Nicki Minaj Covers Marie Claire November Issue

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She’s coming!

It’s been just over two years since Nicki Minaj released her third album, ‘The Pinkprint’ and whilst fans are eager for new music, they have been assauged with guest appearances on various records.

Including the likes of Ariana Grande’s ‘Side To Side’ which has rocketed to number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week and most recently her remix of newcomer female rapper Young M.A’s Oooouuu on the ‘Pinkprint Freestyle.’

Now with a new album and a TV series inspired by her life in the works, the Rapper is busy heating up the promo trail for NM4, snagging the cover of Marie Claire’s November issue.

Nicki discusses how police brutality affects the black women left behind after the violence:

“We tend to not remember the black women who are mourning these men and who are thinking, Oh, my God, what am I going to tell my child now about where his father is, and the struggle it is for black women to then move on after they lose their husband or their boyfriend … The strong women in these inner cities often go unnoticed … no one really ever puts a hand out to them.”

On competing with male rappers:

“I don’t need to read a book about [business]. I can look at someone’s career and just pinpoint the dos and the don’ts, and the one person I’ve done that with for my entire career was Jay Z. He did such a great job being an authentic street guy and a businessman, and I was like, Why aren’t there women doing that, taking the success from rap and channeling it into their empire? I felt like anything he could do, I could do.”

On collaborating with Beyoncé:

“Every time Bey and I do something together, I see how women are inspired, and it has nothing to do with how we look. It has to do with how we are owning who we are and telling other women you should be the boss of your own career and the brains behind your life or your decisions or your art. I just love that feeling.”

On the double standard that exists for women of color in the media:

“When Kim Kardashian’s naked picture came out, [Sharon Osbourne] praised it, and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite. So it wasn’t trashy and raunchy when a white woman did it, but it was when a black woman did it? It’s quite pathetic and sad, but that is my reality, and I’ve gotten accustomed to just shutting it down.”

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Behind the scenes, Nicki takes part in a hilarious shoot.

Watch below!

Watch her interview with Marie Claire below.

 

 

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