Nicki Minaj: “If I Had A Daughter I Wouldn’t Want Her Listening to [My] CD”
“Being honest, if I had a daughter I wouldn’t want her listening to a Nicki Minaj CD until she was a certain age,” she told UK newspaper The Sun. “Even when I meet my fans and they tell me they are 12, I cringe a little. I always say, ‘Listen. I don’t want you saying the bad words, put school first’.
During the interview Minaj also went on to discuss how she believes that children do need to hear about the good and bad in life to help them succeed just as she has. She stressed the importance of school and independence for woman.
Minaj also discussed the dysfunctional household that she grew up in and how it has shaped her as a woman. “All of my young and teenage early years we lived in fear that my mother would be killed by my father,” she said of her home life as a teen. “It was ridiculous. It made me act out to guys and be evil to them when I was growing up.”
“It made me tough,” she added. “Of course it did. I am an emotional person, but I am a tough person. It was very tough emotionally for me to have a parent who was an alcoholic and a drug addict. I had a mum with no money.”
Despite her humble beginnings the Young Money princess has been ruling The Billboard Top 200 albums chart. For the third week in a row, her debut LP, Pink Friday, is the highest selling rap album and was recently certified platinum by the RIAA. —Michael Naclerio