Nicki Minaj Quotes on success -

Nicki Minaj Quotes on success

Nicki Minaj Quotes on Success

“You wanna climb the ladder to success and some don’t appreciate the 1st, 2 steps they just wanna rush.” – Nicki Minaj

“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

Nicki Minaj Quotes on Motivation

“I’m fighting for the girls that never thought they could win.” – Nicki Minaj

“The people that are inclined to hate are also inclined to be losers.  A loser could never congratulate a winner – it’s not in them.” – Nicki Minaj

“I am so territorial, that [from the start] I just felt like whatever I was gonna do I was gonna write it myself, its my personal preference to always be in control of everything I do in life.” – Nicki Minaj
“I know that no matter what, in the end it’s not gonna be about my talent, you know. It’s not gonna be about my connections. It’s not gonna be about my looks. It’s gonna be about who wants it the most. And I want it the most. “ – Nicki Minaj
“I tell people all the time, ‘You want to work for me? You have to give 250,000%,’ because when I’m in the booth, I don’t half-ass it. I demand perfection from everyone around me and if you can’t live up to that, then bye-bye.” – Nicki Minaj
“I started making it my business to say things that would empower women, like, ‘Where my bad bitches at?’ to let them know, ‘I’m here for you,’ ” she says. “Then, when I started going to the shows and it was nothing but girls, it was like, Did I go too far with embracing my girls? Because now they want to kiss and hug me.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes about Other Artists

“We just became great friends because I got to know him and his sense of humor, and I no longer felt uncomfortable.  I realized this dude just wants to make a mark in music, and he has a great eye and a great ear for hip-hop.” – Nicki Minaj on Lil’ Wayne

“You know how you look at your older brother? That’s how I look at Diddy,” she says. “When people say that, it makes me gag. He’s my friend, and he’s sweet and he’s a great guy, but I could never see him that way.” – Nicki Minaj on P Diddy

“When I do songs like ‘Monster,’ when I’m on a record with Jay-Z and Kanye West, when I’m on a record with Wayne and Em—I definitely think the dudes give me respect,. They haven’t come easy but I think people are starting to give me more props.” – Nicki Minaj

“But you know what else he told me he wrote for me? The Alicia Keys song “I’m Ready.” I happen to love the song. I never told anyone that, I hope he won’t get mad that I said that.” – Nicki Minaj on Drake

“He has always been really carefree when he raps and I was like, “I don’t have to stay in one cadence or stay in one tone when I rap—I can just do what I want.”” – Nicki Minaj on Lil’ Wayne

Nicki Minaj Quotes on Growing Up in Queens, NY

“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
“We didn’t have that much money so we relied on each other and being on the block so to speak. We had to pass the days away. We definitely weren’t taking any trips or vacations or adventures, none of that type of thing. My mother was very good to us. We grew up in the 80s, the crack era. It wasn’t always nice but I think it was a good experience. We saw a very rough surrounding. For me, I was just always like I’m gonna’ make it up outta’ here. That’s how it was.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes on Criticism

“I am very optimistic person, and that’s the only thing that gives me sanity,” she says to criticism about her quick rise in the business.

“The people who still feel Nicki needs to prove herself — I agree with them. I love the fact that people still feel like, ‘Show me more, give me more,’ because that’s what I was born to do.” – Nicki Minaj

“I don’t know where I fit in the spectrum of rap yet, I think now I’m kind of proving myself, but before, people thought of I was more of a sex symbol or wannabe sex symbol. Now they’re seeing. That’s why I make the goofiest faces, I don’t want people to think I’m up here trying to be cute. I’m trying to entertain, and entertaining is more than exuding sex appeal.” – Nicki Minaj
“When I started rapping, people were trying to make me like the typical New York rapper, but I’m not that. No disrespect to New York rappers, but I don’t want people to hear me and know exactly where I’m from.” – Nicki Minaj Quotes

“‘Roman’s Revenge’ is where I’ve become a different human being. I didn’t give a damn who I offended, whose feelings I hurt—this needed to be said, and it cracks me up when I listen to it. I’m a maniac on that track. I knew true hip-hop fans would love this.” – Nicki Minaj

