Most of us were introduced to Nicki Minaj when she was “paying homage” to Lil Kim’s infamous promo shot for Hard Core with her own Sucker Free mixtape cover. Now, speaking to Sean Malcolm and King Magazine, she says she regrets actually doing the thing to begin with. Before you think it’s a diss and start heading to the c-section to type out that thought on some “SHE SAID SHE AIN’T GOT NO NIPPLES!!!” shit, read exactly what she says.
Minaj told Malcom of recreating the cover, “It was too soon for that. Not even too soon- it was unnecessary.” Minaj also opened up about the day she finally declared herself a rapper even though her peers thought it would be an unusual move for the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts Student. “I wanted to do what the boys were doing,” Nicki recalled. “I always wanted to compete with the boys and I walked into the booth one day and said, ‘I’m a rapper,’ and everyone was looking at me like I had five heads.”
Minaj wrapped things up by showing appreciation for those that paved her way to become a successful female rapper in such a male dominated industry, but also took specific notes from the same individuals on what not to do. “I’m a businesswoman,” she proclaimed. “I don’t go onto the block and open up a Burger King if there’s a Burger King right next door. And you know, I won’t open a Burger King if I know the last one failed miserably on that block. I’ve done my research, I’ve paid attention, and now I’m ready for the game.”
UPDATE: Also, check out TheWellVersed’s shortlist of ten other femcees who are just as, if not more, capable on the microphone as Onika.