I don’t know why she’s on the cover; it’s not like she’s done anything I’ve heard of recently. Anyways, Onika is the focal point of the FADER’s fall fashion issue, and here are a few choice quotes from it:
On her health scare:
“I was making a point to say that the business kills so many people and we dont even realize it. I can only imagine how many people in this business have died because they may not have wanted to… to be embarrassed publicly. We care so much about what the world thinks that we dont live, really.”
Her younger brother was just a child when she signed with Young Money and left her moms home. ‘One day he asked my mother, Do you ever think therell come a time we all live in the same house again, and Onika will be back and shell have her room, and Ill have my room? Nicki says. And it just broke my heart. Before a tear can muck up any of her makeup, Samuels wordlessly pops up from the couch to nab her a tissue. As soon as the curtain of Nickis private life slides open, revealing the sacrifices shes made for her career, its pulled back again. ‘I dont want to get emotional,’ she says, ‘I just miss them. Every time I talk about them, I get emotional.’
You can read the entire article here.