Nicki MINAJ is causing PInk Friday: Roman Reloaded havoc in New York City. Yesterday she sat down with JuJu Chang for ABC’s Nightline to discuss Lady Gaga comparisons and how growing up watching her mom be abused by her crack addicted dad in Southside Jamaica affected her personality and love for the fantasy world. Nicki says that parents should have no fear of allowing their kids to watch her. Nicki gave JuJu 6 Surprising Revelations.
Should parents be worried about their kids watching Nicki Minaj?
No, I don’t want to offend moms or children like when they come and pay their money to see a show but I didn’t come in the game to be an artist that appeals to kids either.
JuJu interrupts: You’re a grown up
Nicki – Right, and I’m a crazy lunatic.
On her wardrobe malfunction on “GMA” last summer:
“I’m so sorry about that.” She then slams speculation suggesting that she did it for publicity stunt as saying, “People are ridiculous if they think I would use that as a stunt. I would never, ever, ever, swear to God, do something like that on purpose. That’s ridiculous.”
On her music having a girl power flavor to it:
“I always tell my barbz to be successful outside of a man.”
On growing up in an abusive household:
“It was so devastating. My father was abusive. It would be a real bad outburst. We would be afraid for her life. Because whenever he did have a real bad outburst he would threaten her life. I wanted to kill him. I wished he was dead.” Nicki has since forgiven him.
Did you create the alter egos to escape as a child?
Probably subconsciously but not knowing it.
Does Lady Gaga comparisons offend you?
Offend me? No. Irk me? Yes. First of all, I’m a rapper. I’m from Southside, Jamaica, Queens. What are the similarities? Why don’t I turn the cameras around and ask you.
Wigs? Every female in this game wears wigs.
The over-the-top costumes…
Over-the-top costumes? Ehhh…try again.
It does make you mad!
“No. It’s just getting tiring. In the beginning I was like “ok, it’s cool. Haha, when they get to know me they’ll understand”. I mean GaGa is a fantastic artist. She’s paved her way. She’s opened her own lane. But, I feel like I have my own lane. And we never cross…EVER.”
Watch the full interview below