Nicki Minaj: "it's Ok To Be Weird..."
She's always in the limelight, with her extreme costumes and colourful wigs, but all the ridicule and dislike doesn't seem to bother Nicki Minaj. Instead, the female rapper insists she is happy to be perceived as a "weird" person...
Minaj also has no problem being compared to fellow pop star sensation Lady GaGa, due to the two sharing the same eclectic, avant-garde fashion sense backed with the idea of individuality. "We both do the awkward, non-pretty things. What we're saying – well, what I'm saying anyway – is that it's OK to be weird. Maybe your weird is my normal. Who's to say? I think it's an attitude we both share."
Aside from her playful lyrics and abnormal stage performances, Minaj opened up in her MTV documentary, where she showed her vulnerable side during the recording, which was filmed at the time her grandmother was dying. However, being the bold and strong character that she appears to be, she does confess her concern in the way that she may been perceived, allowing her emotions to show publicly.
"I was afraid I'd been too real, that I'd shown too much of the actual person behind Nicki Minaj," said the 'Super Bass' hit-maker. "Someone once told me, 'People love the facade of pop stars. It's not good to be a real person.' So I lost sleep over it. But then I met tons of people who said, 'I've become a fan of yours after watching that documentary.' I'm realising now that I'm never really going to know the rules. I just have to play."
Minaj is currently on tour with Britney Spears for her ‘Femme Fatale' tour and has recently earned a voice-over role in the animated movie series, ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’.
Words: Shabazz (@_KingShabazz_)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)