News: Nicki Minaj Wants To Snatch Jay-Z's Throne, "I'm Coming For Your Spot, Mr. Mogul"
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 2:20PM
Young Money star Nicki Minaj opens up about her plans to takeover the rap game and why Jay-Z should be more cautious than excited over her success in the new issue of Allure magazine.
Within the feature, Nicki speaks on a conversation she had with Hov, playfully warning him of her rising dominance.
On our March cover, out today, Kim Kardashian is ultra natural. But our April cover, Nicki Minaj? The girl not only wears an orange wig in one shot in the magazine, she takes her always-electric style to the next level. Let's just say that when she saw the racks of clothes at the shoot, she steered clear of anything black. She also talked to us about her plans for world domination. (Well, practically--fragrance, a clothing line--you name it, she's planning it.) She told writer Judith Newman, "I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria's Secret fashion show. He said, 'Congratulations on all your success.' And I was like, 'Yeah, I'm coming for you. I'm coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.'" On March 20, check newsstands for more gorgeous pictures and the whole, revealing interview! (Allure)
Back in 2010, Nicki talked about Jay quietly co-signing her Barbie movement.
"I was like, 'What?' " Minaj said about Jigga claiming she has "charm." "Obviously, Jay-Z ... Jay-Z is a person in hip-hop that you almost don't think he exist until you meet him. It's almost like he's bigger than a person. He's a mythical figure. That's a great way to describe it. I was like, 'Jay-Z knows me?' I didn't think he knew who I was, let alone recommend me for something. If he did know who I was, I didn't know if he liked my style or approved. It was weird. It was like getting that stamp of approval from the most popular jock in high school and being a freshman in high school and thinking no one knows you exist." (MTV)
No stranger to the spotlight, Minaj recently graced the stage of Super Bowl XLVI alongside pop icon Madonna and equally-controversial artist M.I.A.
Madonna earned praise early on for her half-time performance at the Super Bowl on Sunday night, but it was her guest star M.I.A. who may have stolen the headlines from her by making an obscene gesture during the show. M.I.A, the stage name of the hip-hop performer Maya Arulpragasam, appeared with the rapper Nicki Minaj to sing "Give Me All Your Luvin'," a new Madonna song that was performed during a medley of the Material Girl's hits. At the end of her verse, M.I.A. stopped just short of singing a vulgar lyric and extended her middle finger to the camera. The television broadcast appeared to go blurry just after this, but not in time to obscure the gesture. (New York Times)
With the platinum-selling success and accolades, Minaj recently said she has no plans of slowing down.
"Ugh! I have been working sooo much. Success came and now that so many eyes are on me, I feel I have to deliver. And it's a business. No joke. I guess I am stressing more than I should be, and I think I am becoming more guarded." (Paper Mag)
Check out a recent Nicki Minaj interview below: