Nicki Minaj Praises Beyonce & Jay Z, Talks Racial Equality, & More In ‘Marie Claire’

Published: Tuesday 11th Oct 2016 by Rashad

As we reported here, Grammy-nominated rapstress Nicki Minaj is showing off an assemblage of her fiercest poses a-front and inside the newest edition of ‘Marie Claire,’ set to hit newsstands October 18th.

While we’ve already given you a peek at the cover for the highly anticipated issue, the mag’s content and quotes are proving themselves to be just as view-worthy as the ‘Va Va Voom’ vixen’s must-see photo spread.  Dishing on her love for Beyonce and Jay Z, the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement and racial inequality, female empowerment, and so much more.

Keen to find out what’s on Onika’s mind?  It awaits below and is accompanied by some kick-ass photos from the shoot:



ON FEMALE EMPOWERMENT: “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.”


ON JAY Z: “I don’t need to read a book about [business]. 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.”


ON BEYONCÉ: “Every time Bey and I do something together, I see how women are inspired, and it has nothing to do with how we look. It has to do with how we are owning who we are and telling other women you should be the boss of your own career and the brains behind your life or your decisions or your art. I just love that feeling.”


ON RACIAL EQUALITY: “We tend to not remember the black women who are mourning these men and who are thinking, Oh, my God, what am I going to tell my child now about where his father is, and the struggle it is for black women to then move on after they lose their husband or their boyfriend … The strong women in these inner cities often go unnoticed … no one really ever puts a hand out to them.”


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  1. yeah but October 11, 2016

    Take every comment about racial inequality with a grain of salt because most of the f*gs and females that come on here bash other black woman as soon as the chance arrives…nicki only speaks on race when s*** doesnt go her way or she needs attention focus don her…

    • Kwinzy October 11, 2016

      The sad thing is they bash other black women’s looks in favor of Nicki like she’s innocent, as if her long ass Pinocchio nose ain’t told no lies. Real recognize real, tho. TGJ stays breathing new life into this s***’s overexposure. The payola must be sweeter than Danzou with open toe sandals frolicking on Peach street.?

      Since y’all crustified heaux refuse (Yes, including you TGJ) to lotion the f*ck up on this very slow news day
      … Shout out to Young M.A for being the 5th female rapper with a Top 40 Billboard hit this decade and the ONLY highest charting unsigned female rapper with a Top 40 REAL RAP hit (NO FEATURES) this decade!!?

      • Danzou October 12, 2016

        Kwinzy u are so mad it’s ridiculous. This why don’t nobody like f***. Yall trash talk all day long then wonder why nobody support yo fudge packing ass. Nicki is your superior you broke homosexual. You mad because she getting money while you suck d*** like band camp throwing shade from a blog. Get a life and keep my name out yo mouth h**. Shot out to NICKI for being the only WOMAN on the cash kings Forbes list in the top ten for nearly the third year in a row. Get yo gay ass money up.

      • Danzou October 12, 2016

        You can shout out young ma all you want sissy. Let’s see you give ha another shout out when she’s worth 77 million like the queen.

    • Danzou October 12, 2016

      Why else would nicki bring up race? That’s not her lane and it’s never been until she needed to defend herself and she was right. As a woman and a black woman at that she has had to reclaim her respect time and time again. Just look at the kwinzy f**. He stays disrespecting her. Despite three world tours, three certified albums, 60 entries in billboard, 65 million singles sold, an affordable clothing line, AND two perfume lines, punk ass f*** like him and other jealous b****** constantly drag her for nothing other than being a woman in her lane.

      • kwinzy October 12, 2016

        Yass, I love it!!

        Woke folks are never gonna take Nicki seriously, just face it. You’re steady fighting a battle that isn’t yours. Look at the first comment! Nicki is a CLOWN and everybody with a brain knows it. Start repping sh!t that applies to you like #TeamRepressed #TeamLooseBooty #TeamAshy #TeamCoon

        A fellow f*g who loosely throws around the word IN FAVOR OF NICKI. You come off like a nicca who was bullied in highschool for looking like EJ Johnson. I know when they dunked ya head in the toilet it left you traumatized but see a shrink before it’s too late. Kid Kudi opened that door for you!

