I just don’t know what to make of Nicki Minaj’s interview with Complex magazine. Maybe I was reading it wrong, but she came across mean, like Kanye West style mean. In fact, she came across abrasive like she was annoyed by the questions from the interviewer. She pretty much told potential fans that if they didn’t get her style, they were stupid, and therefore she had to “dumb down” her music. She continued on to say that she didn’t have to explain anything in her music, if you don’t like it, don’t listen to it. I guess that means don’t buy it, either!
Complex: Everyone has this image of you as a cartoon character with outlandish wigs, but at our shoot today you were much more low-key.
Nicki Minaj: [Laughs.] Every woman is a character—but people need to see I’m a regular human. It’s like you wear a pink wig and you’re no longer human all of sudden. You’re a thing. Like today [the photographer] was like, “Where is that Nicki Minaj smile?” But this shoot doesn’t call for the Nicki Minaj smile. You guys wanted me subdued, so I’m gonna give you a different side. I’m not gonna pull a string and be like, “It’s Barbie, bitch!”
Complex: There’s been a lot of speculation about your sexuality in the press. Your verse on Usher’s “Lil’ Freak” adds to the buzz that you’re bisexual.
Nicki Minaj: When I rap, it’s just an extension of how I speak, and that’s how I talk. If you don’t like it, don’t listen. Continue Reading →