Nicki Minaj Quotes.
My goal in the beginning was to buy my mother a house. Now I realize, okay, if I really focus and become a key player in business, then I can build an empire.
I hate formal stuff. I love looking like a doll and all that stuff and playing dress up, but when I’m home, sweat pants, t-shirt. When I’m in the studio, sweat pants, t-shirt.
I vowed that I’d never allow any man to control me or to be an alcoholic or anything like that around me, because I don’t want my children seeing that.
I don’t mind being called a weirdo.
I cannot hold a grudge against Mariah Carey. What people don’t understand is that I’ve looked up to her for so many years.
Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I am like, ‘This is a high-top day’ or ‘This is a bob day,’ but when I get my clothes on that’s when I see.
If you don’t have critics, you probably don’t have success either.
I do have a few personalities. When people started making a big deal out of it, I started making names for these people.
True confidence leaves no room for jealousy. When you know your are great, you have no need to hate.
I think sometimes the fashion world isn’t even about clothes anymore; it’s about this ‘in’ crowd, and I’m not into that.
I don’t put cash in my Louis Vuitton wallet. I have it thrown around my bag – jut a whole bunch of hundreds, maybe $5,000.
One of the first production deals I signed, the guy wanted my name to be Minaj and I fought him tooth and nail. But he convinced me. I’ve always hated it.
When I get up in the morning and put on a pink or a green wig, I see myself as a piece of animation. It lets me be the person I want to be, a person who’s not embarrassed to have fun.
My goal the whole time has been for people to see me as a stand-alone artist. I came out with Young Money, the biggest hip-hop label in the world at the time. And then it was, ‘How do I branch away from Lil Wayne?’
Good advice I always hated, but lookin back it made me greater.
Female rappers get it the hardest. You have to be a girl, yet you have to be just as hard as the guys. I think some female rappers get scared out of the business before they can make it.
My happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.