Nicki Minaj: “I Don’t Need To Prove Anything Anymore”

Published: Tuesday 14th Feb 2012 by David

On April 3rd, Nicki Minaj releases her long awaited new album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’.

Kicking off its promo with the release of ‘Stupid Hoe‘ last month, today saw the star’s spread in Vibe Magazine‘s latest edition surface today.

Peep some excerpts from her interview with mag below…

On her critics, she says:

WithPink Friday’,  I felt like I had something to prove to everyone who said a Female Rapper could not make an album unless she was talking about her p*ssy.

 And so I went above and beyond to prove that I could not talk about sex and not talk about my genitalia and still have a successful album. And I proved that. And now my time for proving things to my critics is over. I don’t really need to prove anything to anyone else anymore.

On being a businesswoman:

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.

I really don’t have a lot of small talk with people I work with. It’s pretty much let’s get the job done. In the beginning, if people didn’t know me they’d probably assume I wasn’t smart or wasn’t business savvy. But once you sit and talk to me, it’s a different story.

While we commend Nicki’s stance on her critics, we hope her disregard for their opinion doesn’t lead to a dip in her sound’s quality.

Because, as the messiah of Female Rap, it is up to her to find a medium between what she believes in and what the general public want to hear from her.

Here’s to hoping she achieves this with ‘Roman Reloaded’.

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  1. REAL1 February 14, 2012

    B**** please after that performance at the grammys you still have every thing to prove

  2. Kingphoenix February 14, 2012

    Lol…agree with @Real1

  3. Xavier February 14, 2012

    SIT DOWN! If she don’t start acting like she has something to prove then she won’t be around next year and she’ll be wondering why no one cares any more. I’m not exactly a fan but I do want to like her and think she has potential but she is waisting it by not caring. I want her to be a better rapper.. not this typical ass pop. She’s not standing out anymore. She’s selling out and it’s not working. She’s making a fool of herself. She looks weird like shes doing too much… not different. SMH

  4. YOOSONDALOOSE February 14, 2012

    I think her new album will be so diverse, looking forward to this!

  5. BAA February 14, 2012

    Lmao at the wack ass performance comment. That Exercism have went to this B****’s head lmao. Girl u havent even sold over 5million albums yet, let alone, shes no Worldwide star and talking s***. Plus, she must have never heard of the sophmore album slumps. Girl Bye!

  6. I.D. February 14, 2012

    Girl please, don’t come here acting like you’ve done something so unique. Yes, I’ll give credit where it’s due and commend you on putting female rap back on the map.

    Maybe those so-called people wouldn’t have said you can’t make a non-sexual album because you’ve gone out of your way make yourself look uber-sexual. We seen your pics squatting with lollipop, to just mention ONE. With all the work you’ve had done, your image SCREAMS sexual most of the time. You were prepared to go under the knife, so ultimately, you put that on yourself.

    And as I said before, making a non-sexual album ain’t nothing new. You think people only remember Kim and Fox Boogie? HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Roxanne Shante, Da Brat (in her early years), Rah Digga as well as Missy for the most part.

    So please don’t stand there and talk like you’ve gone where no female before you has. Instead of standing there and talkin that mess, HAVE A SEAT and think about your live performances which belong in a school play or episode of Glee, rather than the esteemed Grammy stage.

  7. ThatBoyLuke February 14, 2012

    Maybe the fact she thinks she has nothing to prove explains why her music from the new album all sounds like a pile of Bi Polar s***?!

    Hopefully Roman will reload his shotgun and put himself and everybody out of their misery…

  8. RHI RHI IS QUEEN February 14, 2012

    SHE LOOKS GORGEOUS…LETS JUS START THERE. LUV ME SOME MINAJ, WILL DEFINITELY BE BUYING THE ALBUM REGARDLESS

  9. Justathought (Azealia Banks is coming…) February 14, 2012

    Oh darling…not every female MC rapped soley about p**** so I’m so confused about the point you are trying to make. I’ll always be happy that you finally got fame because I believed in you once upon a time, but you are not doing anything new. Quickly grab a slice of humble pie before all this backfires in your face.