        I have no reason to be jealous of that f*cking stork nose w**** who contradicts herself for coin. I’m perfectly fine with my penis thank you very much. She don’t pay my mortgage or put gas in my whip enough for me to allow her pollute my f*cking ears. There’s a PLETHORA of other beautiful, rich, smart, driven, black women to idolise in this world and guess what? They don’t bring down others just to raise themselves up! They understand black female unity. Know that Nicki will always been looked as fraud and the most contradicting creature to EVER exist in music. I will stop at nothing to call out her sh*t. If it makes you get all in your feelings then I’m must doing something right! Continue to be the sh!t stain in my Joe Boxers and reply to me like I told you to…

    • LISA LEVINE October 12, 2016

      Omg, they always hating on women of color. But cheer for any chick with blonde hair. Or run around acting like a “sleezy P*** F*g who walks around in a blonde wig claiming to SCAM people is royalty”. Learn to love yourself dear g*ays.

      • Danzou October 12, 2016

        Blonde hair has nothing to do with anything but I agree with the rest.

  2. Rima October 11, 2016

    Black Icon.

    When will Bey and Rih?

    • Danzou October 12, 2016

      Shut up. Bey and rih and nicki are shitting on these white women.

    • BEY>RIH October 12, 2016

      All three are more relevant than gagz lmao.

  3. Kylerspre October 12, 2016

    ? love this women

  4. Danzou October 12, 2016

    My baby got you nappy head f*** and b****** mad as USUAL. while she murders another photo shoot. I see yall still salty from that other post cuz homosexuality is WRONG so you taking it out on nicki.

    • BOOBIE October 12, 2016

      Calm down, Satan.

    • LilKimKong October 12, 2016

      H A H A H A


  5. BOOBIE October 12, 2016

    I’m crying at how she’s using those white men as seats in that picture.

    • Danzou October 12, 2016

      I love it.

    • Ciah’s Turtle October 12, 2016

      lol she betta

  6. NOBITCHASSNESS October 12, 2016

    Regardless she looks amazing.

  7. #JACKIE October 12, 2016

    Nicki is always name dropping Beyonce like they’re besties. Kii.

    • Danzou October 12, 2016

      But they are. You mad cuz your fave ain’t got no connects.

  8. john bieber October 12, 2016

    Why does A black women Like Nicki LOOK as white as a WHite Man? LOOOOL. I am done

    • Ronnie October 12, 2016

      So light skinned black women are considered white now? Y’all are a mess

    • Danzou October 12, 2016

      Lighting is everything with yo stupid ass. There are a lot of black people like me who have multi tone. In the winter and fall I’m lighter than in the spring and summer. Nicki is lighter in some pics and darker in others but people still claim this lighter skin crap.

  9. Ronnie October 12, 2016

    These photos are everything. As a fan of Nicki since her MySpace days, I’m very proud of how high she set the bar. It’s personal opinion on who you believe is the best female rapper, but give Nicki her props for showing that it is possible for a women to take control of the game.

    • Danzou October 12, 2016

      She’s like the female jay z.

  10. October 12, 2016

    nuff respect to nicki.

  11. Ciah’s Turtle October 12, 2016

    Great cover. Great content.

  12. Chile Please!!! October 12, 2016

    I honestly NO SHADE forgot all about her! SMH! She just doesn’t do anything for me…& I’m mad she praised Weaveyonce & Camel 3000! SMH! Squirrel BYE!

  13. SippingmyTea ☕ October 12, 2016

    yass nicki ! love her more for what she said about kim. this is facts stop degrading black women and then when a white girl gets naked its art. b*******

  14. e Nowqd Redv dibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi October 12, 2016

    Nice style on her

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