Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The hottest (female) MC in the game, Nicki Minaj sat down with Details magazine for an insightful interview about her abusive father, being a role model and being openly bisexual.
Ms. Minaj had a chat with Details magazine.
Whatever. Until she reaches out to us in the UK, I don't even care.
Ok, I lie. She's BLATS my hero.
As an openly bisexual rapper, do you think hip-hop is getting more gay-friendly?
I think the world is getting more gay-friendly, so hip-hop is too. But it’s harder to imagine an openly gay male rapper being embraced. People view gay men as having no street credibility. But I think we’ll see one in my lifetime.
Have you seen the YouTube video where Michelle Trachtenberg raps one of your verses?
She’s the cutest thing. I just wanted to reach into the computer and kiss her. I might have to get her on a track.
Your father set fire to your home when you were a kid in Queens, New York. What happened?
He drank a lot and did drugs, and he would get violent when he did. When he set fire to the house, he was attempting to kill my mother. She got out before it burned all the way down. 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.”
As younger and younger fans come to your shows, do you feel pressure to tone down the racier elements of your persona?
I do. I’m a role model now. I didn’t know I was gonna have 13-year-old fans, so I’ve tried to change a few things here and there. But I also know that the girls don’t want me to be Miley Cyrus, either.
Are you going to send your mentor Lil Wayne a gift while he’s in prison?
We were at a Jay-Z concert right before he went away, and he said, “Yo, Nick, how come you never bring any bad bitches around with you? ” I said, “My fault. I’ve got you next time! ” So I’ll send him a poster of a bad bitch to put up in his cell.