Popular American rapper, Nicki Minaj made it to the cover page of Marie Claire’s November issue, where she poured out her heart about some issues giving her concern.
According to the Anaconda’ star, getting married and building one’s dream around a man is not the ideal path to follow as she says ‘women don’t need men on this planet at all.’
She also spoke about her stand on competing with male rappers, and also addressed the issue of nudity between black and white women in the industry.
Nicki believes that there should gender equality in music and also the same judgment/credit should be given to women who love to showcase their body, irrespective of their skin colour.
“Nowadays, I feel like [young women] see marrying into money—I think that’s a big thing now. I don’t want that to be a woman’s goal in life. I want your goal in life to be to become an entrepreneur, a rich woman, a career-driven woman.
“You have to be able to know that you need no man on this planet at all, period, and he should feel that, because when a man feels that you need him, he acts differently.
“I don’t need to read a book about [business], she said addressing the issue of competing with male rappers. I can look at someone’s career and just pinpoint the dos and the don’ts, and the one person I’ve done that with for my entire career was Jay-Z.
“He did such a great job being an authentic street guy and a businessman, and I was like, Why aren’t there women doing that, taking the success from rap and channeling it into their empire? I felt like anything he could do, I could do.
“When Kim Kardashian’s naked picture came out, [Sharon Osbourne] praised it, and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite,” she said, on the double standard that exists for women of colour. “So it wasn’t trashy and raunchy when a white woman did it, but it was when a black woman did it? It’s quite pathetic and sad, but that is my reality, and I’ve gotten accustomed to just shutting it down.”