegoke

    October 12, 2016 at 11:53 am

    It is good Minaj that u desire to be successful. I like ur drive. You can also be successful like Beyonce Ladies!

  5. Prince

    October 12, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Nicki Minaj, Girl Power. I love her confidence. well done Ms Minaj

  6. ??haha

    October 12, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    You can also be successful like Beyonce Ladies!, This you can do by owning choice properties at Lekki,Ibeju- Lekki,Festac Town, Sango- I like your hustle man. Lol??

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