Controversial American Idol judge, Nicki Minaj, recently sat down with MTV First, where she opened up about her two guest appearances on Ciara’s forthcoming album, One Woman Army, Lil’ Wayne’s sex appeal, and how despite her lackluster Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up album sales, she’s an underrated femcee who’s better than most male rappers…
I care less about the acceptance and more about me being the lyrical, ill b*tch that I am, knowing that I am lyrically better than most of the male rappers out there — Yes, I’m gonna say it… I don’t get the credit that I deserve. Men run the hip hop game, let’s be honest.
On being an underrated femcee:
When I look at my verses and the wordplay and the metaphors and all that stuff, outside of a hot new artist or a hot new song, I’ve put in my work lyrically, and people act like it doesn’t exist. With all that said, there’s nothing to do but keep it moving. Before, I used to get upset about it but now it drives me. I’m gonna keep on playing, keep on having fun and keep on giving my fans what they expect from me, which is greatness. I’m not going to allow that to deter me. I’m super duper excited to get back into the studio.
On working with Ciara:
People are going to love [Ciara's] new album. I love it. I was supposed to only do one song for her album, and I think I’m going to end up doing two because I just love what she’s doing. I’m so proud and I’m really excited for people to hear it.
On Lil’ Wayne playing her love interest in ‘High School’:
We kept on laughing the whole time. He was like, ‘Stop laughing.’ And I was like, ‘Alright.’ And I would burst out laughing again… Wayne said that we had to kiss. He was like, ‘Yo, one thing that’s gonna sell it is that if we really kiss.’ And I was like, ‘ehhhh.’ Not only is he my boss, but he’s also my brother… Wayne is still so sexy. I texted Wayne, I was like, ‘Yo, you gon’ have all the chicks back on your… when this video come out’. He looks like a piece of art because he’s all tatted up, and it’s just so sexy, black and beautiful.
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