In this SOHH Exclusive Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj talks about toning down her explicit lyrics while fielding sexual advances from Kanye West‘s bisexual gal pal Amber Rose.
Nicki Minaj told SOHH that she was surprised that Amber hit on her in a public forum.
“I was very shocked. It was funny. She said it to me when we met in person so I was like, ‘Whoa she’s dead serious ’cause she put it on Twitter.’ I was just laughing like everybody else probably. I had to take it in a little bit… pause. She’s a dope girl. She’s real funny. She just took an interest to me. I guess that’s a good thing when a bad bitch likes you, you know?” (SOHH)
After meeting Minaj on the set of fellow YM rapper Drake‘s video shoot for ?Best I Ever Had,? Amber Rose took to Twitter to express her appreciation for the rapper.
“YOOOO!!!!! @nickiminaj is f**kin stunning in person I couldn?t stop staring at her!!!! I would sooooo DO her. F**k it I can?t even lie!!!!” (Twitter)
Though Nicki initially hit the underground scene with sexually explicit lyrics and suggestive photos she has recently made a concentrated effort to tone it down.
“I just have a lot of younger fans now and I didn’t anticipate that when I came out. When the younger people started really following me I just wanted to be more responsible with what I said and did because I don’t want young girls out here thinking that it’s cool to be stupid or to be a hoe,” she said. “That’s not what I promote. I promote being a business savvy girly girl that likes to be witty and have fun and at the same time just balance a career. I want them to take that from Nicki Minaj and nothing else. So, I definitely did change it up on purpose. I’ve never been a raunchy overtly sexual person so I think that was just one facet of my personality that I showed early on but that’s never been the entire person that I am.” (SOHH)
This summer, Nicki will hit the road with OJ Da Juiceman and Gucci Mane to promote her newest mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty.
Since making a splash recreating Lil? Kim?s infamous bikini-squat pose for the cover of her 2008 mixtape Sucka Free, Minaj – a 24-year-old, multiracial (she is of African, Trinidadian and Indo-Asian descent) Queens-born rapper – has assumed the roles of Marilyn Monroe, Chaka Khan, Mickey Mouse and even Harry Potter?s pal Hermione. Now Minaj, a protege of the rap impresario Lil’ Wayne, is drawing attention for her searing new summer album, Beam Me Up Scotty.(New York Times)