“I’m laughing all the way to the bank, just like Wayne said. Young Money is good.” – Nicki Minaj
“So you can call yourself a female dog because that’s cool in our community. But if you call yourself a Barbie, that’s fake…Once I figure something is irritating people, I’m going to do it more, because I like to get on your nerves until you realize how f*cking stupid you are.” – Nicki Minaj
“People who like me — they’ll listen to my music, and they’ll know who I am. I just don’t like that people want you to say what you are, who you are. I just am. I do what the fuck I want to do…The point is, everyone is not black and white. There are so many shades in the middle, and you’ve got to let people feel comfortable with saying what they want to say when they want to say it. I don’t want to feel like I’ve got the gun pointed at my head and you’re about to pull the trigger if I don’t say what you want to hear. I just want to be me and do me.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes on Influences

“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 Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes 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

“I don’t find it fun watching someone trying to be sexy. It’s whack. I’m trying to just show my true personality, and I think that means more than anything else. I think when personality is at the forefront, its not about male or female, its just about, who is this weird character?” – Nicki Minaj
“I don’t have to be a one-dimensional female rapper. Once I put that in perspective, it was like everything just got easier for me, because I no longer wanted to fit in anybody’s box… I just wanted to be Nicki.” – Nicki Minaj

“I have a lot of freedom to be crazy. I can rap in a London accent, make weird faces, wear spandex, wigs, and black lipstick. I can be more creative than the average male rapper. And I can show my boobs. Guys can’t do that.” – Nicki Minaj Quotes

Nicki Minaj Quotes on Love

“Um, I look for someone who is calm, someone who is strong enough to not have to win every argument, someone who allows a woman to be her crazy self and someone with a conscience not to feel less of a man. You know, someone who is able to honor his woman but also bring out the freak in his woman.” – Nicki Minaj
“Just something that makes me feel like they’re in control, when we are behind closed doors.” – Nicki Minaj on what she wants her lover to do

Nicki Minaj Quotes on Friendship

“Your friends when you don’t speak to them for a long time they do what the rest of the world does: they research you on the internet, and then they ask you questions that make me cringe. You would think your friends know what is a lie and what’s not. But the thing is, they don’t know that person—they know you. They don’t know Nicki Minaj, that’s why they’re questioning things. It’s hurtful sometimes to hear people I consider my friends ask me certain things. My mother would never! Never. People that really know you shouldn’t have to ask if you flew to the moon last night and came back high because they know that’s not you.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes on her old Jobs

“The last job I had was as an office manager in a little, tiny room where I literally wanted to strangle this guy because he was so loud and obnoxious. I would go home with stress pains in my neck and my back. That’s when I went to my mother and said, ‘Look, I’m not going back to work.’ I’d been fired like 15 times because I had a horrible attitude.” – Nicki Minaj

“I worked at Red Lobster before that and I chased a customer out of the restaurant once so I could stick my middle finger up at her and demand that she give me my pen back.” – Nicki Minaj

“I used to work at Red Lobster.  I worked at like 5 of them but got fired. (laughs) Believe it or not, people thought I had attitudes when I didn’t but I used to love working there.” – Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj Quotes on her Father

“He drank a lot and did drugs, and he would get violent when he did. When he set fire to the house, he was attempting to kill my mother. She got out before it burned all the way down. I’ve always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind—because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she couldn’t be. I thought, “If I’m successful, I can change her life.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes on Being a Role Model
“I’m a role model now. I didn’t know I was gonna have 13-year-old fans, so I’ve tried to change a few things here and there. But I also know that the girls don’t want me to be Miley Cyrus, either.” – Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj Quotes on Acting
“I look at rap as an opportunity to act. My head is full of different characters—in each song I’m auditioning a character.” – Nicki Minaj
“I’d like to play someone in a Tim Burton movie, where I get dressed up and painted and crazy.” – Nicki Minaj
“I want to be able to do some action stuff, like Angelina Jolie.” – Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj Quotes on Beef with Lil’ Kim
“When I see your name on Billboard, then I’ll respond to you. If you are bitter, get a life! You’re gonna go down in history as a sore loser instead of the Queen. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Don’t play with me. When I see it on the Billboard, that’s when I’ll respond.” – Nicki Minaj