Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 11:10 AM
Nicki Minaj's Quotes
A lot of people ask me why I feel that I’ve gotten a lot of notariety so quickly. People seem to be under the impression that I made it to this point fast. Obviously for me, I don’t feel like that cause it’s me you know. I feel like I’ve been doing it for 10 billion years. But every time someone says something like that to me I remember to just thank God for getting me this far cause sometimes you don’t realize how far you’ve gotten until you look around & you look at the people who are still trailing so far behind you. I know that no matter what, in the end it’s not gonna be about my talent, you know. It’s not gonna be about my connections. It’s not gonna be about my looks. It’s gonna be about who wants it the most. & I want it the most.
I don’t think intimidated is the word. I definitely get excited by it. I dont want to let anybody down. I’ve always been the type of person to make everybody happy and get things done. I want everything to be 100% perfect. I do feel it when people hold me to high expectations.
I don’t know where I fit in the spectrum of rap yet. I think now I’m kind of proving myself, but before, people thought I was more of a sex symbol or wannabe sex symbol. Now they’re seeing. That’s why I make the goofiest faces, I don’t want people to think I’m up here trying to be cute. I’m trying to entertain and entertaining is more than exuding sex appeal. I don’t think that’s fun. I don’t find it fun watching someone trying to be sexy. It’s whack. I’m trying to just show my true personality and I think that means more than anything else. I think when personality is at the forefront, its not about male or female. Its just about who is this weird character?
I came from a very intense living situation, with having a parent on drugs and not having a lot of money. So I always want to talk about the real things. But I think 90 percent of my music, I want it to be ‘feel-good music’. I’m already recording tracks for my album, but when it comes time to actually say, ‘this is the album,’ I may be in a completely different space than I’m in right now.
I am so territorial, that [from the start] I just felt like whatever I was gonna do I was gonna write it myself, its my personal preference to always be in control of everything I do in life.
I just kinda do what I feel. I never knew what lane I would fill, [or that] I would fill a lane at all. I didn’t even really contemplate that far down the road. I just started having fun, and a lot of that came from me seeing Wayne dare to be different, and I started feeling like I can be a multifaceted rapper. I don’t have to be a one-dimensional female rapper. Once I put that in perspective, it was like everything just got easier for me, because I no longer wanted to fit in anybody’s box… I just wanted to be Nicki.