Since becoming an underground household name in 2009, Nicki Minaj’s name has been plagued with claims that she has dabbled in cosmetic surgery, to enhance a number of her ‘ass’ets.
However, aside from a 2010 interview with Funkmaster Flex, she has never had to address these claims.
Find out how she reacted when quizzed on her alleged ‘work’ below…
Via ‘The Guardian’:
There is no hint of Trinidad in Minaj’s voice. It is pure Scorsese Nooo Yoik. She talks quietly, reflectively, which makes the wig and leopardprint shorts and stockings seem a little incongruous. Underneath the pneumatic bosom and bottom (rumoured to be surgically enhanced, which she denies), the gold bangles, the screaming pink and green make-up, there’s a rather delicate beauty – lovely big features in a small face. She refuses to talk about her body these days and looks aghast if it’s suggested anything might have been worked on.
“Your teeth are beautiful,” I say.
“Thank you,” she says.
“Are they natural?”
She gives me a ferocious stare “Are your teeth natural?” she replies.
“You can tell they are,” I say. “They’re disgusting.”
Now one of half a dozen big men (we’ll assume it was SB) sitting in the room with us stares at me. “I can see your plaque from here,” he says, in an intimidating voice.
Peep more of the interview below:
She says her father was an alcoholic and drug addict. Sometimes, she has claimed, she would return home to find furniture missing – flogged to fuel his addictions. Her mother worked as a nursing assistant and did her best to keep Nicki and her younger brother safe. One night she dreamed her husband had burned down the house, and the next day told the children to sleep at a friend’s house. That night, she says her father did try to burn down the house – Minaj’s mother, the only one at home, managed to escape. Her father has said that her claims are exaggerated.
Her father sounds like a nightmare, I say. “He could be. Especially when he was drinking. It’s weird, because when he was on crack, he was more peaceful, and when he would drink, he became loud and violent. Each drug has its own spirit.
You could see it on the person and feel it in the room.” Was she scared of him? “Of course. I was very, very afraid that he would snap. I wasn’t afraid for myself but for my mother. He didn’t do anything to me or my brother that made us feel we had to fear him.
“We moved so many times when I was a kid. We were always running away from him. Whenever we got to a new house, he would find us.”
How old was she when her parents separated?
She looks at me, surprised. “He’s still with my mother. He went to rehab and cleaned himself up. Eventually they started going to church a lot, and he got saved and started changing his life. He’s away from drugs now. He doesn’t instil fear in people any more.”
Did that shape her attitude to drink and drugs and men? “Yeah. Definitely to men. I vowed that I’d never allow any man to control me or to be an alcoholic or anything like that around me, because I don’t want my children seeing that.”