Nicki Minaj Covers Teen Vogue

Though her lyrics are hardly teen friendly, hip-pop star Nicki Minaj has still managed to land on the cover of Teen Vogue. Nicki is covering the June/July edition of the magazine and gives a pretty in depth interview about her ‘American Idol’ beef with Mariah Carey (who she mentions by mane) as well as what she calls the “not so pretty side of stardom.”

Excerpts and bonus video below.

Nicki on the high school nature of the business: “It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.”

Nicki on cyber bullying: “I used to read the bad things people said about me, then I asked myself, ‘Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?’ You cannot give negativity power. I tell teens, if you’re having a problem, there’s nothing wrong with deleting your social media. If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it’s poison.”

Nicki on her tough teen years: “I would never want to be a teenager ever again. You know, adults feel like teens don’t have problems. I know firsthand that teenagers aren’t always the nicest people. They can be cruel and tough, and they can isolate you.”


  1. I think she’s a very smart woman, and a great person at heart, just not someone who’s gonna let people walk over her, as we all should be. Yea, she can be beyond annoying with all her impersonations etc. but I don’t think she’s what people me her out to be, I think Ms. Carey brought out the worst in her, with her subliminal snide comments.

  2. This interview was very personal and real for Nikki, and I actually see her in a better light. I’m not too fond of her fashion statements and her music is a hit or miss for me; but I do respect her honesty and authentic personality.

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