Since hitting the mainstream music scene, Young Money artist Nicki Minaj has stood out as one of the more eccentric female artists, due to her extremely lively and unorthodox style. But those same unusual antics - along with her lyrics - are what catapulted her into superstardom.
With her second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded dropping tomorrow, she touched on the kind of impact she wants people to feel from her latest work.
"If there's one thing I want people to take away from it, it's just that little girls can aspire to be anything, and that's all I want people to see. Whether you follow Nicki Minaj's blueprint or not, just don't be afraid to experiment and don't allow people to knock your hustle just 'cause it ain't something that you're used to seeing."
Nicki recently found herself on the defensive when there were talks of her track "Starships" being too much of a pop record.
"I would hope that people know at this point that I'm smart enough to know what I'm doing all the time. But I guess they still kind of waver. I always intended on putting out something urban after 'Starships,' because I knew 'Starships' was a monster. Maybe it would be a problem if I couldn't deliver records like 'Roman Reloaded,' but I can. I write my own lyrics. Once again, I write my own lyrics. So it's never a problem. Whatever I feel, I can write, I can create it. So I'm good. I think people sometimes get blown away by the magnitude of the pop stuff, because the pop stuff, it reaches everywhere and then I feel like my hip-hop fans or hip-hop culture starts getting a little bit afraid that I'm going to leave. But this is who I am. I'm not going to change - I'm just adding on to my brand. And if you don't understand that, then it's probably why you don't travel and you don't see the world and I probably can't even have a conversation with you anymore."
Again, Nicki's new album hits stores tomorrow.