Nicki Minaj is the featured celebrity on the cover of Complex Mag and she discussed some issues, that you all would love to read.
The rap queen is gearing up for her new album The Pinkprint which is expected for December. In anÂ interview with Complex, Nicki opens up about returning to her roots, her friendship with Drake, and her plans to start a family after her fifth album.
On Babies: â€œI have to put out all six of my albums, contractually,â€ she said. â€œAfter the fifth, Iâ€™ll probably have my baby. I wonder if Iâ€™m going to be one of those women who balances my child with a career. I always said, â€˜When I have my baby, itâ€™s going to be all about my baby.â€™ I donâ€™t want the child feeling like they donâ€™t have all of my attention, so I always said, â€˜Iâ€™m going to take a little break.â€™ But weâ€™ll see.â€
But before she puts down the mic, she will release her most personal album yet, The Pinkprint, on December 15. â€œThe album is a dope balance of vulnerability and strength, of inspiration and of not being politically correct,â€ she said. â€œItâ€™s the best of both worlds. Itâ€™s tapping into both sides.â€
On â€œMixtape Nickiâ€: â€œI didnâ€™t go back to â€˜Mixtape Nicki.â€™ Thatâ€™s how [members of the media] feel, but thatâ€™s not what Iâ€™ve done. Iâ€™ve never stopped rapping; Iâ€™ve never stopped doing freestyles; Iâ€™ve never stopped doing remixes and features; Iâ€™ve never stopped raising the bar lyrically. I understand and respect peopleâ€™s opinions when they hear me do certain things and say sheâ€™s â€˜going back,â€™ but I havenâ€™t gone back, Iâ€™ve moved forward. Iâ€™ve always been evolving.
On comparing The Pinkprint to Jay Zâ€™s The Blueprint: â€œI made reference to The Blueprint because Jay is the biggest rapper of our time. The name of the album was inspired by Jay but not the body of work. I do think that itâ€™s going to create new rules, though, in [the way] that [The Blueprint did].â€
On the â€œAnacondaâ€ cover art: â€œThe reason why I stopped taking pictures like that was because I needed to prove myself. I needed for people to take me seriously. I needed for people to respect my craft. Iâ€™ve proven that Iâ€™m an MC. Iâ€™m a writer; Iâ€™m the real deal, so if I want to take sexypictures, I can. Iâ€™m at the level in my career and in my life now where I can do whatever the hell I want to.â€
On Drakeâ€™s appearance in the â€œAnacondaâ€ video: â€œHeâ€™s such a dope actor. After he did that we just busted out laughing and we all were cracking up. Heâ€™s such a good sport. I love that he makes fun of himself and doesnâ€™t take himself too seriously. Thatâ€™s why my friendship with him works so well. Thatâ€™s why I love him to death.â€
On blogs: â€œIâ€™m not on blogs, so I didnâ€™t know. People see me retweet stuff and they think Iâ€™m some Internet person but Iâ€™m not. â€¦ I donâ€™t want any negativity. I donâ€™t want to hear whatâ€™s on the blog. I donâ€™t care.â€
On her biggest fear: â€œIf Iâ€™m done with my fifth album and I donâ€™t have a child by then, no matter how much money I have, I would be disappointed, as a woman, because I feel like I was put here to be a mother. I have definitely put off the wife thing because I donâ€™t want people in my business. Iâ€™d rather not do anything thatâ€™s going to be on paper but I definitely will be married before I have my baby. I want to make sure I do it in that order. â€¦ By the fifth album, I will have walked down the aisle and I will at least be on baby number one, possibly baby number two. [Laughs] And have $500 million.â€
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