Nicki Minaj graced this month’s cover of Billboard. The interview provided several intriguing glimpses into her life during the lead-up to her Pinkprint album release.
“You should always be competing,” she explained. “You should always be trying to show that you’re the best. My album is going to be important to hip-hop.”
Nicki defends the aesthetic choices in her video for “Anaconda”:
“I went overboard with the video to show that I’m not going to hide,” she added. “And those big-booty dancers I have, they’re not going to hide. Black girls should feel sexy, powerful and important, too.”
The interview took a turn when Minaj responded to an “innocent question about Iggy Azalea” with a “withering, wordless stare.”
Nicki didn’t comment on her rivalry~ with Iggy but Billboard reports that one of her staffers turned off an Iggy song when it came on in the studio.