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Check Out Nicki Minaj’s V Magazine photo spread and these photos are a little unrecognizable…Nicki dons tribal face and body paint! Scarrrry!!
â€œNothing Iâ€™m doing right now is expected if you look at the last five years of female rap.â€
â€œIn the beginning I felt very controlled,â€œ Minaj says. â€œWhen youâ€™re a new artistâ€”especially when youâ€™re femaleâ€”everyone thinks they know everything. Everybody wants to be Daddy and feel some empowerment or joy when they can tell a female what to do. All girls are multifaceted, but women artists stifle themselves, or are stifled by others who tell them that you can only be one thing and you canâ€™t change from that thingâ€”thatâ€™s all you are. Starting out I canâ€™t remember what it was that I had to look like per se, but I felt boxed in.â€
â€œIâ€™m an entertainerâ€”I like to make people laugh,â€ she says. â€œSome will hate it and some will love it, but all will remember it. And thatâ€™s what I want: to be remembered. Even if Iâ€™m saying something hard-core or controversial, thereâ€™s always a touch of humor, and if you donâ€™t like it, it means Iâ€™m stirring things up inside of you.â€ At the same time, thereâ€™s a lot going on inside the artistâ€™s own head. â€œI just always want to do â€˜me,â€™ but â€˜meâ€™ changes every day. I would crumple up and die if I had to wake up and be the same person every day. I donâ€™t silence those voices anymore. I just let them speak.â€
Photos from V Magazine