MAGAZINE WORLD: Nicki Minaj for Complex [Pics, Interview Excerpts, & Video]
Following the controversy surrounding Complex’s kid cudi cover and interview, Nicki Minaj has been introduced as the flip side feature for the magazine’s October/November issue. Check the cover, interview excerpts, photos, and video below.
What are some of your biggest mistakes?
Nicki Minaj: I won’t say.
Were they recent mistakes?
Nicki Minaj: Yeah.
Recent as in “Massive Attack”?
Nicki Minaj: [Laughs.] Next question.
But you’ve been saying in recent interviews that you might tone down the voices.
Nicki Minaj: Sometimes the shit I say is over people’s heads and I feel like I need to dumb it down a bit so people can understand it. I think if I had said a lot of raps in a particular voice, people would go, “Yo, that shit was hard”—but when you change up your voice a little bit, they can’t see past that. And they’re lookin’ at me like, “This bitch is stupid”—and I’m lookin’ at them like, “No, bitch, you’re stupid.” [Laughs.]
There’s been a lot of speculation about your sexuality in the press. Your verse on Usher’s “Lil’ Freak” adds to the buzz that you’re bisexual.
Nicki Minaj: When I rap, it’s just an extension of how I speak, and that’s how I talk. If you don’t like it, don’t listen. I’m also not going to explain something just because I said it in a rap. Take what you want from it. [In the press] I didn’t say [I don’t like women]. I said I don’t have sex with women. I don’t have sex with men right now either. If [bisexual is] what they wanna call me, then fine.
So right now Nicki Minaj is celibate?
Nicki Minaj: Yes, and I encourage all my young Barbies to do the same. I just don’t have time.
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Fake bum aside (which is even more apparent by viewing the above video), this chick will probably be a superstar. I always remember that she was in school for theater before she decided to start rapping. It’s apparent when you think about how she carries herself and spits her rhymes. Anywho, check the rest of the interview and photos over at Complex.