33 Breathtaking Nicki Minaj Quotes

Nicki Minaj is a professional rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress. With more than 20 million singles sold and 5 million albums worldwide, Minaj knows a thing or two about success. Here is a look at some of the most notable Nicki Minaj quotes ever recorded.

“But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper.”

“Everyone knows I’m a lash girl by now. When I don’t have my lashes, I feel naked.”

“I can’t see myself without pink lipstick. I can go without it for a couple days, but if there was no more pink lipstick in the world, I’d be useless. Seriously.”

“I do have a few personalities. When people started making a big deal out of it, I started making names for these people. ”

“I don’t agree that everyone should agree with everyone’s lifestyle. I think that some people aren’t going to agree, but I think that when you’re mean and when you ridicule people it’s a sign of your own insecurities.”

“I don’t mind being called a weirdo. There are a lot of people in hip-hop who are probably never going to get what I do. But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper. Nicki Minaj”


“I don’t want a wig that looks like a wig; I want one that could pass for a weave.”

“I don’t want children cursing. I’m very strict on my nieces and my little brother. They have to listen to clean versions of music. Even my music.”

“I happen to be a pessimist, and maybe that’s a good thing because I don’t stop to smell the roses – which is not a good personal thing. I don’t stop and enjoy those moments… Always on to the next and never in the moment.”

“I look at rap as an opportunity to act. My head is full of different characters – in each song I’m auditioning a character.”

“I think a child may be the only thing that could give me true happiness.”

“I think most artists will experience a lot of negative people on Twitter but, thank God, I’ve got so many followers that I’m not able to see them that much. I’ll see some from time to time but, for the most part, I always focus on something good.”

“I think sometimes the fashion world isn’t even about clothes anymore; it’s about this ‘in’ crowd, and I’m not into that.”

“I want to show little girls that the possibilities are endless. That’s my goal – to not only do it for myself, but to show them I can do whatever I put my mind to.”

“If I’m traveling, I’ll pack socks in my bag – really cute furry ones.”

“It’s not hard to get your way when it’s your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they’re not around. I don’t really like the sound of that, ’cause that sounds like a temper tantrum. I’m just very black and white when it comes to my business. There’s really no gray area.”

“I’ve always been intrigued by color and by interesting hair. I was one of those weird little girls doing my own hair at the age of 9. I was, like, getting weird gels and new brushes and cornrow holders. I would tweak and perm at the age of 13.”

“I’ve always been the type of person to make everybody happy and get things done. I want everything to be 100% perfect.”

“I’ve always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind – because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she couldn’t be.”

“I’ve constantly tried new things, even as a child, and have always been obsessed with pink. Now I’m just a little more ladylike and fearless. You should never feel afraid to become a piece of art. It’s exhilarating.”

“I’ve gotten tons of awards and I believe when it’s my time to get a Grammy, I’ll get a Grammy.”

“Maybe your weird is my normal. Who’s to say?”

“My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want – and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge.”

“My happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.”

“People always want to talk about who I was, but I’ve always been singing, always been experimenting with pop music.”

“People face difficulties, no matter who you are. I faced difficulties with a lot of things. I face opposition every day, but I didn’t kill myself and now, thank God, I’m here.”

“So, my happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.”

“When I get up in the morning and put on a pink or a green wig, I see myself as a piece of animation. It lets me be the person I want to be, a person who’s not embarrassed to have fun.”

“When people see my makeup, they think all types of crazy things that I’m doing to my skin, but it’s makeup. It’s the weirdest thing. They’ll see contouring and think you had surgery on your nose. ”

“You have to know that as long as you love who you are – your morals, your values, that type of stuff – you’re OK.”

“You should never feel afraid to become a piece of art. It’s exhilarating.”

“You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and when you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you’re not competition.”

“Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up.”

Nicki Minaj sits down and talks about her entrepreneurial ventures and what it is like being a female rapper in a male dominated industry.