Rapper-Nicki Minaj may still be dreaming to grab the all important Vogue cover but that has not stopped her from pulling a super girly on the cover of the June/July issue of Teen Vogue.
Every Vogue, is a vogue…right?
In the magazine, she talks about it why she refuses to fake the funk in the music industry, her parents dysfunctional relationship and how it affected her childhood among other interesting things…
Check out excerpts from her interview with Vogue
On why she refuses to fake the funk
People treat this business like it’s high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.
On how her parents dysfunctional relationship affected her
Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant I’d have to face the task of making new friends. I dreaded it. I had butterflies in my stomach each time: Are people going to like or hate me? … Sometimes there’d be a fight, sometimes not. I let people know I wasn’t going to be pushed around.
On why she no longer pays attention to the critics
I used to read the bad things people said about me, then I asked myself, ‘Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?’ You cannot give negativity power. I tell teens, if you’re having a problem, there’s nothing wrong with deleting your social media. If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it’s poison.