Nicki Minaj quotes and sayings
December 8, 1982
I fly with the stars in the skies I am no longer trying to survive.
People face difficulties, no matter who you are. I faced difficulties with a lot of things. I face opposition every day, but I didn't kill myself and now, thank God, I'm here.
Just when they thought I was done for the winter, I came out stuntin I'm such a big spender.
I want to build my empire. In my field I have always seen men do it, from Diddy to Dr. Dre to Jay Z. Now it's a woman's turn.
When you're working and you're busy and you're successful, no matter what, something suffers, whether it's your relationship with your mother, your relationship with your whole family. Certain things suffer and take the back burner, not because they're on the back burner in your heart but because the world just moves so quickly. A lot of people, when they're chasing their dreams, they have to leave people they love.
He toss my salad like his name Romaine.
Being honest, if I had a daughter I wouldn't want her listening to a Nicki Minaj CD until she was a certain age. Even when I meet my fans and they tell me they are 12, I cringe a little. I always say, 'Listen. I don't want you saying the bad words, put school first.'.
I know right now she has no idea who I am, but I'd like to collaborate with Enya one day. Of course I'd love to work with Jay-Z, maybe even Phil Collins. I love his voice.
May the Lord protect me as the world gets hectic. My voice projected, my life reflected.
Said that I was your all and I believed you. That's why it hurts to the core I gotta leave you.
My best and worst 'Idol' moments? I don't have a worst 'Idol' moment... I've been spectacular. Yes, I am going to toot my own horn. And then my best moment is every single moment. I'll toot it again!
But I'm alone on my throne All these riches.
I think most artists will experience a lot of negative people on Twitter but, thank God, I've got so many followers that I'm not able to see them that much. I'll see some from time to time but, for the most part, I always focus on something good.
Pumps on and them little mini skirts is up. I see some good girls, Imma turn em out.
Got the eye of the tiger, the lion of Judah.
Bad as I wanna be. She aint bad, she a sad little wannabe.
I'm the best now Anybody wit some money should invest now.
I can't see myself without pink lipstick. I can go without it for a couple of days, but if there was no more pink lipstick in this world, I'd be useless. Seriously.
I hear the criticism loud and clear That is how I know that the time is near.
I feel like I'm a designer, not a pop star. But if certain people think of me like a pop star, then the only thing I could do about this is dye my hair black and cut it short maybe.
Regular people don't even realize how much artists mean to them. Artists represent a lot to the average person. People listen to music all day on their iPods, so as artists, we become a real fixture in people's lives. As an artist, you can't take it personal. It's like your big brother teasing you.
Man I can't even count all of these hundreds Duffle bag every time I go to SunTrust.
Roman is my alter ego. He's mean. *He says the things I can't say.
And my wrist froze STAGE FRIGHT.
True confidence leaves no room for jealousy. When you know your are great, you have no need to hate.
I think boys are yucky, and that's it. Nothing more to say.
Anyway I got a tight little honey dip That's why these niggas get tight when honey dip.
and he ill, he real, he might gotta deal He pop bottles and he got the right kinda bill.
He cold, he dope, he might sell coke He always in the air but he never fly coach.
Call it a curse, or just call me blessed, if you can't handle my worst, you ain't getting my best.
My rule is, whatever you were calling me four years ago is what you should be calling me now, because I don't like it when my family or close friends call me Nicki Minaj. To me I'm not Nicki Minaj when I'm with them.
Good advice I always hated, but lookin back it made me greater.
When people see my makeup, they think all types of crazy things that I'm doing to my skin, but it's makeup. It's the weirdest thing. They'll see contouring and think you had surgery on your nose. No. No. No. Look at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and you'll see... you can make your nose look... what ever shape you want it.
Take me shoppin in France and he pay in advance.
I want people - especially young girls - to know that in life, nothing is going to be based on sex appeal. You've got to have something else to go with that.
Imma violate yall asses like Chris Stokes.
You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don't make moves and when you don't climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you're not competition.
Now every club promoter wanna bid like auctions, cause I pack shows, sell ticks Celtics like Boston.
Niggas know my pussy taste like mango-tango so they put a couple karats in my ankle bangles.
I've always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind - because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she couldn't be. I thought, 'If I'm successful, I can change her life.'.
Shawty Imma only tell you this once, you the illest And for your loving Imma die hard like Bruce Willis.
That's the kinda dude I was lookin fo and yes you'll get slapped if you lookin hoe.
Paintin they own pictures then they crop me in But I will remain where the top begins.
When you go hard your nays become yays. Yankee stadium with Jays and Kanyes.
Might let him take it home and slaughter that/ He got friends for all of my friends/ They ain't leaving 'till we say when/ And we gon' hangover the next day.
You the type that be runnin ya mouth. See you on the block wanna run in ya house.
See me in that new thing, bums is gaggin.