  10. RHI RHI IS QUEEN February 14, 2012

    I LOVE THE KIM SHADE “I DIDNT NEED TO TALK ABOUT S** AND GENITALIA TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL ALBUM”…. SLAYED. BAHAHAHA.. C** BUCKET KIM HAS ONCE AGAIN BEEN PUT ON BLAST FOR BEING A CREATION OF BIGGIES IMAGINATION CREATED TO ONLY RAP ABOUT SWALLOWING 2 LITERS AND AND S****… GUESS THATS WHY BIGGIE GHOSTWROTE “HARDCORE”.. SMH.. THE IRONY OF IT ALL

  11. The Real B! February 14, 2012

    You guys and she are joking. Right? She and her banter about nn p*ussy albums is hilarious when all she does is mention that stank trap and then you guys, go and call her the “Messiah”. Clearly my blokes from across the pond haven’t a clue of what rap is. Nicki is no ones lyricists. HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!

  12. jill February 14, 2012

    Wow reallyYou only had one album out. She act like she’s been mainstream for 10 years.

  13. MISHKA February 14, 2012

    If you say so, Lady N*gga…

  14. mel February 14, 2012

    Wait a minute? She always raps about how good her puss box is and ass. First she was influenced by Kim. Now she’s running away with stealing Grace Jones, Madonna and trying to imitate GaGa.

  15. Yellow Gorillah February 14, 2012

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    OMG she is going to FLOP SO HARD!!

    I don’t think she understands!!!!!!!!!

    PINK FRIDAY WAS HER FIRST ALBUM………It had the HYPE!!!!!!!!

    This is your second and we all know the second album is the one that makes or BREAKS you…in her case it’s going to BREAK HER! Also LOOOOL At her thinking she is a PRO B**** you have not even sold 5million albums and you think you have nothing to prove loooooooool i can’t

    + I will SLAP a h** that calls her the QUEEN of Hip Hop she has SOLD OUT! and the streets are not here for her;

    what she also fails to release is there are Two other FEMCEES Waiting to take her SPOT!

  16. BAA February 14, 2012

    @Ri Ri is Queen……Lmao B**** sit. If shes shading K.I.M like u say, then shes sure is shading that w**** Rihanna u stan for. We all know how that s*** like it Lmao

  17. swagg February 14, 2012

    wow nothing to prove when u havent even been out 5 years an only have one successful album (which those #’s u put up has already been done see missy kim eve ect) and your singles for your new album are no where near the billboard top 40…team minaj yall need to tell yall idol lol

  18. Xavier February 14, 2012

    She had success yes but honestly that success was sooo medicore. One hit pop single and a ton of features to get you hear.. with the hype she has and the cockiness she’s showing you’d think she’s a megastar.. her album only sold 2 million ww.. that’s nothing at all for an artist on her caliper of popularity. I can name a ton of artist who’ve done faaaar better without all the features and crazy b**** antics.. and weren’t like 80% of her sales US sales? Meaning that she’s not a ww star as of yet.

    When I hear something worthy of praise ill give her her props. Otherwise she’s signing her own careers death cirtificate.

  19. King R February 14, 2012

    she just began her career who is she to say she has nothing to prove and after that thing called ‘performance’ she did at the grammys she has A LOT too prove you don’t have to get ill to get better Stupid H**

  20. RDK February 14, 2012

    seems she hurt alot of you feelings,guess you all wanted her to keep being that punching bag,that you all can twist around as you all please and expect her to just take,i see you all twisting things mad heavy up in here,she said she had nothing to prove because some said she a female rapper had to talk about her p-sy to sell record,s and she said she wanted to prove she didn’t have to and still sells,so she is saying she don’t have to prove that anymore,but knowing you haters be twisting everything she says to start sh-t.

  21. nicoyuki February 14, 2012

    Someone needs to sit her down and have a talk with this chick she is really losing it big time

  22. mobwife February 14, 2012

    Although she is an attractive woman, her skills and abilities are VERY LIMITED! I will NEVER GET OVER HER GRAMMY PERFORMANCE! That was clearly the worse perfromance ever given by anyone that considered themselves an “artist”!

    Nicki is DELUSIONAL if she thinks she still doesn’t have to prove herself. 1 ALBUM/CD does not make you “QUEEN of the HILL”! She had better stop letting these ppl GAS her up! She is sliding down a dark hole and she may not see the light of day again!

  23. mobwife February 14, 2012

    @RDK

    I really don’t care what she said in this article. The “Stupid H**” song & video along with her Grammy performance spoke volumes!

