Nicki Minaj has once again been challenged for her strong views and opinions. In her cover story for The New York Times Magazine, Nicki flipped out and shut down the journalist and the interview as she felt she was being 'disrespected'.
Apart from owning her moment and proving once again that she is a serious Boss B*tch, she also opened up about retouching images for Instagram and her relationships.
Read on for our top highlights.
On celebrities on Instagram:
“I get that people put filters on their pictures — I definitely use filters — but I didn’t know people retouched,” she says, excitedly talking about being in a nightclub the other day, taking pictures with a friend, and how the friend “cleaned all the sweat off our face” before she posted the photo. “We’re in a club! We can have a moist, dewy-looking face.”
“People are posting pictures of working out, and then there’s a change in their body” most likely from plastic surgery, “and they say it’s because they were working out! Ah-hahahaha.” Then she turns serious again. ‘‘Back in the day, in hip-hop, the thick girl was glorified. Now the rappers are dating skinny white women. So it’s almost like, ‘Wait a minute, who’s going to tell the thick black girls that they’re sexy and fly, too?’
On her mother:
“When I was younger, I thought that the only reason my mother didn’t leave my father was for financial reasons. From early on in my life, I looked at a woman not having her money as the biggest curse. Now that I’m an adult, I realize that women stay whether a man’s rich or poor. It’s just a weakness.”
Where things take a turn: The journalist asks whether Minaj enjoyed the 'drama' of all the feuds surrounding her life, in particular boyfriend Meek Mill and Drake.
“They’re men, grown-ass men,” she said. “It’s between them.” How does it make you feel, I ask? “I hate it,” she said. “It doesn’t make me feel good. You don’t ever want to choose sides between people you love. It’s ridiculous. I just want it to be over.”
On the shut down:
“That’s the typical thing that women do. What did you putting me down right there do for you? Women blame women for things that have nothing to do with them. I really want to know why — as a matter of fact, I don’t. Can we move on, do you have anything else to ask? To put down a woman for something that men do, as if they’re children and I’m responsible, has nothing to do with you asking stupid questions, because you know that’s not just a stupid question. That’s a premeditated thing you just did.”
Then Nicki calls the journalist 'rude' and 'a troublemaker'. And quickly tells her, "Do not speak to me like I’m stupid or beneath you in any way. I don’t care to speak to you anymore.”
Read the full interview here, because it's really intense.