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Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Her Fourth Studio Album!

Nicki Minaj is on the cover of T‘s 2017 Greats issue, out on newsstands on Sunday (October 22).

Here’s what the 34-year-old rapper had to say:

On her forthcoming fourth studio album: “Sonically, I know what the album’s about to sound like. I know what this album is gonna mean to my fans. This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy. It feels almost like a celebration. The last album, The Pink Print, was almost like my diary, closing the chapter on certain things and not knowing if I was happy or sad about beginning new chapters. I was really writing about feeling unsure. Now, I can tell you guys what happened for the last two years of my life. I know who I am. I am getting Nicki Minaj figured out with this album and I’m loving her.”

On self-doubt: “Sometimes I wake up and say, ‘I don’t know if I can do this anymore,’ you know? I’ve had those times. I’ve had those years where I’m just like, ‘Am I good enough?’”

On overcoming double standards as a female rapper: “I had so much going against me in the beginning: being black, being a woman, being a female rapper. No matter how many times I get on a track with everyone’s favorite M.C. and hold my own, the culture never seems to want to give me my props as an M.C., as a lyricist, as a writer. I got to prove myself a hundred times, whereas the guys that came in around the same time as I did, they were given the titles so much quicker without anybody second-guessing.”

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Nicki Minaj Shuts Down Rumors That She Stabbed Someone with a Fork

Nicki Minaj is squashing a crazy rumor that she stabbed a Britney Spears fan with a fork at a childhood sleepover.

The superstar rapper quote tweeted a fan’s tweet with several articles reporting the story as if it was real.

“Can’t believe credible news outlets reported this. People will really believe the dumbest sh*t. [stabbed a Britney fan in leg w/a fork],” Nicki wrote. The rumors spread after a tweet from 2011 resurfaced.

She then spoke out about how magazine’s feel perfectly comfortable having her change her hair.

“For years, fashion mags would change my hair for their covers but allow women of a diff race to wear the exact style on the cover,” Nicki tweeted.

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Nicki Minaj Shuts Down Cardi B Feud Rumors & Congratulates Her On Number One Single

Nicki Minaj is shutting down rumors that she’s feuding with Cardi B!

The 34-year-old rapper took to her Twitter to congratulate Cardi on her single “Bodak Yellow” hitting number one the Hot 100 chart.

“Congratulations to a fellow NEW YAWKA on a RECORD BREAKING achievement. Bardi, this is the only thing that matters!!! Enjoy it,” Nicki wrote on her account.

Cardi had nothing but nice things to say back when she responded later in the day.

“Thank you!! This means sooo much coming from you!! ❤️,” Cardi wrote.

Cardi‘s single made history by hitting number one as she is the first female rapper in 19 years to reach number one on the Hot 100 without having a featured artist on the track.

Congratulations Cardi!

Nicki Minaj & Yo Gotti Perform 'Rake It Up' on Jimmy Fallon's Show - Watch Now!

Nicki Minaj and Yo Gotti team up to perform “Rake It Up” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night (September 14) in New York City.

The 36-year-old rapper was joined by the 34-year-old “No Frauds” rapper, as the two traded verses while dancers performed choreography and strobe lights flashed across the stage.

“Rake It Up” is part of Gotti Made-It, Gotti‘s album with Mike WiLL Made-It, which dropped in June.

Nicki recently linked up with Fergie for “You Already Know.”

“Stayed Down Til I Came Up.. Str8 Hustle & Hard Work. No Fufu SH!T..” Gotti tweeted after the performance.

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Nicki Minaj & Emily Ratajkowski Slay at Marc Jacobs Show

Nicki Minaj and Emily Ratajkowski killed their style game as usual at the Marc Jacobs fashion show!

The 34-year-old rapper and the 26-year-old model stepped out for the event held during New York Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on Wednesday (September 13) in New York City.

Nicki wore a semi-sheer black corset dress with lace details, which she paired with a matching black coat. She completed her look with black and white heels, big gold hoop earrings, and gold bracelets.

Emily, showing off her brand-new bangs, sported a long-sleeve white blouse with frill details, black jeans, red and silver heels, and a leopard-print belt, complementing her look with a black clutch and elegant gold jewelry.

They were joined by Cara Santana, Courtney Love, Sita Abellan, Shea Marie, Hari Nef, Chriselle Lim, Julia Garner, Niki Taylor, her daughter Ciel, Caroline Vreeland, J. Alexander, and Zosia Mamet.

ICYMI, watch Nicki perform “Rake It Up” live for the first time during NYFW!

FYI: Nicki is wearing a Marc Jacobs coat and earrings and an Agent Provocateur dress.

20+ pictures inside of Nicki Minaj, Emily Ratajkowski, and more at the show… More Here! »

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Fergie & Nicki Minaj Let the Camera Roll in Fierce 'You Already Know' Music Video - Watch Now!

Life’s a movie for Fergie and Nicki Minaj!

The 42-year-old Double Dutchess entertainer enlisted the 34-year-old superstar “No Frauds” rapper for her latest single “You Already Know,” and the music video for the tag-team track just dropped on Tuesday (September 12).

The stylish black and white clip sees Fergie and Nicki rocking various edgy ensembles, looking sexy while posing and drawing with chalk on the walls.

Fergie‘s new album Double Dutchess will be released on September 22, along with a visual experience called Seeing Double.

Watch the video for “You Already Know” below!

Nicki Minaj Gets Fierce at Oscar De La Renta NYFW Show!

Nicki Minaj is channeling her inner Barbie doll!

The 34-year-old musician stepped out at the Oscar De La Renta fashion show in a bold fur coat on Monday afternoon (September 11) in New York City.

She was joined at the show by Lily Aldridge, Zosia Mamet and Michelle Monaghan as well as Paris and Nicky Hilton!

After the show, Nicki took to her Instagram to share lots of photos from the event.

“#OscarDeLaRenta Barbie in the city…Incredible show. @oscardelarenta thank you,” Nicki captioned her photos.

Nicki also shared a video walking into the show as she got swarmed by photographers! Check it out below…

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