  24. tyra February 14, 2012

    HER ARROGANCE WILL BE HER DOWNFALL AND SHE IS SO DUMB SHE CANT EVEN RECOGNISE THE BACKLASH SHE IS GETTING FOR THAT DISASTER OF A GRAMMY PERFORMANCE ONLY 1 ALBUM IN AND SHE TALKING BOUT SHE AINT GOT NOTHING TO PROVE SHE AINT EVEN HAD AN ALBUM GO OVER 5 MILLION YET IF SHE DON’T EAT HUMBLE PIE SOON SHE WILL FLOP ROYALLY AND IF HOW BAD HER SO CALLED BUZZ SINGLES ARE DOING ANY INDICATION SHE NEEDS TO REASSESS HER MUSIC AND STOP LETTING HER YOUNG MONEY CREW PUMP GAS UP HER ASS

  25. JER February 14, 2012

    well she does have to prove that she can match the success of her ONE album. Plenty of artists have had one big album i mean come on. She’s not the first artist to have a big year

  26. kayla February 14, 2012

    Hatezrz on high today…she said aint shh to prove …the grammys got y’all on a guhd one…it wasnt bad, it was just more theatrical than expected…she did guhd…sit yall asses down
    “THIS RIGHT HERE GONNA MAKE A B**** CRY”

  27. VFB February 14, 2012

    WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TELL THIS STUPID H** THAT HER CAREER IS OVER.

  28. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. February 14, 2012

    LOLL!!!!!!!! This h** is a JOKE…A GIMMICK!!!!!

    Remember, the GREAT LACEFRONCE has been telling you all for WEEKS now that this new album would FLOP!When it DOES, I want you all to BOW DOWN to the GREAT LACEFRONCE. The only reason SHITE Friday did HALF as good as it did is because of the HYPE that had been surrounding this talentless H** for so long because of her FEATURES on other artists’ songs & whatnot

    This second album will FLOP!

    Look at the first two singles she’s released…PURE SHITE & FLOPS!

    PLUS, 2 million albums ww for SHITE Friday is MEDIOCORE sales. Nothing special! The H** is LOCAL. 1.7 MILLION of those 2 million were sold in the US 😕

    Queen Ri has sold what Nicki GARBAJ sold in 3 months 🙂

  29. JohnVidal February 14, 2012

    Why is anybody talking about this crap the same week Whitney mutherfucking Houston died? Can we talk only about true greats just for once???

  30. Darius February 14, 2012

    She is sadly mistaken about her not having anything to prove. She is still considered very much a new artist. She has only one album to her name. She hasn’t done anything that impressive in my eyes. I hate when artists make comments like this because they don’t seem to fathom the fact that they can be replaced in the blink of an eye by the next thing with a hot hook and a hot ass.

  31. TheOuyonB February 14, 2012

    I will never understand why people get so mad at other people getting money.. Only broke mofos hate on a person who is clearly worth more than their entire family tree.. SMH @ all these hating. broke mofos

  32. PLASTIC February 15, 2012

    YESS NICKI SHE IS SO RIGHT SHE DONT HAVE TO PROVE ANYTHING TO TGJ KIM NUTS OR RAP UP OR ANY SMALL ASS BLOG SITE CHECK THE CHARTS OR ANYTHING ABOUT RAP B****** THESE DAYS ITS ONIKA SO SHE ‘S RIGHT SHE DONT HAVE TO PROVE ANYTHING WHO EVR DONT LIKE HA SHE KNOW THEY ‘LL GET OVER IT ESPECIALLY COMING FROM THESE LITTLE URBANSITES WHICH I NOTICED ARE LOADED WITH GAY MALES WHO ARE JUST LOADED WITH HATE ON A FEMALES SO SHE KNOWS SHE’LL NEVER WIN THAT BATTLE SO SHE CONTINUE TO PUT OUT MUSIC TO TRUE FANS I AINT SAYIN EVERYYTHING IS ALWAYS GREAT FROM NICKI EITHER BUT THE S*** I B READING ON THESE SITES YOU WOULD THINK SOME OF YALL KNOW THIS WOMAN SHE WINNING SHES DOPE SHES VERY SMART AND WHAT EVER SHE DONE IS ON SOME TYPE OF CHARTS FLOP THIS HER 15MIN IS UP HER CAREER IS OVER ALL THAT S*** IS DEAD CAUSE ITS LIKE YA BEING FAKE WIT YO SELF ps i dont care for or like a lot of post on these sites ya know what i do scroll pass get wit it if YOU ARE ON EVERY BLOG BOUT A PERSON N U ALWAYS HATIN ESPECIALLY A NICKI BLOG ITS MORE LIKE YO CAREER OVER I C THE SAME N**** ON EVERY PAGE IT LIKE I CANT ENJOY MY ARTIST WHO THE FANS HATERS OR WHAT …………………………….LETTGO NICKI

  33. soamazing February 15, 2012

    she’s ugly and she cant rap nor sing, wtf, cant wait for her to flop

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