News: Nicki Minaj Places Music Over Sex Life, "I Can't Really Cater To A Dude Right Now"
Monday, Dec 7, 2009 2:10PM
Young Money's leading female rapper Nicki Minaj has spoken on placing her career over dating.
For the Young Money All-Star, Minaj can only fantasize about having relationships right now.
"I have no dating life, I can only hope and wish and imagine and fantasize," she said in an interview. "They demand too much. In life there's always going to be one thing that takes precedence, and when you're as hungry as I am you have tunnel vision. So I can't really cater to a dude right now -- I love them and I think they're cute, but I can't do what they want me to do for them right now. I've always wanted to go to Hawaii. I really want to go there and just lay on the beach. Then, also, I could have the other rap girls feed me fruit--since they don't have anything to do right now! [Laughs.] Strawberries, grapes, watermelon, and pineapple. I so know that part is going to make the interview." (Complex)
Minaj hinted at her hard work ethic in an interview last week.
"Well Trina is also doing her thing," Nicki said in an interview. "To answer whether I feel pressure, of course I do and I'm a perfectionist and I want that to be, you know, I want this buzz to meet everybody's expectations, surpass everybody's expectations of the people that do support me. Because you got so many people that don't support you, but to the ones that do, they look at me and they see big things and I don't want to disappoint them. So to say I don't have pressure, I'd be lying, I do. I feel it all the time, I feel like yo, I have to make this a masterpiece." ("On-Air Idiot Show")
According to Nicki, her solo debut will offer a universal appeal with a variety of sounds.
"As far as the album, I've been working on my album for a very long time," Nicki explained in an interview. "It's being released in the first quarter of next year. And in the meantime, the Young Money compilation album will be out this year. And I'm getting ready to shoot a video for the first single, so you guys can look out for that, it's gonna be crazy. I've been doing a lot of features, you know, a lot of features for a lot of artists and their albums. And that's about it, Beam Me Up Scotty has been very well-received...The album is gonna be geared to everybody. Everybody in the world, not just people in Southside Jamaica, Queens [New York] -- but it's gonna be more of a universal record, no pun intended. It's gonna be pop-sounding stuff, rock-sounding stuff, hip-hop-sounding stuff, just an experimentation..." (Honey Mag)
The rap star's emergence into the spotlight has already drawn comparisons to pin-up covergirl/rapper LoLa Monroe.
"I don't do the Barbie thing -- that's her thing," LoLa said in an intervew. "I really don't agree with it, that's basic. It doesn't make sense to me because first off, you're basically saying I'm jacking somebody who has never been known to have their style all throughout their career. She's never been set to have her own style. It's always been set to say she's jacking Lil' Kim to Foxy [Brown] and now Lil Wayne. So how can I be jacking somebody or using somebody's style if they never been known to have their own style. That part never made sense. That's one. Another thing, it kind of comes from Wayne is in the foundation of my music and what I've listened to him for years and years. So you can hear his styles in my music. And you know, that's her mentor and that's somebody whom she's under and so she's known to sound like Wayne. That's all they say about her now. I believe the similarities may have come from that but besides that, I have my own style, I have my own lane. She does what she does, ya feel me?" (All Hip Hop)
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