News: Nicki Minaj Kicks Back Media Barbie Bashing "After Years Of Being Dragged Through The Mud"
Monday, Nov 15, 2010 5:05PM
Young Money's burgeoning star Nicki Minaj has opened up about directly addressing her media critics on her forthcoming Pink Friday debut LP.
Penning one of her "Pink Friday Diaries" blog entries, Minaj spoke out against the news outlets' methods of attack.
""I speak about how the media has attempted to box me in and how that has made me feel suffocated. After years of being dragged thru the mud, I've mustered up the courage to re-define myself. I believe that I represent an entire generation. My fans have become my family and together we have become a movement. Get ready for it. We came to win." (Rap-Up)
Minaj also dishes about her collaboration with Drake entitled, "Moment 4 Life."
"[The song] is about 2 kids that grew up on the same block. They shared their dreams of making it as rappers," the lyricist writes. "They laughed together, they cried together. One day they realize that their dreams have come to fruition. Though they know all things come to an end, they celebrate. They wish that they could have this moment 4 LIFE. Oh yeah barbz, Moment 4 Life features Drake! I was really looking forward to our collaboration and it lived up to every one of my expectations." (MTV)
A few days ago, Nicki discussed recording her "Blazin'" track with Kanye West.
"That record is a dope, dope, dope record where Kanye shows off as always," she shared. "It's one of those for my dudes to ride to, not really crazy and animated, but just like one of them ride outs when you feel good and you just got the top down and you just want to zone out." (Chop It Up Part 1)
Recently, the "Barbie" said she did not want her music to stigmatize her as a regional rapper.
"When I started rapping, people were trying to make me like the typical New York rapper, but I'm not that," Minaj says. "No disrespect to New York rappers, but I don't want people to hear me and know exactly where I'm from. I wanted the [Pink Fridaydebut] album to be universal and versatile. It really feels like it speaks for every one of my personalities." (Billboard)
Pink Friday hits stores Monday, November 22nd.
Check out Nicki Minaj speaking on her new album down below: