I'm mean muggin' like Lil Mama on Jay's Set.
May the Lord protect me as the world gets hectic.
Flow tighter than a d*** in the butt.
"I don't think intimidated is the word. I definitely get excited by it. I don't want to let anybody down. I've always been the type of person to make everybody happy and get things done. I want everything to be 100 percent perfect. I do feel it when people hold me to high expectations."
- Nicki Minaj To Vibe Magazine
"I have a song I wrote called “Autobiography.” I came from a very intense living situation, with having a parent on drugs and not having a lot of money. So I always want to talk about the real things. But I think 90 percent of my music, I want it to be ‘feel-good music'. I'm already recording tracks for my album, but when it comes time to actually say, ‘this is the album,' I may be in a completely different space than I'm in right now."
Nicki Minaj To Vibe Magazine
"Wayne has always been my biggest influence. It's weird because I sit down and talk to Wayne like he's just a regular human being, and then I walk on stage with him and there's 20,000 people screaming for him. I think it puts it into perspective for me like, Wait a minute, this is actually attainable. I could have this; I just need to focus and remember that my grind is just beginning. I always say that that's what I learned from Wayne the most; he never stops grinding. It showed me, Yo, this dude is the truth, and I'm going to follow in his footsteps."
- Nicki To Vibe Magazine
(On being a female artist) "No, I think I'm bringing something that's fresh and I think people are already paying attention. It's funny because I only did one mixtape so far and I'm getting attention like I did ten mixtapes. I don't think I'll have a problem once people realize that I'm really spittin' and it's not just about sex appeal. I don't think it's gonna be a problem."
- Nicki Minaj
"Before I got signed, I was doing a lot of DVD's, and a lot of freestyles."
- Nicki Minaj