I can rap in a London accent, make weird faces, wear spandex, wigs, and black lipstick. I can be more creative than the average male rapper.
I don't mind being called a weirdo. There are a lot of people in hip-hop who are probably never going to get what I do. But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper.
My whole life is about being Nicki Minaj now. It's a never-ending saga.
I thought I was going to die. I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I'd ever gone through. It'd be contradictory if I said I wasn't pro-choice. I wasn't ready. I didn't have anything to offer a child.
My ice is so cold, it should come on a cone.
I took a learjet to cop some lipstick Yeah Imma risk it I'm optimistic.
As a little girl growing up in Southside Jamaica Queens, if anyone would've told me I'd have my own perfume one day, and be able to inspire young black girls everywhere, to go into Macy's or Nordstrom's and see their face staring back at them - I wouldn't believe them.
I'm the Barbie, keep alotta plastic. Little pink stars, put em on my jacket.
As a designer, you always take facets of different people and you mix them together with your own thoughts and information and creativity and passion.
So, my happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.
Running this game for five years, guess that's why my feet hurt.
Oh that's what he left? Let his mama pick it up. Might back up on it, VROOM VROOM wit the pick-up truck.
Sometimes I want to just pull the off switch, but you can't because if you go outside, you have to give people your all. You can't say, 'Oh, you know what? I'm not feeling good today.' No. No one's trying to hear that. When a woman comes up to you and says, 'Hey, my daughter's your biggest fan. Can we have a picture?' - you can't say no.
You're not gonna tell me who I am. I'm gonna tell you who I am.
Let me shake it off I just signed a couple deals I might break you off.
I just kinda do what I feel. I never knew what lane I would fill, or that I would fill a lane at all. I didn't even really contemplate that far down the road. I just started having fun, and a lot of that came from me seeing Wayne dare to be different, and I started feeling like I can be a multifaceted rapper. I don't have to be a one-dimensional female rapper. Once I put that in perspective, it was like everything just got easier for me, because I no longer wanted to fit in anybody's box... I just wanted to be Nicki.
I know you want it, boy. I see you tryin. Just keep on pushin, I'm a let you slide in.
I understand that artists and critics make a big deal over the Grammys. But when I go to my shows and I'm selling out arenas in London, and when I'm in Australia and Japan, there aren't any Grammys there. There are human beings who I've touched. There are human beings who are inspired by me, who I love dearly. And that's what my career is based on.
It's not hard to get your way when it's your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they're not around. I don't really like the sound of that, 'cause that sounds like a temper tantrum. I'm just very black and white when it comes to my business. There's really no gray area.
Oh no we don't play with silly girls All I know is the material girls.
Didn't know what I was doing but I put on a cape Now it's which world tour should I go on and take.
I have given my all Funny how you could always make me feel small.
Now it's me and my time, it's just me in my prime.
Mike Jack. Who's bad? Aint on my period, but I got a new pad.
Material girls like Madonna Model for Donatella.
I experiment with fashion, with my look, with everything. I'm a multidimensional woman, like all women are. The difference is that I have the balls to take chances.
My wigs are ever changing in height, width, color, size. They make me feel happy. Wearing them makes me feel like I can be a different person every day and that is kind of exciting.
I don't need to Google myself.
I do not see myself as a female rapper anymore, I see myself as a rapper.
All rappers predominantly sound the same and want you to think their meanest person in the world, and that they're all gangster and all that. My acting allowed me to be playful and crazy, and it helps me tell stories and all that. I think it's a good time; rap needs that kind of stuff.
Now everybody let me hear you say 'Ray Ray Ray'. Now spend all your money cause they pay pay pay.
There are sexual things that I do that aren't for a man. I feel empowered sometimes by being sexy and being comfortable enough to be sexy on camera a lot of woman sic struggle with that. But, there are some days that I don't want anyone to see me. I'm just a regular girl. Some days, I'm super-strong; some days, I'm super-insecure. But, I don't really identify with any particular label. I just speak my truth, and if people like it, they like it, and if they bash it, they bash it.
Shout out to my haters sorry you couldn't phase me.
I was in them million dollar meetings, he was cheatin. All up in the church, he was sneakin wit the deacon.
Got the domino effect In the front row passin out.
Defend my honor protect my pride the good advice i always hated but looking back it made me greater .. you make me laugh you make me hoarse from yelling at you and getting at u.
I have to have the sensibility to keep Versace company in good shape because there are so many people working for it, and we need to have the company grow and also be relevant. So I work very hard for all that to happen, and I wish people would know me for that and be satisfied.
Boy you got my heartbeat runnin away Beatin like a drum and it's comin your way Cant you hear that Boom badoom boom boom badoom boom bass He got that super bass Boom badoom boom boom badoom boom bass Yeah that's that super bass.
Ok first things first I'll eat your brains Then Imma start rockin gold teeth and fangs.
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