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Nicki Minaj Responds to 'Anaconda' Music Video Criticism in 'Billboard'

Nicki Minaj is the golden girl on the cover of Billboard magazine’s latest issue, out on newsstands on Monday (November 10)!

Here’s what the 31-year-old rapper had to share with the mag:

On her time at American Idol: “Once I did Idol, a lot of people would come up to me and say, ‘Oh, you’re smarter than I thought.’ What does that mean? Was I making weird faces [that made you think] I was stupid?” … Thank God I did that show. At least I was able to show my true self, speak and have a mind.”

On criticisms of the “Anaconda” video and embracing curves: “Everything we see that’s labeled as beautiful is very skinny. In the song I kind of say, ‘F— them skinny girls.’ But it’s all love. I consider myself a skinny girl. I went overboard with the video to show that I’m not going to hide. And those big-booty dancers I have, they’re not going to hide. Black girls should feel sexy, powerful and important too.”

On staying competitive: “It’s corny when rappers feel like they’ve made it and they don’t have to prove themselves anymore. You should always be competing. You should always be trying to show that you’re the best. My album is going to be important to hip-hop.”

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Nicki Minaj's New Album 'Pinkprint' Features Issues That Aren't Touched On in Rap

Nicki Minaj shows off her fabulous figure for V magazine’s Issue 91.

Here’s what the 31-year-old rapper had to share with the mag:

On taking risks: “I always push the envelope because I’m Nicki Minaj. I have to. No matter who I’m on a song with, I feel like I have to say at least one thing that no one else is willing to say. Whether it’s Madonna or Britney or Beyoncé, they always tell me, ‘YES. Be yourself. Talk your sh*t.’”

On her new album The Pinkprint: “You can expect a great intro piece that really walks you through where my mind has been the past two years, and there’s a strong love and relationship section that has been lacking lately on the radio. It’s not the glossy stuff, but the nitty-gritty, the fights, the heart- breaking things that people don’t really touch on in rap. And for my core, I have the hard shit. It’s the stuff that makes everyone excited and gives them the stink face in the room, and makes people bop super hard”

On influencing women: “I love women who take control, who set standards, and who believe in themselves enough to lead the way in terms of their career. I’ve done that. When I win and when I lose, I take ownership of it, because I really am in charge of what I do. There are a lot of strong male rappers, who’ve influenced me a great deal in terms of my skill, my flow, and my business-savvy side. But at the end of the day, I still want to inspire women.”

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Nicki Minaj Denies Hooking Up with Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown in 'Only' - Full Song & Lyrics!

Nicki Minaj just released her brand new song “Only” featuring Drake, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne!

In the song, all of the entertainers deny hooking up with Nicki - and she starts off the song by setting the record straight.

“Yo, I never f*cked Wayne, I never fu*ked Drake/On my life, man, f*ck’s sake” she raps.

Nicki‘s upcoming album The Pinkprint is set to be released on December 14. The album was pushed back from its November 24 release date recently.

Listen below!

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Nicki Minaj Takes Over the World in MTV EMA 2014 Promo - Watch The Clip Here!

Nicki Minaj is ready to take over the world in this just released promo clip for the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards!

The 31-year-old rapper is set to perform and serve as the host for the 20th anniversary show airing live from Glasgow, Scotland, on November 9th.

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The evening is also set to include performances from Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Ed Sheeran, Kiesza, Coldplay, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and more!

ARE YOU EXCITED for the 2014 MTV EMA’s hosted by Nicki Minaj?

Nicki Minaj – 2014 MTV EMA Promo

Nicki Minaj Wants to Change Her Image for Her Third Album

Nicki Minaj wears a super revealing top while posing next to two colorful poodles in this new feature for GQ‘s November 2014 issue, on newsstands October 28.

Here is what the 31-year-old rapper had to share with the mag:

On wanting to change her image: “I always thought that by the time I put out a third album, I would want to come back to natural hair and natural makeup. I thought, I will shock the world again and just be more toned down. I thought that would be more shocking than to keep on doing exactly what they had already seen.”

On why there is no hidden meaning in the “Anaconda” video: “I don’t know what there is to really talk about. I’m being serious. I just see the video as being a normal video. I think the video is about what girls do. Girls love being with other girls, and when you go back to us being younger, we would have slumber parties and we’d be dancing with our friends.”

FYI: Nicki is wearing a Sergio Hudson skirt.

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Nicki Minaj Says Beyonce Inspires Her to Have Kids One Day

Nicki Minaj goes classic with her bob haircut on the cover of L’Uomo Vogue‘s October 2014 issue.

The 31-year-old rapper was photographed by Francesco Carrozzini and styled by Rushka Bergman for the super chic photo shoot.

“At first no one took me seriously. In the world of rap, women are usually relegated to the choir,” Nicki shared with the magazine. “I want to build my empire. In my field, I have always seen men do it –- from Diddy to Dr. Dre to Jay Z. Now it’s a woman’s turn.”

Nicki also said that seeing Beyonce gives her the hope to have a family in the future.

“Seeing Beyonce with her daughter and husband was so tender, and it showed me that it is possible to be an animal on stage and a caring mother at the same time,” she said.

FYI: Nicki is wearing a Dsquared2 suit and shirt with an Oliver Grant tie on the cover.

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Beyonce & Nicki Minaj: 'Flawless Remix' Live Video Released!

The live video of Beyonce and Nicki Minaj performing their song “Flawless Remix” has officially been released!

The performance was recorded live in Paris last month during Bey and Jay Z‘s On the Run Tour final shows that were filmed for the HBO concert special.

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If you watched the special, then you already saw the performance, but make sure to watch below if you haven’t seen it yet!

Beyonce also released the video of herself singing “Halo” and “Young Forever” with Jay a couple weeks ago.

Beyonce & Nicki Minaj: ‘Flawless Remix’ Live Video Released!
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