NICKI MINAJ ADDRESSES BEING A “SELL OUT”, DRESSING LIKE A “FOOL”, & MORE
Nicki Minaj has been receiving a lot of backlash and has been labeled a “sell-out”for embracing pop music. The female MC has broken many barriers for female rap even outselling some of the music industries biggest artist albums like Beyonce’s “4″ and Rihanna’s “Loud”.
She recently talked with Charlamagne Tha God to address these issues and express her point of view from the artist perspective.
“Southside Jamaica, Queens and its crazy cus I’m still hood Hollywood couldn’t change me,” says Nicki
Do you feel you get the proper love from New York?
“HELL F@CK!NG NAW!“ Nicki answers.
Read more excerpts and listen to the interview inside
N!gg@ I was selling my mixtape out of my motherf@ck!n BMW on Jamaica motherf@ckin ave,
People thought that when I came out that was me in my entirety. It wasn’t. It was a small facet of me.
Do you ever look back at some of your performances, costumes and wigs and say you know what, i kind of did look like a damn fool?
“YES… YES I DID…YES I DO!”
“When I started Rapping I didn’t think I could be myself but when I started winning I started doing my accents, my voices and my costumes- who you see now is a more multifaceted mixture of all the personalities that I have in me.
Do you think mixtape Nicki and pop Nicki can exist in the same place space?
“They already are, they’re already existing together and they are winning!”
“It’s unfortunate that Hip Hop culture forces people to lean only to one side, when that’s detrimental to your future and growth. We haven’t seen what Jay Z has done happen with a woman.
So these other b!tches that only did Rap and now they’re washed, living in low income housing- is that really winning? Just so a n!gger in the street can give me a dap? The same n!gga that didn’t buy my album anyway? Get the f*ck outta here!”